Finding Aid to the Emanuel Fritz papers, circa 1900-1988

Finding Aid written by Lara Michels
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Finding Aid to the Emanuel Fritz papers, circa 1900-1988

Collection Number: BANC MSS C-B 728

The Bancroft Library

University of California, Berkeley

Berkeley, California
Finding Aid Written By:
Lara Michels (with some descriptive content pulled from two earlier finding aids written by an unknown author and Mary Jo Pugh).
Date Completed:
October 2013
© 2013 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Collection Summary

Collection Title: Emanuel Fritz papers
Date (inclusive): circa 1900-1988
Collection Number: BANC MSS C-B 728
Creators : Fritz, Emanuel, 1886-
Extent: Number of containers: 74 cartons, 6 boxes, 6 oversize boxes, 10 volumes, 1 oversize folder (Linear feet: 110)
Repository: The Bancroft Library
University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, California, 94720-6000
Phone: (510) 642-6481
Fax: (510) 642-7589
Abstract: Papers of California forester Emanuel Fritz.
Languages Represented: Collection materials are in English
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[Identification of item], Emanuel Fritz papers, BANC MSS C-B 728, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.

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Acquisition Information

The Emanuel Fritz papers were gifted to the Bancroft Library by Emanuel Fritz and Barbara Fritz between 1958 and 2012.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Fritz, Emanuel, 1886- --Archives
University of California (1868-1952)--Dept. of Forestry--Faculty
University of California, Berkeley--School of Forestry and Conservation--Faculty
Forest History Society
Society of American Foresters
California Redwood Association
Foundation for American Resources Management
Commonwealth Club of California
Bohemian Club (San Francisco, Calif.)
Redwood Region Logging Conference
Forests and forestry
Forestry law and legislation--United States
Forestry law and legislation--California
Redwood (Wood)--California
Coast redwood--California
Sonservation of natural resources--Study and teaching--California--Berkeley
Forestry schools and education--California--Berkeley
Forest fires--California
Forestry projects--California
Redwood National Park (Calif.)
Faculty papers

Administrative Information


No additions are expected.

Processing Information

Five accessions of Emanuel Fritz papers, which arrived at the Bancroft Library between 1958 and 2012, were merged into one collection by Lara Michels in 2013. Two accessions had been processed previously and all attempts were made to preserve descriptive details from earlier finding aids written by an unknown author and Mary Jo Pugh.


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.
Fritz's career reached far beyond the University to include national and regional forestry and the shaping of forest legislation. He became a senior member of the Society of American Foresters in 1919 and took an active part in the society's affairs, for seventeen years accepting committee responsibilities. Fritz helped to rewrite the SAF constitution, to improve the status of private foresters within the society, to upgrade forestry education and forestry as a profession, and to shape and participate in the society's political activities. He was also the initiator and organizer of the First Annual Meeting of the California Section of the Society of American Foresters in 1924 and the acted as secretary of this section from 1924 to 1927. He was a member of the SAF council from 1933 until he resigned this post and the chairmanship of the Society's Division of Private Forestry in 1936.
Fritz also worked as a private consultant in forestry for the Department of the Interior, various legislative committees, and associations such as the California Redwood Association, the California White and Sugar Pine Association, the West Coast Lumbermen's Association, the Union Lumber Company and many others. Always a strong champion of private forestry and foresters, he brought to these organizations a theoretical knowledge from the academic community and an ability to convert theory into practice. Fritz had many friends among lumbermen and foresters working in the lumber industry. Fritz was a gifted organizer and in 1936 he initiated the Redwood Region Logging Conference under the auspices of the California Redwood Association. Fritz served as secretary-manager of the Board of Directors of the RRLC until 1958, becoming, with retirement, its honorary vice-president. In 1934, in the difficult period of the Lumber Code Authority, Fritz became Consulting Forester for the California Redwood Association. When government controls were lifted as a result of the Supreme Court's invalidation of the Code, Fritz, working with the California Redwood Association, began a program designed to forestall further federal control of private forestry be eliminating such destructive lumber industry practices as might seem to justify controls. Lumber industry compliance with a voluntary forest practices code was the aim, and Fritz undertook installation of the selective-cutting system in the redwood forests (though under certain conditions, when the selective-cutting system failed to function as expected, he reluctantly approved clear-cutting provided it was followed with artificial reforestation). Working through the California Redwood Association, Fritz instituted a program of grass-roots education, conservation conferences and improved public relations for lumbermen, their companies and associations. Upgrading the public image of the lumber industry in the Redwood Region was achieved in part through carrying the forest protection message directory to the logging crews. Fritz insisted on accurate reporting by government and others, not from distant bureaus or offices but from actual observation in the woods, so that the public and government could see the improvements in forest practice which were actually being affected. Fritz was active with the California Redwood Association in these matters from 1934 to 1950.
In 1943, he moved more directly into the legislative arena, becoming consultant for the California Forestry Study Committee headed by Senator George Biggar of Covelo, a committee which in 1944 visited forests all over the state under Fritz's guidance, talking with practicing foresters and lumbermen. From the findings, Fritz wrote the official report, "The Forest Situation in California." He also wrote some of the bills which resulted in state rather than federal forest practice laws and which were signed into law by Governor Earl Warren in 1945. Biggar himself failed to win re-election, but Fritz continued his interest in the implementation of the new laws and continued to serve on such committees as the Redwood District Practice Committee (1945-1947) and the California State Reconstruction and Reemployment Commission. Fritz was a world renowned authority on the sequoias and was often referred to as Mr. Redwood by the western press. His book "California Coast Redwoods" is an exhaustive bibliography of Sequoia sempervirens. Fritz's work, particularly in the Redwood Region, was a major factor in the implementation of programs of forest protection and conservation, in reducing the hazard of fire, in substituting for liquidation-cutting the concept of tree farming for continuous yield, in minimizing damage to standing trees through tractor rather than skyline logging, and in reforestation through the preservation of seed trees. Fritz's influence extends to the students he trained in thirty-five years of university teaching. He directed many of his students into private forestry and used his own good relations with employers to open new opportunities for those he mentored.

Scope and Content of Collection

The collection documents Emanuel Fritz's work on the forestry faculty at the University of California, his work with a range of forestry and lumber organizations and associations, his consulting work in forestry and wood technology, and his role in shaping forestry law and policy on the national, state, and local level. The collection is arranged into thirteen series: Correspondence; University of California files; Consulting and industry case files; Forestry organizations and associations; Civic and conservation organizations; Redwood National Park files; Forestry law and policy; Writings, speeches, and notes; Projects; Redwood reference files; General forestry reference files; Forestry card file bibliography; and Personal.

Container List


Series 1:  Correspondence. circa 1920-1986

Physical Description: Carton 1-8

Scope and Content

Correspondence and miscellaneous materials of all sorts, largely concerning forestry and foresters who were personal friends. Subjects include virtually all of Fritz's many professonal activities and interests.


Arranged alphabetically.
Carton 1

A, miscellaneous to Chapman, circa 1920-1982

Carton 2

Chapman to Feather River Inn, circa 1920-1982

Carton 3

Feather River Pine Mills to Hall, S.J., circa 1920-1982

Carton 4

Hall, W. to K miscellaneous., circa 1920-1982

Carton 5

Kahman to Marshall, E., circa 1920-1982

Carton 6

Marshall, W. to Schriver, circa 1920-1982

Carton 7

Schmitz to Van Huizen circa 1920-1982

Carton 8

Vaux to Yusk, circa 1920-1982


Series 2:  University of California. circa 1900-1976

Physical Description: Carton 9; carton 10, folder 1-16

Scope and Content

General files on the University of California (including a few files on campus disturbances in the 1960s) as well as files on the Forestry Department and its activities (including materials on the departmental newsletter; alumni; the Forest Products Laboratory; the history of the forestry division; course listings and prospecti; other course materials; student employment; and forestry summer camp).

