Department of Agronomy and Horticulture records
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.
- Brigham Young University. Department of Agronomy and Horticulture (creator, Organization)
- Laws, Wilford Derby, 1911-1986, 1911-1986 (contributor, Person)
- Farnsworth, Raymond B. (Raymond Bartlett), 1915-1987 (contributor, Person)
Conditions Governing Access
Restricted. Closed for 35 years from the date of creation of the records, and thereafter open to the public in accordance with the University Archives Policy.
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.
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.
10 boxes (5 linear ft.)
Language of Materials
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
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.
Departmental records (University Archives collecting policy, July 2003).
Former title: Raymond B. Farnsworth and W. Derby Laws Department of Agronomy and Horticulture records
Processed; J. Gordon Daines III; June 2002.
- Register of the Department of Agronomy and Horticulture records
- J. Gordon Daines III
- 2002 June
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Language of description note
- Finding aid written in English in Latin script.
- Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant, 2007-2008