Guide to the Nantahala National Forest Day Books, 1933 - 1936

Summary Information

Title: Nantahala National Forest Day Books, 1933 - 1936
Collection: AC.340
Extent: 0.25 linear feet (1 box)
Abstract:

Nantahala National Forest Day Books consist of four 3" x 5" day books of H.B. Donaldson, a junior ranger at the Nantahala National Forest, during the 1930s. These diaries contains Donaldson's daily mileage, location, and activities while at the Georgia Camp F-9 of Lakemont, Georgia, which employed CCC employees. He also names of some employees and includes weather descriptions. During this era, Nantahala National Forest was culling their forests.

Creator: Donaldson, H.B.

Biographical/Historical Note

During the 1930s, the Nantahala National Forest consisted of 1,350,00 gross acres and a population of 60,000 people. There were two ranger districts, the Nantahala and the Wayah. The Forest Service's purpose was to protect the watershed and cull the timber of the Nantahala National Forest at $30,000 per year.

Scope and Contents

Nantahala National Forest Day Books consist of four 3" x 5" day books of H.B. Donaldson, a junior ranger at the Nantahala National Forest, during the 1930s. These diaries contains Donaldson's daily mileage, location, and activities while at the Georgia Camp F-9 of Lakemont, Georgia, which employed CCC employees. He also names of some employees and includes weather descriptions. During this era, Nantahala National Forest was culling their forests.

Arrangement

Materials are arranged chronologically.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for use in the Dougherty Reading Room without restrictions. An appointment for research is recommended. The Dougherty Reading Room is located on the 4th floor of Belk Library in Special Collections.

Acquisitions Information

The W.L. Eury Appalachian Collection purchased this collection in July 2006. The accession number is AC.2006.050. It was opened to the public in September 2006.

Processing Information

Processed by Kathryn Staley, September 2006; Encoded by Kathryn Staley, September 2006

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], AC.340: Nantahala National Forest Day Books, W. L. Eury Appalachian Collection, Appalachian State University, Boone, North Carolina, USA.

Container List

July 24, 1933-June 8, 1934. Box 1.1
December 1, 1934-March 16, 1935. Box 1.2
March 18, 1935-July 10, 1935. Box 1.3
February 26, 1936-April 15, 1936. Box 1.4