North Carolina State University, College of Natural Resources, Department of Forest Biomaterials Records 1946-1993

Size
9 linear feet (18 archival storage boxes)
Location

For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Special Collections Research Center Reference Staff.

Call number
UA 140.012

The records of the Department of Forest Biomaterials (formerly the Department of Wood and Paper Science) contain correspondence and memoranda, research proposals and reports, plans of work, committees files, course and curriculum material, and general departmental records a that reflect the administration and scientific research of the Department of Forest Biomaterials. Included are records of the Hodges Wood Products Laboratory and of Wood Products Extension.

The Department of Wood and Paper Science began in 1949 under the direction of department head Roy M. Carter who initiated both wood science and pulp technology curricula. It was originally called the Department of Wood Science and Technology until its name change to the Department of Wood and Paper Science in 1968. The Department of Wood and Paper Science was renamed the Department of Forest Biomaterials in 2010.

Biographical/historical note

The department of Wood and Paper Science began in 1949 under the direction of department head Roy M. Carter who initiated both wood science and pulp technology curricula. It was originally called the Department of Wood Science and Technology until its name change to the Department of Wood and Paper Science in 1968. James S. Bethel served as department head from 1959 until 1961 whereupon the School hired Eric L. Ellwood to head up the department . He served from 1962 until 1971, when he became Dean of the School of Forest Resources. Following Ellwood, Dr. Irving S. Goldstein was head from 1971 to 1976, succeeded by Richard J. Thomas in 1978. The Department of Wood and Paper Science was renamed the Department of Forest Biomaterials in 2010.

Additional information and resources on the history of the Department of Wood and Paper Science can be found through the NCSU Historical State website.

1949 - 1958
Roy M. Carter
1959 - 1961
James S. Bethel
1962 - 1971
Eric L. Ellwood
1971 - 1976
Irving S. Goldstein
1978 - 1993
Richard J. Thomas
1994 - 1995
Gary A. Baum
1996 - 1998
Richard J. Thomas, interim head
1999 -
Michael J. Kocurek

Scope/content

These records contain correspondence, research proposals and reports, plans of work, committees files, course and curriculum material, and general departmental records a that reflect the administration and scientific research of the Department of Forest Biomaterials. The records have been arranged into three series: General Records, Hodges Wood Products Laboratory Records, and Wood Products Extension files. More detailed information can be found within the scope and content notes at the beginning of each series.

Physical description

17 records storage boxes

Arrangement

The records are arranged into three series: General Records, Hodges Wood Products Laboratory files, and the Wood Products Extension records. The files are generally arranged alphabetically within each series, with exceptions noted within each series scope and content note.

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], North Carolina State University, College of Natural Resources, Department of Forest Biomaterials Records, UA 140.012, Special Collections Research Center, North Carolina State University Libraries, Raleigh, NC

Related material

Source of acquisition

Transferred by the College of Natural Resources

Processing information

Processed by Sarah G. Carr, 2000

Encoded by Pat Webber, September 2005

General Records 1948-1986 (Series 1)
Size: 5.5 linear feet

The General Records series contains numerous research proposals and reports documenting the scientific work of the faculty and its students. A number of foundations and corporations sponsored research including the National Science Foundation (NSF), the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission, United States Forest Service (USFS), and the Cooperative State Research Service (CSRS). Several projects were undertaken with McIntire-Stennis (MS) funds provided by the federal government. In 1952, the Pulp and Paper program was approved by SREB as the only school in the South to offer undergraduate instruction in the field. Kentucky, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia agreed to pay tuition for students from their states to undertake instruction in pulp and paper curriculum. The records also reflect Department Head Eric Ellwood's presidency and committee involvement in the Society of Wood Science and Technology. Also included is some correspondence of professor A. C. Barefoot, including correspondence regarding his work on the Winchester (England) dendrochronological project during the 1960s - 1970s.

