Guide to The Timberman Magazine Photographs Collection
1865-1964

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Overview of the Collection

Title: The Timberman magazine photographs collection
Dates: 1865-1964 ( inclusive )
1919-1964 ( bulk )
Quantity: 16.85 cubic feet (17,487 photographic prints and 141 safety film negatives in 46 documents boxes and 1 oversize box)
Collection Number: Org. Lot 351
Summary: Photographs and negatives taken for and collected by The Timberman magazine of Oregon, depicting logging and activities of the lumber industry in the Pacific Northwest from 1865-1964, with the bulk of the photographs dating from 1919-1964.
Repository: Oregon Historical Society, Davies Family Research Library
Contact Information: Davies Family Research Library
Oregon Historical Society
1200 SW Park Avenue
Portland, OR
97205
Telephone: 503-306-5240
Fax: 503-219-2040
libreference@ohs.org
Languages: Captions on materials in the collection are in English. 
Sponsor: Funding for encoding this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Historical Note

George M. Cornwall (1867-1950) of Portland, Or. began publishing The Timberman in 1899 as a "journal devoted to the lumber interests of Oregon." Under the original title of The Columbia River and Oregon Timberman, Cornwall produced a well-illustrated monthly magazine covering all aspects of the timber industry, including logging operations, forestry practices, transportation, lumber operation, and wood product manufacture. The magazine's name was shortened to The Timberman in 1904 January, and the geographical focus was expanded to encompass the entire Pacific Northwest.

Upon Cornwall's death in 1950, his son, George F. Cornwall, and Edgar P. Hoener, long-time staff member of The Timberman, became co-publishers. In 1955, Miller Freeman Publications acquired a forty-five percent interest in the magazine. The Timberman remained unchanged in scope and content, however, until 1957, when Miller Freeman purchased the remaining shared and directed that the magazine specialize in woods management, logging, forestry, and transportation. Other lumber industry topics previously covered by The Timberman became the exclusive subjects of another Miller Freeman publication, The Lumberman. In 1962, The Timberman was combined with The Lumberman and Woods Industries to form a new magazine, Forest Industries.

Content Description

This collection contains photographs from the files of The Timberman magazine that reflect the magazine's editorial content and advertising from its founding until the 1960s. The photographs were either collected by or taken for the magazine and date from 1865-1964, with the bulk of the images having been taken after 1919. Subjects depicted include logging, lumber mills, lumber transportation, various wood products and manufacturing, forest fires and timber management, and timber industry executives, primarily in the Pacific Northwest, as well as views of the lumber industry outside the United States and landscape and town views of various places in the Northwest. These photographs include images that were submitted to the magazine but not published, as well as those that actually appeared in print. Most are the work of commercial photographers, but there are also snapshots, presumably taken on the job by lumber company employees and owners, included in the collection.

The majority of the photographs are identified by lumber company name and by the date of publication. Names of lumber companies are either spelled out or indicated by alpha-numerical codes on the images. Dates of publication on each photograph are shown by "TT," followed by the month and year.

Use of the Collection

Restrictions on Access :  

The collection is open to the public.

Restrictions on Use :  

The Oregon Historical Society is the owner of the materials in the Research Library and makes available reproductions for research, publication, and other uses. Written permission must be obtained from the Research Library before any reproduction use. The Society does not necessarily hold copyright to all of the materials in the collections. In some cases, permission for use may require seeking additional authorization from the copyright owners.

Preferred Citation :  

The Timberman magazine photographs collection, Org. Lot 351, Oregon Historical Society Research Library

Administrative Information

Arrangement :

The collection is arranged into the following series and subseries. The subject headings used here were developed by The Timberman's publication staff.

  • Series A: Logging, 1865-1962
    • Subseries 1: Standing timber, 1919-1962
    • Subseries 2: Timber felling and bucking, 1905-1959
    • Subseries 3: Skidding, 1901-1960
    • Subseries 4: Ground-lead/high-lead yarding, 1920-1959
    • Subseries 5: Yarding equipment, circa 1890-1955
    • Subseries 6: Cold decks, 1930-1951
    • Subseries 7: Loading, 1919-1960
    • Subseries 8: Log dumps, 1918-1953
    • Subseries 9: Booms and booming grounds, 1919-1953
    • Subseries 10: Transportation, 1865-1957
    • Subseries 11: Logging camps, 1919-1957
    • Subseries 12: Miscellaneous, 1924-1954
  • Series B: Lumber mills, 1880-1961
    • Subseries 1: General views, 1880-1961
    • Subseries 2: Lumber production, 1919-1957
    • Subseries 3: Transporting finished lumber within the mill, 1898-1954
    • Subseries 4: Miscellaneous, 1918-1956
  • Series C: Lumber transportation, 1904-1956
  • Series D: Plywood and veneer manufacturing, 1904-1962
    • Subseries 1: General views of plants, 1904-1952
    • Subseries 2: Plywood production, 1921-1962
    • Subseries 3: Miscellaneous, 1926-1951
  • Series E: Plywood uses, 1920-1964
    • Subseries 1: Buildings and bridges, 1929-1964
    • Sunseries 2: Other uses, 1920-1954
  • Series F: Wood products and construction, 1919-1960
    • Subseries 1: Construction uses, 1921-1951
    • Subseries 2: Wood products, 1919-1960
  • Series G: Pulp and paper industry, 1921-1950
  • Series H: Waste wood utilization, 1920-1957
  • Series I: Wood preservation, 1920-1958
  • Series J: Forest fires and timber management, 1909-1960
  • Series K: Foreign lumber industry, circa 1910-1950
  • Series L: Portraits, circa 1910-1960
    • Subseries 1: Solo portraits, circa 1910-1960
    • Subseries 2: Group portraits, circa 1910-1960
  • Series M: Miscellaneous timber industry, 1879-1964
  • Series N: Scenic views and townscapes, 1909-1953
    • Subseries 1: United States. 1909-1948
    • Subseries 2: Foreign, 1918-1953
  • Series O: Miscellaneous, 1883-1959
  • Series P: Photograph captions, 1939-1940

Acquisition Information :  

Photo accession no. 97D002


Detailed Description of the Collection

Series A:  Logging, 1865-1962
Approximately 4,750 images.

This series contains photographs of various activities involved in the practice of logging. It is divided into twelve subseries, in order of activity performed: 1) Standing timber; 2) Timber felling and bucking; 3) Skidding; 4) Ground-lead/high-lead yarding; 5) Yarding equipment; 6) Cold decks; 7) Loading; 8) Log dumps; 9) Booms and booming grounds; 10) Transportation; 11) Logging camps; 12) Miscellaneous.

