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Manuscript Collections Search

Special Collections at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Agricultural Library houses manuscripts and archival records documenting the history of agriculture and the USDA from the 19th through the 21st centuries. These collections include correspondence, field notes, journals, photographs, publications, posters, and other items of individuals who worked for or were associated with the USDA, individuals involved in non-USDA agricultural activities, and organizations related to agriculture. For more information or to schedule a visit, please contact Special Collections.


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Douglas Helms Collection

The Douglas Helms Collection contains Helms' office files and relates to the history of Soil Conservation Service and Natural Resources Conservation Service. The collection includes articles, books, correspondence, photographs, films, and oral histories.
Historical or Biographical Sketch
Douglas Helms (1945-2018) served as the historian for the USDA Soil Conservation Service and Natural Resources Conservation Service from 1981 to 2011.
Collection Number: 424
Linear Feet: 166
Subjects: Natural Resources; USDA History
Formats: Audiovisuals; Maps; Photographs
Digitization Status: None