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Collection Number: 47
Collection Name: Historic Poster Collection
Earliest Date: 1877
Latest Date: 1950
Bulk Dates: 1915-1950
Linear Feet: 90
Collection Description: The Historic Poster Collection contains approximately 470 posters relating to World Wars I and II, poultry, cattle, dairy, food, and farming. Most of the posters are not dated. There are approximately 300 World War I- and World War II-era posters. Although many of these posters are not dated, the known date-range runs from 1917-1919 and 1940-1946. The posters display government information relating to wartime agricultural programs and educate and encourage Americans to participate in the war effort through increased food production and conservation. Homemakers are asked to Win the War in the Kitchen by planting war gardens and canning vegetables, while farmers are told that Your Farm Can Help, and encouraged to plant particular crops, construct storage silos, and eliminate plant diseases to help the war effort. Additional World War II posters highlight the various important uses of cotton by U.S. soldiers and encourage Americans to Make America Strong by promoting community education and involvement in proper meal preparation and food preservation. The collection also includes approximately 100 poultry posters and promotional advertisements. Most materials are not dated. The poultry-related advertisements and educational posters provide information about poultry processing, production, and standards of quality; and encourage the consumption of eggs, chicken, and turkey.
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Formats: Agricultural Art and Memorabilia; Posters
Digitization Status: Portion of collection digitized

Collection Number: 56
Collection Name: Carper, Elsie, Collection on Extension Service, Home Economics, and 4-H
Earliest Date: 1908
Latest Date: 1990
Linear Feet: 8.75
Collection Description: The Elsie Carper Collection on Extension Service, Home Economics, and 4-H contains materials relating to early extension work, largely saved by Extension specialists and program leaders over Carper's many years of employment as a clerk at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). Subject areas include Cooperative Extension history, early history of Extension home economics, Extension Homemaker's Organization, early history of the National Association of Extension Home Economists, and 4-H materials.
Historical or Biographical Sketch: The National Association of Extension Home Economists (NAEHE) began in 1934 as the Home Demonstration Agents’ National Association. The mission of this organization was "to promote the interest of home demonstration work." NAEHE also had a goal of helping to improve the skills of its members in the areas of home economics and adult education. In 1965, members of the National Negro Home Demonstration Agents Association (NNHDAA) merged into the NAEHE. The NNHDAA had been founded seven years earlier, and specifically focused on home economics in the African-American community. In 1995, the NAEHE once again changed its name, this time to the National Extension Association of Family & Consumer Sciences. This change came about because of the evolutionary shift of the profession to family and consumer science.
Processed: Yes, view the finding aid online.
Formats: Posters; Photographs
Digitization Status: Portion of collection digitized

Collection Number: 68
Collection Name: Glendora Products Company Can Label Collection
Earliest Date: 1916
Latest Date: 1956
Linear Feet: 4
Collection Description: The Glendora Products Company Can Label Collection contains mint-condition labels of various products from the company's warehouse and also includes patent and trademark documents and correspondence relating to them.
Historical or Biographical Sketch: The Glendora Products Company engaged in packing fruits and vegetables. Labels were removed from the Glendora warehouse vault in Warren, Pennsylvania.
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Formats: Agricultural Art and Memorabilia
Digitization Status: None

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: 79
Collection Name: Gardner, Karl E., Papers on the Interdepartmental Committee on Nutrition for the National Defense (ICNND) National Surveys of Turkey and the West Indies
Earliest Date: 1956
Latest Date: 1996
Bulk Dates: 1950s-1960s
Linear Feet: 2.5
Collection Description: The Karl E. Gardner Papers on the Interdepartmental Committee on Nutrition for the National Defense (ICNND) National Surveys of Turkey and the West Indies consist of correspondence, reports, field notebooks, data, news clippings, drafts, and publications related to the committee activities of the ICNND National Survey of the Turkish Armed Forces in 1957 and the West Indies Survey of 1961.
Historical or Biographical Sketch: Karl E. Gardner (b. 1913) served on the Interdepartmental Committee on Nutrition for the National Defense (ICNND) National Survey of the Turkish Armed Forces in 1957 and the West Indies Survey of 1961. The ICNND, a subdivision of the National Research Council, U.S. National Library of Medicine, conducted nutrition studies in more than 20 countries from 1956-1969.
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Digitization Status: None

