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Collection Number: 1
Collection Name: Agricultural and Pomological Club of King George County, Virginia, Manuscript
Earliest Date: 1871
Latest Date: 1876
Linear Feet: 0.5
Collection Description: The Agricultural and Pomological Club of King George County, Virginia, Manuscript consists of the handwritten record book of the club's meetings from 1871-1876. It contains entries on the establishment of the club including its constitution, by-laws, officers, and membership. There is a handwritten index of names and subjects listed in the book. Some of the subjects of meetings include seeds received from the secretary of agriculture for distribution among club members; canning; commercial fertilizer; implements; plowing; crops; grapes; hay; improvement of farms; fences and fence laws; immigration; labor; land; manures; potatoes; and sheep husbandry. Members present at first meeting included Col. Edward T. Tayloe, Maj. John D. Rogers, John F. Dickerson, John P. Robb, Fielding Lewis, Horace D. Ashton, Michael Wallace, Thomas T. Arnold, Julien J. Hason, and William I. Brown [sic]. The Virginia Historical Society Library owns a related eight-page manuscript, "Proceedings at a meeting held at the court house, on Saturday the 11th of November, 1871."
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Digitization Status: None

Collection Number: 217
Collection Name: Agricultural Artifacts Collection
Linear Feet: 19.25
Collection Description: The Agricultural Artifacts Collection consists of a variety of small to medium-sized artifacts relating to agriculture. There are hand scythes from China, Pakistan, Sierra Leone, Nigeria, Thailand, and the United States; a cocoa knife from Jamaica; a long scythe blade; and various small metal implements. Other categories of artifacts include tools, models, and research and laboratory devices. Examples include an animal trap, an insect trap, a telescope, a liquid nitrogen carrier, a magnifying eye piece, and models of farmers hoeing and plowing. No specific dates are known. Alice H. Schilberg donated one stereoscope plus one colored image titled "Grounds from the Agricultural Department, Washington, DC." J. F. Harris publishers, Washington, D.C. Rob Griesbach donated a piece of wood from the Wye Oak tree, Wye Oak State Park, Maryland. It toppled in a storm in 2002. A plant exploration bag was carried by for U.S. National Arboretum director John L. Creech. The tan bag has a loose top with grommets and rope so it can be pulled shut. There are leather straps for adjusting to a satchel. Creech marked the locations he traveled using marker on the outside of the bag. His journeys include: Japan (1956, 57, and 61), Ethiopa (1958), Hong Kong (1961), India (1962), Nepal (1962), Mexico (1960), USSR (1963), Sikkim (1964), Taiwan (1967), and Siberia (1972).
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Formats: Agricultural Art and Memorabilia
Digitization Status: None

Collection Number: 2
Collection Name: Agricultural History Society (AHS) Records
Earliest Date: 1919
Latest Date: 2003
Linear Feet: 33.25
Collection Description: The Agricultural History Society (AHS) Records contain meeting papers such as minutes, reports, programs, invitations, and financial statements; correspondence; and materials pertaining to the Agricultural History journal, such as administrative records, correspondence, award committee notes, reviewed articles, permission to publish forms, and information on symposiums given by the journal.
Historical or Biographical Sketch: The Agricultural History Society (AHS), founded in 1919, was one of the first specialized history groups. The distinguished botanist Rodney H. True was chosen as chair and later elected the first president of the society. The founding members were of diverse professions: historians, sociologists, economists, and other scientists who believed they could better comprehend their individual fields through an understanding of the history of agriculture. The society maintained a close association with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) through the Bureau of Agricultural Economics and successor organizations. Several employees of USDA have served as secretary-treasurer or editor of Agricultural History, or both. Today the society's stated purpose is "stimulating interest in, promoting the study of and facilitating research and publications on Rural Societies." The journal Agricultural History explores agricultural developments over time, in all regions, and among all peoples. Agricultural History is issued quarterly and publishes a range of articles on institutions, organizations, methodologies, and sciences—all of which have been contributing factors in agricultural growth. The journal includes research, book and film reviews, and special issues that unite diverse methodology under one agriculture history-related theme.
Processed: Yes, view the finding aid online.

