Guide to the Edgar Averill Papers

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Overview of the Collection

Creator: Averill, Edgar F., 1881-
Title: Edgar F. Averill papers
Dates: 1934-1939 ( inclusive )
Quantity: 0.5 linear feet (1 container)
Collection Number: Ax 188
Summary: Edgar F. Averill was president of the Oregon Wildlife Federation. The collection comprises correspondence relating to the conservation of natural resources in Oregon from 1934 to 1939.
Repository: University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives.
Contact Information: UO Libraries--SPC, 1299
University of Oregon
Eugene OR
Telephone: 541-346-3068
Fax: 541-346-3485
Languages: Collection materials are in English. 
Sponsor: Funding for encoding this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Historical Note

Edgar F. Averill was born in 1881. He served as president of the Oregon Wildlife Federation in the 1930s.

Content Description

The collection comprises approximately 300 letters, dated from 1934 to 1939. The correspondence concerns the business of the Oregon Wildlife Federation, a proposal to reorganize the Oregon State Game Commission, plans of the Oregon Stream Purification League, and the regulation of fishing on the Umpqua River. There is also a file of correspondence with William L. Finley, 1937-1939.

Use of the Collection

Restrictions on Access :  

Collection is open to the public.

Collection must be used in Special Collections & University Archives Reading Room.

Restrictions on Use :  

Property rights reside with Special Collections & University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries. Copyright resides with the creators of the documents or their heirs. All requests for permission to publish collection materials must be submitted to Special Collections & University Archives. The reader must also obtain permission of the copyright holder.

Archival may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal and/or state right to privacy laws and other regulations.

Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g. a cause of action for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the University of Oregon assumes no responsibility.

If a researcher finds sensitive personal information in a collection, please bring it to the attention of the reading room staff.

Preferred Citation :  

[Identification of item], Edgar F. Averill Papers, Ax 188, Special Collections & University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries, Eugene, Oregon.

Administrative Information

Arrangement :

Collection is organized into one series: Correspondence.

Processing Note :  

Collection processed by staff.

This finding aid may be updated periodically to account for new acquisitions to the collection and/or revisions in arrangement and description.

Detailed Description of the Collection

1 1 William L. Finley 1937-1939
1 2 Stream pollution
1 3 Wildlife Federation
1 4 Petitions, constitutional amendment
1 5 American Game Association
1 6 Sewage disposal
1 7 Steam Purification League, Oregon
1 8 Umpqua River

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  • Personal Names :
  • Averill, Edgar F., 1881---Archives
  • Finley, William L. (William Lovell), 1876-1953--Correspondence
  • Corporate Names :
  • Oregon Stream Purification League
  • Oregon Wildlife Federation
  • Oregon. State Game Commission
  • Subject Terms :
  • Conservation of natural resources--Oregon
  • Fishery law and legislation--Oregon--Umpqua River

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