Collection Number: 90
Collection Name: Jump, William Ashby, Papers
Earliest Date: 1938
Latest Date: 1949
Linear Feet: 6
Collection Description: The William Ashby Jump Papers consist primarily of correspondence, budgetary data, and reports relating directly to his work and professional interests. It also includes 27 volumes of Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations Budgetary Material, 1946-1952, housed with the rare books.
Historical or Biographical Sketch: William Ashby Jump (1891-1949) began his career with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) in 1907 as a messenger boy for the Bureau of Animal Industry and progressed through various administrative positions within the Bureau of Markets and the Division of Publications. He soon became the chief administrative officer to the Secretary of Agriculture (1921-1924), the Assistant Director of the office of Personnel and Business Administration and Budget Officer for the Department (1925-1934), and the Director of Finance in the Office of Budget and Finance (1934-1949.) Jump was recognized as an outstanding authority on budgetary and financial administration. His early realization that budgeting was a basic part of program development and operation did much to make the concept of budgeting the vital management force that it is today.
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Digitization Status: None

Collection Number: 96
Collection Name: Langworthy, Charles Ford, Papers
Earliest Date: 1904
Latest Date: 1919
Linear Feet: 6
Collection Description: The Charles Ford Langworthy Papers contain miscellaneous publications and notes on food and nutrition with a subject index.
Historical or Biographical Sketch: Charles Ford Langworthy (1864-1932) was Chief of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Office of Home Economics, predecessor of the Bureau of Home Economics.
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Digitization Status: None

Collection Number: 112
Collection Name: National School Lunch Week Collection
Earliest Date: 1956
Latest Date: 1966
Bulk Dates: 1956-1966
Linear Feet: 6
Collection Description: The National School Lunch Week Collection consists of four scrapbooks commemorating National School Lunch Week in 1956 (10th Anniversary Year), 1964, 1965, and 1966 (20th Anniversary Year). The format of materials in the scrapbooks include correspondence, clippings, report excerpts, press releases, photographs, articles, newsletters, artwork, audio scripts, and ephemera. USDA Consumer and Marketing Service and American School Food Service Association (ASFSA) information is represented as well.
Historical or Biographical Sketch: National School Lunch Week was established in 1962. The concept of this week, which begins on the second Sunday in October, is to celebrate and promote the National School Lunch program. According to the American School Food Service Association (ASFSA), this week "is designed to help raise awareness of and garner support for the role that nutrition programs play in the lives of America’s children." Each year, the President of the United States issues a proclamation that calls on the people to observe National School Lunch Week. The program itself began in 1946, the result of a call for the standardization of the appropriations given by Congress to states to administer school local school lunch programs. Prior to 1946 such programs were run on a year-to-year basis, and expansion was quite slow. The congressional legislation provided schools with standards of nutrition for school lunches, as well as federal financial aid to purchase proper food and equipment.
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Formats: Agricultural Art and Memorabilia; Posters; Photographs
Digitization Status: None

Collection Number: 120
Collection Name: Gilbert, Henry G., Nursery and Seed Trade Catalog Collection
Earliest Date: 1724
Latest Date: 2013
Bulk Dates: 1890-2003
Linear Feet: 1129
Collection Description: The Henry G. Gilbert Nursery and Seed Trade Catalog Collection is a special reference collection of over 150,000 American and foreign catalogs. It was begun in 1904 by the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) economic botanist, Percy Leroy Ricker. Its purpose now, as then, is to provide information regarding sources, prices, and descriptions of plant material offered for sale by U.S. nurserymen, growers, and seedsmen and, to a lesser extent, by foreign firms. The collection is now named for its longtime curator, Henry G. Gilbert (1930-1996). There are catalogs from the following countries: Africa, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Burma, Canada, Canary Islands, Ceylon, Chile, China, England, Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain, Holland, Hungary, India, Italy, Ireland, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, Norway, Palestine, Poland, Russia, Scotland, South America, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and the United States.
Historical or Biographical Sketch: Henry G. Gilbert (1930-1996) was a reference librarian at the National Agricultural Library (NAL), USDA. He worked at NAL for 27 years, beginning his tenure at the South Building in Washington, D.C., just prior to the library’s move to Beltsville, Maryland. In addition to working in reference, Gilbert was NAL’s librarian for the U.S. National Arboretum and the curator of the library’s collection of nursery and seed trade catalogs. Gilbert earned an associate of science degree in horticulture from the State University of New York at Farmingdale, a bachelor of science degree in entomology from the University of Georgia, and a master of library science degree from the Pratt Institute (New York). Prior to becoming a librarian at NAL, Gilbert worked for various agricultural organizations, including a position at the Port of New York as a USDA Plant Quarantine Inspector.
Processed: Yes, view the finding aid online.
Formats: Agricultural Art and Memorabilia
Digitization Status: Portion of collection digitized

