Department of Horticulture Records
UA.16.58

Summary Information

Repository
Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections
Title
Department of Horticulture records
ID
UA.16.58
Date [bulk]
Bulk, 1927-2010
Date [inclusive]
1877-2014
Extent
3.4 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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Historical Note

Horticulture classes were first taught in 1858 and were taught with botany classes. In 1872 the Botany Department changed its name to the Department of Botany and Horticulture. Horticulture became a separate department in 1883 and remains its own department today in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources.

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Scope and Contents note

The records consist of graduate and undergraduate handbooks, biographical files and subject files compiled by Frank Dennis about the history of the department, Horticulture Farm logs, newsletters, research notes, Sodus Horticultural Experiment Station Annual Reports for 1976 and 1984, short course yearbooks, cherry research summaries, cherry research conference summaries, horticulture demonstration gardens materials, materials related to Harold Gaston, brochures, and some curriculum materials. The collection also contains photographs including some used by Frank Dennis in the department history book "From Seed to Fruit" as well as published and unpublished annual reports. The Electronic Resources includes issues of the e-newsletter MSU Horticulture Garden News from 2009 to 2014. Also included are oral histories of horticulture faculty interviewed by Frank Dennis. The interviews are on audio cassettes. Please contact an archivist for access as they may be immediately available for use. Some of the interviews also have a synopsis of the interview but not a full transcription.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections September 2008

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

Revision Description

 Added electronic resource CW August 2015

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Legal Status note

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

Genre(s)

  • Newsletters

Subject(s)

  • Gardens
  • Horticulture

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Collection Inventory

Records 

Box Folder

Addresses of Men in Service 

2334 1

Alumni 

Box Folder

Alumni newsletters 

2334 2

The Green Scene-Alumni newsletter 

2334 3
Box Folder

American Society for Horticultural Science, 1946, 1955, Undated 

2334 4

Branching Out- newsletter for Clarence E. Lewis Landscape Arboretum, 1993, 1994 

2334 5

Cherry Research Conference: Papers and Summary Statements, 1967 

2334 6

Cherry Research Meeting- Summaries, 1992 

2334 7

Dennis, Frank Files 

Box Folder

Alumni 

2334
Box Folder

A-C 

2334 8

D-J 

2334 9

K-P 

2334 10

R-Z 

2334 11

Biographical Information 

2334
Box Folder

A-B 

2334 12

Barden, Floyd 

2334 13

Beal, William J. 

2334 14

Bradford, Frederick C. 

2334 15

Bukovac, John 

2334 16

C-D 

2334 17

E-F 

2334 18

G-J 

2334 19

Gardner, Victor R. 

2334 20

Gaston, Harold J. 

2334 21

Harrison, Carter 

2334 22

Howell, Gordon (Stan) 

2334 23

Johnston, Stanley 

2334 24

2334 25

L-M 

2334 26

N-O 

2334 27

P-R 

2334 28

S-T 

2334 28

Trout, George Malcolm 

2334 29

V-Z 

2334 30

Wittwer, Sylvan 

2334 32

Zabadal, Thomas 

2334 33

Buildings 

2334 34

Degrees Granted 

2334
Box Folder

Degrees Granted by Department of Horticulture 

2335 1

Horticulture Graduates (B.S.) from 1909-1985 

2335 2

Department Review Reports (2 folders) 

2335 3-4

Faculty 

2335 5-6

Faculty and Students articles 

2335 7

Gardens- Mawby Fruit Collection 

2335 8

Gardens- MSU 

2335 9

Graduate Students 

2335 10

Graduate Students Lists 

2335 11-12

Hall of Fame 

Box Folder

Biography Cards of Horticulturists 

2335 13

Hall of Fame in Old Horticulture 

2335 14

Plaques in Horticulture Building - Biographies 

2335 15
Box Folder

History of the Department 

2335 16

History of the Department articles 

2335 17

History of the Horticulture Department 2005, undated 

2337 105

Horticulture and Other Departments 

2335 18

Research- articles about 

2335 19

Research- Farms 

2335 20

Short Courses 

2335 21

Staff- articles about 

2335 22

Student Clubs 

2335 23

Students 

2335 24

Student Statistics 

2335 25
Box Folder

Economic Cooperation Administration Certificate of Cooperation 1954 

2335 26

Event Brochures 1987, 1996, 2001 

2335 27

Field Research on Fruits and Vegetables conducted by the Department of Horticulture 1971, 1973 

2335 28

Flower Seed Trials 1990 

2335 29

From Seed to Fruit: 150 Years of Horticulture at Michigan State 1855-2005 

2335 30

Gaston, Harold- Files 

Box Folder

Articles 

2335 31-33

Articles 

2336 1-2

Biographical Information 

2336 3

Fruit Harvesting and Handling Research Done by AERD-USDA and Michigan State University Cooperating 

