Guide to the United States Soil Conservation Service Plant Materials Center, Pullman Records 1934-1964
Cage 290

Summary Information

Repository
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries
Creator
United States Soil Conservation Service Plant Materials Center
Title
United States Soil Conservation Service Plant Materials Center, Pullman, Washington Records
ID
Cage 290
Date [inclusive]
1934-1964
Extent
125.0 items.
General Physical Description note
7 linear feet of shelf space.
Language
English
Abstract
Annual, technical and survey reports and miscellaneous publications re: soil conservation research and the development of range grasses.

Preferred Citation note

[Item Description]. Cage 290, Guide to the United States Soil Conservation Service Plant Materials Center, Pullman Records. Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries, Pullman, WA.

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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 present name was given to the organization in the late 1940's. 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. Additonally they were also involved in a variety of related soil conservation projects.

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Scope and Contents note

Annual, technical and survey reports and miscellaneous publications re: soil conservation research and the development of range grasses.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries © 1972

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 for research use.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Pullman Plant Materials Center--Archives

Subject(s)

  • Agriculture
  • Grasses -- Research -- Washington (State)
  • Soil conservation -- Research -- Washington (State)
  • Washington (State)

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Collection Inventory

Annual Reports. Printed and typescript copies of the annual reports of the Pullman (Wa.), Lind (Wa.), Moro (Ore.), Pendleton (Ore.), Union (Ore.), and Sandpoint (Ida.) stations. 1936-1964 

Box

 1936-1937 

1

 1938 

2

 1939-1940 

3

 1940-1945 

4

 1946-1955 

5

 1956-1959 

6

 1960-1962 

7

 1963-1964 

8

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Technical reports and publications, many from conferences and field days, most are in the form of scholarly papers or public addresses. During the 1950's, the Plant Material Center began the practice of incorporating most of these publications into an annual technical report; consequently many technical reports issued after 1956 are located in the annual reports. 1938-1964 

Box
8
Box

 1938-1949 

9

 1950-1964 

10

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Survey reports, inc. aerial photo surveys, of soil, water, and crop cover surveys conducted by the Soil Conservation Service and various participating agencies, among which were the Nursery Units. ca 1940. 

11-12

Misc. Publications. Public relations brochures of Plant Materials Center and newsletters of the predecessor Soil Erosion Service. 1934-1964. 

13