Preliminary Guide to the Robert J. Foster Papers
MSSM.075

Summary Information

Repository
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries
Creator
Foster, Robert Joe, 1924-2008
Title
Robert J. Foster Papers
ID
MSSM.075
Date [inclusive]
Circa 1973-1991
Extent
3.5 Linear feet 4 boxes.
Location Note
(MASC staff use): MS.2008.18, 2-9-5-3; MS.2010.05, 2-9-4-4.
Language
English
Languages
Materials are in English.

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Biographical/Historical note

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 Contents note

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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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

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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Controlled Access Headings

Personal Name(s)

  • Foster, Robert Joe, 1924-2008

Subject(s)

  • Biochemists -- Archives

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