Elnora and Richard Leyes Papers
UA.10.3.310

Summary Information

Repository
Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections
Creator
Leyes, Elnora
Creator
Leyes, Richard A., 1917-2006
Title
Elnora and Richard Leyes papers
ID
UA.10.3.310
Date
1946-1952, undated
Extent
1.5 Cubic feet
Language
English

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: "Item title, Collection title, Collection Identifier, Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections, East Lansing, Michigan."

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Biographical/Historical

Elnora Seifferlein Leyes was born on January 21, 1921 in New Buffalo, Michigan. She received a business degree from South Bend College of Commerce and was a Army Air Force civil service secretary during World War II. Richard Leyes was born on May 25, 1917 in South Bend, Indiana. He was sergeant and aerial engineer in the 3rd Air Force, Army Air Force during World War II. Elnora and Richard Leyes married on December 17, 1943. After the war Elnora and Richard attended Michigan State College (now Michigan State University). Elnora majored in floriculture and graduated in 1948 with a B.S. degree. Richard majored in nursery and landscape management and graduated in 1948. After graduating they attended Bright's School of Floral Design in Chicago. In 1949, Richard was hired as a manager at Janesville Floral Company in Janesville, Wisconsin and Elnora was hired as a floral designer. In 1951 the Leyes' bought Janesville Floral Company. They also opened a second floral business, Leyes Lakeland Florist, in Delavan, Wisconsin in the 1950s. They were both active in the community and floral profession. In 2010 Elnora Leyes earned the FTD Lifetime Achievement Award. Richard Leyes passed away on October 14, 2006.

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Scope and Contents note

The Elnora and Richard Leyes collection contains class notes and course material from Michigan State College (now Michigan State University), National Sales and Management Rally for Florists Lectures for 1951 and 1952, as well as a small amount of biographical information and history of the Janesville Floral Company. The class materials include horticulture, landscape architecture, as well as botany, chemistry, entomology, business accounting and other classes.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections April 2014

Conrad Hall
888 Wilson Road, Room 101
East Lansing , MI, 48824
517-355-2330
archives@msu.edu

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Legal Status

Copyright: Michigan State University. Property Rights: Michigan State University.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish material from this collection must be obtained from University Archives & Historical Collections, Michigan State University.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Janesville Floral Company (Janesville, Wisc.).
  • Michigan State College.
  • Michigan State University. Class of 1948.

Genre(s)

  • Course materials
  • Notebooks

Subject(s)

  • Agriculture -- Study and teaching
  • Biochemistry -- Study and teaching
  • Botany -- Study and teaching
  • Chemistry -- Study and teaching
  • College students -- Michigan -- East Lansing
  • Floriculture
  • Florists
  • Horticulture -- Study and teaching
  • Landscape architecture -- Study and teaching
  • Soil science -- Study and teaching

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Collection Inventory

Box Folder

Agriculture 101 1946 

5049 1

Binder - Biology I, Effective Living I & II, Social Science, History of Civilization 

5049 2-3

Binder - Botany 101 1946 

5049 4

Binder - Botany 306, Entomology 

5049 5-6

Binder - Business Accounting 203a and 203b 

5049 7

Binder - Ent 51, Hort 56b, Hort 53, SS 52, Hort 93, BA 58 

5049 8

Binder - Hort 431, Floral Design 

5049 9-10

Binder - Journalism 305, Business Administration 1947 

5049 11

Binder - Plant Physiology, Nutrition, Horticulture 101 

5049 12

Binder - Speech 450, Psycology 201, Economics 209A 

5049 13

Biographical Information. Elnora Leyes 

5049 14

Biographical Information. Richard Leyes 

5049 15

Botany 306 1947 

5049 16

Class Schedule Card 

5049 17

Green Thumb News Sheets 1948 

5049 18

Guide for Laboratory Studies and Basic Biological Sciences 

5049 19

Home Management and Child Development 

5049 20

Horticulture 61, Plant Population 1947 

5049 21

Horticulture 64, Culture of Hardy Ornamentals 1946 

5049 22

Horticulture 66 1946 

5049 23

Horticulture 72 1947 

5049 24

Horticulture 73, Nursery Industry 1946 

5049 25

Horticulture 93, House Plants 1948 

5049 26

Horticulture 94 1947 

5049 27

Horticulture 96 1946 

5049 28

Horticulture 309a, Greenhouse Management. Lecture Notes 

5049 28a

Horticulture 433A/434 

5049 29

Horticulture 433b. Greenhouse Potted Plants. Lecture Notes 

5049 30

Janesville Floral Company. History 

5049 31

Laboratory Guide for Beginning Bacteriology 

5049 32

Laboratory Manual in Biochemistry 

5049 33

Laboratory Manual of General Chemistry 

5049 34

Laboratory Outline for Introductory Botany 

5049 35

Landscape Architecture 52/53 1947 

5049 36

Lanscape Architecture 102a. 1946 

5049 37

Location of a Floral Shop by Elnora Leyes 1948 

5049 38

Notebook - H 64, H 56 

5049 39

National Sales and Management Rally for Florists. Lectures July 22-27, 1951 

5050 1
Drawer

Planting Plans by Richard Leyes   Oversized Material

9
Box Folder

Prof. Wilden - Floral Design Lab 1948 

5050 2

Second National Sales and Management Rally for Floritsts. Lectures July 13-18, 1952 

5050 3

A Short Course in Elementary Qualitative Analysis 

5050 4

Soil Science 114 1946 

5050 5

Soil Science 1947 

5050 6

Unidentified Class Notes 

5050 7

Written and Spoken English 1946 

5050 8

Written and Spoken English. Basic Course 111, 112, 113. Syllabus 

5050 9

Notecards. Greenhouse Calendar 

5050 10

Notecards. Mich. State College. L.A. 51. Mr. Gerlach 

5050 11

Notecards. Janesville Floral. Conifers and Trees 

5050 12