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William J. Allen, Jr., Ecology Records, 1950-1977
4.5 Linear feet; 9 document boxes
Scope and Content
This collection contains correspondence, memos, news clippings, pamphlets, reports, proceedings of hearings and seminars, and studies about Arkansas ecological and environmental issues. Included are materials on the following organizations, topics, and geographical areas in Arkansas: Arkansas Power and Light Company, Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, Arkansas-White-Red Basins Inter-Agency Committee, Arkansas and Pulaski County Audubon Societies, Arkansas Conservation Council, Arkansas Ecology Center, Arkansas Stream Committee, Arkansas and National Wildlife Federations, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, fishing, fish farming, forestry, hunting, mining, watershed projects, wildlife refuges, wetlands, laws, legislation, various waterways in Arkansas, the Ouachita Mountains, and Ozark Highlands.
William John Allen, Jr., collected the materials while he served as South Central Field Representative (1954-1973) of the Wildlife Management Institute.
William John Allen, Jr., was born 1922 May 24 in Seattle, Washington. His academic degrees include a Bachelor of Science from Oregon State College, 1953, and a Master of Science from the University of Michigan, 1954. He married Margaret Wagner Emerson in 1959. Allen served periodically in the armed forces between 1938 and 1946. Following World War II, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service employed him as a U.S. Game Management Agent and Aircraft Pilot. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service later employed him as a supervisor and as an investigator for offshore fisheries and mammals in Alaska and Oregon.
In 1954, he was employed by the Wildlife Management Institute in Washington, D.C., as South-Central Field Representative, including the coordination of natural resources management at all levels of government and the private sector. Allen wrote in his autobiography, "I consider my main accomplishments with WMI as the establishment (with others) of the Gulf of Mexico estuarine studies, acquisition of World Wildlife Fund endangered species areas in the United States, establishment of the Environmental Protection Agency, re-study of the Arkansas-Red-White Rivers Project, the Mississippi River and Tributaries Project, and the inclusion of wildlife planning in the management of related water and forest management programs in the Lower Mississippi Valley area." Allen retired in 1973.
See also Box 1, File 1 for a complete autobiographical sketch.
Allen, William John, Jr. , donor
Arkansas Game and Fish Commission
Arkansas Power & Light Company--History
Wildlife Management Institute
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William J. Allen, Jr., Ecology Records, 1951-1973, UALR.MS.0019, UALR Center for Arkansas History and Culture, Arkansas Studies Institute, Little Rock.
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Description of item, file number, box number, William J. Allen, Jr., Ecology Records, 1951-1973, UALR.MS.0019.