Special Exhibits

Young, Alvin L., Collection on Agent Orange


Special Collections of the National Agricultural Library (NAL) acquires, arranges, describes, preserves and makes available rare materials significant to the history of agriculture. Materials are obtained through donation or active collection in accordance with the established Special Collections collection development policy. Special Collections staff organize and describe materials according to archival principles and create descriptions and indexes to enhance access. Staff do not edit or otherwise modify the original materials. The views expressed in the collections do not necessarily reflect the policies of the National Agricultural Library or the United States Department of Agriculture. The Alvin L. Young Collection on Agent Orange…

STOP Screwworms: Selections from the Screwworm Eradication Collection


The STOP Screwworms: Selection from the Screwworm Eradication Collection program was created in April of 2000 and therefore the information may not be current. To receive more current information, please contact us with your comments and questions.

USDA History Collection


Hints for Researchers The major feature of this exhibit is the finding aid (formal title: Guide to the USDA History Collection). A finding aid is a research tool used to describe a collection of documents held by an archives, library or museum. It presents a detailed description of the collection, its major subdivisions, and the intellectual organization of the materials. The finding aid is the primary point of access for anyone doing research in the collection, and can help in determining if the collection will satisfy the informational needs of the researcher. The References and Research Guides section includes notes on using the finding aid, and brings together additional information about people and topics covered in the collection.…