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Collection Details


Collection Name: Lumber Rafting Oral History Collection, 1873-1975
Repository Name: Pennsylvania State University. Libraries. Special Collections [Repository Details]
Repository Location: University Park, Pennsylvania, United States
URL: http://www.libraries.psu.edu/speccolls/FindingAids/lumber.frame.html
Dates Spanned: 1952-1968
Description: The Lumber Rafting Oral History Collection documents the timber industry in North Central Pennsylvania, primarily between 1885-1940. The collection consists of sixty interviews, an article from the Harrisburg Patriot, a list of boat scaffolds in Clarion, and a film entitled The Last Raft, documenting the historical recreation of the last lumber raft, 1939.
Estimated Total of Interviews: 60
Broad Subjects: Industry and Labor; Economics
ASP Subjects: Forests and forestry; Lumber camps; Lumber trade; Lumber--Transportation; Oral history; Pennsylvania; United States
Collection Code: OHC0002847