MC 00235 Guide to the Charles William Stuber Papers, 1961 - 1997

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Acquisitions Information

Donated by Charles William Stuber in February 2006 (Accn. no. 2006-0004).


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Scope and Content Note

This collection contains correspondence, notes, professional adminstrative papers, instructional materials, technical reprints, and research reports belonging to Charles William Stuber, who conducted research in the use of molecular markers that aid in the identification and mapping of corn genes.

Biographical Note

Nebraska native Charles William Stuber earned a B.S. in 1952 and an M.S. in 1961 at the University of Nebraska. He received his Ph.D. in Genetics and Experimental Statistics from North Carolina State College (later North Carolina State University) in 1965. He was a member of the genetics faculty at North Carolina State University from 1965 to 1998.

Stuber served in the United States Navy from 1952 to 1956, operating a grain farm near Shelton, Nebraska, where he taught agriculture to veterans. He began his career with the Agricultural Research Service at North Carolina State College in 1962 as a research geneticist.

In addition to his work with North Carolina State University, Stuber served as Technical Advisor for Corn, Southern Region, USDA-ARS, 1973-1981, and as Supervisory Research Geneticist and Research Leader, Plant Science Research Group, USDA-ARS, Raleigh, North Carolina, from 1975 to 1998. He has been a leader in the establishment of the Center for Plant Breeding and Applied Plant Genomics at the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at North Carolina State University, and has continued to serve on the faculty as an emeritus professor of genetics since his retirement in 1998.

Honors and awards received by Stuber include:

USDA Agricultural Research Service Science Hall of Fame, 1999.
USDA-ARS Outstanding Scientist of the Year Award, 1989
Member of Quantitative Genetics Team at Raleigh, North Carolina, which received USDA Superior Service Award, 1990.
Promoted to Senior Executive Service, USDA-ARS, 1992.
Fellow, American Society of Agronomy, 1985.
Fellow, Crop Science Society of America, 1986.
President, Crop Science Society of America, 1993.
President, American Society of Agronomy, 2002.
Crop Science Research Award, Crop Science Society of America, 1995.
Genetics and Plant Breeding Award, National Council of Commercial Plant Breeders, 1995.
Award of Merit, University of Nebraska, College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources Alumni Association, 1997.
DeKalb Genetics Crop Science Distinguished Career Award, Crop Science Society of America, 1999.
MAYDICA Journal, Volume 45, 2000, dedicated to Charles W. Stuber for innovative research.
Member, Phi Kappa Phi, Sigma Xi, Gamma Sigma Delta, Alpha Zeta, Pi Mu Epsilon.

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