Scope and Content of Collection
The papers of Theodore L. Bissell include materials dating from 1910 to 1982. The collection contains correspondence, news clippings, notes, and programs. The bulk of the materials document Mr. Bissell's interest in the history of the University of Maryland campus and its surrounding community. Other materials in the collection include personal correspondence, horticultural meeting and conference programs, photographs and slides, and professional correspondence relating to Bissell's work with aphids. This personal correspondence includes six letters from Milton Ellsworth Poole to Theodore Bissell. Poole left the school after the first year and served overseas during World War I. His correspondence discusses his wartime experiences overseas, particularly in France, his decision not to return to school after the war, and former classmates at the Maryland State College of Agriculture.