Oregon State University. Extension and Experiment Station Communications

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The Extension Information Office (which later became Extension Communications) and the Agricultural Experiment Station Information office (which later became Agricultural Experiment Station Communications) were separate units until 1983, when they were combined into a single unit in the College of Agricultural Sciences called Agricultural Communications. The name was changed in March of 1996 to Extension and Experiment Station Communications. Unit Leaders of the combined unit have included Ken Kingsley (1991-1995) and Gwil Evans (1983-1991). Extension Information provided support in the design, production, and distribution of educational materials, publications, news releases, feature stories, radio programs initially, but have added in more recent years: videotape, satellite delivery, web delivery.

From the description of Extension and Experiment Station Communications records, 1949-1995. (Eugene Public Library). WorldCat record id: 55140282

The Extension Information Office (which later became Extension Communications) and the Agricultural Experiment Station Information office (which later became Agricultural Experiment Station Communications) were separate units until 1983, when they were combined into a single unit in the College of Agricultural Sciences known as Agricultural Communications. The name was changed in March of 1996 to Extension and Experiment Station Communications to reflect the move at OSU to make Extension a university-wide outreach activity. Extension Information provided support in the design, production, and distribution of educational materials, publications, news releases, feature stories, radio programs initially, but have added in more recent years: videotape, satellite delivery, web delivery. William C. Smith worked in Extension Communications as a broadcast communications specialist from 1954 until his retirement in 1978. He filmed and produced many of the 1950s-1970s films in the collection. Dave King, producer of many of the films in this collection from the 1980s, was Assistant Editor for Radio and Television from 1976 until 1987, when he became Experiment Station Electronic Media Coordinator for the office of Agricultural Communications.

From the description of Extension and Experiment Station Communications moving images, 1937-2007 (bulk 1957-1989). (Eugene Public Library). WorldCat record id: 192075517

The Extension Information Office (which later became Extension Communications) and the Agricultural Experiment Station Information office (which later became Agricultural Experiment Station Communications) were separate units until 1983, when they were combined into a single unit in the College of Agricultural Sciences known as Agricultural Communications. The name was changed in March of 1996 to Extension and Experiment Station Communications to reflect the move at OSU to make Extension a university-wide outreach activity. Extension Information provided support in the design, production, and distribution of educational materials, publications, news releases, feature stories, radio programs initially, but have added in more recent years: videotape, satellite delivery, web delivery.

William C. Smith worked in Extension Communications as a broadcast communications specialist from 1954 until his retirement in 1978. He filmed and produced many of the 1950s-1970s films in the collection.

Dave King, producer of many of the films in this collection from the 1980s, was Assistant Editor for Radio and Television from 1976 until 1987, when he became Experiment Station Electronic Media Coordinator for the office of Agricultural Communications.

From the guide to the Extension and Experiment Station Communications Moving Images, 1937-2007, 1957-1989, (Oregon State University Libraries)

The Extension Information Office (which later became Extension Communications) and the Agricultural Experiment Station Information office (which later became Agricultural Experiment Station Communications) were separate units until 1983, when they were combined into a single unit in the College of Agricultural Sciences. This new unit was called Agricultural Communications. The name was changed in March of 1996 to Extension and Experiment Station Communications to reflect the move at OSU to make Extension a university-wide outreach activity. Extension and Experiment Station Communications is a department in the College of Agricultural Sciences. Unit Leaders of the combined unit have included Ken Kingsley, Department Head from April 1995 to the present, and as the interim department head from November 1991 to April 1995; Gwil Evans was department head from 1983 to 1991.

The Extension Service appointed the first editor of bulletins, C. J. McIntosh, soon after the receipt of federal funds in 1914. Other heads of Extension Information included Arnold Ebert, who was head from 1956 to 1972, and Gwil Evans, from 1972 to 1983. This unit has provided training for Extension staff in such areas as: newsletters, writing for newspapers, radio, photography, etc.

The first experiment station bulletin was written by Director Edgar Grimm and published in 1889. Between 1889 and 1899, the Station published 58 bulletins and circulars on a variety of topics, many in response to farmers' questions. The Experiment Station Editor position was created in 1947 with Arland R. Meade filling that position until 1948. Other heads of the Agricultural Experiment Station Information office included Dick Floyd (1970 until 1983), Robert G. Mason (1953-1970), Norville Gish (1950-1953) and Sam Bailey (1948-1950). The Agricultural Experiment Station communications unit has worked with researchers to distribute the results of research to other researchers (via technical bulletins, etc.), and to make the public aware of and value the impact of research on their lives via newspaper and television releases, and Oregon's Agricultural Progress magazine.

The communication units were located in Extension Hall (previously Snell Hall), then moved to one of the upper floors of Waldo Hall, and moved into the Kerr Administration Building when it opened in 1971.

From the guide to the Extension and Experiment Station Communications Records, 1949-1995, (Oregon State University University Archives)

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associatedWith Evans, Gwil. person
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associatedWith King, Dave 1950- person
associatedWith King, Dave (David Arthur), 1950- person
associatedWith KOAC (Radio station : Corvallis, Or.) corporateBody
associatedWith KOAC (Television station : Corvallis, Or.) corporateBody
associatedWith KOAC (Television station : Corvallis, Or.) corporateBody
associatedWith McCall, Tom, 1913- person
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associatedWith Oregon State College. Federal Cooperative Extension Service. corporateBody
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associatedWith Oregon State University. Cooperative Extension Service. corporateBody
associatedWith Smith, William C. 1919- person
associatedWith Smith, William C. (William Charles), 1919- person
associatedWith Spilhaus, Athelstan. person
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Oregon
Oregon
Saint Helens, Mount (Wash.)
Saint Helens, Mount (Wash.)
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Moving Images
Nutrition
Nutrition
Oregon
Portland
Radio in higher education
Radio in highereducation
Radio programs
Radio programs
Ranching
Sound recordings
Strawberries
Strawberries
Television in higher education
Television in higher education
Washington (State)
Water
Water
Water and Water Rights
Publishers and publishing
4-H clubs
4-H clubs
Agricultural experiment stations
Agricultural experiment stations
Agricultural extension work
Agricultural extension work
Agricultural extension workers
Agricultural extension workers
Agriculture
Agriculture
Agriculture
Agriculture
Berries
Berries
Universities and colleges
Consumer education
Consumer education
Corvallis
Crops
Crops
Energy conservation
Energy conservation
Farm life
Farm life
Fisheries
Fisheries
Fisheries and Wildlife
Fishing and Canning
Food
Food
Forestry and Forestry Products
Forests and forestry
Forests and forestry
Home and Family
Home economics
Home economics
Home economics extension work
Home economics extension workers
Home economics extensionworkers
Home economics extensionwork
Horticulture
Horticulture
Irrigation
Irrigation
Journalism
Land use
Land use
Livestock
Livestock
Logging
Logging
Marine resources
Marineresources
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