Inventory of the Dennis C. LeMaster Papers, 1956 – 1980
Abstract: Dennis C. LeMaster is a forestry scholar and author. He has served as director of resource policy for the Society of American Foresters, staff consultant to the subcommittee on forests of the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Agriculture, head of the Department of Forestry at Washington State University, and head of the Purdue University Department of Forestry and Natural Resources.
The collection holds files documenting his time as a staff consultant to the subcommittee on forests of the U.S. House of Representatives Agriculture Committee. There are also subject files and articles used by LeMaster as research for his book Decade of Change: The Remaking of Forest Service Statutory Authority During the 1970s.
Title: Dennis C. LeMaster Papers, 1956 – 1980
Creator: LeMaster, Dennis C.
Repository: Forest History Society Library and Archives
Call Number: 2015-009
Language of Material: Material in English
Extent: 1.67 linear feet (1 record carton, 1 archival box)
Dennis C. LeMaster is a forestry scholar and author. He earned a Ph.D in economics at Washington State University and was the director of resource policy for the Society of American Foresters from 1974 to 1977. From 1977 to 1978, LeMaster served as a staff consultant to the subcommittee on forests of the U.S. House of Representatives Agriculture Committee. During this time, he assisted with several local and national Resources Planning Act (RPA) Oversight hearings.
LeMaster became an associate professor at Washington State University in 1978. From 1980 to 1988 he served as head of the Department of Forestry and Range Management at Washington State. In 1988 he became professor and head of the Purdue University Department of Forestry and Natural Resources. LeMaster is the author of Decade of Change: The Remaking of Forest Service Statutory Authority During the 1970s (1984) as well as many journal articles.
The Dennis C. LeMaster Papers hold Resources Planning Act files documenting his time as a staff consultant to the subcommittee on forests of the U.S. House of Representatives Agriculture Committee. There are also subject files and articles used by LeMaster as research for his book Decade of Change: The Remaking of Forest Service Statutory Authority During the 1970s. The resources planning act files hold correspondence, witness lists, copies of speeches and presentations, press releases, and hearing summaries.
Series I: Resources Planning Act Hearings, 1976-1978.
Series II: Subject Files, 1970-1979.
Series III: Articles, 1956-1980.
- LeMaster, Dennis C.
- Forest reserves
- Forest protection
- Forest products
- United States. Forest Service
- United States. Congress. House
- United States. Forest Service. Resource Planning and Management
- Forests and forestry–Economic aspects
Detailed Description of the Collection
1. Resources Planning Act Hearings, 1976-1978.
The Resources Planning Act files hold correspondence, witness lists, copies of speeches and presentations, press releases, and hearing summaries. There are also regional Forest Service publications and statistics. These files document the conception, organization, and execution of the 1977 hearings in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho; Warren, Pennsylvania; Hot Springs, Arkansas; Portland, Oregon; and Washington, D.C.
- Box 1 Folder 1
Hearing Record and Subcommittee Mailing List, 1977
- Box 1 Folder 2
Hearing – Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, 1977
- Correspondence with members of congress, primarily the chairman of the House Subcommittee on Forests, James Weaver. Include summaries of the hearings and letters from concerned individuals in the region regarding policy.
- Box 1 Folder 3
Hearing – Warren, Pennsylvania, 1977.
- Includes fact sheets for the hearing as well as a copy of James Weaver’s opening remarks.
- Box 1 Folder 4
Hearing – Hot Springs, Arkansas, 1977
- Witness lists, fact sheets, and clippings about the region.
- Box 1 Folder 5
Hearing – Portland, Oregon, 1977
- Summary of the hearings, witness lists, fact sheets, and opening remarks by James Weaver.
- Box 1 Folder 6
Administrative files, 1976-1979
- Box 1 Folder 7
Initial Activities, 1976-1977.
- Box 1 Folder 8-9
Hearing – Washington, D.C., 1977.
- Includes opening statement by James Weaver, a witness list, and a prospectus.
- Box 1 Folder 10
RPA and National Forest Planning, 1977.
- Box 1 Folder 11
Preliminary Meetings, 1977.
- Box 1 Folder 12
Hearing Summaries, 1977.
- Box 1 Folder 13
Press Releases, 1977.
- Box 1 Folder 14
Written Testimony, 1977.
- Box 1 Folder 15
Administration’s View of RPA Report, 1977-1978.
- Box 1 Folder 16
Hearing Inquiry Letters, 1977.
- Box 1 Folder 17
- Box 1 Folder 18
Hearing Lists, 1977.
- Box 1 Folder 19
Annual Reports, 1977-1978.
- Box 1 Folder 20
Statement of Policy, 1977.
- Box 1 Folder 21
Subcommittee Report, 1977.
- Box 1 Folder 22
Report from the General Accounting Office, 1977.
2. Subject Files, 1970-1979.
LeMaster’s research files, holding clippings, notes, correspondence, and other material related to various forestry subjects and organizations.
- Box 1 Folder 23
- Box 1 Folder 24
Clean Air Act
- Box 1 Folder 25
Cultural Resources Law
- Box 1 Folder 26
Endangered Species Act
- Box 1 Folder 27
- Box 1 Folder 28
- Box 1 Folder 29
- Box 1 Folder 30
Investment Tax Credit
- Box 1 Folder 31
Mcintire-Stennis Cooperative Forestry Research Program
- Box 1 Folder 32
- Box 1 Folder 33
- Box 1 Folder 34
- Box 1 Folder 35
Renewable Resources Extension
- Box 1 Folder 36
State Forest Landowner Association
- Box 1 Folder 37
Timber Sale Bidding Methods
- Box 1 Folder 38
United States Political Process
- Box 1 Folder 39
Weaver, James – Testimony and Speeches
3. Articles, 1956-1980.
Articles, reports, and speeches collected and annotated by LeMaster for research purposes.
