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Centennial History of Forestry collection

Centennial History of Forestry collection

Descriptive Summary

Title: Centennial History of Forestry collection
Creator: Izlar, Robert Lee, 1949-
Inclusive Dates: 1900-2007
Language(s): English
Extent: 6 Linear Feet (6 boxes)
Collection Number: UA06-014
Repository: University of Georgia Archives

Collection Description

Historical Note

The forestry program at UGA began as the result of George Foster Peabody's endowment of $2000 per year for three years for a professor's salary and $500 per year for school expenses. This gift paved the way for the November 27th, 1906 birth of the University of Georgia's School of Forestry. That same year Alfred Akerman was appointed Professor of Forestry and immediately started working toward reforming destructive statewide forestry practices. Through his actions the Georgia Forestry Association, which served as an advocate for the school, was established in 1907.

In 1907, the "Forest School" was made a division of the College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts and with the expansion of the curriculum in the spring of 1909 a degree course in forestry was offered. In 1912, the first Bachelor of Science degree in Forestry from a southern institute was awarded to UGA student Josiah Tattnall Kollock.

The year 1909 saw the beginning of summer camps that were held in locations around Georgia and Florida. Although their exact purpose varied over the years, the camps served to provide hands-on learning experiences (and adventure) for the students.

The University of Georgia Forestry Club was founded in 1914. Some of the club's activities included helping to found the Association of Southern Forestry Clubs and putting out publications such as the annual Cypress Knee. The club also hosted the Conclave of Southeastern Forestry Schools numerous times and saw its "Timber Dawgs" win many of the meets.

In 1916-17, the school's first forest nursery was established adjacent to the arboretum (on Stanford Stadium's current location). The nursery contained native species along with ornamentals and basket willows and was active until 1928.

Over the years, the school was bounced around among numerous buildings and, even at one point, was located in the recently abandoned veterinary medicine building. In 1938, Forestry moved into the "Classic" Forestry Building considered by many to be one of the most beautiful buildings on campus.

The school continued to grow until the outbreak of World War II drained the student body to a low of 8 students and saw the Forestry Building occupied by Navy Pre-Flight students. After the war, though, the school's enrollment rose dramatically due to the large influx of veterans and the program was on its way to greater success.

Post-war the school's reputation grew substantially as it dealt with an increased awareness from industry and both state and federal governments as to the the importance of forestry. Finally on July 1, 1971, the Forestry School obtained professional school status at UGA.

The years have brought changes to the school's name. To honor its Georgia-born New York philanthropist benefactor the school was named the George Foster Peabody School of Forestry in 1935. In 1968 the name was changed to the School of Forest Resources and, in 1991, the name was changed to the Daniel Brooks Warnell School of Forest Resources. In 2006, to better reflect the school's mission, that name was expanded to the Daniel Brooks Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of numerous photographs, correspondence and publications that help document the long history of the Forestry School and its influence on Georgia's Forestry Industry. Included are materials that range from the earliest days of the Forestry School up through the present day.

Also found in this collection are photographs from 1901 that show Native Americans in traditional ceremonial wear, the original design sketches for "Woodsy Owl" and a copy of a signed photograph of Robert D. Farris and President Bush.

