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Inventory of the Paul O. Nyhus Papers
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  • Creator: Nyhus, Paul O.
    Title: Paul O. Nyhus Papers
    Date (inclusive): 1927-1938
    Extent: 0.2 linear feet
    Abstract: Paul O. Nyhus (1894-1981) served as Agricultural Commissioner for the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The collection contains his writings related to various aspects of agricultural development in China and Argentina in the 1920's and 1930's, as well as three pieces of incoming correspondence.
    Physical location: Researchers should contact Special Collections to request collections, as many are stored offsite.
    Repository: University of California, Davis. General Library. Dept. of Special Collections.
    Davis, California 95616-5292
    Collection number: MC003
    Language of Material: Collection materials in English.

    Biography

    Paul Oden Nyhus was born on April 18, 1894 in Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin's College of Agriculture and served as County Agent in Waupaca County, Wisconsin and Crop Reporter in Madison, Wisconsin. In 1927, he began his career with the federal government and served in the following positions: Agricultural Commissioner for the U.S. Department of Agriculture in China (1927-1931); U.S. Department of Agriculture in Washington, D.C. (1931-1934); Agricultural Attache in the U.S. Embassy in Buenos Aires (1934-1945); and similar positions in London (1945-1952) and Ottawa from 1952 until his retirement in 1954.
    Nyhus passed away on June 21, 1981.

    Scope and Content

    The collection contains his writings related to various aspects of agricultural development in China and Argentina, as well as three pieces of correspondence.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Nyhus, Paul O.--Archives
    Agriculture--China--History
    Agriculture--Argentina--History

    Access

    Collection is open for research.

    Processing Information

    Sara Gunasekara processed this collection and created and encoded this finding aid with assistance from student employee Michelle Xie.

    Acquisition Information

    Gift of Ellen Elliott in 1991.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Paul O. Nyhus Papers, MC003, Department of Special Collections, General Library, University of California, Davis.

    Publication Rights

    Copyright is protected by the copyright law, chapter 17, of the U.S. Code. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Department of Special Collections, General Library, University of California, Davis as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.