Horticulture and Crop Science Department

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California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo. University Archives
Special Collections and Archives
Robert E. Kennedy Library, Rm 409
San Luis Obispo, California 93407
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2019


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

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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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