Guide to the Roscoe Wilfred Thatcher Papers 1908-1912
Cage 350

Summary Information

Repository
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries
Title
Roscoe Wilfred Thatcher Papers
ID
Cage 350
Date [inclusive]
1908-1912
Extent
1.0 box
General Physical Description note
.25 linear feet of shelf space
Language
English
Abstract
This collection consists of Roscoe Thatcher's correspondence with other Washington State Grain Growers, Shippers and Millers Association officers, principally R.C. McCroskey, D.A. Scott, and J.M. Reid; and with various Inland Empire milling companies.

Preferred Citation note

The suggested citation for the collection is: [Item Description] Roscoe Wilfred Thatcher Papers, 1908-1912

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

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Biographical/Historical note

Roscoe Wilfred Thatcher was the director of the Washington Agricultural Experiment Station from 1907-1913, and head of the Washington State University Department of Agriculture from 1910-1913. He was also secretary of the Washington State Grain Growers, Shippers and Millers Association from 1908-1912.

"He went to the University of Minnesota in 1913, serving until 1917 as professor of plant chemistry. In 1917, he was appointed dean of the School of Agriculture and director of the Minnesota Experiment Station. In 1921, he became director of the New York Agricultural Experiment Station at Geneva.

"In 1927 Thatcher accepted the Presidency of the Massachusetts Agricultural College. Under his leadership, the two year program in practical agriculture was expanded to become the Stockbridge School of Agriculture. The college achieved a record enrollment in 1929 of 894 students, 60 of whom were women. Thatcher oversaw curricular reform, orienting vocational training toward citizenship education.

"Thatcher resigned due to ill health in 1933. Following a period of rest, Thatcher returned to the college in April 1933 as a research professor of agricultural chemistry. He died in his laboratory on December 6, 1933."

(Source: http://www.massachusetts.edu/presidents/thatcher.html)

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Scope and Contents note

This collection consists of Roscoe Thatcher's correspondence with other Washington State Grain Growers, Shippers and Millers Association officers, principally R.C. McCroskey, D.A. Scott, and J.M. Reid, from 1908-1912. It also contains correspondence with various Inland Empire milling companies.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries 2014

http://www.libraries.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.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Washington State Grain Growers, Shippers and Millers Association.

Subject(s)

  • Agriculture
  • Grain trade -- Washington (State)
  • Washington (State)

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