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Robert G. Rosenstiel Papers, 1940-1988

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Rosenstiel, Robert G. (Robert George), 1910-1985.
Title
Robert G. Rosenstiel Papers
Dates
1940-1988 (inclusive)
Quantity
2.15 cubic feet
Collection Number
Consult repository.
Summary
The Rosenstiel Papers document the entomology research conducted by Robert G. Rosenstiel and include project notebooks, plot data, correspondence, reports and publications, and related documentation.
Repository
Oregon State University Libraries, Special Collections & Archives Research Center
Special Collections & 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
Languages
English


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Robert George Rosenstiel was born in Portland, Oregon on 8 April 1910. After receiving a two year degree from Southern Oregon College of Education at Ashland in 1933, he taught grade and high school at Merrill, Oregon for two years. He received a BS degree in Education in 1937 from Oregon State College. He continued his studies there, receiving a BS degree in General Science and a MS degree in Entomology in 1939. He briefly attended the University of California at Berkeley and Iowa State College at Ames before he returned to California. He received his Ph.D. in 1950 from the University of California, Berkeley.

Rosenstiel served as assistant in entomology at OSC from 1939 to 1941. From 1943 to 1946 Rosenstiel held the position of Oregon State Entomologist for the U.S. Public Health Service, headquartered in Corvallis. During 1943 and 1944, he organized the Public Health Services' program MCWA (malaria control in war areas) at Camp Adair and Camp White, Oregon. From 1945 until 1946, he was stationed in Berkeley, California where he conducted mosquito inspections and research. He returned to OSC in 1946 as Assistant Professor in the Entomology Department, and served as Associate Professor from 1952 until his retirement in 1975. Upon his retirement, he was honored with the title of Associate Professor Emeritus, a title he held until his death on 17 July 1995. His first wife, Ruth died in 1976; his second wife, Mildred and his three sons survived him. His publications included scientific papers and Experiment Station circulars and bulletins, all relating to the control of insect pests on small fruits and berries. In all he was published 26 times during his academic career.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The collection contains nine series: Biographical Information; Correspondence; Anopheline Studies, the study of mosquitoes and malaria during war times; Cnephasia longana (Omnivorous Leaf-tier) Research; Small Fruit and Berry Insects Research; Nursery Insects Research; Information on Tullgren Funnel, a type of equipment used to extract certain animals from soil for analysis; Notebooks, (field and nursery); and Prints, Negatives and Slides. Dr. Rosenstiel's research interests were nursery-greenhouse insect pests, small fruit insect pests, including all types of berries, but particularly strawberries. His Cnephasia longana research is quite extensive.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Preferred Citation

Robert G. Rosenstiel Papers, Oregon State University Archives, Corvallis, Oregon.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Series I:  Biographical information, Application for Commission in the U.S. Public Health Service, ca. 1941Return to Top

Container(s): Box 1

Series II:  Correspondence, 1940-1991Return to Top

Container(s): Box 1

Series III:  Anopheline Studies, 1943-1948Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
1
Anophelines, malaria control in war areas, reports
1943-1948
1
Surveys, charts, correspondence regarding malaria in Camp Adair area
1943-1944

Series IV:  Cnephasia longana (Omnivorous Leaf Tier) Research, 1941-1972Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
1
Summary of dissertation, C. longana Thesis, The Taxonomy, Life History and Cultural Relations of Cnephasia Longana (Haworth), The Omnivorous Leaf Tier
including 19 prints
1950
1
Pamphlets, bulletins, circulars authored by Rosenstiel regarding Omnivorous Leaf Tier and other insect pests on strawberries
1941-1972
1
Cnephasia report, research data and charts
Prints, slides and negatives stored separately.
1946-1953
1
Omnivorous leaf-tier injury, leaf samples
1949

Series V:  Small Fruit and Berry Insects Research, ca. 1941-1989Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
1
Small fruit insects, reports and correspondence
1948-1959
1
Small fruit insects, techniques for collecting insects
undated
1
Wood NP [New Planting] strawberry plot charts and wood strawberry plot charts
1954
1
Other test plot charts and photostats
Negatives stored separately.
ca. 1941-1942
1
Berry insect pests, reports and correspondence
1958-1960; 1962; 1967; 1971-74
1
Research notes and abstracts on root weevil control
1960-1972
1
Gooseberry insect pests, bulletins, art work for publication, research notes
Prints, slides and negatives stored separately.
1987-1989

