Guide to the Edward P. Cliff photograph collection,
1931-1972

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Overview of the Collection

Creator: Cliff, Edward P. (Edward Parley), 1909-1987
Title: Edward P. Cliff photograph collection
Dates: 1931-1972 ( inclusive )
1962-1972 ( bulk )
Quantity: 1 box (0.25 linear ft.)
Collection Number: USU_P0352
Summary: 114 photographic images relocated from the Edward P. Cliff papers (MSS 13). The photographs are mostly publicity prints that document Mr. Cliff's career as a forester and a forest service employee including ceremonies, conferences, Forest Service activities, and meeting with high-ranking government officials as well as politicians (including JFK, and Lyndon B. Johnson). Also included are several photos of Woodsy Owl and Smokey the Bear. The majority of photographs are from 1962 to 1972.
Repository: Utah State University. Special Collections and Archives
Photograph Collection

Merrill-Cazier Library
Utah State University
3000 Old Main Hill
Logan, UT 84322-3000
Phone: 435 797-2663
Fax: 435 797-2880
Email: scweb@usu.edu

Languages: Collection materials are in English. 
Sponsor: Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant, 2007-2008

Biographical Note

Edward P. Cliff, the son of Edward Parley and Geneva Rachel Brown Cliff, was born in Heber City, Utah, September 3, 1909. He graduated with a B. S. degree from the College of Forestry at Utah State University in 1931, and received his Ph.D. in 1965. His successful career as a professional forester began at the Wenatchie National Forest in Washington state as a Junior Range Examiner in 1931. Edward P. Cliff held various assignments to the Supervisor of the Siskiyou National Forest in the state of Washington during 1939-1941. Other titles also held included: Supervisor of the Fremont National Forest at Lakeview, Oregon, 1941-1944; Assistant Director of Range Management in the Washington D. C. office, 1944-1946; and Assistant Regional Forester, Rocky Mountain region, 1950-1951.

In 1952, Edward P. Cliff permanently moved to Washington D. C. and was appointed Assistant Chief in charge of National Forest Resources Management, in which he worked closely with research and cooperative state and private forestry programs.

Upon his appointment as Chief Forester in 1962, and with direct responsibility for management of the U.S. national forests, Mr. Cliff provided leadership in coordinating the multiple use management of national forests, as well as furthering the cause of conservation. He also guided the Forest Service through periods of controversy, when government policies were questioned.

Edward P. Cliff retired from the Forest Service in May of 1972.

Content Description

The Edward P. Cliff photograph collection consists of 114 images removed from the Edward P. Cliff manuscript collection MSS 13. The photographs are mostly publicity prints that document Mr. Cliff's career as a forester and a forest service employee including ceremonies, conferences, Forest Service activities, and meeting with high-ranking government officials as well as politicians (including JFK, and Lyndon B. Johnson). Also included are several photos of Woodsy Owl and Smokey the Bear. The majority of photographs are from 1962 to 1972.

Use of the Collection

Restrictions on Access :  Restrictions

Open to public research.

Restrictions on Use :  Copyright

It is the responsibility of the user to obtain permission to publish from the owner of the copyright (the institution, the creator of the record, the author or his/her transferees, heirs, legates, or literary executors). The user agrees to indemnify and hold harmless the Utah State University Libraries, its officers, employees, and agents from and against all claims made by any person asserting that he or she is an owner of copyright.

Permission to publish material from the Edward P. Cliff photograph collection must be obtained from the Special Collections Photograph Curator and/or the Special Collections Department Head.

Preferred Citation :  

Edward P. Cliff photograph collection, 1931-1972. (P0352). Utah State University. Special Collections & Archives Department.

Administrative Information

Arrangement :

Arrangement: Topical

Acquisition Information :  

Acquisition information is unknown

Processing Note :  

Removed from the Edward P. Cliff papers (COLL MSS 13). Register completed by Daniel Davis and Jessica Alexander, October 2006.

