Finding Aid to the Woodbridge Metcalf papers, circa 1886-1972 (bulk 1912-1972) BANC MSS C-B 1018

Finding Aid written by Lara Michels
The Bancroft Library
The Bancroft Library
University of California
Berkeley, CA 94720-6000

Language of Material: English
Contributing Institution: The Bancroft Library
Title: Woodbridge Metcalf papers
creator: Metcalf, Woodbridge, 1888-
Identifier/Call Number: BANC MSS C-B 1018
Physical Description: 33 linear feet Number of containers: 25 cartons, 2 cardfile boxes, 4 oversize folders, 1 box, 1 oversize box
Date (inclusive): circa 1886-1972
Date (inclusive): (bulk 1912-1972)
Abstract: Papers of Woodbridge Metcalf, first extension forester for the state of California.
Language of Material: Collection materials are in English
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[Identification of item], Woodbridge Metcalf papers, BANC MSS C-B 1018, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.

Separated Materials

Photographs and pictorial materials have been transferred to the Pictorial Collections of The Bancroft Library.

Related Items

  1. Related collection: [Collected reprints] (308x M579 co v.1).
  2. Related collection: Fire protection in the Berkeley Hills, 1921-1926 (BANC MSS 67/65 c).
  3. Related collection: Woodbridge Metcalf files relating to the Northern California Section of the Society of American Foresters, 1916-1972 (BANC MSS 84/118 c).
  4. Related item: Extension forester, 1926-1956: transcript, 1968 (BANC MSS 69/150 c).
  5. Related item: Woodbridge Metcalf interview concerning forestry [sound recording] / conducted by Paul Casamajor, 1968 June (Phonotape 499B).
  6. Associated collection: The Metcalf-Fritz photograph collection (University of California, Berkeley Marian Koshland Bioscience and Natural Resources Library: BIOS PIC 01).

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Acquisition Information

The Woodbridge Metcalf papers were gifted to the Bancroft Library by Mrs Woodbridge Metcalf and the University of California Department of Forestry, 1973-1978.


No additions are expected.

Processing Information

Processed by Lara Michels in 2013.


Woodbridge Metcalf (1888-1972) was born in Grosse Pointe, Michigan. He received his B.A. and his M.S. in Forestry from the University of Michigan in 1911 and 1912 respectively. In 1914, Metcalf accepted a position teaching silviculture and dendrology in the newly formed Department of Forestry at the University of California. His scholarly interests and activities included studies of the Coast Redwood, Sierra Redwood, Cork Oak, and Eucalypts. In 1926, Metcalf became the first Extension Forester for California. He would serve in that post for thirty years, dedicating himself to public education in forestry and conservation. As Extension Forester, Metcalf played a key role in the development of rural and forest fire protection programs in California, organized a number of 4-H summer camps at Whitaker's Forest, Las Posadas, and White Oak Flat (among other locations) to teach California youth about forests and the California environment, advocated for better management of farm woods, studied the efficiency of windbreaks in the protection of citrus orchards in Southern California, and managed the University-owned Whitaker's Forest in Tulare County. Metcalf was a life member of the California Conservation Council and served as its president for four years. After retiring in 1956, Metcalf continued to pursue his tree studies and forestry activities. He conducted tree surveys and developed street tree recommendations for the cities of Livermore, Walnut Creek, Hollister, Campbell, and Santa Barbara. He participated in the International Shade Tree Conference amd the Street Tree Symposium at Saratoga and was active in the California Christmas Tree Growers' Association. Metcalf was the author of numerous forestry articles and pamphlets as well as censuses of trees in a range of California locations, including the the San Francisco Bay region and the campus of the University of California, Berkeley, In addition to his forestry work, Metcalf was a skilled yachtsmen. He and his partner, Glenn Waterhouse, won the International Star Class World Championships in 1933 and represented tne United States in the in the 1936 Olympic games.

