Forestry and Range Management Department Records 1912-1973
Archives 37

Summary Information

Repository
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries
Title
Forestry and Range Management Department Records
ID
Archives 37
Date [inclusive]
1912-1973
General Physical Description note
approximate 17040 items  13 linear feet  13 containers
Abstract
Includes correspondence, administrative files, committee material, legislative files, material on Fort Columbia and records from the Washington State University Institute of Agricultural Sciences Forestry, Range, Wildlife and Water Resources Advisory Board. Also contains files on the Clarke-McNary law, shelterbelt and windbreak information and General Research and Reports.

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Historical Sketch:

Courses in forestry were listed in the first catalog (published in 1891) of Washington State University, then Washington Agricultural College and School of Science. For fifteen years of forestry courses were variously listed among the offerings of the departments of Agriculture, Horticulture, and Economics. By 1907 the number of classes taught had increased to the point that a school of Forestry was organized. In 1912 the School of Forestry was reorganized on departmental level and incorporated into the College of Agriculture. The Department was again reorganized in 1917. This year marked the climax of many years of controversy between the University of Washington and Washington State University over authority for major lines of instruction. Subsequent legislation authorized only the University of Washington to grant degrees in Forestry, Commerce, Architecture and Journalism. However, WSU was permitted to continue a forestry instructional program within the College of Agriculture. Despite its importance, no records exist in the departmental files to document this controversy. In 1922 the department name changed from Forestry to the Department of Forestry and Range Management. And in 1961, legislative action amended the 1917 law to authorize Forest Management as a major line of work at Washington State University.

Chairmen of the Department of Forestry and Range Management: George L. Clothier 1912-1916, Francis G. Miller 1917-1919, Arlie Decker 1918-1919, E. H. Steffen 1919-1954, John P. Nagle 1954-1967, Grant A. Harris 1967-

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Arrangement note

The records of the Department of Forestry and Range Management are arranged in five series. The first series, correspondence, is divided into three sub-series: Departmental, Faculty, and Nursery. The Departmental correspondence is arranged chronologically from 1948 through 1973, with the bulk of the material from 1967 to 1973. This sub-series includes general departmental correspondence, inter- and intra-departmental administrative correspondence, committee material, minutes of meetings, memoranda, student correspondence, requests for information by prospective students and the general public, reports, and job applications. Faculty correspondence is arranged alphabetically by faculty member and chronologically within each faculty member's material. This sub-series includes material from 1934 through 1967, with the bulk of the correspondence in the period 1957 through 1967. The majority of the material in this sub-series is the correspondence of John P. Nagle, chairman from1954 through 1967, and Grant A. Harries, Nagle's successor. This sub-series includes professional and some personal correspondence, memoranda, and minutes of meetings. The Nursery correspondence is arranged chronologically from July 1957 through May 1959; it includes material on the operation of the nursery and contains tree and shrub orders by Washington state residents.

The second series, administrative files, is arranged alphabetically by topic, and covers the period 1912 through 1968 with the bulk of the material in the period from the mid-1950's to the mid-1960's. Included in the administrative files are accreditation, committee, and budget materials, faculty service reports, careers and newsletter material, alumni news, annual departmental and faculty reviews, and annual reports.

Series three, subject file, is arranged alphabetically by subject and includes material from 1939 through 1971 with the majority of the material from the mid-1950's to the mid-1960's. Included is the subject file is correspondence from the national forestry and science organizations, legislative files, material on Fort Columbia, woodlot marketing information, and records from the Washington State University Institute of Agricultural Sciences Forestry, Range, Wildlife, and Water Resources Advisory Board.

The fourth series, nursery is arranged alphabetically by topic, and covers the period from 1926 through 1960, with the emphasis on material from the 1950's. Included in this series are files on the Clarke-McNary law; inventories, price lists, and mailing lists; shelterbelt and windbreak information; and tree orders.

The fifth and final series, research, is divided into two sub-series: Research Projects and General Research and Reports. The Research Projects sub-series is arranged numerically by project number with the general project progress reports placed at the beginning of the sub-series. The material in this sub-series covers the period from the 1950 through 1962. The second sub-series, General Research and Reports, is arranged alphabetically by subject and covers the period 1916 through 1964. The major research areas are bud confirmation and growth, general tree research, and weed control experiments.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

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

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

The Collection is open for research use.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

The records of the Forestry and Range Management Department were transferred to the University Archives, Washington State University, in February 1978 (UA 78-2) by the department in accordance with the approved records schedule.

