F. Robert Gartner Papers

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UA 053.021

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F. Robert Gartner Papers


  • 1919-2007 (Accumulation)


14 linear feet (14 records center boxes)

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Biographical history


  • B.S. Range Science, University of Wyoming, Laramie (1950)
  • M.S. Range Science, University of California, Berkeley (1956)
  • Ph.D. Range Science, University of Wyoming, Laramie (1967)

Work history

  • Regional Coordinator, Society for Range Management and Old West Regional Commission range resource program (1975-)
  • Associate professor, Range Science, Department of Animal Science, South Dakota State University, Agricultural Research & Extension Center, Rapid City, South Dakota (1969-1975)
  • Chairman, Division of General Education, National College of Business, Rapid City, South Dakota (1968-1969)
  • Associate Professor, Range Science, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado (1967-1968)
  • Research Assistant, Plant Science Division, University of Wyoming, Laramie, Wyoming (1967 June-September)
  • Assistant Professor, Range Management, South Dakota State University, Brookings, South Dakota (1956-1964)
  • Junior Specialist (research) Experiment Station School of Forestry, University of California, Berkeley, California (1954-1955)
  • U.S. Army (1952-1954)
  • Veterans Instructor, Agriculture, Newcastle, Wyoming (1950-1952)


  • Life member, Society for Range Management, Director (1972-1975)
  • Vice-president, South Dakota Section of Society for Range Management (1962)
  • President, South Dakota Section of Society for Range Management (1963)
  • Newsletter Editor, South Dakota Section of Society for Range Management (1970-)
  • Alpha Zeta (1949)
  • Chi Gamma Iota (1966)
  • Gamma Sigma Delta (1965)
  • Sigma Xi (1965)

Fields of research competence: plant ecology, fire ecology, range plant physiology, range soils, range improvement and management

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Scope and content

This collection is composed of materials created by F. Robert Gartner in relation to his research, activities, presentations, and writings. Gartner's research is composed of material related to range management such as, prescribed burning mechanical treatments, chemical applications, wildlife, livestock, and erosion; and studies on various ranches in the Black Hills area of South Dakota. Also included are publications collected by Gartner in relation to his research. Researchers will also find a large amount of photographic images related to Gartner's research which consists of slides, photographs and negatives.

System of arrangement

This collection is arranged into series:

  • Series 1. Activities
  • Series 2. Presentations
  • Series 3. Research
  • Series 4. Writings
  • Series 5. Photographic images
  • Series 6. Collected publications—indexed
  • Series 7. Collected publications—not indexed

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This collection is open to researchers without restrictions. The materials in the Archives do not circulate and may be used in-house only.

Researchers conducting extensive research are asked to make an advance appointment to access archival material. Please call or e-mail prior to visiting the collection and indicate as much detail as possible about a particular topic and intended use.

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South Dakota State University supports access to the materials, published and unpublished, in its collections. Nonetheless, access to some items may be restricted as a result of their fragile condition or by contractual agreements with donors.

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  • English

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UA 53.21

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