Unlined note card with notes about Operation Lochsa, author or writer unknown
dated March 19, 1969, Avis DeVoto to a Mr. Allred. Concerns Allred's interest
in doing an article on DeVoto and Mrs. DeVoto's comment that Olsen had her
burn his letters to DeVoto after DeVoto's death.
March 19, 1969 letter.
Fd 2 Elers
Koch's monograph Lewis and Clark Across the Bitterroot Range, 1962. Published
by United States Department of Agriculture Forest Service, Missoula, Montana.
Fd 3 The
Stanford University Register on the DeVoto papers they have. Copyright 1960.
Tribute by Wallace Stegner, 21 pages.
Fd 4 Original
letter dated December 16, 1959, Avis DeVoto to Olsen. Personal except that
she gives Olsen permission to write about his part in the scattering of DeVoto's
dated May 14, 1957 Avis DeVoto to Olsen. Personal.
May 14, 1957 letter, Avis DeVoto to Olsen.
Fd 5 Reprint
copy of "Living in Harmony with Nature" by Reed Bailey in Utah Educational
Review , May Issue, 1958.
Fd 6 Ogden
Standard clipping July 21, 1957 describing the scattering of DeVoto's
ashes and the role Olsen played as a friend, not as a Forest Service official.
Fd 7 Original
letter December 30, 1956 Avis DeVoto to Olsen. Personal.
Fd 8 Carbon
copy. Letter Olsen to Bob Fogg August 1, 1956 enclosing copy of the pictures
of Operation Lochsa, the scattering of the ashes.
original, from Maureen McKenna, secretary to Sen. Neuberger, asking if the
DeVoto ashes have been scattered. July 31, 1956 memo.
Letter to Mrs. DeVoto dated July 26, 1956. Letter speaks of an August
issue of Holiday which ran an article by the deceased DeVoto.
Olsen enclosed a set of photo prints of Operation Lochsa.
Letter Olsen to Mrs. DeVoto dated April 13, 1956. Olsen describes the
scattering of the ashes.
Map of Lolo
National Forest with red coloring where ashes were scattered. Map was enclosed
in April 13, 1956 letter above.
Letter Olsen to Miss McKenna confirming the ashes were scattered on April
Fd 9 Original
letter Scheinberg to Olsen, not dated. Olsen's July 6, 1956 reply. Personal
original letters (Jan. 19, 1956 and Feb. 2, 1956) concerning personal films
made of a trip Olsen, Scheinberg, and DeVoto made in the Summer, 1954. Carbon
copies Olsen's replies to Scheinberg (Jan. 24 and Feb. 20, 1956) also, postal
receipt for the films.
Scheinberg to Olsen dated September 23, 1954. A magazine clipping on a steam
engine was enclosed. Personal.
Dr. I. Herbert Scheinberg, M. D. to Olsen. Personal. August 23, 1954,
answer wherein Olsen encourages Scheinberg to become a conservationist.
Fd 10 Carbon
copy. Letter Olsen to Mrs. DeVoto dated June 27, 1956. Personal and discusses
the change in the Snow Basin area.
Fd 11 Original
letter dated April 20, 1956 Avis DeVoto to Olsen. Thanks Olsen for scattering
the ashes of DeVoto
Fd 12 Carbon
copy. Letter Lynn Crandall to Senator Richard Neuberger March 2, 1956, stating
there is no citizen interest in naming an Idaho forest after DeVoto
Fd 13 Handwritten
letter received February 20, 1956 by Olsen's office. The writer has some
pictures and slides of DeVoto and wants to know what to do with them.
Olsen from Mrs. DeVoto postmarked November 16, 1955.
Letter Olsen to DeVoto dated October 27, 1955. Personal and concerning
publications the two were exchanging.
of letter Olsen to Mr. Wright of the Ogden Standard Examiner .
Olsen is lending a picture of DeVoto to the paper.
One piece of
letterhead stationary for the Bernard DeVoto Memorial, Missoula, Montana.
memo or notes with dates and some themes.
Fd 14 Ogden
Standard clipping February 17, 1956 describing Idaho Senator's protest
of naming a forest for DeVoto.