11 records storage boxes

A-C, General Correspondence 1967-1970
Box 1
Advisory Committee, Pulp and Paper Technology 1952-1954
Box 1
Advisory Committee, Pulp and Paper Technology 1955
Box 1
Advisory Committee, Wood Utilization 1954-1957
Box 1
Affirmitive Action Plan 1973-1975
Box 1
Air Conservation Program 1969-1971
Box 1
Atomic Energy Commission 1965-1967
Box 1
Awards 1972-1975
Box 1
Barefoot, A.C. 1965-1967
Box 1
Barefoot, A.C. 1968-1973
Box 1
Barefoot, A.C., Winchester Dendrochronological Project 1965-1967
Box 1
Barefoot, A.C., Winchester Dendrochronological Project 1968-1970
Box 1
Biltmore Hall 1965-1970
Box 2
Brochures, Departmental 1963-1983
Box 2
Career Placement 1975
Box 2
Carter, Roy M. 1967-1970
Box 2
Chemistry, Department of 1965-1967
Box 2
Coastal Erosion Control 1965
Box 2
Committee, Ad Hoc on Title I of Higher Education Act 1965
Box 2
Committee, Comprehensive Research Review Planning, Task Force #4: Trees, Forests, Forest Production and Marketing 1970-1972
Box 2
Committee, Research Implementation Advisory 1972-1973
Box 2
Committee, School Graduate Seminar 1975-1976
Box 2
Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO) 1965-1967
Box 2
Conference to Discuss Training Needs and Plan for State and Private forestry Utilization and Marketing Personnel 1965
Box 2
Consortium of Macromolecular Science and Forest Resources in the Research Triangle (COMSERT) 1974
Box 2
Cook, Hilliard D. 1965-1967
Box 2
Courses and Curriculum 1966-1976
Box 2
D-E, General Correspondence 1965-1967
Box 2
Department Head, Carter, Roy M. 1948-1949
Box 2
Department Head, Ellwood, Eric L. 1961-1968
Box 2
Department Head, Ellwood, Eric L. 1969
Box 2
Department Head, Ellwood, Eric L. 1970
Box 3
Department Head, Goldstein, Irving S. 1971-1976
Box 3
Department Head, Pulp and Paper Technology, Libby, Clarence Earl 1952
Box 3
Department Head, Thomas, Richard J. 1978-1986
Box 3
Department Meetings 1969
Box 3
Departmental Name Change 1968
Box 3
Domestic Research Program 1972-1973
Box 3
Dry Kiln Club 1954-1955
Box 3
Enrollment and Admission Trends 1966
Box 3
Equipment 1975-1976
Box 3
Extension Forestry 1966-1967
Box 3
Faculty 1968-1984
Box 3
Faculty Publications List 1950-1962
Box 3
Faculty Publications List 1965, 1970
Box 3
Forest Products Research Society 1968-1970
Box 3
Forest Products Research Society 1973-1974
Box 3
Furniture R Applications Institute 1973
Box 3
G-I, General Correspondence 1966-1975
Box 3
Gordon Research Conference on the Chemistry and Physics of Paper 1967-1969, 1975
Box 3
Graduate School 1964-1968
Box 3
Graduate Statistics 1964, 1974
Box 3
Graduate Students 1955-1974
Box 3
Grant Proposal, NSF, Matching Funds for Graduate and Research Laboratories in New Forestry Building Approved by the Legislature in 1961 1961
Box 3
Grant, NSF G - 19764, Construction of Treating Cylinder for Drying and Vapor Treatment of Wood 1961-1964
Box 3
Grant, NSF, Purchase of Analytical Equipment for Wood Chemistry 1965-1966
Box 3
Grant, NSF, Purchase of Perkin Elmer 990 Gas Chromatograph 1973-1974
Box 3
Grant Proposal, NSF, Graduate Traineeships 1965
Box 4
Grant Proposal, NSF, Purchase of Liquid Chromatograph 1974
Box 4
Grant Proposal, NSF, Purchase of Varian E-4 Spectrometer 1971
Box 4
Hart, C. Arthur 1962-1970
Box 4
Hazen and Sawyer Water Quality Study 1974
Box 4
Industrial Extenstion, Department of 1964-1966
Box 4
International Academy of Wood Science 1971-1972
Box 4
International Symposium on Delignification with Oxygen, Ozone, and Peroxides 1974-1975
Box 4
J-Q, General Correspondence 1964-1975
Box 4
Kribs Wood Collection 1968
Box 4
Long Range Planning 1982
Box 4
Mini-Grants 1982
Box 4
National Association of Furniture Manufacturers, Yield-A-Matic System 1973
Box 4
National Science Foundation 1966-1975
Box 4
Non-Destructive Testing of Wood Symposium 1965
Box 4
North Carolina Board of Science and Technology 1964
Box 4
North Carolina Pulp and Paper Conference 1965
Box 4
