A Guide to the U.S. Forest Service. George Washington National Forest.
Lost River and Massanutten Working Circles Collection, 1912-1940
Collection Number SC # 2086
Compiled by: Chris Bolgiano, April 1997
Edited by Kayla Payne, June 2012
Repository: Special Collections, Carrier Library, James Madison University
Title: U.S. Forest Service. George Washington National Forest.
Lost River and Massanutten Working Circles Collection, 1912-1940, bulk 1939-1940
Collection No.: SC# 2086
Creator: U.S. Forest Service
Extent: one folder
Abstract: This collection consists of photocopies of four public-domain documents which relate to the U.S. Forest Service.
Access Restrictions: Collection is open for research.
Use Restrictions: The copyright interests in this collection have been transferred to the James Madison University Special Collections Library. For more information, contact the Special Collections Library Reference Desk. (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Preferred Citation: U.S. Forest Service. George Washington National Forest. Lost River and Massanutten Working Circles Collection, 1912-1940, SC#2086, Special Collections, Carrier Library, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, Va.
Acquisition Information: John Coleman donated this collection in March 1997.
Other Formats Available: none
Provenance: Copies of these public-domain documents were donated to Carrier Library by John Coleman, Lee District Ranger for the George Washington National Forest, in March 1997.
Processing Information: Since the documents are part of the public domain as official Forest Service reports, no deed or legal release was needed.
Bio/Historical Note: These U.S. Forest Service documents relate to the forest’s early years and detail the condition of federally owned lands as well as development plans.
Scope and Content: These reports document the forest composition and condition of certain portions of federally owned lands in northern Rockingham and Page counties; and in western Frederick and western Shenandoah counties in Virginia and southeastern Hampshire and eastern Hardy counties, West Virginia. Details about local markets for forest products; local history of tanbark, iron, and other industries; and local fire history are also given.
Arrangement: This collection consists of photocopies of four documents:
- Report on the technical examination of the lands of the Allegheny Ore and Iron Co., Rockingham and Page Counties, VA, 1912 (a copy of the original and a transcript of the poorly typed original are included);
- Development plan for the Massanutten Working Circle, George Washington National Forest, 1940 (at 75 pages, this is the longest document);
- Revision of Lost River Working Circle, Shenandoah National Forest, 1924;
- Development plan for Lost River Working Circle, George Washington National Forest, 1939.
Location of Originals: Original documents on file at the Lee District headquarters in Edinburgh, Virginia
Related Material: U.S. Forest Service. U.S. Forest Service, George Washington National Forest, Dry River District Collection, SC# 3014, Special Collections, Carrier Library, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, Va.
Contents: Box: Folder
U.S. Forest Service 1:1