Guide to the Robert G. Rosenstiel Papers
1940-1988

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Overview of the Collection

Creator: Rosenstiel, Robert G. (Robert George), 1910-1985.
Title: Robert G. Rosenstiel Papers
Dates: 1940-1988 ( inclusive )
Quantity: 2.15 cubic feet
Collection Number: Consult repository.
Summary: 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.
Repository: Oregon State University
University Archives

121 The Valley Library
Oregon State University
Corvallis, OR 97331-4501
Phone: 541-737-2165
Email: archives@oregonstate.edu
Web: http://osulibrary.oregonstate.edu/archives

Languages: Materials in English. 
Sponsor: Funding for encoding this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Biographical Note

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.

Content Description

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.

Use of the Collection

Preferred Citation :  

Robert G. Rosenstiel Papers, Oregon State University Archives, Corvallis, Oregon.

Administrative Information

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.

Related Materials :  

The Entomology Department records (RG 27) includes information on Dr. Rosenstiel. The College of Agricultural Science Records (RG 158), Experiment Station Records (RG 25), and College of Science Records (RG 24) also have related materials. There are related photographs in the Entomology Department Photographs (P 55), as well as in Harriet's Collection #948.


Detailed Description of the Collection

Series I:  Biographical information, Application for Commission in the U.S. Public Health Service, ca. 1941
Container(s)

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Series II:  Correspondence, 1940-1991
Container(s)

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Series III:  Anopheline Studies, 1943-1948
Container(s)
Description
Box
1 Anophelines, malaria control in war areas, reports, 1943-1948
1 Surveys, charts, correspondence regarding malaria in Camp Adair area, 1943-1944

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Series IV:  Cnephasia longana (Omnivorous Leaf Tier) Research, 1941-1972
Container(s)
Description
Box
1 Summary of dissertation, C. longana Thesis, The Taxonomy, Life History and Cultural Relations of Cnephasia Longana (Haworth), The Omnivorous Leaf Tier, 1950
including 19 prints
1 Pamphlets, bulletins, circulars authored by Rosenstiel regarding Omnivorous Leaf Tier and other insect pests on strawberries, 1941-1972
1 Cnephasia report, research data and charts, 1946-1953
Prints, slides and negatives stored separately.
1 Omnivorous leaf-tier injury, leaf samples, 1949

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Series V:  Small Fruit and Berry Insects Research, ca. 1941-1989
Container(s)
Description
Box
1 Small fruit insects, reports and correspondence, 1948-1959
1 Small fruit insects, techniques for collecting insects, undated
1 Wood NP [New Planting] strawberry plot charts and wood strawberry plot charts, 1954
1 Other test plot charts and photostats, ca. 1941-1942
Negatives stored separately.
1 Berry insect pests, reports and correspondence, 1958-1960; 1962; 1967; 1971-74
1 Research notes and abstracts on root weevil control, 1960-1972
1 Gooseberry insect pests, bulletins, art work for publication, research notes, 1987-1989
Prints, slides and negatives stored separately.

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Series VI:  Nursery Insects Research, 1937-1951
Container(s)
Description
Box
1 Cotoneaster Webworm bulletin and monograph, 1937
1 Nurserymens newsletter, originals, 1946-1947
1 Nursery data, trees; chart of elm trees on OSC campus, 1947
1 Nursery data and charts, 1948-1951
1 Project reports, insect control studies, 1948-1949

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Series VII:  Tullgren Funnel Information, Research Apparatus
Container(s)

