North Carolina State University Wood Products Extension Records 1955-2002

Creator
North Carolina State University. Extension Wood Products Section
Size
1.5 linear feet (3 archival storage boxes.)
Location

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Call number
UA 140.052

The Wood Products Extension Records contain documents pertaining to the wood manufacturing industry primarily in North Carolina. The collection includes information relating to seminars and symposia, manuals, correspondence, papers presented at various wood industry workshops, publications, course outlines, and a Wood and Paper Science dissertation. The material primarily dates from the 1960s to the 1990s.

Wood Products Extension at North Carolina State University is a part of the Cooperative Extension Service, College of Natural Resources, Department of Wood and Paper Science. Wood Products Extension was created in 1958, when the Extension Forestry Department split into two sections, Extension Forest Management and Wood Products Extension.

Biographical/historical note

Wood Products Extension was originally part of the Agricultural Extension Service under the Smith-Lever Act (1914 May 8). This act provided for agricultural extension work by agricultural colleges across the country. It also produced a system of county farm agents that were stationed at land-grant colleges. In 1958, the Extension Forestry Department split into two sections, creating the Extension Forest Management and the Wood Products Extension. Today, the Wood Products Extension at North Carolina State University is a part of the Cooperative Extension Service, College of Natural Resources, and Department of Wood and Paper Science.

Scope/content

The Wood Products Extension Records contain documents that pertain to the wood industry in North Carolina and in other states. There are many manuals that contain information about equipment and procedures used in wood production. The majority of the papers in the collection come from various workshops that were held at North Carolina State University and other land-grant universities. These papers address the numerous aspects and concerns of the wood industry in the United States, particularly in North Carolina. There are also publications issued by state and federal departments of forestry. Much of the material documents the work of extension specialists, William T. Huxster, William E.Keppler, and Donald E. Nelson. The bulk of the documents come in the form of papers, worksheets, data sheets, and course outlines.

This collection was formerly numbered MC 315 and UA 140.050.

Physical description

2 archival boxes

Arrangement

The Wood Products Extension Records, having no original order, is now comprised of six series: Historical Information, General Records, Publicity, Papers, Education, and Publications. Within series or subseries, the material is primarily arranged in chronological order.

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 Wood Products Extension Records, UA 140.052, Special Collections Research Center, North Carolina State University Libraries, Raleigh, NC

Related material

Source of acquisition

Transferred from the North Carolina State University Department of Wood and Paper Science.

The collection is organized into six principal series:

Historical Information

This series contains documents on the history of the Wood Products Extension at North Carolina State University. The series includes information on William E. Keppler, the head of the Wood Products Extension section and has documents that relate to his work with the Extension service.

2 folders

Wood Products Extension
"North Carolina State University, Wood Products Extension" / Larry G. Jahn
Box 1, Folder 1
Booklet, "A Program Guide Pointing to Wood Products Marketing Extension"
Box 1, Folder 1
Reports on History of Wood Products Extension
Box 3, Folder 1
Plan of Work: A Contract for the Evaluation and Demonstration of State Programs in Wood Products Utilization, 12-06-300-68, 1969
Box 3, Folder 7
William Keppler
"Memories of Bill Keppler, An Outstanding Wood Products Specialist and Man" / Donald Nelson 1970 July 7
Box 1, Folder 2
Eulogy for William Keppler
Box 1, Folder 2
General Records 1969-1976

This series contains letters, memoranda, and papers that were generated by specialists, namely William Keppler, Donald Nelson and Nancy Keppler, William Keppler's wife, after her husband's death. There are also two papers that were originally attached to one of the letters in this series. The letters are arranged chronologically.

1 folder

General Records 1969-1976
Box 1, Folder 3
Publicity 1955-2002

This series contains brochures advertising various courses, video courses, seminars, and symposia in the wood industry offered by North Carolina State University.

1 folder

Seminars and Symposia 1986-1996
Box 1, Folder 4
Brochures 1955-1979
Box 3, Folder 2
Brochures 1980-1988
Box 3, Folder 3
Brochures 1990-1999
Box 3, Folder 4
Brochures 2000-2002
Box 3, Folder 5
Brochures undated
Box 3, Folder 6
Papers

This series contains, for the most part, papers from various seminars in the late 1960s. The first folder, Rough Mill Yield and Operations Seminar, contains the various speakers' papers from this seminar, which was hosted by North Carolina State University on December 1, 1966. The second folder contains papers that relate to the Hardwood Dimension Stock Yield Optimization Workshop. The third folder contains miscellaneous papers that were presented at various workshops or that were on file.