North Carolina Wood Preservers 1966-1968
Box 4
Out-of-State Resident Tuition Aid Programs 1971-1974
Box 4
Pine Kill (Northern Wake County), NCSU Work Group 1975
Box 4
Pollutant Sources in the Pulp and Paper Industry circa 1973
Box 4
Program Needs 1966
Box 4
Proposal, Calder Foundation, Equipment Request to Support Research and Education in the School of Forest Resources 1969
Box 4
Proposal, Increasing Awareness Amongst High School Students of the Opportunities in and Importance of Wood and Paper Science 1974
Box 4
Proposal, Organization for Tropical Studies, Support of a Foreign Woods Research Center at North Carolina State University 1969
Box 4
Pulp and Paper Laboratory 1983-1985
Box 4
Pulp and Paper Science and Technology 1952-1954
Box 4
Pulp and Paper Science and Technology 1955-1962
Box 4
Pulp and Paper Science and Technology, Head 1961
Box 4
Pulp and Paper Science and Technology, General 1965-1969
Box 5
Pulp and Paper Science and Technology, General 1973-1975
Box 5
Pulp and Paper Science and Technology, General 1983-1984
Box 5
Pulp and Paper Science and Technology, Curriculum undated
Box 18, Folder 4
R-S, General Correspondence 1967-1970
Box 5
Report, Conference of Advisory Committees of the Program in Pulp and Paper Technology and the Curriculum, Student Enrollment and Research Committees 1952
Box 5
Research Accomplishments 1956-1961
Box 5
Research Accomplishments 1961-1962
Box 5
Research Accomplishments 1963-1968
Box 5
Research Accomplishments 1969-1970
Box 5
Research Accomplishments 1976
Box 5
Research Accomplishments 1977-1978
Box 5
Research Planning Program, USDA and State Agricultural Experiment Stations, Task Force 2.04: Harvesting, Processing, and Marketing of Forest Products 1972-1975
Box 5
Research Project, Hardwood Waste Saver 1972
Box 5
Research Proposal, Atomic Energy Commission, Development of a Method for Making a Superior Wood-Polymer Veneer 1967
Box 5
Research Proposal, California Redwood Association, Effect of Various Modifying Treatments of Wood Upon the Durability of Typical Applied Wood Finishes 1963
Box 5
Research Proposal, Graduate Training Grant in Water Supply and Pollution Control 1962
Box 5
Research Proposal, NSF, Critical Study of Differences Between Movement of Materials through Wood Under Steady-State and Dynamic Diffusion Conditions 1962
Box 5
Research Proposal, NSF, Factors Affecting the Comparison Between Steady State and Non-Steady State Moisture Movement Through Wood 1963
Box 5
Research Proposal, NSF, Stress Concentration in a Wood Plate Containing Curved Grain 1968
Box 5
Research Proposal, NSF, Undergraduate Research Participation in the field of Wood Physics 1960
Box 5
Research Proposal, Southern Pine Association, Investigate Degrade, Stress Conditions and Moisture Content, During High Temperature Drying of Southern Yellow Pine Lumber 1962
Box 5
Research Proposal, TAPPI Grants-in-Aid CA-1065, Investigation of Inks for Paper Sizing Tests 1967
Box 5
Research Proposal, Ultrastructure of Wood in Relation to Permeability (not funded) 1966
Box 5
Research Proposal, Use of Oxygen in Chemical Pulping and Bleaching undated
Box 5
Research, Coastal Studies 1965-1966
Box 5
Research, General 1962-1968
Box 5
Research, General 1969-1978
Box 5
Research, Program Review 1968
Box 5
Research Proposal, A New Solvent System for Cellulose 1981
Box 6
Research Proposal, Buckeye Cellulose Corp., Fractionation of Cellulose by Gel Permeation Chromatography 1968
Box 6
Research Proposal, Development of Packaging Systems for the Transportation of Fresh-Iced or Pre-Chilled Seafood 1969
Box 6
Research Proposal, Faculty Research and Professional Development Fund (FRPDF), Project #00514, Treatment of Aqueous Effluents by Electrolytic Flotation 1973
Box 6
Research Proposal, FRPDF, Project #00525, Economic Impact of Decay and Insect Attack on Wood in Homes in North Carolina 1973-1975
Box 6
