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Oregon State Horticultural Society Records, 1890-1964

Collection Overview

Title: Oregon State Horticultural Society Records, 1890-1964

Predominant Dates: 1890-1944

ID: RG 151

Primary Creator: Oregon State Horticultural Society

Extent: 1.0 cubic feet

Arrangement: The records are organized into 4 series: I. Meeting Minutes and Proceedings; II. Financial Records; III. Correspondence; and IV. Printed Materials.

Languages of Materials: English [eng]


These records were generated and assembled by the Oregon State Horticultural Society and document the origins and development of the organization.

Scope and Content Notes

The Meeting Minutes and Proceedings include minutes journals in original form and on microfilm. In addition to meeting minutes, the journals include memberships lists, by-laws, and articles of incorporation. The Fiscal Records (Series II) document the finances of the Society. The General Correspondence for 1917-1924 consists of letters written or received by C.D. Minton, the Society’s Secretary-Treasurer for that time period. Series III also includes correspondence received by filbert and walnut specialist A.A. Quarnberg of Vancouver, Washington, from 1909 to 1931. The Printed Materials include meeting programs for 1893-1964 and Oregon State Board of Horticulture biennial reports for selected years, begininng with 1891, which include proceedings of the annual Horticultural Society meetings.

Biographical / Historical Notes

The Oregon State Horticultural Society was formed in 1885 and incorporated in 1909 as an educational organization working for the advancement of horticulture. The staff of the Horticulture Department at OSU were closely associated with the society from its beginnings. The society's secretary was traditionally the extension horticulturalist.

Administrative Information

Related Materials: Photographs assembled by the Society are available in the Oregon State Horticultural Society Photographs (P 054). Other related materials are available in the Horticulture Department Records (RG 187) and Horticulture Department Photographs (P 090).

Preferred Citation: Oregon State Horticultural Society Records (RG 151), Oregon State University Special Collections and Archives Research Center, Corvallis, Oregon.

Other URL: A preliminary container list was created for this collection on or before Decemeber 15, 2015.


Oregon State Horticultural Society
Bailey, C. H.
Bouquet, A. G. B. (Arthur George Bristow) (1885-)
Lake, E. R. (Edward Ralph) (1860-)
Minton, C. D.
Olcott, Ben W. (Ben Wilson) (1872-1952)
Oregon. Board of Horticulture
Park, Charles A.
Paulus, Robert C.
Quarnberg, A. A. (Andrew Anderson) (1849-)
Worsley, Ben S.

People, Places, and Topics

Hazelnut industry-- Oregon.
Horticulture--Washington (State)
Horticulturists--Washington (State)
Natural Resources
University History
Walnut industry--Oregon.
Walnut industry--Washington (State)

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