The Resource West Virginia Pulp and Paper Company logging photographs

West Virginia Pulp and Paper Company logging photographs

Label
West Virginia Pulp and Paper Company logging photographs, 1927-1931
Title
West Virginia Pulp and Paper Company logging photographs
Inclusive dates
1927-1931
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Contains 36 B&W photographs of loggers (including African-American and child workers) cutting trees in North Carolina, Virginia, and unspecified locations. Some photos have hand-written or stamped information on the back explaining the techniques being used and identifying them as "West Virginia Pulp and Paper Co."
  • Of the 36 B&W photographs in this collection, 25 carry identification on the back that specifies locations in North Carolina (Moravian Falls, Crutchfield, Sanford) and Virginia (Newcastle, Fort Union, Naruna, Rhoadesville, Gordonsville, Burkeville), dates the photos from 1927 to 1931, and explains the techniques of cutting, peeling, and axing out knots of poplar and pine trees for pulpwood that are demonstrated in the photos. In a few cases the comments on the back criticize poor practices, indicating that the photos may have been intended for training purposes
Biographical or historical data
The West Virginia Pulp and Paper Company was incorporated in 1898 by William Luke and sons. Through the twentieth century it grew into a multinational wood products corporation and changed its name to Westvaco. At the end of the 20th century it became MeadWestvaco.
Cataloging source
VMC
Label
West Virginia Pulp and Paper Company logging photographs
Link
http://www.lib.jmu.edu/special/manuscripts/WestVAPulp.aspx
Arrangement
Series 1. North Carolina locations: 3 photos. ; Series II. Virginia locations: 17 photos ; Series III. Location unknown: 16 photos.
Control code
244567350
Extent
1 folder.
Governing access note
For use, see Special Collections Librarian
Ownership
Purchased in 2000 from Green Valley Auctions, Inc.

Library Locations

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