Preliminary Guide to the Charles Gardner Shaw Papers
MSSM.020

Summary Information

Repository
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries
Creator
Shaw, Charles Gardner
Title
Charles Gardner Shaw papers
ID
MSSM.020
Date [inclusive]
1940-1983
Extent
3.0 Linear feet 4 boxes.
Location Note
(MASC staff use) MS.1985.19: 2-8-13-6; MS.2006.12: 2-2-21-2; MS.2005.27: 2-6-12-3.
Language
English
Languages
Materials are in English.

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Biographical/Historical note

Dr. Charles Gardner Shaw (1917-1998) served as a professor, and later a chairman, in the Department of Plant Pathology at Washington State University from 1947 to 1983. Dr. Shaw earned his B.S. degree from Ohio Wesleyan College in 1938, his Master of Science degree from Pennsylvania State University in 1947, and his Ph.D. in Botany from the University of Wisconsin in 1949. Dr. Shaw also served in the U.S. Marine Corps during WWII, continuing in the Marine Corps Reserves and later as a liaison officer for the Marine Corps and WSU after his appointment to the university as a professor. Dr. Shaw taught forest pathology and was an expert on diseases of forest trees, an area in which he conducted extensive research projects in the late 1940s and through the 1950s. Dr. Shaw's later research focused on mycology, especially the downy mildews. By the 1970s, Dr. Shaw participated in several projects, including his position as Chief of Party for an international team of agricultural scientists working in a Jordanian agricultural university.

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Scope and Contents note

This collection contains professional papers of Dr. Charles Gardner Shaw (1917-1998), who served as a professor and later chairman of the Department of Plant Pathology at Washington State University from 1947 to 1983. It consists of correspondence (incoming and outgoing), research materials (notes, collected articles, reports, and drawings), photographs, and audio recordings.

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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 may apply.

Acquisition Information

This collection was transferred in multiple installments from Charles Gardner Shaw and the WSU Mycology Herbarium Office to the Washington State University Libraries between 1985 and 2006 (MS.1985.19, MS.2005.27, MS.2006.12).

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Related Materials

Related Materials

Charles Gardner Shaw Papers, 1939-1983 (Cage 554).

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Washington State University -- Faculty -- Archives.

Subject(s)

  • Fungi
  • Horticulture
  • Scientists--Washington (State)--Archives

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