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PC 134
Washington Forest Protection Association Aerial Maps
1937-1968

ACQUISITION AND PROCESSING INFORMATION

These materials were transferred to MASC in January 2010 from the State of Washington Water Research Center and retained as UA2010-01. The collection was processed by University Archivist Mark O'English in January of 2010. In July of 2011, a donated second stereographic viewer was added to the collection as Box 1a.

EXTENT/QUANTITY INFORMATION

Number of containers: 7 boxes
Number of images: 1550
Linear feet of shelf space: 3.25

ORGANIZATIONAL HISTORY

The Washington Forest Fire Association (WFFA) was a voluntary organization of forestland owners founded in 1908 with the stated intent of protecting private forestland from wildfire. In 1958, the association changed its name to Washington Forest Protection Association (WFPA).

COLLECTION DESCRIPTION & ARRANGEMENT

This collection consists primarily of aerial photographs, with a small quantity of explanatory and instructional materials. The instructional / explanatory materials comprise the first series and first box, and includes aerial mosaics and indexes to the collection of 1964-1967 aerial photographs, as well as a few greater Washington state mosaic indexes. Also included in the intructional materials is a pair of stereographic lenses for viewing the maps, and two books and one folder of materials used to teach / learn use of these maps. Excepting the aerial mosaics and index maps, the materials in this small series are not WFPA/WFFA produced, and are retained primarily as aids to researchers attempting to use these maps.

Series two is the actual aerial photographs. Boxes two through six comprise the first subseries of these, which are series of aerial photographs taken from 1964 to 1967 and covering approximately the entire southeast quarter of Washington state. Box seven contains two separate subseries of maps, one from 1951 and one from 1936; unlike the 1960s maps, these do not appear to be comprehensive. It is unclear if these earlier maps were actually produced by WFPA or came from another source.

Individual maps are approximately nine inches by nine inches, and appear to cover about five miles by five miles. They were taken from an altitude of about 30,000 feet. Each set of maps is retained in their original ordering: the first sequence starts on the Washington coast at the Oregon border and moves north; the second sequence would then start again at the Oregon border immediately east of the prior sequence, and so forth. It is suggested that anyone looking for a particular location begin with the mosaics and indexes held in folders one and two in box one.

ACCESS

This collection is open and available for research use. Many of these photographs are curling severely due to problems with their storage prior to coming to MASC, but this should not provide any serious use or copying difficulties.

PREFERRED CITATION

The suggested citation for the collection is:

[Item Description]
Washington Forest Protection Association Aerial Maps, 1937-1968 (PC 134)
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections
Washington State University Libraries
Pullman, WA

RELATED MATERIALS

The archives of the WFPA/WFFA are held at the University of Washington as Manuscript Collection #1311; as of January 2010 these are unprocessed.

