Guide to the Roland Eugene Dimick Papers

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Overview of the Collection

Creator: Dimick, Roland Eugene, 1900-
Title: Roland Eugene Dimick Papers
Dates: 1933-1970 ( inclusive )
Quantity: 0.8 cubic feet
Collection Number: Consult repository.
Summary: These papers were created and assembled by Roland Dimick and document the establishment of the Department of Fish, Game, and Fur Animal Management and Dimick's participation in the Oregon Wildlife Federation..
Repository: Oregon State University Libraries, Special Collections & Archives Research Center
Contact Information: Special Collections & Archives Research Center
121 The Valley Library
Oregon State University
Corvallis OR
Telephone: 541-737-2075
Fax: 541-737-8674
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

Roland Eugene Dimick was born in Hubbard, Oregon on July 5, 1899. He received a B.S. in 1926 and an M.S. in 1931 from Oregon State College. From 1929 to 1931 Dimick was a teaching fellow and assistant at the Agricultural Experiment Station, and served as Assistant Professor from 1931 to 1936. He helped establish the Department of Fish, Game, and Fur Animal Management and was appointed Professor and department head in 1936. He was department head until 1963 and became Professor Emeritus in 1966.

Dimick received the OSU Distinguished Service Award in 1969. He was a member of the Sigma Xi, Kappa Delta Pi and Gamma Sigma Delta honorary societies. Dimick died in Corvallis on February 1, 1980.

Content Description

Series 1 and 2 document the establishment of the Department of Fish, Game and Fur Animal Management at Oregon State in 1935-36. The Oregon Wildlife Federation materials include an early constitution and membership list, general bulletins sent to county chapters, reports, resolutions, annual meeting programs, a recording on fishing, and news clippings. Photographs are of William J. Smith and the Oregon Wildlife Federation, logging salvage operations, and the Camp Adair area.

Use of the Collection

Preferred Citation :  

Roland Eugene Dimick Papers, Oregon State University Archives, Corvallis, Oregon.

Administrative Information

Arrangement :

Organized into 9 series: 1. William L. Finley Correspondence; 2. Dept. of Fish, Game, and Fur Animal Curricula; 3. Grade Distribution Study; 4. Agriculture Awards Banquets; 5. Wildlife Club; 6. Oregon Wildlife Federation; 7. Miscellany; 8. Photographs; 9. Recording. Most series are arranged chronologically.

Custodial History :  

Papers were found in Dimick's office.

Related Materials :  

Fisheries and Wildlife Department Records (RG 190) and Photograph Collection (P 179); and the William L. Finley Papers.

Detailed Description of the Collection

Series I:  Correspondence with William L. Finley, 1935

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Series II:  Department of Fish, Game, and Fur Animal Management
1 Curricula, 1935-1936

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Series III:  OSC Grade Distribution Study, 1936

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Series IV:  Agriculture Awards Banquet, 1967 and 1969

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Series V:  Ding Darling Wildlife Club, 1940-1942
1 "Oregon's Wildlife", 1940-1942
1 Club officers, 1941-1942
1 Publicity, 1941-1942

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Series VI:  Oregon Wildlife Federation, 1933-1970
1 Constitution, 1937
1 Membership lists, ca. 1938
1 Directors, 1938
1 Reports of Secretary/Treasurer, 1937-1939
1 General Bulletins, 1938-1940
1 Correspondence and news releases, 1937-1938
1 Reports, 1937-1939 and undated
1 Testimony before Federal Power Commission, 1960
1 Resolutions, 1939 and undated
1 Annual Meeting programs, 1936-1970
1 News clippings, 1937-1948
1 Materials from associated organizations, 1933-1953
National Wildlife Federation
1 Ad proofs and proof copy from national newsletter, ca. 1938
1 Publication, ca. 1960

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Series VII:  Miscellany
1 Oregon Committee on Natural Resources, 4th Biennial Report, 1961
1 Water Pollution article, 1960
1 Waldport Ranger District map, 1945

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Series VIII:  Photographs
2 William J. Smith, 1939-1940
2 Oregon Wildlife Federation banquet, 1936?
2 Glock Webb, Alsea Hatchery superintendent, ca. 1953
2 Logging salvage operations, ca. 1950s
negatives only
2 Wasco County habitat improvement records (Elwood Madden thesis?), ca. 1949
2 Camp Adair area, 1954-1957
Photos taken by John McCann?; removed from album.
2 John McCann's thesis illustrations, ca. 1960
3 Camp Adair area, 1953-1958
apx 12x17 in.
Photos taken by John McCann?; removed from album.

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Series IX:  Recording
4 Oregon Wildlife Federation, " Fishing Debate" ", William J. Smith interviewing Rep. John Hounsell and Don McKernan, broadcast on KOAC (tape recording and transcript)

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  • Camp Adair (Or.)
  • Logging--Oregon.
  • National Wildlife Federation.
  • Oregon State College. Dept. of Fish, Game, and Fur Animal Management--History.
  • Oregon Wildlife Federation.
  • Photographs.
  • Smith, William Joy.
  • Wasco County (Or.)
  • Wildlife conservation--Oregon.
  • Other Creators :
  • Finley, William L. (William Lovell), 1876-1953.
  • McCann, John Albert.

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