Empire State Forest Products Association records, 1917-1961.

Collection Number: 1280

Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
Cornell University Library


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
Empire State Forest Products Association records, 1917-1961.
Collection Number:
1280.
Creator:
Empire State Forest Products Association.
Quantity:
4 cubic ft.
Forms of Material:
Printed material, reports, photographs, correspondence.
Repository:
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Abstract:
Minutes and reports of annual meetings and committees, financial reports, membership lists, circular letters, surveys, pamphlets, articles, scrapbook and photographs. Also, material concerning forest fires, pest damage and control, and legislation affecting the forest industry, the "Keep New York Green" Committee and use of wood as fuel during World War I. Includes Arthur B. Recknagel papers (formerly collection #1891). Monthly reports, minutes, printed material, and a transcript of an interview with Recknagel concerning his career in forestry education and management. Also, letters from Bernard Recknagel from the University of Virginia to his father, 1932, 1934; University of Virginia commencement program, 1934; funeral program and condolence letters on the death of Mary Thomas Miller Recknagel, Sept. 23, 1945.
Language:
Collection material in English


ORGANIZATIONAL HISTORY

The Empire State Forest Products Association was formed by lumbermen and paper companies in 1906 "to promote the interests of its members and to protect, perpetuate, and increase the forest growth of the State through the establishment of a rational and constructive system of forestry." The group continued as an advocacy organization dedicated to the practice of forestry and the production of forest products on privately-owned land in New York State.

COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

Minutes and reports of annual meetings and committees, financial reports, membership lists, circular letters, surveys, pamphlets, articles, scrapbook and photographs. Also, material concerning forest fires, pest damage and control, and legislation affecting the forest industry, the "Keep New York Green" Committee and use of wood as fuel during World War I.
Includes Arthur B. Recknagel papers (formerly collection #1891). Monthly reports, minutes, printed material, and a transcript of an interview with Recknagel concerning his career in forestry education and management.
Also, letters from Bernard Recknagel from the University of Virginia to his father, 1932, 1934; University of Virginia commencement program, 1934; funeral program and condolence letters on the death of Mary Thomas Miller Recknagel, Sept. 23, 1945.
SUBJECTS

Names:
Empire State Forest Products Association.
Recknagel, Arthur Bernard, 1883-1962.
Recknagel, Arthur Bernard, 1883-1962.
Empire State Forest Products Association. "Keep New York Green" Committee.
American Paper and Pulp Association. Forestry Committee.
Cornell University. College of Forestry.
Forest Industries Council.
Society of American Foresters.
St. Regis Paper Company.
United States. Forest Service.
Western Forest and Conservation Association.
Empire State Forest Products Association.
American Forest Congress.
Empire State Forest Products Association.
World War (1914-1918)

Subjects:
Conservation of natural resources.
Forest conservation.
Forest fires -- Prevention and control.
Forest management.
Forest products industry -- New York (State)
Forest products industry -- Law and legislation.
Forestry schools and education.
Forests and forestry.
Forestry law and legislation.
Fuelwood.
Logging.
Lumbering.
Foresters.
College teachers.
Trees -- Diseases and pests.
Forests and forestry -- Economic aspects.
Forests and forestry -- New Hampshire.
Forests and forestry -- New York (State)
Paper industry -- New York (State)
World War, 1914-1918.
Forest conservation
Forest fires -- Prevention and control
Forest management
Forest products industry
Forest products industry -- Law and legislation
Forestry law and legislation
Forests and forestry
Fuelwood
Logging
Lumbering
Trees -- Diseases and pests

Places:
St. Regis River (N.Y.) -- Views.
New York (State)

Form and Genre Terms:
Oral histories.
Photographs.
Scrapbooks.


INFORMATION FOR USERS

Cite As:
Empire State Forest Products Association. Records, #1280. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.

RELATED MATERIALS

Related collection: Northeastern Wood Utilization Council. Records, #1964.

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