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Robert M. August papers

Guide to the Robert M. August papers

 Collection number: HMC-0804.
Creator: August, Robert M.
Title: Robert M. August papers.
Dates: 1964-1973.
Volume of collection: 0.2 cubic feet.
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Collection summary: Documents related to the proposed Rampart Canyon Dam project.

Biographical note:
Robert M. August is from Massachusetts. He pursued a master’s degree in natural resources administration from the University of Michigan. While in graduate school in Michigan, he was a research assistant for Professor Stephen H. Spurr, who at the time was Dean of the Department of Natural Resources, and project leader for an evaluation of the proposed Rampart Canyon Dam Project, which was commissioned by a consortium of national environmental organizations. Robert M. August lives in Whately, Massachusetts.

Collection description:
The collection consists of Robert M. August’s papers concerning an evaluation of the Rampart Canyon Dam Project in Alaska. The collection contains reports, bibliographies, a history of the proposal, and other materials.

Arrangement: The collection is roughly arranged by document type.

Digitized copies: This collection has not been digitized. For information about obtaining digital copies, please contact Archives and Special Collections.

Rights note: The Archives holds copyright to materials authored by Robert M. August. Other collection materials are subject to copyright not held by the Archives.

Preferred citation: Robert M. August papers, Archives and Special Collections, Consortium Library, University of Alaska Anchorage.

Separated materials: Published reports were placed in the Consortium Library’s Rare Books collection.

Acquisition note: The collection was given to the Archives by Robert M. August in 2005.

Processing information: This collection was arranged and described by Jeffrey Sinnott in 2005. The guide to the collection was reformatted to current standard by Arlene Schmuland in 2017. The published reports were moved to the Rare Books collection at that time.

Container list:

Folder Description Dates
1 The Rampart Canyon Dam Controversy, Yukon River, Alaska paper by Robert M. August, submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for Political Science 635, University of Michigan, 37 pages plus appendixes 1964
2 Selected annotative bibliography, Rampart Canyon Dam, Alaska with supplementary bibliography, by Robert August, University of Michigan, 54 pages 1965
3 Political and governmental history of the Rampart Canyon Dam Proposal, by Robert M. August, Research Assistant, University of Michigan, 45 pages 1965
4 Chronological analysis of the political history of the Rampart Proposal and identification of assumption basic to arguments for and against the project, by Robert M. August, 26 pages, handwritten draft 1965
5 Reports and papers:

Political and economic background to Rampart Canyon Dam Project, by Robert M. August, 13 pages

First progress report Rampart Canyon Dam Project by Stephen H. Spur, Professor of Natural Resources, University of Michigan, 3 pages

Rampart Conference minutes, 3 pages

Comparative analysis of preliminary draft and U. S. Dept. of the Interior Rampart Project report, University of Michigan, 6 pages

6 Correspondence 1965, 1969
7 Clippings 1965-1968
8 Correspondence 1973
9 Index to information and handwritten drafts, Battelle Memorial Institute personnel list, resource contact list 1965, 1969
10 Rampart Economic Advisory Board meeting notes 1961-1962


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