COLLECTION GUIDES

1937-2009

Guide to the Collection

Restrictions on Access

The Charles Henry Wheelwright Foster papers are stored offsite and must be requested at least two business days in advance via Portal1791. Researchers needing more than six items from offsite storage should provide additional advance notice. If you have questions about requesting materials from offsite storage, please contact the reference desk at 617-646-0532 or reference@masshist.org.

There are restrictions on the use of this collection. Users must sign an agreement stating that they understand these restrictions before they will be given access to the collection.


Collection Summary

Abstract

This collection consists of papers of Charles Henry Wheelwright Foster as commissioner of the Massachusetts Department of Natural Resources, 1959-1966, and as the first secretary of the Massachusetts Executive Office of Environmental Affairs, 1971-1975. Also included are teaching papers pertaining to courses on environmental policy topics, kept while Foster was on the faculty of the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, 1988-2002.

Biographical Sketch

Charles Henry Wheelwright Foster was born in Boston, Mass. in 1927. He held degrees from Harvard University, the University of Michigan (in forestry and wildlife management), and Johns Hopkins University (in geography and environmental engineering). Foster was a specialist/consultant at the Massachusetts Department of Natural Resources from 1957-1959 and served as commissioner of the department from 1959-1966, as well as chairman of the Massachusetts Water Resources Commission from 1965-June 1967. He was appointed by Gov. Francis Sargent as the first secretary of the Massachusetts Executive Office of Environmental Affairs and served from 1971-1975. He was dean of Yale University's School of Forestry and Environmental Studies from 1976-1981, and a visiting professor, scholar, and research fellow at many universities, including the University of California-Santa Cruz, the University of Virginia, Tufts University, and Clark University. He also served on the faculty at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University.

Foster sat on numerous boards and advisory committees, including the Public Land Law Review Commission, the Appalachian National Scenic Trail Advisory Council (as chair), and the Cape Cod National Seashore Advisory Commission (as chair). His published works include Experiments in Bioregionalism: The New England River Basins Story (University Press of New England, 1984), The Cape Cod National Seashore: A Landmark Alliance (University Press of New England, 1985), Appalachian National Scenic Trail: A Time to Be Bold (Appalachian Trail Conference, 1987), Yankee Salmon: The Atlantic Salmon of the Connecticut River (CIS, 1991), and, with David R. Foster, Thinking in Forest Time (Harvard Forest, 1998). He was co-editor of Stepping Back to Look Forward: A History of the Massachusetts Forest (Harvard Forest, 1998).

Foster died in 2012.

Collection Description

This collection, housed in 42 cartons and 1 oversize carton, spans the years 1937-2009 and contains Charles Henry Wheelwright Foster's professional papers. Among these are records that he produced as and commissioner of the Massachusetts Department of Natural Resources, 1959-1966, and as the first secretary of the Massachusetts Executive Office of Environmental Affairs, 1971-1975. The collection also contains teaching papers pertaining to courses on environmental policy topics, kept while Foster was on the faculty of the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, 1988-2002, as well as files kept while a visiting professor, scholar, and research fellow at other universities. Records relating to Foster's publications, federal and national service, and other projects include extensive materials on bioregionalism, the establishment of the Cape Cod National Seashore, and the Appalachian National Scenic Trail.

Restrictions on Access

The Charles Henry Wheelwright Foster papers are stored offsite and must be requested at least two business days in advance via Portal1791. Researchers needing more than six items from offsite storage should provide additional advance notice. If you have questions about requesting materials from offsite storage, please contact the reference desk at 617-646-0532 or reference@masshist.org.

There are restrictions on the use of this collection. Users must sign an agreement stating that they understand these restrictions before they will be given access to the collection.

Restrictions on Use

The Massachusetts Historical Society does not claim ownership of the literary rights (copyright) to letters and writings by individuals other than Charles H. W. Foster in this collection. The literary rights to materials created by individuals other than Mr. Foster reside with those individuals.

The Massachusetts Historical Society cannot give permission to publish or quote from documents by individuals for whom it does not hold copyright or documents not in the public domain. Use of these materials does not imply permission to publish. It is the sole responsibility of the researcher to obtain formal permission from the owners of the literary rights (copyright) to publish or quote from documents in this collection written by individuals other than Mr. Foster.

All reproductions, including photocopies and digital photographs, are for personal use only. Personal use copies may not be donated or deposited in other libraries or archives, or made available to other researchers without the written permission of the Massachusetts Historical Society.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Charles Henry Wheelwright Foster, 2005, 2009.

Detailed Description of the Collection

Bracketed numbers in the "Carton" column, i.e., [8], indicate carton numbers used in the box list/preliminary inventory created for this collection between 2002 and 2004.

I. Massachusetts Department of Natural Resources, 1957-1968

Arranged alphabetically.

The first series, Massachusetts Department of Natural Resources, contains records from Foster's tenure as the department's commissioner. Among these records are letters and other materials relating to the establishment of the Cape Cod National Seashore, as well as letters and publicity relating to Foster's resignation from his post in 1966. Included are two annual reports by Foster's predecessor, Francis W. Sargent, FY1957-FY1958.

Carton 1 [8]SH 14YD B
Annual reports of the Commissioner of Natural Resources, 1957-1965
Carton 1 [8]SH 14YD B
Board of Natural Resources [correspondence, press releases], 1966
Carton 1 [8]SH 14YD B
Bureau of Outdoor Recreation brochures, 1964, 1966
Carton 1 [8]SH 14YD B
Cape Cod National Seashore: Correspondence, 1959-1962
Carton 1 [8]SH 14YD B
Cape Cod National Seashore: Legislation, 1959-1961
Carton 1 [8]SH 14YD B
Cape Cod National Seashore: Names for letters, 1960-1961
Carton 1 [8]SH 14YD B
Cape Cod National Seashore publicity, 1958-1961
Carton 1 [8]SH 14YD B
Cape Cod National Seashore publicity [clippings], 1957-1961
Carton 1 [8]SH 14YD B
Cape Cod National Seashore: Statements by Commissioner Foster, 1960-1961
Carton 1 [8]SH 14YD B
Coastal waters and wetlands, 1965-1966
Carton 1 [8]SH 14YD B
Coastal wetlands program, 1959-1965
Carton 1 [8]SH 14YD B
Conservation Commissions, 1960-1965
Carton 1 [8]SH 14YD B
[Correspondence], 1957-1968
Carton 1 [8]SH 14YD B
Dighton Rock, 1963
Carton 1 [8]SH 14YD B
Executive Department correspondence, 1961, 1964
Carton 1 [8]SH 14YD B
Forest fires, 1962-1964
Carton 1 [8]SH 14YD B
Forest management program, 1960
Carton 1 [8]SH 14YD B
Forest policy advisory group, 1965-1966
Carton 1 [8]SH 14YD B
Forest policies, Forest Industries Committee, 1962-1966
Carton 1 [6]SH 14YD B
Governors' correspondence, 1960-1966
Carton 1 [8]SH 14YD B
Gypsy moth program, 1962-1963
Carton 1 [8]SH 14YD B
Hatch Act, Chapter 220, Acts of 1965
Carton 1 [8]SH 14YD B
Law enforcement/Sheehan report, 1962-1965
Carton 1 [8]SH 14YD B
"A Program for Conservation Law Enforcement," 1963
Carton 1 [8]SH 14YD B
Marine fisheries advisory council, 1960-1962
Carton 1 [8]SH 14YD B
Massachusetts Geological Commission, 1966
Carton 1 [8]SH 14YD B
Massachusetts Historical Commission, 1960, 1963
Carton 1 [8]SH 14YD B
[Natural Areas Council], undated
Carton 1 [8]SH 14YD B
Outdoor recreation resources, 1963-1966
Carton 1 [8]SH 14YD B
Parks program, 1960-1966
Carton 2 [6]SH 14YC A
Pesticides board, 1959-1964
Carton 2 [6]SH 14YC A
Publicity, D.N.R., 1960-1966
Carton 2 [8]SH 14YC A
Resignation, personal letters on, 1966
Carton 2 [8]SH 14YC A
Loose items from oversize scrapbook, mainly regarding Foster's 1966 resignation as commissioner, D.N.R.
Carton OS
Scrapbook of newspaper clippings on Foster's resignation as commissioner, D.N.R., 1966(Oversize at Ms. N-2188)
Carton 2 [7]SH 14YC A
Speaking engagements, accepted, 1960-1966
Carton 2 [7]SH 14YC A
Speech material, 1957-1968
Carton 2 [7]SH 14YC A
State Committee for Conservation of Soil, Water, and Related Resources: Supervisor's handbook, 1965
Carton 2 [7]SH 14YC A
Sudbury and Concord River valleys, 1960-1961
Carton 2 [7]SH 14YC A
Warwick State Forest prison camps, 1961
Carton 2 [7]SH 14YC A
Water Resources Commission, 1960-1965
Carton 2 [7]SH 14YC A
Western Massachusetts Electric, 1965-1966
Carton OS
Preliminary land use plan, Cape Cod proposed national park, 1959(Oversize at Ms. N-2188)
Carton OS
Map, "Proposed Cape Cod National Park, Massachusetts," ca. 1959(Oversize at Ms. N-2188)
Carton OS
Map, "Massachusetts Association of Conservation Commissions," 1 Oct. 1964(Oversize at Ms. N-2188)
Carton OS
Map of Massachusetts conservation districts and municipal conservation commissions, 1 Jan. 1965(Oversize at Ms. N-2188)

II. Executive Office of Environmental Affairs, 1967-1976

A. Correspondence, 1971-1975

Arranged chronologically, then alphabetically.