2336 4

Rural Processing Studies at the Michigan Field Station Annual Report (includes photographs) 1950, 1951 

2336 5

Southwest Michigan Research and Extension Center 

2336 6-7

Graduate Handbook- Horticulture 

Box Folder

 1971 

2337 58

 1973 

2337 59

 1975 

2337 60

 1978 

2336 8

 1980 

2336 9

 1991 

2336 10

 1992 

2336 11

 1998 

2336 12

 2005 

2336 13
Box Folder

Horticulture Demonstration Gardens 

2336 14

Horticultural Demonstration Gardens- Volunteer Information Manual 2001 

2336 15

Horticulture Farm Log 

Box Folder

 1958-1961 

2336 16

 1962-1966 

2336 17

 1967-1970 

2336 18

 1970-1973 

2336 19

 1974-1977 

2336 20

 1978-1981 

2336 21

 1982-1985 

2336 22

 1986-1989 

2336 23

 1990 

2336 24
Box Folder

Horticulture Forum- student organization charter 1956 

2336 25

Horticulture 101 

2336 26

Horticulture program brochures 

2336 27

Horticulture Show programs 

2336 28

Information Handouts 

2336 29

International Dwarf Fruit Tree Association- Historical Perspective 1958-1991 by Robert Carlson 

2336 30

Judging Team Awards 

2336 31

Lectures Presented at the National Sales and Management Rally for Florists 1951 

2336 32
Box Folder

 1952 

2336 33

Michigan Florists Conference 1946 

2336 34

Michigan Horticultural Society 1942 

2336 35

Midwinter Gladiolus Growers School 1942 

2336 36

Newsletters 

Box Folder

Facts and Ideas 1956 

2336 37

Hort Shorts 1945 

2336 38

Horticulture Garden newsletter 2009-2010 

2337 61

Horticultural Report 1947-1948, Undated 

2336 39

Horticultural Topics 1949, 1951-1952, 1954 

2336 40

Nursery Notes 1971-1973 

2336 41
Box Folder

Plant Hormone Research- A Continuing Challenge by Martin Bukovac 1987 

2336 42

Plant Science Greenhouses brochure 

2336 43

Proceedings-National Bedding Plant Conference 1968, 1970 

2337 1

Research Notes 

Box Folder

Fruit Yields 1968-1978 

2337 2
Box

Graham Experiment Station, Grand Rapids - [orchard plantings, fruit varieties, nuts] 1924-1939 

2341H
Box Folder

Loree, R. E and Tukey, H.B (?) 1927-1956 

2337 3

Moulton, James- Strawberry Selections 1957-1977 

2337 4

Short Courses 

Box Folder

Beekeepers Short Course 

2337 5

The Spartan Shorty, short course yearbooks, 1965-1968 

2337 6

Sodus Horticultural Experiment Station Annual Report 

Box Folder

 1976 

2337 7

 1984 

2337 8
Box Folder

South Haven Experiment Station Newspaper articles 1939, 1958, 1964 

2337 9

Suggested Prize Schedule for Garden Club Flower Shows 

2337 10

Training Course in Commercial Floriculture 

2337 11

Undergraduate Handbook- Horticulture 

Box Folder

 1972 

2337 12

 1973 

2337 13

 1975 

2337 14

 1976 

2337 15

 1977 

2337 16

 1978 

2337 17

 1979 

2337 18

 1980 

2337 19

 1981 

2337 20

 1983 

2337 21

 1984 

2337 22

 1985 

2337 23

 1990 

2337 24

 1992 

2337 25

 1994 

2337 26

 2002-2003 

2337 27
Box Folder

Wheels of Nutrition - A Method of Demonstrating Nutrient - Element Balance by A.L. Kenworthy 1949 

2337 64
Drawer Folder

Fruit and Orchards - articles by faculty 1953-1990 

F.D. 1

Fruit Research Reports (includes reference to Sodus Experiment Station) 1962-1977 

F.D. 2

Grape Research (includes reference to Sodus Experiment Station) 1961-1980 

F.D. 3

International Dwarf Fruit Tree Association Conference programs 1978-1982 

F.D. 4

Pear Orchard Research Survey by Paul Larsen 1965, 1967 

F.D. 5

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Horticulture Oral History Project 

