Robert Phillip Upchurch Collection 1941-2012

Creator
Upchurch, Robert Phillip
Size
34.5 linear feet
Location

For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Special Collections Research Center Reference Staff.

Call number
MC 00029

The Robert Phillip Upchurch Collection contains personal and professional papers of plant scientist Robert Phillip Upchurch. This collection contains annual reports, 1953-1965, written by Upchurch for a project at the North Carolina Agricultural Experiment Station, The Development of Principles and Practices for the Control of Weeds in Cotton, Peanuts, Soybeans, Forage Crops, Turf and for the Control of Nutsedge, Johnson Grass and Woody Plants, as well as class notes, 1941-1949, from Upchurch's years as a student in crop science and plant physiology. Robert P. Upchurch's personal military records, 1948-1967, are included in the collection, as are the Upchurch Bulletin, 1980-2006, and Englandia, 1996-1999, family history quarterlies edited and published by Robert Phillip Upchurch. Also included are publications and other materials of the Plant Growth Regulation Society of America. Also included are the records of the Council for Agricultural Science and Technology (CAST), an organization of which Upchurch was a prominent member.

Born in Wake County, North Carolina, on February 9, 1928, Robert Phillip Upchurch graduated from the North Carolina State College of Agriculture and Engineering (later North Carolina State University) with a B.S. in crop science in 1948. He received a master's degree in 1949 and in 1953 was awarded a Ph.D. in plant physiology from the University of California, Davis. Upchurch was a member of the faculty at North Carolina State College from 1949 to 1965. From 1955 to 1957 Upchurch served in the United States Air Force with the rank of second lieutenant. From 1965 through 1975 he worked for the Monsanto Corporation in St. Louis, Missouri. From 1975 to 1990 Upchurch was a professor and head of the Plant Sciences Department at the University of Arizona.

Biographical/historical note

Robert Phillip Upchurch was born in Wake County, North Carolina, on February 9, 1928. He graduated from North Carolina State College of Agriculture and Engineering (later North Carolina State University) with a B.S. in Crop Science in 1948. He received a master's degree in 1949. In 1953, he was awarded a Ph.D. in plant physiology from the University of California, Davis.

Upchurch served as an instructor at North Carolina State College from 1949 to 1953, and as an assistant professor from 1953 to 1955 and again from 1957 to 1960. He served in the United States Air Force, Air Research and Development Command, with the rank of lieutenant from 1955 to 1957. He continued to serve in the Air Force Reserve until 1967, retiring with the rank of captain. Upchurch was active in research that established the principles of the behavior of herbicides in soil and the development of weed control practices for peanuts and cotton.

From 1965 through 1975 Upchurch worked for the Monsanto Corporation as the manager of research for their Agricultural Division in St. Louis, Missouri. From 1975 to 1990 Upchurch was a professor and head of the Plant Sciences Department at the University of Arizona. While at the University of Arizona Dr. Upchurch also served as the Director of Development and Alumni Affairs and as the Director of the College of Agriculture's Arboretum Affairs.

Upchurch retired from teaching at the University of Arizona in 1990, and pursued a career as a farmer and real estate developer in the St. Louis, Missouri, area. He also developed an extensive and thoroughly researched genealogical study of his family origins in America, documenting ancestral ties to an original member of the seventeenth-century Virgina Charter Company, Michael Upchurch, one of the first English colonists to settle in what is now Wake County, North Carolina.

Professional organizations with which Upchurch was involved include Sigma Xi, American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America, Weed Society of America, American Society of Plant Physiology, Arizona Crop Improvement Association, Arizona Academy of Science, the Soil and Water Conservation Society of America, and the Council for Agricultural Science and Technology (CAST).

Scope/content

The Robert Phillip Upchurch Collection contains personal and professional papers of plant scientist Robert Phillip Upchurch. This collection contains annual reports, 1953-1965, written by Robert Phillip Upchurch for a project at the North Carolina Agricultural Experiment Station, The Development of Principles and Practices for the Control of Weeds in Cotton, Peanuts, Soybeans, Forage Crops, Turf and for the Control of Nutsedge, Johnson Grass and Woody Plants. These reports document Upchurch's research on the principles of the behavior of herbicides in soil and the development of weed control practices for peanuts and cotton. Also included in the collection are class notes from Upchurch's years as a student of crop science and plant physiology. Upchurch's personal military records are included in the collection along with a complete set of the Upchurch Bulletin, a family history quarterly edited and published by Robert Phillip Upchurch. Additionally there is a complete set of Englandia, a quarterly that Upchurch published to chronicle family ties to the Upchurch families in England. There are also extensive records of the Council for Agricultural Science and Technology, an organization of which Upchurch was a prominent member. Also included are publications and other materials related to the Plant Growth Regulation Society of America and awards, mementos, and artifacts.

Physical description

9 archival boxes, 8 archival cartons, and 2 archival flatboxes

Arrangement

This collection is organized into seven series:

  • 1. Annual Reports
  • 2. Class Notes
  • 3. Military Records
  • 4. Upchurch Family History
  • 5. Plant Growth Regulation Society Publications and Other Material
  • 6. Awards, Mementos, and Artifacts
  • 7. Council for Agricultural Science and Technology (CAST) Documentation

Use of these materials

The nature of the NCSU Libraries' Special Collections means that copyright or other information about restrictions may be difficult or even impossible to determine despite reasonable efforts. The NCSU Libraries claims only physical ownership of most Special Collections materials.

The materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study, pursuant to U.S. Copyright law. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials. Any materials used for academic research or otherwise should be fully credited with the source.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Robert Phillip Upchurch Collection, MC 00029, Special Collections Research Center, North Carolina State University Libraries, Raleigh, NC

Source of acquisition

Gift of Robert P. Upchurch, 2006 October (Accession no. 2006.0165), 2009 May (Accession no. 2009.0089), 2012 December (Accession no. 2012.0312) and 2013 May (Accession no. 2013.0211)

Processing information

Processed by Michael Watts, 2006 November ; revised by Linda Sellars, April 2009; additional processing by Meaghan Lanier, May 2013; additional processing by Meaghan Lanier, July 2013

Encoded by Michael Watts, 2006 November

The entire collection, including materials not available online, may be viewed in the Special Collections reading room in D.H. Hill Library.
Annual Reports 1953-1965
Size: 1.5 linear feet

Annual reports, 1953-1965, written by Robert Phillip Upchurch for a project at the North Carolina Agricultural Experiment Station, The Development of Principles and Practices for the Control of Weeds in Cotton, Peanuts, Soybeans, Forage Crops, Turf and for the Control of Nutsedge, Johnson Grass and Woody Plants; United State Department of Agriculture (USDA) yearbooks, research and academic material related to Upchurch's work at NCSU as a professor and research scientist. Included are primary industry research studies on weed control and vegetative growth inhibitors.

2.5 boxes

The Development of Principles and Practices for the Control of Weeds in Cotton, Peanuts, Soybeans, Forage Crops, Turf and for the Control of Nutsedge, Johnson Grass and Woody Plants (60 pages) 1953
Box 1, Item 1
The Development of Principles and Practices for the Control of Weeds in Cotton, Peanuts, Soybeans, Forage Crops, Turf and for the Control of Nutsedge, Johnson Grass and Woody Plants (107 pages) 1954
Box 1, Item 2
The Development of Principles and Practices for the Control of Weeds in Cotton, Peanuts, Soybeans, Forage Crops, Turf and for the Control of Nutsedge, Johnson Grass and Woody Plants. (Work Report by O.E. Rud - RPU on leave in U. S. Air Force) 1955
Box 1, Item 3
The Development of Principles and Practices for the Control of Weeds in Cotton, Peanuts, Soybeans, Forage Crops, Turf and for the Control of Nutsedge, Johnson Grass and Woody Plants. (Work Report by O. E. Rud - RPU on leave in U. S. Air Force) 1956
Box 1, Item 4
The Development of Principles and Practices for the Control of Weeds in Cotton, Peanuts, Soybeans, Forage Crops, Turf and for the Control of Nutsedge, Johnson Grass and Woody Plants (75 pages) 1957
Box 1, Item 5
The Development of Principles and Practices for the Control of Weeds in Cotton, Peanuts, Soybeans, Forage Crops, Turf and for the Control of Nutsedge, Johnson Grass and Woody Plants (132 pages) 1958.
Box 1, Item 6
The Development of Principles and Practices for the Control of Weeds in Cotton, Peanuts, Soybeans, Forage Crops, Turf and for the Control of Nutsedge, Johnson Grass and Woody Plants (172 pages) 1959.
Box 1, Item 7
The Development of Principles and Practices for the Control of Weeds in Cotton, Peanuts, Soybeans, Forage Crops, Turf and for the Control of Nutsedge, Johnson Grass and Woody Plants (145 pages) 1960.
Box 1, Item 8
The Development of Principles and Practices for the Control of Weeds in Cotton, Peanuts, Soybeans, Forage Crops, Turf and for the Control of Nutsedge, Johnson Grass and Woody Plants (232 pages) 1961
Box 2, Item 1
The Development of Principles and Practices for the Control of Weeds in Cotton, Peanuts, Soybeans, Forage Crops, Turf and for the Control of Nutsedge, Johnson Grass and Woody Plants. Summary of a Three-year Study on the Uptake of Organic Chemicals by Plant Roots Sponsored by NSF 1961
Box 2, Item 2
The Utilization of Plant Growth Control Substances in the Maintenance of Highway Rights-of-way and Highway Facilities. Two year report (61 pages) 1961
Box 2, Item 3
The Development of Principles and Practices for the Control of Weeds in Cotton, Peanuts, Soybeans, Forage Crops, Turf and for the Control of Nutsedge, Johnson Grass and Woody Plants (217 pages) 1962
Box 2, Item 4
The Development of Principles and Practices for the Control of Weeds in Cotton, Peanuts, Soybeans, Forage Crops, Turf and for the Control of Nutsedge, Johnson Grass and Woody Plants (272 pages) 1963
Box 2, Item 5
The Utilization of Plant Growth Control Substances in the Maintenance of Highway Rights-of-way and Highway Facilities. Two year report (129 pages) 1963
Box 3, Item 1
The Development of Principles and Practices for the Control of Weeds in Cotton, Peanuts, Soybeans, Forage Crops, Turf and for the Control of Nutsedge, Johnson Grass and Woody Plants (303 pages) 1964
Box 3, Item 2
The Utilization of Plant Growth Control Substances in the Maintenance of Highway Rights-of-way and Facilities. Two year report (116 pages) 1965
Box 3, Item 3
Class Notes 1941-1949
Size: 0.5 linear feet

Notes and textbooks used by Dr. Upchurch in undergraduate, graduate, and post-graduate study in agronomy and plant physiology.