Carton 3 [1]SH 14Y6 4
Incoming memos, 1971-1974
Carton 3 [1]SH 14Y6 4
Outgoing letters, Aug. 1971-Sep. 1972
Carton 4 [2]SH 14Y7 5
Outgoing letters, Oct. 1972-Jan. 1975
Carton 5 [4]SH 14Y9 7
Letters to Commissioner Arthur Brownell, Department of Natural Resources, 1971-1974
Carton 5 [4]SH 14Y9 7
Letters to Commissioner Nathan Chandler, Department of Agriculture, 1971-1974
Carton 5 [4]SH 14Y9 7
Letters to Commissioner John Sears, Metropolitan District Commission, 1971-1974
Carton 5 [4]SH 14Y9 7
Letters to Commissioners Brownell, Chandler, and Sears, 1971-1974
Carton 5 [4]SH 14Y9 7
Letters, memos, reports to Chief Secretary, Executive Department, 1971-1973
Carton 5 [4]SH 14Y9 7
Letters to William McCarty, Executive Director, Outdoor Advertising Division, 1971-1972
Carton 5 [4]SH 14Y9 7
Memos to Governor Francis Sargent, 1972

B. Reorganization and other files, 1967-1976

Arranged alphabetically.

These files pertain to the reorganization of the executive branches of state government conducted by Gov. Francis Sargent's administration.

Carton 5 [4]SH 14Y9 7
Administration and program services reorganizations, phase II, 1974
Carton 5 [4]SH 14Y9 7
Agriculture hearing, 25 July 1973
Carton 5 [4]SH 14Y9 7
Foster's notes at staff and cabinet meetings, 1971-1974
Carton 5 [4]SH 14Y9 7
Policy and reorganization reports, 1974
Carton 5 [4]SH 14Y9 7
Citizens Committee on Environmental Affairs data compilation, Mar. 1973
Carton 5 [4]SH 14Y9 7
Citizens Committee on Environmental Affairs final report, Mar. 1973
Carton 5 [4]SH 14Y9 7
Citizens Committee on Environmental Affairs public meeting on reorganization, 10-17 Dec. 1972
Carton 5 [4]SH 14Y9 7
Citizens Committee on Environmental Affairs public meeting on reorganization transcripts, 10-17 Dec. 1972
Carton 5 [4]SH 14Y9 7
Citizens Committee on Environmental Affairs studies, 1972-1973
Carton 5 [4]SH 14Y9 7
Citizens Committee on Environmental Affairs surveys, Mar. 1973
Carton 6 [25]SH 158T 2
Clippings and letters of congratulations, 1971-1972
Carton 6 [6]SH 158T 2
Coastal zone, Massachusetts, 1975
Carton 6 [25]SH 158T 2
Department of Public Works, Registry of Motor Vehicles hearing, 30 July 1973
Carton 6 [6]SH 158T 2
Economic Impact Executive Order, 1972
Carton 6 [25]SH 158T 2
Education hearing, 6 Aug. 1973
Carton 6 [6]SH 158T 2
Federal legislation
Carton 6 [25]SH 158T 2
Final hearing, 8 Aug. 1973
Carton 6 [25]SH 158T 2
Fish and game hearing, 7 Aug. 1973
Carton 6 [6]SH 158T 2
Foundations, 1974-1976
Carton 6 [25]SH 158T 2
General hearing, 18 July 1973
Carton 6 [6]SH 158T 2
Governor's Advisory Commission on Open Space and Recreation, 1972
Carton 6 [6]SH 158T 2
Governor's Advisory Council on the Environment, 1972
Carton 6 [25]SH 158T 2
Governor's Food Commission, 1973
Carton 6 [6]SH 158T 2
Interbasin diversions, 1973
Carton 6 [25]SH 158T 2
Metropolitan District Commission hearing, 23 July 1973
Carton 6 [25]SH 158T 2
Notes on House and Senate bills, 1974
Carton 6 [6]SH 158T 2
Park Plaza, 1973
Carton 6 [25]SH 158T 2
Proposal for the State Coastal Zone Resource Management Program, Aug. 1973
Carton 6 [25]SH 158T 2
Proposed amendments to general laws re: EOEA, ca. 1974
Carton 6 [6]SH 158T 2
Public health, 1973
Carton 6 [25]SH 158T 2
Reorganization [Administrative and Program Services], 1972-1974
Carton 6 [25]SH 158T 2
Reorganization [Citizens Commissions], 1972-1974
Carton 6 [25]SH 158T 2
Reorganization [Communications], ca. 1972
Carton 6 [25]SH 158T 2
Reorganization [Environmental Management], 1974
Carton 6 [25]SH 158T 2
Reorganization [Environmental Management, Phase II], 1974
Carton 6 [25]SH 158T 2
Reorganization [Environmental Management Task Force minutes], 1974
Carton 6 [25]SH 158T 2
Reorganization [Environmental Quality], 1973
Carton 6 [25]SH 158T 2
Reorganization [Environmental Quality, Phase II], 1974
Carton 6 [25]SH 158T 2
Reorganization [Fisheries, Wildlife, and Recreational Vehicles], 1974
Carton 6 [25]SH 158T 2
Reorganization [Legal services], 1972-1974
Carton 6 [25]SH 158T 2
Reorganization [Legislation], 1972-1975
Carton 6 [25]SH 158T 2
Reorganization [Legislative briefing], 1972-1973
Carton 6 [25]SH 158T 2
Reorganization [Metropolitan District Commission], 1972-1974
Carton 6 [25]SH 158T 2
Reorganization [Miscellany], 1972-1974
Carton 7 [6]SH 14Y8 6
Reorganization [Natural Resources and Agriculture], 1972-1975
Carton 7 [6]SH 14Y8 6
Reorganization [Public Information and Education], 1974
Carton 7 [3]SH 14Y8 6
Reorganization [Regional Assessments], 1967-1971
Carton 7 [3]SH 14Y8 6
Reorganization [Regional Councils], 1974
Carton 7 [3]SH 14Y8 6
Reorganization [Task Force reports], 1972
Carton 7 [3]SH 14Y8 6
Reorganization [Water Resources], 1972
Carton 7 [3]SH 14Y8 6
Reorganization [Wetlands Protection Act], 1973
Carton 7 [3]SH 14Y8 6
Reorganization [Wildlife Management Institute], 1972
Carton 7 [3]SH 14Y8 6
Report by Regional Environmental Council for Region I, 1974
Carton 7 [3]SH 14Y8 6
Report by Regional Environmental Council for Region II, 1974
Carton 7 [3]SH 14Y8 6
Report by Regional Environmental Council for Region VII, 1974
Carton 7 [3]SH 14Y8 6
Report by Regional Environmental Council for Region VIII, 1974
Carton 7 [3]SH 14Y8 6
Reprints of House bills, 1973-1975
Carton 7 [3]SH 14Y8 6
Reprints of Senate bills, 1974
Carton 7 [3]SH 14Y8 6
Resources Management Policy Council, 1974
Carton 7 [3]SH 14Y8 6
Solid Waste Council reports, 1972-1973
Carton 7 [3]SH 14Y8 6
Statements and memos re: reorganization of EOEA, 1974
Carton 7 [3]SH 14Y8 6
Summary statement on reorganization of Environmental Affairs [draft?], ca. 1972
Carton 7 [3]SH 14Y8 6
Summary statement on reorganization of Environmental Affairs [draft?], ca. 1973
Carton 7 [3]SH 14Y8 6
Task Force reports: Agriculture and land resources, 1972
Carton 7 [3]SH 14Y8 6
Task Force reports: Education and communications, 1972
Carton 7 [3]SH 14Y8 6
Task Force reports: Energy resources, 1972
Carton 7 [3]SH 14Y8 6
Task Force reports: Environmental quality, 1972
Carton 7 [3]SH 14Y8 6
Task Force reports: Human resources, 1972
Carton 7 [3]SH 14Y8 6
Task Force reports: Ocean resources, 1972
Carton 7 [3]SH 14Y8 6
Task Force reports: Open space and recreation resources, 1972
Carton 7 [3]SH 14Y8 6
Task Force reports: Water resources, 1972
Carton 7 [3]SH 14Y8 6
Waste water re-use, 1971
Carton OS
Organization chart, Division of Water Resources, Department of Natural Resources, 1972?(Oversize at Ms. N-2188)
Carton OS
Organization chart, Massachusetts Department of Natural Resources, ca. 1974?(Oversize at Ms. N-2188)
Carton OS
Map of Massachusetts Water Pollution Coastal Regions, ca. 1974?(Oversize at Ms. N-2188)

