Predominant Dates: 1944-1956
The Oregon Fiber Flax Collection documents the processing, marketing, and use of Oregon-grown fiber flax and the research activities of Jesse Harmond and Joan Patterson at Oregon State College from 1945 until 1953.
ID: MSS ORFiberFlax
Extent: 0.7 cubic feet
Scope and Content Notes
The Oregon Fiber Flax Collection consists of materials collected by Nancy Hoskins documenting the processing, marketing, and use of Oregon-grown fiber flax. The materials include USDA annual reports on flax research, correspondence, Oregon State College Extension Service bulletins and circulars, newspaper clippings, textile magazines, a photograph, cloth samples, and spools of fiber flax thread. The clippings primarily document the efforts of USDA Agricultural Engineer Jesse Harmond and Home Economics Professor Joan Patterson in promoting the production and use of flax. The photograph is a portrait of Jesse Harmond.
Statement on Access: Collection is open for research.
Preferred Citation: Oregon Fiber Flax Collection (MSS ORFiberFlax), Oregon State University Special Collections and Archives Research Center, Corvallis, Oregon.
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