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Collection Number: 66
Collection Name: Galloway, Beverly Thomas, Papers
Earliest Date: 1891
Latest Date: 1933
Linear Feet: 7.75
Collection Description: The Beverly Thomas Galloway Papers consist of biographical information, correspondence, speeches, memoranda, notebooks, photographs, scrapbooks, and published and unpublished articles.
Historical or Biographical Sketch: Beverly Thomas Galloway (1863-1938) was appointed as plant pathologist in 1887 for the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). The following year he became Chief of the Division of Vegetable Physiology and Pathology. In 1900, he became chief of the Division of Gardens and Grounds, was the leader in planning the consolidation of several divisions into what soon became the Bureau of Plant Industry, and moved into position of Chief of this new bureau. For two years (1913-1914), he served as Assistant Secretary of Agriculture and later returned to research work, particularly investigations of the pathological aspects.
Processed: Yes, view the finding aid online.
Formats: Agricultural Art and Memorabilia; Photographs; Reprints
Digitization Status: Portion of collection digitized

Collection Number: 67
Collection Name: Gannon, Arthur Francis, Papers
Collection Group: Poultry Science Collections
Earliest Date: 1934
Latest Date: 1958
Linear Feet: 0.5
Collection Description: The Arthur Francis Gannon Papers include correspondence and articles relating to his poultry projects.
Historical or Biographical Sketch: Gannon (b. 1896) was the poultry project leader at the University of Georgia, Agricultural Extension Service. In 1958, Gannon was the recipient of the Pfizer Extension Award (prior to 1958 called the Poultry Service Extension Teaching Award).

Collection Number: 79
Collection Name: Gardner, Karl E., Papers on the Interdepartmental Committee on Nutrition for the National Defense (ICNND) National Surveys of Turkey and the West Indies
Earliest Date: 1956
Latest Date: 1996
Bulk Dates: 1950s-1960s
Linear Feet: 2.5
Collection Description: The Karl E. Gardner Papers on the Interdepartmental Committee on Nutrition for the National Defense (ICNND) National Surveys of Turkey and the West Indies consist of correspondence, reports, field notebooks, data, news clippings, drafts, and publications related to the committee activities of the ICNND National Survey of the Turkish Armed Forces in 1957 and the West Indies Survey of 1961.
Historical or Biographical Sketch: Karl E. Gardner (b. 1913) served on the Interdepartmental Committee on Nutrition for the National Defense (ICNND) National Survey of the Turkish Armed Forces in 1957 and the West Indies Survey of 1961. The ICNND, a subdivision of the National Research Council, U.S. National Library of Medicine, conducted nutrition studies in more than 20 countries from 1956-1969.
Digitization Status: None

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: 412
Collection Name: Gentner, Walter A., Collection
Earliest Date: 1952
Latest Date: 1988
Linear Feet: 7
Collection Description: The Walter A. Gentner Collection contains research manuscripts, photographs, award plaques and certificates, framed artifacts, paintings, and memorabilia related to Gentner’s career as a plant physiologist with the United States Department of Agriculture's Weed Science Laboratory.
Historical or Biographical Sketch: Dr. Walter A. Gentner, Jr. (1922-2011) joined the USDA in 1955. As a plant physiologist and laboratory leader, he evaluated chemicals for herbicidal properties and developed chemical guidelines designed to improve the safety and effectiveness of herbicides. Beginning in 1971, he became involved with studies of the chemical control of illicit narcotic plants. He served on the United Nations Division of Narcotic Drugs Team, and was a National Technical Advisor on Narcotics. Dr. Gentner was the Supervisory Plant Physiologist and Laboratory Chief of the Weed Science Laboratory at Beltsville, Maryland. He retired from USDA in 1988.
Formats: Agricultural Art and Memorabilia
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: 120
Collection Name: Gilbert, Henry G., Nursery and Seed Trade Catalog Collection
Earliest Date: 1724
Latest Date: 2013
Bulk Dates: 1890-2003
Linear Feet: 1129
Collection Description: The Henry G. Gilbert Nursery and Seed Trade Catalog Collection is a special reference collection of over 150,000 American and foreign catalogs. It was begun in 1904 by the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) economic botanist, Percy Leroy Ricker. Its purpose now, as then, is to provide information regarding sources, prices, and descriptions of plant material offered for sale by U.S. nurserymen, growers, and seedsmen and, to a lesser extent, by foreign firms. The collection is now named for its longtime curator, Henry G. Gilbert (1930-1996). There are catalogs from the following countries: Africa, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Burma, Canada, Canary Islands, Ceylon, Chile, China, England, Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain, Holland, Hungary, India, Italy, Ireland, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, Norway, Palestine, Poland, Russia, Scotland, South America, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and the United States.
Historical or Biographical Sketch: Henry G. Gilbert (1930-1996) was a reference librarian at the National Agricultural Library (NAL), USDA. He worked at NAL for 27 years, beginning his tenure at the South Building in Washington, D.C., just prior to the library’s move to Beltsville, Maryland. In addition to working in reference, Gilbert was NAL’s librarian for the U.S. National Arboretum and the curator of the library’s collection of nursery and seed trade catalogs. Gilbert earned an associate of science degree in horticulture from the State University of New York at Farmingdale, a bachelor of science degree in entomology from the University of Georgia, and a master of library science degree from the Pratt Institute (New York). Prior to becoming a librarian at NAL, Gilbert worked for various agricultural organizations, including a position at the Port of New York as a USDA Plant Quarantine Inspector.
Processed: Yes, view the finding aid online.
Formats: Agricultural Art and Memorabilia
Digitization Status: Portion of collection digitized

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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Formats: Agricultural Art and Memorabilia
Digitization Status: None

Collection Number: 69
Collection Name: Gordeuk, Alexander, Papers: American Poultry Historical Society Papers
Collection Group: Poultry Science Collections
Earliest Date: 1940
Latest Date: 1997
Linear Feet: 9.5
Collection Description: The Alexander Gordeuk Papers contain items relating to the U.S. Branch of the World Poultry Science Association and its participation in World’s Poultry Congresses held in Mexico in 1958, in the Soviet Union in 1966, and in Spain in 1970. The papers include records and minutes; photographs, negatives and color slides; and numerous publications.
Historical or Biographical Sketch: Alexander Gordeuk of Rahway, New Jersey, was a member of U.S. Participation Committee, World’s Poultry Congress.
Processed: Yes, view the finding aid online.
Formats: Photographs

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.
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.
Formats: Photographs
Digitization Status: None

Collection Number: 71
Collection Name: Groff, George Weidman, 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.
Digitization Status: None

Collection Number: 361
Collection Name: Gunn, Charles R., 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.
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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