Container(s)
Description
Dates
Subseries 1: Standing timber
Arranged alphabetically by tree name.
1919-1962
Box/Folder
1/1 Cedar 1940-1940; undated
1/2 Douglas fir 1929-1957; undated
Box/Folder
1/3 46/1 Hardwoods 1909-1950; undated
1/4 Palm 1942; undated
1/5-1/7 Pine 1921-1953; undated
1/7 Redwood 1940-1950; undated
1/8 Spruce, hemlock, and noble fir 1937-1957; undated
1/9 Miscellaneous identified 1944; undated
1/10-1/13 46/2 Miscellaneous unidentified 1919-1962; undated
1/14 Foreign 1927-1946; undated
Subseries 2: Timber felling and bucking
Arranged in the order in which activities were performed.
1905-1959
Box/Folder
1/15-1/16 Timber felling using axes 1924-1941; undated
1/17-1/20 Timber felling using chain saws
See also Box 47 for negatives (neg. nos. LOT 351-34 through LOT 351-44)
1905-1959; undated
2/1 Timber felling using cross-cut saws 1929-1946; undated
2/2 Timber felling using drag saws 1919-1950; undated
2/3 Timber felling using wedges 1943-1950; undated
2/4-2/5 Miscellaneous timber felling 1920-1959; undated
2/6 Felled cedar 1927; undated
2/7 Felled Douglas fir 1920-1946; undated
2/8 Felled pine 1921-1939; undated
2/9 Felled redwood 1943-1951; undated
2/10 Felled spruce, hemlock, and noble fir 1942-1943; undated
2/11 Unidentified and miscellaneous felled timber and logs
See also 31/1-31/3; 46/11; and Box 47 for negative (neg. no. LOT 351-45).
1930-1947; undated
2/12 Bucking logs using bow saws 1923; undated
2/13-14 Bucking logs using chain saws
See also Box 47 for negatives (neg. nos. LOT 351-46 through LOT 351-65).
1939-1955; undated
2/15 Bucking logs using cross-cut saws 1918-1945; undated
2/16 Bucking logs using drag saws 1941-1946; undated
2/17 Splitting logs 1928-1950; undated
2/18 Equipment -- Bow saws 1923-1947
2/19 Equipment -- Chain saws 1930-1950; undated
2/20 Equipment -- Cross cut saws 1940
2/21 Equipment -- Drag saws 1941-1946; undated
2/22 Equipment -- Miscellaneous 1947; undated
2/23 Equipment maintenance -- Ax grinding
2/24 Equipment maintenance -- Saw-filing, chain saws 1942-1951; undated
2/25 Equipment maintenance -- Saw-filing, cross-cut saws 1939-1951; undated
2/26-2/28 Equipment maintenance -- Miscellaneous 1947-1955
Subseries 3: Skidding
Arranged alphabetically by name of equipment used.
1901-1960
Box/Folder
3/1 Using A-frames -- Oregon 1939-1951; undated
3/2 Using A-frames -- Washington 1934-1948; undated
3/3 Using A-frames -- California 1932-1955; undated
3/4 Using A-frames -- Other U.S. and Canada 1933-1947; undated
3/5-3/7 Using A-frames -- Unidentified locations 1935-1950; undated
3/8 Using arches -- Oregon and Washington 1930-1941; undated
3/9 Using arches -- California and Arizona 1938-1944
3/10-3/11 Using arches -- Unidentified locations 1927-1951; undated
3/12 Using bummers -- Wheels/carts 1901-1948; undated
3/13 Using bummers -- "Crawlers" 1920-1936; undated
3/14-3/15 Using high wheels 1918-1950; undated
3/16-3/17 Using horses 1919-1953; undated
4/1 Using oxen 1890-1948; undated
4/2 Using skid pans 1932-1951; undated
4/3-4/5 Using tractors -- Oregon 1930-1959; undated
4/6-4/7 Using tractors -- Washington 1933-1950; undated
4/8 Using tractors -- Idaho and Montana 1934-1956; undated
4/9-4/10 Using tractors -- California 1928-1955; undated
4/11 Using tractors -- Arizona 1951; 1953
4/12 Using tractors -- Other U.S. 1935-1944; undated
4/13-4/15 Using tractors -- Unidentified locations 1927-60; undated
4/16 Other 1947; undated
Subseries 4: Ground-lead/high-lead yarding
Arranged alphabetically.
1920-1959
Box/Folder
5/1 High climbers
See also Box 47 for negative (neg. no. LOT 351-66).
1939-1959; undated
5/2 Setting the choke 1923-1951; undated
5/3 Spar trees
See also Box 47 for negative (neg. no. LOT 351-67).
1939-1956; undated
5/4 Steel spars 1920-1957; undated
5/5 Topping spar trees 1938-1956; undated
Subseries 5: Yarding equipment
Arranged in the order in which activities were performed.
circa 1890-1955
Box/Folder
5/6 Blocks and other butt rigging 1921-1949; undated
5/7-5/9 Donkey engines circa 1890-1951; undated
5/10 Drums on yarding engines 1929-1942
5/11 Electric 1919-1929; undated
5/12-5/17 Gas and diesel engines
See also Box 47 for negative (neg. no. LOT 351-68).
1924-1955; undated
5/18 Heel booms
See also Box 47 for negatives (neg. no LOT 351-69).
1940-1950; undated
5/19 Overhead roading systems undated
5/20-5/22 Rigging 1920-1952; undated
5/23 Wire rope repairs, mending and splicing 1928-1946; undated
6/1 Skyhooks 1945-1948; undated
6/2 Tractors, "cats", and cranes 1932-1954; undated
Subseries 6: Cold decks 1930-1951
Box/Folder
6/3-6/4 Cold decks
See also 6/5-6/21, as well as Box 47 for negatives (neg. nos. LOT 351-70 through LOT 351-71).
1930-1951; undated
Subseries 7: Loading
Arranged alphabetically by name of equipment used.
1919-1960
Box/Folder
6/5 Using A-frame poles 1935-1946; undated
6/6 Using cranes mounted on railroad cars 1919-1951; undated
6/7-6/8 Using cranes mounted on tractors 1938-1953; undated
6/9 Using cranes mounted on trucks 1935-1955; undated
6/10-6/16 Using cranes 1928-1957; undated
6/17 Using shovel loaders 1949-1955; undated
6/18 Using spar trees 1940-1951; undated
6/19 Using spar trees and heel booms 1939-1960; undated
6/20 Using Speeder loaders 1956-1960; undated
6/21 Using tractors and "cats"
Also includes miscellaneous tractor uses.
1935-1954; undated
46/3 Using other equipment
See also 5/6-5/23; 6/1-6/2; 7/2-7/5; 8/15; 10/1-10/4; and 46/5.
undated
Subseries 8: Log dumps 1918-1953
Box/Folder
7/1 Dump sites 1918-1951; undated
7/2 Unloading railroad cars at log dumps 1928-1948; undated
7/3-7/5 Unloading trucks at log dumps 1937-1953; undated
Box/Folder
7/6-7/8 Subseries 9: Booms and booming grounds
See also Box 47 for negative (neg. no. LOT 351-72).
1919-1953
Subseries 10: Transportation
Arranged alphabetically by type of transportation.
Dates provided for the photographs of trucks (9/1-9/16) are based upon the date that the photograph was taken or the date it was published in The Timberman, not the year that the truck was built.
1865-1957
Box/Folder
