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College of Agriculture records

Abstract

Title:
College of Agriculture records
Author/Creator:
Agriculture, College of
Collection number:
74-14
Size:
20.75 linear feet
Bulk dates:
1951-1969
Inclusive dates:
1916-1973
Collection Area:
University of Maryland
Repository:
Special Collections, University of Maryland Libraries, Hornbake Library, College Park, MD 20742. Tel: 301-405-9212, Fax: 301-314-2709, Email: askhornbake@umd.edu
Abstract:

The teaching of agriculture at the University of Maryland began with the opening of the Maryland Agricultural College in 1859. The establishment of the Maryland Agricultural Experiment Station at the college almost thirty years later, in 1888, enhanced the focus on agriculture. The College Park campus of the University of Maryland, created by the Maryland General Assembly in 1920, was originally divided into thirteen educational units, including the College of Agriculture. The college underwent many name changes during its history and is now known as the College of Agricultural and Natural Resources. The records of the college primarily document the tenure of Gordon M. Cairns as dean and consist of correspondence, reports, committee information, appointment books, budget files, financial ledger books, and photographs.

Important Information for Users of the Collection

Restrictions:

Yes, some files in this collection are restricted. Please contact the Archives and Manuscripts Department for more information.

Preferred citation:

College of Agriculture records, Special Collections, University of Maryland Libraries.

Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/1647
Publication rights:

Photocopies of original materials may be provided for a fee and at the discretion of the curator. Please see our Duplication of Materials policy for more information. Queries regarding publication rights and copyright status of materials within this collection should be directed to the appropriate curator.

Status:

This collection is PROCESSED.

Historical Note

The teaching of agriculture at the University of Maryland began with the opening of the Maryland Agricultural College in 1859. The college initially offered courses in agriculture, chemistry, geology, mineralogy, surveying, veterinary surgery, botany, entomology, and ornithology, as well as courses not directly related to the field of agriculture, such as philosophy, history, English, and other modern and ancient languages. The establishment of the Maryland Agricultural Experiment Station at the college almost thirty years later, in 1888, enhanced the focus on agriculture. The station's original purpose was the investigation of those agricultural problems of most interest and concern to the farmers of the state and the publication and dissemination of the results of such experiments. It has worked closely with agricultural faculty, staff, and students since its inception. Agriculture remained a primary element of the curriculum when the Maryland General Assembly created the University of Maryland in 1920 by merging the campuses in Baltimore and College Park.

The new University of Maryland in College Park was originally divided into thirteen educational units, including the College of Agriculture. The college consisted of departments and courses in horticulture; agronomy; plant morphology and mycology; plant physiology; plant pathology; forestry; dairy husbandry; animal husbandry; and poultry husbandry. Subjects taught also included animal pathology and veterinary medicine; bacteriology and sanitation; geology and soils; farm management; zoology, which included general zoology, entomology, bee culture, and fish culture; farm equipment; and short courses in agriculture. P. W. Zimmerman, former professor of plant industry, was the first dean of the College of Agriculture. In 1925, Harry J. Patterson, who also served simultaneously as director of the Agricultural Experiment Station, succeeded Zimmerman. Patterson was followed by Thomas B. Symons in 1938, who held a joint appointment as director of the Extension Service.

After 1920, the focus of the university expanded beyond agriculture to become a more balanced center of learning, offering courses in a number of diverse fields including anthropology, Asian and East European languages and cultures, computer science, engineering, and a host of other majors in the sciences, social sciences, and humanities. The university grew enormously during the years after World War II. Gordon M. Cairns (1951-1979) led the college for the majority of this period of change, and the college remained an active part of the campus, as well as the local, national, and world agricultural communities.

Following the tenure of Gordon Cairns as Dean of the College of Agriculture, the college underwent a rapid succession of leaders: Earl H. Brown (1980-1981), Larry N. Vanderhoef, acting (1981-1982), Donald A. Hegwood (1982-1986), Raymond J. Miller (1986-1989), Paul H. Mazzocchi, acting (1989-1993), and Craig Oliver, interim (1993-1994). Thomas A. Fretz served as dean of the college for ten years from 1994-2004. After Fretz stepped down to become Execturive Director of theNortheastern Regional Association of State Agricultural Experiment Directors, Bruce Gardner served as acting dean until the current dean, Cheng-i Wei, accepted the position in 2006.

