Guide to the Southwestern Washington Research Unit Records 1943-1975
Archives 72

Summary Information

Repository
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries
Creator
Title
Southwestern Washington Research Unit Records
ID
Archives 72
Date [inclusive]
1943-1975
Extent
6.0 boxes
General Physical Description note
5.5 linear feet of shelf space
Language
English
Abstract
This collection contains the records of the Southwestern Washington Research Unit.

Preferred Citation note

Southwestern Washington Research Unit Records

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

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Biographical/Historical note

The Southwestern Washington Research Unit, located in Vancouver, Washington, is an agricultural experiment station which operates under the auspices of Washington State University's College of Agriculture. The Research Unit is situated on the site of the former Clark County Poor Farm in northern Vancouver. Experimentation and research were begun in October, 1943; but it was not until early 1949 that the University gained control of the full 80 acres.

The station conducts research in commercial vegetables and fruit crops, insect and disease control, fertilizer development, irrigation, animal science, soils, seeds, and a variety of horticultural areas. Clark County is located at the northern end of the Willamette Valley, and it is roughly half urban and half rural. Vancouver, the county seat, is a fruit and vegetable processing center.

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Scope and Contents note

This collection contains the records of the Southwestern Washington Research Unit covering the years 1943-1975. Includes correspondence, reports, memos, etc., related to both government and the private sector. Information on crop experiments, technological developments, etc., from agricultural and industrial resources. Series III contains the personal files of D. F. Allmendinger, Perry Crandall (both were Research Unit Superintendents) and Glenn Wolfe, an experiment aide.

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Arrangement note

The records at the Southwestern Washington Research Unit are arranged in six distinct series. The first series, Correspondence, 1950-1968, is comprised of both incoming and outgoing general correspondence. The correspondence is arranged alphabetically, by incoming correspondent (the correspondent may be a person, business or institution), This group of letters and documents concerns a wide variety of University correspondence, professional correspondence, and information from agricultural and industrial sources. The second series, Subject File, 1943-1959, contains reports, memoranda, data, and other correspondence with related agencies in both government and the private sector. That series is arranged alphabetically by subject and covers the years 1943-1959, but bulks largest in the early 1950s. Series 3, Staff Correspondence Files, 1965-1975, contains the personal files of D. F. Allmendinger and Perry Crandall (both Research Unit Superintendents), and Glenn Wolf, an experiment aide. These files were labeled as such in the original accession and contain correspondence to various colleagues. Series 4, Project Reports, 1943-1964, is a collection of project reports and evaluations. Included in this series is information on crop experiments, technological developments (such as the mechanical bean pole harvester), and programs conducted by the research unit. Series 5, Photographs, is a collection of photographs and negatives depicting various scenes around the research unit, scientific data, and research project results. These photographs are generally not dated. The final series, 6, is an oversized ledger containing information pertaining to blackberry and strawberry research, growth records, and other data. It is dated 1946-1967.

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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.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

The records of the Southwestern Washington Research Unit were transferred to the University Archives, Washington State University, in February, 1979 (UA 79-05).

Processing Information note

The collection was processed from September to October, 1981 by Andrew J. Gregg.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Washington State University -- College of Agriculture -- Southwestern Washington Research Unit -- Records and correspondence.

Subject(s)

  • Agricultural experiment stations-- Washington (State) -- Archives.
  • Agriculture -- Research -- Archives.
  • Agriculture -- Washington (State) -- Experimentation -- Archives.
  • Agriculture.
  • Washington (State).

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Collection Inventory

Series 1: Correspondence, 1950-1968 

Box Folder items

A-Z, 1950-1951 

1 1-23 250 items

A-Y, 1952-1953 

1 24-27 250 items

A-Z, 1954-1955 

1 28-30 350 items

A-Q, 1956-1957 

1 31-34 350 items

R-Z, 1956-1957 

2 35 40 items

A-Z, 1958 

2 36-38 300 items

A-Z, 1959 

2 39-40 250 items

A-Z, 1960 

2 41-48 600 items

A-L, 1961 

2 49-51 250 items

M-Z, 1961 

3 52-54 150 items

A-Z, 1962 

3 55-60 350 items

A-Z, 1963 

3 61-64 400 items

A-Z, 1964 

3 65-66 150 items

A-O, 1965 

3 67-69 250 items

P-Z, 1965 

4 70 100 items

A-Z, 1966 

4 71-74 400 items

A-Z, 1967 

4 75-77 350 items

A-Z, 1968 

4 78-80 250 items

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Series 2: Subject File, 1943-1959 

