Guide to the Yellowstone Fires of 1988 Thesis Research Materials,
1988-1989

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Overview of the Collection

Creator: Peterson, David W.
Title: The Yellowstone Fires of 1988 Thesis Research Materials
Dates: 1988-1989 ( inclusive )
Quantity: 12 boxes (4.75 linear feet)
Collection Number: USU_COLL MSS 330
Summary: The collection consists of David W. Peterson's master's thesis research notes which outline the events that occurred during the devastating fires in Yellowstone National Park in 1988.
Repository: Utah State University. Special Collections and Archives
Manuscript Collection

Merrill-Cazier Library
Utah State University
3000 Old Main Hill
Logan, UT 84322-3000
Phone: 435 797-2663
Fax: 435 797-2880
Email: scweb@usu.edu

Languages: Material in English 

Biographical Note

David W. Peterson received his undergraduate degree in 1988 and an M.A. degree in history in 1990, both from Utah State University. He completed law school at the University of Utah in 1992 and as of January 2008, was practicing law in New Mexico.

Content Description

The collection consists of David W. Peterson's master's thesis research notes which outline the events that occurred during the devastating fires in Yellowstone National Park in 1988. His notes include television, magazine and newspaper reports, interviews with people from the National Park Service and U. S. Forest Service, other national park and forest reports, fire management reports, as well as climate and environmental impacts from the fires. The collection is organized in several categories by type of material.

Use of the Collection

Restrictions on Access :  

No restrictions on use, except: not available through interlibrary loan.

Restrictions on Use :  

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances.

Permission to publish material from the The Yellowstone Fires of 1988 Thesis Research Materials must be obtained from the Special Collections Manuscript Curator and/or the Special Collections Department Head.

Preferred Citation :  

Initial Citation: The Yellowstone Fires of 1988 Thesis Research Materials USU_COLL MSS 330, Box [ ]. Special Collections and Archives. Utah State University Merrill-Cazier Library. Logan, Utah.

Following Citations:USU_COLL MSS 330, USUSCA.

Administrative Information

Arrangement :

Organized by type of material

Processing Note :  

Processed in October of 2007

Acquisition Information :  

The collection was donated by David W. Peterson on June 15, 1992.

Related Materials :  

Related departmental holdings include the Yellowstone National Park wildland fire management plan/prepared by Yellowstone National Park, Rocky Mountain Region, National Park Service, Department of the Interior (BOOK COLL 47 no. 24, no. 144, no. 145) and "The Greater Yellowstone Area Fires of 1988" by David W. Peterson (MICRO FORM THESES).


Detailed Description of the Collection

Media Reports and news articles, 1985-1989
(21 folders)
Container(s)
Description
Dates
Box
Folder
1 1 Public Historic News, Vol.9 No. 3 1989 Spring
1 2 Index of newspaper articles 1988 July 23 - November 31
1 3 Newspaper article clippings Undated
1 4 National magazine clippings Undated
1 5 Royal Teton Ranch News 1986 July 4 & 1985
1 6 Yellowstone Today 1988 Summer & Autumn
1 7 High Country News 1988 November 7
1 8 TEEWINOT 1988 Summer
1 9 Greater Yellowstone Report 1988 Autumn
1 10 Western Wildlands 1977, 1985, 1986, 1989
1 11 Photocopy of book Fire Control in the 80s Undated
1 12 National Parks Magazine Undated
1 13 National Geographic 1989 February
1 14 Article "A Utah Moon," by Chas Peterson Undated
1 15 Photocopy of book Yellowstone's Red Summer Undated
1 16 TELECLIPS transcripts 1988 August 24 through 1988 September 12
1 17 The Living Wilderness, No. 86 1964 Spring-Summer
1 18 Book Yellowstone and the Fires of Change, by George Wuerthner Undated
1 19 Article "The Year Yellowstone Burned," Outdoor Life Vol. 182 No. 6 1988
1 20 Article "Beyond the Burn", by Geoffrey O’Gara Undated
1 21 Article "Fire then Ice", by Montgomery Bower and Bill Shaw Undated