Related Materials :  

Edward P. Cliff papers (COLL MS 13)


Detailed Description of the Collection

1:01:   Edward P. Cliff, as assistant forest ranger, Wenatchee National Forest, Washington State, August 1931
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1:02:   General Inspection Trip, Bear Valley Allotment, Coronado National Forest, Gilbert Sykes, Lee Kirby, Ed Cliff, Heinie Merker, Bob Stewart, May 1944
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1:03:   Edward P. Cliff, appointed assistant regional forester, Intermountain Region, September 1946
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1:04:   Edward P. Cliff, succeeds John W. Spencer as Regional Forester of Rocky Mountain Area, November 25, 1949
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1:05:   Edward P. Cliff, succeeds Christopher M. Granger as Assistant Chief of Forest Service, November 13, 1951
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1:06:   Ezra Taft Benson, becomes Secretary of Agriculture, January 1953
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1:07:   Orville Freeman, becomes Secretary of Agriculture, January 1961
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1:08:   New Forest Service Chief, Edward P. Cliff, Under Secretary of Agriculture Chalres Murphy, and retiring Chief Dr. Richard McArdle
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1:09:   Edward P. Cliff, upon appointment as new Chief Forester, March 8, 1962
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1:10:   Sir Edmund Hillary, with Secretary Freeman and Chief Cliff, looking over his planned trip to National Forests of the Northwest
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1:11-1:12:   Seaboard Air Line Railroad Company, Woodland demonstration for business, industry, and government leaders at Chester, Virginia, Tuesday , May 8, 1962
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1:13:   Chief Cliff receives Distinguished Service Award from Secretary Freeman, May 18, 1962
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1:14:   Dr. H.O. Fleischer demonstrating an experimental lathe to produce southern pine veneer as Chief Cliff watches through a microscope, Forest Product Laboratory, Madison, Wisconsin, May 10, 1962
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1:15:   Chief Cliff, Boyd L. Rasmussen, and G. Bryce Bennett
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1:16:   Albert Gore, Frank Church, Tim Babcock, and Chief Cliff in Washington D.C
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1:17:   Dedication of the Lewis and Clark Highway, Packer's Meadow, near the Idaho-Montana line, Clearwater National Forest, August 19, 1962
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1:18:   Bear "Goldie" and New Mexico State Forester Ray L. Bell at the National Airport, Washington D.C, September 8, 1962
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1:19:   Ray L. Bell shakes hands with Dr. Theodore Reed (Director of the National Zoological Park), September 8, 1962
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1:20:   Participants at a two day meeting of the Advisory Committee on Multiple Use of the National Forests in Washington, D.C. with Secretary of Agriculture Orville L. Freeman, November 28, 1962
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1:21-1:22:   Color snapshots of Chief Cliff, 1972
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1:23:   Chief Cliff explains to the National 4-H Fellowship winners, "What We Get from Forest Land," Washington, D.C, March 1963
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1:24:   Don Fuqua, Farris Bryant, Houston W. Roberts and Spessard L. Hollard at the Seaboard-sponsored cooperative field forestry program held on the J.W. Blume woodlands in Suwannee County, Florida
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1:25:   Jimmy L. Miller, William R. Adams, and Otho B. Bruce dicussing Seaboard's "Forestry Special" train
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1:26:   Chief Cliff presents New Mexico Governor Jack Campbell with a Smokey Bear Doll in Washington, D.C, August 8, 1963
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1:27:   President Kennedy Prepares to deliver dedication address at Pinchot Institute for Conservation Studies
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1:28:   1963 meeting of Advisory Committee on Multiple Use of the National Forests including Chief Cliff, William Richards, John A. Baker, William McGregor, Arthur Greeley, and John Breckenridge
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1:29:   Retirement and swearing-in ceremonies in Secretary Udall's Office. Left to right: Conrad L. Wirth, George B. Hartzog, and A. Clark Stratton, January 8, 1964
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1:30:   Lumber Seminar (1/22/1964), Washington D.C. including J.J. Byrne, Ed Thompson, Chief Cliff, Tom Heinowski, and Ross Heffner
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1:31:   Regional Foresters and Directors Meeting, Washington D.C, March 1964
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1:32:   Chief Cliff and John Baker at dedication of Sabino Canyon Visitor Center, Tucson, Arizona, June 13, 1964
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1:33:   Secretary of Agriculture Orville L. Freeman addresses opening session of FAO-USDA/Canada, Forest Fire Control Training Course and Seminar
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1:34:   Chief Cliff with Ann Thompson of Ogden, Utah (American Legion Girls State)
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1:35:   Chief Cliff meets with Boy Scouts including Kenneth Mitchell, Ross Butler, Ken Wilson, Randy Robertson, Paul Butler, Don Hardenbrook, and Kurt Hardenbrook from Idaho, August 1964
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1:36:   Chief Cliff and USU President Daryl Chase at Logan Forestry Sciences Laboratory Dedication, September 18, 1964
