Title:Ben Britton Elkus papers, 1944-2003 (bulk 1982-1998)
Creator/Contributor:Elkus, Ben Britton, 1934-, creator, creator.
Creator/Contributor:Newman, Doug (Doug A.), correspondent.
Creator/Contributor:Elkus, Elizabeth Britton, correspondent.
Creator/Contributor:Forest Fire Lookout Association
Contains daily logs written while being a fire lookout in the Umpqua National Forest in Oregon. Also contains correspondence,
sketches, cartoons, writings and subject files.
Elkus, Ben Britton -- 1934- -- Archives
Elkus, Ben Britton -- 1934- -- Correspondence
Newman, Doug (Doug A.) -- Correspondence
Fire lookout stations -- Northwest, Pacific -- History
Fire lookout stations -- Oregon -- Umpqua National Forest -- History
Illehee Rock Fire Lookout (Umpqua National Forest, Or.)
Ben Britton Elkus papers, BANC MSS 2003/322 , The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.
Ben Britton Elkus was born in San Francisco, Calif. on Sept. 3, 1934. Elkus earned a Ph.D. in International Relations from
the University of Oregon. He taught school and outdoor education classes, travelled extensively, and served in the U.S. Coast
Guard as a medical corpsman. In his later years he joined the Hoedads, a treeplanting cooperative and spent the summers of
1982 to 1994 and 1996 to 1998, as a fire lookout in the Umpqua National Forest in Oregon. Elkus died on Oct. 20, 2003.
BANC MSS 2003/322 p carton 1