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Papers of George F. Freytag

Identifier: AGFF

Scope and Contents

The Papers of George F. Freytag consists of documents dated 1918 to 1995, with the bulk falling from 1971 to 1988. Materials include research, notes, plant samples, glass slides, reprints by others, and copies of student theses and dissertations.


  • Creation: 1918-1995
  • Creation: Majority of material found within 1971-1988


Restrictions on Access

There are no access restrictions on this collection. However, the collection is stored off-site so advance notice is required.

Restrictions on Use

Not all of the material in the collection is in the public domain. Researchers are responsible for addressing copyright issues.


George F. Freytag was a botanist and an expert on plant genetic resources, spending much of his professional career in Central and South America.

George Frederick Freytag was born on February 4, 1928, in Laramie, Wyoming, to Frederick and Evelyn Freytag. He earned his undergraduate degree in botany from the University of Wyoming, and his M.A. and Ph.D. from Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri. He and his wife Alcinia had four children, Evelyn, Melvin, Paul, and Edward.

Freytag spent more than 20 years in Central and South America. For many years he was professor of agronomy at Escuela Agricola Panamericana, in El Zamorano, Honduras. In 1972 he spent two years in Brazil, where he was project director for the University of Wisconsin. In 1974 he was a research geneticist for the USDA in Puerto Rico. Freytag's areas of expertise were on plant genetic resources and bean breeding. George Freytag died on September 9, 2011, in Fort Collins.


4.5 linear feet (3 record cartons, 1 flat folder)

Language of Materials



Spanish; Castilian


Dutch; Flemish



George F. Freytag (1928-2011) was a botanist and expert in bean breeding. The collection contains professional papers, research, and theses and dissertations.


The collection consists of 2 series in 3 record cartons and 1 flat folder:

Series 1: Research and professional papers, 1918-1995 and undated

Series 2: Theses and dissertations, 1959-1988


The Papers of George F. Freytag was donated by Annette Miller on behalf of the USDA National Center for Genetic Resources Preservation. An accrual to the collection by Colin Khoury on behalf of the USDA Agricultural Research Service Seed Lab occurred in October 2016.


Processing was completed in October 2015 and the materials received in 2016 were processed in November 2016. Materials were rehoused in acid-free folders and boxes. Books and journals have been removed from the collection and cataloged.

Guide to the Papers of George F. Freytag
Edited Full Draft
Prepared by Jessy Morris and Karen Spilman
Copyright 2015
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the CSU Libraries Archives & Special Collections Repository

Fort Collins Colorado 80523-1019 USA