LOC/Q/Q2. Biology and Natural History
Found in 30 Collections and/or Records:
The Afro-American Institute, headquartered in Eugene, Oregon was a non-profit organization to bring increased awareness of the achievments of black people and to help the community understand problems facing the black community. The records Include articles of incorportaion, mission and purpose documents, and two newsletters.
Kathrine Beck, a novelist who writes under the name K. K. Beck, researched and wrote a biography of Opal Whiteley titled, Opal: A Life of Enchantment, Mystery, and Madness (2003). The collection (1911-2002) contains research files, correspondence, manuscripts, and interviews gathered or produced during the writing of the Opal Whiteley biography.
Henry J. Biddle (1862-1928) was an engineer and an amateur botanist. The collection consists of diaries, trip logs, account books, correspondence, manuscripts, sketch and survey maps, and photograph prints and albums.
Glenn O. Blough (1904-1995) was an author of children's books and textbooks. The collection includes correspondence, manuscripts, reviews, galleys and a few illustrations relating to Blough's interest in illuminating the world of science for young readers.
Frank J. Clark (1891-1960) was a teacher who was particularly interested in pupil guidance methods and a conservationist associated with the Northwest Conservation League and the White River Recreation Association. The collection contains correspondence, conservation information, and educational materials and publications, 1918-1955.
Frederick William Cleator was a forester and conservationist. The collection includes diaries, correspondence, notes, documents, and photographs relating to Cleator's interest in the recreational aspects of national forests and the establishment of the Cascade skyline trail.
Merton B. Folts (1902-1967) was an activist in conservative politics and riverine conservation in the Willamette Valley, Oregon, opposing construction of the Lookout Point dam and the City of Eugene's annexation of the Willakenzie area. The collection primarily contains documentation of Folts' activities in the Izaak Walton League.
Nils Hogner (1893-1969) was a muralist and book illustrator who specialized in the illustration of nature books. The collection contains correspondence, original illustrations, manuscripts by Hogner and Dorothy Childs Hogner and others.
The collection contains the professional files of one of Oregon's leading conservationists in the mid-twentieth century, Gertrude Glutsch Jensen. The collection includes materials relating to the Columbia River Gorge Commission, the Oregon Roadside Council, the Civil War Centennial Commission, and the Portland Women's Forum. The material is in the form of reports, letters, notes, and minutes.
Raymond Earle Kerr was a U.S. Navy Commander and a conservationist. The Raymond Earle Kerr papers contain material concerning Kerr's activities relating to the problems of air and water pollution in Oregon. The papers are arranged by organizations and subject. The collection concludes with personal memorabilia and material related to Oregon history, with a focus on Lane county.
Granville Frank Knight (1904-1982) was a physician and anti-communist activist. As a physician he specialized in nutrition and allergies; as president of the Pure Water Association of America he advocated against fluoridation of public water. Knight was an active member of the John Birch Society, serving as president of the California branch. The collection includes correspondence, speeches and writings that reflect Knight's career.
Samuel Moment worked as an industry development consultant from 1940 to 1954 for the Bonneville Power Administration and from 1955 to 1995 as a consultant to world organizations. The collection contains documents related to the legal dispute over placement of Snake River dams during the Eisenhower administration.
In 1936 the State Board of Higher Education combined the Oregon State Museum of Anthropology, the Condon Museum of Geology, the University Herbarium, and the Museum of Zoology into the University of Oregon Museum of Natural History. The collection contains correspondence, reports, meeting notes and minutes, Herbarium historical documents, glass negatives, photographs, a Museum of Anthropology accessions/inventory journal, and a negative of Fort Rock sandals.
Karl Onthank worked on the staff of the University of Oregon from 1916 to 1957. Onthank and his wife, Ruth, were active conservationists. The collection consists of family history and personal correspondence, manuscripts, and photographs.
Originally named the Oregon Council for the Protection of Roadside Beauty, the Oregon Roadside Council campaigned for legislation that would protect Oregon roadsides from billboard blight and tourist litter. The collection (1922-1968) contains council minutes, correspondence, campaign records, and publications.
Irving Petite (1920-2004) was a free-lance writer for the Seattle Times and an author who wrote stories regarding outdoor life and wildlife encounters from his cabin on Tiger Mountain, Washington, including the popular, "Mr. B," about a bear cub that adopted Petite. The collection contains manuscripts, clippings, and published books.
Millicent Selsam (1912- 1996) was a biologist and teacher who wrote natural science literature for children. This collection primarily contains manuscripts, illustrations, and other materials related to published works as well as various versions of paperbacks and correspondence.
Shelby Shackelford (1899-1987) was an author and illustrator of works on natural history. Collection includes correspondence, manuscripts (book length), short stories, articles, Illustrations, scratchboard, Illustration proofs, book reviews, and other miscellaneous papers regarding Shackelford.
Raymond Smiley Spears was an American author of western and adventure stories. Collection comprises personal and professional correspondence; diaries and journals; manuscripts of books, short stories, and non-fiction articles; tearsheets of stories, articles, and advice columns published under a variety of pseudonyms, Jim Smiley most frequently; research material; whole issues of magazines containing his stories or articles; and copies of his published books.
Harry S. Stamper, Jr. (1944-2012) was a longshoreman and folksinger who spent most of his working life in Coos Bay, Oregon. This collection documents Stamper's musical and literary activities and contains information on regional labor history, the International Longshore and Warehouse Union, environmental politics, and other subjects.
Collection comprises papers of American artist, illustrator and author Helen Damrosch Tee-Van, and includes illustrations from her books (both rough sketches and final drawings), sketch books, educational dioramas, murals, backgrounds for exhibits, manuscripts, articles, underwater illustrations from oceanographic expeditions, photographs, letters, and habitat maps.
The Warner Creek Fire collection consists of documents related to the Warner Creek Fire in Willamette National Forest, Oregon in October 1991, and its aftermath. The majority of the collection is the Administrative Record presented by the U.S.F.S. during DISTRICT OF OREGON lawsuit 94-6245: SIERRA CLUB, et al v. UNITED STATES FOREST SERVICE.
Stanley Paul Young (1889-1969) became a biologist who held many positions in the federal government, including in the Department of Interior, and also authored articles and books, including literature for children, regarding America's wolves, coyotes, and big cats. The collection (1940s-1960s) contains manuscript material, photographs, and minor correspondence.