Guide to the Jackson F. Kimball Collection
1910-1945

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Overview of the Collection

Creator: Kimball, Jackson F., ca. 1874-1944
Title: Jackson F. Kimball Collection
Dates: 1910-1945 ( inclusive )
Quantity: 4.1 cubic feet
Collection Number: Consult repository.
Summary: The Kimball Collection documents Jackson F. Kimball's work as a timber agent in Oregon, especially in the Klamath Falls area.
Repository: Oregon State University
University Archives

121 The Valley Library
Oregon State University
Corvallis, OR 97331-4501
Phone: 541-737-2165
Email: archives@oregonstate.edu
Web: http://osulibrary.oregonstate.edu/archives

Languages: Materials in English. 
Sponsor: Funding for encoding this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Biographical Note

Jackson F. Kimball was probably born about 1874 in Maine, the state in which he grew up. He studied medicine and law in college, but left to become a timber cruiser. He ultimately moved west, staying briefly in Roseburg, Oregon, and then moving to Klamath Falls. In 1905 Kimball began working for the Weyerhauser Timber Company. He devised the company's policy pertaining to the leasing of its holdings for grazing purposes. Kimball worked for Weyerhauser until his death in 1944. In 1908 Kimball became associated with the Klamath/Lake Counties Forest Fire Association, later the Klamath Forest Protective Association. He was also interested in control of the Western Pine Beetle, a major pest in the forests of the Klamath region.

Kimball's timber work was not limited to Weyerhauser. He acted as agent/broker for the Day Brothers Lumber Company, the C.C. Yawkey Lumber Company (Yawkey was the owner of the Boston Red Sox), the Alexander-Yawkey Lumber Company (for whom he was an officer), several smaller timber/lumber and real estate interests, and individuals. Kimball was a shareholder and trustee of the American National Bank of Klamath Falls. From 1930-1940 he was the Klamath County chair for the Citizens' Military Training Camp. He spent considerable time in Salem lobbying the Oregon Legislature for timber and lumber industry-related legislation. Kimball died at his home in Klamath Falls on May 21, 1944. (Most of the above information is from Harry J. Drew's Weyerhauser Company: A History of People, Land and Growth, 1979.)

Content Description

Series one documents the agent/broker work that Kimball did in the Klamath Falls area for major lumber companies other than Weyerhauser Timber Company, his primary employer. These included Day Brothers Lumber Company, C.C. Yawkey Lumber Company, and Alexander-Yawkey Lumber Company. The Alexander-Yawkey Lumber Company files document its start in 1937 and its early operations near Prineville. Series two documents Kimball's agent/broker work for smaller lumber companies and individuals.

Series three consists of personal and work-related correspondence with individuals and organizations. Series four documents some of Kimball's professional activities involving lumber and timber organizations and his role in shaping state and federal legislation affecting the timber and lumber industries. Series five pertains to Kimball's personal investments and tax matters involving his interests. Series six includes photographs separated from the collection's files.

Use of the Collection

Preferred Citation :  

Jackson F. Kimball Papers, Oregon State University Archives, Corvallis, Oregon.

Administrative Information

Arrangement :

Collection is arranged into six series: I. Lumber Company Files; II. Sales, Contracts, Leases & Trustee Files; III. General correspondence; IV. Professional Activities; V. Financial Records; and VI. Photographs. Most series are arranged alphabetically by subseries and then chronologically.

Related Materials :  

Much of Kimball's correspondence with the Weyerhauser Timber Company can be found at the corporation's archives in Tacoma, Washington.


