Fred J. Overly papers, 1935-1972 (bulk 1952-1970).


Overly, Fred John. Fred J. Overly papers, 1935-1972 (bulk 1952-1970).

Fred J. Overly papers, 1935-1972 (bulk 1952-1970).

Correspondence, speeches and writings, reports, news releases, testimony, clippings, photographs, ephemera, diary. The diary documents Overly's activities as a federal official in Glacier, Olympic, and the Great Smoky Mountains national parks during a period of controversy about the creation and use of America's wilderness and recreation areas. Also includes materials related to his work as Pacific Northwest regional director of the Bureau of Outdoor Recreation.

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