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Guide to the Morton R. Brigham Papers 1969-2001

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

© 2009



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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: Brigham, Morton R.
Title: Morton R. Brigham Papers
Dates: 1969-2001
Dates: 1969-1979
Quantity: 0.25 cubic feet1 box
Abstract:Morton R. Brigham was a resident of Lewiston, Idaho and an active conservationist for over forty years. The collection contains his personal papers.
Identification: MG 450
Language: This collection is in English

The original order was retained with all of the materials from the 2002 accession.

The Morton R. Brigham papers span the years 1969-2001. Included in the papers are correspondence to and from Everett Hagen, general correspondence, photographs of an event honoring Brigham in 1997, a VHS recording of an interview with Brigham, and copies of his obituary and articles about him published in local newspapers after his death in 2001.


Biographical Note

Morton R. Brigham (October 21, 1915 – December 17, 2001) was a resident of Lewiston, Idaho and the son of Warren Brigham (1857-1940), the legislative founder of the University of Idaho. Morton Brigham graduated from the University of Idaho in 1939 with a degree in wood products utilization, worked for the Potlatch Forests Inc. until 1952, and then became a private consulting engineer for wood product manufacturing plants around the world until his retirement in the 1980s. Brigham was an active conservationist for over forty years and was instrumental in many grassroots environmental causes. He was named Conservationist of the Year by the Idaho Wildlife Federation in 1957 and served as their vice president in the 1960s and 1970s. He worked with Doris Milner, an officer in the Montana Wilderness Association, to set aside the headwaters of the Selway River. Brigham served on the River of No Return Wilderness Council board and was a founding member of the Hells Canyon Preservation Society.


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.

Brigham, Morton R.--Archives
Environmental Activism
Idaho

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 Morton R. Brigham were in the possession of Morton Brigham until they were transferred to the possession of Dennis Baird who had them until time of donation.

Morton R. Brigham Papers, MG 450, Special Collections and Archives, University of Idaho Library, Moscow, Idaho

The papers of the Morton R. Brigham were donated to the University of Idaho Library by Dennis Baird in February 2002 (MA 2002-06).

This collection was processed using the Basic processing method. Some materials were refolded.


Related Material

Doris Milner Papers MG 442, Gerald A. Jayne Papers MG 443, River of No Return Wilderness Council Records MG 452


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