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LOC/Q/Q2. Biology and Natural History

 Record Group Term
Identifier: LOC/Q/Q2

Found in 30 Collections and/or Records:

Afro-American Institute records

 Collection — Box 1: [Barcode: ALMA230926]
Identifier: SFM 244
Abstract

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.

Dates: 1971-1973

Henry J. Biddle papers

 Collection
Identifier: Ax 645
Abstract

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.

Dates: circa 1862-1928

Glenn O. Blough papers

 Collection
Identifier: Ax 736
Abstract

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.

Dates: 1953-1973

Ralph Works Chaney papers

 Collection
Identifier: Ax 482
Abstract Ralph W. Chaney was an paleobotanist, an author, and a long-time member of the U.S. Park Service Advisory Board on National Parks, Historic Sites, Buildings and Monuments, and of the Save the Redwoods League. The collection contains professional correspondence, paleobotany research, mounted botany specimens, manuscripts and published material, Carnegie Institution research work material, Berkeley faculty material including lectures, correspondence, and committee work, Save the Redwoods...
Dates: 1917-1966

Frank J. Clark papers

 Collection — Box 1 : [Barcode: 35025041840444]
Identifier: Ax 017
Abstract

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.

Dates: 1918-1955

Frederick William Cleator papers

 Collection
Identifier: Ax 013
Abstract

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.

Dates: 1930-1956

Merton B. Folts papers

 Collection — Photo box 1: [Barcode: ALMA322788]
Identifier: Coll 060
Abstract

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.

Dates: 1942-1961

Nils Hogner papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: Ax 717
Abstract

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.

Dates: 1939-1970

Gertrude Glutsch Jensen papers

 Collection
Identifier: Ax 658
Abstract

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.

Dates: 1951-1970

Holway R. Jones papers

 Collection
Identifier: Coll 226
Abstract Holway R. Jones was a prominent leader of the conservation movement in the Pacific Northwest from 1963, when he moved to Oregon, until his death in 1986. Jones was a librarian but he spent much of his time working on conservation issues. He served on the Sierra Club’s Board of Directors, 1973-1976, was chairman of the Publications Committee, 1974-1976, and of the National Wilderness Committee, 1972-1974, 1976-1978. Jones was one of the early advocates of the Oregon Wilderness Coalition,...
Dates: 1927-1986

Kathrine Beck papers

 Collection
Identifier: Coll 414
Abstract

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.

Dates: 1911-2002

Raymond E. Kerr papers

 Collection
Identifier: Ax 345
Abstract

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.

Dates: 1957-1966

Granville F. Knight papers

 Collection
Identifier: Coll 082
Abstract

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.

Dates: 1920-1981

Paul Knight papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: Ax 822
Abstract Paul Knight was a staff assistant and member of the Resource Program Staff which was responsible to the secretary of the Department of the Interior, Stewart Udall. The collection (1961-1967) contains the working files of Knight from when he served as assistant to Secretary of the Interior and includes source research, subject files on environmental, conservation, water, and pesticide issues, memoranda, briefs, reports, interdepartmental correspondence and letters to citizens on behalf of the...
Dates: 1961-1967

Samuel Moment papers

 Collection
Identifier: Coll 193
Abstract

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.

Dates: 1935-1974

Museum of Natural and Cultural History records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 119
Abstract

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.

Dates: 1956-1982

Karl Onthank conservation papers

 Collection
Identifier: Ax 356
Abstract Karl William Onthank (1890-1968) joined the University of Oregon staff in 1916 and held various posts until he became associate dean of students in charge of job placement in 1948, a position he held until his retirement in l957. In 1954 Karl and Ruth Onthank, together with other outdoor and conservation activists, formed the Friends of the Three Sisters Wilderness (F3S). He served as president of the Federation of Western Outdoor Clubs from 1955 to 1957, and helped organize the Save the...
Dates: 1950-1967

Karl Onthank family papers

 Collection
Identifier: Ax 622
Abstract

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.

Dates: 1829-1969

Oregon Roadside Council records

 Collection — Box 1 : [Barcode: 35025041798758]
Identifier: Bx 126
Abstract

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.

Dates: 1922-1968

Irving Petite papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: Ax 581
Abstract

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.

Dates: 1960s-1970s

Millicent Ellis Selsam papers

 Collection
Identifier: Ax 457
Abstract

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.

Dates: 1912-1996

Shelby Shackelford papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: Ax 777
Abstract

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 Shakelford.

Dates: circa 1899-1960

Raymond Smiley Spears papers

 Collection
Identifier: Coll 156
Abstract

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.

Dates: 1897-1948

Harry S. Stamper, Jr. papers

 Collection
Identifier: Coll 361
Abstract

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.

Dates: 1955 - 2013; Majority of material found within 1965 - 2013

Bernhard J. Stern papers

 Collection
Identifier: Coll 026
Abstract Bernhard Joseph Stern (1894-1956) was a professor of social anthropology at Columbia University and the New School for Social Researchand an independent Marxist who, with his wife, Charlotte Todes Stern, suffered under McCarthyism. The collection consists primarily of correspondence dealing with his publications; manuscripts, notes and research files for topics such as medical care, the Lummi Indians, Lysenko's genetic theories and unique correspondence of Lester F. Ward; and files on the...
Dates: circa 1894-1956

George Streisinger faculty papers

 Collection
Identifier: UA 233
Abstract George Streisinger was a professor and biologist at the University of Oregon. Conducting his research on the cloning of zebra fish, Streisinger’s work made great contributions to the study of biology. Streisinger was the first person to successfully clone a Vertebrate. The collection consists of documents concerning Streisinger’s research, work at the U of O and personal documents. The majority of the collection consists of subject files and research notes as well as experimental data and...
Dates: 1950-1984

Helen Damrosch Tee-Van papers

 Collection
Identifier: Ax 715
Abstract

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.

Dates: 1900-1969

John Breckenridge Waldo papers

 Collection — Box 1, photo: [Barcode: 35025042866208]
Identifier: Coll 303
Abstract Judge John Breckenridge Waldo (1844-1907) was a conservationist who explored Oregon's Cascade Range and sought to protect it as a forest reserve. The collection includes his diary, 1891-1907; letters, journals, and photographs by Waldo on his travels in the Cascade Range, 1880-1907; and two periodical articles about Waldo and his conservation efforts published in 1984 and 1989. The materials in the collection present a portrait of Oregon’s Cascade Range at the time it came under protection...
Dates: 1880-1989

Warner Creek Fire collection

 Collection
Identifier: Coll 287
Abstract

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.

Dates: 1991-2001

Stanley Paul Young papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: Ax 295
Abstract

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.

Dates: 1940s-1960s