Guide to the Environmental Health Sciences Center Records

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Overview of the Collection

Creator: Oregon State University. Environmental Health Sciences Center.
Title: Environmental Health Sciences Center Records
Dates: 1964-1996 ( inclusive )
Quantity: 1.3 cubic ft.
Collection Number: RG 155
Summary: The Environmental Health Sciences Center Records document interdisciplinary reserach in environmental toxicology at Oregon State University. The Environmental Health Sciences Center was established in 1967 with funding from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences.
Repository: Oregon State University
University Archives

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

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

Historical Note

The Environmental Health Sciences Center was established in 1967 to provide coordination and stimulation of interdisciplinary environmental health research and training between OSU colleges and departments. The Center is funded primarily by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, and the major field of research is environmental toxicology. The director reports to the Dean of Research.

Directors have included Virgil Freed (1967-1981) and Donald J. Reed (1982-1997).

Content Description

Series I, Introductory Booklet, consists of a packet of materials assembled in 1975 to illustrate the programs and operations of the Center. Series II, Progress Reports, consists of summary and annual reports of the Center and specific programs, from 1964-1996. The first report pertains to a program in place when the Center was established. Series III, Special Reports, consists of planning, program, meeting, and project reports, primarily from the 1970s. Series IV consists of policy /historical correspondence from 1975 and 1976. Series V includes the Center's executive committee meeting minutes from 1967- 1970. Series VI contains grant and research proposals for the Center and component programs, and dates from 1966-1970. Series VII, Special Events Records, contains reports and paper abstracts of conferences attended by Center staff or hosted by the Center in the early 1970s.

Use of the Collection

Preferred Citation :  

Environmental Health Sciences Center Records (RG 155), Oregon State University Archives, Corvallis, Oregon.

Administrative Information

Arrangement :

Organized into 7 series: I. Introductory Booklet; II. Progress Reports; III. Special Reports; IV. Policy/ Historical Correspondence; V. Executive Committee Meeting Minutes; VI. Grant and Research Proposals; and VII. Special Events Records.

Related Materials :  

Environmental Health Sciences Center misc. publications (PUB 2-30) includes a departmental newsletter, published lectures, a listing of selected classes, and proceedings of meetings. In addition, the Research Office Records (RG 170) contain related materials.

Detailed Description of the Collection

Series I:  Introductory Booklet, ca. 1975

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Series II:  Progress Reports, 1964-1996
1 Toxicology of Pesticides in the Environment, progress reports, 1964-1968 & 1966/67
1 Summary Progress Report, 1968-1973
Annual Reports, 1967-1993
1 Entire program, 1967/68-1970/71
1 Environmental Toxicology of Pesticides, 1971/72
1 Entire program, 1973/74, 1977/78 & 1984/84-1987/88
1 Entire program, 1988/89-1992/93
1 Entire program, 1993-1996

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Series III:  Special Reports, 1970-1984
1 Planning, Programming and Budgeting Report, 1970-1975
1 Program Review and National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences Task Force Report, 1983-1984
1 Meeting Reports, Directors of University-based Centers for the Environmental Health Sciences, 1975-1977
2 Waste pesticide management program status reports, 1970
2 Project reports, 1973-1975

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Series IV:  Policy/Historical Correspondence, 1975-1976

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Series V:  Executive Committee Meeting Minutes, 1967-1970

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Series VI:  Grant & Research Proposals, 1966-1970
Center for Environmental Management
2 1967-1973, submitted 1966
2 1970-1975, submitted 1969?
2 Environmental Health Sciences Center renewal grant for 1970-1975, submitted 1969
2 Pesticide Toxicology/Environmental Science training renewal proposal, ca. 1970
2 Land Use Planning & Zoning in Selected Oregon Counties, research proposal, 1969

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Series VII:  Special Events Records, 1970-1972
2 Report on " Environment: The Quest for Quality" conference, Washington, D.C., February 1970
2 Abstracts of papers from " Beneficial Uses of Thermal Discharges" conference, Albany, New York, September 1970
2 Abstracts of papers from " Agents of Environmental Stress" conference, Tualatin, Oregon (sponsored by Environmental Health Sciences Center), July 1972

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  • Corporate Names :
  • Oregon State University. Environmental Health Sciences Center.
  • Oregon State University--Research.
  • Subject Terms :
  • Environmental health--Research--Oregon--Corvallis.
  • Environmental toxicology--Research--Oregon--Corvallis.
  • Pesticides--Toxicology--Research--Oregon--Corvallis.
  • Research institutes--Oregon--Corvallis.

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