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Collection Number: 19
Collection Name: P.J. Berckmans Company's Nurseries Records
Earliest Date: 1899
Latest Date: 1923
Linear Feet: 1
Collection Description: P.J. Berckmans Company's Fruitland Nurseries Records contain an inventory of the nursery stock list dated 1918, purchase and shipping orders, a private letter, covers of catalogs, and a number of photographs of the nursery stock.
Historical or Biographical Sketch: The P.J. Berckmans Company's Fruitland Nurseries of Augusta, Georgia, were started in 1858 by P.J. Berckmans.
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Formats: Photographs
Digitization Status: None

Collection Number: 124
Collection Name: Passmore, Deborah Griscom, Watercolor Collection
Earliest Date: 1911
Latest Date: 1911
Linear Feet: 4
Collection Description: The Deborah Griscom Passmore Watercolor Collection consist of an original manuscript "Flowers in Water Color: Wildflowers of America" by Deborah G. Passmore. There are 61 original, signed Passmore watercolors in this collection, as well as several signed sketches, unsigned works, and two watercolors signed by another artist, Dora Paxon. In the front of the manuscript, there is an anonymous, typescript biography of Passmore which is immediately followed by a brief, handwritten note detailing Passmore's death, and the signature of Carrie Harrison. (Her relationship to Passmore is unknown, but she may have been a botanist in the Bureau of Plant Industry, U.S. Department of Agriculture.) There are several newspaper obituaries pasted onto the end of the typescript, below Carrie Harrison's signature.
Historical or Biographical Sketch: Born in Delaware County, Pennsylvania, on July 17, 1840, Deborah Griscom Passmore was educated in a Friends school and studied art under several famous artists including Thomas Moran. She also attended the School of Design and the Academy of Fine Arts in Philadelphia before coming to Washington, D.C., where, in 1892, she took an appointment with the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Division of Pomology. She painted for many exhibits and flowers and fruits in watercolor became her specialty.
Processed: Yes, view the finding aid online.
Formats: Agricultural Art and Memorabilia
Digitization Status: None

Collection Number: 125
Collection Name: Payne, Loyal F., Collection: American Poultry Historical Society Papers
Collection Group: Poultry Science Collections
Earliest Date: 1890
Latest Date: 1970
Linear Feet: 2
Collection Description: The Loyal F. Payne Collection materials relate to the history and development of the poultry industry in the United States from the early 1800s through the 1950s. Catalogs, brochures, and production records of three early poultry-breeding companies describe increased egg production of chickens between 1942 and 1966. Papers include a copy of a manuscript by George F. Carter, “Pre-Columbian Chickens in America” (1968), and a list of early poultrymen in the United States between 1890 and 1925.
Historical or Biographical Sketch: Loyal F. Payne (1889-1970) was professor and head of the poultry departments at the University of Massachusetts (1914-1921) and Kansas State University (1921-1954). He performed original research on chicken embryo mortality during incubation and was a founding member of the American Poultry Historical Society. In 1968, Payne was inducted into the American Poultry Historical Society's Poultry Hall of Fame.
Processed: Yes, view the finding aid online.
Digitization Status: None

Collection Number: 126
Collection Name: Peale, Titian Ramsay, Manuscript
Earliest Date: 1796
Latest Date: 1796
Linear Feet: 0.25
Collection Description: The Titian Ramsay Peale Manuscript is Peale's original manuscript "Drawings of American Insects; Showing Them in Their Several States, Together with Such Minute Insects as Require Investigation by the Microscope," which includes colored plates and drawings.
Historical or Biographical Sketch: Son of painter Charles Wilson Peale, Titian Ramsay Peale (1799-1885) was an artist and naturalist.
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Formats: Agricultural Art and Memorabilia
Digitization Status: None

