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Collection Number: 95
Collection Name: Land Ladies' Club Records
Earliest Date: 1936
Latest Date: 1990
Linear Feet: 2.75
Collection Description: The Land Ladies' Club Records contain archives of the Land Ladies’ Club consisting of membership lists, financial documents, charitable activities records, and other records associated with the various activities of the club.
Historical or Biographical Sketch: The Land Ladies' Club was founded in 1930 as an active organization of women whose husbands were professionals in the Farm Economics Research Division of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).
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Digitization Status: None

Collection Number: 466
Collection Name: Laurence Howland MacDaniels Pomological Research Images
Earliest Date: 1890
Latest Date: 1950
Bulk Dates: 1920-1940
Linear Feet: 24
Collection Description: The Laurence Howland MacDaniels Pomological Research Images consist of lantern slides, photographs, and negatives of fruit, fruit anatomy, and fruit diseases. The materials were collected by MacDaniels during his career as a professor in Cornell University’s Department of Pomology. This collection includes images captured during MacDaniels’ trips to Hawaii and the South Pacific, and from his work with Arthur J. Eames on their plant anatomy textbook. Some of the images were taken by MacDaniels’ colleague, Liberty Hyde Bailey.
Historical or Biographical Sketch: Laurence Howland MacDaniels (1888-1986) was a horticulturist, author, and professor of pomology at Cornell University from 1923 until his retirement in 1956. He was head of the Department of Floriculture and Ornamental Horticulture at the time he retired. Among his many honors, he received the 1966 Wilder Medal for outstanding service to horticulture in the area of pomology, awarded by the American Pomological Society. He also studied the social and ethical implications of the scientific method, which became the theme of his address upon being elected to the American Society for Horticultural Science in 1940. He earned his undergraduate degree at Oberlin College and completed his doctorate at Cornell in 1917. James L. Reveal facilitated the acquisition of this collection. Dr. Reveal (1941-2015) was a botanist, an adjunct professor in Cornell's Department of Plant Biology, and professor emeritus at the University of Maryland,
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Formats: Photographs

Collection Number: 320
Collection Name: Layne R. Beaty Oral History Audiotape
Earliest Date: 1985
Latest Date: 1985
Linear Feet: 1.25
Collection Description: The Layne R. Beaty Oral History Audiotape contains an interview of Beaty by Roy Battles on August 12, 1985. Collection consists of two tapes with call numbers: Audiocassette no. 81 pt. 1 and Audiocassette no. 81 pt. 2. The two tapes have been digitized and the collection contains a DVD copy of the originals.
Historical or Biographical Sketch: Layne R. Beaty (1914? - 2007) was chief of the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Radio and Television Service from 1954-1980. He graduated from Southeastern Oklahoma State University in 1935. Between 1943 and 1951, he worked as farm editor of radio station WBAP in Fort Worth, Texas. In 1947, he served as president of the National Association of Radio Farm Directors (NARFD).
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Text Available in NALDR: http://media.archimedes.nal.usda.gov/speccol/Layne...
Formats: Audiovisuals
Digitization Status: Entire collection digitized

Collection Number: 17
Collection Name: Layne R. Beaty Papers
Earliest Date: 1926
Latest Date: 1979
Linear Feet: 11
Collection Description: The Layne R. Beaty Papers focus on the history of farm radio and television broadcasting in the United States and on the origins and development of the National Farm and Home Hour, the most popular radio program in the 20th century. There are a small number of documents relating to the Voice of America and Clear Channel Broadcasting. His papers include photographs, correspondence, reports, surveys, newspaper clippings, magazine articles, farm radio and television station promotional literature, annual directories, reports and yearbooks, annual convention literature, and professional newsletters.
Historical or Biographical Sketch: Layne R. Beaty (1914? - 2007) was chief of the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Radio and Television Service from 1954-1980. He graduated from Southeastern Oklahoma State University in 1935. Between 1943 and 1951, he worked as farm editor of radio station WBAP in Fort Worth, Texas. In 1947, he served as president of the National Association of Radio Farm Directors (NARFD).
Processed: Yes, view the finding aid online.
Formats: Audiovisuals; Photographs
Digitization Status: None

