MC 00029 Guide to the Robert Phillip Upchurch Collection, 1941-2008

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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.
[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 (60 pages), 1953
[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 (107 pages), 1954
[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), 1955
[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. (Work & Report by O. E. Rud - RPU on leave in U. S. Air Force), 1956
[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 (75 pages), 1957
[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 (132 pages), 1958.
[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 (172 pages), 1959.
[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 (145 pages), 1960.
[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 (232 pages), 1961
[Box 2, 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. Summary of a Three-year Study on the Uptake of Organic Chemicals by Plant Roots Sponsored by NSF, 1961
[Box 2, Item 3] 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 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 (217 pages), 1962
[Box 2, 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 (272 pages), 1963
[Box 3, Item 1] 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 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 (303 pages), 1964
[Box 3, Item 3] The Utilization of Plant Growth Control Substances in the Maintenance of Highway Rights-of-way and Facilities. Two year report (116 pages), 1965
Notes and textbooks used by Dr. Upchurch in undergraduate, graduate, and post graduate study in agronomy and plant physiology.
[Box 3, Item 4] Plane and Spherical Trigonometry, 1941
[Box 3, Item 5] Laboratory Plant Physiology, 1941
[Box 4, Item 1] College Algebra, 1943
[Box 4, Item 2] Laboratory Manual for Students of Agronomy, 1946
[Box 4, Item 3] Botany 432, 1949
[Box 4, Item 4] Advanced Plant Physiology - Botany 433, 1949
[Box 4, Item 5] Supplementary Notebook - Botany 423 - 433, 1949
[Box 5, Item 1] Botany 302, undated
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.
[Box 5, Item 2] Selective Service, 1948 - 1967
[Box 5, Item 3] United States Air Force (USAF), 1949
[Box 5, Item 4] USAF, 1951
[Box 5, Item 5] USAF, 1952
[Box 5, Item 6] USAF, 1953
[Box 5, Item 7] USAF Background Publication, 1953 - 1955
[Box 5, Item 8] USAF, 1954
[Box 5, Item 9] USAF, January - April, 1955
[Box 5, Item 10] USAF April - December, 1955
[Box 5, Item 11] USAF April - December, 1955
[Box 5, Item 12] USAF, 1956
[Box 5, Item 13] USAF January - April, 1957
[Box 5, Item 14] USAF April - December, 1957
[Box 5, Item 15] USAF, 1958
[Box 5, Item 16] USAF, 1959
[Box 5, Item 17] USAF, 1960
[Box 5, Item 18] USAF, 1961
[Box 5, Item 19] USAF, 1962
[Box 5, Item 20] USAF, 1966
[Box 5, Item 21] USAF, 1967
[Box 5, Folder 22] Chapter of Upchurch's Memoir "From City Shadows" titled "The Military - From Stars in my Eyes to Captain's Bars", 2013
Online content, 2013 external link
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.
[Box 6, Item 1] Upchurch Bulletin, January 1980
[Box 6, Item 2] Upchurch Bulletin, April 1980
[Box 6, Item 3] Upchurch Bulletin, July 1980
[Box 6, Item 4] Upchurch Bulletin, October 1980
[Box 6, Item 5] Upchurch Bulletin, January 1981
[Box 6, Item 6] Upchurch Bulletin, April 1981
[Box 6, Item 7] Upchurch Bulletin, July 1981
[Box 6, Item 8] Upchurch Bulletin, October 1981
[Box 6, Item 9] Upchurch Bulletin, January 1982
[Box 6, Item 10] Upchurch Bulletin, April 1982
[Box 6, Item 11] Upchurch Bulletin, July 1982
