The Nursery and Seed Trade Catalogues represent a comprehensive resource for researchers interested in the history of agricultural nurseries. The collection consists primarily of flower and seed catalogues, most of which were printed in Great Britain, Holland and the US between the years 1832-1950. The materials provide a historical record of prices, seed sources, and descriptions of plants and seeds offered for sale by nurserymen and growers over time.
A Short History of the Seed and Nursery Catalogue in Europe and the U.S.
A lavishly illustrated history of European and U.S. seed and nursery trade catalogues featuring items from the collection.
30 linear feet; 51 boxes, 23 bound volumes
The Nursery and Seed Trade Catalogues Collection is arranged into two series. The first is comprised of loose catalogues organized chronologically. The second consists of twenty-three bound catalogues, dating to 1940, that have been arranged alphabetically by U. S. state of origin.
The Pacific Northwest Seed and Nursery Catalog Collection contains a number of catalogs published by nurseries and seed companies, primarily in Oregon and Washington, dating from 1992-2009.
Additional catalogues can be found in the OSU Libraries' catalog, in sections such as Vault and Locked Room.