Inventory of the John W. Korb Slides and Photographs, 1963

Descriptive Summary

Abstract: John W. Korb retired from the United States Forest Service in 1993. Among his posts, Kolb was Recreation and Fire Staff Assistant at the George Washington National Forest in 1963 and spent 36 years in the Rocky Mountain Regional office, administering winter sports.

The collection includes 26 color slides and 19 black-and-white photographs that are reproductions of originals taken by John Korb. Korb documented the September 24, 1963 ceremony wherein President John F. Kennedy dedicated the Pinchot Institute for Conservation at Grey Towers National Historic Landmark in Milford, Pennsylvania. At the time, Korb was employed with the USDA Forest Service as Recreation and Fire Staff Assistant at the George Washington National Forest; on the day of the dedication, he was assigned as a representative to the Secret Service. The images depict President Kennedy's arrival and departure via Air Force 1, the dedication ceremony, and the Grey Towers grounds. FHS holds electronic copies only.

Title: John W. Korb Slides and Photographs, 1963

Creator: Korb, John W.

Repository: Forest History Society Library and Archives

Call Number: 2940

Language of Material: Material in English

Extent: 0.25 linear feet (26 slides, 19 photographic prints)

 

Biographical Note

John W. Korb retired from the United States Forest Service in 1993. Among his posts, Kolb was Recreation and Fire Staff Assistant at the George Washington National Forest in 1963 and spent 36 years in the Rocky Mountain Regional office, administering winter sports.

Korb attended Paul Smith's College in New York, graduating in 1956.

As of 2001, John Korb and his wife Sally split time between Lakewood, Colorado, and Mesa, Arizona. The Korbs had three children and five grandchildren.

 

Collection Overview

The collection includes 26 color slides and 19 black-and-white photographs that are reproductions of originals taken by John Korb. Korb documented the September 24, 1963 ceremony wherein President John F. Kennedy dedicated the Pinchot Institute for Conservation at Grey Towers National Historic Landmark in Milford, Pennsylvania. At the time, Korb was employed with the USDA Forest Service as Recreation and Fire Staff Assistant at the George Washington National Forest; on the day of the dedication, he was assigned as a representative to the Secret Service. The images depict President Kennedy's arrival and departure via Air Force 1, the dedication ceremony, and the Grey Towers grounds.

FHS holds electronic copies only.

Collection Arrangement

  1. Slides and Photographs, 1963

 

Subject Headings

  • Air Force One (Presidential aircraft) -- Photographs
  • Grey Towers National Historic Site (Milford, Pa.) -- Photographs
  • Kennedy, John F. (John Fitzgerald), 1917-1963 -- Photographs
  • Korb, John W.
  • Pinchot Institute for Conservation
  • United States Forest Service
  • United States Forest Service -- Officials and employees

 

Detailed Description of the Collection

1. Slides and Photographs, 1963.

(26 color slides, 19 black-and-white prints)

John W. Korb with Pinchot Institute plaque unveiled by President Kennedy on September 24, 1963.

 

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], John W. Korb Slides and Photographs, Library and Archives, Forest History Society, Durham, NC, USA.

Acquisitions Information

Received from Dave Steinke prior to 2006.

Processing Information

Processed by Staff

Encoded by Amanda Ross, May 2009

Funding from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission supported the encoding of this finding aid. Support for digitization and outreach provided by the Alvin J. Huss Endowment.