Collection Number: 260
Collection Name: Agricultural Marketing Service and Farm Market Photograph Collection
Earliest Date: 1959
Latest Date: 1984
Bulk Dates: 1960s-1970s
Linear Feet: 11.5
Collection Description: The Agricultural Marketing Service and Farm Market Photograph Collection consists primarily of slides of farm markets and associated marketing and transportation activities throughout the United States, with a few examples from foreign countries.
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Formats: Photographs
Digitization Status: None

Collection Number: 3
Collection Name: Agricultural Relations Council (ARC) Records
Earliest Date: 1956
Latest Date: 1994
Linear Feet: 3.75
Collection Description: The Agricultural Relations Council (ARC) Records include some membership listings and directories, ARCLight newsletters (April 1956- July 1994), biographies of past presidents and significant early members, and meeting programs.
Historical or Biographical Sketch: The Agricultural Relations Council (ARC) was founded in December 1953 as a national professional association for practitioners of agricultural public relations. ARC conceived and organized the first U.S. Agricultural Communicators’ Congress (USACC) in Washington, D.C., in June 1984, and has coordinated a similar national program for every four years since.
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Collection Number: 397
Collection Name: Agricultural Research Service Insect Biocontrol Laboratory Rose Gall Midge Photographs
Earliest Date: 1915
Latest Date: 1970
Linear Feet: 0.5
Collection Description: The Insect Biocontrol Laboratory Rose Gall Midge Photograph Collection contains approximately 100 photographs related to the work on the rose gall midge (Dasineura spp.) in the 1970s by the Agricultural Research Service's Insect Biocontrol Laboratory. They show various aspects of early pest research in regards to rose plants in the DC area from approximately 1915-1970. Other offices mentioned throughout the collection are Tropical Crops and Truck Crops, both part of the Agricultural Research Service.
Historical or Biographical Sketch: The Insect Biocontrol Laboratory conducted research on the management of insect pests on agriculture and to manage their threat on our nation's food and fiber using non-chemical approaches. One such project was the rose gall midge and their relationship with rose plants. The collection is comprised of photographs of some of this early research and are labeled based on what type of information they collected.
Processed: Minimally processed, view the partial finding aid online.
Digitization Status: None

Collection Number: 342
Collection Name: Alexander, Lyle Thomas, Papers
Earliest Date: 1932
Latest Date: 2004
Linear Feet: 4
Collection Description: The Lyle Thomas Alexander Papers contain biographical documents, letters, photographs, awards, medals, publications, journal transcript of West Africa and Belgian Congo, maps, and clippings related to his career as a soil chemist for USDA Soil Conservation Service.
Historical or Biographical Sketch: Lyle T. Alexander (1905-1983) worked for USDA for over 40 years as a soil chemist. After graduating from the University of Arkansas with a chemistry degree in 1928, he began working at USDA as a soil scientist in the Soil Conservation Service. He earned a Ph.D. in physical chemistry at the University of Maryland in 1935. During his career with USDA, Alexander developed a specialty in tropical soils. He became an expert in the radioactive fallout content of soils and agriculture, thereby traveling extensively to Australia, New Zealand, the Pacific area, the Sahara area of Africa, Europe, and the Near East. He retired in 1968 as chief of the Soil Survey Laboratories, Soil Conservation Service. After retirement, he went to work as a consultant for Resources for the Future, in Washington, D.C. He collaborated with Marion Clawson and Hans Landsberg on the topic of desalination of seawater. During his career with the USDA, he authored approximately 70 papers in soil science in such publications as the USDA's technical bulletins and its yearbooks (1938-1957), and the Proceedings of the Soil Science of America. Together with Thomas M. Shaw, he held a patent in the use of dielectric constant measurements to detect ice formations.
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Formats: Agricultural Art and Memorabilia; Photographs
Digitization Status: None

