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Theodore A. Kiesselbach, Agronomy Papers

Title: Theodore A. Kiesselbach, Agronomy Papers

Creator: Kiesselbach, Theodore A., 1884-1964

Dates: 1909-1999

Quantity: 4 boxes (2 linear feet)

Collection Number: RG 08-08-10

Language: English

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Preferred Citation: Theodore A. Kiesselbach, Agronomy Papers (RG 08-08-10). Archives & Special Collections, University of Nebraska–Lincoln Libraries.

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Biography:

Theodore "Mr. Corn" Kiesselbach (1884-1964), University of Nebraska Professor of Agronomy, is internationally renowned for his pioneering work in corn crossbreeding, corn hybrids, and crop improvement.

Theodore Alexander Kiesselbach was born March 14, 1884 to Alexander and Caroline Bayrhoffer Kiesselbach on a farm near Shelby, Polk County, Nebraska. Tragedy struck in 1888, with the sudden deaths of his father, brother, and grandfather from illness. Wanting a new start, Kiesselbach's mother leased out the family farm and moved with her five children to Ann Arbor, Michigan. In 1895, after a drought severely reduced their income, the family returned to Custer County, Nebraska to help their bachelor uncle, Theodore Bayrhoffer, on his farm. In 1896, the Kiesselbachs returned home to the "Kiesselbach Brothers Farm" in Shelby, Nebraska, to raise hogs. Four years later, the family relocated to Lincoln, Nebraska, so the Kiesselbach sisters could attend the University of Nebraska (UN). Caroline died in 1901, and left 160 acres of farmland to each of her children with money to fund their college educations.

Intending to become a farmer, Kiesselbach graduated with a Bachelor of Arts and Bachelors of Science in agriculture from UN in 1907 and 1908, and received his Masters and PhD in agriculture in 1912 and 1918. He married high school friend and UN alumna Hazel Hortense Hyde, on June 30, 1909. They had four children, Theodore J. (1910), Max (1912), Katherine (1922), and Helen (1923). After finishing his degree, Kiesselbach had planned to return to his inherited farmland. He took a job in the Lincoln after being told by Hazel's father that farm life would not suit her. Kiesselbach accepted a graduate assistant position with E.G. Montgomery, head of the UN Department of Field Crops, on a project making thousands of plant growth measurements for corn experiments. Later, he worked as a field crops instructor and Agricultural Experiment Station assistant (1908), assistant in experimental agronomy (1909), professor of experimental agronomy (1912), and professor of agronomy (1917-1952).

In 1909, he attended the National Corn Exposition in Omaha, Nebraska, where he saw Connecticut scientists G.A. Schull and Edward East lecture on hybrid corn, seen at that time as dangerous. Kiesselbach and E.G. Montgomery initiated work on crossbreeding corn and in 1913, became the first scientists to develop corn hybrids west of Connecticut. After several devastating droughts, Kiesselbach's hybrid became popular in the 1930s, and by 1949, accounted for $42 million of Nebraska's crop income.

Kiesselbach published more than 140 publications on crop research. Plant scientists around the world widely referenced his article, "The Structure and Reproduction of Corn"(1949) published as a Nebraska Agricultural Experiment Station Research Bulletin. In 1980, the University of Nebraska Press republished the article as a book, and printed another edition in 1999 for its 50th anniversary.

Kiesselbach received the Hoblitzell National Award in Agricultural Sciences in 1951 and Nebraska Crop Improvement Association Agronomy Award in 1952. In addition, he served as a fellow of the American Society of Agronomy and held memberships in the Nebraska Corn Improvers Association, Sigma Xi, Gamma Sigma Delta, American Society of Agronomy, Nebraska Academy of Science, and many other organizations. He died on December 27, 1964. The University of Nebraska dedicated the Kiesselbach Crops Research Laboratory in his honor in 1969.

