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Collection Number: 13
Collection Name: Bailey, Warren, Papers
Earliest Date: 1933
Latest Date: 1976
Linear Feet: 7
Collection Description: The Warren Bailey Papers include correspondence and information on meetings attended, unpublished reports by various authors on topics such as food production and farms, published reports by Bailey and various authors, and hand written reports and notes from college classes he attended on economics.
Historical or Biographical Sketch: Warren R. Bailey (1910-1984) joined the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) in 1938 as an agricultural economist working in the Bureau of Agricultural Economics (BAE) in Milwaukee, Wisconsin; Chicago, Illinois; and then Berkeley, California; before moving to Washington, D.C., in 1952. During the 1950s, he conducted research on farming problems in the western states. In the late 1960s he served as acting chief of the Production Adjustments Division of the Economic Research Service (ERS). Bailey worked at USDA for 36 years, retiring in 1974 as the deputy director of the Commodity Economics Division of ERS.
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Collection Number: 14
Collection Name: Ball, Will L., Collection: American Poultry Historical Society Papers
Collection Group: Poultry Science Collections
Earliest Date: 1881
Latest Date: 1905
Linear Feet: 1.25
Collection Description: The Will L. Ball Collection contains materials related to poultry business and consists mostly of correspondence between breeders and suppliers of fancy poultry and game cocks. A selection of handwritten correspondence dated between 1881 and 1883 is addressed to Will L. Ball.
Historical or Biographical Sketch: Will L. Ball was a resident of Canada.
Processed: Yes, view the finding aid online.

Collection Number: 340
Collection Name: Ballard, Myron, Account Book
Earliest Date: 1828
Latest Date: 1850
Linear Feet: 1
Collection Description: The Myron Ballard Account Book from Bradford County, Pennsylvania, contains price data from 1828-1850. A letter written by agricultural economist Everett E. Edwards accompanies the book. Edwards explained that Fred W. Card donated the book to the Agricultural History Unit of USDA's Division of Statistical and Historical Research.
Historical or Biographical Sketch: Myron Ballard (1800-1878) lived in Columbia Township, Bradford County, Pennsylvania.
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Digitization Status: None

Collection Number: 15
Collection Name: Barnes, Cornelius, Account Book
Earliest Date: 1802
Latest Date: 1809
Linear Feet: 0.25
Collection Description: The Cornelius Barnes Account Book consists of accounting entries relating to the use of leather for the making of boots, shoes, and the binding of books.
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Collection Number: 70
Collection Name: Beagle, Eldon C., Papers
Earliest Date: 1939
Latest Date: 1983
Bulk Dates: 1960's - early1980's
Linear Feet: 56.25
Collection Description: The Eldon C. Beagle Papers are composed of correspondence; government and United Nations publications; bibliographies on rice hull and furfural research, articles, studies, research papers and personal journals. Some records relate to international projects in the Philippines, India, Egypt, Thailand, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Australia, and Japan.
Historical or Biographical Sketch: Eldon Beagle (b. 1923) was a consultant to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the Food and Agricultural Industries Service, the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United States/United Nations, the UN Industrial Development Organization, and the U.S. Agency for International Development from 1970-1982. Beagle’s agricultural expertise centered on rice and rice hulls (with a few references to straw and almonds); post-harvest processing, milling, and utilization; marketing-distribution of agricultural by-products; biomass energy; and conversion technologies, processes and equipment.
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Digitization Status: None

Collection Number: 16
Collection Name: Beattie, Rolla Kent, Photograph Collection
Collection Group: Plant Exploration Collections
Earliest Date: 1927
Latest Date: 1949
Linear Feet: 2.75
Collection Description: The Rolla Kent Beattie Photograph Collection consists of negatives that relate to trips to Colorado, California, Hawaii, Florida, the District of Columbia, Japan, Formosa (Taiwan), Hong Kong, Indochina, Cambodia, Malaya, China, France, and England, where he visited shrines, temples, pagodas, gardens, parks, graves, exhibits, and tourist areas. The images document cultural and scenic aspects of the trips.
Historical or Biographical Sketch: A forest pathologist for the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) from 1912-1945, Beattie (1875-1960) is notable for his studies of Northwest flora and chestnut blight. He spent three years in Asia for the USDA's Division of Forest Pathology surveying chestnut trees and related plants and gathering seeds to introduce disease-resistant strains to the United States.
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Formats: Photographs

