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Collection Number: 412
Collection Name: Walter A. Gentner Collection
Earliest Date: 1952
Latest Date: 1988
Linear Feet: 7
Collection Description: The Walter A. Gentner Collection contains research manuscripts, photographs, award plaques and certificates, framed artifacts, paintings, and memorabilia related to Gentner’s career as a plant physiologist with the United States Department of Agriculture's Weed Science Laboratory.
Historical or Biographical Sketch: Dr. Walter A. Gentner, Jr. (1922-2011) joined the USDA in 1955. As a plant physiologist and laboratory leader, he evaluated chemicals for herbicidal properties and developed chemical guidelines designed to improve the safety and effectiveness of herbicides. Beginning in 1971, he became involved with studies of the chemical control of illicit narcotic plants. He served on the United Nations Division of Narcotic Drugs Team, and was a National Technical Advisor on Narcotics. Dr. Gentner was the Supervisory Plant Physiologist and Laboratory Chief of the Weed Science Laboratory at Beltsville, Maryland. He retired from USDA in 1988.
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Formats: Agricultural Art and Memorabilia
Digitization Status: None

Collection Number: 457
Collection Name: Walter LeRoy Sayre Day Books
Earliest Date: 1926
Latest Date: 1960
Bulk Dates: 1930's
Linear Feet: 1.25
Collection Description: The Walter LeRoy Sayre Day Books consist of 14 daily diaries written by Sayre (1894-1979), a painter, handyman and farmer of Jacksonville, Illinois. The books are 8 inches in height by 5 inches or slightly larger. They date from 1926 through 1940, and 1944. A second author, almost certainly his wife, Esther (Esther Robinson Sayre, 1897-1991), adds comments and reuses some of the books and records daily events in the late 1950's and early 1960's. There are some inclusions within the pages (receipts, notes).
Historical or Biographical Sketch: Donated to NAL by American Red Cross, Monroe County Chapter, Bloomington, Indiana, to whom the books were originally donated. They record the daily events and schedules of a painter, handyman and farmer in rural and "small-town" Illinois during the late 1920's, 1930's and early 40's. The events of the late 1950's and early 1960's are recorded by another author, apparently his wife, Esther.
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Collection Number: 270
Collection Name: Walter W. Sadler Papers: American Poultry Historical Society Papers
Collection Group: Poultry Science Collections
Earliest Date: 1953
Latest Date: 1971
Linear Feet: 0.25
Collection Description: The Walter W. Sadler Papers consist of reprints of 55 of Sadler's published papers. Sadler published a variety of journal articles and essays on topics such as the hatchability of poultry eggs, pasteurization of milk, care of bats, salmonella in turkeys, avian diseases, animal-borne infections, and food-borne diseases of animal origin, to name only a few.
Historical or Biographical Sketch: Walter W. Sadler attended the School of Veterinary Medicine at the Texas College of Agriculture and Mechanics. In 1951 he began working at the University of California, Davis, as an associate professor of veterinary public health, in the School of Veterinary Medicine Agricultural Experimental Station. This position combined his interests in avian medicine and public health with investigations on poultry diseases that can be transmitted to humans, either directly or through the food chain. He received a master's degree in public health at the University of California, Berkeley, focusing on food microbiology.
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Formats: Reprints
Digitization Status: None

Collection Number: 13
Collection Name: Warren Bailey Papers
Earliest Date: 1933
Latest Date: 1976
Linear Feet: 7
Collection Description: The Warren Bailey Papers include correspondence and information on meetings attended, unpublished reports by various authors on topics such as food production and farms, published reports by Bailey and various authors, and hand written reports and notes from college classes he attended on economics.
Historical or Biographical Sketch: Warren R. Bailey (1910-1984) joined the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) in 1938 as an agricultural economist working in the Bureau of Agricultural Economics (BAE) in Milwaukee, Wisconsin; Chicago, Illinois; and then Berkeley, California; before moving to Washington, D.C., in 1952. During the 1950s, he conducted research on farming problems in the western states. In the late 1960s he served as acting chief of the Production Adjustments Division of the Economic Research Service (ERS). Bailey worked at USDA for 36 years, retiring in 1974 as the deputy director of the Commodity Economics Division of ERS.
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Collection Number: 196
Collection Name: Wellington Wells Collection: American Poultry Historical Society Papers
Collection Group: Poultry Science Collections
Earliest Date: 1898
Latest Date: 1971
Linear Feet: 2
Collection Description: The Wellington Wells Collection contains lists of exhibition-type poultry breeders who exhibited in 22 states and Canada between 1898 and 1971 and a list of the awards given to the best individual birds or groups of birds for each breed on exhibit. The emphasis is on exhibitions in Massachusetts, in particular the Boston Poultry Show. A total of 132 poultry show publications are included.
Historical or Biographical Sketch: Wellington Wells was a breeder of exhibition poultry in Millis, Massachusetts.
Processed: Yes, view the finding aid online.
Digitization Status: None

