The two linear feet of the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area Collection is comprised of research material used by Carl Abbott to write the book Planning a New West: The Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area. The book was co-authored by Margery Post Abbott and Sy Adler.
The material in this collection consists largely of reports, economic data, newspaper clippings, interview notes, journal articles, and publications concerning the Columbia River Gorge generally and the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area specifically.
Series 1: Audiotapes, 1983-1988
Series 2: Correspondence, 1984-1986
Series 3: Columbia River Gorge Commission, 1983-1988
Series 4: Columbia River Gorge Commission Publications, 1981-1998
Series 5: Maps
Series 6: Planning a New West Research, 1957-1993
Series 7: Press and Media, 1986-1998
Series 8: Publications, 1980-1993