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Department of Agronomy and Horticulture Indian History and other project records

Department of Agronomy and Horticulture Indian History and other project records

Dates: approximately 1971-1984

This collection is divided into three series: I. Indian History Project, II. Department History Project, and III. Other Projects The Indian History Project records contain correspondence, notes, reports, and newspaper clippings relating to the work of Dr. Raymond B. Farnsworth with American Indians. The Department History Project contains a copy of the Department of Agronomy and Horticulture's 100 year history, notes on material to include in the history, and a brief article about the early roots of the department called "They who Plowed." The Other Projects records contain information on agricultural projects undertaken in South America, Libya and with the Utah Idaho Sugar Company. Also included are proposals for research projects to various grant agencies.

  • Extent: 2 boxes (1 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Brigham Young University. Department of Agronomy and Horticulture
  • Call Number: UA 962
  • 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
Arranged in three series: 1. Department of Agronomy and Horticulture Indian History project files, 1971-1984; 2. Department of Agronomy and Horticulture department history project files, 1971-1984; and 3. Department of Agronomy and Horticulture: other project files, 1971-1984.
Conditions of Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from the Department of Agronomy and Horticulture Indian History and other project records must be obtained from the Permissions & Licensing Office of the University and the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.
Preferred Citation
Initial Citation:UA 962; Department of Agronomy and Horticulture Indian History and other project records; University Archives; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following Citations:UA 962, LTPSC.
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 1993-2002. Prior to that they were in the custody of the Department of Agronomy and Horticulture.
Acquisition Information
Transferred; Records Management; 2002.
Other Finding Aids
File-level inventory available online. http://files.lib.byu.edu/ead/XML/UA962.xml
Subject Terms
Farnsworth, Raymond B. (Raymond Bartlett), 1915-1987; Agriculture; Agriculture--Libya; Agriculture--South America; Agronomy; Colleges and Universities; Education; Indians of North America--Agriculture; Indians of North America--West (U.S.)
Genre / Form
Letters; Programs; Reports
Processing Information
Processed; J. Gordon Daines III; June 2002.
Appraisal Information
Departmental records (University Archives collecting policy, July 2003).
Finding Aid ID Number
UPB_UA962
Finding Aid Title
Department of Agronomy and Horticulture Indian History and other project records
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by J. Gordon Daines III
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2013-11-22T12:26-0700
Finding Aid Language
English
Sponsor
Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant, 2007-2008
Biographical Info:

Biographical History

The Department of Agronomy and Horticulture is part of the College of Biology and Agriculture. It was created in 1967 when the Department of Agronomy and the Department of Horticulture were merged to strengthen both programs. The new department was part of the College of Biological and 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 and Horticulture is the University farm located in Spanish Fork, Utah.



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