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Robert Lee Beanblossom Collection

Ar2081


Descriptive Summary

Title: Robert Lee Beanblossom Collection.
Span Dates: 1920’s – 2015.
ID No: Ar2081
Creator: Robert Lee (Bob) Beanblossom.
Extent: 14 boxes (Ar2081) and 1 folder (Ma60-9). Photographs are located in the photograph collections.
Language: English.
Repository: West Virginia State Archives, Charleston, WV.
Abstract: Correspondence, writings, business papers and legal papers documenting the function and organization of the Conservation Commission and its successor the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources. Also contains the correspondence, writings, business, legal and personal papers of Robert Lee Beanblossom.

Administrative Information

Provenance: The collection was given to the West Virginia State Archives by Robert Lee Beanblossom.
Preferred Citation: [item, collection number], Robert Lee Beanblossom Collection, West Virginia State Archives, Charleston, WV.
Notes: The collection is primarily the correspondence and papers of the Conservation Commission and its successor, the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources.

Contains:
1. Correspondence from park and forest superintendents to various department leaders.
2. Land transfers and agreements for most of the State of West Virginia’s parks and forests.
3. Various professional and social organization correspondence and information.
4. Organization memorandums and division information of WV Division of Natural Resources. Also contains the correspondence, writings, business, legal and personal papers of Robert Lee Beanblossom.


Contents List:

Box 1:
1. Carl Lucas, interoffice memorandum, 1960-1975.
2. Carl Lucas, interoffice memorandum, Beckley office, 1961-1965.
3. Babcock State Park: correspondence, reports, agreements, other information, 1934-1967.
4. Babcock State Park: correspondence, reports, agreements, other information,1968-1979.
5. Beartown State Park: correspondence, reports, agreements, other information, 1969-1978
6. Beech Fork Lake: usage plans: Bowen Branch area and Sugarwood Golf Course, 1978.
7. Blennerhassett Island: deer count, 2006.
8. Bloomington Reservoir: Potomac River, 1963-1978.
9. Blue Ridge Reservoir: New River, 1976.
10. Cabwaylingo State Forest: history by Warren F. Daily, information, newspaper clippings, 7/14/1952.
11. Cabwaylingo State Forest: correspondence, reports, agreements, other information, 1935-1957.
12. Cabwaylingo State Forest: correspondence, reports, agreements, other information, 1958-1960.
13. Cabwaylingo State Forest: correspondence, reports, agreements, other information, 1961-1979.
14. Cabwaylingo State Forest: correspondence, reports, agreements, other information, 1970-1980.
15. Calvin Price State Forest: newspaper clippings, 1950’s.
16. Calvin Price State Forest: correspondence, reports, agreements, other information, 1953-1980.
17. Camp Creek State Forest: correspondence, reports, agreements, other information, 1944-1947.
18. Camp Creek State Forest: correspondence, reports, agreements, other information, 1948-1951.
19. Camp Creek State Forest: founding of forest, articles, newspaper clippings, 1950’s.
20. Camp Creek State Forest: correspondence, reports, agreements, other information, 1952-1963.
21. Camp Creek State Forest: correspondence, reports, agreements, other information, 1966-1980.
22. Canaan Valley State Park: construction, other information, 1967-1968.
23. Cass Scenic Railroad: drawings of clubhouse by Colleen Simmons, 2011.
24. Cass Scenic Railroad: locomotives, 2000.
25. Cass Scenic Railroad: grant award/information, 2003.
26. Cass Scenic Railroad: historic district grant award/information, 2003.
27. Cedar Creek State Park: underground utility replacement, 2007.
28. Clements Tree Nursery: reports, other information, 1960-1975.
29. Clements Tree Nursery: newspaper clippings, other information, 1963.


Box 2:
1. Cooper’s Rock State Forest: history of the state forest, other information.
2. Cooper’s Rock State Forest: correspondence, agreements, other information, 1923-1943.
3. Cooper’s Rock State Forest: correspondence, agreements, other information, 1944-1959.
4. Cooper’s Rock State Forest: correspondence, agreements, other information, 1960-1969.
5. Cooper’s Rock State Forest: correspondence, agreements, other information, 1968-1975.
6. Cooper’s Rock State Forest: correspondence, agreements, other information, 1976-1975.
7. Droop Mountain Battlefield State Park: memorandum, September 14, 1983.
8. French Creek Game Farm: correspondence, agreements, other information, 1957-1969.
9. French Creek Game Farm: correspondence, agreements, other information, 1970-1981.
10. Greenbrier Railroad: correspondence, agreements, other information, 1973-1979.
11. Greenbrier State Forest: correspondence, articles, other information.
12. Greenbrier State Forest: correspondence, articles, other information, 1937-1970.
13. Greenbrier State Forest: correspondence, articles, other information, 1970-1981.
14. Greenbrier State Forest: management plan, March 24, 2001.
15. Hawk’s Nest State Park: information, map.
16. Henry Clay Furnace: national registry certificate, remarks at dedication by Paul Price, 1968.
17. Kanawha State Forest: “Brief History of Kanawha State Forest” by Charles N. Carlson, October 1979.
18. Kanawha State Forest: newspaper clippings, 1950’s.
19. Kanawha State Forest: correspondence, agreements, other information, 1936-1979.
20. Kanawha State Forest: correspondence, agreements, other information, 1970-1981.
21. Kanawha State Forest: National Register of Historic Places structures.
22. Kanawha State Forest Foundation: correspondence, memorandums.
23. Kanawha Trail Club: information.
24. Kanawha State Forest: Department of Environmental Protection requests, other information, maps.
25. Kanawha State Forest: road gates information, 2012.
26. Kumbrabow State Forest: history of the forest by O. C. Hamilton.
27. Kumbrabow State Forest: correspondence, agreements, other information, 1949-1962.
28. Kumbrabow State Forest: correspondence, agreements, other information, 1963-1974.
29. Kumbrabow State Forest: correspondence, agreements, other information, 1975-1980.
30. Lesage Nursery: records, agreements, usage plans, 1931-1967.


