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Collection Number: 456
Collection Name: C. (Charles) Benjamin Coffman Papers
Earliest Date: 1959
Latest Date: 1998
Bulk Dates: 1970-1980
Linear Feet: 16.25
Collection Description: Charles Benjamin Coffman's papers primarily consist of technical data concerned with the herbicidal properties of chemicals used or potentially used for weed management. Most of this data consists of reports from the Weed Science Society of America (WSSA) for the American National Standards Committee on Common Names for Pest Control Chemicals of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). These files are arranged alphabetically by chemical name. The papers also include correspondence, field notes and data, field results, publications, trademark search reference materials, negatives, and films.
Historical or Biographical Sketch: C. Benjamin Coffman (1941- ) retired in August 2013 an agronomist from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Agricultural Research Service (ARS), Animal and Natural Resources Institute (ANRI), Sustainable Agricultural Systems Lab (SASL). He was born in Baltimore, Maryland on December 19, 1941. He received a BS degree in agronomy, an MS degree in soil fertility with a minor in plant physiology, and his PhD (1972) in soil minerology with minor in geology and chemistry, all from the University of Maryland-College Park. He had a long career at the Beltsville Agricultural Research Center (BARC) of the Agricultural Research Service, where he began in 1965 as a student technician. He also was an educator in the University of Maryland Geology Department. He conducted research on control of narcotic plants; and: weed management in field crops. He published extensively. Most recently, he conducted research for three projects: Weed Biocontrol Project, Farming System Project, and Cover Crops Project. He contributed to experimental planning, field operations, and weed management in these projects.
Digitization Status: None

Collection Number: 317
Collection Name: Calvert County, Maryland, Oral History Transcripts
Earliest Date: 1990
Latest Date: 1991
Linear Feet: 1
Collection Description: The Calvert County, Maryland, Oral History Transcripts consist of four oral history interviews. Interviewees include Gorman Buckler, Y.D. Hance, Michael Phipps, and J.W. Waters-Ross.
Historical or Biographical Sketch: Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum and the National Agricultural Library conducted a series of interviews with farmers, farm families, agricultural workers, scientists, and others in Calvert County, Maryland, who made significant contributions to American agriculture.
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Formats: Audiovisuals
Digitization Status: None

Collection Number: 422
Collection Name: Calvin Lunsford Beale Collection
Latest Date: 2008
Linear Feet: 138
Collection Description: The Calvin Lunsford Beale Collection includes books, reprints, papers and correspondence. The collection also includes photographs and slides of over 2,000 county courthouses in the United States, which Mr. Beale visited during his long career.
Historical or Biographical Sketch: Calvin Lunsford Beale (1923-2008) was a senior demographer in the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Economic Research Service from 1953 until his death. Beale specialized in studying rural population dynamics, including migration and population redistribution and racial and ethnic composition. He is noted for discovering a "population turnaround" in the late 1960s as people began to return to rural areas from the cities.
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Formats: Photographs; Reprints
Digitization Status: None

Collection Number: 462
Collection Name: Cam Calvert Collection
Earliest Date: 1981
Latest Date: 1989
Linear Feet: 8.75
Collection Description: This collection consists of Cam Calvert's career documents. Many items are publications. There is also reviewed manuscript drafts with associated data, international cooperation notes and projects, etc. not comprehensive. A number of non-ruminant animals studies are included.
Historical or Biographical Sketch: Cam Calvert was a volunteer in Special Collections for the American Poultry Historical Society.

Collection Number: 439
Collection Name: Card Catalog from Dr. Jane F. Robens
Earliest Date: 1911
Latest Date: 1979
Linear Feet: 1056
Collection Description: This card catalog contains bibliographic citations to literature on topics such as chemicals in foods, the effects of chemicals in the body, diseases from chemical exposure, toxicology of insecticides, etc. Literature is listed by subject, dates from 1911-1978 , and consists of serials, reprints, and books.
Digitization Status: None

Collection Number: 41
Collection Name: Cedar Valley Land Company of Vinton, Iowa Records
Earliest Date: 1904
Latest Date: 1907
Linear Feet: 0.25
Collection Description: The Cedar Valley Land Company of Vinton, Iowa, Records consist of two volumes of the company's contracts and records of land sales.
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Digitization Status: None

