North Carolina State University, College of Natural Resources, Extension Forestry Records 1930-1983

Size
5 linear feet
Location
For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Special Collections Research Center Reference Staff.
Call number
UA 140.051
Access to materials

This collection is open for research; access requires at least 24 hours advance notice, with the following exception:

Patrons may not view original filmstrips; access copies of filmstrips must be produced prior to patron use.

These materials are comprised mainly of index cards recording forest plantings by the Extension Service in North Carolina counties during the 1930s and 1940s. Information contained on the cards includes name of person planting, year, location, species, number of plantings, and source of stock. Also includes are a few brochures from the 1970s and 1980s.

Extension Forestry had its beginnings in 1917 when the farm forestry extension program was established within the North Carolina Agricultural Extension Service. In 1958 Extension Forestry split into Extension Forest Management and Extension Wood Products. In 1962 administration of the forestry extension specialists was transferred from NCSU's School of Agriculture to its School of Forestry.

Biographical/historical note

Extension Forestry had its beginnings in 1917 when the farm forestry extension program was established within the North Carolina Agricultural Extension Service. Funding for a forestry extension agent was erratic during the early years, and permanent funding only came in 1925. Robert Walter Graeber began his service as extension forester during that year, and at his retirement in 1949 he led a program of eight foresters.

In 1958 the forestry extension program split into Extension Forest Management and Extension Wood Products. In 1962 administration of the forestry extension specialists was transferred from NCSU's School of Agriculture to its School of Forestry. In 1973 the name was changed to Extension Forest Resources, but it changed again at a later date to Extension Forestry.

Scope/content

These materials are comprised mainly of index cards recording forest plantings by the Extension Service in North Carolina counties during the 1930s and 1940s. Information contained on the cards includes name of person planting, year, location, species, number of plantings, and source of stock. Also includes are a few brochures from the 1970s and 1980s.

Physical description

3 cartons, 1 card box, 1 half box, 1 legal box

Arrangement

This collection has not been fully processed yet. Materials have been inventoried but they are still arranged in the order received from the transferring office.

Use of these materials

The nature of the NCSU Libraries' Special Collections means that copyright or other information about restrictions may be difficult or even impossible to determine despite reasonable efforts. The NCSU Libraries claims only physical ownership of most Special Collections materials.

The materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study, pursuant to U.S. Copyright law. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials. Any materials used for academic research or otherwise should be fully credited with the source.

This collection may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations. Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which North Carolina State University assumes no responsibility.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], North Carolina State University, College of Natural Resources, Extension Forestry Records, UA 140.051, Special Collections Research Center, North Carolina State University Libraries, Raleigh, NC

Source of acquisition

Transferred from the Extension Forestry office at North Carolina State University.

Processing information

Processed by Todd Kosmerick, 2007; Encoded by Todd Kosmerick, 2007; Finding aid updated by Cate Putirskis, 2011 January.

Forest plantings index cards, organized by county 1930-1968 (Accession no. 3632)

Cards for Alamance County to Columbus County, 1930 - 1949; cards recording temperatures and rainfall for unidentified location, 1968

Carton 1
Forest plantings index cards, organized by county 1930-1949 (Accession no. 3632)

Cards for Craven County to Mecklenberg County (1946)

Carton 2
Forest plantings index cards, organized by county 1930-1949 (Accession no. 3632)

Cards for Mecklenberg County (1947) to Yancey County

Carton 3
Brochures 1970-1983
Carton 3
Marketing Farm Timber in North Carolina (copy 1) undated

Filmstrip; Approximate runtime: unknown; black white; no sound

Card box 4
Marketing Farm Timber in North Carolina (copy 2) undated

Filmstrip; Approximate runtime: unknown; black white; no sound

Card box 4
"Keep America Green," by American Forest Products Industries, Inc. undated

Filmstrip; Approximate runtime: unknown; color; no sound

Card box 4
Yellow-Poplar Framing Lumber Apr. 1983
Half box 5, Folder 1
Forest Resources Letter, Vol.8 1978
Legal box 6, Folder 1
Forest Resources Letter, Vol.9 1979
Legal box 6, Folder 2
Forest Resources Letter, Vol.10 1980
Legal box 6, Folder 3
Forest Resources Letter, Vol.11 1981
Legal box 6, Folder 4
Forest Resources Letter, Vol.12 1982
Legal box 6, Folder 5
Forest Resources Letter, Vol.13 1983
Legal box 6, Folder 6
Forest Resources Letter, Vol.14 1984
Legal box 6, Folder 7
Forest Resources Letter, Vol.15 1985
Legal box 6, Folder 8
Forest Resources Letter, Vol.16 1986
Legal box 6, Folder 8
Forest Resources Letter, Vol.17 1987
Legal box 6, Folder 9
Forest Resources Letter, Vol.18 1988
Legal box 6, Folder 10
Forest Resources Letter, Vol.20 1989
Legal box 6, Folder 11
Forest Resources Letter, Vol.20 1991
Legal box 6, Folder 12
Forest Resources Letter, Vol.24 1995
Legal box 6, Folder 13

Access to the collection

This collection is open for research; access requires at least 24 hours advance notice, with the following exception:

Patrons may not view original filmstrips; access copies of filmstrips must be produced prior to patron use.

For more information contact us via mail, phone, or our web form.

Mailing address:
Special Collections Research Center
Box 7111
Raleigh, NC, 27695-7111

Phone: (919) 515-2273

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], North Carolina State University, College of Natural Resources, Extension Forestry Records, UA 140.051, Special Collections Research Center, North Carolina State University Libraries, Raleigh, NC

Use of these materials

The nature of the NCSU Libraries' Special Collections means that copyright or other information about restrictions may be difficult or even impossible to determine despite reasonable efforts. The NCSU Libraries claims only physical ownership of most Special Collections materials.

The materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study, pursuant to U.S. Copyright law. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials. Any materials used for academic research or otherwise should be fully credited with the source.

This collection may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations. Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which North Carolina State University assumes no responsibility.