Preliminary Guide to the Robert J. Foster Papers circa 1973-1991

Summary Information

Washington State University Libraries, Manuscripts, Archives and Special Collections
Foster, Robert Joe
Preliminary Guide to the Robert J. Foster Papers
Date [inclusive]
circa 1973-1991
3.5 Linear feet, 4 Boxes
(MASC STAFF USE) MS.2008.18, 2-9-5-3; MS.2010.05, 2-9-4-4
Collection materials are in English.
Files related to Robert Foster's research on various topics in biochemistry.

Preferred Citation

[Item description]

Preliminary Guide to the Robert J. Foster Papers, circa 1973-1991 (MSSM.075)

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

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Robert Joe Foster (1924-2008) grew up in Southern California, and earned his undergraduate and graduate degrees from the California Institute of Technology (Caltech, Ph.D 1952). He joined the faculty at Washington State College in 1955, and was associated with the Chemistry department as well as the Institute of Biological Chemistry, the Agricultural Chemistry department, and the Program in Biochemistry/Biophysics. He was a Fulbright Fellow in Copenhagen, Denmark during the 1970-1971 academic year. He retired from Washington State University in 1988.

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Scope and Content

Files related to Robert Foster's research on various topics in biochemistry, Materials include laboratory notes, subject files, printed items, and printouts of computer programs. Includes a folder of materials related to his dissertation.

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This is an unprocessed collection. Arrangement reflects a pre-existing order from the records’ creators or previous custodians.

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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

Robin Foster, Robert Foster's daughter, donated this collection to the Washington State University Libraries in 2008 and 2010 (MS.2008.18, MS.2010.05).

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Names and Subjects

Personal Name(s)

Subject(s) :
  • Foster, Robert Joe -- Records and correspondence.


  • Biochemists -- Archives.
  • Science

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