Charles G. Woodbury Papers

Summary Information

Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections
Creator -
Woodbury, C. G., (Charles Goodrich), 1884-1971
Charles G. Woodbury papers
Date [inclusive]
1.0 Cubic feet , 1 oversized folder

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: "Item title, Collection title, Collection Identifier, Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections, East Lansing, Michigan."

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Biographical Note

Charles Woodbury was born on April 30, 1884 to Chester and May Woodbury. His father was a prominent businessman in the Lansing, Michigan area. Charles attended Michigan Agricultural College (now Michigan State University) and graduated in 1904 with a Bachelor of Science. He worked on his father’s farm in East Lansing for a year. He then returned to M.A.C. for graduate school for a year and received his Master of Science Degree in 1906. In 1907, he accepted a position as Assistant Professor in Horticulture at Purdue University. In 1908 he was an Assistant Professor in Agriculture and in 1909 he was Associate Horticulturist at the Purdue University Agricultural Experiment Station in Lafayette, Indiana. He married Marion A. Benjamin in Lafayette on June 23, 1909. They had a son, John Benjamin Woodbury, who was born on May 30, 1911. He later died on October 26, 1914. Their daughter Barbara Ann was born October 20, 1913.

In 1912, Charles became Professor of Horticulture and Horticulturist at the Agriculture Experiment Station at Purdue. From 1913 to 1917, he was a Professor of Horticulture. From 1918 to 1920 he was the Director of the Agriculture Experiment Station. In 1920 he took a job in Washington D.C. as the head of the Bureau of Raw Products Research of the National Canners Association.

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Scope and Contents note

The papers consist of Charles G. Woodbury's 1904 bachelor of science degree and 1906 master of science degree. Both degrees are from Michigan Agricultural College (now Michigan State University).

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections March 2003

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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Related Materials

Related Archival Materials note

See also Woodbury Family Papers, Collection 184.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Michigan Agricultural College.
  • Michigan State University. Class of 1904.


  • Diplomas

Personal Name(s)

  • Woodbury, Richard B., (Richard Benjamin), 1917-2009

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Collection Inventory


Diplomas 1904, 1906