Collection Number: 313
Collection Name: Celebrity Pesticide Spots Phonograph Records
Earliest Date: 1970
Linear Feet: 1.75
Collection Description: The Celebrity Pesticide Spots Phonograph Records consist of four 33 1/3 RPM records containing spots about the safe use of pesticides produced by USDA Office of Information, Radio and Television Service, Washington, D.C. Three of the records are identical; there are a total of two unique records. Celebrity voices include Minnie Pearl, Art Carney, Arthur Godfrey, and Eva Gabor. Additionally, there is a typescript of the spots with a generic letter about the typescript signed by Layne Beaty, Chief of Radio and Television Service. The letter appears to have been sent out to public service directors.
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Formats: Audiovisuals

Collection Number: 76
Collection Name: Charles Brunk Heinemann Manuscript
Earliest Date: 1938
Latest Date: 1938
Linear Feet: 0.25
Collection Description: The Charles Brunk Heinemann Manuscript, a typewritten carbon copy of the manuscript "American Live Stock Markets and Marketing," is about the evolution and development of the system of livestock marketing in the United States and a brief history of certain of these markets.
Historical or Biographical Sketch: Born 1882 in Shelby County, Illinois, C. B. Heinemann (1882-1955) was one of the founders of NIMPA (National Independent Meat Packers Association. Following the founding of NIMPA, Heinemann served as secretary, then as executive vice president and assistant treasurer. In 1948, he was elected president, an office he held untile 1953. He died in 1953 in Hollywood, Florida.
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Digitization Status: None

Collection Number: 236
Collection Name: Charles C. Plitt 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: 201
Collection Name: Charles Dayton Woods 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: 250
Collection Name: Charles Drechsler Papers
Earliest Date: 1927
Latest Date: 1956
Bulk Dates: 1954-56
Linear Feet: 15
Collection Description: The Charles Drechsler Papers consist of the figures or illustrations for two articles in the Journal of Botany in 1954 and 1956: Two Species of Conidiobolus with Minutely Ridges Zygospores and Two New Species of Conidiobolus, notes and pencil drawings for an unpublished article on Helminthosporium spp., a few letters, and specimens of cereal crops with plant diseases.
Historical or Biographical Sketch: Charles Drechsler (1892-1986), a world authority on fungi, spent 45 years as a plant pathologist and mycologist with the U.S. Department of Agriculture. While in the position of Mycologist, Horticultural Crops Research Branch, Agricultural Research Service, Drechsler published two articles in the Journal of Botany in 1954 and 1956, the illustrations for which are included in the collection.
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Formats: Agricultural Art and Memorabilia
Digitization Status: None

Collection Number: 119
Collection Name: Charles E. North Papers
Collection Group: Dairy Science Collections
Earliest Date: 1912
Latest Date: 1961
Linear Feet: 123.5
Collection Description: The Charles E. North Papers contain correspondence, articles, and reports on a variety of subjects related to the development of the dairy industry during the first half of the 20th century; records concerning his efforts toward gaining passage of milk legislation; patents on processes and devices related to the milk industry; and photographs and movies which reflect his efforts and determination toward upgrading the sanitary standards for processing milk.
Historical or Biographical Sketch: Charles E. North (1869-1961), a physician, public health officer, inventor, and agricultural scientist, was a pioneer in the dairy industry and a leader in gaining public acceptance of milk pasteurization laws, developer of processes and devices, and author of many articles and reports related to the development of the dairy industry.
Processed: Yes, view the finding aid online.
Formats: Audiovisuals; Posters; Photographs
Digitization Status: None

Collection Number: 91
Collection Name: Charles Edwin Kellogg Papers
Earliest Date: 1929
Latest Date: 1975
Bulk Dates: 1947-71
Linear Feet: 307
Collection Description: The Charles Edwin Kellogg Papers contain scripts of Kellogg's speeches, articles, reviews, reprints, correspondence, field notes, journals, slides, photographs, soil maps, and publications relating to soil science and agriculture. Publications include many of the rare works of soil science pioneers such as Glinka, Ruffin, Evelyn, Young, and Marbut.
Historical or Biographical Sketch: Charles Edwin Kellogg (1902-1980) began his career at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) in 1934 as a soil technologist on the National Cooperative Soil Survey and was appointed Chief of the Soil Survey Division of the Bureau of Chemistry and Soils in 1935. His department became a part of the Bureau of Plant Industry in 1939. A prolific writer, Kellogg played a major part in outlining and writing Soils and Man, the USDA's Yearbook of Agriculture for 1938, and wrote the first edition of the Soil Survey Manual in 1939, which was subsequently adopted by soil survey organizations throughout the world. He advised international organizations and national research and agricultural agencies in this and other countries, helping to organize research and promote improved farming systems for efficient production, soil conservation, and high standards of rural living. While traveling to other countries to learn farming methods and to assist in agricultural development programs, Kellogg wrote field notes and took photographs of his soil surveys and of other experiences of the trips. At the time of his retirement in 1971, Kellogg was the Deputy Administrator of the Soil Conservation Service.
Processed: Yes, view the finding aid online.
Formats: Maps; Photographs
Digitization Status: Portion of collection digitized