III. Academic assignments, 1959-2001

Arranged chronologically by appointment date.

The third series, Academic assignments, contains correspondence, teaching files, and other materials relating to Foster's appointments at Yale University, Stanford University, the University of California-Santa Cruz, Tufts University, Clark University, Brown University, and the University of Rhode Island.

A. Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, 1972-1983

Carton 8 [19]SH 14YP N
Overview paper
Carton 8 [19]SH 14YP N
Advanced Management Training Program, 1976-1977
Carton 8 [19]SH 14YP N
[Connecticut Natural Resource Center information], 1978
Carton 8 [19]SH 14YP N
[Correspondence, memos, notes], 1972-1983
Carton 8 [19]SH 14YP N
Dean's Project, 1977-1981
Carton 8 [19]SH 14YP N
Natural Resources Administration course, Forestry and Environmental Studies 722a, Fall 1978
Carton 8 [19]SH 14YP N
New Haven Coastal Program, 1982
Carton 8 [19]SH 14YP N
Policy statement, 1981
Carton 8 [19]SH 14YP N
[Press], 1975-1981
Carton 8 [19]SH 14YP N
University Council Committee, 1980

B. The California years, 1981-1986

Carton 8 [19]SH 14YP N
Overview statement
Carton 8 [19]SH 14YP N
Stanford University, 1982
Carton 8 [19]SH 14YP N
Santa Cruz, 1981-1986
Carton 8 [19]SH 14YP N
Stanford University, 1981-1985
Carton 8 [19]SH 14YP N
Stanford University/California Fund for the Environment, 1982-1984

C. Other academic assignments, 1975-1988

Carton 9 [38]SH 17BA V
Overview statement
Carton 9 [38]SH 17BA V
University of Massachusetts-Amherst, 1975
Carton 9 [38]SH 17BA V
[Tufts University]
Carton 9 [38]SH 17BA V
Tufts University: Bioregionalism, 1983-1986
Carton 9 [38]SH 17BA V
Tufts University: Interviews, 1984
Carton 9 [38]SH 17BA V
Clark University [correspondence], Mar. 1985-Nov. 1986
Carton 9 [38]SH 17BA V
Clark University: Earth Transformed Symposium, 1984-1987
Carton 9 [38]SH 17BA V
Brown University: Blackstone Valley Heritage Corridor, 1987-1988
Carton 9 [38]SH 17BA V
Brown University: Correspondence, July 1986-Sep. 1987
Carton 9 [38]SH 17BA V
[Brown University course materials]
Carton 9 [38]SH 17BA V
[University of Rhode Island]

D. Harvard teaching papers, 1959-2001

Carton 10 [42]SH 17BI $Folder 1
Overview paper

S-117: "The Politics of Federal Water Policy: Toward an Agenda for Action," Winter-Spring 1988

Carton 10 [42]SH 17BI $Folder 2
Bibliography
Carton 10 [42]SH 17BI $Folder 3
Budget and administration, 1988
Carton 10 [42]SH 17BI $Folder 4-7
Correspondence, 1986-1988
Carton 10 [42]SH 17BI $Folder 8
Course materials, 1987-1988
Carton 10 [42]SH 17BI $Folder 9-10
Education, 1988
Carton 10 [42]SH 17BI $Folder 11
Groundwater, 1987-1988
Carton 10 [42]SH 17BI $Folder 12
[Guest speaker] Daniel Beard
Carton 10 [42]SH 17BI $Folder 13-14
[Guest speaker] Henry P. Caulfield, 1988
Carton 10 [42]SH 17BI $Folder 15
[Guest speaker] Robert Dawson, 1988
Carton 10 [42]SH 17BI $Folder 16
[Guest speaker] Anthony S. Earl, 1988
Carton 10 [42]SH 17BI $Folder 17
[Guest speaker] Madge Ertel, 1988
Carton 10 [42]SH 17BI $Folder 18
[Guest speaker] Lawrence Jensen, 1988
Carton 10 [42]SH 17BI $Folder 19
[Guest speaker] Theodore Schad, 1988
Carton 10 [42]SH 17BI $Folder 20
[Guest speaker] Kyle Schilling, 1988
Carton 10 [42]SH 17BI $Folder 21
[Guest speaker] Gerald Seinwill, 1988
Carton 10 [42]SH 17BI $Folder 22-23
[Guest speaker] Warren Viessman, 1988
Carton 10 [42]SH 17BI $Folder 24
Interstate compacts, 1988
Carton 10 [42]SH 17BI $Folder 25
Mini-symposium, 1988
Carton 10 [42]SH 17BI $Folder 26
Nielson report (second round), 1988
Carton 10 [42]SH 17BI $Folder 27-28
Outside interest groups, 1987
Carton 10 [42]SH 17BI $Folder 29
References, 1988-1989
Carton 10 [42]SH 17BI $Folder 30
Regions, 1983-1988
Carton 10 [42]SH 17BI $Folder 31
Resumes/interests of class, 1988
Carton 10 [42]SH 17BI $Folder 32
Save the Harbor field trip
Carton 10 [42]SH 17BI $Folder 33
Student papers, 1988
Carton 10 [42]SH 17BI $Folder 34-36
Student papers (first round), 1988
Carton 11 [9]SH 14YE CFolder 1-3
Student papers (second round), 1988
Carton 11 [9]SH 14YE CFolder 4
Syllabus and initial handouts, 1988
Carton 11 [9]SH 14YE CFolder 5
Water extension service, 1988
Carton 11 [9]SH 14YE CFolder 6
Water Resource Development Act of 1990
Carton 11 [9]SH 14YE CFolder 7
Water Resources Research, 1978-1988
Carton 11 [9]SH 14YE CFolder 8
Western Governors' Conference, 1980-1982
Carton 11 [9]SH 14YE CFolder 9
Western States Water Council, 1982

S-121m: "Bioregionalism: Environmental Issues in Joint Jurisdictions," Fall 1989

Carton 11 [9]SH 14YE CFolder 10
Administrative, 1989-1990
Carton 11 [9]SH 14YE CFolder 11
Correspondence, 1989
Carton 11 [9]SH 14YE CFolder 12-13
Red binders #1 and #2, 1989

S-122: "Can and Should Wetlands Be Replicated?" Spring 1991

Carton 11 [9]SH 14YE CFolder 14
Administration, 1991
Carton 11 [9]SH 14YE CFolder 15-16
Black binders #1 and #2, 1991
Carton 11 [9]SH 14YE CFolder 17-18
Consensus session (speakers), 1991
Carton 11 [9]SH 14YE CFolder 19-21
Correspondence, 1991
Carton 11 [9]SH 14YE CFolder 22-27
Course materials, 1991
Carton 11 [9]SH 14YE CFolder 28
Student papers, 1991
Carton 11 [9]SH 14YE CFolder 29-33
Wetlands banking, 1991
Carton 12 [34]SH 17B6 R
Background, reference material
Carton 13 [31]SH 17B3 O
Background, reference material