Scope and Content of Collection

The collection consists of six series: correspondence, subject files, work-related organizations and institutions, teaching, notebooks and clippings, and personalia. These series document the scholarly and public service forestry work of Woodbridge Metcalf from the beginning of his career through his retirement years. The correspondence, which is arranged chronologically by year from 1911 to 1972, is both personal and professional. The subject files include general subject files documenting Metcalf's interests and activities with a range of tree species and California locations as well as particular sets of files on his work with eucalypts and fire. These files include research material as well as manuscripts and reprints of some of Metcalf's writings. The files on work-related organizations and institutions date mostly from the 1950s and 1960s and document Metcalf's work with the the foloowing institutions, among others: the California Conservation Council, the Saratoga Horticultural Foundation, the Society of American Foresters, Northern California Division, the University of California Agricultural Extension, and the FSX club. Files on Metcalf's teaching include course instruction manuals for a range of Forestry courses at the University of California dating from circa 1917 to 1925 as well as copies of course exams and materials relating to the University of California Forestry camps. Personalia includes biographical materials, genealogy, some family papers, early school notebooks, a file of Metcalf's verses and songs, materials relating to organizations in which Metcalf was personally active, including the Society of Mayflower Descendants, the Berkeley Senior Center, and the City of Berkeley Committee on Aging, and diaries and appointment books. Among the personalia is also a circa 1936 paper (written by Metcalf and Glenn Waterhouse) entitled Yachts of the International Star Class on San Francisco Bay, 1923-1936.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Forests and forestry--California
Coast redwood
Giant sequoia
Christmas trees--California
Trees--California--San Francisco Bay Area
Trees--California--Santa Barbara
Trees--California--Walnut Creek
Trees--California, Southern
Forest fires--California
Forest fires--California--Prevention and control
Fire prevention--California
Fire management--California
Forest management--California
4-H clubs--California
Nature conservation--Study and teaching--California
Nature study--Activity programs--California
Faculty papers
Metcalf, Woodbridge, 1888-
Metcalf, Woodbridge, 1888- --Archives
University of California, Berkeley. School of Forestry and Conservation.
California Conservation Council
Whitaker's Forest Cooperative Natural Resources Research Station (Calif.)
Society of American Foresters. Northern California Section
Saratoga Horticultural Foundation
General Society of Mayflower Descendants


Correspondence. Series 1: 1911-1972

Physical Description: carton 1-2; carton 3, folder 1-12
carton 1

Correspondence, 1911-1962

Scope and Contents

General correspondence arranged chronologically by year. Also includes some folders of correspondence (mostly dating from the 1920s) with specific individuals and institutions, including the United States Weather Bureau; H.B. Walker of the UC Davis School of Agricultural Engineering; the National Fire Waste Council; the San Bernadino County Department of Forestry; D.B. Smith and Company; Berkeley City Manager; California Department of Natural Resources; Crawford and Taylor; Hauck Manufacturing Company; National Board of Fire Underwriters; State of New York Conservation Department; Pacific Coast Association of Fire Chiefs; San Benito County Farm Bureau; Board of Fire Underwriters of the Pacific; UC Berkeley College of Agriculture; California Farm Bureau Federation; California State Firemen's Association; Contra Costa Hills Fire Protection Committee; James P. Fairbank; Fire Protection Engineering Company; Los Angeles County Department of Forestry; Kern County Superintendent of Schools; Pyrene Manufacturing Company; California county agents of the United States Department of Agriculture; United States Forest Service, California District; and California Division of Forestry.
carton 2

Correspondence, 1962-1968

carton 3, folder 1-12

Correspondence, 1968-1972, undated


Subject files. Series 2: circa 1903-1970

Physical Description: Carton 3, folder 13-41; carton 4-16; box 1; cardfile box 1-2; oversize folder 1-4

General forestry. Subseries 2_1: circa 1903-1972

Physical Description: Carton 3, folder 13-41; carton 4-9; oversize folder 1-4
carton 3, folder 13

