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George H. Atherton Papers, 1937-1979View associated digital content.

Predominant Dates: 1970-1979
The George H. Atherton Papers consist of materials created or assembled by Atherton in his work as a forest products researcher and teacher. Atherton was a research engineer with the Oregon Forest Products Laboratory from 1950 to 1961, when he became a Forest Products professor at Oregon State University.
ID: MSS Atherton
Extent: 1.8 cubic feet
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Statement on Access: Collection is open for research.
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Preferred Citation: George H. Atherton Papers (MSS Atherton), Oregon State University Special Collections and Archives Research Center, Corvallis, Oregon.
Acquisition Note: The papers were transferred by the Forest Products Department to the Archives in 1999.
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Series 1: Student Reports, 1970-1979 Add to Shelf
Contains student project reports from 1970-1979 from the Department of Forest Products at Oregon State University taught by George Atherton. Series is arranged alphabetically by author names and contains a bibliography and index for class reports.
Box-Folder 1.1: Bibliography – Student Reports and Index through 1979, 1979 Add to Shelf
Note: Cross-reference index for class reports.
Box-Folder 1.2: Mark R. Arslan. An Evaluation of the Relationship between Torsional Modules of Rigidity and Modulus of Rupture in Bending for Douglas-Fir Dimension Lumber, 1978 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 1.3: Jon C. Atherton. Effect of Species, Load and Load Cycling on Slip in Nailed Wood Joints, 1979 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 1.4: Student Projects: B, 1970-1979 Add to Shelf
Item 1: Michael J. Bauman. Evaluation of Euler’s Formula for Predicting Critical Buckling Loads in Wood Columns, 1978 Add to Shelf
Item 2: Kurt Barats. Direct Withdrawal Resistance of Screws in Medium Density Fiberboard, 1978 Add to Shelf
Item 3: Jack W. Berka. The Effect of the Span-Depth Ratio on the Modulus of Elasticity and Modulus of Rigidity for Douglas-fir Box Beams, 1976 Add to Shelf
Item 4: Bruce W. Bevard. Study of Density Variation in Hardboard Using X-Radiation, 1970 Add to Shelf
Item 5: Philip R. Biencourt. Effect of Size and Location of Knots on the Bending Properties of Douglas-fir Studs, 1979 Add to Shelf
Item 6: Wayne E. Borgersen. The Effect of Time on Interlayer Slip of Plywood by Two-by Four and Fiberboard to Two-by-Four Nailed Joints, 1976 Add to Shelf
Item 7: Stephen D. Browning. Prediction of Strength and Stiffness of a Glued Laminated Beam from Properties of Cores Taken From the Laminations of the Beam, 1975 Add to Shelf
Item 8: Nicholas E. Bush. Direct and Lateral Resistance of Power-Driven Nails and Staples in Clear Douglas-fir, 1971 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 1.5: John Boothe. The Effect of Fumigants at Three Temperatures on the Stiffness and Bending Strength of Douglas-fir Heartwood, 1976 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 1.6: Student Projects: C, 1970-1977 Add to Shelf
Item 1: Christopher S. Carter. Determination of Moduli of Elasticity, Rupture, and Rigidity for Insulation Board, 1974 Add to Shelf
Item 2: John R. Cheeseman. Effect of Glueline Thickness on Shear and Tensile Properties of a Wood Composite, 1975 Add to Shelf
Item 3: Jon Chrysler. Is there a Difference in Bending Strength between Heartwood and Sapwood of Douglas-fir Veneer?, 1970 Add to Shelf