Collection Number: 17
Collection Name: Beaty, Layne R., Papers
Earliest Date: 1926
Latest Date: 1979
Linear Feet: 11
Collection Description: The Layne R. Beaty Papers focus on the history of farm radio and television broadcasting in the United States and on the origins and development of the National Farm and Home Hour, the most popular radio program in the 20th century. There are a small number of documents relating to the Voice of America and Clear Channel Broadcasting. His papers include photographs, correspondence, reports, surveys, newspaper clippings, magazine articles, farm radio and television station promotional literature, annual directories, reports and yearbooks, annual convention literature, and professional newsletters.
Historical or Biographical Sketch: Beaty (b. 1935) was chief of the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Radio and Television Service from 1954-1980. He graduated from Southeastern Oklahoma State University in 1935. Between 1943 and 1951, he worked as farm editor of radio station WBAP in Fort Worth, Texas. In 1947, he served as president of the National Association of Radio Farm Directors (NARFD).
Processed: Yes, view the finding aid online.
Formats: Audiovisuals; Photographs
Digitization Status: None

Collection Number: 320
Collection Name: Beaty, Layne, Oral History Tape
Earliest Date: 1985
Latest Date: 1985
Linear Feet: 1.25
Collection Description: The Layne Beaty Oral History Tape contains the interview of Beaty by Roy Battles on August 12, 1985. Collection consists of two tapes with call numbers: Audiocassette no. 81 pt. 1 and Audiocassette no. 81 pt. 2. The two tapes have been digitized and the collection contains a DVD copy of the originals.
Historical or Biographical Sketch: Beaty (b. 1935) was chief of the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Radio and Television Service from 1954-1980. He graduated from Southeastern Oklahoma State University in 1935. Between 1943 and 1951, he worked as farm editor of radio station WBAP in Fort Worth, Texas. In 1947, he served as president of the National Association of Radio Farm Directors (NARFD).
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Formats: Audiovisuals
Digitization Status: Entire collection digitized

Collection Number: 459
Collection Name: Becker, Joseph Aloysius
Earliest Date: 1959
Latest Date: 1959
Bulk Dates: 1959
Linear Feet: 1
Collection Description: Commemorative scrapbook, dated January 31, 1959, from the occasion of Joseph Aloysius Becker's retirement from the United States Department of Agriculture. Includes congratulatory letters to him from Ezra Taft Benson (the Secretary of Agriculture), and other notable figures. It also includes a summary of Becker's career in the Department.
Historical or Biographical Sketch: Joseph Aloysius Becker (1891-1975) was born in Hurley, Wisconsin. He was a member of the University of Wisconsin-Madison class of 1914 from which he received his B.S. and M.S. degrees. In 1918 he became a state field statistical agent for the US Department of Agriculture, duties being to appraise crop prospects and analyze crop conditions from information reported by farmers. In 1922 he was transferred to Washington, D.C. to head research on methods and serve on the Crop Reporting Board in the role of Assistant Chief of the Division of Crop and Livestock Estimates. He also served as principle statistician for the Division. In August 1935, he became Head of the Division and Chairman of the Crop Reporting Board and served in that capacity until May 1937. After time spent on leave due to ill health, he returned to the Division as Assistant Head. He led most of the adjustments in statistical procedures required by the Great Depression. In 1942 he was designated Chairman of the Crop Reporting Board until he was transferred in August 1944 to the Office of Foreign Agricultural Relations to serve as chief consultant for statistical methods in foreign countries. In 1957 he received the Department’s Distinguished Service Award. He retired from the Department in 1959.
Subjects: USDA History

Collection Number: 284
Collection Name: Beef Cattle Photograph Collection
Earliest Date: 1908
Latest Date: 1977
Linear Feet: 1.25
Collection Description: The Beef Cattle Photograph Collection consists of various breeds of beef cattle from different geographical regions including Beltsville, Maryland. Photographs are filed by breed, subject, activity, or place.
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Formats: Photographs
Digitization Status: None