Collection Number: 266
Collection Name: Alfred H. Baumhover Papers: Screwworm Eradication Program Records
Collection Group: Screwworm Eradication Program Records
Earliest Date: 1949
Latest Date: 1997
Bulk Dates: 1950-1970
Linear Feet: 17
Collection Description: The Alfred H. Baumhover: Screwworm Eradication Program Records include reports, correspondence, publications, public information materials, photographs, awards, notes, and artifacts.
Historical or Biographical Sketch: Alfred H. Baumhover (b. 1921) was integral to the screwworm eradication program in its early stages and continued to advise the program for many years. Baumhover, an entomologist for the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), is best known for his contributions to the screwworm eradication programs of the 1950s and 1960s. He began his career in 1949 in the USDA Grasshopper Control Division and worked with Raymond Bushland in Texas on various farm pests. Bushland and Edward F. Knipling were preparing to begin field experimentation on the sterile insect technique. Baumhover became the lead field agent of these experiments, which primarily targeted the screwworm. In 1954 he led the experiment in Curacao that eradicated screwworms from the island. For his efforts, he was conferred knighthood by Queen Juliana of the Netherlands. Baumhover also worked on the eradication programs in the Southeast and Southwest United States. Although he continued to advise the screwworm program throughout his career, Baumhover worked primarily with tobacco insect research from 1963 until his retirement.
Processed: Yes, view the finding aid online.
Formats: Agricultural Art and Memorabilia; Photographs
Digitization Status: Portion of collection digitized

Collection Number: 5
Collection Name: Alvord, Henry E., Correspondence
Earliest Date: 1887
Latest Date: 1890
Linear Feet: 1
Collection Description: Henry E. Alvord's Correspondence relates to the passage of An Act to Establish Agricultural Experiment Stations on March 2, 1887, and an amendment in 1890 authorizing appropriations for agricultural experiment stations. The collection contains petitions with suggestions on how to change the act.
Historical or Biographical Sketch: Alvord (1844-1904) was chairman of the executive committee of the Association of American Agricultural Colleges and Experimental Stations and president of Maryland Agricultural College from 1888-1892.
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Collection Number: 6
Collection Name: American Agricultural Economics Association (AAEA) Records (now the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association)
Earliest Date: 1938
Latest Date: 1994
Linear Feet: 145
Collection Description: The American Agricultural Economics Association (AAEA) Records contains correspondence, constitution, bylaws, handbooks, directories, ledgers, invoices, newsletters, black and white and color photographs, membership listings, reports, policies, student chapters papers, publications, and papers of various committees. A majority of the records are drafts of articles for the American Journal of Agricultural Economics.
Historical or Biographical Sketch: The AAEA is a professional society for those interested in agricultural economics. The organization is committed to furthering knowledge about the economics of agriculture, rural communities, and natural resources. It was organized in 1910 as the American Farm Management Association, and became the American Farm Economics Association in 1914. In 1968 a subgroup left the organization and called itself the American Agricultural Economics Association.
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Formats: Photographs

Collection Number: 7
Collection Name: American Agricultural Editors Association (AAEA) Records
Earliest Date: 1944
Latest Date: 1987
Linear Feet: 28
Collection Description: Transferred to University of Illinois in 2010. American Agricultural Editors Association (AAEA) Records include correspondence of officers, the American Agricultural Editors Association constitution, minutes of meetings, committee notes, membership directories, reports, and Agricultural Editors Photo School correspondence and newsletters.
Historical or Biographical Sketch: The American Agricultural Editors Association (AAEA) was founded in 1921 by a small group of magazine editors to provide opportunities for professional improvement and networking to agricultural editors, writers and photojournalists.
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Collection Number: 359
Collection Name: American Biological Safety Association Collection
Earliest Date: 1950
Latest Date: 1998
Bulk Dates: 1964-1998
Linear Feet: 6
Collection Description: This collection contains conference, administrative, and publication records for the American Biological Safety Association. Materials include photographs of conference attendees (with captions), conference publications, membership directories, ABSA newsletters, ABSA governing laws, digital copies of "Safety Bulletin," and administrative files for ABSA regarding conference planning, annual meetings, membership, meeting minutes, newsletters, and the Arnold G. Wedum Memorial Lecture materials.
Historical or Biographical Sketch: "The American Biological Safety Association (ABSA) was founded in 1984 to promote biosafety as a scientific discipline and serve the growing needs of biosafety professionals throughout the world. Its goals are to provide a professional association that represents the interests and needs of practitioners of biological safety, and to provide a forum for the continued and timely exchange of biosafety in formation." from www.absa.org
Processed: Yes, view the finding aid online.
Formats: Photographs
Digitization Status: None