Badgero, Douglas (text synopsis and audio) 2002 


    Box
Audio   5869
    Box Folder
Text   2337 65

Beaudry, Randy (text synopsis and audio) 2002 


    Box
Audio   5869
    Box Folder
Text   2337 66

Behe, Bridget (text synopsis and audio) 2002 


    Box
Audio   5869
    Box Folder
Text   2337 67

Box

Bernitt, Dick (audio) 2003 

5869

Biernbaum, John (text synopsis and audio) 2002 


    Box
Audio   5869
    Box Folder
Text   2337 68

Braman, Bill and Brand, Barry (text synopsis and audio) 2002 


    Box
Audio   5869
    Box Folder
Text   2337 69

Brown, A. Edward (see collection c.500) 1976 

Bukovac, John (text synopsis and audio) 2002 


    Box
Audio   5869
    Box Folder
Text   2337 70

Cameron, Art (text synopsis and audio) 2002 


    Box
Audio   5869
    Box Folder
Text   2337 71

Cardinell, Horace (see collection UA 17.10) 1972 

Carlson, William (text synopsis and audio) 2001 


    Box Folder
Text   2337 72
    Box
Audio   5869

Box

Chase, William (audio) 2002 

5869
Box Folder

Davidson, Harold (text synopsis) 2000 

2337 73

Dennis, Frank (see MSU Sesquicentennial Oral History Project) 

Box Folder

Dewey, Donald (text synopsis and audio) 2001 

2337 74

Dilley, David (text synopsis and audio) 2001 


    Box Folder
Text   2337 75
    Box
Audio   5869

Ewart, Lowell (text synopsis and audio) 2002 


    Box Folder
Text   2337 76
    Box
Audio   5869

Flore, James (text synopsis and audio) 2001 


    Box Folder
Text   2337 77
    Box
Audio   5869

Gardner, Victor (see collection UA 17.18) 

Gaston, Harold (see collection UA 17.19) 

Grumet, Rebecca (text synopsis and audio) 2002 


    Box Folder
Text   2337 78
    Box
Audio   5869

Box Folder

Hancock, Jim (text synopsis) 2002 

2337 79

Hanson, Eric (text synopsis) 2002 

2337 80

Harrison, Carter (audio) 1991 


    Box
Audio   5869
    Box
Audio   2341H

Heins, Royal (text synopsis and audio) 2001 


    Box Folder
Text   2337 81
    Box
Audio   5869

Herner, Robert (text synopsis and audio) 2002 


    Box
Audio   5869
    Box Folder
Text   2337 82

Howell, Stan (text synopsis and audio) 2001 


    Box
Audio   5869
    Box Folder
Text   2337 83

Hull, Jerome (text synopsis and audio) 2001 


    Box
Audio   5869
    Box Folder
Text   2337 84

Iezzoni, Amy (text synopsis and audio) 2002 


    Box
Audio   5869
    Box Folder
Text   2337 85

Box

Kelly, Jack (audio) 2001 

5869

Kessler, George M. (audio) 2002 

5869
Box Folder

Loescher, Wayne (text synopsis) 2001 

2337 86

Nair, Muraleedharan (text synopsis) 2002 

2337 87

Nugent, Donald (text synopsis and audio) 2002 

2337 88

Nugent, James (text synopsis and audio) 2003 


    Box Folder
Text   2337 89
    Box
Audio   5869

Perry, Ronald (text synopsis and audio) 2002 


    Box Folder
Text   2337 90
    Box
Audio   5869

Reister, Franklin (text synopsis and audio) 1978 


    Box Folder
Text   2337 91
    Box
Audio   5869

Box Folder

Richey, Fred (text synopsis) 2001 

2337 92

Ries, Stanley (text synopsis) 2001 

2337 93
Box

Saylor, Jesse (audio) 2002 

5869

Schaefer, William (text synopsis and audio) 1978 


    Box Folder
Text   2337 94
    Box
Audio   5869

Box Folder

Schutzki, Robert (text synopsis) 2002 

2337 95

Schwallier, Philip (text synopsis and audio) 2003 


    Box Folder
Text   2337 96
    Box
Audio   5869

Box Folder

Schutzki, Robert (text synopsis) 2002 

2337 97

Sink, Kenneth (text synopsis and audio) 2002 


    Box Folder
Text   2337 98
    Box
Audio   5869

Skeltis, Gerald (text synopsis and audio) 2002 


    Box Folder
Text   2337 99
    Box
Audio   5869

Taylor, Lee and Jane (text synopsis and audio) 2002 


    Box
Audio   5869
    Box Folder
Text   2337 100

Box Folder

Toenjes, Walter (text synopsis) 1973 

2337 101

Trout, Malcolm (see collection UA 17.127) 