Scope and Content:

The Kiesselbach Agronomy Papers include biographical materials and publications by Kiesselbach on the topics related to his corn and crop research and experiments at the University of Nebraska. Significant materials include Kiesselbach's autobiography, What's in a Life (Box 3, folders 8-9), where he describes his experiences growing up on a farm in Custer and Polk Counties, Nebraska, his life as an early 1900s student at the University of Nebraska (UN), and William Jennings Bryan's Sunday school classes. The autobiography includes a history of the UN Agriculture College and details on Kiesselbach's research and career.

Subjects:

Kiesselbach, Theodore A., 1884-1964

Alfalfa--Breeding

Bindweeds

Corn--Breeding

Corn--hybrids

Wheat--Breeding

University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Department of Agronomy

University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Agricultural Experiment Station

Series Description: Series 1: Biographical Materials, 1909-1999

The Kiesselbach biographical materials include newspaper and magazine articles, biographies, interview, obituaries, and articles, programs, and correspondence from the 1952 Kiesselbach Recognition Dinner. These items are arranged chronologically.

Series 2: Publications and Drawings, 1912-1980

This series contains publications authored, co-authored, and edited by Kiesselbach on corn hybrids, alfalfa and wheat breeding, chemical bindweed control, and other forms of pioneering crop research, arranged chronologically by publication date. Also included are oversized figure proofs from Kiesselbach's "The Structure and Reproduction of Corn."

Series 3: Photographs, 1907-1952, undated

Photographs include Kiesselbach studio portraits, UN Agricultural Experiment Station exhibits, corn shows, and group photos, which are arranged chronologically