S-122: "Economies of Forested Regions," Fall 1992

Carton 14 [32]SH 17B4 PFolder 1-4
Correspondence, 1991-1992
Carton 14 [32]SH 17B4 PFolder 5
Course materials, 1992
Carton 14 [32]SH 17B4 PFolder 6-7
Final papers, 1992
Carton 14 [32]SH 17B4 PFolder 8
Handouts/readings, 1992
Carton 14 [32]SH 17B4 PFolder 9
Northern Forest Lands Council, 1991-1993
Carton 14 [32]SH 17B4 PFolder 10-14
Red binder [course materials, readings], 1992
Carton 14 [32]SH 17B4 PFolder 15-16
Reference materials, 1989-1992
Carton 14 [32]SH 17B4 PFolder 17
Speakers notes, 1992
Carton 14 [32]SH 17B4 PFolder 18-19
Students [correspondence, papers], 1992-1993
Carton 14 [32]SH 17B4 PFolder 20
Symposium, 1992
Carton 14 [32]SH 17B4 PFolder 21-24
Enr. 522: "Northern Forest" course materials, 1992

Enr. 522: "Multi-objective Resources Management Planning" [Cape Cod course], Spring 1993

Carton 14 [32]SH 17B4 PFolder 25
Advisory committees, 1992-1994
Carton 14 [32]SH 17B4 PFolder 26-29
Cape Cod National Seashore Advisory Commission meeting minutes and transcripts, 1979-1992
Carton 15 [10]SH 14YF DFolder 1-4
Cape Cod National Seashore Advisory Commission meeting minutes and transcripts, 1992-1994
Carton 15 [10]SH 14YF DFolder 5
Charter schools, 1993-1994
Carton 15 [10]SH 14YF DFolder 6-7
Correspondence, 1992-1993
Carton 15 [10]SH 14YF DFolder 8-16
Course materials, 1993
Carton 15 [10]SH 14YF DFolder 17
Delphi surveys, 1992
Carton 15 [10]SH 14YF DFolder 18
Dune shacks, 1994
Carton 15 [10]SH 14YF DFolder 19
Highland light, 1994
Carton 15 [10]SH 14YF DFolder 20
Human dimensions, 1994
Carton 15 [10]SH 14YF DFolder 21
Jury, 1993
Carton 15 [10]SH 14YF DFolder 22
Legislation, 1990-1992
Carton 15 [10]SH 14YF DFolder 23
Legislative history, 1959-1975
Carton 15 [10]SH 14YF DFolder 24
Marsh-Billings National Historic Park, 1993
Carton 15 [10]SH 14YF DFolder 25-26
National Park Service, general, 1993
Carton 15 [10]SH 14YF DFolder 27
National Park Services general management plan, 1978-1993
Carton 15 [10]SH 14YF DFolder 28
News media briefing kit, 1992
Carton 15 [10]SH 14YF DFolder 29-30
Nickerson Fund, 1990-1991
Carton 16 [33]SH 17B5 QFolder 1-3
ORVs [off road vehicles] issue, 1992
Carton 16 [33]SH 17B5 QFolder 4-23
References, 1992-1993
Carton 16 [33]SH 17B5 QFolder 24-25
Student papers, 1993

Enr. 522: "Multi-objective Resource Management Planning" [Quabbin course], Fall 1993

Carton 17 [11]SH 14YG EFolder 1-3
Correspondence, 1993-1994
Carton 17 [11]SH 14YG EFolder 4
Course evaluations, 1993
Carton 17 [11]SH 14YG EFolder 5-7
Course materials, 1993
Carton 17 [11]SH 14YG EFolder 8-9
[Course packet/readings], 1993
Carton 17 [11]SH 14YG EFolder 10
Expenses, 1993
Carton 17 [11]SH 14YG EFolder 11
Field trip, 1993
Carton 17 [11]SH 14YG EFolder 12
Student biographical information, 1993

Forest Communities

Carton 17 [11]SH 14YG EFolder 13
Forest communities conference, Apr. 1994
Carton 17 [11]SH 14YG EFolder 14
[Forest communities conference] student assistants, 1993-1994
Carton 17 [11]SH 14YG EFolder 15
Forest Communities Project, 1993-1994

Enr. 522: "Managing Resources as Whole Systems," Fall 1994

Carton 17 [11]SH 14YG EFolder 16
[Administrative], 1994
Carton 17 [11]SH 14YG EFolder 17-18
Correspondence, 1992-1995
Carton 17 [11]SH 14YG EFolder 19-21
Course material, white binder
Carton 17 [11]SH 14YG EFolder 22
Expenses, 1994-1995
Carton 17 [11]SH 14YG EFolder 23
Field trip, 1994
Carton 17 [11]SH 14YG EFolder 24-25
"Publications of the Hubbard Brook Ecosystem Study," compiled by Phyllis C. Likens, 1994
Carton 17 [11]SH 14YG EFolder 26-27
[References]
Carton 17 [11]SH 14YG EFolder 28-29
Student papers, 1994-1995

Enr. 522m: "Forested Biosphere Reserves," Fall 1995

Carton 17 [11]SH 14YG EFolder 30
[Administrative], 1995
Carton 17 [11]SH 14YG EFolder 31
Brown binder [miscellany], 1995
Carton 17 [11]SH 14YG EFolder 32
Colloquium, 1995
Carton 17 [11]SH 14YG EFolder 33
[Correspondence], 1995-1996
Carton 17 [11]SH 14YG EFolder 34-36
Course materials, 1995
Carton 17 [11]SH 14YG EFolder 37-38
[Course packets/readings], 1995
Carton 18 [12]SH 14YH FFolder 1-2
Lectures, 1995-1996
Carton 18 [12]SH 14YH FFolder 3
[Student biographies], 1995
Carton 18 [12]SH 14YH FFolder 4
Student papers, 1996

Stm-151m: "Introduction to Philanthropy," Fall 1996

Carton 18 [12]SH 14YH FFolder 5
The Boston Foundation, 1996
Carton 18 [12]SH 14YH FFolder 6-8
Correspondence, 1996-1997
Carton 18 [12]SH 14YH FFolder 9-16
Course materials, 1996
Carton 18 [12]SH 14YH FFolder 17
Course syllabi, 1995-1996
Carton 19 [13]SH 14YI GFolder 1-3
Lecture notes and lectures, 1996
Carton 19 [13]SH 14YI GFolder 4
Materials for Foster's class, 10 Oct. 1996
Carton 19 [13]SH 14YI GFolder 5
"The Once and Future Philanthropists: A Discussion Paper Derived from STM 151m," by Foster, Feb. 1997
Carton 19 [13]SH 14YI GFolder 6
[Student biographies], 1996
Carton 19 [13]SH 14YI GFolder 7-10
[Student papers], 1996

Stm-152m: "Introduction to Environmental Philanthropy," Fall 1996

Carton 19 [13]SH 14YI GFolder 11
Administration, 1996
Carton 19 [13]SH 14YI GFolder 12
[Class list], 1996
Carton 19 [13]SH 14YI GFolder 13
Corporate philanthropy, 1995-1996
Carton 19 [13]SH 14YI GFolder 14-15
Course materials, 1996
Carton 19 [13]SH 14YI GFolder 16
Expenses, 1995-1996
Carton 19 [13]SH 14YI GFolder 17
Family foundations, 1994-1996
Carton 19 [13]SH 14YI GFolder 18
Foundations, 1994-1996
Carton 19 [13]SH 14YI GFolder 19
Giving, 1990-1996
Carton 19 [13]SH 14YI GFolder 20
Government, 1994-1996
Carton 19 [13]SH 14YI GFolder 21
Grantmaking, 1995-1996
Carton 19 [13]SH 14YI GFolder 22
Letts, Christine, 1993-1996
Carton 19 [13]SH 14YI GFolder 23
Non-profit sector, undated
Carton 19 [13]SH 14YI GFolder 24
Philosophy, 1995
Carton 19 [13]SH 14YI GFolder 25
Reference, 1993-1996
Carton 19 [13]SH 14YI GFolder 26
[Team projects], 1996
Carton 19 [13]SH 14YI GFolder 27-29
NPS 410: "Philanthropy and the Creation of American Elites," Fall 1997: course packets

Colloquium on Watershed Management and Decision-making: Mexico and the United States, 29-30 May 1997

Carton 19 [13]SH 14YI GFolder 30
[Agenda, participant biographies], 1997
Carton 19 [13]SH 14YI GFolder 31
Background papers, 1997
Carton 19 [13]SH 14YI GFolder 32-35
Informational material and correspondence, 1997
Carton 19 [13]SH 14YI GFolder 36
Enr. 522: "Watershed/River Basin Approaches Around the World," Fall 1997 (cancelled)

