TABLE OF CONTENTS


Overview of the Collection

Historical Note

Scope and Content

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Container List

Photographs circa 1908-1940, bulk 1920-1940

Accession 2013-010 circa 1901-2004


RG 079:022, Forestry Department

Inventory of Records

Finding aid prepared by Connecticut State Library staff.

Copyright © 2008 by the Connecticut State Library


Overview of the Collection

Repository: Connecticut State Library
Creator: Connecticut. Forestry Dept
Title: Forestry Department records
Dates: circa 1901-2004
Quantity: 28.25 cubic feet
Abstract: In 1921 the General Assembly reorganized the state forest administration. The State Park Commission became the State Park and Forest Commission and had authority to appoint the state forester, separating that office from the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station.
Identification: RG079_022
Accession: T003192 and 2013-010
Language: The records are in English.

Historical Note

Connecticut was the first New England state to enact legislation regarding state forests. In 1901 the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station at New Haven employed a forester to investigate forestry problems and advise land owners. Shortly after, the General Assembly passed a law making the Experiment Station forester ex-officio state forester. Provision was also made for the purchase of land for state forests largely for experimental and demonstration purposes. The first purchase was a tract of 70 acres in the town of Portland acquired in 1903. In 1905 the state forester also became the state forest fire warden. Town fire wardens would be appointed by the selectmen of the various towns. In 1921 the General Assembly reorganized the state forest administration. The State Park Commission became the State Park and Forest Commission and had authority to appoint the state forester, separating that office from the Experiment Station.1 In 1971, the functions of the Forestry Department were incorporated into the new Department of Environmental Protection.

Endnotes
1Report of the State Park and Forest Commission to the Governor, For the Fiscal Term Ended June 30, 1922, Hartford, Conn., 1922; Austin F. Hawes, The State Forests of Connecticut and What They Are For, Hartford, Conn., 1934, 5.

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Scope and Content

The photographs, circa 1908-1940, bulk 1920-1940 include meetings and gatherings of people; various state forests including Cockaponset, Mohawk, Meshomasic, Mattatuck and others; fire towers and fire fighting equipment; lumbering; insects and diseases; educational; boy scout activities; buildings; plantations; and other miscellaneous subjects.

Accession 2013-010 is unprocessed and covers circa 1901-2004. Included is correspondence, fire warden bills, state forestry records, publications, and photographic slides.

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Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

See the Rules and Procedures for Researchers Using Archival Records and Secured Collections policy.

Restrictions on Use

See the Reproduction and Publications of State Library Collections policy.

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Related Material

RG 079:016, Department of Environmental Protection: Natural Resources and Outdoor Recreation
RG 079:017, State Park and Forest Commission

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Index Terms

Organizations:

Connecticut. Dept. of Energy & Environmental Protection. Forestry Division
Connecticut. Forestry Dept

Subjects:

Connecticut. Dept. of Energy & Environmental Protection. Forestry Division -- Records and correspondence
Connecticut. Forestry Dept -- Records and correspondence
Forests and forestry -- Connecticut

Document Types:

Correspondence
Maps
Photographs
Reports
Slides (photographs)

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Administrative Information

Provenance

Accession 2013-010 was transferred to the Connecticut State Library from the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, Forestry Division on September 17, 2012.