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1:37:   Rudolph Wendelin, New York Congressman Ostertag (father of Smokey Bear Bill) and Chief Cliff
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1:38:   Chief Cliff and his Deputy Chiefs, with Assistant Secretary of Agriculture John Baker, celebrate the 60th Anniversary of the Forest Service
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1:39:   Chief Cliff with Turkish Foresters, Washington D.C, April 1965
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1:40:   Chief Cliff receiving honorary Doctorate of Science degree from Utah State University, June 5, 1965
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1:41:   Chief Cliff receiving honorary Doctorate of Science at Utah State University from Daryl Chase, June 5, 1965
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1:42:   Chief Cliff receiving honorary Doctorate of Science at Utah State University from Daryl Chase, June 5, 1965
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1:43:   Third session of North American Forestry Commission. Dr. L.Z. Rousseau, Chief Cliff, and L.N. Palomares, Washington D.C, October 1965
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1:44:   Third session of North American Forestry Commission of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, Washington, D.C, October 18, 1965
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1:45:   Ninth Annual Conclave of the Association of Southern Forestry Clubs, Stephen F. Austin College, Texas, April 23, 1966
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1:46:   Ed Schultz, Chief Cliff, and Ralph Steen (President of Stephen F. Austin College), April 23, 1966
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1:47:   Ed Schultz, Chief Cliff, and Lowell Halls, Stephen F. Austin College, April 23, 1966
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1:48:   Dean Lawrence Walker, Jack McElroy, Ed Schultz, and Chief Cliff, Stephen F. Austin College, April 23, 1966
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1:49:   Chief Cliff receiving "Hands of Cooperation Award" from T.B. Edens, president of the National Forest Products Association, Washington D.C, May 3, 1966
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1:50:   Chief Cliff at the USDA Exhibit of the Outstanding Cost Reduction Ceremony, including President Lyndon B. Johnson (center), and Secretary Orwell Freeman (right foreground)
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1:51:   Head table at fourth plenary session of Sixth World Forestry Conference, Madrid, Spain. Right to left: Osara, Kalkinan, Chief Cliff, Skold, Ticoulat, and Vakomies. Behind seated men: I.H. Ergas of the FAO Rome staff, confers with J.C. Westoby of FAO, Rome, 1966
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1:52:   Chief Cliff being interviewed by a Spanish television reporter at the World Forestry Congress in Madrid, June 1966
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1:53:   Winifred Wagner of Anaconda Montana, respresentative to the American Legion Girls State at Utah State University, July 29, 1966
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1:54:   General White Conservation Award, Washington D.C, May 1967
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1:55:   Dedication of Raphael Zon Memorial, Cutfoot Experimental Forest, Chippewa National Forest, Minnesota, August 9, 1967
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1:56:   President Johnson announcing his signing of the San Rafael Wilderness Act in the Cabinet Room of the White House, March 21, 1968. Behind the President, left to right are: two secret servicemen; John A. Baker, Assistant Secretary of Agriculture; Tom Kimball, Executive Director of National Wildlife Federation; and an unidentified man. In the foreground are Gilbert Grosvenor of the National Geographic Society; Chief Cliff, Vice-President of Wildlife Management Institute; Porter Ward; H.R. Glascock, Jr., Executive Secretary, Society of American Foresters and Dr. Spencer M. Smith Jr., Secretary, citizens Committee on Natural Resources, March 21, 1968
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1:57:   Chief Cliff receiving NCSL award from Rocco C. Siciliano, Vice-President of the NCSL Board of Directors. At left is the Assistant Secretary of Agriculture, John A. Baker, Washington D.C, April 27, 1968
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1:58:   Former Chief Richard McAidle, recipient of the National Civil Service League Award, congradulates Chief Cliff, Washington D.C, April 27, 1968
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1:59:   1968 FFA Forestry Winners visit Chief Cliff, 1968
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1:60:   1968 FFA Forestry Winners with Chief Cliff, September, 1968
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1:61:   1968 FFA Forestry Winners visit Chief Cliff, September, 1968
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1:62:   Golden Smokey Award for 1968, accepted by Bill Kraus, Western Fire Weather Coordinator, New Orleans, Louisiana, October 9, 1968
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1:63:   Chief Cliff presents the "National Forests of America" to Secretary Feeman, October 1968
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1:64:   President Robert White Jr. watches Chief Cliff drive a golden spike into a section of a railroad tie to mark the fiftieth anniversary of the Railway Tie Association, October 17, Atlanta, Georgia, 1968
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1:65:   Chief Cliff watches the President of the Railway Tie Association drive a golden spike into a section of the railroad to mark the fiftieth anniversary of the Railway Tie Association, Atlanta, Georgia, 1968
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1:66:   Paul Sjoblom, State Forester, Utah; Chief Cliff; Senator Frank Moss, Utah; and Bill Hartshorn, Assistant Secretary of Interior standing by the First National Christmas tree from Utah, The Ellipse, Washington D.C, December 10, 1968