Many of the documents pertain to the publication of Bob Izlar's book The Centennial History of Forestry in Georgia: A Pictorial Journey. In fact the originals for most of the graphics found in that book are located within this collection.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Centennial History of Forestry collection, UA06-014, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Foresters -- Georgia.
Forestry schools and education -- Georgia -- Athens -- Faculty.
Forests and forestry -- Georgia.
Forests and forestry -- Research.
Georgia forestry.
University of Georgia Forestry Club.
University of Georgia. School of Forest Resources
University of Georgia. Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Centennial History - Pix [Permission Forms]
12Centennial History Of Forestry In Georgia: A Pictorial Journey [Photo Inventory]
13-4Centennial History [Includes Photographs And Correspondence], 2004-2007
15[School Of Forest Resources: Research For The 1980's - 1982 Edition]
16[School Of Forest Resources - Activities]
17[Daniel B. Warnell School Of Forestry And Natural Resources - Postcards And Pins] [Includes Replica Of 1914 Pin And Pins And Postcards], circa 1987, 2000, 2004
18-12100 History Facts - [Articles, Histories And Correspondence]
113-14Centennial History Of Forestry In Georgia: A Pictorial Journey [Manuscript And Notes]
115Centennial History Of Forestry In Georgia: A Pictorial Journey - Markup, 2006
115Centennial History Of Forestry In Georgia" A Pictorial Journey - by Bob Izlar 1 16, 2006
117Centennial History Of Forestry In Georgia: A Pictorial Journey - Review
21[School Of Forestry - Logging - 20th Century] [Photographs]
22[School Of Forestry - Good And Bad Logging Practices - Early 20th Century] [Photographs]
23School Of Forest Resources, Deans [ Photographs]
24Spare White Hall Pictures
25Pictures - Flower Committee - White Home Opening
26[Scrapbook Photographs - Forestry School's Faculty, Students And Activities], circa 1910s-1980
27[Native American Ceremonies - Montana - J. G. Showell] [Photographs], 1901
28[School Of Forestry - Slides, Negative And Postcard]
29Forestry Cabin Outside/Interior [Photographs]
210Arkansas National Forest - Forest Officer Constructing Telephone - Blake Line [Photograph], 1924
211Snow Shoe Section [Photographs], 1912
212Senior Camp Log - Olustee, Florida, 1939
213-14[School Of Forestry - Students And Faculty] [Photographs], 1909-2004
215[Bishop F. Grant Memorial Forest Dedication], 1976
216[School Of Forestry - Correspondence, PowerPoint And Brochures], 1956-2006
217School Of Forest Resources - Brochure/Flyer, circa 1970s
218-19School Of Forest Resources - CDs And DVDs [Includes Photos, "In Service To Georgia Forestry" And "Class Of 1976 And Forestry Conclave"]
220Photographs - Forestry Classes, 1978-1996
221-2350th Anniversary - George Foster Peabody School Of Forestry, 1950s-1960s
224[Copy Of Photograph Of President Bush And Robert D. Farris - Signed], 2007
31-3Publications, Historical Information And Current Events - Mostly UGA
34History Of The School Of Forest Resources, University Of Georgia (1906 - 1969) - Felty, Jr.
35Model Procedure For Estimating Fair Market Value Of Southern Forest Lands With Special Reference To Eminent Domain Proceedings. - Sizemore
36Criteria For The Design Of Recreation Areas On Flood Plains Of The North Georgia Piedmont - Flinchum
37Average Percentage Of Defect For Thirty-One Species Of Southern Trees - Hargreaves, Jr.
38Georgia Forestry Commission - Objectives, Organization, Policies And Procedures - Hargreaves, Jr.
39The Cypress Knee, 1968
310The Cypress Knee, 1969
41The Centennial History Of Forestry In Georgia - Image Proof, 2006
42The Centennial History Of Forestry In Georgia - Composition Proof, 2006
43The Centennial History Of Forestry In Georgia - Dust Jacket
44[Oversized Photographs - c. Early 20th Century]
45[Oversized Photographs - c. Mid 20th Century]
46"50th Anniversary - George Foster Peabody School Of Forestry" [From Scrapbook- Events Sign-In Sheets], 1956-1957
5Woodsy Owl (Original Design Sketches)
61Equipment/Performance Calculations (Includes 1984 Notes), 1940s-1950s, 1984
62Georgia State College of Agriculture-Forest Nursery Payroll, 1932-1933
63Inductees in Georgia Foresters Hall of Fame 2009 (Photographs and Biographies), 2009
64Dean Allyn M. Herrick (2 Photographs)
65Chuck Leavell-Musician and Georgia Tree Farmer [Photograph c. 1970s], circa 1970
67Photographs [previously belonging to Archie Patterson, includes SAF Council]
68Archie Patterson correspondence and script for Trial of Andrew Campbell