Guide to the Fred Elijah Ames papers

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Overview of the Collection

Creator: Ames, Fred Elijah, 1880-1957
Title: Fred Elijah Ames papers
Dates: 1892-1919 ( inclusive )
Quantity: 1.0 linear feet (2 containers)
Collection Number: Ax 104
Summary: Fred Elijah Ames was a forester in Oregon. The collection contains his diaries, photographs, and reports.
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 encoding this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Historical Note

Fred Elijah Ames was born in Spencer, Massachusetts in 1880. He graduated from Harvard in 1903, and from Yale Forestry School in 1906. From 1908 to 1942 he was chief of silviculture and assistant regional forester in Oregon. During World War I he was captain, 20th Company, 20th Engineers. He died in 1957.

Content Description

The collection contains diaries, photographs, speeches, and reports. The diaries begin with the boyhood activities of Ames and describe his school and college life, his early forestry experiences, and his war service. The photographs are of France in 1918-1919, especially the 20th Engineers. A collection of speeches and reports accompanies the diaries.

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 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], Fred Elijah Ames Papers, Ax 104, Special Collections & University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries, Eugene, Oregon.

Administrative Information

Arrangement :

Collection is organized into the following series: Series I. Diaries; Series II. Photograph albums; Series III. Papers.

Processing Note :  

Collection processed by staff.

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

Detailed Description of the Collection

Series I:  Diaries
1 Diary 1892
1 Diary 1894
1 Diary 1895
1 Diary 1896
1 Diary 1897
1 Diary 1898
1 Diary 1899
1 Diary 1900
1 Diary 1901
1 Diary 1902
1 Diary 1903
1 Diary 1904
1 Diary 1905
1 Diary 1906
1 Diary 1907
1 Diary 1908
1 Diary 1909
1 Diary 1910
1 Diary 1916
1 Diary 1918
1 Diary 1919

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Series II:  Photograph albums
2 Photograph album
Yale Summer School of Forestry
2 Photograph album
World War I, European theater
2 Photograph album
World War I, European theater destruction scenes

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Series III:  papers
2 1 World War I, Roster, 20th Company, 20th Engineers, (Forestry) 1919
2 2 World War I, special orders
Letters from government regarding Ames' service in the war
2 3 World War I, discharge papers
Four letters from the government regarding the end of Ames' service in the war
2 4 Forest Service articles and speeches
2 5 Forest Service articles and speeches
2 6 Forest Service articles and speeches
2 7 Forest Service articles and speeches
2 8 Retirement from Forest Service May, 1942

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  • Personal Names :
  • Ames, Fred Elijah, 1880-1957--Archives
  • Ames, Fred Elijah, 1880-1957--Diaries
  • Corporate Names :
  • United States. Army--Diaries
  • United States. Forest Service--Officials and employees
  • Geographical Names :
  • France--Photographs
  • Subject Terms :
  • Foresters--Oregon
  • Forests and forestry--Oregon

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