John Lorenzo Aram papers, 1940-2000

Overview of the Collection

Arams, John Lorenzo Aram
John Lorenzo Aram papers
1940-2000 (inclusive)
.5 cubic feet
Collection Number
MG 581
Photographs, documents, newsletters, and other miscellaneous materials.
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

Collection is open for research.


Content DescriptionReturn to Top

John Lorenzo Aram was a University of Idaho alum. His family was one of the first five to homestead in the Camas prairie area. He worked for Potlatch Forest, Inc., Boise-Payette Lumber Company, and Weyerhaeuser. This collection includes family history, photographs, and other personal papers of John L. Aram.

Historical NoteReturn to Top

John Lorenzo Aram was born on September 19, 1912 to James and Phoebe (Smith) Aram in Joseph, Idaho. The Aram family was the fifth family to homestead on the Camas prairie. He attended Grangeville High School, and graduated from the University of Idaho in 1936 with a BS in Business. From 1936 to 1949, he worked for the Clearwater unit of Potlatch Forests, Inc. He then took a position with the Boise-Payette Lumber company and eventually became president. He also worked for Weyerhaeuser. In 1987 he received a Doctor of Law degree from Gonzaga University. John L. Aram died on December 15, 2000.

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Preferred Citation

Author, Description or "Title" of item, date. Collection name, collection number, box, folder. University of Idaho Library Special Collections and Archives, Moscow, ID.

Photographer, "Title," date. Collection name, object ID. University of Idaho Library Special Collections and Archives, Moscow, ID.

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Acquisition Information

Donated by John Aram in August 2023.

Processing Note

The materials in this collection were processed by Tosin Bangudu in Fall 2023.

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I:  PapersReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
1 1
Grangeville High School diploma
Awarded to John L. Aram.
19 May 1931
1 2
University of Idaho diploma
Awarded to John L. Arams.
08 June 1936
1 3
Gonzaga University diploma
Awarded to John L. Arams.
10 May 1987
1 4
Newspaper clippings
1 5
Certificate of Merit - Honorary Navy Recruiter
Awarded to John L. Aram.
1 6
Infantry School certificate
"Honorary Doughboy" awarded to John L. Aram.
12 October 1954
1 7
Pacific Lutheran University
Awarded to John and Mary Jane Aram.
1 8
The Log of Boise Payette Lumber Co., Vol. 7, No. 11
November 1956
1 9
Aram Family history
1 10-11
1 12

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Subject Terms

  • Correspondence