Guide to the Leo Anthony Isaac papers

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Overview of the Collection

Creator: Isaac, Leo Anthony, 1892-1970
Title: Leo Anthony Isaac papers
Dates: 1920-1968 ( inclusive )
Quantity: 3.5 linear feet (3 containers)
Collection Number: Ax 730
Summary: Leo Isaac (1892-1970) was a forester in the Pacific Northwest. The papers include diaries, correspondence, and publications.
Repository: University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives.
Contact Information: UO Libraries--SPC, 1299
University of Oregon
Eugene OR
Telephone: 541-346-3068
Fax: 541-346-3485
Languages: Collection materials are in English. 
Sponsor: Funding for production of this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC).

Historical Note

Leo Isaac (1892-1970) was born near Fon du Lac, Wisconsin and was educated at the University of Minnesota. For 32 years he was engaged in Douglas fir research, a silviculturist in the Pacific Northwest Forest and Range Experiment Station. After 1956 he was a private consultant in forestry.

Content Description

The papers include field and official diaries from 1920-1951, professional correspondence, and a file of publications.

Correspondence is arranged alphabetically by correspondent. Incoming and outgoing correspondence are integrated.

Diaries are arranged chronologically. Some years are incomplete.

Subject files are arranged alphabetically by subject, organization, or name. Materials consist of correspondence, publications, clippings, field reports, memos, agendas, and meeting minutes.

Publications are arranged by title. Materials vary by title, but include manuscripts, reviews, correspondence, supporting materials, research materials, tearsheets, reports, and other documents.

Use of the Collection

Restrictions on Access :  

Collection is open to the public.

Collection must be used in Special Collections & University Archives Reading Room.

Restrictions on Use :  

Property rights reside with Special Collections & University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries. Copyright resides with the creators of the documents or their heirs. All requests for permission to publish collection materials must be submitted to Special Collections & University Archives. The reader must also obtain permission of the copyright holder.

Archival material may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal and/or state right to privacy laws and other regulations.

Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g. a cause of action for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the University of Oregon assumes no responsibility.

If a researcher finds sensitive personal information in a collection, please bring it to the attention of the reading room staff.

Preferred Citation :  

[Identification of item], Leo Anthony Isaac papers, Ax 730, Special Collections & University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries, Eugene, Oregon.

Administrative Information

Arrangement :

Collection is organized into the following series: Correspondence, Diaries, Subject files, and Publications.

Processing Note :  

Collection processed by staff, May 1973.

This finding aid may be updated periodically to account for new acquisitions to the collection and/or revisions in arrangement and description.

Additional Reference Guides :  

Paper finding aid with additional information is available in Special Collections & University Archives.


  • Personal Names :
  • Isaac, Leo Anthony, 1892-1970
  • Subject Terms :
  • Douglas fir.
  • Foresters--Northwest, Pacific
    • Form or Genre Terms :
    • Correspondence
    • Diaries
    • Manuscripts for publication

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