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G. Burton Wood Papers, 1908-1987View associated digital content.

Predominant Dates: 1946-1975
The G. Burton Wood Papers document Wood's professional work as the Director of the Oregon State University Agricultural Experiment Station from 1966 to 1975 and as an agricultural economist.  The collection includes trip and meeting files, speeches, and reference materials.  Wood was a faculty member in agricultural economics at Oregon State University from 1951 until his retirement in 1975.
ID: MSS Wood
Extent: 2.7 cubic feet
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Biographical / Historical Notes
Statement on Access: Collection is open for research.
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Preferred Citation: G. Burton Wood Papers (MSS Wood), Oregon State University Special Collections and Archives Research Center, Corvallis, Oregon.
Acquisition Note: The materials were donated to the University Archives by Wood's daughter, Pat Gregory, in 1998.
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Series 1: Trip and Meeting Files, 1950-1987 Add to Shelf
Series 1 comprises the bulk of the collection and documents conferences, meetings, and events that Wood attended in his role as an agricultural economist and Director of the Agricultural Experiment Station.  As Director of the Agricultural Experiment Station, Wood represented Oregon State University at special events throughout the state of Oregon, in meetings of Oregon commodity groups, and in regional agricultural associations and advisory groups.  The bulk of the records are for 1966-1975.  This series includes materials assembled by Wood pertaining to agriculture in Turkey as part of an Oregon State University contract with the US Agency for International Development (USAID) to advise on the organization and coordination of agricultural research and extension programs and the development and prospects for agriculture in Turkey - especially production of wheat and other cereal grains.
Box-Folder 1.01: USAID (United States Agency for International Development) Weed Control Project Meeting, 1971-1972 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 1.02: Agricultural Bankers Spring Conference Talk, 1972 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 1.03: Fall Agricultural Conference Meeting, 1974 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 1.04: Agricultural Research Foundation Investment Committee Meeting, 1987 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 1.05: Agricultural Research Institute (ARI) Governing Board, 1970-1971 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 1.06: Agricultural Research and Advisory Council Meeting, 1972 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 1.07: Albers Milling Co. Conference Meeting, 1974 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 1.08: American Arbitration Association, 1964-1972 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 1.09: American Bankers Association, 1971-1973 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 1.10: ASCS (Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Service) Conference Trip Folder, 1975 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 1.11: Beef Cattle Day, 1972 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 1.12: Beef Cattle Field Day Meeting, 1973 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 1.13: Branch Station Superintendents Meeting, 1973 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 1.14: Community Banker Workshop, 1973 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 1.15: Crop Science Field Day, 1974 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 1.16: Department Heads Meeting, 1972 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 1.17: Interim Committee of ESCOP (Experiment Station Committee on Organization and Policy) Trip Folder, 1972 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 1.18: Annual Summer Meeting of Experiment Station Superintendents, 1974 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 1.19: Farm and Ranch Executive Seminar, 1974 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 1.20: Governmental Affairs Committee, Corvallis Chamber of Commerce, 1963-1965 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 1.21: Governmental Affairs Committee Chamber of Commerce, 1965-1966 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 1.22: Grape Wine Research Meeting, 1973 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 1.23: Annual Meeting of Gresham Cooperative, 1975 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 1.24: Jefferson County Livestock Association Meeting, 1973 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 1.25: Meeting with Mark T. Buchanan, 1973 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 1.26: Mint Oil Handling Evaluation and Recommendations, 1958-1962 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 1.27: Mint, Personal, 1958-1960 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 1.28: National Agricultural Outlook Conference, 1971 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 1.29: Twenty-First Annual Meeting of the National Research Council's Agricultural Research Institute, 1972 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 1.30: National Rural Development Conference, 1973 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 1.31: Northeast Regional Center for Cultural Development Trip Folder, 1972 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 1.32: Netarts Program and Graduate Student Budgets, 1973 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 1.33: Northwest Agricultural Show Talk, 1972 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 1.34: Northwest Food Processers Association Liaison Research Committee Meeting, 1972 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 1.35: Northwest Regional Meeting of Deans and Directors, 1974-1975 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 1.36: Meeting of the Nursery Industry, 1973 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 1.37: Oregon Agricultural Research and Advisory Council Meeting, 1974 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 1.38: Oregon Branch Experiment Station, Review Committee, Closure, 1972 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 1.39: Oregon Poultry Industries Association Meeting, 1973 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 1.40: Oregon Rural Areas Development Committee Meeting Talks, 1970 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 1.41: Oregon Turkey Improvement Association Meeting, 1972 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 1.42: Ornamentals Laboratory Dedication, 1974 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 1.43: OSU and USAID Contract for Weed Control Trip Folder, 1974 Add to Shelf
