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Finding Aid to the Emanuel Fritz papers, circa 1900-1988
BANC MSS C-B 728  
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Description
Papers of California forester Emanuel Fritz.
Background
Emanuel Fritz - forester, professor, author, editor, engineer - was born October 29, 1886 in Baltimore, Maryland. He received a degree in mechanical engineering from Cornell University in 1908. Until 1912, Fritz taught at the Baltimore Polytechnic Institute, from which he himself had graduated in 1905. His enthusiasm for the forest and his long-time interest in wood, however, eventually took him to Yale University, where he received his master's in forestry in 1914. Fritz was employed briefly as a field assistant for the New Hampshire Forestry Commission and then joined the United States Forest Service as a forest assistant in Montana and Idaho in 1915 and 1916. Later in 1916, he accepted a forest assistant's position at Fort Valley Forest Experiment Station in Arizona. With the start of World War I, Fritz enlisted in the military and, after officer training, was commissioned in the Field Artillery; he became, by transfer to the new air arm of the Army, Captain and C.O. of the 639th Aero Squadron, serving with the Allied Expeditionary Forces from January, 1918 until May, 1919. Upon his return to civilian life, Fritz accepted a position teaching wood technology and utilization at the University of California and remained there until his retirement in 1954.
Extent
Number of containers: 72 cartons, 6 boxes, 3 oversize boxes, 1 oversize folder (Linear feet: 95)
Restrictions
All requests to reproduce, publish, quote from or otherwise use collection materials must be submitted in writing to the Head of Public Services, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley, 94720-6000. Consent is given on behalf of The Bancroft Library as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission from the copyright owner. Such permission must be obtained from the copyright owner. See: http://bancroft.berkeley.edu/reference/permissions.html.
Availability
Collection is open for research.