Preliminary Guide to the Ben Roche, Jr. Papers 1965-1994

Summary Information

Washington State University Libraries, Manuscripts, Archives and Special Collections
Roche, Ben F.
Preliminary Guide to the Ben Roche, Jr. Papers
Date [inclusive]
2 Linear feet of shelf space, 2 Boxes
(MASC staff use) 2-16-12-5
Collection materials are in English.
Papers of Washington State University Range Management Specialist Ben F. Roche.

Preferred Citation

[Item description]

Preliminary Guide to the Ben Roche, Jr. Papers, 1965-1994 (MS.1999.37)

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

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Benjamin Francis Roche, Jr. (1924-1997) was an expert on weeds and range plants. From 1958 to 1965, he worked as an Extension Weed Specialist for the State of Washington. From 1965 to 1987, he worked for Washington State University in the Department of Natural Resource Sciences as the institution's first Extension Range Management Specialist. His research was linked to range resource problems in Washington and surrounding states, and during his time at WSU he trained many Range Conservationists.

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Scope and Content

This collection consists of papers of Washington State University Range Management Specialist Ben F. Roche. It includes the manuscript for his 1983 book, Range Plants: Their Identification, Usefulness, and Management; plant collection books kept by Cindy Talbott Roche; writings and presentations; and other miscellaneous papers.

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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

Washington State University Libraries Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections  © 2020

Terrell Library

P.O. Box 645610

Pullman, WA, 99164-5610 USA


Restrictions on Access

This collection is open and available for research use.

Restrictions on Use

Copyright restrictions may apply.

Acquisition Information

Richard Old donated this collection to the Washington State University Libraries in 1999 (MS.1999.37). He obtained the collection from Cindy Talbott Roche.

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Names and Subjects

Corporate Name(s)

Subject(s) :
  • Washington State University -- Faculty -- Archives.

Personal Name(s)

Subject(s) :
  • Roche, Ben F. -- Archives.


  • Range management -- Northwest, Pacific -- Research -- Archival resources.
  • Science
  • Colleges and Universities

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