[Box 6, Item 12] Upchurch Bulletin, October 1982
[Box 6, Item 13] Upchurch Bulletin, January 1983
[Box 6, Item 14] Upchurch Bulletin, April 1983
[Box 6, Item 15] Upchurch Bulletin, July 1983
[Box 6, Item 16] Upchurch Bulletin, October 1983
[Box 6, Item 17] Upchurch Bulletin, January 1984
[Box 6, Item 18] Upchurch Bulletin, April 1984
[Box 6, Item 19] Upchurch Bulletin, July 1984
[Box 6, Item 20] Upchurch Bulletin, October 1984
[Box 6, Item 21] Upchurch Bulletin, January 1985
[Box 6, Item 22] Upchurch Bulletin, April 1985
[Box 6, Item 23] Upchurch Bulletin, July 1985
[Box 6, Item 24] Upchurch Bulletin, October 1985
[Box 6, Item 25] Upchurch Bulletin, January 1986
[Box 6, Item 26] Upchurch Bulletin, April 1986
[Box 6, Item 27] Upchurch Bulletin, July 1986
[Box 6, Item 28] Upchurch Bulletin, October 1986
[Box 6, Item 29] Upchurch Bulletin, January 1987
[Box 6, Item 30] Upchurch Bulletin, April 1987
[Box 6, Item 31] Upchurch Bulletin, July 1987
[Box 6, Item 32] Upchurch Bulletin, October 1987
[Box 7, Item 1] Upchurch Bulletin, January 1988
[Box 7, Item 2] Upchurch Bulletin, April 1988
[Box 7, Item 3] Upchurch Bulletin, July 1988
[Box 7, Item 4] Upchurch Bulletin, October 1988
[Box 7, Item 5] Upchurch Bulletin, January 1989
[Box 7, Item 6] Upchurch Bulletin, April 1989
[Box 7, Item 7] Upchurch Bulletin, July 1989
[Box 7, Item 8] Upchurch Bulletin, October 1989
[Box 7, Item 9] Upchurch Bulletin, January 1990
[Box 7, Item 10] Upchurch Bulletin, April 1990
[Box 7, Item 11] Upchurch Bulletin, July 1990
[Box 7, Item 12] Upchurch Bulletin, October 1990
[Box 7, Item 13] Upchurch Bulletin, January 1991
[Box 7, Item 14] Upchurch Bulletin, April 1991
[Box 7, Item 15] Upchurch Bulletin, July 1991
[Box 7, Item 16] Upchurch Bulletin, October 1991
[Box 7, Item 17] Upchurch Bulletin, January 1992
[Box 7, Item 18] Upchurch Bulletin, April 1992
[Box 7, Item 19] Upchurch Bulletin, July 1992
[Box 7, Item 20] Upchurch Bulletin, October 1992
[Box 7, Item 21] Upchurch Bulletin, January 1993
[Box 7, Item 22] Upchurch Bulletin, April 1993
[Box 7, Item 23] Upchurch Bulletin, July 1993
[Box 7, Item 24] Upchurch Bulletin, October 1993
[Box 7, Item 25] Upchurch Bulletin, January 1994
[Box 7, Item 26] Upchurch Bulletin, April 1994
[Box 7, Item 27] Upchurch Bulletin, July 1994
[Box 7, Item 28] Upchurch Bulletin, October 1994
[Box 7, Item 29] Upchurch Bulletin, January 1995
[Box 7, Item 30] Upchurch Bulletin, April 1995
[Box 7, Item 31] Upchurch Bulletin, July 1995
[Box 7, Item 32] Upchurch Bulletin, October 1995
[Box 8, Item 1] Upchurch Bulletin, January 1996
[Box 8, Item 2] Upchurch Bulletin, April 1996
[Box 7, Item 3] Upchurch Bulletin, July 1996
[Box 7, Item 4] Upchurch Bulletin, October 1996
[Box 8, Item 5] Upchurch Bulletin, January 1997
[Box 8, Item 6] Upchurch Bulletin, April 1997
[Box 8, Item 7] Upchurch Bulletin, July 1997
[Box 7, Item 8] Upchurch Bulletin, October 1997
[Box 8, Item 9] Upchurch Bulletin, January 1998
[Box 8, Item 10] Upchurch Bulletin, April 1998
[Box 8, Item 11] Upchurch Bulletin, July 1998
[Box 7, Item 12] Upchurch Bulletin, October 1998
[Box 8, Item 13] Upchurch Bulletin, January 1999
[Box 8, Item 14] Upchurch Bulletin, April 1999
[Box 8, Item 15] Upchurch Bulletin, July 1999
[Box 8, Item 16] Upchurch Bulletin, October 1999
[Box 8, Item 17] Upchurch Bulletin, January - June 2000
[Box 8, Item 18] Upchurch Bulletin, July - December 2000
[Box 8, Item 19] Upchurch Bulletin, January - June 2001
[Box 8, Item 20] Upchurch Bulletin, July - December 2001
[Box 8, Item 21] Upchurch Bulletin, January - June 2002
