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Collection Summary

Identifier

MA 49

Title

David Richards Collection on N.E. Hansen

Creator

David Richards: Collector; N.E. Hansen: Originator

Dates

1884-2000

Extent

1.89 linear feet (4 document cases, 1 small document case) photographs

Language

English

Repository

South Dakota State University Archives and Special Collections, Hilton M. Briggs Library, Brookings, South Dakota.

Access note

This collection is open to researchers without restrictions. The materials in the Archives do not circulate and may be used in-house only.

Preferred Citation

Name of item . David Richards Collection on N.E. Hansen. MA 49. South Dakota State University Archives and Special Collections, Hilton M. Briggs Library, Brookings, South Dakota.

Abstract

Richards was an admirer of Dr. Hansen and often stopped to visit him in his office. After Dr. Hansen's death in 1950, David asked for and received, permission to keep a few souvenirs and then dug through the trash filling several boxes with papers of historical value.

This collection is composed South Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station bulletins, circulars and reports, manuscripts, correspondence, catalog descriptions, transplanting cards, research projects, and material related to the South Dakota Horticultural Society, collected Russian publications, seed catalogs, clippings and photographs.

Biographical Note

David Richards

David Richards grew up on a ranch on the Belle Fourche River about 20 east of Sturgis, South Dakota in the 1930's. He attended a one room rural school. In 1946, Richards enrolled at South Dakota State College and graduated in 1950.

During his career as a student at South Dakota State College, Richards worked on a research project with Ames, Iowa and the University of Minnesota to discover the best chemical to dwarf lawn grass. And during his senior years, he completed a research project on budding and grafting evergreens. He was on the Rifle Team, president on the Presbyterian Student group, and ROTC.

A rancher in Meade County, South Dakota, Richards has been active in the Meade County Farm Bureau for over 60 years, president of the Meade County Stockgrowers, and helped form Ag Unity. In 1958, Richards was presented with the Outstanding Young Farmer awards by the Sturgis Jaycees.

N.E. Hansen

Niels Ebbesen Hansen (1866-1950), a Danish-American horticulturist and botanist was a pioneer in plant breeding who came to South Dakota and became the first head of the Horticultural Department of South Dakota State College in 1895. He made it his life’s work to find and develop plants and fruits suited for growing on the Great Plains in hopes that they would help ease the hard life of those who chose to live in an area that was as arid as it was frigid. Hansen made eight trips overseas: one at the behest of his professor while he was still in college, three as an explorer for the federal government, two that were financed by the South Dakota Legislature, one to attend the International Congress of Horticulture and one at the invitation of the Soviet government.

Contents Note

Richards was an admirer of Dr. Hansen and often stopped to visit him in his office. After Dr. Hansen's death in 1950, David asked for and received, permission to keep a few souvenirs and then dug through the trash filling several boxes with papers of historical value.

This collection is composed writings for the South Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station in the form of bulletins and circulars, manuscripts for articles and publications that include Hansen's notations and corrections, correspondence with friends, colleagues, and customers interested in ordering seeds or rootstocks. Also included are catalog descriptions of plants to be included in seed catalogs, transplanting cards on which researchers will find records of planting and transplanting of plant hybrids, and research projects and reports to the Agricultural Experiment Station and material related to the South Dakota Horticultural Society.

Some items of note are collected Russian publications, seed catalogs and Seeds and Plants Imported published by the U.S. Department of Agriculture which list the plants and seeds imported by Hansen. Researchers will also find some material related to Hansen's travels.

The publications and manuscripts by Hansen related to many different horticultural topics: apples, crabapples, apricots, cherries, currants, grapes, pears, plums, plums, roses, roses, alfalfa, trees, plant genetics and breeding.

Researchers will also find clippings related to Hansen and photographs.

