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Esther Taskerud Papers, 1938-1992

Collection Overview

Title: Esther Taskerud Papers, 1938-1992

ID: MSS Taskerud

Primary Creator: Taskerud, Esther

Extent: 7.46 cubic feet. More info below.

Languages of Materials: English [eng]


The Esther Taskerud Papers consist of materials pertaining to Extension and 4-H, certificates and awards, and various other materials related to Esther Taskerud.

Items from this collection have been digitized and are available in Oregon Digital.

Scope and Content Notes

The collection includes speeches, correspondence, subject files, notes and clippings, memorabilia, photographs, committee records, 4-H materials and leader's guides, photographs of a dinner group (1987), a guest book, a china plate, an interview, and a portrait photograph of Taskerud (1964). The certificates and awards include the U.S. Department of Agriculture Superior Service Award (1958); a life membership certificate in Epsilon Sigma Phi, the national honorary extension fraternity; and a plaque from the 4-H Century Club. Other awards include those presented by South Dakota State University, Oregon State University, and other organizations.

Items from this collection have been digitized and are available in Oregon Digital.

Biographical / Historical Notes

Esther Taskerud began her work at Oregon State College as Assistant State 4-H Club Leader in 1947. She served as head of Home Economics Extension from 1963 to 1969 and retired in 1970. Taskerud earned a BS degree from South Dakota State University and an MA from Columbia University. She died in 1997.

Administrative Information

More Extent Information: 5 cubic foot boxes, 4 document boxes, 4 folders, and 1 12x17 oversize box

Statement on Access: Collection is open for research.

Related Materials: An oral history interview with Esther Taskerud is held in the College of Home Economics Oral Histories (OH 011).

Preferred Citation: Esther Taskerud Papers (MSS Taskerud), 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.


Taskerud, Esther
Calvert, Leonard
Ford, Sharon
Oregon State University. College of Home Economics
Oregon State University. Family Study Center
Taskerud, Charlie

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Taskerud, Esther
University History

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