If you know of publications that are suitable for our catalogue, please click on the button below to fill out a form to add a collection to our catalogue. Or send the information to
There are four sections on the form:
- Publication Information - this section is collecting general information about the publication, such as title, type, author, year, geographic area, subject and keywords.
- Journal Information - if the publication is a journal entry then information about the journal is required such as title, volume, issue and page numbers
- Book Information - if the publication is a book then information about the book is required such as number of pages, edition, editor and publisher
- Submit Information - enter the captcha and click the Send button
After the information is submitted, the information entered will be reviewed before being published on the website.
*** The submitter can choose to include contact information or not, as desired. If contact information is submitted, then the submitter receives an email confirming that the publications have been published. Contact information may be of help to the FHSO in cases where there are questions related to the publication. ***
Once the information is submitted an email notification is sent to an FHO representative informing them that new submissions are ready for review. Once reviewed, FHO will then publish the data to the publications catalogue.
If you know of archival collections that are suitable for our catalogue, please click on the button below to fill out a form to add a collection to our catalogue.
There are three steps to the process:
- Provide Contact Information: we need your contact information so that we can contact you if we have any questions about your submission.
- Provide Information about the Archival Collection: all fields need to be completed to create a proper collection record.
- Submit the information.
Step 3 causes an email notification to be sent to an FHO representative, informing them that your submission(s) are ready to be reviewed. Once reviewed we will then publish them to the catalogue and notify you by email that the records have been published.
Gift Historical Items
Preserving our forest history is a complex activity, one that relies upon the preservation of historical items. These items range from old documents (i.e., correspondence, diaries, reports), photographs, tools (e.g., timber stamps, saws, etc.) and other artifacts. Each has its own story to tell, and contributes to deepening our understanding of how Ontario's forests have been viewed, used and managed, and how Ontarians have lived for so long among the trees. But there are challenges in preserving these materials. Unfortunately, the owner of a "bunch of old letters from my uncle, who was a forester", or a wildlife officer who kept meticulous records in a daily journal of the type, number and health of the animals s/he encountered, occasionally does not recognize the value of these documents and is inclined to discard them. Their value is not clear because the owner often has no idea how the particular piece of forest history that he or she possesses fits into and helps complete the greater puzzle that is our forest history.
FHO is committed to helping preserve these historical puzzle pieces so that we can continue to reconstruct and remember Ontario's forest history. This forest history can help to inform us on future decisions regarding our forests. Our role in preserving our forest history is to strive to ensure that items of historical importance are transferred to archival repositories, which have the proper facilities to preserve them for posterity. These repositories are found across the province, ranging from tiny, one-room community museums to the multi-floor and multi-building Archives of Ontario in Toronto.
FHO makes it relatively easy to participate in this process. Holders of historical items are encouraged to contact Mark Kuhlberg (
To date, FHO has been involved in overseeing the donation of nearly a dozen collections. They have included the minute books from the Ontario Forest Industries Association, the papers from a number of former foresters (including Donald McDonald, Canada's last Dominion Forester, W.K. Fullerton and Benjamin F. Avery), and documents, company magazines and photographs from the Kalamazoo Vegetable Parchment Company and Austin-Nicholson Lumber Company.
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