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Collection Number: 291
Collection Name: Flood Control Collection
Earliest Date: 1910
Latest Date: 1979
Bulk Dates: 1938-1953
Linear Feet: 2.5
Collection Description: The Flood Control Collection contains reports, publications, correspondence, notes, photographs, audio recordings, maps, and data regarding floods and flood control in the United States. Most of these items were produced by the USDA Soil Conservation Service. There are a few pieces authored by other individuals and agencies. The collection also includes articles and addresses written for professional organizations, such as the American Society of Agricultural Engineers and the Society of American Foresters.
Historical or Biographical Sketch: On April 27, 1935, Congress established the Soil Conservation Service (SCS) as a permanent agency in the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). The creation of the agency highlighted the efforts of Hugh Hammond Bennett to inform the public about the problem of soil erosion. Bennett was appointed the first Chief of SCS. Watershed planning became an important part of the agency’s mission in the 1930s. Bennett recognized that successful soil and water conservation needed to begin at the watershed level. SCS organized its early demonstration projects on a watershed scale. A series of laws formed the basis of SCS erosion control programs. The Flood Control Act of 1936 authorized SCS to study methods for erosion control and flood prevention. The Flood Control Act of 1944 enabled the agency to begin work on its first 11 watershed projects. Passage of the Agricultural Appropriations Act of 1953 authorized 63 more projects. Congress enacted the Watershed Protection and Flood Prevention Act in 1954. With this law, SCS gained permanent watershed planning authority. In 1994, SCS was renamed the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS).
Processed: Yes, view the finding aid online.
Formats: Audiovisuals; Maps; Photographs
Digitization Status: None

Collection Number: 426
Collection Name: Food Irradiation Collection
Earliest Date: 1957
Latest Date: 1968
Bulk Dates: 1950s-1960s
Linear Feet: 36.25
Collection Description: These materials are primarily from the Quartermaster Food and Container Institute for the Armed Forces (QMF&CI). There are contract research project reports and other publications related to food irradiation. Projects appear to be done internally, at other institutions, and with some companies. Some materials are international.
Digitization Status: Portion of collection digitized

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: 437
Collection Name: Food Processing Abstracts
Earliest Date: 1963
Latest Date: 1969
Linear Feet: 11
Collection Description: The Food Processing Abstracts were available on a subscription basis from Lowry-Cocroft Abstracts based in Evanston, Illinois. Each week subscribers received abstracts, alphabetized and numbered in order, coded by a classification system. The code numbers appeared on the lower right hand corner of each card. The classification system had three divisions: Processing Fields, Type of Food Processed, and Kind of Information Included. Processing Fields subjects consisted of pasteurization, heat sterilization, freezing, dehyrofreezing, dehydration and concentration, freeze drying, preservation with chemicals (including salt), fermentations (excluding alcoholic beverages, separation and refining, irradiation, enzyme treatment, packing, packaging, cooking and baking, and organoleptic analysis. Types of Food Processed subjects were vegetables, fruit and fruit products, meat, poultry, fish and shellfish, eggs, dairy products, cereals and soy beans, starch, sugar and confections, beverages, oils and fats, spices and flavorings, prepared foods, diet foods, other foods, and baked goods. The differentiation by kind of information covered field included patent, legal, quality control, microbiology, time and temperature processing, equipment, storage, flavor, texture, color, nutritive value, antioxidants, emulsifiers and stabilizers, other additives, composition and analysis, and consumer preference. Information was retrieved by use of a sorting needle. For instance, if it was desired to obtain all the articles on the subject of freeze drying, the needle was inserted in hold 23 and the desired cards, on which this number was notched, dropped out. If only the articles on freeze drying of meat products were desired, a second use of the needle in hole 49 of the separated cards isolated those. Again if it was desired to refer only to patents on freeze drying of meat, a third use of the needles in hold 29 segregated those.
Digitization Status: None

