Special Collections Department
403 Parks Library
Iowa State University
Ames, IA 50011-2140

RS 9/16/13
Joseph Lancaster Budd
Papers, 1870-1940

Descriptive summary

creator: Budd, Joseph Lancaster
title: Papers
dates: 1870-1940
extent: 0.21 linear feet (1 half-document box)
collection number: RS 9/16/13
repository: University Archives, Special Collections Department, Iowa State University.


Administrative information

access: Open for research
publication rights: Consult Head, Special Collections Department
preferred citation: Joseph Lancaster Budd Papers, RS 9/16/13, Special Collections Department, Iowa State University Library.


Biographical note

Joseph Lancaster Budd was born in Putnam County, New York, on July 3, 1834. In 1858 he moved to Iowa, where he purchased a large tract of land near Shellsburg in Benton County. On that land he established the Benton County Nursery. Budd was employed by Iowa Agricultural College in 1877. He served as a Professor of Horticulture and head of the Horticulture Department from 1877 to 1898, and as a Professor Emeritus from 1898-1904. He was the Acting President of Iowa State from December 5, 1884 to February 1, 1885. In 1892 he traveled to Russia to investigate Russian varieties of fruits that would be winter hardy in the Midwest. He died in Phoenix, Arizona, on December 20, 1904, and is buried in Ames, Iowa.


Collection description

This collection contains biographical information, correspondence, articles written by Joseph Budd, a notebook documenting the Horticulture Lectures given by Professor Budd, and genealogical information about the Budd family.


Container list







Biographical information

1878-1940, n.d.







Articles written by Budd 1884-1887
1 4 Genealogical information 1897-1931, n.d.
1 5 Notebook: Horticulture lectures by Professor J. L. Budd, Iowa State College 1897-1898
1 6 Forestry Manual of the Iowa State Horticultural Society (J. L. Budd, Secretary) 1881
Map Case Genealogical information 1914