Guide to the A.B. Cordley Entomological and Horticultural Scrapbook
1896-1899

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Creator: Cordley, A. B. (Arthur Burton), 1864-1936
Title: A.B. Cordley Entomological and Horticultural Scrapbook
Dates: 1896-1899 ( inclusive )
Quantity: 0.15 cubic foot (1 box)
Collection Number: MSS Cordley
Summary: The A.B. Cordley Entomological and Horticultural Scrapbook consists of clippings pertaining to fruit and crop pests and pest control. Cordley joined the faculty of Oregon Agricultural College in 1895 as Professor of Zoology and Entomology.
Repository: Oregon State University Libraries
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. 

Biographical Note

A.B. Cordley joined the faculty of Oregon Agricultural College in 1895 as Professor of Zoology and Entomology. He became the first Dean of the School of Agriculture in 1908, a position he held until his retirement in 1931. Cordley worked as an entomologist at Michigan Agricultural College, the Vermont Experiment Station, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture before moving to Oregon. A native of Michigan, Cordley earned his BS degree at Michigan Agricultural College.

Content Description

The A.B. Cordley Entomological and Horticultural Scrapbook consists of clippings assembled by Cordley pertaining to fruit and crop pests and diseases and their control. Many of the clippings are from the Oregon Agriculturist and Rural Northwest; the scrapbook also includes clippings from the Michigan Farmer and Oregon newspapers. The clippings include reports from farmers throughout the state, summaries and announcements of Cordley's work, information about Oregon Agricultural Experiment Station research, and announcements and reports of meetings of the Oregon State Horticultural Society.

The clippings are affixed into a hardbound 1889 Report of the Connecticut Board of Agriculture and Experiment Stations.

Use of the Collection

Restrictions on Access :  

Collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation :  

A.B. Cordley Entomological and Horticultural Scrapbook, Oregon State University Archives, Corvallis, Oregon.

Administrative Information

Related Materials :  

Publications and speeches by Cordley as well as biographical information are available in the Memorabilia Collection (MC-Cordley, A.B.). The Agricultural Experiment Station (RG 025), College of Agricultural Sciences (RG 158), and Entomology Department (RG 027) Records include extensive documentation of Cordley's work as a professor and administrator. The Archives collections also include the Oregon State Horticultural Society Records (RG 151); the papers of many entomologists including Louis G. Gentner, Merton Lane, and John D. Lattin; and the extensive insect photographs in the Ken Gray Photograph Collection (P 256).


Subjects

  • Corporate Names :
  • Oregon Agricultural College. Experiment Station.
  • Oregon State Horticultural Society.
  • Subject Terms :
  • Entomology--Research--Oregon.
  • Fruit-culture--Oregon.
  • Insect pests--Control--Oregon.
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Scrapbooks.

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