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Raymond B. Farnsworth and W. Derby Laws Department of Agronomy and Horticulture records

Raymond B. Farnsworth and W. Derby Laws Department of Agronomy and Horticulture records

Dates: 1945-1978

This collection is divided into two series: I. W. Derby Laws files and II. Raymond B. Farnsworth files. The W. Derby Laws files contain class notes, research files, publications produced by Laws, and student prepared research projects. The Raymond B. Farnsworth files contain information on the operation of the University farm in Spanish Fork, Utah; research on nitrogen-fixation in sagebrush; material on the Desert Biome project, various projects for Iran and a project for the Tennessee Valley Authority; as well as miscellaneous research files and data.

  • Extent: 10 boxes (5 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Brigham Young University. Department of Agronomy and Horticulture
  • Call Number: UA 960
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; University Archives; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84602; http://sc.lib.byu.edu/
  • Access Restrictions: Open for public research.
Languages and Scripts
English
Arrangement
This collection is arranged in 2 series: 1. W. Derby Laws Department of Agronomy and Horticulture files, 1945-1974; and 2. Raymond B. Farnsworth Department of Agronomy and Horticulture files, 1957-1980.
Conditions of Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from the Raymond B. Farnsworth and W. Derby Laws Department of Agronomy and Horticulture records must be obtained from the Permissions & Licensing Office of the University & the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.
Preferred Citation
Initial Citation: UA 960; Raymond B. Farnsworth and W. Derby Laws Department of Agronomy and Horticulture records; University Archives; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following Citations: UA 960, BYUA.
Custodial History
These materials were transferred to the University Archives from Records Management on June 4, 2002. The records were stored in Records Management from 1988-2002. Prior to that they were in the custody of the Department of Agronomy and Horticulture.
Acquisition Information
Transferred; Records Management; June 2002.
Other Finding Aids
File-level inventory available online. http://files.lib.byu.edu/ead/XML/UA960.xml
Subject Terms
Farnsworth, Raymond B. (Raymond Bartlett), 1915-1987; Laws, Wilford Derby, 1911-1986; Agronomy; Colleges and Universities; Desert ecology; Education; Iran; Soil management; Spanish Fork (Utah)
Genre / Form
Articles; Dissertations, Academic; Letters; Reports; Research (Document genres)
Processing Information
Processed; J. Gordon Daines III; June 2002.
Appraisal Information
Departmental records (University Archives collecting policy, July 2003).
Finding Aid ID Number
UPB_UA960
Finding Aid Title
Farnsworth (Raymond B.) and Laws (W. Derby) Department of Agronomy and Horticulture records
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by J. Gordon Daines III
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2013-11-22T12:27-0700
Finding Aid Language
English
Sponsor
Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant, 2007-2008
Biographical Info:

Biographical History

The Department of Agronomy & Horticulture is part of the College of Biology & Agriculture. It was created in 1967 when the Department of Agronomy & the Department of Horticulture were merged to strengthen both programs. The new department was part of the College of Biological & Agricultural Science that had been created in 1954. Prior to that, both departments had been members of the College of Applied Sciences. An important part of the Department of Agronomy & Horticulture is the University farm located in Spanish Fork, Utah.

W. Derby Laws was a professor of Agronomy at Brigham Young University from 1960 until 1976. He served as chairman of the Department of Agronomy from 1965-66. He taught soil chemistry and soil physics.

Raymond B. Farnsworth was a professor of Agronomy at Brigham Young University from 1946 until 1980. He served two years as the dean of the College of Biological and Agricultural Science and was chairman of the Department of Agronomy for fourteen years. He was widely know for his research on nitrogen fixation by non-leguminous plants.



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