Enr. 522: "Using History to Inform Policy: Lessons from the Massachusetts Forest," Fall 1998

Carton 20 [14]SH 14YJ HFolder 1-6
Course materials, 1998
Carton 20 [14]SH 14YJ HFolder 7
Field trip, 1998
Carton 20 [14]SH 14YJ HFolder 8
Colloquium, Nov. 1998
Carton 20 [14]SH 14YJ HFolder 9
Notes on visiting lecturers, 1998
Carton 20 [14]SH 14YJ HFolder 10
Student memos, 1998
Carton 20 [14]SH 14YJ HFolder 11
Student papers, 1998

Enr. 522: "Environmental Regionalism," Fall 1999

Carton 20 [14]SH 14YJ HFolder 12-15
Correspondence, 1999-2001
Carton 20 [14]SH 14YJ HFolder 16-18
Course materials, 1999
Carton 20 [14]SH 14YJ HFolder 19-20
Course materials, green binder, 1999
Carton 20 [14]SH 14YJ HFolder 21
Mailing labels, ca. 1999?
Carton 20 [14]SH 14YJ HFolder 22
Student papers, 1999-2000
Carton 20 [14]SH 14YJ HFolder 23-26
White paper, 1999-2000

Enr. 522: "Innovation and Entrepreneurship for Conservation and the Environment," Fall 2000

Carton 21 [15]SH 14YK IFolder 1-2
[Course materials], 2000-2001
Carton 21 [15]SH 14YK IFolder 3
Environmental trusts, 1999-2001
Carton 21 [15]SH 14YK IFolder 4
Speakers, 2000
Carton 21 [15]SH 14YK IFolder 5
"State Environmental Innovations," 1999
Carton 21 [15]SH 14YK IFolder 6-10
Student papers, 2000-2001
Carton 21 [15]SH 14YK IFolder 11-14
White binder [readings, correspondence, other course materials], 2000-2001
Carton 21 [15]SH 14YK IFolder 15
White paper, 2000-2001

Harvard University

Carton 21 [15]SH 14YK IFolder 16
Harvard/Complutense Universities' Wetlands Research Conference: Wetland workshop papers
Carton 21 [15]SH 14YK IFolder 17-28
Harvard Environmental Regionalism Project
Carton 37 [41]SH 17BD Y
Harvard Environmental Regionalism Project

IV. Writings, 1937-2009

Arranged chronologically by publication date.

The fourth series, Writings, contains files relating to the research, writing, and publication of Foster's books, Experiments in Bioregionalism: The New England River Basins Story, The Cape Cod National Seashore: A Landmark Alliance, Appalachian National Scenic Trail: A Time to Be Bold, and Yankee Salmon: The Atlantic Salmon of the Connecticut River. Also included in this series are files relating to the publication of Stepping Back to Look Forward: A History of the Massachusetts Forest, which Foster co-edited.

A. "Memoirs," 2002

Carton 22 [6]SH 158N $Folder 39

B. Experiments in Bioregionalism book series, 1937-1993

Carton 22 [20]SH 158N $Folder 1
Overview paper

The New England River Basins Story

Carton 22 [20]SH 158N $Folder 2-5
Research files, 1950-1957
Carton 22 [20]SH 158N $Folder 6
Annual conference, New England Council, 1950
Carton 22 [20]SH 158N $Folder 7-20
Background material and interview notes, 1968-1969
Carton 22 [20]SH 158N $Folder 21-22
Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, 1958-1968
Carton 22 [20]SH 158N $Folder 23-24
New England Governors' Conference, 1937-1956
Carton 22 [20]SH 158N $Folder 25
New England New York Inter-Agency Committee minutes, 1951-1955
Carton 22 [20]SH 158N $Folder 26-27
New England New York Inter-Agency Committee public hearings, 1951-1954
Carton 22 [20]SH 158N $Folder 28-29
Northeastern Resources Committee, 1957-1967
Carton 22 [20]SH 158N $Folder 30-31
Northeastern Resources Committee minutes, 1965-1967
Carton 22 [20]SH 158N $Folder 32-34
Northeastern Resources Committee minutes excerpts, 1957-1967
Carton 22 [20]SH 158N $Folder 35
Northeastern Water and Related Land Resources Compact Act, 1959-1961
Carton 22 [20]SH 158N $Folder 36
Northeastern Water and Related Land Resources Compact Act statements, 1960-1962
Carton 22 [20]SH 158N $Folder 37
Saint Lawrence Seaway, 1945-1946
Carton 22 [20]SH 158N $Folder 38
Southeastern New England Water and Related Land Resources Study, 1975

The Cape Cod National Seashore: A Landmark Alliance

Carton 23 [21]SH 158P +Folder 1-3
Background material and interview notes, 1975
Carton 23 [21]SH 158P +Folder 4
Budget, 1975
Carton 23 [21]SH 158P +Folder 5-7
Burling, Francis, 1975-1976
Carton 23 [21]SH 158P +Folder 8
Cape Cod Advisory Commission meetings and issues, 1966-1967
Carton 23 [21]SH 158P +Folder 9-13
Correspondence, 1975-1980
Carton 23 [21]SH 158P +Folder 14
Foundations, 1975
Carton 23 [21]SH 158P +Folder 15
Gibbs, Robert, 1976-1976
Carton 23 [21]SH 158P +Folder 16
Interviews (misc.), 1959, 1975
Carton 23 [21]SH 158P +Folder 17
Land acquisition plan, 1980
Carton 23 [21]SH 158P +Folder 18
Local meetings, 1959
Carton 23 [21]SH 158P +Folder 19
Manuscript: "Cape Cod National Seashore Advisory Committee," by Foster, 1976
Carton 23 [21]SH 158P +Folder 20
Manuscript: "Cape Cod National Seashore Case Study: Land Acquisition Program," by Robert Gibbs
Carton 23 [21]SH 158P +Folder 21
Manuscript: "Cape Cod National Seashore: Zoning Regulations," by Robert Gibbs
Carton 23 [21]SH 158P +Folder 22-23
Notes and references, 1975-1984
Carton 23 [21]SH 158P +Folder 24
Project outline and proposal
Carton 23 [21]SH 158P +Folder 25-31
Outlines, 1962-1983
Carton 23 [21]SH 158P +Folder 32
Other commissions, 1959
Carton 23 [21]SH 158P +Folder 33
Press releases, 1975
Carton 23 [21]SH 158P +Folder 34
Superintendents replies, 1975
Carton 23 [21]SH 158P +Folder 35
University Press of New England, 1985-1986
Carton 23 [21]SH 158P +Folder 36
University Press of New England [correspondence], 1984-1986

The Appalachian National Scenic Trail: A Time to Be Bold

Carton 23 [21]SH 158P +Folder 37
Research files, pre-1968
Carton 23 [21]SH 158P +Folder 38-49
Research files, 1968-1975
Carton 24 [22]SH 158Q %Folder 1-19
Research files, 1976-1986
Carton 24 [22]SH 158Q %Folder 20
Allagash Environmental Institute, 1976
Carton 24 [22]SH 158Q %Folder 21
Anniversary report, 1973
Carton 24 [22]SH 158Q %Folder 22
Appalachian Greenway, 1974-1976
Carton 24 [22]SH 158Q %Folder 23
Appalachian Trailway News, 1969-1977
Carton 24 [22]SH 158Q %Folder 24
Articles, [Foster's notes on], undated
Carton 24 [22]SH 158Q %Folder 25-26
"Background Information on Appalachian Trail Management"
Carton 24 [22]SH 158Q %Folder 27
Benton MacKaye Trail, 1978
Carton 24 [22]SH 158Q %Folder 28
Charter and membership, 1986
Carton 24 [22]SH 158Q %Folder 29
Eastern National Park and Monument Association, 1984-1987
Carton 24 [22]SH 158Q %Folder 30-32
Interviews, 1985
Carton 24 [22]SH 158Q %Folder 33
Interviews, notes, 1985-1986
Carton 24 [22]SH 158Q %Folder 34-35
Interviews, potential, 1984-1986
Carton 25 [23]SH 158R 0Folder 1-2
Guidelines, 1971, 1976
Carton 25 [23]SH 158R 0Folder 3
The Irland Group, 1988
Carton 25 [23]SH 158R 0Folder 4
Land protection plan, 1986
Carton 25 [23]SH 158R 0Folder 5-6
Legislation, 1972-1986
Carton 25 [23]SH 158R 0Folder 7
"Long Distance Trails: The Appalachian Trail as a Guide to Future Research and Management Needs," 1979
Carton 25 [23]SH 158R 0Folder 8-10
Management delegation, 1977-1984
Carton 25 [23]SH 158R 0Folder 11
Miscellaneous Appalachian Trail material, 1985
Carton 25 [23]SH 158R 0Folder 12
National Inholders Association, 1985
Carton 25 [23]SH 158R 0Folder 13
Pacific Coast Trail, 1975-1976, 1985
Carton 25 [23]SH 158R 0Folder 14-15
Pennsylvania meetings, 1975-1976
Carton 25 [23]SH 158R 0Folder 16
References, 1986
Carton 25 [23]SH 158R 0Folder 17-18
Reports, 1984, 1988
Carton 25 [23]SH 158R 0Folder 19
Research symposium, 1977
Carton 25 [23]SH 158R 0Folder 20
Resource Project Case Study, June 1982
Carton 25 [23]SH 158R 0Folder 21
Sherburne Corporation, 1983-1985
Carton 25 [23]SH 158R 0Folder 22
[John] Stebbins - [David] Cioffi, 1983-1984
Carton 25 [23]SH 158R 0Folder 23-24
Trail route, 1966-1978