Collection Number: 307
Collection Name: American Conifer Society (ACS) Records
Earliest Date: 1983
Latest Date: 2002
Bulk Dates: 1990-1999
Linear Feet: 3
Collection Description: The American Conifer Society (ACS) Records include correspondence, ACS Bulletin materials, Board of Directors' minutes, audiotapes of Board of Directors' meetings, financial records, legal incorporation documents, by-laws and policy documents, legal contract documents, national annual meetings, members' plant inventories, materials pertinent to the slide program "A Brief Look at Garden Conifers," ACS Central Region meeting files, locations of ACS national meetings (1983-2001), and membership directories. This is an open collection.
Historical or Biographical Sketch: The American Conifer Society (ACS) is an organization of people who develop, preserve, and propagate conifers, clarify nomenclature, and educate the public.
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Collection Number: 259
Collection Name: American Dairy Goat Association Records
Collection Group: Dairy Science Collections
Earliest Date: 1914
Latest Date: 2000
Bulk Dates: 1928-1950
Linear Feet: 69
Collection Description: The American Dairy Goat Association (ADGA) Records include registration records of dairy goats, meeting minutes, and publications. The majority of the collection consists of ADGA office records organized alphabetically by goat herd name, then by goat name. Cards include information on registration number, owners, breeders, records of transfer, and additional categories. Animal owners retain the official registration certificate. Also included are publications of the American Dairy Goat Association, the American Milk Goat Record Association, and the Nubian Milk Goat Register. Information in the collection is useful for researchers to track pedigrees.
Processed: Yes, view the finding aid online.
Digitization Status: None

Collection Number: 152
Collection Name: American Poultry Historical Society (APHS) Photograph Collection: American Poultry Historical Society Papers
Collection Group: Poultry Science Collections
Earliest Date: 1908
Latest Date: 1983
Bulk Dates: 1925-1954
Linear Feet: 2.5
Collection Description: The American Poultry Historical Society (APHS) Photograph Collection contains 115 black-and-white and color photographs, with captions and texts, mostly of members of poultry-related institutions and of events held by various poultry groups. Some of the institutions, conferences, and groups represented include the American Association of Instructors and Investigators in Poultry; American Feed Manufacturers Association; American Poultry Association; American Poultry and Hatchery Federation; American Poultry School; International Baby Chick Association; Judging and Breeding School; National Poultry Improvement Plan; National Turkey Federation; National Poultry Congress; Northeast Poultry Producers Council; Poultry Science Association; and the World’s Poultry Congress.
Historical or Biographical Sketch: The American Poultry Historical Society (APHS) was organized in 1952. According to the book American Poultry History 1823-1973, "The purpose of the [society] is to find, collect, and preserve records, pictures, materials and objects connected with the development of the poultry industry and to make available its great history to this and future generations, and to honor or recognize persons for outstanding achievement or leadership." The society (and a Hall of Fame, which was formed in 1954) was modeled on similar developments in the dairy industry. The APHS wanted to form an independent and inclusive organization that would serve all types of interest in the poultry industry, from "fanciers" to commercial poultry breeders.
Processed: Yes, view the finding aid online.
Formats: Photographs
Digitization Status: None

