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Rockefeller Project Records, 1969-1981

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Rockefeller Project (Oregon State University)
Title
Rockefeller Project Records
Dates
1969-1981 (inclusive)
Quantity
2.4 cubic feet, (4 boxes, including 1 oversize box)
Collection Number
RG 161
Summary
The Rockefeller Project Records document a multidisciplinary study of environmental concerns and economic growth in Oregon conducted at Oregon State University in the early 1970s. The project was funded by the the Rockefeller Foundation, the National Science Foundation, and the Pacific Northwest Regional Commission and directed by Emery N. Castle. The records include project proposals, administrative records, reports and studies, and documentation of the simulation models developed by the project.
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
Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Languages
English


Historical NoteReturn to Top

The Rockefeller Project was a multidisciplinary study of environmental concerns and economic growth in Oregon. It began in January of 1972 with a $500,000 grant from the Rockefeller Foundation. An important element in the project was the development of a computer simulation model of human activities in Oregon, the Oregon State Simulation Model (OSSIM). Another important project element was a study of the location of people and industry in the state. Additional funding was obtained from the Rockefeller Foundation, the National Science Foundation, and the Pacific Northwest Regional Commission. The project concluded in 1976, although related activities continued through 1980. Emery Castle, successively Head of the Department of Agricultural Economics and then Dean of the Graduate School, directed the project. Albert Halter, Professor of Agricultural Economics and Christopher Calligan, a research associate in the Electrical & Computer engineering Department, successively directed the computer simulation model development. Herbert Stoevener, Professor of Agricultural Economics, directed the work of the location decision unit.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Series I includes funding proposals submitted to the Rockefeller Foundation, National Science Foundation, the Pacific Northwest Regional Commission and other agencies. Series III contains research materials from the various computer model components and other materials pertaining to the model. Series IV includes reports submitted to the granting agencies. Series V contains papers and published studies generated by the project.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Preferred Citation

Rockefeller Project Records (RG 161), Oregon State University Archives, Corvallis, Oregon.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Series I:  Project Proposals, 1969-1976Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
1
Rockefeller Grant Proposal
1969-1972
1
Rockefeller Foundation, initial proposal
May 1971
1
"Global Systems Analysis and Simulation (GLOSAS) of Energy, Resources, and Environmental (ERE) Systems"
1973?
1
Rockefeller Foundation, 4 post-doctoral fellowships
June 1973
1
National Science Foundation Research Applied to National Needs (RANN)
October 1973
1
Rockefeller Foundation, interdisciplinary fellowships
December 1973
1
National Science Foundation RANN
February 1974
1
National Science Foundation. "Macro-Dynamic Modelling of Open Regional Economies"
February 1974
1
National Science Foundation Land Use Proposal (old)
1974?
1
Rockefeller Foundation, third year funding
March 1974
1
Rockefeller Foundation, International Center for Aquatic Resources Management
May 1974
1
Rockefeller Foundation, "Historical and Descriptive Study of a Multidisciplinary Research Program"
August 1974
1
Pacific Northwest Regional Commission, "Participation of the Public Utilities Commissioner (PUC) in the Implementation of the Oregon State Simulation Model (OSSIM)," November 1974 and modified draft
1975?
1
National Science Foundation - Land Use
1974-1975
1
National Science Foundation, "Equity Considerations and Compensation Techniques as Related to Increased Public Control of Land Use"
December 1974
1
Pacific Northwest Regional Commission Energy Proposal
1975
1
Rockefeller Foundation, project termination
April 1975
1
Ford Foundation, Natural Resources Policy Fellowship Program
1976
1
Pacific Northwest Regional Commission, "Implementation of the Oregon State Simulation Model"
June 1976

Series II:  Project Administration, 1971-1977Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
1
Budget Information
1971-1977
1
Bardsley & Haslacher, Inc. contract
1974
1
Advisory Council
1974-1975
1
Executive Committee
1973-1975
1
Pacific Northwest Regional Commission correspondence and financial reports
1975-1977
1
Battelle correspondence and reports
1974-1976
Correspondence
Box
1
Warren Devine
1974-1976
1
Memos to file
1972-1976
1
Miscellaneous
1974-1976
Box
1
Rockefeller general
1973-1974
1
Project personnel
1972
1
Office space
1976
1
Mailing list information
1975-1976
1
Project termination
1974-1976
1
Advisory Council Chair's and Project Director's (E.N. Castle's) Notes and Records
1972-1974

