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Harry B. Lagerstedt Papers, 1937-1981

Collection Overview

Title: Harry B. Lagerstedt Papers, 1937-1981

ID: MSS Lagerstedt

Primary Creator: Lagerstedt, H. B.

Extent: 0.5 cubic feet. More info below.

Languages of Materials: English [eng]


The Lagerstedt Papers consist of materials generated and collected by alumnus and Horticulture faculty Harry B. Lagerstedt and reflect his communications with colleagues and his research on filbert, walnut and hazelnut trees.

Scope and Content Notes

The correspondence in the Harry B. Lagerstedt Papers reflects his interaction with other horticulturalists and researchers in England, France, Canada, and the Netherlands regarding filbert varieties. The collection's bulletins were primarily published by the OSU Extension Service. Constituting about half of the collection, the index cards were stored in a box marked "Harry's Walnut Notes" and are part of a filing card system referencing published studies on walnut research.

Featuring topics such as filbert breeding, walnut pollination, and hazelnut variety development, Lagerstedt's research writings include published proceedings and field studies with research data about filbert varieties from two particular orchards in Oregon.

Biographical / Historical Notes

Receiving undergraduate (1954) and graduate (1957) degrees from Oregon State College, Harry B. Lagerstedt began his teaching career as an instructor for the Horticulture Department in 1957. Lagerstedt's focus changed to research after completing his doctorate in 1965 (Texas A&M) and accepting a position that same year with the U.S. Department of Agriculture to study problems associated with filbert and walnut cultivation in the Pacific Northwest. Since his retirement from OSU in 1987 as courtesy Horticulture faculty, Lagerstedt has operated his own private orchard, growing peaches and filberts.

Administrative Information

More Extent Information: 2 document boxes

Statement on Access: Collection is open for research.

Related Materials: More information on horticulture at OSU is available in the Horticulture Department Records (RG 187) and the Horticulture Department Photographs (P 090). Additional information on the OSU Extension Service can be found in the Extension Service Records (RG 111) and the Extension Service Photographs (P 062).

Preferred Citation: Harry B. Lagerstedt Papers (MSS Crocker), Oregon State University Special Collections and Archives Research Center, Corvallis, Oregon.

Processing Information: This collection is not fully processed and a complete finding aid is not available at this time.


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