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University Archives 111
Agricultural Engineering
Records, 1932-1974

The records of the Agricultural Engineering Department (UA 80-1) were transferred to the University Archives of Washington State University in March 1980 by the department in accordance with established records schedules. The collection was processed by Ann Klavano from mid-March to mid-May, 1983.

Number of containers: 12
Linear feet of shelf space: 12
Approximate number of items: 12600

AGENCY HISTORY

The Department of Agricultural Engineering was first organized in 1909. In 1926 a four year professional course began, the work being jointly administered by the Deans of the College of Agriculture and the College of Engineering. The divided administration remains in 1983. The College of Engineering administers the curriculum; the College of Agriculture administers the research and the Cooperative Extension work. Students enrolled in the department are from both colleges. Some graduate from the College of Engineering with a degree in Agricultural Engineering. Others graduate from the College of Agriculture with a Farm Mechanization speciality.

ARRANGEMENT AND DESCRIPTION

The records of the Department of Agricultural Engineering are arranged into four series. The first series consists of general departmental office files, 1937-1979, and is divided into two subseries. The first subseries deals with activities at Washington State University and affiliated work in the state of Washington, 1937-1974. The bulk of the material dates from 1947-1973, during June Roberts' departmental chairmanship, and consists mainly of memoranda, correspondence, minutes, and reports. The folders are arranged in a single alphabetical subseries, in which the processor has attempted to retain the original order where possible. Loose material not fitting into the established filing system is placed in a folder labeled "Unfiled Material." Because of dual nature of the administration of Agricultural Engineering there is some duplication of subject files. These files are further labeled with the relevant college names.

The second subseries, West Pakistan University File, 1954-1971, deals with WSU's involvement with agricultural engineering at West Pakistan Agricultural University in Lyallpur, 1954-1971. The files consist almost exclusively of correspondence among Pullman-based office personnel, staff members in Pakistan, and potential employees. The files are arranged in a single alphabetical subject series. The original folder names and the order of materials within folders is retained.

For further information on Washington State University's Pakistan Project see University Archives 26.

The second series, Professional Organizations, 1947-1974, deals with three organizations in which June Roberts was an active member. The materials especially stress activities of the the American Society of Agricultural Engineers, where Mr. Roberts held many national offices. The material is arranged alphabetically by organization, then by date or subject.

The third series is photographs, 1934-1974. The prints and negatives are mainly of research projects. Many photographs within the machinery files are items provided by manufacturing companies. The project files are arranged numerically by project number, while subject files arranged alphabetically by subject. The original file names have been retained, reflecting a system of labeling and dating each print and negative, which was used during the 1950s. Photos dated before and after that decade are largely undated and many are unlabeled. Prints and negatives with no labels have been placed in a general file.

The fourth series consists of financial ledgers, 1932-1973. These ledgers contain a noncontinuous record of the accounts of the department, concentrating on research activities. The series also contains the ledgers of accounts for the Washington Council on the Relationship of Electricity to Agriculture, a major source of funding for the department's early research and extension work. The records indicate that the name was changed to the present Washington Farm Electrification Committee around 1947.


SERIES LIST
                                                                 CONTAINERS
Series 1: General Departmental Office Files, 1937-1974
     Subseries 1.1: Washington State University                   1-5
     Subseries 1.2: West Pakistan Agricultural University         6
Series 2: Professional organizations, 1947-1974                   7-8
Series 3: Photograph File, 1934-1974                              9-11
Series 4: Financial Ledgers, 1932-1975                            12

CONTAINER LIST

BoxFolder  Description# of
Items
 
Series 1: Alphabetical Subject File, 1937-1974
Subseries 1.1: Washington State University
 
