A Guide to the Virginia Cooperative Extension Service Photographs, 1937-1966 Virginia Cooperative Extension Service Photographs RG 26/2b

A Guide to the Virginia Cooperative Extension Service Photographs, 1937-1966

A Collection in
Special Collections
Collection Number RG 26/2b


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2019 (CC0).

Processed by: Caroline Harvey, student worker, Jenna Slezak, student worker, and Laurel Rozema, archivist Special Collections

Repository
Special Collections, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.
Collection Number
RG 26/2b
Title
Virginia Cooperative Extension Service Photographs, 1937-1966
DIGITAL CONTENT
This collection has been digitized and is available online.
Physical Characteristics
4.5 Cubic Feet; 10 boxes
Language
English
Abstract
The Virginia Cooperative Extension Service Photographs, RG 26/2b, contains approximately 5,000 photographs of activities of the Agricultural Extension Service from 1937 thru 1966, primarily in the 1950s. Photographs depict 4-H activities, home demonstration work, food, breeding, field stations, gardening, poultry, dairy, and other subjects. The Extension Division, which was established in 1966, became the Virginia Cooperative Extension and Agricultural Experiment Station Division in 1995, often shortened to the Virginia Cooperative Extension (VCE).

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish material from Virginia Cooperative Extension Service Photographs must be obtained from Special Collections, Virginia Tech.

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: Virginia Cooperative Extension Service Photographs, RG 26/2b, Special Collections, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.

Acquisition Information

The Virginia Cooperative Extension Service Photographs were acquired by Special Collections prior to 2001.

Alternate Form Available

Images available online.

Processing Information

The processing, arrangement, and description of the Virginia Cooperative Extension Service Photographs commenced in January 2019 and was completed in February 2019.


Historical Note

A University-wide Extension Division was established on July 1, 1966, by the General Assembly. Extension work at the university can trace its roots to 1906 when an extension program was established in Virginia. When the Smith-Lever Act of 1914 was passed, authority for extension, or demonstration, work was transferred to Virginia Tech and it became known as the Agricultural Extension. In 1995, the Extension Division became the Virginia Cooperative Extension and Agricultural Experiment Station Division, often shortened to the Virginia Cooperative Extension (VCE).

Scope and Content

The Virginia Cooperative Extension Service Photographs, RG 26/2b, contains approximately 5,000 photographs of activities of the Agricultural Extension Service from 1937 thru 1966, primarily in the 1950s. Photographs depict 4-H activities, home demonstration work, food, breeding, field stations, gardening, poultry, dairy, and other subjects. The collection contains photographs that were compiled into the book College of the Fields: Highlights of the Virginia Cooperative Extension Service (cataloged as LD5655.E62 1987).


Index Terms

    Subjects:

  • 4-H clubs
  • Home demonstration work -- Virginia
  • Photographs
  • Virginia Cooperative Extension (1995-)
  • Virginia Cooperative Extension Service
  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute

Contents List

This collection has been digitized and is available online.

