These papers were generated and collected by Helen Gilkey, professor of botany and curator of the Herbarium at Oregon Agricultural College until her retirement in 1951. Gilkey's botanical drawings and plant identifications made her a well-known expert in the field.
2 cubic feet
Organized into 20 subject-oriented groupings containing departmental histories; correspondence; ephemera; research notes and notebooks; papers and publications; and funding records. The folders are arranged alphabetically by subject.
Other materials pertaining to Gilkey's work are in the Herbarium (RG 117) and Botany and Plant Pathology Department (RG 54) Records as well as the Memorabilia Collection. The papers of her sister, Beulah Gilkey, are also held by the Archives.