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Collins, Robert F., Papers, 1847-1988 | Eastern Kentucky University - Special Collections and Archives

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Title: Collins, Robert F., Papers, 1847-1988
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Physical Description: Processed as 90A5. See Inventory #43 for box list. Some oversize items appear to be missing.
Comments: The Robert Foster Collins papers consist of three series of records--subject, slide, and maps and charts--roughly covering the years 1953 to the present. Most of the materials relate to Mr. Collins' occupation as a United States Forest Service administrator, especially his position as supervisor of the Cumberland National Forest (renamed Daniel Boone National Forest in the 1960s) during the 1950s and 1960s. Of particular interest to the researcher is Collins' research notes and draft of his manuscript on The History of the Daniel Boone National Forest. In addition, there is information about pioneer Kentucky history and material about conservation and environmental issues in Kentucky during the last twenty-five years. The slide series is strong in color images which Collins took of Winchester and Clark County historical sites and structures and of field and streams and flora and fauna of Kentucky. The papers also contain information about weapons a favorite subject of Collins. The papers are open for research. Eastern Kentucky University is greatly indebted to Mr. Collins for deciding to donate his papers to the University Archives for permanent preservation. The John Grant Crabbe Library is also pleased to be able to preserve an excellent large collection of books which Mr. & Mrs. Collins assembled over a long period of time. The book collection is particularly strong in military and Kentucky history, the history of weapons, and mystery novels.

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