Yankee Salmon: The Atlantic Salmon of the Connecticut River

Carton 26 [26]SH 158U 3Folder 1-36
Research files, 1983-1993
Carton 27 [27]SH 158V 4Folder 1-18
Research files, 1955-1982
Carton 27 [27]SH 158V 4Folder 19
Commercial fisheries, 1983-1984
Carton 27 [27]SH 158V 4Folder 20-26
Connecticut River Atlantic Salmon Commission, 1983-1991
Carton 27 [27]SH 158V 4Folder 27-30
Connecticut River program reports, 1967-1988
Carton 27 [27]SH 158V 4Folder 31
Connecticut River Watershed Council, 1989
Carton 27 [27]SH 158V 4Folder 32
Descriptive material, 1981-1988
Carton 27 [27]SH 158V 4Folder 33
International Atlantic Salmon Federation, 1971-1987
Carton 28 [16]SH 14YL JFolder 1
International Atlantic Salmon Federation conference, 1975
Carton 28 [16]SH 14YL JFolder 2
International Atlantic Salmon Federation [notes on] daybooks, 1975-1989
Carton 28 [16]SH 14YL JFolder 3-4
Interstate compact, 1982-1989
Carton 28 [16]SH 14YL JFolder 5-6
Interviews, 1987-1990
Carton 28 [16]SH 14YL JFolder 7-8
Interviews: notes, 1987-1990
Carton 28 [16]SH 14YL JFolder 9
Kennedy (Maureen) project; Denise Toussaint project, 1989
Carton 28 [16]SH 14YL JFolder 10
Lyman notebooks, 1988
Carton 28 [16]SH 14YL JFolder 11
New England Atlantic Salmon Committee, 1984-1988
Carton 28 [16]SH 14YL JFolder 12
North Atlantic Salmon Conservation Organization, 1982-1989
Carton 28 [16]SH 14YL JFolder 13-16
Policy Committee minutes, 1969-1983
Carton 28 [16]SH 14YL JFolder 17
References, 1989
Carton 28 [16]SH 14YL JFolder 18-19
Research material I, 1989
Carton 28 [16]SH 14YL JFolder 20-22
Research material II, 1988-1989
Carton 28 [16]SH 14YL JFolder 23-24
Restoration of Atlantic Salmon in America, Inc., 1977-1993
Carton 28 [16]SH 14YL JFolder 25-26
[Stephen G.] Rideout files
Carton 28 [16]SH 14YL JFolder 27
Strategic plan

C. Massachusetts Forest History Project, 1994-1999

Carton 28 [16]SH 14YL JFolder 28
Overview statement
Carton 28 [16]SH 14YL JFolder 29-30
[Overview and participants], 1995-1997
Carton 28 [16]SH 14YL JFolder 31-33
[Correspondence, notes, drafts], 1998-1999
Carton 29 [28]SH158W 5Folder 1-25
[Correspondence, notes, drafts], 1995-1998
Carton 29 [28]SH158W 5Folder 26-33
Stepping Back to Look Forward: Foster's overview, chapter reference material, 1994-1998

D. New England Land Conservation, 2005-2009

Carton 39SH 19LM CFolder 1
Working papers
Carton 39SH 19LM CFolder 2
Maine
Carton 39SH 19LM CFolder 3
New Hampshire
Carton 39SH 19LM CFolder 4
Vermont
Carton 39SH 19LM CFolder 5
Rhode Island
Carton 39SH 19LM CFolder 6
Connecticut
Carton 39SH 19LM CFolder 7
Massachusetts
Carton 39SH 19LM CFolder 8
National Park Service
Carton 39SH 19LM CFolder 9
New Hampshire Charitable Foundation
Carton 39SH 19LM CFolder 10
Profiles
Carton 39SH 19LM CFolder 11
University Press of New England
Carton 39SH 19LM CFolder 12
MIT Press
Carton 39SH 19LM CFolder 13
Publishers
Carton 39SH 19LM CFolder 14
Book illustrations
Carton 39SH 19LM CFolder 15-17
Cooperators' correspondence, 2005-2009
Carton 39SH 19LM CFolder 18-20
Cooperators' meetings, 2005-2007
Carton 39SH 19LM CFolder 21-22
Conference, 2007
Carton 39SH 19LM CFolder 23
Final memorandum, 2009
Carton 39SH 19LM CFolder 24
Book: Twentieth-Century New England Land Conservation, ed. Charles H. W. Foster (Harvard Forest, 2009)

V. Other projects, 1970-2003

Arranged chronologically by project start date.

The fifth series, Other projects, contains files relating to Foster's work as a consultant and in national and federal service, as well as activities undertaken through the New England Natural Resources Council. Also included in this series are files from Foster's professional appointments at Wildlife Conservation, Inc. and the W. Alton Jones Foundation.

A. Wildlife Conservation, Inc., 1955

Carton 30 [40]SH 17BC XFolder 1
Overview paper
Carton 30 [40]SH 17BC XFolder 2-3
Scrapbook [items removed and binder discarded]
Carton 30 [40]SH 17BC XFolder 4
Salt marshes [loose matter from carton], 1955

B. Site Preservation in New England, 1969-1970

Carton 30 [40]SH 17BC XFolder 5
Overview paper
Carton 30 [40]SH 17BC XFolder 6
Agency questionnaire, 1970
Carton 30 [40]SH 17BC XFolder 7
Connecticut Valley landowner questionnaire, undated
Carton 30 [40]SH 17BC XFolder 8
General instructions, 1969
Carton 30 [40]SH 17BC XFolder 9
Land acquisition research project [questionnaires], 1970
Carton 30 [40]SH 17BC XFolder 10
Letter of introduction, 1969
Carton 30 [40]SH 17BC XFolder 11
Owner questionnaire, 1970
Carton 30 [40]SH 17BC XFolder 12
Pre-test questionnaires, 1970
Carton 30 [40]SH 17BC XFolder 13
"Site Preservation in New England," by Foster, June 1970

C. National and Federal Service, 1971-1996

Carton 30 [40]SH 17BC XFolder 14
Overview statement
Carton 30 [40]SH 17BC XFolder 15-16
Corps of Engineers Environmental Advisory Board, 1971-1976
Carton 30 [40]SH 17BC XFolder 17-23
Cape Cod National Seashore Advisory Commission: General, 1975-1994
Carton 30 [40]SH 17BC XFolder 24
Cape Cod National Seashore Advisory Commission: Meeting notes, 1990-1994
Carton 30 [40]SH 17BC XFolder 25
Cape Cod National Seashore Advisory Commission: Meeting summaries, 1991-1994
Carton 30 [40]SH 17BC XFolder 26
Cape Cod National Seashore Advisory Commission: Science at the Seashore, 1993-1994
Carton 30 [40]SH 17BC XFolder 27
Massachusetts Bays Program: Comprehensive Conservation and Management Plan draft, June 1995
Carton 30 [40]SH 17BC XFolder 28
Massachusetts Bays Program: Comprehensive Conservation and Management Plan final, 1996
Carton 30 [40]SH 17BC XFolder 29
Massachusetts Bays Program: Draft and final reports, peer review panel, 1992
Carton 30 [40]SH 17BC XFolder 30-33
Massachusetts Bays Program: General, 1992-1993
Carton 30 [40]SH 17BC XFolder 34
Massachusetts Bays Program: "The National Estuary Program After Four Years: A Report to Congress," 1992
Carton 30 [40]SH 17BC XFolder 35-38
Massachusetts Bays Program: Peer review, 1991-1995

