William A. Duerr Papers,
Scope and Contents
This collection contains writings of William A. Duerr, professor of forestry at Virginia Tech from 1972 to 1980. Included are extracts and reprints of articles for various scholarly journals, books, and professional conferences, as well as working copies of two books. The publications were all authored or co-authored by Duerr and relate to various topics in foestry.
- 1934 - 1987
- Duerr, William A., 1911-2002 (Person)
Language of Materials
The materials in the collection are in English.
Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open for research.
Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use
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William A. Duerr was born in Maine on July 7, 1911. By 1930, he was living in Manhattan with his widowed mother, Virginia R. Duerr. Duerr graduated from Iowa State College before obtaining a master's degree in agricultural economics (University of Minnesota) and a Ph.D. in economics from Harvard in 1944. He served in the research branch of the U. S. Forest Service for several years and was in charge of forest surveys and economics research at the Southern Forest Experiment Station in New Orleans for six years following World War II. Duerr served as chairman of the Forestry Economics Department at the New York State College of Forestry from 1952 until 1972, when he was hired to fill Virginia Tech's Thomas M. Brooks professorship in forestry. He served in that position until 1980. William A. Duerr died on December 25, 2002.
1 Cubic Feet (2 boxes)
The collection contains extracts, reprints and typescripts of scientific reports on forestry, authored or co-authored by William A. Duerr, professor of Forestry at Virginia Tech, 1972-1980.
The collection is arranged according to numbers assigned, apparently, at the time of accessioning. A few items which had no pre-assigned numbers were numbered at the time of processing and placed at the end of the collection. The arrangement follows a rough chronological order.
Source of Acquisition
The William A. Duerr Papers were donated to Special Collections in several accruals, beginning in 1975 and ending in 1990.
Several publications were separated from the collection and cataloged for the Rare Book Collection. These items may be accessed through a search of the library's catalog.
Rights Statement for Archival Description
The guide to the William A. Duerr Papers, Ms1975-006 by Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech, is licensed under a CC0 (https://creativecommons.org/share-your-work/public-domain/cc0/).
The processing, arrangement, and description of the William A. Duerr Papers commenced and was completed in May, 2012.
- A Guide to the William A. Duerr Papers, 1934-1987
- John M. Jackson
- 2011 (CC0 1.0)
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