Potlatch Forests, Inc. Records, 1951-1982

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Potlatch Forests, Inc.
Title
Potlatch Forests, Inc. Records
Dates
1951-1982 (inclusive)
Quantity
3 Cubic Feet
Collection Number
MG192 (collection)
Summary
Correspondence, reports, cost estimates, and blueprints for Potlatch mill remodeling projects, Potlatch, Idaho. Accompanied by Pres-to-Log machine drawings and material specifications (10 v.).
Repository
University of Idaho Library, Special Collections and Archives
Special Collections and Archives
University of Idaho Library
875 Perimeter Drive
MS 2350
Moscow, ID
83844-2350
Telephone: 2088850845
libspec@uidaho.edu
Languages
English
Sponsor
Funding for encoding this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The group of Potlatch papers spans the years 1951 to 1982, with the bulk of the material covering the years 1960-1975.

The papers include correspondence, reports, cost estimations and blueprints of the various modernization plans for the mill located in Potlatch, Idaho, as maintained by the Lewiston office of Potlatch Forests, Inc. Also included are a set of ten bound volumes of Pres-to-Log machine drawings and material specifications.

In addition to this Record Group, the University of Idaho Special Collections Library has several other groups of Potlatch related material.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Arrangement

The material in this Record Group was, for the most part, in labeled folders or three-ring notebooks. All headings were retained during processing. The two accessions which were combined to form this group form the two series divisions.

The Potlatch mill modernization records maintained by the Lewiston Office of Potlatch Forests, Inc. include correspondence, blueprints, cost estimates, and photographs relating to the various remodellings at Potlatch. Major renovations took place in 1961, 1973-1974, and 1978. Some of the material is an overall study of the plans, other folders deal with specific areas or pieces of equipment. There are two oversize volumes of equipment drawings.

The second series contains ten bound volumes entitled Pres-to-Log machine drawings and material specifications, and contains greatly reduced drawings of various parts of the machinery.

Acquisition Information

The Potlatch mill modernization papers were donated to the University of Idaho Library by the Potlatch Corporation in May 1986; James McAdoo donated the Pres-to-Log machine drawings in August 1986. These two accessions were combined and processed by Judith Nielsen in May 1990.

Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Series I. Potlatch Mill Modernization , 1951-1982Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
1/1
History of Potlatch, Idaho
1 item
1958
1/2
Potlatch energy study
3 items
1968
1/3-5
Mill modernization study
1 item
1961
1/6
Mill modernization
15 items
1973-1974
1/7-9
Mill modernization study
1 item
1978
1/10-12
Potlatch plant file
1 item
1958-1965
1/13
Barker blueprints
4 items
1951-1957
1/14
Barker pump motor
13 items
1952-1961
1/15
Boiler study (photograph album)
1 item
1953-1963
1/16
Chip screener
29 items
1963
1/17
Chippers
6 items
1962
1/18
Finishing line
13 items
1974
Fire Pond
Box/Folder
1/19
General
19 items
1975-1981
1/20
Budget estimates
12 items
1974
1/21
Contract documents
2 items
1974
1/22
Drawings
3 items
undated
1/23
Estimates, bids, etc.
22 items
1973-1974
1/24
Lift gates
25 items
1974
1/25
Liner
7 items
1971
1/26
Pittsburgh testing
5 items
1974
1/27
Repair
4 items
1973-1974
1/28
State of Idaho, rules & regulations
14 items
1974
2/29
Generators
34 items
1959-1974
2/30
Power
13 items
1961
2/31
Power and fuel
7 items
1958-1960
2/32
Power house
11 items
1976-1978
2/33
Power plant
13 items
1966-1977
2/34
Remodelling
7 items
1975-1982
2/35
Remodelling costs
10 items
1976-1978
2/36
Remodelling -- Kidwell boilers
13 items
1978-1982
2/37
Resaw
8 items
1960-1962
2/38
Setworks
11 items
1962-1963
2/39
Turbine
8 items
1961-1973
2/40-41
Structures
74 items
1969-1981
2/42
Unit load blueprints
4 items
1976
2/43
Voltage regulator
5 items
1961-1962
os/44-45
Equipment drawings
2 items
1963

Series II. Pres-to-Log Machine , undatedReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
2/46-55
Drawings and material specifications
10 items
1933-1955, undated

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Subject Terms

  • Mills and mill-work -- Records -- Idaho -- Potlatch
  • Wood waste as fuel
  • Woodworking machinery

Titles within the Collection

  • Pres-to-log machine drawings and material specifications

Other Creators

  • Corporate Names
    • Potlatch Forests, inc.