1.5 boxes

Plane and Spherical Trigonometry 1941
Box 3, Item 4
Laboratory Plant Physiology 1941
Box 3, Item 5
College Algebra 1943
Box 4, Item 1
Laboratory Manual for Students of Agronomy 1946
Box 4, Item 2
Botany 432 1949
Box 4, Item 3
Advanced Plant Physiology - Botany 433 1949
Box 4, Item 4
Supplementary Notebook - Botany 423-433 1949
Box 4, Item 5
Botany 302 undated
Box 5, Item 1
Military Records 1948-1967
Size: 0.5 linear feet

This series contains correspondence between Robert P. Upchurch and the draft board, as well as orders and guidelines for activity issued by the the United States Air Force (USAF). Also included is material related to promotions in rank and material related to service in the Air Force Reserve. Commissioned as a second lieutenant (ROTC), United States Air Force, in 1949, Upchurch served on active duty from 1955 to 1957. His main responsiblities were as a project officer and research scientist responsible for studies investigating the control of vegetation. Upchurch remained in the Air Force Reserve through 1967, retiring with the rank of captain.

1 box

Selective Service 1948-1967
Box 5, Item 2
United States Air Force (USAF) 1949
Box 5, Item 3
USAF 1951
Box 5, Item 4
USAF 1952
Box 5, Item 5
USAF 1953
Box 5, Item 6
USAF Background Publication 1953-1955
Box 5, Item 7
USAF 1954
Box 5, Item 8
USAF, January-April 1955
Box 5, Item 9
USAF April-December 1955
Box 5, Item 10
USAF April-December 1955
Box 5, Item 11
USAF 1956
Box 5, Item 12
USAF January-April 1957
Box 5, Item 13
USAF April-December 1957
Box 5, Item 14
USAF 1958
Box 5, Item 15
USAF 1959
Box 5, Item 16
USAF 1960
Box 5, Item 17
USAF 1961
Box 5, Item 18
USAF 1962
Box 5, Item 19
USAF 1966
Box 5, Item 20
USAF 1967
Box 5, Item 21
Chapter of Upchurch's Memoir, "From City Shadows," titled "The Military - From Stars in my Eyes to Captain's Bars" 2013
Box 5, Folder 22
Upchurch Family History 1980-2006
Size: 2 linear feet

This series contains a complete collection of the Upchurch Bulletin, a genealogical and historical quarterly edited and published by Robert P. Upchurch that documents Upchurch family history and ancestral lines of descent from Michael Upchurch, one of the original settlers associated with the seventeenth-century Virginia Charter Company. Additionally, there is a complete set of Englandia, a quarterly also edited and published by Upchurch, to document and explore familial linkage of Upchurch families living in America to Upchurch clans residing in England.

