Preliminary Guide to the Richard Old Papers
MSSM.035

Summary Information

Repository
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries
Creator
Old, Richard
Title
Richard Old papers
ID
MSSM.035
Date [inclusive]
1938-1996
Extent
9.5 Linear feet 11 boxes.
Location Note
(MASC staff use. MS 1996-37: 2-8-10-4; MS 1998-33: 2-2-8-4)
Language
English
Languages
Materials are in English.

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Biographical Note

Richard Old is a weed expert specializing in plants found in the Inland Northwest. He earned his Master's degree in Agronomy from Washington State University in 1981 before earning PhD in Plant Science from the University of Idaho in 1991. Old has served as a weed expert giving lectures, analyzing local weed environments, serving as a forensic botanist, and assisting in the formation of policies related to the control of noxious weeds. Old has also created a weed database titled 1200 Weeds--of the 48 States and Adjacent Canada.

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Scope and Content

This collection contains material related to Richard Old's research on noxious weeds from 1980-1996. The collection is largely comprised of records from agencies dedicated to weed cotnrol in Washington, Idaho, and Montana, data collected on noxious weeds in eastern Washington, and grant applications for the study of weeds. Amongst the agencies Old worked particularly closely with was the Washington State Noxious week Control Board. Also included are records from the City of Pullman Environmental Quality Committee from 1998, forensic work performed by Old for a legal case, and materials related to Old's work as a lecturer on local weeds.

MS1996.37

This accession mainly contains records related to Old's work on noxious weeds, including records from agencies dedicated to controlling weeds, grant applications, and data on the existence of noxious weeds, particularly in Whitman County. This accession contains a large quantity of minutes and communications from the Washington State Noxious Weed Control Board. It also contains materials from the City of Pullman about environmental quality and weed control.

MS1998.33

This accession contains minutes, correspondence, and notes for Washington State Noxious Weed Control Board (1995-1996), Eastern Washington Weed Control Directors Association (1988-1994), Whitman County Noxious Weed Control Board (1996). It also contains weed identification forms (1996) and weed data (1989). In addition, the accession contains materials from the City of Pullman Environmental Quality Commity (1998), on which Old served.

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Organization of Collection

This is an unprocessed collection. It has not yet been arranged.

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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

Access

This collection is open and available for research use.

Acquisition Information

The Richard Old Papers were donated to Washington State University Libraries from 1996-1998 (MS 1996-37 and MS 1998-33).

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Related Materials

Related Materials

Related materials may be found in the Old Family Papers, which are currently unprocessed (MS 1991-03).

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Controlled Access Headings

Subject(s)

  • Land use--Washington (State)--Pullman
  • Weeds -- Washington (State)

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