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Collection M 049:
Robert Sullenberger papers inventory

Years this material was created: 1887-1989 (bulk 1931)
Quantity: .4 linear shelf feet (in 1 document case)
©2005 by Fort Lewis College Foundation, Center of Southwest Studies account

These are the related collections at the Center of Southwest Studies regarding forestry:

Collection number
Collection title
M 080:

U.S. Forest Service collection

U 010: U.S. Forest Service Mancos District Cherry Creek Thompson Park oral history project records
U 002:

U.S. Forest Service oral history collection (especially pertaining to the USFS Centennial in 1991)


U.S. Forest Service San Juan National Forest (Southwest Colo.) cultural properties report

P 047:

John Funk slides   (photographs of Southwest scenery)

M 042:

Woodmen of the World, Aztec Camp No. 30 (Durango, Colo.) records (not actually re: forestry)

Links to contents

Preface Introduction/ Scope and contents
Administrative information
Container list Center of Southwest Studies collection inventories Center of Southwest Studies

Introduction/ Scope and contents

This collection consists of reports, printed materials, photos, maps, and other papers concerning the lumber trade in Southwestern Colorado (especially around Pagosa Springs), and related topics.  The materials were produced and compiled by A. T. Sullenberger, his son Lawrence Sullenberger, and Robert Sullenberger.

Administrative information

Acquisition information:  This material was donated to the Center in February of 1989 (accession 1989:02012).

Processing information Center of Southwest Studies archival assistant Linda Baker produced the folder list on 7/29/2005.  The collection inventory and web mastering were by Todd Ellison, C.A.

Arrangement scheme/ about the organization of this collection:  This material is organized in a single series of folders, arranged chronologically for the most part.  (Maps, miscellaneous printed materials, and photos are at the back of the document case.)

Container listing     (all, in Box 1)

Folder 1           Pacific Logging Congress 8th Annual, Portland, Oregon and Grays Harbor, Wash., 1916 Oct 26-28, proceedings [1 vol.: 42 pages].

Folder 2           Logging flumes, chutes, and concrete dams, correspondence, 1926-1931/ by Laurence Sullenbeger    

Folder 3           Colorado Spruce Company cost statements, for 5 months ending Nov. 30, 1928 (3 sets).       

Folder 4           Rio Grande National Forest (Colo.) Forest management plan, 1930, June 1.

Folder 5           South Fork District of the Rio Grande National Forest of Colorado, report for the International Paper Company by Lawrence Sullenberger, 1930 Dec.

Folder 6           Beaver Creek and Race Creek (Colo.) timber estimates [by Lawrence Sullenberger?], pages 1-25 [circa Jan. 1931].

Folder 7           Park Creek (Colo.) survey report, undated, pages 26-36.

Folder 8           Pass Creek Unit (Colo.) survey report, undated, pages 37-55.

Folder 9           Upper South Fork Unit (Colo.) (including Main South Fork Creek, North Fork Creek, South Canyon, Gibbs Cree, Diablo Creek, Spruce Creek, and Hope Creek) survey report, undated, pages 56-98.

Folder 10         Lake Fork Creek Unit (Colo.) survey report, undated, pages 99-109.

Folder 11         Trout Creek and Decker Creek Unit (Colo.) survey report, circa January 17, 1931, pages 110-122.

Folder 12         South Fork District logging survey cost sheet, circa 1931, pages 123-125.

Folder 13         Willow Creek and Alder Creek survey report, circa 1931, pages 126-139.

Folder 14         Rio Grande River District, including Miners Creek, survey report, circa 1931, pages 140-151.

Folder 15         Flames and fluming instructions and cost report, circa 1931, pages 152-163.

Folder 16         Piedra District of the San Juan National Forest timber estimate, circa 1931, (no pages numbered).

Folder 17         Flume construction figures, circa 1931.

Folder 18         Rio Grande River District of the Rio Grande National Forest of Colorado, report for the International Paper Company by Lawrence Sullenberger, 1931 Feb.

Folder 19         Flumes and fluming, typescript carbon copies, pages 60-63, undated, 55 pages (2 copies).

Folder 20        Miscellaneous articles, clippings and papers, circa 1901-1978.

Folder 21        Prints and lithographs, etc., of Mesa Verde and other sites/ by Mary Elizabeth Burwell, undated.

Folder 22        Articles about A. T. Sullenberger by Robert Sullenberger, Oct. 1, 1988 and May 1, 1989.

Folder 23        Ute Mountain Jurisdiction of the Consolidated Ute Reservation (Towaoc, Colo.), folded oversize map by D. H. Wattson, Superintendent, January 1935.

Folder 24        A. T. Sullenberger's Pagosa Lumber Company land and origins for his land acquisitions, blueprint of map by his son Lawrence Sullenberger, circa 1900-1912, in 2 parts.

Folder 25        Packet of photographs, 1887-early 1930s; see list on front of envelope.

Doing your own research: This description of a portion of the collections at the Fort Lewis College Center of Southwest Studies is provided to inform interested parties about the nature and depth of the repository's collections.  It cannot serve as a substitute for a visit to the repository for those with substantial research interests in the collections.

This collection is located at the Center of Southwest Studies on the campus of Fort Lewis College.  Researchers wanting more information about using this material at the Delaney Southwest Research Library at the Center may email the archivist at archives@fortlewis.edu or click here to use our E-mail Reference Request Form (or phone the archivist at 970/247-7126).  The Center does not have a budget for outgoing long-distance phone calls to answer reference requests, so please email if you wish to receive a response from the Center.  To request reproductions/copies, click here for instructions.


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