Murie Family papers 1834-1982 (bulk, 1920-1975)


Murie Family papers, 1834-1982 (bulk, 1920-1975)

Murie Family papers 1834-1982 (bulk, 1920-1975)

The Murie Family Papers consist predominatelyof the professional papers of three famous conservationists, Olaus Murie,Margaret Murie, and Adolph Murie. The collection contains reports,correspondence, memoranda, field notes and journals, publications, and anextensive collection of films. The materials relate to public land managementwildlife conservation in Alaska, western Wyoming, and the desertSouthwest.

29.5 Cubic ft. (29boxes + films)


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United States. National Park Service (corporateBody)

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Murie Family (family)

Olaus Johan Murie was born in Moorhead, Minnesota, on March 1, 1889 to Joachim and Marie Murie. His brother, Adolph, was born ten years later in 1899. Olaus subsequently worked for such prestigious institutions as the Carnegie Institution and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. He was President of the Wilderness Society from 1950-1957 and was active in a variety of conservation societies and biologists’ professional organizations. He received numerous awards for his environmental ef...

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Murie, Margaret E. (person)

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