Series 3:  Consulting and industry case files. circa 1936-1978

Physical Description: Carton 10, folder 17-30; carton 11-12

Scope and Content

Emanuel Fritz began consulting work in 1933 while he was Professor of Forestry at the University of California and continued on an even larger scale after his retirement in 1954. He specialized in field management and lumber manufacturing and often served as an expert witness in legal cases involving accidents and damage claims.
Carton 10, Folder 17

Miscellaneous cases, undated

Carton 10, Folder 18-19

Arcata Redwood Company, 1955-1965

Carton 10, Folder 20-23

J.H. Baxter and Company (wood preserving, termite control, and Chemonite), 1954-1963

Carton 10, Folder 24

Burney Chamber of Commerce, Burney Basin Sustained Yield Study, 1949

Carton 10, Folder 25

Caspar Lumber Company, 1945-1947

Carton 10, Folder 26

Chandler vs Hibbard. Study of Cuyama Valley Oak trees, undated

Carton 10, Folder 27

Coastal Plywood and Timber Company, H.W. Cole, 1954

Carton 10, Folder 28

Dickinson Lumber Company, 1955-1963

Carton 10, Folder 29

Fibreboard Products, Incorporated. Eucalyptus for Pulpwood in California, 1955

Carton 10, Folder 30

Freight Rate Case. Oregon to California, Berol and Silver, Attns., 1958

Carton 10, Folder 31

Gazos Creek Property Volume Inventory Report, San Mateo County, 1951

Carton 10, Folder 32

T.J. Goff. An Examination of Corner Posts of Mohawk Mining Claims, 1966

Carton 10, Folder 33

Hammond Cut-Over Lands. Report on Little River Lands, 1941

Carton 10, Folder 34

Neils Iverson Property Timber Estimate Report. Mendocino County, 1952

Carton 10, Folder 35

Jordan International Company, 1959-1961

Carton 10, Folder 36

Paul B. Kelly Timper Company (fire damage), 1960

Carton 11, Folder 1

Ladders, undated

Carton 11, Folder 2

Lane Book Company, 1960

Carton 11, Folder 3

Lev Property near Occidental, 1964-1966

Carton 11, Folder 4

Julio C. Locatelli Property, 1972

Carton 11, Folder 5

Mendocino County, 1956

Carton 11, Folder 6

Pacific Gas and Electric Company. Use of Trees as Determinants of Floods, 1960

Carton 11, Folder 7

Willets Watershed, 1955

Carton 11, Folder 8

Pallets, undated

Carton 11, Folder 9

Pioneer Grove. San Mateo County, 1948

Carton 11, Folder 10

Bale Grist Mill Historic Park. Redwood Floor Joists, 1978

Carton 11, Folder 11-12

State Parks. Humboldt County Master Plan Appraisal (Speckert, Crothers and Huggins properties and Adams and Crothers Properties), 1952

Carton 11, Folder 13

State Parks. Appraisal of Pacific Lumber Company Property along Redwood Highway, 1953

Carton 11, Folder 14

Tahoe Tavern, Tahoe City, 1965

Carton 11, Folder 15

Ben Taylor vs. Sierra Pine et al, 1956

Carton 11, Folder 16

Western Pacific Railroad. Inspection of Oakland and Sacramento Lumber Yards, 1952

Carton 11, Folder 17

Farquhar Property, Placer County, 1971

Carton 11, Folder 18-19

University of Michigan. Properties in Mendocino County, 1946-1952

Carton 11, Folder 20

Walter Wilson. Delaminated Plywood Floor, 1973

Oversize-Folder 1

Timber property maps and plans (Humboltdt and Mendocino Counties), circa 1940-1960

Carton 11, Folder 21-32, Box 5, Folder 4

Chemonite and the National Wood Treating Corporation, circa 1936-1961

Scope and Content

Chemonite is a wood preserving process developed by Dr. Aaron Gordon in 1925 at the University of California. In 1946, Emanuel Fritz became a stockholder and officer for the National Wood Treating Corporation which obtained a license to exploit the process commercially in California. The company operated a processing plant at Oroville, California. This group of files documents the technical aspects of the Chemonite process and the fortunes of the National Wood Treating Corporation.
Carton 11, Folder 33-40, Carton 12, Carton 13, Folder 1-4, Box 5, Folder 3

Foundation for American Resource Management (FARM), circa 1951-1968

Scope and Content

FARM was a private, non-profit foundation interested in the conservation of America's renewable resources. It was founded and supported financially by C.F. Rehnborg, president and owner of Nutrilite Products of Buena Park, California, and headquarterd in San Francisco. It supported research and demonstration work, and its initial and primary work under the direction of Emanuel Fritz was basic research in forest management and forest restoration in the redwood regions of California. A Board of Trustees granted money after considering project proposals. Grant projects were carried out under the supervision of Emanuel Fritz, consultant to FARM. Files consist of correspondence; articles of incorporation and bylaws; objectives and policy statements; Board of Trustees meeting materials; contracts; brush conversion project; proposed project on cut-over forest land consolidation; Forest Conservation Education Book; Redwood Reforestation Study; mss of Redwood Reforestation Problems; financial statements; James Rydelius report and correspondence for 1966 study on controlling hardwoods in Mendocino County; correspondence regarding Mr. Rehnborg's proposal to liquidate FARM; Fritz and Gius reports; Metasequoia; re-seeding materials.

Series 4:  Forestry organizations and associations. circa 1920-1980

Physical Description: Carton 13, folder 5-36; carton 14-21; carton 22, folder 1-9; oversize box 2-3; carton 72
Carton 13, Folder 5

American Forest Products Industries, 1944-1967

Carton 13, Folder 6-13

American Forestry Association, circa 1921-1972

Scope and Content

Includes correspondence; materials on the American Forest Congress (1946), materials on a project entitled California Lands-Ownership, Use and Management (1953-1957); a file on the Standing Timber Insurance Committee (1955-1956); items on the AFA Trail Riders.
Carton 13, Folder 14

American Pulpwood Association, circa 1957-1968

Carton 13, Folder 15

Forest Industries Council, 1961-1968

Carton 13, Folder 16

Forest Products Research Society, 1964

Carton 13, Folder 17-19

Hoo Hoo International, circa 1924-1946

Carton 13, Folder 20

Institute of Professional Foresters, 1933-1935

Carton 13, Folder 21

International Wood Collectors Society, 1949-1972

Carton 12, Folder 22

National Association of Manufacturers Conservation Committee, 1950

Carton 13, Folder 23-24

National Forest Products Association (formerly National Lumber Manufacturer's Association), 1965-1976

Carton 13, Folder 25-30

National Lumber Manufacturer's Association, 1935-1962

Carton 13, Folder 31-36, Carton 14, Folder 1

Pacific Logging Congress, circa 1938-1952

Scope and Content

Committee correspondence, annual reports, apprentice training program materials.
Carton 14, Folder 2

Redwood Empire Association, 1957-1977

Carton 14, Folder 3, Box 5, Folder 5-6

Redwood Region Conservation Council, 1953-1974

Institutional History Note

Industry supported organization to promote and better understanding of forests and forest industries.
Carton 14, Folder 4-28, Carton 15, Folder 1-31, Oversize Box 2, Oversize Box 3, Folder 1-2

Redwood Region Logging Conference, 1935-1988

Institutional HIstory Note

Independent organization of loggers organized in 1935 for the improvement of forest and logging practice in the redwood and Douglas Fir forests of northwestern California.

Society of American Foresters

Carton 15, Folder 32-51, Carton 16, Folder 1-31

General files, circa 1924-1979

Scope and Content

Correspondence, meeting materials, California Section materials, California Conservation Corps camps; unemployment and forestry; forestry schools; Committee for the Revision of he SAF Constitution; code of ethics; membership correspondence; membership manual; budget; industrial forestry report; private forestry report; Division of Private Forestry; War Devastated Libraries Committee; Redwood Section; miscellaneous.
Carton 16, Folder 32-35

Council correspondence, circa 1934-1936

Carton 16, Folder 1-11

Journal of Forestry general, circa 1930-1937

Carton 17, Folder 12-35

Journal of Forestry editorial board correspondence and other materials, circa 1922-1953

Carton 18, Carton 19, Folder 1-13

Journal of Forestry general editorial correspondence, circa 1930-1933

Scope and Content

Carton 18, folder 1 includes an alphabetical listing of correspondence in this group of files. Cardfile box 12 in carton 72 contains a card index of correspondence (which is duplicated in listing in carton 18, folder 1)
Carton 19, Folder 14-17

Western Forestry and Conservation Association, 1957-1979

Carton 19, Folder 18

Western Pine Association, 1961

Carton 19, Folder 19-39, Carton 20, Folder 1-22

Forest History Society, 1961

Institutional History Note

Founded in 1946 as the Forest Products History Foundation to collect and preserve the records of the American forest products industry. It was later known as the American Forest History Foundation and later still as the Forest History Society.

Scope and Content Note

Includes correspondence, administrative records, conference materials, and Board of Directors records.
Carton 20, Folder 23-38, Carton 21, Carton 22, Folder 1-9

California Redwood Association, 1936-1969

Scope and Content

Correspondence, Redwood Seasoning Committee, research reports, Report to Joint Congressional Committee (1938-1939), Wohlenberg's depletion plan, policy, annual report, Redwood Forestry Code, CRA circulars on redwood forestry, Redwood NRA code weekly newsletters, tree farm program files.

