Pitt, Sarah, Collection A Guide to the Sarah Pitt Collection, 1930-1936 Ms.2005.018

A Guide to the Sarah Pitt Collection, 1930-1936 Ms.2005.018


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Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech

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Repository
Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech
Identification
Ms.2005.018
Title
Sarah Pitt Collection,1930-1939
Quantity
0.25 Cubic Feet, 1 box
Language
The materials in the collection are in English.
Abstract
The collection contains papers relating to the Sarah Pitt Collection includes newsletters, newspaper articles, radio broadcasts, pageant script, and notebooks.

Administrative Information

Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use

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Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: [identification of item], [box], [folder], Sarah Pitt Collection, Ms2005-018, Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.

Source of Acquisition

The Sarah Pitt Collection was donated to the Digital Library and Archives (Special Collections) in February 2005.

Processing Information

The processing, arrangement and description of the Sarah Pitt Collection commenced and was completed in August 2005.


Biographical Note

Sarah Pitt was an Extension Agent in Prince William County from 1930-1936.

Scope and Contents

The Sarah Pitt Collection is composed of related records during her term as Extension Agent in Prince William County for the Virginia Agricultural and Mechanical College and Polytechnic Institute and the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Extension Division.

A noteworthy component of this collection is 5 small notebooks in which Sarah Pitt recorded her thoughts, ideas, recipes and comments concerning 4-H and Extension activities. These notes are significant as they reveal farm-related activities during The Great Depression.

The collection also contains two radio broadcast scripts from the "National Farm and Home Hour". In the 1930s and 1940s, the "National Farm and Home Hour" broadcast nationwide from Chicago and was sponsored by the American Farm Bureau.

Arrangement

The collection is arranged alphabetically by folder title. The individual folders are arranged chronologically.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

  • University Archives
  • University History
  • Virginia Agricultural and Mechanical College and Polytechnic Institute (1896-1944)
  • Virginia Cooperative Extension Service
  • Women -- History

Rights Statement for Archival Description

The guide to the Sarah Pitt Collection by Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech, is licensed under a CC0 (https://creativecommons.org/share-your-work/public-domain/cc0/).

Container List

"Clover Leaves,", July 20-24, 1936. 1, box-folder folder: 1,
"Conservation.". 1, box-folder folder: 2,
Cooperative Extension,, 1934-1939. 1, box-folder folder: 3,
"Extension Service Review,", June 1934. 1, box-folder folder: 4,
Farm Women,, 1936. 1, box-folder folder: 5,
4-H Clubs,, 1935-1936. 1, box-folder folder: 6,
4-H Club Song Book, Virginia.. 1, box-folder folder: 7,
Hutcheson, John, R. – Two papers – "Virginia Agricultural Progress" and "The Why and the Whither of the AAA," , 1934. 1, box-folder folder: 8,
National Farm and Home Program, Radio Broadcast,, 1939. 1, box-folder folder: 9,
Newspaper Articles,, 1935-1936. 1, box-folder folder: 10,
Pageant – "Ten Commandments of Agriculture,", 6/18/30. 1, box-folder folder: 11,
Sarah Pitt Notebooks,, 1931-1934. 1, box-folder folder: 12,
Sarah Pitt Notebooks,, n.d.. 1, box-folder folder: 13,
"Virginia 4-H Club Letter,", October 1935, May 1939, August 1939. 1, box-folder folder: 14,