Forest History Society
7 items
Papers generated and collected by Alfred Cunningham. Includes correspondence from Cunningham to his sister while he was on a Biltmore Forest School field trip to Europe in 1910; correspondence written in the 1930s from German forester and former Biltmore Forest School director Carl Alwin Schenck to Alfred Cunningham; an undated death announcement for Carl Schenck's first wife Adele; and a marriage announcement for Schenck and his second wife Marie-Louise printed in 1932.
Forest History Society
1.5 linear feet (1 record carton)
The collection contains materials compiled by Alfred P. Mustian during his research for the 1989 booklet he co-authored with Sharon S. Young, Impacts of National Forests on the Forest Resources of the South. Includes largely statistical information on twentieth-century forest management issues relating to national forests in the southern United States (Region 8 in the National Forest System). Much of the data is recorded in management plans for the various forests, but there are also a number of tables, papers, and reports containing statistical information, as well. Topics covered include: acreages; allowable cut and cutting methods; commercial and noncommercial forests; expenditures and investments; forest ownership; growth and yield rates; reforestation and regeneration; timber sales; timber stand improvement; timber supply and volume; and tree diseases and mortality rates.
Forest History Society
1.0 linear feet (4 reports)
The collection consists of four illustrated reports prepared by Allen Hodgson for the U.S. Forest Service. The series focused on the utilization of logging waste by logging companies and sawmills in the late 1920s and early 1930s, principally in the Douglas Fir region of Oregon and Washington.
Forest History Society
131.5 linear feet (81 record cartons, 2 archival boxes)
The records contain minutes, mailings, memoranda, and other materials of the Board of Trustees; general correspondence; reading files, press releases, mailings; and other materials of various divisions and committees; reading files of Charles Alton Gillett, Managing Director (1947-1967); publicity materials and reports of the National 4-H Forestry Program; also includes photographs, AFC publications, phonograph records, motion picture films, and miscellaneous educational and public relations material.
Forest History Society
131.5 linear feet (224 archival boxes, 13 record cartons)
The collection includes correspondence, articles, manuscript surveys and reports on forestry, newspaper clippings, and published material relating to the American Forestry Association. Includes studies and investigations, awards, directors' minutes, directors' correspondence, annual meetings, annual reports, elections, miscellaneous, Redwood National Park, and miscellaneous administration. There are few materials dating before 1900; the bulk of the collection dates from the 1930s-1960s. Among the prominent correspondents are William B. Greeley, Ovid Butler, Gifford Pinchot, and Samuel T. Dana. Additional accessions are expected.
Forest History Society
6.0 linear feet (4 record cartons)
Materials include minutes of meetings, technical releases, and technical papers from the Appalachian, Lake States, Northeastern, Southeastern, Southwestern, and Western Technical Divisions of the American Pulpwood Association. Also included are memoranda, meeting agendas and programs, organization directories and by-laws, and various annual, weekly, and monthly technical bulletins and reports.
Forest History Society
4 photograph albums.
The collection contains four photograph albums containing 257 chiefly black-and-white photographs (with a few color and photo postcards) taken or collected by American forester Arthur Bernard Recknagel. Album 1, entitled European Forest Photographs, October 1911 to September 1912 documents the year Recknagel spent in Europe (France, Austria, Germany) attending German forest schools Eberswalde and Tharandt. Albums 2 and 3 document his time as a professor of forestry at Cornell University in New York, particularly field trips taken by Cornell forestry students to South Carolina during the years 1928 to 1934. The images primarily depict students observing logging activities and forest management practices being used at that time in South Carolina. Album 4 documents a 1947 consulting job in southern British Columbia, Canada to determine differences between Engelmann and white spruce.
Forest History Society
3.5 linear feet (7 archival boxes)
This collection contains 148 notebooks containing carbon copies of Arthur Peterson's work diaries, listing his daily work activities as a forest ranger for the United States Forest Service. There are also 152 small U.S. Forest Service envelopes containing the original diary entries, 20 sets of loose diary copies clipped together, and 2 large correspondence envelopes with assorted materials from the U.S. Forest Service.
Forest History Society
7.0 linear feet (4 record cartons, 2 archival boxes)
The collection includes materials that the USDA Committee of Scientists (COS) either consulted or generated in its review of national forest management planning regulations from 1977 to 1979. The papers include correspondence, minutes of COS meetings, copies of testimony presented at congressional hearings, preliminary and draft versions of the COS final report, and public comments about proposed regulations. Also included are public comments reviewed by COS members during the Reagan adminstration's reassessment of national forest management regulations.
Forest History Society
0.5 linear feet (199 negatives, 6 photographs)
The collection includes 104 negatives and 6 black-and-white photographs taken by Arthur W. Nelson, Jr. in 1938 and 1939 during Yale Forest School field trips to logging camps in the South and the Chippewa National Forest in Minnesota. A second batch of 95 negatives depicts the Goss and Richmond Lumber Co., Cass Lake, Minnesota, mill and timber acreage, loggers, and logging in the early 20th century. Some pictures depict clear cutting.