Collection Number: 127
Collection Name: Pennington, Mary E., Papers
Earliest Date: 1895
Latest Date: 1952
Linear Feet: 1.25
Collection Description: The Mary E. Pennington Papers include articles, government bulletins, and speeches to technical and commercial organizations on the handling, refrigeration, and distribution of perishables.
Historical or Biographical Sketch: Mary E. Pennington (1872-1952) was one of the nation’s most outstanding food and refrigeration scientists. A specialist in bacteriology and food science, she established the Philadelphia Clinical Laboratory in 1898, serving some 400 subscribing doctors. In 1905 she was named bacteriological chemist and chief of the Food Research Laboratory of the Department of Agriculture. During World War I, she took an active part in the War Food Administration under Herbert Hoover. In 1919 she left USDA to head the research department of the American Balsa Company. From 1923-1931 she was director of the Household Refrigeration Bureau of the National Association of Ice Industries.
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Collection Number: 218
Collection Name: People on the Farm Program Records
Earliest Date: 1976
Latest Date: 1983
Bulk Dates: 1976-83
Linear Feet: 7.5
Collection Description: The People on the Farm Program Records include correspondence, notes, drafts, manuscripts, photographs, and contacts sheets for the "People on the Farm" leaflet series produced by the U.S. Department of Agriculture from 1977-1982. The collection includes a complete set of the publications, titled: "People on the Farm: Dairying"; "People on the Farm: Growing Wheat"; "People on the Farm: Growing Vegetables"; "People on the Farm: Black Families"; "People on the Farm: Growing Oranges"; "People on the Farm: Broiler Growers"; "People on the Farm: Corn and Hog Farming"; "People on the Farm: Raising Beef Cattle"; "Visiting People on a Dairy Farm"; and "A Teacher's Guide to People on the Farm."
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Formats: Photographs
Digitization Status: None

Collection Number: 128
Collection Name: Pierce, Howard Castner, Papers: American Poultry Historical Society Papers
Collection Group: Poultry Science Collections
Earliest Date: 1903
Latest Date: 1963
Linear Feet: 5
Collection Description: The Howard Castner Pierce Papers consist of black and white photographs and negatives concerning the poultry industry during the early part of the twentieth century in the United States, and publications of the Food Research Laboratory, Bureau of Chemistry. Also included are correspondence, drawings, and plans of poultry devices submitted to the U.S. Patent Office; material on the first National Chicken of Tomorrow contest in 1946; publications of the Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company, and lesson plans for a poultry course taught by Pierce at Iowa State College. The photographs document poultry processing, grading, and egg candling experiments conducted by the Bureau of Chemistry, U.S. Department of Agriculture (1912-19); packing plants in Topeka, Kansas and Atlantic, Iowa (1910); poultry houses in Petaluma and Loomis, California (undated); a tour of Europe in 1924 coinciding with the World's Poultry Congress held in Barcelona, Spain; the Seventh World's Poultry Congress held in Cleveland, Ohio, in 1939; a caricature of Pierce farming, made in 1944; and a testimonial dinner for Pierce in 1963.
Historical or Biographical Sketch: Howard Castner Pierce (1882-1967) served as head of the Poultry Department at Iowa State College; investigator, Food Research Laboratory, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA); marketing specialist for the Bureau of Economics, USDA; and poultry buyer and director of research for the Great Atlantic & Pacific (A&P) Food Stores.
Processed: Yes, view the finding aid online.
Formats: Photographs
Digitization Status: None