7/9 Barges 1939-1951; undated
7/10-7/13 Bridges and bridge construction, including trestles
See also Box 47 for negative (neg. no. LOT 351-73).
1918-1957; undated
7/14 Chutes 1914-1927; undated
7/15-7/16 Flumes circa 1900-1951; undated
7/17 Horses, including sleighs 1895-1927; undated
7/18-7/19 Inclines & lowering engines 1910-1947; undated
7/20-7/21 Log drives and jams -- General views 1886-1950; undated
7/22 Log drives and jams -- Dams 1927; undated
7/23 Log drives and jams -- Wannigans and boats 1939-1949; undated
7/24 Oxen 1865-1906; undated
7/25-7/26 Rafts and rafting
See also Box 47 (neg. no. LOT 351-74).
circa 1898-1952; undated
8/1 Railroads -- General views
See also Box 47 for negative (neg. no. LOT 351-76).
1920-1957; undated
8/2 Railroads -- Locomotives -- Climax 1936; undated
8/3 Railroads -- Locomotives -- Electric 1926-1950; undated
8/4 Railroads -- Locomotives -- Gas and diesel, including utility rail cars 1918-1952; undated
8/5 Railroads -- Locomotives -- Heisler 1920-1928; undated
8/6 Railroads -- Locomotives -- Shay 1918-1944; undated
8/7-8/8 Railroads -- Locomotives -- Steam
See also Box 47 for negative (neg. no. LOT 351-75).
1922-1945; undated
8/9 Railroads -- Locomotives -- With snowplows attached 1922-1928; undated
8/10 Railroads -- Locomotives -- Other 1928; undated
8/11 Railroads -- Locomotives -- Parts
See also Box 47 for negative (neg. no. LOT 351-112).
1928; undated
8/12 Railroads -- Flatcars and trucks
See also Box 47 for negative (neg. no. LOT 351-77).
1919-1925; undated
8/13 Railroads -- Speeder timber crew carrier 1939-1948; undated
8/14 Railroads -- Special cars 1941-1943; undated
Box/Folder
8/15 46/5 Railroads -- Loading and unloading railroad cars circa 1915-1953; undated
8/16-8/18 Railroads -- Loads circa 1895-1951; undated
8/19 Railroads -- Wooden rails 1921-1926; undated
8/20 Railroads -- Construction and railroad track 1921-1927; undated
8/21 Railroads -- Wrecks 1919-1922; undated
8/22 Railroads -- Personnel
See also 7/10-7/13.
1945; undated
8/23 Ships 1865-1948; undated
8/24 Skid roads 1939-1940; undated
8/25 Tractors (steam) 1947; undated
8/26 Tractors and "cats" (gasoline/diesel) -- General 1935-1937; undated
8/27 Tractors and "cats" (gasoline/diesel) -- Snow, including sleighs 1920-1954; undated
8/28 Tractors and "cats" (gasoline/diesel) -- Maintenance 1937-1940; undated
8/29 Tractors and "cats" (gasoline/diesel) -- Parts 1941-1947; undated
8/30-8/31 Tractors and "cats" (gasoline/diesel) -- Miscellaneous 1939-1957; undated
9/1 Trucks -- Log trucks and truckloads of logs, pre-1930
9/2 Trucks -- Log trucks and truckloads of logs 1930-1934
9/3-9/4 Trucks -- Log trucks and truckloads of logs 1935-1939
9/5-9/6 Trucks -- Log trucks and truckloads of logs 1940-1944
9/7-9/8 Trucks -- Log trucks and truckloads of logs 1945-1949
9/9 Trucks -- Log trucks and truckloads of logs 1950-1954
9/10 Trucks -- Log trucks and truckloads of logs 1955-1959
9/11-9/16 Trucks -- Log trucks and truckloads of logs undated
9/17 Trucks -- Truck trailers 1921-1950; undated
10/1-10/4 Trucks -- Loading and unloading 1937-1959; undated
10/5 Trucks -- Load binding 1939-1954; undated
10/6 Trucks -- Service trucks 1948; undated
10/7 Trucks -- Miscellaneous trucks 1920-1949; undated
10/8 Trucks -- Maintenance of trucks 1941-1948; undated
10/9 Trucks -- Parts 1920-1953; undated
10/10 Trucks -- Tires 1940-1944; undated
10/11-10/12 Truck roads -- General views
See also Box 47 for negatives (neg. no. LOT 351-78).
1941-1953
10/13 Truck roads -- Plank roads 1920-1939; undated
10/14-10/22 Truck roads -- Road building -- Equipment -- Bulldozers 1932-1959; undated
11/1 Truck roads -- Road building -- Equipment -- Bulldozers, Dump trucks 1939-1953; undated
11/2-11/3 Truck roads -- Road building -- Equipment -- Bulldozers, Graders 1936-1958; undated
11/4 Truck roads -- Road building -- Equipment -- Bulldozers, Oil and water sprinkler trucks 1940-1950; undated
11/5 Truck roads -- Road building -- Equipment -- Bulldozers, Rippers 1949; 1956
11/6 Truck roads -- Road building -- Equipment -- Bulldozers, Rock crushers 1941-1948; undated
11/7 Truck roads -- Road building -- Equipment -- Bulldozers, Rollers 1946-1950; undated
11/8-11/9 Truck roads -- Road building -- Equipment -- Bulldozers, Scrapers 1937-1954; undated
11/10-11/11 Truck roads -- Road building -- Equipment -- Bulldozers, Shovels 1918-1952; undated
11/12 Truck roads -- Road building -- Equipment -- Bulldozers, Miscellaneous 1950; undated
11/13-11/14 Truck roads -- Road building -- Explosives 1939-1952; undated
11/15 Truck roads -- Road building -- Road testing undated
11/16 Truck roads -- Road building -- Surveying
See also 7/10-7/13 and 9/1-9/16.
1947
11/17-11/18 Tug boats 1929-1954; undated
Subseries 11: Logging camps
Arranged alphabetically by subject, with "General views" first.
1919-1957
Box/Folder
11/19-11/21 General views and shops
See also Box 47 for negatives (neg. nos. LOT 351-79 through LOT 351-81).
1920-1957; undated
11/22 Cookhouses and crews 1922-1951; undated
12/1-12/2 Housing, including bunkhouses -- Exteriors 1919-1950;
12/3 Housing, including bunkhouses -- Interiors 1945-1950; undated
12/4 Miscellaneous interiors
See also Box 47 for negative, neg. no. LOT 351-82
1930-48; undated
12/5 Generators 1937-1950; undated
12/6 Recreation, including baseball
See also 7/23.
1929-1950; undated
Subseries 12: Miscellaneous
Arranged alphabetically by subject.
1924-1954
Box/Folder
12/7 Butt branding of logs 1941-1950; undated
12/8 Explosives -- General 1940; undated
12/9 Explosives -- Shooting choker holes 1940
12/10 Explosives -- Stump removal 1939-1942; undated
12/11 First aid and safety equipment 1929-1950; undated
Box
47 Fuel oil storage tank (neg. no. LOT 351-138) 1940
12/12 Log scaling 1924-1950; undated
12/13 Peeling redwood logs
See also Box 47 for negative (neg. no. LOT 351-83).
1928-1943; undated
12/14 Photo Book: The lumber industry of the Pacific Northwest, by John D. Cress circa 1934
12/15 Radio communications 1946-1954; undated
12/16 Wire rope 1940; undated

