Guide to the Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Forestry

Summary
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0060.S01.01.Forestry
Creators:
Warshaw, Isadore, d. 1969
Dates:
circa 1893-1965
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
0.27 Cubic feet
consisting of .5 box, 1 folder, 1 oversize folder.
Repository:
A New York bookseller, Warshaw assembled this collection over nearly fifty years. The Warshaw Collection of Business Americana: Forestry forms part of the Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, Subseries 1.1: Subject Categories. The Subject Categories subseries is divided into 470 subject categories based on those created by Mr. Warshaw. These subject categories include topical subjects, types or forms of material, people, organizations, historical events, and other categories. An overview to the entire Warshaw collection is available here: Warshaw Collection of Business Americana

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
This subject category- Forestry contains materials concerning forestry. The bulk of the materials were produced by the U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Researchers looking for information on forestry particularly during the administration of Theodore Roosevelt will find this information useful.
Companies and Services include the Davey Tree Expert Co. and the United States Department of Agriculture Forest Service. There are several correspondence from 1925 regarding treatment of trees and a 1938 Fire Danger Reduction Policy Statement for the New England Hurricane Region. The Davey Tree Expert Company is located in Kent, Ohio and the USDA is in Washington, DC.
Several small publications from the American Forestry Association and the Forest History Society of Yale University are present. There are also some postage stamps with Smokey the Bear on them. Only the article from the Forest History Society of Yale University is dated (1965). In the oversized materials, there is a personal correspondence written on a form used to petition for a charter to the U.S. Forestry Service. Additional publications consist of books concerning forestry. The three dated materials were written by Gifford Pinchot, chief of the USDA Forest Service, around the turn of the 20th century. There is also an undated booklet called "How to Set out Trees and Shrubbery" compliments of The Youth's Companion in Boston, Massachusetts.

Administration
Processing Information
In 2016, with funding provided by the Smithsonian Institution's Collections Care and Preservation Fund, the Archives Center at the National Museum of American History implemented the use of minimal level processing standards to increase information about and facilitate access to more of our collections. A large portion of stored material from the original acquisition received minimal level processing, which resulted in additions to this Subject category. This effort included basic arrangement and replacement of non-archival housing for long-term stability, but staples and other fasteners have not all been removed. Revisions to the encoded finding aid were made to reflect the added content in context to the previously processed material.
Minimal level processing and enhancement of the machine-readable finding aid completed by Nicole Blechynden, September 2017.
Author
Vanessa Broussard-Simmons and Nicole Blechynden
Sponsor
Funding for partial processing of the collection was supported by a grant from the Smithsonian Institution's Collections Care and Preservation Fund (CCPF).
Immediate Source of Acquisition note
Forestry is a portion of the Business Ephemera Series of the Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, Accession AC0060 purchased from Isadore Warshaw in 1967. Warshaw continued to accumulate similar material until his death, which was donated in 1971 by his widow, Augusta. For a period after acquisition, related materials from other sources (of mixed provenance) were added to the collection so there may be content produced or published after Warshaw's death in 1969. This practice has since ceased.

Using the Collection
Preferred Citation note
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Forestry, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
Conditions Governing Access note
Collection is open for research. Some items may be restricted due to fragile condition.
Conditions Governing Use note
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.

Materials in the Archives Center
Materials in the Archives Center
Archives Center Collection of Business Americana (AC0404)

Forms Part Of
Forms Part Of

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Ephemera Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Business ephemera Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Forests and forestry Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
P.O. Box 37012
Suite 1100, MRC 601
Washington, D.C. 20013-7012
archivescenter@si.edu
http://americanhistory.si.edu/archives