Series 5:  Civic and conservation organizations. circa 1930-1980

Physical Description: Carton 22, folder 10-37; carton 23, folder 1-12

Scope and Content

Fritz participated in a number of social and civic groups. He was active in the Commonwealth Club, particularly as Chair of the section on forestry, which, under Fritz's direction undertook a study of reforestation. He was a long-time member of the Save-the-Redwoods League, which bought up prime examples of redwood groves and presented them to the state of California for preservation. A long-standing member of the Sierra Club, Fritz was, nevertheless, critical of the organization under the leadership of David Brower, for he felt that the Sierra Club used unfair tactics and advocated extreme positions. He particularly disagreed with its stand and tactics in the controversy over the Redwood National Park.
Carton 22, Folder 10

Bohemian Club, 1948-1978

Carton 22, Folder 11-18

Commonwealth Club, 1956-1979

Carton 22, Folder 19

The Nature Conservancy, undated

Carton 22, Folder 20-37, Carton 23, Folder 1-6

Save the Redwoods League, 1931-1980

Scope and Content

Articles of incorporation and by-laws, correspondence, council records, press releases, clippings, publications, Richardson Grove museum, Graves-Olmstead Survey.
Carton 23, Folder 7

Save San Francisco Bay Association, undated

Carton 23, Folder 8-12

Sierra Club, undated


Series 6:  Redwood National Park. circa 1946-1982

Physical Description: Carton 23, folder 13-35; carton 24, folder 1-12

Scope and Content

Because he was known as "Mr. Redwoods," it was inevitable that Emanuel Fritz would be drawn into the controversy about the formation of the Redwood National Park. Because of his longstanding opposition to federal intervention and his activity with the Save-the-Redwoods League, he opposed the formation of the Park. He believed that the best groves worthy of park status were already preserved through the activities of the Save-the-Redwoods League and the state park system of California and that a great deal of land suitable for logging would be withdrawn from private use. Series includes correspondence (1946-1982); Fritz's statements and notes on the controversy; materials on debate over state versus federal park; statements by participating organizations such as the California Redwood Association, the Commonwealth Club, Redwood Region Conservation Council, Redwood Region Logging Conference, Save the Redwoods League, the Sierra Club and others; various studies; clippings and brochures.

Series 7:  Forestry law and policy. circa 1925-1980

Physical Description: Carton 24, folder 13-30; carton 25-28; carton 29, folder 1-32

Scope and Content

Emanuel Fritz had extensive relationships with agencies of the federal government, notably the Forest Service and the National Park Service. He was a long-time critic of the Forest Service and compiled and collected material about its policies and personnel. He was particularly critical of attempts of the federal government to control or regulate private forestry. From 1957 to 1960, Fritz served as a member of the Fish and Wildlife Advisory Committee of the Department of the Interior.
Fritz also had extensive influence on the development of forestry in California, particularly on the California Forest Practice Act of 1945 and to a lesser extent on the California Forest Practices Act of 1973. The State Forest Practices Act of 1945 provided for the preparation of forest practice rules in each of four forest districts of the State. These rules established minimum cutting and protection practices. Fritz was also a member and the chair of the Advisory Committee on Reforestation Studies under the authority of A.B. 2022 Reforestation Study Bill.
At the local level, the Humboldt County Forestry Committee was a group of 17 Humboldt County citizens created in December of 1952 to study the probable effect of the heavy increase in cutting since 1940 on the continuity of the forest industries and their payrolls and assessed valuations.

Subseries 7.1:  Federal policy. circa 1925-1960

Carton 24, Folder 13

Department of Agriculture. Earl J. Coke, Secretary, 1953-1954

Carton 24, Folder 14-18

United States Forest Service, 1925-1977

Scope and Content

Correspondence; material on clashes between Forest Service and private timber owners; Federal Forestry Bureau reorganization; material regarding Chief Forester Lyle Watts and control of private forests; timber resources review.
Carton 24, Folder 19-23

United States Department of the Interior, 1942-1960

Scope and Content

Correspondence; controversy over Our Nation's Forests by Rosalie Edge; Fish and Wildlife Advisory Committee
Carton 24, Folder 24

Bureau of Indian Affairs, 1962

Carton 24, Folder 25-29

National Park Service, 1939-1976

Scope and Content

Redwood Mountain purchase; papers; The Redwoods; Olympic National Park.
Carton 24, Folder 30, Carton 25, Folder 1-2

Joint Congressional Committee on Forestry, circa 1938

Carton 25, Folder 3

Forest Practice Committee, 1940-1943

Carton 25, Folder 4-6

Federal forestry reorganization, 1937-1953

Carton 25, Folder 7

Federal conservation reorganization, 1937-1938

Carton 25, Folder 8

Taxation of federal lands, circa 1939-1944

Carton 25, Folder 9

Forest Service controversy over recreational use of forest lands, 1925

Carton 25, Folder 10

Bankhead Omnibus Bill on forestry, 1941

Carton 25, Folder 11-14

Douglas Bill and Anderson proposal, 1946-1949

Carton 25, Folder 15-16

Miscellaneous letters and other material regarding Emergency Conservation Work and Civilian Conservation Corps, circa 1933-1940

Carton 25, Folder 17-27, Carton 26, Folder 1-4

Lumber Code Authority files, circa 1933-1936

Carton 26, Folder 5-7

Rationing during World War II in lumber camps, circa 1943

Carton 26, Folder 8-14

Office of Price Administration wartime lumber prices, 1943-1946

Carton 26, Folder 15-23

Sustained Yield Unit Law (PL 273 of 1944), circa 1942-1960

Carton 26, Folder 24-28

Wilderness Bill, circa 1956

Carton 27, Folder 1-8

Federal Trade Commission. Lumber Trade Practices Committee. Tree Nomenclature (various files), circa 1903-1952


Subseries 7.2:  California state policy, circa 1930-1980

Carton 27, Folder 9-11

California. State Board of Forestry correspondence and announcements, 1944-1982

Carton 27, Folder 12

Preliminary Report on Proposed State Forest Purchase Units by Fred M. Dunow, 1942

Carton 27, Folder 13-32, Carton 28, Folder 1-11

Biggar Committee, circa 1944-1948

Scope and Content

Correspondence, manuscripts, hearings, speeches, policy statements, Senate bills, news releases, clippings, etc. concerning the California Study Committee (Senator George M. Biggar, Chairman) and its role in the development of a state forestry code. Files include materials on the following: forest study tours made by the committee; reports of meetings; hearings; findings; statements on existing conditions and needs; recommendations by representatives of associations, government agencies, lumber companies and individuals.
Carton 28, Folder 12-22

California Forest Practices Act of 1945, circa 1944-1977

Scope and Content

Correspondence, miscellany, clippings, articles, paper by Fritz on the Forest Practices Act
Carton 28, Folder 23

A.B. 2022: Reforestation Study Bill, 1957

Carton 28, Folder 24-42, Carton 29, Folder 1-2

Reforestation Advisory Committee, circa 1958-1978

Carton 29, Folder 3-4

California Division of Forestry (correspondence), 1941-1979

Carton 29, Folder 5

California Division of Beaches and Parks, 1949-1976

Carton 29, Folder 6

California Department of Natural Resources, 1951, 1964

Carton 29, Folder 7

State Interim Committee on Economic Development of Cut-OVer Timber Areas and Brush Lands (Senator Stanley Arnold's Committee), 1957-1958

Carton 29, Folder 8

North Coast Land Use and Resource Development Committee (Clausen Committee), 1964

Carton 29, Folder 9-10

State Parks, correspondence regarding, circa 1928-1955

Carton 29, Folder 11

Proposed bill for acquiring state forests, circa 1942-1944

Carton 29, Folder 12

Proposed state forest system, 1942-1944

Carton 29, Folder 13-14

Proposed state forests of cut-over lands,, 1941-1943

Carton 29, Folder 15

State forests, circa 1942-1946

Carton 29, Folder 16

California State Reconstruction and Reemployment Commission, 1944-1946

Carton 29, Folder 17

Natural Resources Roads in California, 1952-1954

Carton 29, Folder 18

Constitutional amendment regarding State Board of Forestry, 1941-1942

Carton 29, Folder 19

Oregon and California lands, 1944-1946

Carton 29, Folder 20

California Reforestation Law of 1926 and other materials, 1938-1943

Carton 29, Folder 21

Van Duzen Fulmer Act, 1937


Subseries 7.3:  Counties and local, 1929-1969

Carton 29, Folder 22

East Bay Regional Parks (first steps towards their realization), 1929

Carton 29, Folder 23-24

Regional Parks Association, Alameda County (correspondence), 1949-1952

Carton 29, Folder 25-32

Humboldt County Forestry Committee and other Humboldt County materials, circa 1952-1969


