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CAHNRS and Extension Marketing and News Services Biographical Files and Slides, 1969-2009
Overview of the Collection
- CAHNRS and Extension Marketing and News Services Biographical Files and Slides
- 1969-2009 (inclusive)19692009
- 9 Linear feet of shelf space, (10 boxes)
- Collection Number
- Archives 275 (collection)
- The collection consists primarily of biographical files covering employees past and present in WSU's Extension-oriented programs, as well as selected significant WSU administrators and other personnel.
Washington State University Libraries' Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections (MASC)
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections
Terrell Library Suite 12
- Access Restrictions
This collection is open and available for research use.
Historical NoteReturn to Top
The College of Agriculture began as one of six divisions of the Washington Agricultural College, Experiment Station, and School of Science in 1892. The Division of Agriculture became the Department of Agriculture in 1894 when the departmental system was organized. In 1917, that departmental system was reformed into a system of schools and colleges, one of which was the College of Agriculture. WSU's Institute of Agricultural Sciences combined Agriculture, Extension, and other departments in 1946, but was dissolved into its component departments in 1965. In 1982, Agriculture and Home Economics merged to form CAHE (College of Agriculture and Home Economics), and in 2002 CAHE became CAHNRS (College of Agricultural, Human, and Natural Resource Sciences).
Extension work at WSU (then WSC) was authorized in 1913 by state legislation. Originally refered to as Agricultural Extension, it was renamed as Cooperative Extension in 1965 and simply as WSU Extension in 2003.
History of the state of Washington's Extension programs can be found in Russell M. Turner's The first 45 years : a history of cooperative extension in Washington State (Pullman, Wash.: [Washington State University Extension Service], 1961). and in Felix Entenmann's The next 25 years : 1960-85 : an update of the history of cooperative extension, Washington State University (Pullman, Wash.: Cooperative Extension, College of Agriculture and Home Economics, Washington State University, 1989).
Content DescriptionReturn to Top
The collection consists primarily of biographical files covering employees past and present in WSU's Extension-oriented programs, as well as selected significant WSU administrators and other personnel. Also included is a CD containing an Excel file listing all Extension employees from beginning to early 2009, a small number of photographs, and approximately 1000 slides collected by CAHNRS and Extension.
It should be noted that the biographical files were carefully parsed by Extension/CAHNRS personnel before their transfer to MASC so as to remove private information including but not limited to identification numbers, salary information, home contact information, and hire/termination files. The remaining files usually consist of basic professional histories and photographs. It appears that the department began keeping the files in the late 1960s; coverage of employees who left before that period is limited.
Use of the CollectionReturn to Top
Restrictions on Use
Copyright restrictions apply.
[Item Description] WSU CAHNRS and Extension Marketing and News Services Biographical Files and Slides, 1969-2009 (UA 275)
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries, Pullman, WA.
Administrative InformationReturn to Top
The first series consists of biographical files ordered alphabetically by last names, and runs from boxes 1 through 7.
The second series consists of the CD of Extension personnel (name, title, work location, and hire and termination dates), as well as a printout of the spreadsheet. This covers all Extension employees dating to the beginning of the program.
The third series consists of images sorted by format: one small subseries consisting of four CDs containing photographs of Extension personnel and another subseries of 60 photographs, followed by one large subseries of the slide files accumulated by Extension/CAHNRS News Service. The majority of the slides date from the early to mid 1980s.
These materials were given to MASC by H. Dennis Brown of the Marketing and News Services unit of WSU's College of Agricultural, Human, and Natural Resource Sciences (CAHNRS) and WSU Extension on March 17, 2009, and retained as UA2009-05.
This collection was processed by University Archivist Mark O'English from April-July, 2009.
Earlier Extension photographs can be found in WSU Agricultural Extension Service Photographs, 1915-1958 (PC 54).
Many other records from Extension and Agriculture programs can be found in the University Archives' collections.
Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top
Series 1: Biographical Files and Portraits Return to Top
Abell to Church
Claesgens to Gerlitz
Gibbs to Ketchie
Kidwell to Murray
Nagel to Ryder
Salusso to Waad
Waanen to Zuiches
Series 2: Extension Personnel Listings Return to Top
Series 3: Images Return to Top
Subseries 3.1: CDs
14 "New hire" portraits on 4 CDs, 2004
Subseries 3.2: Photographs
Miscellaneous Ag/Extension photographs, 4"x5" and 5"x7". Primarily agricultural research.
Miscellaneous Ag/Extension photographs, 8"x10". Includes Morty Moose, bear research, and Pullman campus images.
Subseries 3.3: Slides
Advisory Councils and Groups
Agriculture - Cranberries
Agriculture - Grapes
Agriculture - Hay
Agriculture - Hops
Agriculture - Miscellaneous crops
Agriculture - Nectarines
Agriculture - Ornamentals
Agriculture - Tree Fruit and Orchards
Animal Sciences (inc. Goats)
Animals - Cattle, sheep, swine
Animals - Horses
Animals - Primates
Facilities - WSU Pullman buildings
Facilities - WSU Pullman, Alumni center construction
Facilities - WSU Pullman, FSHN Building construction
Facilities - WSU Pullman scenes
Facilities - Off campus. Includes Research Centers
Faculty and staff
Farms and Farm buildings
Field days and state
Food Science and food technologies
Harvesting (primarily wheats)
Historical images, misc.
Mt St Helens ash
Pests and diseases
Research - Sudan
Teleconference on Agricultural Trade, 1986
Town Halls, 1984-1988
Names and SubjectsReturn to Top
- Washington State University. College of Agricultural, Human, and Natural Resource Sciences -- Records and correspondence.
- Washington State University. College of Agricultural, Human, and Natural Resource Sciences. (creator)