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Per O. Moberg papers

Identifier: ARL-079

Scope and Contents

Materials related to the work of Per Moberg while employed with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, as a member of the Sierra Club and in other advisory committees spanning the years 1892 to 2009. The collection contains unit management plans and drafts, photographs, transcripts, lectures, publications, maps, meeting agendas, reports, minutes, printed materials, position papers and official correspondence dealing with environmental issues in New York's Forest Preserve.


  • Creation: 1892 - 2009
  • Creation: Majority of material found within 1967 - 2001


Biographical / Historical

Per O. Moberg (1920-2011) was a conservationist, licensed guide and officer of the Adirondack Mountain Club and Sierra Club. Born July 14, 1920 in Brooklyn, New York, he was a son of Per J. and Lilly (Russell) Moberg. He was raised in Sweden and served in the Swedish Navy during the Second World War. Per graduated from the Stockholm Institute of Technology with degrees in mechanical and electrical engineering. He returned to the United States in 1947 and worked for Sperry Gyroscope Company, eventually retiring from New York State Department of Environmental Conservation. His entire life was devoted to the outdoors and the environment. He loved fishing, hiking and canoeing. As a licensed guide, he took many groups into the Adirondacks. Per was a member of the Easton Town Planning Board where he resided until his death in 2011.


6 Boxes

5.0 Cubic Feet

Language of Materials



Series 1, Professional Papers, 1965-2009. Series 2, Unit Management Plans, 1971-2008. Series 3, Publications and Maps, 1892-2001. Materials are arranged alphabetically and chronologically thereafter.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The collection was donated to the Adirondack Research Library by Charlie Morrison and Roger Gray in August, 2019.

Per O. Moberg papers
Matthew Golebiewski
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Repository Details

Part of the Adirondack Research Library Repository

897 St. David's Lane
Niskayuna NY 12309