Detailed Description of the Collection

Series I:  Lumber Company Files, 1910-1945
Container(s)
Description
Day Brothers Lumber Company
Box
1 General correspondence
Box
1 1910-1945
1 C.L. Gilham (Portland office) answers, 1911-1919
1 Benton County tract, 1929-1943
1 R.A. Booth, 1927-1928; 1936
1 Crescent block - Deschutes Lumber Co. & Wheeler, 1941-1942
1 Elliott Mill Co. & Gales Creek Logging Co. (section 14-17-2, Lane Co.), 1939-1944
1 Elliott Mill Co. & South Fork Logging Co. (section 26-16-4, Lane Co.), 1938-1940
1 Ewauna Box Company: section 6-38-15 & 16, 1939-1940
1 Ewauna Box Company: various sections, 1928-1942
1 Fir tract, 1929-1942
1 Glendale, 1929-1930
1 Green/Day to Giustina Bros. Lumber Company, 1941-1943
1 Day - Hovey - Weyerhaeuser Timber Co., 1927-1937
1 Ivory Pine Co., 1938-1939
1 Kalpine Plywood Co., 1942-1943
2 W.H. Leehman grazing lease (Ewana range), 1932-1944
2 G.C. Lorenz sale
Box
2 1929-1945
2 Fall 1942
2 McCartie, Jerry, 1935-1939
2 Pelican Bay Lumber Co.
Box
2 Correspondence, 1924-1934
2 Sale of lands, 1937-1940
2 Option contracts, 1926-1933
2 South Fork Logging Co. (section 9-16-6, Lane Co.), 1940-1941
2 Telford-Reed Lumber Co., 1927-1929
2 Scale on salvage operations (exchange with Weyerhaeuser Timber Co.), 1933-1934
2 Timber values, 1928-1929
C.C. Yawkey Lumber Co.
Box
2 General correspondence, 1924-1944
2 Blowdown, 1922-1924
2 Algoma Lumber Co., 1937-1943
3 Wheeler-Olmstead Co. right-of-way, 1926
3 Dallas - California Highway right-of-way, 1924 & 1937-1943
3 Wood sales, 1937-1943
3 State Industrial Accident Commission, 1937-1944
3 Tax file (condemnation - right-of-way proceeding), 1941-1942
Alexander-Yawkey Lumber Co.
Box
3 General correspondence, 1937-1944
3 Clippings, 1936-1937
Day Brothers Lumber Company
Map Case
* Day-Hovey-Weyerhaeuser Timber Co., plat grids
* Ewana Box Co., plat of sale (section 6-38-15 & 16), 1939
C.C. Yawkey Lumber Co.
Map Case
* Map of Crater Lake district (from 1933-35 general correspondence)
* Map showing railroad survey into Wheeler Olmstead timber (from Wheeler-Olmstead Co. right-of-way), 1926
Alexander-Yawkey Lumber Co.
Map Case
* Map of Prineville Municipal Railroad industrial spur (from 1937 general correspondence)
* Map of Ochoco Heights subdivision, Prineville, Oregon (from Oct. 1938 general correspondence)

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Series II:  Sales, Contracts, Leases, & Trustee Files, 1922-1944
Container(s)
Description
Box
3 Blocklinger Hill, 1930
3 Buzard, R.T. (Buzard-Burkhart Pine Company), 1941-1943
3 Crater Lake Lumber Co., 1930-1937
3 Davis, A.J. sale to Loe Brothers, 1930
3 Dineen, Elizabeth & Emma McConathy
Box
3 General correspondence, 1926-1943
3 Linn County lands, 1931-1941
3 Sale to Henry Sause, Jr., 1941
3 Fruit Growers Supply Company, 1929-1935
3 Gardinier, Frank, 1931
3 Gilbert, Wells, 1932-1935
3 Groat, Rose, 1923-1928
3 Hanson Ranch (J. Fred Hanson), 1929-1931
3 Hovey, Chester L. & Richard R.
Box
3 General correspondence, 1922-1928
3 Dineen-McConathy sales, 1926-1935
3 Kimball, Cummings & Withrow, Inc., general correspondence, 1922-1930
3 Klamath Indian Reservation
Box
3 Timber sales, 1927-1937
3 Pine beetle, 1927
4 Lindsay, Edwin B. (Trustee)-Big Lakes Box Co., 1941-1943
4 Lorenz Lumber Co.-Crater Lake sale, 1930-1945
4 Lynch & Sullivan (grazing leases), 1939-1944
4 Shumway, Jack (grazing leases with Weyerhaeuser, Day Bros., and Soper Lumber Companies), 1934-1942
4 Steiger, J.J., 1922-1928
4 U.S. National Bank-Weyerhaeuser Timber Co. sale, 1932
4 Ward, M.J. (grazing lease), 1928
4 Webber, George C., 1935-1944
4 Wheeler, William, 1931
4 Wilshire, W.E. (grazing leases), 1934-1940
4 Winnard, N.E., 1927-1930
4 Wolf Creek Timber Co., 1931
4 Real estate contracts, 1926-1937
4 Lands for sale, 1933-1936
4 Loggers and logging information, Klamath District, 1930-1931 & undated
4 Scrip, 1931-1937
Map Case
* Map of Whiskey Creek Unit (from Crater Lake Lumber Co.), ca. 1936
Map Case
* Map of Trinity National Forest, California (from U.S. National Bank-Weyerhaeuser Timber Co. sale, 1932), 1930
Map Case
* Map of Township 33, South Range 7, Klamath Co.? (from Scrip file)

