Oregon State UniversitySpecial Collections & Archives Research Center

Stanley E. Corder Papers, 1942-1978

Scope and Content Note

The Stanley E. Corder Papers consist of materials created or assembled by Corder in the course of his forest products research with the Oregon Forest Products Laboratory at Oregon State University. The collection includes reference materials, research project records, conference materials, photographs, and daily logs.

The reference materials and research project records include correspondence; notes; publications, reports, and reprints; data and graphs; industry literature and product brochures; and clippings. The daily logs consist of daily journal entries describing Corder's research activities; some newspaper clippings are included in the logs.

Topics addressed in the collection include the disposal of wood and bark wastes by incineration (in wigwam burners) or alternate methods (Project F836); the performance of wood-joist floor panels when subjected to impact loads, a study in cooperation with the National Particleboard Association (Project F811); the mechanical properties of wood; and adhesives, fuels, residues, and veneer drying.

The photographs include approximately 1300 color slides and 360 b/w prints. Most of the images were taken as part of the project on the disposal of wood and bark wastes by incineration or alternate methods. They include images of site visits and consultations at facilities throughout the United States; wigwam burners; incinerators and refuse burners; wood-bark soil application; landfills; charcoal plants; and general air pollution from boilers and veneer dryers.

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