Item 4: Michael W. Clausen, Effect of Specimen Depth on Modulus of Elasticity in Clear Douglas-fir, 1973 Add to Shelf
Item 5: Robert J. Colella. Evaluation of the Slip Moduli of Three Plywood-To-Wall Stud Fastening Systems, 1973 Add to Shelf
Item 6: Joseph Coussens, Effects of Grade and Thickness Variations in Douglas-Fir Plywood on Modulus of Rupture, Modulus of Elasticity and Shear Strength, 1976 Add to Shelf
Item 7: Douglas L. Crandall. The Screw-Holding Strength of Particleboard, 1977 Add to Shelf
Item 8: Gary A. Deeke. Accuracy of Euler's Formula in the Prediction of Critical Load on Axially-Loaded Slender Columns, 1970 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 1.7: Student Projects: D, 1970-1975 Add to Shelf
Item 1: Greg Dickson. Specific Gravity, Percent Summerwood, and Ring Count, as Predictors of Modulus of Elasticity and Modulus of Rupture, 1974 Add to Shelf
Item 2: Edward C. Dierling. The Effect of Fomes Pini on the Bending Strength and Stiffness of Clear Douglas-fir, 1970 Add to Shelf
Item 3: Mark C Dohrmann. Predicting Residual Strength and Stiffness of a Large Glued-Laminated Beam from Small Specimens Sawn from the Beam, 1975 Add to Shelf
Item 4: Michael B. Donivan. Strength of Furniture Joint vs. Furniture Joint Design, 1975 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 1.8: Student Projects: E-F, 1970-1977, undated Add to Shelf
Item 1: Tom Eby. The Effect of Density, Thickness and Board Location on Bending Strength, Stiffness and Internal Bond Strength of Commercially Produced Particleboard, 1977 Add to Shelf
Item 2: Jon E. Edens. The Effects of Nail Spacing, Nailing Angle, and Joints on Interlayer Slip, in Plywood Sheating—Two-By-Four Construction, 1975 Add to Shelf
Item 3: Keith Ehrensing. The Effect of Screw Size on Direct Screw Withdrawal Strength of Particleboard, 1970 Add to Shelf
Item 4: Bruce H. Erickson. Comparative Tests of Modulus of Elasticity and Modulus of Rupture Between Clear Wood Sapwood Produced Beyond an Occluded Knot and Clear Wood Sapwood Developed Between Nodes of a 27 Year Old Douglas-fir, 1970 Add to Shelf
Item 5: Thomas C. Ewen. A Comparison of the Modulus of Rupture, Modulus of Elasticity, Plywood Glue Line Shear Strength, and Percent Wood Failure on One Half Inch 3-Ply, 4-Ply, and 5-Ply Plywoods, 1971 Add to Shelf
Item 6: Virgilio A. Fernandez. Effect of Fire-Retardant Treatments on the Strength and Stiffness of Small Douglas-fir Beams, undated Add to Shelf
Item 7: David F. Flaming. Effects of Specific Gravity, Depth of Penetration, and Grain Direction on the Direct Withdrawal Resistance of Nails, 1976 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 1.9: Student Projects: G, 1972-1979 Add to Shelf
Item 1: Charles Geissel. Effect of Depth in Small Clear Beams on Modulus of Rupture, Modulus of Elasticity and Modulus of Rigidity, 1974 Add to Shelf
Item 2: Mark A. Gillies. Work Done in FP 422 Mechanical Properties II, 1978 Add to Shelf
Item 3: Dennis M. Golik. Dynamic Modulus of Elasticity Measured by Flexural Vibration as a Cantilever as a Predictor of Modulus of Rupture for Clear Western Hemlock, 1972 Add to Shelf
Item 4: Stephen W. Griffith. Effect of Head Speed, Span, and Thickness on Strength and Stiffness of Hardboard, 1979 Add to Shelf
Item 5: Mark Grube. The Comparison of the Strength Properties of Three Construction Panels, 1979 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 1.10: Student Projects: H, 1970-1979 Add to Shelf
Item 1: David Haas. Effect of Use of Recycled Pulp on the Properties of Bleached Douglas-fir Kraft Paper, 1979 Add to Shelf
