Cage 746

Departmental history,

W.S.U. Agronomy Department and related U.S.D.A. programs

Circa 1988-1989

Acquisition And Processing Information

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

Extent/Quantity Information

Number of Containers: 1

Linear Feet of Shelf Space: .5

Departmental History

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.

Collection Description

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

Subjects

Washington State University. Department of Agronomy and Soils -- History
Agronomy -- History --Washington (State)
Agronomy -- Research -- Washington (State)
Crop science
Soil science

Access

This collection is open and available for research use. Copyright restrictions apply.

Preferred Citation

The suggested citation for the collection is:

[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

Related Materials (Selected)

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): http://www.wsulibs.wsu.edu/MASC/finders/ua61.htm

Dean of the College of Agriculture records, 1945-1979 (Archives 218): http://www.wsulibs.wsu.edu/MASC/finders/ua218.htm

Bertram Rodney Bertramson papers, 1933-1979 (Cage 458): http://www.wsulibs.wsu.edu/masc/finders/cg458.htm

Orville Vogel papers, 1931-1988 (Cage 524): http://www.wsulibs.wsu.edu/masc/finders/cg524.htm

United States Soil Conservation Service Plant Materials Center, Pullman records, 1934-1964 (Cage 290): http://www.wsulibs.wsu.edu/MASC/finders/cg290.htm

Languages

Materials are in English.

Container List:

Box Volume Description
1 1 "History of the Department of Agronomy and Soils, Washington State University, 1889-1984," edited by B. Rodney Bertramson, circa 1988. Bound typescript (343 leaves).
  2 "History of Related USDA Programs at Washington State University," edited by B. Rodney Bertramson, circa 1989. Bound typescript (457 leaves).