Date of Award

Winter 12-17-2016

Degree Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts - History



First Advisor

M. Scott Sosebee

Second Advisor

Perky Beisel

Third Advisor

Court Carney

Fourth Advisor

Linda L. Reynolds


Founded by W.R. Pickering in 1894, the Pickering Lumber Company had lumber operations in Oklahoma, Texas, Louisiana, and California. The company practiced cut-and-run policy that dictated the relocation of lumber operations when the company exhausted its timber holdings. The Pickering Lumber Company operated in Texas and Western Louisiana from 1898 to roughly 1930 when timber holdings were exhausted and financial difficulties brought on by the Great Depression required the withdrawal of the company from its mill at Haslam. This thesis narrates the story of the Pickering Lumber Company and explains the procedures undertaken to process the Pickering Lumber Company Collection at the East Texas Research Center.

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