4 boxes

Upchurch Bulletin January 1980
Box 6, Item 1
Upchurch Bulletin April 1980
Box 6, Item 2
Upchurch Bulletin July 1980
Box 6, Item 3
Upchurch Bulletin October 1980
Box 6, Item 4
Upchurch Bulletin January 1981
Box 6, Item 5
Upchurch Bulletin April 1981
Box 6, Item 6
Upchurch Bulletin July 1981
Box 6, Item 7
Upchurch Bulletin October 1981
Box 6, Item 8
Upchurch Bulletin January 1982
Box 6, Item 9
Upchurch Bulletin April 1982
Box 6, Item 10
Upchurch Bulletin July 1982
Box 6, Item 11
Upchurch Bulletin October 1982
Box 6, Item 12
Upchurch Bulletin January 1983
Box 6, Item 13
Upchurch Bulletin April 1983
Box 6, Item 14
Upchurch Bulletin July 1983
Box 6, Item 15
Upchurch Bulletin October 1983
Box 6, Item 16
Upchurch Bulletin January 1984
Box 6, Item 17
Upchurch Bulletin April 1984
Box 6, Item 18
Upchurch Bulletin July 1984
Box 6, Item 19
Upchurch Bulletin October 1984
Box 6, Item 20
Upchurch Bulletin January 1985
Box 6, Item 21
Upchurch Bulletin April 1985
Box 6, Item 22
Upchurch Bulletin July 1985
Box 6, Item 23
Upchurch Bulletin October 1985
Box 6, Item 24
Upchurch Bulletin January 1986
Box 6, Item 25
Upchurch Bulletin April 1986
Box 6, Item 26
Upchurch Bulletin July 1986
Box 6, Item 27
Upchurch Bulletin October 1986
Box 6, Item 28
Upchurch Bulletin January 1987
Box 6, Item 29
Upchurch Bulletin April 1987
Box 6, Item 30
Upchurch Bulletin July 1987
Box 6, Item 31
Upchurch Bulletin October 1987
Box 6, Item 32
Upchurch Bulletin January 1988
Box 7, Item 1
Upchurch Bulletin April 1988
Box 7, Item 2
Upchurch Bulletin July 1988
Box 7, Item 3
Upchurch Bulletin October 1988
Box 7, Item 4
Upchurch Bulletin January 1989
Box 7, Item 5
Upchurch Bulletin April 1989
Box 7, Item 6
Upchurch Bulletin July 1989
Box 7, Item 7
Upchurch Bulletin October 1989
Box 7, Item 8
Upchurch Bulletin January 1990
Box 7, Item 9
Upchurch Bulletin April 1990
Box 7, Item 10
Upchurch Bulletin July 1990
Box 7, Item 11
Upchurch Bulletin October 1990
Box 7, Item 12
Upchurch Bulletin January 1991
Box 7, Item 13
Upchurch Bulletin April 1991
Box 7, Item 14
Upchurch Bulletin July 1991
Box 7, Item 15
Upchurch Bulletin October 1991
Box 7, Item 16
Upchurch Bulletin January 1992
Box 7, Item 17
Upchurch Bulletin April 1992
Box 7, Item 18
Upchurch Bulletin July 1992
Box 7, Item 19
Upchurch Bulletin October 1992
Box 7, Item 20
Upchurch Bulletin January 1993
Box 7, Item 21
Upchurch Bulletin April 1993
Box 7, Item 22
Upchurch Bulletin July 1993
Box 7, Item 23
Upchurch Bulletin October 1993
Box 7, Item 24
Upchurch Bulletin January 1994
Box 7, Item 25
Upchurch Bulletin April 1994
Box 7, Item 26
Upchurch Bulletin July 1994
Box 7, Item 27
Upchurch Bulletin October 1994
Box 7, Item 28
Upchurch Bulletin January 1995
Box 7, Item 29
Upchurch Bulletin April 1995
Box 7, Item 30
Upchurch Bulletin July 1995
Box 7, Item 31
Upchurch Bulletin October 1995
Box 7, Item 32
Upchurch Bulletin January 1996
Box 8, Item 1
Upchurch Bulletin April 1996
Box 8, Item 2
Upchurch Bulletin July 1996
Box 7, Item 3
Upchurch Bulletin October 1996
Box 7, Item 4
Upchurch Bulletin January 1997
Box 8, Item 5
Upchurch Bulletin April 1997
Box 8, Item 6
Upchurch Bulletin July 1997
Box 8, Item 7
Upchurch Bulletin October 1997
Box 7, Item 8
Upchurch Bulletin January 1998
Box 8, Item 9
Upchurch Bulletin April 1998
Box 8, Item 10
Upchurch Bulletin July 1998
Box 8, Item 11
Upchurch Bulletin October 1998
Box 7, Item 12
Upchurch Bulletin January 1999
Box 8, Item 13
Upchurch Bulletin April 1999
Box 8, Item 14
Upchurch Bulletin July 1999
Box 8, Item 15
Upchurch Bulletin October 1999
Box 8, Item 16
Upchurch Bulletin January-June 2000
Box 8, Item 17
Upchurch Bulletin July-December 2000
Box 8, Item 18
Upchurch Bulletin January-June 2001
Box 8, Item 19
Upchurch Bulletin July-December 2001
Box 8, Item 20
Upchurch Bulletin January-June 2002
Box 8, Item 21
Upchurch Bulletin July-December 2002
Box 8, Item 22
Upchurch Bulletin January-June 2003
Box 8, Item 23
Upchurch Bulletin July-December 2003
Box 8, Item 24
Upchurch Bulletin January-June 2004
Box 8, Item 25
Upchurch Bulletin July-December 2004
Box 8, Item 26
Upchurch Bulletin January-June 2005
Box 8, Item 27
Upchurch Bulletin July-December 2005
Box 8, Item 28
Upchurch Bulletin January-June 2006
Box 8, Item 29
Englandia January-June 1996
Box 9, Item 1
Englandia July-December 1996
Box 9, Item 2
Englandia January-June 1997
Box 9, Item 3
Englandia July-December 1997
Box 9, Item 4
Englandia January-June 1998
Box 9, Item 5
Englandia July-December 1998
Box 9, Item 6
Englandia January-June 1999
Box 9, Item 7
Englandia July-December 1999
Box 9, Item 8
Curriculum Vitae, Photocopy of Award Certificate, and Letter (Robert Phillip Upchurch) November 2006
Box 9, Item 9
Transcipt of an Oral History Interview with Robert Phillip Upchurch 2013
Box 9, Folder 10
Plant Growth Regulation Society Publications and Other Material 1972-2008
Size: 4 linear feet

The Plant Growth Regulator Working Group was formed in 1973. In 1981, the Working Group changed its name to the Plant Growth Regulator Society of America. In 1995, the membership voted to change the name of the organization to Plant Growth Regulation Society of America. This series contains publications and other materials related to the founding and growth of the Plant Growth Regulation Society of America. The Bulletin of the Plant Growth Regulator Working Group was established in 1973 and published 16 volumes until July 1988. After July 1988, the Society's Bulletin was superceded by the Quarterly, which was published four times a year. Volume numbers for the Quarterly continued without interruption. Included here are four issues per year of the Plant Growth Regulator Bulletin, 1973-1988. Volume 14, No. 1, January-March 1986 is not included. Volume 14, No. 3, July-September 1988 is the last issue to use the title Bulletin. Also included are four issues per year of the PGRSA Quarterly for years 1989-2003. Volume 22, No. 34, July-December 1994 and Volume 24, No. 34, July-December 1996, are not included. Beginning in 2004 the PGRSA Quarterly was published online only. Included here are copies of Volumes 32 and 33 and Volume 34, No. 12, downloaded and printed.

