Plant and Forestry Genetics and Genomics

Collection Highlights

J. Lawrence Apple Papers, 1967-1986 (MC 319)

The J. Lawrence Apple Papers contain papers, lectures, and policy planning documents, 1967-1986, created by Apple, professor of plant pathology and genetics at North Carolina State University from 1955 to 1991. Topics include integrated pest management, plant pathology, plant genetics, and agricultural extension work. 

Mary-Dell Chilton Papers, 1947-1999 (MC 376)

The Mary-Dell Chilton Papers include laboratory records, correspondence, notes, manuscripts, reprints, articles, and photographs, 1947-1999, documenting Chilton's career as a plant geneticist. The bulk of the records are from the late 1970s and early 1980s. Chilton worked at CIBA-Geigy Corporation, which later became Syngenta Biotechnology, Inc., (SBI) in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina. Her tenure there spanned both research and administrative roles, including vice president of agricultural technology, distinguished science fellow, and principal scientist. 

C. Clark Cockerham Papers, 1953-1996 (MC 309)

Most of the papers in this collection are related to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Quantitative Genetics Research Program Project GM 11546. The project was instituted by C. Clark Cockerham in 1963 and continued through 1990. It was the largest federal grant program in existence at North Carolina State University during that time. Additionally, there are administrative files generated by Cockerham during his long tenure as a professor of statistics at North Carolina State University. Also included are reprints of scientific and technical publications written and co-written by Cockerham along with a small collection of notecards used by the professor to track his work. There is also a bound collection of letters of congratulation written to commemorate Dr. Cockerhams's retirement in 1990. 

Dan U. Gerstel Papers, 1868-1997 (MC 358) 

This collection contains numerous scientific publications collected by Dan U. Gerstel during his career as a member of the faculty of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences of North Carolina State University and in the genetics department of the Weizmann Institute of Science (Mekhon Vaitsman le-mada) in Rehovot, Israel. The publications are on a variety of topics related to the study of genetics, cytology, plant pathology, and crop science. The material is international in scope and covers a period of six decades. In addition to scientific publications, the collection contains personal and professional correspondence, a diary, genealogical research materials, newspaper clippings, and articles related to stamp collecting. 

Major M. Goodman Papers, 1942-2013 (MC 184)

This collection documents the tenure of Major M. Goodman as a faculty member in the departments of Crop Science, Statistics, Genetics, and Botany at North Carolina State University. It contains a large amount of correspondence with scholars in the crop science and maize research fields, published journal articles and reviews, manuscripts and research reports, conference programs, data sets, research plans and notes, experiment books, coursework, and documents related to the various national committees and advisory boards that Goodman served on. Also included are a small amount of photographic materials and reel-to-reel tapes. 

Charles William Stuber Papers, 1961-1997 (MC 235)

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. Stuber was a member of the genetics faculty at NCSU from 1965 to 1998. 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. 

Bruce J. Zobel Papers, 1937-2011 (MC 259)

The Bruce J. Zobel Papers includes diaries, correspondence, speeches, an autobiography, articles, awards, reports, course information, theses proposals, serials, conference and symposia information, research plans, photographs, slides, artifacts, and other materials related to Zobel's forestry career. Included are materials relating to Zobel's work on the faculty of North Carolina State University as well as work with the Central America and Mexico Resources Cooperative (CAMCORE), the Cooperative Forest Genetics Research Program, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, the Marcus Wallenberg Foundation for Promoting Scientific Research in the Forest Industry, the N.C. State-Industry Cooperative Forest Tree Improvement Program, the Southern Forest Tree Improvement Committee, the Technical Association of the Pulp and Paper Industry (TAPPI), Zobel Forestry Associates, and other organizations. Major topics include international forest improvement programs, forest genetics, wood properties, forest management, and tropical forestry.