Horace A. Cardinell Papers

Summary Information

Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections
Creator - Donor
Cardinell, H. A.
Creator - Interviewee
Cardinell, H. A.
Creator - Donor
Dennis, F. G., (Frank George), 1932-
Creator - Interviewer
Dennis, F. G., (Frank George), 1932-
Horace A. Cardinell papers
0.1 Cubic feet , 1 folder, 1 cassette

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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Horace A. Cardinell, a 1915 graduate of Oregon State College, was employed during World War I by Brazil's Ministry of Agriculture. After returning to the United States in 1919, he worked for the Agricultural Extension Service at the University of Missouri. In 1923, he joined Michigan State's Horticulture Department at the urging of V. R. Gardner, a former colleague at Missouri. From 1943-1945, Cardinell served the U.S. Government as a Senior Extension Specialist with the Food Supply Division of the Office of the Coordinator of Inter-American Affairs, and was instrumental in establishing Brazil's Agricultural Extension Service System. He returned to MSC in 1945 and worked at both the East Lansing and Oakland campuses until his retirement in 1960.

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Scope and Contents note

In the oral history interview conducted by Frank Dennis in December 1972, Cardinell comments on his colleagues at the Michigan State Horticulture Department, especially F. C. Bradford and V. R. Gardner. Also discussed is field work performed by Cardinell in relation to department research projects. Mrs. Cardinell contributes anecdotes and details to the interview. A biographical sketch of Cardinell, released by the Brazilian government prior to his second appointment in that country, is also included.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections June 1982

Conrad Hall
888 Wilson Road, Room 101
East Lansing , MI, 48824

Revision Description

  February 2006

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


  • Interviews (Sound recordings)

Personal Name(s)

  • Bradford, Frederick Charles, 1887-
  • Cardinell, H. A.
  • Gardner, Victor Ray, 1885-

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Collection Inventory

Drawer Folder

Biographical summary on Cardinell Undated 

F.D. 1

Transcriptions of Oral History Interview conducted by Frank Dennis 1972 

F.D. 1

Tape of Oral History Interview conducted by Frank Dennis December 3, 1972