Charles E. Myers Papers, 1905-1908

1065

Collection Overview

Title:
Charles E. Myers papers
Dates (Inclusive):
1905-1908
Creator:
Myers, Charles Emory
Abstract:
Charles Emory Myers, of Tivoli, Pennsylvania, received a bachelor's degree in agriculture in 1908 and a master's and doctorate degrees from Cornell University in 1911 and 1922, respectively. He returned to Penn State as faculty, teaching plant breeding for thirty-six years.
Abstract:
This collection consists of lecture notes in agricultural sciences taken by Charles Emory Myers between 1905 and 1908 while a Penn State student.
Collection Number:
1065
Size:
0.68 Cubic feet
Location:
For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the library catalog.
Repository:
Special Collections Library. Pennsylvania State University.
Languages:
English

Biographical or Historical Note

Dr. Charles Emory Myers, of Tivoli, Pennsylvania, received his Bachelor of Science degree in agriculture from Penn State in 1908 before earning his master's and doctorate degrees at Cornell University in 1911 and 1922, respectively. He then returned to Penn State, where he was a professor of plant breeding for thirty-six years, retiring on March 1, 1944. Some of the plants he bred include Penn State Earliana, the Matchum, the Penn State, the Pennheart, the Stemless Pennorange, and the Stemless Pennred tomatoes. The horticultural Committee on All-American Selections awarded his tomato a bronze medal in 1936 and his Penn State Ballhead Cabbage a silver medal in 1934. Myers was known for his unique teaching methods; he taught plant genetics through drawing comparisons with human beings and is said to have never proctored an exam, believe that students, like vegetables, are inherently good if raised properly. Myers was involved in many groups during his time at Penn State, both as a student and as a professor. Some of these groups include Acacia fraternity, Alpha Zeta (professional agricultural fraternity), Gamma Sigma Delta (agricultural honor society), Society of Sigma Xi (scientific society), American Genetics Association, Society for Horticultural Science, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He was also a Mason and a member of the Society of Friends. Myers died July 10, 1957.

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Collection Overview

This collection consists of Myers class notes from lectures between the years 1905 and 1908. The topics of the notes include agricultural lab, descriptions of grasses and forage plants, agricultural chemistry, bacteriology, carbon composition, horticulture, stock feeding, agronomy, entomology, and stock breeding.

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Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Copyright Notice

Copyright is retained by the creators of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Charles E. Myers Papers (1065), Penn State University Archives, Special Collections Library, Pennsylvania State University.

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Processed by Special Collections staff.

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Controlled Access Headings

Personal Name(s)

  • Myers, Charles Emory

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