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Oral histories, 1984-1988
(24 folders)
Container(s)
Description
Dates
Box
Folder
2 1 Anzelmo, Joan Undated
2 2 Barbee, Bob Undated
2 3 Bird, Doug Undated
2 4 Burns, John Undated
2 5 Carghill, Gary Undated
2 6 Dennee, Bob Undated
2 7 Despain, Don Undated
2 8 Francis, Edward Undated
2 9 Karle, Marsha Undated
2 10 Mintzmeyer, Lorraine Undated
2 11 Mitchell, Del Undated
2 12 Mosbacker, Frank Undated
2 13 Peterson, Joe Undated
2 14 Petroni, Mark Undated
3 1 Mark Petroni Undated
3 2 Pat Sheehan Undated
3 3 Dan Sholly Undated
3 4 Jack Starks Undated
3 5 Brian Stout Undated
3 6 Stan Tixier 1984
3 7 Stan Tixier 1988
3 8 Walt Tomascak Undated
3 9 Archie Wirth and others Undated
3 10 Oral history transcripts release forms Undated

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United States Government reports on national forests and parks, 1952-1989
(12 folders)
Container(s)
Description
Dates
Box
Folder
4 1 Report titled Synopsis of Studies Made of the Forest Service" 1952
4 2 Article titled "Firescope: A New Concept in Multiagency Fire Suppression Coordination" Undated
4 3 Article titled "Long-Term Reconstruction of Seasonal Temperature and Precipitation in the Yellowstone National Park Region Using Dendroclimatic Techniques" 1975
4 4 Report titled "Coordination and Management Review" 1989
4 5 Congressional Research Service (CRS) report titled "The Major Federal Land Management Agencies: Management of Our Nations Lands and Resources" 1985
4 6 Congressional Research Service (CRS) report titled "Public Lands in the West: Policy Perspectives; Selected References" 1983
4 7 Transcript of testimony of Bob Anderson, Executive Director of Greater Yellowstone Coalition Undated
4 8 Department of Army After-Action Report Undated
4 9 Department of Defense Final After-Action Report 1988 September 30
4 10 U. S. Dept. of Interior report on the wildfires 1988
4 11 U.S.D.A. book titled Protecting People and Homes From Wildfire in the Interior West: Proceedings of the Symposium and Workshop Undated
4 12 Search results of Yellowstone fires in records of Congress Undated

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Yellowstone Park offices reports, 1988-1989
(18 folders)
Container(s)
Description
Dates
Box
Folder
5 1 Maps Undated
5 2 The Greater Yellowstone Postfire Assessment Undated
5 3 Hellroaring and Storm Creek Interagency Fire Review Report Undated
5 4 Use of Remote Sensing to Establish Fires in Yellowstone Undated
5 5 Report on Area Command Information Role and Accomplishments Undated
5 6 Yellowstone Unified Area Command 1988 August 4
5 7 Yellowstone Unified Area Command (continued) 1988 August 4
5 8 Yellowstone Unified Area Command (continued) 1988 August 4
5 9 Area Command Logs 1988 August 8 to 1988 September 16
5 10 Coordination and Management Review 1989 January
5 11 A Primer on the 1988 Fire Season Undated
5 12 Greater Yellowstone Area Fires of 1988: Phase II report Undated
6 1 The Buffalo Chip 1988 August
6 2 Forest fire statistics Undated
6 3 Fire Events Undated
6 4 Fire and Landscape Diversity Undated
6 5 Summary of Significant Events 1988
6 6 Post-Fire Assessment 1988 December

