G. Burton Wood Papers, 1908-1987  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Wood, G. B. (Gregory Burton), 1909-
Title
G. Burton Wood Papers
Dates
1908-1987 (inclusive)
1946-1975 (bulk)
Quantity
2.70 cubic feet, including 6 photographs, (4 boxes)
Collection Number
MSS Wood
Summary
The G. Burton Wood Papers document Wood's professional work as the Director of the Oregon State University Agricultural Experiment Station from 1966 to 1975 and as an agricultural economist.  The collection includes trip and meeting files, speeches, and reference materials.  Wood was a faculty member in agricultural economics at Oregon State University from 1951 until his retirement in 1975.
Repository
Oregon State University Libraries, Special Collections and Archives Research Center
Special Collections and Archives Research Center
121 The Valley Library
Oregon State University
Corvallis OR
97331-4501
Telephone: 541-737-2075
Fax: 541-737-8674
scarc@oregonstate.edu
Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Languages
English


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

G. Burton Wood joined the faculty of Oregon State College in 1951 as head of the Department of Agricultural Economics, a position he held until 1966 when he was appointed Director of the Oregon State University Agricultural Experiment Station and Associate Dean of Agriculture.  Wood retired from these positions in 1975.    Wood earned a BS from the University of Oregon in 1938, an MS from Oregon State College, and a Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin in 1945.  From 1944 to 1951, he was on the faculty at Purdue University.  Wood's specialities within agricultural economics were marketing, farm management, and arbitration.

Gregory Burton Wood was born in 1909 in Medford Oregon.  He married Ramona Jackson, daughter of E.P. Jackson, in 1935 and they had two children, Gregory Jr. and Patricia.  Wood died in 1990.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The G. Burton Wood Papers document Wood's professional work as an agricultural economist and administrator.  The collection consists of trip and meeting files, speeches, and reference materials  The Papers reflect Wood’s representation of Oregon State University at special events, in meetings of Oregon commodity groups, and in regional associations and advisory groups.  The bulk of the records are for Oregon, the Pacific Northwest, and the western United States.  The collection also reflects Wood’s particular interests within agricultural economics – farm management, marketing, cooperative associations, the role of land grant colleges and universities, and the administration of agricultural research through Experiment Stations.  Speeches, reports, and publications on agricultural forecasts and the future of agriculture broadly in Oregon and the Pacific Northwest are part of the collection.  Also of note are materials pertaining to agriculture in Turkey assembled by Wood as part of a large Oregon State University contract with the United States Agency for International Development.  Materials pertaining to mint oil, grape wine research, and the Winegrowers Council are part of the papers.  Several photographs of groups of individuals (which may include Wood) are included as well.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Preferred Citation

G. Burton Wood Papers (MSS Wood), Oregon State University Special Collections and Archives Research Center, Corvallis, Oregon.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Series 1:  Trip and Meeting Files, 1950-1987Return to Top