Alabama, Trees for, 1947

carton 3, folder 14

Altitudinal Races of Pinus Ponderosa Confirmed, 1959

carton 3, folder 15

Arboreta and tree lists, 1966

carton 3, folder 16

Arcata plot figures, 1922-1963

carton 3, folder 17

The Aristata Pine in California, 1960

carton 3, folder 18

T.R. Bard Ranch trees and plants, undated

carton 3, folder 19

Batelle Memorial Institute, circa 1960

carton 3, folder 20

Beginnings of Forestry at the University of California, 1963

carton 3, folder 21-23

Belmont, California, Census of Trees in, circa 1969

carton 3, folder 24-30

Berkeley Campus, Trees of the, 1965

carton 3, folder 31

Berkeley, Trees in, 1966

oversize-folder 3

Bradford and Frazier Land Exchange plans (Mendocino County), 1931

carton 3, folder 32-33

Cabinet and Furniture Manufacturer's Guild, circa 1965

carton 3, folder 34

California Agriculture (journal), 1962 August

carton 3, folder 35

California Coastal Districts, Trees for, 1949

carton 3, folder 36-38, oversize-folder 4

Campbell, California, Trees in, circa 1963

carton 3, folder 39-40, carton 4, folder 1-2, oversize-folder 3

Campbell Creek plantation, circa 1921-1925

carton 4, folder 3-5

Capital Park, Sacramento, Trees in, circa 1966

carton 4, folder 6

Central California, introduced trees commonly planted in, 1964

carton 4, folder 7-24

Christmas trees, circa 1940-1970

carton 4, folder 25-26

Coast redwood, cira 1929-1961

carton 4, folder 27

Coastal and Valley Areas of California, Check List of Introduced Trees Growing Up in, 1963

carton 4, folder 28-29

Community forests, circa 1950-1960

carton 4, folder 30

Conifers frequently seen in Central California, circa 1971

carton 4, folder 31

Conservation miscellany (Michigan), circa 1960-1971

carton 4, folder 32

Contra Costa County tree lists, circa 1962

carton 4, folder 33-38

Cork Oak, circa 1917-1960

carton 4, folder 39

Cottonwood, circa 1945-1962

carton 4, folder 40

Covina mater street tree plan report, 1952

carton 4, folder 41

Dos Palos, California, Trees in, 1963

carton 4, folder 42

Eagle Rock Project on Forestry by Robert E. Burton, 1946

carton 5, folder 1, oversize-folder 2

East Bay Municipal Utility District Land/Forestation, 1937-1938

carton 5, folder 2

Eddy Arboretum, Trees in the, 1960

oversize-folder 3

El Dorado County plans (relating to federal grant to the University of California), undated

carton 5, folder 33

Entomology and pathology, circa 1939-1950

carton 5, folder 4

Fall Creek demonstration forest, circa 1947

carton 5, folder 5-9

Famous and notable trees, circa 1920-1960

carton 5, folder 10

Farm forestry progress-notes and letters for talk, 1950

carton 5, folder 11

Fence posts, Penta treated, 1954

carton 5, folder 12

Field planting reports, miscellaneous, circa 1903-1937

carton 5, folder 13

Finch Arboretum undated

carton 5, folder 14-15

Fir Tree Arboretum (Grass Valley, California), circa 1966-1970

carton 5, folder 16

Forest facts (teacher's handbook), circa 1960

carton 5, folder 17-19

Forest management, circa 1950-1971

carton 5, folder 20

Forest management research in the Redwood - Douglas - Fir region of California, 1958

