Dept. Of Soil, Crops, And Atmospheric Science Records, 1900-1996.

Collection Number: 21-13-2078

Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
Cornell University Library


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
Dept. of Soil, Crops, and Atmospheric Science records, 1900-1996.
Collection Number:
21-13-2078
Creator:
New York State College of Agriculture and Life Science.
Quantity:
10.8 cubic ft.
Forms of Material:
Correspondence, Photographs, Research Materials
Repository:
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Abstract:
Records include a manuscript concerning the history of agronomy at Cornell University.
Language:
Collection material in English


COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

Records include a manuscript concerning the history of agronomy at Cornell University; eleven photograph albums pertaining to soils and crops, taken by Cornell professors E. O. Fippin, E. L. Worthen, Ernest VanAlstine, and others; correspondence and design material for Caldwell and Leland field houses, and Bradfield and Emerson Halls. Also, black and white photographs of department activities, 1950s and 1960s, and portraits of the faculty, 1920-1950. Also, photographic slides and photoprints and negatives (c.1905-1980), especially by Reeshon Feuer and Harry Kerr, of agronomic projects and tests; and Herbert B. Hartwig instructional materials for elementary agronomy.
Also, photographs, many well annotated, of 1930s and 1940s farm structures and equipment, soil conservation; framed print that served as a departmental registry of marriages; photograph of Chinese trainees; slides, and other papers and records.
SUBJECTS

Names:
New York State College of Agriculture and Life Science.
Feuer, Reeshon.
Fippin, E. O.
Hartwig, Herbert B.
Kerr, Harry.
VanAlstine, Ernest.
Worthen, E. L.
Cornell University--Buildings.
New York State College of Agriculture--Buildings.
New York State College of Agriculture.Dept. of Agronomy--History.
New York State College of Agriculture.Dept. of Agronomy--Description--Views.

Subjects:
Agriculture--Study and teaching.
Crops and soils.
Soil management.
Agronomy.

Form and Genre Terms:
Photographs.


INFORMATION FOR USERS

Cite As:
Dept. of Soil, Crops, and Atmospheric Science records, #21-13-2078. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.

CONTAINER LIST

Container
Description
Date
Box 3
Scrapbooks of Farm Landscape - old photos and descriptions
Early 1900s
Box 4
Scrapbooks of Farm Landscape - old photos and descriptions
Early 1900s
Box 5
Various photos from the 1940s-1960s and Scrapbook, album #10 – created by Ernest VanAlstine, 1937. Includes photos of special interest: County Agent Groups; Virgil Experimental Station; pastures, oxen, tractors and tillage; Michigan trip; Caldwell Field experiments; corn; weeds; soybeans; silage; equipment; reforestation; soil conservation; C.R. Harrington; forage crops; Leo Hayes Scrapbook, album #11 – created by E.L. Worthen, 1936-1940. Includes photos of special interest: Virgil Experimental Field; Caldwell Field Plots; pastures; meeting of American Society of Agronomy; Alfred Forest erosion experiment; Kenwood Sheep Farm.
1930s-1960s
Box 5
Framed print of woman with angels with departmental registry of marriages on back
1936-1944
Box 6
Photos of Dept, faculty (including Hartwig) and a copy of “Agronomy at Cornell 1868-1980” by Marlin Cline, 1982.
1928-1960s
Box 7
Annual Reports
1957-1969; 1951?; 1942-1952; 1957-1959
Box 7
Green Acres Program
Box 7
Cornell Feed Service Letter
Box 7
Cooperative Grange League Federation Exchange, Inc.
Box 7
Agronomy Dept. – Cooperative Extension
Box 8-10
Reeshon Feuer Photo File
1940s
Box 15
Photo of Chinese Agricultural Trainees at Cornell (1945-1946); slides of fields and pastures; glass negative of Prof. J.K. Wilson; photos of Professors Norah Johnston Wallace, MacDonald and Boutflour and various experiment stations.
1930s-1940s
Box 16
Various negatives, including Boyce Farm Pond, Weir Shelter, Arnot Station and pastures.
1930s-1940s
Box 17-18
Agronomy Dept – old photos, glass prints, and slides.
Early 1900s
Box 19-21
Alphabetical photo file – Harry Kerr – State Committee
1950s
Box 22-24, 2
Agronomy Extension Dept. photos and negatives
Early 1900s
Box 1
Slides, 1963 Sugar Beet Feasibility Study, Publications by H. B. Hartwig and Hartwig course material.
Various Dates
Box 25
"An Historical Outline of Soil Investigations in New York State" by John W. Gilmore
1903
Box 25
"History of Development of Extension Work in Agronomy" by J.H. Barron
1938
Box 25
Cornell Campus Elms Project - Progress Report
1938
Box 25
Brief historical summary of Agronomy extension work in New York State
1934-1939
Box 25
Winter Short Course Development at Cornell by C.A.Taylor
1939
Box 25
"A Water Quality Curriculum for the Northeast Region - Using Distance Learning Methods" - Final Report
1995
Box 25
"Continuing Education on Nonpoint Source Pollution Prevention Through Regional Networks" - Final Report
1995
Box 25
Videoconference "Targeting and Prioritizing Quality Problems for Nonpoint Source Pollution Control"
1995
Box 25
"A Water Quality Curriculum Using Distance Learning Methods - Year 2 - Final Report
1996
Box 25
Videoconference "Watershed '96 On the Air"
June 1996