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Society of American Foresters

Ohio Chapter Collection
Manuscript Collection No.93
Overview | Biography | Scope and Content | Container List

OVERVIEW OF THE COLLECTION

2.6 cu.ft. in 4 boxes. 1948 - 1994.

Provenance: The Ohio University Libraries received the Society of American Foresters - Ohio Chapter Collection on deposit in installments in the 1970s and the 1990s. Robert J. Kernan completed processing on the collection in Winter 1996; John A. Ralston inserted new items in Spring 1997.

Property Rights: The Society of American Foresters - Ohio Chapter owns the property rights to the collection.

Copyrights: Copyrights and/or literary rights as possessed in the collection remain with the depositor. Consideration of all other copyrights and possible literary rights is the responsibility of the researcher and the publisher.

Access: The collection is open under the rules and regulations of the Ohio University Libraries.

Photoduplication: The Libraries will entertain requests to photocopy reasonable amounts of material from the collection for the convenience of individual researchers.

Citation: Researchers are requested to cite the collection name and number and Ohio University Libraries in all footnotes and bibliographic references.

Related Materials: The Ohio University Libraries receives a subscription to the Journal of Forest History.

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BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH OF THE COLLECTION

The Society of American Foresters (SAF) was established in 1900 to provide professional education and training in forestry. Today, the SAF is divided into 34 regional sections and 210 local groups across the United States.

The Central States Section of the Society of American Foresters held its annual meeting at Camp Muskingum, Leesville Lake, in Carroll County, Ohio, October 7, 1948. At this meeting, the Ohio Chapter of SAF was established.

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SCOPE AND CONTENTS OF THE COLLECTION

The collection from the Society of American Foresters - Ohio Chapter is currently organized into four series:

  • Series 1: Governance
  • Series 2: Correspondence and Committee Reports
  • Series 3: Newsletters
  • Series 4: Miscellaneous Information

Series 1: Series 1 contains SAF Governance materials which consist of items including Ohio Chapter By-Laws, Ohio Legislative Bills and SAF Minutes/Membership Lists.

Series 2: Series 2 contains SAF Correspondence and Committee Reports on national, section, and chapter meetings.

Series 3: Series 3 contains slightly damaged copies of the Central States Section Newsletter from June 1952 to May 1976, The Ohio Hetuch newsletter from January 1985 to August 1994, and several chapter-sponsored publications on forest management and practices.

Series 4: Series 4 contains Forestry Handbooks, Literature, Articles, Photographs and SAF Treasury and Dues notebooks. It also contains information on the Endowment and Building Fund. There is also a file on the Watson Affair (early 1960s) in which James Watson was accused of offering professional forestry services without qualification.

[Note: Materials found in the first three folders of Box 4 were added to the collection in 1997 following transfer from files removed from records of the Ohio University Institute for Regional Development as no longer of value there.

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CONTAINER LISTS FOR THE COLLECTION

Series 1: Governance

Box 1
  • Folder 1 - Ohio Chapter By-Laws (1957 - 1973)
  • Folder 2 - Central States By-Laws (1949 - 1974)
  • Folder 3 - Uniform Section By-Laws (1954 - 1972)
  • Folder 4 - Legislative Bills (Ohio 1954, 1975)
  • Folder 5 - OSAF minute book (Oct. 7, 1948 - Sept. 15, 1955)
  • Folder 6 - OSAF minute book (Feb. 6, 1956 - March 10, 1961)
  • Folder 7 - OSAF minutes (1949 - 1960)
  • Folder 8 - OSAF minutes (1961 - 1970)
  • Folder 9 - OSAF minutes (1972 - 1976)
  • Folder 10 - Membership lists (1956 - 1964)
  • Folder 11 - Membership lists (1966 - 1973)
  • Folder 12 - Membership lists (1973 - 1974)
  • Folder 13 - Membership Directory (1982)