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Series B:  Lumber mills, 1880-1961
Approx. 2600 images

This series contains photographs of lumber mills and the production activities that took place within them, 1880-1961. It is divided into four subseries : 1) General views; 2) Lumber production; 3) Transporting finished lumber within the mills; and 4) Miscellaneous.

Container(s)
Description
Dates
Subseries 1: General views
Arranged first by location, then by name (where location is unknown), and then unidentified.
1880-1961
Box/Folder
Box/Folder
13/1-13/3 46/7 Mills by location -- Oregon circa 1910-1954; undated
13/4-13/5 46/8 Mills by location -- Washington 1929-1961; undated
13/6 46/9 Mills by location -- Idaho and Montana circa 1915-1948
13/7 Mills by location -- Alaska 1941; 1948
13/8-13/9 46/10 Mills by location -- California 1880-1952; undated
13/10 Mills by location -- Arizona and New Mexico 1929-circa 1950; undated
13/11 Mills by location -- Canada 1947; undated
13/12 Mills by location -- Other U.S. 1947; undated
13/13 Mills by name (no location) -- A-K 1947-1949; undated
13/14 Mills by name (no location) -- L-Z 1946-1949; undated
13/15-13/16 Unidentified mills
See also Box 47 for negative (neg. no. LOT 351-84).
1927-1951; undated
13/17-13/19 Portable and small mills 1933-1955; undated
13/20 Interiors 1928-1958; undated
Subseries 2: Lumber production
Arranged by the order in which production steps are generally performed.
1919-1957
Box/Folder
13/21 Cold decks at mills 1922-1952; undated
13/22 Cold decks at mills -- Building and dismantling cold decks 1943-1957; undated
13/23 Cold decks at mills -- Transporting logs from cold decks to the sawmill -- Carriers undated
13/24 Cold decks at mills -- Transporting logs from cold decks to the sawmill -- "Carry lifts" 1957; undated
13/25 Cold decks at mills -- Transporting logs from cold decks to the sawmill -- Fork lifts 1943-1957; undated
13/26 Cold decks at mills -- Transporting logs from cold decks to the sawmill -- Monorail hoists 1921
13/27 Log trimming 1946
14/1-14/2 Log ponds at mills 1938-1957; undated
14/3 Log ponds at mills -- Transporting logs from the pond to the sawmill -- Boom boats and tugs 1949-1953; undated
14/4 Log ponds at mills -- Transporting logs from the pond to the sawmill -- Conveyors 1928-1956; undated
14/5 Log ponds at mills -- Transporting logs from the pond to the sawmill -- Conveyors through log wash 1940-1950; undated
14/6-14/7 Log ponds at mills -- Transporting logs from the pond to the sawmill -- Cranes, hauls, and lifts 1943-1957; undated
14/8 Log ponds at mills -- Transporting logs from the pond to the sawmill -- Pile poles 1940-1953; undated
14/9 Log ponds at mills -- Pond saws and splitters 1939-1950; undated
14/10 Log ponds at mills -- Miscellaneous equipment and salvage operations, including divers 1947-1950; undated
14/11 Log transfers and stops 1946-1950; undated
14/12 Cut-off saws -- Chain saws 1944-1951; undated
14/13 Cut-off saws -- Circular saws 1920-1949; undated
14/14 Cut-off saws -- Drag saws 1945-1948; undated
14/15 Log barkers 1945-1950; undated
14/16-14/19 Log carriage to saws -- Carriage equipment 1921-1951; undated
14/20 Log carriage to saws -- Carriage equipment and band saws 1940-1957; undated
14/21 Log carriage to saws -- Carriage equipment and circular saws 1939-1951; undated
14/22 Log carriage to saws -- Log turners 1927-1951; undated
14/23-14/24 Sawing logs into lumber -- Using circular saws 1940-1952; undated
14/25-14/26 Sawing logs into lumber -- Using gang saws on logs 1929-1954; undated
14/27 Sawing logs into lumber -- Using gang saws on lumber 1944-1952; undated
14/28 Sawing logs into lumber -- Using other equipment undated
14/29 Sawing logs into lumber -- Equipment -- Band saws 1939-1951; undated
14/30 Sawing logs into lumber -- Equipment -- Circular saws 1919-1951; undated
15/1 Sawing logs into lumber -- Equipment -- Gang saws 1922-1948; undated
15/2-15/3 Sawing logs into lumber -- Equipment -- Head rigs 1928-1955; undated
15/4-15/5 Sawing logs into lumber -- Equipment -- Maintenance -- Filing band saws and gangsaws 1939-1954; undated
15/6 Sawing logs into lumber -- Equipment -- Maintenance -- Filing circular saws 1939-1951; undated
15/7-15/8 Sawing lumber -- Resaws 1926-1951; undated
15/9-15/11 Sawing lumber -- Slashes and trimmers 1932-1952; undated
15/12 Sawing lumber -- Trimmers and cut offs 1940-1941; undated
15/13-15/15 Sawing lumber -- Edgers 1926-1952; undated
15/16 Planing and planers 1939-1953; undated
15/17 Transfers -- Conveyors (belt) 1927-1951; undated
15/18 Transfers -- Conveyors (wire rope) 1947
15/19-15/21 Transfers -- Chains 1940-1951; undated
16/1 Transfers -- Hoists 1949; undated
16/2 Transfers -- Hoists (tilt) 1948-1952; undated
16/3-16/4 Transfers -- Rollers 1923-1953; undated
16/5-16/6 Transfers -- Rollers and chains 1928-1951; undated
16/7-16/11 Sorting lumber/the green chain -- Overall views 1929-1956; undated
16/12 Sorting lumber/the green chain -- Dip tanks 1949-1950; undated
16/13 Grading lumber
See also 16/7-16/11.
1941-1949; undated
16/14 Drying and seasoning -- Dry kilns -- General views 1920-1950; undated
16/15 Drying and seasoning -- Dry kilns -- Stacking and unstacking lumber at dry kilns
See also Box 47 for negatives (neg. nos. LOT 351-85 through LOT 351-86).
1929-1954; undated
16/16 Drying and seasoning -- Dry kilns -- Lumber stacks at dry kilns
See also Box 47 for negatives (neg. nos. LOT 351-87 through LOT 351-88).
1919-1951; undated
16/17 Drying and seasoning -- Dry kilns -- Equipment 1947-1950; undated
16/18 Drying and seasoning -- Low temperature drying 1929-1963; undated
16/19 Drying and seasoning -- Rough dry sheds 1920-1952; undated
16/20 Drying and seasoning -- Chemical seasoning undated
16/21-16/24 Drying and seasoning -- Air sheds 1924-1956; undated
16/25 Drying and seasoning -- Testing equipment 1943-1949; undated
17/1 Lumber storage 1937-1954; undated
Subseries 3: Transporting finished lumber within the mill
Arranged alphabetically by name of transportation.
1898-1954
Box/Folder
17/2 Aerial tramways 1941-1947; undated
17/3-17/9 Carriers
See also Box 47 for negatives (neg. nos. LOT 351-140 through LOT 351-141).
1913-1951; undated
17/10 Carts 1939-1940; undated
17/11 Cranes -- Bridge 1920-1954; undated
17/12 Cranes -- Gantry 1920-1950; undated
17/13 Cranes -- Mobile 1920-1945; undated
17/14 Cranes -- Stationary 1940-1950; undated
17/14a Flumes undated
17/15-17/16 Forklift trucks
See also Box 47 for negative (neg. no. LOT 351-89).
1939-1950; undated
17/17 Hoists -- Monorail undated
17/18 Hoists -- Stationary 1941-1947; undated
17/19 Horses 1898; undated
17/20 Lumber pilers 1920-1944; undated
17/21 Rail cars 1924-1947; undated
Subseries 4: Miscellaneous
Arranged alphabetically by subject.
1918-1956
Box/Folder
17/22 Burners -- Wigwam and other burners 1939-1954; undated
17/23 Burners -- Waste wood 1946-1955; undated
17/24 Burners -- Waste wood conveyors 1927-1949; undated
17/25 Equipment -- Belts (motors) 1921-1940; undated
17/26 Equipment -- Conveyors 1941-1954; undated
17/27 Equipment -- Dust collectors 1951-1954; undated
17/28 Equipment -- Hand equipment 1941; undated
17/29 Equipment -- Machinery 1940-1949; undated
17/30 Equipment -- Motors 1928-1956; undated
17/31 Equipment -- Whistles undated
18/1 Fires at mills 1918-1947; undated
18/2 First aid equipment 1943; 1950
18/3 Lumber marking 1939; undated
18/4 Machine shops 1940-1951; undated
18/5-18/6 Power plants
See also Box 47 for negatives (negative nos. LOT 351-90 through LOT 351-91)
1926-1951; undated
18/7-18/9 Power plants (diesel) 1935-1952; undated
18/10 Safety programs 1939-1953; undated
18/11 Sawmill lighting 1948-1954; undated
18/12 Sawmill production studies 1950

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Series C:  Lumber transportation, 1904-1956
Approx. 150 images

This series includes photographs of loading and unloading of vessels and vehicles.

