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Paul W. Oman Papers, 1930-1983

Collection Overview

Title: Paul W. Oman Papers, 1930-1983

ID: MSS Oman

Primary Creator: Oman, Paul W.

Extent: 1.3 cubic feet. More info below.

Languages of Materials: English [eng]


The Paul W. Oman Papers consist of article reprints, correspondence, newsletters, publications, and research reference files related to Oman's entomology research.

Biographical / Historical Notes

Born in Kansas in 1908, Paul Oman received a Ph.D. from George Washington University in 1941. Specializing in the study of insects as vectors of plant diseases, Oman worked for the U.S.D.A. Entomology Research Division before coming to OSU in 1967 to work as a Professor for the Entomology Department. In 1973 Oman was appointed Chairman of the Department and, two years later, he became Professor Emeritus.

Administrative Information

More Extent Information: 2 cubic foot boxes

Statement on Access: Collection is open for research.

Related Materials: These records were part of a larger accession of materials transferred to the Oregon State University Archives from the OSU Arthropod Museum. In addition to being placed into the record group for the Entomology Department Records (RG 027), the records from this accession have been separated and placed into manuscript collections for Entomology faculty including the Paul W. Oman Papers (MSS Oman), Louis G. Gentner Papers (MSS Gentner), Herman A. Scullen Papers (MSS Scullen), Paul Ritchter Papers (MSS Ritchter), and the James McIver Papers (MSS McIver).

Preferred Citation: Paul W. Oman Papers (MSS Oman), 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.


Oman, Paul W.

People, Places, and Topics

History of Science
Natural Resources
University History

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