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.

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

Collection Contents

Box 1
Box 1, Folder 11938Forestry Summer Camp, recorded by Robert Y. Sinclair
Box 1, Folder 21939Forestry Summer Camp, by John Blackwood
Box 1, Folder 3A Summer Cruise or Tales of the Passaconaway Woods, by Richard Phenix
Box 1, Folder 41941Camp Journal, by Roger Sloan
Box 1, Folder 51942Eight Weeks in a Fog or How We Mapped the Mountain, by Arthur K. Lucy
Box 1, Folder 61947The Boondocker, by "Joe Passaconaway"
Box 1, Folder 71948The Boondocker, by Bud Stecher and Jean Farrar
Box 1, Folder 81949Crow Droppings, edited by Grant Carrow
Box 1, Folder 9undatedWhite Mountain Men (Song of the Forestry Summer camp)
Box 1, Folder 101935Detailed report of trail maintainence
Box 1, Folder 111937Summer camp program
Box 1, Folder 121947Camp meetings
Box 1, Folder 131948Camp meetings
Box 1, Folder 14around 1948A day's activities at the Forestry Summer camp
Box 1, Folder 151938, 1947, 1948Landscape sketches but C. L. Stevens
Box 1, Folder 161940-1941Camp photographs
Box 1, Folder 171962Forestry Summer Camp (Field Notes of Forestry 42)


Letters & Postcards
Manuscripts & Typescripts
Minutes & Reports
Photographs, Slides & Negatives