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Inventory of the Public Land Law Review Commission Records,
1966 - 1970

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Descriptive Summary

Abstract: Meeting between 1965 and 1969, the Public Land Law Review Commission was established to review federal public land laws and regulations and recommend a public land policy.
The collection includes materials related to the numerous issues shaping public land laws that were researched by the Public Land Law Review Commission between 1965 and 1969. Materials include reports commissioned by the PLLRC; looseleaf notebooks that contain correspondence, notes, memos, reports, minutes of meetings, and other general business paraphernalia issued to every member of the Commission; drafts of the commission's final report; and notes taken by commission member Perry R. Hagenstein at the final meetings of the commission during the winter months of 1970.
Title: Public Land Law Review Commission Records, 1966 - 1970
Creator: United States. Public Land Law Review Commission
Repository: Forest History Society Library and Archives
Call Number: 3957
Language of Material: Material in English
Extent: 15.0 linear feet
(10 record cartons)

Historical Note

Meeting between 1965 and 1969, the Public Land Law Review Commission (PLLRC) was established to review federal public land laws and regulations and recommend a public land policy.


Collection Overview

The collection consists of materials pertaining to the numerous issues shaping public land laws that were researched by the Public Land Law Review Commission between 1965 and 1969. Cartons one through five contain reports commissioned by the PLLRC. Cartons six through nine contain numerous looseleaf notebooks in which are filed the correspondence, notes, memos, reports, minutes of meetings, and other general business paraphernalia issued to every member of the Commission. Carton ten contains seven looseleaf notebooks in which are filed drafts of the commission's final report and notes taken by commission member Perry R. Hagenstein at the final meetings of the commission during the winter months of 1970. The final version of the report of the Public Land Law Review Commission, entitled One Third of the Nation's Land, was presented to Congress and the President of the United States later in 1970.

Collection Arrangement

1. Reports, Notebooks, and Notes, 1966-1970



Subject Headings

  • Hagenstein, Perry R.
  • Land use -- United States
  • Public lands -- United States -- 20th century
  • Public lands -- Law and legislation -- United States -- 20th century
  • Rasmussen, Boyd Lester, b. 1913
  • United States. Public Land Law Review Commission.

