Rufus P. Hibbard Papers

Summary Information

Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections
Creator -
Hibbard, Rufus Percival, 1875-
Rufus P. Hibbard papers
0.1 Cubic feet , 1 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

Rufus Percival Hibbard was born in New Haven, Connecticut on April 2, 1875. He earned his B.A. from Williams College in 1899 and his Ph.D. from the University of Michigan in 1906. He served at the Mississippi A & M college experiment station from 1908-1911. He became an instructor of Botany at Michigan Agricultural College (now Michigan State University) in 1911 and an associate professor in 1923. He retired from Michigan State in 1940. He was one of the founders of the National Society of Plant Physiology and a member of Sigma Xi fraternity. Hibbard passed away August 26, 1953.

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Scope and Contents note

This collection consists of a notebook of R. P. Hibbard entitled “Physiological Botany.” Included in the notebook are approximately 50 written experiments regarding the basics of Botany.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections December 2004

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


  • Notebooks

Personal Name(s)

  • Hibbard, Rufus Percival, 1875-
  • Lewis, Ralph W., 1911-1999


  • Botany -- Experiments
  • Botany -- Study and teaching
  • Plant physiology

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Collection Inventory

Drawer Folder

Notebook "Physiological Botany" 1939 

FD 1