Edward C. Crafts papers: 1951-1975
Summary Information
Title: Edward C. Crafts papers
Creator: Crafts, Edward C. (Edward Clayton), 1910-
Dates: 1951-1975
Extent: 13 linear feet
Location: Portions located in offsite storage; prior notification required for access.
Abstract:
Conservation consultant, U. S. Forest Service administration, director of Bureau of Outdoor Recreation, U. S. Department of the Interior. Oral histories, speeches and publications, legislative files, consultation materials, and other professional papers.
Call number: 85115 Aa 2
Language: The material is in English
Repository: Bentley Historical Library
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Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2113
Phone: 734-764-3482
Fax: 734-936-1333
e-mail: bentley.ref@umich.edu
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Finding aid created by Michigan Historical Collections staff

Access and Use
Acquisition Information:

The collection was the gift of Edward Crafts (donor no. 5730).

Access Restrictions:

The collection is open to research.

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Copyright:

Donor(s) have transferred any applicable copyright, except copyright to oral history transcripts, to the Regents of the University of Michigan but the collection may contain third-party materials for which copyright was not transferred. Patrons are responsible for determining the appropriate use or reuse of materials.

Preferred Citation:

[item], folder, box, Edward C. Crafts papers, Bentley Historical Library, University of Michigan


Biography

Edward Clayton Crafts was born in Chicago, April 14, 1910. In 1931, following his graduation from the University of Michigan, Crafts went west as a forester with the Intermountain Forest and Range Experimental Station in Ogden, Utah. From 1932 to 1940, he was with the Southwestern Forest and Range Experimental Station in Tucson; and from 1940 to 1944, he was with the California Forest and Range Experimental Station in Berkeley. From 1944 to 1950, Crafts was Chief of the Division of Forest Economics with the Forest Service of the U.S. Dept. Agriculture. He then became Assistant Chief of the U.S. Forest Service serving from 1950 to 1962. From 1962 to 1969, he was director of the newly established Bureau of Outdoor Recreation with the Interior Dept. Thereafter, he worked as a conservation consultant. He died in 1980.


Collection Scope and Content Note

The Edward Crafts collection documents his varied career as a consultant, and as an expert on federal forestry and conservation issues. Much of the files relate to federal legislation, mainly from the period when he was with the Bureau of Outdoor Recreation. Other files concern various forestry topics, some from his years with the U.S. Forest Service.

Subject Terms

This collection is indexed under the following headings in the finding aid database and catalog of The Bentley Historical Library/University of Michigan. Researchers desiring additional information about related topics should search the catalog using these headings.


  • Conservation of natural resources -- United States.
  • Forests and forestry -- United States.
  • United States. Bureau of Outdoor Recreation.
  • United States. Forest Service.
Contents List
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Container / Location Title
 
Biographical / Personal [series]
Box   1  
Oral history (Lyndon Johnson Library) 1969
Box   1  
Oral history "Forest Service Researcher and Congressional Liaison: An Eye to Multiple Use" (Forest History Society) 1972
Box   1  
Oral history "Congress and the Forest Service, 1950-1962" (University of California, Bancroft Library) 1975

(Need permission of Bancroft Library and E.C. Crafts before publishing)

Box   1  
Biographical material
Box   1  
Cosmos Club membership file

(include biographical material)

Box   1  
Bibliography
Box   1  
Publications (3 folders)
Box   1  
Speeches
Box   1  
Speeches prepared by E.C. Crafts (delivered by others)
Box   1  
Personal papers 1951-1968
 
Legislation [series]
Box   2  
Multiple Use and Sustained Yield Act 1960

(include legislative materials and related background files)

Box   2  
Wild Rivers System legislation 1965-1966
Box   2  
Scenic Rivers System legislation 1967-1968
Box   2  
Connecticut River legislation 1966
Box   3  
Land and Water Conservation Fund Act (and amendments) 1965-1970

(include legislative materials and related background files)

Box   4  
Entrance, Admission, and User Fees legislation 1966

(include legislative materials and related background files; some materials on Golden Eagle Passport program, 1969-1971)

Box   4  
Proposed Department of Natural Resources 1967-1974

(include position papers and related materials largely concerning effect of legislation on Forest Service)

Box   4  
Proposed transfer of Forest Service from Department of Agriculture to Department of Interior circa 1935-1959
Box   5  
Redwood National Park bill 1967

(include legislative materials and related background files)

Box   6  
North Cascades National Park bill 1967-1968

(include legislative materials and related background files)

Box   7  
Uniform Federal Grazing Land Act 1953
Box   7  
Public Land Grazing Fees 1969-1970
Box   7  
High Timber Yield Fund legislation 1969
Box   7  
Public Land Policy legislation 1971
 
Bureau of Outdoor Recreation and related [series]
Box   8  
"Promise and Choice -- The Nationwide Outdoor Recreation Plan" 1969
Box   9  
"Promise and Choice -- The Nationwide Outdoor Recreation Plan" (cont.) 1969
Box   9  
National Water Commission 1972-1973
Box   9  
Report on water-based recreation on federal lands

(background files and related materials)

Box   10  
History of Park, Parkways Recreational Areas Act June 23, 1936
Box   10  
Memos to Secretary of Interior from E.C. Crafts 1967-1968
Box   10  
Briefing materials from Bureau of Outdoor Recreation (E.C. Crafts) to new Secretary of Interior (Hickel) 1969
Box   10  
President's Council and Citizens Advisory Committee on Recreation and Natural Beauty 1967-1969
Box   10  
Citizens Committee on Natural Resources 1973-1974
Box   10  
Puerto Rico consultation work Natural Resources Subcommittee, Governor's Advisory Council-for the Development of Government Programs 1969-1970
 
Forest Service Topical Files [series]
Box   10  
Shared Revenues
Box   10  
Recreation
Box   11  
Long-range planning
Box   11  
Policy statements
Box   11  
Forest and recreation research
Box   11  
Controversy between Departments of Interior and Agriculture over proposed land transfers 1958-1967
Box   11  
National Forest Recreation Survey (work Plan) 1959
Box   11  
Environmental Program for the Future 1973
Box   11  
National Forest Areas
 
Other topics [series]
Box   11  
Management of Public Lands hearings 1971 and Public Land Policy legislation, 1971 1971
Box   11  
Clear-cutting hearings and legislation 1970-1971
Box   12  
Clear-cutting hearings and legislation 1970-1971
Box   12  
Society of American Foresters, Little Rock meeting 1972

(largely concerning clear-cutting issue)

Box   12  
Corps of Engineers, Recreation Management Task Force 1968

(draft report)

Box   12  
Range appraisal, Grazing Service 1944
Box   12  
Forest Service retirees group. Correspondence 1971-1972
Box   12  
National Forest Land reforestation legislation 1972
Box   12  
National Forest Management legislation 1973
Box   12  
National Wilderness Preservation System legislation 1973
Box   12  
Leasing of Federal Timber lands for recreational purposes legislation 1973
Box   12  
Task Force on Resources and Recreation 1966
Box   12  
Nation-wide Trails System hearings and legislation 1967
Box   13  
Federal Water Project Recreation, Act 1969
Box   13  
Enforcement of laws by Department of Interior (legislative files) 1970
Box   13  
Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument
 
Bureau of Outdoor Recreation
Box   13  
Fee Study
Box   13  
Index of legislation affecting B.O.R. 1961-1969
Box   13  
Water Resources Council
Box   13  
Boy Scouts of America activities
Box   13  
Miscellaneous
Box   13  
Printed material