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Guide to the John Osborn Papers 1979-1997

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Funding for processing this collection was provided through a grant awarded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

University of Idaho
850 Rayburn St.
P.O. Box 442351
Moscow, Idaho 83844-2351
(208) 885-7951
http://www.lib.uidaho.edu/special-collections/

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Creation: Finding aid encoded by Lee Steiner 2009
Language: Finding aid written in English.

Repository: University of Idaho Library Special Collections and Archives850 Rayburn St. P.O. Box 442351 Moscow, Idaho 83844-2351 (208) 885-7951 http://www.lib.uidaho.edu/special-collections/
Creator: Osborn, John
Title: John Osborn Papers
Dates: 1979-1997
Quantity: 1 cubic foot1 box
Abstract:Dr. John Osborn was the founder and president of the Spokane-based Inland Empire Public Lands Council. This collection contains his personal papers.
Identification: MG 433
Language: This collection is in English

The original order was retained with all of the materials from the 1998 accession.

The John Osborn papers span the years 1979-1997. Included in the papers are articles, correspondence, and reports.


Biographical Note

John Osborn worked for the U.S. Forest Service during summers from 1974 until 1980, was an Interregional firefighting crew member for the Boise, Sawtooth, and Payette National Forests in southern Idaho, became a medical doctor at the Spokane Veterans Hospital, and was an active environmental activist in the Idaho and eastern Washington areas. Osborn served as the north Idaho regional representative for the Idaho Conservation League, conservation chair for the Northern Rockies Sierra Club, board member for the Idaho Wildlife Federation and the Washington Wilderness Coalition, and was the founder and president of the Spokane-based Inland Empire Public Lands Council. Organized by doctors who wanted to preserve the beauty of the country, the Inland Empire Public Lands Council is an affiliation of sporting and environmental organizations that links the two main regions of the Northwest: the Northern Rockies and the Cascades and is dedicated to the transition of the Greater Columbia River Ecosystem from resource extraction to long term community and biological sustainability.


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.

Osborn, John--Archives
Environmental Activism
Washington (state)

Restrictions

The collection is open to the public. Researchers must use the collection in accordance with the policies of the University of Idaho Library Special Collections and Archives.

Researchers are responsible for using in accordance with Copyright Laws (17 U.S.C.) and any other applicable statutes.


Administrative Information

The papers of John Osborn were in the possession of John Osborn until time of donation.

John Osborn Papers, MG 433, Special Collections and Archives, University of Idaho Library, Moscow, Idaho

The papers of John Osborn were donated to the University of Idaho Library by Dr. John Osborn in May 1998 (MA 1998-09A).

This collection was processed using the Basic processing method. Some materials were refoldered. The collection was reduced by 3 cubic feet.


Related Material

Sierra Club - Northern Rockies Chapter records MG 86, Idaho Conservation League records MG 431, Maria Fraser papers MG 432


Separated Material

Publications were removed and placed into a separate manuscript group Conservation Reports and Publications (MG 449).


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