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Harold Frodsham Photographs, 1922

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Frodsham, Harold.
Title
Harold Frodsham Photographs
Dates
1922 (inclusive)
Quantity
0.01 cubic foot, including 21 photographs, (1 box)
Collection Number
P 271
Summary
The Harold Frodsham Photographs consist of images of lumber mills in Oregon taken by Frodsham in 1922 during a tour of lumber mills in Oregon and northern California. The images include exterior and interior views. Frodsham was employed by the Red River Lumber Company in Westwood, California in the 1920s and 1930s.
Repository
Oregon State University Libraries, Special Collections & Archives Research Center
Special Collections & Archives Research Center
121 The Valley Library
Oregon State University
Corvallis OR
97331-4501
Telephone: 541-737-2075
Fax: 541-737-8674
scarc@oregonstate.edu
Access Restrictions
Collection is open for research.
Languages
English

Historical NoteReturn to Top

Harold Frodsham was general manager of the commercial and mercantile departments of the Red River Lumber Company in Westwood, California, from the mid-1920s until 1934, when his position was eliminated. Frodsham, from England, died in Susanville, California in 1958; he had lived in Westwood and Susanville since the early 1920s.

The Red River Lumber Company was organized in 1883 in Minnesota and began acquiring northeastern California timberland in 1894. The Company began construction of Westwood, its company town in southwestern Lassen County, California, in 1912; the lumber mill at Westwood was essentially completed by 1918 and operated until the mid-1950s.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The Harold Frodsham Photographs consist of 19 images taken by Frodsham of the interiors and exteriors of lumber mills in Oregon during a tour of mills in Oregon and northern California. The prints are 3.5 x 5.5 inches and are annotated with detailed descriptions. There are duplicate prints for two of the images. The collection includes images of the Booth-Kelly Lumber Company (Springfield), Brooks-Scanlon Lumber Company (Bend), Pelican Bay Lumber Company (Klamath Falls), Shevlin-Hixon Company (Bend), and Silverton Lumber Company (Silverton). The photographs depict hauling equipment, stackers, and conveyors. The collection also includes one image of Brooks-Scanlon Lumber Company Camp 1 in central Oregon where Ponderosa pine is being logged.

All of the images are available online in the Oregon Explorer Digital Collection of historic photographs.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Preferred Citation

Harold Frodsham Photographs (P 271), Oregon State University Archives, Corvallis, Oregon.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top