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Herman B. Dorner papers

 Collection — Box: Communal Collections 20, Placement: 01
Identifier: MSF 105

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of one folder that contains articles by Herman Dorner.


  • 1899 - 1905


Language of Materials

Collection materials are in English.

Access Information

The collection is open for research.

Copyright and Use Information

Some material in this collection is in the public domain, while other material copyrights are held by Purdue University. Consult with Purdue University Archives and Special Collections prior to reproduction of materials.

Biographical Information

Herman Dorner was born April 10, 1878, in Lafayette, Indiana. He was the son of Frederick and Margaret E. Dorner, proprietors of extensive Lafayette Greenhouses. He was known as the "Lafayette carnation breeder" and "The great carnation florist".

Herman Dorner received his Bachelor of Science degree from Purdue University in 1900, and his Master of Science from Purdue in 1901. From 1904-05 he was an assistant in the Purdue Botany Department. Dorner served professionally in the following capacities: in 1905 he was the Indiana State Botany Instructor; Wabash Botany Assistant (1906-1907); Illinois Floriculture Associate (1908-1910); Illinois Floriculture Associate Professor and full Professor (1911-1946).

Dorner also organized the Florists Telegraph Delivery. He developed Amaryllis Fleesid, 32 carnation varieties, and various varieties of chrysanthemums. He was the Society of American Florists' 1939 Gold Medal winner and author of American Carnation Society Publications in 1899 and 1901. Herman B. Dorner died in October, 1955.


0.025 Cubic Feet (One folder)


Collection materials are organized chronologically.

Acquisition Information

Source and date of acquisition are unknown.

Processing Information

The material is housed in an acid-free folder and an acid-free box.
Herman B. Dorner papers
Mary A. Sego
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Second edition. Collection description first completed 2009-05-08 by Mary Sego.

Revision Statements

  • 2020-04-20: Collection description updated by Amanda Rumba to align with ArchivesSpace data entry standards.

Repository Details

Part of the Purdue University Archives and Special Collections Repository

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