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: 170
Collection Name: Thom, Charles, Papers
Earliest Date: 1891
Latest Date: 1968
Linear Feet: 10
Collection Description: The Charles Thom Papers range from materials from Thom's college years to biographical memoirs published after his death. The collection includes correspondence, notes, notebooks, essays, lectures, speeches, diaries, and journals; published items including monographs, journal articles, and newspaper clippings; and lantern slides from professional trips. The majority of the collection focuses on soil microbiology, mycology, food spoilage, food poisoning, and penicillin.
Historical or Biographical Sketch: Charles Thom (1872-1956) worked in various capacities for the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) for over 40 years. In 1904, he began working for the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station, where he remained as mycologist in charge of cheese investigations until 1913. By 1927 he was head of the Division of Soil Microbiology of the Bureau of Chemistry and Soils. After his retirement, he carried out inspections for the War Food Administration. Throughout his career, Thom was involved in important research with two genera of mold: Aspergillus and Penicillium.
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Formats: Agricultural Art and Memorabilia
Digitization Status: None

Collection Number: 225
Collection Name: The Citizens Food Committee Program: Posters and Publicity Material
Earliest Date: 1947
Latest Date: 1947
Linear Feet: 32.75
Collection Description: The Citizens Food Committee Program: Posters and Publicity Material contains posters, drafts, and mock-ups of advertising materials related to food conservation. These materials illustrate the efforts of the Citizens Food Committee to appeal to Americans to save food to share with Europeans during the post-World War II era.
Historical or Biographical Sketch: President Harry S. Truman launched a new experiment in public conservation in the fall of 1947 in an effort to make available extra bushels of grain to feed the hungry in Europe. He appointed a Citizens Food Committee to develop a campaign to appeal to the American people to conserve. With a slogan of: "Save Wheat, Save Meat, Save the Peace," the campaign urged children to become a member of the "Clean Plate Club," provided housewives with meal-planning ideas, and appealed to all Americans to support the "Peace Plate" initiative.
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Formats: Posters
Digitization Status: None

Collection Number: 246
Collection Name: Leidenfrost, Nancy Boyd, Papers
Earliest Date: 1965
Latest Date: 2003
Linear Feet: 13.25
Collection Description: The Nancy B. Leidenfrost Papers consist of literature from the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program, including references and publications associated with policies, development, administration, and evaluation. In addition, there are papers related to projects Leidenfrost initiated and coordinated, books she edited, and papers she authored in support of action on food security public issues, education, and the critical issue of poverty and international development for families. There are 500 black and white photographs relating to the Home Economics Extension Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), and the University of Maryland, c. 1900-1970. Most of the photographs are of the Extension Service's home demonstrations in the United States and abroad. Also included are materials related to principles of design, such as a "good taste" quiz and a "Good and Bad Design" photograph book.
Historical or Biographical Sketch: Nancy B. Leidenfrost was a national program leader for the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program, Extension Service, USDA from 1969-89, and a national program leader for Hunger and Undernutrition Extension Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), from 1989-1994.
Processed: Yes, view the finding aid online.
Formats: Agricultural Art and Memorabilia; Photographs
Digitization Status: None

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: 267
Collection Name: Stiebeling, Hazel Katherine, Papers
Earliest Date: 1930
Latest Date: 1989
Linear Feet: 1.25
Collection Description: The Hazel Katherine Stiebeling Papers consist of nutrition articles, family photographs, biographical documents and photographs related to Stiebeling's career, a book about her family written by Stiebeling, and a biography of Stiebeling written by Deborah Parry Dale in 1989.
Historical or Biographical Sketch: Hazel Katherine Stiebeling (1896-1989) was a food economist for USDA beginning in 1930 and went on to hold leadership positions in home economics until her retirement as ARS deputy administrator in 1963. Her research and interest in diet deficiencies in the United States led to the development of school lunch programs, and programs for increased consumption of milk, fresh fruit, and green vegetables.
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Formats: Photographs
Digitization Status: None