Collection Number: 151
Collection Name: Charles Farquharson Stewart Sharpe Papers
Earliest Date: 1925
Latest Date: 1991
Bulk Dates: 1925-1949
Linear Feet: 6.75
Collection Description: The Charles Farquharson Stewart Sharpe Papers consist of copies of articles, translations, and publications relating to geomorphology and erosion; correspondence and other records produced in the course of work for the Climatic and Physiographic Division; research notes and draft reports of physiographic studies in which Sharpe was involved; copies of published reports authored by Sharpe; and photographs and lantern slides documenting soil erosion studies.
Historical or Biographical Sketch: Charles Farquharson Stewart Sharpe (b. 1907) worked as a soil conservationist in the Climatic and Physiographic Division of the Soil Conservation Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, from 1935-1943.
Processed: Yes, view the finding aid online.
Formats: Agricultural Art and Memorabilia; Photographs
Digitization Status: None

Collection Number: 96
Collection Name: Charles Ford Langworthy 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: 105
Collection Name: Charles J. Meler Papers: American Poultry Historical Society Papers
Collection Group: Poultry Science Collections
Earliest Date: 1959
Latest Date: 1965
Linear Feet: 2.25
Collection Description: The Charles J. Meler Papers include correspondence, egg marketing orders, and egg promotion material along with contracts for egg producers and started pullet growers in Illinois and neighboring states; publications of the American Poultry and Hatchery Federation and the Illinois Poultry Industry Council, and miscellaneous brochures from nationally known commercial poultry breeding organizations and equipment manufacturers.
Historical or Biographical Sketch: Charles J. Meler of Nashville, Illinois, was a hatcheryman, member of the Illinois Poultry Industry Council, and past president of the American Poultry and Hatchery Federation.
Processed: Yes, view the finding aid online.
Formats: Agricultural Art and Memorabilia
Digitization Status: None

Collection Number: 361
Collection Name: Charles R. Gunn Collection
Earliest Date: 1984
Latest Date: 2006
Linear Feet: 63.5
Collection Description: The Charles R. Gunn Collection contains negatives, slides, photographs, and artwork for USDA publications authored or co-authored by Gunn.
Historical or Biographical Sketch: Charles R. Gunn served as an Agricultural Research Service researcher for 30 years until his retirement in 1992. He worked in the Systematic Botany and Mycology Lab. He now lives in Asheville, North Carolina.
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Digitization Status: None

Collection Number: 170
Collection Name: Charles Thom 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: 143
Collection Name: Charles Valentine Riley Collection
Earliest Date: 1868
Latest Date: 1919
Linear Feet: 12.75
Collection Description: The Charles Valentine Riley Collection consists of letters to Riley, unpublished lectures, notes, photographs, news clippings, reports, reprints, paintings, drawings, sketch books, books, and artifacts. The collection focuses on the history of entomology and the development of biological control of insects injurious to crops, and on Riley’s energetic efforts on its behalf during the latter part of the 19th century.
Historical or Biographical Sketch: Charles Valentine Riley (1843-1895) was a visual artist and entomologist in the mid-19th century. Born in England, Riley settled in the United States in 1850. He had grown up studying and sketching insects, and he quickly began to apply his abilities while working for Prairie Farmer, a leading agricultural journal. In 1868 Riley was recommended for and appointed to the post of entomologist for the state of Missouri. In this capacity, he not only became a distinguished entomologist, but he also revolutionized the entire field of entomology. In 1878 Riley became the second Chief Entomologist for the U.S. Department of Agriculture, succeeding Townend Glover. Riley held this position over a period of 17 years, having parted with the USDA briefly from 1880-1881 over a procedural dispute. During the 1880s Riley was also closely involved with the U.S. National Museum (currently the Smithsonian Institution), to whom he donated his collection of over 100,000 insect specimens. He served as an assistant curator for the museum, specializing in insects. Riley worked in both capacities until his death in 1895.
Processed: Yes, view the finding aid online.
Formats: Agricultural Art and Memorabilia; Photographs
Digitization Status: Portion of collection digitized

