Guide to the Elwood Kalin Papers 1954-1983
Cage 572

Summary Information

Repository
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries
Creator
Kalin, Elwood
Title
Elwood Kalin Papers
ID
Cage 572
Date [inclusive]
1954-1983
Extent
4.0 containers.
General Physical Description note
4.5 linear feet of shelf space.
Language
English
Abstract
The papers of Elwood Kalin consist of notes, memoranda, correspondence, and various working papers regarding his experiences as a horticulturalist and with floral presentations.

Preferred Citation note

[Item Description]. Cage 572, Elwood Kalin Papers. Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries, Pullman, WA.

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Biographical/Historical note

Elwood Walter Kalin served as a professor of Horticulture at Washington State University from 1946 to 1983. Kalin was born at Detroit in 1917. He received the Bachelor of Science degree from Michigan State University in 1939, and the Master of Science degree form Purdue University in 1942. In 1953, he was granted the Ph.D. degree from Purdue.

Kalin worked briefly at Purdue and at the University of New Hampshire from 1943 through 1946. His employment at Washington State University began during 1946-47, with assignments that divided his time between an experiment station and classroom work. He continued this arrangement until his retirement in 1983.

Kalin was best known for the floral arrangement shows and classes that he arranged for the public.

Elwood Walter Kalin died at Pullman, WA in 1993.

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Scope and Contents note

The papers of Elwood Kalin consist of notes, memoranda, correspondence, and various working papers.

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Arrangement note

The first series within the papers is concerned with his work as a teacher of classes in horticulture, greenhouse growing, and floral presentations. A second series concerns Kalin's long involvement with a national competition for floral presentations. The third series is a subject file sequence, also concern, chiefly with the growing and presentation of decorative flowers.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries © 1990

http://www.wsulibs.wsu.edu/masc
Terrell Library
P.O. Box 645610
Pullman, WA, 99164-5610
509-335-6691
mascref@wsu.edu

Conditions Governing Access note

This collection is open for research use.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

The papers of Elwood Kalin were donated to the Washington State University Libraries in 1985 by Mr. Kalin.

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Controlled Access Headings

Personal Name(s)

  • Kalin, Elwood --Archives

Subject(s)

  • Agriculture
  • Arts and Humanities
  • Flower arrangement--Research
  • Flower shows -- Judging
  • Flowers -- Research
  • Greenhouse management--Archives
  • Greenhouse plants--Research--Archives
  • Horticulture -- Research--Archives
  • Washington (State)
  • Washington State University--Faculty--Archives

