Scotts Company records Edit


MSS 254 large


  • approximately 1888-1990 (Creation)


  • 24 Linear Feet (Whole)
    37 boxes



  • Conditions Governing Access

    The collection is open for research.

  • Conditions Governing Access

    The material is stored offsite in Remote Storage. Please contact Special Collections three (3) working days in advance if you wish to use it.

  • Conditions Governing Use

    Copyright is retained by the author of the items in this collection, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

  • Preferred Citation

    Item, Folder number and/or title, Box number, Scotts Company records, MSS 254, Special Collections, MSU Libraries, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI.

  • Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Collection received by donation from the Scotts-Miracle Gro Corporation, Marysville, Ohio in 2003.

  • Processing Information

    Processing of the material was done in July 2011.

  • Biographical / Historical

    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.

  • Scope and Contents

    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.

  • Arrangement

    The arrangement of materials is by organizational items, advertising, newspaper articles, photographs, and miscellaneous formats.

  • Varying Form of Title

    Scotts' company turfgrass archive.