Donation of Journals

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This past summer, the Canadian Forest History Preservation Project facilitated the donation of a run of journals.  Ordinarily our focus is on unique, primary source materials, but these journals were close enough to our mandate to warrant some special attention.

Sue Davidson, a librarian with Natural Resources Canada contacted me with the news that NRCan was consolidating its dispersed system of libraries, one of which was the Ottawa Forestry library.  Now surplus was a run of the Canadian Forestry Journal (vol 1, 1905 through vol 16, 1920).  With budgets tight, was there anybody local who could provide a home for these valuable journals?

A quick check of our previous survey respondents suggested the Ottawa-based Canada  Museum of Science and Technology.  Sylvie Bertrand was happy to accept the run of journals on behalf of the museum.

Do you know of any valuable materials related to Canada’s forest history in danger of loss or destruction?  Please do get in touch.

We have project brochures in both English and French.


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David Brownstein is the Principal of Klahanie Research Ltd ( He is also a longstanding UBC sessional instructor, and the continuing co-ordinator of NiCHE's "The Canadian Forest-History Preservation Project" (still facilitating archival donations after 11 years).

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