Item 2: Kerry A. Hart. A Comparison of MOR and MOE of Dry Douglas-fir 2 x 4 Studs from Peeler Cores and Small Logs with Studs from the Outer Part of Larger Logs, undated Add to Shelf
Note: Includes 2 color prints
Item 3: John H. Hatton. Effect of Long Term Water Soak on Modulus of Rupture and Modulus of Elasticity in Particleboard Underlayment, 1970 Add to Shelf
Item 4: Guy G. Helsing. The Effect of Three Fumigants on Stiffness and Strength of Douglas-fir Heartwood, 1973 Add to Shelf
Item 5: Jim Herold. Direct Withdrawal Resistance of 1¼” Helically Grooved Nails Compared with 1¼” Flathead Screws in Douglas-Fir and White Oak, 1973 Add to Shelf
Item 6: Mark Hollaender. Comparing Nails and Screws and Investigating the Effect of Load Levels and Load Cycling on Interlayer Slip, 1979 Add to Shelf
Item 7: Robert K. Horton. The Effect of Beating and Sheet Weight on the Strength Properties of Kraft Paper, 1970 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 1.11: Jim Hallstrom. Development of a Non-Destructive Testing Method for Unseasoned Douglas-fir Scaffold Plank, 1973 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 1.12: Bill Huff. Modulus of Elasticity Measured by Static and Dynamic Methods as Non-destructive Predictors of Modulus of Rupture, 1976 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 1.13: Student Projects: I-J, 1971-1976 Add to Shelf
Item 1: Bob Inwards. The Effect of Vapam (Sodium Methyl Dithiocarbamate) on the Stiffness and Bending Strength of Douglas-fir Heartwood, 1975 Add to Shelf
Item 2: John A. Johnson. Effect of Machine Direction on Certain Properties of Particleboard Underlayment, 1976 Add to Shelf
Item 3: David E. Jordan. The Effect of Load Application Direction with Respect to Grain Angle on the Shear Strength of Clear Douglas-fir, 1971 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 1.14: Gotzsche-Larsen Jens. Determination of Modulus of Rigidity and True Modulus of Elasticity for Three Sizes of Douglas-fir Beams, 1976 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 1.15: Gotzsche-Larsen Jens. Determination of Modulus of Rigidity and True Modulus of Elasticity for Three Sizes of Douglas-fir Beams, 1976 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 1.16: Student Projects: K, 1973-1978 Add to Shelf
Item 1: Stephen S. Kelly. The Modulus of Elasticity of Particleboard as Effected by Small Span/Depth Ratios, 1977 Add to Shelf
Item 2: Nancy Klink. The Effects of Thickness, Frequency, and Sound Pressure Level on the Sound Transmission Loss of Three Materials Commonly Used in Building Construction, 1978 Add to Shelf
Item 3: Chuck L. Kroeger. Comparison of Utility-Grade Englemann Spruce Two-By-Four Stud Strength Ratios Determined by Three Different Methods, 1973 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 1.17: Student Projects: L, 1976-1977 Add to Shelf
Item 1: David G. Langland. Effect of Beating Time, Basis Weight, and Test Span on Some Paper Properties, 1977 Add to Shelf
Item 2: Daniel J. Lewis. The Mechanical Properties of Hardboard as Affected by Orzan, 1977 Add to Shelf
Item 3: Gray S. Likins. Moduli of Elasticity Determined by Three Methods as a Predictor of Modulus of Rupture for Clear Douglas-fir Studs, 1977 Add to Shelf
Item 4: Jim Lyman. Variation of Modu1us of Elasticity in ½" Plywood With Respect to Specimen Size, 1976 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 1.18: Student Projects: M, 1970-1978 Add to Shelf
Item 1: Norman Marrs. Effect of Fiberglass Lamination on the Strength of Small Clear Wood Specimens, 1970 Add to Shelf