D. New England Natural Resources Center, 1979-2002

Carton 31 [17]SH 14YM KFolder 1
Overview statement
Carton 31 [17]SH 14YM KFolder 2-16
[Chronological files], 1981-2002
Carton 31 [17]SH 14YM KFolder 17-18
Mellon Project, 1981-1982
Carton 31 [17]SH 14YM KFolder 19
Mellon Project: New England Governors' Conference resolutions, 1981
Carton 31 [17]SH 14YM KFolder 20-21
Mellon Project: New England River Basins Commission termination materials, 1981
Carton 31 [17]SH 14YM KFolder 22
Mellon Project: Supporting material, 1979-1981
Carton 31 [17]SH 14YM KFolder 23-25
Saugus River Project, 1987-1993
Carton 31 [17]SH 14YM KFolder 26
Special reports, 1974-1988

E. W. Alton Jones Foundation, 1980-1986

Carton 32 [44]SH17BK +Folder 1
Overview statement
Carton 32 [44]SH17BK +Folder 2
Annual reports, 1981, 1983
Carton 32 [44]SH17BK +Folder 3
Board meetings, 1982
Carton 32 [44]SH17BK +Folder 4-7
Contracts and correspondence, 1982-1984
Carton 32 [44]SH17BK +Folder 8
Grants, 1983
Carton 32 [44]SH17BK +Folder 9
Personal, 1982
Carton 32 [44]SH17BK +Folder 10-11
Philanthropic counseling: University Press of New England, 1980-1986
Carton 32 [44]SH17BK +Folder 12
President's report, 29 Nov. 1982
Carton 32 [44]SH17BK +Folder 13
University of Virginia, 1982-1983

F. Fund for Alaska, 1983-1994

Carton 32 [44]SH17BK +Folder 14
Overview statement
Carton 32 [44]SH17BK +Folder 15-16
Anchorage, 1989
Carton 32 [44]SH17BK +Folder 17
Clippings, 1989
Carton 32 [44]SH17BK +Folder 18
Conservation Foundation, 1983-1989
Carton 32 [44]SH17BK +Folder 19-24
Correspondence, 1989-1994
Carton 32 [44]SH17BK +Folder 25
[Court documents], 1991
Carton 32 [44]SH17BK +Folder 26
Curricula vitae, 1989
Carton 32 [44]SH17BK +Folder 27
"Establishing the Fund for Alaska," Sep. 1989
Carton 32 [44]SH17BK +Folder 28
"Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Restoration Plan," Nov. 1994
Carton 32 [44]SH17BK +Folder 29
Fairbanks, 1989
Carton 32 [44]SH17BK +Folder 30
Financial, 1989
Carton 32 [44]SH17BK +Folder 31
Interviews, 1989
Carton 32 [44]SH17BK +Folder 32
Juneau, 1989
Carton 32 [44]SH17BK +Folder 33
Memoranda, 1989

G. Land Conservation in New England (Lincoln Institute), 1983-1987

Carton 32 [44]SH17BK +Folder 34
Overview statement
Carton 32 [44]SH17BK +Folder 35-46
[Chronological files], 1984-1987
Carton 33 [39]SH17BB WFolder 1
Cape Cod legislation, 1987
Carton 33 [39]SH17BB WFolder 2
Connecticut River, 1986-1987
Carton 33 [39]SH17BB WFolder 3
Farmington River, 1986
Carton 33 [39]SH17BB WFolder 4
"A Land Conservation Strategy for the New England Region," Sep. 1986
Carton 33 [39]SH17BB WFolder 5
Mattapoisett River, 1987
Carton 33 [39]SH17BB WFolder 6
Nashua River, 1986-1987
Carton 33 [39]SH17BB WFolder 7
"New England Conservation: The Funding and Financing Option," by Foster, Oct. 1987
Carton 33 [39]SH17BB WFolder 8
New Hampshire, 1983-1987
Carton 33 [39]SH17BB WFolder 9
Rhode Island, 1983-1987
Carton 33 [39]SH17BB WFolder 10
Vermont, 1985-1986
Carton 33 [39]SH17BB WFolder 11
Vermont Housing and Conservation Coalition, 1987

H. Consulting files, 1985-2003

Carton 33 [39]SH17BB WFolder 12
Overview statement
Carton 33 [39]SH17BB WFolder 13
University Press of New England, 1985, 2003

I. Bioregionalism in New England and New England Bioregional Roundtable, 1983-1996

Carton 33 [39]SH17BB WFolder 14
Overview statement
Carton 33 [39]SH17BB WFolder 15
Bioregionalism in New England: Advisory Committee on Bioregionalism, 1986-1987
Carton 33 [39]SH17BB WFolder 16
Bioregionalism in New England: Albany paper, "Bioregionalism: Cooperation to Live By," 1996
Carton 33 [39]SH17BB WFolder 17
Bioregionalism in New England: Comparative Bioregionalism, 1987-1988
Carton 33 [39]SH17BB WFolder 18
Bioregionalism in New England: "Cooperation to Live By: Bioregionalism in New England," Sep. 1987
Carton 33 [39]SH17BB WFolder 19-21
Bioregionalism in New England: Massachusetts Foundation for Humanities and Public Policy, 1986-1987
Carton 33 [39]SH17BB WFolder 22-25
Bioregionalism in New England: Massachusetts legislation, 1983-1988
Carton 33 [39]SH17BB WFolder 26
Bioregionalism in New England: Miscellaneous correspondence and materials, 1987
Carton 33 [39]SH17BB WFolder 27
Bioregionalism in New England: Workshop, Dartmouth, 22 May 1987
Carton 33 [39]SH17BB WFolder 28
Bioregionalism in New England: Workshop, Hartford, 15 May 1987
Carton 33 [39]SH17BB WFolder 29
Bioregionalism in New England: Workshop, Providence, 8 May 1987
Carton 33 [39]SH17BB WFolder 30
Bioregionalism in New England: Workshop, Williams, 29 May 1987
Carton 33 [39]SH17BB WFolder 31-34
Bioregionalism in New England: Workshops, 1987-1988
Carton 33 [39]SH17BB WFolder 35-45
New England Bioregional Roundtable, 1992-1996
Carton 34 [29]SH 158X 6Folder 1
New England Bioregional Roundtable: Cambridge roundtable, 1993-1995
Carton 34 [29]SH 158X 6Folder 2-3
New England Bioregional Roundtable: Financial, 1993-1995
Carton 34 [29]SH 158X 6Folder 4
New England Bioregional Roundtable: Final report, 1995
Carton 34 [29]SH 158X 6Folder 5
New England Bioregional Roundtable: Final reports to New Hampshire Charitable Foundation, New England Natural Resources Council
Carton 34 [29]SH 158X 6Folder 6-7
New England Bioregional Roundtable, 1993-1994
Carton 34 [29]SH 158X 6Folder 8
New England Bioregional Roundtable: "New England Bioregions: A Roundtable Colloquy," Apr. 1994
Carton 34 [29]SH 158X 6Folder 9
New England Bioregional Roundtable: Williamstown reports, 1991-1992

J. Appalachian Trail, 1986-2003

Carton 34 [29]SH 158X 6Folder 10
Overview statement
Carton 34 [29]SH 158X 6Folder 11-21
[Chronological files], 1986-2003

K. Massachusetts Environmental Trust, 1986-2007

Carton 34 [29]SH 158X 6Folder 22
Overview statement
Carton 34 [29]SH 158X 6Folder 23-27
Background material, 1987-1997
Carton 34 [29]SH 158X 6Folder 28-36
[Chronological files], 1986-1992
Carton 35 [18]SH 14YN LFolder 1-14
[Chronological files], 1993-2001
Carton 40SH 19LN DFolder 1
Summary memo
Carton 40SH 19LN DFolder 2
Correspondence, 10th anniversary report
Carton 40SH 19LN DFolder 3
Correspondence, discussion paper, Mar. 2001, "Preserving the Trust"
Carton 40SH 19LN DFolder 4-18
Correspondence, 2002-2007
Carton 40SH 19LN DFolder 19-33
Trustee meetings, 2004-2007