Series 1 comprises the bulk of the collection and documents conferences, meetings, and events that Wood attended in his role as an agricultural economist and Director of the Agricultural Experiment Station. As Director of the Agricultural Experiment Station, Wood represented Oregon State University at special events throughout the state of Oregon, in meetings of Oregon commodity groups, and in regional agricultural associations and advisory groups. The bulk of the records are for 1966-1975. This series includes materials assembled by Wood pertaining to agriculture in Turkey as part of an Oregon State University contract with the US Agency for International Development (USAID) to advise on the organization and coordination of agricultural research and extension programs and the development and prospects for agriculture in Turkey - especially production of wheat and other cereal grains.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
1.01
USAID (United States Agency for International Development) Weed Control Project Meeting
1971-1972
1.02
Agricultural Bankers Spring Conference Talk
1972
1.03
Fall Agricultural Conference Meeting
1974
1.04
Agricultural Research Foundation Investment Committee Meeting
1987
1.05
Agricultural Research Institute (ARI) Governing Board
1970-1971
1.06
Agricultural Research and Advisory Council Meeting
1972
1.07
Albers Milling Co. Conference Meeting
1974
1.08
American Arbitration Association
1964-1972
1.09
American Bankers Association
1971-1973
1.10
ASCS (Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Service) Conference Trip Folder
1975
1.11
Beef Cattle Day
1972
1.12
Beef Cattle Field Day Meeting
1973
1.13
Branch Station Superintendents Meeting
1973
1.14
Community Banker Workshop
1973
1.15
Crop Science Field Day
1974
1.16
Department Heads Meeting
1972
1.17
Interim Committee of ESCOP (Experiment Station Committee on Organization and Policy) Trip Folder
1972
1.18
Annual Summer Meeting of Experiment Station Superintendents
1974
1.19
Farm and Ranch Executive Seminar
1974
1.20
Governmental Affairs Committee, Corvallis Chamber of Commerce
1963-1965
1.21
Governmental Affairs Committee Chamber of Commerce
1965-1966
1.22
Grape Wine Research Meeting
1973
1.23
Annual Meeting of Gresham Cooperative
1975
1.24
Jefferson County Livestock Association Meeting
1973
1.25
Meeting with Mark T. Buchanan
1973
1.26
Mint Oil Handling Evaluation and Recommendations
1958-1962
1.27
Mint, Personal
1958-1960
1.28
National Agricultural Outlook Conference
1971
1.29
Twenty-First Annual Meeting of the National Research Council's Agricultural Research Institute
1972
1.30
National Rural Development Conference
1973
1.31
Northeast Regional Center for Cultural Development Trip Folder
1972
1.32
Netarts Program and Graduate Student Budgets
1973
1.33
Northwest Agricultural Show Talk
1972
1.34
Northwest Food Processers Association Liaison Research Committee Meeting
1972
1.35
Northwest Regional Meeting of Deans and Directors
1974-1975
1.36
Meeting of the Nursery Industry
1973
1.37
Oregon Agricultural Research and Advisory Council Meeting
1974
1.38
Oregon Branch Experiment Station, Review Committee, Closure
1972
1.39
Oregon Poultry Industries Association Meeting
1973
1.40
Oregon Rural Areas Development Committee Meeting Talks
1970
1.41
Oregon Turkey Improvement Association Meeting
1972
1.42
Ornamentals Laboratory Dedication
1974
1.43
OSU and USAID Contract for Weed Control Trip Folder
USAID (United States Agency for International Development)
1974
1.44
Pacific Northwest Agricultural Chemical Credit Conference Talk Trip
1973
1.45
Pacific Northwest Conference on Agricultural Trade with Japan Meeting
1974
1.46
Pacific Northwest Farm Forum Trip Folder
1972
1.47
Annual PCA (Production Credit Association) Directors' and Managers' Meeting
1974
1.48
Pear Bureau Meeting
1972
1.49
Planning Session for Joint Meeting of WSRAC (Western Social Research Advisory Committee) and Extension Rural Development Group Trip Folder
1972
1.50
Rangeland Resources Advisory Board Spring Meeting
1974
1.51
Regional Bankers Agriculture Conference Meeting
1973
1.52
Review of Agriculture Services to Outlying Islands Trip Folder
1975
1.53
Scoggin Dam Meeting
1973
1.54
Seattle Cedargreen, Personal Basic Data
1950-1960
1.55
Seattle Cedargreen Report
1960
1.56
Spring Agricultural Conference Trip Folder
1974-1975
1.57
Squaw Butte Experiment Station Advisory Committee Meeting
1972
1.58
Squaw Butte Beef Cattle Field Day
1974
1.59
Superintendent's Annual Meeting
1972
1.60
Southwest Washington Weed Association Meeting
1973
1.61
Spring Agricultural Representative Conference
1974
1.62
Tri-State Research Coordination Meeting
1972
2.01
Turkey Agriculture Materials for Trip Folder
1 of 3 folders
1967-1973
2.02
Turkey Agriculture Materials for Trip Folder
2 of 3 folders
1967-1973
2.03
Turkey Agriculture Materials for Trip Folder
3 of 3 folders
1967-1973
2.04
U.S. Bank Agri-Business Talk Meeting
1972-1975
2.05
U.S. National Bank Fall Agriculture Conference Meeting
1973
2.06
Veterinary Medicine Isolation Facility Dedication
1974
2.07
Western Farmers Association Meeting
1974
2.08
Western Region Area Development Research Center Meeting
1972
2.09
Western Regional Extension Committee Meeting
1972
2.10
Western Regional Planning Meeting
1973
2.11
W-113 Western Regional Technical Research Committee Meeting Trip Folder
1973
2.12
W-113 Technical Committee
1974
2.13
W-114 Annual Meeting Trip Folder
1975
2.14
Winegrowers Council Meeting
1974
2.15
Winegrowers Council of Oregon Meeting
1974
2.16
WSRAC Meeting Trip Folder
WSRAC (Western Social Research Advisory Committee)
1973
2.17
WSRAC Meeting Trip Folder
WSRAC (Western Social Research Advisory Committee)
1973-1974
2.18
WSRAC Meeting Trip Folder
WSRAC (Western Social Research Advisory Committee)
1974
2.19
WSRAC Meeting
WSRAC (Western Social Research Advisory Committee)
1974
2.20
Yamhill Chamber of Commerce Harvest Dinner Meeting
1974
2.21
Personal Notes on Others' Talks
1965-1973

