The Forest History Society holds a full collection of U.S. Forest Service Organizational Directories, which consist of USFS personnel information such as employee names, positions, and office locations. The USFS directories were originally published monthly as "Field Programs" beginning in 1904. Later directories, which were referred to as "Service Directories" or "Organizational Directories" were issued two to three times a year on average. For a complete listing of dates the directories were published see the table below.
The Internet Archives has scanned a collection of Directories from 1904-1909.
Since 2004, Directories have not been printed but have been updated online at https://hrm.gdcii.com/directory/
Our library staff will be glad to perform searches of the directories for you. Staff members can copy/scan relevant pages corresponding to any requested names. Please contact library staff, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone, 919-682-9319.
USFS Directories, Dates Published
Beginning in August 1904, the USFS began issuing "Field Programmes". However, employee listings did not begin to appear in these publications until July 1905. Field Programs were published from 1905 to 1920. The directories were then issued under the title "Forest Service Directory" from 1920 until 1951, and finally as "Organizational Directory" from 1952 until the present.
Note that no directories were published from January to June of 1905, as well as for the entire years of 1947, 1955, 1956, 1957, 1959, 1969, and 1974.
|1905||July, August, September, October, November, December|
|1906||January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December|
|1907||January, February, March, April, June, August, September, October, November, December|
|1908-1909||January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December|
|1910||January, February, March, April, May, June, July, October|
|1911||January, April, July, October|
|1912||January, July, October|
|1913 - 1920||January, April, July, October|
|1921 - 1931||April, October|
|1932 - 1933||April|
|1935 - 1936||November|
|1939 - 1940||January, July|
|1942 - 1946||April|
|1947||No Directory Published|
|1948 - 1951||January|
|1952 - 1953||March|
|1955-1957||No Directory Published|
|1959||No Directory Published|
|1960 - 1965||January|
|1967 - 1968||April|
|1969||No Directory Published|
|1970 - 1972||January|
|1974||No Directory Published|
|1978 - 1979||May|
|1991 - 1992||July|
|1993 - 1995||June|