New and Notable: Monsanto Company Records (accrual)

An extensive accrual has been added to the Monsanto Company Records.  Materials included in the collection range from documents and photographs of operating facilities, company products, company history, community relations, and company publications.  The collection also includes biographical information on company executives, as well as their speeches and photographs.  Memorabilia items like baseball caps, plaques, and awards are also accessible.  These items offer a historic and contemporary view of Monsanto as it has grown to have a major impact on the agricultural industry and beyond.  Researchers can see into the dynamics of the company, for instance, how the company is organized, how advertisements are made, and what values serve as a foundation for the company’s efforts.  These items present a portrait of the people who worked at Monsanto, from the top executives to the many individuals all over the world who contributed to Monsanto’s success.

The Monsanto Company Records is available for research, and a finding aid is available at http://archon.wulib.wustl.edu/index.php?p=collections/controlcard&id=351  Please contact the University Archives at (314) 935-5444 or spec@wumail.wustl.edu with any questions.

Here are a few documents and images from the recent accrual to the Monsanto Company Records:

Roundup_Commercial_in_Hindi
Storyboard of Roundup commercial in Hindi.  From the Monsanto Company Records, Series 04, Box 03.  University Archives, Washington University in St. Louis.

 

Branches_of_Promise_About_the_Sculpture

 

Branches_of_Promise_Photo

Photograph of the Branches of Promise sculpture by Edwina Sandys.  Saflex plastic interlayer, a Monsanto product, was used in the sculpture.  From the Monsanto Company Records, Series 10, Box 1.  University Archives, Washington University in St. Louis.

 

 

Information about the sculpture from Branches of Promise booklet.  From the Monsanto Company Records, Series 10,  Box 1.  University Archives, Washington University in St. Louis.

 

 

 

Draft_of_JWH_By-Liner_Reader's_Digest
Draft of John W. Hanley’s article in Reader’s Digest, titled “Pesticides, Regulation and Innovation”.  From the Monsanto Company Records, Series 14, Box 6.  University Archives, Washington University in St. Louis.

 

Edgar_Monsanto_Queeny_Correspondence_Condolences
March 25, 1933 correspondence between H. O. McDonough and Edgar Monsanto Queeny, concerning the passing of Queeny’s father.  From the Monsanto Company Records, Series 14, Box 17.  University Archives, Washington University in St. Louis.

About the author