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Montgomery Meigs Atwater papers

 Collection
Identifier: Ax 630

Scope and Contents note

The collection includes correspondence, manuscripts of books and articles, files of data on snow avalanche forecasting and control, and published books, all of which are dated from 1955 to 1966. Correspondence includes personal correspondence and business correspondence with small publishers. The subject headings for the files were established by Mr. Atwater and retained for continuity in filing. Files contain incoming and outgoing correspondence, arranged chronologically and alphabetically, reports to and from Forest Service officials and other interested persons, factual data, photographs, maps, and printed resource material. The files cover a period from 1955 to 1966, primarily 1959 to 1962, and are related to Mr. Atwater's work in Squaw Valley, California, and the Tahoe National Forest as a snow safety and avalanche expert.

Dates

  • 1955-1966

Creator

Conditions Governing Access note

Collection is open to the public. Collection must be used in Special Collections and University Archives Reading Room. Collection or parts of collection may be stored offsite. Please contact Special Collections and University Archives in advance of your visit to allow for transportation time.

Conditions Governing Use note

Property rights reside with Special Collections and University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries. Copyright resides with the creators of the documents or their heirs. All requests for permission to publish collection materials must be submitted to Special Collections and University Archives. The reader must also obtain permission of the copyright holder.

Biographical/Historical note

Montgomery Meigs Atwater (1904-1976) was an author, forester, and avalanche expert. He was born in Baker, Oregon and educated at Harvard. He lived in Montana in the 1930s and wrote short stories and mysteries, some under the pseudonym of Max Montgomery. In the 1950s he was in the U. S. Forest Service, and became an expert in snow avalanche forecasting and control.

Extent

3 linear feet (2 containers) : 2 record storage boxes

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

Montgomery Meigs Atwater (1904-1976) was an author, forester, and avalanche expert. The collection includes manuscripts of books and articles, files of data on snow avalanche forecasting and control, and published books.

Arrangement note

Collection is organized into the following series: Series I. Correspondence, Subseries A. Personal Correspondence, Subseries B. Business Correspondence; Series II. Manuscripts; Series III. Subject Files; Series IV. Books.

Processing Information

Collection processed by staff.

This finding aid may be updated periodically to account for new acquisitions to the collection and/or revisions in arrangement and description.
Title
Guide to the Montgomery Meigs Atwater papers
Status
Complete Description
Author
Finding aid prepared by Vida Germano
Date
2004
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.
Sponsor
Funding for encoding this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Repository Details

Part of the University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives Repository

Contact:
1299 University of Oregon
Eugene OR 97403-1299 USA