Key Words

Hansen, N.E. (Niels Ebbesen), 1866-1950

Richards, David

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David Richards Collection on N.E. Hansen Container List. MA 49

BoxFolderDescriptionDate(s)
11The 1924 Search for Hardy Pears (manuscript from a travel lecture)1925
12Almata Apple (catalog description)1942
13Annual Report of the Department of Horticulture, South Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station, N.E. Hansen, Professor of Horticulture1936
14Anoka Apple (catalog description)undated
15Apricots Grafted on Plum Records1937
16Ata Crabapple (catalog description)1945
17Bark Ringing (manuscript)1943
18Better Fruits and Gardens for South Dakota (Letter to the South Dakota State Budget Board from the South Dakota State Horticultural Society, N.E Hansen, Secretary)1922
19Bismer Apple (catalog description)1927
110Breeding Hardy Apricots with Sweet Kernels (research project)1936
111Breeding Hardy Fruits (research project, manuscript)1906
112Breeding Hardy Strawberries (South Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station Bulletin 103) N.E. Hansen, Charles Haralson1907
113The Breeding of Hardy Fruits [apples] (manuscript)undated
114Breeding Hardy Ornamentals (manuscript)undated
115Bulletins by Niels E. Hansen (list)undated
116Caragana, The Great Hedge Plant for the Northwest (manuscript and publication)1922
117Carmel Apple (catalog description)1919
118Catalog of Wild American Crabapples and their Hybrids (manuscript)undated
119Chance Apple (catalog description)1919
120Collected Russian publication - In Russian (Cyrillic)1889-1937
121Collected Russian Publications - How Russian is Solving Her Problems by Carl A. Hansen1935
122Collected Russian Publications - On Technology by J. Stalin1932
123Collected Russian Publications - The Russian Land Law1919
124Collected Russian Publications - Twenty-Five Years of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR by Academician A.A. Baikov American Russian Institute1944
125Collecting Hardy Pears Among the Hunghuitzi Bandits in Northwest Asiaundated
126Cooking Test of Frozen Wild Crabs [crabapple] (manuscript)undated
127Co-operative Tests of Alfalfa from Siberia and European Russia (South Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station Bulletin 141) N.E. Hansen1913
128Correspondence - Hansenundated
129Correspondence - Hansen1905-1910
130Correspondence - Hansen1914-1917
21Correspondence - Hansen1923-1924,1926
22Correspondence - Hansen1930-1939
23Correspondence - Hansen1941, 1944-1946, 1948, undated
24Developing the Raspberries of Siberia (manuscript)undated
25Eat and Apple Every Day (manuscript)undated
26Elta Apple (catalog description)1927
27Evergreen for South Dakota (South Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station Bulletin 102) N.E. Hansen1907
28Experiments in Plant Heredity (South Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station Bulletin 237) N.E. Hansen1929
29Fifty Years Work as Agricultural Explorer and Plant Breeder (Transactions of the Iowa State Horticultural Society, Volume 79)1944
210Fifty Years Work with Thornless Roses (manuscript)undated
211Floriculture, A Hobby (a radio talk prepared for NYA to be broadcast over WNAX, Yankton, SD)1937
212Fragrant Plums (manuscript)undated
213Frost-evading Apples (manuscript)undated
214Fruits, Old and New and Northern Plant Novelties (South Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station Bulletin 3091937
215Fruit Stocks Where the Mercury Freezes (Report and Proceedings of the 9th International Horticultural Congress, London)1930
216Fruits and Ornamentals - Horticulture Tour SDSC1942
217Future of the American Wild Crabapple (manuscript)undated
218The Genetics of Hardy Double Roses (research project)1929
219Getting the Blue Out of the Red [Roses] (manuscript)undated
220The Hansen Bush Cherry (catalog description)undated
221The Hansen Formula for Thornless Roses is Rosa blanda x Rosa alpina (manuscript)undated
222Hansen with Alfalfa (photographs)undated
223Hardiness Against Cold (manuscript)undated
224Hardy Fruit List for South Dakota1937
225Hardy Grapes (catalog description)undated
226Hardy Roses Already Introduced1938
227Hardy Roses for South Dakota (South Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station Bulletin 240)1929
228Hansen Hybrids of Prunus besseyi (manuscript)undated
229Heterosis or Hybrid Vigor in Animals and Plants (manuscript)undated
230Hibkee Apple (catalog description)1916
231History of American and Russian Apples (manuscript)undated
232Hopa Red-Flower Crabapple (catalog description)1920
233Horticulture Tour of South Dakota State College1942
234Hybrid Corn, Alfalfa, Fruits, Roses (manuscript)undated
