Emmett Brown Morrow Papers 1921-1965

Creator
Morrow, Emmett B. (Emmett Brown), 1896-1956
Size
0.25 linear feet (1 Half box)
Location

For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Special Collections Research Center Reference Staff.

Call number
MC 00047

The materials contained in this collection include correspondence, newsclippings, research materials and photographs documenting the life and work of Emmett Brown Morrow, a horticultural scientist and professor at North Carolina State College of Agriculture and Engineering (later North Carolina State University).

Professor Emmett Brown Morrow (1896 - 1956) was born in Rowan County, North Carolina and was one of nine children. He graduated from North Carolina State College of Agriculture and Engineering (later North Carolina State University) in 1921, with a B.S. degree and earned an M.S. degree from the University of California in 1924. He worked as a horticultural scientist and professor at North Carolina State College from 1926 to 1956.

Biographical/historical note

Professor Emmett Brown Morrow (1896-1956) was born in Rowan County, North Carolina and was one of nine children. After graduating from North Carolina State College of Agriculture and Engineering (later North Carolina State University) in 1921 with a B.S. degree, he went on to receive an M.S. degree from the University of California in 1924. He worked in the Market Division of the North Carolina Department of Agriculture, 1924-1925, and the Agricultural Extension Service, 1925-1936. He continued his research in developing strawberry and blueberry varieties at the North Carolina Experiment Station. He also served as a Research Professor at North Carolina State College from 1926 to 1956. Professor Morrow is most noted for his work in developing strawberry varieties: Albritton, Earlibelle, and a blueberry variety: Morrow, so named in recognition of his work.

Scope/content

This collection reflects Emmett Brown Morrow's work with State College Extension Service and the North Carolina Agricultural Experiment Station. He is noted for developing new varieties of strawberries such as the Albritton and the Earlibelle, formerly tested as NC 2486, and blueberry varieties such as NC 678 which was eventually named "MORROW" recognizing his contribution to its development.

Physical description

1 Half box

Arrangement

This collection is divided into two series: Personal, 1925 - 1966, and Research, 1921 - 1924, arranged chronologically.

Use of these materials

The nature of the NCSU Libraries' Special Collections means that copyright or other information about restrictions may be difficult or even impossible to determine despite reasonable efforts. The NCSU Libraries claims only physical ownership of most Special Collections materials.

The materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study, pursuant to U.S. Copyright law. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials. Any materials used for academic research or otherwise should be fully credited with the source.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Emmett Brown Morrow Papers, MC 00047, Special Collections Research Center, North Carolina State University Libraries, Raleigh, NC

Source of acquisition

Donated by the Morrow Family in 1970 (Accession 1970-0013).

The collection is organized into two principal series:

Personal 1925-1966

This series documents the personal life of Emmett Brown Morrow, including biographical and bibliographic material in The Strawberry - History, Breeding, and Physiology, by George M. Darrow, his obituary, letters of condolence written to his wife, Ann, and letters of recognition from contemporaries in the field of horticulture with accompanying news clippings. Also included are press releases from the United States Department of Agriculture and the North Carolina Agricultural Experiment Station announcing new strawberry and blueberry varieties developed by Professor Morrow and four photographs: Morrow as a young man; a 1951 photo of Morrow used in Blueberry Bonanza, with "Research Recognition," an article about Morrow and his research, and two more depicting strawberry varieties Albritton and Earlibelle.

2 folders

Biographical 1925-1966
Obituary, biography, photographs 1925 -1966
Half box 1, Folder 1
Miscellaneous 1953-1964
Letters Received, news clippings, bulletins, photographs 1953-1964
Half box 1, Folder 2
Research Files 1921 -1957

This series consists of research materials of Emmett Brown Morrow, including his Master's thesis and other research papers on cotton, bulletins and reprints including: Hilgardia- A Journal of Agricultural Science, The Bulletin of the North Carolina Department of Agriculture, Number and Length of Runners of Strawberry Varieties, Breeding New Strawberry Varieties, Studies in the Ericales: A review of the North American Gaylussacieae; with Remarks on the Origin and Migration of The Group, Breeding of Small Fruits in the United States, Genetic Variation in an Asexual Species-The Garden Strawberry.

4 folders

Research Notes 1923
Factors affecting Fruit- bud Formation / Emmett Brown Morrow, 1923
Half box 1, Folder 3
Research Report 1921
"Cotton - An Historical Sketch" / Emmett Brown Morrow, 1921
Half box 1, Folder 4
Master's Thesis 1923
" A study of fruit-bud differentiation in deciduous fruits under California conditions" / Emmett Brown Morrow, 1923
Half box 1, Folder 5
Bulletins and Reprints 1925-1927
Bulletins and Reprints relating to Agricultural Science 1925-1957
Half box 1, Folder 6

Access to the collection

This collection is open for research; access requires at least 48 hours advance notice.

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Mailing address:
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Box 7111
Raleigh, NC, 27695-7111

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Emmett Brown Morrow Papers, MC 00047, Special Collections Research Center, North Carolina State University Libraries, Raleigh, NC

Use of these materials

The nature of the NCSU Libraries' Special Collections means that copyright or other information about restrictions may be difficult or even impossible to determine despite reasonable efforts. The NCSU Libraries claims only physical ownership of most Special Collections materials.

The materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study, pursuant to U.S. Copyright law. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials. Any materials used for academic research or otherwise should be fully credited with the source.