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Collection Number: 192
Collection Name: Wallace, Henry Agard, Papers
Earliest Date: 1933
Latest Date: 1942
Bulk Dates: 1933-1940
Linear Feet: 4.25
Collection Description: The Henry Agard Wallace Papers include press releases of addresses and statements made by Wallace while he was secretary of agriculture (1933-40) and newspaper clippings about Wallace while secretary of agriculture and during his first year as Vice President of the United States. There is also a copy of the typescript, "The Reminiscences of Henry Agard Wallace," Volume 2, 1935-39, pages 310-643, and Volume 3, January-March 1940, pages 644-991. Wallace pencilled notes on several pages of the typescript. The typescript was published and is owned by the Library of Congress. See also: Enzler, Clarence Joseph Papers
Historical or Biographical Sketch: Wallace (1888-1965) was associate editor (1910-24) and editor (1924-29) of Wallaces’ Farmer, editor (1929-33) of Iowa Homestead and Wallaces’ Farmer, secretary of agriculture (1933-40), vice president of the U.S. (1941-45), secretary of commerce (1945-46), and editor of New Republic (from 1946). He was the son of Henry Cantwell Wallace, the seventh Secretary of Agriculture.
Processed: Yes, view the finding aid online.

Collection Number: 108
Collection Name: Wallace, Henry Cantwell, Papers
Earliest Date: 1921
Latest Date: 1924
Linear Feet: 0.5
Collection Description: The Henry Cantwell Wallace Papers consist of press releases of addresses and statements made by Wallace while he was Secretary of Agriculture.
Historical or Biographical Sketch: Henry Cantwell Wallace (1866-1924) was Secretary of Agriculture from 1921-1924. Prior to working for the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Wallace was part owner and publisher of the Farm and Dairy, which became Wallaces’ Farm and Dairy and later Wallaces’ Farmer. After the death of his father, Wallace replaced him as editor. The journal gained a reputation as one of the leading agricultural periodicals in the United States. When he was appointed as Secretary of Agriculture, Wallace continued to assist farmers by developing improved systems of marketing, establishing the Bureau of Agricultural Economics and the Bureau of Home Economics, and initiating the radio service for market reports. His son, Henry Agard Wallace, was Secretary of Agriculture from 1933-1940, and Vice President of the United States from 1941-1945 (see Manuscript Collection 192).
Processed: Yes, view the finding aid online.
Digitization Status: None

Collection Number: 193
Collection Name: Warren, Don Cameron, Papers: American Poultry Historical Society Papers
Collection Group: American Poultry Historical Society Papers
Earliest Date: 1917
Latest Date: 1990
Linear Feet: 1
Collection Description: The Don Cameron Warren Papers include correspondence to and from poultry leaders from 1928-1973, an autobiography, newspaper articles, certificates and awards, reprints of scientific papers, speeches, audiotape recording of induction speeches, and monographs.
Historical or Biographical Sketch: Don Cameron Warren (1890-1994) researched the genetics of fowl at the poultry science department of Kansas State University and was a geneticist for Kimber Farms late in his career. In 1971, Warren was inducted into the Poultry Hall of Fame.
Processed: Yes, view the finding aid online.
Formats: Reprints
Digitization Status: None

Collection Number: 195
Collection Name: Weidlich, John E., Collection: American Poultry Historical Society Papers
Collection Group: Poultry Science Collections
Earliest Date: 1945
Latest Date: 1951
Linear Feet: 1.25
Collection Description: The John E. Weidlich Collection contains a description of the initial plans for the National Chicken of Tomorrow Contest, prepared in 1945, and lists of individuals who entered the first contest in 1946. It comprises newspaper clippings, single issues of trade journals, promotional pamphlets, photographs, and correspondence.
Historical or Biographical Sketch: John E. Weidlich was a Roanoke, West Virginia, breeder of New Hampshire chickens and an early supporter of the National Chicken of Tomorrow Contest, which is the core of this collection.
Processed: Yes, view the finding aid online.
Formats: Photographs
Digitization Status: None

Collection Number: 196
Collection Name: Wells, Wellington, Collection: American Poultry Historical Society Papers
Collection Group: American Poultry Historical Society Papers
Earliest Date: 1898
Latest Date: 1971
Linear Feet: 2
Collection Description: The Wellington Wells Collection contains lists of exhibition-type poultry breeders who exhibited in 22 states and Canada between 1898 and 1971 and a list of the awards given to the best individual birds or groups of birds for each breed on exhibit. The emphasis is on exhibitions in Massachusetts, in particular the Boston Poultry Show. A total of 132 poultry show publications are included.
Historical or Biographical Sketch: Wellington Wells was a breeder of exhibition poultry in Millis, Massachusetts.
Processed: Yes, view the finding aid online.
Digitization Status: None