Collection Number: 275
Collection Name: Pinchot, Gifford, Photograph Collection
Earliest Date: 1898
Latest Date: 1910
Linear Feet: 0.75
Collection Description: The Gifford Pinchot Photograph Collection approximately 30 glass negatives of Gifford Pinchot. The activities depicted include Pinchot operating a movie projector, fishing, working at his desk, and participating in a ceremony for the commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Negatives are numbered. Glass negatives are undated, but may be from 1923-1935.
Historical or Biographical Sketch: Gifford Pinchot (1865-1946) was the fourth Chief of the U.S. Forest Service. Born in Simsbury, Connecticut, he was educated at Phillips Exeter Academy and Yale University. After his graduation from Yale in 1889, he went to Europe to study forestry, since it was not offered as a course of study at any university in the United States at the time. Pinchot worked in several countries during his time in Europe, but his most notable stop was at L'Ecole Nationale Foretière in Nancy, France. He returned to the United States in 1892. Upon his return, Pinchot did forestry work at Biltmore, the George W. Vanderbilt estate, in North Carolina. Pinchot’s career in forestry was highly decorated. In the early 1900s, he helped found the School of Forestry at Yale, where he was a professor from 1903-1936. Furthermore, he was also the Chief of the U.S. Forest Service from 1898-1910, serving under three Presidents. Pinchot and President Theodore Roosevelt, both staunch conservationists, put forth policies that helped protect the nation’s natural resources. In addition to his duties with the Forest Service, Pinchot was an author. His most distinguished works were his Primer for Forestry (1899), The Fight for Conservation (1909), and Breaking New Ground (1947). Pinchot also had a career in politics. He served two separate terms as Governor of Pennsylvania (1923-1927, 1931-1935), the home of his father James's family, and the location of the family's country estate, "Grey Towers."
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Formats: Photographs
Digitization Status: None

Collection Number: 236
Collection Name: Plitt, Charles C., Collection
Earliest Date: 1897
Latest Date: 1994
Linear Feet: 10.25
Collection Description: The Charles C. Plitt Collection consists of a series of journals resulting from weekly botany field trips, which Plitt referred to as “tramps,” ranging in date from about 1898-1922. Plitt led these tramps through many areas around Baltimore; such as Loch Raven, Glen Burnie, Towson, Curtis Bay, and Ellicott City. The collection also includes biographical data, correspondence, photographs, and a book.
Historical or Biographical Sketch: A lifelong Marylander, Charles C. Plitt (1869-1933) was both a professor of botany and an international authority on lichens. In 1891, he received a degree in pharmacy from the old Maryland College of Pharmacy. In 1920, he was appointed full professor of botany and pharmacognosy at the School of Pharmacy of the University of Maryland. In 1921, Plitt was awarded an honorary doctor of science degree for his meritorious work in botany by the International Academy of Sciences.
Processed: Yes, view the finding aid online.
Formats: Agricultural Art and Memorabilia; Photographs

Collection Number: 279
Collection Name: Poisonous Plants Photograph Collection
Collection Group: Plant Photograph Collections
Earliest Date: 1907
Latest Date: 1925
Linear Feet: 2
Collection Description: The Poisonous Plants Photograph Collection contains black and white lantern slides of different species of livestock suffering from plant poisons. Most slides feature livestock that have been poisoned and/or include scientific name of poisonous plant species, animal type, animal number, and date and time of photograph. These captions allow the viewer to follow the course of a particular animal's reaction to a plant toxin. A few slide images show landscapes. A few images show livestock, but do not specify a plant poisoning. Some images include charts, tables and figures related to poisonous plant research.
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Formats: Photographs
Digitization Status: None

Collection Number: 130
Collection Name: Poppleton, Daniel, Account Book
Earliest Date: 1818
Latest Date: 1939
Linear Feet: 0.25
Collection Description: The Daniel Poppleton Account Book (typewritten copy, 1939) is titled "A Pioneer Farmer of Licking County, Ohio . . . 1818-1852." Most of the entries in the account book are debit items. Little money was in circulation at that time, and marketing of farm products was accomplished through barter. There is an introduction to the account book written by W.W. Stockberger, which provides biographical information about Poppleton and an explanation of the account book.
Historical or Biographical Sketch: Daniel Poppleton (1784-1852) was born at Pownal, Bennington County, Vermont. In 1812 he and his wife became the first settlers in Hartford Township, Licking County, Ohio. Poppleton served as the first Justice of the Peace in Hartford Township.
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Digitization Status: None