[Box 8, Item 22] Upchurch Bulletin, July - December 2002
[Box 8, Item 23] Upchurch Bulletin, January - June 2003
[Box 8, Item 24] Upchurch Bulletin, July - December 2003
[Box 8, Item 25] Upchurch Bulletin, January - June 2004
[Box 8, Item 26] Upchurch Bulletin, July - December 2004
[Box 8, Item 27] Upchurch Bulletin, January - June 2005
[Box 8, Item 28] Upchurch Bulletin, July - December 2005
[Box 8, Item 29] Upchurch Bulletin, January - June 2006
[Box 9, Item 1] Englandia, January - June 1996
[Box 9, Item 2] Englandia, July - December 1996
[Box 9, Item 3] Englandia, January - June 1997
[Box 9, Item 4] Englandia, July - December 1997
[Box 9, Item 5] Englandia, January - June 1998
[Box 9, Item 6] Englandia, July - December 1998
[Box 9, Item 7] Englandia, January - June 1999
[Box 9, Item 8] Englandia, July - December 1999
[Box 9, Item 9] Curriculum Vitae, Photocopy of Award Certificate, and Letter (Robert Phillip Upchurch), November 2006
[Box 9, Folder 10] Transcipt of an Oral History Interview with Robert Phillip Upchurch, 2013
Online Content, 2013 external link
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. 3&4, July-December 1994 and Volume 24, No. 3&4, 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. 1&2, downloaded and printed.
Plant Growth Regulator Society of America.
Plant Growth Regulator Working Group.
[Box 10, Folder 1] Plant Growth Regulator Bulletin, 1973
[Box 10, Folder 2] Plant Growth Regulator Bulletin, 1974
[Box 10, Folder 3] Plant Growth Regulator Bulletin, 1975
[Box 10, Folder 4] Plant Growth Regulator Bulletin, 1976-1977
[Box 10, Folder 5] Plant Growth Regulator Bulletin, 1978-1979
[Box 10, Folder 6] Plant Growth Regulator Society Bulletin, 1980-1981
[Box 10, Folder 7] Plant Growth Regulator Society Bulletin, 1982-1983
[Box 10, Folder 8] Plant Growth Regulator Society Bulletin, 1984-1985
[Box 10, Folder 9] Plant Growth Regulator Society Bulletin, 1986-1987
[Box 10, Folder 10] Plant Growth Regulator Society Bulletin and Quarterly, 1988
[Box 10, Folder 11] Plant Growth Regulator Society Quarterly, 1989
[Box 10, Folder 12] Plant Growth Regulator Society Quarterly, 1990
[Box 11, Folder 1] Plant Growth Regulator Society Quarterly, 1991
[Box 11, Folder 2] Plant Growth Regulator Society Quarterly, 1992
[Box 11, Folder 3] Plant Growth Regulator Society Quarterly, 1993
[Box 11, Folder 4] Plant Growth Regulator Society Quarterly, 1994 January-June
[Box 11, Folder 5] Plant Growth Regulator Society Quarterly, 1995
[Box 11, Folder 6] Plant Growth Regulation Society Quarterly, 1996-1997
[Box 12, Folder 1] Plant Growth Regulation Society Quarterly, 1998
[Box 12, Folder 2] Plant Growth Regulation Society Quarterly, 1999
[Box 12, Folder 3] Plant Growth Regulation Society Quarterly, 2000
[Box 12, Folder 4] Plant Growth Regulation Society Quarterly, 2001
[Box 12, Folder 5] Plant Growth Regulation Society Quarterly, 2002
[Box 12, Folder 6] Plant Growth Regulation Society Quarterly, 2003
[Box 13, Folder 1] Plant Growth Regulation Society Quarterly, 2004
[Box 13, Folder 2] Plant Growth Regulation Society Quarterly, 2005
[Box 13, Folder 3] Plant Growth Regulation Society Quarterly, 2006 January-June
[Box 13, Folder 4] Personnel Directory, 1974
[Box 13, Folder 5] Personnel Directory, 1975
[Box 13, Folder 6] Personnel Directory, 1977
[Box 13, Folder 7] Personnel Directory, 1979
[Box 13, Folder 8] Membership Directory, 1989
[Box 13, Folder 9] Membership Directory, 1990
[Box 13, Folder 10] Membership Directory, 1991
[Box 14, Folder 1] Membership Directory, 1999
[Box 14, Folder 2] Membership Directory, 2003
[Box 14, Folder 3] Program and Abstracts, 1974
