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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).
Digitization Status: None

Collection Number: 96
Collection Name: Langworthy, Charles Ford, 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.
Digitization Status: None

Collection Number: 98
Collection Name: LeDuc, William Gates, Manuscript
Earliest Date: 1890
Latest Date: 1927
Linear Feet: 0.25
Collection Description: The William Gates LeDuc Manuscript is an autobiography [ca. 1909] of LeDuc, the fifth U.S. Commissioner of Agriculture. This manuscript, "Recollection of a Quartermaster; Autobiography of General William Gates LeDuc," was copied in 1927 from the original owned by LeDuc's brother Henry. It includes one original letter written by LeDuc on April 8, 1892. Subjects include a family history, details on LeDuc's travels and business dealings, an account of LeDuc's role as quartermaster in the Civil War, incidents during his term of office as commissioner of agriculture, and information about farm life and society in general during the 19th century.
Historical or Biographical Sketch: William Gates LeDuc (1823-1917) was born and raised in Ohio, and was a graduate of Kenyon College. After graduation, Le Duc went into the book trade, then settled in Minnesota where he started the manufacture and marketing of flour from Minnesota spring wheat. He volunteered for service in the Civil War, served as quartermaster in the army, and was discharged with the brevet rank of brigadier general. After several unsuccessful business ventures, LeDuc turned to farming. He became Commissioner of Agriculture on July 1, 1877, and served until June 30, 1881. Afterward, he was appointed as a receiver of the National Bank in Fayetteville, North Carolina. As Commissioner, LeDuc desired to make the United States as self-sufficient as possible. He believed that sugar and tea should be produced in the United States instead of imported from other countries. Research was done on improving the yield of sugar from cane and obtaining sugar from beets, corn, sorghum, and other products. He established an experimental tea farm at Summerville, South Carolina. Because of the spread of disease through animals, he established the Division of Veterinary Science to deal with disease prevention. He organized a Division of Forestry headed by Franklin B. Hough.
Digitization Status: None

Collection Number: 246
Collection Name: Leidenfrost, Nancy Boyd, Papers
Earliest Date: 1965
Latest Date: 2003
Linear Feet: 13.25
Collection Description: The Nancy B. Leidenfrost Papers consist of literature from the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program, including references and publications associated with policies, development, administration, and evaluation. In addition, there are papers related to projects Leidenfrost initiated and coordinated, books she edited, and papers she authored in support of action on food security public issues, education, and the critical issue of poverty and international development for families. There are 500 black and white photographs relating to the Home Economics Extension Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), and the University of Maryland, c. 1900-1970. Most of the photographs are of the Extension Service's home demonstrations in the United States and abroad. Also included are materials related to principles of design, such as a "good taste" quiz and a "Good and Bad Design" photograph book.
Historical or Biographical Sketch: Nancy B. Leidenfrost was a national program leader for the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program, Extension Service, USDA from 1969-89, and a national program leader for Hunger and Undernutrition Extension Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), from 1989-1994.
Processed: Yes, view the finding aid online.
Formats: Agricultural Art and Memorabilia; Photographs
Digitization Status: None

