The Bancroft Library holds company records in various industries such as lumber and mining, many dating as early as the mid-1800s. While not typically viewed as environmental collections, these materials provide insight on business practices that had great impact on the environment. In addition, they record the beginnings of the conflict between conservation and the exploitation of natural resources, as well as the need to manipulate and control water.
Logging truck carrying a load of redwood logs
Image citation: Save-the-Redwoods League photograph collection, BANC PIC 2006.030--PIC, Carton 5, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley
La Grange Mining Company records, 1893-1914
BANC MSS C-G 75 (container listing in catalog record)
Homestake Mining Company collection of McLaughlin Mine manuals, 1980-1986
BANC MSS 2004/216
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John S. Eastwood papers, 1884-1969 (bulk 1895-1924)
BANC MSS 2010/178 (container listing in catalog record)
Six Companies records, 1931-1941
BANC MSS 77/195 (container listing in catalog record)