Manuscripts Group 78
The descriptive inventory of the papers of A. B. Curtis and the Public Land Law Review Commission in the University of Idaho Library was prepared by Judith Nielsen, October 1980.
A.B. "Bert" Curtis was born on a ranch near Salem, Oregon, August 1, 1903. His parents, Charles Garret Curtis of Independence, Missouri, and Elizabeth Ann Milne, who was born near Dundee, Scotland, were early pioneers. The family moved to Orofino, Idaho, in 1912 where Charles Curtis operated a hotel for a time before returning to ranching.
Having attended high school in both Orofino and Plummer, Bert entered the University of Idaho where he remained for one year. He then attended Lewiston State Normal School where he received his teacher's diploma after two years of study. He taught and coached athletics in Fernwood for a while, then returned to the University of Idaho for two more years. On December 21, 1920, A.B. Curtis married Alene Honeywell of Clear Lake, South Dakota. They had five children, four sons and a daughter.
In 1927 Curtis was appointed Assistant Chief Fire Warden for the Clearwater Timber Protective Association; a year later he was appointed Chief. In 1945 he was made Chief Fire Warden and Manager of the Potlatch Timber Protective Association, and in that same year he became State Fire Warden. In 1966 the Clearwater and Potlatch Timber Protective Associations combined and Curtis remained Chief Fire Warden of the new organization until he retired in August 1968. He was president of two mining concerns, Orofino Lime Products and Oxford Copper Mining Company near Pierce. He represented Idaho as a Director on the Inland Waterways Association, and was a founding member of the University of Idaho Advisory Research Council. In 1956 he received a national award for outstanding service in state, federal, and private forestry. From 1965 to 1970 he represented the timber interest as a member of the Advisory Council of the Public Land Law Review Commission.
In 1951 Bert Curtis was elected mayor of Orofino, a position he held for some 20 years. In 1958 he tried unsuccessfully to unseat Gracie Pfost, the Democratic incumbent representing Idaho's First District in the U.S. House of Representatives.
At the time this inventory was prepared (October 1980) Curtis was still living in Orofino.
The Public Land Law Review Commission papers of A.B. Curtis are contained in seven large file boxes; the reports prepared for the commission occupy several shelves in the library archives. Among the types of material found in this collection are press releases and memoranda issued by the commission, A.B. Curtis's commission related correspondence, speeches of commission members, especially Wayne Aspinall and Milton Pearl, material relating to the public meetings of the commission (of particular interest are Curtis's own memoranda of these meetings which he circulated to his close friends) and the reports prepared for the commission to assist it in making its own recommendations to the President and Congress.
In addition to the material in the archives, the Special Collections library photograph collection contains many of the photographs Curtis took while on PLLRC tours.
The correspondence in this collection is arranged in chronological order. When more than one letter bears the same date, these are in alphabetical order by surname of the correspondent. Speeches are arranged chronologically under each speaker. Material relating to the meetings of the Public Land Law Review Commission are in chronological order. Information on the studies prepared for the commission are in order by RFP (Request for Proposals) number, or, if there is no RFP, by the date of the study plan. The final studies themselves were assigned numbers by the commission, and are shelved in order by that number.
The file cards which have been maintained for this collection give more information on individual items than is contained in the following Description of Series.
Public law 88-606 passed by Congress in 1964 established the Public Land Law Review Commission to conduct a comprehensive review of the policies applicable to the use, management, and disposition of the public lands of the United States. Public lands, as defined by the law and included in the commission study, were public domain, federal reservations other than Indian, all national forests, wildlife refuges and ranges; these lands comprised about one-third of the area of the nation. The law also set a deadline of December 31, 1968, for the commission to make its final report to the President. After Congressional hearings held in April 1967 an eighteen month extension was granted.
The commission was composed of nineteen members, six appointed by the President of the United States, six by the president of the Senate and six by the Speaker of the House; the nineteenth member was chosen by the first eighteen to act as chairman. Due to election results in the years of the commission's existence the membership changed slightly. The first organizational meeting was held on July 14, 1965. An advisory council of eight federal government and twenty-five non federal government members was appointed by the commission; governors of the states were also asked to name representatives to work with the commission and advisory council.
The commission held public hearings in various sections of the country and the members of the commission, advisory council and governors' representatives toured the public lands of each area after the meetings. Reports on many aspects of public land problems were written, many by outside agencies, and from these reports the commission compiled its final report, One Third of the Nation's Land, which it presented to President Richard Nixon on June 27, 1970. The commission ceased to exist on December 22, 1970.
I. Miscellaneous Boxes 1-2
II. Meetings and Hearings Boxes 3-5
Ill. Study Plans, Notes, etc. Boxes 6-7
IV. Published Reports
Although it may seem unusual to begin an inventory with miscellaneous material,, the items in this series provide the background for the hearings, studies, and reports which follow. This series contains Public Land Law Review Commission memoranda, general information concerning the organization and staff, correspondence of A.B. Curtis which concerns the Commission, speeches given by members of the Commission, and articles relating directly or indirectly to the work of the Commission.
Each sub-section of this series is described under its appropriate folder heading. Depending on the type of material, there is a brief description of the contents, a list of the contents, or both.
"Land Areas Embraced Within Public Land Law Review Commission Study." March 1966. 10 p.
Milton A. Pearl. "Public Land Law Review Commission Organizes." Mining Congress Journal, October 1965. 4 p.
"Public Land Law Review Commission: Objective, Function, and Operations. "May 1966. 23 p.
"Types of Policy to be Reviewed by the PLLRC." 8/8/66. 4 p.
"Public Land Law Review Commission: What It's All About." 1/31/67. 3 p.
"Importance or Lack of Importance of Consumptive Use and Economic Development in Future Public Land Policy." (n.d.) 4 p.
National Wildlife Refuge System. July 1965
Percent of Land in Federal Ownership. June 30, 1959
Public Lands in the Western States. October 1964
Federal Register. v. 30, no. 196, October 9, 1965, pt. 2. "Classification and Multiple Use and Public Land Sale Acts of 1964: Rules and Regulations."
"Hearings Before the Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs, House of Representatives, Ninetieth Congress, First Session. Briefing on Public Land Law Review Commission Held April 26, 1967." Hearing on H.R. 12121, A Bill to Amend the Act of September 9, 1964 (78 Stat. 983) Establishing the Public Land Law Review Commission. Washington, D.C., U.S. Government Printing Office, 1967. 63 p.
Nevada. Assembly. Joint Resolution no. 10. February 9, 1967. Memorializes Public Land Law Review Commission to consider certain matters relating to federal lands in Nevada. 3 p.
