Scope and Content
Organization and Arrangement
Title: Horace Marden Albright papers
Date (inclusive): 1918-1972
Collection number: 2056
Albright, Horace M. (Horace Marden), 1890-1987
378 boxes (189 linear ft.)
6 oversize boxes
Abstract: Horace Marden Albright (1890-1987) worked for the Federal government in the U.S. Department of the Interior (1915-17)and co-founded
the U.S. National Park Service serving as assistant director (1917-19) and director (1929-33). He was also the first superintendent
of Yellowstone National Park (1919-29). The collection consists of correspondence, printed materials, and photographs related
to Albright's career as a conservationist and as director of the U.S. National Park Service.
Language: Finding aid is written in
University of California, Los Angeles. Library Special Collections.
Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
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Restrictions on Use and Reproduction
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Provenance/Source of Acquisition
Gift of Horace M. Albright, 1973.
[Identification of item], Horace Marden Albright papers (Collection Number 2056). UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles
E. Young Research Library, UCLA.
Albright was born in Bishop, California, on January 6, 1890; graduated, University of California at Berkeley (1912) and Georgetown
University Law School (1914); assistant to Secretary of the Interior, 1913-15; assistant attorney, U.S. Department of the
Interior, 1915-17; co-founded U.S. National Park Service with Steven Mather, 1916; assistant director, U.S. National Park
Service, 1917-19; first superintendent of Yellowstone National Park, 1919-29; second director, U.S. National Park Service,
1929-33; vice-president and general manager, U.S. Potash Company, 1933-46; awards received include University of California
Alumnus of the Year (1952), American Forestry Association Distinguished Service Award (1968), Audubon Medal (1969), Medal
of Freedom (1980); died in 1987.
|January 6, 1890:
||Born in Bishop, California.
||Graduated: University of California, Berkeley.
||Georgetown University Law School.
||Served as assistant to Secretary of Interior Franklin K. Lane.
||Assistant Attorney, Department of Interior, assigned to national park affairs.
||Co-founded National Park Service with Steven Mather.
||Assistant Director, National Park Service.
||First Superintendent of Yellowstone National Park.
||Second Director of National Park Service. After leaving it in 1933, Horace M. Albright maintained a close personal interest
in the affairs of the NPS until the early 1970s. For 6 years he served as a member of the National Park Service Advisory Board,
and later he joined the council of that board. He also remained in close contact with succeeding directors of the National
Park Service, as can be seen in his correspondence.
||Vice-President and General Manager, U.S. Potash Company. Throughout his time with U.S. Potash Company, Horace M. Albright
continued to be extremely active in a very wide range of conservation causes.
Awards for Conservation Work and other Honors
||The Order of the Northern Star (Sweden).
||Pugsley Gold Medal of the American Scenic and Historic Preservation Society.
||Alumnus of the Year at the University of California.
||Honorary degree - University of Montana.
||Theodore Roosevelt Association Distinguished Service Medal.
||Honorary Degree - University of California.
||Gold Medal of the Camp Fire Club of America.
||Honorary Degree - University of New Mexico.
||American Forestry Association Distinguished Service Award.
||Medal of Freedom - the nation's highest civilian award.
Scope and Content
Collection consists of correspondence, printed materials, and photographs related to Albright's career as a conservationist
and as director of the U.S. National Park Service from 1929-33.
Organization and Arrangement
Arranged in the following series:
- Correspondence (Boxes 1-52).
- Printed material (Boxes 53-218).
- Items collected during travels (Boxes 219-230).
- Magazines, bulletins, printed materials (Boxes 245-378).
- Horace M. Albright lectures (Box 244).
- Miscellaneous subjects (Boxes 245-378).
- Oversize material (Boxes 379-385).
The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Albright, Horace M. (Horace Marden), 1890-1987--Archives.
United States--National Park Service--Archival resources.
United States--National Park Service--History.
Conservation of natural resources.
Genres and Forms of Material
Horace Marden Albright Collection of Material re National Parks (Collection 1444). Available at UCLA Library Special Collections,