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MSU Campus Plants Research Guide: Books and Documents

A guide to the literature and web sites about the MAC/MSU campus plants through its history.

Books

Beal, William James. 1879. Experiments & other work of the Horticultural Dept. East Lansing.
MSU SPEC COLL RARE BOOKS  SB103 .B33

Beal, William James. 1881. Our agricultural colleges. Hartford: Conn., Case, Lockwood & Brainard company.

Beal, William James. 1885. The vitality of seeds buried in the soil. Bulletin no. 5. [Lansing]: Agricultural College of Michigan.

Beal, William James. 1888. List of trees and shrubs belonging to Michigan. In: First report of the directors of the State Forestry Commission of Michigan for the years 1887 and 1888. Lansing, Mich.: State Forestry Commission of Michigan.
SD12.M5 A2 v.1 1887/1888

Beal, William James. 1889. Why not plant a grove? Bulletin no. 45. [Lansing]: Agricultural College of Michigan, Experiment Station.

Beal, William James. 1901. A catalogue of the trees and shrubs at the Michigan State Agricultural College, July, 1901. [n.p.]   QK484.M5 B4

Beal, William James. 1904. Michigan flora: A list of the fern and seed plants growing without cultivation. [Lansing, Mich.], State Board of Agriculture : Agricultural College, Mich., 1904. QK167 .M5 1904

Beal, William James and Michigan. State Board of Agriculture., Michigan Agricultural College. 1904. Michigan flora : a list of the fern and seed plants growing without cultivation. [Lansing, Mich.],: State Board of Agriculture : Agricultural College, Mich. LD3245 .M01

Beal, William James. 1915. History of the Michigan agricultural college and biographical sketches of trustees and professors. East Lansing, Agricultural college, 1915. LD3245.M28 B4 [Google link - full book] [Google link to: The Campus and Buildings, Chapter XIX]

Beaman, John H. 1970. A botanical inventory of Sanford Natural Area: 1. The environment. 2. Checklist of vascular plants. Ann Arbor, Mich: Michigan Botanical Club. Reprinted from the Michigan Botanist, v. 9, 1970.
Call no. QK167 .B4

Dennis, F. G., George M. Kessler, and Harold Davidson. 2007. From seed to fruit: 150 years of horticulture at Michigan State, 1855-2005. E. Lansing, Mich: Dept. of Horticulture, Michigan State University. SB52.M5 D43 2007

Kuhn, Madison. Michigan State: The first hundred years, 1855-1955. East Lansing: Michigan State University Press, 1955. LD3245.M28 K8

Lautner, Harold William. From an oak opening : a record of the development of the campus park of Michigan State University, 1855-1969. East Lansing: Michigan State University, 1978.
MSU REFERENCE, 1 CENTER - LD3245.M28 L385  v.1 & 2
Reprinted - Two vols bound as one: MSU MAIN LIBRARY - LD3245.M28 L385 1984 

Lyon, T. T. 1887. History of Michigan horticulture: Being a part of the seventeenth annual report of the secretary of the State Horticultural Society of Michigan. Lansing [Mich.]: Thorp & Godfrey. SB85.M5 L9 1887

Michigan State College, Dept. of Landscape Architecture and Urban Planning. East Lansing, Mich.: Michigan State College, Dept. of Landscape Architecture and Urban Planning. New rare plants on campus.
QK73.M5 M5 no. 1 (1949); no.2 (1950)-no.29 (1978)

Planning Reports

Michigan State University. 2001. 2020 vision: A community concept for the Michigan State University campus, campus master plan report. East Lansing, Mich: Michigan State University. 

Michigan State University, and Sasaki Associates. 2001. Campus master plan executive summary. East Lansing, Mich: Michigan State University.  

Varin, Daniel W., Robert Tojanek, Joseph Prochaska and Sherman Griselle. 1956. Campus master plan, Michigan State University. East Lansing, Mich: Michigan State University, Dept. of Urban Planning and Landscape Architecture. Notes: Submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements of Urban Planning 501 ... April 29, 1956."

Chapters and Reports

Abbot, Prof. The earlier history of the Michigan State Agricultural College up to its re-organization in 1861. First biennial report of the secretary of the State Board of Agriculture of the State of Michigan, from Sept. 1, 1880 to Sept. 30, 1882. [Lansing]: Mich: State Agricultural College. p.358-379.

Beal, William James. 1878. Brief and popular account of the trees and some of the shrubs on the grounds of the Michigan State Agricultural College. Annual report of the secretary of the State Board of Agriculture of the State of Michigan, for the year 1897. [Lansing]: Mich: State Agricultural College. p. 85-109.
Note: Beal notes where a species was located on campus.

