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Robert G. Rosenstiel Papers, 1940-1988

Collection Overview

Title: Robert G. Rosenstiel Papers, 1940-1988

ID: MSS Rosenstiel

Primary Creator: Rosenstiel, Robert G. (Robert George), 1910-1985

Extent: 2.15 cubic feet

Arrangement: Organized into nine series: I. Biographical Information; II. Correspondence; III. Anopheline Studies; IV. Chephasia longana (Omnivorous Leaf Tier) Research; V. Small Fruit and Berry Insects Research; VI. Nursery Insects Research; VII. Tullgren Funnel Information, Research Apparatus; VIII. Notebooks, Field and Laboratory Notes; and IX. Prints, Negatives, and Slides.

Languages of Materials: English [eng]


The Rosenstiel Papers document the entomology research conducted by Robert G. Rosenstiel and include project notebooks, plot data, correspondence, reports and publications, and related documentation.

Scope and Content Notes

The collection contains nine series: Biographical Information; Correspondence; Anopheline Studies, the study of mosquitoes and malaria during war times; Cnephasia longana (Omnivorous Leaf-tier) Research; Small Fruit and Berry Insects Research; Nursery Insects Research; Information on Tullgren Funnel, a type of equipment used to extract certain animals from soil for analysis; Notebooks, (field and nursery); and Prints, Negatives and Slides. Dr. Rosenstiel's research interests were nursery-greenhouse insect pests, small fruit insect pests, including all types of berries, but particularly strawberries. His Cnephasia longana research is quite extensive.

Biographical / Historical Notes

Robert George Rosenstiel was born in Portland, Oregon on 8 April 1910. After receiving a two year degree from Southern Oregon College of Education at Ashland in 1933, he taught grade and high school at Merrill, Oregon for two years. He received a BS degree in Education in 1937 from Oregon State College. He continued his studies there, receiving a BS degree in General Science and a MS degree in Entomology in 1939. He briefly attended the University of California at Berkeley and Iowa State College at Ames before he returned to California. He received his Ph.D. in 1950 from the University of California, Berkeley.

Rosenstiel served as assistant in entomology at OSC from 1939 to 1941. From 1943 to 1946 Rosenstiel held the position of Oregon State Entomologist for the U.S. Public Health Service, headquartered in Corvallis. During 1943 and 1944, he organized the Public Health Services' program MCWA (malaria control in war areas) at Camp Adair and Camp White, Oregon. From 1945 until 1946, he was stationed in Berkeley, California where he conducted mosquito inspections and research. He returned to OSC in 1946 as Assistant Professor in the Entomology Department, and served as Associate Professor from 1952 until his retirement in 1975. Upon his retirement, he was honored with the title of Associate Professor Emeritus, a title he held until his death on 17 July 1995. His first wife, Ruth died in 1976; his second wife, Mildred and his three sons survived him. His publications included scientific papers and Experiment Station circulars and bulletins, all relating to the control of insect pests on small fruits and berries. In all he was published 26 times during his academic career.

Administrative Information

Related Materials: The Entomology Department Records (RG 027) includes information on Dr. Rosenstiel. The College of Agricultural Sciences Records (RG 158), Agricultural Experiment Station Records (RG 025), and the College of Science Records (RG 024) also have related materials. There are related photographs in the Entomology Department Photograph Collection (P 055) and Harriet's Photograph Collection (P HC) HC0948.

Preferred Citation: Robert G. Rosenstiel Papers (MSS Rosenstiel), Oregon State University Special Collections and Archives Research Center, Corvallis, Oregon.

Other URL: A preliminary container list was created for this collection on or before Decemeber 11, 2015.


Rosenstiel, Robert G. (Robert George), 1910-1985
Davis, Donald R. (Donald Ray)
Muesebeck, Carl F. W. (Carl Frederick William) (1894-)

People, Places, and Topics

Berries--Diseases and pests.
Camp Adair (Or.)
Camp White (Or.)
Cnephasia longana.
Entomology--Study and teaching (Higher)--Oregon--Corvallis.
Flax--Diseases and pests.
History of Science
Insect pests.
Natural Resources
Oregon State University. Department of Entomology
Strawberries--Diseases and pests.
University History

Forms of Material

Photographic prints.

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