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Manuscript Group 90

SOCIETY OF AMERICAN FORESTERS, INLAND EMPIRE SECTION

Records, 1938-1984
4 c.f.


The first group of IE/SAF records were donated to the University of Idaho Library in the spring of 1978, with subsequent records added March 25, 1985 by Joe Carbone and Joseph Ulliman. They were processed by Judith Nielsen in August and September 1985.

A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE INLAND EMPIRE SECTION OF THE SOCIETY OF AMERICAN FORESTERS

The Society of American Foresters was founded by Gifford Pinchot and six other pioneer foresters in 1900. It is the official organization representing the profession of forestry in the United States. Through membership in the society foresters unite to increase scientific knowledge of forestry, to shape the policies of forestry, and promote good forest management.

The territory within the jurisdiction of what is now the Inland Empire Section was at one time part of the Northern Rocky Mountain Section. In 1937 the Northern Idaho sub-section was formed under the temporary chairmanship of E.C. Rettig, and a constitution was adopted on April 9, 1938. In 1941 the sub-section was given full stature and became the Inland Empire Section. On May 1, 1981, after a period of reorganization at the national level, the section became known as the Inland Empire Society of American Foresters.

SCOPE AND CONTENT

The records of the Inland Empire Section of the Society of American Foresters span the years 1938-1984, with the bulk of the material covering the years 1960 to 1982.

The records include minutes of meetings, both local and national, reports on forestry related issues, including RARE II, and newsletters.

ARRANGEMENT AND DESCRIPTION

The records which were deposited in 1978 had been reviewed by society member Hank Schlueter who arranged them chronologically; these records retain that arrangement. The subsequent records were in labeled file folders, but were in no apparent order. The processor sorted this material into two series, national office material and Inland Empire Section material. The latter group was then subdivided by subject or record type. Original folder headings were retained when possible.

The first series contains minutes of local meetings, copies of reports read at meetings, correspondence, membership lists, and section newsletters.

The second series contains the national constitution and bylaws, manuals, minutes and other material concerning annual conventions, especially the 1980 convention held in Spokane and hosted by the Inland Empire Section, minutes from the House of Section Delegates and the Council, as well as information on the Foresters Fund. Also included are printed volumes of forest policies and positions, and a selection of brochures.

The records of the Inland Empire Section include the constitution and bylaws, executive council minutes and correspondence, budgets, minutes and other material including photographs, concerning annual meetings, material from the several chapters comprising the IE Section, and issues of Western Forester, which was published by the joint office as a newsletter for the northwest region. There are also reports and policy statements dealing with such subjects as grizzly bear habitat, forest practices in Idaho, and roadless areas.

On February 29, 1976, the Spokesman Review published a special supplement on forestry which was taken from articles submitted by the Inland Empire Section. The working copies for articles in this supplement, and correspondence relating to it, are in the final folders of this manuscript group.

Since the material in this group was collected from various officers in the section there were many duplicate copies of reports, manuals, and circular letters; these duplicates were discarded. One computer generated list of section members for each year was retained, others were discarded. In all, about 2 c.f. of material was removed.

SERIES LIST

Container

I. Chronological Files, 1938-1975 1-2

II. SAF National Office, 1974-1983 3

III. Inland Empire Section Records, 1967-1984 3-4

A. Business Records, 1967-1984

B. Annual Meetings, 1970-1984

C. I.E. Chapters and Adjacent Sections, 1969-1983

D. Awards, 1970-1982

E. Committees, 1967-1982

F. Forest Policy and Position Statements, 1969-1985

G. Other Papers, 1969-1983

INVENTORY

SOCIETY OF AMERICAN FORESTERS, INLAND EMPIRE SECTION

Box Folder Description Items

I. Chronological Folders, 1938-1975

1	1-8	1938-1946	655
	9	1946 Blister Rust Meeting	6
	10-13	1947-1950	422
	14	1950 Section Manual	1
	15	1951	146
	16	1951 Member questionnaire	108
	17-22	1952-1956	737
2	23-31	1957-1965	676
	32	1964-65 Programs	20
	33-35	1966-1968	85
	36	1968 SAF manual	1
	37-43	1969-1975	361
	44	1975 History Panel	8

