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Lee Roy A. Schoenmann papers

 Record Group
Identifier: UA-17.88

Scope and Contents

The Lee Roy Schoenmann papers include papers and speeches written by Schoenmann, as well as speeches given on radio broadcasts. The topics covered in the collection mostly cover problems of conservation, land use and soil conservation, particularly in Michigan. A few papers by other authors are also contained in the collection. Some of the papers in the collection have more than one copy. Usually, these are a first draft and a revision.


  • Creation: 1925 - 1952


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish material from this collection must be obtained from University Archives & Historical Collections, Michigan State University.

Biographical Note

Lee Roy Schoenmann was born on January 13, 1889, in Plain, Wisconsin. He received his B.S. degree from the University of Wisconsin in 1911. He held numerous government posts including director of the land economic survey in the Michigan Department of Conservation (1925-1933), director of conservation work in the Michigan Civilian Conservation Corps (1933-1934), regional director of the federal submarginal land program, and supervisor of land classification for the Tennessee Valley Authority (1935-1936). In 1937, Schoenmann joined the faculty at Michigan State College (now Michigan State University) as Director of the Conservation Institute. This institute was established to work with other departments for training, research, and extension work in the field of conservation. Schoenmann was appointed head of the Department of Land and Water Conservation in the Division of Conservation on July 1, 1950. He held this position until his death in April 1952.


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Copyright: Unknown.

Property Rights: Michigan State University.

Lee Roy A. Schoenmann Papers
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Repository Details

Part of the University Archives and Historical Collections Repository

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