Beal, William James. 1880. Notes on some timber trees in the arboretum. Eighteenth annual report of the secretary of the State Board of Agriculture of the State of Michigan, for the year ending august 31st, 1879. [Lansing]: Mich: State Agricultural College. p. 188-191.

Beal, William James. 1882. A brief account of the Botanic Garden of the Michigan State Agricultural College, September 1882.  First biennial report of the secretary of the State Board of Agriculture of the State of Michigan, from Sept. 1, 1880 to Sept. 30, 1882. [Lansing]: Mich: State Agricultural College. p. 140-153.
Note: The 2-page map is not numbered. An alphabetical list of the plants in the Botanical Garden is on pages 143-153.

Beal, William James and C. F. Wheeler. 1892. Michigan flora. Prepared for the thirtieth annual report of the Secretary of the State Board of Agriculture. [Lansing?] Agricultural College. General collection, Main Library - LD3245 .M01MSU Special Collections - QK167 .M5

Beal, William James. 1885. The vitality of seeds. In: Proceedings of the Fourth and Fifth Meetings of the Society for the Promotion of Agricultural Science held at Minneapolis, Minn., 1883; Philadelphia, PA, 1884. Minneapolis, Minn., 1883; Philadelphia, PA, 1884. Committee E, editor. By the Authority of the Society. p. 44-46.

Beal, William James. 1886. The vitality of seeds buried in the soil. In: Proceedings of the Sixth Annual Meeting of the Society for the Promotion of Agricultural Science held at Ann Arbor, Michigan, 1885. Committee E, editor. Ann Arbor, Michigan: By the Authority of the Society. p. 14-15.

Beal, William James. 1888. The flora of the jack-pine plains of Michigan. In: Proceedings of the Ninth Annual Meeting of the Society for the Promotion of Agricultural Science held at Cleveland, Ohio, 1888. W.R. Lazenby, editor. Cleveland, Ohio: By the Authority of the Society. p. 17-20.

Beal, William James. 1889. Vitality and growth of seeds buried in soil. In: Proceedings of the Tenth Annual Meeting of the Society for the Promotion of Agricultural Science held at Toronto, Canada, 1889. W.R. Lazenby, editor. Toronto, Canada: By the Authority of the Society. p. 15-16.

Beal, William James. 1895. Report of the Botanical Department of the State Agricultural College. In: Annual report of the secretary of the State Board of Agriculture of the State of Michigan, for the year 1895. [Lansing], Mich.: State Agricultural College.

Beal, William James. 1897. Report of the Botanical Department of the State Agricultural College. Annual report of the secretary of the State Board of Agriculture of the State of Michigan, for the year 1897. [Lansing]: Mich: State Agricultural College.

Beal, William James. 1900. Trees as dwelling places for animals. In: First Report of the Michigan Academy of Science Covering the Time from the Organization of the Academy in 1894 to June 30, 1899. W.B. Barrows, editor. Ypsilanti, Michigan: The Academy [Michigan Academy of Science]. p. 132-133. [Google link]

Beal, William James. 1901. Trees and Shrubs. Annual report of the secretary of the State Board of Agriculture of the State of Michigan, for the year 1901. [Lansing]: Mich: State Agricultural College. p. 44-66. [Google link]

Beal, William James. 1901. The Arboretum and the Forest at the College. Annual report of the secretary of the State Board of Agriculture of the State of Michigan, for the year 1901. [Lansing]: Mich: State Agricultural College. p. 43-44. [Google link]

Beal, William James. 1901. The Botanic Garden. Annual report of the secretary of the State Board of Agriculture of the State of Michigan, for the year 1901. [Lansing]: Mich: State Agricultural College. p. 43. [Google link]

Beal, William James. 1901. The Herbarium. Annual report of the secretary of the State Board of Agriculture of the State of Michigan, for the year 1901. [Lansing]: Mich: State Agricultural College. p.42-43. [Google link]

Beal, William James. 1902. Some of the changes now taking place in a forest of oak openings. In: Fourth Report of the Michigan Academy of Science Containing an Account of the Annual Meeting Held At Ann Arbor, March 27, 28 and 29, 1902. J. B. Pollock, editor. Ann Arbor, Michigan: The Academy [Michigan Academy of Science]. p. 107-108.

Bradford, George M. A brief history and outline of the work done by the Botanical Club at the Michigan Agricultural College. Second Report of the Michigan Academy of Science for the Year Ending June 30, 1900. pages 85-86.
Call no. Q11 .M52  v.2 1899/1900

Darlington, H. T. 1916. Dr. Beal's Seed vitality experiments. Michigan Academy of Science, 17th Report. pages 164-66. [Google link to article]

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