Documents at the Museum

UPDATED list Mar 2020

This is an introductory list of the books and documents that have been cataloged so far at the CDF/Cal Fire Museum. So many generous donations of this historical reference material has come in from a variety of donors over the years, we have not been able to inventory and assemble them all into a collection until now. There are many more yet to be added from materials in storage and donations we haven’t inventoried, it won’t be long until we can gather a complete collection. Even this early, it’s quite a collection! Stay tuned for updated listings – and contact us if you have a reference need.

Biennial Report of the California State Board of Forestry:
– 2nd report, 1887
– 3rd report, 1890
– 4th report, 1892
Biennial Report of the State Forester of California:
– 3rd report, 1910
– 4th report, 1912
– 5th report, 1914
– 6th report, 1916
– 7th report, 1918
– 8th report, 1921

Annual Reports: 1935 & 1936
Forest Fire Summary, 1937
State Forestry Activities, 1945
Fire Statistics for 1948 Activities
Fire Statistics for 1949 Activities
Forest Fire Reports: 1952 and 1953
California Division of Forestry in 1957
Forest Fire Reports: 1956 – 1961 and 1968
The State Forester’s Reports: 1958 – 1969
The State Forester’s Reports: 1971 and 1972
Wildland Activity Statistics, 1944 – 1978

Newsletter, California Division of Forestry, 1944 – 1947
Newsletter, California Division of Forestry, 1948 – 1950
Newsletter, California Division of Forestry, 1954 – 1956
Newsletter, California Division of Forestry, 1957 – 1968
Department of Conservation Newsletter, Vol 1 #7 Mar 1971
Department of Conservation Communique, Vol 2 #10 Apr 1972
Division of Forestry Communiques, Jan 1973 – Oct 1974
Division of Forestry Communiques, Mar 1975 – Dec 1976
Department of Forestry Communiques, Jan 1977 – Dec 1986
Department of Forestry and Fire Communiques, Jan 1987 – Jan 2003

Conservation Camp Program, annual report 1959
Conservation Camp Program, annual reports 1961 – 1968

1924 – California State Board of Forestry Instructions to State Rangers
1933 – President Roosevelt’s Emergency Conservation Work Program
1957 – Brief History of the California Division of Forestry, C. R. Clar
Story behind the Organized Forest Fire Suppression Crew, C.R. Clar,
1958/59 – Fighting Forest Fires with Air Tankers

We also have a complete collection of all Communique issues published from 1972 through it’s complete run, Multiple copies of the 1190/1191 manuals and other training materials, Several copies of Clar’s books and many Unit and County annual reports.

For the Future:

In addition, we have a collection of “green books” going back many years. The Mobile Equipment Management Procedures HB 6700 says, “The Vehicle Operation and Maintenance Guide was developed for the use of operators of particular automotive equipment. The directives contained in the pamphlet were historically put in a compact 8 ½” X 5 ½” format and distinctively colored green. Over the years, fire apparatus has become more complex to the point that the compact 8 ½” X 5 ½” format is no longer practical. Beginning with the 2008 model year, the Model 34 format changed to 8 ½” X 11” white binders that includes a digital copy on compact disc.” The Cal Fire website states that the Cal Fire fleet moved to the 4WD Model #14 in 1990 – 29 years ago. As time marches on… the Model #34 engine has been in the fleet long enough that they are now close to being considered for reserves or retirement, there are very few Model 14s or 15s left in the field. The Museum does not have any copies of the white binder “green books” for the model 34 engines, and we have fewer starting with the 14/15s… Please keep us in mind for donations as these materials turn from Today’s News to Tomorrow’s Trash. We’d like to take care of them until they become the gold of Yester-year.