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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Collection materials are in English.
Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant,
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
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.
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
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
Preferred Citation :
Edward P. Cliff photograph collection, 1931-1972. (P0352). Utah State University.
Special Collections & Archives Department.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Forest Service Booklet on Wildlife (Photos
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
1:96: Chief Cliff autographs copies of the new Forest
Service booklet as Tom Kimball and Forest Service audio-visual head, Dick
1:97: Tom Kimball autographs a copy of the new
1:98: Chief Cliff presents new Forest Service
booklet, "Wildlife for Tomorrow," to Tom Kimball, Washinton D.C
March 21, 1972
1:99: Tom Kimball stands with Chief Cliff, Mrs. Cliff
and daughter at the Forest Service Wildlife Federation reception, Washington
March 21, 1972
1:100: Chief Cliff stands with the artist, Mr. Hines
and wife and with the writer, Don Wolfe and wife, of "Wildlife for
1:101: At the sixth session of the North American
Forestry Commission, Washington D.C