Guide to the Oregon State Horticultural Society Records

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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
Contact Information: Special Collections & Archives Research Center
121 The Valley Library
Oregon State University
Corvallis OR
Telephone: 541-737-2075
Fax: 541-737-8674
Languages: Materials in English. 
Sponsor: Funding for encoding this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Historical Note

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 Description

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 Collection

Preferred Citation :  

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

Administrative Information

Arrangement :

The records are organized into 4 series: I. Meeting Minutes and Proceedings; II. Financial Records; III. Correspondence; and IV. Printed Materials.

Related Materials :  

Photographs assembled by the Society are available in the Oregon State Horticultural Society Photographs (P 54). Other related materials are available in the Horticulture Department Records (RG 187) and Photographs (P 90).

Detailed Description of the Collection

Series I:  Meeting Minutes and Proceedings, 1890-1943
Minutes Journals, 1890-1929
1 1 Volume I, 1890-1908
Includes membership lists, 1892-1894, and committees, 1893.
1 1 Volume II, 1909-1914, 1917
Includes by-laws and articles of incorporation, 1909-1912.
1 1 Volume III, 1929
Annual meeting proceedings.
2 Meeting Minutes, 1932-1943

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Series II:  Fiscal Records, 1909-1944
Fiscal Account Journal containing three sections, 1909-1924
1 1 Cash Book, July 1909-March 1924
1 1 State Appropriations, February 1909-December 1914
1 1 Journal, July 1909-December 1914
2 Bills and Receipts, 1916-1923
2 Cash Account Journal, 1932-1944
2 Financial Reports, 1917-1918
2 Loans and Mortgages, 1909-1917

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Series III:  Correspondence, 1909-1944
General Correspondence
2 1917-1924
3 folders
2 1943-1944 and undated
2 Quarnberg, A.A., 1909-1931

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Series IV:  Printed Materials, 1891-1964
2 Meeting Programs, 1893-1964
2 Oregon State Board of Horticulture Biennal Reports, 1891, 1893, 1907, 1923
Contains proceedings of Horticultural Society meetings
2 List of Committee Members, undated

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  • Personal Names :
  • Bailey, C. H.
  • Bouquet, A. G. B. (Arthur George Bristow), b. 1885.
  • Lake, E. R. (Edward Ralph), b. 1860.
  • Olcott, Ben W. (Ben Wilson), 1872-1952.
  • Park, Charles A.
  • Paulus, Robert C.
  • Quarnberg, A. A. (Andrew Anderson), b. 1849
  • Worsley, Ben S.
    • Subject Terms :
    • Fruit-culture--Oregon.
    • Hazelnut industry-- Oregon.
    • Horticulture--Oregon.
    • Horticulture--Washington (State)
    • Horticulturists--Oregon.
    • Horticulturists--Washington (State)
    • Walnut industry--Oregon.
    • Walnut industry--Washington (State)
      • Other Creators :
      • Minton, C. D.
      • Oregon. Board of Horticulture.

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