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Walter Huber Meyer papers

Call Number: MS 1476
Scope and Contents

The Walter Huber Meyer Papers are composed of correspondence, reports, lecture notes, forest inventories, and research data, which document Meyer's work as a professor of forestry and a forestry consultant. They highlight Meyer's work for the Pacific Northwest Experiment Station, the Yale University School of Forestry, the Crossett Lumber Company, the Fordyce Lumber Company, the J. Neils Lumber Company, and the Georgia-Pacific Corporation and his research on forest valuation and forest mensuration in Arkansas and the Pacific Northwest. While the earliest materials in the papers date from 1912, the bulk of the papers reflect Meyer's work during the years he served as a member of the Yale Forestry School faculty, 1939-1963. The Yale Forestry Library transferred the Meyer Papers to the Manuscripts and Archives Department in 1988.

Meyer arranged his papers in binders by topics, which reflect various aspects of his career. The papers remain in these binders. The contents of the binders are more fully described in Meyer's index to his papers, which is in a separate volume in folder 1. The index, however, lists more materials than were transferred to the Manuscripts and Archives Department. Only volumes under the headings: Forest Experiment Station; Studies at Yale; Instruction; Yale Crossett Camp; J. Neils Lumber Camp; Fordyce Lumber Company; Crossett Lumber Company; Forest Utilization Economic Study; Georgia Pacific; and St. Croix are now in the Meyer Papers. The papers do not include material described in the index as Meyer's publications or files for his extra-curricular activities such as the American Forestry Association or the Society of American Foresters. Neither do the files contain any general correspondence or personal papers.

The Walter Huber Meyer Papers are arranged in the order outlined in Meyer's index. In the container list which follows folder titles are those used in the index or on the binder. Included in the folder title, in parentheses, is the Roman numeral-Arabic numeral code employed by Meyer to indicate his section and volume numbers. At the end of the listing there are four unnumbered volumes containing Crossett forest inventory statistics. Though some volumes contain correspondence the bulk of the material in the binders is reports and research data including charts and tables relating to forest management.

Conditions Governing Access

The materials are open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright status for 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 the Yale University Forestry Library, 1988 and 1991.

12 Linear Feet (29 boxes)
Related Names
Meyer, Walter H. (Walter Huber)
Language of Materials