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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: 1912
Latest Date: 1945
Linear Feet: 0.5
Collection Description: The William Allison Lloyd Papers consist of three volumes of papers and addresses relating to agricultural extension from 1913-1940. The collection includes the pre-Smith-Lever work in the northern and western states. Lloyd addresses the organization of cooperative extension work 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.
Historical or Biographical Sketch: William Allison Lloyd (1870-1946), a lawyer who practiced in Ohio and Texas, was hired by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (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 states in the U.S. midwestern and western United States. Furthermore, he pioneered programs in farm leadership at the local level, and also worked on plans for state and county bureaus through which extension work could be done. Lloyd was best known for his contributions of scientific applications to practical farming.
Digitization Status: None

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.
Digitization Status: Entire collection digitized

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

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