7 boxes

Plant Growth Regulator Working Group; Plant Growth Regulator Society of America
Plant Growth Regulator Bulletin 1973
Box 10, Folder 1
Plant Growth Regulator Bulletin 1974
Box 10, Folder 2
Plant Growth Regulator Bulletin 1975
Box 10, Folder 3
Plant Growth Regulator Bulletin 1976-1977
Box 10, Folder 4
Plant Growth Regulator Bulletin 1978-1979
Box 10, Folder 5
Plant Growth Regulator Society Bulletin 1980-1981
Box 10, Folder 6
Plant Growth Regulator Society Bulletin 1982-1983
Box 10, Folder 7
Plant Growth Regulator Society Bulletin 1984-1985
Box 10, Folder 8
Plant Growth Regulator Society Bulletin 1986-1987
Box 10, Folder 9
Plant Growth Regulator Society Bulletin and Quarterly 1988
Box 10, Folder 10
Plant Growth Regulator Society Quarterly 1989
Box 10, Folder 11
Plant Growth Regulator Society Quarterly 1990
Box 10, Folder 12
Plant Growth Regulator Society Quarterly 1991
Box 11, Folder 1
Plant Growth Regulator Society Quarterly 1992
Box 11, Folder 2
Plant Growth Regulator Society Quarterly 1993
Box 11, Folder 3
Plant Growth Regulator Society Quarterly 1994 January-June
Box 11, Folder 4
Plant Growth Regulator Society Quarterly 1995
Box 11, Folder 5
Plant Growth Regulation Society Quarterly 1996-1997
Box 11, Folder 6
Plant Growth Regulation Society Quarterly 1998
Box 12, Folder 1
Plant Growth Regulation Society Quarterly 1999
Box 12, Folder 2
Plant Growth Regulation Society Quarterly 2000
Box 12, Folder 3
Plant Growth Regulation Society Quarterly 2001
Box 12, Folder 4
Plant Growth Regulation Society Quarterly 2002
Box 12, Folder 5
Plant Growth Regulation Society Quarterly 2003
Box 12, Folder 6
Plant Growth Regulation Society Quarterly 2004
Box 13, Folder 1
Plant Growth Regulation Society Quarterly 2005
Box 13, Folder 2
Plant Growth Regulation Society Quarterly 2006 January-June
Box 13, Folder 3
Personnel Directory 1974
Box 13, Folder 4
Personnel Directory 1975
Box 13, Folder 5
Personnel Directory 1977
Box 13, Folder 6
Personnel Directory 1979
Box 13, Folder 7
Membership Directory 1989
Box 13, Folder 8
Membership Directory 1990
Box 13, Folder 9
Membership Directory 1991
Box 13, Folder 10
Membership Directory 1999
Box 14, Folder 1
Membership Directory 2003
Box 14, Folder 2
Program and Abstracts 1974
Box 14, Folder 3
Program and Abstracts 1975
Box 14, Folder 4
Program and Abstracts 1976
Box 14, Folder 5
Program and Proceedings 1977
Box 14, Folder 6
Proceedings 1978
Box 14, Folder 7
Proceedings 1979
Box 14, Folder 8
Proceedings 1980
Box 14, Folder 9
Programs 1981-1988

No programs for 1982 or 1984.

Box 14, Folder 10
Plant Growth Regulator Handbook 1981
Box 15, Folder 1
Plant Growth Substances / Folke Skoog (ed.), University of Wisconsin Press 1951
Box 15, Folder 2
Key Articles 1947-1978
Box 15, Folder 3
Plant Growth Regulation Addenda 1-25 1972-1976
Box 15, Folder 4
Addendum 26, 1972 Events Leading Up to Formation of PGRWG in 1973 1972
Box 15, Folder 3
Addendum 27, WSSA Umbrella Study Committee, and Addendum 28, Names of PGRWG Participants and Notes of PGRWG Docs 1972, after 2003
Box 15, Folder 6
Chronological Files 1973
Box 15, Folder 7
Chronological Files 1974
Box 15, Folder 8
Chronological Files 1975
Box 16, Folder 1
Chronological Files
Box 16, Folder 2
Chronological Files (1 of 2) 1977
Box 16, Folder 3
Chronological Files (2 of 2) 1977
Box 17, Folder 4
Chronological Files 1978
Box 16, Folder 5
Sixty Years of Interest in Plant Growth Regulation 2008
Box 16, Folder 6
Chronological Files 1979-1982
Box 17, Folder 1
Chronological Files 1983-1989
Box 17, Folder 2
Chronological Files 1990-1995
Box 17, Folder 3
Chronological Files 1996-1999
Box 17, Folder 4
Chronological Files 2000-2002
Box 17, Folder 5
Chronological Files 2003-2004
Box 17, Folder 6
Chronological Files 2005-2008
Box 17, Folder 7
Chapter from Upchurch's memoir, "From City Shadows," titled "Sixty Years of Interest in Plant Growth Regulation" 2013

For an earlier draft of this chapter, please see the file "Sixty Years of Interest in Plant Growth Regulation" in Box 16, Folder 6.

