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Agriculture--Iowa

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 43 Collections and/or Records:

Agricultural Property Rights Association records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MS-0415
Scope and Content This collection (1972-1981, undated) includes correspondence, meeting minutes, reports, news clippings, and U.S. Department of the Interior reports and maps. The collection documents the organization's efforts for close to a decade.
Dates: 1972-1981, undated

Carlson Family Glass Plate Negatives collection

 Collection — Box 1
Identifier: MS-0586
Scope and Content This collection (circa 1900) contains eighteen 4x5 silver gelatin glass plate negatives and five 5x7 silver gelatin prints (circa 1900). The images depict life on the prairie, including group scenes. Of special interest are several unidentified shots of ships, docks and factories.
Dates: circa 1900

David William Staniforth papers

 Collection
Identifier: RS 9/18/52
Scope and Content The Staniforth Papers include biographical materials; correspondence - personal and professional; North Central Weed Control Society materials, records, minutes, committee reports; Weed Science Society correspondence and conference materials; Lecture and seminar papers; Research data, field books, reports, analysis and summaries; Abstracts; Reprints and manuscripts; Development Advisory Team training manual. Correspondence is largely professional and pertains to soybeans, corn, herbicides,...
Dates: 1947-2008, undated

Dean Richard Yoesting papers

 Collection
Identifier: RS 9/14/71
Scope and Content The collection (1967-1976, undated) contains biographical information and published works. The publications focus on Yoesting's research on outdoor recreational facilities and activities in Iowa and the Midwest.
Dates: 1967-1976, undated

Dennis Keeney papers

 Collection
Identifier: RS 9/1/5/11
Abstract This collection focuses on Dennis Keeney’s work as the first director of the Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture. It also includes some of his published works, involvement in professional societies, and documentation of his transfer from University of Wisconsin to Iowa State University.
Dates: 1952-2013, undated

Descartes Pascal papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MS-0091
Scope and Content The collection (1890-1937, undated) includes a scrapbook of newspaper clippings, pamphlets, and memorabilia related to Pascal's achievements in corn breeding, and corn breeding in Iowa generally. Also included are 180 glass plate negatives and two tintypes made by Pascal, documenting rural Iowa from the 1890s through the 1910s. Included are family portraits (interior and exterior), family groups, school children, men and women with guns, acrobats, tight rope walkers, several people reenacting a...
Dates: 1890-1937, undated

E. Howard Hill papers

 Collection
Identifier: RS 21/7/44
Scope and Content The E. Howard Hill Papers (1923-2001, undated) contain biographical information, correspondence, approximately 400 speech manuscripts, files on the history and activities of the Iowa Farm Bureau Federation, files relating to agricultural missions to South America (1962) and Eastern Asia (1963), clippings, and photographs. The bulk of the material is Hill’s correspondence as President of the Iowa Farm Bureau. Letters of interest include those from Secretaries of Agriculture Charles F. Brannan...
Dates: 1923-2001, undated

Eastern Iowa Veterinary Association records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MS-0416
Scope and Content This collection consists of membership applications, rosters, and ledgers of the EIVA from 1930 to 1977, notably records from spring and fall meetings from 1975 to 1977. Also included is correspondence within the EIVA from 1965 to 1966.
Dates: 1930-1977

Ernest W. Lindstrom papers

 Collection
Identifier: RS 9/15/11
Scope and Content This collection (1917-1965, undated) contains biographical information, general correspondence, correspondence regarding a maize (corn) museum, research notebooks, corn embryo longevity research data and summaries, and published as well as unpublished writings. Writings are available individually or collected in two bound volumes located in the collection.
Dates: 1917-1965, undated

Garst and Thomas Hybrid Corn Company records

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0173
Scope and Content The collection (1933-1973, undated) contains claims, correspondence, reports, invoices, audits and other business records. This voluminous collection also includes correspondence with banking institutions, related companies, and customers, in addition to insurance correspondence, reports and advertising samples and illustrations. These records provide a wide-ranging view of a major agricultural firm in the twentieth century
Dates: 1933-1973, undated

David Garst papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MS-0590
Scope and Contents This collection contains the professional papers of David Garst. Types of materials include reports, clippings, correspondence, publications, brochures, slides, scrapbooks, and catalogs.
Dates: 1913-1993

