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Patent Committee Records, 1917-1963

Drawing for an OSC Agricultural Experiment Station patent titled "Fumigation Blade and Link for Ford Tractor."

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RG 021

The Patent Committee Records document the development and management of patent policy for Oregon State University and include correspondence, reference materials, committee minutes, documents about specific inventions and patent investigations, reports, and patents and patent applications. The Patent Committee was established at Oregon State College in the late 1940s.

Historical Note 

Scope and Content Note


1 cubic foot, including 11 photographs; 2 boxes, including 1 oversize box; 1 microfilm reel


The records are arranged in three series: I. Correspondence and General Reference File, 1917-1963; II. Research Corporation, 1950-1963; III. Patents, Patent Investigations, and Patent Agreements, 1951-1958.

Related Papers

Patent Committee records for 1963-1969 are part of the College of Engineering Records (RG 062). The Research Office (RG 170) and President's Office (RG 013) Records include additional materials pertaining to patents at Oregon State University. Records of the College of Forestry (RG 139), College of Agricultural Sciences (RG 158), Bioresource Engineering Department (RG 001), and Physics Department (RG 037) also include patent-related information. The R.H. Robinson Papers include compilations and reviews of U.S. patents pertaining to insecticides and pest control.

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