Oregon State UniversitySpecial Collections & Archives Research Center

Microbiology Department Records, 1893-2002

Paul R. Elliker, ca. 1960. Elliker became Microbiology Department chair in 1952 and quickly gained popularity for his cheese presentations.

Information and Credits

RG 191

The Microbiology Department Records document the teaching, research, and service functions of the department and include correspondence, research records, and information about faculty.

Historical Note 

Scope and Content Note


6.3 cubic feet


Organized into 9 series: I. Correspondence; II. Staff and Faculty; III. Teaching and Curriculum; IV. Departmental Research (non Experiment Station); V. Experiment Station; VI. Reports; VII. Tests and Inspections; VIII. Microbiology Club; and IX. 100th Anniversary.

Related Papers

The Archives' holdings include the papers of several Microbiology Department faculty: Arthur W. Anderson; Paul R. Elliker; John L. Fryer; Richard Y. Morita; and William E. Sandine. The Microbiology Department Photographs (P 117) include images of department faculty, staff, and students, laboratory research, and facilities used in the 100th anniversary publication. Motion picture films of the construction of the Bioscience Building (Nash Hall) and the department's move from Strand Agriculture Hall are available in the Microbiology Department Motion Picture Films (P 117).

The Emile Pernot Photographs (P 230) include images of campus buildings, classrooms, faculty, and students as well as photomicrographs of bacteriological subjects. Other photographs by Pernot are available in the Pernot Family Photographs (P 220).

Oral histories of Walter B. Bollen and Mabel Pernot, daughter of Emile Pernot, are also available in the Archives.

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