Burton Orange Longyear Papers

Summary Information

Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections
Bessey, Ernst Athearn, 1877-1957
Creator -
Longyear, Burton Orange, 1868-1969
Burton Orange Longyear papers
0.1 Cubic feet

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Burton Orange Longyear was born in 1868. He attended Michigan Agricultural College in 1891 as a freshman and as a sophomore the following year. In 1894, he was hired as an Instructor of Botany and continued until accepting an Assistant Professor of Horticulture and Botany position at the Agricultural College of Colorado in May of 1904. He died in 1969.

While an instructor at M.A.C., he attended courses as a special student beginning in 1901 and graduated with a B. S. with the class of 1903. He also was an advisor for the Agricultural Station for 2 years. He wrote a number of articles and booklets and his area of specialty was Michigan fungus.

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Scope and Contents note

Collection consists of one letter and photograph from C. H. Kaufman regarding the fungus Leptonia rosea (1906).

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections August 2009

Conrad Hall
888 Wilson Road, Room 101
East Lansing , MI, 48824

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Legal Status note

Copyright: Michigan State University Property Rights: Michigan State University

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish material from this collection must be obtained from University Archives & Historical Collections, Michigan State University.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Michigan State University. Class of 1903.
  • Michigan State University. Dept. of Botany.

Personal Name(s)

  • Bessey, Ernst Athearn, 1877-1957
  • Longyear, Burton Orange, 1868-1969
  • Mosier, John


  • Botany
  • College students
  • College teachers
  • Teaching -- Aids and devices
  • Watercolor painting

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Collection Inventory

Drawer Folder

Correspondence - C. H. Kaufman Regarding Leptonia rosea ) plus photograph) 1906 

F.D. 1