Collection Number: 18
Collection Name: Bellinger, Lyle Frederick, Collection
Earliest Date: 1897
Latest Date: 1902
Linear Feet: 0.5
Collection Description: The Lyle Frederick Bellinger Collection consists of 14 letters received from G. D. Brill while Brill was posted to China by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Brill was based at the confluence of the Yangtze and Han Rivers in order to establish a school of agriculture. There are eight black and white photographs, four of which have been colored by hand. All are pictures of Chinese scenery and people, except for a 1901 portrait of Brill.
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Formats: Photographs
Digitization Status: None

Collection Number: 374
Collection Name: Beltsville Agricultural Research Center (BARC) Symposia Records
Earliest Date: 1987
Latest Date: 1993
Bulk Dates: 1987-1993
Linear Feet: 0.5
Collection Description: The Beltsville Agricultural Research Center (BARC) Symposia records are Friends of the Agricultural Research - Beltsville (FAR-B) files on the Beltsville Symposia starting in 1987 through 1993 (BARC Symposia XII-XXIV). There are programs, committee membership information, speaker and attendee materials, and bills and receipts with some explanatory letters. The materials were retained by Francis (Frank) Longen, the first and longest serving Treasurer of FAR-B.
Historical or Biographical Sketch: Friends of the Agricultural Research-Beltsville (FAR-B) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting the research, educational, and outreach programs at the Henry A. Wallace Beltsville Agricultural Research Center (BARC). Its members include USDA alumni as well as individuals or groups from academia, industry, government, BARC employees and the general public. BARC is among the prominent USDA locations and is the research arm of the United States Department of Agriculture. It has an international reputation for its cutting-edge research in just about every scientific area and discipline.
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Digitization Status: None

Collection Number: 360
Collection Name: Beltsville Area Modernization Study Records
Earliest Date: 1914
Latest Date: 1997
Bulk Dates: 1930-1960
Linear Feet: 12
Collection Description: The Beltsville Area Modernization Study Records contain materials collected by Robinson & Associates, Inc., a company that was hired by the Beltsville Area Research Center (BARC) to conduct a modernization study. The records include historical newspaper clippings, journal articles, USDA and government agency memos and correspondence, photographs and negatives, floorplans, maps, and blueprints. The main subject of all materials is BARC buildings and land development. The study evaluated all BARC buildings and produced an extensive report outlining their findings.
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Formats: Maps; Photographs; Reprints
Digitization Status: None

Collection Number: 447
Collection Name: Beltsville Cattle Reproduction Photographs
Earliest Date: 1926
Latest Date: 1938
Bulk Dates: 1930-1931
Linear Feet: 1
Collection Description: The collection consists of a photograph album of approximately 100 black and white photographs showing cattle reproductive issues such as artificial insemination, anatomy, and pathology. Photographs are primarily taken in Beltsville or at another USDA location; some are labeled. The cover carries the title of "Beltsville Bulls." It looks as if an attempt was made to erase the word "Bulls." The album contains photographs of both bulls and cows. Location of some of the photographs can be identified as BARC EAST (e.g. "Beltsville Calf Barn" and "Bull Exerciser at Beltsville, Maryland."). Some photographs are from microscope images.
Historical or Biographical Sketch: This album was found in Building 200 of the Beltsville Agricultural Research Center. It was transferred to the National Agricultural Library in 2011 by H. David (Dave) Guthrie of the Animal Biosciences and Biotechnology Laboratory. Some of the photographs are labeled, most are not, except with a number. There is no text in the album concerning the history or purpose of the album, but in general the photographs represent cattle reproduction activities at Beltsville Research Center in the 1930s. Some unlabeled photographs are clearly not Beltsville.
Subjects: Animal Science; USDA History
Formats: Photographs
Digitization Status: None

