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William A. Frazier Papers, 1918-1996

Collection Overview

Title: William A. Frazier Papers, 1918-1996

ID: MSS FrazierW

Primary Creator: Frazier, W. A. (William Allen), 1908-

Extent: 5.5 cubic feet. More info below.

Languages of Materials: English [eng]


The William A. Frazier Papers consist of records that document Frazier's career and activities pertaining to horticultural studies and instruction.

Scope and Content Notes

This collection includes plant breeding records, horticulture class teaching materials, American Society of Horticultural Science records, correspondence with colleagues, reference files, publications and unpublished papers, a retirement scrapbook, clippings, high school and college records, and awards, diplomas and certificates.

Biographical / Historical Notes

William A. Frazier was born in Carrizo Springs, Texas, and attended Texas A & M College (BS, 1930) and the University of Maryland (MS, 1931 and Ph.D., 1933). He was on the faculty of the University of Maryland (1934-37), University of Arizona (1937-39), and the University of Hawaii (1940-1949). As professor of horticulture at OSU from 1949-1973, Frazier did pioneering work in developing improved varieties of bush beans and tomatoes. He was a member of the American Society for Horticultural Science and the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Administrative Information

More Extent Information: 5 archives boxes

Statement on Access: Collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation: William A. Frazier Papers (MSS FrazierW), 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.

Other URL: A preliminary container list was created for this collection on or before November 14, 2014.


Frazier, W. A. (William Allen), 1908-

People, Places, and Topics

Frazier, W. A. (William Allen), 1908-
History of Science
Natural Resources
University History

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