Felix Koziol papers

Felix Koziol papers

Dates: approximately 1920-1976

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.

  • Extent: 6 cartons (6 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Koziol, Felix, 1900-1976
  • Call Number: MSS 6210
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; 20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84602; http://sc.lib.byu.edu/
  • Access Restrictions: Open for public research.
Languages and Scripts
Conditions of Use
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.
Preferred Citation
Initial citation: MSS 6210; Felix Koziol papers; 20th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 6210, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Donated by Bernice Koziol, Felix Koziol's wife, in 1977.
Acquisition Information
Donated; Bernice Koziol; 1977.
Related Material
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.
Subject Terms
Koziol, Felix, 1900-1976--Archives; United States. Forest Service; Environment and Conservation; Fisheries and Wildlife; Forestry and Logging; Mines and Mineral Resources; Utah--Environmental conditions; Wasatch National Forest (Utah and Wyo.); Water and Water Rights; Winter sports--Utah
Processing Information
Processed; Melissa Cowles, student processor and John Murphy, curator; 2008.
Appraisal Information
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.
Finding Aid ID Number
Finding Aid Title
Koziol (Felix) papers
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Melissa Cowles, student processor, and John Murphy, curator
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2014-01-12T04:01-0700
Finding Aid Language
Finding aid written in English in Latin script
Biographical Info:

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.

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Curator - 20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts