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Harold Steen Pete

Executive Director

Forest History Society Inc

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Forest History Society Inc

701 William Vickers Ave.

Durham, North Carolina 27701

United States

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Background Information

Affiliations

Board Member and Chairman
Lowndes County Chamber of Commerce

Education

Ph.D.

history

bachelor's degree

forestry

Web References (35 Total References)


History of the Forest History Society

www.foresthistory.org [cached]

Harold K. "Pete" Steen (1935- ), a historian with a bachelor's degree in forestry and a Ph.D. in history, began working for the Forest History Society in Santa Cruz, California, in 1969. Originally a publications editor, Steen slowly took over a broader array of duties as the Society's assistant director. In 1978 he became the Society's third executive director. During his tenure as executive director, Steen conducted numerous oral history interviews for the Society, wrote and provided editorial direction for the Society's growing body of publications, and expanded the Society's archival holdings while building important ties with the United States Forest Service, forestry organizations, conservation groups, and corporations. When FHS moved to Durham, North Carolina, in 1984, Steen established an affiliation with Duke University that has proven extremely important to the daily operations of the Society, especially in the computer age. The Society's "Issues Series" publications and If Trees Could Talk middle school environmental education curriculum began under Steen's direction in the 1990s, and the partnership he negotiated with the American Society for Environmental History in 1996 helped widen the scope of the FHS mission beyond the boundaries of forest and conservation history to include subjects related to the broader field of environmental history. Steen's official title changed from "executive director" to "president" a year before he retired in 1997.

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Steen, Harold K. The Forest History Society and Its History.


History of the Forest History Society

foresthistory.org [cached]

Harold K. "Pete" Steen (1935- ), a historian with a bachelor's degree in forestry and a Ph.D. in history, began working for the Forest History Society in Santa Cruz, California, in 1969. Originally a publications editor, Steen slowly took over a broader array of duties as the Society's assistant director. In 1978 he became the Society's third executive director. During his tenure as executive director, Steen conducted numerous oral history interviews for the Society, wrote and provided editorial direction for the Society's growing body of publications, and expanded the Society's archival holdings while building important ties with the United States Forest Service, forestry organizations, conservation groups, and corporations. When FHS moved to Durham, North Carolina, in 1984, Steen established an affiliation with Duke University that has proven extremely important to the daily operations of the Society, especially in the computer age. The Society's "Issues Series" publications and If Trees Could Talk middle school environmental education curriculum began under Steen's direction in the 1990s, and the partnership he negotiated with the American Society for Environmental History in 1996 helped widen the scope of the FHS mission beyond the boundaries of forest and conservation history to include subjects related to the broader field of environmental history.


Archival Collections at the Forest History Society

www.foresthistory.org [cached]

This collection includes correspondence, memoranda, reports, and photographs and other materials that were assembled by professional historians Dr. Harold K. Steen and Dr. Robert E. Ficken in order to historically document the forest management practices of the U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) on the 200,000-acre Quinault Indian Reservation in Washington State.

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The Forest History Society generated the final report of Steen and Ficken, The Bureau of Indian Affairs and Forestry on the Quinalt Indian Reservation: A History (1977), for the Department of Justice.


The Forest History Society : Guide to FHS Oral History Interviews

www.foresthistory.org [cached]

Oral history interview conducted 1992 by Harold K. Steen. Final transcript. Former professor of forestry at numerous universities and research officer for the U.S. Forest Service, including such positions as dean of the School of Natural Resources, University of Michigan, 1966-1969; deputy chief in charge of research, U.S. Forest Service, 1969-1973; and professor at the University of Texas at Austin, 1972-1979. Discusses U.S.

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Oral history interview conducted 1992 by Harold K. Steen. Final transcript. Former deputy chief in charge of research, U.S. Forest Service, 1976-1986; former president of IUFRO, 1987-1990. Discusses forestry education at the University of Minnesota, 1940s and 1950s; doctoral dissertation on growth and yield of red pine; forestry law and legislation; U.S.
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Oral history interview conducted 1993 by Harold K. Steen. Final transcript. U.S. Forest Service employee, 1937-75; director of Lake States Forest Experiment Station, 1951-1965; deputy chief for research, USFS, 1973-75. Discusses U.S.
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Oral history interview conducted 2003 by Harold K. Steen. Final transcript. Former U.S.
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Oral history interview conducted in 2004 by Harold K. Steen. Final transcript. Served on the staff of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, 1971-1980. Discusses his key role in the enactment of significant legislation during the 1970s, including the Renewable Natural Resources Planning Act and the National Forest Management Act. Also discusses his work with the Pinchot Institute for Conservation, first as executive director and later as a senior fellow; and his early career in newspaper and television journalism. Produced by the Forest History Society. ii + 93 leaves.
Gilvary, Robert John (1938- ) Oral history interview conducted 1996 by Harold K. Steen. Final transcript.
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Oral history interview conducted 1992 by Harold K. Steen. Final transcript.
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Maunder, Elwood R./ Morgan, George T./ Steen, Harold K., ed(s). Durham, N.C.: Forest History Society, 1995. This is an edited version of the two separate interviews described above, one conducted July 1960 by Maunder and Morgan, the other conducted October 1992 by Steen.
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Oral history interview conducted in 2005 by Harold K. Steen. Final transcript. Describes his work at the Forest Products Laboratory and in particular his study of lignin-- one of the principal components of wood-- and the manner in which it is decomposed by fungi, a process previously little understood and which held great commercial potential. Discusses the results of his success in this research, including election to the National Academy of Sciences and receipt of the prestigious Marcus Wallenberg Prize. Produced by the Forest History Society in cooperation with the USDA Forest Service. iii + 91 leaves.
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Oral history interview conducted 1991 by Harold K. Steen. Final transcript. President of The Langdale Company, Valdosta, Georgia; former chairman and director of numerous local businesses and civic organizations. Discussion of the family's forest products company, the southern U.S. naval stores industry, wetlands, and southern pine during the twentieth century. Produced by the Forest History Society. Sponsored by The Langdale Company. 60 leaves.
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Oral history interview conducted 1991 by Harold K. Steen. Final transcript. Vice president, Woodlands Division, The Langdale Company, Valdosta, Georgia. Discussion of the family's forest products company, the southern U.S. naval stores industry, wetlands, and southern pine during the twentieth century. Produced by the Forest History Society. Sponsored by The Langdale Company. 27 leaves.
Langdale, John W. (1917- ) Oral history interview conducted 1991 by Harold K. Steen. Final transcript. Representative in Georgia General Assembly, 1949-1952; Georgia state senator, 1957-1958; vice chairman of The Langdale Company and officer of its subsidiaries; former director of Georgia Forestry Association and many other local businesses and civic organizations. Discussion of the family's forest products company, the southern U.S. naval stores industry, wetlands, and southern pine during the twentieth century. Produced by the Forest History Society. Sponsored by The Langdale Company. 37 leaves.
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Oral history interview conducted 1991 by Harold K. Steen. Final transcript. Vice president of The Langdale Company, Valdosta, Georgia; board member and chairman of several local civic organizations, including Lowndes Board of Commissioners and Lowndes County Chamber of Commerce. Discussion of the family's forest products company, the southern U.S. naval stores industry, wetlands, and southern pine during the twentieth century. Produced by the Forest History Society. Sponsored by The Langdale Company. 21 leaves.
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Oral history interview conducted 8-10 March 1999 by Harold K. Steen. Final transcript. In this Oral history interview, former U.S.
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Oral history interview conducted 1990 by Harold K. Steen. Final transcript. Former director of Forest Products History Foundation (Forest History Society), 1947-50.
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Oral history interview conducted 1987 by Harold K. Steen. Final transcript.
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Oral history interview conducted in 2005 by Harold K. Steen. Final transcript. Describes the steps leading to his discovery of the unique effects of the fungus Pisolithus tinctorius on plant seedlings-and eventually on mature trees-giving them an exceptional degree of heat tolerance and thus allowing them to thrive in soils previously considered hostile. He recounts the ways in which this discovery led to dramatic work in reforestation, mine spoils reclamation, and agricultural programs throughout the world. Also describes his receipt of the Marcus Wallenberg Prize. Produced by the Forest History Society in cooperation with the USDA Forest Service. iii + 94 leaves.
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Oral history interview conducted in 1994 by Harold K. Steen. Final transcript.
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Oral history interview conducted 1991 and 1992 by Harold K. Steen. Final transcript. Employee of the U.S. Forest Service, 1949-1985, holding numerous engineering and administrative positions before serving as chief from 1979 to 1987.
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Oral history interview conducted 2005 by Harold K. Steen. Final transcript.
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Oral history interview conducted 1994 by Harold K. Steen. Final transcript.
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Oral history interview conducted 1994 by Harold K. Steen. Final transcript. Senior staff member, President's Council on Environmental Quality, 1970-1972; president of The Conservation Foundation, 1973-1989; president of World Wildlife Fund, United States, 1985-1989; administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 1989-1993.
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Oral history interview conducted 1991 by Harold K. Steen. Final transcript.
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Oral history interview conducted 12-14 August 1999 by Harold K. Steen. Final transcript. Robertson, former U.S. Forest Service chief from 1987 to 1993, reminisces about his career with the agency from 1961 to 1993. Includes discussion of such topics as clearcutting, endangered species, forest health, workforce diversity within the agency, forest politics, forest policy, and development of the ecosystem management concept. Produced and sponsored by the Forest History Society in cooperation with the USDA Forest Service History Program. v + 135 leaves.
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Oral history interview conducted in 2005 by Harold K. Steen. Final transcript. Discusses his work at the Missoula Fire Lab from its opening in 1961 until his retirement in 1994, including fire retardant studies and fire modeling. Describes in detail his development of the National Fire Danger Rating System, which seeks to characterize all the environmental factors that can affect the way a fire will burn, and which is now used by foresters around the world.
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Oral history interview conducted 1989 by Harold K. Steen. Final transcript. Professor of forestry at Yale University.
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Oral history interview conducted in 2005 by Harold K. Steen. Final transcript. Discusses his career in watershed research, especially at Coweeta Hydrologic Laboratory in Otto, North Carolina, where he began in 1966 and where he still works in retirement as a Scientist Emeritus.
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Oral history interview conducted 10-12 May 2001 by Harold K. Steen. Final Transcript.
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Oral history interview conducted 1997 by Harold K. Steen. Final transcript. Co-founder and owner of T & S Hardwoods, Inc., in Milledgeville, Georgia consultant to Daniel K. Ludwig's tropical forest plantation in the Brazilian Amazon during the 1970s and 1980s.
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Oral history interview conducted 1988 by Harold K. Steen. Final transcript. Former director of Missouri Conservation Commission; executive vice president of the American Forestry Association (American Fore


Oral history interview conducted 1992 by ...

foresthistory.org [cached]

Oral history interview conducted 1992 by Harold K. Steen. Final transcript. Former professor of forestry at numerous universities and research officer for the U.S. Forest Service, including such positions as dean of the School of Natural Resources, University of Michigan, 1966-1969; deputy chief in charge of research, U.S. Forest Service, 1969-1973; and professor at the University of Texas at Austin, 1972-1979. Discusses U.S.

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Oral history interview conducted 1992 by Harold K. Steen. Final transcript. Former deputy chief in charge of research, U.S. Forest Service, 1976-1986; former president of IUFRO, 1987-1990. Discusses forestry education at the University of Minnesota, 1940s and 1950s; doctoral dissertation on growth and yield of red pine; forestry law and legislation; U.S.
...
Oral history interview conducted 1993 by Harold K. Steen. Final transcript. U.S. Forest Service employee, 1937-75; director of Lake States Forest Experiment Station, 1951-1965; deputy chief for research, USFS, 1973-75. Discusses U.S.
...
Oral history interview conducted 2003 by Harold K. Steen. Final transcript. Former U.S.
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Oral history interview conducted in 2004 by Harold K. Steen. Final transcript. Served on the staff of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, 1971-1980. Discusses his key role in the enactment of significant legislation during the 1970s, including the Renewable Natural Resources Planning Act and the National Forest Management Act. Also discusses his work with the Pinchot Institute for Conservation, first as executive director and later as a senior fellow; and his early career in newspaper and television journalism. Produced by the Forest History Society. ii + 93 leaves.
Gilvary, Robert John (1938- ) Oral history interview conducted 1996 by Harold K. Steen. Final transcript.
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Oral history interview conducted 1992 by Harold K. Steen. Final transcript.
...
Maunder, Elwood R./ Morgan, George T./ Steen, Harold K., ed(s). Durham, N.C.: Forest History Society, 1995. This is an edited version of the two separate interviews described above, one conducted July 1960 by Maunder and Morgan, the other conducted October 1992 by Steen.
...
Oral history interview conducted in 2005 by Harold K. Steen. Final transcript. Describes his work at the Forest Products Laboratory and in particular his study of lignin-- one of the principal components of wood-- and the manner in which it is decomposed by fungi, a process previously little understood and which held great commercial potential. Discusses the results of his success in this research, including election to the National Academy of Sciences and receipt of the prestigious Marcus Wallenberg Prize. Produced by the Forest History Society in cooperation with the USDA Forest Service. iii + 91 leaves.
...
Oral history interview conducted 1991 by Harold K. Steen. Final transcript. President of The Langdale Company, Valdosta, Georgia; former chairman and director of numerous local businesses and civic organizations. Discussion of the family's forest products company, the southern U.S. naval stores industry, wetlands, and southern pine during the twentieth century. Produced by the Forest History Society. Sponsored by The Langdale Company. 60 leaves.
...
Oral history interview conducted 1991 by Harold K. Steen. Final transcript. Vice president, Woodlands Division, The Langdale Company, Valdosta, Georgia. Discussion of the family's forest products company, the southern U.S. naval stores industry, wetlands, and southern pine during the twentieth century. Produced by the Forest History Society. Sponsored by The Langdale Company. 27 leaves.
Langdale, John W. (1917- ) Oral history interview conducted 1991 by Harold K. Steen. Final transcript. Representative in Georgia General Assembly, 1949-1952; Georgia state senator, 1957-1958; vice chairman of The Langdale Company and officer of its subsidiaries; former director of Georgia Forestry Association and many other local businesses and civic organizations. Discussion of the family's forest products company, the southern U.S. naval stores industry, wetlands, and southern pine during the twentieth century. Produced by the Forest History Society. Sponsored by The Langdale Company. 37 leaves.
...
Oral history interview conducted 1991 by Harold K. Steen. Final transcript. Vice president of The Langdale Company, Valdosta, Georgia; board member and chairman of several local civic organizations, including Lowndes Board of Commissioners and Lowndes County Chamber of Commerce. Discussion of the family's forest products company, the southern U.S. naval stores industry, wetlands, and southern pine during the twentieth century. Produced by the Forest History Society. Sponsored by The Langdale Company. 21 leaves.
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Oral history interview conducted 8-10 March 1999 by Harold K. Steen. Final transcript. In this Oral history interview, former U.S.
...
Oral history interview conducted 1990 by Harold K. Steen. Final transcript. Former director of Forest Products History Foundation (Forest History Society), 1947-50.
...
Oral history interview conducted 1987 by Harold K. Steen. Final transcript.
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Oral history interview conducted in 2005 by Harold K. Steen. Final transcript. Describes the steps leading to his discovery of the unique effects of the fungus Pisolithus tinctorius on plant seedlings-and eventually on mature trees-giving them an exceptional degree of heat tolerance and thus allowing them to thrive in soils previously considered hostile. He recounts the ways in which this discovery led to dramatic work in reforestation, mine spoils reclamation, and agricultural programs throughout the world. Also describes his receipt of the Marcus Wallenberg Prize. Produced by the Forest History Society in cooperation with the USDA Forest Service. iii + 94 leaves.
...
Oral history interview conducted in 1994 by Harold K. Steen. Final transcript.
...
Oral history interview conducted 1991 and 1992 by Harold K. Steen. Final transcript. Employee of the U.S. Forest Service, 1949-1985, holding numerous engineering and administrative positions before serving as chief from 1979 to 1987.
...
Oral history interview conducted 2005 by Harold K. Steen. Final transcript.
...
Oral history interview conducted 1994 by Harold K. Steen. Final transcript.
...
Oral history interview conducted 1994 by Harold K. Steen. Final transcript. Senior staff member, President's Council on Environmental Quality, 1970-1972; president of The Conservation Foundation, 1973-1989; president of World Wildlife Fund, United States, 1985-1989; administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 1989-1993.
...
Oral history interview conducted 1991 by Harold K. Steen. Final transcript.
...
Oral history interview conducted 12-14 August 1999 by Harold K. Steen. Final transcript. Robertson, former U.S. Forest Service chief from 1987 to 1993, reminisces about his career with the agency from 1961 to 1993. Includes discussion of such topics as clearcutting, endangered species, forest health, workforce diversity within the agency, forest politics, forest policy, and development of the ecosystem management concept. Produced and sponsored by the Forest History Society in cooperation with the USDA Forest Service History Program. v + 135 leaves.
...
Oral history interview conducted in 2005 by Harold K. Steen. Final transcript. Discusses his work at the Missoula Fire Lab from its opening in 1961 until his retirement in 1994, including fire retardant studies and fire modeling. Describes in detail his development of the National Fire Danger Rating System, which seeks to characterize all the environmental factors that can affect the way a fire will burn, and which is now used by foresters around the world.
...
Oral history interview conducted 1989 by Harold K. Steen. Final transcript. Professor of forestry at Yale University.
...
Oral history interview conducted in 2005 by Harold K. Steen. Final transcript. Discusses his career in watershed research, especially at Coweeta Hydrologic Laboratory in Otto, North Carolina, where he began in 1966 and where he still works in retirement as a Scientist Emeritus.
...
Oral history interview conducted 10-12 May 2001 by Harold K. Steen. Final Transcript.
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Oral history interview conducted 1997 by Harold K. Steen. Final transcript. Co-founder and owner of T & S Hardwoods, Inc., in Milledgeville, Georgia consultant to Daniel K. Ludwig's tropical forest plantation in the Brazilian Amazon during the 1970s and 1980s.
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Oral history interview conducted 1988 by Harold K. Steen. Final transcript. Former director of Missouri Conservation Commission; executive vice president of the American Forestry Association (American Fore

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