This collection consists of a twenty-one page transcribed daybook or diary penned by C. R. Snow concerning his work on the Kasaan CCC Project of 1938-1939 wherein the Son-I-Hat Whale House was restored along with neighboring totems. The daybook was transcribed from the original by Mary Pat Wyatt, an employee of MRV Architects (firm founded by Linn A. Forrest who was in charge of the original CCC project) who began researching the Son-I-Hat Whale House in 2007 in effort to again restore the House. Also included in the collection is Mary Pat Wyatt’s Jan. 2007 report on the status of the Whale House, entitled “Report on History, Condition, and Preservation for the Son-I-Hat Whale House and Totem Park,” which references the Snow daybook.
The Snow daybook was kept during the course of the Kasaan CCC project, from Nov. 30, 1938 to March 31, 1939. It contains a log which details the “enrollees” or workers, the hours they worked, the totems or tasks they worked on, working conditions, and general progress of the project. This daybook provides a detailed glimpse of totem and the Son-I-Hat Whale House restoration efforts of 1938-1939. In addition, Snow took photographs and wrote reports which he sent to his superiors; apparently in the U.S. Forest Service or the Civilian Conservation Corps (location of these documents is currently unknown).
Source: Mary Pat Wyatt, MRV Architects, “Report on History, Condition, and Preservation for the Son-I-Hat Whale House and Totem Park,” Jan. 2007.