Collection Number: 402
Collection Name: Food Puppets
Linear Feet: 3
Collection Description: The USDA Food and Nutrition Service (FNS), received as an anonymous donation two food puppets that are believed to have been part of a children’s television show, though we have no further information as to their origin.
Formats: Agricultural Art and Memorabilia
Digitization Status: Entire collection digitized

Collection Number: 428
Collection Name: Forest Service Leader Photograph Collection
Earliest Date: 1901
Latest Date: 1979
Linear Feet: 0.5
Collection Description: The Forest Service Leader Photograph Collection consists of twenty-two unframed black and white photographs of twentieth-century United States Forest Service officials. There are two photographs of Gifford Pinchot.
Formats: Photographs
Digitization Status: None

Collection Number: 62
Collection Name: Fossum, M. Truman, Floriculture Collection
Earliest Date: 1890
Latest Date: 1986
Linear Feet: 195.25
Collection Description: The M. Truman Fossum Floriculture Collection contains papers relating to all of Fossum’s endeavors, including business and personal correspondence as well as reports and publications related to the fields of marketing, horticulture, and the floriculture industry in the United States and abroad.
Historical or Biographical Sketch: In his career, Fossum (1912-1991) served as assistant professor of horticulture at the University of Maryland, director of Research and Member Services for the Society of American Florists, consultant for the Bureau of Census, agricultural economist and consultant for the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), and economic analyst for Florists’ Transworld Delivery Association (FTD). On behalf of the floral industry, Fossum campaigned for unbiased, third-party statistical information services for the industry, which led to the establishment of the Horticultural Specialties Census. He initiated benchmark economic studies and services relating to the floral industry, and he led the cooperative effort with the USDA for the development of market-news-reporting on ornamental crops.
Processed: Yes, view the finding aid online.
Digitization Status: None

Collection Number: 63
Collection Name: Foust, Clifford M., 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.
Processed:

Collection Number: 486
Collection Name: Friends of Agricultural Research-Beltsville, Inc. Collection
Earliest Date: 1888
Latest Date: 2018
Linear Feet: 3.5
Collection Description: The Friends of Agricultural Research-Beltsville, Inc. (FAR-B) Collection consists of administrative and financial records, membership directories, newsletters, and photographs related to the organization.
Historical or Biographical Sketch: FAR-B is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting the research, educational, and outreach programs at the Henry A. Wallace Beltsville Agricultural Research Center (BARC). Its members include talented and dedicated USDA alumni as well as individuals or groups from academia, industry, government, BARC employees, and the general public.
Processed:
Subjects: Agricultural Organizations

Collection Number: 420
Collection Name: Fuller, Glenn Loren, Collection
Earliest Date: 1902
Latest Date: 1964
Linear Feet: 9.5
Collection Description: The Glenn Loren Fuller Collection contains soil science-related correspondence, reports, memoranda, soil surveys and maps, photographs, rock and soil samples, and collecting equipment such as a leather satchel, duffle bag, and camera tripod. Personal belongings include funeral memorial book and cards, family photographs, house plans, investments records, vital statistics correspondence, engraving plates for wedding announcement, automobile data, and the Spartanburg, South Carolina Park and Recreation Board minutes (1964).
Historical or Biographical Sketch: Glenn Loren Fuller (1891-1964) was a soil scientist for the Soil Conservation Service of the United States Department of Agriculture from 1935-1958, when he retired from civil service. During his career, he served in numerous capacities including Regional Soil Scientist, Southeastern Region Soil Conservation Service, Spartanburg, South Carolina (1937-1954); and Deputy Director, Caribbean Area Soil Conservation Service, San Juan, Puerto Rico (1954-1958). He graduated from Cornell University's College of Agriculture in 1915. He was elected a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in 1940, and elected a Fellow of the Soil Conservation Society of America in 1954.
Formats: Agricultural Art and Memorabilia; Maps; 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


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