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1:67:   Chief Cliff presents citation to Joseph J. Chomon, Director of Nature Center Division, National Audubon Society. From left to right: James O'Keefe, Supervisor, George Washington National Forest, Virginia; Joseph J. Shomon, Chief Cliff, and Richard Costley, Director Division of Recreation, Forest Service, December 18, 1968
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1:68:   See photo 67
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1:69:   Alyse F. Moore, student at the Forestry School of Stephen F. Austin State College, Nacogdoches, Texas, listens as Chief Cliff explains the attributes fo the once widely used West Coast type logging axe, January, 1969
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1:70:   Chief Cliff and the Report to the Nation 1970 Boy Scout Team, Boy Scout Week
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1:71:   See Photo 70
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1:72:   See Photo 70
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1:73:   See Photo 70
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1:74:   Forest Supervisor--The Assistant Regional Forester's Meeting, Ogden, Utah, Spring 1970
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1:75:   Chief Cliff and staff on the tenth anniversary of Multiple Use Sustained Yield Act, Washington D.C, June 12, 1970
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1:76:   Chief Cliff talks with members of the Indonesian Forestry delegation, Washington D.C, June 5, 1070
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1:77:   Chief Cliff presents Secretary of Agriculture Clifford M. Hardin with First National Forest Recreation Permit, Washington D.C, July 1, 1970
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1:78:   Chief Cliff and Governor Tom McCall of Oregon, dedicate Osprey Management Area at Crane Prairie Reservoir on Deschutes National Forest, Oregon, August 9, 1970
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1:79:   Deschutes National Forest, Osprey on nest with young, August 1970
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1:80:   Chief Cliff and party touring the reservoir at Deschutes National Forest, Oregon, August 1970
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1:81:   Chief Cliff fishing on the Metolius River, Deschutes National Forest, August 9, 1970
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1:82:   Chief Cliff and catch on the Metolius River, Dechutes National Forest, August 9, 1970
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1:83:   International Forestry Meeting, U.S. Japanese Natural Resources Conference, Washington D.C, August 31, 1970
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1:84:   Regional Foresters and Directors Meeting, Washington D.C, January 18, 1971
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1:85:   Agriculture Secretary Hardin and Chief Cliff with Woodsy Owl at the Launching of Woodsy Owl Ceremony, Washington D.C, September 15, 1971
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1:86:   Agriculture Secretary Hardin with Woodsy Owl at the Launching of Woodsy Owl Ceremony, September 15, 1971
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1:87:   Agriculture Secretary Hardin presents Silver Smokey Award to Elmer F. Osterman, Orange County California state Ranger, Washington D.C, February 1972
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1:88:   Regional Foresters and Directors Meeting, Washington D.C, February, 1971
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1:89:   Forest Service presents certificate of appreciation to General Electric Co. for production of television documentary movie "Wildfire," Washington D.C., February 23, 1972, Secretary of Agriculture, Earl Butz; Forest Service Chief Cliff; and GE Vice-President, Doug Moore
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1:90:   Chief Cliff shows Forest Service's Fire Weather manual to men from General Electric Co., Deputy Chief Ed Schultz to the left
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1:91:   New wood products develpoed by reserach are described in exhibit of U.S. Forest Service products for representatives of General Electric Co., Washington D.C, February 23 1972
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1:92:   Chief Cliff meets with GE communications chief, Art Demaris; GE Washington representative, James Squires; GE Vice President for Corporate Relations, Doug Moore
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1:93:   GE's Vice President, Doug Moore is briefed on Forest Service wood product research, Washington D.C, February 23, 1972
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1:94:   Chief Cliff (1931); Ellis Armstrong (1936); Burton Hilcock (1947), All Utah State University Graduates in high federal positions, Washington D.C, November 23, 1971
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Forest Service Booklet on Wildlife (Photos 95-100)
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1 1:95: C.R. Gutermuth, former V.P. for the Wildlife Management Institute; Tom Kimball, Executive Director for the National Wildlife Federation; Chief Cliff of U.S. Forest Sevice, at the Forest Service National Wildlife Federation Reception, Washington D.C March 21, 1972
1 1:96: Chief Cliff autographs copies of the new Forest Service booklet as Tom Kimball and Forest Service audio-visual head, Dick Mosher, watch
1 1:97: Tom Kimball autographs a copy of the new booklet
1 1:98: Chief Cliff presents new Forest Service booklet, "Wildlife for Tomorrow," to Tom Kimball, Washinton D.C March 21, 1972
1 1:99: Tom Kimball stands with Chief Cliff, Mrs. Cliff and daughter at the Forest Service Wildlife Federation reception, Washington D.C March 21, 1972
1 1:100: Chief Cliff stands with the artist, Mr. Hines and wife and with the writer, Don Wolfe and wife, of "Wildlife for Tomorrow."
1 1:101: At the sixth session of the North American Forestry Commission, Washington D.C March 27-31, 1972

