Collection is open for research.
Floyd E. Bolton was faculty member in the Oregon State University Crop Science Department from 1967 until his retirement as an Associate Professor of Agronomy in 1990. Bolton earned BS and MS degrees from Oklahoma State University in 1959 and 1961 and a Ph.D. from Colorado State University in 1968. Bolton worked on wheat breeding research and dryland agriculture projects in Turkey, Tunisia, and the Middle East.
The Floyd E. Bolton Papers document Bolton's research on wheat breeding and dryland agriculture and his work on agricultural development projects in Turkey and Tunisia in the late 1960s and 1970s. The Papers include article reprints and manuscripts, conference proceedings, project proposals and reports, and informational materials. Materials pertaining to wheat production and dryland agriculture in Egypt, Iran, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Pakistan, and Syria in addition to Turkey and Tunisia are included in the collection. Progress reports to the Oregon Wheat Commission on wheat research in Oregon are included, as well as reports from the Agricultural Experiment Station in Pendleton. Student papers from Bolton's study at Oklahoma State University are included as well as information on Joseph Danne, a self-taught plant geneticist in Oklahoma. The student papers from Oklahoma State as well as the Pendleton Experiment Station report include photographs.