Arranged alphabetically by subject.
Container(s)
Description
Dates
Box/Folder
18/13-18/14 Barges
See also Box 47 for negatives (neg. nos. LOT 351-92 through LOT 351-95).
1925-1949; undated
18/15-18/16 Powered vessels 1920-1954; undated
18/17-18/18 Railroads 1947-1954; undated
18/19 Sailing ships 1904; 1938
18/20 Tractor trucks 1920-1947; undated
18/21-18/22 Trucks
See also Box 47 for negative (neg. no. LOT 351-96).
1937-1956; undated

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Series D:  Plywood and veneer manufacturing, 1904-1962, undated
Approx. 1050 images

This series contains photographs depicting the process of manufacturing plywood and veneer. It is divided into three subseries: 1) General views of plants; 3) Plywood production; and 3) Miscellaneous.

Container(s)
Description
Dates
Subseries 1: General views of plywood and veneer plants
Arranged alphabetically by manufacturing plant name.
1904-1952
Box/Folder
19/1 A-E 1939-1952; undated
19/2 F-P 1939-1951; undated
19/3 Q-Z 1926-1951; undated
19/4 Unidentified 1940-1951; undated
19/5 Interiors 1926-1948; undated
19/6 Historical 1904-1924
Subseries 2: Plywood production
Arranged to reflect the order in which production steps are generally performed.
1921-1962
Box/Folder
19/7-19/8 Barking -- Barker logs 1940-1955; undated
19/9 Barking -- Barker logs cut to size 1946-1950; undated
19/10 Barking -- Barking logs 1946-1953; undated
19/11 Barking -- Barked logs 1926-1953; undated
19/12-19/16 Peeling, slicing, and sawing operations -- Plywood/veneer lathes and peelers 1926-1957; undated
19/17 Peeling, slicing, and sawing operations -- Plywood/veneer reels 1950
19/18 Peeling, slicing, and sawing operations -- Plywood/veneer slicing operations 1942-1943; undated
19/19 Peeling, slicing, and sawing operations -- Plywood/veneer slicers 1926-1951; undated
19/20 Peeling, slicing, and sawing operations -- Sliced plywood 1949-1951; undated
19/21 Peeling, slicing, and sawing operations -- Sawing operations and sawn veneer 1924-1929; undated
20/1-20/2 Clippers and clipping plywood veneers 1921-1951; undated
20/3 Trimmers and trimming plywood veneers 1949-1950; undated
20/4 Grading and sorting plywood veneers
See also Box 47 for negative (neg. no. LOT 351-97).
1945-1950; undated
20/5 Joining and splicing veneer 1948-1953
20/6-20/9 Transfers for plywood veneers (including rollers, chains, and conveyors) 1926-1954; undated
20/10 Glue spreaders and gluing -- Plyboards 1941-1951; undated
20/11-12 Glue spreaders and gluing -- Plywood panels 1926-1952; undated
20/13 Glue spreaders and gluing -- Edge gluers 1945-1951; undated
20/14 Glue spreaders and gluing -- Finger joining 1951
20/15-20/17 Pressing -- Cold presses 1928-1955; undated
20/18-20/21 Pressing -- Hot presses 1938-1954; undated
21/1-21/4 Dryers and pressing of plywood and plywood veneers
See also Box 47 for negative (neg. no. LOT 351-98).
1926-1962; undated
21/5-21/6 Trimming and edging plywood 1945-1953; undated
21/7 Sanding plywood 1940-1951; undated
21/8 Scarfing plywood 1940-1951; undated
21/9-21/11 Taping and patching plywood 1929-1951; undated
21/12 Finishing plywood -- Panel oiler 1945-1950; undated
21/13 Finishing plywood -- Plugging gun 1945
21/14-21/15 Finishing plywood -- Resin coating and resin coating products 1944-1945; undated
21/16 Plywood storage 1945-1954; undated
21/17 Inspection, shipping, and handling
See also Box 47 for negative (neg. no. LOT 351-99).
1933-1951; undated
Subseries 4: Miscellaneous
Arranged alphabetically by subject.
1926-1951
Box/Folder
21/18-21/19 Equipment 1947-1951; undated
21/20 Research and testing 1926-1951; undated
21/21 Transfers
See also 29/17.
1943-1951; undated

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Series E:  Plywood uses, 1920-1964
Approx. 1030 images

This series contains photographs of the various uses for plywood, primarily in constructing buildings and bridges. It is divided into two subseries: 1)Buildings and bridges; and 2) Other uses.

Container(s)
Description
Dates
Subseries 1: Buildings and bridges
Arranged alphabetically by subject.
1929-1964
Box/Folder
22/1 Construction scenes -- Agricultural buildings 1939-1964; undated
22/2 Construction scenes -- Blimp hangars 1944; undated
22/3-22/4 Construction scenes -- Concrete forms for buildings and bridges -- Pacific Northwest 1929-1941; undated
22/5 Construction scenes -- Concrete forms for buildings and bridges -- Outside of the Pacific Northwest 1935-1951; undated
22/6 Construction scenes -- Concrete forms for buildings and bridges -- Unidentified locations 1951-1952; undated
22/7 Construction scenes -- Prefabrication plants 1939-1951; undated
22/8 Construction scenes -- Residences -- Pacific Northwest -- Henry Nicolai home in Portland, Or. 1940; undated
22/9 Construction scenes -- Residences -- Pacific Northwest -- Prefabricated residences 1947
22/10 Construction scenes -- Residences -- Pacific Northwest -- Other 1940-1953; undated
23/1 Construction scenes -- Residences -- Outside the Pacific Northwest 1937-1949; undated
23/2 Construction scenes -- Residences -- Unidentified locations 1944-1947; undated
23/3 Construction scenes -- Miscellaneous buildings -- Pacific Northwest 1938; undated
23/4 Construction scenes -- Miscellaneous buildings -- Outside of the Pacific Northwest 1938-1964; undated
23/5 Construction scenes -- Miscellaneous buildings -- Unidentified locations
See also Series F: Wood products and construction.
1943; undated
Subseries 2: Other uses
This subseries contains photographs that primarily show the manufacture of plywood products. Arranged alphabetically by subject.
1920-1954
Box/Folder
24/16-24/18 Aircraft, including blimps 1920-1966; undated
24/19 Apparel 1947; undated
25/1 Boats -- Lifesaving rafts 1946; undated
25/2 Boats -- Pleasure craft 1940-1951; undated
25/3 Boats -- Other 1940-1951; undated
25/4 Boxes 1944-1945; undated
25/5 Cold storage lockers for food 1939-1951; undated
25/6 Doors 1933-1949; undated
25/7 Foot lockers 1943
25/8 Furniture 1947-1949
25/9 Moving industry
See also 44/2.
1920-1953; undated
25/10-25/12 Panels, including plywood log panels 1944-1964; undated
25/13 Plywood specialties 1948-1951; undated
25/14-25/15 Railroad boxcars 1935-1951; undated
25/16 Railroad passenger cars 1935; undated
25/17 Siding 1950-1951
25/18 Trailers 1942-1954; undated
25/19 Trucks (moving vans) undated
25/20-25/21 Miscellaneous
See also Series F: Wood products and construction.
1932-1953; undated

