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Portrait of Lynn Weyerhaeuser Day (1932-1999)

Lynn W. Day Endowment

Lynn Weyerhaeuser Day (1932-1999), daughter of timberman Frederick K. Weyerhaeuser (1895-1978), one of the founders of the Forest History Society (FHS), passed away on 18 August 1999 in Grosse Pointe, Michigan, after a brief battle with cancer. Like her father, she was a strong supporter of the Society, working for more than thirty years to help FHS promote the historical study of human interaction with the forested environment.

To honor Lynn's many contributions to FHS, the Forest History Society established in 2001 the Lynn W. Day Endowment for Publications in Forest History. The Endowment has been augmented with funds from a Challenge Grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.



Weyerhaeuser family members, FHS members, and the public have all contributed to the endowment. Funds from the endowment support: (1) the Society's Visiting Scholars program, which provides sabbatical leave for a research historian to conduct forest history research at FHS leading to publications; (2) the FHS Distinguished Lectureship in Forest and Conservation History; and (3) the production of monograph publications to help distribute information about forest, conservation, and environmental history to a wide audience. The Lynn Day Endowment will ensure her continuing legacy.

To contribute, use the Lynn W. Day Endowment pledge form [pdf]. Make checks payable to the Forest History Society and mail to:

Lynn W. Day Endowment
Forest History Society
701 William Vickers Avenue
Durham, NC 27701-3162.

Please contact Steven Anderson, FHS President, for more information. Telephone: (919) 682-9319. Fax: (919) 682-2349.