Container List: Series 1: Biographical Materials, 1909-1999Box 1. Folder 1. Publication, "History of the School of Agriculture," Agriculture 7, no. 11, 1909, Jan. Box 1. Folder 2. Publications, on Kiesselbach, 1909-1955 Box 1. Folder 3. Publication, "Dr. Theodore A Kiesselbach," E. Hale Sinnett, Cornhusker Countryman 6, no., 1927, Apr. (see oversized materials, map case 17, drawer 5) Box 1. Folder 3. Publication, "A Man Who Didn't Know What to Do," E. Hale Art Kozelka, Cornhusker Countryman 10, no. 5, 1931, Feb. (see oversized materials, map case 17, drawer 5) Box 1. Folder 4. Newspaper articles, on Kiesselbach, 1912-1989, undated Box 1. Folder 5. Exam and registration bulletins, programs, Seed and Soil newsletter, University of Nebraska (UN), 1912-1930, 1955 Box 1. Folder 6. Program, Farm and Home Week, Kansas State Agriculture College, 1928, July 10 Box 1. Folder 7. Program, article, Nebraska Crop Improvement Association Agronomy Award, 1952, Jan. 28 (see also photos box 3, folder 8) Box 1. Folder 8. Correspondence, Kiesselbach recognition dinner, 1952, Feb.-June Box 1. Folder 9. Programs, newspaper articles, tickets, Kiesselbach recognition dinner, 1952, Mar. 12 Box 1. Folder 10. Interview, "Farm Facts and Fun," George Round, 1952, Mar. 12 Box 1. Folder 11. Biographical data, obituaries, 1964, undated Box 1. Folder 12. Annotated draft, "Theodore Alexander Kiesselbach: Versatile, Prolific, Research Agronomist," Harvey O. Werner, Nebraska Academy of Sciences, 1967 Box 1. Folder 13. Program, L.C. Newell speech, Kiesselbach Crops Lab Dedication, 1969, Apr. 21 Box 1. Folder 14. Press release, "Highly Regarded UN Ag Research Bulletin on Corn Reprinted 50 Years Later," Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources, UN, 1999 Series 2: Publications, 1912-1980Box 1. Folder 15. Publication lists, 1912-1953 Box 1. Folder 16. Publications, 1912-1915Item 1.Editor, Nebraska Corn Improvers' Association Third Annual Report, 1912, Jan. 15-16 Item 2."The Germination Test for Seed Corn," University of Nebraska Agricultural Experiment Station Extension Bulletin 3, 1912, Feb. 12 Item 3."The Germination Test for Seed Corn," Independent Farmer, 1912, Mar. 14 Item 4."Safe and Sane Seed Corn," The Nebraska Farmer, 1913, Jan. 31 Item 5."Safe and Sane Seed Corn," Sweet Clover in Nebraska, UN Agricultural Experiment Station Extension Bulletin 22, 1914, Apr. 1 Item 6. Nebraska Corn Improvers' Association Sixth Annual Report, 1915, Jan. 18-19 Item 7."Soy Beans and Cowpeas," UN Agricultural Experiment Station Bulletin 150, 1915, Apr. 6 Box 1. Folder 17. Publications, 1916Item 1.Editor. Nebraska Corn Improvers' Association Seventh Annual Report, 1916, Jan. 18-19 Item 2."The Use of Water by Corn," Agriculture 15, no. 6, 1916, Mar. Item 3."Transpiration as a Factor in Crop Production," UN Agricultural Experiment Station Research Bulletin 6, 1916, June 20 Item 4."International Soil Products Exposition," Agriculture, 16 no.3, 1916, Dec. Box 1. Folder 18. Publications, 1917Item 1.With J.A. Ratcliff, "Oats Investigations," UN Agricultural Experiment Station Bulletin 160, 1917, Nov. 15 Item 2.With C.A. Helm, "Relation of Size and Seed and Sprout Value to the Yield of Small Grain Crops," UN Agricultural Experiment Station Research Bulletin 11, 1917, Dec. 1 Item 3."Studies Concerning the Elimination of Experimental Error in Comparative Crop Tests a Thesis," UN Agricultural Experiment Station Research Bulletin 13, 1917, Dec. Box 2. Folder 1. Publications, 1918-1919Item 1. Nebraska Corn Improvers' Association Ninth Annual Report, 1918, Jan. 15-16 Item 2."Freezing Injury of Seed Corn," UN Agricultural Experiment Station Bulletin 163, 1918, Apr. 15 Item 3."Soy Beans," UN Agricultural Experiment Station Bulletin 166, 1918, May 1 Item 4."Studies Concerning the