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Series F:  Wood products and construction, 1919-1960
Approx. 1550 images
Arranged into two subseries: 1) Construction uses; and 2) Wood uses.
Container(s)
Description
Dates
Subseries 1: Construction uses
Arranged alphabetically by subject.
1921-1951
Box/Folder
26/1-26/2 Boats, ships, and shipbuilding 1936-1945; undated
26/3-26/4 Bridges and bridge construction 1925-1951; undated
26/5 Buildings -- Building details 1939-1942; undated
26/6 Buildings -- Commercial and public buildings 1924-1948; undated
26/7 Buildings -- Paint surfaces 1921; undated
26/8 Buildings -- Residences -- Carson Mansion, Eureka, Ca. 1947-1950; undated
26/9-26/10 Buildings -- Residences -- Exteriors
See also Box 47 for negative (neg.no. LOT 351-100).
1939-1949; undated
26/11 Buildings -- Residences -- Interiors 1951; undated
26/12 Oil derricks, including derricks at Lakeview Oil Company 1939-1940; undated
26/13 Piers undated
26/14 Tunnels
See also Series E: Plywood uses.
undated
Subseries 2: Wood products
This subseries includes photographs of wood product manufacturing.Arranged alphabetically by subject.
1919-1960
Box/Folder
26/15 Battery separators 1947; undated
26/16-26/17 Boxes and crates -- Manufacturing plants -- Exterior views 1920-1950; undated
26/18-26/21 Boxes and crates -- Manufacturing plants -- Interior views 1929-1951; undated
26/22 Boxes and crates -- Manufacturing plants -- Machinery 1919-1948; undated
26/22a Boxes and crates -- Manufacturing plants -- Personnel 1942
26/23-26/24 Boxes and crates -- Empty boxes and crates 1922-1949; undated
27/1 Boxes and crates -- Boxes and crates being packed (primarily with produce) 1920-1951; undated
27/2-27/3 Boxes and crates -- Packed boxes and crates (primarily packed with produce)
See also 28/21-28/27.
1931-1950; undated
27/4 Broom and mop handles 1947; undated
27/5 Cooperage 1926-1948; undated
27/6 Cordwood
Includes Clackamas Farm Forestry Project "Cut-your-own" program to relieve fuel storage during WWII.
1940-1947; undated
27/7-27/10 Fiberboard, particle board, hardboard 1948-1954; undated
27/11-27/12 Furniture and furniture factories
See also 43/7-43/8.
1926-1949; undated
27/13 Grape stakes undated
27/14 Lathe 1940; undated
27/15 Millwork plants -- Exterior views 1926-1951; undated
72/16 Millwork plants -- Interior views 1929-1951; undated
27/17 Millwork plants -- Machinery 1925-1950; undated
27/18-27/19 Novelties and specialties, including wood inlay and carving 1926-1947; undated
28/1 Pallets 1948
28/2 Pencils 1946; undated
28/3-28/4 Poles, pilings, and posts -- Manufacturing 1946-1948; undated
28/5 Poles, pilings, and posts -- Loading 1919-1947; undated
28/6-28/7 Poles, pilings, and posts 1929-1951; undated
28/8 Poles, pilings, and posts -- Miscellaneous 1940; undated
28/9 Railroad ties undated
28/10-28/11 Sashes and doors 1928-1953; undated
28/12-28/14 Shingles and shakes -- Manufacturing 1936-1952; undated
28/15 Shingles and shakes 1920-1950; undated
28/16 Shingles and shakes -- Used in residential construction -- Pacific Northwest 1929-1932; undated
28/17 Shingles and shakes -- Used in residential construction -- Outside the Pacific Northwest 1919; undated
28/18 Shoes 1945
28/19 Tent poles 1934-1945; undated
28/20 Turpentine 1944; undated
28/21 Veneers -- Manufacturing 1920-1943
28/22 Veneers -- Shipping and handling 1950-1951; undated
28/23 Veneers -- Types of fancy veneers 1928-1951; undated
28/24 Veneers -- Burls used to make fancy veneers 1929-1949
28/25 Veneers -- Used in building interiors undated
28/26 Veneers -- Used to make baskets undated
28/27 Veneers -- Miscellaneous undated
29/1 Wooden trusses and arches -- Manufacturing 1941-1940; undated
29/2-29/4 Wooden trusses and arches -- Used in building construction 1929-1950; undated
29/5-29/7 Miscellaneous 1919-1947; undated
29/8-29/9 Research and testing
See also Series D: Plywood and veneer manufacturing and Series E: Plywood uses.
1921-1960; undated

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Series G:  Pulp and paper industry, 1921-1950
Approx. 130 images

This series contains photographs of the interiors and exteriors of pulp and paper mills, as well as of pulp wood and paper products.

Container(s)
Description
Dates
Box/Folder
29/10-29/11 Plant exteriors 1921-1950; undated
29/12-29/14 Plant interiors 1921-1949; undated
29/15 Pulp wood undated
29/16 Paper products 1929-1940; undated

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Series H:  Waste wood utilization, 1920-1957
Approx. 120 images

This series contains photographs of various waste products and their different manufacturing uses. Arranged alphabetically within two groups: Waste products and Manufacturing using waste products.

Container(s)
Description
Dates
Box/Folder
29/17 Waste products -- Cants (peeler log cores remaining after plywood manufacture) 1940-1950; undated
29/18 Waste products -- Redwood bark/fibre
See also 12/13.
1922-1948; undated
29/19 Waste products -- Salvage wood 1949-1951; undated
29/20 Waste products -- Sawdust 1940-1957; undated
29/21 Manufacturing using waste products -- Chemicals, including alcohol 1944-1949; undated
29/22 Manufacturing using waste products -- Lumber and poles made from cants 1920-1951; undated
30/1-30/2 Manufacturing using waste products -- Plastics and plastic products 1922-1945; undated
30/3 Manufacturing using waste products -- Power generation from hog fuel and sawdust 1926; 1950
30/4 Manufacturing using waste products -- Presto logs, briquets, and pellets 1946-1952; undated
30/5 Manufacturing using waste products -- Soil conditioners undated
30/6 Manufacturing using waste products -- Wood flour
See also 17/22-17/24.
1947

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Series I:  Wood preservation, 1920-1958
Approx. 270 images

This series contains photographs of wood treatment plants and treated wood structures, including pontoons, docks, power lines, bridges, and other buildings, as well as examples of wood testing.

