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Guy Cox Papers

Identifier: A-0075

Scope and Contents

This collection includes personal and business correspondence; records relating to personnel transfers, pay increases, promotions, efficiency reports; service awards; poems and letters written upon the occasion of Cox's retirement; and Cox's homey reminiscences of his 35 years as a District Forest Ranger.


  • 1919-1953


Language of Materials

The collection is in English.

Conditions Governing Access

Open for research.

Biographical or Historical Information

Guy Cox was born on March 8, 1894 in Big Fork, Arkansas. The son of a farmer, he attended seven years of grade school at Slatington, Arkansas. He first joined the National Forest Service in 1915 as a Forest Guard and Laborer. In 1918 he passed a Civil Service examination to become a Forest Ranger and served from 1919 to 1937 at several locations in Arkansas, and from 1937 to his retirement in 1953 he was District Forest Ranger of the Kisatchie National Forest near Leesville and Natchitoches, Louisiana. As a Forest Ranger, Cox was involved in fire fighting and prosecution of arsonists.


0.50 Cubic Feet


This collection is described in 15 folders and housed in one clamshell box.


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Repository Details

Part of the East Texas Research Center Repository