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Hop Research Council Records, 1943-2009View associated digital content.

Predominant Dates: 1983-2002
The Hop Research Council Records document its support of hops research projects. Much of the collection pertains to the development of new hop varieties and the management of hop diseases such as powdery mildew. The Hop Research Council was formed in 1979 to fund hop research by soliciting and providing funds for scientific investigation and research related to the agricultural production of quality hops in the United States.
Extent: 2.75 cubic feet
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Scope and Content Notes
Biographical / Historical Notes
Statement on Access: Collection is open for research.
Preferred Citation: Hop Research Council Records (MSS HRC), Oregon State University Special Collections and Archives Research Center, Corvallis, Oregon.
Acquisition Note: The collection was donated by Nancy Sites of the Oregon Hop Commission in 2014.
Acquired: 2014.
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Container List

Series 1: Administrative, 1979-2008 Add to Shelf
This series offers information on the foundational aspects of the council, such as position descriptions, by-laws, and plans. Also included are financial statements and office files that contain meeting minutes, correspondence and other administrative details.
Box-Folder 1.01: Hop Research Council By-Laws, 1979-1994 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 1.02: Hop Research Council Articles of Incorporation, 1986-2001 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 1.03: Strategic Plan, 1993 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 1.04: Brochure, undated Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 1.05: Contacts List, 1980-2001 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 1.06: Position Descriptions, 1981-1984 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 1.07: Hop Research Council Statements, 1981-1990 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 1.08: Hop Research Council Annual Financial Statements, 1994-1999 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 1.09: Hop Research Council Annual Financial Statements and Correspondence, 2000-2004 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 1.10: Hop Research Council Member Fees for Research, 2003-2004 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 1.11: Busch Agricultural Funding, 2002-2004 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 1.12: Contracts, 2001-2004 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 1.13: Office Files, 1983-1986 Add to Shelf
Correspondence, meeting minutes, published reports, and financial information.
Box-Folder 1.14: Office Files, 1987-1995 Add to Shelf
Meeting minutes, budgets, published reports, correspondence, and financial information.
Box-Folder 1.15: Office Files, 1996-1998 Add to Shelf
Planning documents, published reports, articles, financial and budget information, and project proposals.
Box-Folder 1.16: Office Files, 1998-2002 Add to Shelf
Correspondence, budget documents, proposals, published reports, Hop Research Council and European Hop Research Council meeting minutes.
Series 2: Conferences, 1982-2004 Add to Shelf
This series focuses on HRC conferences and includes meeting minutes, agendas, correspondence, and other planning details. Also included in this series are materials related to international conferences HRC was involved with.
Box-Folder 1.17: Hop Research Council Meetings, 1982-1985 Add to Shelf
Planning documents, agendas, correspondence, research reports, receipts, and minutes.
Box-Folder 1.18: Hop Research Council Meetings, 1986-1990 Add to Shelf
Planning documents, agendas, correspondence, research reports, receipts, and minutes.
Box-Folder 1.19: Hop Research Council Meetings, 1991-1995 Add to Shelf
Planning documents, agendas, correspondence, research reports, receipts, and minutes.
Box-Folder 1.20: Hop Research Council Meetings, 1996-1999 Add to Shelf
Planning documents, agendas, correspondence, research reports, receipts, and minutes.
Box-Folder 1.21: Hop Research Council Meetings, 2000-2002 Add to Shelf
Planning documents, agendas, correspondence, research reports, receipts, and minutes.
Box-Folder 1.22: Hop Research Council Meetings, 2003-2004 Add to Shelf
Planning documents, agendas, correspondence, research reports, receipts, and minutes.
Box-Folder 1.23: International Hop Growers Convention Proceedings, 2003 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 1.24: First International Humulus Symposium, 2004 Add to Shelf
Conference programs, and public proceedings.
Series 3: Research and Project Files, 1943-2003 Add to Shelf
These research and project files show the wide range of HRC research on different aspects of the hops industry, including public/private breeding programs, disease and infection reports, and new hop variety research. While some folders are organized by topic, others are by individual researcher. Of special note are research materials and articles from Dr. Alfred Haunold.
Box-Folder 2.01: Hop Research Council History, 1986-2001 Add to Shelf
Articles and FAQ documents about the Hop Research Council.
Box-Folder 2.02: Brewing Studies Articles, 1979-1996 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 2.03: Hops Studies Articles, 1943-1991 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 2.04: New Zealand Marketing Board Annual Report, 1993 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 2.05: Hop Report by Bavarian State Research Institute, 2002 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 2.06: Hop Technology Initiative, 2002 Add to Shelf
Draft proposal, meeting notes, and correspondence.
Box-Folder 2.07: EPA and Food Protection, undated Add to Shelf
Press releases, correspondence, notification about pesticide residue, Delany Clause report, and U.S. Hop Industry Plant Protection Committee reports.