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Container List

Photographs, circa 1908-1940, bulk 1920-1940, Accession: T003192, 1.25 cubic feet
Box
People: Groups, meetings, gatherings, 21 photographs 1
Cockaponset State Forest, 34 photographs
Mohawk State Forest, 25 photographs
Meshomasic State Forest, 36 photographs
Mattatuck State Forest, 12 photographs
Other State Forests, 15 photographs
Connecticut State Parks, 15 photographs
Fire towers, 13 photographs
Fire fighting equipment, 13 photographs
Lumbering, 10 photographs
Diseases, Insects, 8 photographs
Educational - Tree contest, 11 photographs 2
Educational - Miscellaneous, 8 photographs
Boy Scout activities, 6 photographs
Buildings: Miscellaneous, 11 photographs
Signs, 8 photographs
Slides, charts: Connecticut forests, 12 photographs
Plantations
Private: Gold, Goodwin, Whittemore, 17 photographs
Private: Other, 21 photographs
Nepaug Reservoir, Rainbow Forest, 16 photographs
Miscellaneous, 28 photographs
Miscellaneous
Trees, 20 photographs
Rivers and ponds, 19 photographs
Recreation and camps, 9 photographs 3
Fires, storms, fire prevention, 12 photographs
Other states, 24 photographs
Miscellaneous, 27 photographs
Accession 2013-010, circa 1901-2004, 27 cubic feet
This accession is unprocessed.
The following is a preliminary inventory. The container list for boxes 18-26 was provided by DEEP, Forestry Division.
Box
Correspondence, 1923-1939 1-2A
Box numbers are 1, 1A, 2, 2A
Fire warden bills, 1934-1935 1-1A
Publications, 1913-1957, 1996 3
State inventory, 1937
Marketing Committee, marketing organizations, correspondence, 1938
Marketing data, 1943
Index to type map books, undated
Old record of surveys received, 1938-1943
Blank forms, undated
Apple box manufacturing program , 1963
Tunxis State Forest maps, undated
Purchase area reports, 1943-1945
Obsolete forest areas on topo sheets, undated
Wood fuel, 1938-1943
Forest fire fighters service instructor's manual, undated
Miscellaneous tables and charts, undated
Correspondence, 1944-1947
Ranger's manual, undated
Inventory, 1945
N supply, 1938-1943
Danger station report, 1952
United States Department of Agriculture publications, 1917-1981, bulk 1917-1940 4
Scantic River State Park, circa 1981-1997
Eastern District annual reports, 1931-1967 5
Binder, 1936-1965 6
Contents: Conservation courses for C.C.C. Camps, 1936; short papers on landscaping in state forests, 1936-1937; ski trails, undated; control of exposed soil on road banks, undated; F forest aerial photo interpretation, 1965.
Maps, undated
Contents: Housatonic, Mohawk, Tunxis, People's, Legion, Algonquin, Paugnet, Mepaug, Simsbury, Mattatuck, Naugatuck, Pootatuck.
Youth Conservation Corps photographic slides
Wood block photo templates, undated 7
State forest nursery records, circa 1942-2004, bulk 1973-2004
Includes irrigation records, orchard records, market research, equipment manuals, office procedures, seedling trials, seed bed records.
Germination tests, 1957-2003 8
Seedling planting and inventories, 1956-2000
Equipment manuals 9
Seed bed record forms (blank)
Irrigation records, 1958-1987, 2001 10
Market research study, 1998
Seedling records, 1998-2001
Arbor Day, 2003
Field Days, 1971 11
Information pamphlets, 1965-1976
Connecticut laws relating to parks, forests & forestry, 1962
Connecticut's open space program: a case study of party control of the legislature / by Gregory Curtis, 1963
M.A. Thesis, Trinity College
Connecticut's natural resources: a proposal for action, 1962
GFA special forestry project, 1972
Office procedures 12
Seedling trials, 1942-2004
Correspondence, 1902-1928 13
Day book, 1901-1909
Forest type map, topo-map, Natchaug State Forest, 1921
Wooden Nutmeg, 1926-1941
Published by the Connecticut Department of Forestry
Miscellaneous records, 1901-1982 14
Includes inventories, maps, publications, reports. Also manuscripts related to forestry in Connecticut consisting of talks, copies of materials sent to the press, and related items, principally by Hawes, Tulley, Spring, 1901-1944, bulk 1920-1939.
Permanent file, 1948-1956 15
Contains various reports.
Town forests, 1941-1961
Reports to commissions, 1945-1956, undated
Reports, annual, 1949-1967
Manual outlines, annual report, ranger management plan, undated
Commission on Forests and Wildlife, 1932-1948
Attorney General rulings, 1912-1969
Burlington fire tower guest book, 1931-1944
State Forester and State Forest Fire Warden in account with State of Connecticut, 1907-1910
State Forester and State Forest Fire Warden in account with State of Connecticut, 1905-1910
Publications, 1878, 1933-1947, 1902, 1970 16
Governor's annual reports, 1977-1994
Multiple use forestry in megalopolis: a case study of the evolution of forest policies and programs in Connecticut / by R. Douglas S. MacDonald, 1969
Ph.D. Diss., Yale University
State Park and Forest Commission, 1955-1962
Forestry progress & notes for commission meetings, 1958-1970
Pachaug Forest guest register, 1957-1979
Permanent file, 1956-1967
Various papers on forestry
Correspondence, 1912-1940 17
Correspondence - People's State Forest, 1922-1928
Correspondence - Tunxis State Forest, 1923-1928
