Godfrey R. Hoerner Papers, 1895-1959  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Hoerner, G. R.
Title
Godfrey R. Hoerner Papers
Dates
1895-1959 (inclusive)
1912-1959 (bulk)
Quantity
4.50 cubic feet, including 500 photographs, (6 boxes, including 3 oversize boxes, and 1 map folder)
Collection Number
MSS Hoerner
Summary
Godfrey R. Hoerner earned his degree from Oregon Agricultural College in 1916 and was a faculty member at Oregon State College from 1931 to 1959. The Godfrey R. Hoerner Papers consists of photographs, news clippings, and publications from Hoerner's student years at Oregon Agricultural College and the University of Minnesota, as Oregon State College's Extension Specialist for Hop Production, and during his four-year tenure working at the Kasetsart University in Thailand.
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, Thai


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Godfrey R. Hoerner earned his degree from Oregon Agricultural College in 1916 and was a faculty member at Oregon State College from 1931 to 1959.

Godfrey Richard Hoerner was born in San Antonio, Texas in 1893. He later lived in the Northeast and Seattle, moving to Corvallis to attend Oregon Agricultural College in 1912. While at OAC Hoerner was extraordinarily involved with the campus, during his senior year he served as President of the student body, a Chancellor of Gamma Sigma Delta, on the Student Body Budget Committee, and the Director in Cooperative Association. In other years he was on Student Council, in Intercollegiate Debate and the Osolito Club (all four years), on the Barometer staff, Editor in Chief of the 1916 Orange yearbook, in the Cosmopolitan Club, on the Junior Play Cast committee, in the Easterners Club and Agricultural Club, in the Honor Legion, and a Lieutenant Colonel. He graduated from OSC in 1916 with a degree in Plant Pathology.

Hoerner moved to Minnesota after graduation, completing an MS on crown rust in oats at University of Minnesota in 1918. By 1921 he had returned to OSC as a Botany instructor, but left soon after to work for company that manufactured spraying and dusting machinery and materials. In 1931 he returned to Corvallis to work as a plant pathologist for the USDA with an emphasis on controlling downy mildew in hops, but also returned to his engagement with the university community, serving as the Secretary of the Alumni Association, on the board of Intercollegiate Athletics, on the OSC Co-op Board, and as a faculty advisor for Phi Kappa Phi.

In January 1948, Hoerner was appointed the Extension Specialist for Hop Production in a half-time appointment with the Extension Service, continuing his work for the USDA in the remainder. His hops specialist position was established at the request of Oregon hop growers and was initially funded by the Agricultural Research Foundation. Hoerner left his positions at Oregon State and the USDA in April 1955 to become Chief of the Oregon State College Technical Assistance Team at Kasetsart University in Thailand. He completed two 2-year contracts at Kasetsart in 1955-1959 and died in October 1959.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The Godfrey R. Hoerner Papers includes materials from Hoerner's years as a student at Oregon Agricultural College (OAC), as a hops specialist with the OSC Extension Service, and as Chief of the Oregon State College Technical Assistance Team at Kasetsart University in Thailand. Included are photographs of OAC in the mid-teens; of USDA displays and brewers’ conventions in the 1930s through 1950s; and photographs, memorabilia, publications, and correspondence documenting the work of Godfrey and Ruby Hoerner in Thailand. Of special note are the scrapbooks from Hoerner’s time at OAC and his trip to Thailand; panoramic and group pictures from the American Brewers Association and Master Brewers Association of America; and publications such as the Brewers Digest: 20 Years of Brewing Progress issue commemorating the 20th anniversary of repeal, 1953, Siam Weekly Review, 1955-1959, and numerous tourism and travel books for Asian countries.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Preferred Citation

Godfrey R. Hoerner Papers (MSS Hoerner), Oregon State University Special Collections & Archives Research Center, Corvallis, Oregon.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Series 1:  Oregon Agricultural College, 1912-1940Return to Top

Series 1 contains loose photos and two photograph albums from Hoerner's time as a student at Oregon Agricultural College (OAC). Included in the first are student events and activities such as the May Pageant (with dances from different countries in costume); naval activities on the USS Cheyenne trip en route from Seattle to the Straits of Juan de Fuca, the USS Pennsylvania from Seattle to San Francisco, the USS Concord; from South of France in 1919; and in the outdoors of the Pacific Northwest. There are also pictures of Hoerner in the experimental greenhouses at the University of Minnesota; trips to Washington, New York, and Pennsylvania; and parties in Corvallis. Included in the second are student portraits; family photographs; group pictures from Oregon, Washington, Minnesota, and California; OAC baseball games; pictures from the Junior Hike, Junior Flunk Day, and the Cosmopolitan and Osolito clubs. Pictures. Series 1 also contains a 1912 OAC handbook, as well as manuals and a songbook from Delta Upsilon.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
1.1
id70728: Photographs
1913
1.2
Photograph album
1912-1915
1.3
Photograph album
1912-1921
1.4
OAC Handbook, Delta Upsilon certificate
1912-1955
1.5
Delta Upsilon songbook
1937
1.6
The Manual of Delta Upsilon
1937-1940