Elimination of Experimental Error in Comparative Crop Tests," UN Agricultural Experiment Station Research Bulletin 13, 1918, June 15 Item 5."Forage Crops," UN Agricultural Experiment Station Bulletin 169, 1918, Dec. Item 6."Production of an Early Variety of Early Oats," Agriculture 11, no. 6, 1919 Box 1. Folder 2. Publications 1920-1922Item 1.With J.A. Ratcliff, " Freezing Injury of Seed Corn," UN Agricultural Experiment Station Research Bulletin 16, 1920, June Item 2."Improvement of Small Grains," Nebraska Corn Improvers' Association Twelfth Annual Report, 1921, Jan. 4-5 Item 3.With F.D. Keim, "The Regional Adaption of Corn in Nebraska," UN Agricultural Experiment Station Research Bulletin 19, 1921, Apr. 1 Item 4."Corn Investigations," UN Agricultural Experiment Station Bulletin 20, 1922, June Item 5."Ear-type Selection and Yield of Dent Corn," Journal of American Society of Agronomy 14, no. 1-2, 1922 Box 2. Folder 3. Publications, 1923-1925Item 1."Productive Seed Corn," UN Agricultural Experiment Station Bulletin 188, 1923, Apr. Item 2."Competition as a Source of Error in Comparative Corn Yields," Journal of American Society of Agronomy 15, no. 5, 1923, May Item 3."Nebraska Soils and Crops," Farm Journal, 1923, Oct. Item 4.With G.C. Cook, " The Relative Effects of Foreign Pollen upon the Kernel Weight of Commercial Varieties and Selfed Strains of Corn," Journal of American Society of Agronomy 16, no. 1, 1924, Jan. Item 5."Relation of Seed Size to the Yield of Small Grain Crops," Journal of American Society of Agronomy 16, no. 10, 1924, Oct. Item 6.With W.E. Lyness, "Spring Small Grains," UN Agricultural Experiment Station Bulletin 201, 1924, Nov. Item 7.With N.F. Petersen, "The Chromosome Number of Maize," Genetics 10, 1925, Jan. Item 8.With Arthur Anderson, "Annual Forage Crops," UN Agricultural Experiment Station Bulletin 206, 1925, Apr. Item 9.With Arthur Anderson, "Hardy Alfalfa for Nebraska," UN Agricultural Experiment Station Circular 32, 1925, Aug. Item 10."Winter Wheat Investigations," UN Agricultural Experiment Station Research Bulletin, 31, 1925, Nov. Box 2. Folder 4. Publications, 1926Item 1."Abnormalities in Maize," American Journal of Botany, 13, no. 1, 1926, Jan. Item 2.With H.G. Sprague, "Relation of the Development of the Wheat Spike to Environmental Factors," Journal of American Society of Agronomy,18, no. 1, 1926, Jan. Item 3."The Comparative Water Economy of Selfed Lines of Corn and their Hybrids," Journal of American Society of Agronomy, 18, no. 4, 1926, Apr. Item 4.With Arthur Anderson, "Alfalfa Investigations," UN Agricultural Experiment Station Research Bulletin36, 1926, June Item 5.With Arthur Anderson, "Hardy Alfalfa for Nebraska," UN Agricultural Extension Circular130, 1926, July Item 6."The Relation of Seeding Practices to Crop Quality," Journal of American Society of Agronomy18, no. 8, 1926, Aug. Item 7.With George L. Peltier, "The Differential Reaction of Strains within a Variety of Wheat to Physiologic Forms of Puccinia Graminis Trictci," UN Agricultural Experiment Station Research Bulletin39, 1926, Dec. Item 8."The Immediate Effect of Gametic Relationship and of Parental Type upon the Kernel Weight of Corn" UN Agricultural Experiment Station Research Bulletin33, 1926, Dec. Box 2. Folder 5. Publications 1927Item 1."The Principles of Curing Alfalfa Hay," Nebraska Corn Improvers' Association Ninth Annual Report, 1927, Jan. 4-5 Item 2.With Arthur Anderson, "Curing Alfalfa Hay," Journal of American Society of Agronomy19, no. 2, 1927, Feb. Item 3."Field Experiments with Seed Corn Treatments and Crop Stimulants," UN Agricultural Experiment Station Bulletin20, 1927, May Item 4.With Arthur Anderson, "Alfalfa in Nebraska," UN Agricultural Experiment Station Bulletin222, 1927, July Item 5.With Arthur Anderson