North Carolina State University, Department of Plant Pathology Reprint Collection 1876-1973

Creator
North Carolina State University. Department of Plant Pathology
Size
11.5 linear feet
Location

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Call number
MC 00228

Collection contains reprints, reports, correspondence, and memos relating to various plant diseases, primarily relating to tobacco.

Plant pathology at North Carolina State University, like much of the current College of Agriculture and Life Sciences curriculum, grew out of work done by the North Carolina Experiment Station. During the 1890s, occasional classes in plant pathology were taught as a part of the Horticulture curriculum, and work was also performed in cooperation with the Experiment Station. Coursework devoted entirely to plant pathology did not begin until the 1901-1902 school year, with the creation of the Biological Division and the appointment of F. L. Stevens as Instructor in Biology. During the 1920s, plant pathology education and research was reorganized as a part of the new Department of Botany.

Biographical/historical note

Plant pathology at North Carolina State University, like much of the current College of Agriculture and Life Sciences curriculum, grew out of work done by the North Carolina Experiment Station. During the 1890s, occasional classes in plant pathology were taught as a part of the Horticulture curriculum, and work was also performed in cooperation with the Experiment Station. Coursework devoted entirely to plant pathology did not begin until the 1901-1902 school year, with the creation of the Biological Division and the appointment of F. L. Stevens as Instructor in Biology. During the 1920s, plant pathology education and research was reorganized as a part of the new Department of Botany. Over the next decades, the number of courses and faculty devoted to plant pathology would continue to grow.

In 1945, the Plant Pathology section of the Botany Department was created, and James H. Jensen was named as the first head. Another reorganization took place in 1950, when Plant Pathology became one of five faculties in the newly created Division of Biological Sciences. It was after this latter shake-up that the department finally moved into its current home in Gardner Hall, after previously having used space in Withers and Patterson Halls. Under Jensen's leadership the department grew from 5 to 20 faculty members, and continued to expand its research and extension role throughout the state. In addition, the first Pesticide School (currently called the Crop Protection School) was held in 1949, and the first Plant Disease Clinic in 1951.

D. E. Ellis became the second department head in 1954, and continued the growth of the department's activities. By his retirement in 1973, the faculty had increased to 48, and the department's space in Gardner had likewise expanded. In 1958 Plant Pathology became a full-fledged department, and was included along with four other Departments in the creation of the Institute of Biological Sciences. With the discontinuation of the Institute in 1971, Plant Pathology became a department within the School (now College) of Agriculture and Life Sciences, where it remains today.

1945 - 1958
James H. Jensen
1948 - 1949
C.J. Nusbaum, acting head
1949 - 1953
James H. Jensen
1954 - 1973
D.E. Ellis
1973 - 1983
Robert Aycock
1984 - 1990
William L. Klarman
1991 - 1992
L. F. Grand, interim
1993 - 2001
O. W. Barnett
2002 -
James Moyer

Scope/content

The collections consists of reprints, typed reports, correspondence, and memos relating to plant diseases, primarily diseases affecting tobacco. The reprints come from sources around the world, including the United States, Australia, Brazil, China, France, India, Italy, Japan, New Zealand, Spain, Switzerland, and others.

Arrangement

The collection is arranged into two series: Series 1. Tobacco reprints; and, Series 2. Reprints by Author. The tabacco reprints are bound in volumes by topic; the volumes are arranged in roughly alphabetic order by topics, which corresponds to the reprint numbers assigned by the Plant Pathology Department. There is no discernable order within the volumes. Series 2, the Reprints by Specific Authors, is arranged alphabetically by author. Within the bound volumes by author, the reprints are arranged chronologically.

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], North Carolina State University, Department of Plant Pathology Reprint Collection, MC 00228, Special Collections Research Center, North Carolina State University Libraries, Raleigh, NC

Related material

Source of acquisition

Transferred from the Department of Plant Pathology, 2000.

Processing information

Steven Mandeville-Gamble, 2005 Oct.

Steven Mandeville-Gamble, 2005 Oct.

The collection is organized into two principal series:

Tobacco diseases reprints 1896-1972
Size: 6 linear feet

Contains reprints, typed reports, and a few pieces of correspondence relating to various diseases affecting tobacco.

25 volumes

Tobacco anthracnose reprints 1930-1959
Box 1, Folder 1
Tobacco barn rots 1923-1968
Box 1, Folder 2
Tobacco black root rot 1876-1945
Box 2, Folder 1
Tobacco black shank 1896-1965
Box 3, Folder 1
Tobacco brown spot 1948-1973
Box 3, Folder 2
Tobacco breeding 1960-1972
Box 4, Folder 1
Tobacco breeding 1949-1962
Box 4, Folder 2
Tobacco breeding 1960-1970
Box 5, Folder 1
Tobacco breeding 1955-1972
Box 5, Folder 2
Tobacco crown gall 1923-1966
Box 5, Folder 3
Tobacco damping-off 1914-1964
Box 6, Folder 1
Tobacco frogeye 1928-1973
Box 6, Folder 2
Tobacco fusarium wilt 1904-1952
Box 6, Folder 3
Tobacco Granville wilt 1904-1966
Box 6, Folder 4
Tobacco malnutrutional 1929-1963
Box 7, Folder 1
Tobacco miscellaneous 1909-1960
Box 7, Folder 2
Tobacco miscellaneous 1886-1970
Box 8, Folder 1
Tobacco mosaic 1922-1969
Box 9, Folder 1
Tobacco molds and toxins 1925-1971
Box 9, Folder 2
Tobacco verticillium wilt 1931-1963
Box 10, Folder 1
Tobacco viruses 1948-1967
Box 10, Folder 2
Tobacco viruses 1930-1976
Box 10, Folder 3
Tobacco viruses 1917-1965
Box 11, Folder 1
Tobacco viruses 1934-1967
Box 11, Folder 2
Tobacco wildfire 1922-1960
Box 12, Folder 1
Reprints by specific authors 1894-1967
Size: 5.75 linear feet