Series 8:  Writings and speeches. circa 1910-1974

Physical Description: Carton 30-31; carton 32, folder 1-27; box 3; volume 1-2, 9-10

Subseries 8.1:  Published writings, circa 1910-1970

Carton 30, Folder 1-2

Bibliography, undated

Volume 1-2

Miscellaneous Writings on Forestry and Lumbering (bound volumes), circa 1915-1937

Scope and Content

Mostly bound reprints of Fritz's writings, but also includes some manuscript material.
Carton 30, Folder 3-24

Published articles, circa 1910-1970, undated

Carton 30, Folder 25

The Mountain Lookout Watchman, 1917

Carton 30, Folder 26

Forest Education, 1934

Carton 30, Folder 27

Sustained Yield Therapeutic, 1940

Carton 30, Folder 28

The Pot Calls the Kettle Black, 1944

Carton 30, Folder 29

The 1945 Fire Season and Lessons, 1945

Carton 30, Folder 30

A Proposal for Merging all Federal Timber Owning Departments, 1946

Carton 30, Folder 31

Suggestions for Employment of Forestry Graduates, 1946

Carton 30, Folder 32

H.R. 6201, Helen Gahegan Douglas, Redwood Forest Bill, 1946

Carton 30, Folder 33

Federal Regulation Imperials National Strength, 1946

Carton 30, Folder 34

The Training of Young Men for Private Forestry, 1946

Carton 30, Folder 35

Willis Linn Jepson, 1947

Carton 30, Folder 36

Wood Losses in Redwood Logging, 1948

Carton 30, Folder 37

Hope Bill 1948, 1948

Carton 30, Folder 38

The Future of the Redwoods, 1950

Carton 30, Folder 39

Redwood Forest and Permanent Lumber Supplies, 1950

Carton 30, Folder 40

Spotwise Seeding, 1950

Carton 30, Folder 41

On Unification, 1950

Carton 30, Folder 42-43

Winning the Battle of Timber and other Fortune Magazine article, 1945-1950

Carton 30, Folder 44

Timber and Men: What is the Future of Western Private Forests?, 1950

Carton 30, Folder 45

Chain Saws for Ripping Logs, 1950

Carton 30, Folder 46

Some Characteristics of the American Lumber Industry, 1951

Carton 30, Folder 47

Some Principles Governing the Growing of Redwood Crops, 1951

Carton 30, Folder 48

Just What is Conservation?, 1952

Box 3, Folder 1

Save-the-Redwoods League, 1952

Box 3, Folder 2

Forest Taxation, 1952

Box 3, Folder 3

Change Wrought in Redwood Logging and Forestry Directed Toward Permanence, 1952

Box 3, Folder 4

The Operation of the Forest Practice Act, 1952

Box 3, Folder 5

Statement about State Park Policy, 1953

Box 3, Folder 6

Better Forest Apprenticeship, 1953

Box 3, Folder 7

Tree Growing by California Redwood Industry, 1954

Box 3, Folder 8

Sawmills in the Redwood Region, 1955

Box 3, Folder 9

California and the Southwest, 1956

Box 3, Folder 10

Where Do We Go From Here?, 1957

Box 3, Folder 11

The Life and Habits of Redwood the Extraordinary, 1957

Box 3, Folder 12

Do We Have Enough Commercial Forest Land?, 1959

Box 3, Folder 13

Timber Sale Contracts, 1960

Box 3, Folder 14

The Development of Industrial Forestry in California, 1960

Box 3, Folder 15

Recollections of Forest Fire Detection of Fifty Years Ago, 1962

Box 3, Folder 16

Establish New Winema National Forest as Pilot Plant Unit, 1962

Box 3, Folder 17

Redwood article for National Geographic, 1964

Carton 31, Folder 1

The Last Redwood, 1964

Carton 31, Folder 2

The Story Told by a Fallen Redwood, 1965

Carton 31, Folder 3

Statement of Redwood Region Logging Conference about the Proposed Redwood National Park, 1965

Carton 31, Folder 4

Some Aesthetic and Horticultural Aspects of the California Redwoods, 1966

Carton 31, Folder 5

The Redwoods of California: Largest of Economic Plants, 1967

Carton 31, Folder 6

Redwood Reforestation Problems, 1967

Carton 31, Folder 7

Redwood Park Proposals, 1967

Carton 31, Folder 8

Coast Redwood Young Growth: Its Relation to Future Timber Supplies, 1967

Carton 31, Folder 9-11

Know Your Redwoods. Articles on Redwood for the Humboldt Standard, 1939-1942

Carton 31, Folder 12

Review of The Destruction of California, 1966


Subseries 8.2:  Speeches and unpublished writings, circa 1900-1970

Carton 31, Folder 13-21

Chronological set of speeches and unpublished writings, circa 1900-1970

Carton 31, Folder 22

Autobiography of a Tree, circa 1916-1939

Carton 31, Folder 23

Report on Forest Track at Soo Nipi Park, New London, New Hampshire,

Carton 31, Folder 24

Richardson Grove Redwood, 1933

Carton 31, Folder 25, Volume 9-10

Forest Land Situation in the California Redwood Region, 1939

Carton 31, Folder 26

Redwood Forestry Series, 1954

Carton 31, Folder 27

American Lumber Industry, 1957

Carton 31, Folder 28

Redwood National Park Controversy, 1967

Carton 31, Folder 29

Palo Alto Tree, 1974


Subseries 8.3:  Drafts, notes, and manuscripts of books, circa 1931-1958

Carton 31, Folder 30-43

Papers relating to "Lumber Manufacturing: A Practical Textbook" by Walter G. Collins and Emanuel Fritz, 1947-1950

Carton 31, Folder 44

Papers relating to "The Redwood Region," 1951

Carton 31, Folder 45-48

Papers relating to "The Lumber Industry," 1958

Carton 32, Folder 1

Papers relating to "Modern Lumber Production," 1958

Carton 32, Folder 2-3

Papers relating to "Bohemian Grove," undated

Carton 32, Folder 4-9

Papers relating to "Redwood Book," undated

Carton 32, Folder 10

Papers relating to "Redwood Forest Practice Manual," 1947

Carton 32, Folder 11-21

Papers relating to "Status of American Forestry," 1931-1950

Carton 32, Folder 22-27

Papers relating to "Building Up the States," 1948


Series 9:  Project files. circa 1919-1957

Physical Description: Carton 32, folder 28-31; carton 33; carton 34, folder 1-3; box 4; box 5, folder 8; oversize folder 1
Carton 32, Folder 28

Redwood Forests. Report of the College of Agriculture and the Agricultural Experiment Station. A plan for a research program in redwood forests in California, 1919-1920

Carton 32, Folder 29-30

A Survey of the Wastes Resulting From the Logging and Milling of California Redwood and Associated Species. Agricultural Experiment Station Project 651, 1920

Carton 32, Folder 31, Carton 33, Folder 1

Properties and Uses of Second Growth Redwood. Agricultural Experiment Station Project 688, 1923

Carton 33, Folder 2

Big River Cutting Area-Stem Analysis Curves. Big River and Freshwater, undated

Carton 33, Folder 3-10

Logging and Milling of Redwood Study, 1928

Carton 33, Folder 11

Mill Scale Study. Pacific Lumber Company, 1929

Carton 33, Folder 12

Logging of Old Growth Timber, Final Report, 1928-1933

Carton 33, Folder 13

Redwood Volume Table Data, 1939

Carton 33, Folder 14

1928 Redwood Tree and Log Data. Copied from original tree and log field sheets by Ed Fielden, 1952

Carton 33, Folder 15

Proposal to Study Financial Aspects of Holding Cut-Over Lands for Timber Growing, 1957

Carton 33, Folder 16

Holbrook Grove Trees. Ability of Redwood to Withstand Partial Burial (#1511 and 1536), undated

Carton 33, Folder 17

Table of Height Growth of Redwood on University of California Campus (#1631), 1940-1942

