Manuscript Group 84
2 cubic feet
The papers of Carl Krueger were donated to the University of Idaho Library by his widow, Dorothy Krueger, between March and September 1986. They were processed by Judith Nielsen in October 1989.
Carl Krueger was born November 5, 1905; he grew up and attended school in Oakfield, Wisconsin. He then attended the University of Minnesota where he graduated with a degree in forestry. After graduation he took a job as a ranger for the Forest Service in Cody, Wyoming. While there he married Dorothy Siddle on May 24, 1933. From August 1943 to July 1949, he was forest supervisor at the Pisgah-Croatan National Forests near Asheville, North Carolina. He next served with the Forest Service in Texas before becoming forest supervisor at the Coeur d'Alene National Forest in August 1952. He retired from this position in October 1965.
He was active in the Presbyterian Church, Rotary, Society of American Foresters, and the Hoo Hoo Club, an association of loggers, lumbermen, and foresters. He also set up and taught in the vocational forestry program at North Idaho College. He served on the board of the Museum of North Idaho where he helped to catalog artifacts that had been collected by the defunct North Idaho Historical Society.
Carl Krueger died in Coeur d'Alene on November 1, 1985.
The papers of Carl Krueger span the years 1926 to 1983, with the bulk of the material covering the years 1930 to 1965.
The material includes forest service diaries, slides, manuscripts and one letter. While the diaries cover his years in Wyoming, North Carolina, and Idaho, there is no information on the years he spent in Texas, August 1949 to July 1952.
The diaries were in chronological order when received, but the remaining material was not arranged. These items were sorted into two series, slides and manuscripts and correspondence.
The diaries consist of standardized forest service daily diaries. These are in chronological order.
There are many slides in the collection; all were in slide trays or storage boxes and were identified by Krueger. The file labeled "The Cradle of Forestry in America" contains slides, photographs and brochures on the Pisgah-Croatan National Forest.
The manuscripts and correspondence series includes an article on the Mullan Road written by Krueger, a student paper on the ecology of the Minneapolis-St. Paul area, class notes, and one letter concerning a timber management report from the Forest Service in Wyoming.
I. Forest Service Diaries, 1930-1965 1
II. Slides, 1952-1983 2
III. Manuscripts and Correspondence, 1926-1983 2
BoxFolder Description Items
1 --- Shoshone National Forest, Cody, Wyoming, January 1930-August 1943 43 --- Pisgah-Croatan National Forests, Asheville, North Carolina, August 1943-July 1949 71 --- Coeur d'Alene National Forest, August 1952-October 1965 146
2 1 Various Forestry Practices, 1956-1970 475 2 Foreign Foresters, 1960 40 Last Log Drive on Clearwater & St. Joe, 1971 30 3 Society of American Foresters Meetings, 1952-1961 120 4 Beaverhead, 1964 90 5 Cradle of Forestry in America, 1964-1983 22
6 Krueger, Carl. "Route of the Mullan Road Over the Bitterroot Divide", n.d. 6 7 Krueger, Carl. "An Ecological Study of the Minneapolis-St. Paul Area," 1926 1 8 Notes on Forestry Practices, 1926 3 9 TLS: Randall R. Hall to Carl Krueger, 1983 1