and W.W. Burr, "The Seedbed Factor in Winter Wheat Production," UN Agricultural Experiment Station Bulletin223, 1927, July Box 2. Folder 6. Publications, 1928-1929Item 1."The Improvement, Distribution, and Maintenance of Farm Crops as Discussed from the Experiment Station Viewpoint," Journal of the American Society of Agronomy20, no. 1, 1928, Jan. Item 2."The Mechanical Procedure of Field Experimentation," Journal of the American Society of Agronomy20, no. 5, 1928, May Item 3.With Arthur Anderson and W.E. Lyness, "Tillage Practices in Relation to Corn Production," UN Agricultural Experiment Station Bulletin,232, 1928, Dec. Item 4."The Latest Developments of Seed Corn Treatments," Nebraska Crop Growers Association Twentieth Annual Report, 1929, Jan. 8-9 Item 5.With J.C. Russell and Arthur Anderson, "The Significance of Subsoil Moisture in Alfalfa Production," Journal of the American Society of Agronomy21, no. 3 1929, Mar. Item 6.With Arthur Anderson, "Cultural Tests with the Jerusalem Artichoke," Journal of the American Society of Agronomy21, no. 10, 1929, Oct. Item 7."Varietal, Cultural, and Seasonal Effects upon the Water Requirement of Crops," Proceedings of the International Congress of Plant Sciences, 1929 Box 2. Folder 7. Publications, 1930-1931Item 1."What about Hybrid Corn," Nebraska Crop Growers Association Twenty-First Annual Report, 1930, Jan. 7 Item 2."Field Tests with Treat Seed Corn," Journal of Agricultural Research40, no. 2, 1930, Jan. 13 Item 3."The Use of Advanced-Generation Hybrids as Parents of Double Cross Seed Corn," Journal of the American Society of Agronomy22, no. 7, 1930, July Item 4.With Arthur Anderson, "Breeding Winter Wheat for Resistance to Stinking Smut," UN Agricultural Experiment Station Research Bulletin51, 1930, Dec. Item 5."Progress Report on Hybrid Corn," Nebraska Crop Growers Association Twenty-Second Annual Report, 1931, Jan. 6-7 Item 6.With W.E. Lyness, "Variety Tests of Oats, Barley, and Spring Wheat," UN Agricultural Experiment Station Bulletin253 1931, Mar. Item 7.With Arthur Anderson "Quality of Alfalfa Hay in Relation to Curing Practice," USDA Technical Bulletin235 1931, Apr. Item 8.With J.O. Culbertson, "An Analysis of the Effects of Diplodia Infection and Treatment of Seed Corn," Journal of Agricultural Research42, no. 11, 1931, June 1 Item 9.With T.H. Goodding, "The Adaption of Corn to Upland and Bottom Land Soils," Journal of the American Society of Agronomy23, no. 11, 1931, Nov. Box 2. Folder 8. Publications, 1932-1933Item 1."Corn Question Box," Nebraska Crop Growers Association Twenty-Third Annual Report, 1932, Jan. 5-6 Item 2.With Warren H Leonard, "The Effect of Pollen Source upon the Grain Yield of Corn," Journal of the American Society of Agronomy24, no. 7, 1932, July Item 3.With Warren H Leonard, "The Effect of the Removal of Tassels on the Yield of Corn," Journal of the American Society of Agronomy24, no. 7 1932, July Item 4."Producing Hybrid Seed Corn on the Farm," Nebraska Crop Growers Association Twenty-Fourth Annual Report, 1933, Jan. 3-4 Item 5."Corn in Nebraska," UN Agricultural Extension Circular136, 1933, Apr. Item 6.With W.E. Lyness, "Seed Preparation and Planting Methods for Spring Small Grains," UN Agricultural Experiment Station Bulletin273, 1933, July Item 7.With Arthur Anderson and C.A. Suneson, "Winter Wheat Varieties in Nebraska," UN Agricultural Experiment Station Bulletin283, 1933, July Item 8.With Ralph M. Weihing, "Effect of Stand Irregularities upon the Acre Yield and Plant Variability of Corn," Journal of Agricultural Research47, no. 6 1933, Sept. 15 Item 9.With Arthur Anderson, "Selection within Burt Oats," Journal of the American Society of Agronomy25, no. 10 1933, Oct. Item 10."What is the New Thing in Corn," National Cornhusker, 1933, Nov. 9 Item 