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Collection Number: 438
Collection Name: Gas Chromatography Abstracts
Earliest Date: 1965
Latest Date: 1969
Linear Feet: 10
Collection Description: The Gas Chromatography Abstracts were produced by Preston Technical Abstracts Company in Evanston, Illinois. Subject classification consisted of Apparatus, Theory and Review Articles, Applications, and Special Techniques.
Digitization Status: None

Collection Number: 54
Collection Name: Gene Eisenbeiss Papers
Earliest Date: 1974
Latest Date: 1996
Bulk Dates: 1974-96
Linear Feet: 13.75
Collection Description: The Gene Eisenbeiss Papers include administrative files such as correspondence regarding registration of cultivar names, location of cultivars for purchase, and information requested about the Ilex genus (holly and its relatives). There are also miscellaneous publications and literature on plants as well as engraving blocks of holly used for publications and given to Eisenbeiss by Harry William Dengler, Extension Service, USDA, at the University of Maryland.
Historical or Biographical Sketch: Gene Eisenbeiss (1926-97), a horticulturist, was employed by U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) for more than 30 years, 26 of which he spent at the U.S. National Arboretum. He was the international registrar of cultivated Ilex (holly) for more than 20 years. He was involved with the publication of authoritative and comprehensive cultivar checklists (with more than 200 publications on hollies), and was responsible for the introduction of at least 14 cultivars.
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Digitization Status: None

Collection Number: 453
Collection Name: Gene L. Wunderlich Papers
Earliest Date: 1933
Latest Date: 1995
Bulk Dates: 1955-1973
Linear Feet: 11.25
Collection Description: The Gene L. Wunderlich Collection contains materials regarding the land economics programs of the United States Department of Agriculture, and, more specifically, land economics agencies, committees and programs of the Agricultural Research Service (ARS) and the Economic Research Service (ERS). Materials are chiefly concerned with the era from the late 1950's to the early 1970's. The documents consist of committee meeting reports, papers, correspondence, bibliographies and other publications on land ownership and tenure programs, legislation and policy. There are materials from and concerning the US regional land tenure research committees such as: the Southern Land Economics Research Committee and the North Central Land Economics Committee; also: the Interregional Land Tenure Research Committee and the Interregional Resource Economics Committee. There are also FAO and AID publications from 1970, such as bibliographies and reviews regarding land reform in various regions of the world.
Historical or Biographical Sketch: Gene L. (Lee) Wunderlich (1929- ) worked for the U.S. Department of Agriculture for forty years (1955-1995), in positions concerning USDA policy on land tenure and ownership in the Agricultural Research Service (ARS) and the Economic Research Service (ERS). His position before retirement was ERS Senior Economist. He was raised on a farm in North Dakota. He did his undergraduate work at the University of North Dakota and received his M.S. (1951) and Ph.D. (1955) from Iowa State. His Ph.D. dissertation topic is "Bombay Tenancy and Agricultural Lands Act as a Means of Agrarian Reform." He also served as a consultant to the World Bank, USAID and others in the former Soviet Union. He is the author or editor of numerous books and articles on land tenure, land taxation, and land reform.
Digitization Status: None

Collection Number: 385
Collection Name: George Burnett Rogers Papers: American Poultry Historical Society Papers
Collection Group: Poultry Science Collections
Earliest Date: 1950
Latest Date: 1979
Linear Feet: 2.5
Collection Description: The George Burnet Rogers Papers contain documents related to poultry and egg production, marketing, pollution, and other related research. Many of Rogers' publications and presentations are included, as well as a limited amount of his personal correspondence. The collection also contains: poultry trade show pamphlets and programs; egg and poultry pricing documents; poultry and egg marketing, consumer, price-related papers, publications, research data; materials from private poultry companies and associations; survey results; academic and technical papers for conferences, presentations, and publications; poultry and egg-related product trade catalogs, brochures; farm price support data; bibliographies on topics such as eggs and poultry; three egg and poultry bumper stickers; cost of living issue-related papers and documents.
Historical or Biographical Sketch: George Burnet Rogers was born in 1919. He worked and published in the Poultry Branch, Food & Restaurant Division, Office of Price Stabilization in the early 1950s. Later he moved to the United States Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service, Marketing Economics Division, staying there from the 1950s-1970s. He published numerous articles and monographs on poultry and egg production, marketing, price controls, and other matters.
Formats: Photographs
Digitization Status: None