Research Proposal, MS 4033, Financial Evaluation of an Integrated Firm's Alternative Strategies for Managing Certain Southern Hardwood Sites for Fiber Production 1972
Box 6
Research Proposal, NSF, Study of the Gymnosperm Bordered Pit Differentiation 1968
Box 6
Research Proposal, NSF, Undergraduate Research Particiapation Program in Wood and Paper Science 1968-1969
Box 6
Research Proposal, USFS, Cytoplasmic Organization and Differentiation of Woody Plant Cell 1969
Box 6
Research Proposal, USFS, Maximizing Hardwood Lumber Yield in Rough Mill Operations 1968
Box 6
Research Proposal, Water Resources Institute, Abatement of Water Pollution in the Pulp and Paper Industry by Leaching of High Yield Pulps with Oxygen and Alkali 1969-1970
Box 6
Research Report, CSRS 9006, Chemical and Biological Utilization of Wood (Appalachia) 1966-1969
Box 6
Research Report, McIntire-Stennis (MS) 4006, Gas Phase Treatment of Wood 1963-1969
Box 6
Research Report, MS 4007, Systems Analysis in the Wood Processing Industries 1963-1969
Box 6
Research Report, MS 4008, Sizing of Paper and Paperboard 1964-1971
Box 6
Research Report, MS 4009, Mathematical Description of Mechanical Behavior of Wood 1964-1971
Box 6
Research Report, NSF G-11956, Undergraduate Research Participation in Wood Physics 1960-1961
Box 6
Research Report, NSF G-16206, Undergraduate Research Participation Program in Wood Physics 1961-1962
Box 6
Research Report, NSF G-21861, Undergraduate Research Particiapation Program in Wood Physics 1962-1964
Box 6
Research Report, NSF G-E1095, Undergraduate Research Participation in the Field of Wood Physics 1963-1964
Box 6
Research Report, NSF GP-1196, Factors Affecting Comparison Between Steady-State and Non-Steady State Moisture Movement through Wood 1964-1966
Box 6
Research Report, NSF, Undergraduate Research Participation in the Field of Forest Biology 1960-1961
Box 6
Research Report, Office of Naval Research, Devlopment of a Non-Destructive Test for the Von Karman Laminated Nose Fairing of the Polaris Missile 1964-1965
Box 6
Research Report, Trust Station #99,292, Ultrastructure of Carya tomentosa Nutt., Liquidambar styraciflua L. and Nyssa sylvatica var. sylvatica undated
Box 6
Research Report, Ultrastructure of Wood with Special Reference to Southern Species (not funded) 1963
Box 6
Research Report, CSRS 9006, Chemical and Biological Utilization of Wood (Appalachia) 1964-1966
Box 7
Research Report, CSRS, Synopses of Research Projects, Hardwood Utilization Amendment to Appalachian Regional Development Act 1968
Box 7
Research Report, Federal Water Pollution Control Administration, Filtration of Diluted Spent Kraft Pulping Liquor Through Wood Chips 1970
Box 7
Research Report, FRPDF, Project #00533, Feasibility of Producing High-Density Bark-Binder Composite from Bark Residues 1973-1974
Box 7
Research Report, MS 4017, Problem Analysis of Pulp and Paper Mill Effluent Control 1967-1971
Box 7
Research Report, MS 4019, Preparative Fractionation of Cellulose 1968-1970
Box 7
Research Report, MS 4021, Simulation Languages as Analysis Tools for Foresters' Concerns 1971-1972
Box 7
Research Report, MS 4022, Wood Residue Producation and Feasibility Conversion to a Saleable Product 1968-1972
Box 7
Research Report, MS 4024, Photoinduced Modifications in the Structure of Lignin 1969-1972
Box 7
Research Report, MS 4025, Pulp Industry Pollution Abatement Through Process Modification 1969-1971
Box 7
Research Report, MS 4028, Water Reuse in Pulp and Paper Manufacturing 1970-1972
Box 7
Research Report, MS 4029, Isolation and Characterization of Cellulose Lignin 1970-1972
Box 7
Research Report, MS 5311, Improved Lignocellulosic Composite Panel Products 1974-1977
Box 7
Research Report, NSF, Undergraduate Research Participation Program in Wood and Paper Science 1968
Box 7
Research Report, Trust College #92,140, Computerized Rough-End System (Yield-A-Matic) 1971
Box 7
Research Report, Trust Station #99,314, Improved Lignocellulosic Composite Panel Products 1974-1975