carton 5, folder 21

Forest research in California (report), 1955

oversize-folder 4

Forestry Land Corporation 1910-1912

carton 5, folder 22

Forestry pamphlets, 1950-1970

carton 5, folder 23

Fuller Park, Napa County, circa 1932

carton 5, folder 24-25

Giant Sequoia, circa 1922-1962

carton 5, folder 26

Gnall-Henry versus United States, circa 1966

carton 5, folder 27

Growing Coast and Sierra Redwoods, 1964

carton 5, folder 28

Hollister, California, Trees in, 1961

carton 5, folder 29-30

Humboldt County, circa 1913-1952

carton 5, folder 31-32

Illustrations for trees, circa 1950

carton 5, folder 33

Interesting trees in California, circa 1950

carton 5, folder 34-36

International Shade Tree Conference, circa 1956-1966

carton 5, folder 37

Jackson State Forest status report, circa 1944-1959

carton 5, folder 38

Kern County, Sanctuary of the Pines, circa 1927

oversize-folder 4

Lolo National Forest map 1961

carton 5, folder 39

Los Posadas Forest, History of (compiled by Edith Gregory), 1938

carton 5, folder 40-41

Los Posadas Forest, manual of information, 1938-1954

carton 5, folder 42, oversize-folder 1

Los Posadas Forest, miscellaneous, 1926-1954

carton 5, folder 43

Longhorn Recreation Laboratory, 1959

carton 6, folder 1

Lopez Canyon, circa 1960

carton 6, folder 2

Management plans, circa 1946

carton 6, folder 3

Markets for woodland products in California, 1966

carton 6, folder 4

Maxims for Public Foresters, circa 1950

carton 6, folder 5-12

Menlo Park, Tree Census of and Trees in, 1970-1971

carton 6, folder 13

Michigan, 1971 trip to, 1971

carton 6, folder 14

Miller property (Santa Cruz County), circa 1948-1950

carton 6, folder 15

Muir, John, circa 1957-1965

carton 6, folder `6

Muir Manor, Trees at, circa 1958

carton 6, folder 17

Muir Woods, Redwoods at, circa 1941

carton 6, folder 18

Native trees, reports on, 1959

carton 6, folder 19

Norfold Island Pines, 1965

carton 6, folder 20

North Central States Extension Foresters' Conference, 1961

carton 6, folder 21

Northwest Forest Tree Seed Committee, 1959

carton 6, folder 22

Notes on a trip to the amazing country along the Colorado River, 1968

carton 6, folder 23-28

Ornamental plants and trees, circa 1940-1960

carton 6, folder 29

Pacific Southwest Forest and Range Experiment Station, 1964-1967

carton 6, folder 30

Parks, circa 1950-1960

carton 6, folder 31

Pines, circa 1950-1960

carton 6, folder 32

Plant Materials for Northern California Climatic Zones, 1961

carton 6, folder 33

Plates by E.O. Murman, circa 1953

oversize-folder 3

Pleyto Rancho plans (relating to federal grant to the University of California), undated

carton 6, folder 34-40, carton 7, folder 1-2

Redwoods, circa 1921-1970

carton 7, folder 3

Reforestation activities and survival report, Summary of (Los Angeles County Forestry Department), circa 1930

carton 7, folder 4

Regulating Trees on Private Property, 1966

carton 7, folder 5-13

Reprints and publications, assorted, circa 1940-1970

carton 7, folder 14

Richfield Western Wild Flowers, 1962

carton 7, folder 15-16

Ross, Marin County, California, Trees in, 1965

carton 7, folder 17

Roth, Filbert, 1955

carton 7, folder 18

Sacramento and San Joaquin Valleys of California, Trees for the, 1949

carton 7, folder 19-20

San Anselmo, Trees in, 1968

carton 7, folder 21

San Benito County project #3705, 1947-1957

carton 7, folder 22-28, carton 8, folder 1-3

San Francisco Bay Area, trees of (various manuscripts), circa 1957-1960

cardfile-box 1

San Francisco Bay Area, trees of (index card file), circa 1957-1960

carton 8, folder 4

San Jose and Oakland, trees of, 1938-1948

carton 8, folder 5-10, oversize-folder 4

Santa Barbara, Trees of (assorted manuscripts and notes), 1961-1962

carton 8, folder 11, oversize-folder 1

Santa Clara County, Mount Hamilton tree plots and buildings map, 1940-1943

carton 8, folder 12

Seed miscellany, catalogs and brochures, circa 1960

carton 8, folder 13

Schrubs, 1950

oversize-folder 1

Shasta Lake Recreational Area, General Development Plan, Central Valley Project and Shasta Lake map, 1946