Series 2:  Hops and Brewing, 1895-1956Return to Top

Photographs showing Hoerner as a speaker at brewing conventions and in hop fields; USDA displays in Oregon, New York, and Illinois; and group portraits from brewing conventions in Oregon. Also included are news clippings and other publications such as the 1952 Yakima Golding Hop Farms (illustrated presentation of hop farming) and 1955 Hop Reporter by John Haas, and the 1953 The Brewers Digest: 20 Years of Brewing Progress 1933-1953 (issue commemorating the 20th anniversary of repeal). Clippings include hop prices from 1920 and the 1956 Oregonian Blitz-Weinhard 100th Anniversary Edition: A Century of Brewing in Oregon.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
1.7
Photographs
Pictures related to brewing, especially brewers dinners and events.
1937-1953
1.8
Publications
1952-1955
1.9
Awards and news clippings
1950-1955
1.10
Clippings
1895-1956
3.1
Photographs
Pictures related to brewing, espcially brewers dinners and events.
1939-1952
box-item
3.2
USDA Commemorative Plaque
1938
6.1
Hat
Hat given to Hoerner by OSU employees.
undated
map-folder
7.1
Photographs
3 photos from brewing dinners/conventions, 1937, 1940, undated. Photographs were framed and are now fused to the glass.
1937-1940

Series 3:  Kasetsart University, Thailand, 1904-1959Return to Top

Reflecting his time in Thailand at Kasetsart University as a technical assistant in plant pathology for the agriculture education program the materials in this series document his work and other related travel documents from Asian countries such as Japan and the Philippines. Hoerner's wife, Ruby, accompanied him on the trip, which was originally set for two years; it was extended to 4. Included are loose photographs, a photo album, and 4 scrapbooks with event invitations, news clippings, maps, watercolors, memorabilia, and souvenirs. There are many assorted publication in this series, likely collected by Hoerner before and during his travels. Included are two volumes of the Siam Society Commemorative Publication, Thai Digest, The American Publication of the American Women's Club of Thailand, and The Siam Weekly Review.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
1.11
Photographs
1955-1959
1.12
Photographs
1955-1959
box-item
1.13
Scrapbook
1955-1956
1.14
Photo album
1958
Box/Folder
2.1
The Siam Society Commemorative Publication, volume 1
1904-1929
2.2
The Siam Society Commemorative Publication, volume 2
1929-1953
2.3
Thailand miscellaneous publications
circa 1955
2.4
Publications
Titles include Orient Review, Thai-American Economic Cooperation 1951-1956, and an issue in Thai.
1956
2.5
Publications
Titles include Abstracts of Papers from Ninth Pacific Science Congress in Thailand 1957, Thailand Past and Present, and the Yahk.
1957
2.6
Publications
The Journal of the Siam Society.
1958
2.7
Thai Digest
1956-1957
2.8
Cantonese Dictionary
1941
2.9
Travel materials
circa 1955
2.10
Philippines
circa 1955
2.11
Clippings
circa 1955
2.12
Japan
circa 1955
2.13
Memorabilia
circa 1959
2.14
The American: Publication of the Women's Club of Thailand
1955-1959
2.15
Maps
circa 1955
box-item
3.3
Siam Weekly Review
1955-1959
4.1
id127944: Scrapbook
Features articles and pictures from Thailand.
circa 1957
4.2
Scrapbook
Features articles and pictures from Thailand.
circa 1957
Box/Folder
5.1
Watercolor reproductions of cities and country-sides in Thailand
circa 1957
box-item
5.2
Scrapbook
Features articles and pictures from Thailand.
circa 1957

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Agricultural extension work--Oregon.
  • Agriculture--Research--Oregon.
  • Agriculture--Research--Thailand.
  • Brewing industry--Oregon.
  • Hops industry--Oregon.
  • Hops--Diseases and pests--Oregon.
  • Hops--Harvesting--Oregon.
  • Hops--Oregon.
  • Personal Names :
  • Hoerner, G. R.
  • Corporate Names :
  • Mahāwitthayālai Kasētsāt
  • Oregon State Agricultural College. Agricultural Experiment Station
  • Oregon State College--Students.
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Maps.
  • Panoramic photographs.
  • Photograph albums.
  • Photographic prints.
  • Scrapbooks.