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The Louis Curth Papers measure 12.87 cubic feet and date from 1885-2003. The collection consists of research materials used in the writing of The Forest Rangers: A History of the New York State Forest Ranger Force (1987) and includes manuscripts, reports, correspondence, photographs, and other records detailing forest ranger history as well as glimpses into Curth's career.

Louis Curth is a retired Forest Ranger. Although the collection focuses on Forest Ranger history, materials included reflect more than 100 years of the ever-changing human connection with and attitudes toward nature. Forest Rangers were not only trained fire fighters but also liaisons encouraging exploration and guiding relationships between vacationers and the Park and the environment in general.

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Forest Rangers, Fire lookout stations, Adirondack Mountains, Historic publications, Reports, Correspondence


This collection is open to research.

Louis Curth Papers, 1885-2003



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