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Genetics Program Records, 1973-2009

By Finding aid prepared by Elizabeth Nielsen

Collection Overview

Title: Genetics Program Records, 1973-2009

Predominant Dates: 1977-2000

ID: RG 242

Primary Creator: Oregon State University. Genetics Program

Extent: 0.6 cubic feet. More info below.

Languages of Materials: English [eng]


The Genetics Program Records document the administration of the interdisciplinary graduate program in genetics at Oregon State University and provide information about the curriculum, faculty, and students. The Genetics Program was established at OSU in 1977 and was closed in 2009.

Scope and Content Notes

The Genetics Program Records document the administration of the program and provide information about the curriculum, faculty, and students. The records include correspondence, course syllabi and outlines, curriculum vitae for program faculty, lists of program faculty and graduates, meeting minutes, reports, and statistical information.

Administrative records document budget management, curriculum development, nomination of faculty for the program, scholarships, long range planning, program social events, and seminars. The records include data compiled for various reviews and surveys pertaining to student enrollment, the number of graduated students, enrollment by course, and aggregate information about gender and race of students in the program.

Of special note are long range planning materials prepared in 1986 and a self-study conducted in 2006.

The bulk of the records in the collection were created or assembled by Genetics Program Directors Dallice Mills and Walt Ream.

Biographical / Historical Notes

The Genetics Program was established in 1977 within the College of Science at Oregon State University as an interdisciplinary graduate program offering Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy degrees in genetics. The Genetics Program faculty were primarily affiliated with departments in the Colleges of Science, Agriculture, and Forestry. As of 2006, fifty Oregon State faculty served in the Genetics Program in addition to teaching and service duties in their home departments. The primary focus of the program was the recruitment and training of graduate students interested in genetic approaches to basic and applied research in the life sciences.

Until the early 2000s, funding for the Genetics Program was provided by the Colleges of Agriculture, Science, Forestry, and Pharmacy. However, by 2005 the College of Agricultural Sciences was the sole source of funds for the Program.

Several faculty served as Directors of the Genetics Program, including Peter S. Dawson, Warren Kronstad, Dallice I. Mills, and Walt Ream.

The Genetics Program was eliminated in 2009.

Administrative Information

More Extent Information: 2 boxes

Statement on Access: Collection is open for research.

Acquisition Note: The materials were transferred from the Molecular and Cellular Biology Program in 2011.

Related Materials: Additional materials pertaining to the Genetics Program are available in the Center for Gene Research and Biotechnology Records (RG 216) and the President's Office Records (RG 013). The Special Collections and Archives Research Center collections also include the Warren E. Kronstad Papers (MSS Kronstad).

Preferred Citation: Genetics Program Records (RG 242), Oregon State University Special Collections and Archives Research Center, Corvallis, Oregon.


Oregon State University. Genetics Program
Mills, Dallice
Ream, Walt.

People, Places, and Topics

Genetics--Study and teaching (Higher)--Oregon--Corvallis.
History of Science
Natural Resources
Oregon State University--Faculty.
Oregon State University--Graduate students.
Oregon State University--Graduate work.
Oregon State University. Genetics Program
University History

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