[Box 14, Folder 4] Program and Abstracts, 1975
[Box 14, Folder 5] Program and Abstracts, 1976
[Box 14, Folder 6] Program and Proceedings, 1977
[Box 14, Folder 7] Proceedings, 1978
[Box 14, Folder 8] Proceedings, 1979
[Box 14, Folder 9] Proceedings, 1980
[Box 14, Folder 10] Programs, 1981-1988
No programs for 1982 or 1984.
[Box 15, Folder 1] Plant Growth Regulator Handbook, 1981
[Box 15, Folder 2] Plant Growth Substances / Folke Skoog (ed.), University of Wisconsin Press, 1951
[Box 15, Folder 3] Key Articles, 1947-1978
[Box 15, Folder 4] Plant Growth Regulation Addenda 1-25, 1972-1976
[Box 15, Folder 3] Addendum 26, 1972 Events Leading Up to Formation of PGRWG in 1973, 1972
[Box 15, Folder 6] Addendum 27, WSSA Umbrella Study Committee, and Addendum 28, Names of PGRWG Participants and Notes of PGRWG Docs, 1972, after 2003
[Box 15, Folder 7] Chronological Files, 1973
[Box 15, Folder 8] Chronological Files, 1974
[Box 16, Folder 1] Chronological Files, 1975
[Box 16, Folder 2] Chronological Files
[Box 16, Folder 3] Chronological Files (1 of 2), 1977
[Box 17, Folder 4] Chronological Files (2 of 2), 1977
[Box 16, Folder 5] Chronological Files, 1978
[Box 16, Folder 6] Sixty Years of Interest in Plant Growth Regulation, 2008
[Box 17, Folder 1] Chronological Files, 1979-1982
[Box 17, Folder 2] Chronological Files, 1983-1989
[Box 17, Folder 3] Chronological Files, 1990-1995
[Box 17, Folder 4] Chronological Files, 1996-1999
[Box 17, Folder 5] Chronological Files, 2000-2002
[Box 17, Folder 6] Chronological Files, 2003-2004
[Box 17, Folder 7] Chronological Files, 2005-2008
[Box 17, Folder 8] Chapter from Upchurch's memoir "From City Shadows" titled "Sixty Years of Interest in Plant Growth Regulation", 2013
Online Content, 2013 external link
[Box 17, Folder 8] Description, 2008
[Box 18] 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 19] Membership Gamma Sigma Delta
[Box 19] Sigma Xi Research Award
[Box 18] Dream Catcher
[Box 19] Endowment: Upchurch, 1994 August 15
[Box 19] Doctor of Philosophy, Ph.D., Upchurch
[Box 19] Picture of Plant Science Books
[Box 20] Director Emeritus
[Box 19] 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 23] DeGrazia Painting
[Box 23] Erni Cabot Painting
[Box 20] 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 24] Railroad Spikes
[Box 24] Appreciation Pen Set, U. of A.
[Box 20] Class of 1988 Appreciation
[Box 23] Retirement Clock Memento
[Box 20] CAST Life Membership
[Box 20] Extended Service to CAST
[Box 20] Service as President of CAST
[Box 20] Buffalo Plaque, Philippines
[Box 23] SSU Goodwife Award
[Box 23] RPU B.S. Degree Diploma
[Box 23] RPU M.S. Degree Diploma
[Box 20] Slide Rule
[Box 20] Upchurch Rock
[Box 20] Upchurch Tooth Extractor
[Box 25] Upchurch Scales
[Box 22] Large Weight for Scales
[Box 21] Small Weight for Scales
[Box 17] Alpha Zeta Paddle
[Box 27] Elegant Walking Cane
[Box 27] Utilitarian Cane
[Box 26] Gold Watch
[Box 21] NSF Award (no object)
[Box 21] Chamblee Hassock (no object)
[Box 23] Lifetime Achievement Award
[Box 26] Gold Class Ring
[Box 28] Framed Picture, GF Bartley Jefferson Upchurch
[Box 29] Framed Picture, GM Aurora Ray Upchurch
This series is arranged in the order discovered when processing.
This series contains all of the documentation retained by Robert Phillip Upchurch pertaining to the Council for Agricultural Science and Technology (CAST). Included is 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 inputs from economists, social scientists, toxicologists or plant pathologists and entomologists, weed scientists, nematologists, and legal experts
