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Horticulture and Crop Science Department
UA0024  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Biography/Administrative History
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms
  • Additional collection guides

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Horticulture and Crop Science Department
    Dates: 1958-2013
    Collection Number: UA0024
    Creator/Collector: Virginia R. Walter
    Extent: 15LF, 24 containers
    Repository: California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo. University Archives
    San Luis Obispo, California 93407
    Abstract: Records and photographic images related to the development, administration, and curriculum of the Horticulture and Crop Science Department at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo including the records of Professor Virginia Walter former Interim Head of Environmental Horticultural Science (retired); the records of the Pi Alpha Xi honorary society Upsilon Chapter at Cal Poly; the Floral Design Team; program planning and activities; and curriculum and course content.
    Language of Material: English

    Access

    Collection is open to researchers by appointment. For more information on visiting, access policies, and reproduction requests, please visit our Reference Services page online at http://lib.calpoly.edu/search-and-find/collections-and-archives/reference-services/.

    Publication Rights

    Digital copies are provided to researchers for the purpose of study, research, and personal use only, unless otherwise specified in writing. Materials that are the property of Cal Poly Special Collections and Archives require written permission prior to publication. No complete collection may be reproduced. For print and online publication, please visit our Reproduction Services page online at http://lib.calpoly.edu/support/sca-policies/reproduction/. Special Collections and Archives reserves the right to review all reproduction requests and to withhold permission if scanning would endanger the material, would violate copyright law, or would violate institutional restrictions.

    Preferred Citation

    Horticulture and Crop Science Department . California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo. University Archives

    Acquisition Information

    Gift

    Biography/Administrative History

    The Environmental and Crop Science Department is a department within the College of Agriculture, Food, and Environmental Sciences (CAFES). Environmental Horticultural Science (formerly Ornamental Horticulture) and Crop Science merged in 2002 to strengthen the curriculum and prepare students to enter the Plant Agriculture Industry. The department specializes in the three primary areas: Environmental Horticultural Science, Fruit and Crop Science, and Plant Protection Science.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    The collection contains documents, photographs, slides, and other materials related to the development and administration of the Horticulture and Crop Science Department at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo including the formerly titled Ornamental Horticulture Department. Records include the working papers of Professor and former Interim Head of Environmental Horticultural Science Virginia Walter (retired) reflecting department advancement, operations, and curriculum. Records of the Pi Alpha Xi honorary society Upsilon Chapter at Cal Poly which was established in 1975 include charter applications and photographic images of chapter events. Records also include travel documentation, ranking documentation, and photographs of the Floral Design Team and program. Photographic images and slides reflect course content, department activities, student work, floral and plant exhibits and projects, and greenhouse projects.

    Indexing Terms

    Agriculture—California
    Horticultural crops--United States
    Ornamental horticulture
    Flower shows—Judging
    Floriculture
    Horticultural crops—California
    Horticulture
    Cut flowers
    Paul Ecke
    Pi Alpha Xi
    Future Farmers of America
    San Luis Obispo

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