Carton 33, Folder 18

Redwood Forest Composition, "Stand Table," (#1670) 1940

Carton 33, Folder 19

Mather Grove Permanent Plot. Second Growth (#1664), undated

Carton 33, Folder 20

Redwood Highway at Myers (#1675), 1940

Carton 33, Folder 21

Partial Burial of Redwood Butts, Redwood Highway at Myers (#1675), 1940

Carton 33, Folder 22

Redwood Second Growth Volumes (#1681A-B), undated

Carton 33, Folder 23

Redwood Compression Study (#1701), undated

Carton 33, Folder 24

Large trees, tall trees, big trees, etc., 1931-1957

Carton 33, Folder 25

Large redwoods. Diameter, height, 1925-1953

Carton 33, Folder 26

Large trees other than Coast Redwood, circa 1931-1956

Box 5, Folder 7

Trial data for 50 year old young growth in Humboldt County. Made for Emanuel Fritz, Pacific Lumber Company, Scotia, by Willis Corbit, circa 1923

Carton 33, Folder 27

Timber Crop Report, USFS. Bringing Capper Report up to date, 1922

Carton 33, Folder 28

Mendocino Lumber Company. Log Study, 1938

Carton 33, Folder 29

High Rock Tree (#1546), undated

Carton 33, Folder 30

Richardson Grove Windfall, 1933

Carton 33, Folder 31-32

Ability of Large Trees to withstand Deep Highway Fills, 1933

Carton 33, Folder 33

Flat Iron Tree on Bull Creek Flat (#1673) and Cross Section (#1686), undated

Carton 33, Folder 34

Selective Logging Permanent Plot Flanagan Creek (#1676), undated

Carton 33, Folder 35

Roots, undated

Carton 33, Folder 36

Direct seeding experiments, 1934-1945

Carton 33, Folder 37

Planting costs, 1944

Carton 33, Folder 38

Redwood seeding areas, 1935-1939

Carton 33, Folder 39

Hammond seeding experiment, 1940

Carton 33, Folder 40-41

Seed spots, Maple Creek, 1941

Carton 33, Folder 42

Seeding experiments, miscellaneous, circa 1940

Carton 33, Folder 443-45

Planting and seeding in Joy Woods,

Carton 33, Folder 46

Salmon Creek Plots, 1944-1949

Carton 33, Folder 47

Dunlop Creek, 1935

Carton 33, Folder 48

Seed spot experiment, Jordan Creek, 1945

Carton 33, Folder 49

Direct Seeding of Redwood (mss), 1946-1949

Carton 33, Folder 50

Paint tests on Sugar Pine, 1927-1936

Carton 34, Folder 1, Box 2

Union Lumber Company Survey and other materials, circa 1947

Carton 34, Folder 2

Relative durability of various pines and of redwood cut from old and second growth, circa 1922-1946

Carton 34, Folder 2

Relative durability of various pines and of redwood cut from old and second growth, circa 1922-1946

Carton 34, Folder 3

Utilization of California grown Blue Gum, circa 1924

Carton 34, Folder 3

A survey of the wastes resulting from the logging, circa 1924

Box 4, Folder 1-4

Wonder plot, circa 1923-1973

Box 4, Folder 5, Box 5, Folder 8

Project 688: Stem analysis of 130 65 year old second growth coast redwoods, circa 1923

Box 6

Measurement strips for various redwood trees, circa 1933-1934


Series 10:  Redwood reference files. circa 1915-1965

Physical Description: Carton 34, folder 4-28; carton 35-41; carton 42, folder 1-11; oversize box 3; volume 3-8

Scope and Content

Ninety percent of these files pertain to the redwood. The remaining ten percent are general forestry reference files.
Volume 3-8

California Coast Redwood Abstracts (6 bound volumes), circa 1935

Scope and Content

Bound typescripts of abstracts meant to accompany A Bibliography on California Coast Redwood.
Carton 34, Folder 4-21

Redwood Bibliography files (including abstracts), circa 1955

Carton 34, Folder 22-23, Oversize Box 3, Folder 3

Historical redwood, general, circa 1929-1950

Carton 34, Folder 24

University of California Redwood Timberlands, Humboldt County, 1928-1944

Carton 34, Folder 25

State forests, 1944-1957

Carton 34, Folder 26

Preservation of Redwood stands, 1926-1944

Carton 34, Folder 27

Redwood region. Guides, groves, 1924-1951

Carton 34, Folder 28

Miscellaneous clippings, 1931-1946

Carton 35, Folder 1

Grove areas, costs, descriptions, 1935-1949

Carton 35, Folder 2

Private and Chamber of Commerce brochures and guides, circa 1930-1950

Carton 35, Folder 3-4

Save-the-Redwoods League Dyerville-Scotia area and correspondence about leaflets, 1933-1939

Carton 35, Folder 5

East Bay Redwoods, undated

Carton 35, Folder 6

Redwood parks and groves correspondence, 1935-1950

Carton 35, Folder 7

Richardson Grove signs, 1933-1954

Carton 35, Folder 8

Redwood region tours, 1950

Carton 35, Folder 9

Redwoods of the Past, 1934-1936

Carton 35, Folder 10

Dawn "Redwood", 1948, 1975, 1977

Carton 35, Folder 11

Redwood artists, undated

Carton 35, Folder 12

Age of Redwoods, 1928-1949

Carton 35, Folder 13-14

Redwood clippings, 1921-1936

Carton 35, Folder 15-16

Sequoia sempervirens, miscellaneous, 1920-1950

Carton 35, Folder 17-19

Miscellaneous talks and articles on redwoods, circa 1928-1949

Carton 35, Folder 20

Redwood poetry, undated

Carton 35, Folder 21

Rockport Redwood Company, 1939

Carton 35, Folder 22

Indian tree names, 1931-1944

Carton 35, Folder 23

Little River, Mendocino County, undated

Carton 35, Folder 24-29

Bark, 1921-1954

Carton 35, Folder 30-44, Carton 36, Folder 1

Wood properties, 1921-1954

Scope and Content

Folder titles: Uses of wood; Fritz's Mechanical Properties of Second Growth Redwood; moisture content; fire resistance; mechanical properties; wavy grain, spiral grain; compression wood, shrinkage; cell collapse; durability; finishing and painting; burls and birdseye; story of wood.
Carton 36, Folder 2-14

Forestry, 1935-1952

Scope and Content

Folder titles: History; articles on Progress of Redwood Forestry; Twenty Years Ahead for the Redwood Industry; redwood forestry; tree farms; California Redwood Association, Directors Meeting on Redwood Forestry; Redwood reforestation articles; Fritz's research materials and articles on redwood forestry; forestry in the redwoods; timber growing techniques; State Forest Practice Act and Redwood Rules; experiments proposed; Jackson State Forest.
Carton 36, Folder 15-30

Silviculture, 1930-1955

Scope and Content

Folder titles: General; planting; artificial seeding; seed, data on counts, weights, germination; Seeding, natural and artificial; tree farms; exotics for reforestation; planting program of the 1920s; natural reforestation; reforestation, redwood region, 1920s; Woodbridge Metcalf's Growing Redwood Trees from Seed; soil; management; Henry Gulch Study, USFS; sustained yield.
Carton 36, Folder 31-35

Insects and diseases, 1929-1953

Scope and Content

Folder titles: Tree diseases; powder post beetle; fungus in redwood; redwood rot.
Carton 36, Folder 36-37

Redwood enemies, 1937-1964

Scope and Content

Folder titles: Insects, termites, birds, squirrels, snow; bear damage to redwood trees.
Carton 36, Folder 38-46, Oversize-Box 3, Folder 4

Fire, 1923-1965

Scope and Content

Folder titles: Burning; slash burning study; Fritz's The Role of Fire in the Redwood Region; fires season, 1936 (Earl Hanson's report); Hammond Lumber Company, Fire plans and reports; fire disposal experiment; slash disposal.
Carton 37, Folder 1-4

Accelerated growth, 1922-1950

Scope and Content

Folder titles: General; accelerated growth following liberation; articles; Caspar Accelerated Growth Study.
Carton 37, Folder 5-15

Mensuration, 1915-1950

Scope and Content

Folder titles: Redwood volume tables; redwood sprouts, growth, yield; stump sprouting counts (by Wohletz); redwood scaling methods; redwood log scaling; yield and volume tables; F.X. Schumacher's Stem Form of Redwood; Robert Kellitt's and Victor Clements' Basal Area Study of Second Growth Redwood; log values, log scaling; map making.
Carton 37, Folder 16-26

Products, 1923-1955

Scope and Content

Folder titles: Miscellaneous lumber and wood products; by-products from waste; split products business; split products rules; redwood shingles; redwood plywood; California Redwood Information Series; poles, piles, posts; structural uses; miscellaneous redwood forest products; painting of wood.
Carton 37, Folder 27-30

