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American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers. Quad City Section records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MS-0698

Scope and Content

This collection (1949-2014) contains administrative records, reports, photographs, committee correspondence, position descriptions, Education Committee files, and Publicity Committee records. The collection also contains files related to the founding and early history of the organization.

Dates

  • 1949-2014, undated

Language of Materials

English

Access Restrictions

Open for research.

Use/Re-use Restrictions

Consult Special Collections and University Archives

Biography/Profile

The American Society of Agricultural Engineers was established in 1907. According to the constitution, the original goal of the organization was to "promote the art and science of engineering as applied to agriculture." In 2005, the name was changed to the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE).



The Quad City Section of ASABE was established in 1949, due in large part to the efforts of founding members D. O. H. Miller, W. L. Denniston, and R. H. Meier. As a major center for agricultural machinery production, the local population of agricultural engineers in the Quad Cities Region (comprised of Davenport and Bettendorf in Iowa and Rock Island, Moline, and East Moline in Illinois) provided a strong base of support for the new Section. On February 18, 1949, the founding members met for a dinner meeting at the LeClaire Hotel in Moline, Illinois. A petition to organize the Quad City Section was drafted, signed by supporting members, and sent to the national office. A meeting on April 9, 1949, covered business regarding the size of the new Section and by-laws.



Since 1949, the Quad City Section has actively supported the profession by providing educational opportunities and recognizing the outstanding achievements of its members. The Quad City Section, along with two other technical society sections, initiated the Agricultural Machinery Conference in 1985 to provide a venue for members to network, discuss trends, and listen to regional and national speakers. The Section also sponsored career days and promoted the profession to college and high school students.

Extent

4.32 Linear Feet (3 records center cartons and 1 document box)

Abstract

The Quad City Section of the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers was established in 1949 in Moline, Illinois. The Quad City Section supports the profession of agricultural and biological engineering by offering scholarships, recognizing outstanding professional achievements, and promoting the profession to college and high school students. This collection contains administrative records, reports, photographs, committee correspondence, committee files related to education and publicity, and historical narratives regarding the section's founding.

Arrangement

This collection is organized into three series:

Series 1, Founding and Early History, 1949-1999

Series 2, Executive Committee Records, 1949-2014

Series 3, Committee and Administrative Files, 1949-1999, undated

Items in related collections

MS-0114. American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers. Kansas Section records, 1970-1979 MS-0115. American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers. Arkansas Section records, 1972-1984, undated MS-0116. American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers. Tennessee Section records, 1941-1979 MS-0134. American Society of Agricultural Engineers Mid-Central Region records, 1949-2001 RS 9/7/11. Jay Brownlee Davidson papers, 1905-2005, undated RS 22/5/0/14. Iowa State University. American Society of Agricultural Engineers Student Branch Wives Club records, 1948-1966, undated

Related collection materials

Related collections in the Special Collections Department, Iowa State University Library include:

American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers Records, MS 440

American Society of Agricultural Engineers, Iowa State University Student Branch Records, RS 22/5/0/2



Records of the Iowa State University Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering, see collections classified under RS 9/7

Processing Information

Released on 2018-11-01.

Title
MS-0698. American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers. Quad City Section records, 1949-2014, undated
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

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