Agricultural Research Center: State Chemist Records 1906-1907
Archives 46

Summary Information

Repository
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries
Title
Agricultural Research Center: State Chemist Records
ID
Archives 46
Date [inclusive]
1906-1907
General Physical Description note
approximate 640 items  .5 linear feet  1 containers
Abstract
The majority of the material consists of correspondence with reference to a variety of industrial chemicals and consumer products such as liquor products, which were being analyzed at the research center.

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Organizational Sketch:

The W.S.U. Agricultural Research Center was established in 1891 under the name Washington State Agricultural Experiment Station. It was formed under the provisions of the Hatch Act of 1887 to diffuse practical agricultural knowledge among the public through the state colleges. Elton Fulmer served as State Chemist from 1899 until his death in 1916. During this period he undertook extensive research in soils, sugar beet processing and consumer product analysis. He drafted the first pure food law of the state which was later adopted by the legislature.

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Arrangement note

The records of the State Chemist, 1906-1907, are arranged in a single series. Organization is by year with an alphabetical arrangement by client or company. The majority of the material consists of correspondence with reference to a variety of industrial chemicals and consumer products such as liquor products, which were being analyzed at the research center.

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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

The records of the State Chemist at the W.S.U. Agricultural Research Center were transferred to the Washington State University Libraries in August 1978 by Mike Farrell, Department of Chemistry (UA 78-27).

Processing Information note

The records were arranged and described in November 9, 1979 by Richard D. Scheuerman.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • State College of Washington. Washington State Agricultural Experiment Station.
  • Washington State University. Agricultural Research Center. State Chemist--Archives
  • Washington State University. Agricultural Research Center. State Chemist--Records and correspondence

Personal Name(s)

  • Fulmer, Elton, 1864-1916, Chemist, State of Washington--Archives

Subject(s)

  • Agricultural chemistry--Washington (State)--Research--Archives
  • Agricultural experiment stations--Washington (State)--Administration--Archives
  • Agriculture
  • Agriculture--Research--Archives
  • Colleges and Universities
  • Food law and legislation--Washington (State)--Archives
  • Government and Politics
  • Soils--Agricultural chemical content--Research
  • Sugar beet--Research--Archives
  • Washington (State)

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Collection Inventory

1906 

Box Folder

A   30.0 items

1 1

B   35.0 items

1 2

C   25.0 items

1 3

D   40.0 items

1 4

E   25.0 items

1 5

F   30.0 items

1 6

G   25.0 items

1 7

H   30.0 items

1 8

I-J   10.0 items

1 9

K   4.0 items

1 10

L   15.0 items

1 11

M   40.0 items

1 12

N-0   8.0 items

1 13

P-Q   50.0 items

1 14

R   10.0 items

1 15

S   5.0 items

1 16

T   7.0 items

1 17

U-V   15.0 items

1 18

W-Z   1.0 item

1 19

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1907 

Box Folder

A-B   10.0 items

1 20

C   15.0 items

1 21

D   40.0 items

1 22

E-F   1.0 item

1 23

G-L   65.0 items

1 24

M   15.0 items

1 25

N-O   10.0 items

1 26

P-Q   5.0 items

1 27

R   15.0 items

1 28

S   45.0 items

1 29

T-Z   30.0 items

1 30

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