Chemistry and chemicals, 1912-1949

Scope and Content

Folder titles: Redwood distillation and oils; redwood forest byproducts; tanning materials from redwood; chemicals from redwood, chemistry of redwood.
Carton 37, Folder 31-45

Lumbering, 1905-1951

Scope and Content

Folder titles: Statistics; lumber mill lists; individual companies; lumber companies, redwood region; Masonite Corporation; California Redwood Association, California redwood; California Redwood Association, research reports; sawmills, redwood region; Hammond's Redwood Log; Pacific Logging Congress articles on redwood; total costs; utilization standards and changes; utilization, waste; Redwood Sawmill Committee; Lumber Industry, Mexico.
Carton 37, Folder 46-50, Carton 38, Folder 1-6

Logging, 1923-1952

Scope and Content

Folder titles: General; issues of the Pacific Logger (1956-1960); chain saw for ripping; logging in the redwood region; redwood log grades; redwood logging data; felling breakage article (1937); felling redwood; logging costs; trucks.
Carton 38, Folder 7-9

Grades, 1931-1952

Scope and Content

Folder titles: Redwood lumber, grades, specifications; redwood grade yields, millscale studies; redwood specifications and inspections.
Carton 38, Folder 10-28

Milling, 1907-1960

Scope and Content

Folder titles: California Milling Committee; sawmills; lumber manufacturing; lumber seasoning; mill machinery; edgers and edging practices; trimmers and trimming practices; sawmill saws and filing equipment; planing mill; refuse burners; refuse disposal, blower systems, belts; hogs and refuse grinders; debarking, machines, methods, economics; particle board, barkers, chippers; barking, chipping; sawmill wastes; salvage logging.
Carton 38, Folder 29-35

Marketing and marketing prices, 1907-1950

Scope and Content

Folder titles: Markets and marketing; marketing, general; redwood lumber prices (1937-1941); freight rates; lumber prices; export; H.G. Merrill's A Redwood Market Study (1907).
Carton 38, Folder 36-42, Carton 39, Folder 1-11

Economics, 1912-1956

Scope and Content

Folder titles: Redwood taxation; redwood timber properties, notes on cruises, plans, sales, financing; W.W. Crapo, Salmon Creek Property; financial; financing; Humboldt County economic data and study; Humboldt County annual financial reports (1943-1946); regional development; redwood appraisal; Del Norte County economic study; Mendocino County annual financial report (1945-1946); P.M. Barr's Integrated Analysis of Northern California Redwood Region; Markets for Farm Forest Products, Sonoma County (1944); investment; redwood stumpage prices; legislation; forestry and farm relief.
Carton 39, Folder 12-40

Botany, 1886-1956

Scope and Content

Folder titles: H.A. Thomas, Plant Associates of Redwood in Napa and Sonoma Counties (1939); sequoia, extracts from Jepson's Silva of California; redwood associate species; redwood region hardwoods; Straughan's Traveling Redwood Log House; birds of the redwoods; Bohemian Grove; C.R. Johnson Memorial Tree, Fort Bragg (#1718); flat-iron trees; nomenclature; comparisons between the two sequoias; Santa Cruz County; Mendocino County; Marin County; distribution of redwood, maps and notes; phenological notes; how a tree lives and grows; redwood ring studies for climate determination; vitality of redwood; tree #1551, Split twins; discontinuous rings; umbrella-topped tree; spike-tops; rift cracks and shakes; climatic records; redwood as a street and lawn tree, highway trees; redwood as an exotic.
Carton 39, Folder 41-50

Sequoia gigantea, 1926-1951

Scope and Content

Folder titles: Dean F. Schlobolm, Are the Giant Sequoia Groves Being Preserved for Posterity in their Original Form? (1946); studies by Dean F. Schlobolm; correspondence and notes; notes; measurements; general and photographic; botanical and scientific; historical and popular; articles; clippings.
Carton 39, Folder 51-52

Conservation correspondence and notes, 1954-1961

Carton 39, Folder 53

Dendrography, undated

Carton 39, Folder 54-55

El Tule Tree, Oaxaca, Mexico, 1949-1965

Carton 40, Folder 1-11

Fires, 1933-1973

Scope and Content

Folder titles: Fire weather (correspondence, drafts, writings, research material); Berkeley fires (1970); Northern California fires (1970); Southern California forest and brush fires; East Bay fire hazard (1973); fireproofing.
Carton 40, Folder 12-13

Floods, 1955-1964

Carton 40, Folder 14-21

Lumber industry, circa 1957-1962

Scope and Content

Folder titles: Clear versus selective cutting; selective cutting of redwood; correspondence; notes; speeches, reports; articles and press releases; clippings.
Carton 40, Folder 22

Management of national forests, 1953

Carton 40, Folder 23

Multiple use, undated

Carton 40, Folder 24

Population control, undated

Carton 40, Folder 25

Franklin D. Roosevelt and forestry, circa 1933

Carton 40, Folder 27-35, Carton 41, Folder 1-16

Redwood, general correspondence, notes and miscellany, circa 1929-1980

Carton 41, Folder 17

Reforestation, undated

Carton 41, Folder 18-21, Carton 42, Folder 1-3

Sawmilling, circa 1946-1960

Carton 42, Folder 4-6

Second growth management correspondence, notes, and research materials, circa 1946-1960

Carton 42, Folder 7

Timber theft and trespass, undated

Carton 42, Folder 8-10

Timber sale contracts (correspondence and research materials), undated

Carton 42, Folder 11

Wonder Plot, undated


Series 11:  General forestry reference files. circa 1915-1965

Physical Description: Carton 12, folder 12-42; carton 43-66; carton 69; carton 70; oversize box 3

Scope and Content

Fritz's general forestry reference files arranged, generally, in the order of the classification scheme for forestry literature created by Emanuel Fritz and Woodbridge Metcalf. A copy of the classification scheme is available in carton 42, folder 12. Numbers following folder titles refer to the decimal numbers in the scheme.
Carton 42, Folder 12

Decimal system of classification of forestry literature (Metcalf and Fritz), undated

Box 1

Forestry education (0.2), circa 1910-1953

Scope and Content

Topics: Forestry 115 by J. A. Ferguson (pre-1920); Forestry education, general; vocational training in forestry and lumbering; training for the lumber industry; training for planing millmen; Cornell-Syracuse debate; UC extension course; Humboldt State College.
Carton 42, Folder 13

Profession of forestry (0.5), circa 1912-1940

Carton 42, Folder 14-42, Carton 43, Folder 1-16

Fire (3.1), circa 1912-1940

Scope and Content

Topics: Protective agencies (associations, cooperation under federal law); fire control (general, lookouts, airplanes, lookout maps); suppression (methods of attack, fire reviews, forest fire economics, cooperative efforts, damage appraisal, finances, fire damage report forms); rural fire protection; fire protection in wartime; fire seasons for 1936-1952 (scattered); fire laws; fire, general; fire plans; guard instructions for Couer d'Alene National Forest; lookout studies; California light burning controversy (1919-1920); Berkeley fire of 1923; shingles.
Carton 43, Folder 17

Insects (3.2), circa 1915-1960

Carton 43, Folder 18-20

Forest mensuration (4.2), circa 1915-1966

Scope and Content

Topics: Board measure, log rules, scaling; cubic feet versus board feet; measurement of standing timber.
Carton 43, Folder 21-, Carton 44, Folder 1

Logging (4.3), circa 1915-1960

Scope and Content

Topics: General; selective logging; felling and bucking; power skidding; wire rope; motor truck hauling; tractor logging; advance of tractors; log ladders and unloaders; salvage logging.
Carton 44, Folder 2-24

General and physical properties of wood (5.1), circa 1915-1960

Scope and Content

Topics: general; can we get along without wood?; structure of wood; physical properties (density, shrinkage and swelling, moisture content, durability, permeability, acoustal properties, conductivity condensation, fire resistance
Carton 44, Folder 24-27, Carton 45, Folder 1-10

Mechanical properties and chemistry of wood (5.1), circa 1915-1960

Scope and Content

Topics: strength of species; effects of moisture; structural timbers; pamphlets on mechanical properties; timber engineering; built-up columns and beams/joints; bending of wood; nail, screw, and lag screw holding power; methods of testing and computing; chemistry of wood; Dore's lab experiments; National Farm Chemurgic Council.
Carton 45, Folder 11

