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Collection Number: 166
Collection Name: Tayloe Family Journal
Earliest Date: 1831
Latest Date: 1849
Linear Feet: 0.25
Collection Description: The Tayloe Family Journal is a handwritten agricultural journal primarily of the Powhatan plantation of the Tayloe family of King George County, Virginia. It is written by Edward Thornton Tayloe and contains entries on barns, beef, cattle, clover, corn, cultivators, dairying, ditching, drought, fallowing, fencing, grapes, harvesting, hogs, manure, marl, oats, pruning, and sheep, as well as some detailed maps, crop production and slave inventories, and an index. It also contains information of daily events such as births, deaths, weather, local and national politics.
Historical or Biographical Sketch: The Tayloe family was a notable family of the Virginia gentry. John Tayloe III (1770-1828) built the Octagon House in Washington DC. Edward Thorton Tayloe inherited a great deal of his father's property, most notably that in the Northern Neck of Virginia on the Rappahanock River southeast of Fredericksburg. This journal is the account book maintained by Edward Thornton Tayloe of the Powhatan plantation on the Northern Neck between the years of 1834 and 1849. It also contains the legal background of the execution of his father's will.
Digitization Status: None

Collection Number: 167
Collection Name: Taylor, Albert Davis, Manuscript
Earliest Date: 1936
Latest Date: 1936
Linear Feet: 0.3
Collection Description: The Albert Davis Taylor Manuscript is the result of an inspection trip of landscape architecture in national forests conducted during the summer of 1936 by Taylor and R. D. Bonnet. This manuscript, the report of the trip, consists of assessments of the problems of landscape and recreational planning in the national forests, supplemented by illustrations of desirable and undesirable application of methods and principles of design to specific problems. Increasing social use of national forests made it necessary to reevaluate the standard of landscape design throughout the U.S. Forest Service in an effort to preserve the natural aspects of the forest. The typewritten manuscript is titled "Problems of Landscape Architecture in the National Forests; Report to the Chief, Forest Service, on a Trip of Inspection through Some of the National Forests in Regions 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, and 9." Written in 1936, it consists of 223 pages, including photographs.
Historical or Biographical Sketch: Albert Davis Taylor (d. 1951), consulting landscape architect for the U.S. Forest Service and R.D. Bonnet, associate landscape architect in the Washington office of the Division of Recreation and Lands, conducted an inspection trip of landscape architecture in national forests during the summer of 1936.
Digitization Status: None

Collection Number: 378
Collection Name: Taylor, William A., Memory Book
Earliest Date: 1944
Latest Date: 1944
Linear Feet: 0.5
Collection Description: The William A. Taylor Memory Book is a working copy of an album compiled by friends of Dr. William A. Taylor, former Chief of the U. S. Department of Agriculture’s Bureau of Plant Industry (BPI), and presented to him in 1944. The memory book highlights the personnel and work of the Plant Industry Station in Beltsville, Maryland in the 1940s. It contains reminiscences, reproductions of congratulatory letters, and photographs. Robert L. Taylor (no relation to William A. Taylor) preserved this working copy. The finished book was presented to Dr. Taylor by Dr. J. R. Magness. It was an edited version of the working copy, containing fewer materials. Robert L. Taylor, photographer for the BPI’s Division of Foreign Plant Exploration, Wilfred Mead, photographer for the Division of Information, and P. S. Brown, photographer with the Sugar Plant Investigations unit took the pictures for the book. Jack Ferrall, an amateur bookbinder, assembled and bound the materials. The book’s content was compiled under the direction of Clarence A. Reed.
Historical or Biographical Sketch: William Alton Taylor (1863-1949) was born at Chelsea, Michigan. He earned a bachelor’s degree from the Michigan State Agricultural College, and completed his Ph.D. there in 1888. After managing a fruit farm in Douglas, Michigan for three years, Taylor joined the USDA in 1891 as an assistant pomologist. He was appointed Assistant Chief of the Bureau of Plant Industry in 1910, and by 1913 was promoted to Chief of the bureau. Dr. Taylor retired from USDA in 1933, after 42 years of service.
Formats: Photographs

Collection Number: 168
Collection Name: Termohlen, William Dewey, Papers: American Poultry Historical Society Papers
Collection Group: Poultry Science Collections
Earliest Date: 1900
Latest Date: 1955
Linear Feet: 8.5
Collection Description: The William Dewey Termohlen Papers consist of speeches, articles, notes, clippings, and reprints on poultry nutrition, diseases, marketing, quality control, prices, and statistics. There are also publications that contain information on egg quality and grading, washing market eggs, seasonal effects on egg quality, and the purchasing habits of consumers. Other items include personal correspondence with industry, academic, and government leaders.
Historical or Biographical Sketch: William Dewey Termohlen (1898-1970) was an Iowa agricultural extension economist, 1926-1933; director, Poultry Division, Agricultural Marketing Service, USDA, 1933-1960; and agricultural attache to Japan.
Processed: Yes, view the finding aid online.
Formats: Reprints
Digitization Status: None