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Series VIII:  Notebooks, Field and Laboratory Notes, 1946-1988
Container(s)
Description
Box
2 Strawberry root weevils, includes some data on other weevils, crown mth, spittle bug, crown miner and tortrix, 1951-1981
8 notebooks
2 Root weevils, includes symptoms, and other small fruit insect research, 1966-1981
7 notebooks
2 Bushberry and cranberry insects, 1958
1 notebook
2 Raspberry root borer, includes some data on caneberry vector insect survey, June beetles, tussock moth, orange tortrix, crown moth, 1954-1956
2 notebooks
2 Crown moth and mites, 1957
1 notebook
2 Black gooseberry borer, 1952-1957
1 notebook
2 Strawberry crown moth, includes some data on gooseberry miner and root weevils, gooseberry borer, 1951-1958
4 notebooks
2 Gooseberry cambium miner, includes some data on raspberry cane maggot, raspberry root borer, and omn. leaf tier, 1956-1957
2 notebooks
2 Omnivorous leaf tier, includes some data on strawberry leafbeetle, and spittle bugs, 1950-1957
4 notebooks
2 Cyclamen mites, includes some data on orange tortrix and holly scale, 1951-1960
6 notebooks
2 Orange tortrix, 1947-1948
3 notebooks
2 Juniper webworm, 1951
1 notebook
2 Strawberry aphids, includes some data on strawberry mites, cyclamen mites, and caneberry insects, 1949-1967
9 notebooks
2 Berry insects, includes some data on root weevils, 1967-1975
7 notebooks
2 Caneberry insects, includes some data on raspberry root borer, strawberry crown moth, two spot mite, blueberry and gooseberry insects, 1951-1960
5 notebooks
2 Two spotted mites, 1950
1 notebook
2 Various insect pests research data, includes tests plots in greenhouse and nursery, 1946-1980
11 notebooks