"Objective, functions and operations of the Public Land Law Review Commission." Printed for use of the Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs. (U.S. 88th Congress, 2d Session; Committee Print no. 21) Washington, D.C., U.S. Government Printing Office, 1966. 14 p.
"The Public Domain: Its Place in Our History, Its Place Today, Its Place in Our Future." A brief historical sketch of the great land inheritance and how it has enhanced a nation. Washington, D.C., U.S. Government Printing Office. 1966. 12 p.
Wayne N. Aspinall. "The Public Land Law Review Commission: Background and need." Printed for use of the Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs,, House of Representatives. September 24, 1964. (U.S. 88th Congress, 2d Session; Committee Print no. 39) Washington, D.C., U.S. Government Printing Office, 1964. 132 p.
This folder contains lists of the PLLRC members, the Advisory Council members--both federal and non-federal government--and the governors' representatives. Subsequent revisions of most lists are also contained in this folder. Biographical information on Advisory Council personnel is given in an attachment to an August 18, 1965 list.
This folder contains a list of potential study contractors plus three supplemental lists. Also included are periodic progress reports on the various studies undertaken by contractors.
The memoranda in this folder were issued between September 1, 1966 and October 26, 1970. Information includes summaries of the hearings held in Salt Lake City, Alaska, Boston, Fresno, Palm Springs, and Billings.
These memoranda were issued between February 18, 1966 and October 27, 1970. Information includes notices of meetings, reports of the activities of the Advisory Council, copies of correspondence relating to the various studies of the commission and reports of the meeting held in Salt Lake City in June 1966.
These releases which were issued between December 1. 1965 and October 30, 1970, contain copies of correspondence, notices of meetings, lists of projects under study, schedules for public meetings, notices of contract awards and notices of the appointment of new staff members.
The correspondence in this series is filed in chronological order. It includes incoming, outgoing, and third party letters. Most letters deal with the routine business of the Public Land Law Review Commission, but a majority of the 1967 letters are concerned with the planning of the PLLRC hearings held in Spokane in early September, and the subsequent air tour of Idaho's public lands. Several letters have brief articles attached--these are mentioned following the list of correspondents. Although only the year is given after the name of the correspondent in the following list, the file cards fully identify the correspondent, give the exact dates of the letters, indicate whether the letters are incoming or outgoing, and occasionally include the subject of the letter.
Bibliography of Land Laws Affecting Idaho. 1966? 6 p.
Ernest Wohletz. "Historical Review of Public Land Laws." 1966? 14 p.
U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Region. K-V. (Knutson-Vandenberg Act of 1930) 1967. 12 p.
William H. Larson. "An analysis of governmental taking of land for game mitigation."' 1967? 4 p.
William H. Larson. "Copy of testimony to be presented before the PLLRC in Seattle, Sept. 1, 1967." 7 p.
American Forests. March 1966
"A look at the North Cascades." By James B. Craig. Pp. 12-15, 47.
"Strip mining, reclamation and the public interest." By David Brooks. Pp. 18, 53-57.
"The public domain--heart of the republic--part III." By William Porter. Pp. 34-35, 58-63.
Aspinall, Wayne N. "The big land, the big dream." Petroleum Today. (n.d.) Pp. 28-33.
Aspinall, Wayne N. "The County's stake in Land Review Commission study." Public Lands Newsletter. October 1965.
"Beware the pied pipers of recreation." By Ernest Swift.
"The challenge: will public land fall prey to urban expansion?" Government Executive Magazine. November 1969
"Citizen Action for Clean Water." Report on 1965 bond issue campaign in New York State. Citizens Committee for Clean Water, 1965. 15 p.
Clawson, Marion. "The Public Lands." Reprinted from American Forests, March-August 1965, by Resources for the Future and The American Forestry Association.
Conservation Foundation Commentary.
"Ecological Research and Surveys Bill." n.d., 3 p.
"Public Lands--Sell? Retain? Lease?" May 20, 1966. 11 p.
"Laws required for wiser use of technology to protect man's liberties, says Rickover." June 13, 1966.
"Air pollution--and what people can do about it." July 15, 1966.17 p.
Federal Legislative Jurisdiction. Report prepared for Public Land Law Review Commission, May 1969, rev. Sept. 1969. Washington, D.C., U.S. Dept. of Justice, Land and Natural Resources Division. 4 microfiches. (collation of original: 193 p.)
Freedom Magazine. v.11, no.6; Nov.-Dec. 1966. Complete Public Lands Issue.
Hall, Robert E. Lee. "Preliminary recommendations of the bituminous coal industry for the design of study programs by the Public Land Law Review Commission pursuant to Public Law 88-606." March 17, 1966. 6 p.
Hall, Robert E. Lee. "Review and analysis of the impact on coal of the Report to the President by the Public Land Law Review Commission." 1970? 11 p.
"Hells Canyon Country; a proposal for recreation development." U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service. 1966. 21 p.
Informational hearings on river basin accounts before the committee on Interior and Insular Affairs. Sept. 1, 1965. 8 p.
"The Last Chance for a North Cascades National Park." 1964
Mined-Land Conservation. v.2, no.2, March 1966; v.2, no.5, May 1966
"U.S. Restrictions on Mines Scored." Spokane Chronicle, Dec. 4. 1965.
"Giant Project Includes Taming of Idaho Rivers to Move Water to South." Boise, Idaho Sunday Statesman. March 20, 1966.
"Lumber Lobby Irks Gov. Brown." (Drew Pearson, "The Washington Merry-go-round") Washington Post, March 23, 1966.
"Strong Opposition to Park Plan Voiced." Eureka, Calif. The Humbolt Times, Sept. 18, 1965.
Our Public Lands. v.15, no.4, Spring 1966. Published by U.S. Dept. of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management.
Ovington, Ray. "Trespassing Allowed." The Elks Magazine. April 1966 Pp. 8-11, 32-33.
PLLRC Tables (on microfiches)
Table 1. Federal revenue sharing and payments in lieu of taxes statutes.
Table 2. Federally owned land within scope of PLLRC study 1966, by state and major agency.
Table 3. Federally owned land within scope of PLLRC study, 1966, percent of total land in each state and percent distribution among states.
Table 4. Accrued payments to states under revenue sharing and PILT programs by program, 1957-66 on federal lands within scope of PLLRC study.
Table 13. Per capita expenditures by state and local governments for education, highways, health & welfare, 1966, public land states and non-public land states.
Table 15. Impact on the states in 1966 if full tax equivalency payments in lieu of taxes were made on section 10 lands instead of current revenue sharing payments in lieu of taxes.
Table 16. Impact on states in 1966 if a net revenue refund had been distributed to states on the basis of total market value of section 10 lands.
