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Brigham Young University. Department of Horticulture and Horticulture Specialties

 Organization

Dates

  • Existence: 1954-1964

Administrative History

The Department of Horticulture and Horticulture Specialties (1954-1964) was an department under the College of Biological and Agricultural Sciences at Brigham Young University. The unit provided academic instruction in the areas of fruit production, ornamental horticulture, or landscape gardening.

The Department of Horticulture and Horticultural Specialties included courses on fruit production, vegetable production, beautifying the home grounds, floriculture, flower arrangement, architectural drawing, plant propagation, practical orchard management, herbaceous plants, woody plants, nursery practice, greenhouse management, turf management, landscape design, planting design, systematic pomology, harvesting and storage of fruits, weeds and seed analysis, plant breeding, plant pathology, and diseases of cultivated fruits.

In 1954 the Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture was renamed the Department of Horticulture and Horticultural Specialties. Department chairmen included Clarence D. Ashton (1955-1957) and Ernest F. Reimschussel (1958-1964). The department was administered by a department chairman, under the direction of the college dean. In 1964 the Department of Horticulture and Horticultural Specialties was renamed the Department of Horticulture.

Citation

BYU Organizational History Project, via WWW, Mar. 26, 2013 (The Department of Horticulture and Horticulture Specialties 1954-1964, focused on providing emphasis on either fruit production, ornamental horticulture, or landscape gardening at Brigham Young University; the Department of Horticulture and Horticultural Specialties included courses on fruit production, vegetable production, beautifying the home grounds, floriculture, flower arrangement, architectural drawing, plant propagation, practical orchard management, herbaceous plants, woody plants, nursery practice, greenhouse management, turf management, landscape design, planting design, systematic pomology, harvesting and storage of fruits, weeds and seed analysis, plant breeding, plant pathology, and diseases of cultivated fruits; in 1954 the Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture was renamed the Department of Horticulture and Horticultural Specialties; Department chairmen included Clarence D. Ashton (1955-1957) and Ernest F. Reimschussel (1958-1964); the department was administered by a department chairman, under the direction of the college dean; in 1964 the Department of Horticulture and Horticultural Specialties was renamed the Department of Horticulture)

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Department of Plant and Wildlife Sciences records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 1342
Scope and Contents Contains the records of the Department of Plant and Wildlife Sciences. Records consist of correspondence, reports, budget outlines/plans, meeting minutes, information on employees, and student scholarship information. Dates range from 1956 to 2010.
Dates: 1956-2010