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United States Spruce Production Corporation records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: Bx 114

Scope and Contents

The records in this collection are from the files of the secretary, G. R. Sweetser.

The collection consists of three volumes that contain minutes, correspondence, stock share distribution, articles of incorporation, lumber company and mill information, resignations, salaries, and other financial records. Meeting minutes include stockholders meetings, Board of Trustees meetings, and the first meeting of the incorporators.

Volume one covers August 21, 1918 - February 25, 1925; volume two covers March 30, 1925 - July 7, 1939; and volume three covers January 16, 1940 - November 12, 1946.


  • 1918-1946


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open to the public. Collection must be used in Special Collections and University Archives Reading Room. Collection or parts of collection may be stored offsite. Please contact Special Collections and University Archives in advance of your visit to allow for transportation time.

Conditions Governing Use

Property rights reside with Special Collections and University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries. Copyright resides with the creators of the documents or their heirs. All requests for permission to publish collection materials must be submitted to Special Collections and University Archives. The reader must also obtain permission of the copyright holder.

Biographical / Historical

United States Spruce Production Corporation was incorporated in Washington, on August 19, 1918.

The production of Spruce lumber for war planes had previously begun in 1917, under the command of army captain Brice Disque. Towards the end of World War I, the company incorporated. The company continued through WWII, and afterwards.


1 linear feet (2 containers) : 2 manuscript boxes

Language of Materials



United States Spruce Production Corporation was incorporated in Washington, on August 19, 1918, and set out to manufacture Spruce products, especially for war planes during WWI. The collection (1918-1946) contains three volumes of corporate records including articles of incorporation, meeting minutes, correspondence and telegrams, lumber company information, and financial records.

Related Materials

Other collections relating to United States Spruce Production Corporation at Special Collections and University Archives include: United States Spruce Production Corporation, Spruce Products Division records, Bx 088.

Processing Information

Collection processed by staff 1970s, and Tanya Parlet, 2013.

This finding aid may be updated periodically to account for new acquisitions to the collection and/or revisions in arrangement and description.

This collection received a basic level of processing including minimal to no organization and rehousing.

Description information is drawn in part from information supplied with the collection and initial surveys of the contents.

Guide to the United States Spruce Production Corporation Records
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Tanya Parlet.
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Finding aid written in English
Funding for production of this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC).

Repository Details

Part of the University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives Repository

1299 University of Oregon
Eugene OR 97403-1299 USA