Preliminary Guide to the Pullman Plant Materials Center Reports
MS.1986.48

Summary Information

Repository
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries
Creator
Pullman Plant Materials Center.
Title
Pullman Plant Materials Center Reports
ID
MS.1986.48
Date [inclusive]
1938, 1961-1969
Extent
1.0 Linear feet 1 box.
Location Note
(MASC Staff Use: 2-5-7-2)
Language
English
Languages
Materials are in English.

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Biographical/Historical note

The United States Department of Agriculture's Soil Conservation Service unit at Pullman, Washington, the Pullman Plant Materials Center, was established in 1935, an apparent descendant of the Department of Interior's Soil Erosion Service. Originally known as the Pullman Nursery Unit, the unit was renamed in the late 1940s. From its inception, the Pullman unit was the central office of a number of similar stations in Washington, Oregon and Idaho. The primary function of the several units was experimentation and development of range grasses. Additionally they were also involved in a variety of related soil conservation projects. (see Cage 290)

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Scope and Contents note

This collection contains records for the Pullman Plant Materials Center, with dates ranging from 1938 to 1969. The collection primarily consists of Annual Operations Reports from 1961 to 1969. The collection also contains a bound copy of materials used at a "Grass and Training School for Technicians in the Agronomy-Range Section of the Soil Conservation Service, Region 11" titled "Grass School", by A.L. Hafenrichter in 1938. Additionally, the collection includes a bound copy of "Palouse Plant Material Workshop Soil Conservation" from 1961.

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Organization of Collection

This is an unprocessed collection. It is arranged in chronological order.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

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

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

Access

This collection is open and available for research use.

Acquisition Information

Collection donated to Washington State University Libraries in 1986 (MS 1986-48). This is an unprocessed collection.

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Related Materials

Related Materials

United States Soil Conservation Service Plant Materials Center, Pullman, Washington Records (Cage 290)

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Pullman Plant Materials Center.

Subject(s)

  • Agriculture -- Washington (State)
  • Grasses -- Research -- Washington (State)
  • Soils

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