Box 17, Folder 8
Awards, Mementos, and Artifacts 1982-2008
Size: 16 linear feet

12 boxes

Description 2008
Box 17, Folder 8
Society of Sigma Xi Membership
Box 18
Award: Alpha Tau Alpha
Box 18
Recognition: Editor, SWSC
Box 18
Cornerstone club
Box 18
National Recognition: RICOP 1988
Box 18
WSSA Fellow 1975 February
Box 18
Award: Maricopa Ag Center
Box 18
Honorary Member Western Society of Weed Sceince 1982
Box 18
Boyce Thompson Award
Box 18
Certificate of Appreciation: PGRWG
Box 18
Recognition: ASTA
Box 18
President of CAST 1982-1983
Box 18
Basha Retirement Medal
Box 18
CSSA: Charter Award Medal
Box 18
Honorable Discharge USAF
Box 18
Tiger Paw Component
Box 18
Membership Gamma Sigma Delta
Box 19
Sigma Xi Research Award
Box 19
Dream Catcher
Box 18
Endowment: Upchurch 1994 August 15
Box 19
Doctor of Philosophy, Ph.D., Upchurch
Box 19
Picture of Plant Science Books
Box 19
Director Emeritus
Box 20
Recognition as DELEP Founder
Box 19
Conservation Award, Framed 1993
Box 19
Take Pride Award
Box 19
Photograph, U. of A. Administrators 1985
Box 19
RPU Picture, 10th Year CAST
Box 19
Plaque, President of WSSA
Box 19
Certificate, President of WSSA
Box 19
Plaque, Honorary Alumni, U. of A.
Box 19
Certificate, Honorary Alumni, U. of A.
Box 19
DeGrazia Painting
Box 23
Erni Cabot Painting
Box 23
FFA Award of Appreciation
Box 20
Plaque, Honorary State Farmer, FFA
Box 20
Certificate, Honorary State Farmer, FFA
Box 20
Roundup Button, 25 Years
Box 20
Railroad Spikes
Box 24
Appreciation Pen Set, U. of A.
Box 24
Class of 1988 Appreciation
Box 20
Retirement Clock Memento
Box 23
CAST Life Membership
Box 20
Extended Service to CAST
Box 20
Service as President of CAST
Box 20
Buffalo Plaque, Philippines
Box 20
SSU Goodwife Award
Box 23
RPU B.S. Degree Diploma
Box 23
RPU M.S. Degree Diploma
Box 23
Slide Rule
Box 20
Upchurch Rock
Box 20
Upchurch Tooth Extractor
Box 20
Upchurch Scales
Box 25
Large Weight for Scales
Box 22
Small Weight for Scales
Box 21
Alpha Zeta Paddle
Box 17
Elegant Walking Cane
Box 27
Utilitarian Cane
Box 27
Gold Watch
Box 26
NSF Award (no object)
Box 21
Chamblee Hassock (no object)
Box 21
Lifetime Achievement Award
Box 23
Gold Class Ring
Box 26
Framed Picture, GF Bartley Jefferson Upchurch
Box 28
Framed Picture, GM Aurora Ray Upchurch
Box 29
Council for Agricultural Science and Technology (CAST) Documentation 1972-2012
Size: 10 linear feet

This series contains all of the documentation retained by Robert Phillip Upchurch pertaining to the Council for Agricultural Science and Technology (CAST). Included are correspondence, minutes, financial information, newsletters, reports, and files about the Science of Food and Agriculture (SOFA) magazine. CAST is a nonprofit organization whose primary work is the publication of task force reports, commentary papers, special publications, and issue papers written by scientists from many disciplines. CAST addresses issues of animal sciences, food sciences and agricultural technology, plant and soil sciences, and plant protection sciences with input from economists, social scientists, toxicologists or plant pathologists and entomologists, weed scientists, nematologists, and legal experts.

This series is arranged in the order in which it was discovered during processing.