Container(s)
Description
Dates
Box/Folder
30/7-30/8 Wood treatment plans -- Exteriors 1920-1950; undated
30/9 Wood treatment plans -- Interiors 1940-1950; undated
30/10 Wood treatment plans -- Pressure treating 1953-1958; undated
30/11 Wood treatment plans -- Miscellaneous equipment 1920-1950; undated
30/12 Treated structures, including pontoons, power lines, bridges, docks, and buildings undated
30/13 Treated structures -- Pacific Northwest and unidentified 1932-1946; undated
30/14-30/15 Treated structures -- Outside the Pacific Northwest and unidentified 1932-1946; undated
30/16 Examples of stains, wood rot, and borers 1921-1942; undated
30/17 Testing 1920-1942; undated

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Series J:  Forest fires and timber management, 1909-1960
Approx. 850 images

This series contains aerial surveys of timber management in various places, as well as photographs of different cutting practices, forest fires, controlled fires and their management, strategies for fire prevention, logging waste, reforestation practices, timber scouting, and damage to trees caused by humans, animals, insects, weather, and other forces.

Arranged alphabetically by subject.
Container(s)
Description
Dates
Box/Folder
30/18 Aerial surveys -- Forests 1940-1951; undated
30/19 Aerial surveys -- Willamette Falls at Oregon City, Oregon 1941
30/20 Aerial surveys -- Equipment and mapping operations 1947-1951; undated
Box/Folder
31/1 46/11 Cutting practices -- Clearcutting 1940-1956; undated
31/2 Cutting practices -- Prelogging 1947
31/3 Cutting practices -- Selective cutting 1909-1950
31/4 Forest fires -- Aerial views of fires 1923-1951
31/5-31/6 Forest fires -- Burned areas, including felling of burned timber 1912-1951
31/7 Fire control and prevention -- Aerial suppression 1950-1960
31/8 Fire control and prevention -- Fire fighting equipment 1935-1952
31/9 Fire control and prevention -- Fire trails 1934-1946; undated
31/10 Fire control and prevention -- Fire trucks 1945-1950; undated
31/11 Fire control and prevention -- Ground suppression 1944-1953
31/12 Fire control and prevention -- Lookout towers and stations, including equipment and personnel 1930-1958; undated
31/13 Fire control and prevention -- Patrol stations 1945; undated
31/14 Fire control and prevention -- Research undated
31/15 Fire control and prevention -- Signs 1926-1947; undated
31/16 Fire control and prevention -- Smoke jumpers 1946-1947; undated
31/17-31/19 Forestry research 1947; undated
31/20 Logging waste -- Cutover areas 1921-1957
31/21 Logging waste -- Relogging 1927-1947
31/22 Logging waste -- Log salvage 1948
31/23-31/24 Reforestation -- Brush control (including spraying) 1926-1950; undated
31/25 Reforestation -- Cones, pollination, germination 1946; undated
31/26 Reforestation -- Nurseries 1923-1952; undated
31/27-28 Reforestation -- Second growth seedlings 1922-1950; undated
31/29 Reforestation -- Second growth mature trees 1940-1951; undated
32/4 Reforestation -- Seed collection and extraction 1926; undated
32/1 Reforestation -- Seeding -- Aerial spreading 1948-1952; undated
32/2 Reforestation -- Seeding -- Ground spreading 1925-1946; undated
32/3 Reforestation -- Seedlings 1925-1947; undated
32/5 Reforestation -- Shelter belt planting 1945
32/6 Reforestation -- Soil testing 1954; undated
32/7 Reforestation -- Tree farms -- General views 1945-1956
32/8 Reforestation -- Tree farms -- Douglas fir region 1944-1951; undated
32/9 Reforestation -- Tree farms -- Pine region 1943-1951; undated
32/10 Reforestation -- Tree farms -- Redwood region 1950-1951
32/11 Reforestation -- Tree farms -- Wood lots
See also 31/26 and 27/6.
1946-1950; undated
32/12 Reforestation -- Tree planting 1923-1954; undated
32/13 Reforestation -- Tree planting equipment 1941-57; undated
32/14 Reforestation -- Tree pruning 1947-1950
32/15 Timber scouting -- Marking trees -- Spraying 1947-1951; undated
32/16 Timber scouting -- Marking trees -- Tagging 1947-1949
32/17 Timber scouting -- Estimating 1947; undated
32/18 Tree damage -- Animal caused 1943; undated
32/19 Tree damage -- Human caused 1920
32/20-32/21 Tree damage -- Insect and disease caused 1921-53; undated
32/22 Tree damage -- Storm caused 1921-1953; undated
32/23 Tree damage -- Tree fungus 1947-1950; undated
32/24 Tree damage control -- Aerial spraying 1945-1954; undated
32/25 Tree damage control -- Ground spraying 1945-1950; undated
32/26 Tree damage control -- Blist rust crews 1941-1945

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Series K:  Foreign lumber industry, circa 1910-1950
Approx. 485 images
Arranged alphabetically by continent name.
Container(s)
Description
Dates
Box/Folder
33/1 Africa
33/2 Asia and the South Pacific -- Japan, China, Korea
33/3 Asia and the South Pacific -- Philippines, South Pacific
33/4 Australia and New Zealand
33/5 Europe -- Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Norway
33/6 Europe -- Miscellaneous
33/7 South and Central America, Mexico
33/8 Unidentified
See also 1/14.

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Series L:  Portraits, circa 1910-1960
Approx. 350 images

This series primarily contains portraits of timber industry executives. It is divided into two subseries: 1) Solo portraits; and 2) Group portraits.

Container(s)
Description
Dates
Subseries 1: Solo portraits
Arranged alphabetically by last name of subject, where identified. See also Box 47 for negatives of identified people, A-Z (neg. nos. LOT 351-101 through LOT 351-114).
circa 1910-1960
Box/Folder
34/1-34/7 A -- Bo
35/1-35/11 Br -- Ek
36/1-36/9 El- Gv
37/1-37/10 Ha -- Jo
38/1-38/11 Ju -- Ma
39/1-39/11 Mc -- O
40/1-40/10 Pa -- Sq
40a/1-40a/5 St -- U
41/1-41/6 V -- Z
Box
47 Unidentified negatives of "Logging Congress" presidents (neg. nos. LOT 351-115 through LOT 351-134)
41/7-41/8 Unidentified
See also Box 47 for negatives (neg. no. LOT 351-135 through LOT 351-136).
41/9 Foreign and miscellaneous
Subseries 2: Group portraits circa 1910-1960
Box/Folder
41/10 Plywood Trade Association
41/11 Miscellaneous groups identified by organization or conference
Includes portraits of the National Lumber Manufacturers Association, American Plywood Association, WWPA, Western Lumber Safety Conference, Timber Products Association, and Forest Products Research Society.
42/1-42/2 Miscellaneous groups (individuals are identified)
42/3 Miscellaneous groups (individuals are unidentified)

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Series M:  Miscellaneous timber industry, 1879-1964
Approx. 490 images

This series contains photographs of miscellaneous subjects relating to the timber industry, including but not limited to equipment manufactured for the timber industry, companies that manufactured equipment for the timber industry, logging sports, timber industry research, forestry operations in wartime, and women in the forestry industry during World War II, among other subjects.

