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School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, Yale University, records of the dean

 Collection
Call Number: RU 40

Scope and Contents

The records consist of correspondence, subject files, financial records, committee files, minutes, reports, and related materials documenting the activities of the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies (called the School of Forestry prior to 1972). Topics include governance, curriculum, budgets and fund-raising, buildings and properties, camps and experiment stations, research programs, students, personnel, alumni relations, and relations with governmental and forestry organizations. The records include central files of the school and those maintained by the following deans: Henry S. Graves (1900-1911 and 1922-1939), James W. Toumey (1911-1922), Samuel J. Record (1939-1945), George A. Garratt (1946-1965), Francois Mergen (1965-1974), Charles W. H. Foster (1976-1980), John C. Gordon (1983-1992), Jared L. Cohen (1992-1997), and Gus Speth (1997 -).

Dates

  • 1900-2010

Creator

Language

English

Conditions Governing Access

Access to the records is partially restricted. See Collection Contents for details.
Some records in this finding aid have been redacted, as they include student names, donor names, and other restricted data. These records will not appear in the published finding aid.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The records were transferred from the School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, 1982-1984, 2006-2008.

Arrangement

The records are arranged by accession.

Extent

116 Linear Feet

7473 Megabytes

Catalog Record

A record for this collection is available in Orbis, the Yale University Library catalog

Persistent URL

http://hdl.handle.net/10079/fa/mssa.ru.0040

Overview

The records consist of correspondence, subject files, financial records, committee files, minutes, reports, and related materials documenting the activities of the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies (called the School of Forestry prior to 1972). Topics include governance, curriculum, budgets and fund-raising, buildings and properties, camps and experiment stations, research programs, students, personnel, alumni relations, and relations with governmental and forestry organizations. The records include central files of the school and those maintained by the following deans: Henry S. Graves (1900-1911 and 1922-1939), James W. Toumey (1911-1922), Samuel J. Record (1939-1945), George A. Garratt (1946-1965), Francois Mergen (1965-1974), Charles W. H. Foster (1976-1980), John C. Gordon (1983-1992), Jared L. Cohen (1992-1997), and Gus Speth (1997 -).

Biographical / Historical

The Yale School of Forestry was begun in 1900 through the efforts of two conservationists, Gifford Pinchot (B.A. 1889, LL.D. 1925) and Henry S. Graves (B.A. 1892, LL.D. 1940). The school is the oldest forestry school in the country, and its influence on forestry in the United States and abroad, has become well-established. Though in its early years the school was primarily a professional institution concerned with training general practitioners for timber management, it soon became a major source of faculty members for other schools throughout the country. As the subject of forestry widened to include ecology and the environment, the curriculum also enlarged. In 1972 the name was changed to the School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. The school exists as a professional and scientific school and is organized, primarily, on a graduate basis. The School of Forestry and Environmental Studies conducts field work in a number of school forests located throughout New England.

General note

Forms part of Yale Record Group 24-A (YRG 24-A), Central records and records of the dean of the Yale School of Forestry.

Processing Information

Yale University records are arranged and described at the accession level by the creating office. The University Archives creates collection level descriptive records, but typically does no further arrangement and description at the accession level.
Title
Guide to the School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, Yale University, Records of the Dean
Author
compiled by Daniel Hartwig
Date
August 2007
Language of description
Finding aid written in English.

Revision Statements

  • June 2014: Finding aid revision description not supplied.

Repository Details

Part of the Manuscripts and Archives Repository

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