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Series III:  General Correspondence, 1925-1944
Container(s)
Description
Box
4 Personal correspondence, 1929-1938
4 Miscellaneous correspondence, 1920-1921, 1927-1928 and 1935-1944
4 Books and magazines, 1925-1942
4 Christmas card lists, 1926-1937
4 Citizens' Military Training Camp (Klamath County chair), 1930-1940
4 Cummings, K.G., 1941-1943
4 Daggett, J.F. "Junior", 1936-1940
4 Flynn, E.F., 1927
4 Hulet, Charles C., 1931
4 Jewett, C.F., 1935
4 Monaghan, J.L., 1936
4 Wing, E.V., 1934-1943

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Series IV:  Professional Activities, 1928-1938
Container(s)
Description
Box
4 Klamath Indian Forest Bill, 1929-1930
4 National Lumber Manufacturers Association, Inc., 1929-1932
4 National Recovery Administration re: lumber and timber products industries, 1933-1934
4 Oregon timber organizations legislative program, 1938
4 U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Western Dvisional Meeting, Honolulu, Hawaii, 1928
4 Christopher Columbus essay (unattributed), undated

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Series V:  Financial Records, 1927-1945
Container(s)
Description
Box
4 Investments
Box
4 American National Bank (Klamath Falls), 1933-1936
4 California Oregon Power Company, 1927-1930
4 Universal Bond & Mortgage Corporation, 1930-1940
4 Kimball, Cummings & Withrow (real estate), tax information, 1931-1936
4 Income tax matters (J.F. Kimball), 1930-1945
4 Social Security & State Unemployment Insurance, 1937-1944
4 Insurance (personal), 1928-1930
4 Accident, J.F. Kimball, 1939
4 Heating oil contracts, 1927-ca. 1942

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Series VI:  Photographs
Container(s)
Description
Box
5 Dineen home, Cloverdale, CA, 1928
5 Cloverdale Fair, ca. 1920s
3 views
5 Unidentified man & dog (from Yawkey Lumber Co. - Algoma Lumber Co., 1939, file)
5 Unidentified military officer (from Citizens' Military Training Camp file)

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Subjects

  • Personal Names :
  • Long, George S., 1853-1930.
  • Corporate Names :
  • Alexander-Yawkey Lumber Company (Prineville, Or.)
  • Brown & Brown, Inc. (Portland, Or.)
  • C.C. Yawkey Lumber Company (Madison, Wis.)
  • Day Brothers Lumber Company (New Orleans, La.)
  • Klamath Forest Protective Association.
  • Klamath Indian Reservation (Or.)
  • Pelican Bay Lumber Company (Klamath Falls, Or.)
  • Weyerhauser Timber Company.
  • Geographical Names :
  • Klamath Falls (Or.)
  • Subject Terms :
  • Forest fires--Oregon--Prevention and control.
  • Forest landowners--Oregon.
  • Forest products industry--Oregon.
  • Logging--Oregon.
  • Lumber trade--Oregon.
  • Lumbering--Oregon.
  • Lumber--Law and legislation--Oregon.
  • Lumber--Law and legislation--United States.
  • Timber--Law and legislation--Oregon.
  • Timber--Law and legislation--United States.
  • Timber--Oregon.
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Photographs.
    • Other Creators :
    • Alexander, Ben, 1894-1944.
    • Daggett, J. F.
    • Day, R. N.
    • Gilham, C. L.
    • Hovey, Chester L.
    • Long, George S., 1853-1930.
    • McCullough, Matthew P.
    • Monaghan, J. L.
    • Yawkey, Cyrus Carpenter, 1862-1943.

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