Collection Number: 261
Collection Name: Wilbur Olin Atwater Papers
Earliest Date: 1865
Latest Date: 1993
Bulk Dates: 1893-1904
Linear Feet: 9
Collection Description: The Wilbur Olin Atwater Papers contain correspondence, photographs, publications, and data sheets related to Atwater's research in the chemical composition of foods, dietary studies, and the respiration calorimeter.
Historical or Biographical Sketch: Wilbur Olin Atwater (1844-1907) was the first Chief of the Office of Experiment Stations, U.S. Department of Agriculture, in 1888, and the first person in the United States to conduct chemical analysis of food. As a special agent in charge of USDA nutrition programs beginning in 1891, he developed plans for experiments in the areas of food nutrition, the effects of food processing on nutrient changes, food consumption studies, and human nutrient requirements and metabolism.
Processed: Yes, view the finding aid online.
Formats: Photographs
Digitization Status: None

Collection Number: 137
Collection Name: Wilhelm Heinrich (William Henry) Prestele Papers
Earliest Date: 1889
Latest Date: 1890
Bulk Dates: 1889-1890s
Linear Feet: 12
Collection Description: The Wilhelm Heinrich (William Henry) Prestele Papers consist of grape variety watercolors, sketches, tracings, notes, papers, plant specimens, and an album cover.
Historical or Biographical Sketch: In 1887, Wilhelm Heinrich Prestele (1838-1895) was appointed the first artist of the Pomology Division of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Prestele was assigned to create illustrations for a book on native American grapes written by Thomas Volney Munson. Munson was asked to prepare this exhaustive monograph on grapes by the Secretary of Agriculture. As Munson wrote in his 1909 publication titled Foundations of American Grape Culture, "The manuscript for this monograph, and accurate life-size colored plates of all our native grape species, were prepared and delivered but from lack of sufficient appropriation by Congress the work remains unpublished."
Processed: Yes, view the finding aid online.
Formats: Agricultural Art and Memorabilia
Digitization Status: Portion of collection digitized

Collection Number: 14
Collection Name: Will L. Ball Collection: American Poultry Historical Society Papers
Collection Group: Poultry Science Collections
Earliest Date: 1881
Latest Date: 1905
Linear Feet: 1.25
Collection Description: The Will L. Ball Collection contains materials related to poultry business and consists mostly of correspondence between breeders and suppliers of fancy poultry and game cocks. A selection of handwritten correspondence dated between 1881 and 1883 is addressed to Will L. Ball.
Historical or Biographical Sketch: Will L. Ball was a resident of Canada.
Processed: Yes, view the finding aid online.

