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
associatedWith Hatfield Marine Science Center. corporateBody
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
associatedWith McCall, Tom, 1913-1983. person
associatedWith Oregon State College. Federal Cooperative Extension Service. corporateBody
associatedWith Oregon State University corporateBody
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associatedWith Oregon State University. Agricultural Experiment Station. corporateBody
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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Logging
4-H clubs--Oregon
Crops--Oregon
Radio programs
Forests and forestry--Oregon
Television in higher education
Journalism
Agricultural extension workers--Oregon
Fishing and Canning
Radio in highereducation--Oregon
Home economics extension work
Sound Recordings
Agricultural experiment stations
Fisheries and Wildlife
Strawberries--Oregon
Nutrition--Study and teaching--Oregon
Agriculture--Research
Corvallis
Marineresources--Oregon
Nutrition--Study and teaching
Farm life--Oregon
Logging--Oregon
Crops
Agriculture
Agriculture--Research--Oregon
Water--Oregon
Home and Family
Television in higher education--Oregon
Water
4-H clubs
Agricultural extension workers
Food--Preservation--Oregon
Ranching
Agricultural extension work
Food--Preservation
Washington (State)
Agriculture--Oregon
Consumer education--Oregon
Agricultural experiment stations--Oregon
Publishers and Publishing
Land use
Home economics
Berries--Harvesting
Water and Water Rights
Home economics extension workers
Home economics extensionworkers--Oregon
Fisheries--Oregon
Horticulture--Oregon
Forests and forestry
Livestock
Home economics--Oregon
Forestry and Forestry Products
Horticulture
Land use--Oregon
Oregon
Consumer education
Irrigation
Berries--Harvesting--Oregon
Marine resources
Energy conservation
Radio programs--Oregon
Energy conservation--Oregon
Portland
Livestock--Oregon
Radio in higher education
Strawberries
Fisheries
Farm life
Irrigation--Oregon
Colleges and Universities
Agricultural extension work--Oregon
Moving Images
Home economics extensionwork--Oregon
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