Inventory of the Paul O. Nyhus Papers
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Nyhus, Paul O.
Title: Paul O. Nyhus Papers
Date (inclusive): 1927-1938
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.
University of California, Davis. General Library. Dept. of Special
Davis, California 95616-5292
Collection number: MC003
Language of Material: Collection materials in English.
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.
The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public
Nyhus, Paul O.--Archives
Collection is open for research.
Sara Gunasekara processed this collection and created and encoded this finding aid with assistance from student employee Michelle
Gift of Ellen Elliott in 1991.
[Identification of item], Paul O. Nyhus Papers, MC003, Department of Special Collections, General Library,
University of California, Davis.
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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.
Scope and Content Note
Contains writings by Nyhus. Arranged alphabetically by title.
Agriculture in Manchuria,
1932 January 13
The Corn Enterprise in Argentina,
1937 June 11
Cotton Production in China,
Cotton Production, the Spinning Industry and the Demand for Foreign Cotton in China,
1929 June 24
Crop Failures Basic Cause of Present Famine Conditions in China,
1929 October 1
Cropping Systems and Regional Agriculture in China
1931 January 21
Development and Conditions in the Ice Cream Business of China,
1929 January 11
Economic Aspects of Manchuria and the Soya Bean Industry,
1928 March 21
Improvements in Chinese Agriculture Greatly Restricted by Economic Conditions and Lack of Scientific Research,
The Milling Imdustry of Shanghai and the Foreign Wheat Trade of China,
1927 July 1
Observations on Agriculture in Szechuan Province, China,
Principal Cotton Growing Regions,
Regional Agriculture in China,
1931 May 25
Some Agricultural and Economic Notes on a Trip to Szechuan Province,
1929 August 3
Some Aspects of the Fresh Fruit Industry in China and the Import Trade in Oranges, Apples and Lemons,
1928 July 14
Some Aspects of the Sheep Industry and the Export Wool Trade of China,
1928 December 12
Tobacco Industry and Markets in Szechwan Province, China,
1929 September 13
Weather, Agriculture and Famine in Northwest China,
1930 March 20
The Wheat and Flour Industry in Manchuria,
1927 September 15
The Wheat Enterprise in Argentina,
1938 April 28
The Wheat Flour Industry and Trade in North China,
1928 June 1
1930 May 28
1931 August 7