National Agricultural Publications A Collection in Special Collections

National Agricultural Publications, 1917-present Ms.2011.022

A Collection in Special Collections


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Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech

Special Collections and University Archives, University Libraries (0434)
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Blacksburg, Virginia 24061
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Kira A. Dietz, Archivist

Repository
Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech
Identification
Ms.2011.022
Title
National Agricultural Publications,1917-present
URL:
http://ead.lib.virginia.edu/vivaxtf/view?docId=vt/viblbv00823.xml
Quantity
0.8 Cubic Feet 2 boxes
Creator
United States. Department of Agriculture
Creator
United States. Agricultural Research Service
Creator
United States. Division of Home Economics
Creator
United States. War Food Administration
Creator
United States. Department of Health and Human Services
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

Use Restrictions

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

Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

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, State/Regional Agricultural Publications. Finding aid available online.

RG 26/2, Agricultural Extension Service (now Virginia Cooperative Extension Service) Records.

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

Subjects and Indexing Terms

  • Agricultural extension work
  • Agriculture
  • Food Technology and Production
  • History of Food and Drink
  • Home demonstration work
  • Home economics
  • Nutrition

Container List

Series I: Food, Cooking, and Nutrition
  • box-folder 1 folder: 11917-1939
  • box-folder 1 folder: 21940-1943
  • box-folder 1 folder: 31944-1951
  • box-folder 1 folder: 41955-1976
  • box-folder 1 folder: 51977-1985
  • box-folder 1 folder: 61986-1999
  • box-folder 1 folder: 82000-present
  • box-folder 1 folder: 7Undated
Series II: Home Economics and Household Management
  • box-folder 2 folder: 11920-1929
  • box-folder 2 folder: 21930-1939
  • box-folder 2 folder: 31940-1949
  • box-folder 2 folder: 41950-1959
  • box-folder 2 folder: 131960-1969
Series III: Furnishings and Home Organization
  • box-folder 2 folder: 51920-1929
  • box-folder 2 folder: 61930-1939
  • box-folder 2 folder: 71940-1949
  • box-folder 2 folder: 81960-1969
Series IV: Farm and Garden
  • box-folder 2 folder: 91930-1939
  • box-folder 2 folder: 101940-1949
  • box-folder 2 folder: 111950-1959
  • box-folder 2 folder: 121960-1969