USAID (United States Agency for International Development)
Box-Folder 1.44: Pacific Northwest Agricultural Chemical Credit Conference Talk Trip, 1973 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 1.45: Pacific Northwest Conference on Agricultural Trade with Japan Meeting, 1974 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 1.46: Pacific Northwest Farm Forum Trip Folder, 1972 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 1.47: Annual PCA (Production Credit Association) Directors' and Managers' Meeting, 1974 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 1.48: Pear Bureau Meeting, 1972 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 1.49: Planning Session for Joint Meeting of WSRAC (Western Social Research Advisory Committee)  and Extension Rural Development Group Trip Folder, 1972 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 1.50: Rangeland Resources Advisory Board Spring Meeting, 1974 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 1.51: Regional Bankers Agriculture Conference Meeting, 1973 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 1.52: Review of Agriculture Services to Outlying Islands Trip Folder, 1975 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 1.53: Scoggin Dam Meeting, 1973 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 1.54: Seattle Cedargreen, Personal Basic Data, 1950-1960 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 1.55: Seattle Cedargreen Report, 1960 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 1.56: Spring Agricultural Conference Trip Folder, 1974-1975 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 1.57: Squaw Butte Experiment Station Advisory Committee Meeting, 1972 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 1.58: Squaw Butte Beef Cattle Field Day, 1974 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 1.59: Superintendent's Annual Meeting, 1972 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 1.60: Southwest Washington Weed Association Meeting, 1973 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 1.61: Spring Agricultural Representative Conference, 1974 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 1.62: Tri-State Research Coordination Meeting, 1972 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 2.01: Turkey Agriculture Materials for Trip Folder, 1967-1973 Add to Shelf
1 of 3 folders
Box-Folder 2.02: Turkey Agriculture Materials for Trip Folder, 1967-1973 Add to Shelf
2 of 3 folders
Box-Folder 2.03: Turkey Agriculture Materials for Trip Folder, 1967-1973 Add to Shelf
3 of 3 folders
Box-Folder 2.04: U.S. Bank Agri-Business Talk Meeting, 1972-1975 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 2.05: U.S. National Bank Fall Agriculture Conference Meeting, 1973 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 2.06: Veterinary Medicine Isolation Facility Dedication, 1974 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 2.07: Western Farmers Association Meeting, 1974 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 2.08: Western Region Area Development Research Center Meeting, 1972 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 2.09: Western Regional Extension Committee Meeting, 1972 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 2.10: Western Regional Planning Meeting, 1973 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 2.11: W-113 Western Regional Technical Research Committee Meeting Trip Folder, 1973 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 2.12: W-113 Technical Committee, 1974 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 2.13: W-114 Annual Meeting Trip Folder, 1975 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 2.14: Winegrowers Council Meeting, 1974 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 2.15: Winegrowers Council of Oregon Meeting, 1974 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 2.16: WSRAC Meeting Trip Folder, 1973 Add to Shelf
WSRAC (Western Social Research Advisory Committee)
Box-Folder 2.17: WSRAC Meeting Trip Folder, 1973-1974 Add to Shelf
WSRAC (Western Social Research Advisory Committee)
Box-Folder 2.18: WSRAC Meeting Trip Folder, 1974 Add to Shelf
WSRAC (Western Social Research Advisory Committee)
Box-Folder 2.19: WSRAC Meeting, 1974 Add to Shelf
WSRAC (Western Social Research Advisory Committee)
Box-Folder 2.20: Yamhill Chamber of Commerce Harvest Dinner Meeting, 1974 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 2.21: Personal Notes on Others' Talks, 1965-1973 Add to Shelf
Series 2: Speeches and Presentations, 1946-1970 Add to Shelf
Series 2 consists of speeches and presentations given by Wood on a variety of topics at conferences and meetings; typed and reproduced speeches as well as handwritten outlines are included.  Most of the speeches are from 1969-1970.  Topics addressed include: markets for agricultural commodities, challenges of agricultural research especially in the context of Experiment Stations, the beef cattle industry in the Pacific Northwest, potato marketing and pricing, irrigation, the future of agriculture in Oregon and the Pacific Northwest; agricultural credit, and the commercialization of agriculture ("big agriculture").