- Box 1 Folder 40
America Grows on Trees: The Promise of Private, Nonindustrial Woodland. Report by the National Forest Products Association, 1980.
- Box 1 Folder 41
Analysis of the Relationship of Softwood Log Exports to the Economy of the State of Washington. Fisher, W. Halder, 1964.
- Box 1 Folder 42
The Clean Water Act of 1977. Hall, Ridgway M., 1978.
- Box 1 Folder 43
Costs of Stream Protection During Timber Harvest. Dykstra, Dennis, 1976.
- Box 1 Folder 44
ECHO: An Economic Harvest Optimization Model. Walker, John. 1974.
- Box 1 Folder 45
The Economic Detriment of Management Intensity on Private Nonindustrial Forest Lands. McMahon, Robert, 1961.
- Box 1 Folder 46
Fall, Buck, and Scale: Cruising. Johnson, Floyd.
- Box 1 Folder 47
Financial Maturity: A Theoretical Review. Bently, William and Teeguarden, Dennis, 1965.
- Box 1 Folder 48
Forest Income Valuation Revisited. Klemperer, David, 1977.
- Box 1 Folder 49
Forest Land Valuation in Washington State. Bare, Bruce, 1977.
- Box 1 Folder 50
A Forest Policy That Goes All the Way Through. Greeley, W.B.
- Box 1 Folder 51
The Forest Products Mix in a Changing Economy. Zivnuska, John A.
- Box 1 Folder 52
Forest Products Residues: Their Volume, Use and Value. Howard, James O. 1971.
- Box 1 Folder 53
The Forest Service Pathway in to the ’90s and Beyond.
- Box 1 Folder 54
Forestry and Pollution. Pardo, Richard, 1976.
- Box 1 Folder 55
A General Review of U.S. Forest Service Timber Appraisal Policies and Procedures. Report of the Timber Appraisal Review Committee, 1963.
- Box 1 Folder 56
How Much Land Do We Need for Timber Growing? Vaux, Henry J., 1973.
- Box 1 Folder 57
The Last Stand: The Nader Study Group Report on the United States Forest Service. Barney, Daniel, 1972.
- Box 1 Folder 58
Log Export and Its Importance to the State of Washington, 1970.
- Box 1 Folder 59
The Lumber Industry: Economic, Marketing, and Financial Investigation. Morton Research Corporation, 1971.
- Box 2 Folder 1
Mathematical Programing in Forestry. Bell, Enoch F., 1977.
- Box 2 Folder 2
The Monongahela Issue: A Spreading Economic Malady. Report by the National Forest Products Association, 1976.
- Box 2 Folder 3
The Nation’s Water Outlook to the Year 2000. Veissman, Warren, 1978.
- Box 2 Folder 4
The Need for Associations of Forest Landowners in the United States. Stoddard, Charles.
- Box 2 Folder 5
Oregon Timber Resource Model: A Brief Introduction. Johnson, Norm.
- Box 2 Folder 6
Our Wasted Resources. Zivnuska, John A., 1962.
- Box 2 Folder 7
Papers Compiled by Professor Barney Dowdle.
- A binder of papers relating to forestry in Washington State and Oregon, 1975-1977.
- Box 2 Folder 8
Primary United States Forest Products Industry Profile. Bruce, Richard, 1976.
- Box 2 Folder 9
Regional Economic Studies of Timber Supply. Warrell, Albert, 1966.
- Box 2 Folder 10
Regional Income Effects of Roundwood Exports Compared to Local Processing. Gillis, William.
- Box 2 Folder 11
Remarks for the Inland Empire Section of the Society of American Foresters at Spokane, Washington on March 5, 1971 for the Select Committee of the University of Montana. Shannon, Richard E., 1971.
- Box 2 Folder 12
Report of Investigation of the Sale of Government-Owned Timber. United States Forest Service.
- Box 2 Folder 13
Report on the Bitteroot National Forest. Bolle, Arnold.
- Box 2 Folder 14
Resource Conditions and Trends: The Backdrop for Long-Term Planning.
- Box 2 Folder 15
Selling Sawlogs by the Ton. Seigel, William, 1960.
- Box 2 Folder 16
A Study of O and C Marketing Areas. 1956.
- Box 2 Folder 17
Summary of the Beuter Report.
- Box 2 Folder 18
Techniques for Prescribing Optimal Timber Harvest. Johnson, K. Norman.
- Box 2 Folder 19
Timber Harvesting Practices and Water Quality in the Eastern United States. Corbett, Edward, 1978.
- Box 2 Folder 20
Timber Management Decision-Making Under Imperfect Capital Markets. Murphy, Paul.
- Box 2 Folder 21
Water Pollution Control and Forestry. Brown, George W., 1976.
- Box 2 Folder 22
A Welfare Analysis of Long-Term Forest Products Price Stabilization. Adams, Darius.
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[Identification of item], Dennis C. LeMaster Papers, Library and Archives, Forest History Society, Durham, NC, USA.
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