11."The Possibilities of Modern Corn Breeding," Proceedings of the World's Grain Exhibit and Conference11 1933 Box 2. Folder 9. Publications, 1934-1935Item 1."What is Ahead in the Way of Improved Crops and Certified Seed? Corn," Nebraska Crop Growers Association Twenty-Fifth Annual Report, 1934, Jan. 2-3 Item 2.With Arthur Anderson, "Studies on the Technic of Control Hardiness Tests with Winter Wheat," Journal of the American Society of Agronomy26, no.1, 1934, Jan. Item 3.With Arthur Anderson and W.E. Lyness, "Cultural Practices in Winter Wheat Production," UN Agricultural Experiment Station Bulletin286 1934, Apr. Item 4."Furrow Versus Surface Planting Winter Wheat," Journal of the American Society of Agronomy26, no. 4, 1934, Apr. Item 5.With N.F. Petersen and W.W. Burr, "Bindweeds and their Control," UN Agricultural Experiment Station Bulletin287 1934, May Item 6.With Arthur Anderson and J.C. Russel, "Subsoil Moisture and Crop Sequence in Relation to Alfalfa Production," Journal of the American Society of Agronomy26, no. 5, 1934, May Item 7."Inducing Early Fruiting in Winter Wheat by Seed Activation," Journal of the American Society of Agronomy26, no. 6, 1934, June Item 8.With G.L. Peltier,"The Comparative Cold Resistance of Spring Small Grains," Journal of the American Society of Agronomy26, no. 8, 1934, Aug. Item 9.With Arthur Anderson and W.E. Lyness, "Cultural Practices in Corn Production," UN Agricultural Experiment Station Bulletin293 1935, Jan. Item 10.With P.H. Steward and D.L. Gross, "Bindweed Eradication," UN Agricultural Experiment Station Circular50 1935, Feb. Item 11.With W.E. Lyness, "Annual Fodder and Silage Crops for Nebraska," UN Agricultural Experiment Station Circular52 1935, Mar. Item 12.With Ralph M. Weihing, "The Comparative Root Development of Selfed Lines of Corn and their F1 and F2 Hybrids," Journal of the American Society of Agronomy27, no. 7, 1935, June Box 3. Folder 1. Publications, 1937-1939Item 1."Hybrid Corn Production-Principles and Practices," Nebraska Crop Growers Association Twenty-Eighth Annual Report, 1937, Jan. 5-7 Item 2."Effects of Age, Size, and Source of Seed on the Corn Crop," UN Agricultural Experiment Station Bulletin305 1937, Mar. Item 3."New Crops for Old," Spragg Memorial Lectures on Plant Breeding, Michigan State College Department of Farm Crops, 1937 Item 4.With R.L. Cushing and E.F. Frolik, "Grain and Forage Sorghums in Nebraska," UN Agricultural Experiment Station Bulletin316 1938, Apr. Item 5.With H.M. Tysdal, "Alfalfa Nursery Technic," Journal of the American Society of Agronomy31, no. 2, 1939, Feb. Item 6.With W.E. Lyness, "The Effects of Stinking Smut (Bunt) and Seed Treatment upon the Yield of Winter Wheat," UN Agricultural Experiment Station Research Bulletin110 1939, Apr. Item 7."Effect of Artificial Drying Upon the Germination of Seed Corn," Journal of the American Society of Agronomy31, no. 6, 1939, June Item 8.With H.M. Tysdal, "The Differential Response of Alfalfa Varieties to Time of Cutting," Journal of the American Society of Agronomy31, no. 6, 1939, June Item 9.With W.E. Lyness, "Soybeans in Nebraska," UN Agricultural Experiment Station Bulletin322, 1939, Oct. Box 1. Folder 20. Publications, 1940-1942Item 1.With K.S. Quisenberry and O.J. Webster, "Varieties of Winter Wheat in Nebraska," UN Agricultural Experiment Station Bulletin326, 1940, May Item 2.With K.S. Quisenberry and O.J. Webster, "Varieties of Oats, Barley, and Spring Wheat in Nebraska," UN Agricultural Experiment Station Bulletin328, 1940, June Item 3.With R.L. Cushing and O.J. Webster, "Sorghum Production in Nebraska," UN Agricultural Experiment Station Bulletin329, 1940, June Item 4."The Farm Significance of Cleaning and Grading Seed," Nebraska Crop Growers Association Thirty-Second Annual Report, 