Collection Number: 262
Collection Name: Wendelin, Rudolph, Collection of Smokey Bear Paintings
Earliest Date: 1977
Latest Date: 1996
Bulk Dates: 1977-96
Linear Feet: 12
Collection Description: The Rudolph Wendelin Collection of Smokey Bear Paintings is composed of 19 oil, acrylic, and/or watercolor paintings ranging in size from 18"x24" to 24"x26."
Historical or Biographical Sketch: Rudolph Wendelin (1910-2000), a sculptor, painter, and illustrator, worked for the U.S. Forest Service from 1933 until his retirement in 1973. Although he was not the creator of Smokey Bear, Wendelin helped establish the first campaign and coordinate the art material. During his career, he made significant developments toward humanizing the Smokey image with the addition of blue jeans, a forest ranger hat, and a shovel, as well as softening the lines of Smokey's face, thus contributing to the bear's success as one of the most recognizable figures in American culture. He also made the first animated television drawings of Smokey, which synchronized voice with the movements of mouth. By retirement, Wendelin had designed six postage stamps and received many honors. After his retirement, he continued to produce images of Smokey Bear for the Advertising Council and other outlets, including these 19 oil paintings, many of which served as the original artwork for calendars.
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Formats: Agricultural Art and Memorabilia
Digitization Status: Entire collection digitized

Collection Number: 197
Collection Name: White, Richard P., Papers
Earliest Date: 1965
Latest Date: 1975
Linear Feet: 3
Collection Description: The Richard P. White Papers contain correspondence, brochures, newsletters, publications, subject files, and drafts relating to White's manuscript "A Century of Service: A History of the Nursery Industry Association of the United States."
Historical or Biographical Sketch: Richard P. White (b. 1896) was a former executive vice president of the American Association of Nurserymen.
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Digitization Status: None

Collection Number: 230
Collection Name: Wilcox, Edwin Mead, Manuscript
Earliest Date: 1920
Latest Date: 1920
Linear Feet: 1
Collection Description: The Edwin Mead Wilcox Manuscript is a typed manuscript and notes for "Diseases of Vegetable Crops and Ornamentals in the United States" (published in 1928).
Historical or Biographical Sketch: Edwin Mead Wilcox (1876-1931) was a botanist and university professor. He received degrees from the University of Ohio (B.S. and M.S.) and Harvard University (Ph.D.). From 1901-1902, he was a professor of botany and entomology at Oklahoma A&M College (now Oklahoma State University). Wilcox conducted research for the Oklahoma Agricultural Experiment Station located at Oklahoma A&M. During the 1900s and 1910s, Wilcox also conducted research at the experiment stations at the Alabama Polytechnic Institute (now Auburn University) and the University of Nebraska. His research focused on crop diseases.
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Digitization Status: None

Collection Number: 199
Collection Name: Wiley, Harvey Washington, Manuscript
Earliest Date: 1904
Latest Date: 1904
Linear Feet: 1
Collection Description: The Harvey Washington Wiley Manuscript is titled "Comparative Fertility and Nitrifying Power of Soils."
Historical or Biographical Sketch: Harvey Washington Wiley (1844-1930) was chief chemist for the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) from 1883-1912. During his time with the USDA, he fought for the enactment of a pure-food and -drug law in the United States. In 1902 he organized a dozen young men in his department to eat food treated with preservatives that manufacturers said were harmless. This group, called the "poison squad," participated in the study for five years. Wiley published a 2,000-page pamphlet with the results. Soon after the study was released, President Theodore Roosevelt passed the pure-food law in 1906. A prolific author, Wiley wrote books, government bulletins, and scientific papers on agricultural chemistry.
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Collection Number: 200
Collection Name: Wiser, Vivian, Manuscript
Earliest Date: 1964
Latest Date: 1967
Linear Feet: 0.5
Collection Description: The Vivian Wiser Manuscript consists of seven chapters about U.S. Department of Agriculture history from the founding of the nation to 1938.
Historical or Biographical Sketch: Vivian Wiser was a historian for the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Economic Research Service. Born on a farm in New York, Wiser attended the University of Maryland for her bachelor’s, master’s, and Ph.D degrees. Employed by the federal government for over 33 years, she worked at the National Archives for 11 years and the history group of the USDA for 19 years. She is coauthor of Century of Service: The First 100 Years of the United States Department of Agriculture (1963) and has published bulletins and articles in historical journals.
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Digitization Status: None

