Department of Forestry Records Guide

Record Series Descriptions

Red Dot State Forester's Correspondence

Boxes 1-3
3 cubic feet
Arrangement: chronological by year of communication

Series documents communications between the State Forester and local, state, federal, and foreign agencies and organizations. Records include letters, memos, telegrams, reports, circulars, bulletins, photographs, maps, and attached articles and brochures. The subjects of this correspondence are wide-ranging and cover most aspects of state, national, and international forest policy.

Major issues include radio communications licensing policy; timber cruising and mapping; forest disease and pest control; federal and state legislation; forest closures; forest genetics; forestry research facilities and practices; Civilian Conservation Corps; National Reconstruction Agency; Work Projects Administration; Bureau of Land Management; departments of forestry in Australia, Canada and its provinces, New Zealand, France, Germany, and Taiwan; Clarke-McNary Act; Oregon and California Railroad revested lands; timber supply management; equipment development and selection; land classification; pesticide and aircraft use; convict labor; forest products revenue; wartime forest defense; Native American reservations; conflicts with the United States Forest Service over the control of forests; marketing; forest fire protection; Forest Conservation Act (1942); land exchanges; reforestation and seeding; post-war foreign reforestation (Germany and Greece); public relations; department organization; major fires (including the Tillamook Burns [1933, 1939, 1945, 1953] and the Bandon Fire [1936]); and the Elliott State Forest.

Of special interest are 1937 and 1938 communications with foresters of the German Third Reich. 

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