Garst Family papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MS-0579
Scope and Content This collection contains photographs, as well as drawings, scrapbooks, and some correspondence of the immediate and extended families of Roswell and Elizabeth Garst. Series 1 (circa 1890s-2006, undated) consists of photographs of Roswell and Elizabeth, their children, Jane, Stephen, David, Antonia, and Mary, and grandchildren.Series 2 (circa 1860s-2006, undated) includes photographs of Roswell and Elizabeth’s parents, grandparents, uncles, aunts, cousins, and other members...
Dates: circa 1860s-2012

George and Sewell Allen papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MS-0081
Scope and Content The collection (1910-1972) contains legal documents, correspondence, maps and printed matter. Much of the collection deals with farm foreclosures during the Great Depression and complicated legal matters arising from drainage problems in Woodbury, Harrison, and Monona Counties in Iowa. As background to the drainage cases, it should be noted that the problems of flooding and drainage in the Little Sioux River Valley go back many years. The Monona-Harrison Drainage...
Dates: 1910-1972

George Wormley scrapbooks

 Collection
Identifier: RS 21/7/123
Scope and Content The collection contains scrapbooks compiled by George Wormley consisting of articles published in the Farm Journal magazine 1950-1972 and loose subject related publications and articles dated between 1973 and 1984.
Dates: 1950-1984

Gerald A. Lineweaver papers

 Collection
Identifier: RS 16/3/7/51
Scope and Content The collection (1935-1997, undated) includes biographical information, correspondence, new clippings, photographs, and publications. Biographical information includes news clippings, press releases, brief biographies, and memorials. The correspondence is mostly general correspondence related to the Iowa 4-H Foundation. The collection also contains the contents of two notebooks compiled by Lineweaver. The first one contains inspirational materials regarding 4-H, citizenship, leadership, and...
Dates: 1935-1997, undated

Harold D. Hughes papers

 Collection
Identifier: RS 9/9/52
Scope and Content This collection (1916-1971) is comprised of biographical materials, correspondence, newspaper clippings, published works, writings, radio talks, and photographs. The biographical materials include essays, tributes, speech manuscripts, ISU personnel information, and press releases. The correspondence concerns crop research being conducted at other universities' experiment stations and seed farms. Published works in the papers are by Hughes and some of his colleagues....
Dates: 1916-1971

Charles J. Hearst papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MS-0003
Scope and Content The collection includes business and personal letters, maps, newspaper clippings, writings, photographs, and a biographical account of Hearst’s life. Series I, Agricultural Delegation trip to the USSR, contains official letters and itineraries that Hearst received prior to the delegation in 1955. Materials from the actual trip include lists of soviet officials, maps, passports, newspaper clippings, photographs, and Hearst’s diaries...
Dates: 1935-1970

Herbert Plambeck papers

 Collection
Identifier: RS 21/7/42
Scope and Content This collection (1920-2001) contains correspondence, addresses and speeches to various farming organizations, newspaper clippings, printed materials, photographs, slides, programs, reports, slide shows, international slides, audiotapes, and several radio, T.V., and film scripts, public safety announcements. It also contains records documenting Plambeck’s USDA appointment, the National Farm Institute, the Iowa Farm Safety Council, and “Spotlight on Agriculture” newspaper series. ...
Dates: 1920-2001, undated

Herbert Whittier Pike papers

 Collection
Identifier: RS 16/3/53
Scope and Content The collection (1920-1984, undated) contains biographical information, correspondence, personal business records, clippings, government documents, and photographs. The bulk of the collection is related to Pike's 1955 trip to the U.S.S.R., including souvenir books, periodicals, scrapbooks, clippings, and photographs. Notebooks contain material related to Pike's undergraduate work, military training on artillery, and professional career. Sporadic information on Pike's land assessment work around...
Dates: 1920-1984, undated

Hill Family papers

 Collection
Identifier: RS 21/8/5
Scope and Content This collection (1847-2008, undated) consists of letters of the Hill Family between parents, siblings, other family members, and family friends. Also included is an inventory of the letters between Rhoda and her son Slocum, the letters between Slocum and his siblings, and business and miscellaneous correspondence. The letters between Rhoda A. Hill and her children Slocum, Lizzie, Jennie, and Edwin discuss crops, social events, family visits, and the family's well being. ...
Dates: 1847-2015, undated