Box 3:
1. Monongahela National Forest: Rainbow Family, environmental concerns, other information, 1957-1964.
2. Monongahela National Forest: correspondence, agreements, other information, 1980-1982.
3. Upper Mud River Wildlife Management Area: draft copy of proposal, 2013.
4. Panther State Forest: application for purchase of Panther Creek sub marginal lands, 1935.
5. Panther State Forest: newspaper clippings, 1940-1941.
6. Panther State Forest: history of founding, newspaper clippings, other information, 1945-1962.
7. Panther State Forest: correspondence, agreements, other information, 1936-1940.
8. Panther State Forest: correspondence, agreements, other information, 1941-1957.
9. Panther State Forest: correspondence, agreements, other information, 1958-1963.
10. Panther State Forest: correspondence, agreements, other information, 1960-1965.
11. Panther State Forest: correspondence, agreements, other information, 1966.
12. Panther State Forest: correspondence, agreements, other information, 1967-1969.
13. Panther State Forest: correspondence, agreements, other information, 1970-1979.
14. Panther State Forest: correspondence, agreements, other information, 1975-1981.
15. Panther State Forest: name changed to Panther Wildlife Management Area, other information, 2008.
16. Parsons Nursery: correspondence, reports, other information, 1956-1977.
17. Pipestem State Park: information, map.
18. Point Plesant: mansion house, history of and description of contents by I. C. Davis, 1940.
19. Prickett’s Fort State Park: contract for Prickett’s Fort Memorial Foundation, 2012.
20. Raven’s Rock: forest fire report, November 21-25, 1966.
21. R. D. Bailey Reservoir: correspondence, other information, 1962-1979.
22. Seneca State Forest: history by Fred Fromhart, March 18, 1981.
23. Seneca State Forest: history by R. H. Holderby, forest custodian, brochures.
24. Seneca State Forest: correspondence, agreements, other information, 1924-1970.
25. Seneca State Forest: correspondence, agreements, other information, 1971-1981.
26. Twin Falls State Park: drawings, map.
27. Twin Falls State Park: North Taylor County property agreements, 1989.
28. Watters Smith Memorial State Park: dam/lake project, 1988-1989.
29. Watters Smith Memorial State Park: pool, 2011-2012.


Box 4:
1. Agreements with Walter Butler Trust: bonds and amounts, 1954.
2. North American Interstate Weather Modification Council: 1975-1976.
3. Water resources: quality standards, certifications, 1979.
4. Water resources: quality standards, certifications, 1979.
5. Revoked hunting and fishing licenses, 1979.
6. Recreation planning: 1965-1979.
7. Reclamation and surface mining: special reclamation projects, 1968-1979.
8. Special conservation officer school, 1975.
9. Timber sales policy, January 1979.
10. Log cabin kit bid proposal specifications, replacement cabins.
11. Summary of recent parks issues and initiatives: Ken Caplinger, acting chief of West Virginia Division of Natural Resources, 2006.
12. West Virginia State Parks 3 year revenue and expenses comparison, 2001-2003.
13. Oil and gas extraction from state parks property: notes and proposals.
14. Drilling for oil and gas in state parks: correspondence, 2007.
15. State park road maintenance requests, 2000-2012.
16. West Virginia Division of Natural Resources radio information: channel assignments and equipment.
17. West Virginia Wildflower Pilgrimage: programs, 1995-1997.
18. Masonic information: cd of photographs from 2013, includes Eastern Star materials.
19. Scottish Rights Masonic: newsletters, meetings, 1999-2010.
20. 24th annual Woodman Competition: Twin Falls Resort State Park, 2006.
21. Oil and gas memorial committee information: correspondence of W. Byron Maxwell, other information, 1979-1987.
22. Kanawha State Forest: Senate Bill 460, notes and opinion, 2006.
23. State parks: proposed and existing operation, 1965-1968.
24. State forest planning committee: correspondence, other information, 1994.
25. State forest planning committee: correspondence, other information, 1995.
26. West Virginia Legislature interim meetings: forest management review commission, January 2011.
27. West Virginia State Parks/Forests expense/revenue, 2012.
28. Preliminary performance review of the parks and recreation section of West Virginia Division of Natural Resources, June 24, 1996.
29. State park privatization effort and rebuttal, 2003.
30. West Virginia Forests, Incorporated: meetings, correspondence, other information, July 8, 1973 – May 21, 1974.
31. West Virginia Forests, Incorporated: meetings, correspondence, other information, April 1973 – April 1976.
32. West Virginia Forests, Incorporated: legislative information, correspondence, January 1974 – March 1974.
33. Proposed law: veterans access to state parks at a reduced fee, 2005.
34. Draft management plans for state forests/parks submitted by Robert Whipkey, 1998 – 2000.
35. West Virginia Senate natural resources committee meeting, February 14, 2005.
36. West Virginia Division of Natural Resources 5 year plan, 1985 – 1989.
37. Proposed legislation for West Virginia Division of Natural Resources, 2004 – 2011.
38. West Virginia Division of Natural Resources budget issues, correspondence, 2006.
39. West Virginia Division of Natural Resources: law enforcement, July 22, 1994.