[Box 30, Folder 1] Inventory of Documents Pertaining to the Council for Agricultural Science and Technology (CAST), 2012
[Box 30, Folder 2] Chapter 42 of Upchurch's memoir "From City Shadows" pertaining to CAST, Undated
[Box 49, Folder 7] Updated Version of Chapter 42 of Upchurch's Memoir "From City Shadows" pertaining to CAST, 2013
Online Content, 2013 external link
[Box 30, Folder 3] Articles of Incorporation, By-laws, Guidelines, Anniversary Documents, Catalogs, and Promotional Items, 1972-2012
[Box 30, Folder 4] Leaders including Charles A. Black, Norman Borlaug, and Robert P. Upchurch, 1972-2005
[Box 30, Folder 5] Chronological Files. Correspondence and Newsletter, 1972-1976
[Box 30, Folder 6] Chronological Files. Correspondence and Newsletters (1 of 2), 1977
[Box 30, Folder 7] Chronological Files. Correspondence and Newsletters (2 of 2), 1977
[Box 30, Folder 8] Chronological Files. Meetings, 1977
[Box 31, Folder 1] Chronological Files. Financials, 1977
[Box 31, Folder 2] Chronological Files. Correspondence and Newsletters (1 of 2), 1978
[Box 31, Folder 3] Chronological Files. Correspondence and Newsletters (2 of 2), 1978
[Box 31, Folder 4] Chronological Files. Meetings, 1978
[Box 31, Folder 5] Chronological Files. Financials, 1978
[Box 31, Folder 6] Chronological Files. Correspondence and Newsletters (1 of 3), 1979
[Box 31, Folder 7] Chronological Files. Correspondence and Newsletters (2 of 3), 1979
[Box 32, Folder 1] Chronological Files. Correspondence and Newsletters (3 of 3), 1979
[Box 32, Folder 2] Chronological Files. Meetings, 1979
[Box 32, Folder 3] Chronological Files. Financials, 1979
[Box 32, Folder 4] Chronological Files. Correspondence and Newsletters (1 of 4), 1980
[Box 32, Folder 5] Chronological Files. Correspondence and Newsletters (2 of 4), 1980
[Box 33, Folder 1] Chronological Files. Correspondence and Newsletters (3 of 4), 1980
[Box 33, Folder 2] Chronological Files. Correspondence and Newsletters (4 of 4), 1980
[Box 33, Folder 3] Chronological Files. Meetings, 1980
[Box 33, Folder 4] Chronological Files. Financials, 1980
[Box 33, Folder 5] Chronological Files. Correspondence and Newsletters (1 of 3), 1981
[Box 33, Folder 6] Chronological Files. Correspondence and Newsletters (2 of 3), 1981
[Box 34, Folder 1] Chronological Files. Correspondence and Newsletters (3 of 3), 1981
[Box 34, Folder 2] Chronological Files. Meetings, 1981
[Box 34, Folder 3] Chronological Files. Financials, 1981
[Box 34, Folder 4] Chronological Files. Correspondence and Newsletters (1 of 4), 1982
[Box 34, Folder 5] Chronological Files. Correspondence and Newsletters (2 of 4), 1982
[Box 35, Folder 1] Chronological Files. Correspondence and Newsletters (3 of 4), 1982
[Box 35, Folder 2] Chronological Files. Correspondence and Newsletters (4 of 4), 1982
[Box 35, Folder 3] Chronological Files. Operation Bootstrap Records (1 of 2), 1982
[Box 35, Folder 4] Chronological Files. Operation Bootstrap Records (2 of 2), 1982
[Box 35, Folder 5] Chronological Files. Tenth Anniversary Celebration Records, 1982
[Box 36, Folder 1] Chronological Files. Other Meetings, 1982
[Box 36, Folder 2] Chronological Files. Financials, 1982
[Box 36, Folder 5] Chronological Files. Meetings, 1983
[Box 36, Folder 3] Chronological Files. Correspondence and Newsletters (1 of 2), 1983
[Box 36, Folder 4] Chronological Files. Correspondence and Newsletters (2 of 2), 1983
[Box 36, Folder 6] Chronological Files. Financials, 1983
[Box 37, Folder 1] Chronological Files. Correspondence and Newsletter, 1984
[Box 37, Folder 2] Chronological Files. Meetings, 1984