Collection Number: 231
Collection Name: American Poultry Historical Society Artifact Collection: American Poultry Historical Society Papers
Collection Group: Poultry Science Collections
Linear Feet: 8.5
Collection Description: The American Poultry Historical Society Artifact Collection includes a marble rooster, an electronic egg, model poultry houses, an "Utgaard Hatchery" box, and poultry feed burlap sacks.
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Formats: Agricultural Art and Memorabilia
Digitization Status: None

Collection Number: 9
Collection Name: American Romney Breeders Association (ARBA) Records
Earliest Date: 1919
Latest Date: 1980
Linear Feet: 48.5
Collection Description: American Romney Breeders Association (ARBA) Records consist of the American Romney Breeders Association's certificates of registry for ewes and rams.
Historical or Biographical Sketch: The American Romney Breeders Association (ARBA) was founded in 1912 by Joe Wing, a world traveler and expert on sheep. He became an early secretary of ARBA, and was instrumental in the development of Romney sheep in America.
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Collection Number: 10
Collection Name: American Seed Trade Association (ASTA) Records
Earliest Date: 1883
Latest Date: 1982
Linear Feet: 12.75
Collection Description: The American Seed Trade Association (ASTA) Records consist mostly of photographs and negatives of people and places, organized and labeled by state and name of conference held within the state. Most photographs were taken at ASTA's annual meetings. Other organizational photographs include Southern Seedsmen’s Association, Western Seedsmen’s Association, and Pacific Seedsmen’s Association. The collection also includes minutes, constitutions, by-laws, letters, and memoranda of both New England Seedsmen’s Association and Seed Council of North America; as well as records of the ASTA’s National Beautification Committee papers (1967-1971), reports, committee papers, and seed packets.
Historical or Biographical Sketch: One of the oldest trade organizations in America, the American Seed Trade Association (ASTA) was founded in 1883. Its founding members wanted an effective voice of action in all matters concerning the development, marketing and free movement of seeds, associated products, and services throughout the world with a minimum of regulations affecting its members.
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Formats: Photographs

Collection Number: 354
Collection Name: American Seed Trade Association Photographs
Earliest Date: 1924
Latest Date: 1956
Bulk Dates: 1924-1956, n.d.
Linear Feet: 2
Collection Description: The American Seed Trade Association Photographs contain matted 24"x15" (inc. mat) group photographs from various United States seed trade association meetings. Persons in photographs are not identified. Seed trade associations represented are as follows: American Seed Trade Association (1924, 1925, 1928, 1932, 1937, 1938, 1940, 1941, 1951, 1952), Atlantic Seedmen's Association (1956), California Seed Association (1949), Pacific Seedmen's Association (1943), and Western Seedmen's Association (1924, 1931, 1932, 1937, 1939, 1941, 1952, 1953).
Historical or Biographical Sketch: "Founded in 1883, the American Seed Trade Association (ASTA) is one of the oldest trade organizations in the United States. Its membership consists of about 850 companies involved in seed production and distribution, plant breeding, and related industries in North America. As an authority on plant germplasm, ASTA advocates science and policy issues of industry-wide importance." [From the American Seed Trade Association website, www.amseed.com]
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Formats: Photographs
Digitization Status: None

Collection Number: 229
Collection Name: American Society of Agricultural Consultants (ASAC) Records
Earliest Date: 1988
Latest Date: 1988
Bulk Dates: 1988
Linear Feet: 0.5
Collection Description: The American Society of Agricultural Consultants (ASAC) Records consist of nine VHS video tapes of the International Agribusiness Forum at the 25th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Agricultural Consultants, October 9-12, 1988, Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Historical or Biographical Sketch: The American Society of Agricultural Consultants (ASAC) is a non-profit organization founded in 1963 to improve the standards and image of professional agricultural consultants.
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Formats: Audiovisuals
Digitization Status: None

