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Washington County (Or.) Extension Service Records

Washington County (Or.) Extension Service Records, 1918-2004

The Washington County (Or.) Extension Service Records document educational and outreach programs offered by the Oregon State University Extension Service in agriculture, home economics, and 4-H. The bulk of the records consist of annual reports. Washington County received its first County Extension Agent in 1917.
RG 253
5 cubic feet, including 65 photographs; 5 boxes
University History, Natural Resources / Photographs 

Maps of Washington (State) and the Pacific Northwest

Maps of Washington (State) and the Pacific Northwest, 1863-1994

The Maps of Washington (State) and the Pacific Northwest consist of historic and superseded maps depicting forest resources, geology, public lands and land use, hydroelectric projects, highways, and railroads in Washington and the Pacific Northwest region. The regional maps include Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana, and, in some cases, California and Wyoming.
MAPS PNW
3.5 cubic feet, including 158 maps; 6 map folders, 2 roll storage containers, and 1 oversize box
Natural Resources / Maps 

Water Resources Research Institute Records

Water Resources Research Institute Records, 1965-1991

The Water Resources Research Institute Records document water resources research conducted by Oregon State University faculty. The Water Resources Research Institute was established in 1960 and became one of the institutes established by the 1964 Federal Water Resources Research Act.
RG 251
4.2 cubic feet; 5 boxes
University History, Natural Resources 

Western Agricultural Economics Research Council Records

Western Agricultural Economics Research Council Records, 1947-1973

The Western Agricultural Economics Research Council (WAERC) Records document the activities of the Council which was established in 1947 for the purpose of cultivating research relationships in the field of agricultural economics with particular focus on issues facing western states.
MSS WAERC
5 microfilm reels
Natural Resources 

Reconnaissance of the Western Coast of the United States Nautical Charts

Reconnaissance of the Western Coast of the United States Nautical Charts, 1853-1864

The Reconnaissance of the Western Coast of the United States Nautical Charts consist of three sheets depicting the Pacific coastline from San Diego to the Canadian border prepared by the United States Coast Survey.
MAPS WestCoast
0.1 cubic foot, including 3 sheets; 1 map folder
Natural Resources / Maps 

Western Farmer (publication) Photographs

Western Farmer (publication) Photographs, 1915-1922

The Western Farmer Photographs contain images captured and edited for use in the publications Western Farmer and Farmer's Tribune during the early decades of the twentieth century. The images document a variety of scenes and activities common to rural life at the time.
P 079
119 photographs; 1 box
Natural Resources / Photographs 

Western Oregon Petroleum Exploration Well Records

Western Oregon Petroleum Exploration Well Records, 1927-1996

The Western Oregon Petroleum Exploration Well Records consist of materials related to well research that were generated as a result of petroleum exploration ventures in the Willamette Valley.
MSS WOPE
1.2 cubic feet; 4 document boxes
Natural Resources 

Western Small Fruit Pest Conference Records

Western Small Fruit Pest Conference Records, 1968-1973

The Western Small Fruit Pest Conference Records consist of materials pertaining to the Western Small Fruit Disease Conference meetings held from 1968 through 1973.
MSS WSFPC
0.02 cubic foot; 1 file folder
Natural Resources 

Ben Westlund Papers

Ben Westlund Papers, 1976-2010

The Ben Westlund Papers document Westlund's political career in Oregon. Westlund served as a State Legislator and State Senator from central Oregon from 1997 until his election as State Treasurer in 2008, a position he held until his death in 2010. Westlund advocated for higher education in central Oregon and was instrumental in the establishment of the Oregon State University Cascades Campus in Bend.
MSS Westlund
15 cubic feet, including 179 photographs, 118 videotapes, 54 DVDs, 18 CDs, and 8 floppy disks; 16 boxes, including 1 oversize box
Multicultural Archives, Natural Resources, University History / PhotographsSound Recordings and Oral HistoriesVideosScrapbooksBorn-Digital Materials 

Melvin N. Westwood Papers

Melvin N. Westwood Papers, 1894-2005

The Melvin N. Westwood Papers consist of materials generated and collected by Westwood documenting his research on tree fruits (primarily pears, apples, prunes, and peaches), plant phenology and the history of horticulture in Oregon. Westwood was a faculty member in the Oregon State University Horticulture Department and Agricultural Experiment Station from 1960 to 1983.
MSS Westwood
0.75 cubic foot; 1 box
University History, Natural Resources 

Paul H. Weswig Collection

Paul H. Weswig Collection, 1945-1965

The Paul H. Weswig Collection contains materials that document Weswig's research in the field of Agricultural Chemistry.
MSS Weswig
1 cubic foot; 1 archives box
University History, Natural Resources, History of Science 

Wetlands Inventory and Survey Maps

Wetlands Inventory and Survey Maps, circa 1976 - 1990

The Wetlands Inventory and Survey Maps document the National Wetlands Inventory as conducted in the western United States and the central Willamette Valley and Pacific Coast in Oregon by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Office of Biological Services. The collection includes an atlas of state and local wetlands surveys that had been conducted in 1965-1975 as well as drafts of wetlands inventory maps documenting the type and extent of coastal and inland wetlands in Oregon.
MAPS Wetlands
0.3 cubic foot, including 36 maps; 2 map folders
Natural Resources / Maps 