Box

Tukey, Harold (audio) 1958 

5869
Box Folder

Widders, Irwin (text synopsis) 2002 

2337 102

Zandestra, Bernard (text synopsis and audio) 2002 


    Box
Audio   5869
    Box Folder
Text   2337 103

Zandestra, Pat (text synopsis and audio) 2003 


    Box
Audio   5869
    Box Folder
Text   2337 104

Photographs and Negatives 

Photographs- Images used by Frank Dennis in book "From Seed to Fruit…" 

Box Folder

South Haven Experiment Station- digital images on cd 

2337 28

Digital images on cd 

2337 29

South Haven Experiment Station 

2337 30

Faculty- Folder 1 

2337 31

Buildings- Folder 2 

2337 32
Box

District Agents and Professors with H.B. Tukey, 1958 

2341H
Box Folder

District Agents and Professors with H.B. Tukey (small copy) 1958 

2337 33

Seminarius Botanicus (copy) 

2337 34

Photographs- MSU Photograph Files 

Drawer
Photos

Horticulture 2 folders 

Horticulture. Classroom Scenes 2 folders 

Horticulture. Faculty 

Horticulture. Field Scenes 4 folders 

Horticulture. Field Trips 

Horticulture. Horticulture Shows 

Horticulture. Research 

Horticulture. Students, 1884 

Horticulture. Students, 1886 

Horticulture. Students, 1890 

Horticulture. Students. Class of 1912 

Horticulture. Students. Class of 1913 

Horticulture. Students. Class of 1914 

Horticulture. Students. Class of 1915 

Horticulture. Students. Class of 1916 

Horticulture. Students. Class of 1917 

Horticulture. Students. Class of 1919 

Photographs - Department Files 

Box

Buildings. Greenhouses 

UA Photo 55

Celery Cultivation. 

UA Photo 55

Conference. Red Sour Cherries 1955 

UA Photo 55

Detroit Fair 1929 

UA Photo 55

Exhibits 

UA Photo 55

Faculty 

UA Photo 55

Parade Floats 

UA Photo 55

People. Hamner, Charles and Bailey, Karl 

UA Photo 55

People. Johnston, Stanley 

UA Photo 55

People. Tukey, Harold and Wife 

UA Photo 55

People. Wittwer, Sylvan 

UA Photo 55

Research. Sylvan Wittwer 

UA Photo 55

Residence of Jay Johnson 

UA Photo 55

Spraying Operations. 

UA Photo 55

Student Organizations. Floriculture Forum 

UA Photo 55

Students. 

UA Photo 55

Students. 1890-1912 

UA Photo 55

Students. 1913-1914 

UA Photo 55

Students. 1915-1918 

UA Photo 55
Box Folder

Glass negative - T.T. Lyon undated 

5209 37

Ulysses P. Hedrick 

2337 62

Oldest and Largest apple tree in Michigan (Monroe, Michigan) 1897 

2337 63

Famous Horticulturists [images and photographs- C.M. Hovey, Charles Downing, Tom Wallace, Andrew Jackson Downing, LM Kennick, these images may have been displayed in the Horticulture Hall of Fame in the Horticulture Building) undated 

LFD 1
Box

Grafting - Lantern Slides undated 

2341H

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Annual Reports 

Volume

Published in State Board Reports 

Bd. of Ag.

1877 

1878 

1879 

1883 

1884 

1885 

1886 

1887 

1888 

1889 

1890 

1891 

1893 

1894 

1895 

1897 

1898 

1899 

1900 

1901 

1902 

1903 

1904 

1905 

1906 

1907 

1908 

1909 

1910 

1911 

1912 

1913 

1914 

1915 

1916 

1917 

1918 

1919 

1920 

1921 

1922 

1923 

1924 

1925 

1926 

1927 

1928 

1929 

1930 

1931 

1932 

1933 

1934 

1935 

Box

Unpublished 

Annual Reports

1959 

1960 

1961 

1962 

1962-1963 

1964-1965 

1965-1966 

1966-1967 

1967-1968 (3 Folders) 

1968-1969 

1970 

1971 

1972 

1973 

1974 

1975 

1976 

1977 

1978 

1979 (Research & Graduate Education) 

1980 

1981 

1982 

1983 

1984 

1985 

1986 

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Serials 

#164: Better Plants, Better Packs 

#217: Compact Fruit Tree 

#298: Flower Notes 

#351: HORT Report 

#353: Horticulture - Undergraduate Handbook 

#354: Horticulture Report 

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Electronic Resources 

MSU Horticulture Garden News (e-newsletter) 2009-2014 

Volume 1, 2009 2009 

Volume 2, 2010 2010 

Volume 3, 2011 2011 

Volume 4, 2012 2012 

Volume 5, 2013 2013 

Volume 6, 2014 2014 

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