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College of Agriculture, Administration for the College of Agriculture, Publications

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College of Agriculture, Administration for the College of Agriculture, Publications, 1889-2011 | Purdue University Libraries, Archives and Special Collections

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Collection Overview

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Primary Creator: College of Agriculture. Administration of the College of Agriculture (1874-)

Extent: 3.6 Cubic feet. More info below.

Arrangement: Materials in this collection are organized into a single series and largely arranged chronologically by document type.

Date Acquired: 08/15/2007

Forms of Material: Annual reports, Magazines (periodicals), Newsletters, Pamphlets

Languages: English

Abstract

Booklets, reports, magazines, newsletters, pamphlets, and announcements, published or acquired by the School of Agriculture.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The College of Agriculture, Administration of the College of Agriculture, publications (1889-2011; 3.6 cubic feet) is a collection of materials published by Purdue University and the Purdue University School of Agriculture.  These materials include booklets, reports, magazines, pamphlets, and announcements.

Collection Historical Note

In accordance with the Morrill Act of 1862, Purdue was founded with a focus on agricultural and industrial education.  The inaugural course catalogue, for the 1874-75 year, listed various agricultural classes and offered a bachelor’s degree in Agriculture.  But agricultural studies at Purdue struggled during the university’s early years.  It was 1879 before the first professor in Agriculture was hired.  Student enrollment in Agriculture waned over the next twenty years.  In fact, the first Bachelor of Science in Agriculture degree was not conferred until 1895.  The new century, however, brought steady growth to Purdue’s agricultural program.  Purdue awarded its first Master of Science in Agriculture in 1908, and PhD of Science in Agriculture in 1928.  The School of Agriculture, as well as the Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service, enjoyed increased state and federal funding beginning in the 1910s, which solidified Purdue’s place as the center of Indiana agriculture.  Enduring a significant decrease in student enrollment during World War II, Purdue Agriculture rebounded in the postwar years and began to offer fresh areas of study in such fields as agricultural meteorology, environmental science, farm and business management, feed, fertilizer, and machinery development, food engineering, landscape agriculture, pest control, and resource conservation.

Biographical Note

In accordance with the Morrill Act of 1862, Purdue was founded with a focus on agricultural and industrial education.  The inaugural course catalogue, for the 1874-75 year, listed various agricultural classes and offered a bachelor’s degree in Agriculture.  But agricultural studies at Purdue struggled during the university’s early years.  It was 1879 before the first professor in Agriculture was hired.  Student enrollment in Agriculture waned over the next twenty years.  In fact, the first Bachelor of Science in Agriculture degree was not conferred until 1895.  The new century, however, brought steady growth to Purdue’s agricultural program.  Purdue awarded its first Master of Science in Agriculture in 1908, and PhD of Science in Agriculture in 1928.  The School of Agriculture, as well as the Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service, enjoyed increased state and federal funding beginning in the 1910s, which solidified Purdue’s place as the center of Indiana agriculture.  Enduring a significant decrease in student enrollment during World War II, Purdue Agriculture rebounded in the postwar years and began to offer fresh areas of study in such fields as agricultural meteorology, environmental science, farm and business management, feed, fertilizer, and machinery development, food engineering, landscape agriculture, pest control, and resource conservation.

Administrative Information

Repository: Purdue University Libraries, Archives and Special Collections

Alternate Extent Statement: 1 c.f. box, 8 mss. boxes

Access Restrictions: Collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions: Purdue University

Physical Access Note: No physical restrictions.

Acquisition Source: Chris Sigurdson, Agricultural Communication; Purdue University Libraries; College of Agriculture

Acquisition Method: Records transfer, Purdue University

Related Materials: UA 14.01, College of Agriculture, Administration of the College of Agriculture, Records

Preferred Citation: UA 14.01.01, College of Agriculture, Administration of the College of Agriculture, Publications, Archives and Special Collections, Purdue University Libraries

Processing Information: All materials are housed in acid-free folders and manuscript boxes.


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