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Donald David Hill Collection, 1927-1990

Collection Overview

Title: Donald David Hill Collection, 1927-1990


Primary Creator: Hill, Donald David

Extent: 0.17 cubic feet. More info below.

Languages of Materials: English [eng]


The Donald David Hill Collection consists of travel reports describing Hill's visits to Asia, Africa, and Latin America, as well as a memoir essay written by Hill about his life and work. Hill served on the faculty of the university's Farm Crops Department from 1927-1959.

Scope and Content Notes

This collection includes three sets of reports that document three separate tours, of which there are itineraries for two. In his narratives, Hill describes the airline flights, encounters with former students, food consumed on the trip, tours of agricultural research centers abroad, local customs and festivals observed, and historic sites visited.

The memoir was written in the last year of Hill's life - the collection's drafts were found with a clipping (an obituary), and a poem and eulogy read at Hill's funeral service. A shorter, edited version of one of the drafts that was copied by friend Glenna Carter is also included in the collection.

The collection also includes two graduate diplomas conferred to Professor Hill. One is a Master's of Science degree from Kansas State Agricultural College dated 1927, and the other is a Doctorate from Cornell University dated 1936.

Biographical / Historical Notes

Beginning his career in the Farm Crops Department in 1927, Donald David Hill gained international recognition for his work as a seed and farm crops specialist and is credited for Oregon's development as a major center of seed production. After retiring from Oregon State College in 1959, Hill worked with an Oregon wheat marketing organization, Western Wheat Associates, in a number of countries in Asia, including India and Pakistan. Hill served as a Professor in the Farm Crops Department. He was department chairman from 1943 to 1959.

Administrative Information

More Extent Information: 1 file folder, 1 document box, and 1 16x20 oversize box

Statement on Access: Collection is open for research.

Related Materials: Materials found with this transfer generated by E.R. Jackman and photographs used by the OSU Foundation for a publication have been accessioned and described separately as a part of the Edwin Russell Jackman Papers (MSS Jackman) and the Development Office and OSU Foundation Photograph Collection (P 178).

Preferred Citation: Donald David Hill Collection (MSS HillD), Oregon State University Special Collections and Archives Research Center, Corvallis, Oregon.

Processing Information: This collection is not fully processed and a complete finding aid is not available at this time.


Hill, Donald David
Carter, Glenna
Oregon State University. College of Agricultural Sciences
Oregon State University. Department of Crop and Soil Science

People, Places, and Topics

Hill, Donald D.
Natural Resources
Oregon Multicultural Archives
University History

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