Guide to the Donald B. Zobel Papers

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Overview of the Collection

Creator: Zobel, Donald B.
Title: Donald B. Zobel Papers
Dates: 1995-2003 ( inclusive )
Quantity: 0.12 cubic foot (1 box)
Collection Number: MSS Zobel
Summary: The Donald B. Zobel Papers consist of materials reflecting Zobel's involvement with the Oregon Flora Project, specifically the Oregon Plant Atlas. Zobel was a faculty member in the Botany and Plant Pathology Department from 1968 until his retirement in 2003.
Repository: Oregon State University Libraries
University Archives

121 The Valley Library
Oregon State University
Corvallis, OR 97331-4501
Phone: 541-737-2165

Languages: Materials in English. 

Biographical Note

Donald B. Zobel was a faculty member in the Oregon State University Department of Botany and Plant Pathology from 1968 until his retirement in 2003. Zobel's research area was forest ecology; he worked on projects concerning the water relations of trees in the Himalayas and in North America and the recovery of plants buried by volcanic debris at Mount St. Helens.

The Oregon Flora Project began in 1994 as a project to compile and provide information about Oregon's vascular plans to a general audience and botanical specialists. The Oregon Plant Atlas is an interactive mapping project that displays plant distributions.

Content Description

The Donald B. Zobel Papers reflect Zobel's involvement with the Oregon Flora Project. The Papers includes correspondence, grant proposals, meeting minutes and agendas, publications and research notes documenting Zobel's work on the Oregon Plant Atlas component of the Flora Project. The collection also includes issues of the Oregon Flora Newsletter.

Use of the Collection

Restrictions on Access :  

Collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation :  

Donald B. Zobel Papers, Oregon State University Archives, Corvallis, Oregon.

Administrative Information

Future Additions :  

Additions to the collection are expected.

Related Materials :  

Other materials pertaining to Oregon botanical studies are available in the records of the Botany and Plant Pathology Department (RG 054) and the Herbarium (RG 117) as well as the papers of botany faculty Harold J. Evans, Helen Gilkey, Henry P. Hansen, William Evans Lawrence, Harry K. Phinney, Albert N. Steward, and Roy A. Young.


  • Corporate Names :
  • Oregon Flora Project.
  • Subject Terms :
  • Botany--Oregon.
  • Plants--Oregon--Identification.

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