Correspondence - American Legion, 1927-1928
Correspondence - Mattatuck State Forest, 1925-1929
Formerly Naugatuck State Forest
People's State Forest, undated
Contains a paper by Austin F. Hawes, State Forester and a plan of the track trail bridge, Beaver Brook, People's State Forest
Correspondence - Boy Scouts of America, 1926
Correspondence - Mohawk State Forest, 1928-1929, 1946
Housatonic State Forest cards, 1935-1936
Mohawk State Forest cards, 1936
Housatonic State Forest - Canaan Mountain Block - maps, 1938-1951
Plans for Paugnut Forest headquarters, undated
Forest patrolmen manual, 1951
State nursery records, circa 1951-1999
Pachaug Nursery operating manual 18
Evapotranspiration studies
Soil moisture tests
Cutting and cottonwoods
Air layering
Pitch pine
Pachaug Forest
Tree breeding
Selected tree records
Nursery records
Nematodes
Quarantine requirements
Inventory (seedbed)
Nurseries (other)
Mulch
Rodent control
Root pruning
Seed collection
Seed testing
Irrigation
Forest fertilization
American Indians in CT: past to present
Future forests: predictions
Forests: present supply
YFCP mail out
White oak info 19
Gypsy moth plots
Field related correspondence
Statistics / marketing trends
0-5B marketing
0-5B Forest products utilization
Forest products price
CT forest products report
Treatment to prevent splitting
Gluing, lamination, performance
Pulpwood
Billing for seedling stock
1976 FY info
Seasonal position justification
Seed dealers
Shrub stock , 1968
Nursery shipping
Seed supply sources
Out of state shipping correspondence
Out of state shipping 1978-1979
Purchase orders
Credit order for 1979
Vendors for 1978
Credit due nursery
Nursery tours
I-4 cones and I-4 planting
Misc. requests
Materials
Hartford correspondence
CT nurserymen's
Northeastern Forest Nursery Association conference
Materials and supplies
Plans
Nursery practice
Sowing records, People's nursery
People's nursery binder
Reports, inventory, records, prices
Plant propagation 20
Tree species folders
Chestnut
Black locust
Bristly locust
Tulip poplar
European alder
Crabapple
Fox grape
White pine
Black walnut
Red cedar
Black cherry
Doug fir
Butternut
Cottonwood
Autumn olive
High bush cranberry
Honey suckle
Hemlock
Scotch pine
White spruce
Propagation misc. hardwoods
Pines
0-8 Research project
Direct seedling
Negative propagation
Seed propagation
Plant phys.
Black adler
Hybrid white pine
Pitch / loblolly
Larch
FPS orders, 1987-1988
Tree planters notes, 1951-1959
Tree planters notes, 1963-1969
Tree planters notes, 1960-1969 21
Tree planters notes, 1970-1981
2 modern gardening binders,
For Mr. Brooks,
Fisheries RIV records,
Forest products utilization abstracts,
State/private forestry, 1976-1979
Memos, 1961-1964
Forest patrolman manual, 1951
Interdepartmental messages, 1970-1980
Interdepartmental memos, 1965-1970 22
Correspondence, 1983-1986
Temp records, 1957-1969
Seedlot numbers (x2)
Office and nursery equipment
Seedlot records
Notes - shipping - cone collection
Inventory; Areas 4, 5 , 6, 7 (Hartford copy)
Pachaug nursery report 23
Forest seedlings - nursery
Inventory records
Pachaug nursery - originals study
Tree's forestry - elm chestnut disease
Pachaug nursery data
Final status report, common services program, FY 2001
Nursery history
Statistics by year
CT nursery general
Chateau de Versailles
Correspondence to Hartford
Nursery status goals presentation
CT nursery - 5 year plan Cubanski/Smith
1993 proposed budget
Budget expenditures
Jg 93/94 budget
J. Latarte analysis
Seed orchards / collection areas / prov. tests
Pine seed collection
MacDonald planting / white pine - Hopeville
White spruce pollinating
Goodwin - larch progeny tests
Market research study
Pitch / loblolly plantings
White pine provenance test 1981 Bibbons Pond
White pine - Waldo tract
Bristly locust seed orchard planting
Step rock, plantings
Rainbow forest plantings
Seed bank
N-5 Hadfields, N-5 Great Mountain Forest, N-5 Daniels lot
Nursery general budget info
Shipping and ordering info
nursery seedlings, 1987
Nursery shipping summary, 1985
Monthly accomplishment reports shipping summaries, 1990-1999
Flexy disks
Annual reports, 1965-1972 24
Natural stands record
Pachaug State Forest
Acre sheets
Summary cards
Records of cutting operations
Notes and plots
Seedling orders 25
Directives big-shade trees
Forestry meetings and minutes
State; tree improvement plans
Urban forestry
Land use planning
Water resources data - water year, 1981
Orderings and receipts
Nursery annual reports
Correspondence, 1975-1982 26
General letters
Temperature records, 1970
General correspondence In
CT Audubon Society correspondence
Quinnebaug Valley Engineers museum info
Correspondence from Hartford
Request for overnight vehicle
Website
Seedling brochures (originals), 1999-2000
Info tech business plan
General correspondence out
Massachusetts conservation districts correspondence
Soil conservation correspondence
School yard wildlife habitat program
Correspondence, 1987
Nursery clerical manual
Jobs and hours spent on each
Region 7 cooperative nursery manual
Equipment
Olsen's book
Market research study (x3)
Market research study (special)
Federal reports
N.E. seed bank
Departmental memo's