The Arthur S. King Papers consist of materials created and assembled by King in his role as Soils Extension Specialist at Oregon State University. The materials address irrigation, soils and soil testing, water use and conservation, and fertilizer application. King earned his BS (1928) and MS (1930) degrees from Oregon State Agricultural College. In 1930, he was appointed as the first full time Soils Extension Specialist at Oregon State, a position he held until his retirement in 1972.
ID: MSS King
Extent: 0.25 cubic feet
Scope and Content Notes
The Arthur S. King Papers consist of materials created and assembled by King in his role as Soils Extension Specialist at Oregon State University. The collection includes manuscripts, speeches, clippings, and correspondence pertaining to irrigation, soils and soil testing, water use and conservation, and fertilizer application. The manuscripts are primarily for news columns and were prepared in the late 1950s through 1960s. One of these manuscripts was written by Glenn Hogg of R.W. Hogg & Sons in Salem, Oregon. The manuscripts include an obituary for Charles V. Ruzek and an article about W.L. Powers. The speeches were given during the 1950s-1960 and address flood damaged soils, soil conservation, and irrigation. The bulk of the collection consists of clippings from newspapers, periodicals, and other publications -- some of which were written by King. These are arranged chronologically and span from 1931 to 1972.
Statement on Access: Collection is open for research.
Preferred Citation: Arthur S. King Papers (MSS King), Oregon State University Special Collections and Archives Research Center, Corvallis, Oregon.
Acquisition Note: These materials were transferred to the University Archives by the Soil Science Department in 1992.
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