Collection Number: 202
Collection Name: Wood, Jethro, Papers
Earliest Date: 1823
Latest Date: 1823
Linear Feet: 0.25
Collection Description: The Jethro Wood Papers consist of an original 1823 contract signed by Jethro Wood and Williams Roads for the manufacture and sale of the improved cast-iron plow.
Historical or Biographical Sketch: In 1819, Wood patented an iron plow with interchangeable parts and, within a few years, thousands were in use.
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Collection Number: 201
Collection Name: Woods, Charles Dayton, Manuscript
Earliest Date: 1893
Latest Date: 1893
Linear Feet: 1
Collection Description: The Charles Dayton Woods 1893 Manuscript is handwritten and typewritten and is titled "Compilation of Analyses of New England Feeding Stuffs." It contains charts on oat grass, maize fodder, orchard grass, seeds, grains, and roots.
Historical or Biographical Sketch: Charles Dayton Woods (1856-1925) was an agricultural chemist who worked at the Agricultural Experiment Station at Wesleyan University. He was the first person to publish information about the caloric content of foods.
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Digitization Status: None

Collection Number: 204
Collection Name: World's Poultry Science Association (WPSA) Records
Collection Group: Poultry Science Collections
Earliest Date: 1921
Latest Date: 2004
Linear Feet: 34
Collection Description: The World's Poultry Science Association (WPSA) Records contain materials collected by various members of the organization. Included are correspondence, reports, publications, awards information, ephemera, meeting meetings, and photographs. The majority of the materials correspond with member participation in the world's poultry congresses, European poultry conferences, and other meetings. The earliest material dates from the 1st World's Poultry Congress in 1921.
Historical or Biographical Sketch: The World's Poultry Science Association began with the formation of the International Association of Poultry Instructors in 1912. In 1928 the organization changed its name to the World's Poultry Science Assocation. The 1st World's Poultry Congress was held in 1921 at The Hague, Netherlands. In 1960, the 1st European Poultry Conference was helt at Utrecht, Netherlands. The first national branch of WPSA was established in the United Kingdom in 1947. WPSA continues to be an active international organization with the purpose of advancing knowledge and understanding of all aspects of poultry science and the poultry industry.
Processed: Yes, view the finding aid online.
Formats: Agricultural Art and Memorabilia; Photographs
Digitization Status: Portion of collection digitized

Collection Number: 205
Collection Name: World's Poultry Science Association U.S.A. Branch Records
Collection Group: Poultry Science Collections
Earliest Date: 1937
Latest Date: 1996
Linear Feet: 19.5
Collection Description: The World's Poultry Science Association U.S.A. Branch Records include correspondence, branch constitution and bylaws, membership lists, and financial documents. There is correspondence between the U.S.A. Branch, the Canadian branches, and the Poultry Science Association in preparation for participation in World Poultry Congresses.
Historical or Biographical Sketch: The World's Poultry Science Association began with the formation of the International Association of Poultry Instructors in 1912. Its purpose was to advance knowledge and understanding of all aspects of poultry science and the poultry industry. The first national branch of the association was formed in 1946 in the United Kingdom and the U.S.A. Branch was formed in 1965. The U.S.A. Branch's objectives were to provide for the participation of the United States in World's Poultry Congresses by maintaining a standing Participation Committee with rotating membership; to increase the membership of the World's Poultry Science Association of the U.S.A.; to cooperate with trade associations in promoting better understanding between the poultry industry in this country and industries in other parts of the world; to cooperate with the Poultry Science Association (U.S. and Canada) in promoting participation of poultry scientists in all international efforts related to poultry science and industry; and to promote the exchange of knowledge in all fields of the poultry industry.
Processed: Yes, view the finding aid online.
Digitization Status: None

Collection Number: 338
Collection Name: Wyss, John, Papers: Screwworm Eradication Program Records
Collection Group: Screwworm Eradication Program Records
Earliest Date: 1976
Latest Date: 2003
Bulk Dates: 1990s
Linear Feet: 19
Collection Description: The John Wyss Papers: Screwworm Eradication Program Records contain office files, reports, meeting files, brochures, newsletters, photographs and slides, blueprints, floppy disks and CD-ROMs, promotional materials, and publications related to the screwworm eradication effort in Mexico and Central America. The materials include plans for Screwworm Rearing Facility in Pacora, Panama.
Historical or Biographical Sketch: John Wyss worked as a screwworm coordinator in Mexico and Central America.
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Formats: Agricultural Art and Memorabilia; Photographs
Digitization Status: None


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