Series VI:  Nursery Insects Research, 1937-1951Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
1
Cotoneaster Webworm bulletin and monograph
1937
1
Nurserymens newsletter, originals
1946-1947
1
Nursery data, trees; chart of elm trees on OSC campus
1947
1
Nursery data and charts
1948-1951
1
Project reports, insect control studies
1948-1949

Series VII:  Tullgren Funnel Information, Research ApparatusReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 1

Series VIII:  Notebooks, Field and Laboratory Notes, 1946-1988Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
2
Strawberry root weevils, includes some data on other weevils, crown mth, spittle bug, crown miner and tortrix
8 notebooks
1951-1981
2
Root weevils, includes symptoms, and other small fruit insect research
7 notebooks
1966-1981
2
Bushberry and cranberry insects
1 notebook
1958
2
Raspberry root borer, includes some data on caneberry vector insect survey, June beetles, tussock moth, orange tortrix, crown moth
2 notebooks
1954-1956
2
Crown moth and mites
1 notebook
1957
2
Black gooseberry borer
1 notebook
1952-1957
2
Strawberry crown moth, includes some data on gooseberry miner and root weevils, gooseberry borer
4 notebooks
1951-1958
2
Gooseberry cambium miner, includes some data on raspberry cane maggot, raspberry root borer, and omn. leaf tier
2 notebooks
1956-1957
2
Omnivorous leaf tier, includes some data on strawberry leafbeetle, and spittle bugs
4 notebooks
1950-1957
2
Cyclamen mites, includes some data on orange tortrix and holly scale
6 notebooks
1951-1960
2
Orange tortrix
3 notebooks
1947-1948
2
Juniper webworm
1 notebook
1951
2
Strawberry aphids, includes some data on strawberry mites, cyclamen mites, and caneberry insects
9 notebooks
1949-1967
2
Berry insects, includes some data on root weevils
7 notebooks
1967-1975
2
Caneberry insects, includes some data on raspberry root borer, strawberry crown moth, two spot mite, blueberry and gooseberry insects
5 notebooks
1951-1960
2
Two spotted mites
1 notebook
1950
2
Various insect pests research data, includes tests plots in greenhouse and nursery
11 notebooks
1946-1980

