William L. Burlison Papers, 1888-1968 | University of Illinois Archives
|Room 146 Main Library, Prior Request Preferred||Box 1-3|
|Room 146 Main Library||OS 24|
William L. Burlison (1882-1958) was a professor of agronomy at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC ) from 1915 to 1951, and head of department (1920-51). He was a researcher of crop production, soybeans, and soil conservation.
Papers of William L. Burlison include personal materials, correspondence, clippings, photographs, programs, and scrapbooks relating to the soybean industry, crop production and research, Agronomy Department, Civilian Defense (1942-45), Oklahoma schools (1905-08), Oklahoma A & M University, Eugene Davenport (1922-40), and agricultural journalism.
Publications relate to crop production, phosphates, cereal crops, corn, soil surveys, soybeans, cold resistance of plants and wartime crop production.