Andersen Horticultural Library has placed a special emphasis on collecting and preserving seed and nursery catalogs from the upper midwest, and specifically Minnesota.  Minnesota was home to many historically important seed houses and nurseries such as L.L. May, Jewell Nursery, Northrup King, and Farmer Seed & Nursery. 

UMedia hosts a digital collection of Minnesota Seed and Nursery Catalogs held by the  Andersen Horticultural Library.  This digital collection consists of cover-to-cover scans of seed and nursery catalogs produced by Minnesota firms from the1860s through 1922.

 

 

1916 Farmer Seed & Nursery Co. catalog cover 
 

1893 L.L. May & Co. catalog cover