Guide to the Bob Zybach Collection

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Overview of the Collection

Creator: Zybach, Bob.
Title: Bob Zybach Collection
Dates: 1972-1990 ( inclusive )
1978-1988 ( bulk )
Quantity: 3 cubic feet (3 boxes)
Collection Number: MSS Zybach
Summary: The Bob Zybach Collection consists of business records generated and assembled by Zybach's reforestation companies, Phoenix Reforestation and Zybach Tree Farm Systems. Zybach was a reforestration contractor in western Oregon for 20 years prior to becoming a graduate student at Oregon State University.
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. 

Historical Note

Bob Zybach was a reforestation contractor in western Oregon in the 1970s and 1980s and was President of Phoenix Reforestation, Inc. from 1972 to 1992. Zybach earned a BS in Forest Recreation Management in 1991; a Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies in Forest Ecology, Cultural Anthropology, and Historical Archeology in 1999; and a Ph.D. in Environmental Sciences in 2003 -- all from Oregon State University.

Content Description

The Bob Zybach Collection consists of materials generated and assembled by Zybach in the course of operating his reforestation businesses, Phoenix Reforestation and Zybach Tree Farm Systems. The bulk of the records are financial and legal records; correspondence is also included. The records include index cards for references and publications on reforestation.

Use of the Collection

Restrictions on Access :  

Collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation :  

Bob Zybach Collection, Oregon State University Archives, Corvallis, Oregon.

Administrative Information

Processing Note :  

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

Acquisition Information :  

The materials were donated to the Archives by Zybach in 1996.

Future Additions :  

Additions to the collection are expected.

Related Materials :  

The Archives' holdings include numerous collections pertaining to forestry and forest products. Materials pertaining specifically to reforestation are part of the College of Forestry Records (RG 139), the Paul M. Dunn Papers, and the United States Forest Service Video Workshop Videotapes (FV P 264). The Agricultural Experiment Station Photographic Collection (P 029) contains images of reforestation of the Tillamook Burn. Oral histories conducted by Zybach as part of his graduate work at Oregon State are part of the Soap Creek Valley History Project Oral Histories (OH 06).


  • Subject Terms :
  • Reforestation--Oregon.

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