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From the preface:

The year 1986 marks the 75th Anniversary of the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry, which was established initially as the New York State College of Forestry at Syracuse University effective July 28, 1911.

Comprehensive historical reviews covering the development of the College have been set forth in two reports published in commemoration of its 25th and 50th anniversaries. They are: A History of the New York State College of Forestry at Syracuse University: 1911-1936, edited by Raymond J. Hoyle and Laurie D. Cox; and Forestry College: Essays on the Growth and Development of New York State's College of Forestry, 1911-1961, edited by George R. Armstrong and Marvin W. Kranz and published by the Alumni Association of the College.

In the pages that follow, selected features of the College's growth and development during the 25-year period from 1961 to 1986 are reviewed.The material presented is far less complete in its treatment of College history than the reports cited above. Prepared primarily for presentation at the Opening Convocation in celebration of the College's 75th Anniversary held January 24, 1986, the treatise necessarily had to be brief and selective in its coverage.


This is an unpublished manuscript.