Collection Number: 42
Collection Name: Bereskin, Ben, Papers
Earliest Date: 1954
Latest Date: 1988
Linear Feet: 18.75
Collection Description: The Ben Bereskin Papers include papers, photographs, publications and reports by Bereskin and others (H.O. Hetzer) as well as data, notes, correspondence, drafts, abstracts, and other manuscripts. Materials cover subjects such as livestock, poultry, and swine.
Historical or Biographical Sketch: Ben Bereskin (b. 1922) began working at U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) in 1965 as a research geneticist (animal) with USDA’s Agricultural Research Service, Animal Husbandry Research Division, Swine Research Branch. Bereskin’s swine research objectives included selection for lean growth on low protein diets; comparing responses of pigs to selection under different dietary regimes; monitoring and evaluating physiological traits in the selected lines; evaluating the genetic X nutritional interaction effects and evaluating responses to reverse selection. In 1975 he was elected a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and in 1985-1986 he was the sole winner of the National Swine Improvement Federation’s Distinguished Service Award. Bereskin retired in 1988 as a research geneticist at the USDA Nonruminant Animal Nutrition Laboratory, Animal Science Institute.
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Formats: Photographs
Digitization Status: None

Collection Number: 449
Collection Name: Berg, Norman Alf, Letters
Earliest Date: 1998
Latest Date: 1998
Bulk Dates: 1998
Linear Feet: 0.25
Collection Description: The collection consists of two letters to Norman A. Berg: one from USDA Secretary Dan Glickman granting him the honorary title of Chief Emeritus of the Natural Resources Conservation Service, dated Jan. 5, 1998; and: one from Thomas A. Weber, Acting Chief of the Natural Resources Conservation Service congratulating him on being granted the title, dated February 12, 1998.
Historical or Biographical Sketch: Norman Alf Berg (Norm) was born in Pine County, Minnesota and attended the University of Minnesota (bachelor's) and Harvard University (master's). He served in the Soil Conservation Service (SCS) and later headed the National Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) from 1979 to 1982. He supervised the first National Agricultural Lands Study and drafted the Soil and Water Conservation Act. He also served as American Farmland Trust senior adviser (source: Farm Progress (June 2009) p. 5). He died in 2008 (source: Wash. Post)
Subjects: Natural Resources; USDA History
Digitization Status: None

Collection Number: 20
Collection Name: Bergland, Robert Selmer, Collection
Earliest Date: 1976
Latest Date: 1977
Linear Feet: 3
Collection Description: The Robert Selmer Bergland Collection includes press clippings containing information about him during his tenure in the U.S. Congress (1971-1977); and his background, experience, nomination, and approval as Secretary of Agriculture under the Carter administration. There is a photograph album of a trip to the Philippines presented to Bergland from the National Grains Authority.
Historical or Biographical Sketch: Bergland (b. 1928) was Secretary of Agriculture from 1977-1981 under President Jimmy Carter. A Democrat, he served as a U.S. Representative from Minnesota from 1971-1977, leaving Congress to head the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
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Formats: Photographs
Digitization Status: None

Collection Number: 21
Collection Name: Beyers, Herbert, Collection: American Poultry Historical Society Papers
Collection Group: Poultry Science Collections
Earliest Date: 1929
Latest Date: 1991
Linear Feet: 2.25
Collection Description: The Herbert Beyers Collection contains original issues or copies of Norbest News, Norbest Turkey News, and Norbest Market Letter. There are articles and reprints from trade journals and newspapers plus a brief biography highlighting Beyers’ accomplishments.
Historical or Biographical Sketch: Beyers (b. 1903) was general manager of Norbest Turkey Growers Association, the nation's largest turkey marketing organization, from 1933-1967, and became president in 1967. He was known as "Mr. Turkey, U.S.A." because of his prominence in the turkey industry for more than 40 years and he served as a constant advisor to U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) officials on many of the laws and USDA regulations on turkey grading and inspection.
Processed: Yes, view the finding aid online.
Formats: Reprints
Digitization Status: None

Collection Number: 22
Collection Name: Block, John R., Collection
Earliest Date: 1980
Latest Date: 1981
Linear Feet: 1.25
Collection Description: The John R. Block Collection includes press clippings containing information about John Block, Illinois; and his background, experience, nomination, and approval as Secretary of Agriculture under the Reagan administration.
Historical or Biographical Sketch: Block (b. 1935) was Secretary of Agriculture from 1981-1986.
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Digitization Status: None

