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John Faudskar Papers, 1942-1985

By Finding aid prepared by Elizabeth Nielsen.

Collection Overview

Title: John Faudskar Papers, 1942-1985

Predominant Dates: 1962-1983

ID: MSS Faudskar

Primary Creator: Faudskar, John David

Extent: 0.3 cubic feet. More info below.

Languages of Materials: English [eng]


The John Faudskar Papers document the use of a pesticide to control sand and mud shrimp in oyster beds at Tillamook Bay, Oregon and Grays Harbor, Washington in the 1960s and 1980s. Faudskar was the Marine Extension Agent in Tillamook County, Oregon.

Scope and Content Notes

The John Faudskar Papers consist of materials created and assembled by Faudskar pertaining to the use of a pesticide (carbaryl; trade name Sevin) for control of sand and mud shrimp in oyster beds in Tillamook Bay, Oregon and Grays Harbor, Washington. The papers document experimental pesticide applications in Washington and Oregon in the early 1960s and the early 1980s. The materials include correspondence, meeting minutes and notes, newspaper clippings, journal articles, reports, legal documents, and photographs. The correspondence and reports include materials prepared by William Q. Wick, the Washington Department of Fisheries, and the Oregon Department of Fisheries and Wildlife.

The legal documents relate to challenges brought by the Audubon Society of Portland, the Oregon Shores Conservation Coalition, and the Oregon Environmental Council to the Oregon Land Use Board of Appeals regarding the early 1980s pesticide applications in Tillamook Bay.

The photographs consist of 28 slides of the 1962 tests in Grays Harbor, Washington.

Biographical / Historical Notes

Alumnus and Extension Service faculty member, John Faudskar earned his BS (1968) and MS (1980) degrees in Fisheries and Wildlife from Oregon State University. He was appointed as the Marine Extension Agent in Tillamook County in 1972 and served as Marine Extension Agent, Extension Sea Grant Agent, and Tillamook County Chair until his retirement in 2003.

Administrative Information

More Extent Information: 28 slides; 1 box

Statement on Access: Collection is open for research.

Acquisition Note: Papers transferred by Hatfield Marine Science Center in 2007.

Related Materials: The Hatfield Marine Science Center Records (RG 194), Sea Grant College Program Records (P 185), Extension Service Records (RG 111), and the Agricultural Experiment Station Records (RG 025) include materials pertaining to marine research and extension activities in Tillamook County and the Oregon coast. The William Q. Wick Papers (MSS Wick) document his career and research activities.

Preferred Citation: John Faudskar Papers (MSS Faudskar), Oregon State University Special Collections and Archives Research Center, Corvallis, Oregon.


Faudskar, John David
Oregon State University. Extension Service
Oregon State University. Sea Grant College Program.
Oregon. Department of Fish and Wildlife
Washington (State). Department of Fisheries
Wick, William Q.

People, Places, and Topics

Carbaryl--Environmental aspects--Oregon--Tillamook Bay.
Carbaryl--Environmental aspects--Washington (State)--Grays Harbor.
Faudskar, John David
Natural Resources
Oyster culture--Oregon--Tillamook Bay.
Oyster culture--Washington (State)
University History

Forms of Material

Slides (photographs).

Creative Commons License
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