Doris Milner Papers, 1963-1980

Overview of the Collection

Milner, Doris
Doris Milner Papers
1963-1980 (inclusive)
1.33 cubic feet, (2 boxes)  :   ; 
Collection Number
MG 442
Doris Milner was a volunteer wilderness advocate from western Montana. The collection contains her personal papers.
University of Idaho Library, Special Collections and Archives
Special Collections and Archives
University of Idaho Library
875 Perimeter Drive
MS 2350
Moscow, ID
Telephone: 2088850845
Access Restrictions

The collection is open to the public. Researchers must use the collection in accordance with the policies of the University of Idaho Library Special Collections and Archives.

The collection is in English
Funding for processing this collection was provided through a grant awarded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Doris Milner (February 18, 1920 – December 28, 2007) was a volunteer wilderness advocate from western Montana who was particularly concerned with the preservation of the Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness, the Selway River, and particularly the Magruder Corridor area. She was a life-long member of the Montana Wilderness Association and also served as its president. She was successful in her efforts at preserving all of the Selway Wilderness and getting the Magruder Corridor added to the Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness in 1980. She was also active in the struggle to set aside the Frank Church-River of No Return Wilderness in Idaho in 1980. She was named one of ten Citizen Conservationists of the Year in 1978 by the American Motors Corporation.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The Doris Milner papers span the years 1963-1980. Included in the papers are articles, correspondence, photographs, and reports related to the Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness, Selway River and Magruder Corridor.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

Researchers are responsible for using in accordance with Copyright Laws (17 U.S.C.) and any other applicable statutes.

Preferred Citation

Doris Milner Papers, MG 442, Special Collections and Archives, University of Idaho Library, Moscow, Idaho

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


The original order was retained with all of the materials from the 1989 accession.

Preservation Note

Custodial History

The papers of Doris Milner were in the possession of Doris Milner until time of donation.

Acquisition Information

The papers of Doris Milner were donated to the University of Idaho Library by Doris Milner in October 1989 (MA 1989-45).

Processing Note

This collection was processed using the Basic processing method. Some materials were refoldered. The collection was reduced by 1.66 cubic feet.

Separated Materials

Publications were removed and placed into a separate manuscript group Conservation Reports and Publications (MG 449).

Related Materials

Gerald A. Jayne papers MG 443, Morton R. Brigham papers MG 450, William P. Cunningham papers MG 451

Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

InventoryReturn to Top

Container(s) Description
Selway-Bitterroot National Forest - Magruder Corridor - Correspondence
Montana Wilderness - Orr Report - Correspondence - "Save the Selway"

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Personal Names

  • Milner, Doris--Archives