Collection Number: 37
Collection Name: George Cooke Diary
Earliest Date: 1826
Latest Date: 1849
Bulk Dates: 1826-1841, 1845-1849
Linear Feet: 1.25
Collection Description: The George Cooke Diary is a two-volume handwritten record of a Maryland plantation in Hazelwood, near Patuxent, Maryland. The diary includes daily entries for a 20-year period describing the operation of the family farm. It contains information on weather conditions, travel, and Cooke’s pedigree.
Historical or Biographical Sketch: George Cooke (1791-1849) was an antebellum planter in Anne Arundel County, Maryland, during the early part of the 19th century. He was born in Annapolis, Maryland, the last of nine children of aristocratic parents William and Elizabeth. George spent most of his childhood growing up in Baltimore, where his father practiced law and served on the city council. George and his brothers fought for the United States during the War of 1812. In 1814, George Cooke married Eleanor Addison Dall, the daughter of James Dall, a Baltimore merchant, and Sarah Brooke Holliday. The couple had 12 children. In 1819, Cooke won an auction that allowed him to buy the 505-acre “Hazlewood” estate for $36 per acre (a total of $18,180). Soon after, the family moved onto the farm located in what is now Howard County, Maryland. Cooke was primarily a planter during his life at Hazlewood. During the 1830s, he was also active in politics, and was once appointed to the state lottery commission. From 1826 through 1849, he maintained a thorough diary of the activities on the plantation, as well as the various other events and interests in his life. Cooke’s account is considered to be one of the most complete in existence of farm life in Maryland during his era.
Processed: Yes, view the finding aid online.
Digitization Status: Entire collection digitized

Collection Number: 48
Collection Name: George McMillan Darrow Papers
Earliest Date: 1835
Latest Date: 1980
Bulk Dates: 1925-65
Linear Feet: 19.25
Collection Description: The George McMillan Darrow Papers contain materials related to Darrow's scientific career and the literature he contributed to the field. There are correspondence, manuscripts, galley proofs, a book, publications such as articles and reports, photographs, field notes, papers related to physiology, and miscellaneous items.
Historical or Biographical Sketch: George McMillan Darrow (1889-1983), who was considered one of the foremost American authorities on strawberries, worked for the U.S. Department of Agriculture for 46 years (1911-1957) as a pomologist and small fruits breeder. Among Darrow's contributions to pomology were the domestication and introduction of the Darrow blueberry.
Processed: Yes, view the finding aid online.
Formats: Photographs
Digitization Status: Portion of collection digitized

Collection Number: 226
Collection Name: George Washington Carver Collection
Earliest Date: 1920
Latest Date: 1996
Bulk Dates: 1940-1977
Linear Feet: 6.25
Collection Description: The George Washington Carver Collection consists of photographs and text used in an exhibit at the National Agricultural Library (NAL). Photographs are not originals. NAL staff requested from another source for exhibit. Date of exhibit is unknown. Additionally, there are photocopies of articles (1920-1996) published about Carver. Most articles were obtained by Special Collections through interlibrary loan. There are photocopies of the "Official Personal Record Folder for Federal Employee" for Carver located at the National Archives and Records Administration, National Personnel Records Center, Civilian Personnel Records, 111 Winnebago Street, St. Louis, Missouri 63118-4199. There is also a transcript of a one-man play titled "Listening to the Still Small Voice: The Story of George Washington Carver." By Paxton J. Williams. No date. Autographed by author. Donated by Esther Edwards, USDA Visitor's Center, in 2001.
Historical or Biographical Sketch: George Washington Carver (1864-1943), farmer, agricultural chemist, and educator, dedicated his life to agricultural research projects. He developed crop-rotation methods for conserving nutrients in the soil and he created new uses for the peanut and sweet potato crops which helped to improve the southern agricultural economy. Carver was the first African American to serve on the faculty of Iowa State University and spent the majority of his career as director of agricultural research at Tuskegee Institute. Beginning in 1935, he worked for the United States Department of Agriculture as a collaborator in the Division of Plant Mycology.
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Formats: Photographs
Digitization Status: None