Table 18. Effect of fixed annual payments of 10 cents and 25 cents per acre compared with revenue sharing and payments in lieu of taxes on section 10 lands, 1966, by state.
Table 19. Impact of distribution of revenues from outer continental shelf in accordance with proposal embodied in S. 1826 (90th Congress) for 1966.
Table 22. Impact on the states in 1966 if 50 percent of gross revenues from federal lands had been distributed to states on the basis of population.
Pearl, Milton A. "Reviewing the public lands." Appraisal Journal, v.35, no. 1, January 1967. Pp. 29-33.
Policy statement of Western Forestry and Conservation Association. 1965. 6 p.
"Public Land Law Review commissioners being selected." Western Forestry Notes. October 1, 1964
Right of Way. v. 12, no. 4. August 1965.
Rockefeller, Laurance S. "Business and Beauty." An address before the 70th annual Congress of American Industry. New York City, December 2, 1965. n.p.
Sewell, Walter. "Gold should be worth $100 an ounce." An open letter to our Congressmen. n.d. 1 p. typed.
"Strip coal mining; the total benefit industry." Coal Age, April 1966. 22 p.
"The way to new land uses." Mined-land Conservation Conference, n.d. 8 p.
Wernick, Robert. "Let's Spoil the Wilderness." Saturday Evening Post. (1965?)
"Why America must not wait for the Redwood National Park." Sierra Club Outdoor Newsletter. v.2. no.3, March 15, 1965
Talks by Aspinall, Mock, Pearl, and others
These talks are listed alphabetically under the speaker. The exact date of the speech and the organization before which it was delivered are mentioned on the file cards maintained for this group.
Aspinall, Wayne N. (Chairman, PLLRC)
Are the laws relating to mineral extraction outmoded 1967. 6 p.
Conservation--a thread through history. 1966. 9 p.
Constructing a policy for energy fuels on the public lands. 1967. 7 p.
Does the pulpwood industry need the public lands? 1968. 7 p.
The engineer and the public land laws. 1969. 9 p.
Future public land policy--where do we go from here. 1970. 6 p.
How will mining continue on the public lands? 1969. 7 p.
Keynote address before the American Forestry Association Annual Meeting. 1969. 8 p.
Multiple uses of public lands. 1968. 7 p.
The oil and gas industry's interest in Land Law Review Commission Study. 1965. 7 p.
A path to an enlightened public land use policy. 1967. 2 p.
Planning public land coal use. 1967. 5 p.
Progress of the Public Land Law Review Commission. 1970. 8 p.
Public Land Law Review--a base for future growth. 1966. 7 p.
The Public Land Law Review Commission--decision making approaches, 1969. 6 p.
Public Land Law Review: its concept and its future. 1969. 5 p.
Public land ownership and its responsibility to the community. 1967. 6 p.
Public land policies for progress. 1966. 5 p.
Public land range policy: an opportunity for constructive reappraisal. 1966. 11 p.
Remarks before the American National Cattlemen's Association 73rd annual convention. 1970. 7 p.
Remarks before the Colorado State Association of County Commissioners. 1968. 7 p.
Remarks before the National Forest Products Association annual meeting. 1970. 8 p.
Remarks before the National Forest Recreation Association. 1968. 5 p.
Reviewing outdoor recreation on the public lands. 1967. 5 p.
The work of the review commission. 1966. 6 p.
Baker, John A.
Statement relating to problems and why they are problems--considering views expressed at Public Land Law Review Commission Hearings. 1968. 26 p.
Fischer, Virlis L.
Statement at Senate Hearings, Sun Valley, Idaho, on proposed Sawtooth National Recreation Area. 1966. 2 p.
James, Dave (Vice-president, Simpson Timber Company, Seattle)
People and trees in the West. 1966. 8 p.
Merryman, S.G. (Manager of Timber & Western Lands, Northern Pacific RR.)
Land absorbing uses: the impact of rights-of-way on forest land management. 1965. 6 p.
Mock, H Byron (Vice-chairman, PLLRC)
Classification of public lands: trends and problems. 1967. 15 p.
The Federal Land Law Review Commission and state parks. 1969. 11 p.
The future of federal grazing lands. 1969. 15 p.
Public land law and minerals. 1969. 20 p.
The Public Land Law Review Commission: emerging issues. 1968. 13 p.
Recreation: right, privilege, or burden. 1968. 12 p.
Remarks at Western Resources Conference. 1968. 21 p.
Report on progress of the Public Land Review Commission. 1968. 13 p.
Report on the Public Land Law Review Commission. 1968. 10 p.
Report on the Public Land Law Review Commission: organization, policy guidelines, studies and development to date. 1967. 31 p.
The Role of the Public Land Law Review Commission in solving oil shale problems. 1968. 25 p.
Silver and public lands. 1968. 4 p.
Nelson, Neal D.
Remarks before the third annual oil shale symposium. 1966. 8 p.
Pearl, Milton A. (Staff Director, PLLRC)
Approach to a review of public land mineral policy. 1966. 8 p.
The Business community's interest in federal public lands. 1967. 3 p.
The federal government as landowner. 1968. 6 p.
Federal public lands and the states. 1969. 9 p.
The focus on public land policy. 1968. 8 p.
Forage on the public lands. 1967. 6 p.
Future land policies and our unseen empire. 1966. 6 p.
How should we review public land mineral policies? 1967. 5 p.
How to dissect public land laws. 1969. 8 p.
Ingredients of a public land mineral policy review. 1967. 6 p.
Is there a need for expanded oil production. 1966. 7 p.
Land, lore, laws, and libraries. 1967. 6 p.
Local and regional factors in public land ownership. 1968. 8 p.
Mineral background and the Public Land Law Review Commission studies. 1966. 7 p.
The miners' use of the public lands. 1968. 9 p.
Mining in competition with other public land uses. 1969. 7 p.
Obligations of the landowner to society: historical precedent and legal rights. 1968. 13 p.
Outdoor recreation and the Public Land Law Review. 1966. 13 p.
A plan of action. 1966. 9 p.
Policy considerations for public land grazing. 1968. 10 p.
Progress toward public land and water policy. 1968. 7 p.
Protection of public values in public land policy. 1970. 9 p.
Public land law as an element of national land use policy. 1968. 6 p.
Public Land Law Review Commission study program. 1968. 6 p.
The Public Land Law Review: in search of raw materials. 1969. 6 p.
The public lands and intergovernmental cooperation. 1967. 5 p.
Public lands in a changing world. 1966. 12 p.
Remarks at South Dakota Stockgrowers Association Convention. 1966. 6 p.
Remarks before the annual meeting of the Western States Land Commissioners Association. 1966. 7 p.