235Improvement of the Pear (manuscript)undated
236Improving the Native American Crabapple (manuscript)undated
237Indians Used the Wild Crabapples (manuscript)undated
238International Apples (manuscript)undated
239International or Three-Species Apples (manuscript)undated
240Invoice cards1921
241K4425 Crab Apple1918-1926
242K5094 Crab Apple1914-1932
243K5237 Crab Apple1919-1926
244Kasha Apple (catalog description)1945
245Kazan Apple (catalog description)1934
31Large Trees of Harbin Pear (catalog description)undated
32A Letter to the Soviet State Planning Commission, Leningrad (manuscript)1933
33Lina Apples (catalog description)1933
34List of Books on Social Engineering the will help in understanding the Psychology of Horticultureundated
35Luther Burbank's Plant Contributions ; The Luther Burbank Society and Its Work ; By-Laws of the Luther Burbank Society1945
36Maga Apple (catalog description)1922
37Map of China and Adjacent Regions Showing Changli, Ichang, and Liaoyuan1921
38Map of Manitoba, Canada Showing Chief Habitat of Sand Cherry1927
39Michurin's Frost-resistant Trees for State and Collective Farms (manuscript)1941
310Mountain Ash as a Rootstock for Pears (manuscript)1941
311Natural Hybrids of Wild Crab and Apple (manuscript)undated
312Nebo Apple (catalog description)1940
313New Hardy Fruits for the Northwest (South Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station Bulletin 339)1940
314New or Rare Apples (catalog description)undated
315Northern Plant Novelties (South Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station Pamphlet 29, 32, 341944-1946
316Notes of Hardy Alfalfas (manuscript)1909
317Oacoma - A Delicious New Native Plum (manuscript)undated
318The Ornamental Trees of South Dakota (South Dakota Agricultural Experimental Station Bulletin 260)1931
319Oxbo Apple (catalog description)1922
320Plant Introductions (South Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station Bulletin 224)1927
321(1.) Plants for Dry Western Uplands (2.) Some New Hybrid Plants (publication)1914
322Plums in South Dakota (South Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station Bulletin 93)1905
323The Predication of Winterkilling (manuscript)undated
324Principle in the Breeding of the Apple, Pear, Plum, Bush Cherry and (Prunus Besseyi), Grape, Raspberry, (rubus), Gooseberry (ribes), and other fruits; also in the Breeding of Alfalfa and the Rose (manuscript)undated
325Progress in Breeding Hardy Roses (manuscript)1938
326Progress in Plant Breeding 1. New Fruits: Plum, Sand Cherry, Crab Apple, Raspberry 2. A New Rose 3. Pears Immune to Blight 4. A Field Method of Hybridizing Alfalfa (South Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station Bulletin 159)1915
327Progress with Golden Currants (manuscript)undated
328Progress with Hardy Roses (article manuscript)undated
329Prospects for Hardy Apricots and Other Fruits (for Annual Meeting, South Dakota State Horticultural Society)1936
330Question and Answers on Fruit Culture - Orchard Tree Fruits (manuscript)undated
331Raspberries, Blackberries, and Dewberries (South Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station Bulletin 104, N.E. Hansen, Charles Haralson)1907
332Red Apples with Red Flowers and Red Flesh (manuscripts)undated
333Red Flesh Winter Apple (catalog description)1946
334Red Roses and Red Fleshed Apples (manuscript)1943
335Red Flesh Crabapples (catalog description)1928
336The Relative Value of Homozygous and Heterozygous Parents in the Breeding of the Apple, Plum, Cherry, Grape, and Other Fruits (Sonderabdrjckaus den Verandlungen des V. Internationalen Kongresses Für Vererbungswissenschaft Berlin1927
337Rhubarb Under Glass (Florists Exchange and Horticultural Trade Worlds)1943
338Root-grafts of Wild Crabapples (catalog description)undated
339A Russian Cartoon [poem] (from Pasque Petals) by N.E. Hansen1945 circa
340Sasha Apple (catalog description)1919
341Seed Catalogs : 1884, 19021884, 1902
342Seeds and Plants Imported No. 1-1000 (U.S. Department of Agriculture)undated
343Seeds and Plants Imported No. 1001-1900 (U.S. Department of Agriculture)1899
41Seeds and Plants Imported No. 24430-25191 (U.S. Department of Agriculture)1909
42Seeds and Plants Imported No. 55814-56144 (U.S. Department of Agriculture)1922
43Seeds and Plants Imported No. 107748-110197 (U.S. Department of Agriculture)1935
44Semla Apple (catalog description)1940
45Sereda Apple (catalog description)1916
46The Shade, Windbreak, and Timber Trees of South Dakota (South Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station Bulletin 246)1930
47A Siberian Crab with Smooth Basin (catalog description)undated
