Photographs and vertical files from our newest partner, The Forest History Society, are now online at DigitalNC. The Forest History Society is a nonprofit organization located in Durham, North Carolina, that is dedicated to the collection and preservation of materials concerning forest history and conservation. The Forest History Society represents information about forestry around the world, but the materials now up on DigitalNC are specific to North Carolina.
Vertical files from this batch cover topics like forestry schools in North Carolina, the Cherokee National Forest, the Pisgah National Forest, the Southern Forest Experiment Station, the effects of Hurricane Hugo, Fran, Hortense, and Bertha on NC forests. Each vertical files contain a range of materials such as newspaper clippings, pamphlets, maps, images, reports, press releases, magazine articles and correspondence. Materials in the files are text searchable and provide a great overview of forestry issues in North Carolina.
The images in this batch also document a wide variety of subjects related to forestry. Fire prevention is one major theme of this image collection with photographs of fire towers, forest fire prevention signs, and fire control exhibits. There are also images of different tree and plant species, nurseries and planting efforts, tree damage and disease, and portraits of foresters, wardens, and rangers.