Collection Number: 282
Collection Name: Meyer, Lillian (Jean), Cookbook Collection
Earliest Date: 1820
Latest Date: 1983
Bulk Dates: 1970-1980
Linear Feet: 24.75
Collection Description: The Lillian (Jean) Meyer Cookbook Collection consists of 450 American and international cookbooks. An index has been created for the collection.
Historical or Biographical Sketch: The collection of cookbooks was assembled by Lillian Eugene Nicholson Meyer, born in 1917 in Missouri and died May 11, 1983. Lillian, who was known as "Jean," was the wife of Dr. Frederick G. Meyer, who served as a research botanist at the U.S. National Arboretum from 1958-1991. Jean was an author and botanical illustrator. In both her art and her cooking, she demonstrated her interest in herbs, and the collection is particularly strong in that regard. She passed away suddenly while she was creating the illustrations for A Pompeian Herbal by Wilhelmina Feenster Jashemski, a colleague of her husband's. While traveling, Jean and Frederick purchased cookbooks from different regions of the United States and the world. Many of the cookbooks contain Jean's recipe annotations and comments.
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Digitization Status: None

Collection Number: 283
Collection Name: International Food Information Service Records
Earliest Date: 1970
Latest Date: 1993
Linear Feet: 7.5
Collection Description: The International Food Information Service Records include minutes of meetings, correspondence, reports, financial statements, and directories.
Historical or Biographical Sketch: The International Food Information Service (IFIS) is a non-profit organization established in 1968 to serve the international food science, food technology, and human nutrition community by providing information products and services, commissioning research in information science, and providing education in information science.
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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: 311
Collection Name: Voices of American Homemakers Collection
Earliest Date: 1980
Latest Date: 1985
Linear Feet: 3.25
Collection Description: The Voices of American Homemakers Collection consists of a set of 171 audiocassette tapes of the interviews plus five large binders of typed transcripts of the interviews. Also included is the monograph that resulted from the project, Voices of American Homemakers, published in 1985. This publication contains photographs and abstracts of selected oral histories from the project.
Historical or Biographical Sketch: Supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities, Voices of American Homemakers was a massive oral history project undertaken by the National Extension Homemakers Council and its director, Eleanor Arnold, in the early 1980s. One of the primary objectives of this project was to understand and document the richness and worth of homemakers’ lives and how these lives have affected the fabric of American life. Working in 37 states, dozens of volunteer interviewers collected and processed oral histories from more than 200 homemakers.
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Formats: Audiovisuals
Digitization Status: None

Collection Number: 315
Collection Name: National Association of Extension Home Economists Collection
Earliest Date: 1943
Latest Date: 1984
Linear Feet: 3.25
Collection Description: The National Association of Extension Home Economists Collection consists of 3 sets of bound volumes, totaling 13 in all. Volumes 1-9 (1943-1984) are titled Minutes of Meetings. Volumes 1-2 (1943-1984) are titled Reporter and subtitled News from National, the Letter, the News Letter, the HDA Reporter, and the EHE Reporter. Volumes 1-2 (1946-1984) are titled Annual Meeting Programs.
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Digitization Status: None

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: 318
Collection Name: Nutrition Publications from Sandy Facinoli
Earliest Date: 1922
Latest Date: 1989
Linear Feet: 1.25
Collection Description: Publications related to nutrition survey results and the history of nutrition as well as various bulletins, reports, and reprints relating to nutrition. There is biographical information on Louise Stanley, Hazel Stiebeling, and Wilbur O. Atwater.
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Digitization Status: None

Collection Number: 324
Collection Name: Solkoff, Joel, Papers
Earliest Date: 1974
Latest Date: 2004
Linear Feet: 0.5
Collection Description: The Joel Solkoff Papers consist of Solkoff's agricultural writings, which appeared in such publications as The New Republic, Congressional Record, Skeptic, The New York Times, Newsday, and The Washington Star. Also included are Solkoff’s book The Politics of Food, and several reviews of the book; several issues of MLAP Monthly Report, a publication for which Solkoff served as editor; a collection of unpublished manuscripts; and Solkoff’s resume (2004).
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Digitization Status: None

