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Oregon State Horticultural Society Records, 1890-1964

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Oregon State Horticultural Society
Title
Oregon State Horticultural Society Records
Dates
1890-1964 (inclusive)
1890-1944 (bulk)
Quantity
1.5 cubic feet
1 microfilm reel
These records are housed in 1 cubic foot box and 1 12x17 oversize box and on 1 microfilm reel.
Collection Number
RG 151
Summary
These records were generated and assembled by the Oregon State Horticultural Society and document the origins and development of the organization.
Repository
Oregon State University Libraries, Special Collections & Archives Research Center
Special Collections & Archives Research Center
121 The Valley Library
Oregon State University
Corvallis OR
97331-4501
Telephone: 541-737-2075
Fax: 541-737-8674
scarc@oregonstate.edu
Languages
English

Historical NoteReturn to Top

The Oregon State Horticultural Society was formed in 1885 and incorporated in 1909 as an educational organization working for the advancement of horticulture. The staff of the Horticulture Department at OSU were closely associated with the society from its beginnings. The society's secretary was traditionally the extension horticulturalist.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The Meeting Minutes and Proceedings include minutes journals in original form and on microfilm. In addition to meeting minutes, the journals include memberships lists, by-laws, and articles of incorporation. The Fiscal Records (Series II) document the finances of the Society. The General Correspondence for 1917-1924 consists of letters written or received by C.D. Minton, the Society’s Secretary-Treasurer for that time period. Series III also includes correspondence received by filbert and walnut specialist A.A. Quarnberg of Vancouver, Washington, from 1909 to 1931. The Printed Materials include meeting programs for 1893-1964 and Oregon State Board of Horticulture biennial reports for selected years, begininng with 1891, which include proceedings of the annual Horticultural Society meetings.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Preferred Citation

Oregon State Horticultural Society Records (RG 151), Oregon State University Archives, Corvallis, Oregon.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Series I:  Meeting Minutes and Proceedings, 1890-1943Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Minutes Journals
1890-1929
Box Reel
1 1
Volume I
Includes membership lists, 1892-1894, and committees, 1893.
1890-1908
1 1
Volume II
Includes by-laws and articles of incorporation, 1909-1912.
1909-1914, 1917
1 1
Volume III
Annual meeting proceedings.
1929
Box
2
Meeting Minutes
1932-1943

Series II:  Fiscal Records, 1909-1944Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Fiscal Account Journal containing three sections
1909-1924
Box Reel
1 1
Cash Book
July 1909-March 1924
1 1
State Appropriations
February 1909-December 1914
1 1
Journal
July 1909-December 1914
Box
2
Bills and Receipts
1916-1923
2
Cash Account Journal
1932-1944
2
Financial Reports
1917-1918
2
Loans and Mortgages
1909-1917

Series III:  Correspondence, 1909-1944Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
General Correspondence
Box
2
3 folders
1917-1924
2
1943-1944 and undated
Box
2
Quarnberg, A.A.
1909-1931

Series IV:  Printed Materials, 1891-1964Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
2
Meeting Programs
1893-1964
2
Oregon State Board of Horticulture Biennal Reports
Contains proceedings of Horticultural Society meetings
1891, 1893, 1907, 1923
2
List of Committee Members
undated