Inventory of the Charles W. Philpot Personnel Papers, 1966 – 1986
Abstract: Charles W. Philpot was a research forester and staff specialist with the United States Forest Service. The collection includes Philpot’s personnel records as well as a copy of a study titled “Land Ownership Patterns and Their Impacts on Appalachian Communities – A Survey of 80 Counties.”
Title: Charles W. Philpot Personnel Papers, 1966 – 1986
Creator: Philpot, Charles W.
Repository: Forest History Society Library and Archives
Call Number: 2015-005
Language of Material: Material in English
Extent: 0.5 linear feet (1 archival box)
Charles W. Philpot was born February 14, 1939. He received a bachelor of science degree in forestry from the University of California, Berkley in 1960. He then worked as a research technician while pursuing a master of forest science, which he received in 1963 also from the University of California at Berkley. After moving to Montana, Philpot resumed a graduate program that he had begun in California, and in 1970 received a Ph.D. in plant chemistry from the University of Montana.
Philpot began his Forest Service career at the Pacific Northwest Station as a member of a forest survey crew in eastern Washington during the summer of 1960. He then went on to work in California and Montana, as well as Washington, DC. Much of Philpot’s research work concerned the science of fire behavior, fire characteristics, fire chemistry and ecology. In 1973 he became Staff Specialist in the Division of Forest Fire and Atmospheric Sciences Research in Washington, DC. Philpot’s career promotions and transfers continued: assistant director, Pacific Southwest Station, 1975-1983; director Forest Fire and Atmospheric Sciences, 1983-1986; Associate Deputy Chief of Research, 1986-1988, and finally, director, Pacific Northwest Forest and Range Experiment Station, 1988-1995.
These papers includes Philpot’s personnel records as well as a copy of a study titled “Land Ownership Patterns and Their Impacts on Appalachian Communities – A Survey of 80 Counties.”
- 1. Personnel Records 1966-1986.
- 2. Land Ownership Study, 1981.
- United States. Forest Service
- Forests and forestry
- Forests and forestry — Fire management — United States
- Forests and forestry — Research
Detailed Description of the Collection
1. Personnel Records, 1966-1986.
- Folder 1
Employee Appraisals and Copy of Performance Requirements 1966-1968, 1970-1974, 1976, 1978-1981, 1986
Career Desires – 1982
SF-171 and SF-172 Application for Employment – 1980-1981
- Folder 2
AD-770a Performance Appraisal Worksheet and Narrative Summary of Accomplishments – 1985
Career Desires – 1982
Old completed training plans 1968 – 1975, 1977, 1980, 1981-1982
Executive Development Seminar – 1982
Other training assignments – 1969, 1979, 1978, 1981
Name plate – “Charles W. Philpot Associate Deputy Chief”
MOHR – 1976
- Folder 3
Special Qualifications Section
Driver Qualification – 1966, 1970, 1979, 1980
Fire Control Qualifications – 1979, 1980. 1981
Survey of Compensation Paid to Scientists and Engineers – 1979
Letters of commendation – 1972, 1979, 1980, 1981
2. Land Ownership Study, 1981.
- Folder 4
Personal Documents, 1967-1972
“Land Ownership Patterns and Their Impacts on Appalachian Communities – A Survey of 80 Counties” As Submitted to the Appalachian Regional Commission by the Appalachian Land Ownership Task Force, February 1981.
Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
[Identification of item], Charles W. Philpot Personnel, Library and Archives, Forest History Society, Durham, NC, USA.
Processed by Amanda McMullin, 2015
Encoded by Staff, 2021
Support for digitization and outreach provided by the Alvin J. Huss Endowment.