Collection Number: 281
Collection Name: Charles Valentine Riley Memorial Foundation Records
Earliest Date: 1985
Latest Date: 2012
Bulk Dates: 1985-2001
Linear Feet: 2.5
Collection Description: The Charles Valentine Riley Memorial Foundation Records include correspondence, agreements, minutes, financial records, briefing books, and publications and reports produced by the foundation.
Historical or Biographical Sketch: The Charles Valentine Riley Memorial Foundation was formally organized on November 4, 1985, when the bylaws were adopted and a memorandum of agreement between the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Riley Foundation was signed by then-Secretary of Agriculture John Block and the first president of the Board of Directors of the Riley Foundation, John Gordon. Its stated purpose is "to promote a broader and more complete understanding of agriculture as the most basic human endeavor, . . . To make secure the lever that is agriculture and its fulcrum, the natural environment, during this and succeeding generations, [and]. . . To facilitate the exchange of disparate views between individuals and groups and to make these views more apparent to the public at large without being an advocate for any particular point of view."
Processed: Yes, view the finding aid online.

Collection Number: 190
Collection Name: Charles Valentine Riley Printing Blocks
Collection Group: Riley, Charles Valentine
Earliest Date: 1872
Latest Date: 1895
Linear Feet: 55
Collection Description: The Charles Valentine Riley Printing Blocks consist of 1,211 woodcuts, electrotypes (electroplated lead molds of original engravings), and metal casts used to illustrate Riley's publications. Approximately 508 blocks were figures for the 9 Missouri annual reports (1869-1877) produced by Riley when he was Missouri's first state entomologist. Other printing blocks were used in publications such as American Entomologist and American Entomologist and Botanist. Some of the electrotypes are duplicates or cast from woodcuts which are present, but most represent different drawings than the woodcuts.
Historical or Biographical Sketch: Riley (1843-1895) was the state entomologist of Missouri (1868-1877), an entomologist for the U.S. Department of Agriculture (1878-1879), and Chief of the Federal Entomological Service (1894-1895).
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Formats: Agricultural Art and Memorabilia
Digitization Status: None

Collection Number: 140
Collection Name: Charles William Pugsley 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

Collection Number: 349
Collection Name: Chester N. Husman Awards: Screwworm Eradication Program Records
Collection Group: Screwworm Eradication Program Records
Earliest Date: 1947
Latest Date: 1991
Linear Feet: 1.25
Collection Description: Chester N. Husman Awards: Screwworm Eradication Program Records contains awards given to Chester N. Husman and Agricultural Research Service (ARS) for their efforts in the screwworm eradication programs. Granting organizations include the U.S. War Department, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and the Mexican government.
Historical or Biographical Sketch: Chester N. Husman was an engineer for the USDA and assisted on the screwworm efforts. He participated in research efforts in Florida, assisting with the rearing process and construction of buildings. At Sebring, Florida, Husman developed a system for collecting screwworm larvae which involved transporting larvae in a water tray; this decreased mortality rates and rates at which the larvae escaped their holding trays. In the 1970s he designed irradiators that were used to sterilize the screwworms, often referred to as the Husman irradiator.
Processed: Yes, view the finding aid online.
Formats: Agricultural Art and Memorabilia
Digitization Status: None