Howard L. Roach papers

 Collection — Box 1
Identifier: MS-0056
Scope and Content This collection (1952-1954, undated) contains biographical information, correspondence, and newspaper clippings. The two primary correspondents in this collection are U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Ezra T. Benson and Rod Kreger, Director of Farm Activities for the Republican National Committee. The correspondence files contain speeches by the Secretary of Agriculture, farm-related newspaper clippings, and correspondence regarding farm policies of the Eisenhower administration.
Dates: 1952-1954, undated

Iowa Agricultural College Grange records

 Record Group
Identifier: RS 20/2/6
Scope and Content This collection (1909-1957) includes copies of the constitution and by-laws, correspondence, the Manual of the Overseer, membership records, dues accounts (in a role book), proceedings of annual sessions, a few rosters, and a 1925 Secretary's book. Some of the materials document other local Grange organizations such as the State Grange of Iowa and the Amboy (Newton, Iowa) Grange.
Dates: 1909-1957

Iowa Farm Bureau Federation, Women's Committee records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MS-0189
Scope and Content This collection (1922-2006, undated) contains correspondence, handbooks (later called workbooks and then reference books), pamphlets, and conference materials documenting the committee’s goals and activities, including suggested approaches to improving and participating at the county level in education, library development, legislation, health care, and food production. Of special interest are records from the World War II era which illustrate the agricultural concerns...
Dates: 1922-2006, undated

Iowa Organization of Women for Agriculture collection

 Collection — Box 1
Identifier: MS-0318
Scope and Content This collection (1984-1986) contains newsletters and conference programs. The newsletters discuss activities, identify officers, and include brief articles edited from other agricultural magazines. The conference programs detail the topics of the annual program, such as farm chemicals, the role of farm women, and the 1985 Farm Bill.
Dates: 1984-1986

Iowa State Grange Patrons of Husbandry records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MS-0486
Scope and Content This collection consists of correspondence, membership rosters, meeting programs memos, news clippings, and several issues of the Iowa Granger newspaper.
Dates: 1908-1982

James A. “Tama” Wilson papers

 Collection
Identifier: RS 9/1/11
Scope and Content The collection (1887-1986) contains biographical material, letter press books of private correspondence, addresses, articles, transcripts and tapes of interviews with people who knew Tama Jim, scrapbooks of newspaper clippings, and genealogical material. Correspondence includes letters of recommendation, letters regarding appointments, and letters containing Wilson's opinions regarding professional matters. The letters span Tama Jim's sixteen years as secretary of agriculture. Private...
Dates: 1887-1986

Jay L. Lush papers

 Collection
Identifier: RS 9/11/52
Scope and Content The collection (1918-1985, undated) contains many of Lush’s published scientific journal articles, notes on his research in animal breeding, reel-to-reel audio tapes of lectures, and animal husbandry class notes. In addition, the collection includes swine related USDA publications, notes from his speaking engagements, and professional and student correspondence. There are also slides from national and international travels and Lush family photographs are also in the collection.
Dates: 1918-1985, undated

Jessie Field Shambaugh papers

 Collection
Identifier: RS 16/3/60
Scope and Content The Shambaugh Papers consist mainly of information written about Jessie Field Shambaugh and her pioneering efforts to create the 4-H movement. There is a cassette tape of a slide presentation entitled, “Jessie Field, Mother of 4-H,” two additional cassette tapes of a speech and interview with Shambaugh, photographs of Shambaugh as well as photographs of a watch given to her in 1911, and scrapbooks.
Dates: 1901-1998, undated

John Chrystal papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MS-0422
Scope and Content The collection (1842-2000, undated) documents Chrystal's personal and professional life and includes biographical information, personal and professional correspondence, talks, photographs, artifacts, and writings by others about Chrystal. Biographical files include information on the Chrystal and Garst families including a booklet titled "Recollections of a Half Century: the Garst Store" (1919), a Chrystal family genealogy, and documents pertaining to Chrystal's high...
Dates: 1842-2000, undated (bulk 1970-1995)

John Crosby Eldredge papers

 Collection
Identifier: RS 9/9/51
Scope and Content The collection (1915-1976, undated) includes biographical information, correspondence, personal records, clippings, government forms, booklets, blueprints, and photographs and negatives, related to the life and work of John Crosby Eldredge. Ames Seed Farm records include promotional material from the 1940s sales manuals, seven negatives, and photographs of a corn-drying barn, orders for popcorn for 1948, memberships and booklets from the Story County Farm Bureau, and...
Dates: 1915-1976, undated