Guide to the William R. Gill Papers, RG 58

Listed by: Dieter C. Ullrich
Date: July 2003

Date Span:

0.5 cubic feet; 18 items.

Number of Boxes:
1 document box.

Historical or Biographical Sketch:
William Robert Gill was an agricultural engineer and research soil scientist associated with the National Tillage Machinery Laboratory and was the Director of the USDA-ARS National Soil Dynamics Laboratory at Auburn University. He received his Bachelor's degree from Pennsylvania State University, his Master's degree from the University of Hawaii and his Ph.D. from Cornell University. Dr. Gill began working at Auburn University in the fall of 1957 as a Research Lecturer in Agricultural Engineering. From 1967 until his retirement in 1982 he served as a an Adjunct Professor in the Agricultural Engineering Department. He traveled in Eastern Europe and throughout the Soviet Union visiting various agricultural regions.

Scope and Content:
Contains reports concerning Dr. William R. Gill's travels through Eastern Europe (1964) and the Soviet Union (1970) to assess agricultural technology. Included are reports on farm mechanization and soil dynamics. Three additional reports provide a background on conditions in the Soviet Union during this time. Includes minutes from meetings of the US-USSR Joint Working Group on Agricultural Economic Research in 1978 and pamphlets concerning the National Tillage Machinery Laboratory.

Item list:
Box 1

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