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Barbara F. Nelson Papers

Collection 298

Nelson, Barbara F. (1913-2010). Papers, 1935-1982, n.d.

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Barbara Furnas Nelson was born 21 September 1913 in Shawnee, OK, and raised in Wichita, KS. Her parents were James and Leah Furnas. She graduated from Friends University in Wichita. She worked as a secretary for Cessna Aviation and was an All-American basketball player before her marriage to Ira Schreiber Nelson. They had four children.

Barbara Nelson worked for the Horticulture Department at the University of Southwestern Louisiana (now the University of Louisiana at Lafayette) as a librarian and instructor. She was a member of the Society for Louisiana Irises, Louisiana Society for Horticultural Research and other horticultural societies. She grew Louisiana Irises for more than 25 years.

This collection consists of information on nurseries and assorted flowers, fruits and vegetables, plants, etc. Also included is material on organizations of which she was a member.

Related material can be found in Coll. 29, Ira S. Nelson Papers; Coll. 63, Society for Louisiana Irises Records; and Coll. 194, Lafayette Garden Club.

Series:

A. Correspondence 1-01 thru 1-03
B. Horticulture Material
1. Organizations
a. Society for Louisiana Irises 1-04 thru 1-08
b. The American Horticultural Society 1-09
c. G.F.W.C. of Louisiana 1-10
d. National Council of State Garden Clubs, Inc. 1-11
e. Louisiana Society for Horticultural Research 1-12 thru 1-21
2. Nurseries – Miscellaneous 1-22
3. Flowers
a. Irises 1-23 thru 1-27
b. Amaryllis 1-28 thru 1-35
c. Camellias 1-36
d. Roses 1-37 thru 1-38
e. Other 1-39 thru 1-41
4. Fruits and Vegetables 2-01 thru 2-02
5. Plants 2-03 thru 2-14
6. Landscaping 2-15 thru 2-21
7. Disease and Pest Control 2-22 thru 2-23
8. Soils 2-24 thru 2-25
9. Pruning 2-26
10. Gardens 2-27 thru 2-28
C. Miscellaneous
1. Photographs 2-29
2. Maps 2-30
3. Acadiana Area - Pamphlets, history material (Lafayette), etc. 2-31
4. Pamphlets 2-.32
5. Personal - Barbara Nelson 2-33

Inventory:

Nelson, Barbara F. (1913-2010). Papers, 1935-1982, n.d.