In 1995, the College of Agriculture became the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources and the administrative home of the Agricultural Experiment Station. The college offers a variety of academic programs that apply science, management, design, and engineering to improve the environmental and agricultural conditions of the world. Although agriculture is no longer the main focus of the University of Maryland, the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources currently maintains an enrollment of approximately one thousand undergraduate and graduate students.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The records of the College of Agriculture span the period 1916 to 1973. The bulk of the materials date from 1951 to 1969, during the tenure of Gordon M. Cairns as dean of the college. The collection consists of correspondence, reports, committee information, Dean Cairns' appointment books, budget files, financial ledger books, and photographs. Among the chief correspondents are members of the faculty of the College of Agriculture, including Robert Lamar Green, Morley A. Jull, Wendell S. Arbuckle, Ronald Bamford, and William E. Bickley, as well as members of the wider campus community, including Dean R. Lee Hornbake, Executive Vice President Albin O. Kuhn, Acting University President Thomas B. Symons, and University of Maryland President Wilson H. Elkins. Correspondents of note outside of the University of Maryland include United States Secretary of Agriculture Orville Freeman; President Galo Plaza of Ecuador; and business leader Franklin P. Perdue.

Custodial History and Acquisition Information

The University of Maryland Libraries received the records of the College of Agriculture from Gordon M. Cairns, dean of the College of Agriculture, in August 1973.

Processing Information

Processed by:

Processed by Michelle DeMartino, October 1997. Guide revised by Elizabeth A. McAllister, April 2006.

Processing note:

Processing of the records of the College of Agriculture began in August 1997. Three series were created from the records. University publications were transferred to the University Publications collection. Meeting minutes of the University Senate were transferred to the Records of the University Senate; duplicate copies of the minutes were discarded. One box of ballots from the 1954 election of district supervisors for the Howard soil conservation district was destroyed. A manual pocket adding machine, including case, instructions, and stylus, was removed and transferred to the memorabilia collection. The records also contained seven and a half linear feet of Cooperative Extension Service annual reports which were removed and transferred to the Records of the Cooperative Extension Service. Some personnel information, regarding faculty and staff of the College of Agriculture as well as prospective candidates for positions within the college, was destroyed. Maps and architectural drawings were removed from Series I: Administrative Files and placed in oversize storage. Photographs were removed and transferred to the photograph collection. Paper clips and staples were removed and replaced by strips of acid-free paper and inert plastic clips. The materials were placed in acid-free folders and boxes.

Encoded by:

EAD markup created using EAD database in Microsoft Access. Markup completed by Dan Schwartz, April 2006. Markup checked and verified by Jennie A. Levine and Elizabeth A. McAllister, April 2006.

Arrangement of Collection

The collection is organized as three series:

Detailed Description of the Collection

Series 1: Administrative Files, 1918-1973 (19 linear feet)

