Scope and Content

The Cuyahoga County Conservation Council Records, 1936-1943 and undated, consist of records of the Cuyahoga County Conservation Council, including correspondence, financial statements, minutes and proposals, educational programs material and material regarding Ohio forests and forestry, Ohio House and Senate legislative material regarding Ohio's natural resources (1939-1941), and newspaper clippings, pamphlets and miscellaneous regarding natural resources conservation and wildlife management. The collection also contains material regarding the activities of the Ohio Forestry Association, 1940-1942; records of the Ohio Natural Resources Council, including constitutions, by-laws, minutes of annual and executive committee meetings, and correspondence (1936, 1939); and records of the National Wildlife Federation, in particular its Committee on Education and its Public Relations Dept. The collection deals with a number of conservation issues prior to World War II, as well as other topics such as "victory gardens" and garden homesteading.

This collection will be useful to researchers studying the history of wildlife and environmental conservation in Cuyahoga County, Ohio, in the 1930s and 1940s. Forest preservation, wildlife management, and natural resources education are all documented in this collection.