Collection Number: 436
Collection Name: Chico Plant Introduction Station Photograph Collection
Earliest Date: 1912
Latest Date: 1952
Linear Feet: 2.5
Collection Description: The Chico Plant Introduction Station Photograph Collection primarily contains 5" x 7" photographs and negatives of pistachios that were grown in Chico, California. Photographers include W.E. Whitehouse, R.L. Taylor, J.C. Long, C.L. Stone, and Mitchell. Some photographs were taken at the Beltsville area and D.C. laboratories since specimens were sent there from Chico. Additional subjects include persimmons, walnuts, pears, crab apples, apricots, plums, peach-almond tree, cherries, avocados, guavas, mangoes, annonas, jujubes, oranges, and vegetables. Many of these were taken on plant exploration trips such as Whitehouse's trip to Persia in 1929, Dorsett and Dorsett's trip to China in 1924-25, Dorsett and Morse's trip to China in 1931, and Long and Stone's trip to California in 1936. The collection also includes a set of 4" x 6" index cards with plant introduction number, name of plant, type of fruit, where it originated, and other information such as whether it was growing in quarantine at Bell, Maryland or where seeds were sent.
Historical or Biographical Sketch: The Chico Plant Introduction Station is no longer in existence but was originally part of the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Office of Foreign Seed and Plant Introductions from 1904 until the 1970s, at which time the property was transferred to the Forest Service.
Formats: Photographs
Digitization Status: None

Collection Number: 225
Collection Name: 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: 294
Collection Name: Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) Collection
Linear Feet: 0.25
Collection Description: The Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) Collection contains photographs and papers related to the 326th Company CCC in New Germany, Maryland. CCC activities represented are camp life, work projects, national defense, and education.
Historical or Biographical Sketch: The Civilian Conservation Corps was part of President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s New Deal, which was a plan to rehabilitate and recover the nation from the Great Depression. It was in operation from 1933 to 1942. Its creation came about as a result of the Emergency Conservation Work Act. In just nine years, over three million unemployed young men fought a war with the destruction and corrosion of America’s natural resources. Programs were set up in every state and also in four territories (Hawaii, Alaska, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands). Some of the tasks done by members of the CCC included fighting fires, building roads, erecting fire towers, soil erosion control, and planting trees (in all, more than 3 billion). The CCC also helped to develop several recreational facilities in parks of many jurisdictions (from metropolitan to national). The CCC began to go into decline in the early 1940s, mostly due a better economy and the United States' entry into World War II. Congress no longer funded the CCC because it was not considered to be essential to the war effort.
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Formats: Photographs
Digitization Status: None

Collection Number: 251
Collection Name: Clair Elman Terrill Collection
Earliest Date: 1912
Latest Date: 1978
Bulk Dates: 1930s-60s
Linear Feet: 66
Collection Description: The Clair Elman Terrill Collection contains proofs and photographs for the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) bulletins and circulars, sheep and goat registry and breeding records, a card catalog of rabbit publications, and black and white photographs of rabbits and related subjects. There are papers related to the U.S. Rabbit Experiment Station in Fontana, California, and the U.S. Fur Experiment Station in Ithaca, New York. Also included are photographs, glass and acetate negatives, equipment, and wool samples used in Hardy's work for the U.S. Animal Husbandry Experiment Station (part of the USDA Division of Animal Husbandry) and his Thin Cross-Section Device. There are records of the Sheep and Fur Animal Research Branch, Animal Husbandry Division, Agricultural Research Service. Additionally, the collection contains over 200 wool samples from 1950-1960 labeled with sheep identification number, location, and date. Samples were taken from Beltsville, Maryland, and other locations within the United States.
Historical or Biographical Sketch: Clair Elman Terrill (1910-2001), a worldwide leader in sheep production research, was the chief of USDA’s Sheep and Fur Animal Research Branch, Animal Husbandry Division, Agricultural Research Service, from 1955-1972. He developed a three-pronged strategy for increasing efficiency of meat production from sheep without increasing feed demands: genetically increase the lamb crop, remove low-producing adults at an early age, and reduce lamb mortality.
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Formats: Agricultural Art and Memorabilia; Photographs
Digitization Status: None

Collection Number: 483
Collection Name: Clarence E. Clement Collection
Collection Group: Dairy Science Collections
Earliest Date: 1901
Latest Date: 1926
Linear Feet: 0.25
Collection Description: The Clarence E. Clement Collection consists of over 100 photographs and negatives related to the dairy industry from: United States Department of Agriculture, Bureau of Dairy Industry; San Francisco Dairy Company in San Francisco, California; Fitchett Brothers in Poughkeepsie, New York; Trapp Brothers Dairy Company in Milwaukee, Wisconsin; Bowman Dairy Company in Chicago, Illinois; Supplee-Wills-Jones Milk Company in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; The Telling-Belle Vernon Company in Cleveland, Ohio; and The Risdon Creamery, Incorporated and The Belle Isle East Side Creamery Company in Detroit, Michigan as well as correspondence from the War Department to Clement dated May-November 1918 regarding a commission in the Quartermaster Corps, United States Army physical examination for appointment form, a draft card from September 1918, and an advertisement from Rice and Adams Corporation.
Historical or Biographical Sketch: Clarence E. Clement worked for the United States Department of Agriculture from 1912 to 1942. He was a Market Milk Specialist with the Dairy Division, Bureau of Animal Industry which became the Bureau of Dairy Industry in 1926. Clement studied the problems connected with the milk industry. He authored several publications on milk and milk marketing and coauthored the 1923 textbook "Market Milk."
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Subjects: Animal Science; USDA History
Formats: Photographs
Digitization Status: None