Box 1
4-H, 1945-1963
Box 1
Achievement Day, 1949
Box 1
4-H Boys, 1949-1965
Box 1
4-H Girls, 1949-1957
Box 1
Camps, 1950-1962
Box 1
Conservation Camp, 1951
Box 2
Holiday Lake, 1945-1958
Box 2
Jamestown Camp, 1951-1960
Box 2
Dairy, 1950-1953
Box 2
4-H Features, 1950-1952
Box 2
4-H Forestry, 1957
Box 2
IFYE, 1952-1958
Box 2
4-H Fairs, n.d.
Box 3
Assorted Photographs, n.d. (18 folders)
Box 3
Landscaping, 1949
Box 3
Livestock, 1945-1956
Box 3
Lynchburg Farm Show, 1950
Box 3
Poultry, 1950-1956
Box 3
Orange Area Fat Pig Show, 1949-1950
Box 3
Stuffolk Baby Beef Show and Sale, 1951
Box 3
4-H Electric Conference, n.d.
Box 3
4-H Short Course, n.d.
Box 4
4-H Electric Congress, 1951
Box 4
4-H Electric Congress, 1952
Box 4
4-H Short Course, 1949
Box 4
4-H Short Course, 1950
Box 4
4-H Short Course, 1951
Box 4
Atlantic Rural Exposition, 1949
Box 4
Atlantic Rural Exposition, 1950
Box 4
Atlantic Rural Exposition, 1951
Box 4
Atlantic Rural Exposition, 1952
Box 4
Atlantic Rural Exposition, 1953
Box 4
Atlantic Rural Exposition, 1956
Box 4
Extension Conference, 1949
Box 4
Extension Conference, 1952
Box 4
Extension Conference, 1953
Box 4
Extension Conference, 1955
Box 4
Extension Conference, 1957
Box 4
Features, 1950-1952
Box 5
Instructional Pictures, 1949
Box 5
Institute of Rural Affairs - County Group Photo, 1949-1950
Box 5
Institute of Rural Affairs 1950, 1949-1953
Box 5
Institute of Rural Affairs, 1954
Box 5
Institute of Rural Affairs, 1955
Box 5
Family Living, 1956
Box 5
Labor Saving, 1949-1950
Box 5
Exhibits, 1956
Box 5
Negro Extension Work, n.d.
Box 5
Radio, 1950-1954
Box 5
Reference Pictures, n.d.
Box 5
Technique, 1955
Box 5
Miscellaneous, 1949-1965
Box 5
Landscape, 1949-1960
Box 5
Clothing, 1945-1955
Box 5
Community Improvement, 1950-1953
Box 5
Food and Nutrition, 1944-1963
Box 5
Home Economics, 1954-1956
Box 5
Food Processing, 1949-1951
Box 5
Home Demonstration, 1945-1956
Box 6
Home Furnishings, 1945-1955
Box 6
Home Improvement, 1950-1955
Box 6
Home Management, 1946-1956
Box 6
Housing, 1949-1956
Box 6
Home Management - Miscellaneous, 1952-1960
Box 6
Outdoor Cooking, 1954-1963
Box 6
Rural Arts, 1949-1950
Box 6
Soil Conservation, 1944-1959
Box 6
Agriculture Economics, 1945
Box 6
Agriculture Engineering, 1946-1954
Box 6
Buildings, 1952-1953
Box 6
Machinery, 1953
Box 6
Agronomy, 1938-1959
Box 7
Corn, 1949-1959
Box 7
Grass Silage, 1951-1954
Box 7
Hay, 1944-1958
Box 7
Peanuts, 1944-1957
Box 7
Small Grains, 1945-1955
Box 7
Sorghum, 1944-1955
Box 7
Soybeans, 1951
Box 7
Tobacco, 1949-1960
Box 7
Agriculture Science, n.d.
Box 7
Horses, 1945-1958
Box 7
Swine, 1945-1953
Box 7
Equipment, 1952
Box 7
Housing, 1952
Box 7
Pasture, 1945-1958
Box 7
Handling Swine, 1951-1952
Box 7
Dwarf Cattle, 1953-1957
Box 7
Beef Cattle, 1953
Box 7
Miscellaneous (Beef/Cattle), 1945-1963
Box 7
Feed - Cattle, 1947-1957
Box 7
Cross Breeding, 1949-1953
Box 7
Irrigation, 1949-1955
Box 8
Equipment, 1951-1956
Box 8
Cows and Calves, 1952-1953
Box 8
Water, 1950-1955
Box 8
Pasture - Cattle, 1944-1959
Box 8
Sales, 1945-1957
Box 8
Dublin Feeder Calf Sale, n.d.
Box 8
Pasture - Sheep, 1944-1956
Box 8
Feed - Sheep, 1946-1959
Box 8
Lamb Care, 1950-1953
Box 8
Breeding Flock, 1944-1953
Box 8
Sheep Equipment, 1950-1956
Box 8
Sheep Handling, 1956
Box 8
Eastern Stud Ram Sale, 1950
Box 8
Shearing and Wool Preparation, 1946-1957
Box 8
Miscellaneous - Sheep, 1951-1959
Box 8
Parasite, 1946-1950
Box 8
Sale Sheep, 1945-1955
Box 8
Fitting, 1946-1956
Box 8
Poultry, 1945-1960
Box 9
Turkey, Geese, and Ducks, 1937-1960
Box 9
Dairy, 1946-1963
Box 9
Bulls, 1950-1955
Box 9
Cows, 1946-1960
Box 9
Dairy - Miscellaneous, 1945-1964
Box 9
Lab, 1947-1962
Box 9
Pasture - Dairy, 1946-1955
Box 9
Interior, 1945-1964
Box 9
Exterior, 1945-1954
Box 9
Entomology, 1944-1958
Box 9
Farm Labor, 1945-1947
Box 9
Farm Tour, 1946-1956
Box 10
Field Station VPI, 1949-1957
Box 10
Field Station Glade Spring, 1955-1959
Box 10
Field Station Holland, 1950-1959
Box 10
Field Station Middlesburg, 1950
Box 10
Field Station Orange, 1949-1950
Box 10
Field Station Steeles Tavern [McCormick Farm], 1956-1959
Box 10
Field Station Williamsburg, 1950
Box 10
Field Station Winchester, 1959
Box 10
Field Station Charlotte, n.d.
Box 10
Field Station Chatham, 1949
Box 10
Field Station Front Royal, 1949-1951
Box 10
Forestry, 1945-1960
Box 10
Vegetable Gardening, 1945-1956
Box 10
Landscape Gardening, 1946-1960
Box 10
Ornamental, 1945-1965
Box 10
Horticulture, 1944-1966
Box 10
Pomology, 1944-1951
Box 10
Pruning, 1947-1957
Box 10
Small Fruits, 1947-1949
Box 10
Staff, 1945-1956