Remarks before Interstate Association of Public Land Counties annual meeting. 1966. 6 p.
Remarks to second annual governor's conference on natural beauty and outdoor recreation. 1966. 6 p.
Reviewing private recreation development in the national forests. 1966. 6 p.
Statement...before the Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs, U.S. House of Representatives, April 26, 1967. 9 p.
Technology and mineral policy for the public lands. 1968. 6 p.
Timber in America's future. 1967. 5 p.
Timber management versus forest management. 1969. 9 p.
Water as a resource of the public lands. 1967. 5 p.
Winds of change in public land management. 1967. 8 p.
White, Compton I. (U.S. Congressman from Idaho; PLLRC member)
Remarks before the North Idaho Forestry Association Meeting. 1965. 4 p.
Publications of Other Organizations
American Forest Products Industries
Proceedings of the Land Ownership & the National Interest Open Forum. 1964. 58 p.
Cliff, Edward P. "The next twenty five years." 1966. 13 p.
Government Land Acquisition: a summary of land Acquisition by federal and state and local governments up to 1964. 1965. 127 p.
Government Land Acquisition: plans and programs by states.
Report no. 2. January 3, 1966. 22 p.
Report no. 3. July 1, 1966. 27 p.
Report no. 4. January 1967. 18 p.
Report no. 5. July 1967. 24 p.
Report no. 9. January 1970. 17 p.
Kimball, Thomas L. "Tomorrow's challenge today." 1966. 11 p.
The Lumber Supply Situation.
How to improve lumber and plywood availability. 6 p.
The public land timber supply act. A justification statement. January 16, 1969. 8 p.
The Public Land Timber Supply Act. Draft 1/16/69. 4 p.
Council on Environmental Quality
First annual report transmitted to Congress. 1970. 326 p.
Government Land Acquisition: plans and programs by states. Report no. 6. January 1968. 29 p.
Idaho Association of Commissioners and Clerks
Items include a list of committees for 1970-71, minutes of the annual meeting and the executive committee meeting, December 1970.
Interstate Association of Public Land Counties
Proceedings of the 25th annual meeting. 1965. 48 p.
Western Wood Products
National forest timber sale performance - fiscal year 1970
Staff analysis of the Public Land Law Review Commission Report: One Third of the Nation's Land for the Forest Conservation Committee. 1970. 21 p.
Utke, Roy. "There is nothing wrong with growing timber." 1970. 14 p.
A Vital aspect of forest ecology: clearcutting.
Cooley, Richard A. "Land policy and the future of Alaska." 1965. 164 p.
State committee on Federal Land Laws. Minutes of meetings, November 1965-February 1970.
Nevada. Assembly. Joint resolution 10. Memorializes PLLRC to consider certain matters relating to federal lands in Nevada. 1967.
Nevada. Request for 6,000,000 acre land grant. 1970
Governor's Conference on Natural Resources of Idaho
On November 19, 1967, Governor Samuelson convened a three day conference in McCall on the Natural Resources in Idaho. Included in the folder for this conference are the agenda, the remarks of Joe R. Williams, State Auditor, and several publications of the U.S. Department of Agriculture Soil Conservation Service: "More Wildlife Through Soil and Water Conservation" 1963 (Agriculture Information Bulletin no. 175); "Hold That Flood! It's Being Done in Idaho" 1966; "Conservation Moves Ahead in Idaho" 1967; and A.B. Curtis's personal diary of the meeting
University of Idaho Public Land Law Conference
On October 10 & 119 1966, the University of Idaho sponsored a Public Land Law Conference in Boise. Besides the agenda the items included in this folder are:
C.T. Hanson. "Laws governing the staking and filing of claims in the State of Idaho. 1966. 47 p.
Floyd Iverson. "Laws, regulations, and policies: U.S. Forest Service." 8 p.
Jerry A. O'Callahan. "Communication in public land management" p.
A.J. Teske. "Land acquisition for mining development." 9 p.
Paul A. Bailly, President, Bear Creek Mining Company. Statement. 44 p.
Proceedings of the Conference. 144 p.
Beginning in June 1966 the Public Land Law Review Commission held a series of public meetings around the country for the purpose of hearing and seeing regional problems first hand. In April 1968 the first of several hearings on the various reports prepared for the PLLRC was held. Listed below, in chronological order, is a brief description of the contents of the folders for these meetings. A.B. Curtis did not attend the first two meetings, those held in Salt Lake City on June 7-8, and in Alaska on July 1-11, consequently no folders exist for those meetings.
March 24-25, 1966. Washington, D.C.
This was the first organizational meeting of the Commission members with the members of the Advisory Council and the Governor's Representatives. Included in the folder are lists of all staff members, official summaries of the meetings, a bound volume containing twenty-seven individual presentations to the Commission which suggest areas for study or define specific problems which should be studied. (A complete list of these statements will be found on the file cards in the archives department.)
August 17-20, 1966. Boston, Massachusetts
The public hearings were held in Boston on the 18th and 19th of August, and were followed by a tour of the White Mountain National Forest in New Hampshire, on the 19th and 20th. Material for the meeting includes the agenda, witness list, Curtis's eight page diary of the meeting, and several statements. There is some travel/tourist information of the White Mountain National Forest included, also.
September 16-19, 1966. Denver, Colorado
On September 16th public meetings were held in Denver. The agenda, attendance record, Curtis's pencil notes and typed diary are included in the folder as are the official summaries of each session and several statements. The narrative of the air tour of Colorado's public lands (52 p.) and other tourist information is also included.
November 10-11, 1966. Albuquerque, New Mexico
The material for the southwestern regional meeting includes the agenda, commission attendance list, witness list, the official minutes of the meeting and Curtis's own memorandum. Several statements which were presented to the commission are also included. Following the hearings an air and auto tour of the national forest and the Nogal Range Unit was arranged for the commissioners.
February 13-19, 1967. Fresno and Palm Springs, California
The material for the South Pacific public meetings include the agenda, witness lists, Curtis's diary, the official summary of the meetings and several statements submitted to the commission. Among the material relating to the problems in California is a booklet entitled "Historic Salton Sea and Imperial Irrigation District." (32 p.)
May 26-30, 1967. New Orleans, Louisiana; Asheville, North Carolina
The meetings in New Orleans were held on May 26-27. These were followed by another day of hearings in Asheville, N.C., on the 29th. The usual material, agenda, witness lists, statements, and summaries, are contained in the folder. Following the meetings a tour of portions of North Carolina were arranged. Among the information Curtis collected on this trip were pamphlets on the Blue Ridge Parkway and the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. "Air Tour and Visit of Gulf Coast Offshore Oil, Gas and Sulphur Operations, May 28, 1967."