Item 2: Edward J. McLaughlin Jr. Special Term Report on Activities in Mechanical Properties Tim Marcy, Moisture Content and How It Effects the Strength and Stiffness of Wood in Bending, 1974 Add to Shelf
Note: Includes 4 b/w prints
Item 3: Greg W. Miller. Strength and Stiffness of Composite I Beams with Structural Particleboard Webs and Solid Wood Flanges, 1975 Add to Shelf
Item 4: Arjen A. Morks. Effects of Accelerated Aging Methods on the Properties of Plywood, 1978 Add to Shelf
Item 5: Michael E. Murphy. The Effect of Preservative Treatments on the Withdrawal Resistance of Three Nail Types in Douglas-fir, 1978 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 1.19: Student Projects: N-O, 1970-1979 Add to Shelf
Item 1: Scott Nebinger. Tension Strength and Stiffness of Nailed or Glued Truss Plate End-Joints, 1977 Add to Shelf
Note: Includes 2 b/w prints
Item 2: Bradley J. Nutting. Comparison of Bending Properties of Peeler Core-Cut and Log-Cut Studs, 1979 Add to Shelf
Item 3: Jerry Obendorf. Creep and Recovery in Particleboard as Affected by Relative Humidity, 1970 Add to Shelf
Note: Includes 5 b/w prints
Item 4: Edward W. Olson. Effect of Redrying on the Bending Properties of Veneer, 1979 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 1.20: Student Projects: P, 1971-1979 Add to Shelf
Item 1: Gregg T. Perry. Effect of Moisture Contents Below Fiber Saturation Point on Modulus of Rupture and Modulus of Elasticity in Two Specific Gravity Classes of Flat-Grain Western Hemlock, 1971 Add to Shelf
Item 2: Larry Phillips. Accuracy of Eulers Formula in the Prediction of Critical Load on Axially Loaded Slender Columns, 1971 Add to Shelf
Item 3: James L. Ployhar. The Effect of High Temperature on the Strength of Two Northwest Softwoods, 1979 Add to Shelf
Item 4: Mark Powers. A Study of the Strength Properties of Hole-Incised Dimension Lumber, 1979 Add to Shelf
Item 5: Jerry Premo. The Effect of Moisture Content on Direct Withdrawal of Common Wire Nails in Western Hemlock, 1971 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 1.21: Student Projects: R, 1970-1979 Add to Shelf
Item 1: Rod L. Remington. The Effect of Finger Joints on the Tensile Strength of Douglas-fir 2” x 4”, 1970 Add to Shelf
Item 2: Stephen Renn. The Effects of Nail Size, Plywood Thickness, and Edge Distance on Nail Strength and Joint Slip of Plywood-Solid Wood Joints, 1976 Add to Shelf
Item 3: Johan Rering. Flexural Properties of a Particleboard Wood-Veneer Composite, 1977 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 1.22: Student Projects: S (Folder 1/2), 1970-1979 Add to Shelf
Item 1: Eric R. Schild. The Strength of Nail, Screw, and Glue Joints Using Ponderosa Pine, Douglas-fir Plywood, and Particleboard, 1978 Add to Shelf
Item 2: Glenn Schroeder. Relationships Between Specific Gravity, Hardness, Modulus of Elasticity, and Modulus of Rupture in Clear Douglas-fir, 1971 Add to Shelf
Item 3: Randall Scott. Predicting Plywood Strength and Stiffness from Veneer Strength and Stiffness, 1970 Add to Shelf
Item 4: Michael K. Seeds. A Comparison of Modulus of Rupture, Modulus of Elasticity, Shear Strength, and Percent Wood Failure of Three Different Types of One-Half Inch Exterior-Grade Douglas-fir Plywood, 1975 Add to Shelf
Item 5: Thomas H. Sheffield. An Experiment to Examine the Effect of Freezing Temperatures on the Bending Properties of Solid Wood, 1979 Add to Shelf
Item 6: Tom Shuford. Effect of Resin Impregnated Lead Holes on Direct Screw Withdrawal Resistance, 1970 Add to Shelf
Note: Includes 3 b/w prints
Box-Folder 1.23: Student Projects: S (Folder 2/2), 1971-1979 Add to Shelf