3 folders

Rough Mill Yield and Operations Seminar
"Potentials for Increased Profits Through Analysis of Yields and Operational Procedures," / H. C. Moser
Box 1, Folder 5
"Notes on the Use of North Carolina State University's Lumber Yield Tables," / Nicholas C. Weidhaas
Box 1, Folder 5
"Salvage Matching, Moulder, Finish Planer" / Rudolph Willard
Box 1, Folder 5
"Least Cost Yield of Dimension Stock" / Nicholas C. Weidhaas 1966 November
Box 1, Folder 5
"Short Log Bolter for Furniture Dimension Stock" / Rudolf Willard
Box 1, Folder 5
"New England Kiln Drying Association's Proposed Drying Quality Standard for Kiln Dried Rough Hardwood Lumber" / Nicholas Engalichev
Box 1, Folder 5
"Reduction of Lumber Degrade" / Roy M. Carter
Box 1, Folder 5
The Hardwood Dimension Stock Yield Optimization Workshop
"Management's Role in a Program for Yield Optimization" / Vincent R. Ross
Box 1, Folder 6
"Planing, Joining, and Ripping" / Vincent R. Ross
Box 1, Folder 6
"Yield in Number of Longest Length Cuttings per 1,000 Board Feet Clear Two Sides," Chart
Box 1, Folder 6
"Select Grade: Yield in Number of Longest length Cuttings per 1,000 Board Feet Clear Two Sides," Chart
Box 1, Folder 6
"No. 1 Common Grade: Yield in Number of Longest Length Cuttings per 1,000 Board Feet Clear Two Sides," Chart
Box 1, Folder 6
"No. 2 Common Grade: Yield in Number of Longest Length Cuttings per 1,000 Board Feet Clear Two Sides," Chart
Box 1, Folder 6
"Anatomy of a Lumber Utilization Improvement Program" / Vincent R. Ross
Box 1, Folder 6
Miscellaneous
"North Carolina: Staff Interviews - What Research or Education Projects and Activities are Being Conducted by Organizations?"
Box 1, Folder 7
"Plant Feasibility Checklist for a Forest Products Industry" / Richard Jorgens 1962 April
Box 1, Folder 7
"Workshop for Maximum Hard Hardwood Yield in the Rough Mill," Report / Donald Nelson
Box 1, Folder 7
Education

This series deals primarily with the Wood Products Extension Specialist Training School. Most of the documents date from either 1961 or 1962. The series consist of worksheets, answer sheets, course outlines, data sheets, and handouts. While the Workshop for Maximum Hardwood Yield in the Rough Mill has nothing to do with the specialist school, the records contain documents relating to the workshop, like itineraries, a program for the two-day workshop, a report, and a registrant list. This workshop, which was similar to the previous workshops held in North Carolina and New Hampshire, was held in Jamestown, N.Y., 1967 May 24 - 25, and was in association with New York State College of Foresty, Forest Products and the Manufacturers Association of Jamestown. The Slide Index contains a master index of 35 mm slide sets developed by the Wood Products Extension.

5 folders

Specialist Training School
Box 1, Folder 8
Worksheets
Box 1, Folder 9
Exercises
Box 1, Folder 10
Workshop for Maximum Hardwood Yield in the Rough Mill
Box 1
Slide Index
Box 1, Folder 12
Publications

This series, the largest in this collection, contains reports, newsletters, books, and manuals. Reports contains miscellaneous reports of the Wood Products Extension in North Carolina and other states. The second folder, Pamphlets, contains a collection of pamphlets from seminars, workshops, and other miscellaneous educational information. The Activity Reports were produced by Extension Forest Resources, and date from 1981 to 1999. Following that, the next set of folders pertain to the Forum Newsletter, which was put out by the Extension Forest Products Utilization and Marketing and date from 1968 to 1979. The Extension Service Update Newsletter covers 1988 to 1993. The Extension Service, Natural Resources and Rural Development, ultimately a division of the United States Department of Agriculture, published these Wood Products Extension publications. There are also books and manuals included in this series. Most of the manuals are 'how-to' books.