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Retirement Reception for Chief Cliff and wife, USDA Patio, Washington D.C.,(Photos 102-114) , April 27, 1972
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1 1:102: Ed and Kathryn Cliff with costumed character of Smokey Bear
1 1:103: Chief Cliff receives the best wishes of Under Secretary, J. Philip Campbell
1 1:104: Ed and Kathryn Cliff greet Harol Lewis, retired director of USDA Office of Information, at Patio reception
1 1:105: Retiring Chief Cliff gets ready to rise as his wife chats with Secretary of Agriculture Earl Butz
1 1:106: Remarks by Chief Cliff at the reception
1 1:107: Remarks by Chief Cliff at the reception
1 1:108: Secretary Butz, Chief Cliff and incoming Chief John McGuire; Dr. Tom Cowden, Assistant Secretary at the left
1 1:109: Chief Cliff greets Secretary Earl Butz after his remarks
1 1:110: Rudy Wendelin, Forest Service artist, presents his western painting to the Chief
1 1:111: Dr. Tom Cowden, Assistant Secretary; Mrs. Cliff; Secretary Earl Butz; and Chief Cliff
1 1:112: Chief Cliff makes his response. Left to right: Dr. Tom Cowden; Mrs. Cliff; Secretary Butz; and incoming Chief, John McGuire
1 1:113: Incoming Chief, John McGuire, shows appreciation of a joke by Chief Cliff
1 1:114: Retiring Chief Cliff at the podium

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Subjects

    • Personal Names :
    • Butz, Earl L. (Earl Lauer), 1909---Photographs.
    • Cliff, Edward P. (Edward Parley), 1909-1987--Photographs.
    • Corporate Names :
    • United States. Forest Service--History--Photographs.
    • United States. Forest Service--Officials and employees--Photographs.
    • Subject Terms :
    • Foresters--United States--Photographs.
    • Government publicity--United States--Photographs.
    • Presidents--United States--20th century--Photographs.
    • Smokey Bear--Photographs.
    • Woodsy Owl--Photographs.

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