Virginia Cooperative Extension Service Photographs

Virginia Cooperative Extension Service Photographs, 1937-1966 RG.26.02b


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Caroline Harvey, Student Worker, Jenna Slezak, Student Worker, and LM Rozema, Archivist

Repository
Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech
Identification
RG.26.02b
Title
Virginia Cooperative Extension Service Photographs1937-1966
Quantity
4.5 Cubic Feet 10 boxes
Language
The materials in the collection are in 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).

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The collection is open for research.

Existence and Location of Copies

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Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: [identification of item], [box], [folder], Virginia Cooperative Extension Service Photographs, RG 26/2b, Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.

Source of Acquisition

The Virginia Cooperative Extension Service Photographs were acquired by Special Collections and University Archives in 1969.

Processing Information

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

Some negatives are unprocessed but accessible by the negative no., which is listed on photograph. Contact Special Collections and University Archives staff for more information.


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).

Related Material

See related photograph collections held by the Virginia Tech Special Collections and University Archives:

Historical Photograph Collection
Faculty/Staff Photograph Collection

Subjects and Indexing Terms

  • 4-H clubs
  • Home demonstration work -- Virginia
  • Photographs
  • University Archives
  • University History
  • Virginia Cooperative Extension (1995-)
  • Virginia Cooperative Extension Service
  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute (1944-1970)

Rights Statement for Archival Description

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

Container List

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