Box 7
Research Report, Trust Station #99,324, Properties of Veneer Overlaid Low Density Fiberboard from Hardwood Total-Tree Chips 1974
Box 7
Research Report, Woodworking Machinery Manufacturers of America, Survey of Woodworking Machinery Safety Conditions and Practices Existing in the Secondary Wood Industries of N.C., VA., and TN. 1972
Box 7
Scholarships, Wood Science and Technology 1971-1975
Box 7
Self-Study 1970-1972
Box 7
Seminar, Mill-Woods 1968
Box 7
Seminar, Operations Research 1966-1967
Box 8
Seminar, Oxygen Pulping 1973-1974
Box 8
Seminar, Pulp and Paper Mill Simulation 1983
Box 8
Seminar, Pulp Mill Pollution Abatement 1973
Box 8
Seminar, Southern Furniture Manufacturer's Association, Sales and Marketing Division 1965
Box 8
Seminar, Wood Finishing 1959-1961
Box 8
Seminars, Woodworking Machinery Distributors Association 1971-1972, 1982
Box 8
Short Course, USFS Training Course in Wood Technology 1965-1966
Box 8
Short Course, Vocational Agriculture Teachers 1955
Box 8
Short Course, Wood Preservation 1952
Box 8
Short Courses, General 1949-1960
Box 8
Society of American Foresters 1972-1974
Box 8
Society of Wood Science and Technology (SWST), General 1960-1964
Box 8
Society of Wood Science and Technology (SWST), General 1965
Box 8
Society of Wood Science and Technology (SWST), General January-June 1966
Box 8
Society of Wood Science and Technology (SWST), General July-December 1966
Box 8
Society of Wood Science and Technology (SWST), General 1960-1964
Box 9
Society of Wood Science and Technology (SWST), Annual Meetings 1963-1964
Box 9
Society of Wood Science and Technology (SWST), Abstracting Committee 1965-1966
Box 9
Society of Wood Science and Technology (SWST), Advancement of Wood Science and Technology Committee 1964-1965
Box 9
Society of Wood Science and Technology (SWST), Ethical Standards Committee 1965
Box 9
Society of Wood Science and Technology (SWST), General 1967
Box 9
Society of Wood Science and Technology (SWST), General 1968-1976
Box 9
Society of Wood Science and Technology (SWST), Membership Committee 1965-1966
Box 9
Society of Wood Science and Technology (SWST), Merit Student Award Committee 1965-1966
Box 9
Society of Wood Science and Technology (SWST), Nominating Committee 1965-1966
Box 9
Society of Wood Science and Technology (SWST), Qualification Standards 1966
Box 9
Society of Wood Science and Technology (SWST), Technical Publications Committee 1965-1968
Box 9
Society of Wood Science and Technology (SWST), Visiting Scientist Program 1964-1969
Box 9
Society of Wood Science and Technology (SWST), Visiting Scientist Program 1970-1976
Box 9
Southern Furniture Manufacturer's Association 1949-1950
Box 10
Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), Pulp and Paper Agreement 1952-1959
Box 10
Stamm, Alfred J. 1969-1970
Box 10
Student Recruitment 1966-1983
Box 10
T-Z, General Correspondence 1966-1968
Box 10
T-Z, General Correspondence 1969-1970
Box 10
Technical Association of the Pulp and Paper Industry (TAPPI) 1973-1975
Box 10
Technical Association of the Pulp and Paper Industry (TAPPI), Forest Biology Committee 1965-1967
Box 10
United States Forest Service, Southeastern Forest Experiment Station, RP-SE Cooperation Projects 1957-1969
Box 10
University of Alabama at Birmingham, Joint Program 1971-1974
Box 10
Water Resources Institute 1971-1972
Box 10
Wood and Wood Fiber Quality Symposium 1962
Box 10
Wood Finishing 1954-1958
Box 10
Wood Preservation 1954-1956
Box 10
Wood Preservation 1957-1958
Box 10
Wood Products Practicum 1966-1967
Box 10
Wood Science and Technology Coop Program undated
Box 10
Vokes, Robert J., "The Making of a Manager" Course 1975-1976
Box 11
W.R. Grace Co., Pulp and Paper Training Program 1969-1970
Box 11
W.R. Grace Co., Pulp and Paper Training Program 1971-1973
Box 11
Wood Seasoning 1953-1959
Box 11
Worster Patent 1973
Box 11
Hodges Wood Products Laboratory 1950-1974 (Series 2)
Size: 2 linear feet

