Haines, Aubrey L.

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Dates:
birth 1914‑08‑30
death 2000‑09‑10
Gender:
Male
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English

Biographical notes:

Aubrey L. Haines was born in Portland, Oregon. After graduating from the University of Washington with a degree in forestry, he was employed as a park ranger in Yellowstone National Park. Following four years of service with the United States Army Corps of Engineers during World War II, he returned to Yellowstone and, in 1946, was appointed assistant park engineer. In 1959, he was promoted to the newly-created position of Park Historian, remaining in that post until he retired in 1969. Mr. Haines has written many articles and books, including Yellowstone National Park: Its Exploration and Establishment for the YNP centennial. Two edited works, The Valley of the Upper Yellowstone and Osborne Russell's Journal of a Trapper, made key Rocky Mountain histories available with new introductions and notes. The Yellowstone Story represents the fullest history of the Park published to date. Mountain Fever is devoted to the early history of Mount Rainier National Park. Since his retirement, Mr. Haines has served as a consultant on historical research for the National Park Service and the Bureau of Outdoor Recreation.

From the guide to the Aubrey L. Haines Papers, 1952-1976, (Montana State University-Bozeman Library, Merrill G Burlingame Special Collections)

Author and former Yellowstone National Park Historian.

From the description of Aubrey L. Haines papers, 1952-1976. (Montana State University Bozeman Library). WorldCat record id: 42926921

Aubrey Leon Haines was born at Portland, Oregon, August 30, 1914, the son of Albert S. and Doris E. Haines. He graduated from the West Seattle High School (Washington) in January 1933, entering the College of Technology of the University of Washington in the spring of that year. Following graduation with a degree of Bachelor of Science in Forestry in 1938, he was employed as a park ranger in Yellowstone National Park until furloughed for military service in June 1941. After four years of service with the Army Corps of Engineers, he returned to his former position in Yellowstone Park, and was promoted to assistant park engineer in 1946. In the fall of 1948 he resigned the engineering position to undertake post-graduate study at the University of Montana, graduating with the degree of Master of Science in Forestry in 1949. An additional year of post-graduate work toward a doctoral degree was taken at the University of Washington prior to his return to employment with the National Park Service as a supervisory park ranger at Mount Rainier National Park in 1950. In 1956 he was transferred back to Yellowstone Park, again in the capacity of assistant park engineer, until 1960 when he was promoted to the new position of park historian. He served as park historian until retirement late in 1969, He was reemployed by the National Park Service, Branch of History, Washington, D.C., to do research on the national park idea, 1970-72, and did contract research for the Bureau of Outdoor Recreation on historic sites along the Oregon Trail in 1972-73. His publications in the field of history include the editing of Osborne Russell's Journal of a Trapper (1955); Mountain Fever, Historic Conquests of Rainier (1963); Valley of the Upper Yellowstone (1965); Yellowstone National Park: Its Exploration and Establishment (1974); The Yellowstone Story (1977); and Yellowstone Place Names; Mirrors of History (1996). In 1946 Haines married C. Wilma Smith, of White Bluff, Tennessee and they had three children, Alan, Betsy, and Calvin. Haines retired in Tucson, Arizona, where he died on September 10, 2000.

From the guide to the Aubrey L. Haines Papers, 1940-2000, (Montana State University-Bozeman Library, Merrill G Burlingame Special Collections)

Aubrey L. Haines was born in Portland, Or. After graduating from the University of Washington with a degree in forestry, he was employed as a park ranger in Yellowstone National Park. Following four years of service with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers during World War II, he returned to Yellowstone and, in 1946, was appointed assistant park engineer. In 1959 he was promoted to the newly-created position of Park Historian, remaining in that post until he retired in 1969. Haines has written many articles and books, including Yellowstone National Park: Its Exploration and Establishment for the park's centennial. Two edited works, The Valley of the Upper Yellowstone and Osborne Russell's Journal of a Trapper, made key Rocky Mountain histories available with new introductions and notes. The Yellowstone Story represents the fullest history of the park published to date. Mountain Fever is devoted to the early history of Mount Rainier National Park. Since his retirement, Haines has served as a consultant on historical research for the National Park Service and the Bureau of Outdoor Recreation.

From the description of Aubrey L. Haines papers, 1952-1976. (Montana State University Bozeman Library). WorldCat record id: 154689339

Aubrey Leon Haines was born in Portland, Oregon, August 30, 1914, the son of Albert S. and Doris E. Haines. After high school graduation in Seattle, he entered the College of Technology of the University of Washington College Technology in 1933 and received a B.S. in Forestry in 1938. He began work as a Yellowstone National Park park ranger in 1938. In succeeding years he left the park for military service and then for post graduate work, receiving an M.S. in Forestry at the University of Montana in 1949, followed by a year’s work toward a doctoral degree at the University of Washington. Haines returned to National Park Service employment as a supervisory park ranger at Mount Rainier National Park in 1950. In 1956 he was transferred back to Yellowstone Park as assistant park engineer. In 1960 he was promoted to the new position of park historian until his retirement in 1969. He did research on the national park idea for the National Park Service, 1970-1972, and did contract research for the Bureau of Outdoor Recreation on historic sites along the Oregon Trail, 1972-73.

Haines' publications include Osborne Russell's Journal of a Trapper (1955); Mountain Fever, Historic Conquests of Rainier (1963); Valley of the Upper Yellowstone (1965); Yellowstone National Park: Its Exploration and Establishment (1974); The Yellowstone Story (1977); and Yellowstone Place Names; Mirrors of History (1996).

In 1946 Haines married C. Wilma Smith, of White Bluff, Tennessee and they had three children, Alan, Betsy, and Calvin. Haines retired in Tucson, Arizona, where he died on September 10, 2000.

From the guide to the Aubrey L. Haines manuscript of Osborne Russell's journals, 1955-1958, (University of Montana--Missoula Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library Archives and Special Collections)

Abrey Leon Haines was born on August 30, 1914 in Portland, Oregon to Albert S. and Doris E. Haines. He received a B.S.F. in 1938 from the University of Washington and an M.S. F. in 1949 from the University of Montana-Missoula.

Haines was a park ranger, naturalist, civil engineer, and historian. He worked as a park ranger and naturalist in both Yellowstone and Mount Rainer National Parks. He served as the Yellowstone Park Historian from the 1960s until the mid 1970s. He published eleven books and many articles.

In 1946 Haines married C. Wilma Smith. He died on September 10, 2000.

From the guide to the Aubrey L. Haines papers, 1949-1954, (University of Montana--Missoula Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library Archives and Special Collections)



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