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Leonard F. Kellogg papers

Identifier: RS 9/14/51

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Scope and Content

This collection (1923-1990, undated) includes official, personal, and professional correspondence; course notes and syllabi; notes from faculty meetings; conference programs; correspondence and publications related to the Society of American Foresters; various research files on forestry subjects such as flood control, erosion prevention, lumber grading, disease prevention and characteristics on various species of trees; research on various regions, including the Ohio River Basin, the Tennessee River Basin, the Platte River, and a large amount of information on Iowa forestry, sawmills, national and state parks and forests. The collection also contains working manuscripts, published material, and some extension service reports. Also included are numerous photographs of forests, trees, aerial surveys, Native Americans, historical markers and artifacts, and photos of a Des Moines sawmill company. Contains geographic surveys of areas Kellogg researched, including the Platte River, the Tennessee River, and Indiana.


  • 1923-1990, undated

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Access Restrictions

Open for research.

Use/Re-use Restrictions

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Leonard Field Kellogg was born to Leonard F. and Carrie Adelia Kellogg in Marshalltown, Iowa, on February 4, 1900. He was a student at the University of Chicago (1918-1920) majoring in chemistry and physics, but transferred to the University of California in 1921 to study forestry. Following the completion of his B.S. (1924) in forestry, he served as a Junior Forester at Shasta National Forest (1924-1926) and also at the Appalachian Forest Experiment Station (1927) in Asheville, North Carolina. He then enrolled at Yale School of Forestry where he received his M.F. (1928) in forestry.

Kellogg then turned to research and became an Assistant Silviculturist (1928-1931) at the Central States Forest Experiment Station (CSFES) in Columbus, Ohio. The majority of his work there was concerned with walnut plantation management. He was promoted to Associate Silviculturist (1931-1935) and Silviculturist (1935-1949). He later spent one year as Silviculturist with the Ames Branch of the CSFES (1948). Kellogg joined the Iowa State faculty in 1949 as Professor (1949-1965) of forestry, teaching mensuration and forest management. He maintained this position until he was named Professor Emeritus (1965) and retired from teaching. As a professor, Kellogg was especially involved in Iowa State’s forestry summer camps where students observed logging practices, learned about timber management, utilization of wood by industry, and engaged in research work in forestry. He instructed students in silviculture and forest biology at fifteen such camps and directed three.

Kellogg received the Frudden Award from the Society of American Foresters (1965) for his contributions to forestry in Iowa. He was an active lifetime member in the Society of American Foresters (1925), Sigma Xi (1924), Gamma Sigma Delta (1933), and the California Foresters Association. Throughout his career, Kellogg was the author of several articles and papers written extensively on forestry subjects.

Leonard Kellogg married Edith Almeda Lockwood of Tulsa, Oklahoma. They had two children, Virginia and Perry. Kellogg passed away on February 15, 1990, at his home in Ames, Iowa.


4.83 Linear Feet (11 document boxes, 1 half-document box, and 1 map case folder)


This collection is organized Alphabetically.

Physical Location

This collection is stored offsite. Please contact Special Collections and University Archives at least 3 working days in advance.

Items in related collections

RS 9/14. Iowa State University. Department of Forestry records, 1878-2004

Processing Information

Released on 2018-11-01.

RS 9/14/51. Leonard F. Kellogg papers, 1923-1990, undated
July 1, 2020
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Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections and University Archives Repository

403 Parks Library
701 Morrill Road
Iowa State University
Ames Iowa 50011-2102 United States
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