Our Eastern National Forests: Record Steady Progress in Acquisition Under the Provisions of the Weeks Law: American Forests and Forest Life, vol. 36 (July) 1930. Source: Forest History Society. (PDF 0.9MB)
The John Weeks Story: a 1961 USFS pamphlet on John Weeks and the history of the Weeks Act. Source: Forest History Society. (PDF 1.6MB)
Private Property to Public Property: The beginnings of the National Forests in the South: Gerald W. Williams, Ph.D., National Historian, USDA Forest Service: 2003. Source: Forest History Society. (PDF 0.07MB)
John W Weeks (1860-1926) was a Congressman and Senator from Massachusetts. He was also an avid conservationist, businessman and a Republican who recognize the importance of sound resource management as one of the foundations of a strong market economy.
For more information about this remarkable man, read his biography at the Forest History Society.