CONTAINER LIST

Box Folder  Description
 
Series 1: Explanatory and Instructional Materials
11Aerial mosaics, 1964-1968.
2Index maps to 1965 aerial photographs.
3Stereoscopic glasses.
435 mm photography for measurement analysis. Carl Strandberg, 1964.
5Aerial discovery manual. Carl Strandberg, 1967.
6Training kit. Basic techniques in forest photo interpretation. Intermountain Forest & Range Experiment Station, Forest Service, USDA, 1960.
1aStereoscopic Viewer.
Series 2: Aerial Photographs
Subseries 2.1: 1964-1967
21Sequence WFPA-64, flight 1, maps 2 - 14
2Sequence WFPA-64, flight 2, maps 3 - 16
3Sequence WFPA-64, flight 3, maps 2 - 15
4Sequence WFPA-64, flight 4, maps 3 - 16
5Sequence WFPA-64, flight 5A, maps 3 - 8
6Sequence WFPA-64, flight 5B, maps 1 - 8
7Sequence WFPA-64, flight 6, maps 3 - 18
8Sequence WFPA-64, flight 7A, maps 3 - 8
9Sequence WFPA-64, flight 7B, maps 1 - 10
10Sequence WFPA-64, flight 8, maps 3 - 18
11Sequence WFPA-64, flight 9, maps 3 - 18
12Sequence WFPA-64, flight 10, maps 4 - 21
13Sequence WFPA-64, flight 11, maps 1 - 29
14Sequence WFPA-64, flight 12, maps 3 - 33
15Sequence WFPA-64, flight 13, maps 4 - 34
16Sequence WFPA-64, flight 14, maps 4 - 35
17Sequence WFPA-64, flight 15, maps 4 - 34
31Sequence WFPA-64, flight 16, maps 3 - 34
2Sequence WFPA-64, flight 17, maps 2 - 30
3Sequence WFPA-65, flight 27, maps 2 - 8
4Sequence WFPA-65, flight 28A, maps 2 - 10
5Sequence WFPA-65, flight 28B, maps 3 - 4
6Sequence WFPA-65, flight 29, maps 2 - 10
7Sequence WFPA-65, flight 30A, maps 2 - 16
8Sequence WFPA-65, flight 30B, maps 1 - 6
9Sequence WFPA-65, flight 31A, maps 2 - 16
10Sequence WFPA-65, flight 32A, maps 2 - 22
11Sequence WFPA-65, flight 32B, maps 2 - 28
12Sequence WFPA-65, flight 33A, maps 3 - 29
13Sequence WFPA-65, flight 33B, maps 1 - 28
14Sequence WFPA-65, flight 34A, maps 3 - 42
15Sequence WFPA-65, flight 34B, maps 6 - 10, 12-20
41Sequence WFPA-65, flight 35, maps 2 - 54
2Sequence WFPA-65, flight 36, maps 2 - 54
3Sequence WFPA-65, flight 37, maps 2 - 54
4Sequence WFPA-65, flight 38, maps 2 - 39
5Sequence WFPA-65, flight 39, maps 2 - 40
6Sequence WFPA-65, flight 40A, maps 2 - 38
7Sequence WFPA-65, flight 41A, maps 1 - 8
8Sequence WFPA-65, flight R41, map 2
51Sequence WFPA-65, flight 42A, maps 2 - 10
2Sequence WFPA-65, flight 42B, maps 2 - 6
3Sequence WFPA-65, flight 43A, maps 2 - 4
4Sequence WFPA-66, flight 60, maps 1 - 8
5Sequence WFPA-66, flight 61, maps 2 - 10
6Sequence WFPA-66, flight 61A, maps 1 - 4
7Sequence WFPA-66, flight 62, maps 2 - 16
8Sequence WFPA-66, flight 63A, maps 2 - 6
9Sequence WFPA-66, flight 63B, maps 1 - 19
10Sequence WFPA-66, flight 64A, maps 2 - 8
11Sequence WFPA-66, flight 64B, maps 1 - 6
12Sequence WFPA-66, flight 64C, maps 1 - 18
13Sequence WFPA-66, flight 65A, maps 2 - 11
14Sequence WFPA-66, flight 65B, maps 1 - 6
15Sequence WFPA-66, flight 65C, maps 1 - 13
16Sequence WFPA-66, flight 65D, maps 3 - 6
17Sequence WFPA-66, flight 66A, maps 2 - 11
18Sequence WFPA-66, flight 66B, maps 1 - 8
19Sequence WFPA-66, flight 67A, maps 1 - 10
20Sequence WFPA-66, flight 67B, maps 1 - 7
21Sequence WFPA-66, flight 67C, maps 3 - 4
22Sequence WFPA-66, flight 68A, maps 1 - 10
23Sequence WFPA-66, flight R68, maps 2 - 8
24Sequence WFPA-66, flight 69, maps 2 - 19
25Sequence WFPA-66, flight 70, maps 3 - 14
26Sequence WFPA-66, flight 70A, maps 1 - 7
61Sequence WFPA-66, flight 71, maps 1 - 3
2Sequence WFPA-66, flight 71A, maps 1 - 14
3Sequence WFPA-66, flight R71A, maps 3 - 4
4Sequence WFPA-66, flight 72A, maps 2 - 14
5Sequence WFPA-66, flight 72B, maps 1 - 4
6Sequence WFPA-66, flight 72C, maps 1 - 5
7Sequence WFPA-66, flight 73, maps 2 - 25
8Sequence WFPA-66, flight 73C, maps 2 - 8
9Sequence WFPA-66, flight 74, maps 2 - 3
10Sequence WFPA-66, flight 74A, maps 1 - 22
11Sequence WFPA-66, flight 74B, maps 1 - 9
12Sequence WFPA-66, flight 75A, maps 1 - 5
13Sequence WFPA-66, flight 75B, maps 1 - 13
14Sequence WFPA-66, flight 75C, maps 2 - 8
15Sequence WFPA-66, flight 76, maps 2 - 25
16Sequence WFPA-66, flight 77, maps 2 - 13
17Sequence WFPA-66, flight 77B, maps 1 - 4
18Sequence WFPA-66, flight 77C, maps 1 - 5
19Sequence WFPA-66, flight 78, maps 1 - 9
20Sequence WFPA-66, flight 79, maps 1 - 11
21Sequence WFPA-66, flight 80, maps 1 - 5
Subseries 2.2: 1951
71Sequence EW-1H, maps 3 - 44
2Sequence EW-1H, maps 45 - 87
3Sequence EW-1H, maps 108 - 159
4Sequence EW-1H, maps 160 - 203
5Sequence EW-2H, maps 1 - 35
6Sequence EW-2H, maps 36 - 75
7Sequence EW-2H, maps 76 - 114
8Sequence EW-2H, maps 115 - 139
9Sequence EW-2H, maps 141 - 159
10Sequence EW-2H, maps 160 - 189
11Sequence EW-3H, maps 5 - 20
12Sequence EW-3H, maps 21 - 30
Subseries 2.3: 1936
13Sequence EW-1, maps 25 - 40
14Sequence EW-1, maps 41 - 65
15Sequence EW-1, maps 66 - 86
16Sequence EW-2, maps 14 - 39
17Sequence EW-2, maps 40 - 70
18Sequence EW-2, maps 71 - 96
19Sequence EW-3, maps 9 - 33
20Sequence EW-3, maps 34 - 68