Series IX:  Prints, Negatives, and SlidesReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
3
Rosenstiel's Cnephasia longana research, larvae and leaf injury
two prints 3 1/2 x 4 1/2 and 4 x 5
1949
3
Diagrams of unknown plants
36 slides, eight 5 x 8 prints
3
Gooseberry branches, left one is injured
8 x 10 print
3
Bird dung deposit on clod
35 mm negative, 5 x 5 print, two 4 x 4 1/2 prints, 3 1/2 x 4 print, 3 1/2 x 5 print; all of the same image
3
Combination of three images marked as #5, #6, & #7 including the image of bird dung deposit on clod described previously
4 x 5 negative, two 8 x 10 prints; two 3 x 4 prints of #5 & #6 only
3
Opostega biology; collage of three prints, marked #1, #2, #3; caption for each: #1 - "exposed feeding mines in gooseberries;" #2: "exposed mine with white frass;" #3: "exposed black frass"
three 8 x 10 prints, 4 x 5 negative
3
Dorsal view of Opostega scioterma wings marked No. 8
two 5 1/2 x 7 prints, two 8 x 10 prints, 4 x 5 negative
3
Another view of Opostega scioterma wings
4 x 5 negative and 8 x 10 print
3
Collage of plant stem sketch and two prints; print marked number 3 is the same as described above (bird dung deposit on clod); print marked number 2 is the same as the one described above dorsal view of Opostega scioterma wings
original 8 x 10 plant stem sketch; 4 x 5 negative, two 5 x 7 and two 8 x 10 prints
3
Chart identified as No. 4, showing stages of insect life
three 8 x 10 and two 5 x 8 prints, 4 x 5 negative
3
Gooseberry miner, sent to Dr. Rosenstiel from Martin Thingvold, consultant
two color slides
1982
3
Rhod-bud moth
eight 35 mm negatives
1989
3
Cambium miner, some in canes; note says that these prints and negatives were not used; (seven 4 x 5 negatives, fourteen 4 x 5 prints, 3 x 4 print, six 8 1/2 x 5 prints, 32 35mm negatives)
3
Gooseberry miner
four 35 mm negatives
3
Gooseberry cambium miner life history
three 4 x 5 negatives
3
O nonstrigella chamb., J. McDunnough Collection, Knowlton, Quebec, Canada
3 1/4 x 4 1/2 print
6 August 1929
3
Opostega scioterma Meyr., E.H. Blackmore Collection, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
3 1/4 x 4 1/2 print
25 July 1923
3
Opostega scioterma Meyr., W.R. Carter Collection, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
3 1/2 x 3 1/2 print
undated
3
Opostega scioterma Meyr., R.G. Rosenstiel Collection, Forest Grove, Oregon
two 3 1/4 x 4 1/2 prints
20 June 1957
3
Unknown larvae, insect parts, and charts
24 35 mm negatives, thirteen 4 x 5 prints, seven 8 x 10
3
Diagrams of insect parts, probably gooseberry insect pests
nine 4 x 5 negatives; nine corresponding prints
3
Plant injury, larvae, spray equipment, group of men along a road; found in gooseberry insect file; possibly orange tortrix
fourteen 4 x 5 and smaller prints
1947
3
Larvae on flypaper
5 x 7 negative and print
3
"Eggs of Omnivorous Leaf-tier on sliver from cedar fence post"; Cnephasia Hibernacular, exposed in crevice of cedar fence post"
5 x 7 negative
1940
3
Diagram of cross section of strawberry flower
5 x 7 negative
1940
3
Larval mines; possibly tellima parviflora, as noted on envelope
5 x 7 negative
3
Closeup of flypapers on douglas firs at Sharp #2
5 x 7 negative
3
Diagram of six stages of strawberry insect injury
3 x 4 negative
3
C. longana mines in strawberry leaves
2 1/2 x 3 1/2 negative, and two prints
3
Laboratory tropism set up
2 5 x 7 negative
1940
3
Book pages from various resource books; envelope was marked cnephasia longana taxonomy"
24 3 x 5 prints
3
Tellima sp? Webbed grandiflora greenhouse
2 1/2 x 3 1/2 negative
May 1941
Cnephasia longana
Box
3
"Cnephasia webbing plantain heart
2 1/2 x 3 1/2 three negatives
3
C. longana webbing chickweed tip
2 1/2 x 3 1/2 negative
1942
3
Mines in strawberry leaf
2 1/2 x 3 1/2 negative
3
Cnephasia injury on flax, usual injury
2 1/2 x 3 1/2 negative
1942
3
Cnephasia webbing dandelion blossoms
2 1/2 x 3 1/2 negative
3
C. longana eggs on chattim
2 1/2 x 3 1/2 negative
1942
3
Cnephasia damage on pansies from Mt. Angel & Corvallis; normal pansy in center
2 1/2 x 3 1/2 negative
1942
3
C. longana mines in wild field strawberries
2 1/2 x 3 1/2 two negatives
3
C. longana mines in curly dock
2 1/2 x 3 1/2 negative
3
Injured and normal red clover, C. longana
2 1/2 x 3 1/2 negative and print
Box
3
C. longana injury to strawberry fruit
5 x 7 negative and print, nitrate negative stored separately
3
Cnephasia longana injury to flax
5 x 7 negative, nitrate negative stored separately
1934
3
Cnephasia longana cocoon in flax
5 x 7 negative and print, nitrate negative stored separately
1937
3
Webbed and normal vetch tips injured by cnephasia
5 x 7 negative
1940
3
Cnephasia injury on strawberry
5 x 7 negative and print, nitrate negative stored separately
3
Cnephasia pupae
5 x 7 negative and print, nitrate negative stored separately
3
Larval mines in grass
4 x 5 negative and print
3
Male and female adults
two 5 x 7 negatives, one nitrate negative stored separately
3
Prysal skins on grass and flax, California
5 x 7 negative
3
Greenhouse arrangement for feeding habit studies
5 x 7 negative and two prints
3
Toxicology, oviposition choice set up, E.[Entomology?] farm
2 1/2 x 3 1/2 negative
3
Bark oviposition choice
2 1/2 x 3 1/2 print and three negatives
Total of Six 5 x 7 Nitrate Negatives stored separately
Box
4
c. longana injury to strawberry fruit
4
cnephasia longana injury to flax
1934
4
c. longana cocoon in flax, George Ferguson
1937
4
cnephasia injury on strawberry
4
cnephasia pupae
4
Male or female adult insects; possibly cnephasia
one negative was nitrate, the other safety film