Box-Folder 2.22: Speeches Given, 1946-1970 Add to Shelf
Series 3: Reference Materials, 1908-1984 Add to Shelf
Series 3 consists of publications, reports, and  reference materials received and assembled  by Wood.  They include publications by governmental and non-governmental organizations, Experiment Station materials, and newspaper clippings.  The materials represent a wide range of topics including economic and agricultural forecasts, farmers cooperatives, the role of land grant colleges and universities, and agricultural research administration especially through Experiment Stations.  This series also includes a 1908 postcard to Mrs. E.P. Jackson, Wood’s mother-in-law, as well as several photographs taken in the 1960s-1970s of groups that may include Wood.  Materials pertaining to a committee studying the feasibility of a proposed OSU golf course are included.  A directory from 1970 demonstrates Wood's professional contacts.
Box-Folder 2.23: Agricultural Research Foundation Publications, 1983-1984 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 2.24: Curriculum, Ornamentals Short Course (Horticulture), 1959-1966 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 2.25: Department Reviews, 1968 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 2.26: Directories, 1969-1970 Add to Shelf
Includes Deans of Agriculture, Experiment Station Directors, Other Departments, Branch Stations, Extension services, Oregon Agriculture Commodity and Farm Organization, Senate and House Comittees, ESCOP (Experiment Station Committee on Organization and Policy),WSRAC (Western Social Research Advisory Committee), WAERC - ERC (Western Agricultural Economics Research Council), USDA, and Northwest Soil and Water Conservation
Box-Folder 2.27: Feasibility of a Proposed OSU Golf Course, 1978 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 2.28: Materials Relating to the Industrialization of Agriculture, 1967-1968 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 2.29: Materials Shared with Wood, 1961-1975 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 2.30: Materials Shared with Wood, 1967-1972 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 2.31: Newspaper Clippings- Farm Subsidies and Picking a University President, 1967-1968 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 2.32: Oregon Experiment Station Materials, 1973-1975 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 2.33: Oregon Commodity Data Sheets, 1967-1968 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 3.01: Others' Materials and Papers Presented, 1963-1972 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 3.02: Others' Materials and Papers Presented, 1966-1975 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 3.03: Papers by Others, 1961-1974 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 3.04: Photographs, circa 1965-1975 Add to Shelf
Includes a photgraph of Roy Young with a field trip group (circa 1965) and 4 other photographs of unidentified groups (which may include Wood).  Several of the photographs are by R. W. Henderson. One is a color print.
Box-Folder 3.05: Photographic postcard to Mrs. E.P. Jackson, 1908 Add to Shelf
Postcard from E.P. Jackson to Mrs. E.P. Jackson, parents of Wood's wife Ramona Wood (nee Jackson)
Box-Folder 3.06: Publications and Materials by Government Agencies, 1960-1980 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 3.07: Publications and Materials by Government Agencies, 1962-1973 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 4.01: Publications and Materials by Government Agencies, 1967-1974 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 4.02: Publications and Materials by Non-Government Organizations, 1960-1976 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 4.03: Publications and Materials by Non-Government Organizations, 1965-1973 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 4.04: Quality and Food Task Force, 1974-1975 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 4.05: Report on Effects of Effluents on Flavor of Salmon Fish, 1966 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 4.06: Reprinted Publications, 1956-1968 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 4.07: A Review of the Pacific Northwest White Wheat Futures Contract, Report to the Governor, 1973 Add to Shelf
Box-Folder 4.08: Western Agricultural Economics Association Publication, 1983 Add to Shelf