Western Pine Association records, 1906-1959  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Western Pine Association.
Title
Western Pine Association records
Dates
1906-1959 (inclusive)
Quantity
48.0 linear feet, (32 containers)
Collection Number
Bx 105
Summary
The Western Pine Association formed in 1931 with the goal of setting uniform grade standards for lumber. The newly formed association grew out of a merger of the Western Pine Manufacturers Association of the Northwest and the California White and Sugar Pine Association. The association’s president in 1931, S. V. Fullaway, Jr., oversaw the 75 mills that made up the newly formed group. The Western Pine Association Records include the business papers, reports, industry publications, and legal case files of the organization.
Repository
University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives.
UO Libraries--SPC, 1299
University of Oregon
Eugene OR
97403-1299
Telephone: 541-346-3068
Fax: 541-346-3485
spcarref@uoregon.edu
Access Restrictions

Collection is open to the public.

Collection must be used in Special Collections & University Archives Reading Room.

Languages
English
Sponsor
Funding for encoding this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.


Historical NoteReturn to Top

The Western Pine Association formed in 1931 with the goal of setting uniform grade standards for lumber. Out a necessity for economic survival during the depression, the newly formed association grew out of a merger of the Western Pine Manufacturers Association of the Northwest and the California White and Sugar Pine Association. The association’s president in 1931, S. V. Fullaway, Jr., oversaw the 75 mills that made up the newly formed group.

Before the merger in 1931, the association was made of members from the northwest in competition with other lumber mills of the west. In the late 1890s, the Eastern Washington and Idaho Lumberman’s Association was formed to deal with shipping costs. In 1903, the organization transformed itself into the Western Pine Shippers Association, which was composed of 22 firms, with an office in Spokane. The headquarters was moved in 1917 to Portland, and the name changed to the Western Pine Manufacturers Association. This organization lasted until the depression affected the lumber sales and the industry looked for a way to boost sales.

With the formation of the Western Pine Association, the western lumber industry began to gain economic success. By 1957, the association had grown to include 380 companies operating mills and more than doubled its softwood lumber production. In 1955, A. L. Helmer became president of the association, after serving as president of the Timber Products Manufacturers Association of Spokane. The association was merged in the 1960s with other western lumber companies to form the Western Wood Products Association.

Source: Crow’s Lumber Digest. Feb. 28, 1957 Vol. 35, no. 5, “He Blazes the Trail: 25 Years of Progress” p. 5, 8-10.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The collection includes incorporation papers, membership lists, reports of the secretary-manager, committee reports, minutes of meetings, statistical summaries, the WPMA Barometer (weekly report of orders, shipment and production), price reports, legal case files (especially Interstate Commerce Commission cases), National Wooden Box Association records, circulars of the California White and Sugar Pine Manufacturers Association, and circulars of the Western Pine Association, 1907-1948.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Western Pine Association records, Bx 105, Special Collections & University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries, Eugene, Oregon.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

InventoryReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 1, Folder 1

Series I:  Business papersReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
1
Incorporation papers
1
Constitution and by-laws
1
Contract forms
1
Membership lists
1932-1959
1
Organization lists
1933-1959
1
Secretaries reports
1910-1924
1
Secretary-manager reports
1925-1931
1
Miscellaneous special reports
1930-1957
1
Treasurers reports
1910-1924
1
Audits
1912-1932
1
Advertising committee reports
1914-1926
1
Grading committee reports
1912-1925
1
Railway committee reports
1912-1920
1
Railway committee reports
1912-1920
2
Pricing committee reports
1910-1917
2
Trade names correspondence and reports
2
Price and grade manuals
2
Minutes of meetings
1906-1923 1939-1946
3
Minutes of meetings
1947-1959
4
Minutes of meetings
1960-1961
4
Reports and statistical summaries
1935-1949
5
Reports and statistical summaries
1950-1954
5
Correspondence, A-K
1957
6
Correspondence, M-W
1957
6
Correspondence, A-N
1959
7
Correspondence, N-W
1959
Correspondence, A-Z
circa 1930-circa 1950
Box Folder
32 1
American River Pine
32 2
Associated Lumber and Box Company - Dorris
32 3
Finding Aids
32 4
Associated Lumber and Box Company - North Fork
32 5
Bakersfield Box Company - Woodlake
32 6
Bercut-Richards Lumber Company
32 7
Big Bear Timber Company
32 8
Blagen Lumber Company - White Pines
32 9
Bretz
32 10
Byles-Jamison Lumber Company - Dinkey Creek
32 11
Cal-Ida Lumber Company - Downieville
32 12
California Door Company - Diamond Spring
32 13
Christmas Trees
32 14
Clover Valley Lumber Company - Loyalton
32 15
Cloverdale Redwood Company
32 16
Collins Pine Company - Chester
32 17
Commander Industries, Incorporated
32 18
Crane Mills, Incorporated - Paskenta
32 19
Crawford Lumber
32 20
Diamond Match Company - Stirling City
32 21
Feather River Pine Mills - Feather Falls
32 22
Fibreboard Products, Incorporated
32 23
Forest Engineer Work Program Analyses
32 24
Fruit Growers Supply Company
32 25
Graeagle Lumber Company
32 26
Harbor Box and Lumber Company
32 27
Hughes Brothers - Foresthill
32 28
International Paper - Weed
32 29
Inyo Lumber Company - Bishop
32 30
Ivory Pine Company of California - Dinuba
32 31
Jones, L.S., Timber Products
32 32
Kimberly-Clark Corporation - Anderson- Mt. Shasta
32 33
Lassen Lumber and Box Company - Susanville
32 34
Long-Bell Lumber Company - Dorris
32 35
Long-Bell Lumber Company - Weed
32 36
Lorenz Lumber Company - Burney
32 37
Loveness Lumber Company - Malin, Oregon
32 38
Main Industries, Incorporated
32 39
Mathews Lumber Company - Fresno
32 40
McCloud River Lumber Company - McCloud
32 41
Meadow Valley Lumber Company - Spanish Ranch
32 42
Michigan-California Lumber Company - Camino
32 43
Miscellaneous Correspondence
32 44
Miscellaneous Non-Member Mills
32 45
Montezuma Lumber Company
32 46
Mt. Shasta Pine MFG. Company - Mt. Shasta
32 47
Mt. Whitney Lumber Company - Johnsondale
32 48
Oregon Creek Lumber Company
32 49
Pacific Gas and Electric Company
32 50
Paul Bunyan Lumber Company - Anderson
32 51
Pickering Lumber Corporation - Standard
32 52
Pine Logging Company of California - Dinkey Creek (office at Fresno)
32 53
Placerville Lumber Company - Fresh Pond (3 mills)
32 54
Quincy Lumber Company, Incorporated - Quincy
32 55
Sacramento Box and Lumber Company - Woodleaf
32 56
Scott Lumber Company, Incorporated - Burney
32 57
Sequoia Forest Industries, Incorporated
32 58
Setzer Forest Products, Incorporated - Sacramento
32 59
Sharp, J.F., Lumber Company - Yreka
32 60
Shasta Box Company - Redding, P.O. Box 838
32 61
Shasta Forest Company (Shafco)
32 62
Shasta Plywood
32 63
Sierra Pacific Corporation
32 64
Smith, Ralph L., Lumber Company - Anderson
32 65
Soper-Wheeler Company
32 66
Southern Pacific Land Company
32 67
Speckert Lumber Company - Marysville
32 68
State Box Company
32 69
Stockton Box Company
32 70
Tahoe Sugar Pine Company - Washington
32 71
Tahoe Timber Company
32 72
Trinity Alps
32 73
Trinity River Lumber Company
32 74
Ukiah Pine Lumber Company - Potter Valley
32 75
Wetsel-Oviatt Lumber Company, Incorporated
32 76
West Side Lumber Company - Tuolumne
32 77
Wildwood Lumber Company
32 78
Winston Lumber Company - Martell
32 79
Yuba River Lumber Company - Camptonville
32 80
Miscellaneous
32 81
Miscellaneous
32 82
Miscellaneous
Miscellaneous Correspondence
Box
7
Ledger
1916-1920
20-31
Ledgers
1909-1948