Collection Number: 191
Collection Name: Lazar Volin Manuscript
Earliest Date: 1960
Latest Date: 1966
Linear Feet: 1.5
Collection Description: The Lazar Volin Manuscript is titled "A Century of Russian Agriculture, from Alexander II to Krushchev." This manuscript was published in 1970.
Historical or Biographical Sketch: Russian immigrant and economist Lazar Volin (1896-1966) joined the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) in 1926 and became chief of the East European Analysis Branch of the Economic Research Service's Regional Analysis Division, a post he retained until his retirement in 1965. Recognized as one of the foremost Western authorities on Russian agriculture, Volin authored many publications for USDA, leading economic and historical periodicals, the New York Times, and the Washington Post.
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Collection Number: 271
Collection Name: Lee Frederick Schrader Collection: American Poultry Historical Society Papers
Collection Group: Poultry Science Collections
Earliest Date: 1950
Latest Date: 1996
Linear Feet: 10
Collection Description: The Lee Frederick Schrader Collection contains more than 800 reports, booklets, and reprints of economic studies concerning the poultry industry. The collection covers major categories of the industry, including eggs, broilers, turkeys, and hatcheries. An author's index file is also included, which details the co-authors, the scope of each study, and where it was conducted.
Historical or Biographical Sketch: Lee Frederick Schrader was an agricultural economics professor at Purdue University for over 30 years.
Processed: Yes, view the finding aid online.
Digitization Status: None

Collection Number: 57
Collection Name: Leon Moyer Estabrook Manuscript
Earliest Date: 1869
Latest Date: 1937
Linear Feet: 3.5
Collection Description: The Leon Moyer Estabrook Manuscript is an unbound typescript titled “Life of One American; Memoirs of Leon M. Estabrook.” It contains Estabrook’s account of his life and work as statistician and chief of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Bureau of Statistics and Crop Estimation. The typescript includes descriptions of the work done in early years of the Bureau of Plant Industry and of USDA scientists such as B. T. Galloway and Walter Swingle. There is information relating to crop reporting, and some observations on agricultural conditions during Estabrook's travel abroad. He also provided information about USDA buildings.
Historical or Biographical Sketch: In 1905, Leon Moyer Estabrook (1869-1937) organized and became the first Chief of the Office of Records, which centralized the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Bureau of Plant Industry’s accounting systems. He became the Chief of the Office of Seed Distribution in 1909, then Chief Clerk of USDA. In 1913, Estabrook became Chief of the Bureau of Statistics (changed to Bureau of Crop Estimates in 1914). He represented USDA at the General Assembly meeting of the International Institute of Agriculture in Rome in 1920. Estabrook became Associate Chief of the new Bureau of Agricultural Economics in 1921. From 1925 to 1929, he traveled all over the world collecting data and writing reports for the first World Census of Agriculture (1930), for which he was highly commended. In 1930, he organized the first Inter-American Conference of Agriculture. In 1931, Estabrook retired.
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Digitization Status: None

Collection Number: 33
Collection Name: Leslie E. Card Papers: American Poultry Historical Society Papers
Collection Group: Poultry Science Collections
Earliest Date: 1919
Latest Date: 1948
Linear Feet: 3
Collection Description: The Leslie E. Card Papers contain correspondence, reports, publications, photographs, and miscellaneous papers relating to poultry industry and research in the United States. The correspondence documents early egg-laying contests. There is a comprehensive list, by state, of poultry farmers in the United States (1925). A group of materials relate to the James E. Rice testimonial dinner (1934). Also included are official publications, notes, and programs of the annual meetings of the Poultry Science Association.
Historical or Biographical Sketch: Leslie Elsworth Card (1893-1986) earned his B.S. (1914) and Ph.D. (1922) degrees from Cornell University. He was head of the poultry division of the University of Illinois from 1922-1947, and head of the animal science department from 1947-1957. An author of poultry textbooks and many scientific articles, Card researched poultry breeding, physiology, and egg formation. In 1968 he was elected to the American Poultry Historical Society's Poultry Hall of Fame.
Processed: Yes, view the finding aid online.
Formats: Photographs
Digitization Status: None