Box 5:
1. West Virginia Division of Natural Resources: flooding problems and complaints, 1972 – 1978.
2. State parks/forests: correspondence, other information, 1966 – 1976.
3. Regulations for use of West Virginia Division of Natural Resources facilities: camping, alcohol consumption, other information, 1960 – 1978.
4. West Virginia Division of Natural Resources forest fire investigation reports, 1978.
5. Copies of activities reports, memorandum, other information, 1960 – 1964.
6. State parks: correspondence, reports, other information, 1961 – 1969.
7. State parks: Economic Development Administration information, reports, 1961 – 1978.
8. West Virginia Division of Natural Resources: revenue bonds, 1958 – 1976.
9. West Virginia Division of Natural Resources: policy statements, other information, 1954 – 1966.
10. West Virginia Division of Natural Resources: policy statements, other information, 1965 – 1970.
11. West Virginia Division of Natural Resources: policy statements, other information, 1966 – 1968.
12. West Virginia Division of Natural Resources: policy statements, other information, 1968 – 1969.
13. State parks: reports, regulations, other information, 1977 – 1978.
14. State parks: reports, regulations, other information, 1979.
15. West Virginia Division of Natural Resources: retirements, recommendations, organization, 1977.
16. West Virginia Division of Natural Resources: promotions, recommendations, organization, 1978.
17. West Virginia Division of Natural Resources: personnel changes, recommendations, 1979.
18. Gypsy moth eradication programs in state parks/forests, 1999 – 2000.
19. Gypsy moth treatment: Cacapon Resort State Park, November 28, 2007.
20. Wildlife importation permit requests: 1970’s.
21. West Virginia Division of Natural Resources: wildlife division materials.
22. Water resources and permits, general information, 1979.
23. Outfitters and guides: information, bonds, correspondence, 1979.
24. Deer hunting on state parks: information, memorandums, 2006 – 2007.
25. Deer hunting on state parks: information, memorandums, 2008 – 2014.


Box 6:
1. Joint Reservoir Management meetings: handouts, information, 1992 – 1995.
2. 55th and 56th Joint Reservoir Management meeting summaries: March 27 -28, 2012 and April 23 – 24, 2017.
3. Annual Joint Reservoir Management meeting programs: 1995 – 2005.
4. Appalachian Regional Reforestation Initiative: August 5 – 7, 2008.
5. West Virginia Division of Natural Resources: report of Division of Forestry, Blackwater Falls State Park, September 8 – 10, 1976.
6. West Virginia State Park Superintendents meeting programs: 1993 – 2006.
7. Fire towers in West Virginia: correspondence, supplies, other information.
8. Sissonville Fire and Rescue School: notes, materials, surveys, 2012.
9. West Virginia Division of Natural Resources: Forest Fire Training School, 1964.
10. Division of Forestry: Fire School, agenda, lessons, 1979 – 2012.
11. Forest fire control training course programs: 1995 – 2000.
12. Wildfire Training School: 1978, 1979, 2000, 2005.
13. West Virginia Forest Fire Protection Association: members and directories.
14. West Virginia Forest Fire Protection Association: 1950 – 1961.
15. West Virginia Forest Fire Protection Association: 1952.
16. West Virginia Forest Fire Protection Association: 1953.
17. West Virginia Forest Fire Protection Association: 1954.
18. West Virginia Forest Fire Protection Association: 1955.
19. West Virginia Forest Fire Protection Association: 1957.
20. West Virginia Forest Fire Protection Association: 1958.
21. West Virginia Forest Fire Protection Association: 1959.
22. West Virginia Forest Fire Protection Association: 1960.
23. West Virginia Forest Fire Protection Association: 1961.
24. West Virginia Forest Fire Protection Association: 1965.
25. West Virginia Forest Fire Protection Association: 1969.
26. West Virginia Forest Fire Protection Association: miscellaneous materials.
27. Fire season statistics: 1942 – 1943.
28. West Virginia wildfire statistics: 1951 – 1973.
29. Forest Fire Report: Mingo County, 1969.
30. Forest Fire Report: Mingo County, 1970.
31. Forest Fire Report: Mingo County, 1971.
32. Annual State Park Personnel Meeting minutes: 1947-1990’s.
33. Annual State Park Personnel Meeting minutes: 1947-1990’s.
34. National Association of State Foresters: History of State Forestry of West Virginia, 1965.
35. Society of American Foresters: conference materials, Pipestem State Park, August 31 - September 1, 2011, Chief Logan State Park, March 27 – 28, 2012, Cabwaylingo State Forest, September 10, 2015.
36. Conference materials: Society of American Foresters and 43rd annual Joint Reservoir Management, March 2000.
37. Society of American Foresters: presentation by A. H. Anderson, September 1950.
38. Society of American Foresters: presentation by John Tillinghast, September 22 – 24, 1960.
39. Society of American Foresters: national convention, Memphis, Tennessee, 1997.
40. Society of American Foresters: Presentation by Robert Beanblossom, January 1997.
41. Society of American Foresters: Leadership Academy, 1999.
42. Society of American Foresters: meeting programs, 2000 – 2004.
43. Society of American Foresters: summer meeting, August 20 – 22, 2001.
44. Society of American Foresters: correspondence, other information, 2004.
45. Society of American Foresters: correspondence, other information, 2005.
46. Society of American Foresters: correspondence, other information, 2006.
47. Society of American Foresters: correspondence, other information, 2007.
48. Society of American Foresters: meetings, correspondence, other information, 2008.
49. Society of American Foresters: Committee on Accreditation, correspondence, other information, 2008.


