Horticulture, Forestry, Landscape and Parks Department Records

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UA 005.02

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Horticulture, Forestry, Landscape and Parks Department Records


  • 1911-2019 (Creation)


2.30 linear feet (2 document cases, 1 oversize box)

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Administrative history

In 1887, the Department of Horticulture and Forestry was first established as a unit in the college and the newly organized experiment station. The department was one of the original departments of the college. Early research was involved with windbreak trees, orchard fruits, small fruits, vegetables and ornamental trees and shrubs and was put to practical use throughout South Dakota. Research in horticulture, forestry, and landscape design and parks management has continued to be an integral part of the department throughout the years. In the mid-1980's, the department name was changed to Department of Horticulture, Forestry, Landscape and Parks. The Department of Horticulture, Forestry, Landscape and Parks offers instruction leading to the Bachelor of Science in Agriculture degree with majors in horticulture, landscape design, and park management. The department was merged with the Department of Plant Science in the summer of 2011.

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Composed of publications produced by the Horticulture, Forestry, Landscape and Parks Department. Material included newsletters, programs, certificates, record books, clippings, info-sheets, surveys, pamphlets, and a survey.

Also included is a botany ledger used to teach the manes of plants and study plant anatomy. Included are descriptions of the plant and a plant sample pressed between the pages. This ledger was most likely compiled by a student, although there is no distinct evidence to that.

Researchers are urged to view this material with care as the pages are loose and the plant samples are very fragile and contain allergens.

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This collection is open to researchers without restrictions. The materials in the Archives do not circulate and may be used in-house only.
Researchers conducting extensive research are asked to make an advance appointment to access archival material. Please call or e-mail prior to visiting the collection and indicate as much detail as possible about a particular topic and intended use.

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South Dakota State University supports access to the materials, published and unpublished, in its collections. Nonetheless, access to some items may be restricted as a result of their fragile condition or by contractual agreements with donors.

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  • English

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Friends of McCrory Gardens, Annual Report
Horticulture, Forestry, Landscape and Parks, Department, South Dakota State University
Publication Date: 1985-1988
Call Number: S537.S6 F74

McCrory Gardens: McCrory Gardens Education and Visitor Center dedication and grand opening, Thursday, July 26, at 5:30 p.m.
Brookings Register
Publication Date: 2012
Call Number: QK73.U62 M32 2012

Brookings, South Dakota: McCrory gardens - Brookings Area Chamber of Commerce and Convention Bureau
Publication Date: 1991
Call Number: F659.B71 B74 1991

Walking tour of McCrory Gardens flower area - P.L. Spinski and Iria Thoreson
Publication Date: 1980
Call Number: 630.7 So87.14 no.16

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UA 5.2

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