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Royal Shaw Kellogg papers

Call Number: MS 933

Scope and Contents

The Papers of Royal S. Kellogg reflect primarily his career as a forester and advocate for conservation, and as an executive of the American Paper and Pulp Association and the Newsprint Service Bureau. Over half of the collection consists of professional and social correspondence with other foresters and paper company officials. A good deal of the correspondence relates to the Newsprint Service Bureau, but there are also some family letters and letters of condolence to family members after Kellogg's death.

Aside from correspondence, there are several subject files of printed matter and other papers. There are mimeographed and printed leaflets issued by the Newsprint Service Bureau; a folder of printed matter, correspondence, and other papers pertaining to Kellogg's book, Newsprint Paper in North America, published in 1949, and other publications on newsprint paper; papers and correspondence with the Yale Forestry School about a memorial for B. Frank Heintzleman; and a folder of miscellaneous printed matter and other papers.

This collection is only partially processed. The correspondence and other papers have been roughly sorted, but within folders materials are in random order.

The provenance of these papers is unknown.


  • 1933-1966
  • Majority of material found within 1948 - 1949


Conditions Governing Access

The materials are open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright status for collection materials is unknown. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.


1 Linear Feet

Language of Materials


Catalog Record

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

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Chiefly correspondence between Royal Shaw Kellogg and other foresters and paper company officials and printed relating to forestry. Also included are research files, correspondence and other papers connected with Kellogg's book, Newsprint Paper in North America, published in 1949.

Biographical / Historical

Royal Shaw Kellogg was born in Cato, New York, on October 19, 1874. He graduated from Kansas State Agricultural College in 1896, receiving an M.S. degree in 1899. Between 1901 and 1910, he worked for the United States Department of Agriculture in the Forest Service. He then worked as director of the American Paper and Pulp Association, before moving to the Newsprint Service Bureau as a spokesman for foresters in the United States. He retired from this position in 1950 and died on February 12, 1965.

Preliminary Guide to the Royal S. Kellogg Papers
Under Revision
compiled by Janet Elaine Gertz
June 1983
Description rules
Finding Aid Created In Accordance With Manuscripts And Archives Processing Manual
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Part of the Manuscripts and Archives Repository

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