carton 8, folder 14-18

Silvical description notebooks, circa 1908-1940

carton 8, folder 19

Sonoma Farm Forestry Demonstration Project, 1942

carton 8, folder 20-25

Southern California, Trees in (assorted manuscripts and notes), circa 1937-1962

carton 8, folder 26

Spring Dell Range study, 1954-1955

carton 8, folder 27

State Civil Service exams for Forestry, 1950

carton 8, folder 28

State forests, data on sale of, circa 1948-1951

carton 8, folder 29-32

Street trees and Street Tree Symposium, circa 1964

carton 8, folder 33

Strybing Arboretum, circa 1962

carton 8, folder 34

Sudworth, notes on, circa 1966

carton 8, folder 35

Suggestions on trees (assorted), circa 1950-1965

carton 8, folder 36

Surplus property, circa 1947

carton 8, folder 37-41

Trees, assorted general, circa 1940-1970

carton 8, folder 42

Tree growth control with MH-30T, circa 1960

carton 8, folder 43

Tree farming, circa 1956

carton 8, folder 44-45

Tree lists, circa 1940-1970

carton 9, folder 1

Trees, miscellaneous printed items, circa 1940-1970

carton 9, folder 2

Tree planting in California, 1949

carton 9, folder 3

Tree surgery/wounds, 1952

carton 9, folder 4

Tree table, undated

carton 9, folder 5

Tuolumne County, Strawberry Camp site, undated

oversize-folder 2

Tuolumne County, Port Stockton Cement Company limestone deposit maps, undated

carton 9, folder 6

University lands, circa 1930-1935

oversize-folder 4

University of California Santa Monica Forestry Station map 1917

carton 9, folder 7

Up and Down California in 1860-1864 by William H. Brewer (excerpt), undated

carton 9, folder 8

Urania Lumber Company Sawmill, field study, 1938

carton 9, folder 9

Utah and Colorado, A trip to, 1966

carton 9, folder 10

Visit of R.D. Johnston, 1964

carton 9, folder 11, oversize-folder 4

Walnut Creek, California, Trees of 1958

carton 9, folder 12

Washington Short Course for Christmas Tree Growers, 1968

carton 9, folder 13

Water in California, circa 1957

carton 9, folder 14

West Virginia forests, data on, circa 1950

carton 9, folder 15

Western Forest Trees (Dover Books), 1965

carton 9, folder 15

Western Forest Trees (Dover Books), 1965

carton 9, folder 16-23, oversize-folder 3

Whitaker's Forest, circa 1950-1961

carton 9, folder 24

Wildland Ownership in California-History, Present Patterns, and Problems (draft of report for American Forestry Association), undated

carton 9, folder 25-34, oversize-folder 3

Windbreaks, circa 1924-1960

carton 9, folder 35

Wisconsin forests, miscellaneous publications, circa 1940-1960

carton 9, folder 36

World Forestry Congress, 1960

oversize-folder 3

Yerba Buena Island, proposed tree topping and removal, 1958


Eucalyptus. Subseries 2_2: circa 1910-1970

Physical Description: Carton 10-12; box 1; cardfile box 2; oversize folder 2, 4
carton 10; box 1, folder 1-4; cardfile box 2; oversize folder 2

Eucalyptus project files, circa 1912-1920

Scope and Contents

Files from a eucalyptus study initiated by the United States Forest Service in 1912 and taken over by the University of California Division of Forestry in 1916. The project's aim was to compile an exhaustive investigation into the growth and yield of various species of eucalyptus in California, with an eye primarily on the commercial prospects of eucalyptus. Files contain measurements and other materials relating to a range of groves and plantations throughout the state of California. Cardfile box 2 consists of project index cards. Oversize folders contain a tract plan for the Los Berros Land and Water Company in San Luis Obispo, Eucalyptus Globul charts, and maps.
carton 11-12; box 1, folder 5; oversize folder 2

General eucalyptus files, circa 1920-1970

Scope and Contents

Files on a range of eucalyptus subjects, including correspondence, data, and information about the uses of eucalytpus. Files also include some of Metcalf's writings on Eucalyptus and copies of a 1910 study of eucalyptus in California. Oversize folder 2 contains a plan and key for Ed R. Levin Park Eucalyptus Grove in Santa Clara.

Fire. Subseries 2_3: circa 1920-1965

Physical Description: Carton 13-16; box 1, folder 6; oversize folder 3-4

Scope and Contents

Files on forest fires, fire prevention, and fire suppression, mostly in California from circa 1920 to 1965.


