Guide to the Milton Monroe Mosher Papers 1938-1979
Cage 425

Summary Information

Repository
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries
Creator
Mosher, Milton Monroe
Title
Milton Monroe Mosher Papers
ID
Cage 425
Date [inclusive]
1938-1979
Extent
2300.0 items.
General Physical Description note
2 linear feet of shelf space.
Language
English
Abstract
2 ft. Summary Correspondence, memoranda, committee material, reports, conference papers and ephemera relating to his teaching, particularly an intern program he established, professional activities for the Society of American Foresters and material relating to the Washington State Forest Practices Act of 1974.

Preferred Citation note

[Item Description]. Cage 425, Milton Monroe Mosher Papers . Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries, Pullman, WA.

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Biographical/Historical note

Milton Monroe Mosher was born on April 24, 1914 at Nanquitt, Massachusetts. He received his B.S. in 1935 and his M.S. in Forestry in 1938 from Syracuse University in New York. He began his career at Washington State University as Instructor in Forestry and Range Management in 1937. Since 1961 he held the rank of Professor of Forestry and Forest Scientist. Professor Mosher taught General Forestry, Fire Protection, Dendrology, Forest History, Forest Products, Mensuration, Policy and Administration. He set up and supervised the Professional Integration Program, a summer internship for senior Forestry majors. Participating in numerous departmental and administrative committees, he also served as Acting Chairman of the Department of Forestry and Range Management periodically from 1955 until his retirement in March 1979. Professor Mosher has been active in the Society of American Foresters since 1936. He has worked on the following committees: Membership, Program. Nominations, By-Laws, Legislation, Chapter Establishment and others. He has been an Executive Councilor since 1977. He also served on the Eastern Washington Regional Forest Practices Advisory Committee reviewing public testimony concerning the Washington State Forest Practice Act of 1974.

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Scope and Contents note

The papers of Professor Mosher consist of correspondence, memoranda, committee material, reports, conference material, and ephemera relating to Professor Mosher's teaching career from 1937 to 1979 at Washington State University. The papers date from 1938 to 1979 with the bulk of the material dating from 1955 to 1979.

Major subjects in the collection are the Professional Integration Program, the Society of American Foresters, and the Washington State Forest Practices Act of 1974. The material relating to Forestry 399, the Professional Integration Program which Professor Mosher set up and directed from 1965 to 1978, includes correspondence to and from the students, course syllabi, reading lists, itineraries and interview notes. Included in the Society of American Foresters material are correspondence, committee material and directories, bylaws, and questionnaire and inventory forms dating from 1934 to 1971. The Washington State Forest Practices Act correspondence includes committee minutes, public hearing testimony, legislative drafts, and other documents dating from 1974 to 1977.

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Arrangement note

The Milton Monroe Mosher papers consist of a single series arranged alphabetically by subject, as per original order.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries © 1980

http://www.wsulibs.wsu.edu/masc
Terrell Library
P.O. Box 645610
Pullman, WA, 99164-5610
509-335-6691
mascref@wsu.edu

Conditions Governing Access note

This collection is open for research use.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

The Milton Monroe Mosher Papers were donated to the Washington State University Libraries in February 1979 by Professor Mosher (UA 79-7).

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Related Materials

Related Archival Materials note

For additional material concerning Professor Mosher, see Washington State University Forest and Range Management Records, 1912-1973.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Society of American Foresters

Personal Name(s)

  • Mosher, Milton M. --Archives

Subject(s)

  • Forestry law and legislation--Washington (State)
  • Forestry schools and education--Washington (State)
  • Logging
  • Washington (State)

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Collection Inventory

Box Folder

Academic Standing Advisory Council 1960-1972   60 items.

1 1

Advancement of Education 1950   1.0 item.

1 2

Advisory Board--Departmental Status 1956-1966   18 items.

1 3

Agriculture Student Programs Committee 1957   1.0 item.

1 4

College of Agriculture: Departmental Correspondence 1958-1966   68 items.