The second series, the Hodges Wood Products Laboratory files, contains material documenting the research and administration of the Wood Products Laboratory. Part of the department of Wood and Paper Science, the Laboratory was established during the same year, 1949, to serve the needs of any curricula involving solid wood products. The Laboratory is used both as a teaching and research facility. Its original location was in the National Youth Administration Woodworking Shop on Western Boulevard. The second location of the Laboratory was in the basement of Kilgore Hall, where it resided from 1952 until a separate building, the Brandon P. Hodges Wood Products Laboratory was dedicated in 1960. James S. Bethel served as Superintendent of the Laboratory until 1957, succeeded by Robert C. Gilmore. The series contains numerous research reports from the Laboratory reflecting their work on such topics as moisture movement through wood, veneer log grades, properties and uses of tropical woods, and gluing studies. The research work done under the auspices of numerous companies and foundations including the United States Forest Service, R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., Scott Paper Co., and International Paper Co. Also included is some correspondence, equipment reports, and the Laboratory building dedication program.

4 records storage boxes

Advisory Committee 1956-1958
Box 12
Brochure to Governor Hodges and the Advisory Budget Commission: Wood Products Research and Training and North Carolina's Economic Progress 1956
Box 12
Brochure, Departmental undated
Box 12
Building Dedication 1960
Box 12
Chronological Summary of Particle Board Research undated
Box 12
Equipment 1951-1973
Box 12
Job Request Operating Policy 1973
Box 12
Progress Report on Wood Products Research Program undated
Box 12
Proposal, Provide a Particle Board Pilot Plant in the Wood Products Laboratory undated
Box 12
Research Program 1955-1961
Box 12
Research Proposal, Cause of Finish and Veneer Checking in Panels Veneered with Primavera 1962
Box 12
Research Proposal, International Paper Co., Evaluation of Pulp and Paper Properities from Selected Parent Loblolly Pine Trees 1962
Box 12
Research Proposal, NSF, Mechanism of the Moverment of Moisture through Wood 1959
Box 12
Research Report, Hatch 2006, Utilization of Southern Hardwood Residues 1955-1969
Box 12
Research Report, Hatch 2007, Wood Moisture Relationships 1955-1974
Box 12
Research Report, USFS, Cooperative Research Program on Forest Management-Utilization of Upland Hardwoods and Related Studies, Suppl. 4, Amendments 1-5 1952-1959
Box 12
Research Report, WPL, USFS, Determining the Optimum Ways of Converting Trees into Sawlogs 1958
Box 12
Research Report, WPL-54-4-1, USFS, Hardwood Veneer Log Grades 1955-1959
Box 12
Research Report, WPL-54-4-2, USFS, Development of Veneer Log Grades for Certain Southern Hardwoods 1955-1956
Box 12
Research Report, WPL-54-4-3, USFS, Statistical Control of Log Breakdown 1959
Box 12
Research Report, WPL-54-4-4, USFS, Patched Strip Core Panels 1954-1955
Box 12
Research Report, WPL-55-4-5, USFS, Preservative Treatment of Green Hardwood Veneer 1955-1961
Box 12
Research Report, WPL-55-4-6, USFS, Factors Influencing Springback in Particle Board 1955-1958
Box 12
Research Report, WPL-55-5-1, USFS, Effect of Environment on Wood Quality of Southern Red Oak, Suppl. 5, Amendment 1 1955-1957
Box 12
Research Report, Hatch 2008, Gluing Wood Products 1956-1965
Box 13
Research Report, Hatch 2009, Mathematical Decision Making Techniques for the Wood Industries 1956-1961
Box 13
Research Report, Hatch 2010, Properties and Uses of Tropical Woods 1956-1969
Box 13
Research Report, Hatch 3048, Fundamental Wood Structure and Its Relationship To Wood Growth 1956-1969
Box 13
Research Report, WPL, NSF G-9398, Moisture Movement in Wood Exposed to Temperatures Above 212F 1958-1964
Box 13
Research Report, WPL, Tensionwood and Its Relation to Splitting in Hickory 1957-1958
Box 13
Research Report, WPL-57-3, Formica Corporation, Evaluation of Various Blends of Hardwoods with Loblolly Pine for Particle Board Manufacture 1958
Box 13
Research Report, WPL-57-4-7, USFS, Study of Some of the Factors Influencing the Efficiency of Small Sawmill Operations 1950-1961
Box 13
Research Report, WPL-57-4-9, USFS, Relationship Between High-Frequency Cure Time and Residual Cure Time as Influenced by Pressure 1956-1958
Box 13
Research Report, WPL-58-8, U.S. Public Health Service, Investigation of Manufacturing Resources of Metalab-Labcraft 1958-1959
Box 13
Research Report, WPL-58-9-1, USFS, Determination of Wood Moisture Content and Density by Nuclear Emission, Suppl. 9, Amendment 1 1958-1960
Box 13
Research Report, WPL-58-9-2, USFS, Exposure and Strength Tests of Particle Board Produced Under Special Manufacturing Variables, Suppl. 9, Amendment 2 1958-1962
Box 13
Research Report, WPL-58-9-3, USFS, Analysis of Veneer Log Grade Data for Development of Grading System, Suppl. 9, Amendement 3 1958-1961
Box 13
Research Report, WPL-59-14, R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., Coniferous Fiber Content of Two Wrapper Materials 1959
Box 13
Research Report, WPL-59-15, Florida Forests Foundation, Matching Study of Three Florida Woods 1961
Box 13
Research Report, WPL-59-21, United Furniture Corporation, Solids Content Tests for Assorted Finishing Materials 1959
Box 13
Research Report, WPL-59-9-4, USFS, Method for Determining Distribution in Size of Structural Communicating Capillaries of Wood, Suppl. 9, Amendment 4 1959-1961
Box 13
Research Report, WPL-59-9-5, USFS, Effects of Mat Moisture Content, Press Temperature, and Board Density on the Thickness Swelling of Particle Board 1959
Box 13
