Preliminary Guide to the Jacklin Seed Company Records
MS.1978.08

Summary Information

Repository
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries
Creator
Jacklin Seed Company.
Title
Jacklin Seed Company Records
ID
MS.1978.08
Date [inclusive]
1946-1975
Extent
1.5 Linear feet 2 boxes.
Location Note
(MASC staff use) 2-11-5-5.
Language
English
Languages
Materials are in English.

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Biographical

The Jacklin Seed Company was founded in 1936 by Arden Jacklin and family in the Spokane Valley, Washington, where they developed pea and bean seeds. In 1977, the company moved its operations to Post Falls, Idaho, and began breeding Kentucky bluegrass seed. The Jacklin Seed Company has gone on to specialize in the research, breeding, and production of various turfgrass seeds. In 1997, the company was purchased by the J.R. Simplot Company.

Jacklin brothers and owner-executives of the Jacklin Seed Company, Doyle (1962 Agronomy), Don (1966 Agronomy), and Duane (1967 Agricultural Economics and the Honors College), all graduated from Washington State University. Since 2009, the family has sponsored the Jacklin Family Honors College Education Abroad Endowment at WSU.

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Scope and Contents note

This collection contains records of the Jacklin Seed Company, from 1946 to 1975. The collection primarily consists of papers related to the Crop Improvement Associations of Washington and Idaho regarding the breeding and production of seeds. This collection also contains correspondence with the State College of Washington (later WSU) Extension Office, as well as promotional materials of the company.

Preliminary Inventory:

Box 1: Correspondence, primarily with the State College of Washington (WSU) Extension Office, as well as documents related to the Crop Improvement Associations of Washington and Idaho regarding the breeding and production of seeds, between 1946 and 1970.

Box 2: Company promotional materials, as well as documents related to the Crop Improvement Associations of Washington and Idaho regarding the breeding and production of seeds, between 1970 and 1975.

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Organization of Collection

This is an unprocessed collection. Any arrangement reflects either a pre-existing order from the records' creators or previous custodians, or preliminary sorting performed by staff.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

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

http://www.libraries.wsu.edu/masc
Terrell Library
P.O. Box 645610
Pullman, WA, 99164-5610
509-335-6691
mascref@wsu.edu

Access

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

Acquisition Information

Transferred to the Washington State University Libraries from the WSU Cooperative Extension Office in 1978 (MS.1978.08).

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Controlled Access Headings

Personal Name(s)

  • Jacklin, Arden

Subject(s)

  • Agriculture -- Washington (State)
  • Crop improvement -- Washington (State)
  • Grasses -- Seeds
  • Seed industry and trade--History--Sources

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