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Floyd E. Bolton Papers, 1959-1981

By Finding aid prepared by Dan Bjerke.

Collection Overview

Title: Floyd E. Bolton Papers, 1959-1981

Predominant Dates: 1971-1981

ID: MSS Bolton

Primary Creator: Bolton, Floyd E.

Extent: 0.5 cubic feet. More info below.

Languages of Materials: English [eng]


The Floyd E. Bolton Papers consist of materials generated and assembled by Bolton pertaining to wheat breeding, dryland agriculture, and his work on these topics in Turkey, Tunisia, and the Middle East. The Papers include article reprints and manuscripts, conference proceedings, correspondence, informational materials, project proposals, reports, and student papers. Bolton was a faculty member at Oregon State University from 1967 until 1990.

Scope and Content Notes

The Floyd E. Bolton Papers document Bolton's research on wheat breeding and dryland agriculture and his work on agricultural development projects in Turkey and Tunisia in the late 1960s and 1970s. The Papers include article reprints and manuscripts, conference proceedings, project proposals and reports, and informational materials. Materials pertaining to wheat production and dryland agriculture in Egypt, Iran, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Pakistan, and Syria in addition to Turkey and Tunisia are included in the collection. Progress reports to the Oregon Wheat Commission on wheat research in Oregon are included, as well as reports from the Agricultural Experiment Station in Pendleton. Student papers from Bolton's study at Oklahoma State University are included as well as information on Joseph Danne, a self-taught plant geneticist in Oklahoma. The student papers from Oklahoma State as well as the Pendleton Experiment Station report include photographs.

Biographical / Historical Notes

Floyd E. Bolton was faculty member in the Oregon State University Crop Science Department from 1967 until his retirement as an Associate Professor of Agronomy in 1990. Bolton earned BS and MS degrees from Oklahoma State University in 1959 and 1961 and a Ph.D. from Colorado State University in 1968. Bolton worked on wheat breeding research and dryland agriculture projects in Turkey, Tunisia, and the Middle East.

Administrative Information

More Extent Information: 27 photographs; 2 boxes

Statement on Access: Collection is open for research.

Acquisition Note: The Bolton Papers were transferred from the Crop and Soil Science Department in 2005.

Related Materials: Additional materials pertaining OSU's agricultural developement programs in Turkey are available in the Extension Service Records (RG 111). The Special Collections and Archives Research Center holdings also include the Crop Science Department Records (RG 095) and the papers of several crop science faculty including the Te May Ching Papers (MSS Ching), Donald David Hill Collection (MSS HillD), Gary Joliff Papers (MSS Jolliff), Warren E. Kronstad Papers (MSS Kronstad), Dale Moss Papers (MSS Moss), Kenneth A. Rykbost Papers (MSS Rykbost), and the Harry August Schoth Papers (MSS Schoth).

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


Bolton, Floyd E.
Oregon State University. Agricultural Experiment Station

People, Places, and Topics

Agricultural development projects--Tunisia.
Agricultural development projects--Turkey.
Arid regions agriculture.
Bolton, Floyd E.
Dry farming.
Natural Resources
Oregon Wheat Commission
University History

Forms of Material

Photographic prints.

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