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Papers of Frederick Wangaard

Identifier: UFFW

Scope and Contents

The Papers of Frederick Wangaard consists of documents dated 1948 to 1967, with the bulk falling from 1963 to 1967. The collection contains primarily letters to or from Frederick Wangaard during his tenure at Yale University and Colorado State University. Also included is an activities summary of the faculty in the College of Forestry and Natural Resources at CSU.


  • Creation: 1948-1967
  • Creation: Majority of material found within 1963-1967


Restrictions on Access

There are no access restrictions on this collection.

Restrictions on Use

Not all of the material in the collection is in the public domain. Researchers are responsible for addressing copyright issues.


Frederick Field Wangaard was an international expert in the wood sciences and the author of approximately a dozen books on wood and its properties.

Fred F. Wangaard was born on January 3, 1911, in Minneapolis, Minnesota, to Christian and Hanna Marie Field Wangaard. He graduated from the University of Minnesota in 1933 with a B.S. degree in forestry. He later completed his Ph.D. in forestry. He married Laurie Crouch in Seattle, Washington, on December 31, 1936, and they had three sons, Fred Jr., Walt, and David. Wangaard was on the faculty of the School of Forestry at Yale University for 22 years before being appointed as professor and head of the Department of Forest and Wood Sciences at Colorado State University from 1967 until his retirement in 1976. He was a member of Tau Phi Delta and Xi Sigma Pi and a fellow of the International Academy of Wood Science. Frederick Wangaard died on April 10, 2005.


0.25 linear feet (1 document case)

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Frederick F. Wangaard was an expert in the field of wood sciences and a professor at Yale University and Colorado State University. The collection contains letters and activities summaries.


The collection consists of 1 series in 1 document case:

Series 1: Frederick Wangaard papers, 1948-1967


The donor of the Papers of Frederick Wangaard is unknown.


Processing was completed in July 2015. Materials were rehoused in acid free folders and an archival box.

Guide to the Papers of Frederick Wangaard
Edited Full Draft
Prepared by Karen Spilman
Copyright 2015
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Script of description
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Finding aid written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the CSU Libraries Archives & Special Collections Repository

Fort Collins Colorado 80523-1019 USA