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Collection Inventory

Series 1: Horticulture 

Box Folder

Horticulture 235: Chrysanthemums undated 

1 1

Horticulture 235: CO2 undated 

1 2

Horticulture 235: Conservatory Plants undated 

1 3

Horticulture 235: Fungicide Facts undated 

1 4

Horticulture 235: Greenhouse Air Conditioning undated 

1 5

Horticulture 235: Greenhouse Arrangement and Spacing undated 

1 6

Horticulture 235: Greenhouse Boilers undated 

1 7

Horticulture 235: Greenhouse Construction undated 

1 8

Horticulture 235: Greenhouse Fertilizers undated 

1 9

Horticulture 235: Greenhouse Flower undated 

1 10

Horticulture 235: Greenhouse Fuels undated 

1 11

Horticulture 235: Greenhouse Location and Sites undated 

1 12

Horticulture 235: Greenhouse Watering undated 

1 13

Horticulture 235: Injection Fertilization undated 

1 14

Horticulture 235: Insect Control--Aerosols undated 

1 15

Horticulture 235: Mineral nutrition undated 

1 16

Horticulture 235: Mist Propagation undated 

1 17

Horticulture 235: Plant Tissue Tests undated 

1 19

Horticulture 235: Plastic Greenhouse undated 

1 20

Horticulture 235: Soil Preparation for Greenhouse undated 

1 21

Horticulture 235: Soil Testing undated 

1 22

Horticulture 235: Soil Sterilization undated 

1 23

Horticulture 235: Soluble Salts undated 

1 24

Horticulture 235: Water Relations in Plants undated 

1 25

Horticulture 235-236: Laboratory Material undated 

1 26

Horticulture 236: Greenhouse Management undated 

1 27

Horticulture 437: Carnations undated 

1 28

Horticulture 437: Chrysanthemums undated 

1 29

Horticulture 437: Poinsettias undated 

1 30

Horticulture 437: Snapdragons undated 

1 31

Horticulture 438: African Violet undated 

1 32

Horticulture 438: Azaleas undated 

1 33

Horticulture 438: Bedding Plants undated 

1 34

Horticulture 438: Begonias undated 

1 35

Horticulture 438: Calceolarias undated 

1 36

Horticulture 438: Cinerarias undated 

1 37

Horticulture 438: Dutch Iris undated 

1 38

Horticulture 438: Forcing Lilies undated 

1 39

Horticulture 438: Geraniums and Fuchsia undated 

1 40

Horticulture 438: Greenhouse Rose undated 

1 41

Horticulture 438: Gloxinias undated 

1 42

Horticulture 438: Hyacinths undated 

1 43

Horticulture 438: Hydrangeas undated 

1 44

Horticulture 438: Narcissus undated 

1 45

Horticulture 438: Orchids undated 

1 46

Horticulture 438: Palms undated 

1 47

Horticulture 438: Tulips undated 

1 48

Series 2: Intercollegiate Flower Judging 

Box Folder

Intercollegiate Flower Judging 1954 

2 49

Intercollegiate Flower Judging 1955 

2 50

Intercollegiate Flower Judging 1956-58 

2 51

Intercollegiate Flower Judging 1959 

2 52

Intercollegiate Flower Judging 1960 

2 53

Intercollegiate Flower Judging 1961 

2 54

Intercollegiate Flower Judging 1962 

2 55

Intercollegiate Flower Judging 1963 

2 56

Intercollegiate Flower Judging 1964 

2 57

Intercollegiate Flower Judging 1965 

2 58

Intercollegiate Flower Judging 1966 

2 59

Intercollegiate Flower Judging 1967 

2 60

Intercollegiate Flower Judging 1968 

2 61

Intercollegiate Flower Judging 1969 

2 62

Intercollegiate Flower Judging 1970 

2 63

Intercollegiate Flower Judging 1972 

2 64

Intercollegiate Flower Judging 1973 

2 65

Intercollegiate Flower Judging 1974 

2 66

Intercollegiate Flower Judging 1975 

2 67

Intercollegiate Flower Judging 1976 

2 68

Intercollegiate Flower Judging 1977 

2 69

Intercollegiate Flower Judging 1978 

2 70

Intercollegiate Flower Judging 1979 

2 71

Intercollegiate Flower Judging 1980 

2 72

Intercollegiate Flower Judging 1981 

2 73

Intercollegiate Flower Judging 1982 

2 74

Intercollegiate Flower Judging 1983 

2 75

Series 3: Subject Files 

Box Folder

Commencement at WSU 1955-58 

3 76

Flower Arranging undated 

3 77

Flower Arranging 1978 

3 78

Manuscript: American Style of Flower Arranging 1981 

3 79

Manuscript: Correspondence 1981-82 

3 80

Manuscript: Flower Arranging--American Style 1981 

3 81

Manuscript: The Challenging of Flower Arranging undated 

3 82

Pictures for American Flower Arranging undated 

3 83

Revised Manuscript: Flower Arranging--American Style 1981 

3 84

Teaching Awards 1977-79 

3 85
Box

Included in this container are also cards, newspaper cuts, films and slides, all concerning flower arranging. 

3

Series 4: Miscellaneous Objects 

Box

Included in this container are photographs, newspaper cuts, reward certificates and plaques, and so on. 

4