Collection Number: 372
Collection Name: George Washington Carver Correspondence Collection
Earliest Date: 1932
Latest Date: 1943
Bulk Dates: 1932-1933, 1938, 1943
Linear Feet: 1
Collection Description: The George Washington Carver Correspondence Collection contains correspondence between Carver and his friend Paul R. Miller, who was a former Agricultural Research Service scientist. There are three handwritten letters dated 1932 and 1933 from Carver to Miller, and a reply from Miller dated 1932 regarding rust specimens. A signed portrait from Carver to Miller (1938) is included. Additionally, there are two typed letters dated 1943 from Rackham Holt to Miller. Holt, who was the author of George Washington Carver: An American Biography, wrote to Miller about his contribution to the book regarding Carver's standing in the scientific world.
Historical or Biographical Sketch: George Washington Carver (1864-1943), farmer, agricultural chemist, and educator, dedicated his life to agricultural research. He developed crop-rotation methods for conserving nutrients in the soil. He also created new uses for peanut and sweet potato crops, which helped to improve the agricultural economy of the southern United States. Carver was the first African American to serve on the faculty of Iowa State University. He spent most of his career as director of agricultural research at Tuskegee Institute. Beginning in 1935, he worked for the United States Department of Agriculture as a collaborator in the Division of Plant Mycology.
Processed: Yes, view the finding aid online.
Formats: Photographs
Digitization Status: Portion of collection digitized

Collection Number: 71
Collection Name: George Weidman Groff Manuscript
Collection Group: Plant Exploration Collections
Earliest Date: 1920
Latest Date: 1920
Linear Feet: 0.5
Collection Description: The George Weidman Groff Manuscript is a three-volume typewritten manuscript [ca. 1949] of notes and photographs by George Weidman Groff on an expedition to Cochin, China, and Siam (now Thailand) during May and June 1920, in search of canker-resistant citrus fruits.
Historical or Biographical Sketch: Horticulturist George Weidman Groff (1884-1954) was director and professor of agriculture at Canton Christian College in Canton, China. He served as a part-time field assistant for the USDA Office of Crop Physiology and Breeding Investigations from 1918-1920. He and Otto August Reinking (b. 1890) initiated a plant expedition to China to search for canker-resistant citrus fruits. While abroad during the course of his career, Groff studied plant life in South China, Indo-China, Thailand, the Philippines, and Malaya. Groff was responsible for the development of certain citrus fruits, including improvement and introduction of papaya, lychee, eucalyptus robusta, the Siam banana, other sub-tropical fruits, and some ornamentals. He was largely responsible for gathering the largest collection of bamboo in Southeast Asia. Groff successfully imported some good livestock breeders from the U.S. and improved the local livestock quality.
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Digitization Status: None

Collection Number: 275
Collection Name: Gifford Pinchot Photograph Collection
Earliest Date: 1898
Latest Date: 1910
Linear Feet: 0.75
Collection Description: The Gifford Pinchot Photograph Collection approximately 30 glass negatives of Gifford Pinchot. The activities depicted include Pinchot operating a movie projector, fishing, working at his desk, and participating in a ceremony for the commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Negatives are numbered. Glass negatives are undated, but may be from 1923-1935.
Historical or Biographical Sketch: Gifford Pinchot (1865-1946) was the fourth Chief of the U.S. Forest Service. Born in Simsbury, Connecticut, he was educated at Phillips Exeter Academy and Yale University. After his graduation from Yale in 1889, he went to Europe to study forestry, since it was not offered as a course of study at any university in the United States at the time. Pinchot worked in several countries during his time in Europe, but his most notable stop was at L'Ecole Nationale Foretière in Nancy, France. He returned to the United States in 1892. Upon his return, Pinchot did forestry work at Biltmore, the George W. Vanderbilt estate, in North Carolina. Pinchot’s career in forestry was highly decorated. In the early 1900s, he helped found the School of Forestry at Yale, where he was a professor from 1903-1936. Furthermore, he was also the Chief of the U.S. Forest Service from 1898-1910, serving under three Presidents. Pinchot and President Theodore Roosevelt, both staunch conservationists, put forth policies that helped protect the nation’s natural resources. In addition to his duties with the Forest Service, Pinchot was an author. His most distinguished works were his Primer for Forestry (1899), The Fight for Conservation (1909), and Breaking New Ground (1947). Pinchot also had a career in politics. He served two separate terms as Governor of Pennsylvania (1923-1927, 1931-1935), the home of his father James's family, and the location of the family's country estate, "Grey Towers."
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Formats: Photographs
Digitization Status: None

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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Text Available in NALDR: https://archive.org/details/CAT91967184
Formats: Agricultural Art and Memorabilia
Digitization Status: None

Collection Number: 393
Collection Name: Glenn A. Holroyd Papers
Earliest Date: 1957
Latest Date: 1971
Linear Feet: 0.25
Collection Description: The Glenn A. Holroyd Papers include photographs, awards, newsletters, documentation of education courses.
Historical or Biographical Sketch: Glenn Holroyd worked for the Federal Government for 35 years. He began in 1945 working with the Kansas City Regional Office of the Commodity Credit Corportaiton (CCC), which then became the Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Service (ASCS). He started out as a programmer, then systems analyst, and eventually became Chief of the Price Support Systems Division. His work was instrumental in installing Electronic Data Processing methods with the ASCS and the CCC.
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Formats: Photographs