Fd 15 Original
letter dated February 6, 1956, from Avis DeVoto to Olsen. Mentions some
conservation issues of the day, Wes D' Ewart, Floyd Olsen ( a mistake for
Chester Olsen) and Congressman Neuberger and Morse.
Fd 16 Carbon
copy. Letter Olsen to Mrs. DeVoto dated February 6, 1956. Olsen describes
how he will handle the scattering of the ashes of Bernard DeVoto. Also personal
Fd 17 Carbon
copy. Letter Olsen to Mrs. DeVoto dated January 24, 1956. Personal.
Fd 18 Two
copies of Ogden Standard of December 25, 1955 news clipping of DeVoto's
Fd 19 Envelope
to December 13 letter.
dated December 13 from Mrs. DeVoto to Olsen. Personal.
Fd 20 Envelope,
December 5 letter, Mrs. DeVoto to Olsen. (1955)
dated December 5 from Mrs. DeVoto to Olsen. Personal and comments about
DeVoto's activities in conservation just prior to his death.
Fd 21 Carbon
copy. Letter Olsen to Mrs. DeVoto dated November 23, 1955. Personal, condolence
over DeVoto's death. Olsen agrees to scatter DeVoto's ashes as per the DeVoto
Fd 22 Boston
Herald clipping November 13, 1955 describing DeVoto's funeral in great
Fd 23 Envelope,
November 12, 1955 letter Mrs. DeVoto to Olsen.
Bernard DeVoto to Olsen November 12 from Mrs. DeVoto to Olsen. She mentions
much about her gardening as well as saying DeVoto has just left for New York.
(He died on that trip). She is writing not knowing this.
Fd 24 Original
letter Bernard DeVoto to Olsen November 1, 1955. Concerns comments he has
to make about his new book he is writing and he wants Olsen to read it for
him and answer questions or fill in areas. Also concerns some political
Fd 25 Two
postcards postmarked June 1954 and November 1955 from DeVoto to Olsen asking
for information on black beetles and on Wasatch National Forest.
Fd 26 Carbon
copy. Letter Olsen to DeVoto dated May 17, 1955. Contains descriptions
of conservation - related publications and happenings.
Fd 27 Carbon
copy. Letter Olsen to DeVoto dated March 14, 1955. Concerns personal matters
and some talk of Wyoming seceding from the Union.
original copy. Lester Moncrief to Olsen. Olsen asks for some information
on tariffs for DeVoto. Dated December 2, 1954.
of before mentioned memorandum.
Fd 28 Carbon
copy. Letter Olsen to DeVoto family dated January 5, 1955. Personal.
Fd 29 Carbon
copy. Letter Olsen to DeVoto dated September 21, 1954. Olsen thanks DeVoto
for sending books to him and Reed Bailey.
Fd 30 Carbon
copy. Letter Olsen to DeVoto dated September 1 1954. Concerns a historical
description of the Salmon River country and a comment on that same country
Fd 31 Carbon
copy. Letter Olsen to DeVoto dated August 31, 1954. Concerns an editorial
from the Salt Lake Tribune .
Fd 32 Original
letter dated August 21, 1954 DeVoto to Olsen. Personal, but also discussed
a trip DeVoto and other conservationists had recently made to the west.
the August 21, 1954 DeVoto letter.
Fd 33 Carbon
copy. Letter Olsen to DeVoto dated July 19, 1954. Gives information copied
from news and other sources concerning the Davis County flood history.
of the July 19, 1954 letter Olsen to DeVoto.
to Olsen postmarked June 3, 1954. Concerns DeVoto's interest in Davis County
Fd 34 Carbon
copy. Letter Olsen to DeVoto dated June 12, 1954. Concerns a trip DeVoto
was making to the Idaho area and some personal comments.
Fd 35 Carbon
copy. Letter Olsen to DeVoto dated June 4, 1954. Concerns Utah flood history
and watershed information.
Fd 36 Carbon
copy. Letter Olsen to DeVoto dated May 14, 1954. Concerns flood problems
and an unidentified mortgage.