Arranged alphabetically by subject.
Container(s)
Description
Dates
Box/Folder
43/1 Aircraft used in the timber industry
See also 30/18-30/20, 31/7, and 32/24.
1948-1952; undated
43/2 Blood bank 1950
43/3 Documents 1979-1910
43/4 Equipment -- Mobile barker-chipper undated
43/5 Equipment -- Motors 1924-1949; undated
43/6 Equipment -- Spike sweeper 1942-1948
43/7 Equipment -- Wood welder
See also 27/11-27/12.
1947-1949
43/8 Equipment -- Woodworking machinery undated
43/9 Equipment -- Miscellaneous 1944-1964; undated
43/9a Equipment manufacturing companies -- American Forge Company 1944
43/10 Equipment manufacturing companies -- General Motors Diesel Engine Division undated
43/11 Equipment manufacturing companies -- Klamath Iron Works 1945; undated
43/12-43/13 Equipment manufacturing companies -- Sumner Iron Works (Everett, Washington) circa 1900
43/14 Equipment manufacturing companies -- U.S. Rubber 1940-1948; undated
43/15 Equipment manufacturing companies -- Willamette Iron and Steel Company 1941
43/16 Equipment manufacturing companies -- Wire rope manufacturing companies
Includes Bethlehem Pacific (San Francisco) and Wire Rope Manufacturing and Equipment Company (Seattle)
1940-1948; undated
43/17 Equipment manufacturing companies -- Unidentified and miscellaneous 1944-1947, undated
43/18 First aid
See also 12/11, 18/2, and 43/2.
1941-1947; undated
43/19 First aid ambulances 1941-1951; undated
43/20 Forestry students 1926-1950; undated
43/21 Harvesting bark from cascara tree 1929, undated
43/22 Harvesting bark from unidentified tree undated
43/23 Indian artifacts evacuated from the site of Spalding Sawmill (?), Spalding, Id.
Includes buffalo horn, wooden pulley, baskets, and bags.
1940
43/24 Japanese Trade Mission undated
43/25 Land clearing 1934-1939; undated
43/26 Log age scales 1929; undated
43/27 Log and timber exports 1918-1951; undated
43/28 Log and timber imports 1947-1951; undated
43/29 Logging sports -- Bucking -- Using axes 1948; undated
43/30 Logging sports -- Bucking -- Using saws 1937; undated
43/31 Logging sports -- Log rolling 1930; undated
43/32 Lumber forms and patterns 1918-1951; undated
43/33 Lumber merchandising 1920-1954; undated
43/34 Lumberman's excursion tokens 1947
43/35 Maps 1946-1958; undated
44/1 Markers and Monuments 1942-1945
44/2 Motion pictures
See also 25/9.
1949
44/3 Radio broadcasting 1946
44/4 Research 1919-1939; undated
44/5 Safety programs 1942-1949; undated
44/6 Trade show exhibits 1947-1951
44/7 Tree classification 1934; undated
44/8 Wartime forestry operations 1918-1945; undated
44/9 Weather monitoring 1950-1956; undated
44/10 Women in the industry
See also 25/6-25/8, 25/13, 26/15,26/18-26/21, 27/11, and 28/2.
1942-1949; undated
44/11 Wood burning trucks 1926-1943; undated
44/12 World War II bond drives 1942-1943; undated

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Series N:  Scenic views and townscapes, 1909-1953
Approx. 300 images

This series contains landscape photographs and photos of towns in the United States, including the Pacific Northwest, mostly unrelated to the timber industry. This series is divided into two subseries: 1) United States; and 2 )Foreign.

Container(s)
Description
Dates
Subseries 1: United States
Arranged alphabetically by state.
1909-1948
Box/Folder
44/13 Alaska, including aerial views of Fairbanks and Ketchikan 1929-1939; undated
44/14 California -- Townscapes 1939-1946; undated
44/15 California -- Historical sites -- Coloma (Sutter's mill) 1948; undated
44/16 California -- Historical sites -- Fort Ross 1942; undated
44/17 California -- Historical sites -- Miscellaneous views 1927; undated
44/18 Colorado 1949
44/19 Idaho, including Sunshine Mine at Coeur d'Alene 1940-1947; undated
44/20 Montana 1948; undated
44/21 Nevada 1937
44/22 New York 1943
44/23 Oregon -- Portland
Includes aerial views of Swan Island Airport and Jantzen Beach Amusement Park.
1937-1942; undated
44/24 Oregon -- Other townscapes 1874; 1939; undated
44/25 Oregon -- Scenic views 1939-1948; undated
44/26 Vermont undated
46/12 Washington -- Fort Vancouver undated
44/27 Washington -- Townscapes 1939-1945; undated
44/28 Washington -- Scenic views 1940; undated
44/29 Washington -- Alaska Yukon Exposition 1909
Subseries 2: Foreign
Arranged alphabetically by country or continent.
1918-1953
Box/Folder
44/30 Africa 1939; undated
44/31 Asia -- Japan, China, and Korea 1929-1930; undated
44/32 Asia -- Philippines and South Pacific 1927; undated
44/33 Canada 1929-1946; undated
44/34 Europe -- Sweden, Finland, Denmark, and Norway undated
44/35 Europe -- Miscellaneous 1918; undated
44/36 New Zealand and Australia 1927; 1940; undated
44/37 South America, Central America, and Mexico 1918-1953; undated
44/38-44/41 Unidentified 1921-1946; undated

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Series O:  Miscellaneous, 1883-1959
Approx. 120 images

This series contains miscellaneous photographs that are not related to the timber industry but were taken for and collected by The Timberman as illustrations for articles. Subjects include wild and domestic animals, Native Americans, railroads, and the explosion of the atom bomb in 1946, among other subjects. Arranged alphabetically by subject.

Container(s)
Description
Dates
Box/Folder
45/1 Agriculture 1926; undated
45/2 Animals -- Domestic 1926-1940; undated
45/3 Animals -- Wild, including bears undated
45/4 Atom bomb explosion 1946
45/5 Aviation undated
45/6 Camping 1944
45/7 Christmas trees, including preparing (bundling) for shipment 1941-1951; undated
45/8 Cranes 1939; undated
45/9 Dams 1948
45/10 Drafting undated
45/11 Dredging 1949; undated
45/12 Earthquake damage undated
45/13 Equipment 1940; undated
45/14 Golf 1945
45/15 Illustrations (engraving of miscellaneous scenery and buildings) 1883; undated
45/16 Indians
Includes portrait of A.W. McIntosh of Hoquiam, Wash. in native costume.
undated
45/17 Maritime, including S.S. Beaver 1939; undated
45/18 Monuments and markers 1945; undated
45/19 "Pioneer Parade"
Taken by Stevenson Studios (Eugene, Or.)
undated
45/20 Power lines undated
45/21-22 Railroads (non-logging) 1921-1934
45/23 Research (chemical laboratory) undated
45/24 Salmon bake undated
45/25 Surveyors' markers 1944-1948; undated
45/26 Tree surgery undated
45/27 Trucks and truck parts 1939-1959; undated
45/28 World War II scrap metal drive 1942

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Series P:  Photograph captions, 1939-1940

Typescript captions for negatives used in magazine issues.

Container(s)

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Subjects

The collection is indexed under the following headings in the online catalog. Researchers desiring materials about related topics, persons, or places should search the catalog using these headings:

      • Subject Terms :
      • Forest fires--Photographs.
      • Forest products industry--Photographs.
      • Forest products--Photographs.
      • Forests and forestry--Photographs.
      • Loggers--Photographs.
      • Logging--Photographs.
      • Lumber trade--Photographs.
      • Lumbering equipment and supplies--Photographs.
      • Paper industry--Photographs.
      • Sawmills--Photographs.
      • Timber--Photographs.
      • Wood products--Photographs.
        • Form or Genre Terms :
        • Photographic prints.
        • Safety film negatives.
        • Other Creators :
        • Cornwall, George M.
        • Miller Freeman Publications, Inc.

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