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Collection Number: 432
Collection Name: Office of the Secretary of Agriculture Memoranda
Earliest Date: 1897
Latest Date: 1979
Bulk Dates: 1913-1979
Linear Feet: 11.25
Collection Description: The materials consist of USDA Secretary of Agriculture Memoranda and Circulars (1918-1979), General Orders (1897-1913), Plant and Operations Memoranda (1936-37), Secretary Special Orders (1927-34, 1939), Technical Advisory Board Circulars (1938-1940), USDA Defense and Agriculture Series (1940-41), and USDA Defense Exercise Memoranda (1960-1970s).
Digitization Status: None

Collection Number: 73
Collection Name: Oscar August Hanke Papers: American Poultry Historical Society Papers
Collection Group: Poultry Science Collections
Earliest Date: 1916
Latest Date: 1971
Linear Feet: 2
Collection Description: The Oscar August Hanke Papers relate to Hanke’s work with the Watt Publishing Company and include files of the American Farm Bureau Federation, the American Poultry and Hatchery Federation, the American Poultry Historical Society, the International Baby Chick Association, the Poultry and Egg National Board, and the United Egg Producers. There are also materials related to research conducted for the publication of American Poultry History, 1823-1973, which Hanke edited.
Historical or Biographical Sketch: Oscar August Hanke (1902-1989) was author, editor, and editorial director of the Watt Publishing company for 41 years (1926-1967). He was a member of the organizing committee for the National Turkey Federation and the Poulty and Egg National Board. In 1971, he was elected to the American Poultry Historical Society's Poultry Hall of Fame.
Processed: Yes, view the finding aid online.
Digitization Status: None

Collection Number: 161
Collection Name: Oscar Clemen Stine Papers
Earliest Date: 1921
Latest Date: 1957
Linear Feet: 3
Collection Description: The Oscar Clemen Stine Papers are handwritten and typed notes on wheat history, colonial wheat culture, wheat exports and imports, insects and diseases, business and wheat crops, acreage, consumption, demand, and foreign markets. Additionally, there are publications by Stine and a manuscript of his autobiography, "Reminiscences of O.C. Stine."
Historical or Biographical Sketch: Oscar Clemen Stine (1884-1974) started working at the U.S. Department of Agriculture in 1916 as an economist in the Office of Farm Management. In 1921 he moved into the Division of Statistical and Historical Research of the Bureau of Agricultural Economics (BAE), which he headed during the 1920s. Stine was appointed Assistant Chief of the BAE in 1946, in charge of prices, income, and marketing.
Digitization Status: Portion of collection digitized

Collection Number: 213
Collection Name: Owen Hugh Graham Papers: Screwworm Eradication Program Records
Collection Group: Screwworm Eradication Program Records
Earliest Date: 1879
Latest Date: 1998
Bulk Dates: 1960-1990
Linear Feet: 14
Collection Description: The Owen Hugh Graham: Screwworm Eradication Program Records relate to eradication efforts in Florida, the U.S. Southwest, Mexico, Central America and North Africa. Materials include correspondence, reports, publications, maps, charts, photographs, public information materials, and manuscripts. Most items are in English, with some in Spanish and a few articles in French.
Historical or Biographical Sketch: The Owen Hugh Graham (1917-present) Papers document aspects of the effort to eliminate the New World screwworm from the North American continent. A flesh-eating pest of warm-blooded animals, the screwworm was brought under control using the Sterile Insect Technique, which emphasizes biological control methods. The technique uses large numbers of reared sterile flies to overwhelm and eliminate the wild fertile population through interbreeding. As a research entomologist for the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Graham was involved in screwworm research over a period of years and was Director of the USDA Agricultural Research Service's Screwworm Research Laboratory at Tuxtla Gutierrez, Chiapas, Mexico, from 1981-1984.
Processed: Yes, view the finding aid online.
Formats: Maps; Photographs
Digitization Status: Portion of collection digitized

Last Modified : April 6, 2018

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