Collection Number: 265
Collection Name: Clarence Joseph Enzler Papers
Earliest Date: 1936
Latest Date: 1972
Linear Feet: 16.5
Collection Description: The Clarence Joseph Enzler Papers include speeches and testimonies of former Secretaries of Agriculture, including Henry A. Wallace, Henry Claude Wickard, Clinton Anderson, Charles Brannan, Ezra Taft Benson, Orville L. Freeman, and Clifford Hardin. There are also speeches and testimonies of Assistant Secretaries Ervin L. Peterson, J. Earl Coke, John P. Duncan, Jr., George L. Mehren, Trienah Meyers, Joseph M. Robertson, and under secretaries Norris Dodd, J. Phil Campbell, and John A. Schnittker. Also included are miscellaneous speeches of U.S. Presidents and congressional figures, and press releases.
Historical or Biographical Sketch: Clarence Joseph Enzler (1910-1976), an accomplished speech-writer and speaker, worked for the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) from 1937-1972, leaving the department briefly from 1943-1945 to serve as the feature editor with the National Catholic Welfare Conference News Service. During his USDA career he worked in the Resettlement Administration, the Agricultural Adjustment Administration, the Office of Information, and the Office of the Secretary. He assisted the Secretaries of Agriculture and other top USDA officials in the preparation of speeches, magazine articles, congressional testimony, annual reports and other informational material. He prepared speeches for eight Secretaries of Agriculture. A prolific author, he had articles published in many national magazines and wrote a spiritual and philosophical book titled My Other Self.
Processed: Yes, view the finding aid online.
Digitization Status: None

Collection Number: 39
Collection Name: Clifford D. Carpenter Papers: American Poultry Historical Society Papers
Collection Group: Poultry Science Collections
Earliest Date: 1912
Latest Date: 1965
Linear Feet: 1
Collection Description: The Clifford D. Carpenter Papers include Carpenter's research, writings, and photographs. Materials chronicle the events leading to his election to the International Poultry Hall of Fame and the American Poultry Historical Society Poultry Hall of Fame [1968]. Also includes a 2012 donation of three letters written by Carpenter to his wife in 1934 and 1935. They were written by Carpenter while he was on business trips. The letters were found in an antique store and subsequently donated to Special Collections.
Processed: Yes, view the finding aid online.
Formats: Photographs
Digitization Status: None

Collection Number: 40
Collection Name: Clifford D. Carpenter Poultry Humor Art Collection
Earliest Date: 1952
Latest Date: 1962
Linear Feet: 6.25
Collection Description: The Clifford D. Carpenter Poultry Humor Art Collection contains original artwork, comics, and advertisements created by artists Joe E. Buresch, Charles Dennis, Charles W. Trotter, and others.
Historical or Biographical Sketch: Clifford D. Carpenter (1897-1965) received a doctorate in veterinary medicine from Cornell University in 1920 and a master of science degree from the University of Kansas in 1938. He was the founder of the first private, exclusively-poultry veterinary practice in America in 1923 and worked in this practice from 1923-1935. From 1935-1944, he worked in an industry veterinary practice. President of the Institute of American Poultry Industries, 1944-1958, he provided pioneering and inspiring leadership to the rapidly growing and changing poultry industry. He was a delegate and chairman of the U.S. participation committee to the 9th, 11th, and 12th World's Poultry Congress. In 1968, he was elected to the American Poultry Historical Society Poultry Hall of Fame.
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Formats: Agricultural Art and Memorabilia
Digitization Status: None

