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Collection Summary

Identifier

UA 5.2

Title

College of Agriculture and Biological Sciences, Department of Horticulture, Forestry, Landscape, and Parks Records

Creator

Department of Horticulture, Forestry, Landscape, and Parks, College of Agriculture and Biological Sciences, South Dakota State University

Dates

1911-2019

Extent

2.30 linear feet (2 document cases, 1 oversize box)

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 . College of Agriculture and Biological Sciences, Department of Horticulture, Forestry, Landscape, and Parks Records, UA 5.2. South Dakota State University Archives and Special Collections, Hilton M. Briggs Library, Brookings, South Dakota.

Abstract

The Department of Horticulture, Forestry, Landscape and Parks offered instruction leading to the Bachelor of Science in Agriculture degree with majors in horticulture, landscape design, and park management. The collection is composed of a herbarium and plant analysis ledger and general office records produced by the Department of Horticulture, Forestry, Landscape and Parks within the College of Agriculture and Biological Sciences at South Dakota State University.

Historical Note

In 1887, the Department of Horticulture and Forestry was first established as a unit in the college and the newly organized experiment station. The department was one of the original departments of the college. Early research was involved with windbreak trees, orchard fruits, small fruits, vegetables and ornamental trees and shrubs and was put to practical use throughout South Dakota. Research in horticulture, forestry, and landscape design and parks management has continued to be an integral part of the department throughout the years. In the mid-1980's, the department name was changed to Department of Horticulture, Forestry, Landscape and Parks. The Department of Horticulture, Forestry, Landscape and Parks offers instruction leading to the Bachelor of Science in Agriculture degree with majors in horticulture, landscape design, and park management.

The department was merged with the Department of Plant Science in the summer of 2011.

Contents Note

Composed of publications produced by the Horticulture, Forestry, Landscape and Parks Department. Material included newsletters, programs, certificates, record books, clippings, info-sheets, surveys, pamphlets, and a survey.

Also included is a botany ledger used to teach the manes of plants and study plant anatomy. Included are descriptions of the plant and a plant sample pressed between the pages. This ledger was most likely compiled by a student, although there is no distinct evidence to that.

Researchers are urged to view this material with care as the pages are loose and the plant samples are very fragile and contain allergens.

Folders are arranged in alphabetical order.

Related Resources

Friends of McCrory Gardens, Annual Report
Horticulture, Forestry, Landscape and Parks, Department, South Dakota State University
Call Number: S537.S6 F74 Publication Date: 1985-1988

McCrory Gardens: McCrory Gardens Education and Visitor Center dedication and grand opening, Thursday, July 26, at 5:30 p.m.
Brookings Register
Call Number: QK73.U62 M32 2012 Publication Date: 2012

Brookings, South Dakota: McCrory gardens - Brookings Area Chamber of Commerce and Convention Bureau
Call Number: F659.B71 B74 1991 Publication Date: 1991

Walking tour of McCrory Gardens flower area - P.L. Spinski and Iria Thoreson
Publication Date: 1980
Call Number: 630.7 So87.14 no.16

Key Words

  • Horticulture
  • Ledgers (Botany)
  • South Dakota State Horticulture Society
  • South Dakota State University. Horticulture, Forestry, Landscape, and Parks Department.
  • South Dakota State University -- McCrory Gardens

Container List

BoxFolderDescriptionDate(s)
11Herbarium and Plant Analysis ledger1911
214-H Forestry Club (program and record book)undated
22Arbor Day (blank certificates)1960
23Christmas Trees (Select and cut program and map)undated
24Experience Survey to Determine the Value of Trees to South Dakota Farmersundated
25Horticulture Field Laboratory (info-sheet, slipping)1972
26Horticulture-Forestry/Wildlife-Fisheries Phase II Building (booklet)1985
27Landscape Design Program lecture (program)2000
28McCrory Gardens (newsletter)2005, 2007
29McCrory Gardens Dedications1994, 2004, 2006
210McCrory Gardens Friends Newsletter1988-1998
211McCrory Gardens Job description (summer)2000
212McCrory Gardens Newsletter: Fall Notes from the Gardens1998
213McCrory Gardens Pamphlets (history)2005, undated
214McCrory Gardens Rose Garden1989, undated
215Park Management/A.I.N. Region V Conference (program)1986
216Park Management The Outlook (newsletter)1979-1980
217Plains Talk (newsletter)1957-1959
218Plains Talk (newsletter)1960-1965
219Plains Talk (newsletter)1966-1970
220Plains Talk (newsletter)1971-1975
221Plains Talk (newsletter)1976-1980
222Plains Talk (newsletter)1981-1985
223Plains Talk (newsletter)1986-1987
224Shelterbelt Renovation - Pheasant Restoration Program (correspondence)1985
225Soil Conservation Districts' Tree Planter (county survey)1976
226South Dakota State Horticulture Society (program from meeting)1924
227Sustainable Design Workshop - Straw Bale Construction (poster)2007
31Tree Talk (newsletter)1975-1980
32Tree Talk (newsletter)1981-1985
33Tree Talk (newsletter)1986-1988
34Turf grass Research Summary [C265]1999
35Weed control in trees (info sheet)undated
36McCrory Gardens Newsletter2019