Weyerhaeuser Camp McDonald Photograph Collection, circa 1940-1942

Overview of the Collection

Weyerhaeuser Company
Weyerhaeuser Camp McDonald Photograph Collection
circa 1940-1942 (inclusive)
5 photographic prints (1 folder)
Collection Number
Photographs of the Weyerhaeuser Camp McDonald logging camp during World War II
University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections
Special Collections
University of Washington Libraries
Box 352900
Seattle, WA
Telephone: 2065431929
Fax: 2065431931
Access Restrictions

Entire collection can be viewed on the Libraries’ Digital Collections website. Permission of Visual Materials Curator required to view originals. Contact Special Collections for more information.

Three of the photographs have chewed looking edges where they were probably pinned to walls


Historical BackgroundReturn to Top

Weyerhaeuser opened a logging camp at McDonald, Washington in 1940. At the time the company considered the camp as one of the most modern in the nation. The loggers lived in small bunkhouses that held eight men rather than earlier bunkhouses that housed 30-40 men. The bunkhouses had lockers for the men and a special drying room for wet clothing. The cookhouses had up-to-date stoves and refrigerators and had chairs rather than benches for eating. The logging camp was named after the general superintendent, Ronald McDonald.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Photographs of the Weyerhaeuser logging camp at McDonald, Washington.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

Status of copyrights is unknown; restrictions may exist on copying, quotation, or publication. Users are responsible for researching copyright status before use.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Preservation Note

Three of the photographs have chewed looking edges where they were probably pinned to walls

Acquisition Information

Gift of Isabel Van Hoecke, 1/1/1974.

Separated Materials

Material Described Separately:

Allen Van Hoecke Papers (Mss. Coll. 2432)

Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Subject Terms

  • Lumber trade--Washington (State)--Lewis County--Photographs
  • Lumber trade--Washington (State)--Photographs

Corporate Names

  • Weyerhaeuser Company--Photographs

Geographical Names

  • Lewis County (Wash.)--Photographs

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Subject Terms

  • Visual Materials Collections (University of Washington)