Item 1: Michael A. Sigman. Particleboard Properties as a Function of Location Within a Hot Press, 1978 Add to Shelf
Item 2: Ray Slaughter. Evaluating the Effect of Drying Temperature of Rotary-Cut Veneers on Modulus of Rupture and Modulus of Elasticity of 3/8" Douglas-Fir Plywood, 1971 Add to Shelf
Item 3: Harry R. Sondag. A Comparison of Two Methods of Accelerated Aging of Particle Board by Means of Modulus of Rupture, 1971 Add to Shelf
Item 4: Robert Neal Stephen. Comparison of Bending Strength, Stiffness and Internal Bond Strength for Two Types of Structural and One Industrial-Grade Particleboard, 1975 Add to Shelf
Item 5: John W. Stermer. The Determination of True Modulus of Elasticity of Douglas-fir and Coast Hemlock 2x6's, 1979 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 1.24: Student Projects: Glenn Schroeder. Derivations Design, 1973 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 2.1: Student Projects: T, 1974-1976 Add to Shelf
Item 1: George R. Tietze. Effect of Stress Level of the Creep of Three Types of Composite Boards, 1979 Add to Shelf
Item 2: Larry C. Tinker. Prediction of Modulus of Rupture and Modulus of Elasticity of Small Clear Specimens from Properties of Increment Cores, 1974 Add to Shelf
Item 3: Charles R. Turner. Correlation of Circular Saw Power Requirements with Wood Specific Gravity Variations and Saw Feed Rate, 1976 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 2.2: Student Projects: U-V, 1976, 1979 Add to Shelf
Item 1: David Underriner. Specific Gravity, Ring Count, and Percent Summerwood as Indicators of Strength in Douglas-fir, 1979 Add to Shelf
Item 2: James S. Vahrenwald. Analysis of Visual Strength Ratio, Actual Strength Ratio, Specific Gravity and Modulus of Elasticity as Predictors of Modulus of Rupture, 1976 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 2.3: Student Projects: W, 1971-1978 Add to Shelf
Item 1: Cle Wade. The Effect of Starch and Refining Time on Tensile Stretch, Tensile Energy Absorption, Bursting Strength and MOE in Bending of Paper, 1975 Add to Shelf
Item 2: Brian A. Wagner. Thickness, Density and Machine Direction and Their Effects on Bending Properties, 1977 Add to Shelf
Item 3: Tim Wall. Effect of Span Width, and Method of Loading on Modulus of Elasticity of Plywood, 1973 Add to Shelf
Item 4: Mark Watson. The Effect of Stress Level and Thickness Upon the Creep Properties of Particleboard From Two Different Sources, 1978 Add to Shelf
Item 5: Andrew F. Winkle. The Effect of Incising on Modulus of Rupture and Modulus of Elasticity of Douglas-fir, 1971 Add to Shelf
Item 6: Walter M. Wirfs. Effect of Impact on Modulus of Rupture and Modulus of Elasticity of Urea-formaldehyde Bonded Douglas-Fir Particle Board, 1973 Add to Shelf
Series 2: Reference Materials, 1937-1976 Add to Shelf
Contains correspondence, research data, reports, testing equipment manuals and related documentation pertaining to forest products. The bulk of the items in this series are related documentation and testing equipment manuals.
Box-Folder 2.4: Bark, Volume, and Specific Gravities (Lodewick), 1957 Add to Shelf
Note: Correspondence
Box-Folder 2.5: Bark Specific Gravity and Moisture Content, 1951 Add to Shelf
Note: Correspondence
Box-Folder 2.6: Barometer, 1937-1959 Add to Shelf
Note: Related Documentation
Box-Folder 2.7: Connectors, undated Add to Shelf
Note: Research Data
Box-Folder 2.8: Combustion of Wood, 1958-1962 Add to Shelf
Note: Related Documentation
Box-Folder 2.9: Chips-Springfield Survey 20c, 1954 Add to Shelf
Note: Report