July 13-16, 1967. Billings, Montana
In addition to the agenda, witness list, official memorandum of the meeting and summary of statements presented to the commission, there is a twenty-five page narrative of the Montana air tour which was scheduled for July 15-16. The publications include a brief story of Montana and a booklet on the Indians of Montana and Wyoming.
September 1-5, 1967. Seattle and Spokane, Washington
In September A.B. Curtis arranged for the PLLRC meeting in Spokane, with the ultimate intention of an air tour of the Idaho public lands. Toward the end of the planning sessions, Jackson Hole, Wyoming, was also included in the plan. This Pacific Northwest visit commenced with public meetings in Seattle on September 1; the Spokane hearings were held on September 2, and on the 3rd the air tour began. Among the items in the two folders for these meetings are the minutes for the July 1977 planning committee meeting, the usual agenda, witness lists, and statements for the meetings themselves, and speeches delivered at two of the luncheons. There is a folder labeled "Idaho and the Problems Relating to its Agricultural Land," which contains a booklet entitled "The Economic Importance of the Western Phosphate Industry," as well as other material relating to agriculture. A second folder contains a great deal of information on Grand Teton National Park. The file folders also contain the narrative of the aerial tour of Idaho, aeronautical maps showing the flight plan, newspaper clippings about the PLLRC meetings, and a variety of tourist/travel brochures.
October 6-8, 1967. Milwaukee, Wisconsin
The agenda, commission attendance list, list of witnesses, minutes of the meeting of Governors' Representatives, official summary of the meeting and Curtis's diary are among the material relating to the meeting held in Milwaukee. Following the meeting there was an air tour of the Ottawa National Forest near Ironwood, Michigan. There are several informational brochures on the forest as well as three booklets on the Apostle Islands region of Wisconsin.
January 11-12, 1968. Washington, D.C.
The folder for this final regional meeting contains, in addition to the usual agenda, official summary and Curtis's notes, the most complete file of statements presented to the commission, thirty from members of the Advisory Council and twenty from representatives of other interested organizations.
April 5-6, 1968. Washington, D.C.
This meeting was convened to hear the views of federal departments and agencies having an interest in public lands. The presentations of some of these agencies are included.
November 6-12, 1968. Tucson, Arizona
The topics discussed at this meeting were the studies on Revenue Sharing, Withdrawals and Reservations, and the Outer Continental Shelf. After the meeting the commission members toured some copper mines, then embarked on an air tour of Arizona's public lands. A.B. Curtis's personal diary and a small collection of newspaper clippings provide the only information on the substance of the meeting.
February 21-23, 1969. Washington, D.C.
The subject of this meeting was the report on Administrative Procedure. Curtis's personal notes are the only source of information on the discussions.
April 17-18, 1969. Washington, D.C.
Included in this folder are comments on the commissions' Fish and Wildlife study by the Dept. of the Interior, Colorado State University, Dept. of Fishery & Wildlife Biology, Iowa State Conservation Commission, and the Wildlife Management Institute. There is also a summary of the study entitled "Development, Management, and Use of Water Resources on the Public Lands."
May 8-10, 1969. Washington, D.C.
The study discussed at this meeting was the Federal Land Policies in Alaska. Among agencies submitting reports on this study were the U.S. Dept. of the Interior, Dept. of Agriculture, and the Atomic Energy Commission. A.B. Curtis's diary is also included.
June 26-28, 1969. Washington, D.C.
The reports discussed at this meeting were the Economic Impact of Federal Land Ownership and Use, Federal Public Land Laws and Policies Relating to Intensive Agriculture, and Public Land Timber Policy. There are comments from Bernard Orell (Weyerhaeuser Co.) the Northern and Intermountain Regions of the Forest Service and several federal departments on the Public Land Timber Policy study.
July 17-19, 1969. Washington, D.C.
Although called to discuss the reports on Regional and Local Land Use Planning and Forage, there are comments on the Timber study by Curtis and Bernard Orell.
September 25-26, 1969. Washington, D.C.
The studies on Trespass and Unauthorized Use, Outdoor Recreation, and Nonfuel and Energy Fuel Minerals were discussed at this meeting. Some comments on these reports by outside agencies are included in the folder.
October 9-11, 1969. Washington, D.C.
Curtis's notes are the only record of what transpired at this meeting called to discuss Use and Occupancy and User Fees and Charges.
January 12-16, 1970. Washington, D.C.
Besides the agenda and commission attendance list, the only item in this folder is a summary of State Land Resources and Policies Study.
November 17-18, 1970. Reno, Nevada
After the PLLRC submitted its final report to the President and Congress the University of Nevada sponsored a regional conference to review the recommendations of the commission. The program for the meeting and a copy of the speech given by Arthur M. Roberts "Timber Resources" are included in the folder. Remarks of Commissioner John A. Carver, Jr., Federal Power Commission, Before the Public Land Law Review Commission Conference, Reno, Nevada, November 17, 1970. 13 p.
Each of the studies requested by the PLLRC to enable it to complete its own report was commissioned in the same manner. First a proposed study plan was drawn up and circulated to Advisory Council members for their comments. Many council members sent copies to experts in the field of study and included these comments with their own report to the Commission. A "Request for Proposals" (RFP) was then sent to potential contractors. After a proposal was accepted, a contract signed, and the final report submitted, the council members were asked to read the reports and send comments on them to the Commission. Some of these reports are only a single page, others much longer and very detailed.
Most of the folders in this series contain study plans, requests for proposals and comments from Advisory Council members. These are arranged in RFP number order. There are some folders which contain study plans and comments only. These are in chronological order by study plan date, the folders are lettered A-L rather than numbered. In several instances a study changed title between study plan and comments; these changes are noted in parentheses following the original title. The reports to which the material in these folders refer are in the following series.
