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Fred Elijah Ames papers

Identifier: Ax 104

Scope and Contents note

The collection contains diaries, photographs, speeches, and reports. The diaries begin with the boyhood activities of Ames and describe his school and college life, his early forestry experiences, and his war service. The photographs are of France in 1918-1919, especially the 20th Engineers. A collection of speeches and reports accompanies the diaries.


  • 1892-1919


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

Fred Elijah Ames was born in Spencer, Massachusetts in 1880. He graduated from Harvard in 1903, and from Yale Forestry School in 1906. From 1908 to 1942 he was chief of silviculture and assistant regional forester in Oregon. During World War I he was captain, 20th Company, 20th Engineers. He died in 1957.


1 linear feet (2 containers) : 2 manuscript boxes

Language of Materials



Fred Elijah Ames was a forester in Oregon. The collection contains his diaries, photographs, and reports.

Arrangement note

Collection is organized into the following series: Series I. Diaries; Series II. Photograph albums; Series III. Papers.

Processing Information

Collection processed by staff.

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Finding aid written in English.
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

1299 University of Oregon
Eugene OR 97403-1299 USA