Box 7:
1. Society of American Foresters: correspondence, other information, 2008.
2. Society of American Foresters: correspondence, other information, 2008.
3. Society of American Foresters: Committee on Accreditation, correspondence, other information, 2008.
4. Society of American Foresters: correspondence, other information, 2010.
5. Society of American Foresters: correspondence, other information, 2010.
6. Society of American Foresters: meeting, correspondence, other information, August 30 - September 1, 2011.
7. Society of American Foresters: proposed meeting attendance by Robert Beanblossom, November, 2011.
8. Society of American Foresters: correspondence, other information, 2012.
9. Society of American Foresters: meeting minutes, correspondence, other information, 2013.
10. Society of American Foresters: meetings, correspondence, other information, March 2000 - February 2009.
11. Society of American Foresters: meetings, correspondence, other information, March 2009 - September 2014.
12. Society of American Foresters: correspondence, other information, 2013.
13. Society of American Foresters: Robert Beanblossom continuing education.
14. Society of American Foresters: Robert Beanblossom continuing education.
15. Society of American Foresters: ethics.
16. Society of American Foresters: meeting minutes, 1978 – 1979.
17. Society of American Foresters: auditing, 1975 – 1980.
18. Society of American Foresters: awards committee, 1971 – 1985.
19. Society of American Foresters: bicentennial committee, 1975.
20. Society of American Foresters: business meeting minutes, 1970 – 1984.
21. Society of American Foresters: chapter newsletter correspondence, 1974 – 1984.
22. Society of American Foresters: correspondence, 1972 – 1995.
23. Society of American Foresters: correspondence, 1974 – 1983.
24. Society of American Foresters: correspondence, 1977 – 1978.
25. Society of American Foresters: correspondence, 1979 – 1994.
26. Society of American Foresters: correspondence, 1980.
27. Society of American Foresters: correspondence, 1984.
28. Society of American Foresters: education committee, 1980.
29. Society of American Foresters: environmental resources committee, 1974 – 1977.
30. Society of American Foresters: executive committee, 1992 – 1993, 1980 – 1990.


Box 8:
1. Society of American Foresters: executive committee minutes, 1969 – 1984.
2. Society of American Foresters: finances, 1973 – 1978.
3. Society of American Foresters: forest festival correspondence, 1976.
4. Society of American Foresters: game laws committee, 1975 – 1980.
5. Society of American Foresters: history, 1975 – 1980.
6. Society of American Foresters: meetings, 1973 – 1977.
7. Society of American Foresters: meeting in Elkins, West Virginia, April, 1978.
8. Society of American Foresters: meeting in Huntington, West Virginia, November, 1978.
9. Society of American Foresters: meeting in Beckley, West Virginia, November 2, 1979.
10. Society of American Foresters: meeting at Pipestem State Park, September, 1983.
11. Society of American Foresters: meeting at Canaan Valley State Park, July 1984.
12. Society of American Foresters: meeting at Oglebey, January 1993.
13. Society of American Foresters: membership, 1972 – 1981.
14. Society of American Foresters: nominating committee, 1978 – 1980.
15. Society of American Foresters: officers, 1975 – 1981.
16. Society of American Foresters: policy and legislation, 1982 – 1983.
17. Society of American Foresters: program committee, 1975 – 1981.
18. Society of American Foresters: protection, entomology, pathology, 1975 – 1980.
19. Society of American Foresters: resolutions committee, 1945 – 1980.
20. Society of American Foresters: student affairs committee, 1974 – 1981.
21. Society of American Foresters: technical forestry advisory committee, 1980.
22. Society of American Foresters: tellers committee, 1980.
23. Society of American Foresters: tree improvement committee, 1975 – 1979.
24. Society of American Foresters: meeting at White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia, February 1 – 3, 1978.
25. Society of American Foresters: meeting at White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia, chairman’s notes, February 1 – 3, 1978.
26. Society of American Foresters: meeting at White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia, door prizes/sponsors, February 1 – 3, 1978.
27. Society of American Foresters: meeting at White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia, exhibitors, February 1 – 3, 1978.
28. Society of American Foresters: meeting at White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia, finances/budget, February 1 – 3, 1978.
29. Society of American Foresters: meeting at White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia, Greenbrier hotel information, February 1 – 3, 1978.
30. Society of American Foresters: meeting at White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia, local arrangements committee, February 1 – 3, 1978.
31. Society of American Foresters: meeting at White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia, program, February 1 – 3, 1978.
32. Society of American Foresters: meeting at White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia, registration/travel, February 1 – 3, 1978.
33. Society of American Foresters: meeting at White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia, session scenarios, February 1 – 3, 1978.
34. Society of American Foresters: meeting minutes, 1979 – 1981.
35. Society of American Foresters: policy and legislation, 1973 – 1980.
36. Society of American Foresters: executive committee meeting, September 10, 2010.
37. Lucy’s Woods.
38. Lucy’s Woods.
39. Histories of the Southeastern State Park System: corrected manuscripts from individual states, 2008 – 2010.
40. Health and Safety Code: United States Department of Agriculture, 1958.
41. Daily logs of E. K. Bibb: 1954. Daily log, unknown, 1958.
42. Jumping Branch: “Battles of Civil War In West Virginia” – February 4, 1862, 2 drawings, reproductions.
43. Nature Conservancy: correspondence, West Virginia Division of Izaak Walton League, 1961.
44. Parks and forests developments requested by Louisville Courier Journal newspaper, February 25, 1966.
45. Brochures of West Virginia State Parks and Forests.