Collection Number: 189
Collection Name: Lewis F. Norwood Collection on the Joint Committee to Study the Cooperative Extension Service
Earliest Date: 1945
Latest Date: 1967
Bulk Dates: 1966-67
Linear Feet: 1.25
Collection Description: The Lewis F. Norwood Collection on the Joint Committee to Study the Cooperative Extension Service includes publications related to the Extension Service and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), meeting minutes, memoranda, draft documents, reports, letters, and guidelines for interviews with land-grant universities.
Historical or Biographical Sketch: Lewis F. Norwood, Jr., served as Chairman of the Subcommittee on Purpose and Objectives, Task Force to Study the Cooperative Extension Service. The Cooperative Extension Service (CES) consisted of a partnership between state land-grant colleges/universities and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) in cooperation with local governments and people in order to aid and diffuse among the people of the United States useful and practical information as provided for by legislation. Its main function was to educate the people on farming and homemaking. A Joint Committee to Study the Cooperative Extension Service was formed to anaylze and evaluate contributions of the CES, to review basic administrative and operational relationships between the USDA and respective land-grant universities, to examine the functions exercised by the CES in relationship to other entension and and extension-related programs of various executive departments of the federal government, and to project the future scope of the CES in order that it may make the maximum contribution to local, state, and national goals and needs of the people it served.
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Collection Number: 282
Collection Name: Lillian Meyer Cookbook Collection
Earliest Date: 1820
Latest Date: 1983
Bulk Dates: 1970-1980
Linear Feet: 24.75
Collection Description: The Lillian Meyer Cookbook Collection consists of 450 American and international cookbooks. An index has been created for the collection.
Historical or Biographical Sketch: The collection of cookbooks was assembled by Lillian Eugene Nicholson Meyer, born in 1917 in Missouri and died May 11, 1983. Lillian, who was known as "Jean," was the wife of Dr. Frederick G. Meyer, who served as a research botanist at the U.S. National Arboretum from 1958-1991. Jean was an author and botanical illustrator. In both her art and her cooking, she demonstrated her interest in herbs, and the collection is particularly strong in that regard. She passed away suddenly while she was creating the illustrations for A Pompeian Herbal by Wilhelmina Feenster Jashemski, a colleague of her husband's. While traveling, Jean and Frederick purchased cookbooks from different regions of the United States and the world. Many of the cookbooks contain Jean's recipe annotations and comments.
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Digitization Status: None

Collection Number: 477
Collection Name: Lontar leaves manuscript: a Balinese calendar
Earliest Date: 1890
Latest Date: 1950
Collection Description: This item is a palm leaf manuscript with notes on the Balinese calendar. It is undated but analysis of the script by any employee of KITLV/Royal Netherlands Institute of Southeast Asian and Caribbean Studies indicates it was created during the late nineteenth or first half of the twentieth cenutry.
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Formats: Agricultural Art and Memorabilia
Digitization Status: Entire collection digitized

Collection Number: 469
Collection Name: Lowell Dean Hill Collection
Earliest Date: 1905
Latest Date: 2016
Bulk Dates: 1963-1998
Linear Feet: 10
Collection Description: The Lowell D. Hill Collection includes his professional papers, unpublished manuscripts, notes, correspondence and publications. The papers include various topics regarding grain quality. One group of materials consists of the history of North Central Regional Research Project which was Hill's concept of a national (instead of regional) plan of "needs" which involved university, government agencies, and industry. Another set of materials include those documenting a 4-year project in Russia (COMEX project) developing grain marketing skills in several hundred Russian potential grain buyers, an organization which parallels this country's Grain and Feed Dealers Association. This project was facilitated by former USDA agricultural attache Allan Mustard. It is only one of the AID projects in Russia to have survived and to operate independently with no continuing support. There are clippings files written by the Pulitzer Prize winner James Risser from the 1970s "Grain Weights and Grading" scandal resulting in several indictments. It includes nearly all of the articles in the Des Moines Register of that era, plus some additional sources. The collection includes Congressional bills related to Grain Grades, and the U.S. Grain Standards Act. Only one finally passed, but several congressmen were trying to write their own. Part of that includes the Hearings that Hill organized at the University of Illinois with photographs of the 5 congressmen who attended. There is an incomplete file of all that transpired in the 1985 "Grain Quality Workshops," including many of the notes and letter correspondence about the disagreement between participants. The exchanges do not include Hill but he planted the seed several years earlier in government and industry circles. A result was a change in U.S. Grain Standards Act that includes his insert for economic justification. The collection includes Hill's wife's (Betty E. Hill) signed journal "On a Magic Carpet of Corn: A world of Adventure published locally (40 copies exist) in 2012. The journal documents the details of Hill's research trips from 1975-2004 in the following places: Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, South Africa, Argentina, Japan, Hong Kong, Yugoslavia, Indonesia, Singapore, China, Thailand, Korea, Venezuela, Poland, Colombia, Egypt, Chile, Hungary, Russia, and Zimbabwe.
Historical or Biographical Sketch: Lowell Hill is an expert on grain quality economics and marketing strategies. His work influenced US grain quality standards. Traveled to over 50 countries to observe grain-handling methods. Prolific author on topics related to grain quality. Ph.D in Agricultural Economics from Michigan State University in 1963. Professor of agricultural economics at University of Illinois from 1977-1998. He authored approximately 400 publications.
Processed: Yes, view the finding aid online.

