George Bouyoucos Papers
UA.17.6

Summary Information

Repository
Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections
Creator - Donor
Bouyoucos, George J., (George John), 1888-
Title
George Bouyoucos papers
ID
UA.17.6
Date [bulk]
Bulk, 1940-1957
Date [inclusive]
1918-1981
Extent
0.2 Cubic feet 8 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

George John Bouyoucos was born in Greece circa 1890. He came to the United States when he was eleven years old. He learned English at Hull House in Chicago. He obtained his B.S. from the University of Illinois in 1908. He earned his Ph.D. from Cornell University in 1911, the same year that he joined the faculty at Michigan State College (now Michigan State University) in the Soil Science Department. He was internationally known for his soil moisture measuring work. He received a number of awards for his work including the Cross of our Savior and the Cross of Phoenix, both from Greece. He died on June 15, 1981.

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Scope and Contents note

The George Bouyoucos papers contain speeches he gave to the Agronomy Club and Sigma Xi, the paper “Plaster of Paris Block Electrical Measuring Unit for Making a Continuous Measurement of Soil Moisture Under Field Conditions,” and an obituary. Also included is professional correspondence, a list of Bouyoucos’ publications, and an advertisement for his moisture meter. The collection also includes photographs including images of Bouyoucos conducting field research.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections  February 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)

  • Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.)
  • Letters (correspondence)
  • Photographs
  • Speeches

Geographic Name(s)

  • Greece

Personal Name(s)

  • Bouyoucos, George J., (George John), 1888-

Subject(s)

  • Soil moisture
  • Soil moisture -- Measurement

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Collection Inventory

Records 

Scope and Contents note

Drawer Folder

Correspondence 1940-1957 

F.D. 1

Obituary 1981 

F.D. 2

List of Publications n.d. 

F.D. 3

Newspaper Article- Bouyoucos Aids Promising Young Greeks 

F.D. 4

"Plaster of Paris Block Electrical Measuring Unit for Making a Continuous Measurement of Soil Moisture Under Field Conditions" by George Bouyoucos n.d. 

F.D. 5

Soil Moisture Meter advertisement n.d. 

F.D. 6

Speeches by Bouyoucos 

Drawer Folder

Receiving the First Sigma Xi Award, 1943 

F.D. 7

Talk to Agronomy Club 1954 

F.D. 8

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Photographs 

Drawer
Photographs

Great Cross of Greece. Cross of Phoenix 

Greece. People. Bouyoucos and Hopkins, 1918 

People. Bouyoucos performing research 

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