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Radiation Center Records

Radiation Center Records, 1953-2008

The Radiation Center Records are comprised of materials generated between 1953 and 2008 documenting the creation and operation of the Oregon State University Radiation Center. The collection contains administrative correspondence; records of the construction, operation, and maintenance of the Center's facilities and equipment; documentation of research conducted by the Radiation Center on behalf of OSU and other academic institutions, the U.S. Army, Oregon law enforcement agencies, and corporate partners; and records of the Center's day-to-day operations including detailed annual reports and records from several advisory groups.
RG 202
12 cubic feet, including 4 3.5" floppy disks; 1 compact disk; 250 photographic prints; 150 photograph negatives; 5 slides; 40 film transparencies; 100 neutron radiography prints; 150 radiography negatives; 5 feet of radiography film; and 6 glass plate negatives; 14 boxes
University History, History of Science / PhotographsBorn-Digital Materials 

Frank J. Radovsky Papers

Frank J. Radovsky Papers, 1957-2008

The Frank J. Radovsky Papers document Radovsky's research on parasitic mites (acaraology). Radovsky taught medical entomology as a visiting professor at Oregon State University (OSU) in 1986-1987 and returned to OSU in 1994 as a Courtesy Professor in Entomology, a position he held until his death in 2010.
MSS Radovsky
3.4 cubic feet, including 9 photographs; 4 boxes
University History, History of Science, Natural Resources / Photographs 

Robert Rankin Papers

Robert Rankin Papers, 1935-1974

The Robert Rankin Papers consist of materials that document Rankin's years as an Oregon State College student and his career as an engineer and engineering consultant.
MSS Rankin
1.1 cubic feet; 1 archives box and 1 legal size document box
University History, History of Science

Research Office Records

Research Office Records, 1960-2012

Established in 1965, the Research Office oversees and directs research at OSU. The Research Office Records were generated or acquired by the Research Office, the Natural Resources Policy Institute, and OSU research centers and institutes. The records document the formation of procedures and policies regarding research, review of various research projects at OSU, and external funding of research through grants.
RG 170
65.1 cubic ft.; 6 microfilm reels.
University History, Natural Resources, History of Science 

John C. Ringle Papers

John C. Ringle Papers, 1960-2012

The John C. Ringle Papers are comprised of materials generated and assembled by John C. Ringle a professor of Nuclear Engineering at Oregon State University. The collection, which contains material spanning 1960 to 2012, includes correspondence, publications by Ringle, research and instruction materials, documentation from the American Nuclear Society and other professional organizations, and records from the OSU Department of Nuclear Engineering and the OSU Radiation Center. The Ringle Papers document John Ringle's career, the history of OSU's nuclear engineering program, and the controversial issue of nuclear power in the United States during the 20th century.
MSS Ringle
5.4 cubic feet; 17 boxes, including 1 3.5" floppy disk (346 kB) and 42 photographs
University History, History of Science / PhotographsBorn-Digital Materials 

Paul G. Risser Papers

Paul G. Risser Papers, 1986-2002

The Paul G. Risser Papers consist of records generated by the Willamette Restoration Initiative that were collected by Risser. Included among these records are correspondence, meeting minutes, newspaper clippings, publications, and reports.
MSS Risser
12 cubic feet; 13 archives boxes
University History, Natural Resources, History of Science / Photographs 

Paul Ritchter papers

Paul Ritchter papers, 1937-1972

The Paul Ritchter Papers consist of records generated by Ritchter, an entomologist, and include article reprints, conference papers, photographs and research notes.
MSS Ritchter
0.45 cubic foot; 1 archives box
University History, History of Science, Natural Resources / Photographs 

R. H. Robinson Papers

R. H. Robinson Papers, 1889-1968

The R.H. Robinson Papers document Robinson's research on insecticides, fungicides, and spray residues conducted as a chemist with the Oregon Agricultural Experiment Station, a position Robinson held from 1911 until his retirement in 1951. The Papers include correspondence, article reprints and publications, research data, reference materials, and publications.
MSS Robinson
8.8 cubic feet; 9 boxes
University History, History of Science 

Rockefeller Project Records

Rockefeller Project Records, 1969-1981

The Rockefeller Project Records document a multidisciplinary study of environmental concerns and economic growth in Oregon conducted at Oregon State University in the early 1970s. The project was funded by the the Rockefeller Foundation, the National Science Foundation, and the Pacific Northwest Regional Commission and directed by Emery N. Castle. The records include project proposals, administrative records, reports and studies, and documentation of the simulation models developed by the project.
RG 161
2.4 cubic feet; 4 boxes, including 1 oversize box
University History, History of Science 

Theodore Rockwell Papers

Theodore Rockwell Papers, 1915-2013

The Theodore Rockwell Papers document the life and career of Ted Rockwell, a member of the Manhattan Project, technical director for the U.S. Navy's nuclear propulsion initiative under Admiral H. G. Rickover, and co-founder of engineering firm MPR Associates, Inc. and nuclear advocacy group Radiation, Science, and Health, Inc. The collection includes correspondence, publications, research files, administrative documents, and memorabilia from his career. The collection also documents Rockwell's interest in parapsychology and includes extensive research materials on consciousness studies, telekinesis, dowsing, extraterrestrials, and other phenomena.
MSS Rockwell
28 cubic feet, including 85 photographs, 7 microfiche, and 5 audiocassette tapes; 8 gigabytes of digital files including 615 digital images; 2 5.25" floppy disks; 16 3.5" floppy disks; 85 boxes, including 1 oversize box
History of Science / PhotographsSound Recordings and Oral HistoriesVideosBorn-Digital Materials 

Robert G. Rosenstiel Papers

Robert G. Rosenstiel Papers, 1940-1988

The Rosenstiel Papers document the entomology research conducted by Robert G. Rosenstiel and include project notebooks, plot data, correspondence, reports and publications, and related documentation.
MSS Rosenstiel
2.15 cubic feet
University History, History of Science, Natural Resources / Photographs