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A Guide to the Verne Lester Harper Papers

Finding aid created by Dept. Staff

University of Florida Smathers Libraries - Special and Area Studies Collections
December 2011

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Harper, V. L., (Verne Lester), 1902-1997
Title: Verne Lester Harper Papers
Dates: 1936-1980
Abstract: Correspondence and other papers pertaining to Verne L. Harper's activities with the United States Forestry Service, the International Union of Societies of Foresters and the University of Florida.
Extent: 2.5 Linear feet. 6 boxes.
Identification: MS 299
Language(s): English

Biographical/Historical Note

Verne Lester Harper was born August 13, 1902 in Monroe, South Dakota. He moved to Florida in 1927 to take employment as a forestry research scientist with the U.S. Forest Service at Starke and Lake City (1927-1935).He served as Deputy Chief for Research with the U.S. Forest Service from 1951-1966. He became a professor of forestry with the University of Florida in 1966 and retired in 1972 with emeritus status. He died in 1997.

Scope and Content

The Harper Papers include materials pertaining to the International Union of Societies of Foresters from 1964 to 1974, and to the 15th Congress of the International Union of Forestry Research Organizations held in Gainesville, Florida, in 1971. There are also papers related to his service with the University of Florida and with the U.S. Forest Service.

Access or Use Restrictions


The collection is open for research.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Verne Lester Harper Papers, Special and Area Studies Collections, George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida.

Acquisition Information

Donated in 1988 by Verne Harper.

Contents List

International Union of Societies of Foresters

1 Article- "Early History of the IUSF, 1964-1974".
1 Activity Goals. 1970-1971
1 Education Committee. 1970-1971
1 Tree Planting Ceremony and Luncheon. 1971
1 Directories. 1971-1974
1 Minutes of the Executive Committee. 1971-1974
1 Minutes, International Council, Meeting. 1974
1 General Correspondence. 1965-1966
1 Organizational Meeting, Madrid. 1966
1 Proposed Constitution. 1966
1 Correspondence. 1967
1 Meetings- Helsinki, Munich and Ottawa. 1967
2 General Correspondence. 1968
2 Canadian Institute of Foresters Correspondence. 1967-1968
2 Copies of Executive Director Correspondence. 1967-1968
2 Correspondence with Sweden's Forestry Association. 1968
2 Program Committees- Correspondence. 1968
2 Society of American Foresters Correspondence. 1968
2 Correspondence of 1969 Organizing Congress. 1968
2 Correspondence. 1969
2 Organizing Congress, Washington, D.C.. 1969
2 Post-Congress Material. 1969
2 Correspondence. 1970
3 Correspondence. 1971
3 Correspondence regarding 2nd International Congress. 1971
3 Executive Committee Meeting, Gainesville, FL. 1971
3 Correspondence- Honorary Memberships to Society of American Foresters. 1971-1972
3 Correspondence. 1972
3 7th World Forestry Congress, Buenos Aires. 1972
3 General Meeting at World Forestry Congress. 1972
3 Correspondence. 1973-1974
3 Pre-Second Congress Material. 1973-1974
4 Second Congress, Helsinki (3 folders). 1974
4 Correspondence. 1974-1975
4 General Material. 1976-1980
4 Annual Reports, Newsletters, and Proceedings of the First and Second Congresses. 1969-1974

International Union of Forestry Research Organizations

5 15th Congress, Gainesville, FL. 1971

Personal Papers

5 Professorship at UF.
5 General Correspondence. 1965-1967
5 General Correspondence. 1967-1969
5 General Correspondence. 1970-1971
5 General Correspondence. 1971-1972
5 "Outdoor Recreation Research" - Correspondence and Materials.
5 Honorary Degree, North Carolina State University.

United States Forest Service

6 Personal Correspondence with I.T. Haig (U.N. Food and Agricultural Organization). 1951-1957
6 Correspondence. 1952-1956
6 Miscellaneous.
6 Tropical Forestry Symposium, Duke University. 1965
6 Duke University Forestry Alumni Advisory Committee, Letters and Reports.
6 Fernow International Award. 1965
6 Research and Publications. 1936-1965

Selected Subjects and Access Terms

Forests and forestry
International Union of Forestry Research Organizations
International Union of Societies of Foresters
United States. Forest Service.

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