Carton 13: pre-supression; general fire; general forest fire; Los Angeles County fire plans and other materials (1920s); Angeles National Forest; fire equipment; Trinity National Forest; pre-suppression; and advanced fire training course. Carton 14: fire control handbook for region 5; Clarke-McNary Law; forest fire economics; history of fire control; general statistics; general reports and articles regarding forest fires; fire studies; Berkeley fire of 1923; fire prevention in New England and the Mid-Atlantic region; bibliography on the effects of fire on forests (1938); historical forest fires; fire in foriegn countries; fire prevention, general; statewide prevention; Smokey Bear; fire prevention manuals; loss of life in forest fires; lightening; man-made fires. Carton 15: climatic factors influencing fires; firebreaks; cover conditions; snag disposal; fire danger rating; fire control handbook and manual; mapping and detection planning; communication; firefighting personnel; firefighting equipment; biological damage from forest fires; firefighting job descriptions; fire research; large fires; brief of Conejos Fire; Board of Fire review, Plumas National Forest; Rattlesnake fire; Board of Fire Review, Trinity National Forest; forms for the analysis of fires; notes on fires in Tuolumne County; Board of Fire review, Ferris Creek Fire; fire suppression; smoke jumping; rural fire protection; the place of fire in forest management; Fox Butte hazard reduction; causes of fire; effects of fire; fire detection; economic aspects of forest fire protection and damage; fire control planning. Carton 16: fire control planning; protective agencies; miscellaneous annual reports from the Department of Forestry; clippings; fire protection conference; USDA publications regarding fire; preliminary practical fire behavior course; meteorology; fire behavior training; fire spread index; forest fires, other states; fire legislation; fire control policies; cost relations of fire control; forest fire insurance; damage appraisal; Public Interest in Conservation - Fire Control and Reforestation; (Santa Cruz County); State Board of Forestry, fire control; fire protection for grain fields; Berkeley and Contra Costa Hills fire plan (1923); education; American Forest Week; fire signs and posters; state proclamation; camp fire permit registration form; laws, enforcement, instructions to wardens; slash; East Bay Hills Fire Protection Committee. Box 1: Fire weather records, 1950. Oversize folder 3 includes a topographical map relating to the Clear Lake Oaks Fire Control Station in Lake County, California (1948). Oversize folder 4 includes Forest Service materials, info on water facilities and a 1923 Fire Guard Detail plan for Berkeley.

Work-Related Organizations and Institutions. Series 3: circa 1928-1970

Physical Description: Carton 17-18, carton 19, folder 1-4
carton 17, folder 1-15

4-H Club, circa 1928-1954

Scope and Contents

Files relating to Metcalf's fire and forest education work with 4-H camps.
carton 17, folder 16