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Series IX:  Prints, Negatives, and Slides
Container(s)
Description
Box
3 Rosenstiel's Cnephasia longana research, larvae and leaf injury, 1949
two prints 3 1/2 x 4 1/2 and 4 x 5
3 Diagrams of unknown plants
36 slides, eight 5 x 8 prints
3 Gooseberry branches, left one is injured
8 x 10 print
3 Bird dung deposit on clod
35 mm negative, 5 x 5 print, two 4 x 4 1/2 prints, 3 1/2 x 4 print, 3 1/2 x 5 print; all of the same image
3 Combination of three images marked as #5, #6, & #7 including the image of bird dung deposit on clod described previously
4 x 5 negative, two 8 x 10 prints; two 3 x 4 prints of #5 & #6 only
3 Opostega biology; collage of three prints, marked #1, #2, #3; caption for each: #1 - "exposed feeding mines in gooseberries;" #2: "exposed mine with white frass;" #3: "exposed black frass"
three 8 x 10 prints, 4 x 5 negative
3 Dorsal view of Opostega scioterma wings marked No. 8
two 5 1/2 x 7 prints, two 8 x 10 prints, 4 x 5 negative
3 Another view of Opostega scioterma wings
4 x 5 negative and 8 x 10 print
3 Collage of plant stem sketch and two prints; print marked number 3 is the same as described above (bird dung deposit on clod); print marked number 2 is the same as the one described above dorsal view of Opostega scioterma wings
original 8 x 10 plant stem sketch; 4 x 5 negative, two 5 x 7 and two 8 x 10 prints
3 Chart identified as No. 4, showing stages of insect life
three 8 x 10 and two 5 x 8 prints, 4 x 5 negative
3 Gooseberry miner, sent to Dr. Rosenstiel from Martin Thingvold, consultant, 1982
two color slides
3 Rhod-bud moth, 1989
eight 35 mm negatives
3 Cambium miner, some in canes; note says that these prints and negatives were not used; (seven 4 x 5 negatives, fourteen 4 x 5 prints, 3 x 4 print, six 8 1/2 x 5 prints, 32 35mm negatives)
3 Gooseberry miner
four 35 mm negatives
3 Gooseberry cambium miner life history
three 4 x 5 negatives
3 O nonstrigella chamb., J. McDunnough Collection, Knowlton, Quebec, Canada, 6 August 1929
3 1/4 x 4 1/2 print
3 Opostega scioterma Meyr., E.H. Blackmore Collection, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, 25 July 1923
3 1/4 x 4 1/2 print
3 Opostega scioterma Meyr., W.R. Carter Collection, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, undated
3 1/2 x 3 1/2 print
3 Opostega scioterma Meyr., R.G. Rosenstiel Collection, Forest Grove, Oregon, 20 June 1957
two 3 1/4 x 4 1/2 prints
3 Unknown larvae, insect parts, and charts
24 35 mm negatives, thirteen 4 x 5 prints, seven 8 x 10
3 Diagrams of insect parts, probably gooseberry insect pests
nine 4 x 5 negatives; nine corresponding prints
3 Plant injury, larvae, spray equipment, group of men along a road; found in gooseberry insect file; possibly orange tortrix, 1947
fourteen 4 x 5 and smaller prints
3 Larvae on flypaper
5 x 7 negative and print
3 "Eggs of Omnivorous Leaf-tier on sliver from cedar fence post"; Cnephasia Hibernacular, exposed in crevice of cedar fence post", 1940
5 x 7 negative
3 Diagram of cross section of strawberry flower, 1940
5 x 7 negative
3 Larval mines; possibly tellima parviflora, as noted on envelope
5 x 7 negative
3 Closeup of flypapers on douglas firs at Sharp #2
5 x 7 negative
3 Diagram of six stages of strawberry insect injury
3 x 4 negative
3 C. longana mines in strawberry leaves
2 1/2 x 3 1/2 negative, and two prints
3 Laboratory tropism set up, 1940
2 5 x 7 negative
3 Book pages from various resource books; envelope was marked cnephasia longana taxonomy"
24 3 x 5 prints
3 Tellima sp? Webbed grandiflora greenhouse, May 1941
2 1/2 x 3 1/2 negative
Cnephasia longana
Box
3 "Cnephasia webbing plantain heart
2 1/2 x 3 1/2 three negatives
3 C. longana webbing chickweed tip, 1942
2 1/2 x 3 1/2 negative
3 Mines in strawberry leaf
2 1/2 x 3 1/2 negative
3 Cnephasia injury on flax, usual injury, 1942
2 1/2 x 3 1/2 negative
3 Cnephasia webbing dandelion blossoms
2 1/2 x 3 1/2 negative
3 C. longana eggs on chattim, 1942
2 1/2 x 3 1/2 negative
3 Cnephasia damage on pansies from Mt. Angel & Corvallis; normal pansy in center, 1942
2 1/2 x 3 1/2 negative
3 C. longana mines in wild field strawberries
2 1/2 x 3 1/2 two negatives
3 C. longana mines in curly dock
2 1/2 x 3 1/2 negative
3 Injured and normal red clover, C. longana
2 1/2 x 3 1/2 negative and print
3 C. longana injury to strawberry fruit
5 x 7 negative and print, nitrate negative stored separately
3 Cnephasia longana injury to flax, 1934
5 x 7 negative, nitrate negative stored separately
3 Cnephasia longana cocoon in flax, 1937
5 x 7 negative and print, nitrate negative stored separately
3 Webbed and normal vetch tips injured by cnephasia, 1940
5 x 7 negative
3 Cnephasia injury on strawberry
5 x 7 negative and print, nitrate negative stored separately
3 Cnephasia pupae
5 x 7 negative and print, nitrate negative stored separately
3 Larval mines in grass
4 x 5 negative and print
3 Male and female adults
two 5 x 7 negatives, one nitrate negative stored separately
3 Prysal skins on grass and flax, California
5 x 7 negative
3 Greenhouse arrangement for feeding habit studies
5 x 7 negative and two prints
3 Toxicology, oviposition choice set up, E.[Entomology?] farm
2 1/2 x 3 1/2 negative
3 Bark oviposition choice
2 1/2 x 3 1/2 print and three negatives
Total of Six 5 x 7 Nitrate Negatives stored separately
Box
4 c. longana injury to strawberry fruit
4 cnephasia longana injury to flax, 1934
4 c. longana cocoon in flax, George Ferguson, 1937
4 cnephasia injury on strawberry
4 cnephasia pupae
4 Male or female adult insects; possibly cnephasia
one negative was nitrate, the other safety film

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Subjects

  • Personal Names :
  • Davis, Donald R. (Donald Ray)
  • Muesebeck, Carl F. W. (Carl Frederick William), b. 1894.
  • Corporate Names :
  • Oregon State University. Dept. of Entomology.
  • Geographical Names :
  • Camp Adair (Or.)
  • Camp White (Or.)
  • Subject Terms :
  • Berries--Diseases and pests.
  • Cnephasia longana.
  • Entomology--Research.
  • Entomology--Study and teaching (Higher)--Oregon--Corvallis.
  • Flax--Diseases and pests.
  • Insect pests.
  • Malaria.
  • Strawberries--Diseases and pests.
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Photographs.

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