Fuel value of wood (5.15), circa 1915-1960

Carton 45, Folder 12-41, Carton 46, Folder 1-32

Properties and uses of individual and groups of woods (5.16), circa 1915-1960

Scope and Content

Carton 45: Acacia; Acer Macrophyllum and A. negunda; Acer saccharum; Aeaculus; Alnus; Betula papyrifera; Betula lutea; Castanea dentata;Castonopsis chrysophylla; Cedrela odorata; Chamaecyparis nootkatensis; Cornus florida and c. nuttellii; Cupressus; Diospyros virginians; Eucalyptus utilization; Fagus americana; Fraxinus oregona; Fraxinus americana; Greenheart; Guiacum sp. Lignum vitae; Hicoria; Juglas regia; Juglans nigra; Juniperas; Lariz americanan; Larix occidentalis; Libocedrus decurrens; Liquidamber styraciflua; Liriodendrom tulipfera; Magnolias and Nyssa; Ochroma aps. Balsa; Picea canodensis; Picea engelmannii and pungens; Pines, all; Pinus echinata; Pinus jeffreyi; Sugar pine. Carton 46: Sugar pine; Pinus monticola; Pinas muricata; Pinus murrayana; Pinus palustris; Southern pine; Pinus ponderosa; Pinus strobus; Platanus occidentalis and Western sycamore; Populus; Prunus serotina; Pseudotsuga taxifolia; Pyrus communis; California oaks; Quercus; Quercus alba; Rhamnus purchiana; Robinia pseudoacacia; Salix; Sassafras; Swietenia mahagoni; Taxodium distichum; Taxus; Thuja occidentalis; Thuja plicata; Tilia americana; Tsuga canadensis; Tsuga heterophylla; Ulmas americana; Western hardwoods in general; Phillipine woods; foriegn woods.
Carton 46, Folder 33-35

Tropical woods (5.169), circa 1915-1960

Scope and Content

Topics: tropical woods; bark; cork.
Carton 46, Folder 1-11

Wood identification, circa 1915-1960

Scope and Content

Topics: Samuel J. Record, Bibliography of the woods of the world (1925); wood identification; Fred H. Frost's Key for Identifying Fossil Woods; Swain's Universal Index to Wood; role of the microscope; micrography.
Carton 47, Folder 12-20

Lumber industry, general (5.20), circa 1915-1960

Scope and Content

Topics: lumber industry, general; lumber industry study of 1915; lumber industry, characteristics of, lumber industry bibliographies; lumber industry, historical.
Carton 47, Folder 21-31

Lumber industry, regions (5.203), circa 1915-1960

Scope and Content

Topics in carton 47: South, southern pine region; north eastern United States; lake states region; hardwood regions; West in general; Alaska; Arizona and New Mexico; Hawaii. Topics in cartion 48: Inland Empire region; Douglas Fir region; Grays Harbor region; Eastern Oregon region; Pacific Northwest; Rockies; Klamath Falls and Bend, Oregon; California, general; California pine region; California, historical.
Carton 48, Folder 30-35, Carton 49, Folder 1-3

Lumber industry, foreign (5.203), circa 1915-1960

Scope and Content

Topics in carton 48: Canada; Central America; South America; Chile; Philippines; Europe. Topics in carton 49: Russia; China; Japan; other foreign countries.
Carton 49, Folder 4-13

Lumber industry, econonics, in general (5.204), circa 1915-1960

Scope and Content

Topics: Problems in the industry, general; curtailment; cut-over land problems; problems, manufacturing at the source of raw material; NRA reports of 1936; solutions, plans; What's the Matter with the Lumber Industry?; methods for improvement; timber depletion.
Carton 49, Folder 14-19

Lumber industry, statistical (5.205), circa 1915-1960

Scope and Content

Topics: General statistics; western; uses of lumber; statistics on cut.
Carton 49, Folder 20-22

Lumber industry and national defense, circa 1915-1960

Carton 49, Folder 23-33

Lumber manufacturing in general (5.21), circa 1915-1960

Scope and Content

Topics: Lumber studies; From Tree to Trade by Long Bell (1920); sawmill operations in other countries; wages; cost of sawing and time; production costs, general; production costs, Douglas Fir and White Pine.
Carton 50, Folder 1

Manufacturing plant layouts and descriptions (5.211), circa 1915-1960

Carton 50, Folder 2

Log storage (5.212), circa 1915-1960

Carton 50, Folder 3-37, Carton 69, Folder 1-5

Sawmill (5.213), circa 1915-1960

Scope and Content

Topics: General, sawmill equipment; salvage mills; stud mills; deck machinerylog carriages and appliances; carriage dogs; band saws; small sawmill studies by Forest Products Laboratory; big versus little mills; portable sawmills; Swedish gang mill and circular; sawmill plans; resaws; saws, historical; rolls, transfers; sorting table; hogs; methods of sawing.
Carton 50, Folder 38-40, Carton 51, Folder 1-29, Carton 69, Folder 6-13

Lumber conditioning and handling (5.214), circa 1915-1960

Scope and Content

Topics: Controlling moisture content; conditioning of lumber, general; degrade; depreciation of lumber-mill to cars; electrostatic seasoning; seasoning by chemical means; air (kiln) drying.
Carton 51, Folder 30-37

Power (5.217), circa 1915-1960

Scope and Content

Topics: Power, general; power transmission, mechanical; power plant; fuel house; fuels; electric power for sawmills; compressed air.
Carton 52, Folder 1-13

Plant maintenance and lumber handling (5.218-5.22), circa 1915-1960

Scope and Content

Topics: Maintenance, general; fire protection; safety devices; lumber handling; carriers; dollies.
Carton 52, Folder 14-35

Production engineering (5.23), circa 1915-1960

Scope and Content

Topics: Production engineering, works, management; production studies; management studies; elimination of waste; devices for improving grade; standardization; waste utilization; knotty lumber use; end matched lumber; dimension stock.
Carton 52, Folder 36-38, Carton 53, Folder 1-4

Organization (5.24), circa 1915-1960

Scope and Content

Topics: Lumber company organization; plant organization; financing by warehousing; industrial relations, safety; financing lumber companies; mergers and consolidation.
Carton 53, Folder 5-9

Personel management (5.245), circa 1915-1960

Scope and Content

Topics: Personnel management; workmen's compensation; logging camps and labor.
Carton 53, Folder 10-24, Carton 70, Folder 3-10

Grades and grading (5.25), circa 1915-1960

Carton 53, Folder 25-36, Carton 54, Folder 1-25, Oversize Box 3, Folder 4

Markets and marketing (5.26), circa 1915-1960

Scope and Content

Topics: Trade marking and grade marking; lumber markets, general; Brookmire statistical services; lumber markets, consumption by uses or industries; market conditions; foreign trade, general; foreign trade, United Kingdom; foreign trade, China; foreign trade, Japan; exports; methods of selling and distribution; distribution of lumber.
Carton 54, Folder 26-38

Retail lumber business (5.2634), circa 1915-1960

Scope and Content

Topics: Retain lumber business, general; independent retail lumber dealer; retail lumber yard layouts; display of products; retail yard costs of doing business; trade acceptances; salesmanship; fabricated lumber.
Carton 54, Folder 39

Trade practices, codes of ethics (5.264), circa 1915-1960

Carton 54, Folder 40-45, Carton 55, Folder 1-3

Trade extension and advertising (5.266), circa 1915-1960

Scope and Content

Topics: Trade promotion; trade extension in the lumber industry; trade extension; lumber trade promotion efforts in the 1920s and 1930s; advertising, far-fetched statements; advertising; publicity.
Carton 55, Folder 4-16

Transportation (5.267), circa 1915-1960

Scope and Content Note

Topics: transportation, general; motor trucks; water transportation; truck road construction; logging railroads; car loading; port facilities; ocean borne transportation.
Carton 55, Folder 17-30

Wood substitutes and lumber versus substitutes (5.268), circa 1915-1960

Scope and Content

Topics: wood substitutes; lumber versus substitutes; reconstitution of wood (plasticized wood, hardboards; compregnated wood).
Carton 55, Folder 31-35, Carton 56, Folder 1-12

Accounting (5.27), circa 1915-1960

Scope and Content

Topics: accounting, general; costs and returns; lumber prices; log prices; Lumbermen's Service Bureau.
Carton 56, Folder 13-20

Governmental, public and trade relations (5.28), circa 1915-1960

Scope and Content Note

Topics: public relations; National Price Administration; governmental relations; investigations and reports; lumber disputes within the industry; anti-trust laws.
Carton 56, Folder 21-39, Carton 57, Folder 1-12