Collection Number: 334
Collection Name: USDA Bureau of Human Nutrition and Home Economics Records
Earliest Date: 1921
Latest Date: 1972
Bulk Dates: 1950-1970
Linear Feet: 178
Collection Description: The USDA Bureau of Human Nutrition and Home Economics Records contain a history of the bureau; organizational charts; photographs of employees, nutrition experiments, equipment, exhibits, and food; a scrapbook of the 25th anniversary of the bureau (1923-1948); publicity information including posters, and lab notebooks. There is also a reprint collection of 24,000 publications and a card index.
Historical or Biographical Sketch: In 1915, the Office of Home Economics was established within the States Relations Service and in 1922, Secretary Henry A. Wallace announced his plans to expand the scope of the office and to establish a bureau under the leadership of a woman. In 1923, the Bureau of Home Economics was established with Louise Stanley as its chief. During the Great Depression, Stanley initiated studies of American diets and had researchers focus on areas of the nation which were most affected by drought and high unemployment. The study results provided basis for determining food products needed for an adequate diet and for planning relief programs using nutritious surplus products. During the period between the two World Wars, USDA concentrated its research in three primary avenues: improving the quantity and quality of agricultural production, finding new uses for agricultural products, and improving and conserving soil. For the National Nutrition Conference held in 1941, the Bureau of Home Economics supplied data showing that an appalling number of families in the US had been living on inadequate diets. Following the recommendations of the conference, USDA launched a national campaign to improve American diets. In this campaign, the nutritive values of food established by the Bureau of Home Economics became an important consideration in the development of goals for agricultural production during the war years.
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Formats: Agricultural Art and Memorabilia; Posters; Photographs; Reprints
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: 353
Collection Name: Ioanes, Raymond Andrew, Papers
Earliest Date: 1953
Latest Date: 1997
Bulk Dates: 1954-1965, 1990-1997
Linear Feet: 1.25
Collection Description: The Raymond Andrew Ioanes Papers include correspondence and memoranda from the Foreign Agriculture Service (FAS), speeches given by Ioanes, and 2 photographs. Topics include 20th century history of FAS, foreign agriculture trade, the dispersal of surplus agricultural products in foreign countries, and trade relations with Russia, the European Community (EC), and the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT). Materials relating to the Association for Diplomatic Studies' Foreign Affairs Oral History Program, for which Ioanes acted as both an interviewer and interviewee, are represented, including interviews conducted by Ioanes and two copies, one edited manuscript and one finalized, of an interview in which he is the interviewee. Foreign Affairs Oral History Program materials are housed at Georgetown University.
Historical or Biographical Sketch: Raymond Andrew Ioanes (1918-2005) began working for the Foreign Agriculture Service in 1953 and served as Administrator starting in 1962 until his retirement in 1973. Ioanes was very active in world food trade and provided food relief by supplying surplus American agriculture products to other countries. Ioanes was influential on many large scale USDA food relief programs, including relief to Berlin after World War II and the implementation of the "Food for Peace Program," Public Law 480, which outlined the U.S. food relief program to Third World countries.
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Digitization Status: None

Collection Number: 369
Collection Name: United States Department of Agriculture and Department of Health and Human Services Dietary Guidelines Collection
Earliest Date: 1977
Latest Date: 1997
Linear Feet: 29
Collection Description: Materials include correspondence, memoranda, reports, notes, drafts, publications, articles, posters, and audiotapes. There are also committee papers, including Senate Nutrition Subcommittee and Senate Agriculture Committee materials. New accession includes publications related to Nutrition Subcommittee of the Senate Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry Committee; dietary goals documents; and dietary guidelines documents.
Historical or Biographical Sketch: The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) collaborated on writing dietary guidelines for Americans resulting in the 1980 document titled Nutrition and Your Health: Dietary Guidelines for Americans. This was the first time the United States government made available nutritional guidelines to the public. These guidelines provided information based on the best current knowledge of the relationships of nutrition to maintaining health and minimizing the risk of disease. After the guidelines were published, several professional, industry, and Congressional groups argued as to whether it was appropriate for the government to offer any general nutrition message to the public beyond the basic food groups. Congressional hearings ensued. A committee was established by the USDA and the HHS to review the guidelines and update them in light of any new and pertinent scientific evidence.
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Digitization Status: None

