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Ralph Clement Bryant papers

Call Number: MS 877

Scope and Contents

The Ralph C. Bryant Papers consist mainly of photographs, negatives, and postcards that show lumbering operations and related subjects. They are arranged in four sections: 1) mounted photographs; 2) unmounted photographs and negatives; 3) postcards; and 4) unsorted negatives. The mounted photographs are grouped by location and by type of timber, as they came from the donor. The unmounted photographs and negatives and the postcards are arranged alphabetically under headings copied or paraphrased from the original wrappers. The unsorted negatives are bundled in their original envelopes, most of which are labeled.

The papers also contain three apparent lists of photographs, two of which are labeled as lists of films. Some or all of the listed items may be included in the Bryant Papers, but there is no apparent relation between the organization of the lists and the organization of the mounted photographs.

The Ralph C. Bryant Papers were transferred to the Department of Manuscripts and Archives from the Department of Forest History in 1969.


  • 1897-1939


Conditions Governing Access

The materials are open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Unpublished materials authored or otherwise produced by the creator(s) of this collection are in the public domain. There are no restrictions on use. Copyright status for other collection materials is unknown. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Transferred from Yale University Forest History Department, 1969.


4 Linear Feet (11 boxes)

Language of Materials


Catalog Record

A record for this collection is available in Orbis, the Yale University Library catalog

Persistent URL


Photographs, negatives, and postcards showing logging and lumbering operations in the United States, Hawaii, Japan, the Philippines, Sweden and Switzerland.

Biographical / Historical

Ralph C. Bryant (1877-1939): forester of New York State Forest, Fish and Game Commission, 1900-1901; assistant chief forester of Philippine Bureau of Forestry, 1902-1905; U.S. Forestry Service, 1905-1906; professor of lumbering, Yale University, 1906-1939.

Preliminary Guide to the Ralph Clement Bryant Papers
Under Revision
compiled by staff of Manuscripts and Archives
April 1979
Description rules
Finding Aid Created In Accordance With Manuscripts And Archives Processing Manual
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Part of the Manuscripts and Archives Repository

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