Guide to the Rexford F. Daubenmire Papers 1936-1970
Cage 154

Summary Information

Repository
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries
Creator
Daubenmire, Rexford F.
Title
Rexford F. Daubenmire Papers
ID
Cage 154
Date [inclusive]
1936-1970
Extent
2.0 boxes
General Physical Description note
.75 feet of linear shelf space
Language
English
Abstract
Field records of vegetation and soil in the Steppe Stands and the Forest Stands from Professor Rexford F. Daubenmire's research in eastern Washington and northern Idaho, collected between 1936 and 1970.

Preferred Citation note

Rexford F. Daubenmire Papers, 1936-1970

Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections Washington State University Libraries Pullman, WA

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Biographical/Historical note

Professor Rexford F. Daubenmire (1909-1995) was born in Coldwater, Ohio on December 12, 1909. He attended Butler University, where he earned his bachelor of science degree in 1930. He earned his master's degree in 1932 from the University of Colorado and his doctorate degree from the University of Minnesota in 1935.

Daubenmire began his teaching career as an assistant professor at the University of Tennessee before becoming an instructor at the University of Idaho for ten years, and later a professor of botany at Washington State University for 29 years. Upon his retirement he was made professor emeritus at WSU.

Daubenmire was widely recognized as a leading authority on plant ecology. His early research in the 1950s introduced the concept of potential vegetation into ecological management. He published several articles and textbooks, and won awards from the Northwest Scientific Association, the Ecological Society of America, and the Society of American Foresters. He died August 26, 1995.

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Scope and Contents note

This collection consists of Professor Rexford F. Daubenmire's field records of vegetation and soil in eastern Washington and northern Idaho, collected 1936-1970, and summarized in Washington State University Experiment Station Technical Bulletins 60 (December 1968) and 62 (February 1970). The reports analyze the Steppe Stands and the Forest Stands, and are a collection of typed and handwritten records.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries 2013

http://www.wsulibs.wsu.edu/masc
Terrell Library
P.O. Box 645610
Pullman, WA, 99164-5610
509-335-6691
mascref@wsu.edu

Conditions Governing Access note

This collection is open and available for research use.

Conditions Governing Use note

Copyright restrictions apply.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

This collection was donated to the Washington State University Libraries in 1975 by Professor Rexford F. Daubenmire.

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Related Materials

Related Archival Materials note

Rexford F. Daubenmire Papers, 1948 (Cage 4485)

Rexford F. Daubenmire Ecological Images, 1931-1992 (PC 122)

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Controlled Access Headings

Subject(s)

  • Agriculture
  • Botany -- Idaho -- Research
  • Botany -- Washington (State) -- Research
  • Idaho
  • Science
  • Soils -- Idaho -- Research
  • Soils -- Washington (State) -- Research
  • Washington (State)

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Bibliography

Smith, Charles H., "Some Biogeographers, Evolutionists and Ecologists: Chrono-Biographical Sketches: Daubenmire, Rexford F. (United States 1909-1995)," 2005, http://people.wku.edu/charles.smith/chronob/DAUB1909.htm.

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