Scope and Content Note
The Rosenburg Family Papers, 1833-2000, are organized into three series reflecting the variety of formats documenting the family and the land they loved. These are: Series I. Papers, Series II. Photographs, and Series III. Artifacts. Each series is divided into sub-series, organized primarily by time period and the major developments in the life of Buxton Farms and Hopkins Memorial Forest.
Series I. Papers, 1833-2000, is organized into the following sub-series: Buxton Farms, the Rosenburg family, the Civilian Conservation Corps, U.S. Forest Service, Hopkins Memorial Forest, the Moon Barn reconstruction, and Hopkins Forest Farm Museum. These papers include accounts, correspondence and newspaper articles concerning Amos Lawrence and Maria T. B. Hopkins's ownership of Buxton Farms and the Rosenburgs stewardship of the Farm after Amos Lawrence Hopkins's death. The Rosenburg family sub-series comprises scrapbooks, correspondence, accounts, clippings, etc. pertaining to the activities of each family member as well as the family's farming. The Civilian Conservation Corps and U.S. Forest Service material document activities in the Forest from 1935 to 1969. These include the title transfer, plans for the carriage house and coach barn/farmhouse, and instructions for collecting data. The largest group of materials in the Hopkins Memorial Forest sub-series constitutes student field books, but this section also includes proposals and correspondence. The Moon Barn reconstruction and Hopkins Forest Farm materials reflect the events surrounding the Barn's reconstruction in 1975 and Museum activities following.
Series II. Photographs, ca. 1840-1998, is divided by photographic type/size: tintypes, daguerreotypes, small photographs, oversize photographs, negatives and copy prints. Within each of these groupings images are organized according to the group that occupied the forest/farm. These include tintypes, cased daguerreotypes and photographic prints picturing the Rosenburg family, Marie Kiley's photograph album of life on Buxton Farms, as well as documentation of activities at Sheep Hill.
Series III. Artifacts, 1904-1974, contains an array of items reflecting Robert F.'s military career, the dairy business, and rope tow clamps from the Bee Hill Ski area. There are also a variety of materials left behind by members of the Civilian Conservation Corps which include product packing, a mess kit and other items.