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Albert J. Linck papers

Identifier: uarc 90
The collection consists of correspondence and lab and dissertation notebooks from Albert Linck’s years as an undergraduate and graduate student at Ohio State, and reports, lecture notes, biographical materials, manuscripts, grants and photographs primarily from the periods when he served on the Plant Pathology department faculty (1955-1966), assistant director of the Agricultural Experiment Station (1966-1971), and then as dean of the College of Agriculture (1971-1984). Inclusive dates for the collection are 1947 to 1973.


  • 1947-1973


Language of Materials

Collection materials in English

Use of Materials

Items in this collection do not circulate and may be used in-house only.


Researchers may quote from the collection under the fair use provision of the copyright law (Title 17, U.S. Code). Requests to publish should be arranged with the University of Minnesota Archives.


2.0 Cubic Feet (2)


Collection contains the correspondence, reports, lecture notes, biographical materials, manuscripts, grants and photographs of Albert J. Linck, assistant director of the Agricultural Experiment Station and dean of the college of agriculture at the University of Minnesota.

Biographical Sketch of Albert J. Linck (1926-2007)

Albert J. Linck B.S. (1950), M.S. (1951) and Ph.D. (1955), Ohio State University. Research fellow (1955), instructor (1955-1956), assistant professor (1956-1966), professor (1966-1984), Department of Plant Pathology and Botany, University of Minnesota. Assistant director of the Minnesota Agricultural Experiment Station (1966-1971), Dean of the College of Agriculture (1971-1973), Acting Associate Vice President and Acting Vice President of Academic Affairs (1973-1975), Associate Vice President (1975-1984) at the University of Minnesota.

Albert J. Linck was born in Portsmouth Ohio, August 18, 1926. He graduated from Portsmouth High School and entered the U. S. Air Force in 1945, serving in Japan from 1945-1946. In addition to his teaching and administrative work at the University of Minnesota, Linck was director of the National Science Foundation Academic Institute of Biology from 1964-1968. During his tenure in the Plant Pathology and Botany department he was responsible for developing the plant physiology program in the Institute of Agriculture, Forestry and Home Economics.

In 1984, Linck left the University of Minnesota to become the Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost at Colorado State University, retiring in 1994. Albert Linck died September 26, 2007.

Related Materials in University of Minnesota Archives

Vice President for Academic Affairs, Al Linck records

Processing Information

This collection was processed with funds provided by the State of Minnesota through the Minnesota Historical Society from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

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Albert J. Linck Papers, 1947-1973
Karen Spilman
March 2005
Language of description
Finding aid written in English

Revision Statements

  • April 2011: Collection processed by Susan Hoffman and Valerie MacDonald. EAD updated by Valerie MacDonald and Karen Spilman

Collecting Area

Part of the University Archives Collecting Area