Kenneth A. Rykbost Papers, 1990-2005  PDF  XML

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Rykbost, K. A.
Title
Kenneth A. Rykbost Papers
Dates
1990-2005 (inclusive)
Quantity
0.12 cubic foot, (1 box)
Collection Number
MSS Rykbost
Summary
The Kenneth A. Rykbost Papers consist of materials generated by Rykbost during the time he was Superintendent of the Klamath Experiment Station and pertain to his research interest in potato variety development and cultural management as well as the public debate regarding water use and species recovery plans in the Klamath Basin.
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
Sponsor
Funding for encoding this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Kenneth A. Rykbost served as Superintendent of the Klamath Experiment Station from 1987 until his retirement in 2003. Rykbost earned his Ph.D. in Soil Science from Oregon State University in 1973 after completing his BS and MS degrees at Cornell University. His primary research interest was potato variety development and cultural management.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The Kenneth A. Rykbost Papers consist of materials generated by Rykbost during the period that he was Superintendent of the Klamath Experiment Station and include correspondence, biographical information, Experiment Station publications, annual Field Day programs, and article reprints. Of particular note are editorial letters featured in the local newspaper. In addition to Rykbost's potato research, the materials include Rykbost's reponse to public concerns and government measures regarding pesticide use, water levels, and species recovery plans in the Klamath Basin.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Preferred Citation

Kenneth A. Rykbost Papers, Oregon State University Archives, Corvallis, Oregon.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Acquisition Information

Papers transferred from the Klamath Experiment Station in 2006.

Related Materials

Other materials pertaining to the Klamath Experiment Station and to potato research are available in the Experiment Station Records (RG 25).


Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Subject Terms

  • Irrigation--Klamath River Watershed (Or. and Calif.)
  • Potatoes--Oregon--Research.
  • Potatoes--Varieties--California--Modoc County.
  • Potatoes--Varieties--California--Siskiyou County.
  • Potatoes--Varieties--Oregon--Klamath County.
  • Water resources development--Klamath River Watershed (Or. and Calif.)

Corporate Names

  • Klamath Project (U.S.)

Geographical Names

  • Klamath Basin (Or.)
  • Klamath River Watershed (Or. and Calif.)
  • Upper Klamath Lake Watershed (Or.)

Other Creators

  • Corporate Names
    • Oregon State University. Agricultural Experiment Station. (creator)