MC 00047 Guide to the Emmett Brown Morrow Papers, 1921 - 1965

This collection is divided into two series: Personal, 1925 - 1966, and Research, 1921 - 1924, arranged chronologically.
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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.
Biographical, 1925 - 1966
[Half Box 1, Folder 1] Obituary, biography, photographs, 1925 -1966
Miscellaneous, 1953 - 1964
[Half Box 1, Folder 2] Letters Received, news clippings, bulletins, photographs, 1953 - 1964
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.
Research Notes, 1923
[Half Box 1, Folder 3] Factors affecting Fruit- bud Formation / Emmett Brown Morrow, , 1923
Research Report, 1921
[Half Box 1, Folder 4] "Cotton - An Historical Sketch" / Emmett Brown Morrow, , 1921
Master's Thesis, 1923
[Half Box 1, Folder 5] " A study of fruit-bud differentiation in deciduous fruits under California conditions" / Emmett Brown Morrow, , 1923
Bulletins and Reprints, 1925-1927
[Half Box 1, Folder 6] Bulletins and Reprints relating to Agricultural Science, 1925 - 1957


Morrow, Emmett B. (Emmett Brown), 1896-1956


0.25 Linear feet 1 Half box

General Physical Description note

1 Half box


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Acquisitions Information

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


Processed by: Laurence Gavin;machine-readable finding aid created by: Laurence Gavin

Scope and Content Note

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.

Biographical 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.

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[Identification of item], Emmett Brown Morrow Papers, MC 47, Special Collections Research Center, North Carolina State University Libraries, Raleigh, NC

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