Guide to the Edwin Russell Jackman Papers
1917-1968

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Overview of the Collection

Creator: Jackman, E. R. (Edwin Russell), 1894-
Title: Edwin Russell Jackman Papers
Dates: 1917-1968 ( inclusive )
Quantity: 10 cubic feet
Collection Number: Consult repository.
Summary: The Jackman Papers include articles written for OSU publications and bulletins, national publications and specialized trade publications; news releases; radio and television talks; speeches; and manuscripts of E.R. Jackman's published books pertaining to Oregon agriculture.
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

Jackman was born in Stillwater, Minnesota, February 14, 1894. He lived on his father's 185-acre potato, grain and livestock farm in Flathead County, Montana, until 1917, when he entered the U.S. Army. Jackman served as 1st Lieutenant in the Field Artillery, and was stationed at Ft. Sill, Oklahoma. Prior to this time, he attended Montana State College in Bozeman in 1913-1914 and 1916-1917. During the summer of 1917 he served as County Agent in Blaine County, Montana. Following World War I, he attended Oregon Agricultural College in 1919-1920 and received his B.S. in Agronomy. He was appointed County Agent for Wasco County, Oregon, and except for a short period (1926-1929, when he resigned to enter commercial business) he worked for Oregon State College and the Federal Cooperative Extension Service until his retirement in 1959. In 1929 Jackman was appointed Extension Specialist in Farm Crops; in 1953 he was appointed Range Crops Management Specialist.

Jackman helped organize the Oregon Seed Growers' League and served as secretary for this organization for many years. He was also instrumental in starting the Oregon Wheat League, an organization that has been widely copied throughout the country. As president of the Pacific Northwest Section of the American Society of Range Management, Jackman instituted the society's "Youth Range Camp" in 1950. Since that year, the camp has been held annually. He was a member of Epsilon Sigma Phi, the national extension honorary fraternity, and in 1949 was awarded the fraternity's Western States Certificate of Recognition. In 1956 he received the United States Department of Agriculture's Superior Service Award "for outstanding success in promoting Oregon's widespread adoption of grassland agriculture and for leadership in developing the state's multimillion dollar seed industry." Jackman died on May 12, 1967 in Portland, Oregon, following a long illness. The E. R. Jackman Foundation, an affiliate of the Oregon State University Foundation located within the university's College of Agricultural Sciences, was formed in his memory.

Content Description

The manuscript series includes copies of E.R. Jackman's four books are included in the collection: Gold and Cattle Country (with Herman Oliver), The Oregon Desert (with Reuben A. Long), Blazing Forest Trails (with Charles Simpson), and Steens Mountain (with Charles Conkling and John Scharff). This series also contains research materials compiled by Jackman on a variety of subjects for use in his writing.

Correspondence includes letters written in conjunction with his work at Oregon State University, personal correspondence, and letters to and from publishers concerning the various articles and books. Meetings records include programs, papers, proceedings and other items from meetings of a few of the organizations that Jackman was associated with. Personal records include a diary from his tenure in the military, military commissions, his diploma from Oregon State, awards, a retirement scrapbook, autographed books from other authors, and income/expense ledgers. Photographs that were originally part of this collection were transferred to P 89, the photographic component of Jackman's personal papers.

Use of the Collection

Preferred Citation :  

Edwin Russell Jackman Papers, Oregon State University Archives, Corvallis, Oregon.

Administrative Information

Arrangement :

The material in this collection consists of four series: I. Manuscripts and Reference Data; II. Correspondence; III. Meetings; IV. Personal Records.

Related Materials :  

Extension Service Records (RG 111); Edwin Russell Jackman Photographic Collection (P 89); Sarah Jackman Wilson Papers; MC - Jackman, Edwin Russell.