Fd 37 Carbon
copy. Letter Olsen to DeVoto dated April 28, 1954 concerning permit to use
Snyder Basin Guard Station dwelling.
Permit for use of Snyder Basin Guard Station dwelling by Bernard DeVoto.
A yellow scratch
sheet with numerical figuring on it.
Fd 38 Carbon
copy. Letter Olsen to DeVoto dated April 23, 1954. Concerns personal matters
and Olsen sends DeVoto the population stats DeVoto requested on Willard, Farmington,
and Centerville, Utah.
Fd 39 Carbon
copy. Letter Olsen to DeVoto's family dated April 21, 1954. Personal nature.
Fd 40 p.
18 of Collier's magazine, February 19, 1954 with red circle around
a letter to the Editor that responds to the article.
Letter Olsen to Collier's magazine, letter dated December 18,
1953. Olsen praises DeVoto's article "Our Great West - Boom or Bust."
Letter Olsen to DeVoto dated December 18, 1953. Olsen is sending DeVoto
an editorial from The Deseret News and Telegram concerning the Collier's
Fd 41 Carbon
copy. Letter Olsen to DeVoto dated December 30, 1953. Personal and mentions
some articles DeVoto is publishing.
DeVoto to Olsen dated December 22, 1953. Personal matters and Alfred A.
Knopf is mentioned as an influential member of the Advisory Board on National
Parks. DeVoto has received two copies of Olsen speeches and is using them.
Letter Olsen to DeVoto dated December 15, 1953. Discusses a DeVoto article
from Collier's and Olsen enclosed two of his own speeches.
the box of apples DeVoto sent to Olsen.
Fd 42 Carbon
copy. Letter Olsen to DeVoto dated December 14, 1953. Concerns the Cour
d' Alene forest fire of 1910.
Fd 43 Carbon
copy. Letter Olsen to DeVoto dated November 30, 1953. Discusses Salt
Lake Tribune editorial that seems favorable to DeVoto's interests.
Fd 44 Carbon
copy. Letter Olsen to DeVoto concerning the drought in the Southwest.
Dated September 30, 1953.
Fd 45 Carbon
copy. Letter Olsen to DeVoto dated September 18, 1953. Concerns personal
matters as well as state and national water issues.
Fd 46 New
clipping Ogden Standard-Examiner dated July 10, 1953. Describes
DeVoto visit to Ogden and interview with DeVoto.
Letter Olsen to DeVoto dated February 18, 1953. Concerns a Feb. 5 Salt
Lake Tribune editorial and personal matters.
Fd 47 Carbon
copy. Letter Olsen to DeVoto concerning editorials which appeared in March
and April, 1953.
Fd 48 Carbon
copy. Letter Olsen to DeVoto dated January 7, 1953. Discusses the publication
entitled "Rain Follows the Plough."
"Rain Follows the Plough: The Notation of Increased Rainfall for the Great
Plains, 1844-1880" by Henry Nash Smith.
Fd 49 Newspaper
clipping, unidentified source and date. Describes DeVoto's death and gives
biographical information, including a picture of DeVoto.
Fd 50 Map,
Clearwater National Forest, Northern Region. Red circle on it indicates
where DeVoto's ashes were scattered.
Fd 51 Carbon
copy. Letter Olsen to DeVoto concerning DeVoto family trip out west and
Olsen's receiving two copies of DeVoto's books from the publisher.
Fd 52 Seven
pages of receipts related to the services involved in the cremation of Bernard
Fd 53 Original
letter (undated) from Avis DeVoto to Olsen. Mentions the fact that the newspapers
managed to get some facts wrong about DeVoto's ashes and their scattering.
Mentions many personal details about DeVoto's death and the disposition
of his ashes.
Fd 54 Carbon
copy. Letter Olsen to DeVoto's son Mark. Personal.
Fd 55 News
clippings, unidentified source, that is an article on DeVoto's opinion of
the Upper Colorado River Storage Project.
Fd 56 Allistaire
Cooke eulogy of DeVoto.
Fd 57 Memorabilia
from DeVoto's cremation and the scattering of his ashes.