Gordon S. Barrett papers, 1913-1957

Overview of the Collection

Barrett, Gordon S.
Gordon S. Barrett papers
1913-1957 (inclusive)
1933-1954 (bulk)
1.33 cubic feet (1 box, 1 oversize volume)
Collection Number
2401 (Accession No. 2401-001)
Papers of a log scaler, Bellingham, Washington regarding standards for log scaling
University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections
Special Collections
University of Washington Libraries
Box 352900
Seattle, WA
Telephone: 2065431929
Fax: 2065431931
Access Restrictions

No restrictions on access.


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Mr. Barrett was a log scaler in Bellingham before he joined the Puget Sound Log Scaling and Grading Bureau in 1921. As manager of the Bureau, he developed standards for log scaling, first on Puget Sound and then regionally, working with the federal government during World War II.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The Gordon S. Barrett papers primarily document standards for log scaling circa 1933-1957 and Barrett's work on his Official Log Scaling and Grading Rules for the Pacific Northwest. Includes correspondence, photographs, log grading rules and instructions, writings, reports, circulars, minutes, log record book.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

Creator's literary rights not transferred to the University of Washington Libraries.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Acquisition Information

Donated by Mrs. Gordon S. Barrett, 3/24/1975.

Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top


Container(s) Description Dates
1/1 Organizational Features 1933-1947
1/2 U.S. Agriculture Department incoming letters 1940-1951
1/3 U.S. Price Administration Office incoming letters 1942-1944
1/4-5 Miscellaneous incoming letters A-Z 1933-1952
1/6 Outgoing Letters 1938-1951
1/7-8 Kane & Harcus Company general correspondence 1944-1954
1/9 Interdepartmental Correspondence 1945-1952
1/10 Correspondence of Others 1938-1949
1/11 Scaling Bureaus minutes and agendas 1943-1951
1/11 Northwest Log Checking Bureau minute and agendas 1945
1/11 U.S. Forest Service, Portland minutes and agendas 1946
1/12 Legal Documents 1943-1949
1/13 Legislation 1926-1949
1/14 Resolutions 1934-1951
1/15 Financial Records 1935-1947
1/16 Reports 1929-1951
1/17 War Production Board - Circulars 1943-1945
1/17 Forest Conservation Committee of Pacific Northwest Industries - Circulars 1949
1/18 Log Scaler's Handbook writings 1942-1957
1/19 Customers of the P.S.L.S.G.B. list undated
1/19 Names and addresses of employees, etc. list undated
1/20-21 Log Scaling and Grading Rules - General 1933-1956
1/22 Log Scaling and Grading Rules - Fir Logs 1942
1/23 Log Scaling and Grading Rules - Spruce, Hemlock, and Cedar Logs 1942
1/24 Forest Mensuration exams and notes 1953
1/25 Proposed Grading Rules and Amendments to Rules 1941-1954
1/26 Comparisons of Present and Proposed Log Scale Grades 1941-1951
1/27 Scaling and Grading Rule Interpretations 1951
1/28 Federal Regulations - Log Grading and Scaling 1943-1950
1/29 Sorenson and Scriber Log Scales 1945-1946
1/30 Scribner Log Scale Data 1936-1952
1/31 Automatic Trimmer Measurements 1943-1945
1/32 Gordon Barrett's handwritten notes - Log Grading and Scaling Rules undated
1/33-34 Lists of Logs Scaled 1933-1952
1/35 Bulletins of the Pacific Northwest Loggers Association 1943-1952
1/36 Newsletters 1944-1954
1/37 Scrapbook undated
1/38 Photographs 1933, 1937
1/39 Publications 1940-1951
1/40 Ephemera undated
1/41 Miscellaneous 1937-1954
OS Log Record Book of the Puget Sound Log Scaling and Grading Bureau 1913-1919
1/42 U.S. Forest Service, Northwest Rules Advisory Committee 1953

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Subject Terms

  • Forests and forestry--Measurement
  • Personal Papers/Corporate Records (University of Washington)
  • Timber--Grading

Personal Names

  • Barrett, Gordon S.--Archives

Corporate Names

  • Kane & Harcus Company
  • Pacific Northwest Loggers Association
  • Puget Sound Log Scaling and Grading Bureau

Other Creators

  • Corporate Names
    • Kane & Harcus Company (creator)
    • Northwest Log Checking Bureau (creator)
    • United States. Department of Agriculture (creator)
    • United States. Forest Service. Northwest Rules Advisory Committee (creator)
    • United States. Office of Price Administration (creator)