Collection Number: 63
Collection Name: Clifford M. Foust Collection
Earliest Date: 1976
Latest Date: 1994
Linear Feet: 14
Collection Description: The Clifford M. Foust Collection includes a card catalog; contact cards; photocopies of articles; correspondence; articles written by Foust; notes for his book entitled Rhubarb: The Wondrous Drug (Princeton University Press, 1992); recipes; and personal files on rhubarb.
Historical or Biographical Sketch: A professor of history at the University of Maryland, Clifford M. Foust maintained a rhubarb collection.
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Collection Number: 83
Collection Name: Clinton C. Hollenback Papers: American Poultry Historical Society Papers
Collection Group: Poultry Science Collections
Earliest Date: 1911
Latest Date: 1920
Linear Feet: 1.5
Collection Description: The Clinton C. Hollenback Papers include personal correspondence and ledger accounts of purchases and sales of hatching eggs, baby chicks, and farm equipment. There are brochures, invoices, receipts, and price lists, along with detailed egg-production and incubation records of individual pedigree chickens and numerous American Poultry Association prize ribbons awarded to Hollenback’s entries in the 1919 Mukwonago, Wisconsin, Poultry Show.
Historical or Biographical Sketch: Clinton C. Hollenback of Columbus, Ohio, was a poultry breeder, exhibitor, and merchandiser of poultry and agricultural products.
Processed: Yes, view the finding aid online.
Digitization Status: None

Collection Number: 111
Collection Name: Clyde Dewey Mueller Papers: American Poultry Historical Society Papers
Collection Group: Poultry Science Collections
Earliest Date: 1939
Latest Date: 1995
Linear Feet: 3
Collection Description: The Clyde Dewey Mueller Papers include correspondence, files of breeding techniques, computer programs, random sample test reports, brochures published by a dozen poultry breeders, and an autobiography.
Historical or Biographical Sketch: Clyde Dewey Mueller was a poultry geneticist for different U.S. and foreign breeders of chicken and turkey.
Processed: Yes, view the finding aid online.
Digitization Status: None

Collection Number: 280
Collection Name: Collection of Expedition Photographs from the Office of Plant Exploration
Collection Group: Plant Exploration Collections
Earliest Date: 1910
Latest Date: 1945
Linear Feet: 4.5
Collection Description: The Collection of Expedition Photographs from the Office of Plant Exploration consists of lantern slides and negatives of three U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) plant-collecting expeditions: a trip to Southeast Asia and China in the latter half of 1922 possibly by J. F. Rock; a forage and fruit-collecting trip to Germany and the Soviet Union from July to September 1929 by H. L. Westover and W. E. Whitehouse; and an expedition to Caucasus (now part of Azerbaijan, Armenia, Georgia, and some of Russia including Chechnya), Turkestan (in current Uzbekistan), and Siberia from 1910-1911 by Frank E. Meyer. Lantern slides are mostly black and white. In 2002, the Arnold Arboretum donated 300 to 500 black and white photographs and negatives related to Palemon Howard Dorsett. Those photographs and negatives relating to the Dorsett-Morse Oriental Agricultural Exploration Expedition, which took place between 1929 and 1931, were separated and placed in the Dorsett-Morse Oriental Agricultural Exploration Expedition Collection. Most of the envelopes contain detailed descriptions including subject, date, place, and photographer. The dates range from 1914 to 1945, with the bulk being from 1924 to 1930. The subject matter is plants and landscapes. The geographic areas include China, Japan, Korea, the Soviet Union, Spain, Africa, Mexico, Central and South America. Among the photographers are Dorsett, Piemeisal, Kephart, Whitehouse, Westover, Ryerson, Archer, McMullan, Polhamus, Muller, and Erlanson.
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Formats: Photographs
Digitization Status: None

