Joseph C. Blair Papers, 1905-1954 | University of Illinois Archives
|Room 146 Main Library, Prior Request Preferred||Box 1|
|Room 146 Main Library, Prior Request Preferred||Boxes 2-6|
|Room 146 Main Library, Prior Request Preferred||Horticulture Department Builing Plans, Landscaping Plans|
|Room 146 Main Library, Prior Request Preferred||Reels 51, 52, 61, and 62|
Papers of Joseph C. Blair (1871-1960), professor of horticulture (1900-38) and dean of the College of Agriculture (1938-39), including landscape architect's drawings for Blair's residence at 601 Michigan in Urbana and a proposed Florida Avenue residence, Camp Seymour at Decatur-State YMCA (1926), Crystal Lake Park (1905-13) and swimming pool (1927), University Heights addition (1907-15, 1922-17), Lincoln Statue (1927), Urbana-Lincoln Hotel, Carle Park-Victory Park (1923) and Carle Sanitarium; Dean's Office correspondence for June, 1938; publications news releases and letters referred to Dean Blair by Extension Editor F. J. Keilholz relating to land use, agricultural policies, marketing and conservation (1939) and a reprint relating to the American Pomological Society (1933).
The series includes twenty photographs of agricultural college scenes, landscaping photographs on campus and in Urbana-Champaign, photographs of the construction and interior of the Horticulture Field Lab, and 63 reels of 16mm. motion picture film photographed by Prof. Blair including films of greenhouses, tomatoes and flowers; farm and field scenes showing corn and oats, farm machinery; the growing, processing and packing of apples and other fruits; trees in town and countryside; campus scenes including the 1940 commencement, and Urbana public and park areas.