Guide to the Forestry Summer Camp, 1938-1962
(Collection number: UA 10/5/4)

Size: (1 box) (0.33 cu.ft.)

About the Forestry Summer Camp

The UNH Forestry summer camp program was begun in 1924 by Prof. Clark Stevens to include practical experience as a part of forestry education. The first summer camp was held in East Brighton, Vermont. After operating in several locations, the camp was permanently established in 1929 on a site in the Passaconaway Valley of the White Mountains where it continued until 1964. Forestry students were required to attend the eight-week summer camp immediately following their junior year. Activities at camp included game management, forest mapping and surveying, timber surveying and wildlife ecology problems.

For several years, a student was chosen to keep a daily journal of that year's camp activities, both scholarly and social. The journal was then published and distributed to all campers and faculty of the forestry department.

About the Forestry Summer Camp files

This collection is made of the summer journals published by the forestry camp program between 1938 and 1949. It also contains related summer camp files that were donated to the archives.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

This collection is open.

Copyright Notice

Copyright is retained by the University of New Hampshire.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Forestry Summer Camp, 1938-1962, UA 10/5/4, Milne Special Collections and Archives, University of New Hampshire Library, Durham, NH, USA.

Acquisitions Information

The Forestry Summer campus journals were collected for the archives by the library staff as they were published. Additional camp files were dontated by Steve Kimball.

Related Material

Diaries of Clark L. Stevens, UA 10/5/5

Collection Contents

Box 1
Box 1, Folder 1 1938 Forestry Summer Camp, recorded by Robert Y. Sinclair
Box 1, Folder 2 1939 Forestry Summer Camp, by John Blackwood
Box 1, Folder 3 A Summer Cruise or Tales of the Passaconaway Woods, by Richard Phenix
Box 1, Folder 4 1941 Camp Journal, by Roger Sloan
Box 1, Folder 5 1942 Eight Weeks in a Fog or How We Mapped the Mountain, by Arthur K. Lucy
Box 1, Folder 6 1947 The Boondocker, by "Joe Passaconaway"
Box 1, Folder 7 1948 The Boondocker, by Bud Stecher and Jean Farrar
Box 1, Folder 8 1949 Crow Droppings, edited by Grant Carrow
Box 1, Folder 9 undated White Mountain Men (Song of the Forestry Summer camp)
Box 1, Folder 10 1935 Detailed report of trail maintainence
Box 1, Folder 11 1937 Summer camp program
Box 1, Folder 12 1947 Camp meetings
Box 1, Folder 13 1948 Camp meetings
Box 1, Folder 14 around 1948 A day's activities at the Forestry Summer camp
Box 1, Folder 15 1938, 1947, 1948 Landscape sketches but C. L. Stevens
Box 1, Folder 16 1940-1941 Camp photographs
Box 1, Folder 17 1962 Forestry Summer Camp (Field Notes of Forestry 42)
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