A Guide to the Agricultural Ephemera Collection, c.1900s-present Agricultural Ephemera Collection Ms2015-053

A Guide to the Agricultural Ephemera Collection, c.1900s-present

A Collection in
Special Collections
Collection Number Ms2015-053


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

Repository
Special Collections, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.
Collection Number
Ms2015-053
Title
Agricultural Ephemera Collection, c.1900s-present
Physical Characteristics
0.7 Cubic Feet 1 box; 1 folder
Language
English
Abstract
The Agricultural Ephemera Collection was established in 2015. The collection consists of materials in a variety of formats (advertisements, order forms and blanks, postcards, clippings, and more) that relate to agriculture, farming, livestock, and poultry & fowl, dating from the late 19th century to the present.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish from the Agricultural Ephemera Collection must come from Special Collections, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: Agricultural Ephemera Collection, Ms2015-053, Special Collections, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.

Acquisition Information

Initial materials for the Agricultural Ephemera Collection were purchased or donated in 2015. Additional materials are expected in the future.

Processing Information

The processing, arrangement, and description of the Agricultural Ephemera Collection was completed in November 2016.


Scope and Content

The Agricultural Ephemera Collection was established in 2015. The collection consists of materials in a variety of formats that relate to agriculture, farming, livestock, and poultry & fowl, dating from the late 19th century to the present (although many of the items are undated). Materials include: advertisements, order forms and blanks, postcards, clippings, receipts, and more.

Arrangement

This collection is arranged into series by major topic. Within each series, materials are arranged by format. Additional series (and possibly subseries) are expected as the collection expands.

Series I: Agriculture & Food includes nursery and orchard ephemera in the form of a blank form.

Series II: Farms & Farming Equipment contains advertisements for various pieces of farmning equipments, parts for farm machinery, and receipts for purchases.

Series III: Livestock consists of advertisements for livestock feed.

Series IV: Poultry & Fowl includes advertisements for feed, poultry, and eggs, newspaper clippings, blank and used forms and record sheets (for tracking eggs laid), and some postcards/images of various types of chickens.

Related Material

Ms2013-028, Culinary Ephemera Collection. Finding aid available online.

Ms2011-002, Culinary Pamphlet Collection. Finding aid available online.

Ms2011-022, National Agricultural Publications. Finding aid available online.

Ms2012-040, State/Regional Home and Agricultural Publications. Finding aid available online.


Index Terms

    Subjects:

  • Agriculture
  • Food Technology and Production
  • History of Food and Drink
  • Genre and Form Terms:

  • Advertisements
  • Ephemera

Contents List

Series I: Agriculture & Food
  • Box 1
    Folder 1
    Nursery & Orchard Ephemera
Series II: Farms & Farming Equipment
  • Box 1
    Folder 2
    Advertisements
  • Box 1
    Folder 3
    Receipts
Series III: Livestock
  • Box 1
    Folder 4
    Advertisements
Series IV: Poultry & Fowl
  • Box 1
    Folder 5
    Folder 1
    Advertisements
  • Box 1
    Folder 6
    Cartoons & Clippings
  • Box 1
    Folder 7
    Forms & Record Sheets
  • Box 1
    Folder 8
    Images & Postcards