Collection Number: 23
Collection Name: Blomquist, Anton Gabriel, Letters
Earliest Date: 1876
Latest Date: 1882
Linear Feet: 0.25
Collection Description: The Anton Gabriel Blomquist Letters consist of correspondence from Blomquist to Franklin B. Hough, forest commissioner and first chief of the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Division of Forestry, about forestry and the Forest Institute at Evois, Finland.
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Collection Number: 24
Collection Name: Bolton, James, Manuscript
Earliest Date: 1776
Latest Date: 1795
Linear Feet: 0.75
Collection Description: The James Bolton manuscript is the original manuscript Icones Fungorum Circa Halifax Sponte Nascentium [Halifax, England], 1784-1792. It contains notes and drawings upon which the author, James Bolton, based his published work, entitled, An History of Fungesses growing about Halifax (England), four volumes, 182 copper plates, Halifax, 1788-1791. The six manuscript volumes contain 242 watercolor plates representing the plants mostly in their natural size, with brief remarks on the page opposite each illustration indicating where and when the specimen was collected. Because some of his original names were tentative, Bolton went through the manuscript volumes and inserted at the top of each page the name finally adopted for publication with the citation of the plate upon which the species occurs in the published work.
Historical or Biographical Sketch: James Bolton (1750-1799) was a British mycologist who illustrated fungi. He became interested in fungi through his work on William Watson’s The History and antiquities of the parish of Halifax, in Yorkshire (1775). Bolton provided illustrations for several natural history publications, but he was best known for his book An history of the fungusses growing about Halifax (1788-1791). This book established Bolton’s place in mycology, and was a standard resource for the identification of mushrooms in the field.
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Formats: Agricultural Art and Memorabilia
Digitization Status: None

Collection Number: 25
Collection Name: Boone, Merritt Anderson, Collection: American Poultry Historical Society Papers
Collection Group: Poultry Science Collections
Earliest Date: 1930
Latest Date: 1983
Linear Feet: 5
Collection Description: The Merritt Anderson Boone Collection includes a bibliography of Boone's published works; manuscripts and technical reports by Boone; correspondence; and reprints of some of his published articles. The collection contains items relating to poultry activities in South Carolina. There are materials from the South Carolina Poultry Extension Service and from various poultry short courses conducted by Clemson University between 1930 and 1979. Other components are minutes of the South Carolina Poultry Improvement Association meetings held in 1953-1955 and 1970-1974, and printer's dies from the 1965-1968 Association's yearbooks; approximately 1,000 35-millimeter color slides on various aspects of the poultry industry during the 1960s; and miscellaneous reprints, circulars, and bulletins pertaining to poultry breeding and industry from the 1939-1983 period.
Historical or Biographical Sketch: Merritt Anderson "Dan" Boone (1920-1993) was a professor of poultry science at Clemson University from 1947-1977. Originally from Geneva, Nebraska, he studied animal science at the University of Nebraska. He then served four years in the Veterinary Corps of the U.S. Army. While waiting to go to veterinary school, he decided to pursue a master’s degree in poultry science. In the meantime, Boone worked in both the dairy and poultry industries. He worked for the federal Milk Marketing Administration in Chicago and a dairy farm in Utah. He worked for the Michigan State Poultry Improvement Association before settling into a career as a research professor in poultry at Clemson University. While at Clemson, Boone worked primarily in genetics and physiology (where he contributed to heat stress research).
Processed: Yes, view the finding aid online.
Formats: Reprints

Collection Number: 26
Collection Name: Borthwick, Harry A., Papers
Earliest Date: 1901
Latest Date: 1967
Linear Feet: 112
Collection Description: The Harry A. Borthwick Papers contain reprints, experiment results, correspondence, abstracts, manuscripts, photographs, negatives, positives, maps, graphs, tables, charts, slides, and notebooks. There are indexes to the reprints, abstracts, photographs, and negatives.
Historical or Biographical Sketch: Borthwick (1898-1974), plant physiologist for the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), is notable for heading the investigation on photoperiodism, which culminated in the discovery of phytochrome in plants. In 1995, he was named to the Agricultural Research Service (ARS) Science Hall of Fame in recognition of contributions in elucidating the importance of photoperiodic mechanisms controlling flowering in plants.
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Formats: Maps; Photographs; Reprints
Digitization Status: None