Contains reprints, typed reports, and correspondence from various researchers in the field of plant pathology, several of whom were professors and/or graduates of the NCSU Plant Pathology Dept.

26 volumes

Armstrong, George Miller, 1893- Papers 1935-1966
Box 12, Folder 2
Braun, Armin C., 1911- Papers 1943-1967
Box 12, Folder 3
Christensen, Clyde Martin, 1905- Grain storage studies 1947-1967
Box 13, Folder 1
Clayton, Edward E. Papers 1933-1954
Box 13, Folder 2
Dickson, James G. Papers 1918-1963
Box 13, Folder 3
Edgerton, C. W. (Claude Wilbur), b. 1880 Papers 1907-1965
Box 14, Folder 1
Fitzpatrick, Harry Morton, 1886-1949 Lectures on mycology : general introduction and ascomycetes 1934, rev. 1937

Tms

Box 14, Folder 2
Fitzpatrick, Harry Morton, 1886-1949 Basidomycetes circa 1937

Tms

Box 14, Folder 3
Fitzpatrick, Harry Morton, 1886-1949 Rusts, smuts, imperfects : lecture 1938 February

Tms

Box 15, Folder 1
Haasis, Frank A. Papers 1937-1965

Professor of Plant Pathology at NCSU from 1958 - ?

Box 15, Folder 2
Hepting, George H. (George Henry), 1907- Papers 1931-1967

Adjunct Professor of Forestry and Plant Pathology at NCSU

Box 15, Folder 3
Johnson, James Papers 1911-1953
Box 16, Folder 1
Jones, Lewis Ralph, 1864-1945. Papers 1897-1946
Box 17, Folder 1
Kelman, Arthur Papers 1946-1966

Received his Ph.D. in Plant Pathology from NCSU in 1949. Professor of Plant Pathology at NCSU from 1948-ca. 1965

Box 17, Folder 2
Keitt, George Wannamaker Papers 1915-1960
Box 18, Folder 1
Rands, R.D. Publications 1917-1965
Box 18, Folder 2
Stakman, E. C. (Elvin Charles), 1885-1979. Papers 1894-1923
Box 19, Folder 1
Stakman, E. C. (Elvin Charles), 1885-1979. Papers 1923-1941
Box 19, Folder 2
Stakman, E. C. (Elvin Charles), 1885-1979. Papers 1942-1964
Box 20, Folder 1
Miller, Julian Howell, 1890-1961. Papers 1941-1957
Box 20, Folder 2
Valleau, William Dorney, 1891- Papers 1952-1955
Box 21, Folder 1
Waggoner, Paul E. Papers 1950-1966
Box 22, Folder 2
Walker, J. C. (John Charles), 1893- Papers, Vol. 1, 1917-1950
Box 22, Folder 3
Walker, J. C. (John Charles), 1893- Papers, Vol. 2, 1950-1966
Box 23, Folder 1
Wellman, Frederick Lovejoy, b. 1897 Papers 1926-1970

Visiting Professor of Plant Pathology at NCSU, 1963-1971

Box 23, Folder 2
Wellman, Frederick Lovejoy, b. 1897 Papers 1953-1964

Visiting Professor of Plant Pathology at NCSU, 1963-1971

Box 24, Folder 1
Whetzel, Herbert Hice, 1877-1944 Nature of diseases in plants : lecture text : typed manuscript, 1935

Professor of Plant Pathology, Cornell University

1 v.

Box 24, Folder 2
Whetzel, Herbert Hice, 1877-1944 Principles of plant disease control 1953-1964

Professor of Plant Pathology, Cornell University

Box 24, Folder 3
Wolf, Frederick A. (Frederick Adolph), b. 1885 Papers

Received his Ph.D. in Botany from Cornell University in 1911. Worked in the N.C. State College Experiment station from 1916 - 1925, the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture from 1925-1927, and from 1927 until his retirement he worked as a professor of botany at Duke University.

1 v. with ephemeral publications tipped in.

Box 25, Folder 1
Yarwood Papers

Professor of Plant Pathology at University of California, Berkeley.

1 v.

Box 25, Folder 2

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], North Carolina State University, Department of Plant Pathology Reprint Collection, MC 00228, Special Collections Research Center, North Carolina State University Libraries, Raleigh, NC

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.