Box 9:
1. Emory “Pop” Wriston: information, correspondence, obituary.
2. Morgan Morgan: article by Harold Lambert, photograph of gravesite.
3. Forts, stockades and blockhouses: information from 1936 West Virginia Bluebook.
4. News releases: Kyle McCormick, Director of West Virginia Archives.
5. George Washington: article by Harold Lambert.
6. West Virginia Division of Forestry: Programs and Policies, December 28, 1943.
7. West Virginia Division of Natural Resources: organization, 1957 – 1979.
8. Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC): Fire Training Manual, March 1941.
9. Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC): Roosevelt’s Forest Army 1933 – 1942.
10. Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC): articles, other information, 1983 – 1984.
11. West Virginia Post War Planning Committee: report, December 31, 1943.
12. Conservation Commission of West Virginia: Division of Forestry Administrative Manual, 1956.
13. Conservation Commission of West Virginia: History of Division of Forestry.
14. Conservation Commission emblem: 1956.
15. State forests annual report: draft, 1949 – 1950.
16. Division of Forestry: personnel meetings, 1963 – 1976.
17. West Virginia Division of Natural Resources: Annual Report, 1985.
18. West Virginia Division of Natural Resources: Annual Report, 1986.
19. Forestry Division, Department of Agriculture: Annual Report, 1986 – 1987.
20. Forestry Division, Department of Agriculture: Annual Report, 1987 - 1988.
21. Department of Agriculture: Gus Douglas, Commissioner, retires, December, 1988.
22. Forest Conditions In West Virginia: Journal of Forestry article, 1931.
23. Instructions to forest rangers: date unknown.
24. Charleston Gazette-Mail article: State Forests, June 16, 1963.
25. Norris-Doxley Annual Report: Farm Forestry, 1950 – 1951.
26. French “Thank You Oak” at Point Pleasant battle monument: article about bacterial infection, June 26, 1984.
27. We Present: article from Journal of Forestry, volume 54, number 6, page 402, June 1956.
28. History of State Forestry, West Virginia: article by L. D. McClung, notes, lists of leaders of the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources/Game Commission/Forestry Division, 1974.
29. West Virginia Division of Forestry transferred to Department of Agriculture: 1985 – 1986.
30. Cooperative agreement between Agricultural Extension Service and Conservation Commission: 1940’s – 1950’s.
31. Graduation program: Gilbert High School, 1971.
32. Robert Lee Beanblossom: awards and certificates.
33. Robert Lee Beanblossom: personal file, letters, correspondence, other information, 1974 – 1975.
34. Robert Lee Beanblossom: personal file, letters, correspondence, other information, 1976.
35. Robert Lee Beanblossom: personal file, letters, correspondence, other information, 1977.
36. Robert Lee Beanblossom: personal file, letters, correspondence, other information, 1979.
37. Robert Lee Beanblossom: personal file, letters, correspondence, other information, 1980 – 1981.
38. Robert Lee Beanblossom: personal file, letters, correspondence, other information, 1985.
39. Robert Lee Beanblossom: personal file, letters, correspondence, other information, 1986.
40. Robert Lee Beanblossom: personal file, letters, correspondence, other information, 1987.
41. Robert Lee Beanblossom: personal file, letters, correspondence, other information, 1988.
42. Robert Lee Beanblossom: personal file, letters, correspondence, other information, 1989.
43. Robert Lee Beanblossom: personal file, letters, correspondence, other information, 1990.
44. Robert Lee Beanblossom: personal file, letters, correspondence, other information, 1991.