Collection Number: 232
Collection Name: American Society of Agricultural Engineers Records
Earliest Date: 1968
Latest Date: 1972
Bulk Dates: 1968-1972
Linear Feet: 2.5
Collection Description: The American Society of Agricultural Engineers Records includes yearbooks, journals and transactions.
Historical or Biographical Sketch: The American Society of Agricultural Engineers is a professional and technical organization dedicated to the advancement of engineering applicable to agricultural, food, and biological systems.
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Collection Number: 316
Collection Name: Appalachian Oral History Project Collection
Earliest Date: 1970
Latest Date: 1977
Linear Feet: 2.5
Collection Description: The Appalachian Oral History Project Collection consists of five document boxes with file folders of transcribed oral history interviews plus the Appalachian Oral History Project Union Catalog, which is in reality a box list for the file folders.
Historical or Biographical Sketch: Begun in 1970 as a cooperative effort by Alice Lloyd College and Lee Junior College in eastern Kentucky, the Appalachian Oral History Project was expanded to include Emory & Henry College in Virginia and Appalachian State University in North Carolina. The primary purpose was to collect tape recorded interviews of the history and folklore of the Central Appalachian region. In 1977, with the goal of making the material more accessible to researchers, the Project published the Appalachian Oral History Project Union Catalog, which is based on annotations from selected transcribed tapes.
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Formats: Audiovisuals
Digitization Status: None

Collection Number: 11
Collection Name: Arkell, Thomas, Account Book
Collection Group: Dairy Science Collections
Earliest Date: 1829
Latest Date: 1886
Bulk Dates: 1829-1849 & 1854-1886
Linear Feet: 0.25
Collection Description: The Thomas Arkell Account Book Collection consists of two account books, one covering the years 1829-1849, and one spanning 1854-1886. The earlier account book contains entries on dairy products, barley, oats, and the cradling and harvesting of wheat. The later account book, 1854-86, consists of pedigrees of Durham or Short Horned cattle bought and bred by Thomas Arkell on his Little Farmham Farm near Guelph, Canada.
Historical or Biographical Sketch: Thomas Arkell (ca. 1802-1875) was a native of Berkshire, England. He settled in Puslinch Township, Ontario, Canada, in May 1831 after living briefly in New York. He became a prominent sheep and cattle breeder in Puslinch and served as a magistrate there for more than 30 years.
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Collection Number: 389
Collection Name: ARS Biological Control Documentation Center Records
Earliest Date: 1920
Latest Date: 1990
Bulk Dates: 1920s - 1990s
Linear Feet: 140
Collection Description: The Agricultural Research Service (ARS) Biological Control Documentation Center Collection contains materials relating to biological control research conducted within the branches and divisions of the Agricultural Research Service. Formats of materials include correspondence, unpublished reports, research reports, grant applications, publications, shipping records, databases, photographs, and videotapes. Materials from closed international laboratories are also included. The records were collected and donated by Jack R. Coulson throughout his career working at many of the branches and divisions of ARS that dealt with biological control. Some of the records donated with the ARS Biological Control Documentation Center Collection were separated and accessioned as smaller collections because they were related to biological control but not directly part of this collection. These collections are the International Organization of Biological Control Collection, membership records and journal abstracts of the nonprofit organization, and the Jack R. Coulson Papers, his personal papers and editing contributions to biological control articles. Books accompanying the manuscript materials are held in Special Collections.
Historical or Biographical Sketch: Historical timeline- 1934: Bureau of Entomology and Plant Quarantine (BEPQ) was created. 1953: Agricultural Research Service (ARS) was established and BEPQ was abolished. 1954: Insect Identification and Parasite Introduction (IIPI) Research Branch was formed under ARS. Three foreign locations initially reported to IIPI one of which was the European Parasite Lab (EPL). 1964: Biological Control of Insects Research Laboratory (BCIRL) in Columbia, Missouri was created. 1975-1993: Asian Parasite Laboratory (APL) was reestablished with the help of special funds for ARS biological control research on the gypsy moth. It was located in Seoul, South Korea and sponsored by the Beneficial Insect Introduction Branch (BIIB), ARS, U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Processed: Yes, view the finding aid online.
Formats: Photographs
Digitization Status: None