Inventory of Documents Pertaining to the Council for Agricultural Science and Technology (CAST) 2012
Box 30, Folder 1
Chapter 42 of Upchurch's memoir, "From City Shadows," pertaining to CAST Undated
Box 30, Folder 2
Updated Version of Chapter 42 of Upchurch's Memoir "From City Shadows" pertaining to CAST 2013
Box 49, Folder 7
Articles of Incorporation, By-laws, Guidelines, Anniversary Documents, Catalogs, and Promotional Items 1972-2012
Box 30, Folder 3
Leaders including Charles A. Black, Norman Borlaug, and Robert P. Upchurch 1972-2005
Box 30, Folder 4
Chronological Files. Correspondence and Newsletters 1972-1976
Box 30, Folder 5
Chronological Files. Correspondence and Newsletters (1 of 2) 1977
Box 30, Folder 6
Chronological Files. Correspondence and Newsletters (2 of 2) 1977
Box 30, Folder 7
Chronological Files. Meetings 1977
Box 30, Folder 8
Chronological Files. Financials 1977
Box 31, Folder 1
Chronological Files. Correspondence and Newsletters (1 of 2) 1978
Box 31, Folder 2
Chronological Files. Correspondence and Newsletters (2 of 2) 1978
Box 31, Folder 3
Chronological Files. Meetings 1978
Box 31, Folder 4
Chronological Files. Financials 1978
Box 31, Folder 5
Chronological Files. Correspondence and Newsletters (1 of 3) 1979
Box 31, Folder 6
Chronological Files. Correspondence and Newsletters (2 of 3) 1979
Box 31, Folder 7
Chronological Files. Correspondence and Newsletters (3 of 3) 1979
Box 32, Folder 1
Chronological Files. Meetings 1979
Box 32, Folder 2
Chronological Files. Financials 1979
Box 32, Folder 3
Chronological Files. Correspondence and Newsletters (1 of 4) 1980
Box 32, Folder 4
Chronological Files. Correspondence and Newsletters (2 of 4) 1980
Box 32, Folder 5
Chronological Files. Correspondence and Newsletters (3 of 4) 1980
Box 33, Folder 1
Chronological Files. Correspondence and Newsletters (4 of 4) 1980
Box 33, Folder 2
Chronological Files. Meetings 1980
Box 33, Folder 3
Chronological Files. Financials 1980
Box 33, Folder 4
Chronological Files. Correspondence and Newsletters (1 of 3) 1981
Box 33, Folder 5
Chronological Files. Correspondence and Newsletters (2 of 3) 1981
Box 33, Folder 6
Chronological Files. Correspondence and Newsletters (3 of 3) 1981
Box 34, Folder 1
Chronological Files. Meetings 1981
Box 34, Folder 2
Chronological Files. Financials 1981
Box 34, Folder 3
Chronological Files. Correspondence and Newsletters (1 of 4) 1982
Box 34, Folder 4
Chronological Files. Correspondence and Newsletters (2 of 4) 1982
Box 34, Folder 5
Chronological Files. Correspondence and Newsletters (3 of 4) 1982
Box 35, Folder 1
Chronological Files. Correspondence and Newsletters (4 of 4) 1982
Box 35, Folder 2
Chronological Files. Operation Bootstrap Records (1 of 2) 1982
Box 35, Folder 3
Chronological Files. Operation Bootstrap Records (2 of 2) 1982
Box 35, Folder 4
Chronological Files. Tenth Anniversary Celebration Records 1982
Box 35, Folder 5
Chronological Files. Other Meetings 1982
Box 36, Folder 1
Chronological Files. Financials 1982
Box 36, Folder 2
Chronological Files. Meetings 1983
Box 36, Folder 5
Chronological Files. Correspondence and Newsletters (1 of 2) 1983
Box 36, Folder 3
Chronological Files. Correspondence and Newsletters (2 of 2) 1983
Box 36, Folder 4
Chronological Files. Financials 1983
Box 36, Folder 6
Chronological Files. Correspondence and Newsletter 1984
Box 37, Folder 1
Chronological Files. Meetings 1984
Box 37, Folder 2
Chronological Files. Financials 1984
Box 37, Folder 3
Chronological Files. Correspondence, Newsletters, Meetings, and Financials 1985-1989
Box 37, Folder 4
Chronological Files. Correspondence, Newsletters, Meetings, and Financials 1990-1994
Box 37, Folder 5
Chronological Files. Correspondence, Newsletters, Meetings, and Financials 1995-1999
Box 37, Folder 6
Chronological Files. Correspondence, Newsletters, Meetings, and Financials 2000-2004
Box 38, Folder 1
Chronological Files. Correspondence, Newsletters, Meetings, and Financials 2005-2009
Box 38, Folder 2
Chronological Files. Correspondence, Newsletters, Meetings, and Financials 2010-2012
Box 38, Folder 3
Formal Reports. Food Day Dialog Reports 1975-1980
Box 38, Folder 4
Formal Reports. CAST Numbered Reports 1through 40 1973-1975
Box 38, Folder 5
Formal Reports. CAST Numbered Reports 41 through 50 1975
Box 38, Folder 6
Formal Reports. CAST Numbered Reports 51 through 60 1975-1976
Box 39, Folder 1
Formal Reports. CAST Numbered Reports 61 through 70 1976-1977
Box 39, Folder 2
Formal Reports. Expanded detail on Report Number 69 (1 of 4) 1977
Box 39, Folder 3
Formal Reports. Expanded detail on Report Number 69 (2 of 4) 1977
Box 39, Folder 4
Formal Reports. Expanded detail on Report Number 69 (3 of 4) 1977
