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Title Ben Gustafson Collection
Call Number MSS 239
Extent 1 box
Dates of Creation 1931-1976
Creator Ben Gustafson
Scope & Content The collection contains a scrapbook documenting Gustafson's beginnings as a farmer in South Dakota, many photographs of both the manufacturing company premises and members of the Gustafson Family. There is also a recording on cassette of an interview of Ben Gustafson and his son Wayne that was conducted by KFOG Radio in 1948.
Admin/Biographical History Ben Gustafson was the founder of the Ben Gustafson Manufatcuring Company which was established in 1930 and specialized in manufacturing one of Ben Gustafson's inventions in treating seeds for fungus. By the 1940's they were one of two companies in the United States that sold equipment designed for treating seeds. Gustafson continually was seen as an innovator in this area until 2004 when the company was sold to Bayer.
People Gustafson, Ben
Gustafson, Wayne
Subjects Farming
Access Conditions There are no access restrictions on the materials, and the collection is open to all members of the public in accordance with state law.
Copyrights The researcher assumes full responsibility for conforming to the laws of libel, privacy, and copyright of the state of Minnesota which may be involved in the use of this collection.
Language of Material English
Archival History Acquired from Dr. Al Ohrt, and Mark Piehl in 1987, and 2006. (Accession #'s 87.56, 87.62.1, and 2006.21
Containers Ben Gustafson Manufacturing Co. - Seed Treaters, ca. 1950
Ben Gustafson Scrapbook, 1931
Gustafson Family Photos, 1938, undated
Wayne Gustafson (Contains Audio Cassette), 1948, 2006