Collection Number: 131
Collection Name: Poultry and Egg National Board Records: American Poultry Historical Society Papers
Collection Group: Poultry Science Collections
Earliest Date: 1939
Latest Date: 1979
Linear Feet: 11.5
Collection Description: The Poultry and Egg National Board Records include board-meeting minutes, financial statements, annual reports, egg promotional material, new product research, cholesterol and fat studies, diet and nutritional cookbooks, reports of the American Home Economics Association conferences, and reports of the 1969 White House Conference on Nutrition.
Historical or Biographical Sketch: This poultry and egg trade association, established in 1940, provided information on human nutrition to consumers for more than 30 years.
Processed: Yes, view the finding aid online.
Digitization Status: None

Collection Number: 304
Collection Name: Poultry Industry Hall of Fame Records: American Poultry Historical Society Papers
Collection Group: Poultry Science Collections
Earliest Date: 1991
Latest Date: 2002
Linear Feet: 4.5
Collection Description: The Poultry Industry Hall of Fame Records contain nomination forms of American Poultry Historical Society members who became inductees in the Hall of Fame, artwork for Hall of Fame plaques, and correspondence regarding the preparation of plaques. See also the Skinner, John Louis, Collection.
Historical or Biographical Sketch: The Poultry Hall of Fame was created in 1953 at the annual meeting of the American Poultry Historical Society (APHS). Selections for t he Hall of Fame were to be made on a triennial basis, with the formal inductions taking place at the beginning of the following fiscal year. The APHS recognized the most outstanding people involved in the poultry industry and in poultry research from North America. The Hall of Fame was located in Jull Hall, University of Maryland from 1954-1970. Each inductee was represented with an oil-painted or photographic portrait. The Hall of Fame was moved to the National Agricultural Library in Beltsville, Maryland in 1970. Because of space limitations, the representations of the inductees were changed to etched, metal plaques featuring drawings of the inductees. These plaques were smaller in size than the portraits previously used.
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Digitization Status: None

Collection Number: 135
Collection Name: Poultry Processing Collection
Collection Group: Poultry Science Collections
Earliest Date: 1940
Latest Date: 1970
Bulk Dates: 1940s to 1970s
Linear Feet: 5.75
Collection Description: The Poultry Processing Collection consists primarily of black and white images and negatives of numerous dimensions, mounted and unmounted, representing the various stages in the handling and processing of poultry and eggs. There are some color images and written material associated with poultry technology.
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Formats: Photographs
Digitization Status: None

Collection Number: 132
Collection Name: Poultry Publications Collection: American Poultry Historical Society Papers
Collection Group: Poultry Science Collections
Earliest Date: 1899
Latest Date: 1979
Linear Feet: 40.25
Collection Description: The Poultry Publications Collection consists of U.S. and foreign poultry husbandry publications in the form of bulletins, circulars, pamphlets or booklets published by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, state experiment stations, extension service, trade magazines, commercial companies and foreign universities or governments.
Processed: Yes, view the finding aid online.
Digitization Status: None

Collection Number: 134
Collection Name: Poultry Science Department, University of Wisconsin, Cackelator: American Poultry Historical Society Papers
Collection Group: Poultry Science Collections
Linear Feet: 2
Collection Description: The Poultry Science Department, University of Wisconsin, Cackelator is an electronic box. The cackelator was used by Ag-Way Coop representatives as an early on-the-farm "computor" to formulate feed mixtures based on flock production factors such as body weight and egg weight. This briefcase size device was carried to the farm and used by the feed representative and flock-owner to make nutritional determinations to provide the highest net income for the poultryman.
Processed: Yes, view the finding aid online.
Formats: Agricultural Art and Memorabilia

