Charles J. Hash papers, 1916-1923  PDF  XML

Overview of the Collection

Hash, Charles J.
Charles J. Hash papers
1916-1923 (inclusive)
9 items
Collection Number
Mss 274
This collection consists of Mr. Hash's trail diaries from his work as an employee with the U.S. Forest Service.
University of Montana, Mansfield Library, Archives and Special Collections
Archives and Special Collections
Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library
University of Montana
32 Campus Dr. #9936
Missoula, MT
Telephone: 406-243-2053
Fax: 406-243-4067
Access Restrictions

Researchers must use collection in accordance with the policies of Archives and Special Collections, the Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library, and The University of Montana-Missoula.


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Charles J. Hash moved to Idaho from Brookfield, Missouri, to work for the United States Forest Service in the 1910's. His wife, Sara, initially came along, but moved back East for unknown reasons. Mr. Hash moved to western Montana in 1919, where he was given a position with the Forest Service in the Flathead Valley as an assistant Fire Chief.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

This collection consists of Mr. Hash’s trail diaries and correspondence from his days as a Forest Service employee in Montana and Idaho. Also included in the collection are several letters that Mr. Hash received in 1919.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

Researchers are responsible for using in accordance with 17 U.S.C. and any other applicable statutes. Copyright not transferred to the University of Montana.

Preferred Citation

[Name of document or photograph number], Charles J. Hash Papers, Archives and Special Collections, Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library, The University of Montana-Missoula.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


The Charles J. Hash Papers are divided into two series:

Series I: Forest Service Diaries, 5 items, 1916-1923

Series II: Correspondence, 4 items, 1919

Custodial History

The custodial history of this collection has not been documented.

Acquisition Information

The acquisition of the Charles J. Hash Papers by The University of Montana-Missoula was not documented.

Processing Note

Actions taken by the processing archivist were not recorded.

Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Description Dates
Series I: Forest Service Diaries
5 items
This series contains Mr. Hash's trail notes and diaries as a Forest Service Ranger. They note such things as employee performance, tasks completed, and suggested repairs or improvements. These notes also served as “time cards” for Forest Service employees, providing a look into their daily routines.
Series II: Correspondence
4 items
This series contains correspondence between Mr. Hash and various friends and relatives. Included in this series is an unofficial letter of promotion from the United States Forest Service. A letter from an unidentified man in New Orleans is also in the series.

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Subject Terms

  • Forest rangers--Idaho--Diaries
  • Forest rangers--Montana--Diaries

Personal Names

  • Hash, Charles J.

Corporate Names

  • United States. Forest Service.

Form or Genre Terms

  • Diaries--Idaho
  • Diaries--Montana