Inventory of the Edgar P. Wyman Slide Collection, circa 1927 – 1950s
Abstract: Edgar P. Wyman (died 2004) was a professor of logging and forest management, land manager, and civic leader. Wyman was a conservationist and an advocate of multiple use.
The collection includes 4 glass slides and 10 color 35mm slides. Glass slides were taken by Albert E. Moss in the late 1920s-early 1930s and depict logging scenes. The color 35mm slides were taken by Wyman in the late 1940's-1950's and show yarding and mills in Maine and New Hampshire. Included in the collection is a letter from Edgar Wyman describing the slides.
Title: Edgar P. Wyman Slide Collection, circa 1927 - 1950s
Creator: Wyman, Edgar P.
Repository: Forest History Society Library and Archives
Call Number: 2915
Language of Material: Material in English
Extent: 0.25 linear feet (14 slides)
Edgar P. Wyman (died 2004) was a professor of logging and forest management, land manager, and civic leader. Wyman was a conservationist and an advocate of multiple use.
Edgar Pitkin Wyman (also known as "E.P.") was born in Somerville, Massachusetts to Lucy (Allen) Wyman and Harry Edgar Wyman. In 1937, Edgar Wyman received a bachelor's degree from the University of New Hampshire; in 1939, he earned his master's degree from the Yale School of Forestry. Following his graduate studies, Wyman supervised a Works Progress Administration crew in Ohio. In 1940, he and his wife moved to Shasta, California where Wyman managed private forestlands. With the onset of World War II, Wyman enlisted in the United States Coast Guard and eventually served in the Phillippines.
After the war, Wyman returned to New England to teach logging and forest management at the University of Connecticut. He also organized summer camps in Maine, focused on traditional forestry practices. He also served as an Extension Forester for the state of Connecticut for a number of years. A lifelong member of the Society of American Foresters, Wyman received the SAF Distinguished Service Award in 1996.
Upon his death in 2004, Edgar Wyman was survived by his wife, Barbara Jocelyn Frost, and three children.
The collection includes 4 glass slides and 10 color 35mm slides. Glass slides were taken by Albert E. Moss in the late 1920s-early 1930s and depict logging scenes. The color 35mm slides were takenby Wyman in the late 1940s-1950s and show yarding and mills in Maine and New Hampshire. Included in the collection is a letter from Edgar Wyman describing the slides.
- Slides, circa 1927-1950s
- Logging -- Equipment and supplies -- Slides
- Logging -- Machinery -- Slides
- Logging -- New England
- Moss, Albert E.
- Sawmills -- New England -- Slides
- Wyman, Edgar P.
- Yarding (Logging) -- Slides
Detailed Description of the Collection
1. Slides, circa 1927-1950s.
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[Identification of item], Edgar P. Wyman Slide Collection, Library and Archives, Forest History Society, Durham, NC, USA.
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Encoded by Amanda Ross, June 2009
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