11Admissions, 1968-197115
2Affirmative Action, 1972-197327
3Agricultural Economics, 19705
Agricultural Engineering:
4   Departmental Report, 193750
5-7   Staff and Faculty Meeting Minutes, 1954-1973700
Agronomy Farm:
8   1955-195730
9   Water Rights, 1955-195850
10Animal Sciences, 1969-197315
11Annual Report-College of Engineering, 1971-197310
12"A" Miscellaneous, 1955-197320
Banquet:
13   AGAWARDS and Scholarships, 1970-197210
14   Students-Alumni, 1969-197010
15   Student-Faculty-Alumni, 1969-197010
Beasley, Wallace Memos and Correspondence:
16   1966-197030
17   1971-197315
18Bertramson, B. R. Memos and Correspondence, 1969-197350
19"B" Miscellaneous 1966-19714
20Capital Improvement, 1958-197050
21Capital Outlay, 1949-62100
22Careers Through Curriculum at Washington State University, 196910
23Catalog Committee, 1969-197010
24Census of Enrollment, 1963-197320
College of Agriculture:
25   Faculty Meeting Minutes, 1953-196450
26   Office of the Dean, 1952-197210
27   Miscellaneous, 1956-1973200
College of Engineering:
28   Advisory Board, 1969-197310
29   Department Chairmen Meetings, 1959-196970
30   Office of the Dean, 1968-197350
31   Miscellaneous, 1962-197350
32Committee on Instruction, 1954-1972200
33Community College Transfer, 1970-197220
234Comprehensive Review, 196070
35Compton Union Building, 1966-197110
36Computer Center, 1969-197320
Controller-Correspondence and Memos:
37   1958-196410
38   1964-197350
39Cooperative State Research Service Review, 1972-197210
Correspondence-Miscellaneous
40   A-E, 1969-197325
41   F-K, 1971-197350
42   L-W, 1971-197325
43Course Expansion, 19695
44Course Outlines, 1968-197020
45Current Research information Service, 1968-197010
Curricula and Catalog Changes:
46   195925
47-48   1960-1969250
49   1970-1973100
Curriculum:
50   Advisory Program, 1954-197225
51   At Other Schools, 1964-197130
52   Committee-College of Agriculture, 1954-196350
53   Evaluation, 1961-196230
54   Review, 1959-196550
56   Miscellaneous, 1964-197250
57Duplicating and Mailing, 1963-197310
58"E" Miscellaneous, 1967-19715
59Educational Policies Committee, 1964-197120
Engineers- Council For Professional Development Review:
60   Notes, 1949-195025
61   Notes, 1960-196520
62   Notes, 1966-197230
63   Report, 196075
64   Report, 19661
65   Report, 19711
66Engineering Coordinating Council, 1953-19564
Enrollment Statistics:
67   College of Agriculture, 1957-197220
68   College of Engineering, 1964-197130
Enviromental:
69   Engineering, 1971-19724
70   Protection Agency, 19733
71   Science Program, 1969-19705
72Equipment, 1970-19738
73Evaluation Reports Miscellaneous, 19642
Extension:
74   Cosgriffe, Harry A. - Correspondence and Memos, 1969-197280
75   Engineering, 1961-197010
76   Hagood, Mel A. - Correspondence and Reports, 1966-197380
77   Middleton, J. E. Correspondence and Reports, 1966-197380
78   Personnel and Program Review, 196630
79   Western Region Plan Exchange Committee, 1965-197150
80   Miscellaneous, 1959-197850
381"F" Miscellaneous, 1955-197320
Facilities:
82   Advisory Committee, 19733
83   Planning, 1969-197220
Faculty:
84   Activity Reports, 1972-197315
85   Assignment, 1965-197320
86   Service Report, 1966-196840
87Financial Aid, 1967-197120
Food Service:
88   1965-196920
89   1970-197230
90Forestry, 1965-19703
91Full Time Equivalent, 1964-197110
92General Services, 1966-197120
93Gifts and Grants, Grants-in-Aid Policy, 1952-196015
94Goals of Engineering Education Study, College of Engineering, 1964-19664
Graduate:
95   Faculty, 1952-197175
96   Students, 1970-197116
97   Studies in Engineering Sciences, 1963-197120
98Graduates in Agricultural Engineering and Agricultural Mechanization, 1956-197230
99Ground Water Use, 1960-196830
100Hartzog, David, 1948-195820
101Honors Program, 1964-197210