Research Report, WPL-59-9-6, USFS, Adhesive Characteristics of Urea-Formaldehyde (Polymerization), Suppl. 9, Amendments 6 1959-1960
Box 13
Research Report, WPL-S-571, Increasing Lumer Yield in Rough Mill Cut-Up Operations 1960-1961
Box 13
Research Report, WPL-S-572, Linear Programming of Pulpwood Procurement 1957-1960
Box 13
Research Report, An Analysis of Descriptive Data for the Development of Hardwood Veneer Bolt Grades, Technical Report No. 12 1962
Box 14
Research Report, Case Study of a Circle Sawmill Located in a Coastal Plain Area of North Carolina 1960
Box 14
Research Report, WPL-59-24, NSF G-9398, Mechanism of the Movement of Moisture through Wood 1959-1963
Box 14
Research Report, WPL-59-26, International Paper Co., Man and Machine Requirements for Two Model Systems in Production of Southern Pine Pulpwood 1959-1960
Box 14
Research Report, WPL-60-33, Henry County Plywood Corporation, Plywood Bond Shear Test 1960
Box 14
Research Report, WPL-60-9-7, USFS, Determination of the Variability in Distribution in Size of the Structural Communicating Capillaries in Softwoods, Suppl. 9, Amendment 7 1960-1962
Box 14
Research Report, WPL-60-9-8, USFS, Techniques for Determining the Characteristics of Urea-Formaldehyde Glue, Suppl. 9, Amendment 8 1960-1962
Box 14
Research Report, WPL-60-9-9, USFS, Study of Within Tree Variation of Certain Properties of Wood of Yellow Poplar, Suppl. 9, Amendment 9 1961-1962
Box 14
Research Report, WPL-61-36, Mahogany Association, Mahogany Veneer Bleaching, Gluing, and Finishing 1961-1962
Box 14
Research Report, WPL-61-41, Ampac Hardboard Co., Hardboard Tests 1961
Box 14
Research Report, WPL-61-9-10, USFS, Communiciation Structure in Hemlock and Yellow Poplar, Suppl. 9, Amendment 10 1961-1964
Box 14
Research Report, WPL-61-9-11, USFS, Development and Application of a Further Modified Approach to Determining Distribution of Communication Capillary Opening Sizes in Softwoods, Suppl. 9, Amendment 11 1961-1965
Box 14
Research Report, WPL-61-9-12, USFS, Study of the Adhesive Characteristics of Urea-Formaldehyde Resins as Influenced by Polymerization, Suppl. 9, Amendment 12 1961-1963
Box 14
Research Report, WPL-61-9-13, USFS, Study of the Natural Variation of Certain Properties of Yellow Poplar, Suppl. 9, Amendment 13 1961-1964
Box 14
Research Report, WPL-62-44, Fowler and Cash, Engineers, Examination of the Failure of Wood Trusses 1962
Box 14
Research Report, WPL-62-50, International Paper Co., Evaluation of Pulp and Paper Properties from Selected Parent Loblolly Pine Trees 1962-1963
Box 14
Research Report, WPL-62-9-14, USFS, Investigation of Methods of Increasing the Permeability of Southern Wood Species, Suppl. 9, Amendment 14 1961-1963
Box 14
Research Report, WPL-62-9-15, USFS, Improved Techniques for Determining the Specific Gravity of Wood Substance, Suppl. 9, Amendment 15 1962-1964
Box 14
Research Report, WPL-62-9-16, USFS, Efficiency of Adhesive Utilization in Particle Board, Suppl. 9, Amendment 16 1962-1963
Box 14
Research Report, WPL-63-60, Bowater Co., Evaluation of Several Hardboard Exterior Sidings 1964
Box 14
Research Report, WPL-63-9-17, USFS, Modification of Woods Properities by Grafting, Suppl. 9, Amendment 17 1963-1966
Box 14
Research Report, WPL-64-14, USDA, Feasibility of a Log-Concentration Yard in NC, Suppl. 14 1965-1966
Box 14
Research Report, WPL-64-68, Southern Furniture Manufacturer's Association, Evaluation of Furniture Producation Operations Using 1/28" and 1/36" Thick Sliced Walnut Face Veneer 1964
Box 14
Research Report, Atomic Energy Commission RTI, Investigation of Certain Physical and Mechanical Properties... 1969
Box 15
Research Report, Hatch 2060, Identification, Properties and Uses of Tropical Woods 1969-1972
Box 15
Research Report, Hatch 3277, Pit Membrane Differentiation, Ultra-Structure, Chemical Composition 1969-1971
Box 15
Research Report, WPL-64-69, Scott Paper Co., Literature Review of Cambial Cell Division With Recommendations for Further Study 1964
Box 15
Research Report, WPL-64-70, N.C. Display Fixture Co., Hardboard Evaluation 1964
Box 15
Research Report, WPL-64-71, Manitoba Department of Industry and Commerce, Implementation Plan to Generate and Develop Wood Products Industries in Manitoba Province 1965
Box 15
Research Report, WPL-65 - 19-1, USFS, Improving Durability of Finishes on Wood, Suppl. 19, Amendment 1 1965-1966
Box 15
Research Report, WPL-65 - 19-1, USFS, Improving Durability of Finishes on Wood, Suppl. 19, Amendment 2 1966-1967
Box 15
Research Report, WPL-65-21, USFS, Analytical Design of Particle Board, Suppl. 21 1965
Box 15
Research Report, WPL-65-22, USFS, Modification of Wood by Gas Phase Chemical Treatment, Suppl. 22 1965-1966
Box 15
Research Report, WPL-65-22, USFS, Modification of Wood by Gas Phase Chemical Treatment, Suppl. 22, Amendment 1 1966-1967
Box 15
Research Report, WPL-65-75, Atomic Energy Commission RTI, Radiation Induced Grafting of Vinyl Monomers to Wood 1967
Box 15
Research Report, WPL-65-77, Wood Characteristics Related to Kraft Pulp and Paper Qualities 1964-1969
Box 15
Research Report, WPL-66-22-1, USFS, Modification of Wood by Gas Phase Treatment, Suppl. 22, Amendment 1 1966-1967
Box 15
Research Report, WPL-66-25, USFS, Analysis of the Feasibility of a Log Concentration Yard, Suppl. 25 1966-1967
Box 15
Research Report, WPL-67-33, USFS, Adhesion of Wood Finished in Relation to Exterior Durability, Suppl. 33, Amendments 1-2 1967-1969
Box 15
Research Report, WPL-67-35, USFS, Characterization of the Strength of Juvenile Wood of the Loblolly Pine, Suppl. 35, Amendments 1-2 1967-1969
Box 15
Superintendent, Bethel, James S. 1954-1957
Box 15
Superintendent, Gilmore, Robert C. 1958-1970
Box 15
Wood Using Industries 1954-1955
Box 15
Wood Products Extension 1946-1985 (Series 3)
Size: 1 linear foot

