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US Forest Service uniform pants worn by Melody Starya Mobley

Catalog Data

Manufactured by:
Unidentified  Search this
Scovill Manufacturing Company, American  Search this
Worn by:
Melody Starya Mobley, American, born 1958  Search this
Subject of:
United States Forest Service, founded 1905  Search this
Medium:
cotton (textile) with metal
Dimensions:
H x W (Flat): 40 5/8 × 19 7/16 in. (103.2 × 49.3 cm)
Inseam: 30 1/2 in. (77.5 cm)
Type:
trousers
uniforms
Place used:
Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest, Washington, United States, North and Central America
Cleveland National Forest, San Diego County, California, United States, North and Central America
Klamath National Forest, Siskiyou County, California, United States, North and Central America
Ocala National Forest, Florida, United States, North and Central America
Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest, Nevada, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1977-1995
Caption:
Melody Starya Mobley was the first African American female forester of the USDA Forest Service (USFS), serving from June 1977 until her retirement in March 2005. She also was the first African American woman to graduate (in 1979) from the University of Washington College of Forest Resources (later renamed the School of Forest Resources in the College of the Environment). During her 28 years with the USFS she served in national forests all over the country. Most notably for this collection, she served in Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest in Washington state from 1980-1982, Cleveland National Forest in Southern California from 1982-1986, held a temporary assignment in Klamath National Forest in Northern California, and finally served in Ocala National Forest in central Florida from 1986-1987. From 1988 until her retirement in 2005 she served in the USFS headquarters in Washington, D.C. In the mid-1990s, Mobley was given a temporary detail to the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest in Nevada where she served as Deputy Forest Supervisor.
Description:
United States Forest Service uniform pants worn by Melody Starya Mobley. The cotton, khaki green, pants has a metal, copper colored zipper and a top button. There are two (2) front pockets at the waist and two (2) back pockets. The waistband has a black cotton lining and the pockets are blue cotton fabric. The zipper is stamped [SCOVILL]. There are no labels or stamps.
Topic:
African American  Search this
Agriculture  Search this
American West  Search this
Clothing and dress  Search this
Government  Search this
Labor  Search this
Nature  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Melody Starya Mobley
Object number:
2019.80.16.2
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Clothing-Historical
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5e2f657dc-3703-425b-ae43-3838daf0000f
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2019.80.16.2