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Permission to publish material from Carl George Krieger Papers must be obtained from Special Collections, Virginia Tech.
Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: Carl George Krieger Papers, Ms1982-013, Special Collections, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Va.
The Carl George Krieger Papers were donated to the University Libraries in August 1982.
The Carl George Krieger Papers are in their original order. The initial 43 boxes were condensed to 19 boxes and moved to off-site storage. A box-level inventory and collection description were created after the materials were donated. The finding aid was created from this inventory in January 2011.
Carl George Krieger (1905-1979) was a gas engine specialist and a pioneer in the development of the high-compression tractor. Krieger worked in the management structure of Ethyl Gasoline Corporation (1927-1969); was director of the Farm Equipment and Machinery Division of the War Production Board (WPB); was a special assistant to the WPB's chairman during World War II; and served as chairman of the Agricultural Development Committee of the American Petroleum Institute in the post-war years. A native of Portsmouth, Virginia, hew as the first agricultural engineering graduate at Virginia Polytechnic Institute in 1926.
The collection includes correspondence, speeches, notebooks, photographs, audio and video recordings, a scrapbook, and clippings and magazine articles on topics related to agriculture, gas, oil, tractors, air and water pollution, waste treatment, and public relations.
The Carl George Krieger Papers are in their original order. Boxes 1-2 contains biographical information and correspondence. Boxes 2-10 contain subject files. Boxes 11-13 include materials relating to Krieger's tenure at Ethyl Gasoline Corporation. Boxes 14-16 contain publications. Boxes 17-19 include training films and video recordings relating to farm topics.
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Box 1Biographical and personal materials; scrapbook, 1933-1947; Correspondence, 1950-1954, 1954-1958.
Box 2Correspondence, 1959-1964, 1964-1967.
Box 3Tractors; Gasoline; Fuels and engines; Dauberman Day (31 July 1941, the 7th anniversary of the modern high-compression tractor); Farm market study; Liquid feeds; Pesticides; Farm advertising; Cotton; Farm program; Farm market data; American Agricultural Editor's Association.
Box 4American Petroleum Institute Committee on Agriculture; Milk Industry Foundation reports; Agricultural Relations Committee; "Brainpower Plus Horsepower;" Food for America (book published in 1960); Farm Book; "Food Business of the Future," 1958; "Food for Our Future" typescript; Letter re: Food for America book, 1960.
Box 5Letter re: Food for America book from the files of Charles H. Zeanah, Ethyl Corporation's Manager of Community Relations; Special edition of book; Agricultural publications.
Box 6U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Air and Water Pollution, 1960s; Proposed corn alcohol program; "Conservation of Air Resources"; American Petroleum Institute Committee on Air and Water Pollution; Air pollution legislation; APCA directory; "Freedom to Breathe"-NYC Mayor's Task Force; "Approach a Problem"; Pamphlets and kits.
Box 7Babylon, NY; Dr. George F. Kirkby's speech on air pollution control (1968) manuscript; 3 kits on the oil industry and air pollution; Four notebooks (Gasoline and engine emissions, c. 1940; training for air pollution control, c. 1943; position papers on lead, c.1950; API Comittee for Air and Water Conservation, c.1948); Testimony before governmental investigative bodies; Technical papers on motor vehicles: emissions, lung disease, public policy.
Box 8Publications on air pollution.
Box 9Publications on air pollution.
Box 10Water pollution; U.S. Public Health statement on water pollution; Waste treatment of lead.
Box 14-16 (3 boxes)Publications.
Box 17Training film.
Box 18Twelve films and three tapes.
Box 19Recordings on a variety of farm topics; Film cans ("Masters of the Soil;" "This is Our Land;" Smog Control;" "A New World for Farming").
- Krieger, Carl George