48Siberian Crabapple Seedlings and Hybrids (manuscript)undated
49Siberian Upland Alfalfa (manuscript)undated
410Some Apples and Crabapples (manuscripts) : undundated
411Some New Fruits (South Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station Bulletin 130)1907, 1911
412Some New Fruits and Some New Alfalfas (publication)1911
413Some Sterile and Fertile Plant Hybrids (manuscript)1925-1926
414South Dakota Golden Apple (catalog description)1944
415A Study of Northwestern Apples (South Dakota State College Experiment Station Bulletin 76)1902
416Successful Hybrids of the Hansen Bush Cherry (manuscript)undated
417Sugar Apple (catalog description)1919
418Taming the Wild Plum (manuscript)undated
419Tender Plants note Made Hardy by Selection (manuscript)undated
420The Tom Thumb Cherryundated
421Topworking Apples on Hardy Stocks (manuscript)undated
422Thornless Rose Understocks (manuscript)undated
423Three Pax Roses (catalog description)undated
424Tolmo Apple (catalog description)1932
425Tours - South Dakota (reports, expenses)1913
426Transplanting Alfalfa (South Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station Bulletin 167)1916
427Transplanting Cards - Apple1919
428Transplanting Cards - Currants1919
429Transplanting Cards - Gooseberry1919-1920, 1923
430Transplanting Cards - Plums1924
431Transplanting Cards - Unknown Plants1921
432Transplanting Cards - Various Plants1914-1915
433Travel - Siberia1913
434Travel - United States1933-1934
435Turkestan Alfalfa (manuscript )undated
436Twenty-two Standard Apples Originated by Niels E. Hansen (list)undated
437Untitled Manuscriptundated
438Vital Problems of Russian Horticulture (manuscript)1940
439Volga Apple (catalog description)1933
440Wakpala Apple (catalog description)1928
441The Western Sand Cherry (South Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station Bulletin 87)1904
442What is the Vitamin C Content in South Dakota Native Currants? (manuscript)undated
443Winter Apples on the Prairies (manuscript)undated
444Work with the Grapes ; Work with Roses ; White Sweet Clover, a Hardy Siberian Form for the North ; Proso Grain Millet (manuscript)undated
445Work with Hardy Pears (manuscript)undated
446The World-wide Quest of the Thornless Rose (manuscript)undated
447Zaza Crabapple (catalog description)1933
51Articles and Clippings on Hansen1915, 1942, 1950-1951, 1999-2000
52Collected Russian Publications - Soviet Russia Today1942
53International Journals, Seed Catalogs (Danish, German)1894-1939
54The Land of Noah's Ark (manuscript)undated
55Northern Plant Novelties for ... (Department of Horticulture, State College, N.E. Hansen)1934, 1937-1939, 1941-1942
56Program for Developing the Western Marginal Lands1934
57Report for the Horticulture Department (July 1, 1910-July 1, 19111911
58Report for the Horticulture Department (July 1, 1911-July 1, 1912)1912
59Report of the Horticulture Department (July 1, 1916-June 30, 1917)1917
510Smaller Apple Trees Better for the Prairie (manuscript)undated
511Some Sterile and Fertile Plant Hybrid (manuscript and Memoirs of the Horticultural Society of New York, Volume 3, pp. 229-232)1927
512South Dakota State Horticultural Society Annual Meetings (programs)1921-1923, 1926
513Travel - Possible Siberian Travel Notes (in Danish ?)undated

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This collection is open to researchers without restrictions. The materials in the Archives do not circulate and may be used in-house only.

Researchers conducting extensive research are asked to make an advance appointment to access archival material. Please call or e-mail prior to visiting the collection and indicate as much detail as possible about a particular topic and intended use.

South Dakota State University supports access to the materials, published and unpublished, in its collections. Nonetheless, access to some items may be restricted as a result of their fragile condition or by contractual agreements with donors.

Copyright note

Copyright restrictions apply in different ways to different materials. Many of the documents and other historical materials in the Archives are in the public domain and may be reproduced and used in any way. There are other materials in the Archive carrying a copyright interest and must be used according to the provisions of Title 17 of the U.S. Code. The Archive issues a warning concerning copyright restrictions to every researcher who requests copies of documents. Although the copyright law is under constant redefinition in the courts, it is ultimately the responsibility of the researcher to properly use copyrighted material.

Arranged and Described by

Crystal J. Gamradt, 2013 September 9.