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Felix Koziol papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 6210

Scope and Contents note

This collection includes correspondence, certificates, newspaper clippings, photographs, scrapbooks, pamphlets, newsletters, books, articles, and other papers that document Koziol’s U.S. Forest Service career and his contributions to Utah winter sports, dated circa 1920-1976.

Dates

  • approximately 1920-1976

Creator

Conditions Governing Access note

Open for public research.

Conditions Governing Use note

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from the Felix Koziol papers must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical History

Felix Koziol (1900-1976), U.S. Forest Serviceman and ski enthusiast.

Felix "Kozy" Clemens Koziol was born 17 November 1900 to Anton and Mary Segulka Koziol in Little Falls, Minnesota. He married Bernice Spring on 22 March 1824 in Kalispell, Montana. He obtained a degree in forestry from the University of Montana. He started his career at the Boise National Forest and also worked at the Weiser and Teton National Forests. He worked for the U.S. Forest Service for 42 years, 21 of which were spent at the Wasatch National Forest. While there he dealt with issues concerning forest uses such as recreation, timber, water, wildlife and grazing, many of which are shown in his materials in the collection. He retired 27 December 1964. After his retirement he served as the director of the Utah Parks and Recreation Division for four years.

In addition to his career in forestry, Koziol was also a ski enthusiast. In 1974 he was placed in the National Ski Hall of Fame for his work in ski development in Utah. His enthusiasm for skiing began in 1937 when he saw the first ski lift being built in Sun Valley. After that he continued to help establish ski areas in national forests. He also served on skiing and sports committees. Besides skiing committees he was also in groups such as Salt Lake City Chamber of Commerce, Rotary International, Governor’s Committee for Tourism, Salvation Army Board of Directors, and Great Salt Lake Boy Scout Council. He died on 4 August 1976 in his home in Bountiful, Utah.

Extent

6 cartons (6 linear ft.)

Language

English

Abstract

This collection includes correspondence, certificates, newspaper clippings, photographs, scrapbooks, pamphlets, newsletters, books, articles, and other papers that document Koziol’s U.S. Forest Service career and his contributions to Utah winter sports, dated circa 1920-1976.

Custodial History note

Donated by Bernice Koziol, Felix Koziol's wife, in 1977.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Donated; Bernice Koziol; 1977.

Appraisal note

Environmental history (20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts collection development policy, 5.VI, 2007) because of Koziol's involvement in the U.S. Forest Service and Utah winter sports.

Related Archival Materials note

Related to MSS P 256, Felix Koziol papers, 1949-1974, which contains copy photographs of a letter, skiing certificate and photograph of Tibet collected by Felix Koziol.

Processing Information note

Processed; Melissa Cowles, student processor and John Murphy, curator; 2008.
Title
Register of Felix Koziol papers
Status
Completed
Author
Melissa Cowles, student processor, and John Murphy, curator
Date
2008
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English in Latin script.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

Contact:
1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States