Guide to the Pacific Northwest Seed and Nursery Catalog Collection
1992-2009

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Overview of the Collection

Creator: Landis, Lawrence A.
Title: Pacific Northwest Seed and Nursery Catalog Collection
Dates: 1992-2009 ( inclusive )
Quantity: 0.8 cubic foot (1 box)
Collection Number: MSS PNWSeedCat
Summary: The Pacific Northwest Seed and Nursery Catalog Collection consists of catalogs published by nurseries and seed companies, primarily in Oregon and Washington.
Repository: Oregon State University Libraries
University Archives

121 The Valley Library
Oregon State University
Corvallis, OR 97331-4501
Phone: 541-737-2165
Email: archives@oregonstate.edu
Web: http://osulibrary.oregonstate.edu/archives

Languages: Materials in English. 

Biographical Note

Lawrence A. Landis, and his wife Rebecca, assembled these catalogs in the course of developing and maintaining their home garden and orchard.

Content Description

The Pacific Northwest Seed and Nursery Catalog Collection consists of catalogs published by nurseries and seed companies, primarily in Oregon and Washington. The catalogs feature vegetable, herb, and flower seeds; fruit trees and vines; and perennial and native plants. The catalogs include a number of varieties (especially of tomatoes) developed by Oregon State University researchers, such as James Baggett.

The collection includes extensive runs of catalogs for Nichols Garden Nursery and the Territorial Seed Company. Catalogs are also included from Abundant Life Seeds, Deep Diversity, Earth's Rising Nursery, Fall Creek Farm and Nursery, Forest Farm, Goodwin Creek Gardens, Greengable Farms, Irish Eyes and Garden City Seeds, Jackson and Perkins, Kalmia Farm, Nature's Garden, Northwoods Wholesale Nursery, One Green World, Oregon Exotics Rare Fruit Nursery, Peace Seeds, Raintree Nursery, Russell Graham Purveyor of Plants, Thyme Garden Herb Company, West Coast Seeds, Wild Garden Seed, and Zenner Brothers Seed Company.

The catalogs were assembled by Lawrence A. and Rebecca Landis.

Use of the Collection

Restrictions on Access :  

Collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation :  

Pacific Northwest Seed and Nursery Catalog Collection, Oregon State University Archives, Corvallis, Oregon.

Administrative Information

Arrangement :

The catalogs are arranged alphabetically by company.

Acquisition Information :  

The catalogs were donated to the Archives by Landis in 2009.

Future Additions :  

Additions to the collection are expected.

Related Materials :  

The Horticulture Department Records (RG 187) include extensive materials pertaining to research and extension programs for vegetable crops, fruits and nuts, nurseries, and ornamental plants. The Archives collections include the papers of several Horticulture Department faculty, including James R. Baggett. The Oregon State University Libraries Special Collections includes an extensive Nursery and Seed Trade Catalogues collection for the time period 1832-1966 that is national and international in scope.


Subjects

  • Subject Terms :
  • Horticultural crops--Seeds--Catalogs.
  • Nurseries (Horticulture)--Northwest, Pacific--Catalogs.
  • Nursery stock--Catalogs.
  • Seeds--Catalogs.
  • Vegetable gardening--Oregon.

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