Collection Number: 420
Collection Name: Glenn Loren Fuller 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: 464
Collection Name: Graham School Dairy Farmers Photographs
Earliest Date: 1944
Latest Date: 1946
Bulk Dates: 1944
Linear Feet: 2
Collection Description: The collection consists of two black-and white formally posed photographs of large groups of dairy farmers. One photograph is labeled: "The Graham School, Toledo 1946." The farmers are chiefly from the U.S. midwestern states and Ontario, Canada. Numbered keys to the individuals in the photos are included, listing names, addresses, names and locations of farms and the chief breeds of cow. One key has heading: Graham School, Sherman Hotel, Chicago, Illinois 1944. The material was originally contained in an envelope labeled: "Rollin Gross, St. Mary Farms, Monroe, Mich." Rollin C. Gross is listed as No. 105 in the Chicago photograph. Graham School for Cattlemen and Women in Garnett, Kansas confirms that they are photographs of students from their school.
Historical or Biographical Sketch: The collection was donated by David Doss, who located the material at a flea market in Michigan. The Graham School for Dairymen was founded in 1909 by Dr. Frank B. Graham a veterinarian trained at Kansas City, Missouri Veterinary College. The school still (as of 2014) exists, and has broadened its scope to include cattle as well as horses. Members of the Graham family are still members of the faculty and administration. For many years the school had classes in various cities, ultimately settling in a permanent location in Garnett, Kansas.
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Formats: Photographs

Collection Number: 300
Collection Name: Grand Champion Cows and Bulls Photograph and Pedigree Album
Earliest Date: 1901
Latest Date: 1930
Linear Feet: 1.25
Collection Description: The Grand Champion Cows and Bulls Photograph and Pedigree Album contains black and white photographs of grand champion bulls and cows and corresponding pedigree charts. Breeds include Brown Swiss, Guernsey, and Ayrshire.
Historical or Biographical Sketch: Livestock exhibits and shows, which are often part of county and state fairs, are places where livestock farmers and breeders enter their animals into competition. The largest such shows attract competitors from many different states and provinces. For each type of animal, a range of honors can be given. The highest honor an animal can receive is grand champion, followed by reserve grand champion. Winning exhibitors usually follow up the competition by entering their animals into an auction. The animals that earn the most money and attention at these auctions are steers. When the auction is for charity, the original owner of the animal is guaranteed a certain amount of the winning bid. This amount depends on the type of animal and the level of the prize given to the animal. The largest shows and exhibits have auctions that gross hundreds of thousands of dollars.
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Formats: Photographs
Digitization Status: None

Collection Number: 173
Collection Name: Grant Thorburn Manuscript
Earliest Date: 1830
Latest Date: 1834
Linear Feet: 0.25
Collection Description: The Grant Thorburn Manuscript is a 50-page invoice book of flowers, trees, and seeds for Grant Thorburn & Sons.
Historical or Biographical Sketch: Grant Thorburn & Sons was one of America’s first major businesses devoted to the sale of plant and crop seeds to the public. Grant Thorburn (1773-1863), originally from Scotland, moved to New York City in 1794 as a nailmaker. He entered the seed trade in 1805, after realizing the possible market for mass-produced seeds. In addition to having created one of the early seed businesses, Thorburn first distributed a seed catalogue in 1822. Upon Grant Thorburn’s death in 1863, the company was transferred to his son James, and was incorporated in 1895.
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Digitization Status: None

Collection Number: 401
Collection Name: Gypsy Moth Research Collection
Earliest Date: 1971
Latest Date: 1984
Bulk Dates: 1970s - 1980s
Linear Feet: 2.5
Collection Description: Collection contains correspondence, reports, and various other forms of records pertaining to the research done by the Agricultural Research Service (ARS) on the gypsy moth in the 1970s and 1980s. The files were collected by Waldemar Klassen, an entomologist who worked on the research. The collection is in file folders and arranged by year.
Historical or Biographical Sketch: The gypsy moth is one of North America's most devastating forest pests. Since its accidental introduction in Boston in the late 1860s, researchers have been attempting to eradicate it. Gypsy moths feed on hundreds of different species of plants and can be found throughout the United States but mainly on the Eastern coast. The Agricultural Research Service (ARS) has been a key member in funding and researching the safe removal of gypsy moths. Klassen specialized in integrated pest management, area-wide pest management, and insect genetics.
Digitization Status: None


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