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Review for Forest History Society, Durham, NC, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

The Forest History Society provides invaluable resources for research into environmental history, conservation, forestry, ecology and more. The archives house thousands of feet of primary documents, with materials originating from around the world. FHS publishes original research and work from outstanding historians and scholars. They host dozens of researchers every year and organize educational outreach opportunities with Duke University and other organizations in the area. Did I mention they have an award winning, thoughtful, innovative and some times hilarious blog? Check it out: http://fhsarchives.wordpress.com/

In my (far too short) time volunteering with FHS what really stood out for me was how great the people there are. I had never worked with such a friendly, understanding, and helpful group before and that kind of environment really translates to the visiting researchers and scholars as well. My time spent at FHS was crucial to my development as a librarian and archivist, and provided a venue for tackling a variety of research, clerical, technical, and archival undertakings. The kinds of things you don't learn in class. What a great place to work, learn, and collaborate!

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Quite well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

Role:  Volunteer