This series consists of reports, correspondence, conference and convention materials, and information on faculty and departmental concerns, the University of Maryland, and national and regional professional associations. The series also contains one ledger book containing enrollment information for correspondence courses offered in 1921. These materials document the day-to-day operations of the College of Agriculture and the activities of Dean Gordon M. Cairns. The series contains a number of files which are restricted. These files, containing personal information about faculty, students, and other individuals associated with the university, are closed to researchers for a period of seventy-five years or until the deaths of the individuals. The files are arranged alphabetically by personal name or subject.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
4-H Dairy Judging Team, 1939-1956 series 1box 1folder 1
4-H Dairy Judging Team, 1939-1956 series 1box 1folder 2
4-H Dairy Judging Team, 1939-1956 series 1box 1folder 3
Agricultural Alumni, 1950-1958 series 1box 1folder 4
Agricultural Council, College of Agriculture, 1949-1963 series 1box 1folder 5
Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Service, 1961-1965 series 1box 1folder 6
Agronomy-Dairy Research Farm, 1956-1960 and undated series 1box 1folder 7
Appointment Books-Cairns, Gordon M, 1951-1960 series 1box 1folder 8
Appointment Books-Cairns, Gordon M, 1951-1960 series 1box 1folder 9
Appointment Books-Cairns, Gordon M, 1961-1968 series 1box 2folder 1
Appointment Books-Cairns, Gordon M, 1961-1968 series 1box 2folder 2
Barn Plans -- Agricultural Engineering, 1948, 1958-1959 series 1box 2folder 3
Barn Plans -- Animal Husbandry, 1948 series 1box 2folder 4
Board of Natural Resources, 1962-1971 and undated series 1box 2folder 5
Board of Natural Resources, 1962-1971 and undated series 1box 2folder 6
Board of Natural Resources, 1962-1971 and undated series 1box 2folder 7
Board of Natural Resources, 1962-1971 and undated series 1box 2folder 8
Board of Natural Resources, 1962-1971 and undated series 1box 2folder 9
Budget, 1951 series 1box 2folder 10
Budget, 1952-1963 and undated series 1box 3folder 1
Budget, 1952-1963 and undated series 1box 3folder 2
Budget, 1952-1963 and undated series 1box 3folder 3
Budget, 1952-1963 and undated series 1box 3folder 4
Capital Improvements, 1950-1957 and undated series 1box 3folder 5
Capital Improvements, 1950-1957 and undated series 1box 3folder 6
Capital Improvements, 1950-1957 and undated series 1box 3folder 7
Capital Improvements, 1958-1963 series 1box 4folder 1
Centennial, University of Maryland, 1956, 1962 series 1box 4folder 2
Central Farm, 1956-1959 and undated series 1box 4folder 3
Commissioners of Agriculture, 1957 series 1box 4folder 4
Commissioners of Agriculture -- Executive Committee, June-September 1960 series 1box 4folder 5
Commissioners of Agriculture -- Executive Committee -- Meeting, February 1957, 1956-1956 series 1box 4folder 6
Commissioners of Agriculture -- Executive Committee -- Meeting, December 1960, 1960-1961 series 1box 4folder 7
Commissions-Water Resources Commission, 1954-1959 series 1box 4folder 8
Commissions-Water Resources Commission, 1966-1967 series 1box 5folder 1
Committees -- Agricultural Activities, Committee on the Coordination of, 1952-1955 series 1box 5folder 2
Committees -- American Guernsey Type Committee, 1953-1965 and undated series 1box 5folder 3
Committees -- American Guernsey Type Committee, 1953-1965 and undated series 1box 5folder 4
Committees -- Boys and Girls Club Work, National Committee on, 1956-1957 series 1box 5folder 5
Committees -- Enrollment, College of Agriculture Committee on, 1963 and undated series 1box 5folder 6
Committees -- Land-Grant Centennial Committee, 1959-1962 series 1box 5folder 7
Committees -- Market Conditions in Baltimore, Committee to Investigate, 1953-1955 and undated series 1box 5folder 8
Committees -- Market Order Study Committee, 1960-1963 series 1box 6folder 1
Committees -- Market Order Study Committee, 1960-1963 series 1box 6folder 2
Committees -- Market Order Study Committee, 1960-1963 series 1box 6folder 3
Committees -- Market Order Study Committee, 1960-1963 series 1box 6folder 4
Committees -- Market Order Study Committee, 1960-1963 series 1box 6folder 5
Committees -- Market Order Study Committee, 1960-1963 series 1box 6folder 6
Committees -- Market Order Study Committee, 1960-1963 series 1box 6folder 7
Committees -- Nuclear Energy, Governor's Advisory Committee on, 1959-1960 series 1box 6folder 8
Committees -- Nuclear Energy, Governor's Advisory Committee on, 1961-1966 and undated series 1box 7folder 1
