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Yale Weinstein Papers,

Identifier: MSS-677-BC

Scope and Content

The collection contains Weinstein's correspondence and business records. Included is some personal correspondence with Nobel-laureate Norman Borlaug, along with articles by and about Borlaug. The collection also contains documentation of lobbying efforts with Senator Pete Dominici and Congressman Bill Richardson, records of Weinstein's involvement with the Public Land Users Association, and his prominent role in the Society of American Foresters. In addition, the collection contains various records of the Duke City Lumber Company; specifically timber sales and proposed acquisitions. It also contains several photographs and slides of various cutting areas and liogging equipment. A fair amount of technical material and maps related to the logging industry, much of it produced by the U.S. Forest Service, is included.


  • 1939-1988

Language of Materials

English Spanish.

Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research.

Copy Restrictions

Limited duplication of CSWR material is allowed for research purposes. User is responsible for compliance with all copyright, privacy, and libel laws. Permission is required for publication or distribution.

Biographical Information

Born in 1915 in St. Paul, MN, Yale Weinstein graduated from the University of Minnesota's School of Forestry in 1934. He moved to New Mexico in 1937 to work for the New Mexico Timber Company. Following his service as a lieutenant in the U.S. Navy during WWII, Weinstein continued to work in New Mexico. In 1958, the Duke City Lumber Company hired him as a forester. He worked at the company until 1982, retiring as the vice-president of governmental affairs and forester. He died Jan. 28, 2000.


2 boxes (1.45 cu. ft.) + 1 oversize folder


This collection contains the personal and business papers of forester, Yale Weinstein. The papers reflect his career working in the New Mexico timber industry and his professional interest in forestry.

Separated Material

Publications have been transferred to the University Libraries book collections. See List of Separated Materials

List of Separated Material

  • Forest Research Laboratory, Oregon State University. Biennial Report,1985-87.
  • U. S. Forest Service. Cultural Resources Management. Book 2, 1991. Book3, 1992.
  • U. S. Forest Service. Management of Ponderosa Pine in the Southwest. n.d.
  • U. S. Forest Service. National Forest Facts: Southwestern Region, Arizona andNew Mexico. 1951.
  • U. S. Forest Service. National Forest Scaling Handbook. 1963.
  • U. S. Forest Service. Tropical Timbers of the World. 1984.
  • U. S. Forest Service. Wood Handbook: Wood as an Engineering Material. 1974.
  • U. S. Soil Conservation Service. Soil Survey of Taos County and Parts of RioArriba and Mora Counties. 1982.
Finding Aid of the Yale Weinstein Papers, 1939-1988
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Repository Details

Part of the UNM Center for Southwest Research & Special Collections Repository

University of New Mexico Center for Southwest Research & Special Collections
University Libraries, MSC05 3020
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque NM 87131