George L. Collins Papers, 1932-1992.


Collins, George L. (George LeRoy), 1903-. George L. Collins Papers, 1932-1992.

George L. Collins Papers, 1932-1992.

The George L. Collins Papers consist of papers, publications, sound recordings, photographs and maps documenting Collins' career with the National Park Service, the work of his private consulting firm, Conservation Associates, and his role as vice-president of the Arctic International Wildlife Range Society. The bulk of the materials date from 1950-1984. The correspondence, in particular, reflects the vast network of communications Collins helped foster and documents his success in diffusing tension between groups representing different interests. Correspondence includes letters from conservation leaders such as Olaus and Margaret Murie, Celia Hunter and Robert Weeden as well as from Secretary of the Interior Rogers Morton, various National Park officials, and representatives from oil and gas companies.

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United States. National Park Service (corporateBody)

U.S. National Park Service has managed the Morristown National Historical Park since 1933. From the description of Morristown National Historical Park resource management records, 1933-1994 (bulk 1938-1970). (Morristown National History Park). WorldCat record id: 71014733 The National Park Service is the U.S. federal agency that manages all National Parks, many National Monuments and other conservation and historical properties with various title designations. It was created...

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Collins, George L. (George LeRoy), 1903- (person)

George LeRoy Collins was born May 31, 1903 in St. Paul, Minnesota. He attended school in California and became a National Park ranger in 1930. In 1950, Collins began work on the Alaska Recreational Survey for the National Park Service. During this period Collins came to realize the value of the area that is now the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, an area that remained of interest for Collins for the rest of his professional life. Collins retired from the park Service in 1960 and helped to estab...

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