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Jay S. Gashwiler Papers, 1939-1961

Collection Overview

Title: Jay S. Gashwiler Papers, 1939-1961

ID: MSS Gashwiler

Primary Creator: Gashwiler, Jay S.

Extent: 0.1 cubic feet. More info below.

Languages of Materials: English [eng]


The Gashwiler Papers consist of a thesis, an article, and reports generated by alumnus and Fisheries and Wildlife Department associate professor, Jay S. Gashwiler.

Scope and Content Notes

The thesis held in this collection documents Gashwiler's graduate work at the University of Maine and is titled "A Waterfowl Survey of the Lincoln, Maine, Area." Reprinted in the journal The Murrelet, the article contained in this collection pertains to harlequin ducks in the vicinity of the Cascade foothills of Lane County, Oregon. The reports reflect research studies of Pacific Northwest populations of the mouse "Microtus montanus."

Biographical / Historical Notes

Earning an undergraduate degree in fish and game management from OSC in 1937, Jay S. Gashwiler went on to receive a master's degree at the University of Maine in 1939. Gashwiler stayed in Maine working for the university until 1948, when he transferred to a position with the U.S. Fisheries and Wildlife Service and served as a biologist in Utah and Oregon. In 1958 Gashwiler received a courtesy appointment with the OSU Fisheries and Wildlife Department, a position that he held until 1967. Specializing in the study of forestland rodents such as deer mice and squirrels, Gashwiler also researched tree seedlings and the impact of clearcuts upon plants and animals.

Administrative Information

More Extent Information: 1 document box

Statement on Access: Collection is open for research.

Related Materials: Other SCARC collections relating to Fisheries and Wildlife include the Fisheries and Wildlife Department Records (RG 190), the Fisheries and Wildlife Department Photographs (P 179), and the Fisheries and Wildlife Films and Videotapes (FV 243).

Preferred Citation: Jay S. Gashwiler Papers (MSS Gashwiler), 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.


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