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Joseph Howland Papers, 1942-2000
2001-9  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Access Points
  • Biographical Note
  • Scope and Contents Note

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Joseph Howland papers,
    Date (inclusive): 1942-2000
    Collection number: 2001-9
    Creator: Howland, Joseph, 1918-
    Extent: 3 boxes
    Repository: Environmental Design Archives. College of Environmental Design.
    University of California, Berkeley.
    Berkeley, California
    Abstract: The Joseph Howland Papers span the years 1942-2000 and contain records relating to Howland's work as an editor of several garden design magazines, as a floricultural marketing writer, and as a teacher. Included are copies of articles written and several photographs used in The House Beautiful Book of Gardens and Outdoor Living. The collection consists of three series: Personal Papers, Professional Papers, and Faculty Papers.
    Physical location: For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the library's online catalog.
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information

    Access

    Collection is open for research.

    Publication Rights

    All requests for permission to publish, reproduce, or quote from materials in the collection should be discussed with the Curator.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Joseph Howland Papers, (2001-9), Environmental Design Archives. College of Environmental Design. University of California, Berkeley. Berkeley, California.

    Acquisition Information

    The collection was acquired in 2001.

    Funding

    Arrangement and description of this collection was funded by the Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning Department, University of California, Berkeley.

    Access Points

    Horticulture - Study and teaching - University of Nevada, Reno.
    Garden design.
    O.M. Scotts and Sons Lawn Care Magazine
    Better Homes and Garden Magazine
    House Beautiful Magazine
    Nevada Gardener Magazine
    Online Archive of California

    Biographical Note

    Joseph Howland Papers
    From his farm upbringing and days of participating in 4-H as a adolescent to his current appointment as Professor Emeritus at the University of Nevada, Reno, Dr. Howland produced extensive research and writing on garden design, horticulture, and floricultural marketing.
    Born in Providence, Rhode Island on April 2, 1918, he received a Bachelor's of Science in Agriculture from Rhode Island State College in 1940; a Master's of Science in Horticulture from Michigan State College in 1942; and a Ph.D. in greenhouse crops and marketing from Cornell University in 1945. Howland taught garden design classes while studying at Rhode Island State College and landscape architecture classes while studying at Michigan State.
    Howland worked as assistant-to-the-president and editor of O.M. Scotts and Sons Lawn Care Magazine for 12 years, during which time he also served as their advertising and promotion director. He served as associate editor of Better Homes and Gardens Magazine (1945-1948) and as Garden Editor of House Beautiful Magazine (1948-1956). In 1958 he authored The House Beautiful Book of Gardens and Outdoor Living, and in 1967 he served as the president of the Men's Garden Club of America. From 1978 to 1992 Howland wrote monthly marketing columns in Southern Florist and Nursery, Greenhouse Manager, Nursery Manage, Flower Mart, and Los Angeles Flower Market.
    From 1969-1973, Howland taught horticulture at the University of Nevada, where he created the Golf Turfgrass School and the Nevada Gardener Magazine. Howland took a leave from the university in 1973 to work as the vice-president for technical services (marketing and research) at Geo. J. Ball Inc., and as president of its Pan American Seed Company. In 1978, he returned to the University of Nevada as Professor of Agricultural Research (1978-1984), and from 1984-1991 he held a joint appointment in Horticulture and Journalism (Advertising and Marketing Research). He was awarded Emeritus Professor of Horticulture and Journalism in 1992.

    Note

    Sources:

    • Personal notes on Joseph Howland

    Scope and Contents Note

    The Joseph Howland Papers span the years 1942-2000 and contain records relating to Howland's work as an editor of several garden design magazines, as a floricultural marketing writer, and as a teacher. Included are copies of articles written and several photographs used in the House Beautiful Book of Gardens and Outdoor Living. The collection consists of three series: Personal Papers, Professional Papers, and Faculty Papers.