A Guide to the National Agricultural Publications, 1917-present National Agricultural Publications Ms2011-022

A Guide to the National Agricultural Publications, 1917-present

A Collection in
Special Collections
Collection Number Ms2011-022


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Processed by: Kira A. Dietz, Archivist, Special Collections

Repository
Special Collections, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.
Collection Number
Ms2011-022
Title
National Agricultural Publications, 1917-present
Physical Characteristics
0.8 cu. ft. 2 boxes
Creator
United States. Agricultural Research Service.; United States. Dept. of Agriculture.; United States. Dept. of Health and Human Services.; United States. Division of Home Economics.; United States. War Food Administration.
Language
English
Abstract
The collection contains United States Department of Agriculture, War Food Administration, and other national agency publications from the early 20th century to the present day.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish material from National Agricultural Publications must be obtained from the copyright holders.

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: [item details], National Agricultural Publications, Ms2011-022, Special Collections, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.

Acquisition Information

The original donation was acquired by Special Collections prior to 2009. Additional publications were donated to Special Collections in 2010 and were integrated with existing materials. Future accruals are expected.

Processing Information

The processing, arrangement, and description of the National Agricultural Publications was completed in March 2011. Additional description will be completed as new materials are added.


Scope and Content

The collection contains United States Department of Agriculture, War Food Administration, and other national agency publications on topics ranging from war-time food use and Victory gardens, kitchen appliances, preservation strategies, individual foods/food groups, and home demonstration. Publications date from 1917 to the present day.

Arrangement

The collection is arranged into four series, based on broad categories of publications. Series I: Food, Cooking and Nutrition includes publications about nutrition and health, specific foods, recipes, and food preservation. Series II: Home Economics and Household Management contains publications about home appliances, simple home repair, sewing, and laundry. Series III: Furnishings and Home Organization has publications about kitchen, bathroom, and laundry organization, purchase and maintenance of furnishings, and building home storage. Series IV: Farm and Garden includes publications relating to creation and maintenance of farm buildings, crop blights and diseases, soil conservation, and care of animals. Please note: There is some overlap between series.

Within each series, publications are arranged in chronological order with undated materials at the end.

Related Material

Ms2001-004, Ann A. Hertzler Collection. Finding aid available online.

Ms2011-021, Janet L. Cameron Collection. Finding aid available online.

Ms2012-040, Virginia Tech Special Collections State/Regional Agricultural Publications. Finding aid available online.

RG 26/2, Agricultural Extension Service (now Virginia Cooperative Extension Service) Records. A brief description of the materials in this University Archives record group is available online: http://spec.lib.vt.edu/archives/guide/rg26.htm.

Special Collections houses more than 300 publications by the Virginia Cooperative Extension Service. Publications may be found by searching the library's catalog, Addison, for author: Virginia Cooperative Extension Service.


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Contents List

Series I: Food, Cooking, and Nutrition
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Series II: Home Economics and Household Management
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Series III: Furnishings and Home Organization
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Series IV: Farm and Garden
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