Sylvan H. Wittwer Papers
UA.17.154

Summary Information

Repository
Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections
Creator - Correspondent
Humphrey, Hubert H., (Hubert Horatio), 1911-1978
Creator - Donor
Wittwer, S.H., (Sylvan Harold), 1917-
Title
Sylvan H. Wittwer papers
ID
UA.17.154
Date [inclusive]
1976-1995
Extent
0.25 Cubic feet , 5 folders
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 Note

Sylvan H. Wittwer came to Michigan State College (now Michigan State University) in 1946 as an Assistant Professor of Horticulture and was promoted to Professor in 1951. He became Assistant Dean of the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources in 1965. He was the Director of the Michigan Agricultural Experiment Station at MSU from 1964-1983. He served as chairperson of the Board of Agriculture of the National Research Council from 1973-1977. He was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Horticulture from MSU in 2002.

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Scope and Contents note

The collection contains articles written by Sylvan Wittwer including "Effective Management of Human and Physical Resources for International Agricultural Research," "Improving Storage Qualities of Crops by Treatment with Maleic Hydrazide," "Plasticulture," "Protected Cultivation of Horticulture Crops Worldwide," and "The Greenhouse Effect." Also included is a letter from Hubert H. Humphrey thanking Wittwer for his service on the Office of Technology Assessment's advisory panel on basic agricultural research.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections June 2009

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 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)

  • Letters (correspondence)
  • Publications

Personal Name(s)

  • Wittwer, S.H., (Sylvan Harold), 1917-

Subject(s)

  • Agriculture -- Research
  • Field crops -- Storage
  • Greenhouse effect, Atmospheric
  • Plastics in agriculture
  • Universities and colleges -- Faculty

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Collection Inventory

Drawer Folder

Effective Management of Human and Physical Resources for International Agricultural Research Undated 

FD 1

Improving Storage Qualities of Crops by Treatment with Maleic Hydrazide Undated 

FD 2

Plasticulture 1993 

FD 3

Protected Cultivation of Horticulture Crops Worldwide 1995 

FD 4

The Greenhouse Effect 1988  

FD 5

Correspondence from Hubert H. Humphrey 1976 

FD 6