RESEARCH & EXPLORE

Discover our library and archives

The FHS collections contain an extraordinary range of information about forest and conservation history, from prehistoric times to current events. North American forests and industry history are particular collection strengths, but we have a diverse body of materials that contribute to a greater understanding of our global forest history. Whether you're conducting research online or using the Carl A. Weyerhaeuser Library or Alvin J. Huss Archives, these essential tools, materials, and services will provide information and guidance.

CARL A. WEYERHAEUSER LIBRARY

Our library contains a treasure trove of published materials in the fields of forest, conservation, and environmental history.

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ALVIN J. HUSS ARCHIVES

Our archival collections feature unique resources covering the conservation movement, the profession of forestry, and the use of forests and related natural resources around the world.

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Unsure of how to begin your search? Having trouble locating that special document? Need help getting oriented with our services and resources? Ask a member of our library staff for help!

Weyerhaeuser Company History

Founded in 1900, Weyerhaeuser is an international forest products company producing softwood lumber, pulp, paper and packaging products. Explore the company's history through the Weyerhaeuser Collection in our archives.


Mann Gulch Fire 1949

The Mann Gulch fire of 1949 on the Helena National Forest in Montana greatly influenced wildfire policy within the Forest Service. This devastating fire claimed the lives of thirteen smokejumpers, and led to the establishment of two new agency facilities, one in Montana and another in California, dedicated to developing and testing firefighting equipment.

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Alfred D. Bell, Jr., Travel Grants

FHS awards several Bell Travel Grants each year to support travel and lodging expenses for researchers visiting our library and archives. Decisions are made on a case-by-case basis.

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DONATE MATERIALS TO OUR LIBRARY & ARCHIVES

If you have a collection of books, documents, photographs, maps, or other items that should be preserved, contact our staff to learn how FHS can help.

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BOOKS & FILMS

FHS has published books and produced award-winning documentary films on a variety of topics in forest and conservation history. Explore our catalog of books and films and order today.

Frequently Asked Questions

Have questions about accessing materials? Interested in doing research at FHS but need more information on visitor policies? Check out our list of Frequently Asked Questions before contacting us.

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