The Wood Products Extension series contains correspondence, work plans, progress reports, and proposals reflecting the work of that unit. Part of the larger body of Extension Forest Resources, the department was reorganized in 1958 and Wood Products Extension separated into its own section in 1958. It was assigned to manage all phases of wood processing from raw material procurement through and including trade promotion and consumer education. The records in this sub-series reflect this mission and include conferences and short courses held to educate industry professionals and consumers about wood products. Included is correspondence from North Carolina county extension agents and citizens to the Wood Products Extension department regarding wood product questions and problems. William Keppler served as department head from 1961 until succeeded by A.C. Barefoot in 1972. After Barefoot's tenure, Michael P. Levi took over the reigns until his appointment as head of Extension Forest Resources. The records are arranged alphabetically, except for the research reports which are arranged by project number (ex. WPL-54-4-1), or chronologically.

2 records storage boxes

Agricultural Extension Service, Blalock, T.C., Assistant Director 1972-1977
Box 16
Allison, Richard C., Extension Wood Products Specialist 1974-1981
Box 16
Associated Woodland Owners of Western North Carolina 1979
Box 16
Conference on Opportunities for the Use of Laminated Wood in Building Construction 1958
Box 16
County Correspondence: Alamance to Jackson 1974-1981
Box 16
County Correspondence: Jones to Wayne 1974-1981
Box 16
Department Head, Barefoot, A.C. 1972-1975
Box 16
Department Head, Keppler, William 1961-1969
Box 16
Department Head, Levi, Michael P. 1975-1976
Box 16
Factors Affecting Mechanized Hardwood Lumber Handling Systems, WPE-17 1965
Box 16
First Colony Farms 1977
Box 16
Forestry Products and Housing Outlooks 1966-1967
Box 16
Gluing Conference 1961
Box 16
Hanover, S.J., Extension Wood Products Specialist 1968-1979
Box 16
Hobbs, L.H., Extension Wood Products Specialist 1963-1966
Box 16
House Agent Training Course, Furniture and Wood Finishes 1968
Box 16
Huxster, William T., Extension Wood Products Specialist 1962-1967
Box 16
In-Service Training, Wood Can Last for Centuries, and Home Heating with Wood 1980
Box 16
International Research Group on Wood Preservation 1980
Box 16
Levi, Michael P., Extension Wood Products Specialist 1970-1975
Box 16
Meeting Checklist 1967
Box 16
National Extension Forest Resources and Wood Products Workshop 1977
Box 16
Plan of Work 1966-1967
Box 16
Plan of Work 1968-1969
Box 16
Plan of Work 1970-1971
Box 16
Plan of Work 1971-1972
Box 16
Plan of Work 1975-1976
Box 16
Progress Report 1969-1970
Box 17
Progress Report 1971-1972
Box 17
Project, Hardwood Bark Utlitization 1972-1975
Box 17
Project, Lumber Drying and Yield Improvement 1980
Box 17
Project, Yellow-Poplar Framing Lumber 1985
Box 17
Proposal, Agriculture Foundation, Technical Assistant Position for Wood Products Extension undated
Box 17
Proposal, Biological Deterioration of Wood, Extension Program undated
Box 17
Proposal, Contractual Program Between N.C. State College and United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) for Educational Materials and Demonstrations 1959
Box 17
Proposal, Federal Extension Service, Educational Demonstrational Work in Marketing Assembly Technology 1962
Box 17
Proposal, Increasing Awareness Amongst High School Students of the Opportunities in and Importance of Wood and Paper Science 1974
Box 17
Proposal, Southern Pine Lumber Marketing Pilot Project undated
Box 17
Research Report, Re-Inspection of St. Andrews College Gymnasium Floor 1968
Box 17
Research Report, USDA Contract # 12-05-300-33, Educational Demonstration Work in Marketing and Utilization Economics with Forest Products Industry Firms 1959-1962
Box 17
Research Report, USDA Contract # 12-05-300-33, Phase I: Inventory of the Forest Products Industries 1960
Box 17
Seminar, Improving Rough Mill Yields Program 1968
Box 17
Seminar, Saw Blade Design and Trouble Shooting 1984
Box 17
Seminar, Wood Residue Utilization 1972
Box 17
Short Course, Aerial Photo Interpretation 1949-1955
Box 17
Short Course, Carbide Tool Maintenance 1953-1955
Box 17
Short Course, Furniture Finishing 1952-1956
Box 17
Short Course, Hardwood Lumber Grading 1946-1955
Box 17
Short Course, Kiln Drying 1950-1957
Box 17
Short Course, Pulp and Paper Mill Material and Energy Simulation 1976
Box 17
Short Course, Pulpwood Foresters 1968
Box 17
Short Course, Retail Building Supply Marketing 1949, 1952-1956
Box 17
Short Course, Saw Filing 1962
Box 17
Short Course, Sawmill Operators 1950-1952
Box 17
Short Course, Statistical Quality Control 1953-1955
Box 17
Short Courses, General 1949-1967
Box 17
South Atlantic Wood Pole Conference 1961
Box 17
Technology Transfer Plan, Hardwood Lumber Drying Improvement 1981-1984
Box 17
Television Programs 1970
Box 17
Wood Utilization 1982
Box 17
Workshop, Wood Decay 1972
Box 17
Workshop, Wood in Home Construction 1981
Box 17
Unprocessed Materials 1970-1989 (Series 99)
Size: 0.5 linear feet

Contained here are materials received after the collection had been originally processed. These materials have not been arranged.

1 archival storage box

Self Study of the Department of Wood and Paper Science, School of Forest Resources 1970 June
Box 18
Departmental Pamphlets 1980-1989
Box 18
Forestry Facts for North Carolina's Counties 1993 (Accession 2011.0202)
Box 18

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