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Guide to the Robert Elroy McDole Papers ; McDole (Robert Elroy) Papers

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Guide to the Robert Elroy McDole Papers 1966-1990

Sponsor: Funding for encoding this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.


Overview of the Collection

Title: Papers
Creator: Robert Elroy McDole, 1930-
Dates: 1966-1990
Quantity: 1.5 cubic feet
Abstract:Chronological file of talks, papers, press releases, photographs showing soil conservation methods, a soil survey of the University of Idaho and related photographs, and bark study and soil testing reprints collected by a University of Idaho soil scientist.
Identification: MG338
Language: English
Repository: University of Idaho Library Special Collections and Archives
Moscow, ID 83844-2351

Arrangement and Description

The material was kept in its received order, and original folder headings were retained.

Scope and Content

The papers of Robert E. McDole span the years 1966 to 1990. Included are chronological files of papers given by McDole to professional groups, copies of publications, press releases, newspaper clippings, and correspondence related to presentations. Also included are photographs of soil conservation methods, a soil survey of the University of Idaho which includes not only the publication, but also slides and photographs, and loess survey notebooks from 1966-1968. Two items, folders concerning the use of bark in soil and a collection of reprints on soil testing predate McDole's arrival at the university and may have been originally maintained by Roger Harder and G. Orien Baker.


Administrative/Biographical History

Robert Elroy McDole was born in Eugene, Oregon on October 7, 1930. He received his B.S. degree from Oregon State College in 1952, and his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Idaho in 1968 and 1969 respectively. Before beginning his graduate study in 1965, he worked for the Bureau of Indian Affairs as a soil scientist. He began his University of Idaho career in 1969 doing soil science research at the Aberdeen Research and Extension Center. In 1977, he moved to Moscow where he worked as an extension soils specialist, studying soil fertility, soil erosion, and land-use questions across the state.

He has served on many committees concerned with various aspects of soil management as well as being active in a variety of university governance committees. He was a member of the Idaho Soil Scientists Association, Idaho Soil Improvement Committee, Northwest Plant Food Association, Soil Conservation Society of America, Soil Science Society of America, American Society of Agronomy, Western Society of Soil Science, Sigma Xi, and was a certified Professional Soil Scientist. He has a long list of technical publications and has earned a variety of awards, including Idaho Future Farmers of America Honorary State Farmer, a commendation from the Soil Conservation Society of America, and listing in Who's Who in the West. He retired to Fort Townsend, Washington in the fall of 1990.


Subjects

This collection is indexed under the following headings in the online catalog. Researchers desiring materials about related topics, persons, or places should search the catalog using these headings.

Agriculture
Idaho

McDole, Robert E.--Archives.

University of Idaho -- Faculty -- Records and correspondence

Soil scientists -- Idaho
Soil surveys -- Idaho -- Moscow

Administrative Information

Source

The papers of Robert McDole were donated to the University of Idaho Library by Professor McDole between September 1990 and January 1991.


Detailed Description of the Collection

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1/11/1Papers and talks 1970-1971 4 items
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1/21/2Papers and talks 1972 11 items
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1/31/3Papers, Abstracts 1973 14 items
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1/41/4Papers, Abstracts 1974 11 items
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1/5-61/5-6Papers, Abstracts 1975 18 items
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1/71/7Papers, Abstracts 1976 15 items
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1/81/8Papers, Abstracts 1977 45 items
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1/91/9Papers, Abstracts 1978 37 items
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1/101/10Potato Schools 1978 7 items
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1/111/11Phosphate fertilizer trials, NWPFA 1978 13 items
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1/121/12Potato nutrient survey, NWPFA 1978 9 items
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1/131/13Soilborne inoculum & cropping inter. phytopath 1978 3 items
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1/141/14Papers, Abstracts 1979 20 items
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1/151/15Papers and talks 1980 33 items
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1/161/16Papers and talks 1981-1982 54 items
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1/171/17Papers, presentations, etc. 1983 38 items
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1/181/18Papers, presentations 1984-1985 79 items
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1/191/19Papers, etc. 1986-1990 80 items
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1/201/20Soils subject matter committee meetings 1978-1980 6 items
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1/211/21Soil surveys of Warm Springs Indian Reservation by Robert McDole 1954-1959 3 items
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1/221/22Soil survey of the University of Idaho Agricultural Experiment Station and Campus, Moscow, Idaho, by Robert McDole and P.N. Peterson 1979-1989 66 items
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1/23-241/23-24Photographs: Cultivation and soil conservation 1970-1983 82 items
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1/25-261/25-26Loess study notebooks 1966-1968 2 items
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2/272/27Bark study: Sawdust and its use 1945-1959 14 items
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2/282/28Bark information - Boise Cascade Corp. 1958-1960 22 items
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2/292/29Bark-base fertilizer 1959-1969 11 items
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2/302/30Potlatch Forests, Inc. 1959 2 items
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2/312/31Reference - Bark and sawdust 1951-1960 18 items
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2/322/32Bark soil conditioner 1958 16 items
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2/332/33Mulch (sawdust) 1953-1964 5 items
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2/342/34Soil testing reprints 1929-1947 1 item

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