102Horticulture - Agricultural Engineering Joint Projects 1966-197315
Institute of Agricultural Sciences:
103   Building Study, 195620
104   Capital Outlay, 1952-195640
Institute of Technology Advisory Board:
105   1956-19577
106   1958-196010
107Institutional Studies, 1970-197215
108Instructional Cost - Equipment, 197220
109International Harvester - Loaned Equipment, 1956-197215
110Introduction to Ag Course, 1964-196610
111"I" Miscellaneous, 1965-19703
112Kimbrell, Jack T. - Correspondence and Memos, 1969-197115
113Land-Grant Colleges Funding, 19703
114Lease Agreement, 1963-197110
115Leave Guidelines, 1979-197415
116Libraries, 1963-197030
Long Range Planning:
117   1955-196740
118-119   1966-1967250
120Madsen, Louis L.- Memos and Correspondence, 1963-1972150
Maintenance Agreement
121   Honeywell, 1969-197110
122   Terminal Services, 19723
123Model Community, 1970-19755
124News Bureau, 1969-19705
125Nielson, James.- Memos, 1971-197310
126Northwest Washington Experiment Station, 1971-197310
127Office of Staff Personnel, 19722
128Oregon State University, 1971-19725
4129Personnel, 1967-1970,30
130Personnel Roster - College of Engineering, 1971-19763
131Pettibone, Carl A., 19785
132PhD Program, 1967-197110
133Physics Department, 1970-19725
134Physical Plant Correspondence, 1964-197430
135Placement, 1971-197520
136Potato Research, 1956-197730
137Professional Exams, 1953-197160
138Property Inventory Changes, 1954-197350
139Proposed Publications, 1963-196415
140Purchasing, 1955-197220
141Puyallup Capital Improvement, 1952-195730
142Rasmussen, Lowell W. - Memos, 1971-197215
143Receipts and Purchasing, 195520
144Recruiting Policy, 1970-197340
145Registrars Office, 1968-197230
146Relocation Expenses, 19735
147Remodeling and Expansion of Buildings, 1947-1970200
Research:
148   Account Transfers, 1969-197315
149   Assistants, 1971-197210
150   Cooperative State Research Service, 1964-197250
151   Editor, 1968-197230
152   Progress Report, 1964-1972100
153   Project 0241, 197420
154   Project 1720, 1963-1972150
155   Project Listings, 1956-197420
156   Proposal 6/7700 - 6057, 1966-196830
157   Proposal for Pakistan, 1969-197040
158   Proposals Miscellaneous, 1968-7430
159   Regional Projects, 1970-197330
160   Miscellaneous, 1969-1973200
161Rural Development, 197020
162Safety and Security, 1970-197240
163Salary, 1972-197320
164Scholarships, 1973-197450
165Science Library, 1969-197310
166Security Guidelines, 197020
167Shelton, V. L. - Memos and Correspondence, 1962-197250
Short Course:
   Irrigation Problems:
5168      195330
169      1955-1959100
170      1960-1965100
171      1966-196780
172      1968-1969150
173      1970-1972150
174   Materials Handling, 196330
175      Skills Conversation in Food Engineering, 197210
176-177      Miscellaneous, 1951-1972200
179Small Class Requests, 1952-197080
180Smith, Alan H. - Memos, 1970-197120
181Space Inventory, 1969-197320
182Space Utilization Survey - College of Agriculture, 1970-197310
183Spiegman, John P. - Memos and Correspondence, 1963-196930
184Strait, Leland C. Memos and Correspondence, 1964-197150
185Student Evaluation of Instruction, 1967-197110
186Summer Session, 1955-197250
187"S" Miscellaneous, 1969-197410
188Temporary Course Approval, 1953-196650
189Time Schedule Material, 1959-197175
190Travel Authorization, 1959-1971100
191Travel Policy, 19735
Transfer of Funds:
192   1963-196830
193   1969-197130
194Unfiled Material, 1956-197240
195University of Idaho Cooperative Courses, 1962-197220
196University Senate, 1975-19775
197"U" Miscellaneous, 19692
198Vehicles, 1947-196720
199Washington Water Resources Center, 1964-197140
200Washington Wheat Commission, 1958-197115
201Water Resources Coordinating Act, 1962-19635
202Western Washington Experiment Station, 1952-1971150
 
