Guide to the Leon Russell Kneebone Papers, 1941-1987

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Collection Overview

Title:
Leon Russell Kneebone Papers
Dates (Inclusive):
1941-1987
Creator:
Kneebone, Leon Russell, 1920-
Abstract:
Botanist and plant pathologist, Dr. Kneebone served as Assistant Professor of Botany (1950-1953) and Director of the Mushroom Research Center (1953-1978), Pennsylvania State University; Chairman of the International Society for Mushroom Science; and was important in many national growers' associations. A consultant to the mushroom industry, his particular research emphases have been on improving mushroom strains and the study of certain mushroom diseases.
Abstract:
The collection primarily documents botany professor Leon Russell Kneebone's research to improve mushroom strains. It includes correspondence, course materials, committee meetings minutes, publications, biographical information, photographs and one film.
Collection Number:
546
Size:
14 Cubic feet
Size:
1 film reel
Location:
For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Special Collections Library  library catalog.
Repository:
Special Collections Library. Pennsylvania State University.
Languages:
English

Biographical Note

Leon Russell Kneebone was appointed assistant professor of botany in 1950 at Penn State. He became an associate professor in 1953 and served as Director of the Mushroom Research Center from 1953 to 1978. In 1957, Kneebone became professor of botany and plant pathology and retired with emeritus status in 1978. Kneebone served as Chairman of the International Society for Mushroom Science; and was important in many national growers' associations.

A consultant to the mushroom industry, his particular research emphases has been on improving mushroom strains and the study of certain mushroom diseases. His extensive correspondence with growers all over the United States and the world provides extensive documentation on the history and development of the industry as well as on its professional development. The collection materials also relate to the academic development of Dr. Kneebone through the doctorate and to his scholarly work as a researcher and teacher, and to his service to the Pennsylvania State University and the Pennsylvania, American, and international mushroom industry.

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Collection Overview

Leon Russell Kneebone's extensive correspondence with growers all over the United States and the world provides extensive documentation on the history and development of the industry as well as on its professional development. The collection materials also relate to the academic development of Dr. Kneebone through the doctorate and to his scholarly work as a researcher and teacher, and to his service to the Pennsylvania State University and the Pennsylvania, American, and international mushroom industry.

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Collection Arrangement

Organized into six series: I. Correspondence; II. Committees; III. Course Work; IV. Biographical; V. Publications; VI. Photographs and Films.

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Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Copyright Notice

Copyright is retained by the creators of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Leon Russell Kneebone Papers (546), Penn State University Archives, Special Collections Library, Pennsylvania State University.

Processing Information

Processed by Special Collections staff.

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Controlled Access Headings

Genre(s)

  • Moving Image
  • Scrapbooks

Personal Name(s)

  • Kneebone, Leon Russell, 1920-

Subject(s)

  • Botanists Biography

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Collection Inventory

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