[Box 37, Folder 3] Chronological Files. Financials, 1984
[Box 37, Folder 4] Chronological Files. Correspondence, Newsletters, Meetings and Financials, 1985-1989
[Box 37, Folder 5] Chronological Files. Correspondence, Newsletters, Meetings and Financials, 1990-1994
[Box 37, Folder 6] Chronological Files. Correspondence, Newsletters, Meetings and Financials, 1995-1999
[Box 38, Folder 1] Chronological Files. Correspondence, Newsletters, Meetings and Financials, 2000-2004
[Box 38, Folder 2] Chronological Files. Correspondence, Newsletters, Meetings and Financials, 2005-2009
[Box 38, Folder 3] Chronological Files. Correspondence, Newsletters, Meetings and Financials, 2010-2012
[Box 38, Folder 4] Formal Reports. Food Day Dialog Reports, 1975-1980
[Box 38, Folder 5] Formal Reports. CAST Numbered Reports 1through 40, 1973-1975
[Box 38, Folder 6] Formal Reports. CAST Numbered Reports 41 through 50, 1975
[Box 39, Folder 1] Formal Reports. CAST Numbered Reports 51 through 60, 1975-1976
[Box 39, Folder 2] Formal Reports. CAST Numbered Reports 61 through 70, 1976-1977
[Box 39, Folder 3] Formal Reports. Expanded detail on Report Number 69 (1 of 4), 1977
[Box 39, Folder 4] Formal Reports. Expanded detail on Report Number 69 (2 of 4), 1977
[Box 40, Folder 1] Formal Reports. Expanded detail on Report Number 69 (3 of 4), 1977
[Box 40, Folder 2] Formal Reports. Expanded detail on Report Number 69 (4 of 4), 1977
[Box 40, Folder 3] Formal Reports. CAST Numbered Reports 71 through 80 (1 of 2), 1977-1979
[Box 40, Folder 4] Formal Reports. CAST Numbered Reports 71 through 80 (2 of 2), 1977-1979
[Box 40, Folder 5] Formal Reports. CAST Numbered Reports 81 through 87 (1 of 2), 1979-1980
[Box 41, Folder 1] Formal Reports. CAST Numbered Reports 81 through 87 (2 of 2), 1979-1980
[Box 41, Folder 2] Formal Reports. CAST Numbered Reports 88 through 90, 1981
[Box 41, Folder 3] Formal Reports. CAST Numbered Reports 91 through 95, 1981-1982
[Box 41, Folder 4] Formal Reports. CAST Numbered Reports 96 through 100, 1983-1984
[Box 41, Folder 5] Formal Reports. CAST Numbered Reports 101 through 110 (1 of 2), 1984-1986
[Box 41, Folder 6] Formal Reports. CAST Numbered Reports 101 through 110 (2 of 2), 1984-1989
[Box 42, Folder 1] Formal Reports. CAST Numbered Reports 111 through 115, 1987-1989
[Box 42, Folder 2] Formal Reports. CAST Numbered Reports 116 through 120, 1989-1992
[Box 42, Folder 3] Formal Reports. CAST Numbered Reports 121 through 125, 1994-1995
[Box 42, Folder 4] Formal Reports. CAST Numbered Reports 126 through 130, 1996-1997
[Box 42, Folder 5] Formal Reports. CAST Numbered Reports 131 through 135, 1998-1999
[Box 43, Folder 1] Formal Reports. CAST Numbered Reports 136 through 140 (1 of 2), 2000-2003
[Box 43, Folder 2] Formal Reports. CAST Numbered Reports 136 through 140 (2 of 2), 2000-2003
[Box 43, Folder 3] Formal Reports. CAST Numbered Reports 141 and Beyond, 2004-2011
[Box 43, Folder 4] Formal Reports. CAST Issue Papers Numbered 1 through 20, 1993-2002
[Box 43, Folder 5] Formal Reports. CAST Issue Papers Numbered 21 through 30, 2002-2005
[Box 43, Folder 6] Formal Reports. CAST Issue Papers Numbered 31 through 45, 2006-2010
[Box 44, Folder 1] Formal Reports. Comments from CAST in Order Within Years (1 of 2), 1972-1994
[Box 44, Folder 2] Formal Reports. Comments from CAST in Order Within Years (2 of 2), 1972-1994
[Box 44, Folder 3] NewsCAST Newsletter, 1974-1979
[Box 44, Folder 4] NewsCAST Newsletter, 1980-1983
[Box 44, Folder 5] NewsCAST Newsletter, 1984-1991
[Box 45, Folder 1] NewsCAST Newsletter, 1992-1999
[Box 45, Folder 2] NewsCAST Newsletter, 2000-2006
