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College of Agriculture Records, Purdue University

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Volume 1, Outgoing Letters from the Agricultural Experiment Station

Volume 2, Outgoing Letters from the Farmers' Institute



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College of Agriculture Records, Purdue University, 1890-2000 | Purdue University Libraries, Archives and Special Collections

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Title: College of Agriculture Records, Purdue University, 1890-2000Add to your cart.

Primary Creator: School of Agriculture, Purdue University

Extent: 11.5 Cubic feet. More info below.

Arrangement: Roughly by deparments.

Date Acquired: 08/15/2007

Subjects: Purdue University. School of Agriculture

Forms of Material: Brochures, Correspondence, Newsletters, Pamphlets

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

Two volumes of "letter books," (approximately 900 letters each). The first volume covers a wide variety of subjects, but primarily are responses to requests to purchase wheat and other seeds from the Agricultural Experiment Station or responses to farming questions about crops, fertilizers, and animal care. Includes mention of the "Manada Purdue" and "Purduette" heifers and specifications for building a greenhouse for the Experiment Station, along with information on hiring a farm foreman, purchasing animals, and establishing a short course in agriculture at Purdue. Responses to questions about books and courses on veterinary science are included. The second volume contains primarily carbon copies of outgoing typed or handwritten letters from William C. Latta, head of the Farmers' Institute at Purdue.

Other items within this collection include: pamphlets, lantern slides, certificates, brochures, notes. etc.

Subject/Index Terms

Purdue University. School of Agriculture

Administrative Information

Repository: Purdue University Libraries, Archives and Special Collections

Alternate Extent Statement: 22 boxes

Access Restrictions: No access restrictions on this collection.

Use Restrictions: No use restrictions on this collection.

Physical Access Note: This collection is located on-site.

Acquisition Source: Chris Sigurdson, Agricultural Communication

Acquisition Method: Records transfer.


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[Item 1: Volume 1, Outgoing Letters from the Agricultural Experiment Station, August 7, 1890-September 10, 1891],
[Item 2: Volume 2, Outgoing Letters from the Farmers' Institute, June 6, 1907-January 1908],
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