Detailed Description of the Collection

Series I:  Manuscripts & Reference Data, 1922-1967
Container(s)
Description
Box
1 Autobiographies, ca. 1940-1960
1 Manuscripts, 1936-1965
1 Talks to Forestry
Radio Talks
Box
1 General, 1929-1957
1 Potatoes, 1923-1943
1 Range & Pastures, 1931-1961
1 Alfalfa, 1929-1964
1 Wheat, Soil, & Miscellaneous, 1926-1957
1 Seeds, 1930-1944
1 Speeches, 1923-1957
1 Speech notes, 1952-1963
1 Manuscripts, 1951-1965
1 Cattle history talks, 1958-1963
1 " What's a Cattle Ranch Worth?" , 1956
1 " We Gave A Continent Away" , 1954
1 Manuscripts on the public domain, 1951-1963
1 " How Much Grass Can You Buy For $1000?" , 1957
1 Grass articles, 1954-1956
1 Miscellaneous articles, 1940-1957
1 Miscellaneous manuscripts (speeches, radio talks, etc.), 1936-1957
2 Articles, 1926-1965
2 Dement (Russell C.) articles, 1934-1959
2 " Who Gets Your Money?" , 1956
2 Hunting, 1957
2 " Population Follows The Plow" , 1951
2 " Books Grow All Over Oregon" and assorted notes, 1965
2 Oliver Matthews - Trees, 1952
2 " The Grass is the Wealth" , 1954
2 Manuscripts (drafts), 1924-1963
2 Mimeographs to county agents, extension specialists, etc., 1942-1944, 1948-1949
2 Column material, 1948
2 " Sound Management" and " Plan for the Day of Sale Before the Calf is Born" , papers by Herman Oliver, 1956 and undated
2 " Oregon: A State of Mind" , address delivered before the Friends of the Library (published 1962), 1961
3 Speech material
3 Manuscripts and notes - Miscellaneous, 1941-1965
3 Manuscripts, 1922-1966
3 Conservation Man of the Year Award and " Ed McCanse Says You Can't Fool the Soil" , 1957
3 Reub A. Long, 1955-1965
3 Burns article, 1939-1947
3 Grass Man of the Year, Marion & Harney Counties, 1951-1957
3 Personalities, 1944-1964
3 Ballard Award, 1961
3 " Tracking Humor to Its Lair"
3 Short Stories
3 Steens Mountain notes
3 Steens Mountain, rough draft
3 Steens Mountain: Oregon's High Desert Country, manuscript, 1967
4 Oregon Desert notes, 1961-1962
4 Oregon Desert notes, correspondence, review, 1964-1965
4 Blazing Forest Trails
4 Ward K. Richardson - Tree Farming Book
4 Baker County
4 Benton County
4 Clackamas County
4 Clatsop County
4 Coos County
4 Curry County
4 Deschutes County
4 Grant County
4 Harney County
4 Jackson County
4 Jefferson County
4 Lake County
4 Malheur County
4 Marion County
4 Morrow County
4 Polk County
4 Sherman County
4 Umatilla County
4 Wallowa County
5 Wasco County
5 Wheeler County
5 Yamhill County
5 Notes on Remaining Counties
The Oregon Desert
Box
5 Publication draft, 1963
5 Picture captions
5 Article manuscript, 1955
5 Article draft, undated
5 Steens Mountain, final draft
5 " Costs, Carrying Capacities, and Management of Willamette Valley and Southern Oregon Farm Pastures" , ca. 1939
5 " The First Hundred Years" Cattlemen's Association), 1963
5 " The Western Range" , 1959
5 " Weather Sorts Western Grasses" , 1956
5 Jackman House, 1954
Map Case
* Jackman House plans, 1954
5 " Cross Country Cooperation" (with O.A. Fitzgerald), 1943
5 Notes, " The Great American Desert"
5 Miscellaneous notes
5 Biographical data, Edward J. Carrillo
5 Notes - Bernard De Voto
Subject Files
Farming and Ranching
Box
5 Farming
5 Fences
5 Livestock (feeding)
5 Sheep
5 Wild horses information
5 Wildlife resources
Plants
Box
5 Clover and Alfalfa
5 Crops and Pasture
5 Grasses
5 Herbicides
5 Names of Plants
5 Nitrogen Fertilization
5 Plants and Water
5 Undesirable Range Plants
5 Wheat
Range
Box
5 Brush Ranges
5 Erosion
5 Forests
5 Grazing
5 Land Use
6 Public Land Claim (controversy)
6 Range Management
6 Range Management Research
6 Sage Brush
6 Seeding Rangelands
6 Utah Range
6 Use of Fire in Land Clearing
6 Magazine and newspaper clippings & other reference materials (12 files)
7 Burns, Oregon, article in Saturday Evening Post, 1948
apx 12x17 in.
Map Case
* Maps (Pacific Northwest)
National Forests - Oregon
Map Case
* Fremont (1954 & 1965), Ochoco (1963), Mt. Hood (1963), Malheur (1962), Siuslaw (1962), Willamette (1965), Deschutes (1965), Umpqua (1965), Rogue River (1965), Siskiyou (1964), Wallowa-Whitman (1964)
National Forests - Washington
Map Case
* Gifford Pinchot (1965), Mount Baker (1960), Okanogan (1960), Wenatchee (1964)
Map Case
* Bureau of Land Management Recreation Guide, Oregon, ca. 1964
* Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, 1962
* Josephine County (Oregon) Recreation and Park Areas, 1962

