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Horticulture Department Records, 1908-1994

Botany laboratory, 1904.

Information and Credits

RG 187

The Horticulture Department Records document the teaching, research, and extension activities in horticulture at Oregon State University and consist primarily of correspondence, reports, and administrative records. Various horticultural topics are addressed including fruits and nuts; vegetable crops; nurseries and ornamental plants; greenhouses; Christmas trees; and weed control. The Horticulture Department was established in 1909.

Historical Note 

Scope and Content Note


30 cubic feet; 31 boxes, including 1 oversize box; 5 microfilm reels


The Horticulture Department Records consist of 3 subgroups: 1. Departmental Records, 1917-1994; 2. Henry Hartman's Files, 1930-1966; and 3. Reports and Correspondence to President W.J. Kerr, 1908-1914.

Subgroup 1 (Departmental Records) is arranged in 4 series: I. General File, 1917-1985; II. Oregon State Horticultural Society, 1952-1967; III. Reports, 1922-1994; and IV. Plant Analysis Laboratory Grower Leaf Analysis Reports, 1964-1975.

Subgroup 2 (Henry Hartman's Files) consists of 4 series: I. Camouflage Short Course, 1942-1943; II. Northwest Perishable Loss Prevention Short Course, 1950-1959; III. Post-War Committee Reports, 1934-1952; and IV. Reports by Henry Hartman, 1930-1966.

Related Papers

The Horticulture Department Photographs (P 090) consist of images taken and assembled by horticulture faculty for teaching and research and depict a variety of horticultural topics as well as the Oregon Agricultural College campus. The Oregon State Horticultural Society Records (RG 151) and Photographs (P 054) document the Society's programs and activities. The Archives holdings also include the Walter S. Brown Photograph Album (P 274) and the papers of several horticulture faculty: James R. Baggett, Arthur G.B. Bouquet, William A. "Tex" Frazier, and Melvin N. Westwood.

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