The photographs, arranged chronologically, document mill operations from around 1900 until it was closed in 1980, and include photographs of mill buildings, log ponds and raw products. Several aerial photographs illustrate the growth of the mill through the years of operation. There are also photographs of the interior of the mill, paper machines and employees. A few photographs feature other Crown Zellerbach divisions, such as the Camas, Washington, paper mill and the headquarters in San Francisco. Crown Zellerbach's involvement with the community was also recorded in the photographs. Parades, parade floats and mill open houses are featured. Most of the photographs were taken from the 1920s to the 1950s. The albums are bound and contain multiple years. Documentary material includes histories of the mill, daily instructions, safety regulations and paper samples.
The collection consists primarily of black and white prints. Negatives, color prints and color negatives are indicated in the inventory where appropriate.
Forest products--Northwest, Pacific.
Forest products industry--Northwest, Pacific.
Paper industry--Washington (State)--Camas.
Paper mills--Washington (State)--Camas.
Santiam River (Or.)
Wood-pulp industry--Washington (State)--Camas.