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J. D. Howard Papers, 1917-1959
- Howard, J. D. (Judson Dean)
- J. D. Howard Papers
- 1917-1959 (inclusive)19171959
- 0.25 linear feet, ( )
- Collection Number
- The collection consists of correspondence on various topics to and from J. D. (Judson Dean) Howard written between 1920 and 1959 and a folder of notes and miscellany dated from 1917 to 1934. J. D. Howard is best known as the “father” of Lava Beds National Monument in northern California.
Oregon Institute of Technology Libraries, Shaw Historical Library
Oregon Institute of Technology Libraries
3201 Campus Drive
Klamath Falls, OR
- Access Restrictions
The collection is open for research use.
Biographical NoteReturn to Top
J. D. (Judson Dean) Howard is best known as the “father” of Lava Beds National Monument in northern California. Howard’s birth date is given in different sources as either 1875 or 1880. A millwright, miller, chemist, photographer, and explorer, he travelled the United States as a young man and eventually settled in Klamath Falls, Oregon where he lived until his death in 1961. He began his explorations of the lava beds in 1916 and continued until shortly before his death. His efforts to document and promote the geological and historical aspects of the lava beds are credited with spurring President Calvin Coolidge to establish Lava Beds National Monument in 1925.
Content DescriptionReturn to Top
The collection consists of correspondence to and from J. D. Howard written between 1920 and 1959 and a folder of notes and miscellany dated from 1917 to 1934. Topics include discussions of his exploration results including mineral assays, fossils, Indian artifacts and petroglyphs of the Klamath Basin, as well as Howard’s profession of flour milling, the Modoc War and preservation of Lava Beds National Monument.
Use of the CollectionReturn to Top
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[item identification], J. D. Howard Papers, The Shaw Historical Library, Oregon Institute of Technology, Klamath Falls, Oregon.
Administrative InformationReturn to Top
Arranged in two series, I: Correspondence and II: Notes and Miscellany.
Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top
Series I: Correspondence, 1920-1959Return to Top
|5 June 1920-12 June 1923|
|18 June 1923-14 December 1923|
|28 December 1923-27 March 1925|
|27 March 1925-14 March 1927|
|25 March 1927-2 April 1928|
|7 April 1928-24 January 1931|
|13 February 1931-14 January 1937|
|1 June 1937-18 November 1940|
|27 December 1940-12 July 1954|
|12 September 1955-1 April 1959|
Series II: Notes and MiscellanyReturn to Top
|4 January 1917-13 February 1934|
Names and SubjectsReturn to Top
- Modoc Indians --Wars, 1873
- Howard J. D. (Judson Dean)--Archives
- Klamath Basin—History
- Klamath Falls, Oregon—History
- Lava Beds National Monument (Calif.)—History