Trade associations (5.283), circa 1915-1960

Scope and Content

Topics in Carton 56: Reconstruction Finance Corporation; American Lumber Congress; California White and Sugar Pine Manufacturers; National Lumber Manufacturers Association; Forest Industries Council; Pacific Lumber Remanufacturers; West Coast Lumbermen's Association; West Coast Lumber Trade Extension Bureau; Northern Pine Manufacturers Association; Southern Pine Association; North Carolina Pine Association; Western Pine Manufacturers; Western Pine Association; American Hardwood Manufacturers Association. Carton 57: National Hardwood Lumber Association; Southern Hardwood Producers; Hardwood Manufacturers Institute; Pacific Coast Hardwood Dealers Association; Philippine Mahogany Manufacturers Import Association; Northern Hemlock and Hardwood Manufacturers Association; National Retail Lumber Dealers' Association; California Retail Lumbermen's Association; Western Retail Lumbermen's Association; National Wholesale Lumber Dealers' Association; West Coast Lumbermen; other associations.
Carton 57, Folder 13-15

National Committee on Wood Utilization (5.284), circa 1925-1933

Carton 57, Folder 16

American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Wood Industries Division, circa 1932

Carton 57, Folder 17-36, Carton 58, Folder 1-7, Carton 70, Folder 1-2

Wood and forestry products other than timber (5.3), circa 1915-1960

Scope and Content

Topics in carton 57: interior paneling; boxes and crates; sash and doors; lath; glues; forest products research. Carton 58: flooring; moulding; siding; shingles. Carton 70: Miscellaneous forest product pamphlets and booklets.
Carton 58, Folder 8-23

Rough wood products (5.4), circa 1915-1960

Scope and Content

Topics: general; fuel wood; posts, stakes, poles, piles; cross ties; mine timbers; shakes; fences.
Carton 58, Folder 24-34, Carton 59, Folder 1-38

Special wood manufacturers; wood using industries (5.5), circa 1915-1960

Scope and Content

Topics: veneers; plywood; glues; barrels and tubs; wood pipe; silos; musical instruments; furniture and fixtures; vehicles and implements; wagons; car construction; airplanes; railroad specifications; athletic and sporting goods; tootpicks and matches; venetian blinds; shuttles; lumber for the oil industry; toys; wallboards; miscellaneous.
Carton 59, Folder 39-40, Carton 60, Folder 1-26

Wooden structures (5.6), circa 1915-1960

Scope and Content

Topics: general; interiors; buildings and homes; earthquake resistant buildings; firesafe construction; connectors; condensation in buildings; federal housing plans; log cabins; structural design; structural timbers; bridges; roofs and hangars; ships and boats; canoes and rowboats; other.
Carton 60, Folder 27-30, Carton 61, Folder 1-17

Derived products (5.7), circa 1915-1960

Scope and Content

Topics: Pulp and paper; turpentine; pine gum; naval stores.
Carton 61, Folder 18-30, Carton 62, Folder 1-13

Wood distillation, ethyl alchohol, charcoal, tannin, rubber, miscellaneous oils (5.73-5.79), circa 1915-1960

Carton 62, Folder 14-34, Carton 63, Folder 1-28

Wood preservation (5.8), circa 1915-1960

Scope and Content

Topics: general; destructive agencies; preservation economics; processes; preservatives; methods and costs; specifications; paints, stains, varnishes; bibliography.
Carton 63, Folder 29

Miscellaneous forest products, circa 1915-1960

Carton 63, Folder 30-34, Carton 64, Folder 1-21, Carton 70, Folder 11-12

Forest economics and forest finance (7.0-7.3), circa 1915-1960

Scope and Content

Topics: general; national parks, timber appraisal; financial aspects of forestry; investments and costs; timber bonds; timber risks and insurance; forest taxation.
Carton 64, Folder 22-27, Carton 65, Folder 1

Forest administration (7.5), circa 1915-1960

Scope and Content

Topics: general; private commercial administration; California timber resources; concerns over timber supplies; forest resources, general United States; clearcutting controversy, Weyerhaueser and Crown Zellerbach (1972); timber famine theory.
Carton 65, Folder 2-26

Forest legislation and policy (7.7), circa 1915-1960

Scope and Content

Topics: Chapman versus Compton versus Coolidge (1931-1932); P. White article in Colliers; Who Should Own Our Timber?; acquisitions and exchanges; private forestry; public regulation versus private management; land utilization; Forest Service; forest policy, general; Wallgren Bill; forest policy, Washington and Oregon; forest policy, Oregon and California; forest legislation; California state policy; Copeland resolution; forest policy, foreign.
Carton 65, Folder 27

History of United States forestry (7.812), circa 1915-1960

Carton 65, Folder 28-32, Carton 66, Folder 1-8

Unsorted forestry miscellany, circa 1915-1960


Series 12:  Forestry card file bibliography. circa 1910-1970

Physical Description: Carton 71-72

Scope and Content

Cardfile bibliography arranged according to Fritz and Metcalf's classification scheme for forestry literature.

Series 13:  Personal. circa 1902-1988

Physical Description: Carton 66, folder 12-29; carton 67-70; carton 73-74; oversize box 1, 4-6; box 5, folder 2
Carton 66, Folder 9-12

Biographical, circa 1940-1970

Carton 66, Folder 13

Oral history transcript, circa 1972

Box 5, Folder 2

Transcript of interview with Fritz following Stone Report, circa 1965

Carton 66, Folder 14-15

Obituaries and death certificate, circa 1972

Carton 66, Folder 16

Biographical sketches of foresters, 1921-1950

Carton 66, Folder 17-22, Box 5, Folder 1

Accolades and awards, circa 1928-1988

Carton 66, Folder 23

Gifts of books, papers, etcetera, to libraries, 1988

Carton 66, Folder 24

Oral history interview with Ronald Sperry of the California Redwood Sawmill History Project, 1981

Carton 66, Folder 25

Correspondence about oral history interview with the Regional Oral History Office, Bancroft Library, 1965-1974

Carton 66, Folder 26

Cornell University correspondence, 1954-1975

Carton 66, Folder 27

Yale University correspondence, 1948-1984

Carton 66, Folder 28-29, Carton 74, Folder 1-3

639th Aero Squadron (World War I) history, correspondence, and other materials, circa 1919-1972

Carton 74, Folder 4-5

Personal correspondence, circa 1940-1984

Carton 74, Folder 6

Sabbatical year, 1927

Carton 74, Folder 7

University of California correspondence and status, 1917-1938

Carton 74, Folder 8

Cornell exchange of professors, 1928-1930

Carton 74, Folder 9

Correspondence regarding jobs, circa 1930-1939

Carton 74, Folder 10

Michigan State College offer, 1931

Carton 74, Folder 11

Idaho School of Forestry deanship, 1934

Carton 74, Folder 12

Bohemian Club information, circa 1986-1988

Carton 74, Folder 13

California Forester and Class of '48, circa 1956-1984

Carton 74, Folder 14

Gifford Pinchot, circa 1955

Carton 74, Folder 15

J.A. Edman correspondence and other materials, circa 1902-1907

Carton 74, Folder 16

Frank C. Fraser oral history materials, circa 1955-1956

Carton 74, Folder 17

Barbara Fritz's file on her father,

Carton 74, Folder 18-22

Assorted personal miscellany, circa 1930-1988

Carton 74, Folder 23

Personal account book, 1905-1911

Carton 74, Folder 24

Reminiscences of Fort Valley, 1916-1917, 1958

Carton 67-68

Diaries, 1939-1979

Carton 73, Folder 1-7, Carton 74, Folder 25-28

Transcriptions of diaries (many abridged and transcribed by Fred Landenberger), 1939-1979

Carton 73, Folder 8-9

Notebooks, appointment books, 1965-1981

Carton 73, Folder 10-18

Biographical essays and materials by Fred Landenberger, circa 1990

Carton 73, Folder 19

Catalog of Fritz Collection at the College of the Redwoods, circa 2003

Carton 73, Folder 20

Books and contents of office in basement, undated

Carton 73, Folder 21

Bibliography (chronological), undated

Carton 73, Folder 22-23

Assorted biographical and personal materials, undated

Carton 73, Folder 24

Testimonial Dinner, 80th birthday, 1966

Oversize Box 1

Personal scrapbook, circa 1904-1910,

Oversize Box 3, Folder 5

Certificates, circa 1950-1980

Oversize Box 4-5

Assorted realia (mostly medals, awards, and plaques), circa 1950-1980

Oversize Box 6

Assorted realia (including tree core samples), circa 1950-1980