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Northwestern California Forest Communities Collection
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Processing Information
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Northwestern California Forest Communities Collection
    Dates: Circa 1880-1954
    Bulk Dates: Circa 1910-1935
    Collection number: Consult repository
    Collector: Humboldt State University. Library
    Collection Size: 173 items 173 online items
    Repository: Humboldt State University Library.
    Abstract: The Northwestern California Forest Communities Collection includes photographs, maps, and architectural and design drawings selected from several Humboldt State University Library collections for this project. Images were chosen to illustrate the broad range of people and activities typically associated with the early timber industry in Humboldt County. The company towns of Crannell (Little River Redwood Company) and Samoa (Vance Redwood Lumber Company and Hammond Lumber Company) are especially well documented. Promotional materials are included as well as residential, industrial and mechanical design drawings and infrastructure maps. Especially noteworthy are the series of promotional photographs produced for the Little River Redwood Company by Dold & Dold from 1924 and 1930 and the architectural drawings for the company town of Samoa which includes work by M. DeLin and E. F. Reese. Consult the library for more information about the collections from which these images were selected.
    Languages: Languages represented in the collection: English
    Digitized collection materials available online.

    Access

    Collection is open for research.

    Publication Rights

    Copyright has not been assigned to the Humboldt State University Library. Copyright restrictions also apply to digital representations of the original materials. To obtain permission to publish or to reproduce in any format, please contact the Special Collections Librarian.

    Preferred Citation

    Northwestern California Forest Communities Collection, Consult repository. Humboldt State University Library, Arcata, Calif.

    Acquisition Information

    This collection was created by Humboldt State University Library staff from 2005-06 as part of the California Local History Digital Resources Project.

    Processing Information

    The digitization project was part of the California Local History Digital Resources Project (LHDRP), a multi-year program supported by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered in California by the State Librarian. Leveraging the infrastructure of the California Digital Library (CDL) in partnership with Califa and Infopeople, the LHDRP explores a model to aggregate, preserve, and provide permanent public access to local history materials maintained by California cultural heritage institutions via a single statewide online access point. For more information, see the LHDRP website .

    Scope and Content of Collection

    The Northwestern California Forest Communities Collection includes photographs, maps, and architectural and design drawings selected from several Humboldt State University Library collections for this project. Images were chosen to illustrate the broad range of people and activities typically associated with the early timber industry in Humboldt County. The company towns of Crannell (Little River Redwood Company) and Samoa (Vance Redwood Lumber Company and Hammond Lumber Company) are especially well documented. Promotional materials are included as well as residential, industrial and mechanical design drawings and infrastructure maps. Especially noteworthy are the series of promotional photographs produced for the Little River Redwood Company by Dold & Dold from 1924 and 1930 and the architectural drawings for the company town of Samoa which includes work by M. DeLin and E. F. Reese. Consult the library for more information about the collections from which these images were selected.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection.

    Names

    Bullwinkel, Conrad
    Cole, Ed.
    Cole, Harry W.
    Eureka and Klamath River Railroad
    Hammond & Little River Redwood Co.
    Hammond Lumber Company
    Hammond Redwood Co.
    Humboldt Northern Railroad
    Little River Redwood Co.
    Oregon and Eureka Railroad
    Vance Redwood Lumber Co.

    Places

    Crannell (Calif.)
    Eureka (Calif.)
    Fairhaven (Calif.)
    Humboldt Bay (Calif.)
    Humboldt County (Calif.)
    Little River (Calif.)
    Mad River (Calif.)
    Samoa (Calif.)

    Topics

    Architecture, Domestic--Designs and plans
    Architecture, Industrial--Designs and plans
    Automobile service stations
    Automobiles
    Barns
    Boats
    Bridges
    Buildings
    Cutover lands
    Community centers
    Company towns
    Company towns--California--Humboldt County--Maps
    Drying sheds
    Employee eating facilities
    Equipment
    Fire hydrants
    Forests
    Garages
    Gymnasiums
    Horseback riding
    Houses
    Industrial facilities
    Interiors
    Kilns
    Lodges
    houses
    Log ponds
    Loggers
    Lumbering--California-Humboldt County
    Lumbering--California-Humboldt County--Maps
    Lumber-yards
    Machinery
    Meat Industry
    Mills
    Offices
    Parks
    People
    Piers and wharves
    Portraits
    Portraits, Group
    Railroad bridges
    Railroad cars
    Railroad ferries
    Railroad locomotives
    Railroads
    Redwoods
    Schools
    Sewerage
    Ships
    Steam donkeys
    Storefronts
    Stores & shops
    Vehicles
    Water tanks
    Work camps

    Genres and Forms of Materials

    Architectural drawings
    Design drawings
    Manuscripts
    Maps
    Photographs
    Postcards