Guide to the WSU College of Agriculture and Home Economics Orville Vogel Press Files 1966-1995
Archives 351

Summary Information

Repository
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries
Creator
Washington State University. College of Agriculture and Home Economics.
Title
WSU College of Agriculture and Home Economics Orville Vogel Press Files
ID
Archives 351
Date [inclusive]
1966-1995
Extent
1.0 box
General Physical Description note
.5 Linear feet of shelf space
Language
English
Abstract
In 1931, Orville A. Vogel accepted a position in Pullman, WA, with the Agricultural Research Service under the USDA and Washington State University, and remained there until his retirement in 1973. He devoted his entire career to wheat research, and his most significant contribution was in developing semi-dwarf wheats that helped revolutionize the food-production industry. This collection consists primarily of materials used or collected by the WSU CAHE for use in press and outreach materials.

Preferred Citation note

[Item Description] WSU College of Agriculture and Home Economics Orville Vogel Press Files, 1966-1995 (Archives 351)

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

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Biographical/Historical note

The College of Agriculture began as one of six divisions of the Washington Agricultural College, Experiment Station, and School of Science in 1892. The Division of Agriculture became the Department of Agriculture in 1894 when the departmental system was organized. In 1917, that departmental system was reformed into a system of schools and colleges, one of which was the College of Agriculture. WSU's Institute of Agricultural Sciences combined Agriculture, Extension, and other departments in 1946, but was dissolved into its component departments in 1965. In 1982, Agriculture and Home Economics merged to form CAHE (College of Agriculture and Home Economics). CAHE later became CAHNRS, but in keeping with archival practice, records are maintained using the name of the organization at time of the materials' donation.

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Biographical/Historical note

Orville A. Vogel was born in Nebraska in 1907, and received his education through his Masters degree in that state. In 1931, he accepted a position in Pullman, WA, with the Agricultural Research Service under the USDA and Washington State University, and remained there until his retirement in 1973. He devoted his entire career to wheat research, and his most significant contribution was in developing semi-dwarf wheats that helped revolutionize the food-production industry. Vogel was a 1975 National Medal of Science awardee, and received many other awards. He passed away in 1991.

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Scope and Contents note

The collection consists primarily of materials used or collected by the WSU CAHE for use in press and outreach materials. They include press releases, collected articles, and original photographs, programs, and documentation. One video, on DVD, of a 1995 presentation conducted at WSU by Norman Borlaug, is also included.

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Arrangement note

The collection is organized primarily in two alphabetical series. The first is the print materials, and the second is the photographs and the DVD. Within the print materials, folders on the various awards received by Vogel form an unofficial subseries.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries © 2016

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

Conditions Governing Access note

This collection is open and available for research use.

Conditions Governing Use note

Copyright may apply.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

The materials in this collection were given to MASC on July 20, 2004 by H. Dennis Brown and Terrence Day of the Washington State University College of Agriculture and Home Economics' Information Department, and retained as accession UA2004-13.

Processing Information note

This collection was processed in February 2015 by University Archivist Mark O'English.

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Related Materials

Related Archival Materials note

WSU MASC also holds the Orville Vogel Papers 1931-1988 (Cage 524).

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Controlled Access Headings

Personal Name(s)

  • Vogel, Orville Alvin, 1907-1991

Subject(s)

  • Agriculture
  • Colleges and Universities
  • Washington (State)
  • Wheat -- Genetics -- Research.

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Collection Inventory

Folder

Awards - Agricultural Research Service Hall of Fame 

1

Awards - American Society of Agronomy Browning Award 

2

Awards - American Society of Agronomy Crop Science Award 

3

Awards - National Medal of Science 

4

Awards - Washington Centennial Hall of Honor 

5

Awards - Washington State Medal of Merit 

6

Awards - Miscellaneous 

7

Biographical Articles 

8

Death 

9

Honors - Vogel Chair 

10

Research - Nursery planter / seeder 

11

Research - Wheat 

12

Retirement 

13

Retirement - Vogel Symposium, 1973 

14

Vogel Wheat Research Fund 

15

Photographs and Video - Norman Borlaug 

16

Photographs - Unidentified Research Day 

17

Photographs - Vogel, headshots 

18

Photographs - Vogel, in fields or with wheat 

19

Photographs - Vogel, Medal of Science ceremony 

20

Photographs - Vogel with others 

21