Department of Agronomy and Horticulture chair records, 1957-1980
Scope and Contents
Contains information on the operation of the University farm in Spanish Fork, Utah; 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.
- Brigham Young University. Department of Agronomy and Horticulture (creator, Organization)
- 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.
Language of Materials
Arranged in six subseries: 1. Raymond B. Farnsworth Spanish Fork farm files, 1957-1980; 2. Raymond B. Farnsworth Desert Biome files, 1972-1975; 3. Raymond B. Farnsworth Iran projects files, 1958-1960; 4. Raymond B. Farnsworth Nitrogen-fixation in Sagebrush Nodules files, 1967-1974; 5. Raymond B. Farnsworth Tennessee Valley Authority(TVA) project files, 1973-1978; and 6. Raymond B. Farnsworth Department of Agronomy and Horticulture research data files, 1968-1973.
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