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Other National Park/Forest office reports, 1963-1988
(18 folders)
Container(s)
Description
Dates
Box
Folder
7 1 Transcription of Audio Tape Targhee National Forest 1988 July 22
7 2 Forest Service Handbook Undated
7 3 Chronology of Mink Incident Undated
7 4 Clover-Mist Fire Review 1988 December 1
7 5 Huck-Mink Fire Review 1988 November 7-10
7 6 Review of the North Fork/Wolf Lake Fires Undated
7 7 Fire Behavior Undated
8 1 Fire in Land Management Undated
8 2 USFS Proposed Outline 1988 September 12
8 3 Intermountain Regional Pictorial Organization Charts 1987 August
8 4 USDA Forest Service Directory 1988 May
8 5 History of Smokejumping 1969 June 3
8 6 Montana tourism pamphlets Undated
8 7 Article titled, "Frank Jay Haynes Photo Collection at the Montana Historical Society" Undated
8 8 Photocopy of thesis titled, "1910 Fires in Montana and Idaho, Their Impact on Federal and State Legislation" Undated
8 9 Rocky Mountain – High Plains Parks and Recreation Journal Vol. 13 No. 2 1968
8 10 National Park Service Directory 1988 October
8 11 Del Mitchell Strategy Plans Undated

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Fire Reports, 1967-1971 and 1987-1988
(7 folders)
Container(s)
Description
Dates
Box
Folder
9 1 Annual Fire Report 1967
9 2 Annual Fire Report 1968
9 3 Annual Fire Report 1969
9 4 Annual Fire Report 1970
9 5 Annual Fire Report 1971
9 6 Annual Fire Report 1987
9 7 Indside Track, fire reports 1988 July 6 to September 26

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Fire Management Reports, 1971-1989
(11 folders)
Container(s)
Description
Dates
Box
Folder
10 1 Article "Modular Airborne Fire Fighting System" Undated
10 2 Article "Visitor Attitudes Toward Wilderness Fire Management Policy 1971-84" Undated
10 3 Article "Fire Management in the Pacific Northwest" Undated
10 4 Teton Wilderness Fire Management report Undated
10 5 Wildland Fire Management report 1986 June
10 6 Wildland Fire Management Plan for Yellowstone National Park Undated
10 7 Bridger Wilderness Fire Management Plan 1984 January 23
10 8 Management Plan Teton Wilderness Undated
10 9 U.S. Dept. of Interior Wildland Fire Management Plan 1988
10 10 USDA's Final Report on Fire Management Policy 1989 May 5
10 11 Statement of George S. Dunlop , Assistant Secretary U.S.D.A concerning fire management policies within the National Forest System Undated

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Climate/Environmental Issues, 1980-1983
(11 folders)
Container(s)
Description
Dates
Box
Folder
11 1 Article titled "Landscape Diversity: The Concept Applied to Yellowstone Park" Undated
11 2 Report titled "Fire Ecology of Lolo National Forest Habitat Types" 1980 May
11 3 Author's climate notes Undated
11 4 Report titled "Ninety-one Years of Weather Records at Yellowstone National Park 1887-1977" Undated
11 5 National magazine articles ranging from 1988-1989 on global greenhouse Undated
11 6 Government report titled "A Sampling System for Measuring Emissions from West Coast Prescribed Fires" 1982 November
11 7 Government report titled "Fire Ecology of Montana Forest Habitat Types East of the Continental Divide" 1983 May
11 8 Article titled "Climate of Yellowstone Park" Undated
11 9 Congressional Research Services (CRS) reports on the drought of 1988 Undated
11 10 Government report on the climate of Yellowstone and Grand Tetons National Parks Undated
11 1 Article titled "Some Ecological Implications of Forest Fire Control in Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming" 1973

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Incoming & outgoing correspondence and miscellaneous items, Undated
(7 folders)
Container(s)
Description
Dates
Box
Folder
12 1 Incoming correspondence Undated
12 2 Outgoing correspondence Undated
12 3 Author's handwritten notes Undated
12 4 Chas Peterson's (Dad) notes Undated
12 5 Unpublished article on NPS-USFS dispute 1916-1937 titled "A Regular Ding- Dong Fight" Undated
12 6 Smokey the Bear Song sheet music Undated
12 7 Photocopies of elementary school children's letters to firefighters Undated

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Subjects

    • Subject Terms :
    • Fire ecology--Yellowstone National Park.
    • Fire management--Yellowstone National Park.
    • Forest fires--Yellowstone National Park.
    • Geographical Names :
    • Yellowstone National Park.

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