[Box 45, Folder 3] CAST Numbered Papers 1 through 16, 1973-1983
[Box 45, Folder 4] Special Publications on Agricultural Topics (1 of 4), 1972-2003
[Box 45, Folder 5] Special Publications on Agricultural Topics (2 of 4), 1972-2003
[Box 46, Folder 1] Special Publications on Agricultural Topics (3 of 4), 1972-2003
[Box 46, Folder 2] Special Publications on Agricultural Topics (4 of 4), 1972-2003
[Box 46, Folder 3] CAST Digest. NewsCAST Newsletter Companion, 1995-1998
[Box 46, Folder 4] Reports Contemplated but not Executed and Miscellaneous Reports, 1979-1996
[Box 46, Folder 5] Activities of the CAST Education Committee, 1977-1982
[Box 46, Folder 6] Science of Food and Agriculture (SOFA) Magazine. Chronological Files, 1981
[Box 46, Folder 7] Science of Food and Agriculture (SOFA) Magazine. Chronological Files, 1982
[Box 47, Folder 1] Science of Food and Agriculture (SOFA) Magazine. Chronological Files, 1983
[Box 47, Folder 2] Science of Food and Agriculture (SOFA) Magazine. Chronological Files, 1984
[Box 47, Folder 3] Science of Food and Agriculture (SOFA) Magazine. Chronological Files, 1985
[Box 47, Folder 4] Science of Food and Agriculture (SOFA) Magazine. Chronological Files, 1986-1994
[Box 47, Folder 5] Science of Food and Agriculture (SOFA) Magazine. Workshop, 1982-1983
[Box 47, Folder 6] Science of Food and Agriculture (SOFA) Magazine. Creation of Issue Number 1 (1 of 2), 1982
[Box 48, Folder 1] Science of Food and Agriculture (SOFA) Magazine. Creation of Issue Number 1 (2 of 2), 1982
[Box 48, Folder 2] Science of Food and Agriculture (SOFA) Magazine. Organization Interactions. A through E, 1981-1982
[Box 48, Folder 3] Science of Food and Agriculture (SOFA) Magazine. Organization Interactions. F through M, 1982-1984
[Box 48, Folder 4] Science of Food and Agriculture (SOFA) Magazine. Organization Interactions. N through Q, 1981-1983
[Box 48, Folder 5] Science of Food and Agriculture (SOFA) Magazine. Organization Interactions. R through T, 1982-1984
[Box 49, Folder 1] Science of Food and Agriculture (SOFA) Magazine. Organization Interactions. U through Z, 1982-1984
[Box 49, Folder 2] Science of Food and Agriculture (SOFA) Magazine. Issues, 1983-1984
[Box 49, Folder 3] Science of Food and Agriculture (SOFA) Magazine. Issues, 1985-1986
[Box 49, Folder 4] Science of Food and Agriculture (SOFA) Magazine. Issues, 1987-1988
[Box 49, Folder 5] Science of Food and Agriculture (SOFA) Magazine. Issues, 1988-1993
[Box 49, Folder 6] Special CAST Subject Files, 1977-2011

Creator

Upchurch, Robert Phillip

Quantity

34.5 Linear feet

General Physical Description note

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

Location

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

Language

English

Acquisitions Information

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

Processed by: Michael Watts;machine-readable finding aid created by: Michael Watts; additional processing by Linda Sellars, April 2009; additional processing by Meaghan Lanier, May 2013; additional processing by Meaghan Lanier, July 2013

Revised

2013 July, Revised because of addition by Linda Sellars; revised because of addition by Meaghan Lanier

Scope and Content Note

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.

Biographical 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 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).

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Robert Phillip Upchurch Papers, MC 29, Special Collections Research Center, North Carolina State University Libraries, Raleigh, NC

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