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Irvin "Buzz" Caverly, Jr. began working at Baxter State Park in 1960 as Park Ranger I immediately after graduating from Lee Academy in Lee, Maine. In 1982, 22 years after first being hired as a ranger, Caverly was selected to be the Baxter State Park Director, a position he would remain in until his retirement in 2005. Caverly remained active with the park, accepting an appointment from Governor Baldacci in 2007 to serve as the Baxter Park Wilderness Trust Fund Commissioner.

Collection, (1917-2023) includes papers, personal correspondence, and publications regarding former Governor Percival P. Baxter (1876-1969) and Baxter State Park. Also included are the office papers, ranger logs, monthly planners, and personal correspondences of Irvin "Buzz" Caverly, Jr., who worked in Baxter State Park for 46 years. Among the office papers are publications, correspondence, newspaper clippings, and legislative documents on the Katahdin Lake Campaign of 2006, in which Caverly played a major role as honorary co-chair of the project. There is also personal correspondence between Caverly and Frank Trautmann, the donor behind the Baxter Park Wilderness Trust Fund and papers regarding the Trust's creation in 2007.

Publication Date



Recreation and Tourism, Government and Law


Recreation, Parks and Tourism Administration | United States History

Size of Collection

1 box (1 linear foot), 1 folio folder (oversized)

Dates of Collection


Manuscript Number

SpC MS 1827

Caverly (Irvin C.) Papers, 1917-2023