Box-Folder 2.10: CO2 vs. XSAIR and Stack Temp VSXS, 1956 Add to Shelf
Note: Related Documentation
Box-Folder 2.11: Corrosion and Deterioration of Wood in Contact with Iron Plus Other Corrosion, 1962-1964 Add to Shelf
Note: Research Data
Box-Folder 2.12: Deflectometer – Test Mach. Specs., undated Add to Shelf
Note: Related Documentation
Box-Folder 2.13: DIAPH. Test Apparatus 45KI, Redesign of, 1960 Add to Shelf
Note: Research Data
Box-Folder 2.14: ERROTC in DEFL. RDGS when Using 8” x 6 ½” WF Beam in Test Machine and New 15” Deep I-Beam, 1966 Add to Shelf
Note: Research Data
Box-Folder 2.15: High-Temp. Veneer Drying Apparatus, 1966 Add to Shelf
Note: Research Data
Box-Folder 2.16: Floor Test Apparatus, 1963 Add to Shelf
Note: Research Data
Box-Folder 2.17: Shrinkage Measurement Apparatus, 1963 Add to Shelf
Note: Research Data
Box-Folder 2.18: Cap Test Mold, 1959 Add to Shelf
Note: Research Data
Box-Folder 2.19: Diaphragm Test Apparatus, 1960 Add to Shelf
Note: Research Data
Box-Folder 2.20: Heat Pump, 1948-1960 Add to Shelf
Note: Related Documentation
Box-Folder 2.21: Ignition, Charring Temp., Wood, 1949-1967 Add to Shelf
Note: Correspondence
Box-Folder 2.23: Impregnator, 1952 Add to Shelf
Note: Research Data
Box-Folder 2.24: 5/4 and 4/4 Joists, 1962 Add to Shelf
Note: Research Data
Box-Folder 2.25: Log Scale vs. FT3, Vol. of Stumps, 1953 Add to Shelf
Note: Related Documentation
Box-Folder 2.26: ALTEC – Microphone, 1954-1959 Add to Shelf
Note: Testing Equipment Manual
Box-Folder 2.27: MOE Calc. From Slope – 60,000 Test Mach., undated Add to Shelf
Note: Related Documentation
Box-Folder 2.28: Reeves Drives, 1951 Add to Shelf
Note: Testing Equipment Manual
Box-Folder 2.29: Roots Blower, 1948 Add to Shelf
Note: Testing Equipment Manual
Box-Folder 2.30: Sanborn Recorder Schaevitz, Gages etc, 1963-1965 Add to Shelf
Note: Testing Equipment Manual
Box-Folder 2.31: Sanborn Recorder Manual, 1962-1964 Add to Shelf
Note: Testing Equipment Manual
Box-Folder 2.32: Shrinkage, Swelling, undated Add to Shelf
Note: Related Documentation
Box-Folder 2.33: Steel Strength Variation, 1954 Add to Shelf
Note: Related Documentation
Box-Folder 2.34: Steel-Wood Joist-Stud, Cost Compare, 1972 Add to Shelf
Note: Related Documentation
Box-Folder 2.35: Strain Gages, 1960-1961 Add to Shelf
Note: Testing Equipment Manual
Box-Folder 2.36: Temp. Meas. Instr., 1949-1964 Add to Shelf
Note: Testing Equipment Manual
Box-Folder 2.37: Test Grips (Two Different Sets), 1964-1965 Add to Shelf
Note: Research Data
Box-Folder 2.38: Temp. Recorder Specs, GE-Also Range Change Kit, 1959-1967 Add to Shelf
Note: Testing Equipment Manual
Box-Folder 2.39: Thermal Expansion of Wood, 1960 Add to Shelf
Note: Related Documentation
Box-Folder 2.40: Thermal Properties of Wood (List of Duplications) USFPL, 1961 Add to Shelf
Note: Related Documentation
Box-Folder 2.41: Temperature Measurement, 1948-1951 Add to Shelf
Note: Related Documentation
Box-Folder 2.42: Veneer – Heated, 1960 Add to Shelf
Note: Related Documentation
Box-Folder 2.43: Vibration Insulators and Vibrators, 1954-1960 Add to Shelf
Note: Related Documentation
Box-Folder 2.44: Floor Vibration Meas., 1969-1974 Add to Shelf
Note: Testing Equipment Manual
Box-Folder 2.45: Weighing Devices, 1951-1952 Add to Shelf
Note: Test Equipment Manual
Box-Folder 2.46: Wood, Slabs, Cubic Vol. Rel., Also Bark on Slab, 1954 Add to Shelf
Note: Related Documentation
Box-Folder 2.47: INSTRON – Inst. Manuals, 1964-1971 Add to Shelf
Note: Testing Equipment Manual
Box-Folder 2.48: INSTRON – New Machines, 1976 Add to Shelf
Note: Testing Equipment Manual