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Guide to the Carl Krueger Papers ; Krueger (Carl) Papers

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Guide to the Carl Krueger Papers 1926-1983

Sponsor: Funding for encoding this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.


Overview of the Collection

Title: Papers
Creator: Carl Krueger, 1905-1985
Dates: 1926-1983
Quantity: 2 cubic feet
Abstract:U.S. Forest Service diaries from the Shoshone (1930-1943), Pisgah-Croatan (1943-1949), and Coeur d'Alene (1952-1965) national forests; photographic slides of forestry practices, Society of American Foresters meetings, the last log drive on the Clearwater and St. Joe rivers, an articles by Kruger on the Mullan Pass, and other material.
Identification: MG084
Language: English
Repository: University of Idaho Library Special Collections and Archives
Moscow, ID 83844-2351

Arrangement and Description

The diaries were in chronological order when received, but the remaining material was not arranged. These items were sorted into two series, slides and manuscripts and correspondence.The diaries consist of standardized forest service daily diaries. These are in chronological order.There are many slides in the collection; all were in slide trays or storage boxes and were identified by Krueger. The file labeled "The Cradle of Forestry in America" contains slides, photographs and brochures on the Pisgah-Croatan National Forest.The manuscripts and correspondence series includes an article on the Mullan Road written by Krueger, a student paper on the ecology of the Minneapolis-St. Paul area, class notes, and one letter concerning a timber management report from the Forest Service in Wyoming.

Scope and Content

The papers of Carl Krueger span the years 1926 to 1983, with the bulk of the material covering the years 1930 to 1965.

The material includes forest service diaries, slides, manuscripts and one letter. While the diaries cover his years in Wyoming, North Carolina, and Idaho, there is no information on the years he spent in Texas, August 1949 to July 1952.


Administrative/Biographical History

Carl Krueger was born November 5, 1905; he grew up and attended school in Oakfield, Wisconsin. He then attended the University of Minnesota where he graduated with a degree in forestry. After graduation he took a job as a ranger for the Forest Service in Cody, Wyoming. While there he married Dorothy Siddle on May 24, 1933. From August 1943 to July 1949, he was forest supervisor at the Pisgah-Croatan National Forests near Asheville, North Carolina. He next served with the Forest Service in Texas before becoming forest supervisor at the Coeur d'Alene National Forest in August 1952. He retired from this position in October 1965.

He was active in the Presbyterian Church, Rotary, Society of American Foresters, and the Hoo Hoo Club, an association of loggers, lumbermen, and foresters. He also set up and taught in the vocational forestry program at North Idaho College. He served on the board of the Museum of North Idaho where he helped to catalog artifacts that had been collected by the defunct North Idaho Historical Society.

Carl Krueger died in Coeur d'Alene on November 1, 1985.


Subjects

This collection is indexed under the following headings in the online catalog. Researchers desiring materials about related topics, persons, or places should search the catalog using these headings.

Forestry and Forest Products
Idaho

Krueger, Carl G.--Archives.

Clearwater River (Idaho) -- History
Coeur d'Alene National Forest (Idaho) -- History -- Sources
Croatan National Forest (N.C.) -- History -- Sources
Mullan Road
Pisgah National Forest (N.C.) -- History -- Sources
Saint Joe River (Idaho) -- History
Shoshone National Forest (Wyo.) -- History -- Sources

Forest management -- United States -- History -- Sources

Administrative Information

Source

The papers of Carl Krueger were donated to the University of Idaho Library by his widow, Dorothy Krueger, between March and September 1986.


Detailed Description of the Collection

Series I. Forest Service Diaries 1930-1965
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1Shoshone National Forest, Cody, Wyoming January 1930-August 1943 43 items
1Pisgah-Croatan National Forests, Asheville, North Carolina August 1943-July 1949 71 items
1Coeur d'Alene National Forest August 1952-October 1965 146 items
Series II. Slides 1952-1983
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2/12/1Various Forestry Practices 1956-1970 475 items
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2/22/2Foreign Foresters 1960 40 items
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2Last Log Drive on Clearwater & St. Joe 1971 30 items
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2/32/3Society of American Foresters Meetings 1952-1961 120 items
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2/42/4Beaverhead 1964 90 items
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2/52/5Cradle of Forestry in America 1964-1983 22 items
Series III. Manuscripts and Correspondence 1926-1983
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2/62/6Krueger, Carl. "Route of the Mullan Road Over the Bitterroot Divide" undated 6 items
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2/72/7Krueger, Carl. "An Ecological Study of the Minneapolis-St. Paul Area" 1926 1 item
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2/82/8Notes on Forestry Practices 1926 3 items
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2/92/9TLS: Randall R. Hall to Carl Krueger 1983 1 item

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