Collection Number: 391
Collection Name: 100 Years of the International Federation for Home Economics Manuscript and Associated Records
Earliest Date: 1975
Latest Date: 2009
Linear Feet: 21.25
Collection Description: The collection includes manuscript materials and reference sources for the anniversary book 100 Years of the International Federation for Home Economics, script text for the DVD version of book, photographs of members, International Federation for Home Economics (IFHE) History Committee annual reports, other documents associated with the work of the History Committee, IFHE bulletins, files of IFHE Congresses and Councils, and IFHE countries and regions history reports. Additional materials include video tape interviews from some of the IFHE Presidents and Secretary Generals, written reports and statements, and photographs for the DVD titled Reflections of Past IFHE Presidents. Records of selective United Nations World Women’s Conferences and 2000 Focuses, the 1988 Washington Connection Conference, the 1998 American Regional Conference, the IFHE Development Fund, IFHE Councils, IFHE Women and Families in Development Committee are included as collection donor Nancy B. Leidenfrost participated in these events or committees.
Historical or Biographical Sketch: The International Federation for Home Economics is the only worldwide organization concerned with Home Economics and Consumer Studies. It was founded in 1908 to serve as a platform for international exchange within the field of Home Economics. IFHE is an International Non Governmental Organization (INGO), having consultative status with the United Nations (ECOSOC, FAO, UNESCO, UNICEF) and with the Council of Europe.
Processed: Minimally processed, view the partial finding aid online.
Formats: Audiovisuals; Photographs
Digitization Status: None

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

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: 396
Collection Name: Methyl Bromide Alternatives and Methyl Bromide Technical Options Committee Files of Michelle Marcotte and Marcotte Consulting
Earliest Date: 1991
Latest Date: 2006
Linear Feet: 2.5
Collection Description: The Methyl Bromide Alternatives and Methyl Bromide Technical Options Committee (MBTOC) Files of Michelle Marcotte and Marcotte Consulting collection contains files and books pertaining to the early years of MBTOC and about the growing body of knowledge of methyl bromide alternatives. As information about methyl bromide alternatives grew, MBTOC was able to identify where adoption of alternatives could take place, and assist the phase out of this ozone depleting chemical.
Historical or Biographical Sketch: In 1991 after methyl bromide was listed as an ozone depleting substance, Marcotte was asked by the government of Canada to present three papers on the use of irradiation as an alternative to methyl bromide at a conference between the governments of Canada and the United States. The Methyl Bromide Technical Options Committee (MBTOC) was soon created. Marcotte was appointed co-chair in 2005 and when the committee was divided into subcommittes, she became chair of the MBTOC Quarantine, Structures and Commodities. In the years of 1992-2003, MBTOC's work mainly consisted of obtaining, assessing and summarizing the research on the uses of methyl bromide, the technical efficacy of alternatives and the economic costs. This work was reported twice annually in the May and October reports of the Technical and Economic Assessment Panel reports. Every four years the group prepares an Assessment report which covers in very considerable detail all the research on methyl bromide uses and alternatives for those uses. However, by 2003, methyl bromide had still not been phased out for most of its uses in developed countries (referred to as Non A(5) countries in the Protocol), which had a phase out date of 2005. (The phase out date for developing countries (referred to as A(5) countries in the Protocol) was 2015. In each case there were step-down reductions which reduced the allowed use of methyl bromide according to the Protocol. In 2003, MBTOC began to receive critical use nominations from Parties requesting the continued use of many methyl bromide applications under the critical use exemption of the Protocol. Once the phase out date was reached for methyl bromide (in 2005) for developing countries, MBTOC’s role morphed from a technical and economic research assessment and policy advisory role to that of assessing and making recommendations on the critical use nominations submitted by Parties to the Montreal Protocol which then fed into Decisions by the Parties on critical use exemptions to the phase out. This work is done in addition to continuing to assess and report on methyl bromide uses, alternatives and their adoption.
Digitization Status: None

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


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