United States Department of Agriculture / WSU Palouse Conservation Field Station and Agricultural Research Service Records 1931-1977
Archives 258

Summary Information

Repository
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries
Title
United States Department of Agriculture / WSU Palouse Conservation Field Station and Agricultural Research Service Records
ID
Archives 258
Date [inclusive]
1931-1977
General Physical Description note
2 linear feet  2 containers
Abstract
Collection includes Annual Research Reports for the Palouse Conservation Field Station from 1931 to 1971. .

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History:

The Palouse Conservation Field Station began as a joint project between the United States Department of Agriculture and the State College of Washington in 1931. At that time it was called the Pacific Northwest Soil Erosion and Moisture Conservation Experiment Station. In 1935, the name was shortened to the Soil Conservation Experiment Station. In the following decades, the name shifted back and forth several times to also include the Soil and Water Conservation Research Station and many derivations thereof. In 1961, the name was switched to the Palouse Conservation Field Station. During their tenure, the Palouse Conservation Field Station conducted experiments to produce better farming techniques that would produce less runoff and erosion, and wou ld make more efficient use of water for farming purposes. The Agricultural Experiment Station at the University of Idaho also worked with the U.S.D.A. to conduct experiments in a similar vein.

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Scope and Contents note

Records of the Palouse Conservation Field Station consist of annual and other reports, along with compilations of data.

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Arrangement note

Annual Research Reports for the Palouse Conservation Field Station are filed in chronological order from 1931-1971. Subsequent data reports relating to PCFS, are filed corresponding to their first year of reporting. Reports for the Agricultural Experi ment Station follow this, as do reports of a joint project between WSU and the Agricultural Research Service.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

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

http://www.wsulibs.wsu.edu/masc
Terrell Library
P.O. Box 645610
Pullman, WA, 99164-5610
509-335-6691
mascref@wsu.edu

Conditions Governing Access note

The Collection is open for research use.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Records of the Palouse Conservation Field Station and the Agricultural Research Service were transferred to the University Libraries in 2000 as Accession UA2000-20.

Processing Information note

The records were processed in 2004 by Michael Evans.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Washington State University --Palouse Conservation Field Station--Records and correspondence.

Subject(s)

  • Colleges and Universities
  • Environmental Conditions
  • Soil conservation -- Northwest, Pacific.
  • Washington (State)

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Collection Inventory

Annual Research Reports, variously titled 

Box Folder

Progress Report, Pacific Northwest Soil Erosion and Moisture Conservation Experiment Station (W.A. Rockie) 1931 

1 1

Engineering Experiments (P.C. McGrew) 1931 

1 2

(Rockie, McGrew) 1932 

1 3

Engineering Experiments 1932 

1 4

(C.E. Deardorff) 1933 

1 5

Engineering Experiments 1933 

1 6

(Deardorff, McGrew) 1934 

1 7

Soil Conservation Experiment Station (Glenn Horner, P.C. McGrew) 1935 

1 8

 1939 

1 9

Soil and Water Conservation Experiment Station (Horner) 1943 

1 10

 1944 

1 11

Soil Conservation Experiment Station 1946 

1 12

 1947 

1 13

 1948 

1 14

 1950 

1 15

 1951 

1 16

 1952 

1 17

Soil and Water Conservation Research Station (Glenn M. Horner, Loy M. Naffziger) 1953 

1 18

 1954 

1 19

 1955 

1 20

 1956 

1 21

Summary of Results 1956 

1 22

 1957 

1 23

 1958 

1 24

 1959 

1 25

(Glenn M. Horner, Lloyd M. Cox, Earle E. Cary) 1960 

1 26

Palouse Conservation Field Station 1961 

1 27

(Stephen J. Mech, et al.) 1962 

1 28

 1963 

1 29

 1964 

1 30

 1965 

1 31

 1966 

1 32

 1967 

1 33

Program Management Report included 1968 

1 34

 1969 

1 35

 1970 

1 36

 1971 

1 37

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Other Reports 

Box Folder

Memos and Notes on Soil Sampling 1930-1933 

1 38

Map of Pacific Northwest Soil Erosion Experiment Station 1931 

1 39

Progress Report 1931-1935, Pacific Northwest Soil Conservation Experiment Station (McGrew, Horner) 

1 40

Results of Soil and Water Conservation Studies in the Northwest 1931-1935 (McGrew, Horner) 

2 41

Progress Report 1931-1942, Soil and Water Conservation Experiment Station (Horner) 

2 42

Watershed and Surface Runoff Data 1931-1947 

2 43

Annual Report, Pacific Northwest Erosion Control Projects 1934-1935 

2 44

Tables, Annual History of Experimental Area, Palouse Soil and Water Conservation Farm 

Box Folder

 1936 

2 45

 1937 

2 46

Program Management Report, Palouse Conservation Field Station 

Box Folder

 1962 

2 47

 1963 

2 48

 1964 

2 49

 1965 

2 50

 1966 

2 51

 1967 

2 52

Annual Report, Agricultural Experiment Station 

Box Folder

(J. Marvin Rosa) 1961 

2 53

 1962 

2 54

(Rosa, V.O. Thompson) 1963 

2 55

 1965 

2 56

 1966 

2 57
Box Folder

Annual Progress Reports, Agricultural Research Service and Washington State University Joint Projects 1973-1974 

2 58

Work Reporting Unit Annual Report and Plan, Agricultural Research Service-Western Region 

Box Folder

FY 1973-1974 

2 59

FY 1974-1975 

2 60

FY 1975-1976 

2 61

FY 1976-1977 

2 62

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Oversize 

Box Folder

Tables, Rainfall levels in Pullman, WA 1932-1954 

2 63

Tables, Annual History of Experimental Area, Palouse Soil and Water Conservation Farm 

Box Folder

 1936 

2 64

 1937 

2 65

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