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Collection Number: 467
Collection Name: USDA Soil Samples Collection
Earliest Date: 1916
Latest Date: 1916
Linear Feet: 2
Collection Description: The USDA Soil Samples Collection consists of 90 vials containing samples of soils from soil provinces and regions of the United States. The collection is accompanied by a booklet, entitled: Important Soils of the United States, published in 1916.
Historical or Biographical Sketch: The collection was created in 1916 by the USDA Bureau of Soils for the purpose of illustrating the various soil provinces and regions of the United States. It was designed for the use of schools and colleges teaching agriculture and physical geography. In 2015, it was given to the Natural Conservation Research Service in New Jersey by a teacher who found it in a school classroom in the Cumberland County, New Jersey School District. The Natural Conservation Research Service arranged for donation of the collection to Special Collections, National Agricultural Library in August 2015.

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