Guide to the Roger S. MacKintosh Papers, RG 148
Listed by: Dieter C. Ullrich
Date: October 2003
0.25 cubic feet; 30 items.
Number of Boxes:
1 1/2 legal sized document boxes.
Historical or Biographical Sketch:
Roger Sherman MacKintosh was born in Massachusetts on February 18, 1872. His family moved to Minnesota when Roger was eight years old. MacKintosh graduated from the Minnesota College of Agriculture in 1902, and served as Professor of Agriculture at the Alabama Polytechnic Institute from 1903 to 1908. During these years at Auburn, MacKintosh served as Alabama's State Horticulturist and as Secretary-Treasurer of the Alabama State Horticultural Society. MacKintosh left Auburn to enter graduate school at Iowa State College. After completing his Master's degree, he worked for a time as head of peach investigations for Pennsylvania State College, followed by a teaching job as instructor of agriculture at the Caledonia, Minnesota High School. From 1913 to 1922, MacKintosh was employed as Extension Specialist in Horticulture for the University of Minnesota. In 1922, his position changed to that of Exhibit Specialist, the capacity in which he was employed until his retirement in 1940. MacKintosh was president of the Minnesota State Horticultural Society from 1918 to 1919 and secretary of that organization from 1921 to 1943. During this period he was editor of the Minnesota Horticulturist. He died on March 23, 1944.
Scope and Content:
Consist mainly of items collected by Robert S. MacKintosh from 1903 to 1910 when he resided in Auburn, Alabama and Iowa. Includes artifacts, biographical information, ephemera relating to agricultural organization in Alabama, published articles written by R. S. MacKintosh, receipts from Burton's Bookstore and miscellaneous photographs and writings.
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