Guide to the Departmental history, W.S.U. Agronomy Department and related U.S.D.A. programs circa 1988-1989
Cage 746

Summary Information

Repository
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries
Title
Departmental history, W.S.U. Agronomy Department and related U.S.D.A. programs
ID
Cage 746
Date [inclusive]
circa 1988/1989
Extent
1.0 box
General Physical Description note
.5 Linear Feet of Shelf Space
Language
English
Abstract
This collection consists of a two-volume history of the Washington State University Department of Agronomy and Soils and related United States Department of Agriculture programs.

Preferred Citation note

[Item Description] Departmental history,W.S.U. Agronomy Department and related U.S.D.A. programs, circa 1988-1989

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

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Biographical/Historical note

From the collection guide to the Department of Agronomy and Soils Records, 1940-1973 (Archives 61):

Agriculture has always been part of the college's curriculum; in the earliest days, all of its disciplines were taught in one department (the Department Of Agriculture). By 1918 these agricultural disciplines including farm crops, soils, etc., had expanded enough to warrant the formation of separate departments. The Department of Farm Crops and Soils were consolidated into a Department of Agronomy in February 1928. This name was changed in November 1969 to Department of Agronomy and Soils.

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Scope and Contents note

This collection consists of a two-volume history of the Washington State University Department of Agronomy and Soils and related United States Department of Agriculture programs. This document was edited by B. Rodney Bertramson, and the contents were contributed by current and former faculty members. The first volume, "History of the Department of Agronomy and Soils, Washington State University, 1889-1984," includes chapters on Resident Instruction, Research (Crop Science and Soil Science), Extension. and a faculty roster for the period 1898-1988. The second volume, "History of Related USDA Programs at Washington State University," includes contributions related to USDA programs, closely related to the work of the WSU Agronomy Department but conducted under the auspices of the USDA: the Wheat Quality Laboratory, the Plant Materials Center, and the Plant Introduction center.

Contributors:

B. R. Bertramson

R. L. Hausenbuiller

O. A. Vogel

F. J. Meuhlbauer

L. W. Rasmussen

J. D. Maguire

R. L. Warner

F. E. Koehler

D. F. Bezdicek

H. H. Cheng

W. H. Gardner

A. Busacca

R. L. Papendick

K. J. Morrison

A. R. Halvorson

G. L. Rubenthaler

J. L. Schwendiman

L. W. Hudson

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries © 2016

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.

Conditions Governing Use note

Copyright restrictions apply.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

These two volumes were transferred to the Washington State University Libraries from the Department of Crop and Soil Sciences (MS 1992-60).

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Related Materials

Related Archival Materials note

Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections holds many collections and items related to research and teaching in Agronomy and related fields, for example:

Department of Agronomy and Soils records, 1940-1973 (Archives 61)

Dean of the College of Agriculture records, 1945-1979 (Archives 218)

Bertram Rodney Bertramson papers, 1933-1979 (Cage 458)

Orville Vogel papers, 1931-1988 (Cage 524)

United States Soil Conservation Service Plant Materials Center, Pullman records, 1934-1964 (Cage 290)

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Washington State University. -- Department of Agronomy and Soils. -- History.

Subject(s)

  • Agriculture
  • Agronomy -- Research -- Washington (State)
  • Agronomy -- Washington (State) -- History.
  • Colleges and Universities
  • Crop science.
  • Soil science.
  • Washington (State)

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Collection Inventory

Box Folder

"History of the Department of Agronomy and Soils, Washington State University, 1889-1984," edited by B. Rodney Bertramson, circa 1988. Bound typescript (343 leaves). 

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"History of Related USDA Programs at Washington State University," edited by B. Rodney Bertramson, circa 1989. Bound typescript (457 leaves). 

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