Collection Number: 418
Collection Name: Terrell, Edward Everett, Papers
Earliest Date: 1920
Latest Date: 2010
Linear Feet: 8
Collection Description: The Edward Everett Terrell Papers mainly consist of photographs, micrographs, negatives, and illustrations of the plant specimens featured in Dr. Terrell’s research and publications. There are also plant species distribution maps, journal article reprints, and personal files and correspondence relating to publications, reviews, and specimen collections.
Historical or Biographical Sketch: Edward Everett Terrell (1923-2011) was a taxonomic botanist with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, for 25 years. He was also a researcher and collaborator with the Department of Botany, Smithsonian Institution, and the Department of Plant Biology, University of Maryland. Dr. Terrell published many articles and books, including Checklist of Names for 3,000 Vascular Plants of Economic Importance (1977), Revision of Houstonia (Rubiaceae-Hedyotideae) (1996), and Annotated List of the Flora of the Beltsville Agricultural Research Center (2000).
Formats: Photographs; Reprints
Digitization Status: None

Collection Number: 251
Collection Name: Terrill, Clair Elman, Collection
Earliest Date: 1912
Latest Date: 1978
Bulk Dates: 1930s-60s
Linear Feet: 66
Collection Description: The Clair Elman Terrill Collection contains proofs and photographs for the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) bulletins and circulars, sheep and goat registry and breeding records, a card catalog of rabbit publications, and black and white photographs of rabbits and related subjects. There are papers related to the U.S. Rabbit Experiment Station in Fontana, California, and the U.S. Fur Experiment Station in Ithaca, New York. Also included are photographs, glass and acetate negatives, equipment, and wool samples used in Hardy's work for the U.S. Animal Husbandry Experiment Station (part of the USDA Division of Animal Husbandry) and his Thin Cross-Section Device. There are records of the Sheep and Fur Animal Research Branch, Animal Husbandry Division, Agricultural Research Service. Additionally, the collection contains over 200 wool samples from 1950-1960 labeled with sheep identification number, location, and date. Samples were taken from Beltsville, Maryland, and other locations within the United States.
Historical or Biographical Sketch: Clair Elman Terrill (1910-2001), a worldwide leader in sheep production research, was the chief of USDA’s Sheep and Fur Animal Research Branch, Animal Husbandry Division, Agricultural Research Service, from 1955-1972. He developed a three-pronged strategy for increasing efficiency of meat production from sheep without increasing feed demands: genetically increase the lamb crop, remove low-producing adults at an early age, and reduce lamb mortality.
Formats: Agricultural Art and Memorabilia; Photographs
Digitization Status: None

Collection Number: 8
Collection Name: The Association for Communication Excellence in Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Life and Human Sciences (ACE) Records
Earliest Date: 1913
Latest Date: 1997
Linear Feet: 30
Collection Description: The Association for Communication Excellence in Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Life and Human Sciences (ACE) Records includes newsletters, ACE Journal (quarterly), clip art books, communication handbooks, minutes of board meetings, annual meeting programs, correspondence, manuscript of "The Presidents of ACE," annual directories, early publications, and miscellaneous photographs.
Historical or Biographical Sketch: The Association for Communication Excellence in Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Life and Human Sciences (ACE) is an international association of communicators and information technologists. ACE members are writers, editors, photographers, graphic designers, videographers, electronic media producers, marketing and public relations practitioners, researchers, Web developers, database programmers, distance education specialists, educators, and managers. They work in universities, government agencies, and research organizations in the public sector, as well as companies and firms in the private sector. ACE develops professional skills of its members to extend knowledge about agriculture, natural resources and human sciences to people worldwide.
Processed: Yes, view the finding aid online.
Formats: Photographs

