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Collection Number: 457
Collection Name: Farmer's Day Books
Earliest Date: 1926
Latest Date: 1960
Bulk Dates: 1930's
Linear Feet: 1.25
Collection Description: The Farmer's Day books consist of 14 daily diaries of painter, handyman and farmer Roy Sayre (Walter LeRoy Sayre, 1894-1979) of Jacksonville, Illinois. The books are 8 inches in height by 5 inches or slightly larger. They date from 1926 through 1940, some volumes consist of two years, and 1944. A second author, almost certainly his wife, Esther (Esther Robinson Sayre, 1897-1991), adds comments and reuses some of the books and records daily events in the late 1950's and early 1960's. There are some inclusions within the pages (receipts, notes). Roy Sayre was a painter and occasional farmer.
Historical or Biographical Sketch: Donated to NAL by American Red Cross, Monroe County Chapter, Bloomington, Indiana, to whom the books were originally donated. They record the daily events and schedules of a painter, handyman and farmer in rural and "small-town" Illinois during the late 1920's, 1930's and early 40's. The events of the late 1950's and early 1960's are recorded by another author, apparently his wife, Esther.
Subjects: Agricultural History
Digitization Status: None

Collection Number: 291
Collection Name: Flood Control Collection
Earliest Date: 1910
Latest Date: 1972
Linear Feet: 0.5
Collection Description: The Flood Control Collection contains reports, articles, publications, correspondence, notes, and data regarding the issue of flood control in the United States due to erosion, loss of forests, man-made dams, and storms. Most of the publications were produced by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Soil Conservation Service, but the collection also includes articles written for professional meetings such as the American Society of Agricultural Engineers and the Society of American Foresters.
Historical or Biographical Sketch: In 1935 Congress passed an act that directed the Secretary of Agriculture to create an agency to deal with issues surrounding soil quality and erosion. This new agency would be called the Soil Conservation Service (SCS) and was actually the successor to the Soil Erosion Service (which itself was only two years old) of the Department of the Interior. The USDA had been examining soil erosion for years. However, a new program, developed by Hugh Hammond Bennett (the first chief of the SCS), coordinated much knowledge and practices related to soil. Bennett first began to promote the fight against soil erosion in a published bulletin in 1928. The actions taken by the SCS to maintain and improve soil conditions were driven largely by private landowners, who were organized into local districts. Furthermore, the SCS was given the recommendation to coordinate its actions with other agencies doing similar work. Both of these methods allowed for the most concentrated effort possible to conserve the nationís soil. After the USDA reorganization of 1994, the SCS was replaced by the Natural Resources Conservation Service.
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Digitization Status: None

Collection Number: 395
Collection Name: Food Irradiation Files of Michelle Marcotte and Marcotte Consulting
Earliest Date: 1987
Latest Date: 2006
Linear Feet: 21.25
Collection Description: The Food Irradiation Files of Michelle Marcotte and Marcotte Consulting contain research papers and printed information materials about food processing and food irradiation in Canada and the United States over a thirty year time frame. In 1987 Marcotte began building this collection while working for the Atomic Energy of Canada, Commercial Products, in Kanata, Ontario, Canada. The company is now known as MDS Nordion. When Marcotte left Nordion in 1995, she continued to grow the collection as part of her consulting work in the field. During the time, research papers were not that widely available on the web and much of the research in the field was published as white paper often as part of Joint FAO-IAEA research contracts. Having the hard copy was the only way to have access to the information. The information collected formed huge reviews of literature required to submit food irradiation petitions to Canada and the United States for request approval to irradiate mangoes, poultry, animal feeds, red meat and then later dietary supplements (botanicals), shellfish, crustaceans, shelf stable foods and assisted the National Food Processors Petition on ready to eat foods. The files include many petitions Marcotte authored or co-authored: the Nordion animal feed petition, the Sterigenics shelf stable petition, parts of Sterigenics 7.5 MeV petition, the Steritech (Australia) spice petition which was later expanded to include dry ingredients nuts and seeds, and the Steris botanicals (dietary supplements) petition.
Historical or Biographical Sketch: Michelle Marcotte graduated from the University of Windsor, Ontario, Canada in 1977 with a bachelor of arts degree in Home Economics, majoring in Foods and Nutrition. She began her career as an internal food consultant for Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada. Next she worked for MDS Nordion as Senior Market Development Specialist, Food Irradiation Applications. This was followed by employment by Inter/Sect Alliance. Finally, she created Marcotte Consulting Inc. (Canada) and Marcotte Consulting LLC (Maryland USA) to provide management consulting services to assist industry, governments, and other organizations.
Digitization Status: None

