Scope and Contents
The collection consists of diaries, correspondence, articles, manuscripts and photographs.
Greeley's diaries, dated 1908-1918, provide coverage of the years when Greeley was in charge of District 1 of the Forest Service and when he was commanding officer of the Forestry Section, 20th Engineers, A.E.F. Typed transcripts are included.
Part of the correspondence covers affairs of the West Coast Lumbermen's Association, from 1946-1955, and releases and memos from the association are included. Also available is William Greeley's personal correspondence, covering dates 1930-1955, and Greeley family correspondence from 1917-1933.
Also included are manuscripts of Greeley's books, articles, and addresses. A biography of William B. Greeley by George T. Morgan is included in the collection and is based on the Greeley papers.
The photographs are mostly prints of areas in the Tongass National Forest in Alaska. This series also includes portraits of Greeley, and prints related to Greeley's military service.
- Greeley, William Buckhout, 1879-1955 (Person)
Conditions Governing Access
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
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
William Buckhout Greeley was a graduate of the Yale Forestry School and began his career in forestry in 1904. He was Chief Forester of the U.S. Forest Service from 1920-1928. He then became secretary-manager of the West Coast Lumbermen's Association. He died in 1955.
9 linear feet (17 containers) : 14 manuscript boxes, 1 half manuscript box, 1 record storage box, 1 small photograph box
Language of Materials
William Buckhout Greeley (1879-1955) was chief forester of the U.S. Forest Service from 1920-1928, and then became secretary-manager of the West Coast Lumbermen's Association.The collection consists of diaries, correspondence, articles, manuscripts and photographs.
Other Finding Aids
Paper finding aid with additional information is available in Special Collections & University Archives.
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.
- Correspondence Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- Diaries Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- Foresters -- United States Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Forests and forestry -- United States Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Manuscripts for publication Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- Morgan, George T. (George Thomas), 1931-
- Photographs Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- United States. Army. American Expeditionary Forces
- United States. Forest Service
- West Coast Lumbermen's Association
- Guide to the William Buckhout Greeley Papers
- Preliminary Description
- Tanya Parlet
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Language of description note
- Finding aid written in English