American Forestry Association, circa 1940-1965

carton 17, folder 17

American Forestry Congress, 1963

carton 17, folder 18

Aboretum committees, 1968-1969

carton 17, folder 19

Boy Scouts, 1956-1968

carton 17, folder 20-24

California Conservation Council, circa 1953-1967

carton 17, folder 25

California Division of Forestry, circa 1958-1962

carton 17, folder 26

California Forest and Range Experiment Station, 1958

carton 17, folder 27

California Horticultural Society (journal), 1966

carton 17, folder 28

California Small Woodland Council, circa 1958

carton 17, folder 29

Camp Fire Girls, circa 1957

carton 17, folder 30

Contra Costa Park and Recreation Council, circa 1958-1963

carton 17, folder 31-32, carton 18, folder 1-4

FSX Club, circa 1950-1970

carton 18, folder 5

Redwood Conservation Council, circa 1959-1967

carton 18, folder 6-10

Saratoga Horticultural Foundation, circa 1969-1970

carton 18, folder 11-15

Society of American Foresters, Northern California Section, circa 1957-1967

carton 18, folder 16-17

United States Department of Agriculture, circa 1955-1968

carton 18, folder 18

United States Department of the Interior, circa 1963-1965

carton 18, folder 19-23, carton 19, folder 1

University of California Agricultural Extension, circa 1928-1967

carton 19, folder 2

University of California, Davis, circa 1960-1963

carton 19, folder 3

University of California, Santa Cruz, Arboretum, circa 1968

carton 19, folder 4

Young Men's Christian Association, circa 1958-1967


Teaching. Series 4: circa 1917-1948

Physical Description: Carton 19, folder 5-25; carton 25

Scope and Contents

Carton 19: Manuals of instruction and exercises for Forestry 49 A-B, Forestry 99, and Forestry 105 (UC Berkeley). These manuals date from the 1930s and 1940s. Also included are copies of exams for Metcalf's courses, a paper on the history of the University of California School of Forestry, and files relating to University of California and Michigan forestry camps. Carton 25: Lecture notes, dating mostly from 1917-1925, for forestry courses at UC Berkeley and also for lectures on forestry given to the general public. File names for lecture notes include: forest protection; fire; fungal diseases; entomology; Forestry 106; dendrology; forest geography; siviculture; grazing; mensuration; administration; wood technology; first aid; county, town and city forests; tactics; forestry and the war; Forestry 128; Forestry 1; Forestry 2; Forestry 22.

Notebooks and Clippings. Series 5: circa 1940-1970

Physical Description: carton 19, folder 26-30; carton 20, folder 1-8

Personalia. Series 6: circa 1886-1972

Physical Description: Carton 20, folder 9-27; carton 21-24; box 1, folder 7; oversize box 1
carton 20, folder 9-11

80th birthday wishes, 1968

carton 20, folder 12

Biographical materials,

carton 20, folder 13

Passports, 1936-1956

carton 20, folder 14, oversize-folder 2

Certificates, circa 1940-1970

Oversize-Box 1

Plaques and name tags, circa 1930-1970

carton 20, folder 15

Distinguished Service Award materials, circa 1956-1957

carton 20, folder 16

Woodbridge genealogy, 1969

carton 20, folder 17

Fragments of a narrative by unidentified Metcalf (possibly Woodbridge's father) of a journey to Canada in 1886, 1886

box 1, folder 7

Clippings scrapbook of Charles H. Metcalf's trips to the mining regions of Alaska (kept by his wife), 1894-1900

carton 20, folder 18

School composition book, circa 1898

carton 20, folder 19

Biology notebook, circa 1908

carton 20, folder 20-22

Completed exam bluebooks from the University of Michigan, 1909-1911

carton 20, folder 23-24

Verses by Metcalf and others, circa 1930-1970

carton 20, folder 25-27, carton 21, folder 1-2

Society of Mayflower Descendants, circa 1960-1969

carton 21, folder 3

Diabetic Youth Foundation, circa 1958

carton 21, folder 4-8

Berkeley Senior Center, circa 1966-1971

carton 21, folder 9

City of Berkeley, Committee on Aging, circa 1962-1968

carton 21, folder 10

Berkeley First Congregational Church, circa 1965-1968

carton 21, folder 11

Yachts of the International Star Class on San Francisco Bay, 1923-1936 (paper by Metcalf and Glenn Waterhouse), undated

carton 21, folder 12

San Francisco Yacht Club, circa 1955

carton 21, folder 13

Sons in Retirement, 1971

carton 21, folder 14

Businesss cards, 1971

carton 21, folder 15

Safe Driving Course, 1960-1969

carton 21, folder 16

Thoughts on Retirement, undated

carton 21, folder 17-19

University of Michigan miscellany, circa 1964-1967

carton 21, folder 20

Michigan Women magazine (includes article by Woodbridge Metcalf's mother on her travels through the California Redwoods with her son), 1931 January

carton 21, folder 21

Sabbatical leave, 1950-1951

carton 21, folder 22-29

Diaries and appointment books, 1915-1918, 1923-1941

carton 22

Diaries and appointment books, 1941-1951

carton 23

Diaries and appointment books, 1952-1965

carton 24, folder 1-6

Diaries and appointment books, 1966-1972, undated

carton 24, folder 7

Birthday book and address book, undated

carton 24, folder 8-9

Norah Metcalf diaries, 1922, 1924

carton 24, folder 10-13

Miscellaneous personal, undated