Paul M. Harmer collection
Scope and Content
The Paul Harmer collection contains articles written by Harmer which are predominantly about muck farming.
There is also a WKAR radio programs schedule. Although Harmer is not listed as a radio program presenter, there are some programs about muck farming, and it is inferred that he was involved.
- 1921 - 1955
- Harmer, Paul M., 1888-1959 (Person)
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.
Paul Harmer was born in Dodge Center, Minnesota on March 6, 1888. He received his B.S. degree in 1911 from Carlton College, his M.S. (1915) and Ph.D. (1920) from the University of Minnesota. From 1911 to 1913 he was a physics and chemistry teacher at Mankato High School. From 1914-1915 he was an instructor in the Soils department at Minnesota Agricultural College. He was head of the Chemistry Department at Nebraska Wesleyan University from 1917-1918. He served as a sergeant in the Chemical Warfare Service from 1917 to 1918 during World War I. From 1919 to 1921 he was an Assistant Professor in the Soils Department at Wisconsin Agricultural College. He came to Michigan Agricultural College (now Michigan State University) in 1921 as a Research Associate and Extension Specialist in Soil Science.
Harmer was a specialist in muck soil also known as humus. He wrote many articles and was also involved in the Michigan Muck Farmers Association. Harmer retired in 1953 and passed away on May 12, 1959.
0.5 Cubic Feet
Language of Materials
The materials in this collection came to the University Archives anonymously. The materials in this collection were included with the Michigan Muck Farmers Association materials (collection 249).
Copyright: Michigan State University.
Property Rights: Michigan State University.
- Paul M. Harmer Collection
- 4 Published And Cataloged
- July 2015
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Language of description note
- Finding aid written in English.
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