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Iowa Aerial Photograph collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MS-0336

Scope and Content

The collection (1963-1984) contains contact prints of aerial photographs of Iowa taken by county along several flight lines. The bulk of the photographs were taken in the 1970s, but there are some from the 1960s and 1980s. All 99 counties are included.

Dates

  • 1963-1984

Language of Materials

English

Access Restrictions

Open for research. Prints are not sleeved; researchers must wear gloves.

Use/Re-use Restrictions

Consult Special Collections and University Archives

Biography/Profile

The Farm Service Agency (FSA) of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) was established in 1995 during a reorganization of the USDA, but the beginnings of such an agency goes back to the 1935 establishment of the Farm Security Administration. The FSA's mission is to serve "all farmers, ranchers, and agricultural partners through the delivery of effective, efficient agricultural programs for all Americans." One such program is the provision of historic aerial photography, created by the USDA at approximately seven-year intervals, and made available through the USDA's Aerial Photography Field Office. The county offices of the Iowa State FSA Office collected prints of Iowa counties from the early 1960s through the early 1980s.

Extent

21.42 Linear Feet (51 document boxes)

Abstract

The Farm Service Agency (FSA) of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) was established in 1995 to provide agricultural programs to farmers, ranchers, and agricultural partners. The FSA provides access to historic aerial photography collected by USDA at approximately seven-year intervals. The Iowa State FSA Office collected prints of aerial photographs of Iowa counties from the early 1960s through the early 1980s. The collection contains contact prints of aerial photographs of Iowa taken by county along several flight lines.

Arrangement

The collection is organized Alphabetically by county.

Related collection materials

More USDA historic aerial photography can be found at:

FSA's Aerial Photography Field Office (APFO)

Processing Information

Released on 2018-11-01.

Title
MS-0336. Iowa Aerial Photograph collection, 1963-1984
Date
December 12, 2018
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections and University Archives Repository

Contact:
403 Parks Library
701 Morrill Road
Iowa State University
Ames Iowa 50011-2102 United States
(515) 294-6672