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INTRODUCTION :

PROVENANCE:

Through Arthur H. Carhart, and William H. Carr for the Pack family.

ACCESS:

The collection is open for research.

OWNERSHIP:

Charles Lathrop Pack papers are the physical property of the Denver Public Library.

PUBLICATION RIGHTS:

All requests for permission to publish, reproduce, or quote from material in the collection should be discussed with the appropriate librarian or archivist. Permission for publication may be given on behalf of the Denver Public Library as the owner of the physical item. It is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which also must be obtained by the customer. The Library does not assume any responsibility for infringement of copyright or publication rights of the manuscript held by the writer, heirs, donors, or executors. Reproduction restrictions are decided on a case-by-case basis.

PREFERRED CITATION:

[Identification of item], Charles Lathrop Pack Papers, CONS58, Conservation Collection, The Denver Public Library

SIZE:

Number of Boxes: 2

Oversize: 1 OVFolio, 1 OVFolder

Photographs: 1 Folio

LOCATION:

CONS58

PROCESSED BY:

Roy A. Wingate

June 1988

REVISED AND ENCODED BY:

Claudia Jensen

November 2004

Revised July 2009

PROJECT MANAGER:

Ellen Zazzarino

BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE :

Charles Lathrop Pack was born in Lexington, Michigan on May 7, 1857. Recognized internationally as an expert in numerous fields, such as forestry, conservation, gardening, and stamp collecting, Pack had business interests in lumbering, railroading, building and construction, banking, real estate development and consulting. He was one of the founders of the Cleveland Trust Company.

President Theodore Roosevelt appointed Pack to the Conservation Commission in 1907. He became president of many organizations, including the National Conservation Congress, 1913-1914; National War Garden Commission, 1917-1919; the American Forestry Association, 1916-1920, and the World Court League. He founded the American Tree Association in 1922, endowed the Charles Lathrop Pack Forestry Foundation in 1930, and established demonstration forests at many forestry schools throughout the country. Pack died June 4, 1937.

SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE :

This collection contains material related to the activities of the organizations Charles Lathrop (C.L.) Pack was involved with, such as the American Tree Association and the forestry foundations established by his family. Personal correspondence includes letters from Woodrow Wilson (while President of Princeton University), the French Ambassador Jusserand, and Theodore E. Steinway. All are personally signed. The material dates from 1915 to 1963. A majority of the correspondence, relates to C.L. Pack's 70th and 80th birthday celebrations. His 70th birthday was marked by a gift of letters of congratulation from President Coolidge and the heads of federal, state and foreign forestry agencies, bound in a green leather scrapbook. Material from his 80th birthday includes birthday cards, telegrams, personal letters, newspaper articles and correspondence from governors, foresters, colleagues and the general public.

Three scrapbooks document the work of C.L. Pack and his family in their fields of endeavor. The first is primarily newspaper clippings about the Pack family, including C.L. Pack's father, George W. Pack, and son Arthur N. Pack. Topics include forestry, conservation, gardening, civic and social events and philatelic activities. The second scrapbook focuses on the work of C.L. Pack for the National War Garden Commission and the reforesting of France after World War I. The third contains newspaper and magazine articles describing demonstration forests, American Tree Association activities, and philanthropic gifts to various universities. The scrapbook material dates from 1871 to 1927.

SERIES 1 ORGANIZATIONS 1915-1954 BOX 1 :

This series consists of manuscripts and printed material from many of the organizations C.L. Pack was involved with, including, the American Tree Association, the George Washington Memorial Arboretum, the George Willis Pack Forestry Foundation and the World Court League.

SERIES 2 PERSONAL 1910-1937 BOX 1 :

The correspondence in this series relates primarily to the 80th birthday celebration for C.L. Pack and includes personal letters, cards, press releases and telegrams from family members, associates, garden, forestry and conservation associations, and state and federal officials. Pack's personal papers include scripts of speeches given by him on forestry and conservation issues, position papers on daylight saving time and a national forest policy, and an endorsement of Coolidge for President. One folder of copies of black and white photographs complete the series. They include C.L. Pack, his home in Cleveland, Ohio, the memorial to pioneer lumbermen of Michigan, and the George Willis Pack Forestry Foundation planting crew.

SERIES 3 SCRAPBOOKS 1871-1927 BOX 2 OVFOLIO 1 :

Four scrapbooks comprise this series. Three contain newspaper and magazine articles about the Pack family and their activities in forestry, conservation, gardening and philanthropy. The fourth contains letters of greeting to C.L. Pack on his 70th birthday from President Coolidge, heads of federal and state forestry agencies, and foreign forest services officers.

SERIES 4 OVERSIZE n.d., 1927 OVFOLDER 1 :

This series contains a cartoon depicting C.L. Pack leading the National Emergency Food Garden Commission and a certificate of appreciation. Also included is an oversize birthday greeting from the faculty of the New York State College of Forestry

SERIES 5 PHOTOGRAPHS, 1923-1937 PHOTO FOLIO 1 :

Photographs of C.L. Pack, members of the George Willis Pack Forestry Foundation planting crew, and the Lumberman Memorial complete the collection.

SUBJECT ACCESS :

: SUBJECT ACCESS - :

  • Pack, Charles Lathrop, 1857-1937 -- Archives.
  • American Tree Association.
  • Forest conservation.
  • Forest products industry.
  • Victory gardens.

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