Collection Number: 125
Collection Name: Loyal F. Payne Collection: American Poultry Historical Society Papers
Collection Group: Poultry Science Collections
Earliest Date: 1890
Latest Date: 1970
Linear Feet: 2
Collection Description: The Loyal F. Payne Collection materials relate to the history and development of the poultry industry in the United States from the early 1800s through the 1950s. Catalogs, brochures, and production records of three early poultry-breeding companies describe increased egg production of chickens between 1942 and 1966. Papers include a copy of a manuscript by George F. Carter, “Pre-Columbian Chickens in America” (1968), and a list of early poultrymen in the United States between 1890 and 1925.
Historical or Biographical Sketch: Loyal F. Payne (1889-1970) was professor and head of the poultry departments at the University of Massachusetts (1914-1921) and Kansas State University (1921-1954). He performed original research on chicken embryo mortality during incubation and was a founding member of the American Poultry Historical Society. In 1968, Payne was inducted into the American Poultry Historical Society's Poultry Hall of Fame.
Processed: Yes, view the finding aid online.
Digitization Status: None

Collection Number: 18
Collection Name: Lyle Frederick Bellinger Collection of Gerow (Gerald) D. Brill Letters and Photographs
Earliest Date: 1897
Latest Date: 1916
Bulk Dates: 1897-1901
Linear Feet: 0.5
Collection Description: The Lyle Frederick Bellinger Collection of Gerow D. Brill Letters and Photographs contains materials received by Bellinger from 1897 to 1903 while Brill was posted to China by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Brill was based at the confluence of the Yangtze and Han Rivers, near the cities of Wusan, Hangkow, and Hangyan, in order to establish a school of agriculture. While working in China, Brill traveled extensively. These letters document Brill’s impressions of life in the Philippines, Dutch East Indies, and parts of Europe. There are 10 letters including envelopes, three envelopes only, and one postcard. The collection also includes eight black and white photographs, four of which have been colored by hand. The photographs document Chinese scenery, including the Great Wall of China (1916), as well as cultural and agricultural practices of the people. There is a 1901 portrait of Brill.
Historical or Biographical Sketch: Lyle Frederick Bellinger of Illion, New York and Gerow D. Brill of Poughquay, New York became friends while attending Cornell University. Bellinger graduated in 1887 with a civil engineering degree. Brill graduated in 1888 with an agriculture degree. Their friendship lasted until the mid-20th century. Bellinger died in 1952.
Processed: Yes, view the finding aid online.
Subjects: Farms and Farming Systems; Plant Exploration; Natural Resources
Formats: Photographs
Digitization Status: None

Collection Number: 342
Collection Name: Lyle Thomas Alexander Papers
Earliest Date: 1932
Latest Date: 2004
Linear Feet: 4
Collection Description: The Lyle Thomas Alexander Papers contain biographical documents, letters, photographs, awards, medals, publications, journal transcript of West Africa and Belgian Congo, maps, and clippings related to his career as a soil chemist for USDA Soil Conservation Service.
Historical or Biographical Sketch: Lyle T. Alexander (1905-1983) worked for USDA for over 40 years as a soil chemist. After graduating from the University of Arkansas with a chemistry degree in 1928, he began working at USDA as a soil scientist in the Soil Conservation Service. He earned a Ph.D. in physical chemistry at the University of Maryland in 1935. During his career with USDA, Alexander developed a specialty in tropical soils. He became an expert in the radioactive fallout content of soils and agriculture, thereby traveling extensively to Australia, New Zealand, the Pacific area, the Sahara area of Africa, Europe, and the Near East. He retired in 1968 as chief of the Soil Survey Laboratories, Soil Conservation Service. After retirement, he went to work as a consultant for Resources for the Future, in Washington, D.C. He collaborated with Marion Clawson and Hans Landsberg on the topic of desalination of seawater. During his career with the USDA, he authored approximately 70 papers in soil science in such publications as the USDA's technical bulletins and its yearbooks (1938-1957), and the Proceedings of the Soil Science of America. Together with Thomas M. Shaw, he held a patent in the use of dielectric constant measurements to detect ice formations.
Processed: Yes, view the finding aid online.
Formats: Agricultural Art and Memorabilia; Photographs
Digitization Status: None


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