Howland, Joseph

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Joseph Howland PortraitJoseph ​Howland (1918- )

Joseph Howland earned his B.S. in agriculture from Rhode Island State College in 1940; his M.S. in horticulture from Michigan State College in 1942; and his Ph.D. in greenhouse crops and marketing from Cornell University in 1945. From 1969-1973, he taught horticulture at the University of Nevada, where he created the Golf Turfgrass School and the Nevada Gardener Magazine. Howland worked for various garden design magazines and authored The House Beautiful Book of Gardens and Outdoor Living. After working at Geo. J. Ball Inc., Howland returned to the University of Nevada as professor of agricultural research in 1978; he was awarded Emeritus Professor of Horticulture and Journalism in 1992.

The Joseph Howland papers span the years 1942-2000 and contain records relating to Howland's work as an editor of several garden design magazines, as a floricultural marketing writer, and as a teacher. Included are copies of articles written and photographs used in the House Beautiful Book of Gardens and Outdoor Living.