Box 10:
1. Robert Lee Beanblossom: personal file, letters, correspondence, other information, 1992.
2. Robert Lee Beanblossom: personal file, letters, correspondence, other information, 1993.
3. Robert Lee Beanblossom: personal file, letters, correspondence, other information, 1994.
4. Robert Lee Beanblossom: personal file, letters, correspondence, other information, 1995.
5. Robert Lee Beanblossom: personal file, letters, correspondence, other information, 1996.
6. Robert Lee Beanblossom: personal file, letters, correspondence, other information, 1997.
7. Robert Lee Beanblossom: personal file, letters, correspondence, other information, 1998.
8. Robert Lee Beanblossom: personal file, letters, correspondence, other information, 1999.
9. Robert Lee Beanblossom: personal file, letters, correspondence, other information, 2000.
10. Robert Lee Beanblossom: personal file, letters, correspondence, other information, 2001.
11. Robert Lee Beanblossom: personal file, letters, correspondence, other information, 2002.
12. Robert Lee Beanblossom: personal file, letters, correspondence, other information, 2003.
13. Robert Lee Beanblossom: personal file, letters, correspondence, other information, 2004.
14. Robert Lee Beanblossom: personal file, letters, correspondence, other information, 2005.
15. Robert Lee Beanblossom: personal file, letters, correspondence, other information, 2005.
16. Robert Lee Beanblossom: personal file, letters, correspondence, other information, 2006.
17. Robert Lee Beanblossom: personal file, letters, correspondence, other information, 2007.
18. Robert Lee Beanblossom: personal file, letters, correspondence, other information, 2008.
19. Robert Lee Beanblossom: personal file, letters, correspondence, other information, 2009.
20. Robert Lee Beanblossom: personal file, letters, correspondence, other information, 2010.


Box 11:
1. Robert Lee Beanblossom: personal file, letters, correspondence, other information, 2011.
2. Robert Lee Beanblossom: personal file, letters, correspondence, other information, 2012.
3. Robert Lee Beanblossom: personal file, letters, correspondence, other information, 2013.
4. Robert Lee Beanblossom: personal file, letters, correspondence, other information, 2014.
5. Robert Lee Beanblossom: personal file, letters, correspondence, other information, 2015.
6. Robert Lee Beanblossom: retirement messages, 2015.
7. Robert Lee Beanblossom: letter from Rita Baisden, 1980.
8. Robert Lee Beanblossom: correspondence with Alphonse L. Vorselen, 1980 – 2000.
9. Robert Lee Beanblossom: newspaper clippings scrapbook, 1973 – 1976.
10. Robert Lee Beanblossom: newspaper clippings scrapbook, 1978 – 1979.
11. Robert Lee Beanblossom: newspaper clippings, CCC newsletters for Camp McDowell/Panther Pioneer, 1980 – 1989.
12. Robert Lee Beanblossom: newspaper clippings and articles, The Great Outdoors.
13. Robert Lee Beanblossom: fighting wildfires in California, award from Charleston Gazette newspaper, November 2, 2003.
14. Robert Lee Beanblossom: New Mexico firefighting assignment, other information, 2006.
15. Robert Lee Beanblossom: Georgia firefighting assignment, other information, April 2007.
16. Robert Lee Beanblossom: Great Basin/Northern Rockies Fire Prevention Education Workshop, Jackson Hole, Wyoming, May 6 – 8, 2008.
17. Robert Lee Beanblossom: Rotary sponsored trip to Australia, March 1988.
18. Robert Lee Beanblossom: speeches and presentations.
19. Robert Lee Beanblossom: speeches and presentations, notes, other information.
20. Robert Lee Beanblossom: weekly activity reports, 1974.
21. Robert Lee Beanblossom: weekly activity reports, 1975.
22. Robert Lee Beanblossom: weekly activity reports, 1976.
23. Robert Lee Beanblossom: weekly activity reports, 1977.
24. Robert Lee Beanblossom: weekly activity reports, 1978.
25. Robert Lee Beanblossom: weekly activity reports, 1979.
26. Robert Lee Beanblossom: weekly activity reports, 1980.
27. Association of Southeastern State Park Directors: Canaan Valley Resort State Park, October 18 – 22, 2015.
28. West Virginia State Parks Foundation, Inc.: annual meeting, March 26, 2014.
29. West Virginia Forest Stewardship Training Workshop: materials, notes, information, August 26, 2009.
30. Parks and Recreation Subcommittee meeting: July 2002.
31. Alphonse L. Vorselen: clippings, correspondence with Matthew Yeager, Panther State Forest.
32. Correspondence of Jim Schaffner: forest ranger, 1958 – 1980.
33. John F. (Jack) Tillinghast: forestry certificate, photograph, 1964.
34. Good Forest Management: An Abused and Misunderstood Term. Presentation by John Tillinghast, given at the annual spring meeting of the AIME, 1964.
35. West Virginia Forests, Inc.: John Tillinghast, correspondence, other information, 1975 – 1976.
36. West Virginia Forests, Inc.: John Tillinghast, correspondence, other information, 1975 – 1976.
37. West Virginia Forests, Inc.: John Tillinghast, correspondence, constitution and bylaws, 1974.
38. West Virginia Board of Registration for Foresters: John Tillinghast, correspondence, 1970’s.
39. John Tillinghast: newspaper articles, 1946 – 1971.