Series 2:  Speeches and Presentations, 1946-1970Return to Top

Series 2 consists of speeches and presentations given by Wood on a variety of topics at conferences and meetings; typed and reproduced speeches as well as handwritten outlines are included. Most of the speeches are from 1969-1970. Topics addressed include: markets for agricultural commodities, challenges of agricultural research especially in the context of Experiment Stations, the beef cattle industry in the Pacific Northwest, potato marketing and pricing, irrigation, the future of agriculture in Oregon and the Pacific Northwest; agricultural credit, and the commercialization of agriculture ("big agriculture").

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
2.22
Speeches Given
1946-1970

Series 3:  Reference Materials, 1908-1984Return to Top

Series 3 consists of publications, reports, and reference materials received and assembled by Wood. They include publications by governmental and non-governmental organizations, Experiment Station materials, and newspaper clippings. The materials represent a wide range of topics including economic and agricultural forecasts, farmers cooperatives, the role of land grant colleges and universities, and agricultural research administration especially through Experiment Stations. This series also includes a 1908 postcard to Mrs. E.P. Jackson, Wood’s mother-in-law, as well as several photographs taken in the 1960s-1970s of groups that may include Wood. Materials pertaining to a committee studying the feasibility of a proposed OSU golf course are included. A directory from 1970 demonstrates Wood's professional contacts.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
2.23
Agricultural Research Foundation Publications
1983-1984
2.24
Curriculum, Ornamentals Short Course (Horticulture)
1959-1966
2.25
Department Reviews
1968
2.26
Directories
Includes Deans of Agriculture, Experiment Station Directors, Other Departments, Branch Stations, Extension services, Oregon Agriculture Commodity and Farm Organization, Senate and House Comittees, ESCOP (Experiment Station Committee on Organization and Policy),WSRAC (Western Social Research Advisory Committee), WAERC - ERC (Western Agricultural Economics Research Council), USDA, and Northwest Soil and Water Conservation
1969-1970
2.27
Feasibility of a Proposed OSU Golf Course
1978
2.28
Materials Relating to the Industrialization of Agriculture
1967-1968
2.29
Materials Shared with Wood
1961-1975
2.30
Materials Shared with Wood
1967-1972
2.31
Newspaper Clippings- Farm Subsidies and Picking a University President
1967-1968
2.32
Oregon Experiment Station Materials
1973-1975
2.33
Oregon Commodity Data Sheets
1967-1968
3.01
Others' Materials and Papers Presented
1963-1972
3.02
Others' Materials and Papers Presented
1966-1975
3.03
Papers by Others
1961-1974
3.04
Photographs
Includes a photgraph of Roy Young with a field trip group (circa 1965) and 4 other photographs of unidentified groups (which may include Wood). Several of the photographs are by R. W. Henderson. One is a color print.
circa 1965-1975
3.05
Photographic postcard to Mrs. E.P. Jackson
Postcard from E.P. Jackson to Mrs. E.P. Jackson, parents of Wood's wife Ramona Wood (nee Jackson)
1908
3.06
Publications and Materials by Government Agencies
1960-1980
3.07
Publications and Materials by Government Agencies
1962-1973
4.01
Publications and Materials by Government Agencies
1967-1974
4.02
Publications and Materials by Non-Government Organizations
1960-1976
4.03
Publications and Materials by Non-Government Organizations
1965-1973
4.04
Quality and Food Task Force
1974-1975
4.05
Report on Effects of Effluents on Flavor of Salmon Fish
1966
4.06
Reprinted Publications
1956-1968
4.07
A Review of the Pacific Northwest White Wheat Futures Contract, Report to the Governor
1973
4.08
Western Agricultural Economics Association Publication
1983

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Agricultural development projects--Turkey.
  • Agricultural economists--Oregon.
  • Agriculture--Economic aspects--Oregon.
  • Agriculture--Research--Oregon.
  • Crops--Research--Oregon.
  • Weeds--Control--Oregon.
  • Personal Names :
  • Wood, G. B. (Gregory Burton), 1909-
  • Corporate Names :
  • Oregon State University. Agricultural Experiment Station
  • Oregon State University. Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics
  • Western Association of Agricultural Experiment Station Directors
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Photographic prints.
  • Other Creators :
    • Personal Names :
    • Henderson, Robert W. (Robert Wesley), 1914-2006. (creator)