Collection Number: 402
Collection Name: Food Puppets
Linear Feet: 3
Collection Description: The USDA Food and Nutrition Service (FNS), received as an anonymous donation two food puppets that are believed to have been part of a childrenís television show, though we have no further information as to their origin.
Digitization Status: Entire collection digitized

Collection Number: 398
Collection Name: Food Quality Laboratory Photograph Album Collection
Earliest Date: 1916
Latest Date: 1950
Bulk Dates: 1900s-1940s
Linear Feet: 3
Collection Description: The Food Quality Laboratory Photograph Album Collection consists of three photograph albums that document the construction of part of Beltsville Agricultural Research Center East (BARC-East) abattoir, one of the oldest continuously operating federal slaughter plants in the United States, and some Agricultural Research Service research and short courses conducted there for economic development to small famers and minorities.
Historical or Biographical Sketch: The Beltsville Agricultural Research Center East (BARC-East) abattoir is one of the oldest continuously operating federal slaughter plants in the United States. It has been home to various Agricultural Research Service (ARS) research projects and some short courses have been taught there in regards to economic development for small farmers and minorities.
Digitization Status: None

Collection Number: 62
Collection Name: Fossum, M. Truman, Floriculture Collection
Earliest Date: 1890
Latest Date: 1986
Linear Feet: 195.25
Collection Description: The M. Truman Fossum Floriculture Collection contains papers relating to all of Fossumís endeavors, including business and personal correspondence as well as reports and publications related to the fields of marketing, horticulture, and the floriculture industry in the United States and abroad.
Historical or Biographical Sketch: In his career, Fossum (1912-1991) served as assistant professor of horticulture at the University of Maryland, director of Research and Member Services for the Society of American Florists, consultant for the Bureau of Census, agricultural economist and consultant for the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), and economic analyst for Floristsí Transworld Delivery Association (FTD). On behalf of the floral industry, Fossum campaigned for unbiased, third-party statistical information services for the industry, which led to the establishment of the Horticultural Specialties Census. He initiated benchmark economic studies and services relating to the floral industry, and he led the cooperative effort with the USDA for the development of market-news-reporting on ornamental crops.
Processed: Yes, view the finding aid online.
Digitization Status: None

Collection Number: 63
Collection Name: Foust, Clifford M., Collection
Earliest Date: 1976
Latest Date: 1994
Linear Feet: 14
Collection Description: The Clifford M. Foust Collection includes a card catalog; contact cards; photocopies of articles; correspondence; articles written by Foust; notes for his book entitled Rhubarb: The Wondrous Drug (Princeton University Press, 1992); recipes; and personal files on rhubarb.
Historical or Biographical Sketch: A professor of history at the University of Maryland, Clifford M. Foust maintained a rhubarb collection.
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Collection Number: 64
Collection Name: Friant, Julian N., Papers
Earliest Date: 1933
Latest Date: 1941
Linear Feet: 14
Collection Description: The Julian N. Friant Papers include correspondence with many U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) officials such as Henry A. Wallace (1933-1939), Paul Appleby (1933-1938), Chester Davis (1933-1937), and Rex Tugwell (1933-1935). There is also substantial correspondence with James Farley (1933-1937) and others. The material spans activities related to personnel work of the USDA, the Roosevelt administration, the Democratic Party, and congressional relations.
Historical or Biographical Sketch: Julian Friant (1888-1939) served as a special assistant to Secretary of Agriculture Henry A. Wallace (1933-1939). A Democrat and leader in the fight for national assistance to farmers, Friant was instrumental in developing a successful program of patronage within the USDA. His duties involved the review and recommendation of thousands of qualified applicants for jobs under the New Deal.
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Collection Number: 394
Collection Name: Functional Food Files of Michelle Marcotte and Marcotte Consulting
Linear Feet: 2.5
Collection Description: The Functional Food Files of Michelle Marcotte and Marcotte Consulting reflect the development of regulatory change in Canada for health foods, including dietary supplements which in Canada are usually termed herbal medicines, and for functional foods or neutraceuticals. Marcotte's work in the field is part of her consulting practice which focuses on market development through regulatory change and communications. This work required an incorporation of nutrition, food technology and regulatory knowledge to affect market development for an emerging system.
Historical or Biographical Sketch: Michelle Marcotte graduated from the University of Windsor, Ontario, Canada in 1977 with a bachelor of arts degree in Home Economics, majoring in Foods and Nutrition. She began her career as an internal food consultant for Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada. Next she worked for MDS Nordion as Senior Market Development Specialist, Food Irradiation Applications. This was followed by employment by Inter/Sect Alliance. Finally, she created Marcotte Consulting Inc. (Canada) and Marcotte Consulting LLC (Maryland USA) to provide management consulting services to assist industry, governments, and other organizations. She also co-chaired the United Nations Environment Program Methyl Bromide Technical Options Committee.
Digitization Status: None


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