Series 2: Correspondence and Committee Reports

  • Folder 14 - Politics about legislative, protection, utilization and marketing committees (1957 - 1958)
  • Folder 15 - Politics (1962 - 1964)
  • Folder 16 - Politics (1966 - 1975)
  • Folder 17 - Department of Natural Resources (1958 - 1964)
  • Folder 18 - Department of Natural Resources (1965 - 1972)
  • Folder 19 - General Correspondence (1949 - 1963)
  • Folder 20 - General Correspondence (1964 - 1969)
  • Folder 21 - General Correspondence (1970 - 1976)
  • Folder 22 - Meetings Correspondence (1954 - 1963)
  • Folder 23 - Meetings Correspondence (1964 - 1968)
  • Folder 24 - Meetings Correspondence (1969 - 1975)
Box 2
  • Folder 1 - Reports and Correspondence; National (1973 - 1974)
  • Folder 2 - Reports and Correspondence; Section (1974 - 1975)
  • Folder 3 - Reports and Correspondence; Chapter (1968 - 1972)
  • Folder 4 - Reports and Correspondence; Chapter (Jan. - June 1973)
  • Folder 5 - Reports and Correspondence; Chapter (July - Sept. 1973)
  • Folder 6 - Reports and Correspondence; Chapter (Oct. - Dec. 1973)
  • Folder 7 - Reports and Correspondence; Chapter (Jan. - June 1974)
  • Folder 8 - Reports and Correspondence; Chapter (July - Dec. 1974)
  • Folder 9 - Reports and Correspondence; Chapter (Jan. - June 1975)
  • Folder 10 - Reports and Correspondence; Chapter (July - Dec. 1975)
  • Folder 11 - Reports and Correspondence; Chapter (1976)
  • Folder 12 - SAF - Ohio Correspondence (1965 - 1969)
  • Folder 13 - SAF - Ohio Committee Meeting Announcements (1964 - 1971)
Box 2
  • Folder 14 - Planning Committee (1963)
  • Folder 15 - SAF Council Meeting Highlights (1970 - 1973)
  • Folder 16 - SAF Committee Reports (1950 - 1979)
  • Folder 17 - SAF Committee Reports; public relations (1973-75), education (1973-76), new techniques and equipment (1973-77), forest policy (73-75), protection (1972- 73), land use planning (1974)
Series 3: Newsletters

Box 3
  • Folder 1 - Central States Section Newsletter (1952 - 1958)
  • Folder 2 - Central States Section Newsletter (1960 - 1964)
  • Folder 3a - Central States Section Newsletter (1965 - 1966)
  • Folder 3b - Central States Section Newsletter (1966 - 1976)
  • Folder 4 - The Ohio Hetuch (Jan., May, Nov. - 1985)
  • Folder 5 - The Ohio Hetuch (Jan., May, July - 1986)
  • Folder 6 - The Ohio Hetuch (Jan., May, Aug., Nov. - 1987)
  • Folder 7 - The Ohio Hetuch (Jan., May, July, Oct. - 1988)
  • Folder 8 - The Ohio Hetuch (Jan., Apr., July, Nov. - 1989)
  • Folder 9 - The Ohio Hetuch (Winter 1990 - Fall 1990)
  • Folder 10 - The Ohio Hetuch (Winter and Spring 1992)
  • Folder 11 - The Ohio Hetuch (Summer and Fall 1993)
  • Folder 12 - The Ohio Hetuch (Winter and Summer 1994)
Series 4: Miscellaneous

Box 1
  • Folder 25 - Forestry Related Articles (1967 - 1973)
  • Folder 26 - Forestry Related Articles (1973 - 1976)
  • Folder 27 - SAF Literature (Society Manual-1963, Summary of Nation's Renewable Resources-1975)
  • Folder 28 - SAF Forestry Handbooks: Preferred Forest Cutting Practices for Professional Foresters (1957), Registration Act for Foresters, Proposed Ohio Registration Act, Proposed Forest Use Plan for Scioto Trail State Park
Box 2
  • Folder 20 - SAF Central States Section Annual Meeting Sites (1968 - 1974)
  • Folder 21 - Photos taken at Rockhouse State Forest Park in Hocking Hills
  • Folder 22 - Endowment and Building Fund (1969 - 1974)
  • Folder 23 - SAF Treasury (Feb. 1975 - March 1979)
  • Folder 24 - Ohio Chapter - SAF Dues (1956 - 1962)
  • Folder 25 - Watson Affair (1962, 1963) (James Watson accused of offering professional [forestry] services without qualification)
  • Folder 26 - SAF - Forest Policies (1968 - 1974)
Box 4
  • Folder 1 - SAF Forestry Handbook: Recommended Management Practices for Forest Land in Southeast Ohio (1957)
  • Folder 2 - SAF Forestry Handbook: A Forest Planting Guide for Ohio (ca.1962)
  • Folder 3 - Ohio Power & SAF Propaganda
  • Folder 29 - SAF National Conventions (1969 - 1971)

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