Collection Number: 278
Collection Name: Botanic Garden Photograph Collection
Collection Group: Plant Photograph Collections
Earliest Date: 1910
Latest Date: 1922
Linear Feet: 1
Collection Description: The Botanic Garden Photograph Collection consists of color and black and white lantern slides of U.S. and international botanic gardens and includes landscape and interior views, selected plant specimens, and garden design diagrams. Featured U.S. gardens are the Missouri Botanic Garden, the National Botanic Garden and the National Arboretum, Golden Gate Park, and New York Botanic Garden. International gardens include Konigl Botanischer Garten in Dahlen bei Berlin; Botanic Garden, Tokyo; Royal Botanic Garden, Kew, England; and Quinta Normal, Santiago, Chile.
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Formats: Photographs
Digitization Status: None

Collection Number: 27
Collection Name: Brant, Albert Wade, Collection: American Poultry Historical Society Papers
Collection Group: Poultry Science Collections
Earliest Date: 1907
Latest Date: 1997
Linear Feet: 28.5
Collection Description: The Albert Wade Brant Collection contains copies of scientific literature and non-published documents on poultry meat and egg research, dating from approximately 1930 until 1998. An author file of 17,000 cards accompanies the publications. The abstracts were generated or made available by the following organizations or individuals: Institute of American Poultry Industries; University of Illinois; U.S. Egg and Poultry Magazine; Dr. George F. Stewart and A. Wade Brant. Other materials in the collection include minutes of the Pacific Dairy and Poultry Association (PDPA), Institute of American Poultry Industries (IAPI), letters, photographs, cartoons, post cards, humorous poems, chicken and turkey stories, newspaper clippings, chicken jokes, Poultry Science Association mementos, and films.
Historical or Biographical Sketch: Albert Wade Brant (b. 1919) graduated from Kansas State University in 1940 with a bachelor of science degree in poultry husbandry, received a master of science degree in poultry nutrition from Michigan State University in 1942, and a Ph.D. in food science and technology in 1949 from Iowa State University. For 10 years (1949-1959) Brant worked for the USDA’s Agricultural Research Service (ARS) in Beltsville, Maryland, conducting research on egg and poultry meat quality, rising to the position of chief of the Poultry Research Branch, Animal Husbandry Research Division. From late-1959 through 1980 Brant worked at the University of California – Davis, College of Agriculture, Department of Food Science and Technology as a Food Technologist, Lecturer in Food Science and Technology, and Associate in the Agricultural Experiment Station. Brant was actively involved with the World Poultry Science Association (WPSA) and its USA Branch (and predecessor committee) from 1958-1996 and remains a lifetime member. From 1965-1978, he served as secretary/ treasurer, vice president, and president of the USA Branch. In 1978 he was elected treasurer of the WPSA and served in that capacity until 1996. Brant authored or co-authored over 250 research papers, bulletins, technical articles, and book chapters, and two public service patents.
Processed: Yes, view the finding aid online.
Formats: Agricultural Art and Memorabilia; Audiovisuals
Digitization Status: None

Collection Number: 28
Collection Name: Breimyer, Harold F., Papers
Earliest Date: 1958
Latest Date: 1970
Linear Feet: 2
Collection Description: The Harold F. Breimyer Papers include correspondence produced during Breimyer’s association with the American Agricultural Economics Association (AAEA) and the American Farm Economic Association (AFEA), programs of meetings, reprints, and newspaper clippings related to AAEA and AFEA.
Historical or Biographical Sketch: Harold F. Breimyer (1914-2001) worked for the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) as an economist for 30 years and was an agent for the University of Missouri’s agricultural extension.
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Formats: Reprints
Digitization Status: None

