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Jethro O. Veatch collection

 Record Group
Identifier: UA-17.47

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of a 1953 published work by Veatch, soil survey maps, a reprint of a soil profiles paper, list of Ginseng growers (1905), and Michigan Ginseng Growers convention proceedings (1905). The book contains sections on physical divisions, types of soil, types of vegetation, land types, land use, and possibilities for agricultural production and includes a foldout Michigan Soil Association map. Many of the soil survey maps were produced by or with assistance of Veatch.


  • Creation: 1905 - 1953


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

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

Biographical Note

Jethro Otto Veatch was born August 21, 1883 in Marionville, Missouri to Snowden and Mary (Rice) Veatch. He earned his B.S. from the University of Missouri in 1904. He was married to Lillian S. Veatch and had one child, Thana. Veatch came to Michigan Agricultural College (now Michigan State University) in 1921 as a research assistant in the soils department. He was promoted to associate professor in 1931. Veatch retired Michigan State in July 1949. He was a member of Sigma Xi and Alpha Zeta. He died on October 13, 1974 in Lansing, Michigan.


4 Cubic Feet (, 3 folders, 1 volume, 137 maps)

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Boxes 2763-2765 are stored off-site. Advance notice of 24 hours is required for use.

Legal Status

Copyright: Michigan State University.

Property Rights: Michigan State University.

Jethro O. Veatch Collection
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Finding aid written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the University Archives and Historical Collections Repository

Conrad Hall
943 Conrad Road, Room 101
East Lansing MI 48824 US