Conservation and Environmentalism Movements in Michigan
Natural Resource Mangement and Monitoring
- Laird Bell papers, 1903-1962.
- 1 linear ft.
Chicago attorney, chairman of the board of trustees of the University of Chicago, alternate U. S. delegate to 10th Assembly of the United Nations, 1955.
Correspondence, speeches, articles, and other materials concerning his interest in problems of higher education, post-war Germany, the United Nations, the Timber Conservation Board and timber conservation, and the life of his grandfather, Wisconsin lumberman, W. H. Laird.
Brown, Arthur Allen
- A. A. Brown papers, ca. 1918-ca. 1986.
- 5 linear in. and 1 oversize folder.
United States Forest Service expert on forest fires.
Diaries, scattered correspondence, articles and speeches, and other materials relating to his professional career; and photographs.
Edward C. Crafts
- Edward C. Crafts papers, 1951-1975.
- 13 linear ft.
Conservation consultant, U. S. Forest Service administration, director of Bureau of Outdoor Recreation, U. S. Department of the Interior.
Oral histories, speeches and publications, legislative files, consultation materials, and other professional papers.
Cutler, M. Rupert
- M. Rupert Cutler papers, 1933-1962 and 1969-1977.
- 5 linear ft.
Cutler, a lifelong environmentalist, served as Assistant Secretary of Agriculture for Natural Resources and Environment in President Carter's Cabinet. His papers contain biographical material, records created during his many conservation and environmentalist positions, including his terms at the National Wildlife Federation, Wilderness Society, Governor's Advisory Board on Natural Areas, and Michigan State University faculty member.
The collection contains correspondence, published articles, assorted photographs, speeches, conference proceedings, and other materials generated as a result of his extensive professional involvement with conservation causes.
Davis, Kenneth Pickett
Forest Service officer inside fire lookout station.
Folder "Fire Equipment" Kenneth P. Davis papers, Box 35.
- Kenneth P. Davis papers, 1930-1974.
- 35 linear ft.
Chief of Division of Forest Management Research, U. S. Forest Service; dean, School of Forestry, University of Montana; chairman, Department of Forestry, University of Michigan; professor of forest land use, Yale University; member of Michigan State Board of Registration of Foresters; and council member, vice-president, and president of the Society of American Foresters.
Correspondence, articles, reports, consulting files, and printed material concerning interests in forest management, forest fire control, use planning, forestry education, and participation in several land use lawsuits, including suit on the multiple use plan for Sylvania area, Ottawa National Forest; and photographs.
Garfield, Charles William
- Charles W. Garfield papers, 1899-1929.
- 50 items and 1 vol.
Charles W. Garfield served as president of the Michigan Forestry Commission and was also a member of the State Board of Agriculture. Garfield was concerned with the preservation of Michigan's timber resources. The collection details his involvement both to conserve timber resources, as well as to forest and reforest portions of the state in his leading role at the Michigan Forestry Commission. Correspondence in the collection reveals Garfield's professional relationships with prominent conservationists and environmentalists of the early decades of the 1900s: Julius C. Burrows, Burke A. Hinsdale, Alfred C. Lane, William B. Mershon, Gifford Pinchot, Hazen S. Pingree, Filibert Roth, and Volney M. Spalding.
Correspondence dealing with the Michigan Forestry Association and conservation and forestation in Michigan; eight drafts of speeches or articles on forestry and conservation, probably written by Garfield; biographical sketch of Garfield; and letter book, 1900-1903, of the Michigan Forestry Commission.
Glassen, Harold W.
- Harold W. Glassen papers, 1947-1968.
- 2 linear ft.
Lansing, Michigan, attorney, member of the Michigan Conservation Commission, and president of the National Rifle Association.
Correspondence, newspaper clippings, speeches, and scrapbooks concerning his conservation activities and his leadership of the National Rifle Association, particularly regarding gun control legislation.
Hastings, Walter E.
Bird-call performance. Folder
"Photographs." Walter E. Hastings
papers, Box 1.
- Walter E. Hastings papers, 1921-1962.
- .4 linear ft. (6 folders and 2 v.) and 3 outsize v.
Michigan Department of Conservation official and wildlife photographer.
Correspondence, scrapbooks, photographs, and other papers. Correspondents include: Fred W. Green, John A. Hannah, Clarence C. Little, Frank Murphy, and Alexander G. Ruthven.