1940, Nov. 27-28 Item 5.With H.M. Tysdal, "Alfalfa in Nebraska," UN Agricultural Experiment Station Bulletin331 1941, May Item 6."Soybeans as a Crop in 1942," Nebraska Crop Growers Association Thirty-Third Annual Report, 1942, Feb. 4-5 Item 7."Nebraska Official Corn Yield Tests," UN Extension Service Circular,103 1942, Feb. Item 8.With W.E. Lyness, "Soybean Production in Nebraska," UN Agricultural Experiment Station Bulletin339 1942, Apr. Item 7.With H.M. Tysdal and H.L. Westover, "Alfalfa Breeding," UN Agricultural Experiment Station Research Bulletin,124 1942, June Box 3. Folder 3. Publications, 1943-1945Item 1."Soybeans in Nebraska," Nebraska History14, no. 1, 1943, Jan.-Mar. Item 2.With L.M. Camp and E.F. Frolik, "1942 Nebraska Official Corn Yield Tests," UN Extension Service Circular103 1943, Mar. Item 3."Crop Response to Hormone Seed Treatments," Journal of the American Society of Agronomy35, no. 4, 1943, Apr. Item 4.With S. Garver and J.M. Slatensek, "Sweetclover in Nebraska," UN Agricultural Experiment Station Bulletin377, 1943, Dec. Item 5.With J.M. Slatensek, "Edible Soybeans in Nebraska," UN Agricultural Experiment Station Bulletin356, 1944, Mar. Item 6.With H.O. Werner and R.W. Goss, "Dry-Land Crop Rotation Experiments with Potatoes in Northwestern Nebraska," UN Agricultural Experiment Station Bulletin363, 1944, July Item 7."Character, Field Performance, and Commercial Production of Waxy Corn," Journal of the American Society of Agronomy36, no. 8, 1944, Aug. Item 8.With K.S. Quisenberry and O.J. Webster, "Varieties of Winter Wheat for Nebraska," UN Agricultural Experiment Station Bulletin356, 1944, Aug. Item 9.With K.S. Quisenberry and O.J. Webster, "Varieties of Oats for Nebraska," UN Agricultural Experiment Station Bulletin375, 1945, Feb. Item 10.With C.E. Claassen, "Experiments with Safflower in Western Nebraska," UN Agricultural Experiment Station Bulletin376, 1945, Mar. Item 11.With W.E. Lyness, "Simulated Hail Injury of Corn," UN Agricultural Experiment Station Bulletin377, 1945, June Item 12."The Detasseling Hazard of Hybrid Seed Corn Production," Journal of the American Society of Agronomy37, no. 10, 1945, Oct. Box 3. Folder 4. Publications, 1947-1950Item 1.With Samuel Garver, "Growing and Harvesting the Sweetclover Seed Crop," UN Agricultural Experiment Station Bulletin387, 1947, Dec. Item 2."Endosperm Type as a Physiologic Factor in Corn Yields," ournal of the American Society of Agronomy40, no. 3, 1948, Mar. Item 3.With W.E. Lyness, "Growing the Winter Wheat Crops," UN Agricultural Experiment Station Bulletin389, 1948, Aug. Item 4.With C.W. Smith and W.E. Lyness, " Factors Affecting the Efficiency of the Mechanical Corn Picker," UN Agricultural Experiment Station Bulletin394, 1949, Sept. Item 5."The Structure and Reproduction of Corn," UN Agricultural Experiment Station Research Bulletin161, 1949, Nov. (see also figure proofs, map case 17, drawer 5) Item 6."Cultural Practices for More Corn with less Effort," Progress in Corn Production,American Seed Trade Association, 1949 Item 7."Progressive Development and Seasonal Variations of the Corn Crop," UN Agricultural Experiment Station Research Bulletin166, 1950, Dec. Box 3. Folder 5. Publications, 1951-1953Item 1."Do Crop Varieties Run Out?" Certified Seed Handbook and 42nd Annual Report,Nebraska Crop Improvement Association, 1951, May 1 Item 2."A Half-Century of Corn Research," American Scientist39, no. 4, 1951, Oct. Item 3.With W.E. Lyness, " Production Practices for Spring Small Grains," UN Agricultural Experiment Station Bulletin406, 1951, Dec. Item 4.With I.L. Hathaway and F.D. Yung, " The Effect of Drying Temperature upon the Nutritive Value and Commercial Grade of Corn," Journal of Animal Science11, no. 2, 1952, May Item 5.With Elda R. Walker, " Structure of