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.
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.
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.
Organized by type of material
Processing Note :
Processed in October of 2007Acquisition 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