Hazzard, Albert Sidney
- Albert S. Hazzard papers, 1936-1979.
- 75 items.
Hazzard served as director of the Michigan Institute for Fisheries Research, which was a joint collaboration between the University of Michigan and the Michigan State Conservation Department.
This collection contains newsletters, reports, testimonies, and other material about environmentalism in Michigan, including material relating to conservation of Michigan's natural resources, environmental protections, and the West Michigan Environmental Action Council.
Huron River Watershed Council
- Huron River Watershed Council records, 1965-2006.
- 3 linear ft.
The Huron River Watershed Council was established in 1965 to study and establish responsible stewardship of water resources and uses of the Huron River watershed.
Map illustrating water run-off from areas in Huron River Watershed.
Folder "Lower Huron River Subwatershed Management Plan, 2005"
Huron River Watershed Council records, Box 3. Click to enlarge.
Included in the collection are executive committee files including minutes and agendas, reports, correspondence, annual reports and financial statements, newsletters, and published research reports and studies.
Kidder, Wilbur Charles
- Wilbur Charles Kidder papers, ca.1911-1955.
- 1 linear ft.
Wilbur Charles Kidder employed himself in a variety of career pursuits. From Osceola County, MI, Kidder was county sheriff for the period from 1907 to 1911, as well as an undertaker. He also served as a conservation officer for the Michigan Department of Conservation from 1911 until 1946.
Diaries, 1924-1946, describing work and other activities, expense books, ca.1911-1924; and miscellaneous personal and biographical information.
Kidder, Wilbur Karl
- Wilbur Karl Kidder papers, 1935-1970.
- 2 linear ft.
Conservation officer in Tustin, Gladwin, and Baldwin, Michigan.
Diaries describing work and other activities, and miscellaneous personal and biographical information.
Leonard, Justin W.
- Justin W. Leonard papers, 1937-1975.
- 13 linear ft.
Leonard spent the early and middle of his career at the Michigan Department of Conservation, and later became a professor in the School of Natural Resources at UM. He was a proactive member of many environment/biology/zoology-related professional organizations, filling leadership roles with many of them.
The collection consists of correspondence, professional files, and photographs.
Lovejoy, Parrish Storrs
- P. S. Lovejoy papers, 1918-1941.
- 5 linear ft.
Fence made from tree roots and stumps. Folder "Fences
article, 1924." P.S. Lovejoy papers, Box 5.
A key figure in the Michigan conservation movement, Lovejoy worked several years in the U.S. Forest Service, before assuming a forestry professorship at the University of Michigan. Lovejoy wrote and published articles about forestry; much of the material in his collection pertains to his published record. Correspondence also comprises a large portion of the collection. Lovejoy's collection contains correspondence between Lovejoy and Gifford Pinchot and Aldo Leopold, two early environmentalists.
Correspondence and articles relating to conservation, forestry, and agricultural activities and organizations, particularly the College of Forestry of the University and the Michigan Farm Bureau; and photographs.
Michigan Forestry Association
- Michigan Forestry Association papers, 1905-1953.
- 5 linear in.
The Michigan Forestry Association was established to help forest land owners to better manage their timber lands and to prevent over-harvesting.
Correspondence, financial records, constitution, membership lists, and reports constitute this collection.
Winters, Robert Kirby
- Robert Kirby Winters papers, 1923-1986.
- 2.5 linear ft.
Robert Kirby Winters, having earned a bachelor's, master's, and Ph.D. in forestry from the University of Michigan, went on to work for the U.S. Forest Service. Kirby ended his career as Director of the International Forestry Division, after many years in different roles in the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Personal and professional files; also publications, speeches, and other writings; and photographs.
- Joan Wolfe papers, 1962-1973.
- 0.3 linear ft.
Joan Wolfe, a resident of Belmont, MI was employed by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources. It was Joan Wolfe's leadership that led to the founding of the West Michigan Environmental Action Council which was established in Grand Rapids, MI in 1968 and continues to be a driving force in the passage of environmental protection legislation and an active environmental watchdog organization.
The papers in this collection pertain to Wolfe's environmental organizing activities, including a 1966 environmental "teach-in." In addition, there are files that document the passage of Michigan's Environmental Protection Act in 1970, as well as Wolfe's concern over the use of agricultural pesticides.
Note: Literary rights to history of E.P.A. are reserved.
Developed by Rachael Dreyer, Graduate Reference Assistant, June 2009.