31 folders and 16 books and manuals

unspecified
Miscellaneous Reports
Box 1
Pamphlets
Box 1, Folder 14
Activity Reports 1981-1999
Activity Reports 1981
Box 1, Folder 15
Activity Reports 1982
Box 1, Folder 16
Activity Reports 1983
Box 1, Folder 17
Activity Reports 1984
Box 1, Folder 18
Activity Reports 1985
Box 1, Folder 19
Activity Reports 1986
Box 1, Folder 20
Activity Reports 1987
Box 1, Folder 21
Activity Reports 1988
Box 1, Folder 22
Activity Reports 1989
Box 1, Folder 23
Activity Reports 1990
Box 1, Folder 24
Activity Reports 1991
Box 1, Folder 25
Activity Reports 1992
Box 1, Folder 26
Activity Reports 1995
Box 1, Folder 27
Activity Reports 1996
Box 1, Folder 28
Activity Reports 1997
Box 1, Folder 29
Activity Reports 1998
Box 1, Folder 30
Activity Reports 1999
Box 1, Folder 31
Forum Newsletter 1968-1979
Forum Newsletter 1968
Box 1, Folder 32
Forum Newsletter 1969
Box 1, Folder 33
Forum Newsletter 1970
Box 1, Folder 34
Forum Newsletter 1971
Box 1, Folder 35
Forum Newsletter 1972
Box 1, Folder 36
Forum Newsletter 1973
Box 1, Folder 37
Forum Newsletter 1974
Box 1, Folder 38
Forum Newsletter 1975
Box 1, Folder 39
Forum Newsletter 1976
Box 2, Folder 1
Forum Newsletter 1977-1979
Box 2, Folder 2
Extension Service Update Newsletters 1988-1993
Extension Service Update Newsletters 1988-1989
Box 2, Folder 3
Extension Service Update Newsletters 1990-1993
Box 2, Folder 4
Books and Manuals
"Two General Technical Transfer Acronyms Developed from Two Educational Programs for Small Wood-Using" /(Dissertation, University of Michigan ) / Donald Nelson 1983
Box 2, Folder 5
"Three Case Studies of Lumber Manufacturing Firms in North Carolina" / William Keppler, William T. Huxster Jr., George Smith, and Peter Dyson
Box 2, Folder 6
"The Yield of Dimension Stock from Hardwood Lumber, Volume 1 and Volume 2" / North Carolina Agricultural Extension Service
Box 2, Folder 7
"The Yield of Dimension Stock from Hardwood Lumber: Instruction Manual"
Box 2, Folder 8
"The Yield of Dimension Stock: Instruction Manual for Use of Yield Tables" / William Keppler and R. J. Thomas 1965 July 5
Box 2, Folder 9
"Wood for People---Supplement for the Extension Conference on Forest Products, Utilization" / University of Massachusetts, CE Service, College of Agriculture
Box 2, Folder 10
"Two Cases in Materials Handling: Improving Lumber Sorting Efficiency and I Need to Replace My Present Log Handling Equipment" / William T. Huxster
Box 2, Folder 11
"Enterprise Feasibility: Feasibility Guide for Charcoal Briquetting Plant, for X County, North Carolina" / William Keppler and William T. Huxster Jr. 1962 April
Box 2, Folder 12
"Working With Wood Processing Firms" / Peter J. Dyson, William T. Huxster Jr., William Keppler, and George Smith 1962 September
Box 2, Folder 13
"Wood Products Industries: Description, Problems, and Resolutions" / William Keppler, George Smith, William T. Huxster Jr., and Peter Dyson 1961
Box 2, Folder 14
"Work Measurements" / William Keppler, William T. Huxster Jr., and Peter Dyson 1962
Box 2, Folder 15
"Basket Veneers: Grading, Handling, and Manufacturing" / William Keppler and William T. Huxster Jr. 1962
Box 2, Folder 16
"Estimated Production Rates and Board Thickness Variation of the 24 Inch Sash Gangsaw" / William Keppler and William T. Huxster Jr.
Box 2, Folder 17
"Veneer Drying Times for High Temperature Continuous Dryers"
Box 2, Folder 18
"A Decision Model for Least Cost Inventory of Repairable Items" / William Keppler 1964
Box 2, Folder 19
"Improving Green-End Processing" / William Keppler and William T. Huxster Jr. 1962
Box 2, Folder 20

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], North Carolina State University Wood Products Extension Records, UA 140.052, 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.