Box 40, Folder 1
Formal Reports. Expanded detail on Report Number 69 (4 of 4) 1977
Box 40, Folder 2
Formal Reports. CAST Numbered Reports 71 through 80 (1 of 2) 1977-1979
Box 40, Folder 3
Formal Reports. CAST Numbered Reports 71 through 80 (2 of 2) 1977-1979
Box 40, Folder 4
Formal Reports. CAST Numbered Reports 81 through 87 (1 of 2) 1979-1980
Box 40, Folder 5
Formal Reports. CAST Numbered Reports 81 through 87 (2 of 2) 1979-1980
Box 41, Folder 1
Formal Reports. CAST Numbered Reports 88 through 90 1981
Box 41, Folder 2
Formal Reports. CAST Numbered Reports 91 through 95 1981-1982
Box 41, Folder 3
Formal Reports. CAST Numbered Reports 96 through 100 1983-1984
Box 41, Folder 4
Formal Reports. CAST Numbered Reports 101 through 110 (1 of 2) 1984-1986
Box 41, Folder 5
Formal Reports. CAST Numbered Reports 101 through 110 (2 of 2) 1984-1989
Box 41, Folder 6
Formal Reports. CAST Numbered Reports 111 through 115 1987-1989
Box 42, Folder 1
Formal Reports. CAST Numbered Reports 116 through 120 1989-1992
Box 42, Folder 2
Formal Reports. CAST Numbered Reports 121 through 125 1994-1995
Box 42, Folder 3
Formal Reports. CAST Numbered Reports 126 through 130 1996-1997
Box 42, Folder 4
Formal Reports. CAST Numbered Reports 131 through 135 1998-1999
Box 42, Folder 5
Formal Reports. CAST Numbered Reports 136 through 140 (1 of 2) 2000-2003
Box 43, Folder 1
Formal Reports. CAST Numbered Reports 136 through 140 (2 of 2) 2000-2003
Box 43, Folder 2
Formal Reports. CAST Numbered Reports 141 and Beyond 2004-2011
Box 43, Folder 3
Formal Reports. CAST Issue Papers Numbered 1 through 20 1993-2002
Box 43, Folder 4
Formal Reports. CAST Issue Papers Numbered 21 through 30 2002-2005
Box 43, Folder 5
Formal Reports. CAST Issue Papers Numbered 31 through 45 2006-2010
Box 43, Folder 6
Formal Reports. Comments from CAST in Order Within Years (1 of 2) 1972-1994
Box 44, Folder 1
Formal Reports. Comments from CAST in Order Within Years (2 of 2) 1972-1994
Box 44, Folder 2
NewsCAST Newsletter 1974-1979
Box 44, Folder 3
NewsCAST Newsletter 1980-1983
Box 44, Folder 4
NewsCAST Newsletter 1984-1991
Box 44, Folder 5
NewsCAST Newsletter 1992-1999
Box 45, Folder 1
NewsCAST Newsletter 2000-2006
Box 45, Folder 2
CAST Numbered Papers 1 through 16 1973-1983
Box 45, Folder 3
Special Publications on Agricultural Topics (1 of 4) 1972-2003
Box 45, Folder 4
Special Publications on Agricultural Topics (2 of 4) 1972-2003
Box 45, Folder 5
Special Publications on Agricultural Topics (3 of 4) 1972-2003
Box 46, Folder 1
Special Publications on Agricultural Topics (4 of 4) 1972-2003
Box 46, Folder 2
CAST Digest. NewsCAST Newsletter Companion 1995-1998
Box 46, Folder 3
Reports Contemplated but not Executed and Miscellaneous Reports 1979-1996
Box 46, Folder 4
Activities of the CAST Education Committee 1977-1982
Box 46, Folder 5
Science of Food and Agriculture (SOFA) Magazine. Chronological Files 1981
Box 46, Folder 6
Science of Food and Agriculture (SOFA) Magazine. Chronological Files 1982
Box 46, Folder 7
Science of Food and Agriculture (SOFA) Magazine. Chronological Files 1983
Box 47, Folder 1
Science of Food and Agriculture (SOFA) Magazine. Chronological Files 1984
Box 47, Folder 2
Science of Food and Agriculture (SOFA) Magazine. Chronological Files 1985
Box 47, Folder 3
Science of Food and Agriculture (SOFA) Magazine. Chronological Files 1986-1994
Box 47, Folder 4
Science of Food and Agriculture (SOFA) Magazine. Workshop 1982-1983
Box 47, Folder 5
Science of Food and Agriculture (SOFA) Magazine. Creation of Issue Number 1 (1 of 2) 1982
Box 47, Folder 6
Science of Food and Agriculture (SOFA) Magazine. Creation of Issue Number 1 (2 of 2) 1982
Box 48, Folder 1
Science of Food and Agriculture (SOFA) Magazine. Organization Interactions. A through E 1981-1982
Box 48, Folder 2
Science of Food and Agriculture (SOFA) Magazine. Organization Interactions. F through M 1982-1984
Box 48, Folder 3
Science of Food and Agriculture (SOFA) Magazine. Organization Interactions. N through Q 1981-1983
Box 48, Folder 4
Science of Food and Agriculture (SOFA) Magazine. Organization Interactions. R through T 1982-1984
Box 48, Folder 5
Science of Food and Agriculture (SOFA) Magazine. Organization Interactions. U through Z 1982-1984
Box 49, Folder 1
Science of Food and Agriculture (SOFA) Magazine. Issues 1983-1984
Box 49, Folder 2
Science of Food and Agriculture (SOFA) Magazine. Issues 1985-1986
Box 49, Folder 3
Science of Food and Agriculture (SOFA) Magazine. Issues 1987-1988
Box 49, Folder 4
Science of Food and Agriculture (SOFA) Magazine. Issues 1988-1993
Box 49, Folder 5
Special CAST Subject Files 1977-2011
Box 49, Folder 6

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