Subseries 1.2: West Pakistan University File, 1954-1971
 
6203Agricultural Engineering Catalog, 19631
204Agricultural Engineering Positions - AID Contract, 19672
205Bach, W. Kenneth, 1964-196520
206Brown, Owen K., 196320
207Buchanan, M.T., 1960-196210
208Busch, Charles D., 1964-19675
209Correspondence - Miscellaneous, 1954-197130
210Contracts, Agreements, etc., 1961-19645
211Curriculum, Books, Etc., 1961-196910
212Description of West Pakistan University, 19611
213Equipment, Plans, Etc., 196310
214-215Friberg, Walt, 1961-196810
Job Description:
216   Agricultural Engineer, 19641
217   Irrigation Engineer, 1963-196610
Letters:
218   To Other institutions For Prospective Applicants, 1961-1964
219   To Prospective Applicants, 1964-196830
220Living in Lyallpur, 19612
221Pakistan Participants on WSU Campus, 1962-19645
222Pakistan Pictures, 1967-196811
223-224Proposed Feed Plant, 1956-1961300
225Prospective Employees, 19622
Replies:
226   Applicants - Active, 1964-196620
227   Applicants - "Dead", 1961-1964100
228   From Others Re: Prospective Applicants, 19643
229Shaw, C.G., 19694
230Students, Miscellaneous, 1964-19686
Swenson, S.P.- Campus Coordinator
231   Memos and Correspondence, 1961-1962
232   Memos and Correspondence, 1964-196940
233   Reports, 1964-19699
234Wahla, Mohammed Iqbal, 19654
235WSU - Pakistan Cooperative Agreement, 19676
236Well and Pump, 1960-19637
 
Series 2: Professional Organizations
Subseries 2.1: American Society of Agricultural Engineers
 
7237Annual Meeting in Pullman, 197131
238Building Fund Campaign, 196825
239Curriculum and Course Content Committee, 1957-196440
Correspondence:
240   With Assistant Secretary, 1952-195730
241   With Executive Secretary, 1959-196530
242Council on Fertilizer Application, 1955-196620
243Electric Infrared Brooding Committee, 1954-1956255
244Electric Utilization Research Conference Committee, 1960-197350
245Executive Committee of the Education and Research Division, 1956-197150
246Films, 1960-19633
247Pacific Northwest Region, 1960-197012
248Pullman Meeting of the Pacific Northwest Section, 195750
249State Section Proposal, 1957-195825
250Student Enrollment and Recruitment, 1957-196420
 