Collection Number: 370
Collection Name: The Payne/National 4-H Fellowship Collection
Earliest Date: 1941
Latest Date: 1980
Bulk Dates: 1947-1969
Linear Feet: 6.75
Collection Description: The Payne/National 4-H Fellowship Collection includes photographs, publications, scrapbooks, programs, monthly reports, newsletters and news clippings, and correspondence detailing various 4-H fellows.
Historical or Biographical Sketch: The National 4-H Fellowship was one of the largest grants for study available to professional Extension workers. It was awarded beginning in 1931. Initially, two fellowships were established by Congresswoman Frances Payne Bolton of Ohio through the Payne Fund, Inc. (1927). The Payne organization established the 4-H fellowships as an experiment, in the hopes that the 4-H fellowship would be the nucleus of a larger number of permanent educational fellowships. Sixteen fellowships were granted by the Payne Fund from 1931-1938. Beginning with 1939, the fellowships were financed by the National 4-H Service Committee, and, since 1953, the Massey-Ferguson Company assisted the Committee in financial support of an enlarged program of six fellowships annually. The program ended in 1969. Fellowships were available to three men and three women. In one year, fellows learned the function, structure, and relationships of the Federal Extension Service and the Department of Agriculture; became acquainted with professional and educational organizations; and participated in the cultural experiences of Washington, D.C. Employees of the Extension Training Branch of the Federal Extension Service supervised the program.
Processed: Yes, view the finding aid online.
Formats: Agricultural Art and Memorabilia; Photographs

Collection Number: 333
Collection Name: The United States Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service 50th Anniversary, 1953-2004
Earliest Date: 1947
Latest Date: 2004
Bulk Dates: 2000- 2004
Linear Feet: 4.5
Collection Description: The United States Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service 50th Anniversary Time Capsule materials in this collection were donated from ARS offices across the nation and Puerto Rico. The materials capture the work, progress, and inventions of ARS over the last 50 years. The donations were various. Types of items included in the capsule are posters, photographs, ephemera, awards, computer software, brochures, stuffed animals, training items, paperweights, miniatures of inventions, buttons, audio tapes, key chains, articles, bookmarks, pens, clothing, and food replicas. In January 2005, a DVD and VHS copy of the Time Capsule program were added to the collection. There is no sound on any of the recordings.
Historical or Biographical Sketch: As ARS closed out their 50th anniversary year on November 2, 2004 they sealed the time capsule that ARS employees helped to build. Each office, unit, or location was encouraged to send in an item that defined what they contributed to the overall ARS mission. ARS employees were encouraged to donate materials of significant accomplishment and something that characterized their place in history. All items were to be sent to Susan Fugate, Head, Special Collections, National Agricultural Library. The Special Collections staff entered items into a database and housed the materials in acid-free boxes. The donation period was actually extended until December 31, 2004.
Formats: Agricultural Art and Memorabilia; Audiovisuals; Posters; Photographs

Collection Number: 170
Collection Name: Thom, Charles, Papers
Earliest Date: 1891
Latest Date: 1968
Linear Feet: 10
Collection Description: The Charles Thom Papers range from materials from Thom's college years to biographical memoirs published after his death. The collection includes correspondence, notes, notebooks, essays, lectures, speeches, diaries, and journals; published items including monographs, journal articles, and newspaper clippings; and lantern slides from professional trips. The majority of the collection focuses on soil microbiology, mycology, food spoilage, food poisoning, and penicillin.
Historical or Biographical Sketch: Charles Thom (1872-1956) worked in various capacities for the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) for over 40 years. In 1904, he began working for the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station, where he remained as mycologist in charge of cheese investigations until 1913. By 1927 he was head of the Division of Soil Microbiology of the Bureau of Chemistry and Soils. After his retirement, he carried out inspections for the War Food Administration. Throughout his career, Thom was involved in important research with two genera of mold: Aspergillus and Penicillium.
Formats: Agricultural Art and Memorabilia
Digitization Status: None

Collection Number: 171
Collection Name: Thomas, David, Collection: American Poultry Historical Society Papers
Collection Group: Poultry Science Collections
Earliest Date: 1872
Latest Date: 1975
Linear Feet: 3
Collection Description: The David Thomas Collection contains publications and reprints of papers dealing with various aspects of ornithology given by David Thomas. Material was written by numerous authors and published by various scientific journals and other organizations.
Historical or Biographical Sketch: David Thomas was a librarian at Cornell University.
Processed: Yes, view the finding aid online.
Formats: Reprints
Digitization Status: None

Collection Number: 173
Collection Name: Thorburn, Grant, Manuscript
Earliest Date: 1830
Latest Date: 1834
Linear Feet: 0.25
Collection Description: The Grant Thorburn Manuscript is a 50-page invoice book of flowers, trees, and seeds for Grant Thorburn & Sons.
Historical or Biographical Sketch: Grant Thorburn & Sons was one of America’s first major businesses devoted to the sale of plant and crop seeds to the public. Grant Thorburn (1773-1863), originally from Scotland, moved to New York City in 1794 as a nailmaker. He entered the seed trade in 1805, after realizing the possible market for mass-produced seeds. In addition to having created one of the early seed businesses, Thorburn first distributed a seed catalogue in 1822. Upon Grant Thorburn’s death in 1863, the company was transferred to his son James, and was incorporated in 1895.
Digitization Status: None

