The collection is open for research.
The material is stored offsite in Remote Storage. Please contact Special Collections three (3) working days in advance if you wish to use it.
Copyright is retained by the author of the items in this collection, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
Item, Folder number and/or title, Box number, Scotts Company records, MSS 254, Special Collections, MSU Libraries, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI.
Collection received by donation from the Scotts-Miracle Gro Corporation, Marysville, Ohio in 2003.
Processing of the material was done in July 2011.
O.M. Scott founded the company in 1868 as a premium seed company for the U.S. agricultural industry. The Company began a lawn grass seed business for homeowners in the 1900s. The company grew from a leading lawn care business to an international marketer of industry-leading brands with a 1995 merger with Miracle-Gro.
The Scotts Company records consists of photographs, business records, advertising artwork and materials, conference proceedings, historical records and scrapbooks, and books and pamphlets published by O.M. Scott & Sons.
The arrangement of materials is by organizational items, advertising, newspaper articles, photographs, and miscellaneous formats.
Scotts' company turfgrass archive.