Box 12:
1. Forestry Forum at Morgantown, West Virginia: presentation by John Tillinghast entitled West Virginia Timber Production Situation. January 30 – 31, 1961.
2. Miscellaneous writings of John Tillinghast, 1960 – 1987.
3. Milt Harr: biographical sketch, West Virginia Division of Natural Resources district chief, career, 1939 – 1981.
4. Donnally Hollow flood: report and recommendations, July 9, 1973.
5. Historical areas in West Virginia: Kermit McKeever papers, proposals, 1965.
6. Historical areas in West Virginia: Kermit McKeever papers, proposals, 1960’s.
7. West Virginia State Park Histories: Kermit McKeever papers, submitted by various park superintendents, 1970.
8. West Virginia State Park Histories: 1970’s.
9. West Virginia Parks: seasonal report, 1938.
10. West Virginia Division of Natural Resources: Division of Parks and Recreation, annual report, 1972.
11. West Virginia Division of Natural Resources: construction projects, classification of areas, organizational charts, 1970’s.
12. Transfer of State Parks and other recreation facilities to the Department of Commerce: proposals, 1970’s.
13. Rewrite request for State Park History: Cordie O. Hudkins, January 31, 1987.
14. Beartown State Park: correspondence, newspaper clippings, article, 1970 – 1981.
15. Berkeley Springs State Park: booklets and newspaper clippings, 1976 – 1983.
16. Blackwater Falls State Park: booklets, newspaper clippings, correspondence, programs, photograph, 1954 – 1979.
17. Blennerhassett Historical Park Commission: cultural overview, report of activities, 1980.
18. Bluestone State Park: newspaper clippings, Hinton chamber of commerce information, 1950’s.
19. Cacapon State Park: newspaper clippings, meeting programs, correspondence, other information, 1957 – 1979.
20. Canaan Valley State Park: newspaper clippings, booklets, project information, 1950’s – 1970’s.
21. Carnifex Ferry Battlefield State Park: booklets.
22. Cathedral State Park: newspaper clippings, articles, booklets, 1941 – 1965.
23. Fairfax Stone: newspaper clipping, booklet, February 6, 1956.
24. Droop Mountain Battlefield State Park: booklets, historical site descriptions, sign placement description.
25. Grandview State Park: program for Honey In The Rock, newspaper clippings, historical descriptions, other information, 1967 – 1987.
26. Grave Creek Mound State Park: newspaper clippings, booklets, historical description.
27. Hawks Nest State Park: land purchase information, correspondence, photograph, 1938 – 1967.
28. Hawks Nest State Park: operational costs, 1962 – 1967.
29. Lost River State Park: newspaper clippings, division of parks staff meeting, September 21 – 24, 1954.
30. Mont Chateau State Park: articles, newspaper clippings, dedication program, photograph, 1958 – 1962.
31. New River Gorge: correspondence, draft plan, 1980 – 1982.
32. North Bend State Park: correspondence, newspaper clippings, map, 1966 – 1978.
33. Pinnacle Rock State Park: correspondence, 1970, 1986.
34. Pipestem State Park: newspaper clippings, 1962 – 1980.
35. Point Pleasant Battle Monument: booklet, short historical article.
36. Rathbone Oil Well: correspondence, report, 1985.
37. Sandstone Falls: newspaper clipping, 1975.
38. Stonewall Jackson Reservoir: correspondence, map, 1975 – 1979.
39. Tomlinson Run State Park: newspaper clippings, article, 1952, 1966.
40. Tygart Lake/Bluestone Lake: newspaper clippings, 1956?
41. Watoga State Park: Ford Times booklet September 1948, newspaper clippings, historical article, 1948 – 1953.
42. Articles by Kermit McKeever: notes, newspaper clippings, Jay Rockefeller election pamphlet.
43. National Park Service: newspaper clippings, articles, correspondence, 1952 – 1985.
44. State Park Policies: booklets related to policy and principles of park goals, newspaper clippings, correspondence, 1957 – 1961.
45. Revenue Bond program: newspaper clippings, meeting minutes of Conservation Commission of West Virginia, 1953 – 1957.
46. State of Colorado: correspondence about policies, criteria of evaluation as a state park, March 17, 1961.
47. State of West Virginia and United States Forest Service: land transfers, Cranberry and Tucker County, 1979.
48. Newspaper Clippings: Kermit McKeever file on West Virginia State Parks, 1964 – 1983.


