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Papers, 1966-1990

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Robert Elroy McDole, 1930-
Title
Papers
Dates
1966-1990 (inclusive)
Quantity
1.5 cubic feet
Collection Number
MG338 (collection)
Summary
Chronological file of talks, papers, press releases, photographs showing soil conservation methods, a soil survey of the University of Idaho and related photographs, and bark study and soil testing reprints collected by a University of Idaho soil scientist.
Repository
University of Idaho Library, Special Collections and Archives
Special Collections and Archives
University of Idaho Library
875 Perimeter Drive
MS 2351
Moscow, ID
83844-2351
Telephone: 208-885-7951
libspec@uidaho.edu
Languages
English


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Robert Elroy McDole was born in Eugene, Oregon on October 7, 1930. He received his B.S. degree from Oregon State College in 1952, and his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Idaho in 1968 and 1969 respectively. Before beginning his graduate study in 1965, he worked for the Bureau of Indian Affairs as a soil scientist. He began his University of Idaho career in 1969 doing soil science research at the Aberdeen Research and Extension Center. In 1977, he moved to Moscow where he worked as an extension soils specialist, studying soil fertility, soil erosion, and land-use questions across the state.

He has served on many committees concerned with various aspects of soil management as well as being active in a variety of university governance committees. He was a member of the Idaho Soil Scientists Association, Idaho Soil Improvement Committee, Northwest Plant Food Association, Soil Conservation Society of America, Soil Science Society of America, American Society of Agronomy, Western Society of Soil Science, Sigma Xi, and was a certified Professional Soil Scientist. He has a long list of technical publications and has earned a variety of awards, including Idaho Future Farmers of America Honorary State Farmer, a commendation from the Soil Conservation Society of America, and listing in Who's Who in the West. He retired to Fort Townsend, Washington in the fall of 1990.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The papers of Robert E. McDole span the years 1966 to 1990. Included are chronological files of papers given by McDole to professional groups, copies of publications, press releases, newspaper clippings, and correspondence related to presentations. Also included are photographs of soil conservation methods, a soil survey of the University of Idaho which includes not only the publication, but also slides and photographs, and loess survey notebooks from 1966-1968. Two items, folders concerning the use of bark in soil and a collection of reprints on soil testing predate McDole's arrival at the university and may have been originally maintained by Roger Harder and G. Orien Baker.

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Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
1/1 Papers and talks
4 items
1970-1971
1/2 Papers and talks
11 items
1972
1/3 Papers, Abstracts
14 items
1973
1/4 Papers, Abstracts
11 items
1974
1/5-6 Papers, Abstracts
18 items
1975
1/7 Papers, Abstracts
15 items
1976
1/8 Papers, Abstracts
45 items
1977
1/9 Papers, Abstracts
37 items
1978
1/10 Potato Schools
7 items
1978
1/11 Phosphate fertilizer trials, NWPFA
13 items
1978
1/12 Potato nutrient survey, NWPFA
9 items
1978
1/13 Soilborne inoculum & cropping inter. phytopath
3 items
1978
1/14 Papers, Abstracts
20 items
1979
1/15 Papers and talks
33 items
1980
1/16 Papers and talks
54 items
1981-1982
1/17 Papers, presentations, etc.
38 items
1983
1/18 Papers, presentations
79 items
1984-1985
1/19 Papers, etc.
80 items
1986-1990
1/20 Soils subject matter committee meetings
6 items
1978-1980
1/21 Soil surveys of Warm Springs Indian Reservation by Robert McDole
3 items
1954-1959
1/22 Soil survey of the University of Idaho Agricultural Experiment Station and Campus, Moscow, Idaho, by Robert McDole and P.N. Peterson
66 items
1979-1989
1/23-24 Photographs: Cultivation and soil conservation
82 items
1970-1983
1/25-26 Loess study notebooks
2 items
1966-1968
2/27 Bark study: Sawdust and its use
14 items
1945-1959
2/28 Bark information - Boise Cascade Corp.
22 items
1958-1960
2/29 Bark-base fertilizer
11 items
1959-1969
2/30 Potlatch Forests, Inc.
2 items
1959
2/31 Reference - Bark and sawdust
18 items
1951-1960
2/32 Bark soil conditioner
16 items
1958
2/33 Mulch (sawdust)
5 items
1953-1964
2/34 Soil testing reprints
1 item
1929-1947