Series II:  Statistical ReportsReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
8
WPMA Barometer
Weekly report of order, shipments, and production.
1916-1931
8
Price reports
1913-1931
9
Grade, wood and car reports
1914-1929
9
Car and price reports
1928-1945
9
Cut stock price reports
1935-1945
9
Individual shipments and cut
1919-1931
10
Weekly mill reports
1937-1943

Series III:  Legal Cases and Administrative papersReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
10
U. S. vs. Western Pine Manufacturers Association et. al District court, District of Minnesota.
Correspondence, testimony, briefs, and exhibits.
1923
10
I. C. C. Docket 1348. Potlatch Lumber Co. vs. Northern Pacific Railroad Co. et al.
Stenographic report of testimony.
1908
11
I. C. C. Docket 6366. Big Basin Lumber Co. et. al., vs. Southern Pacific Company, et al.
W. P. M. A. intervener. Colorado and California lumber rates. Transcript of testimony.
1914
11
I. C. C. Docket 8131. Rates and classification of lumber and lumber products.
Correspondence and transcripts of testimony.
1917-1918
11
I. C. C. Docket 12608. Western Pine Lumber Co. vs. Southern Pacific Railway Company.
Car hire and demurrage case. Correspondence, documents, and transcript.
1922
12
I. C. C. Docket 17000. Ex Parte 87. Rate structure investigation.
Correspondence, documents, and exhibits.
1925-1926
12
I. C. C. Docket 18151. California White and Sugar Pine Manufactures Association vs. Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway, et al.
Lumber rates, California to Southeast. Correspondence, documents, and transcripts.
1927
12
I. C. C. I and S Docket 3400. Transit of logs.
Coeur d’Alene. Documents, transcript
1930
13
I. C. C. Ex Parte 13. Increased rates and charges.
Exhibits
1931
13
I. C. C. Docket 26000. Railroad carrier charges and rates.
Documents and transcripts.
1933
13
I. C. C. Ex Parte 115. Increase in freight rates and charges.
Correspondence, documents, exhibits
1934
13
I. C. C. I and S Hearing 4108. 72-cent lumber rate.
Documents, exhibits, transcript.
1935-1936
14
I. C. C. Ex Parte 123. Fifteen per cent case.
Documents, correspondence, and exhibits.
1937
14
Oregon. Public Service Commission. F-936, F-938. Freight rate on fuel wood, cord wood, slab wood, etc.
Correspondence and documents.
1920-1921
14
Washington, Public Service Commission. Cause 5159. Log rate case.
Correspondence and documents.
1921
14
Lumber Code Authority. (N. R. A.) Lumber Code Authority Bulletin. 1934. Meetings. Quarterly. 1934 - 1935. National Wooden Box Association. Pacific Division. N. R. A. Bulletins.
1934-1935
15
U. S. Labor Department. Correspondence regarding compliance with Fair Labor Standards Act. And miscellaneous labor papers.
1938-1940
15
Patent papers. Lumber marking machine patents.
Correspondence and documents.
1926-1927

Series IV:  CircularsReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
16-19
Western Pine Manufacturers Association and Western Pine Association Circulars
1907-1948

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Business, Industry, and Labor
  • Logging
  • Lumber trade--West (U.S.)
  • Lumber--Standards--West (U.S.)
  • Oregon
  • Corporate Names :
  • California White and Sugar Pine Manufacturers Association--Records and correspondence
  • National Wooden Box Association (U.S.)--Records and correspondence
  • Western Pine Association--Records and correspondence.
  • Western Pine Manufacturers' Association (U.S.)--Records and correspondence
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Membership lists