Collection Number: 378
Collection Name: William A. Taylor 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.
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Collection Number: 99
Collection Name: William Allison Lloyd 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: 90
Collection Name: William Ashby Jump Papers
Earliest Date: 1938
Latest Date: 1949
Linear Feet: 6
Collection Description: The William Ashby Jump Papers consist primarily of correspondence, budgetary data, and reports relating directly to his work and professional interests. It also includes 27 volumes of Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations Budgetary Material, 1946-1952, housed with the rare books.
Historical or Biographical Sketch: William Ashby Jump (1891-1949) began his career with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) in 1907 as a messenger boy for the Bureau of Animal Industry and progressed through various administrative positions within the Bureau of Markets and the Division of Publications. He soon became the chief administrative officer to the Secretary of Agriculture (1921-1924), the Assistant Director of the office of Personnel and Business Administration and Budget Officer for the Department (1925-1934), and the Director of Finance in the Office of Budget and Finance (1934-1949.) Jump was recognized as an outstanding authority on budgetary and financial administration. His early realization that budgeting was a basic part of program development and operation did much to make the concept of budgeting the vital management force that it is today.
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Collection Number: 84
Collection Name: William Brandemuhl Manuscript
Earliest Date: 1965
Latest Date: 2004
Linear Feet: 1
Collection Description: The William Brandemuhl Manuscript is a typed, loose-leaf manuscript of Brandemuhl’s report "Soybean Utilization in Japan." The 478-page report details Brandemuhl’s extensive field research in Japan during the early 1960s and covers topics such as soybean supply, production, history, and utilization. Brandemuhl completed the manuscript in 1965 and his wife, Tomoko, published it posthumously in 2004. A copy of the published work is housed in the National Agricultural Library's general collection.
Historical or Biographical Sketch: William Victor Brandemuhl (1940-1998) graduated from the University of Wisconsin in 1963 with a degree in economics. While in school, he also studied Japanese language and anthropology, which led to his strong interest in the history of soybeans. Upon his graduation, he received a scholarship from Honey Mead Products Company of Mankato, Minnesota to study soybean utilization in Japan, becoming one of the first Americans to do so. He conducted his research at Kyoto University Department of Agricultural Economics.
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Collection Number: 44
Collection Name: William Coxe Manuscript
Earliest Date: 1810
Latest Date: 1831
Linear Feet: 0.5
Collection Description: The William Coxe Manuscript is a two-volume, undated manuscript on pomology. The first manuscript volume contains 832 pages of text and sketches of fruits which William Coxe used to write A View of the Cultivation of Fruit Trees in America, published in 1817. This volume includes notes with dates ranging from 1810-1828. The notes were intended for use in a second edition of A View of the Cultivation of Fruit Trees in America, which was never published due to Coxe's death. The second manuscript volume consists of an atlas of life-size, watercolor plates of fruit on Bristol-board, painted by Coxe's daughters. The watercolor plates are cut out from the Bristol-board and fastened to the leaves of the book, then each name is handwritten in pen above the illustration.
Historical or Biographical Sketch: William Coxe (1762-1831), a pomologist, was one of the foremost fruit growers in America who experimented with new varieties of fruits at his home in Burlington, New Jersey. He collected specimens from the United States and abroad. A View of the Cultivation of Fruit Trees in America is a classic of American pomological literature. It is considered by many specialists as the illustrative evidence of fruit culture during the colonial and revolutionary period of the new American nation. William A. Taylor, assistant pomologist, U.S. Department of Agriculture, read an 1857 article in Country Gentleman about the manuscript. Through the use of Library of Congress geneological materials, Taylor was able to contact Coxe's family members and locate the manuscripts. The grandchildren of Elizabeth (Coxe) McMurtrie, one of Coxe's daughters, donated the manuscripts to Secretary of Agriculture D. F. Houston in 1915.
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Formats: Agricultural Art and Memorabilia
Digitization Status: Portion of collection digitized

