A Guide to the Sarah Pitt Collection, 1930-1936 Pitt, Sarah, Collection Ms2005-018

A Guide to the Sarah Pitt Collection, 1930-1936

A Collection in
Special Collections
Collection Number Ms2005-018


Special Collections, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

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© 2005 By Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. All rights reserved.

Processed by: Special Collections Staff

Special Collections, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Va.
Collection Number
Sarah Pitt Collection, 1930-1939
Physical Characteristics
0.25 cu. ft. 1 box
The collection contains papers relating to the Sarah Pitt Collection includes newsletters, newspaper articles, radio broadcasts, pageant script, and notebooks.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish material from Sarah Pitt Collection must be obtained from Special Collections, Virginia Tech.

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: Sarah Pitt Collection, Ms2005-018, Special Collections, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Va.

Acquisition Information

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 Content

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.


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

Index Terms

Contents List

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