Collection Number: 29
Collection Name: Brewster, John Monroe, Papers
Earliest Date: 1950
Latest Date: 1970
Linear Feet: 3
Collection Description: The John Monroe Brewster Papers include correspondence, research notes, photographs, and a manuscript of a book of Brewster's writings which was published posthumously. The book is titled: A Philosopher Among Economists [Selected Works of John M. Brewster]. Philadelphia: J. T. Murphy Co., [1970].
Historical or Biographical Sketch: John Monroe Brewster (1904-1965), an agricultural economist for the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), began his service in 1936 in the Agricultural Adjustment Administration, Land Use Planning Division. Throughout his career he continued to serve as an agricultural economist within many different USDA divisions including the Farm Security Administration, Bureau of Agricultural Economics, Production and Marketing Administration, Agricultural Marketing Service, and the Production Economics Research Branch. Brewster’s last position at the USDA was as the leader of the Farm Size and Resource Requirements Investigations, Agricultural Adjustments Branch of the Farm Economics Division of the Economic Research Service. Some of his notable studies focused on oilseed processing, the relation of resources-to-income in family farming, the classification and structure of family and non-family farms, the effects of technological advance on American farming, and cultural attitudes as a factor in the economic growth of under-developed countries. In 1954 Dr. Brewster received the USDA Superior Service Award and the Agricultural Marketing Service Meritorious Award for his work with cottonseed oil mills.
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Formats: Photographs
Digitization Status: None

Collection Number: 30
Collection Name: Brooks, Emerson Merlyn, Papers
Earliest Date: 1913
Latest Date: 1972
Linear Feet: 17.5
Collection Description: The Emerson Merlyn Brooks Papers contain the original manuscript material, worksheets, photographs, and maps relating to the book The Growth of a Nation; A Pictorial Review of the United States from Colonial Days to the Present, 1956. There are also materials intended for use in a book called Pictorial Agriculture-USA.
Historical or Biographical Sketch: Emerson Merlyn Brooks (1905-1982) was an agricultural statistician who began his U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) career in 1933 with the Bureau of Agricultural Economics (BAE). In 1939 Brooks was transferred to Washington, D.C., to specialize in estimates of the tobacco, peanut, and sugar crops. From 1963-1967, he served as the deputy director of the Field Operations Division. Brooks completed his service with the USDA working with the Statistical Reporting Service (SRS) as a staff officer for career development and foreign programs, from 1967-1972.
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Formats: Maps; Photographs
Digitization Status: None

Collection Number: 423
Collection Name: Buie, Thomas S. Papers
Earliest Date: 1941
Latest Date: 1948
Bulk Dates: 1946-1948
Linear Feet: 0.25
Collection Description: The Thomas S. Buie Papers contain articles, memoranda, letters, and newspaper clippings pertaining to the attempt of the Farm Bureau Federation to effect the closure of the regional offices of the Soil Conservation Service and the transfer of the functions to other USDA agencies.
Historical or Biographical Sketch: Thomas S. Buie (1896-1973) was appointed director of the Soil Conservation Service Southeastern Regional Office in Spartanburg, South Carolina in 1935 and served until 1954. Prior to that he was the Regional Director of the South Tyger Regional Project, one of the first United States federally initiated soil conservation projects (begun in 1933). Buie experimented with erosion control techniques beginning in the 1930's and is responsible for the adoption of many soil and water conservation practices in South Carolina and the Southeast. He was one of the founders of the Soil Conservation Society of America where he served as president in 1948. He was a member of the Clemson University class of 1917; he received his M.S. and Ph.D from Iowa State University.
Subjects: Natural Resources; USDA History
Digitization Status: None

Collection Number: 221
Collection Name: Byerly, Theodore, Papers
Collection Group: Poultry Science Collections
Earliest Date: 1925
Latest Date: 1990
Linear Feet: 25.75
Collection Description: The Theodore Byerly Papers contain correspondence, manuscripts, publications, clippings, biographical information, photographs, and office files relating to Byerly’s career in poultry science and his participation in agricultural organizations.
Historical or Biographical Sketch: Theodore Byerly (1902-1990) was an instructor of zoology and a professor of poultry science, as well as a U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) employee for 40 years. Though the focus of his work was animal husbandry, he also performed research on beef, swine, and sheep. While with the USDA, some of his positions included chief of Animal and Poultry Husbandry Research and ARS deputy administrator of farm research. His papers include correspondence, manuscripts, publications, clippings, biographical information, photographs, and office files.
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Digitization Status: None


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