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Gordon E. Gatherum papers

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: RS 9/14/70

Scope and Content

The collection (1953-1969) contains biographical information. The collection also contains an assortment of Dr. Gatherum’s professional publications that focus on his work with Range Management and Plant Physiology.


  • 1953-1969, undated

Access Restrictions

Open for research.

Use/Re-use Restrictions

Consult Special Collections and University Archives


Gordon E. Gatherum was born on October 22, 1923 in Salt Lake City, Utah. He received his B.S. (1949) in Forest Management from the University of Washington, M.S. (1951) in Range Management from Utah State University, and Ph. D. (1959) in Silviculture-Plant Physiology from Iowa State University. His professional experience included the positions of Forest Cruiser and Mapper (1949), Research Aid (1949) at Utah State University, Teaching Assistant (1950-1951) at Utah State University, Research Aid (1950) for the Rocky Mountain Forest and Range Expt. Station, Range Conservationist (1951) for the Soil Conservation Service, Assistant Professor of Agronomy (1951-1953) for Texas Tech College, and Instructor of Range Management (1953) for Colorado State University. He arrived at Iowa State University as an Assistant Professor (1953-1959), Associate Professor (1959-1963), and Professor (1963-1969).

Dr. Gatherum was a member of Phi Eta Sigma, Sigma Nu, Xi Sigma Pi, Sigma Xi, and Alpha Zeta. He married Patricia Jeanne Brandley on July 31, 1947, and has three children.


0.42 Linear Feet (1 Document Box)

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The collection is organized Alphabetically.

Processing Information

Released on 2018-11-01.

RS 9/14/70. Gordon E. Gatherum papers, 1953-1969, undated
April 10, 2019
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Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections and University Archives Repository

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Iowa State University
Ames Iowa 50011-2102 United States
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