A List of PLLRC Study Plans
2. Revenue Sharing and Payments in Lieu of Taxes on the Public Lands
3. Public Land Laws and Policies in Alaska
4. Administrative Procedures Governing Federal Public Land Management, Use, and Disposition: Rulemaking, Adjudication, and Their Relationship to Judicial Review
5. Future National and Regional Demands for Commodities Producible on the Public Lands
6. Withdrawals and Reservations of Public Domain Lands
7. The Forage Resource of Public Lands
8. Fish and Wildlife Resources on the Public Lands
9. The Outer Continental Shelf Lands of the United States
10. Nonfuel Mineral Resources of the Public Lands--the Federal Mining Law and Related Laws
11. Public Land Timber Policy
12. Legal Study of the Energy Fuel Minerals of the Public Lands--The Federal Competitive Oil and Gas Leasing System
13. Legal Study of the Energy Fuel Minerals of the Public Lands--The Federal Noncompetitive Oil and Gas Leasing System
14. Legal Study of the Energy Fuel Minerals of the Public Lands--Oil Shale
15. Legal Study of the Energy Fuel Minerals of the Public Lands--Coal
16. Administrative Procedures Governing Federal Public Land Management, Use and Disposition: Rulemaking, Adjudication and Their Relationship to Judicial Review (Revision of RFP #4)
17. Development, Management, and Use of Water Resources on the Public Lands
18. Regional and Local Land Use Planning
19. Federal Public Land Laws and Policies Relating to Intensive Agriculture
20. Nonfuel Mineral Resources
21. Outdoor Recreation Use of Public Lands
22. Energy Fuel Mineral Resources
23. Federal Public Land Laws and Policies Relating to Use and Occupancy
24. Trespass and Unauthorized Use of the Public Lands of the United States
25. Appraisal Techniques and Procedures Utilized in Connection with Actions Related to Federal Public Lands
26. Land Acquisitions and Exchanges Related to Retention and Management or Disposition of the Federal Public Lands
A. Land Grants to States
B. Criteria to Determine Maximum Benefit for the General Public
C. Impact of Public Lands on Selected Regional Economies
D. Review of User Feed and Charges for Public Lands and Resources
E. Organization, Administration and Budgeting Policies for Public Land Programs
F. Multiple Use (Concepts and Land Use Decisions of the Public Lands)
G. State Land Policies (State Land Resources and Policies)
H. Environmental and Ecological Factors to be Considered in Uses of Public Lands (Public Land Policy and the Environment)
I. Inventory Information of Public Lands (Public Land Records and Inventory Information)
J. Adjustment of Use Rights (and Privileges)
K. Probable Future Demands of the Public Lands (Demand Study)
L. Federal Legislative Jurisdiction
This series consists of the published version of the reports referred to in the previous series, plus some miscellaneous reports related to public land law. Most reports exist in two drafts--the original which was submitted to the PLLRC for study and discussion, and the final or revised draft which was reproduced by the Clearinghouse for Federal Scientific and Technical Information, Springfield, Virginia. A full bibliographic description of each report is given below.
Federal Legislative Jurisdiction. Prepared by the Land and Natural Resources Division, U.S. Dept. of Justice, May 1969 (1 v., 193 p.) Revised September 1969 (1 v., 193 p.)
Study of Withdrawals and Reservations of Public Domain Lands. Prepared by Charles F. Wheatley, Jr., Washington, D.C., 1969. 2 v., 525 p. plus appendices) Revised September 1969. (3 v.)
Administrative Procedures and the Public Lands. Prepared by Carl McFarland, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, September 1969. (1 v., 390 p.) Revised January 1970. (1 v., 390 p.)
Fish and Wildlife Resources on the Public Lands. Prepared by the Department of Fishery and Wildlife Biology, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, January 1969. (1 v., 326 p., plus appendices and summary) Revised September 1969 (2 v.)
Study of Public Land Timber Policy. Prepared by George Banzhaf & Co., Milwaukee, Wisconsin, April 1969. (2 v.) Revised October 1969 (4 v.)
Federal Public Land Laws and Policies Relating to Intensive Agriculture. Prepared by South Dakota State University Agricultural Experiment Station, Economics Dept., April 30, 1969 (8 v.) Revised October 1969 (3 v.)
v.1. Final Report. 349 p.
v.2. Federal Public Lands: Their Disposal and Permitted Use, 1934-67. 335 p.
v.3. Federal Public Lands: Economics of Farm Size in Western United States. 77 p.
v.4. Federal Public Lands Suited for Intensive Agriculture in Western United States. 139 p.
v.5. Federal Public Lands: Their Potential Contribution to Food and Fiber Needs, 1980-2000. 79 p.
v.6. Federal Public Lands: Probable Effects of New Cropland on Local and Regional Economies in Western United States. 40 p.
v.7. Federal Public Lands: Goals, Issues and Alternatives. 82 p.
v.8. Summary. 15 p.
Legal Study of Federal Public Land Laws and Policies Relating to Intensive Agriculture. Prepared by Kronick, Moskovitz, Tiedmann and Girard, Sacramento, California. April 1969 (2 v.) Revised October 1961 (1 v., 342 p. plus appendices)
Study of the Development, Management and Use of Water Resources on the Public Lands. Prepared by Charles F. Wheatley, Jr., and Thomas M. Stetson, March 1969 (2 v., 591 p. plus appendices) Revised October 1969 (2 v.)
Study of Outer Continental Shelf Lands of the United States. Prepared by Nossaman, Waters, Scott, Krueger and Riordan, Los Angeles. October 1968. (2 v., cxlvi, 708 p. plus appendices) Revised November 1969 (6 v.)
The Forage Resource. Prepared by the University of Idaho with Pacific Consultants, Moscow. June 1969. (3 v.) Revised January 1970 (4 v.)
Regional and Local Land Use Planning. Prepared by Herman D. Ruth & Associates, Berkeley, Calif., June 1969 (2 v.) Revised February 1970 (4 v.)
Study of Impact of Public Lands on Selected Regional Economies. Prepared by Consulting Services Corp., Seattle, April 1969 (2 v., 330 p. plus 36 p. summary) Revised November 1969. (1 v.)
Land Grants to States. Prepared by PLLRC staff. Revised May 1970. (1 v., xx, 842 A-23 p.)
State Land Resources and Policies. Prepared by PLLRC Staff. January 1970 (1 v., 37 p. plus tables) Revised May 1970 (1 v.)
Appraisal Techniques and Procedures Utilized in Connection With Action Related to Federal Public-Lands. Prepared by Kronick, Moskovitz, Tiedemann and Girard, Sacramento, Calif. Dec. 1969 (1 v., 225 p. plus appendices) Revised May 1970 (1 v.)
Inventory Information On Public Lands. Prepared by PLLRC Staff. Revised July 1970 (3 v., 192, 127, 127 p.) Part 3 entitled "Public Land Records and Inventory Information; their Compilation, Maintenance & Use."
Land Disposal Techniques and Procedures. Prepared by Raleigh Barlowe and the Department of Resource Development, Michigan State University, East Lansing, December 1969. (1 v., 175 p.) Rev. May 1970 (1 v.)
Study of Outdoor Recreation Use of the Public Lands. Prepared by Herman D. Ruth & Associates, Berkeley, Calif., Sept. 1969 (3 v.) Revised May 1970 (2 v.)
The Adjustment of Use: Rights and Privileges. Prepared by PLLRC Staff, January 1970. (1 v., 232 p.) Revised September 1970 (1 v.)
