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Horace A. Cardinell papers

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Identifier: UA-17.10

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In the oral history interview conducted by Frank Dennis in December 1972, Cardinell comments on his colleagues at the Michigan State Horticulture Department, especially F. C. Bradford and V. R. Gardner. Also discussed is field work performed by Cardinell in relation to department research projects. Mrs. Cardinell contributes anecdotes and details to the interview. A biographical sketch of Cardinell, released by the Brazilian government prior to his second appointment in that country, is also included.


  • 1972


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Collection is open for research.

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Permission to publish material from this collection must be obtained from University Archives & Historical Collections, Michigan State University.


Horace A. Cardinell, a 1915 graduate of Oregon State College, was employed during World War I by Brazil's Ministry of Agriculture. After returning to the United States in 1919, he worked for the Agricultural Extension Service at the University of Missouri. In 1923, he joined Michigan State's Horticulture Department at the urging of V. R. Gardner, a former colleague at Missouri. From 1943-1945, Cardinell served the U.S. Government as a Senior Extension Specialist with the Food Supply Division of the Office of the Coordinator of Inter-American Affairs, and was instrumental in establishing Brazil's Agricultural Extension Service System. He returned to MSC in 1945 and worked at both the East Lansing and Oakland campuses until his retirement in 1960.


0.1 Cubic Feet (, 1 folder, 1 cassette )

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Horace A. Cardinell Papers
4 Published And Cataloged
S. Stawicki
June 1982
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Finding aid written in English.

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Part of the University Archives and Historical Collections Repository

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