Collection Number: 99
Collection Name: Lloyd, William Allison, Papers
Earliest Date: 1913
Latest Date: 1946
Linear Feet: 0.5
Collection Description: The William Allison Lloyd Papers consist of over 60 items contained in three volumes. They include papers and addresses relating to agricultural extension written between 1913 and 1945. The collection covers the pre-Smith-Lever extension work in the northern and western states. Lloyd addressed the organization of cooperative extension services under the Smith-Lever Act, the development of county agent work in the northern and western states, and the development of the County Farm Bureau as an extension agency. He also discusses the New Deal’s national agricultural policies and the Extension Service. Biographical information and a subject index to Lloyd’s public papers are included at end of the third volume. A fourth volume containing the proceedings of the Western States Regional Extension Conference held on August 5-8, 1946 includes a section of remarks from a memorial service for William A. Lloyd held in conjunction with the conference.
Historical or Biographical Sketch: William Allison Lloyd (1870-1946) was born in Morrow County, Ohio on September 9, 1870. He graduated from the National Northern University in Lebanon, Ohio. He later earned a law degree from that university. After practicing law in Texas, he returned to Ohio and settled in Meigs County. As a farmer, he took a leading part in revitalizing the Grange movement in Ohio. Lloyd was hired by the USDA Office of Farm Management (later the Office of Cooperative Extension Work) in 1913 to supervise the work of county agents in more than 30 midwestern and western states. He pioneered programs in farm leadership at the local level, and developed plans for state and county bureaus to conduct extension work. Lloyd was known for his contributions of scientific applications to practical farming.
Processed: Yes, view the finding aid online.
Digitization Status: None

Collection Number: 470
Collection Name: Log Lodge Construction Photographs
Collection Description: Photographs, documents, clippings from the 1940's of the construction of the BARC East Log Lodge (Visitor's Center).
Historical or Biographical Sketch: Lammers-Barton family
Formats: Photographs

Collection Number: 100
Collection Name: Logan, William, Diary
Earliest Date: 1748
Latest Date: 1756
Linear Feet: 0.25
Collection Description: The William Logan Diary is titled: Memoranda in Husbandry on My Own Plantation. It contains details of day-to-day management of crop and livestock production on a large colonial estate. It includes entries on barley, cattle, corn, horses, manure, plowing, wheat, and wine made by Logan on his plantation near Germantown, Pennsylvania. It also contains tidbits of advice about various agricultural and rural-life matters, such as treatment for a horse's sore back, how to get bees to increase, and treatment for the bite of a mad dog.
Historical or Biographical Sketch: William Logan (1717-1776) inherited the plantation, Stenton, in 1751 from his father, James Logan. The Logans were a notable and prosperous family of colonial Pennsylvania. James Logan served as William Penn's secretary, and acting governor of the colony. William also served in positions of responsibility in the colony, and was an enthusiastic agriculturalist.
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.
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: 101
Collection Name: Lucas, Alfred Martin, Papers: American Poultry Historical Society Papers
Collection Group: Poultry Science Collections
Earliest Date: 1866
Latest Date: 1962
Linear Feet: 27
Collection Description: The Alfred Martin Lucas (b. 1900) Papers contain original artwork, color swatches, galley proofs, and other materials related to the Atlas of Avian Hematology, 1961. Collection contains detailed notes on avian anatomy, unidentified printers’ plates, three German language publications, a list of poultry theses presented for advanced degrees in the United States between 1896 and 1950, and a copy of the proceedings from Avian Leukosis Conference of 1962.
Processed: Yes, view the finding aid online.
Formats: Agricultural Art and Memorabilia
Digitization Status: None

Collection Number: 222
Collection Name: Lund, Everett Eugene, Papers
Collection Group: Poultry Science Collections
Earliest Date: 1930
Latest Date: 1977
Linear Feet: 3.75
Collection Description: The Everett Eugene Lund Papers contain reprints of Lund's publications, notes, correspondence, biographical information on parasitologists, and photographs and slides related to poultry diseases.
Historical or Biographical Sketch: Everett Eugene Lund (1907-2000) received a Ph.D. in zoology at the University of California, Berkeley, in the early 1930s and worked as a biologist of disease research for U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) at the U.S. Rabbit Experiment Station in Fontana, California, in the 1940s. He was as a world expert on the nutrition and diseases of turkeys while working at the USDA Beltsville Research Center, Animal Disease & Parasite Research Division (later to become the Animal Parasitology Institute) in the 1950s and 1960s. He retired from the USDA in 1970.
Formats: Photographs
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 (Gerald) 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 (or Gerald) 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

Last Modified : August 2, 2013

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