Collection Number: 296
Collection Name: Poultry Scrapbooks
Collection Group: Poultry Science Collections
Earliest Date: 1928
Latest Date: 1945
Bulk Dates: 1940-1945
Linear Feet: 1.5
Collection Description: The Poultry Scrapbooks consist of four scrapbooks about people in the poultry industry, which contain primarily newspaper clippings but also include newsletters, letters, wedding and birth announcements, photographs, and obituaries. In some instances, entire sections of newspapers are simply folded into the scrapbooks.
Historical or Biographical Sketch: The collection appears to have been the property of Thomas Burr Charles, who was the head of the Department of Poultry Husbandry at the University of New Hampshire, Durham, until at least 1945.
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Formats: Agricultural Art and Memorabilia; Photographs
Digitization Status: None

Collection Number: 136
Collection Name: Poultry Times Newspaper and Poultryman Newspaper Photograph Collection: American Poultry Historical Society Papers
Collection Group: Poultry Science Collections
Earliest Date: 1963
Latest Date: 1986
Linear Feet: 37.5
Collection Description: The Poultry Times Newspaper and Poultryman Newspaper Photograph Collection contains black and white negatives taken by the staff of Poultry Times, a weekly newspaper from Gainesville, Georgia, (1956-1985) and the Poultryman, a weekly newspaper from Vineland, New Jersey (1956-1969). Included are negatives of state poultry associations’ personnel and functions, universities’ personnel, U.S. Department of Agriculture and other organizations’ personnel and events, and poultry-related commercial firms’ personnel and products. The Poultry Times portrait file contains negatives and black and white photographs.
Historical or Biographical Sketch: The Poultry Times is published by Poultry and Egg News and includes news articles on research; technical development; and current trends in production, marketing, and pricing. There are reports of activities of industry organizations with an emphasis placed on regional news.
Processed: Yes, view the finding aid online.
Formats: Photographs
Digitization Status: None

Collection Number: 137
Collection Name: Prestele, Wilhelm Heinrich (William Henry), Papers
Earliest Date: 1889
Latest Date: 1890
Bulk Dates: 1889-1890s
Linear Feet: 12
Collection Description: The Wilhelm Heinrich (William Henry) Prestele Papers consist of grape variety watercolors, sketches, tracings, notes, papers, plant specimens, and an album cover.
Historical or Biographical Sketch: In 1887, Wilhelm Heinrich Prestele (1838-1895) was appointed the first artist of the Pomology Division of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Prestele was assigned to create illustrations for a book on native American grapes written by Thomas Volney Munson. Munson was asked to prepare this exhaustive monograph on grapes by the Secretary of Agriculture. As Munson wrote in his 1909 publication titled Foundations of American Grape Culture, "The manuscript for this monograph, and accurate life-size colored plates of all our native grape species, were prepared and delivered but from lack of sufficient appropriation by Congress the work remains unpublished."
Processed: Yes, view the finding aid online.
Formats: Agricultural Art and Memorabilia
Digitization Status: Portion of collection digitized

Collection Number: 138
Collection Name: Prince Family Manuscript Collection
Earliest Date: 1779
Latest Date: 1914
Bulk Dates: 1790-1861
Linear Feet: 8
Collection Description: The Prince Family Manuscript Collection contains correspondence, account books, notebooks, and journals that provide an insight into the difficulties of maintaining a large nursery in the early years of the new American nation. Much of the material concerns business dealings between members of the Prince family and those transacting business with them. The remaining portion of the material deals with observations on and experiments with plants.
Historical or Biographical Sketch: This material is concerned with the most productive and innovative years of the Prince nurseries, which were based in Flushing, Long Island, New York. During these years, the nursery was owned and operated by William Prince, Jr., and William Prince, his son. Their Linnaean Gardens developed into experimental grounds for cultivating native American species and for testing European and Asian species.
Processed: Yes, view the finding aid online.
Digitization Status: None