L. Island Press, 1991-1992

Carton 35 [18]SH 14YN LFolder 15-16

M. ENFOR (Environmental Forestry), 1999-2001

Carton 35 [18]SH 14YN LFolder 17
Overview statement
Carton 35 [18]SH 14YN LFolder 18-25
[Chronological files], May 1999-Nov. 2001
Carton 35 [18]SH 14YN LFolder 26-34
Advisory Board meetings, 1999-2001
Carton 35 [18]SH 14YN LFolder 35
University of Vermont Regional Distance Learning Forestry Center Proposal (not funded), 2001

N. Civic Environmentalism, 1999-2003

Carton 36 [24]SH 158S 1Folder 1
Overview statement
Carton 36 [24]SH 158S 1Folder 2-4
Environmental Citizenship Academy, 2002-2003
Carton 36 [24]SH 158S 1Folder 5
Massachusetts Institute of Technology roundtable, 1999-2000
Carton 36 [24]SH 158S 1Folder 6
Memos to the governor: "Civic Environmentalism," by Foster et al., Mar. 2002
Carton 36 [24]SH 158S 1Folder 7
Memos to the governor: Curricula vitae and biographies
Carton 36 [24]SH 158S 1Folder 8-12
Memos to the governor: [General], 2001-2003

O. Environmental Regionalism Project (ENREG), 1999-2003

Carton 36 [24]SH 158S 1Folder 13
Overview statement
Carton 36 [24]SH 158S 1Folder 14-20
ENREG, 2001
Carton 36 [24]SH 158S 1Folder 21
Regionalism in the West, 2001-2002
Carton 36 [24]SH 158S 1Folder 22-27
ENREG, 2002
Carton 36 [24]SH 158S 1Folder 28
ENREG Advisory Board meeting, 4 Feb. 2002
Carton 36 [24]SH 158S 1Folder 29
Resources for the Future meeting, 25 Feb. 2002
Carton 36 [24]SH 158S 1Folder 30-31
Eastern Environmental Regionalism Conference, 24-25 Apr. 2002
Carton 37 [41]SH 17BD YFolder 1
ENREG Advisory Board meeting, 28 May 2002
Carton 37 [41]SH 17BD YFolder 2
ENREG final report, Oct. 2002
Carton 37 [41]SH 17BD YFolder 3-6
ENREG, 2003
Carton 37 [41]SH 17BD YFolder 7
Facilitating Regional Collaboration, 8-9 Apr. 2003
Carton 37 [41]SH 17BD YFolder 8-10
Regionalism references, 1999-2003

P. Hewlett Foundation, Environmental Studies Centers, 1988-1991

Carton 41SH 19LP FFolder 1
Summary memo
Carton 41SH 19LP FFolder 2-9
Prospective new centers
Carton 41SH 19LP FFolder 10-12
Other commentary (partners)
Carton 41SH 19LP FFolder 13-15
Institutional responses
Carton 41SH 19LP FFolder 16-19
Academic/agency conferences
Carton 41SH 19LP FFolder 20
Hewlett report
Carton 41SH 19LP FFolder 21-24
Prior studies
Carton 41SH 19LP FFolder 25
General material
Carton 41SH 19LP FFolder 26
Project correspondence
Carton 41SH 19LP FFolder 27-28
Consultation
Carton 41SH 19LP FFolder 29
Organization for Tropical Studies
Carton 41SH 19LP FFolder 30
Berkeley
Carton 41SH 19LP FFolder 31
Cornell
Carton 41SH 19LP FFolder 32
Princeton
Carton 41SH 19LP FFolder 33-36
University of Michigan
Carton 41SH 19LP FFolder 37-40
Wisconsin
Carton 41SH 19LP FFolder 41-43
UCLA
Carton 42SH 19LQ GFolder 1
University of California, Davis
Carton 42SH 19LQ GFolder 2-4
Cal Tech
Carton 42SH 19LQ GFolder 5-6
University of Washington
Carton 42SH 19LQ GFolder 7-8
Working papers
Carton 42SH 19LQ GFolder 9
Washington consultation
Carton 42SH 19LQ GFolder 10
Hales meeting (University of Michigan, Dec. 1990)
Carton 42SH 19LQ GFolder 11
Durham, N.H. meeting (Oct. 1990)
Carton 42SH 19LQ GFolder 12
Davis (Cal.) meeting (Feb. 1991)
Carton 42SH 19LQ GFolder 13-17
Environmental studies centers

Q. Resources for the Future (RFF) grant: Advance Land Acquisition, 1969-1970

Carton 42SH 19LQ GFolder 18
Summary memo
Carton 42SH 19LQ GFolder 19-25
Study files
Carton 42SH 19LQ GFolder 26-36
Alphabetical correspondence files

VI. Subject files, 1968-1988

Arranged alphabetically.

The sixth series, Subject files, contains secondary material on a variety of environmental issues, including forests, land use, and water resources.

Carton 38 [5]SH 14YA 8
Acid rain, 1983
Carton 38 [5]SH 14YA 8
Appalachian Trail, ca. 1968-1970
Carton 38 [5]SH 14YA 8
California - resources and environment, 1982
Carton 38 [5]SH 14YA 8
Citizens for Economy in Government, "Towards More Efficient Massachusetts State Government," 1975
Carton 38 [5]SH 14YA 8
[Corporate priorities report, 1973]
Carton 38 [5]SH 14YA 8
Directories, 1971-1972
Carton 38 [5]SH 14YA 8
Endangered species, 1984
Carton 38 [5]SH 14YA 8
Environmental concerns, critical, 1974
Carton 38 [5]SH 14YA 8
Environmental Management, Massachusetts Department of, annual report, 1979
Carton 38 [5]SH 14YA 8
Food, Governor's Commission on, 1974
Carton 38 [5]SH 14YA 8
Forests - air pollution
Carton 38 [5]SH 14YA 8
Forests - Forest Industries Council, Forest Productivity Report, 1977
Carton 38 [5]SH 14YA 8
Forests - National, 1975
Carton 38 [5]SH 14YA 8
Forests - National Forest Management Act, Academic Management Seminar, 1976
Carton 38 [5]SH 14YA 8
Forests - preservation, 1981
Carton 38 [5]SH 14YA 8
Land use - agricultural lands protection, 1977
Carton 38 [5]SH 14YA 8
Land use - Alaska natural resource planning, 1975
Carton 38 [5]SH 14YA 8
Land use - [Center for Rural Massachusetts, 1988]
Carton 38 [5]SH 14YA 8
Land use - Vermont, natural resources planning, 1987
Carton 38 [5]SH 14YA 8
Land use laws, 1974, 1976
Carton 38 [5]SH 14YA 8
Land use planning, ca. 1971
Carton 38 [5]SH 14YA 8
Land use planning - Connecticut, 1978
Carton 38 [5]SH 14YA 8
Land use planning, rural, 1977, 1987
Carton 38 [5]SH 14YA 8
Massachusetts Pesticide Control Act (proposed), 1974
Carton 38 [5]SH 14YA 8
Power plant siting, 1981
Carton 38 [5]SH 14YA 8
Power plant siting (Energy Studies Group report #2), 1979
Carton 38 [5]SH 14YA 8
Water resources - Boston, 1984
Carton 38 [5]SH 14YA 8
Water resources - Boston Harbor, 1983
Carton 38 [5]SH 14YA 8
Water resources - Chesapeake Bay Project, 1983
Carton 38 [5]SH 14YA 8
Water resources - Connecticut River, 1986
Carton 38 [5]SH 14YA 8
Water resources - "Massachusetts Estuarine and Coastal Wetlands Program: A Case History," 1969
Carton 38 [5]SH 14YA 8
Water resources - NERBC [New England River Basins Commission], 1974

VII. Photographs

The seventh series, Photographs, contains photographs removed from elsewhere in the collection.

Carton 37 [41]SH 17BD Y

Preferred Citation

Charles H. W. Foster Papers, Massachusetts Historical Society.

Access Terms

This collection is indexed under the following headings in ABIGAIL, the online catalog of the Massachusetts Historical Society. Researchers desiring materials about related persons, organizations, or subjects should search the catalog using these headings.

Organizations:

John F. Kennedy School of Government--Faculty.
Massachusetts. Department of Natural Resources.
Massachusetts. Executive Office of Environmental Affairs.

Subjects:

Environmental law.
Environmental policy.