Processing Information note

The records were processed between March and July 1979 by Stephen E. Balzarini.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Washington State University. Department of Forestry and Range Management--Archives
  • Washington State University. Department of Forestry and Range Management--Records and correspondence
  • Washington State University. Department of Forestry and Range Management. Colockum Research Unit--Archival Resources
  • Washington State University. Institute of Agricultural Sciences Forestry, Range, Wildlife and Water Resources Advisory Board--Archival resources

Subject(s)

  • Colleges and Universities
  • Forestry and Forest Products
  • Forests and forestry--Northwest, Pacific--Research--Archival resources
  • Range management--Northwest, Pacific--Research--Archival resources
  • Washington (State)

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Collection Inventory

 I Correspondence 

Departmental Correspondence: 

Box Folder

No date   135.0 items

1 1

 1948, 1949, 1953, 1955, 1956, 1957, 1959, 1960   25.0 items

1 2

 1961   20.0 items

1 3

 1962   25.0 items

1 4

 1963   10.0 items

1 5

 1964   45.0 items

1 6

 1965   75.0 items

1 7

 1966   95.0 items

1 8-9

 1967   385.0 items

1 10-12

 Jan. 1 - Sept. 30, 1968   425.0 items

1 13-16

 Oct. 1 - Dec. 31, 1968   150.0 items

2 17

 1969   400.0 items

2 18-21

 1970   150.0 items

2 22-23

 1971   3.0 items

2 24

 Mar. 1 - Dec. 31, 1968   830.0 items

2 25-34

 Feb. 1973   85.0 items

2 35

Faculty Correspondence: 

Dingle, Richard Wm. 

Box Folder

 July 1, 1957 - June 30, 1959   370.0 items

2 36-39

 July 1, 1959 - Nov. 30, 1966   405.0 items

3 40-45

Harris, Grant A 

Box Folder

 July 1, 1957 - Dec. 31, 1963   1415.0 items

3 46-58

 Jan. 1, 1964 - Jan. 3, 1967   595.0 items

4 59-63

Mosher, Milton M. 

Box Folder

 1948-1949   55.0 items

4 64

 July 1,1957 - June 3, 1967   770.0 items

4 65-70

Nagle, John P. 

Box Folder

Personal 1934-1956   100.0 items

4 71

 Jan. 5, 1945 - Mar. 15, 1957   655.0 items

4 72-28

 Mar. 16, 1957 - Dec. 31,1962   1660.0 items

5 79-98

 Jan. 1, 1963 - Apr. 17, 1967   1885.0 items

6 99-112

Steffen, E. H. 

Box Folder

 1948   80.0 items

6 113

 Jan. 1, 1949 - June 30, 1951   375.0 items

7 114-118
Box Folder

Stubbs, James W. 1948-1949   20.0 items

7 119

Turner, Robert B. Sept. 1, 1960-May 1, 1961   20.0 items

7 120

Nursery Correspondence 

Box Folder

 July 1, 1957 - May 31, 1959   295.0 items

7 121-122

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 II Administrative Files 

Box Folder

Accreditation material 1958-1964   75.0 items

7 123-124

Agriculture Curriculum Committee 1958-1960   50.0 items

7 125

Alumni News and Affairs Feb. - March 1957   10.0 items

7 126

Annual Reports 1912-1949   35.0 items

7 127

Annual Review 1955-1952   20.0 items

7 128

Book Orders 1959-1963   15.0 items

7 129

Budget material, departmental 1955-1965   155.0 items

7 130-135

Budget material, Experiment Station   45.0 items

7 136-139

Careers and Newsletter material 1954-1955   65.0 items

7 140

Catalog material 1964-1966   30.0 items

8 141

Educational Policy Committee 1961-1962   7.0 items

8 142

Extension 1962-1963   10.0 items

8 143

Faculty Service Reports 1954-1968   85.0 items

8 144-145

Forestry and Range Management Lands on WSU 1961-1963   20.0 items

8 146

Forestry Building Correspondence 1960-1963   45.0 items

8 147

Forestry 401: Class Notes, Teaching Material, and Examinations 1955-1960   140.0 items

8 148

Forestry Library 1950-1959   5.0 items

8 149

Forestry School Enrollments 1954-1963   20.0 items

8 150

Forestry Schools Executive Council material 1958-1964   55.0 items

8 151

Gates, Dillard H. 1957-1962   65.0 items

8 152

General Information, Departmental 1954-1959   10.0 items

8 153

Greenhouse Correspondence 1954-1961   30.0 items

8 154

Historic Accreditation material 1964-1965   20.0 items

8 155

Johnson Hall Dedication 1961   20.0 items

8 156

National Science Foundation visiting scientists 1961-1964   40.0 items

8 157

Placement Bureau 1955-1956   2.0 items

8 158

Policies and Procedures Handbook 1961   1.0 item

8 159

Property Inventory 1920-1965   65.0 items

8 160-161

Prospective Students 1957-1958   40.0 items

8 162

Reorganization material, College of Ag. 1960   7.0 items

8 163

Southwestern Washington Experiment Station, Vancouver 1959-1961 

9 164

Student Recommendations 1956-1958   3.0 items

9 165

Summer Jobs 1963-1964   35.0 items

9 166-167

Temporary Course Petitions 1957-1960   60.0 items

9 168

Time Schedule Material 1959-1964   20.0 items

9 169-170

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 III Subject Files 

Box Folder

American Association for the Advancement of Science Nov. 1968 - Jan. 1970 

9 171

Association of State College and University Forestry Research Organizations 1964-1970   55.0 items