Collection Number: 376
Collection Name: Collection of papers related to the translation of Five Continents by Nikolai Ivanovich Vavilov.
Earliest Date: 1992
Latest Date: 1997
Linear Feet: 2
Collection Description: This is a collection of papers related to the National Agricultural Library's translation project in which Doris Love translated the Russian book Five Continents written by Nikolai Ivanovich Vavilov. In 1992, Love was in communication with Henry L. Shands, Associate Deputy Administrator, Genetic Resources, National Program Staff. Records include correspondence, drafts, final text, contract papers, photocopies of images, and diskettes. There is a copy of the book in Special Collections.
Historical or Biographical Sketch: Russian Nikolai Ivanovich Vavilov (1887-1943) is recognized as one of the foremost plant geographers of the twentieth century. Nikolai I. Vavilov was born into the family of a merchant in Moscow. In 1911, having graduated from the Agricultural Institute, Vavilov continued to work at the Department of Agriculture Proper headed by Prof. Pryanishnikov. In 1911-1912 Vavilov did practical work at the Bureau for Applied Botany and at the Bureau of Mycology and Phytopathology of the Agricultural Scientific Committee. In 1913-1914, Vavilov traveled to Europe where he studied plant immunity, mostly with Prof. W. Bateson, a co-founder of the science of genetics. In autumn 1917 the Head of the Bureau for Applied Botany Robert. E. Regel (1867-1920) supported the nomination of N.I.Vavilov, a young professor from the Saratov Higher Agricultural Courses, as Deputy Head of the Bureau. Vavilov continued his investigations in Saratov where he has awarded the title of Professor of the Saratov University in 1918. During the Civil War, from 1918 to 1920, Saratov became the scientific stronghold for the Department of Applied Botany (Bureau till 1917). In 1920 Vavilov was elected head of the Department, and soon moved to Petrograd (St.Petersburg now) together with his students and associates. In 1924, the Department was transformed into the Institute of Applied Botany and new Crops (VIR since 1930), and occupied the position of the central nationwide institution responsible for collecting the world plant diversity and studying it for the purposes of plant breeding. He took part in over 100 collecting missions. His major foreign expeditions included those to Iran (1916); the United States, Central and South America (1921, 1930, 1932); the Mediterranean and Ethiopia (1926-1927). For his expedition to Afghanistan in 1924 Vavilov was awarded the N.M.Przhevalskii Gold Medal of the Russian Geographic Society. These missions and the determined search for plants were based on the Vavilov's concepts in the sphere of evolutionary genetics, i.e. the Law of Homologous Series in Variation (1920) and the theory of the Centers of Origin of Cultivated Plants (1926). Vavilov, the symbol of glory of the national science, is at the same time the symbol of its tragedy. As early as in the beginning of the 1930's his scientific programs were being deprived of governmental support. In the stifling atmosphere of a totalitarian state, the institute headed by Vavilov turned into a resistance point to the pseudo-scientific concepts of Trofim D.Lysenco. As a result of this controversy, Vavilov was arrested in August 1940, and his closest associates were also sacked and imprisoned. He died in the Saratov prison of dystrophia on 26 January 1943 and was buried in a common prison grave.
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Digitization Status: None

Collection Number: 15
Collection Name: Cornelius Barnes Account Book
Earliest Date: 1802
Latest Date: 1809
Linear Feet: 0.25
Collection Description: The Cornelius Barnes Account Book consists of accounting entries relating to the use of leather for the making of boots, shoes, and the binding of books.
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Collection Number: 299
Collection Name: Cornelius Lott Shear Papers
Earliest Date: 1888
Latest Date: 2000
Linear Feet: 3.75
Collection Description: The Cornelius Lott Shear Certificates were presented to botanist and plant pathologist Shear, who traveled to foreign countries to research agriculture. Many of the certificates serve as introduction letters or statements of purpose. An addition of two reprinted articles about Shear and a few personal photographs was made to the collection in 2011.
Historical or Biographical Sketch: Cornelius Lott Shear (1865-1956), an internationally-renowned mycologist and plant pathologist, began his 40-year career with the U.S. Department of Agriculture in 1895. Much of Shear’s work took him all over the world and involved grapes, other small fruit, and fruit and plant diseases. In 1935 Shear retired as the principal pathologist for the Bureau of Plant Industry. Shear served in administrative positions for many organizations, including the American Phytopathological Society, the Botany Society of America, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He also held editorial positions for the journals Mycologia and Phytopathology.
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Digitization Status: None

Collection Number: 441
Collection Name: CPC Catalog
Linear Feet: 600
Collection Description: (CPC is the name listed on the card catalog - do not known full name.) The CPC card catalog contains bibliographic citations for plants and soils, mostly articles, and the cards mostly carry the NAL cataloging system numbers. The cards are filed alphabetically by last name of author and by type of crop. Includes early horticultural literature from 16th, 17th, and 18th centuries. There are both American and foreign citations. Additions to the catalog may have ceased in the 1940s.
Historical or Biographical Sketch: Cards may have originated in the Division of Fruit and Vegetable Crops and Diseases, Bureau of Plant Industry.
Digitization Status: None


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