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.
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.
Preferred Citation :
Oregon State Horticultural Society Records (RG 151), Oregon State University Archives, Corvallis, Oregon.
The records are organized into 4 series: I. Meeting Minutes and Proceedings; II. Financial Records; III. Correspondence; and IV. Printed Materials.
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