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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

1911-2008

Extent

2.30 linear feet (3 boxes)

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

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Department of Horticulture, Forestry, Landscape, and Parks Records Container List. UA 5.2

SeriesBoxFolderDescriptionDate(s)
2. General office records214-H Forestry Club (program and record book)undated
2. General office records24An Experience Survey to Determine the Value of Trees to South Dakota Farmersundated
2. General office records22Arbor Day (blank certificates)1960
2. General office records23Christmas Trees (Select and cut program and map)undated
1. Botany ledger11Herbarium and Plant Analysis ledger1911
2. General office records25Horticulture Field Laboratory (info-sheet, slipping)1972
2. General office records26Horticulture-Forestry/Wildlife-Fisheries Phase II Building (booklet)1985
2. General office records27Landscape Design Program lecture (program)2000
2. General office records29McCrory Gardens - Dedications1994, 2004, 2006
2. General office records210McCrory Gardens - Friends Newsletter1988-1998
2. General office records211McCrory Gardens - Job description (summer)2000
2. General office records212McCrory Gardens - Newsletter: Fall Notes from the Gardens1998
2. General office records213McCrory Gardens - Pamphlets (history)2005, undated
2. General office records214McCrory Gardens - Rose Garden1989, undated
2. General office records28McCrory Gardens (newsletter)2005, 2007
2. General office records216Park Management - The Outlook (newsletter)1979-1980
2. General office records215Park Management/A.I.N. Region V Conference (program)1986
2. General office records217Plains Talk (newsletter)1957-1959
2. General office records218Plains Talk (newsletter)1960-1965
2. General office records219Plains Talk (newsletter)1966-1970
2. General office records220Plains Talk (newsletter)1971-1975
2. General office records221Plains Talk (newsletter)1976-1980
2. General office records222Plains Talk (newsletter)1981-1985
2. General office records223Plains Talk (newsletter)1986-1987
2. General office records224Shelterbelt Renovation - Pheasant Restoration Program (correspondence)1985
2. General office records225Soil Conservation Districts' Tree Planter (county survey)1976
2. General office records226South Dakota State Horticulture Society (program from meeting)1924
2. General office records227Sustainable Design Workshop - Straw Bale Construction (poster)2007
2. General office records31Tree Talk (newsletter)1975-1980
2. General office records32Tree Talk (newsletter)1981-1985
2. General office records33Tree Talk (newsletter)1986-1988
2. General office records34Turfgrass Research Summary [C265]1999
2. General office records35Weed control in trees (info sheet)undated

Administrative Information

Conditions Governing Access

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, 1998 May 26, additions made 2013 August 13.