Box-Folder 2.08: Mildew and Fungal Infection Reports, 1989, undated Add to Shelf
Verticillium wilt of hops papers, and hop mildew program report.
Box-Folder 2.09: Powdery Mildew, 1993-1997 Add to Shelf
Field research, government rules documents, notes, correspondence, FAQ sheets, and quarantine information.
Box-Folder 2.10: Powdery Mildew FAQ and Photographs, undated Add to Shelf
6 photographs of infected plants.
Box-Folder 2.11: Northwest Hop Research Program, 1982 Add to Shelf
Notes, correspondence, lobbying letters, and articles related to the proposal to defund USDA-ARS research.
Box-Folder 2.12: USDA-ARS, 1985-2000 Add to Shelf
Reports, articles, and correspondence.
Box-Folder 2.13: Public/Private Breeding Program, 1998-2001 Add to Shelf
Reports, notes, and correspondence.
Box-Folder 2.14: New Hop Variety Research, 1985-1997 Add to Shelf
Reports, data, evaluation, meeting minutes, and correspondence.
Box-Folder 2.15: Research Proposals, 1985-2002 Add to Shelf
Correspondence, project details, financial information for projects on breeding, disease, herbicides, and funding OSU Pilot Plant.
Box-Folder 2.16: OSU Reports, 1970-1979 Add to Shelf
Reports on hop varieties and breeding, pest and weed control, and international research.
Box-Folder 2.17: OSU Reports, 1980-1991 Add to Shelf
Reports on hop varieties, pest and weed control, breeding, reports from meetings with industry, and international and climate research.
Box-Folder 2.18: Ann George, 2001-2003 Add to Shelf
Funding requests, and correspondence.
Box-Folder 2.19: Richard Hampton, 1984-2001 Add to Shelf
Articles, notes, and reports.
Box-Folder 2.20: Jim Barbour, 2001-2003 Add to Shelf
Budget request document.
Box-Folder 2.21: Cindy Ocamb, 1999-2002 Add to Shelf
Notes, reports, and correspondence.
Box-Folder 2.22: Ward String, 1993-1995 Add to Shelf
Correspondence, reports, articles, and results.
Box-Folder 2.23: Max Deinzer, 1994-2002 Add to Shelf
Correspondence, articles, reports specifically carbohydrate in rootstocks.
Box-Folder 2.24: Gail Anderson, 2001-2002 Add to Shelf
Budget request.
Box-Folder 2.25: Jennifer Fields, 1996-1997 Add to Shelf
Notes, brochure, article, catalog, and correspondence.
Box-Folder 2.26: David James, 2001-2003 Add to Shelf
Presentation, articles, and report on pest control studies.
Box-Folder 2.27: Ken Eastnell, 2000-2003 Add to Shelf
Reports and proposal to conduct disease research.
Box-Folder 2.28: Mark Nelson, 2003 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 2.29: Steve Kenny, 1991-2003 Add to Shelf
Correspondence, report, and article.
Box-Folder 2.30: Walt Mahaffee, 2000 Add to Shelf
Correspondence, and project summary.
Box-Folder 2.31: Kim Hummer, 2001-2003 Add to Shelf
Proposals re: cryopreservation, and evaluation of hop germplasm samples re: powdery mildew resistance.
Box-Folder 2.32: John Henning, 1996-2003 Add to Shelf
Correspondence, proposal, budget information, notes, and articles.
Box-Folder 2.33: Alfred Haunold, 1979-1994 Add to Shelf
Translations of foreign language articles on hops.
Box-Folder 2.34: Alfred Haunold, 1992 Add to Shelf
Wild American Hops.
Box-Folder 2.35: Alfred Haunold, 1974-1979 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 2.36: Alfred Haunold, 1980-1989 Add to Shelf
Correspondence, and articles.
Box-Folder 2.37: Alfred Haunold, 1990-1999 Add to Shelf
Correspondence, and articles.
Series 4: Reports and Proposals, 1983-2009 Add to Shelf
The reports in this series are from the universities where hop research is funded by HRC. There is a report for each year (27 total).
Box-Folder 3.01 - 3.27 Add to Shelf
Series 5: Electronic Reports and Presentations, 2003-2009 Add to Shelf
58 files related to HRC annual reports, research presentations and funding, and membership.
Digital File 1: HRC Annual Report, 2003 Add to Shelf
Digital Folder 2: HRC Annual Report, 2004 Add to Shelf
36 files, including the HRC annual report, PowerPoint presentations, and financial statements.
Digital File 3: HRC Annual Report, 2006 Add to Shelf
Digital Folder 4: HRC Annual Report, 2007 Add to Shelf
17 files, including the HRC annual report, PowerPoint presentations, and membership information.
Digital File 5: HRC Annual Report, 2008 Add to Shelf
Digital File 6: HRC Annual Report, 2009 Add to Shelf
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