Collection Number: 168
Collection Name: William Dewey Termohlen 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: 98
Collection Name: William Gates LeDuc 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.
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Collection Number: 100
Collection Name: William Logan 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.
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Collection Number: 328
Collection Name: William McLeod Rivera Papers
Earliest Date: 1962
Latest Date: 1992
Bulk Dates: 1986-1992
Linear Feet: 2.5
Collection Description: The William McLeod Rivera papers consist of journals, papers both written and collected by Rivera, conference publications, correspondence, and information on courses taught by Rivera.
Historical or Biographical Sketch: William McLeod Rivera is an associate professor in the College of Agricultural and Natural Sciences at the University of Maryland. His subject area of expertise is agriculture extension education. Throughout his career he has worked all around the world in consultancy capacities on projects and programs related to adult and agricultural extension education. These projects have ranged from formulating curricula for educational institutions to developing extension programs for rural farmers. He has worked under such organizations as the United Nations, World Education, Inc., the World Bank, and the U.S. Agency for International Development. Rivera is also a well-accomplished author, having had two books published, edited several other books, and written many articles in several adult and agricultural extension education books and journals.
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Collection Number: 165
Collection Name: William Nicholas Sullivan Papers
Earliest Date: 1945
Latest Date: 1978
Bulk Dates: 1963-1978
Linear Feet: 4.5
Collection Description: The William Nicholas Sullivan Papers include research, correspondence, and publications on insect biorhythms, aircraft disinsection, and aerosols.
Historical or Biographical Sketch: William Nicholas Sullivan (1908-1979) worked primarily with the chemical and biophysical control laboratory of the Agricultural Environmental Quality Institute at the Agricultural Research Center. He was coinventor with Lyle Goodhue of the aerosol insecticide bomb, known as the “bug bomb.” In World War II, this reduced allied mosquito-vectored disease casualties in the Pacific theater and elsewhere. Sullivan won honors from the World Health Organization, which based its standards for ridding aircraft of insects on Sullivan's studies. During his lifetime, Sullivan produced 151 publications, mostly on aerosols and biological rhythms of insects, and received 23 patents.
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Collection Number: 149
Collection Name: William Saunders Manuscripts
Earliest Date: 1880
Latest Date: 1899
Linear Feet: 1
Collection Description: The William Saunders Manuscripts include: "Alphabetical List of Plants in Four Different Languages, Botanical, English, German, French" (handwritten; call number 452.14 Sa8A Folio), "Cyclopaedia of Economic Plants; Their History Culture and Uses" (handwritten, 1880; six volumes; call number 452.8 Sa8), and "The Journal of William Saunders" (photostat, 1898-1899; call number 120 Sa8). The colllection includes facsimiles of the following documents from the National Grange: William Saunders' manuscript on History and Organization of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, 1885; American Association of the Red Cross document in which the Association thanks Saunders for the care of its Exhibits at New Orleans, 1885; Report of William Saunders concerning his trip to South Carolina to study the introduction of the tea plant as a profitable industry in the United States, 1897; excerpt from "The Journal of William Saunders" regarding the Gettysburg Cemetery, 1898; and William Saunders' portrait, undated. Other materials associated with the National Grange Collection on William Saunders include maps of pine supply in various states from the Tenth Census of the United States, 1881, and U.S. Department of Agriculture Album of Agricultural Statistics of the United States by J. R. Dodge, 1891, signed "Compliments of J.M. Rusk, Secretary of Agriculture.
Historical or Biographical Sketch: William Saunders (1822-1900), horticulturist and landscape gardener, was appointed Superintendent of the Experimental Gardens of the newly created Department of Agriculture in 1862. He established an extensive collection of trees on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., and developed a system of street tree-planting used in the District of Columbia in the 1870s. He wrote widely on general horticulture and his publications include some 3,000 titles.
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Collection Number: 427
Collection Name: William Speechly Manuscript
Earliest Date: 1779
Latest Date: 1779
Bulk Dates: 1779
Linear Feet: 0.25
Collection Description: The William Speechly manuscript is titled "A Treatist on the culture of the pine apple and the management of the hot-house." This handwritten manuscript contains information on how to grow the pineapple plant in a greenhouse and includes a description of insect control. The manuscript is signed by A.N. Cudell, 1898.
Historical or Biographical Sketch: William Speechly was a gardener to the duke of Portland.
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Collection Number: 154
Collection Name: William Woolford Skinner Diary
Earliest Date: 1942
Latest Date: 1944
Linear Feet: 0.5
Collection Description: The Wiliam Woolford Skinner Diary is a four-volume, typewritten diary consisting of daily entries from December 1942 to March 1944 about Skinner’s work as chief of the Bureau of Agricultural and Industrial Chemistry, U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Historical or Biographical Sketch: William Woolford Skinner (1874-1953) was a chemist at the University of Maryland from 1895-1899 and at the University of Arizona from 1899-1904. He held various positions with U.S. Department of Agriculture, including Chief of the Water and Beverage Lab, Bureau of Chemistry, 1914-1921; Assistant Chief of the Bureau of Chemistry, 1921-1927; Assistant Chief of chemistry and technical research, Bureau of Chemistry and Soils, 1927-1935; Assistant Chief, Bureau of Chemistry and Soils, 1935-1939; Associate Chief, Bureau of Agricultural Chemistry and Engineering, 1939-1942; and Chief, Bureau of Agricultural and Industrial Chemistry, 1942-1944.
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Collection Number: 336
Collection Name: Woodrow R. Jenkins Collection: American Poultry Historical Society Papers
Collection Group: Poultry Science Collections
Earliest Date: 1960
Latest Date: 1979
Linear Feet: 1.25
Collection Description: The Woodrow R. Jenkins Collection contains mostly slides from Jenkins’ time as a Poultry Extension Scientist for the Extension Service, USDA, Washington, D.C. from 1960 to 1979. The slides are of visits to various poultry farms or businesses; a 1961 poultry fact finding conference; a script for "Poultry Production- Civil Defense"; and various meetings, conferences, and workshops. Also included are black and white photographs and reels of film. The films are titled "Peanut Hull Logs" and "Magic Eggs". There is an additional unlabeled canister of film. In additiion there is a record introducing National Turkey Month and a film "Teach in for Retailers from the Poultry and Egg National Board." The majority of the slides are labeled with either the poultry farm/business name, type of equipment, or location. The 1961 fact finding slides are accompanied by a description of each slide. Some of the photographs accompany a "Fun and Food Camp" report.
Historical or Biographical Sketch: Woodrow "Wood" R. Jenkins (1918-1995) served as a Poultry Extension Scientist for the Extension Service, USDA, Washington D.C. from 1960-1979. He was Assistant Director of the Federal Extension Service, Agricultural Science, Technology and Management Decision from 1967 to 1970. He received a B.S. in Poultry Husbandry in 1940 from Purdue University. In 1947, Jenkins received a M.S. in Physiology and Genetics also from Purdue University. Wood Jenkins was active in the World’s Poultry Science Association (WPSA) and the USA Branch of the WPSA. He served as a member of the USDA’s work group on the World’s Poultry Congresses from 1962 to 1979. He was a U.S. Delegate to the 1962 and 1970 World’s Poultry Congresses. He also served as Treasurer of the 1974 World’s Poultry Congress. In addition he was the Secretary-Treasurer of the USA Branch of the WPSA. He served on various committees of the USA Branch of WPSA along with various youth program committees in poultry. He was a strong proponent of youth programs in poultry. Jenkins was also a member of the Poultry Science Association and Epsilon Sigma Phi. He received the Poultry and Egg Institute of America’s Poultry Industry Service Award in 1977. In 1978, he received the Distinguished Service Award from Epsilon Sigma Phi. In 1979, he was elected a Fellow in the Poultry Science Association.
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Collection Number: 204
Collection Name: World's Poultry Science Association (WPSA) Records
Collection Group: Poultry Science Collections
Earliest Date: 1921
Latest Date: 2004
Linear Feet: 34
Collection Description: The World's Poultry Science Association (WPSA) Records contain materials collected by various members of the organization. Included are correspondence, reports, publications, awards information, ephemera, meeting meetings, and photographs. The majority of the materials correspond with member participation in the world's poultry congresses, European poultry conferences, and other meetings. The earliest material dates from the 1st World's Poultry Congress in 1921.
Historical or Biographical Sketch: The World's Poultry Science Association began with the formation of the International Association of Poultry Instructors in 1912. In 1928 the organization changed its name to the World's Poultry Science Assocation. The 1st World's Poultry Congress was held in 1921 at The Hague, Netherlands. In 1960, the 1st European Poultry Conference was helt at Utrecht, Netherlands. The first national branch of WPSA was established in the United Kingdom in 1947. WPSA continues to be an active international organization with the purpose of advancing knowledge and understanding of all aspects of poultry science and the poultry industry.
Processed: Yes, view the finding aid online.
Formats: Agricultural Art and Memorabilia; Photographs
Digitization Status: Portion of collection digitized

