Farm Bureau Scrapbooks, New York State,1912-1934

Collection Number: 21-24-461

Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
Cornell University Library


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
Farm Bureau scrapbooks, New York State, 1912-1934.
Collection Number:
21-24-461
Quantity:
4.2 cubic ft.
Forms of Material:
Scrapbooks.
Repository:
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Abstract:
Scrapbooks documenting farm bureau activities county by county, 1912-1917; also two scrapbooks on farm bureau activity statewide, 1928-1934.
Language:
Collection material in English


ORGANIZATIONAL HISTORY

Between 1911 and 1918, Farm Bureaus were organized by Cornell's College of Agriculture in most rural counties in New York State, before 1914 with the assistance of Sears Roebuck, railroads, chambers of commerce, and other business groups, after 1914 with federal aid provided under the Smith-Lever Act. In 1918, these bureaus and those which had been organized simultaneously in other states organized nationally as the American Farm Bureau Federation. Within New York, the county farm bureaus were organized as the New York State Farm Bureau Federation. The integration of Cooeperative Extension and the Farm Bureaus continued in New York State into the 1950s, when separation was mandated by the federal government.

COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

Scrapbooks documenting farm bureau activities county by county, 1912-1917; also two scrapbooks on farm bureau activity statewide, 1928-1934.
SUBJECTS

Names:
American Farm Bureau Federation.
New York State Farm Bureau Federation.

Subjects:
Agriculture--Societies, etc.


INFORMATION FOR USERS

Cite As:
Farm Bureau scrapbooks, New York State, #21-24-461. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.

CONTAINER LIST

Container
Description
Date
Box 1
Albany
1915-1917
Box 1
Allegany
1913-1918
Box 1
Broome
1914-1917
Box 2
Cattaraugus
1913-1918
Box 2
Cayuga
1914-1918
Box 2
Chautauqua
1913-1917
Box 3
Chemung
1912-1918
Box 3
Chenango
1915-1918
Box 3
Clinton
1912-1917
Box 4
Columbia
1917-1918
Box 4
Cortland
1913-1917
Box 4
Delaware
1914-1917
Box 4
Dutchess
1914-1918
Box 5
Erie
1913-1917
Box 5
Franklin
1913-1917
Box 5
Genesee
1917-1918
Box 5
Jefferson
1913-1918
Box 6
Livingston
1917
Box 6
Madison
1915-1917
Box 6
Monroe
1913-1916
Box 6
Montgomery
1914-1918
Box 7
Nassau
1914-1918
Box 7
Niagara
1913-1917
Box 8
Oneida
1914-1918
Box 8
Onondaga
1915-1917
Box 8
Ontario
1916-1917
Box 8
Orange
1915-1918
Box 9
Orleans
1917-1918
Box 9
Oswego
1914-1918
Box 9
Otsego
1914-1917
Box 9
Rennselaer
1916-1918
Box 10
St. Lawrence
1914-1917
Box 10
Saratoga
1914-1917
Box 10
Schoharie
1915-1918
Box 10
Seneca
1915-1918
Box 10
Steuben
1915-1918
Box 10
Suffolk
1917
Box 11
Sullivan
1915-1917
Box 11
Tioga
1914-1917
Box 11
Tompkins
1914-1918
Box 12
Ulster
1914-1918
Box 12
Wayne
1917-1918
Box 12
Wyoming
1913-1918
Box 12
Yates
1918
Box 13
Alfalfa-Clover Campaign
1924-1929
Box 13
Empire State Potato Club
1931
Box 14
Woodchuck Control
1926
Box 14
New York State Farm Bureau
1932-1934