Federal Public Land Laws and Policies Relating to Multiple Use of Public Lands. Prepared by PLLRC Staff. Revised September 1970 (l v. 110 p.)
Study of Land Acquisition and Exchanges Related to Retention and Management or Disposition of Federal Public Lands. Prepared by Charles F. Wheatley, Jr., Washington, D.C., January 1970 (1 v., 461 p. plus appendices) Revised September 1970 (1 v.)
Future Demands on the Public Lands. Revised October 1970. 4 v.
v.1. Policy impacts of future demands. Prepared by Elmer Bennett and PLLRC Staff. 56 p.
v.2. Projections of the consumption of commodities producible on the public lands of the United States, 1980-2000. Prepared by Robert R. Nathan Associates, Washington, D.C. 432 p.
v.3. Probable future demands of public lands. Prepared by Robert S. Manthy, East Lansing, Michigan. 195 p.
v.4. Probable future demands on the public lands for new cities and urban expansion. Prepared by Marion Clawson and Urban America, inc. 309 p.
Federal Land Laws and Policies in Alaska. Prepared by University of Wisconsin School of Natural Resources, Center for Resource Policy Studies and Programs. March 1969 (4 v., 1265 p. plus appendices) Revised October 1970. 5 v.
Revenue Sharing and Payments in Lieu of Taxes on the Public Lands. Prepared by EBS Management Consultants, inc., Washington, D.C., July 1968 (4 v.) Revised November 1970 (4 v.)
Federal Public Land Law and Policies Relating to Use and Occupancy. Prepared by Daniel, Mann, Johnson & Mendenhall, Los Angeles, September 1969 (4 v.) Revised November 1970 (4 v.)
Study of Trespass and Unauthorized Use of the Public Lands of the United States. Prepared by Ireland, Stapleton, Pryor and Holmes Professional Corp., Denver, Colorado, June 1969 (1 v., 260 p.) Revised November 1970 (1 v.)
Organization. Administration and Budgeting Policy. Prepared by PLLRC Staff, December 1969 (v.1, December 1969, v.2 Appendices) Revised November 1970 (2 v.)
User Fees and Charges for Public Lands and Resources. Prepared by PLLRC Staff, December 1969 (1 v., 407 p. plus appendices) Revised December 1970 (1 v., 686 p.)
Criteria for Public Land Decisions. Prepared by PLLRC Staff. Revised December 1970 (1 v., 448 p.
Public Land Policy and the Environment. Revised 1970. 4 v.
v.1. The legal and administrative framework for environmental management of the public lands. Prepared by Ira M. Heyman and Robert H. Twiss. 257 p.
v.2-3. Environmental problems on the public lands. Prepared by Rocky Mountain Center on Environment, Denver. 2 v., 837 p.
v.4. Environmental quality and the public lands, a general system for environmental resource analysis. Prepared by Landscapes, inc., Madison, Wisconsin. Various pagings.
Nonfuel Mineral Resources of the Public Lands. Prepared by University of Arizona, Tucson, July 1969 (6 v. Revised December 1970 (2 v.)
v.1. The nonfuel mineral resources of the United States. Pp. 1-242
v.2. The utilization of nonfuel mineral resources. Pp. 243-512
v.3. Minerals and the environment Pp. 513-756
v.4. Mineral land systems. Pp. 757-851
v.5. Appendix. 120 p.
v.6. Summary report. 49 p.
Legal Study of Nonfuel Mineral Resources of the Public Lands. Prepared by Twitty, Sievwright and Mills, Phoenix, Arizona. May 1969 (5 v.) Revised December 1970 (4 v.)
Energy Fuel Mineral Resources of the Public Lands. Prepared by Abt Associates, inc., Cambridge, Mass. July 1969 (3 v., plus 1 v. summary, 18 p.) Revised December 1970 (6 v.)
Legal Study of the Federal Competitive and Noncompetitive Oil and Gas Leasing Systems. Prepared by Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation, Boulder, Colorado, April 1969 (4 v., 1424, 69 p.)
Legal Study of Oil Shale on Public Lands. Prepared by University of Denver College of Law. April 1969. (1 v., 412 p. plus appendices)
Legal Study of Coal Resources on Public Lands. Prepared by University of Utah College of Law. Dec. 1968 (2 v., 345, 39 p.)
Legal Study of Geothermal Resources on Public Lands. Prepared by PLLRC Staff. July 1969 (1 v., S-25, 245 p.)
One Third of the Nation's Land. A report to the President and to the Congress by the Public Land Law Review Commission. Washington, D.C., June 1970. 342 p.
Review of the PLLRC Report. National Forest Products Association, Washington, D.C., November 1970. 196 p.
An Analysis of the Public Land Law Review Commission Recommendations. Western Wood Products Association, Portland, Oregon. December 1970. 92 p.
Proceedings of the Interim Committee concerned with activities of the Public Land Law Review Commission, November 11-15, 1968. Edited by John M. Hazelett. Western States Association of Tax Administrators, 17th annual convention. Phoenix, Arizona. 1968. 122 p.
A special report on the United States Public Land Law Review Commission. Prepared by A.B. Curtis for Washington State University. January 18, 1968. 30 p.
Report of the Idaho Commission on Federal Land Law. Submitted to the Public Land Law Review Commission, Washington, D.C., March 1, 1970. 79 p.
Public Lands and the People. Proceedings of a Public Land Law Conference held December 10-11, 1970, Iowa State University, Ames. 59 p.
Proceedings of the Public Land Law Conference sponsored by the University of Idaho, Moscow, and held in Boise, Idaho, October 10-11, 1966. 144 p.
Mineral exploration and mine developing problems related to use and management of other resources and to U.S. Public land laws, especially the mining law of 1872, by Paul A. Bailly. June 30, 1967. 44 p.
Dworshak Dam and Reservoir, North Fork, Clearwater River, Idaho. Main Contract. Plans for the construction of concrete dam and ancillary features. U.S. Army Engineers District, Walla Walla. 3 v. 1966.
v.3. General information
In October 1982 A.B. Curtis donated another group of papers to the University of Idaho Library. Among these papers were some dealing with the Public Land Law Review Commission. Although most of these were kept with the new group (Archives Group 147), several were added to Archives Group 78. Appendix B lists those papers relating to the commission which are in group 147.