William Q. Wick Papers

William Q. Wick Papers, 1966-1989

These papers document the career and research endeavors of William Q. Wick, Sea Grant College Program Director from 1973 to 1990.
MSS Wick
0.15 cubic foot; 2 boxes
University History, Natural Resources, History of Science / Photographs 

The Wildlife Society - Oregon Chapter Records

The Wildlife Society - Oregon Chapter Records, 1965-2001

The Oregon Chapter of the Wildlife Society Records contain newsletters and photographs generated by the chapter that document its annual meetings, award ceremonies, executive officers, membership, and positions on political measures and ecological issues impacting Oregon wildlife. The Oregon Chapter of The Wildlife Society was formed in 1965.
MSS Wildlife
0.50 cubic foot, including digital photographs; 2 document boxes
Natural Resources, University History / PhotographsBorn-Digital Materials 

Willamette River Pollution Film

Willamette River Pollution Film, circa 1940

The Willamette River Pollution Film documents point sources of pollution in the Willamette River and its tributaries.
FV P 059
0.05 cubic foot, including 1 film; 1 box
Natural Resources, Local History / Videos 

Willamette Valley Sketch Map

Willamette Valley Sketch Map, 1851

The Willamette Valley Sketch Map depicts purchases and reservations made by the Board of Commissioners with Native Americans in Oregon. The map was prepared by George Gibbs and Edmond A. Starling. Gibbs was a geologist and ethnologist who participated in treaty negotiations between the U.S. Government and native tribes. This collection consists of three reproductions of the original map, which is held in the National Archives.
MAPS WVSketch
0.01 cubic foot, including 3 maps; 1 map folder
Natural Resources, Multicultural Archives / Maps 

Willamette Valley Township Survey Plats

Willamette Valley Township Survey Plats, 1851-1898

The Willamette Valley Township Survey Plats consist of reproductions of the original manuscript plat maps for townships in the Willamette Valley of Oregon, primarily in the 1850s.
MAPS Township
0.8 cubic foot, including 116 maps; 1 oversize box
Natural Resources, Local History / Maps 

Gerald W. Williams Collection

Gerald W. Williams Collection, 1855-2007

The Gerald W. Williams Collection consists of Williams' personal papers, historic photograph collection, and related materials pertaining to the history of the U.S. Forest Service as well as the forestry, environmental history, Native Americans, and geography especially of the Pacific Northwest. Williams assembled and created the materials during his career as sociologist and national historian with the U.S. Forest Service.
MSS WilliamsG
93 cubic feet, including 24,000 photographs; 91 boxes, including 13 oversize boxes
Natural Resources, Multicultural Archives / PhotographsVideosSound Recordings and Oral HistoriesScrapbooksBorn-Digital MaterialsMaps 

E. E. Wilson Papers

E. E. Wilson Papers, 1838-1961

The E. E. Wilson Papers include Wilson's personal and professional papers and document his education, family, work as an attorney, and public service activities.
MSS WilsonEE
41 cubic feet
University History, Natural Resources, Multicultural Archives, Local History / PhotographsScrapbooksMaps 

Warren C. Wilson Western Alpines Project Lantern Slides

Warren C. Wilson Western Alpines Project Lantern Slides, 1936-1938

The Warren C. Wilson Western Alpines Project Lantern Slides consist of photographs made by Wilson during a 1936 alpine plant collecting trip in Colorado and Washington. Wilson graduated from Cornell University and was a plant propagator and nursery owner in Maplewood, Oregon, specializing in alpine flora.
P 298
0.05 cubic foot, including 9 photographs; 2 boxes
Natural Resources / Photographs 

Withycombe Family Collection

Withycombe Family Collection, 1844-1918

The Withycombe Family Collection consists of photographic images of James Withycombe - farmer, Professor of Agriculture and one-term Governor of Oregon - and of publications collected by Withycombe and his son, Robert.
MSS Withycombe
0.5 cubic foot, including 12 photographs; 1 archives box, 1 document box, 1 12x17 oversize box
University History, Natural Resources / Photographs 

James M. Witt Collection

James M. Witt Collection, 1945-1960

The James M. Witt Collection consists of chemistry and entomology syllabi, course notes, laboratory experiments, and related materials for courses that Witt took as a student at the University of California and taught at the University of Arizona.
MSS Witt
1 archives box, 1 cubic foot box
University History, Natural Resources, History of Science 

G. Burton Wood Papers

G. Burton Wood Papers, 1918-1984

The G. Burton Wood Papers consist of speeches, trip and meeting files, correspondence, reports, and other materials pertaining to Wood's work as an agricultural economist, as well as several items from his father in law, E. P. Jackson.
MSS Wood
3 cubic feet; 3 archives boxes
University History, Natural Resources 

Wright-Blodgett Company Records

Wright-Blodgett Company Records, ca. 1901-1935

The Wright-Blodgett Company Records document the company's land and timber holdings in Oregon, Washington, and California.
MSS WrightBlodgett
approx. 1 cubic foot
Natural Resources / Maps