Collection Number: 345
Collection Name: ARS Research Report U-matic Videocassette Collection
Earliest Date: 1969
Latest Date: 1989
Bulk Dates: 1978-1988
Linear Feet: 36
Collection Description: The ARS Research Report U-matic Videocassette Collection is composed of over 200 USDA produced videos on a wide range of subjects. The majority of the videos are stored on the U-matic format, although there are roughly 10 films found on film reels and one audio cassette. Many videos are public service announcements, others are informational videos in a longer format. Topics include plant and animal production, agricultural planning, pesticides, new research directions and machinery, and food and nutrition. The materials were donated by William E. Premble at ARS in 1992. The series of videos were a part of the ARS Research Report series.
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Formats: Audiovisuals
Digitization Status: None

Collection Number: 348
Collection Name: Artifacts: Screwworm Eradication Program Records
Collection Group: Screwworm Eradication Program Records
Linear Feet: 4
Collection Description: Artifacts: Screwworm Eradication Program Records contain materials used in various screwworm eradication program areas. Materials include screwworm fly dispersal boxes, a collection tube, a collection cup and holders, and signs.
Processed: Yes, view the finding aid online.
Formats: Agricultural Art and Memorabilia
Digitization Status: None

Collection Number: 12
Collection Name: Associates of the National Agricultural Library (NAL) Records
Earliest Date: 1971
Latest Date: 1989
Linear Feet: 11
Collection Description: The Associates of the National Agricultural Library (NAL) Records consist of copies of the Journal of NAL Associates, newsletters, as well as other publications and promotional materials with which the Associates were involved.
Historical or Biographical Sketch: The Associates of the National Agricultural Library (NAL) was founded in 1970 to promote the development of the library by means of encouraging the donation of gifts and desirable collections, providing direct financial assistance for the purchase of unique items, aiding in public relations by informing the community about library services and challenges, and communicating the needs of the community to the library administration. In the 1990s, the organization dissolved.
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Collection Number: 261
Collection Name: Atwater, Wilbur Olin, Papers
Earliest Date: 1865
Latest Date: 1993
Bulk Dates: 1893-1904
Linear Feet: 9
Collection Description: The Wilbur Olin Atwater Papers contain correspondence, photographs, publications, and data sheets related to Atwater's research in the chemical composition of foods, dietary studies, and the respiration calorimeter.
Historical or Biographical Sketch: Wilbur Olin Atwater (1844-1907) was the first Chief of the Office of Experiment Stations, U.S. Department of Agriculture, in 1888, and the first person in the United States to conduct chemical analysis of food. As a special agent in charge of USDA nutrition programs beginning in 1891, he developed plans for experiments in the areas of food nutrition, the effects of food processing on nutrient changes, food consumption studies, and human nutrient requirements and metabolism.
Processed: Yes, view the finding aid online.
Formats: Photographs
Digitization Status: None

Collection Number: 215
Collection Name: Audiovisual Materials: Screwworm Eradication Program Records
Collection Group: Screwworm Eradication Program Records
Earliest Date: 1944
Latest Date: 2003
Linear Feet: 7
Collection Description: Collection includes photographs, slides, and films portraying the screwworm eradication efforts in the U.S., Mexico, and South America.
Historical or Biographical Sketch: The Screwworm Audiovisual materials document aspects of the effort to eliminate the New World screwworm from North American and South America. A flesh-eating pest of warm-blooded animals, the screwworm was brought under control using the Sterile Insect Technique, which emphasizes biological control methods. The technique uses large numbers of reared sterile flies to overwhelm and eliminate the wild fertile population through interbreeding.
Processed: Yes, view the finding aid online.
Formats: Audiovisuals; Photographs
Digitization Status: None


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