Box Folder items

Abruzzi Foundation, 1953-1954 

4 81 35 items

Advisory Board-Station, 1954 

4 82 10 items

Budget, 1954-1955 

4 83 10 items

Correspondence: Mt. Vernon, 1953-1954 

4 84 10 items

Correspondence: Puyallup, 1953-1955 

4 85 15 items

Correspondence: Unspecified, 1952-1957 

4 86 75 items

County Agent, Clark, 1952-1954 

4 87 50 items

Cowlitz County, 1950-1954 

4 88 40 items

Crop and Soil Recommendation, 1951 

4 89 10 items

Fertility Committee-Statewide, 1953-1954 

4 90 15 items

Flat Pea, 1953 

4 91 5 items

Fluorine Prospects, 1957-1959 

4 92 10 items

Forage Committee, 1952-1954 

4 93 100 items

Forestry and Range, 1956 

4 94 5 items

Infiltration Data; 1954 

4 95 15 items

Irrigation Data, 1955-1956 

4 96 60 items

Lime, 1951 

4 97 10 items

Leaflets, 1951-1955 

4 98 50 items

Midwest Barley Improvement, 1953-1955 

4 99 50 items

New Bulletin Lists, 1953-1955 

5 100 75 items

Projects, 1953 

5 101 15 items

Organizational Correspondence, 1944-1950 

5 102 35 items

Outlying Testing Program, 1953-1954 

5 103 25 items

Planting Data Calculation, 1949 

5 104 5 items

Project Reports, 1953-1957 

5 105 35 items

Publications Procedures, 1953-1954 

5 106 25 items

Publicity, 1956 

5 107 25 items

Red Russian Wheat, 1953 

5 108 15 items

Severe's Pasture Plots, 1946-1947 

5 109 10 items

Silage, 1943, 1951-1955 

5 110 5 items

Soil Moisture, n.d. 

5 111 5 items

Soil Sampling, 1955-1956 

5 112 75 items

Soil Test Results, 1953-1955 

5 113 25 items

Speech, 1952 

5 114 10 items

Thompson's Seeder, 1943 

5 115 5 items

Turf and Lawn, 1952 

5 116 10 items

Weeds, 1952 

5 117 5 items

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Series 3: Staff Correspondence Files, 1965-1975 

Box Folder items

Allmendinger, D. F., 1959-1960 

5 118 35 items

Crandall, Perry, 1965-1967, 1973-1975 

5 119-122 400 items

Wolf, Glenn, 1965-1968 

5 123 35 items

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Series 4: Project Reports, 1943-1964 

Box Folder items

Barley Varieties, 1955 

5 124 10 items

Bean Data, 1959-1960 

5 125 5 items

Field Day Programs, 1948-1964 

5 126 20 items

Horticulture Reports, 1943, 1950-51 

5 127 15 items

Mechanical Pole Bean Harvester Data, 1956-1962 

5 128 35 items

Newspaper Clippings, 1949-1959 

5 129 50 items

Pole Bean Harvester Data, 1959, 1960 

5 130 10 items

Washington Irrigation, 1945 

5 131 15 items

Winter Injury Report, 1955 

5 132 5 items

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Series 5: Photographs, n.d. 

Box Folder items

Cherries under microscope, n.d. 

5 133 100 items

Chromosomes, negatives and data, 1958 

5 134 100 items

Facility and personnel, n.d. 

6 135 100 items

Negatives, microphotography, n.d. 

6 136 100 items

Negatives, photographic research, n.d. 

6 137 100 items

Prints, photographic research, n.d. 

6 138 75 items

Christmas trees, prints and negatives, n.d. 

6 139 100 items

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Series 6: Data Ledger, 1946-1967 

Box

Data concerning projects and experiments, 1946-1967 

o.s.

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