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Albert Gottlieb Papers

 Collection
Identifier: mss-164
The collection reflects Albert Gottlieb’s various roles and responsibilities in the Vermont State Forest Department. After the Collection Folder (No. 1) and Albert Gottlieb’s Personal Papers (No. 2), the folders are arranged alphabetically by topic. Major topics include Conservation, Forest Fire Protection, State Board of Forests and Parks, and Taxation. Albert Gottlieb’s collection of Forest Service related photographs, many of which were taken by his predecessor Charles Lockard, are gathered after the topic folders. There is much useful information about the history and organization of the Vermont State Department of Forests and Parks and its various commissions, as well as about the specific career of a major figure in the history of this department.

Dates

  • 1919 - 1971
  • Majority of material found within 1935 - 1970

Creator

Access

Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Curator of Manuscripts.

Extent

10 Linear Feet

Abstract

Albert Gottlieb was the Forester of the Civilian Conservation Corp (CCC) camp in Waterbury, Vermont. In 1935, Deputy State Forester, Chairman of the Northeastern Forest Fire Protection Commission, State Forester of Vermont, Director of Vermont State Forest Department, Chairman of the Planning Commission for the State Forest Department, and Secretary of the Commission of Forest Conservation and Taxation. There is much useful information about the history and organization of the Vermont State Department of Forests and Parks and its various commissions, as well as about the specific career of a major figure in the history of this department. There are a great number of Forest Service related photographs in the collection.

Biographical note

Albert Gottlieb was born in Schenectady, New York, on August 29, 1903. In June, 1933, he was hired by Perry Merrill to be the Forester of the Civilian Conservation Corp (CCC) camp in Waterbury, Vermont. In 1935, Perry Merrill became State Forester of Vermont, and Albert Gottlieb became his Deputy State Forester. From 1953-1955, Gottlieb served as the Chairman of the Northeastern Forest Fire Protection Commission. Albert Gottlieb became State Forester of Vermont in 1956, and remained so until 1960, when he became the Director of Vermont State Forest Department. He retired from this position in November, 1970. From 1962-1971, he was the Chairman of the Planning Commission for the State Forest Department, and he also served as the Secretary of the Commission of Forest Conservation and Taxation.

Albert Gottlieb died in Morrisville, Vermont, on January 3, 1978, having lived in Stowe, Vermont, since June 10, 1934, where he had been the Village Tree Warden since 1940, Village Trustee for 23 years, and Stowe’s Moderator since 1955.

Location

Library Research Annex; contact uvmsc@uvm.edu for access.
Title
Guide to the Albert Gottlieb Papers
Status
completed
Author
Travis Puller
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the University of Vermont Libraries, Special Collections Repository

Contact:
Silver Special Collections Library
48 University Place, Room B201
Burlington Vermont 05405 U.S.A. US
(802) 656-2138
(802) 656-4038 (Fax)