Series III:  Project Implementation, 1972-1977Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Willamette Simulation Unit
Box
1
Demographic Component
1
Research materials
1
Report drafts
3 folders
Box
2
Economic Component
Box
2
Forest Products Sector research materials
2
Manufacturing Sector research materials
2
Services Sector research materials
2
General research materials
Land Use Component
Box
2
Research materials
2
Report drafts
Energy Component
Box
2
Energy Fair
April 1977
2
Report draft (final version)
Pollution Component
Box
2
Department of Environmental Quality
1975
2
Air Quality
1972-1974
Transportation Component
Box
2
Research materials
2
Report draft (final version)
Government Revenue Component
Box
2
Political institutions
Box
2
Quality of Life
1972-1975
2
Household model
July 2, 1973
2
Other sub-models
1972-1973
2
Model critiques
1974-1975, 1980
2
Plots
1975-1976
2
Chapter 10 rough draft
2
Data tables used in thesis (Calligan?) but not included in thesis (for final report)
OSSIM Users Advisory Group
Box
2
Correspondence
1975-1976
2
Growth/No Growth Scenarios, Round 1
December 18, 1975
4
OSSIM output samples
apx 12x17 in.
1975-1977
2
OSSIM general
1972-1977
2
Liaison
1974-1976
2
Salishan seminar
April 1976
Box
2
Investigation Units A-C miscellaneous research materials

Series IV:  Project Reports, 1972-1981Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
2
Progress report
1 Feb 1973
2
Progress reports
July 31, 1972 and February 1, 1973
Willamette Simulation Unit
Box
2
Progress reports
February, Sept and December 1973
2
Interim report and related correspondence
Nov 1974
Box
2
Progress report, "Equity Considerations and Compensation Techniques as Related to Increased Public Control of Land Use"
May 15, 1975
2
OSSIM special report
August 12, 1975
2
OSSIM final report documentation
1974-1976
2
Final report and related correspondence
1975-1981
2
Simulating Oregon's Future Electrical Energy Demand
Final report of projects funded by the Pacific Northwest Regional Commission and published as Engineering Experiment Station Bulletin 54.
1977

Series V:  Papers and Studies, 1973-1976Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
3
" State Population Policies: Conflict and Choice" , R. Kenneth Godwin & W. Bruce Shepard
1974?
3
" Energy in the Oregon Economy: A Systems Simulation" , Warren D. Devine Jr.
April 1974
3
" Self-Consistency in Estimating Future Electrical Energy Consumption" , W. D. Devine Jr., C. C. Calligan, O. D. Osborne
October 1975
3
" Growth vs equilibrium, or growth and equilibrium" , George B. Carson Jr.
undated
3
" Transportation energy Conservation and Environmental Impact" , Robert D. Layton
undated
3
Papers in progress
1975-1976
3
Miscellaneous project publications
1974-1976
Project studies
Box
3
Population policies available to the State of Oregon, Kenneth Godwin
August 1973
3
Thoughts for the energy crisis: The economics of insulation and heating systems in typical Willamette Valley homes, James B. Fitch
Jan 1974
3
Migration and Oregon -- 1970: Patterns and Implications, Arnold G. Holden & W. Bruce Shepard
May 1974
3
Income Distribution Patterns in Oregon: A Comparison of Oregon Counties Through Time, Fitch & John E. Schefter
Nov 1974
3
State Land Use Policies: Winners and Losers, Godwin & Shepard
November 1974
3
Land: Its Use and Abuse in Oregon, 1848-1910, William Robbins
December 1974
3
The Early Conservation Movement in Oregon, 1890- 1910, Robbins
April 1975
3
The Population of Oregon, 1940-1970, Hans Plambeck
May 1975
3
Migrants in Three Willamette Valley Towns: Why They Move and How They Adapt, John A. Young
July 1975
3
The People Who Leave Oregon, Holden & Shepard
draft & published versions
August 1975
3
The Oregon Environment: Development vs. Preservation, 1905-1950, Robbins
December 1975
3
The Quality of Life as Oregonians See It, Robert Mason, G. David Faulkenberry & Alexander Seidler
December 1975
3
The Effects of Population Changes on Local Governments in Oregon, Godwin & Fitch
February 1976
3
The Rockefeller Project: A Critical Look, George B. Carson Jr.
June 1976