Collection Number: 303
Collection Name: Progress Report: Food for Victory Crusade Manuscript
Earliest Date: 1943
Linear Feet: 2.5
Collection Description: The Progress Report: Food for Victory Crusade Manuscript summarizes the results of the World War II-era program after three months. It includes sample forms and advertising media such as a magazine article, a newspaper advertisement, poster, a moving picture still photograph, a circular, and a Purina newsletter.
Historical or Biographical Sketch: Purina Mills, St. Louis, Missouri, initiated a program called "Food for Victory Crusade" in 1943 to help farmers make simple improvements in their management, sanitation, and feeding practices, in order to increase the production of food during World War II. The Purina field force made personal calls on farmers to compare their practices with approved practices validated by U.S. Department of Agriculture and 44 of the state agricultural colleges. After the evaluation, the farmer was to correct any faults in his system.
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Formats: Posters
Digitization Status: None

Collection Number: 214
Collection Name: Promotional Materials: Screwworm Eradication Program Records
Collection Group: Screwworm Eradication Program Records
Earliest Date: 1976
Latest Date: 2003
Linear Feet: 12
Collection Description: Promotional Materials: Screwworm Eradication Program Records include items relating to screwworm eradication programs in the U.S. Southwest, Mexico, Central America, and North Africa. There are public information and promotional materials such as baseball caps, mugs, calendars, key rings and bumper stickers, publications and brochures, photographs, fly case collection reports, 16-millimeter films, and fly distribution artifacts.
Historical or Biographical Sketch: These promotional materials collected by Paul T. "Tommy" Stanford (b. 1955), document agricultural programs to eliminate the New World screwworm from the North American continent. Stanford has been involved in aspects of screwworm eradication programs since the 1980s and is Facilities and Administrative Manager for the Kika de la Garza Subtropical Agricultural Research Center in Weslaco, Texas. He also provides administrative support to the Agricultural Research Service Screwworm Research teams located in Mexico and Panama.
Processed: Yes, view the finding aid online.
Formats: Agricultural Art and Memorabilia; Photographs
Digitization Status: Portion of collection digitized

Collection Number: 451
Collection Name: Publication Board Documents Collection
Earliest Date: 1940
Latest Date: 1945
Linear Feet: 1.25
Collection Description: The collection consists of 119 documents or photocopies of documents released by the Publication Board. Most documents are technical reports captured from the Axis countries during World War II, or reports on Allied defense-related topics. These documents were classified during the War, and released from classification by the Board after the War. Specific topics are varied but generally about: chemical or industrial processes of strategic importance in Germany or the U.S., some agriculture-related. Documents are in English or in German.
Historical or Biographical Sketch: The Publication Board was established by the president in 1945 under the United States Department of Commerce on the advice of Ralph Shaw, librarian of the USDA library. The purpose of the Board was to declassify and make available technical information obtained through war research performed by the Allies or performed in and captured from the Axis countries. (Source: The Birth of Information Science (digitized edition of "From Documentation to Information Science" by Irene S. Farkas-Conn))
Subjects: Physical Sciences; USDA History
Digitization Status: None

Collection Number: 140
Collection Name: Pugsley, Charles William, Manuscript
Bulk Dates: 193-?
Linear Feet: 0.25
Collection Description: The Charles William Pugsley Manuscript was compiled circa 1930s by Pugsley and is titled, "The Land Grant College in South Dakota: Its Field of Work. A Court Record with Supporting Notes." Part 1 of the manuscript contains copies of documents which were presented to and considered by the court. Part 2 has materials used by the attorneys for the defense.
Historical or Biographical Sketch: Charles William Pugsley (d.1940) was president of South Dakota State College. The Regents of Education of South Dakota reported to the 1933 Legislature of the State Senate about duplication in work of the institutions of higher learning in the state. The Legislature discontinued certain courses. Alumni and friends of the university brought suit before the Supreme Court of South Dakota questioning the legal right of the Regents to discontinue courses. The Regents won. Pugsley was U.S. Assistant Secretary of Agriculture from 1921-1923.
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Digitization Status: None


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