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Roscoe E. Bell Papers

Dates: 1930-1953

Industrial Analyst, Bonneville Power Administration, and Coordinator, Western Phosphate Program, Department of the Interior, 1945-1948; Assistant Director, Bureau of Land Management, 1948; Associate Director, Bureau of Land Management, 1948-1951; Regional Director, Bureau of Land Management, Pacific Northwest Region, 1951-1953.

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Size: 4 linear feet.
Access: Open.
Copyright: The donor gave to the U.S. government the copyrights in this material and in any other material received by the U.S. government and maintained in a depository administered by the National Archives and Records Administration. Documents created by U.S. government officials in the course of their official duties are in the public domain. Copyright interest in other documents presumably belongs to the creators of those documents, or their heirs.
Processed by: Erwin J. Mueller (1974).

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FOLDER TITLE LIST

    BONNEVILLE POWER ADMINISTRATION
Box 1
  • Departmental policy, 1946-1948
  • Electrical power plans, Southern Idaho, 1946-1948 (2 folders)
  • Krug, Julius - U.S. Department of the Interior meetting, Pocatello, Idaho, February 13, 1947
  • Power conference and rate hearing- Idaho State Planning Board, Boise, Idaho, 1938
  • Power generation - Columbia River basin, 1947
  • Program development - power market study, 1945-1947
  • Progress reports - industrial market analysis, 1945-1948
  • Rate schedules - Bureau of Reclamation, 1945-1951
Box 2
  • Report - development of the upper Snake River basin, Bureau of Reclamation, 1946
  • Report on the Columbia River power system - 1947
  • Snake River project
  • Survey and report on present and future power requirements of Fall River Rural Cooperative, Inc., REA, October, 1947
    WESTERN STATES PHOSPATE PROGRAM
  • Climatic data affecting manufacture of phosphate 1946-1947 (2 folders)
  • Conference on phosphate - Washington, D.C., January 27, 1947
  • Correspondence and rates on phosphate development, 1944-1946
  • Development of phosphate industry in Southern Idaho
Box 3
  • Fertilizer policy, 1938-1945
  • Official report of proceedings before U.S. Department of the Interior - hearings concerning potassium permits, Albuquerque, New Mexico, September 26-27, 1946
  • Phosphate program, 1946-1953 (3 folders)
Box 4
  • Phosphate program, 1952-1953
  • Phosphate program review, 1946-1947
  • "Phosphate Resources of Florida" by George R. Mansfield - Geological Survey Bulletin #934, U.S. Department of the Interior, 1942
  • Phosphate task force, 1952-1953
  • Phosphorus - Prospectus for the Conversion of W.A.A. Plancor 747 (2 vols.)
  • "Preliminary report on Stratigraphy of Phosphatic Shole" (Wyoming, Utah, Idaho) by V. E. McKelvey - 1946
Box 5
  • "The Present Economic Aspect of Idaho's Phosphates" (with appendixes) Idaho Phosphate Commission, 1937-1939
  • Proposed regulations for leasing public lands containing phosphate deposits, Pocatello, Idaho, August 31, 1948
  • "The Rock Phosphate Deposits of the Western States" by H. L. George, Bonneville Power Administration (3 volumes)
  • "Summary of Phosphorus Research in the United States Relating to Soils and Fertilizers" - (National Phosphorus Research Work Group) 1950
  • "Summary of Statements by Witnesses before the Federal Power Commmission Concerning Phosphate Fertilizer, 1952-1953"
Box 6
  • Summary Report - "Phosphate Deposits, Deer Creek, - Wells Canyon Area, Idaho" by Charles Deiss - 1946
  • Task force on phosphate, 1952-1953
  • Western phosphate development, 1947-1953
  • Western phosphate program report, March 15, 1948
    BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT
  • Administrative inspection of area offices - 1953
