University of Oregon
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 McKenzie River Association and served as its vice-president. The Karl Onthank Conservation Papers include materials relating to the proposed Beaver Marsh hydroelectric project, the Oregon Dunes National Seashore proposal, the Three Sisters Wilderness Area, and Waldo Lake. The collection also includes documents relating to a number of associations and committees with which Onthank was involved, and correspondence that records in depth the plans and projects in which Onthank participated.
University of Oregon
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, serving as its president 1976-1978, and served in other conservation groups in the Pacific Northwest. This collection is in fact only a section of Jones’s papers. Those files pertaining to his career as a librarian and his activities in the field of urban planning were donated separately to the University of Oregon Special Collections & University Archives. Represented in the papers described in this inventory are Jones’s activities in the many national and local conservation organizations in ... Read More
Tobacco Valley Board of History
The collection is organized around Weydemeyer's varied interests including his political papers, his Christmas tree farm, his ranch, and his personal papers -- Includes accounts, annual reports, awards, biographical information, bylaws, clippings, contracts, correspondence, ledgers, logs, manuscripts, maps, minutes, organizational records, pamphlets, plaques, photographs, receipts, research notes, scrapbooks, and wills. Subjects include birding, photography, ranching, publishing, selective service, the Rural Electric Association, Christmas tree farming, the Grange, political issues, wilderness, the Libby Dam, natural resources, political personalities and issues, the Lincoln County Fair, and Olga Weydemeyer Johnson
Chicago History Museum-- Research Center
Correspondence, minutes, financial records and publicity items concerning the roles of The Nature Conservancy's Illinois Chapter in preserving natural areas in the state that are suitable for scientific study and educational use, including prairies, bogs, caves, swamps, prairie chicken sanctuaries, etc. The Nature Conservancy is a privately funded, membership organization incorporated in Washington, D.C.
Nevada Historical Society
Correspondence, printed materials, and other items documenting the activities of the organization which was formed to oppose creation of the Galena Creek Ski Resort on Mount Rose in Washoe County, Nev., and to protect the environment of the area
Library of Congress - National Union Catalog of Manuscript Collections
Correspondence, reports, programs, clippings, and photos, relating to the role of Izaak Walton League in the creation of Bismarck's General Sibley Park; and records of the league's Missouri Slope Chapter, including correspondence, minutes, rosters, newsletters, and reports
University of Washington Libraries
Reports, minutes, lists, subject files, and clippings, relating to Ruby's activities in the environmental movement and in various organizations, including Alpine Lakes Protection Society and Washington Environmental Council
Litchfield Historical Society
Consists of two maps of Wild Garden; photographs of Sanctum events (a men's club) and Camp Onaway; records relating to the Litchfield Wild Garden Association, the White Memorial Foundation, and others; a Board Members manual of the Public Health Nursing Association of Litchfield, Conn., and other material -- Topics represented include conservation of natural resources
University of Montana--Missoula, Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library, K. Ross Toole Archives
Photographs, newspaper clippings about the club and its various outings, drawings, newsletters, minutes, constitution, poetry written by members, and logs and maps of annual outings
Library of Congress - National Union Catalog of Manuscript Collections
Scrapbooks containing letters, clippings, photos, and other material, chiefly relating to Annen's campaign for the recreational development of Mount Pilchuck and his interest in the old route of the Great Northern Railway over Stevens Pass, Wash. Includes material relating to American Legion Post No. 6 (Everett, Wash.), Keep Washington Green, Stevens Pass, U.S. Forest Service, Washington Conservation and Development Dept., Washington Highway Dept., Washington Parks and Recreation Commission, Washington Planning Council, and Washington Public Lands Dept. Persons represented include Howard S. Bargreen, Bert L. Cole, George Culmback, Henry M. Jackson, Arthur B. Langlie, Earl J. Larrison, Albert D. Rosellini, Monrad C. Wallgren, Pearl Anderson Wanamaker, and Jack Westland


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