Guide to the Edgar P. Hoener Papers

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Overview of the Collection

Creator: Hoener, Edgar P.
Title: Edgar P. Hoener Papers
Dates: 1946-1983 ( inclusive )
1950-1960 ( bulk )
Quantity: 2.5 cubic feet, including 60 photographs (3 boxes)
Collection Number: MSS Hoener
Summary: The Edgar P. Hoener Papers consist of materials created and assembled by Hoener, primarily reflecting his work as a staff member and editor of The Timberman industry magazine during the 1940s and 1950s. The collection includes correspondence, publications, reference materials, photographs, and awards.
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. 

Biographical Note

Edgar P. Hoener served as Vice President and Business Manager of The Timberman, a timber industry magazine published in Portland, Oregon by George M. Cornwall from 1932 until he became co-publisher in 1950 after Cornwall's death. Miller Freeman Publications acquired a partial interest in the publication in 1955 and full ownership in 1957. In 1962, The Timberman was combined with The Lumberman and Woods Industries to form a new publication, Forest Industries.

Hoener was born September 20, 1898, and died in Portland, Oregon in November 1985. In 1986, a bequest in excess of $1 million was made from his estate to the Oregon State University College of Forestry to establish the Dorothy B. Hoener Memorial Fund, in memory of Hoener's wife. Income from the bequest was designated for scholarships and fellowships for forestry students at Oregon State University.

Content Description

The Edgar P. Hoener Papers consist of materials created and assembled by Hoener, primarily reflecting his work as a staff member and editor of The Timberman magazine. The collection includes correspondence, publications, procedures manuals, information files on the lumber and publishing industries, awards, and photographs. The collection also includes materials pertaining to OSU organizations with which Hoener was affiliated and to political causes and organizations to which Hoener subscribed.

The photographs consist of b/w prints, many of which were taken or acquired for publication in The Timberman. The photographs depict the magazine staff and owners and their participation in timber industry and publishing organizations as well as various timber industry activities in the Pacific Northwest. The awards include certificates and plaques.

Use of the Collection

Restrictions on Access :  

Collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation :  

Edgar P. Hoener Papers, Oregon State University Archives, Corvallis, Oregon.

Administrative Information

Custodial History :  

The materials were received by the College of Forestry, apparently in 1986.

Processing Note :  

This collection is not fully processed; this guide is preliminary.

Acquisition Information :  

The matererials were transferred to the Archives from the College of Forestry's Dean's Office in 1999.

Related Materials :  

The Archives holdings include many collections pertaining to forestry and the timber industry in the Pacific Northwest including the Gerald W. Williams Collection, August Rauch Collection, Crown Zellerbach Corporation Photographic Collection (P 216), and the College of Forestry Records (RG 139) and Photographs (P 061). The Archives collections also include many forestry publications produced by the College of Forestry, including a student publication, the Annual Cruise.

The Timberman Magazine Photographs Collection at the Oregon Historical Society includes more than 17,000 images taken or assembled by the publication.


  • Corporate Names :
  • Oregon State University. College of Forestry.
  • Subject Terms :
  • Forest products industry--Periodicals.
  • Forests and forestry--Northwest, Pacific.
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Photographic prints.

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