9 172

Century 21 Committee 1958-1959   80.0 items

9 173

Cooperative Farm Forestry Act 1939-1940   10.0 items

9 174

Educators Field Seminar Aug. 23-26, 1971   20.0 items

9 175

Farm-in-a-Day material 1951-1952   50.0 items

9 176

"Farm Forest Facts," Ed Gilden   6.0 items

9 177

Farm Forestry Project 1939-1947   20.0 items

9 178

Fifth World Forestry Congress 1960   35.0 items

9 179

Forestry Symposium, WSU March 8-10, 1962   40.0 items

9 180

Fort Columbia 1952-1957   95.0 items

9 181-183

Interagency Tree Planting Recommendations 1945-1948   135.0 items

9 184

International Cooperation 1958-1961   35.0 items

9 185

Legislative File 1959-1965   4.0 items

9 186-190

Range Management Educational Council May 1968 û June 

10 191

 

1970 275

Society of American Foresters, correspondence 1936, 1954-1956   25.0 items

1970 192

Terrell, Glenn 1969-1970   30.0 items

1970 193

Washington. Forestry, Dept. of 1955-1957   8.0 items

1970 194

Washington. Natural Resources, Dept. of 1956-1961   25.0 items

1970 195-197

Washington State University Institute of Agricultural Sciences; Forestry, Range, Wildlife, and Water Resources Advisory Board 1953-1963   60.0 items

1970 198-204

Woodlot Marketing Information 1954-1962   215.0 items

1970 205-211

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 IV Nursery 

Box Folder

Clarke-McNary materials 1926-1959 

1970 212-230

Collection data for Christmas tree seeds 1954   535.0 items

11 231

Demonstration plantings 1936-1937, 1942, 1949   4.0 items

11 232-233

Distribution of stock 1930-1949   40.0 items

11 234

Extension Service 1956-1957   9.0 items

11 235

Field Planting Trials, WSC-SCN 1946-1949   7.0 items

11 236

Inspection Reports of tree plantings 1930, 1933, 1934   60.0 items

11 237

Inventory 1952-1954   8.0 items

11 238-242

Mailing List 1955-1956   115.0 items

11 243

Nursery building blueprints 1940-1942, 1948, 1960   25.0 items

11 244

Nursery plot 1959   10.0 items

11 245

Price list 1955-1956   5.0 items

11 246

Raising tree planting stock, correspondence on cooperation 1951-1955   6.0 items

11 247

Shelterbelt/Windbreak tree plantings 1932-1952   7.0 items

11 248-279

Tree Orders, County 1940-1942, 1953-1955   600.0 items

11 280-281

Tree Orders, Individual 1959-1960   8.0 items

11 282

Trees: Remarks on Shipments, Fall 1958 and Spring 1959   12.0 items

11 283

Tree Statistics (sales) 1931, 1940-1953   105.0 items

11 284

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 V Research 

Research Projects 

Box Folder

Project Progress Reports 1950-1962 

11 285-286

Project-Regional 1960   45.0 items

11 287

Projects: 630, 738, 739, 740, 741, 742, 757, 929   7.0 items

11 288-295

Projects: 1094, 1118, 1125, 1224, 1314, 1338, 1339, 1340   200.0 items

11 296-303

Projects: 1518, 1587, 1711   190.0 items

11 304-306

General Research and Reports 

Box Folder

Bud Confirmation and Growth 1960-1962   3.0 items

11 307-309

Fencepost treatment   8.0 items

11 310

Fungicide Tests 1950-1952   35.0 items

11 311

The Influence of Al2(SO4)3 Acidification upon Dampening Off of Coniferous Seedlings, Nagle   75.0 items

11 312

McCroskey Woodlot 1946   4.0 items

11 313

Pullman Nursery Unit, Annual Technical Report 1950   15.0 items

11 314

Relationship of Two Herbicides to Survival of Some Planted Coniferous Trees and to Weed Control, Dingle and Muzik 1960-1961   150.0 items

11 315

Tree Research 1952-1963   492.0 items

11 316-335

Tucannan Wildlife Project 1947   6.0 items

11 336

Weed Control Experiments 1952-1964   192.0 items

11 337-343

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