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Department of Agronomy and Horticulture records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 960

Scope and Contents

Contains class notes, research files, publications, student projects, and other materials produced by department administrators. Includes information on the Desert Biome Project, sagebrush, and projects in Iran and Tennessee. Materials date from between 1945 and 1980.

Dates

  • 1945-1980

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Restricted. Closed for 50 years from the date of creation of the records, and thereafter open to the public in accordance with the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Restriction Policy. Requests to access restricted materials in the University Archives should be submitted to the University Archivist.

Conditions Governing 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.

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.

Biographical History

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.

Biographical History

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.

Extent

10 boxes (5 linear ft.)

Language

English

Abstract

This collection contains Department of Agronomy and Horticulture class notes, research files, publications produced by W. Derby Laws, student prepared research projects, records of the operation of the University farm, 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.

Arrangement note

Arranged in two series: 1. Department of Agronomy and Horticulture chair records, 1945-1974. 2. Department of Agronomy and Horticulture chair records, 1957-1980.

Other Finding Aids

A more detailed finding aid is available in print in the repository.

Other Finding Aids

File-level inventory available online. http://files.lib.byu.edu/ead/XML/UA960.xml

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.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Transferred; Records Management; June 2002.

Appraisal

Departmental records (University Archives collecting policy, July 2003).

Processing Information

Processed; J. Gordon Daines III; June 2002.
Title
Register of the Department of Agronomy and Horticulture records
Status
Completed
Author
J. Gordon Daines III
Date
2002 June
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English in Latin script.
Sponsor
Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant, 2007-2008

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

Contact:
1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States