  • Appropriations hearing in Washington, D.C., April, 1953
  • Bureau of Land Management - miscellaneous
  • Bureau of Land Management - program conference, Billings, Montana July 11-19, 1952
Box 7
  • Bureau of Land Management - study on organization and methods, 1946-1947 (2 folders)
  • Charts - national resources
  • Clawson, Marion - correspondence as Director of Bureau of Land Management, 1950-1951
  • Columbia River basin, development of, 1948-1951
  • Director's office, Bureau of Land Management, correspondence, 1949-1950
  • Director's office, Bureau of Land Management, confidential correspondence to Regional Administrators, 1951-1953
  • Director, Bureau of Land Management to Regional Administrators, correspondence, 1950-1953
  • Doyle, James F., Assistant Regional Administrator, Division of Forestry, correspondence, 1948-1953
  • Forest policy, 1952
  • Goldy, Daniel L., correspondence concerning, 1951
  • Idaho Power Company Case, 1948-1949
  • Land records revision, 1949-1950
Box 8
  • Letters of congratulations concerning appointment as Pacific Northwest Regional Administrator, 1951
  • Major Industrial Potential Snokomish County (Washington) by Ivan Block (1950)
  • Miscellaneous file
  • National Advisory Board Council
  • Oregon and California land policy, 1950-1953
  • Oregon and California Railroad Company lands, 1948-1953
  • One-year Forecast of Operations, fiscal year 1954, U.S. Department of the Interior, Washington, D.C., December, 1953
  • Power resources
  • Public contacts outside of bureau
  • The Public Domains in 1953- Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Department of the Interior
Box 9
  • Regional Administrator's conference, 1950
  • Regional Administrator correspondence, 1953
  • Regional legal counsel, 1951-1952
  • Reorganization and decentralization of the Bureau of Land Management, 1947-1948
  • Reorganization and decentralization of the Bureau of Land Management, 1948-1951
  • Report - "Looking Ahead in the Bureau of Land Management" (review draft), 1953
  • Snake River project - testimony of Roscoe E. Bell before U.S. Congressional Committee
  • Statistical data - Bureau of Land Management
Box 10
  • Task force on phosphate fertilizers (report), January 7, 1953
  • Transportation studies (special report 237) market analysis, October, 1951
  • Travel vouchers, 1949-1951
  • Visits to field offices by Regional Administrator - 1953
  • Work simplification - Bureau of Lanf Management
    SPEECH FILE
Box 11
    1951
  • January 25, Farmer's Union Conference, Washington, D.C.
  • August 29, Field Day Meeting, Squaw Butte Range, Oregon
  • October 18, Southern Oregon Conservation and Tree Farm Association
  • November 16, Izaak Walton League, Portland, Oregon
  • November 21, Oregon Association of Soil Conservation Districts
  • Chamber of Commerce, Roseburg, Oregon (n.d.)
    1952
  • January 11, Society of American Foresters, Olympia, Washington
  • February 16, Bonneville County Sportsmen's Association, Idaho Falls
  • February 26, Rotary Club, Medford, Oregon
  • March 10, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington
  • April 2, Chamber of Commerce, Coos Bay, Oregon
  • April 21, Save the Columbia Gorge Committee
  • May 21, Kiwanis Club, Medford, Oregon
  • May 24, Oregon Wildlife Federation, Bend, Oregon
  • September 30, Public land Subcommitee, Portland, Oregon
    1953
  • March 19, Federal Personnel Council
  • March 26, Chamber of Commerce, Roseburg, Oregon
  • Speeches - general
    GENERAL FILE
  • Agronomic work, 1945-1952
  • Charts and graphs
  • Correspondence (personal), 1940-1946
  • Expense vouchers
  • "Land Classification According to Use Capabillity", 1939-1941
  • M.A. thesis by Roscoe E. Bell - Washington State College, 1930
  • U.S. Civilian Conservation Corps (Company 886) History of, 1933-1937

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