1 5

Continuous Forest Inventory 1960   16 items.

1 6

Correspondence, General--Milton M. Mosher 1976-1978   114 items.

1 7

Counseling Center 1957   2.0 items.

1 8

Delta Sigma Phi Fraternity 1958-1962   7.0 items.

1 9

Dendrology 1939-1960   13 items.

1 10

Faculty Affairs Committee 1977-1979   123 items.

1 11

Faculty Service Reports 1961-1973   12 items.

1 12

Faculty-Student Relations Committee 1955-1958   4.0 items.

1 13

Farm Forestry Projects 1959-1966   5.0 items.

1 14

Forest Practice Board: Publications undated   2.0 items.

1 15

Forest Practice Rules and Regulations 1974-1975   5.0 items.

1 16

Forest Practices Act -- Correspondence and Committee Materials 1974-1976   36 items.

1 17

Forest Practices Advisory Committee 1974   42 items.

1 18

Forest Practices Rules and Regulations Hearing, April 19 1976   51 items.

1 19

Forest Practices Training Program 1977   5.0 items.

1 20

Forest Technicians 1966   1.0 item.

1 21

Forestry 499 1965   5.0 items.

1 22

Forestry 399 1966-1978   933 items.

1 23-35

Forestry 399 and 495, Reading List ca. 1975   13 items.

1 36

Forestry, Range, Wildlife, and Water Resources Advisory Board 1955-1960   11 items.

2 37

Fraternity Information 1958   1.0 item.

2 38

Graduate Seminar, University of Idaho - Abstracts 1962   8.0 items.

2 39

Honors Program 1960-1963   15 items.

2 40

Income Tax Allowance for Educational Expense 1958   1.0 item.

2 41

Ingersoll Property 1960   6.0 items.

2 42

Institute of Agricultural Sciences, Biennial Conference 1959-1962   3.0 items.

2 43

Institute of Agricultural Sciences: Faculty Action May-June 1959   3.0 items.

2 44

Inter-fraternity Alumni Advisors' Council 1952-1958   25 items.

2 45

Library Accessions 1964-1967   74 items.

2 46

Lion's Club 1960   13 items.

2 47

Minority Concerns Committee 1970-1971   12 items.

2 48

Publications, Milton M. Mosher 1948-1975   13 items.

2 49

Quarter Century Club 1963-1968   14 items.

2 50

Radio Material 1939-1943   15 items.

2 51

Research Project 1965-1968   7.0 items.

2 52

Sabbatical Correspondence 1969-1971   11 items.

2 53

Senior Petitions 1959-1970   5.0 items.

2 54

Society of American Foresters 

Box Folder

Aid to Education Committee 1961   20.0 items.

2 55

Committee for Selection of Fellows 1951-1953   87.0 items.

2 56

Committees 1966-1971   21.0 items.

2 57

Correspondence 1934-1960   52.0 items.

2 58

Correspondence, Directory, and By-Laws 1951-1970   60.0 items.

2 59

Membership Committee 1965-1967   21.0 items.

2 60

Nomination to Fellow and Council 1957-1970   25.0 items.

2 61

Questionnaires, Heyburn Camp 1958-1964   3.0 items.

2 62

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Box Folder

Sigma Xi 1959-1967   12 items.

2 63

Soil Classification 1955   1.0 item.

2 64

Student Recommendations and Problems 1938-1951   65 items.

2 65

Xi Sigma Pi 1964   1.0 item.

2 66

Washington Forest Practices Regulation, Discussion Draft 1974   2.0 items.

2 67

Washington State Pilot Forest Management Program 1959-1965   61 items.

2 68

Washington State Pilot Forest Management Program, John P. Nagle, Correspondence 1958-1960   34 items.

2 69

Washington State Pilot Woodland Management Plan, M. M. Mosher, Correspondence 1958-1964   52 items.

2 70

Writing Guides 1948-1960   9.0 items.

2 71