Oregon State UniversitySpecial Collections & Archives Research Center

Oregon Fiber Flax Collection, 1940-1969

Scope and Content Note

The Oregon Fiber Flax Collection consists of materials collected by Nancy Hoskins documenting the processing, marketing, and use of Oregon-grown fiber flax. The materials include USDA annual reports on flax research, correspondence, Oregon State College Extension Service bulletins and circulars, newspaper clippings, textile magazines, a photograph, cloth samples, and spools of fiber flax thread. The clippings primarily document the efforts of USDA Agricultural Engineer Jesse Harmond and Home Economics Professor Joan Patterson in promoting the production and use of flax. The photograph is a portrait of Jesse Harmond.


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