Box 13:
1. Robert Beanblossom portfolio: partial fulfillment of Regents Bachelor of Arts Program, communications, September 30, 1993.
2. Robert Beanblossom portfolio: partial fulfillment of Regents Bachelor of Arts Program, recreation and parks, September 30, 1993.
3. Robert Beanblossom portfolio: partial fulfillment of Regents Bachelor of Arts Program, journalism, September 30, 1993.
4. Robert Beanblossom portfolio: partial fulfillment of Regents Bachelor of Arts Program, appendix, September 30, 1993.
5. William Frederick Beanblossom: born July 23, 1896, died September 26, 1960, funeral book, military discharge (WWI).
6. Robert and Polly (Beanblossom) Newman: photographs, cards.
7. Robert and Polly (Beanblossom) Newman: marriage information.
8. Robert Newman: funeral book, death certificate, cards, obituary, died March 31, 1987.
9. Robert Beanblossom: membership cards various organizations.
10. Alphonse L. Vorselen: weekly activity reports, 1960.
11. Alphonse L. Vorselen: weekly activity reports, 1961.
12. Alphonse L. Vorselen: weekly activity reports, 1962.
13. Alphonse L. Vorselen: weekly activity reports, 1963.
14. Alphonse L. Vorselen: weekly activity reports, 1964.
15. Alphonse L. Vorselen: weekly activity reports, 1965.
16. Alphonse L. Vorselen: weekly activity reports, 1966.
17. Alphonse L. Vorselen: weekly activity reports, 1967.
18. Alphonse L. Vorselen: weekly activity reports, 1968.
19. Alphonse L. Vorselen: weekly activity reports, 1969.
20. Alphonse L. Vorselen: weekly activity reports, 1970.
21. Alphonse L. Vorselen: weekly activity reports, 1971.
22. Robert Beanblossom: Rotary International, Australia visit, correspondence, 1988.
23. Robert Beanblossom: Rotary International, Australia visit, cards, souvenirs, 1988.
24. Robert Beanblossom: Rotary International, Australia visit, correspondence with family and friends, 1988.
25. Robert Beanblossom: Winedale Museum Seminar, correspondence, 1987.


Box 14:
1. Formation of state recreation area foundations: examples.
2. Laurel Creek: Heartland Forest Land Fund agreement, lease, maps, November 20, 2001.
3. Senate Resolution 19: recognizing the importance of protecting resources of West Virginia, February 22, 2000.
4. Twin Falls State Park: article, date unknown.
5. Cass Scenic Railroad State Park and Masonic Lodge 124 agreement, March 29, 2003.
6. Land deeds and correspondence: Booker T. Washington Park, Kanawha County, West Virginia, 1948 – 1953.
7. Robert Beanblossom: Ney C. Landrum Park History Award, plaque, 2013.
8. Robert Beanblossom: appreciation plaque from Masonic Lodge 124.
9. West Virginia Conservation Commission Forestry: metal vehicle plate.
10. West Virginia tie.
11. Blue blanket with eagle embroidered.
12. Box: hat pins, lapel pins, identification badges, patches, masonic emblems, masonic ball cap.


Ma60-9 Watters Smith Memorial State Park.
1. Deed made by Watters Smith to John Smith, 100 acres of land, March 25, 1833.
2. Survey notes and map, January 10, 1860.
3. Contract for marble grave stone marker for Watters Smith, November 5, 1857.
4. Watters Smith Memorial State Park brochure.


Photographs
1:1 Miscellaneous negatives
1:2 Airplane
1:3 Curly Miller
1:4 unidentified parade
1:5 TV program on fire prevention, District 4, Bob and Wilda Comer, Jack and Marline Bibb
1:6 Undated Group, Jack Bibb
1:7 Laurel Creek, fish stocking
1:8 403s retirement party at Pineville
1:9 Layland fire tower
1:10 Work at Gauley Mountain, Fleming Fitzwater, Jack Bibb, unidentified
1:11 Spruce Knob Observation Tower
1:12 1957 Group Photo; Bentley Humphry, John Hammond, Jack Bibb, Albert Payne
1:13 Camp Creek, District 4 forest fire control group, 1956; Carl Lucas, Jack Bibb, Roy Lawson, Bentley Humphrey
1:14 Group, 1956; Bentley Humphrey, Jack Bibb
1:15 Dugout canoe on Cheat River, 1899 or 1900
1:16 Jack Bibb at Beauty Mountain
1:17 Bob Beanblossom
1:18 Unidentified
1:19 Hawks Nest
1:20 Class on fighting forest fires taught by Jack Bibb-Group, 1957
1:21 Southeastern State Park Districts at Blackwater Falls 1967
1:22 Southeastern State Park Directors and WV State Park Superintendents, undated
1:23 Division of State Parks Conservation Commission of WV 20th Annual meeting at Lost River State Park; September 21, 22, 23, 24, 1954
1:24 Charleston Meeting of Park Men, undated
1:25 Camp Morgan-CCC officers, Dept. of Interior, DNR Supervisors and Management personnel, circa 1935
1:26 Postcards-State Parks, Carnifex Ferry, Blackwater Falls (oversized)
1:27 Copies of fire school attendees with names, 1956-63
1:28 Bob Beanblossom and unidentified DNR officer
1:29 State Parks Superintendents meetings; 1956-59, 1961, 1993, 1999, 2005, 2011, and four undated
1:30 T.M. Cheek (?) Cacapon State Park

Postcard of Blackwater Falls to go to Postcard collection
One Panoramic of 2006 Association of Southeastern State Park Directors, Roan Mountain Tennessee

Photographs are in the photograph collection.


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