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Series II:  Correspondence, 1917-1967
Container(s)
Description
Box
6 Article correspondence, undated
6 Article correspondence, 1941-1958
6 Article correspondence, 1959-1967
6 Miscellaneous correspondence, undated
6 Miscellaneous correspondence, 1924-1955
6 Miscellaneous correspondence, 1956-1966
Work correspondence
Box
8 undated
8 1919-1940
8 1941-1944
8 1945-1956
8 1957-1959
8 1960-1961
8 1962
8 1963
8 1964-1967
Miscellaneous correspondence
Box
8 undated
8 1924-1958
8 1959-1962
8 1963-1966
8 1966-1967
8 Alice Hutchens correspondence, 1961-1966
8 Peru trip, 1962-1963
8 Epsilon Sigma Phi, 1938-1953
8 Epsilon Sigma Phi, 1954-1960
8 Military service, 1917-1919, 1947-1964
Personal Correspondence
Box
8 1917-1922
8 1923-1942 and undated
8 1943-1947
9 January - March, 1948
9 March - December, 1948
9 1949-1955
9 1956-1957
9 1958-1961
9 1962-1967
9 Recreation, 1960-June 1962
9 Recreation, July-October, 1962
9 Recreation, Miscellaneous printed material
9 Reviews and announcements, Blazing Forest Trails, 1967
9 Questionnaires, Gold and Cattle Country
9 House Bill 1003, 1966-1967
9 Bi-National Center, 1963
9 Material For Chemistry in Agriculture, Notes in Answer to Rachel Carson (author of Silent Spring), 1962
9 Chemistry and agriculture, 1956-1961
9 Ward K. Richardson correspondence, 1959-1964
9 Friends of Library, 1964-1966
9 Silvies Club, 1965-1966
9 Oregon Taxes, 1948-1956
9 " Conservation Man of the Year" tour, 1960
9 Youth Range Camps, 1960
9 Steens Mountain, 1965-1967 and undated
9 Gold and Cattle Country, 1960-1961 and undated
10 Gold and Cattle Country, 1961-1962
10 Blazing Forest Trails, 1964-1967 and undated
10 Oregon Desert, 1954-1967
10 Oregon Desert, clippings and Miscellaneous materials, 1958-1962

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Series III:  Meetings, 1938-1963
Container(s)
Description
Box
10 Regional Grass School, Region 11, Soil Conservation Service, Pullman, WA, June 1938
10 Oregon Wheat Growers League, silver anniversary meeting, Portland, December 1952
10 Agricultural Economics Writing Short Course, OSC, 1954
10 Harney County Grass Tour, June 1960
10 Inter-agency Range Tour, Lakeview, Oregon, June 1962
10 Western Oregon Livestock Association, annual meeting, November 1962
10 Oregon Cattlemen's Association, 50th anniversary meeting, Baker, Oregon, November 1963
11 Mid Pacific Empire Agricultural Economic Conference, Medford, Oregon, November 7-8, 1930

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Series IV:  Personal Records, 1917-1968
Container(s)
Description
Box
10 Diary, December 1917-July 1918
10 Calendar book, 1958
10 Diploma, B.S. in Agriculture, Oregon State Agricultural College, 1920
10 The Magazine for Oregon Juniors, April & November, 1933
10 " Gems of Thought" , undated
10 Criticism of Jackman report on crested wheatgrass, undated
10 Tax information, 1947-1962
10 Retirement scrapbook from Epsilon Sigma Phi, 1959-60
10 Memorials, 1967
10 OSU Centennial Award, 1968
Autographed books from others
Box
10 After the Covered Wagons: Recollections of Russell C. and Ellis S. Dement (edited by Jackman; Oregon Historical Society reprint), 1962
10 Klamath Echoes, v.1, no.1, 1964
10 Early Days in Phoenix, Oregon, by Marjorie Neill Helms, 1954
10 Pack Saddles and Rolling Wheels, by Helms, 1959
Income/expense ledgers
Box
11 (for business?), April 1923 to August 1926
11 January 1921 to December 1931
11 January 1932 to December 1936
11 January 1937 to June 1947
11 July 1947 to December 1952
11 January 1953 to August 1958
11 September 1958 to December 1963
Military records
Box
7 2nd Lieutenant Commission, 1917
apx 12x17 in.
7 1st Lieutenant Commission, 1918
apx 12x17 in.
7 "Leadership," address by Major C.A. Bach to the Graduating Officers at Fort Sheridan, ca. 1917
apx 12x17 in.

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Subjects

    • Corporate Names :
    • Oregon State College. Federal Cooperative Extension Service.
    • Geographical Names :
    • Steens Mountain Region (Or.)
    • Subject Terms :
    • Agricultural extension workers--Oregon.
    • Agriculture--Oregon.
    • Beef cattle--Oregon.
    • Deserts--Oregon.
    • Grasses--Oregon.
    • Grazing--Oregon.
    • Radio programs--Oregon.
    • Ranch life--Oregon.
    • Soil erosion--Oregon.
    • Wheat--Oregon.
    • World War, 1914-1918--Personal narratives, American.
    • Form or Genre Terms :
    • Architectural drawings.
    • Diaries.
    • Maps.
    • Scrapbooks.
    • Titles within the Collection :
    • Blazing forest trails.
    • Gold and cattle country.
    • Steens Mountain in Oregon's high desert country.
    • The Oregon desert.
      • Other Creators :
      • Conkling, Charles.
      • Oliver, Herman.
      • Simpson, Charles D.

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