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Verne Lester Harper Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS 299

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.

Dates

  • 1936-1980

Creator

Access

The collection is open for research.

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.

Extent

2.5 Linear feet (6 boxes)

Language of Materials

English

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.

Physical Location

University of Florida Smathers Library Building

Acquisition Information

Donated in 1988 by Verne Harper.

Title
A Guide to the Verne Lester Harper Papers
Status
Completed
Author
Finding aid created by Dept. Staff
Date
December 2011
Description rules
Finding Aid Prepared Using Dacs
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Description is written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Special and Area Studies Collections, George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida Repository

Contact:
George A. Smathers Libraries
PO Box 117005
Gainesville Florida 32611-7005 United States of America
352-273-2755