II. Society of American Foresters, National Office, 1974-1983

3	45	Constitution and Bylaws, 1974-1982	5
	46	Manuals, 1977-1982	4
	47-52	Annual Conventions, 1979-1983	143
	53	House of Section Delegates, 1977-1979	41.
	54	Council Minutes, 1977-1983	18
	55	Council Elections, 1977-1982	13
	56	Foresters' Fund, 1971-1983	48
	57	Renewable Natural Resources Foundation, 1982-1983	5
	58	Forest Policies and Positions, 1972-1984	9
	59	Forest Policy Newsletters, 1975-1979	23
	60	SAF Life Insurance, 1972-1979	8
	61	SAF Brochures, 1976-1981	9

III. Inland Empire Section Records, 1967-1984

A. Business Records, 1971-1983

	62	Constitution and Bylaws, 1974-1981	2
	63	Executive Council Minutes, 1971-1983	40
	64	Executive Council Correspondence, 1972-1983	67
	65	Budgets, 1974-1983	25
	66	Directory of Officers, 1971-1983	11

B. Annual Meetings, 1970-1984

	67-77	1970-1984	379

C. I.E. Chapters and Adjacent Sections, 1969-1983

3	78	Palouse Chapter, 1973-1977	9
	79	Panorama Chapter, 1975-1978	6
	80	Selkirk Chapter, 1970-1977	13
	81	Snake River Chapter, 1969-1977	24
	82	Student Chapters, 1970-1982	34
	83	Puget Sound Section Agreement, 1979-1981	16
4	84	Joint Office (Oregon, Washington, I.E., Alaska), 1981-1983	29
	85	Western Forester (Joint Office News Letter), 1982-1984	18

D. Awards, 1970-1982

	86	SAF Professional Recognition Program, 1971	2
	87	Barrington Moore Memorial Award, 1977	5
	88	Communicator of the Year, 1970-1979	11
	89	Forester of the Year, 1977-1978	5
	90	Student of the Year, 1974-1982	14
	91	Longevity, 1975-1978	2
	92	SAF Fellow nominations, 1973-1982	16
	93	Continuing Education Accomplishment, 1982	6

E. Committees, 1967-1982

	94	Membership, 1981-1982	16
	95	Nominating-Awards, 1969-1982	21
	96	Teller, 1974-1981	7
	97	Continuing Forestry Education, 1981-1982	13
	98	Public Affairs, 1975-1978	11
	99	Forest Policy, 1970-1978	14
	100	Forest Sciences Board, 1978	1
	101	Forest Science & Technology Coordinator, 1982	2
	102	Natural Areas Liaison Officer, 1967-1980	14

F. Forest Policy & Position Statements, 1969-1985

	103	Federal Lands in Alaska, 1973-1979	9
	104	Forest Practices in Idaho, 1969-1985	50
	105	Forest Service Funding, 1982	5
	106	Grizzly bear habitat, 1976-1977	22
	107	National Program of Research for Forests and Associated Rangelands, 1977	9
	108	Pesticide regulations, 1976-1977	9
	109	Resources Planning Act, 1977-1985	17
	110	Roadless Area Review and Evaluation II, 1977-1978	10
4	111	Roadless Area Roundtable, 1977	45
	112	Timberland Taxation, 1977-1978	11
	113	Washington State Wilderness Bill, 1983	14
	114	Other Forest Policy Documents, 1969-1980	43

G. Other Papers, 1969-1983

	115	Certification and Licensing, 1977	8
	116	Employment, 1972-1978	8
	117	Forest Technicians, 1978-1980	3
	118	Reorganization and Governance, 1977-1981	11
	119	Legislators Field Trip, 1977	23
	120	Section Activities, 1977	1
	121	Coeur d'Alene Tree Nursery, 1980	13
	122	Inland Empire Natural Resources Youth Camp, 1969-1981	53
	123	Priest River Experimental Forest Anniversary, 1976	5
	124	Inland Empire Speakers Bureau, 1970	6
	125-126	Correspondence, 1972-1982	63
	127	Membership Opinion Survey, 1976-1979	2
	128	Membership Lists and Correspondence, 1977-1983	25
	129	Section Newsletter, 1969-1981	20
	130	Section Newsletter Correspondence, etc., 1974-1977	11
	131-132	IE/SAF Special Edition (Spokesman Review) Working copies, 1976	66


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