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Iowa State University. Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering records

 Record Group — Multiple Containers
Identifier: RS 9/7

Scope and Content

This collection consists of materials related to the Department of Agricultural and Bio systems Engineering. Records include news clippings, annual reports, newsletters, brochures, corn production machinery investigations, subject files, biographical files, and faculty and staff papers.

Dates

  • 1903-2014, undated

Language of Materials

English

Access Restrictions

Open for research.

Use/Re-use Restrictions

Consult Special Collections and University Archives.

Biography/Profile

Iowa State College (University) first offered courses in Farm Mechanics in 1903. The Department of Agronomy administered these courses from 1906 until 1910. In 1910, the Department of Agricultural Engineering was formally established. The two-year program leading to a Bachelor of Agricultural Engineering was initiated in 1906 and developed into a four-year program in 1908. The department was renamed Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering in 1990 and is jointly administered by the College of Agriculture and the College of Engineering. In 2004, the department merged with the Department of Industrial Education and Technology.

Extent

17.68 Linear Feet (6 half document boxes, 11 document boxes, 1 oversize box, 8 record center boxes)

Abstract

Iowa State College (University) first offered courses in Farm Mechanics in 1903 and in 1910, the Department of Agricultural Engineering was formally established. The department was renamed Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering (1990) and is jointly administered by the College of Agriculture and the College of Engineering. In 2004, the department merged with the Department of Industrial Education and Technology. This collection includes news clippings, annual reports, newsletters, brochures, corn production machinery investigations, subject files, and biographical files.

Items in related collections

RS 9/7/4. Midwest Plan Service records, 1914-2005 RS 9/7/11. Jay Brownlee Davidson papers, 1905-2005, undated RS 9/7/51. Norval J. Wardle papers, 1929-1985, undated RS 9/7/52. Wesley Fisher Buchele papers, 1887-2012 RS 9/7/56. Dale O. Hull papers, 1917-1999 RS 9/7/60. Wallace W. Ashby papers, 1910-1914 RS 9/7/13. Hobart Beresford papers, 1927-1977, undated RS 9/7/10. Clarence J. Zintheo papers, 1903-1905 RS 9/7/53. Sherwood DeForest papers, 1926-2007 RS 9/7/59. Walter G. Lovely papers, 1953-1978, undated RS 9/7/15. Howard P. Johnson papers, 1942-2005, undated

Processing Information

Released on 2018-07-19.

Title
RS 9/7. Iowa State University. Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering records, 1903-2014, undated.
Date
March 14, 2019
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