New Digital Collection Blossoms: Carnations and the Floriculture Industry
During the first half of the twentieth century, Denver was known as the "Carnation Capital" of the world and hundreds of Colorado growers shipped their beautiful flowers to destinations around the world. Although production waned in the mid-1970s due to increased competition from California and South America, the carnation industry remains a colorful piece of Colorado.
This spring, CSU Libraries is proud to launch Carnations and the Floricultural Industry, a brand new digital collection highlighting the industry from the 1950s-1970s.
The Web site, located at http://lib.colostate.edu/archives/agriculture/carnations, presents a wide array of digital materials including photographs, advertisements, scrapbooks, clippings, newsletters, and press releases that illuminate this once vibrant agribusiness.
Collection of 519 items
Digitized from the records of the Colorado Flower Growers Association, the 519 item collection encompasses an array of topics for researchers, scholars, and students interested in advertising and publicity of Colorado carnations, the creation of a trademark, carnation cultivation, carnation care, carnation tinting and arrangement, activities pertaining to the Colorado Flower Growers Association, and relationships of the association with other organizations, companies, and individuals.
Colorado Agricultural Archive
This collection was developed by the CSUL under a cooperative agreement with the Agriculture Network Information Center (AgNIC) and the support of Dr. Steve E. Newman from the CSU Horticulture Department. The archival collection is part of the Colorado Agricultural Archive and is physically located in the Archives and Special Collections Department, Room 202 of Morgan Library. The Libraries hopes to expand the collection to include the research bulletins of the CFGA and is currently seeking funds to support future digitization
Logon to http://lib.colostate.edu/archives/agriculture/carnations/ to search and view these materials. Contact Linda Meyer in Archives and Special Collections for more information at (970) 491-1844 or e-mail Linda.Meyer@Colostate.edu.
Contact: Linda Meyer
Phone Number: (970) 491-1844