The following is a list of Public Land Law Review Commission material in Archives Group 147
1. Outer Continental Shelf Lands Study: Summary. Prepared by Nossman, Waters Scott, Krueger & Riordan. October 1967. 77 p. (The main report, 6 vols. is in Archives Group 78, Report 8)
2. Land Grants to States. A study prepared for the Public Land Law Review Commission. April 1969. 84 p. + appendix. (Revised report is in Archives Group 78, Report 12)
3. Inventory Information on Public Lands. A study prepared by the staff of the Public Land Law Review Commission. January 1970. 2 v. (The final report. 3 vols., is in Archives Group 78, Report 15)
4. Outdoor Recreation Use of the Public Lands: Chapter 2, "The Existing Legal System." By Herman D. Ruth and Associates, Berkeley, Calif. Sept. 5, 1969. 156 p. (The entire 3 volume report is in Archives Group 78, Report 17)
5. Projections of the Consumption of Cities Producible on the Public Lands of the United States, 1980-2000. Prepared for the Public Land Law Review Commission by Robert Nathan Associates, Inc., Washington, D.C., May 1968. 429 p. (Later published as v.2 of Future Demands on Public Lands, Archives Group 78, Report 21)
6. A Study of Probable Future Demands on the Public Lands for the Public Land Law Review Commission. By Robert S. Manthy and Lee M. James, East Lansing, Michigan. September 1969. (Later published as v.3 of Future Demands on the Public Lands, Archives Group 78, Report 21)
7. Federal Land Laws and Policies in Alaska; a Summary of Issues and Alternatives. Prepared for the Public Land Law Review Commission by the University of Wisconsin School of Natural Resources Center for Resource Policy Studies and Program. April 1969. 133 p. (The main report, 4 vols., is in Archives Group 78, Report 22)
8-1. A Staff Summary of Revenue Sharing and Payments in Lieu of Taxes on the Public Land. A study report prepared by EBS Management Consultants. July 1968. (The main report, 4 vols., is in Archives Group 78, Report 23)
8-2. A Catalog of Possible Alternatives to or Modifications of Existing Federal Programs for Revenue Sharing and Payments in Lieu of Taxes on the Public Land. EBS Management Consultants. July 1968. 58 p. (Supplement to: Revenue Sharing and Payments in Lieu of Taxes on the Public Lands. Archives Group 78, Report 23)
9. Study of Federal Public Land Laws and Policies Related to use and Occupancy. Prepared under contract with the Public Land Law Review Commission by Daniel, Mann, Johnson & Mendenhall. Los Angeles. Summary, September 1969. 6, 112 p. (Main report, 4 vols., is in Archives Group 78, Report 24)
10-1. Multiple Use Concepts and Land Use Decisions on the Public Lands. (Draft) A study prepared for the Public Land Law Review Commission. Perry R. Hagenstein, project officer. February 1970. 76 p.
10-2. Land Use Decision Making by the Bureau of Land Management. Contributing report to the Study of Multiple Use Concepts and Land Use Decisions on the Public Lands. By R.S. Whaley, Colorado State University. February 1, 1970.
11. One Third of the Nation's Land; a Report to the President and to the Congress by the Public Land Law Review Commission. Washington, D.C., June 1970. 342 p. (This copy autographed by Wayne Aspinall and Milton Pearl)
12. Excerpts from One Third of the Nation's Land. Idaho Statewide Discussion Forum to review recommendations of the Public Land Law Review Commission. November 6, 1970. Rodeway Inn, Boise. 16 p.
13. One Third of the Nation's Land; excerpts from a Report to the President and to the Congress by the Public Land Law Review Commission. Intermountain Regional Public Land law Review Forum. Max C. Fleischmann. College of Agriculture, University of Nevada, Reno. November 17 & 18, 1970. 16 p.
14. Report of the Idaho Commission on Federal Land Laws. Submitted to the Public Land Law Review Commission, Washington, D.C., March 1, 1970. 79 p.
1. Aspinall Speech and Legislation
Aspinall, Wayne N. Remarks: National Governors' Conference, Cincinnati, Ohio. July 22, 1968. "The State's Interest in the Federal Public Lands." 10 p.
Public Law 88-606 establishing the Public Land Law Review Commission
H.R. 12121 (90th Congress, lst Session) August 7, 1967, Amending the Act Establishing the PLLRC (extending the time)
Committee Print #2 (88th Congress, lst Session) "Public Land Laws: an Exchange of Correspondence Concerning Policy Review." 1963.
2. Journal Articles
"Gates, Paul W. "History of Public Land Law Development: Summary." 8 p. (source unidentified)
Jackson, Donald. "This Land is Our Land." Life, January 8, 1971. Pp.32-43.
Jackson, Donald. "Whose Wilderness?" Life, January 9, 1970. Pp.109-112
Kerr, Ed. "Speak Now or Forever Hold Your Peace." (unidentified) Pp.42-44
Pearl, Milton. "Public Land Commissions." Reprinted from Our Public Lands, 1967
Towell, William E. "Seven Gut Issues on Public Lands." American Forests January 1971. P.7
"Commission Proposes New Public Land Laws." Washington, D.C., The Evening Star, June 23, 1970
"Development Urged of Public Land Minerals." Washington, D.C., The Evening Star, June 23, 1970
"Land Report Includes Some Flaws." Boise, The Idaho Statesman, June 28, 1970
"Overhaul of Public-Land Laws Urged." By George Lardner, Jr. Washington, D.C., The Washington Post, June 24, 1970
"Public Land Law Review Body May Visit Here in September Curtis Tells Chamber." Lewiston Morning Tribune, May 16, 1967
"Public Land Review Complicated by Varying Sectional Problem." Lewiston Morning Tribune, October 17, 1967
"Public Lands Policy Key to Utah Growth." Salt Lake City, Deseret News, June 24, 1970
"Revision of U.S. Land Law Urged." By John MacLean. Chicago Tribune, June 24, 1970
"Tenants First, Landlords Second." Lewiston Morning Tribune, June 24, 1970
3. Revenue Sharing Study
"R.S. and P.I.L.T." by A.B. Curtis. 13 page typescript. October 1970
"Case County Digest: Clearwater, Idaho."
"Case County Digest: Owyhee, Idaho."
"Forest Service Payments of 25 per cent of National Forest Timber Sale Receipts to Counties." 8 p. mimeographed typescript
A.B. Curtis's comments on the EBS report on Revenue Sharing
Several items of correspondence
4. State Land Grant Study
Mimeographed copies of commission correspondence
Manuscript notes of A.B. Curtis
Photocopy of letter from Curtis to Milton Pearl, PLLRC director, regarding the meaning of "Maximum benefit for the general public" Jan. 29, 1970.
Life Magazine, Editor
6. Speaking Notes
Manuscript notes from a briefing held June 22, 1970
Notes for a talk to a seminar at Washington State University, Jan. 18, 1968
Notes for a talk to the Lewiston Chamber of Commerce. Oct. 16, 1967
Typescript for an unidentified speech, 1967.