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Leo Anthony Isaac papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: Ax 730

Scope and Contents

The papers include field and official diaries from 1920-1951, professional correspondence, and a file of publications.

Correspondence is arranged alphabetically by correspondent. Incoming and outgoing correspondence are integrated.

Diaries are arranged chronologically. Some years are incomplete.

Subject files are arranged alphabetically by subject, organization, or name. Materials consist of correspondence, publications, clippings, field reports, memos, agendas, and meeting minutes.

Publications are arranged by title. Materials vary by title, but include manuscripts, reviews, correspondence, supporting materials, research materials, tearsheets, reports, and other documents.


  • Creation: 1920-1968


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

Leo Isaac (1892-1970) was born near Fond du Lac, Wisconsin and was educated at the University of Minnesota. For 32 years he was engaged in Douglas fir research, a silviculturist in the Pacific Northwest Forest and Range Experiment Station. After 1956 he was a private consultant in forestry.


3.5 linear feet (3 containers) : 2 record storage boxes and 1 manuscript box

Language of Materials



Leo Isaac (1892-1970) was a forester in the Pacific Northwest. The papers include diaries, correspondence, and publications.


Collection is organized into the following series: Correspondence, Diaries, Subject files, and Publications.

Other Finding Aids

Paper finding aid with additional information is available in Special Collections & University Archives.

Processing Information

Collection processed by staff, May 1973.

This finding aid may be updated periodically to account for new acquisitions to the collection and/or revisions in arrangement and description.

Guide to the Leo Anthony Isaac papers
Complete Description
University of Oregon Libraries, Archivists' Toolkit Project Team and Cassie Schmitt
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Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
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Finding aid written in English
Funding for production of this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC).

Repository Details

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

1299 University of Oregon
Eugene OR 97403-1299 USA