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Finding Aid for the Horace Marden Albright papers, 1918-1972
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  • Descriptive Summary
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  • Biography
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  • Organization and Arrangement
  • Indexing Terms
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  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Horace Marden Albright papers
    Date (inclusive): 1918-1972
    Collection number: 2056
    Creator: Albright, Horace M. (Horace Marden), 1890-1987
    Extent: 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 English.
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library Special Collections.
    Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
    Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact UCLA Library Special Collections for paging information.

    Administrative Information

    Restrictions on Access

    Open for research. STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact UCLA Library Special Collections for paging information.

    Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

    Property rights to the physical object belong to the UC Regents. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.

    Provenance/Source of Acquisition

    Gift of Horace M. Albright, 1973.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Horace Marden Albright papers (Collection Number 2056). UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA.

    UCLA Catalog Record ID

    UCLA Catalog Record ID: 462164 

    Biography

    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.

    Chronology

    January 6, 1890: Born in Bishop, California.
    1912: Graduated: University of California, Berkeley.
    1914: Georgetown University Law School.
    1913-1915: Served as assistant to Secretary of Interior Franklin K. Lane.
    1915-1917: Assistant Attorney, Department of Interior, assigned to national park affairs.
    1916: Co-founded National Park Service with Steven Mather.
    1917-1919: Assistant Director, National Park Service.
    1919-1929: First Superintendent of Yellowstone National Park.
    1929-1933: 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.
    1933-1946: 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

    1926: The Order of the Northern Star (Sweden).
    1933: Pugsley Gold Medal of the American Scenic and Historic Preservation Society.
    1952: Alumnus of the Year at the University of California.
    1956: Honorary degree - University of Montana.
    1959: Theodore Roosevelt Association Distinguished Service Medal.
    1961: Honorary Degree - University of California.
    1962: Gold Medal of the Camp Fire Club of America.
    1962: Honorary Degree - University of New Mexico.
    1968: American Forestry Association Distinguished Service Award.
    1968: Berkeley Fellow.
    1969: Audubon Medal.
    1980: 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:
    1. Correspondence (Boxes 1-52).
    2. Printed material (Boxes 53-218).
    3. Items collected during travels (Boxes 219-230).
    4. Magazines, bulletins, printed materials (Boxes 231-243).
    5. Horace M. Albright lectures (Box 244).
    6. Miscellaneous subjects (Boxes 245-378).
    7. Oversize material (Boxes 379-385).

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.

    Subjects

    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.
    Parks--Government policy.

    Genres and Forms of Material

    Photographs.

    Related Material

    Horace Marden Albright Collection of Material re National Parks (Collection 1444). Available at UCLA Library Special Collections, UCLA.