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Warren E. Kronstad Papers, 1954-2002

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Collection Overview

Title: Warren E. Kronstad Papers, 1954-2002

Predominant Dates: 1968-1998

ID: MSS Kronstad

Primary Creator: Kronstad, Warren E. (Warren Ervind) (1932-)

Extent: 10.5 cubic feet. More info below.

Languages of Materials: English [eng]


The Warren E. Kronstad Papers document the education, research, and teaching activities of Kronstad, a wheat researcher and Oregon State University alumnus and professor. The Papers include correspondence and subject files; materials from Kronstad's courses as a student and teacher; research data; and reference files and reprints.

Scope and Content Notes

The Warren E. Kronstad Papers consist of materials generated and assembled by Kronstad as a student, teacher, and researcher. The Papers include correspondence and subject files; class notes and papers from his student years at Washington State University; course materials for the classes he taught at Oregon State University; article reprints and publication drafts; research data; and extensive reference files with reprints of publications, reports, correspondence, data, grant proposals, newspaper clippings, speeches, and notes.

The correspondence and subject files also including meeting minutes and conference proceedings and address Kronstad's work on the wheat improvement program in Turkey, cooperative agreements with international researchers, and development of the Center for Gene Research and Biotechnology at OSU.

The course materials include examinations, class handouts, lecture notes, and overhead transparencies.

Biographical information and materials pertaining to Kronstad's memorial service in 2000 and dedication of the Kronstad Crop Science Memorial Conference Room in 2002 are also included in the Papers.

Biographical / Historical Notes

Warren E. Kronstad joined the Oregon State University community in 1959 as a graduate student and instructor in farm crops. After completing his Ph.D. in 1963, he remained at OSU as project leader for cereal breeding and genetics and faculty member in the Crop Science Department. Kronstad lead the Wheat Breeding Project and with his research team developed numerous new varieties of wheat. He was also active in international wheat improvement research, including projects in Turkey and Mexico.

Kronstad received many awards, including the Oregon State University Distinguished Professor Award, and was the first faculty member to hold the Wheat Research Endowed Chair established by Oregon wheat producers in his honor.

Dr. Kronstad advised more than 100 graduate students representing more than 27 countries and taught undergraduate classes in cytogenetics, plant breeding, genetics, and cereal production. He earned his BS and MS degrees from Washington State University.

Kronstad retired at the end of 1998 and died in Corvallis, Oregon, in 2000.

Administrative Information

More Extent Information: 11 boxes

Statement on Access: Collection is open for research.

Acquisition Note: The Kronstad Papers were transferred from the Crop and Soil Science Department in 2008.

Related Materials: The Special Collections and Archives Research Center includes the Crop Science Department Records (RG 095), Farm Crops Department Photographs (P 130), and the papers of several crop science faculty: the Floyd E. Bolton (MSS Bolton), Te May Ching Papers (MSS Ching), Gary Jolliff Papers (MSS Jolliff), Donald David Hill Collection (MSS HillD), Dale Moss Papers (MSS Moss), Kenneth A. Rykbost Papers (MSS Rykbost), and the Harry August Schoth Papers (MSS Schoth).

Preferred Citation: Warren E. Kronstad Papers (MSS Kronstad), Oregon State University Special Collections and Archives Research Center, Corvallis, Oregon.

Processing Information: This collection is not fully processed; this guide is preliminary.

Other URL: Preliminary container list available online.


Kronstad, Warren E. (Warren Ervind) (1932-)

People, Places, and Topics

Agricultural development projects--Mexico.
Agricultural development projects--Turkey.
Crop science--Study and teaching (Higher)--Oregon--Corvallis.
History of Science
Kronstad, Warren E. (Warren Ervind), 1932-
Natural Resources
Oregon State University. Center for Gene Research and Biotechnology
Oregon State University. Department of Crop and Soil Science
Oregon Wheat Commission
University History

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