Collection Number: 417
Collection Name: Tidestrom, Ivar Frederick, Papers
Earliest Date: 1940
Latest Date: 1950
Bulk Dates: 1940-1950
Linear Feet: 6.25
Collection Description: The Ivar Frederick Tidestrom Papers consist of flora of several regions and states, including the Chesapeake Bay, Texas and Oklahoma. The collection also contains a number of keys and revisions of keys for various plant families, as well as notes on plants that Tidestrom collected in France and the United States. There are a limited number of personal photographs and some correspondence related to Latin nomenclature and validation of species.
Historical or Biographical Sketch: Ivar Frederick Tidestrom (1865-1956) was a Swedish-born American botanist, taxonomist, and plant explorer. He served as assistant botanist for the U.S. Department of Agriculture with Frederick V. Colville, retiring in 1934. Tidestrom published several books, including Ferns and Fern Allies (1907-1908), Elysium marianum: Salicaceae, Ceriferae, Betulaceae (1910), and A Flora of Arizona and New Mexico (1941).
Digitization Status: None

Collection Number: 175
Collection Name: Tontz, Robert Lee, Papers
Earliest Date: 1920
Latest Date: 1993
Linear Feet: 6.5
Collection Description: The Robert Lee Tontz Papers consist of statistics, clippings, and publications related to U.S. and foreign trade, including comparisons between exports and imports from 1790 through the 1970s. Also included are data about projected voting in congressional elections (farm versus nonfarm belts) dating from the 1950s to the 1970s, correspondence, reports, membership files on the Farm Bureau and the Grange, and photographs. There is a copy of Tontz’s work: The Agricultural Parity Concept--Reprints of Selected Articles and Memberships of General Farmers’ Organizations, United States 1874-1960. A bibliography of Tontz's publications is also included.
Historical or Biographical Sketch: Robert Lee Tontz was Chief of the Trade Statistics and Analysis Branch, Foreign Development and Trade Division, Economic Research Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), during the 1960s. From the 1940s-1960s, Tontz taught and researched economic problems of international agricultural trade at several universities in the United States and the USDA. He has authored over 100 publications.
Digitization Status: None

Collection Number: 339
Collection Name: Troy [Pennsylvania] Farmers Club Records
Earliest Date: 1874
Latest Date: 1888
Linear Feet: 1
Collection Description: The Troy, Pennsyvlania, Farmers Club materials consist of four record books that include the organization's charter, meeting minutes, and account information. The entries indicate the agricultural problems of the community during the period covered and show how the farmers worked together. The first officers were J. C. McKean, president; G. M. Card, secretary.; A. M. Cornell, treasurer.; and A. S. Hooker, reporting secretary. According to letters found with the record books in the Everett Eugene Edwards Papers, these materials were loaned to the USDA Division of Statistical and Historical Research's Agricultural History Unit by Fred W. Card in 1941. Everett Edwards, agricultural economist, reviewed the record books, determined they were valuable, and recommended that a co-worker persuade Card to donate them.
Historical or Biographical Sketch: The Troy Farmers Club was created in 1874 to hold meetings for the discussion of subjects pertaining to agriculture and horticulture and to hold an annual fair for the encouragement of agriculture and horticulture.
Digitization Status: None

Collection Number: 176
Collection Name: True, Alfred Charles, Papers
Earliest Date: 1847
Latest Date: 1929
Linear Feet: 9
Collection Description: The Alfred Charles True Papers include manuscripts, notes, and drafts of works True was engaged in writing, as well as papers and documents that he accumulated for historical research between 1900 and 1929. The materials reflect his interest in agricultural history and relate especially to his trilogy histories on research, education, and extension work.
Historical or Biographical Sketch: Alfred Charles True (1853-1929) was Chief of the Office of Experiment Stations from 1893-1915 and director of the State Relations Service from 1915-1923.
Digitization Status: None

Collection Number: 384
Collection Name: Tung Oil Collection
Collection Group: Plant Photograph Collections
Earliest Date: 1950
Linear Feet: 1.25
Collection Description: The Tung Oil Collection consists of one manuscript "Study on Tung" by W. L. Chia (1950) and several publications and photographs.
Formats: Photographs
Digitization Status: None

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