Subseries 2.2: General
 
2511947-194950
252-2551950-1959550
8256-2581960-1969350
2591970-1973100
 
Subseries 2.3: American Society for Engineering Education
 
2601945-1956100
2611957-1960100
 
Subseries 2.4: Western Soil and Water Research Committee
 
2621967-196814
263196932
2641970-197123
2651972-197336
266197458
 
Series 3: Photograph File
 
Projects:
9267   789-Machinery, Experimental, n.d.59
268   802-Heat Lamp Brooding, 195314
269   878-Silo Preservation, 1953-195670
270   946-Use of Aluminum 19531
271   964 n.d.48
272   1177-Self Feeding Silo 1953-196061
273   1275-Freezing and Cooling of Turkeys 1954-195611
274All Electric Greenhouse, 19412
275Bean Drying, 1952-195717
276Brooding, 1940-194413
277Brooding Studies, 1946-195968
278Buildings, n.d.16
279Bulk Milk Tank Heat Pump Water Heater, 1955-195821
280Cage Laying House, n.d.1
Calves:
281   Housing, 1954
282   Pens, 19486
283Chart Negatives, n.d.47
284Experimental Equipment, n.d.16
285Experimental Manger, 19555
286Fair Exhibit Pieces, n.d.3
Farm Structures:
287   Class Project-Veterinary Medicine storage Building, 1952-195620
288   Experimental Dairy Group, n.d.6
289   Silo, 1949-n.d.34
290Ford Pictures, 19735
2914-H Smith-Hughes Booklet, Farm Electricity, 1947-n.d.30
292Frost Expellers, 1948-195214
General Photos:
293   1937-195072
294-295   n.d.193
Hartzog (Vocational Agriculture):
296   195340
297   1954-195660
298Haying Equipment, n.d.10
299Heat Exchangers, 19554
300Heat Lamp, 195514
301Heat Pump, 1953-195819
302High Pressure Spraying, 19493
303House Heating Studies, 1946-19478
304International Harvester, 1959-197482
305Irrigation, 1953-195511
306Loose Housing Of Dairy Calves, n.d.12
Machinery:
307   Beet Top Drying, n.d.12
308   Combines, 1950-196418
309   Cultivating, n.d.-196917
310   Field Day-Combine Demonstration, 19549
311   Harvesting, 1967-196917
312   Haying, n.d.-197010
313   High Pressure Sprayer, 194916
314   Land Clearing, 1934-19505
315   Loaders, n.d.2
316   Mowers, n.d.4
317   Pea Vine Drying, 1949-195018
318   Planting, 1959-197113
319   Plows, 1934-196223
320   Processing, 19681
321   Spreaders, 19623
322   Terracing, 19623
323   Tillage, n.d.13
324   Tractors, 1960-197444
Materials Handling:
325   n.d.
326   195821
327Mechanical Hop Dryer, 19535
328Milking Equipment, n.d.3
329Molasses Pump, n.d.3
330Obsolete Combines and Tractors, 1927-n.d.10
331Old Miscellaneous Project Photos, 1931-n.d.51
332Orchard Equipment, n.d.6
Pea Vines:
333   1942-194975
334   Dryer, 19492
335Pear Waste, n.d.5
336Percy-Clark Milking Parlor, n.d.2
337Pig Pen Studies, 1949-19507
Plywood:
338   Silo, 195321
339   Silo Liners, n.d.3
340Pneumatically Inflated Buildings, 1959-196071
Poultry:
341-342   Brooding, 1948-195551
343   Cooling, 1954-n.d.13
344   Feeders, n.d.1
345   Freezing studies, n.d.10
346   Studies, 195416
347RF Energy, n.d.6
348Rural Electrification, n.d.33
Silo:
349   Self Feeding, 195946
350   Filling and Roughage, n.d.2
351Small Hammer Mill, 19524
352Soil Conservation, 1934-n.d.6
353Sprinkler Irrigation Studies, 1939-n.d.30
354Student Pictures, 1937-n.d.35
355Students, n.d.48
356Tank heaters, 19486
357Time and Motion studies, 1952-196027
358Tractor Short Course, 19527
359Unidentified Project Photos, n.d.7
360Vocational Agriculture, 1953-195625
361Vocational Agriculture Short Course, 1953-195628
362Walk-in Freezer with Package Unit, 1939-n.d.47
Washington Farm Electrification Committee
363   Miscellaneous, n.d.20
364   1962 Pictures, 196239
 
Series 4: Financial Ledgers
 
Department:
365   Agricultural Research Center, June 1960-August 19731
366   Department Miscellaneous, June 1963-July 19731
367Department and Experiment Station, April 1949-December 19571
Experiment Station:
368   April 1949-March 19491
369   January 1958-June 19661
Washington Farm Electrification Committee:
370   (Washington Committee on the Relationship of Electricity to Agriculture) January 1932-June 19601
371   July 1960-July 19721