Collection Number: 205
Collection Name: World's Poultry Science Association U.S.A. Branch Records
Collection Group: Poultry Science Collections
Earliest Date: 1937
Latest Date: 1996
Linear Feet: 19.5
Collection Description: The World's Poultry Science Association U.S.A. Branch Records include correspondence, branch constitution and bylaws, membership lists, and financial documents. There is correspondence between the U.S.A. Branch, the Canadian branches, and the Poultry Science Association in preparation for participation in World Poultry Congresses.
Historical or Biographical Sketch: The World's Poultry Science Association began with the formation of the International Association of Poultry Instructors in 1912. Its purpose was to advance knowledge and understanding of all aspects of poultry science and the poultry industry. The first national branch of the association was formed in 1946 in the United Kingdom and the U.S.A. Branch was formed in 1965. The U.S.A. Branch's objectives were to provide for the participation of the United States in World's Poultry Congresses by maintaining a standing Participation Committee with rotating membership; to increase the membership of the World's Poultry Science Association of the U.S.A.; to cooperate with trade associations in promoting better understanding between the poultry industry in this country and industries in other parts of the world; to cooperate with the Poultry Science Association (U.S. and Canada) in promoting participation of poultry scientists in all international efforts related to poultry science and industry; and to promote the exchange of knowledge in all fields of the poultry industry.
Processed: Yes, view the finding aid online.
Digitization Status: None

Collection Number: 425
Collection Name: Wye Oak Collection
Earliest Date: 1944
Latest Date: 2002
Bulk Dates: 1990-2002
Linear Feet: 2
Collection Description: The Wye Oak Collection contains a Maryland Centennial Garrett State Forest commemorative plaque, preserved Wye Oak leaves (in filter paper, very fragile), Wye Oak lightning rod nails, 2 Wye Oak pins, Big Tree and Champion Tree literature, 1 mounted and framed print of the Wye Oak, 3 mounted and framed displays of Wye Oak leaves, and 2 books. A piece of wood from the actual tree is included in the collection.
Historical or Biographical Sketch: High winds of a violent thunderstorm on June 6, 2002 toppled Maryland's honorary state tree, the Wye Oak (a white oak: Quercus alba). It was located near Wye Mills, Talbot County, Maryland. Its height was 88 feet, and it measured over over 31 feet in circumference. It stood for over 450 years. It was in private hands from 1665 until 1939 when the State of Maryland purchased the acres surrounding it to create the Wye Oak State Park.
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Formats: Agricultural Art and Memorabilia
Digitization Status: None


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