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Coates Preston Bull papers

Identifier: uarc 694

Scope and Content

The collection includes a scrapbook of weeds with descriptions by Henry Bull, together with papers from Joseph Ball about the history of the University of Minnesota School of Agriculture. Materials by C.P. Bull include a collection of material on Luther Burbank, correspondence, a history of the relation of the Minnesota Grange to the University School of Agriculture, 4 x 4 slides of grains and weeds, glass negatives of Northern Minnesota and Port Arthur, Ontario, copper plates of Indians gathering wild rice, and a collection of miscellaneous pamphlets.


  • Creation: 1912-1938


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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.

Biographical Sketch of Coates Preston Bull (1872-1967)

Coates Preston Bull was born in 1872 in Edina Mills, Minnesota. He graduated from the University of Minnesota in 1901, and remained as a professor of Agronomy, except for a term of service for the Red Cross starting in 1918 in Serbia. In addition to teaching, Bull also worked with the Minnesota Department of Agriculture's Weed Program as well as founding the American Society of Agronomy, which led the development of the Crop Improvement Association. He was a member of Sigma Xi, the American Genetics Association and Patrons of Husbandry. Bull retired in 1943, and died in 1967 in St. Paul.


1 box (1.3 linear feet)


This collection contains the papers of Coates P. Bull, Professor of Agronomy at the University of Minnesota from 1901-1943.

Related Material in University Archives

School of Agriculture records.

William Watts Folwell papers.

Related Material at Other Institutions

Collection containing 2 boxes of family papers, 1865-1939, are held by the Minnesota Historical Society, St. Paul Minnesota.

Coates Preston Bull Papers, 1912-1938
University Archives Staff; revised by Guy Peterson
March 2006
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