Detailed Description of the Collection

1. Reports, Notebooks, and Notes, 1966-1970.

Box 1
"Study of the Development, Management, and Use of Water Resources on the Public Lands." Vol. I, II. March 1969.
Box 1
"Study of Energy Fuel Mineral Resources." Vol. I, II, III. July 1969.
Box 1
"Federal Public Land Laws and Policies Relating to Intensive Agriculture." Vol. I, II, III, V, VI, VII, Summary. April 30, 1969.
Box 1
"Organization, Administration, and Budgetary Policy." Vol. I, II. December 1969.
Box 1
"Study of Probable Future Demands on the Public Lands." Vol. I. September 1969.
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"Probable Future Demands on the Public Lands: New Cities and Urban Expansion." Vol. II. January 1970.
Box 1
"State Land Resources and Policies." Parts I and II. January 1970.
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"Regional Economic Development--an Important Objective of Federal Land Policy." February 20, 1970.
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"Outdoor Recreation Use of the Public Lands." Vol. I, II, Summary. September 1969.
Box 2
"Study of withdrawals and Reservations of Public Domain Lands." Vol. I, II. (undated)
Box 2
"Regional and Local Land Use Planning." Vol. II, Summary. June 1969.
Box 2
"Legal Study of Geothermal Resources on Public Lands." Report and Summary. July 1969.
Box 2
"Federal Legislative Jurisdiction." May 1969.
Box 2
"Legal Study of Federal Public Land Laws and Policies Relating to Intensive Agriculture." April 1969.
Box 2
"Administrative Procedures and the Public Lands." 1969.
Box 2
"Land Grants to States." April 1969.
Box 2
"Regional and Local Land Use Planning." Vol. I. June 1969.
Box 2
"Revenue Sharing and Payments in Lieu of Taxes on the Public Land." Vol. I, II, III, IV, Summary. July 1968.
Box 2
"A Catalog of Possible Alternatives to or Modifications of Existing Federal Programs for Revenue Sharing and Payments in Lieu of Taxes on the Public Land". July 1968
Box 3
"Study of Outer Continental Shelf Lands of the United States." Vol. I, II, Summary. October 1968.
Box 3
"Public Land Study: The Forage Resource." Vol. I, II, III, IV. (undated)
Box 3
"User Fees and Charges for Public Lands and Resources." Vol. I, Summary. October, December 1969.
Box 3
Draft: "Multiple Use Concepts and Land Use Decisions on the Public Lands." February 1970.
Box 3
"Appendix: Land Use Decision Making." February 1970.
Box 4
"Legal Study of Oil Shale on Public Lands." April 1969.
Box 4
"Nonfuel Mineral Resources and the Public Lands."
Volume I: "The Nonfuel Mineral Resources and the United States"
Volume II.: "The Utilization of Nonfuel Mineral Resources"
Volume III: "Minerals and the Environment"
Volume IV: "Mineral Land Systems"
Volume V: "Summary Report." July 1969.
Box 4
"Fish and Wildlife Resources on the Public Lands." (undated)
Box 4
"Study of Public Land Timber Policy." Vol. I, II. April 1969.
Box 4
"Public Land Policy and the Environment."
Part I: "The Legal and Administrative Framework For Environmental Management of the Public Lands"
Part II: "Study of Environmental Problems on the Public Lands"
Part III: Section A--"Environmental Quality and the Public Lands"; Section B--"A General System for Environmental Resource Analysis"
Part IV: "Policy Issues and Alternatives." January-February 1970.
Box 4
Draft Report: "Study of Appraisal Techniques and Procedures Utilized in Connection with Action Related to Federal Public Lands." December 1969.
Box 4
Draft Report: "Study of Land Acquisitions and Exchanges Related to Retention and Management or Disposition of the Federal Public Lands." January 1970.
Box 5
"Study of Impact of Public Lands on Selected Regional Economies." April 1969.
Box 5
"Legal Study of Trespass and Unauthorized Use of Public Lands of the United States." June 1969.
Box 5
"Federal Land Laws and Policies in Alaska." Vol. I, Summary, Appendices. March, April, May 1969.
Box 5
"Study of Federal Public Land Laws and Policies Relating to Use and Occupancy." Vol. I, III, IV, Summary. September 1969.
Box 5
"Legal Study of Coal Resources on Public Lands." December 1968.
Box 5
"Study of Land Disposal Techniques and Procedures." December 1969.
Box 5
"Fish and Wildlife Resources on the Public Lands." Summary. January 1969.
Box 5
"Integrated Inventories of Renewable Natural Resources: Proceedings of the Workshop, Tucson, Arizona. January 8-12, 1978."
Box 5
"Projections of the Consumption of Commodities Producible on the Public Lands of the United States, 1980-2000." May 1968.
Box 6
Notebooks, chiefly 1968-1969
Notebooks hold materials concerning the following subjects: intensive agriculture, public land policy and environment disposal techniques, minutes of meetings and general business, withdrawals and reservations, regional and local land use planning, land acquisition and disposal for timber production (timber study), and miscellaneous papers. Most materials are dated from 1968 to 1969.
Box 7
Notebooks
Notebooks hold materials concerning the following subjects: forage, trespass, revenue sharing and payments in lieu of taxes, federal land laws and policies in Alaska, miscellaneous public land concerns, appraisal techniques and procedures, and economic impacts on public lands.
Box 8
Notebooks
Notebooks hold materials concerning the following subjects: outer continental shelf; organization, administration, and budgeting; federal legislative jurisdiction; use and occupancy; outdoor recreation; timber; fish and wildlife; and new cities/acquisition and exchange/multiple use.
Box 9
Notebooks, 1966-1968
Notebooks hold materials concerning the following subjects: energy fuels and nonfuel minerals, water resources, user fees and charges, land grants to states, administrative procedures, and miscellaneous Ccommission business. Most of the materials date from 1966 to 1968.
Box 10
Notebooks, 1970
Notebooks hold materials concerning the following subjects: mineral resources, forage, water, fish and wildlife, use and occupancy, land grants, disposal and acquisition, outdoor recreation, multiple use, administration of lands, timber, the environment, land use planning, intensive agriculture, and legislative jurisdiction. The information in the notebooks was sent to all members of the commission prior to its final slate of meetings throughout the winter of 1970.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

No restrictions.

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Public Land Law Review Commission Records, Library and Archives, Forest History Society, Durham, NC, USA.

Acquisitions Information

Received from Boyd Rasmussen, and from Perry R. Hagenstein in February 1991 and April 1992.

The PLLRC reports filed in cartons numbered one through five were given to the Forest History Society by Boyd Rasmussen (date of gift is unknown). The notebooks residing in cartons numbered six through nine were donated to the Forest History Society by Perry R. Hagenstein in February of 1991. In April of 1992 Mr. Hagenstein forwarded to the Forest History Society the seven notebooks housed in the tenth carton that contain drafts of the final report and his notations.

Processing Information

Processed by Michele Justice, October 1991 and June 1992, and Amanda Ross, February 2009

Encoded by Amanda Ross, February 2009

Funding from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission supported the encoding of this finding aid. Support for digitization and outreach provided by the Alvin J. Huss Endowment.