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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: 323
Collection Name: Olmsted, Arthur J., Collection of USDA Photographs
Earliest Date: 1880
Latest Date: 1930
Linear Feet: 0.5
Collection Description: The Arthur J. Olmsted Collection consists of black and white photographs of the first U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) administration building; other USDA buildings in Washington, D.C., that no longer exist; greenhouses on the National Mall; storm damage to buildings; a motion picture lab; Division of Illustration offices; a group photograph of "Agriculture Lab" photographers; C.A. Holder, foreign trade advisor; a corn club visitng Washington, D.C.; and USDA Assistant Secretary Carl S. Vrooman. Photographs are undated but appear to range in date from the 1880s-1930s.
Historical or Biographical Sketch: From the caption on one of the photographs, it appears likely that Olmsted was at a one time the chief photographer for the "Agriculture Lab."
Formats: Photographs
Digitization Status: Portion of collection digitized

Collection Number: 123
Collection Name: Olsen, Nils Andreas, Collection
Earliest Date: 1855
Latest Date: 1936
Linear Feet: 25
Collection Description: The Nils Andreas Olsen Collection consists of journals, ledgers, and other account books of the Evans Hardware Company, Princeton, Minnesota, covering functions prior to 1920; records of Alfred Erickson, Washington County, Minnesota; minutes, payroll book, cash books, and other records of the Golden Valley Creamery Association and its member groups, a cooperative functioning from 1908 to 1910; crop reports and land development literature from the Great Plains states; some 19th century military post records; and other miscellaneous material.
Historical or Biographical Sketch: Nils Andreas Olsen (1886-1940) was born in Herscher, Illinois. He graduated from Luther College, Iowa, in 1907; was a graduate student in history and economics at Johns Hopkins University in 1907-1908; received a master's degree in history and economics at the University of Wisconsin in 1909; was an instructor in history and economics at Muhlenberg College, Pennsylvania, 1909-1910; an instructor and graduate student in history and economics at Harvard University, 1910-1912; and a farm manager from 1912-1919. Olsen joined the U.S. Department of Agriculture in 1919 as an assistant agricultural economist; he was promoted through the various economic branches and in May 1925, became Assistant Chief of the Bureau of Agricultural Economics. As Assistant Chief he was responsible for the development and coordination of the research work in the bureau and also continued to have charge of the Division of Agricultural Finance, directing the research and investigational work of that unit. On July 16, 1928, Olsen became Chief of the bureau. He retired in 1935.

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 : August 2, 2013

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