Certain Specialized Tissues in the Kernel of Corn," American Journal of Botany29, no. 8, 1952, Oct. Item 6.With W.E. Lyness, " Crop Rotation Experiments," UN Agricultural Experiment Station Bulletin416, 1952, Dec. Item 7."Fertilizers Move West," Better Crops with Plant Food, 1953, May Box 3. Folder 6. Publications, 1960-1963Item 1."The Significance of Xenia Effects on the Kernel Weigh of Corn," UN Agricultural Experiment Station Research Bulletin191, 1960, June Item 2."The Use of Water by Crop Plants," UN Agricultural Experiment Station Special Report 11, 1963, Nov. Box 3. Folder 7. The Structure and Reproduction of Corn, University of Nebraska Press, 1980 Box 3. Folder 8. Unpublished manuscript, What's in a Life: Autobiography of T.A. Kiesselbach, pages 1-96, 1964 Box 3. Folder 9. Unpublished manuscript, What's in a Life: Autobiography of T.A. Kiesselbach, pages 97-347, 1964 Series 3: Photographs, 1907-1952, undatedBox 4. Folder 1. Photos, Kiesselbach portrait, UN graduation, 1907 Box 4. Folder 2. Photos, Kiesselbach portraits, 1910s Box 4. Folder 3. Photos, UN Agricultural Experiment Station exhibits, corn shows, Dry Farm Congress, 1911-1912, 1936, undated Box 4. Folder 4. Photos, 1925-1936, undatedItem 1.Photo, Wheat Conference, 1925 Item 2.Photo, Corn Group, Indiana, 1935, Oct. Item 3.Photo, UN Agronomy Department, 1936, Dec. 12 Item 4.Photo, UN Agriculture College group photo, undated Box 4. Folder 5. Photos, Kiesselbach portraits, 1929 Box 4. Folder 6. Photos, Kiesselbach portraits, Secretary of Agriculture Henry Wallace, Governor Robert Cochran visits, 1930, undated Box 4. Folder 7. Photos, Kiesselbach portraits, 1931-1952, undated Box 4. Folder 8. Photo, Nebraska Crop Improvement Association Agronomy Award (see also box 1, folder 7),1952, Jan. 29 Box 4. Folder 9. Glass negatives (FRAGILE), undatedItem 1.Glass negative, man and woman on porch, undated Item 2.Glass negative, parlor interior shot, undated Item 3.Glass negative, man in garden near house, undated Box 4. Folder 10. Glass negatives (FRAGILE), undatedItem 1.Glass negative, man sitting in office with UN regalia, undated Item 2-3.Glass negative, baby (Theodore Kiesselbach, Jr.?) in stroller with UN pennant flag, 1910? Box Map case 17, Drawer 5. Folder 6. Oversized materialsItem 1. Figure proofs, "The Structure and Reproduction of Corn," UN Agricultural Experiment Station Research Bulletin 161, 1949 Item 2. Publication, Theodore Kiesselbach, "The Evolution of the Agricultural College," Cornhusker Countryman 2, no. 4, 1923, Jan. Item 3. Publication, E. Hale Sinnett, "Dr. Theodore A Kiesselbach," Cornhusker Countryman 6, no. 8, 1927, Apr. Item 4. Publication, E. Hale Art Kozelka, "A Man Who Didn't Know What to Do," Cornhusker Countryman 10, no. 5, 1931, Feb. Box Map case 17, Drawer 5. Folder 7. Figure proofs, "The Structure and Reproduction of Corn," UN Agricultural Experiment Station Research Bulletin 161, 1949
Related Material and Resources: For more information relating to Theodore Kiesselbach's personal life, see also Kiesselbach Family Papers (MS 0398).Information for Kiesselbach's biography was taken from his autobiography, What's in a Life: Autobiography of T.A. Kiesselbach (box 3, folders 8-9),"Mister Corn: A Report on Dr. T.A. Kiesselbach, Whose Research Career Spans Agriculture's Period of Greatest Achievement,"University of Nebraska Research Report, 1950 (box 1, folder 2), " Highly Regarded NU Ag Research Bulletin on Corn Reprinted 50 Years later," UN Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources press release, 1999 (see box 1, folder 13), and "Theodore Alexander Kiesselbach: Versatile, Prolific, Research Agronomist," Harvey O. Werner, Nebraska Academy of Sciences, 1967 (box 1, folder 11).



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