Committees -- Nuclear Energy, Governor's Advisory Committee on, 1961-1966 and undated series 1box 7folder 2
Committees -- Nuclear Studies, Committee on-Report to President Wilson H. Elkins, 1957 series 1box 7folder 3
Committees -- Organization of the Faculty of the College of Agriculture, Committee on, 1955-1957 series 1box 7folder 4
Committees -- Railroad Committee, 1952-1953 series 1box 7folder 5
Committees -- Regents Distinguished Service Award Committee, 1959-1960 [Restricted] series 1box 7folder 6
Committees -- Remission of Fees, Committee on Rules Governing, 1951, 1958, 1961 series 1box 7folder 7
Committees -- Title and Salary Adjustments, Committee on, 1948-1957 and undated series 1box 7folder 8
Committees -- University Senate, Executive Committee of the, 1958-1959 series 1box 7folder 9
Committees -- Western Maryland Resource Study Committee, 1960, 1965 and undated series 1box 7folder 10
Conferences -- Conference on Agricultural Services to Foreign Areas, 1958 series 1box 7folder 11
Conferences -- Conference on Foreign Agricultural Training Affairs, Northeast Region, 1965-1966 series 1box 7folder 12
Conferences -- Conference on University Contracts Abroad, 1957 series 1box 7folder 13
Conferences -- Dean's Conference on Poultry Work, 1956-1957 and undated series 1box 7folder 14
Conferences -- Land and People Conference, 1962 series 1box 7folder 15
Conferences -- Second Northeast Regional Invitational Alfalfa Weevil Conference, September 1965 series 1box 8folder 1
Conservation Education Council of Maryland, 1969-1970 series 1box 8folder 2
Corn Work, 1931-1935, 1943-1944 series 1box 8folder 3
Correspondence -- 'A', 1951-1961 series 1box 8folder 4
Correspondence -- Abrams, George J. (Entomology), 1957-1965 series 1box 8folder 5
Correspondence -- Agreement No. AIDc-2309, 1961-1962 series 1box 8folder 6
Correspondence -- Agricultural Economics, Department of, Headship, 1955-1960 and undated [Restricted] series 1box 8folder 7
Correspondence -- Ahalt, Arthur, 1950-1957 and undated series 1box 8folder 8
Correspondence -- Air Conditioning, 1955-1963 series 1box 8folder 9
Correspondence -- Alampi, Phillip, 1959-1962 series 1box 8folder 10
Correspondence -- Allan, Byron G., 1961-1964 series 1box 8folder 11
Correspondence -- American Guernsey Cattle Club, 1951-1953 series 1box 8folder 12
Correspondence -- American Guernsey Cattle Club, 1954-1956 series 1box 9folder 1
Correspondence -- Animal Disease Laboratory, 1956 series 1box 9folder 2
Correspondence -- Anslinger, Clementine B., 1960 [Restricted] series 1box 9folder 3
Correspondence -- Arbuckle, Wendell S., 1951-1952 series 1box 9folder 4
Correspondence -- 'B', 1958-1962 series 1box 9folder 5
Correspondence -- Bamford, Ronald, 1951-1956 [Restricted] series 1box 9folder 6
Correspondence -- Barnes, Jack C. (Graduate Assistant Stipend), 1963 series 1box 9folder 7
Correspondence -- Beall, J. Glenn, 1957-1956, 1964, 1971 series 1box 9folder 8
Correspondence -- Beck, Glenn H., 1953-1956 series 1box 9folder 9
Correspondence -- Benjamin, Harold H., 1958-1959, 1966, 1969-1973 series 1box 9folder 10
Correspondence -- Bentz, Frank L., 1956-1961 and undated series 1box 9folder 11
Correspondence -- Bickley, William E., 1956-1957 series 1box 9folder 12
Correspondence -- Bickley, William E., 1958-1959 [Restricted] series 1box 10folder 1
Correspondence -- Bickley, William E., 1960-1961 series 1box 10folder 2
Correspondence -- Bickley, William E., 1962, 1965 [Restricted] series 1box 10folder 3
Correspondence -- Bissell, Theodore L., 1956-1957 series 1box 10folder 4
Correspondence -- Bird Depredation, 1963-1966 and undated series 1box 10folder 5
Correspondence -- Blakeford Farms, 1954-1956 and undated series 1box 10folder 6
Correspondence -- Bohana, Luther, 1956 [Restricted] series 1box 10folder 7
Correspondence -- Bopst, L. E., 1957-1962 [Restricted] series 1box 10folder 8
Correspondence -- Botany, Department of, 1963 and undated series 1box 10folder 9
Correspondence -- Brigham, David L., 1956-1963 [Restricted] series 1box 10folder 10
Correspondence -- Brinsfield, C. S., 1952-1961 series 1box 10folder 11
Correspondence -- Bruce, Robert L., 1952-1961 [Restricted] series 1box 10folder 12
Correspondence -- Brueckner, A. L., 1954-1960 series 1box 10folder 13
Correspondence -- Budget, 1962-1963 series 1box 10folder 14
Correspondence -- Burdette, Franklin L., 1965-1971 series 1box 11folder 1
Correspondence -- Byrne, Robert J., 1957-1962 and undated series 1box 11folder 2
Correspondence -- 'C', 1958-1963 and undated series 1box 11folder 3
Correspondence -- Cardozier, V. R., 1960-1963, 1969 [Restricted] series 1box 11folder 4
Correspondence -- Carpenter, Ray W., 1952-1957 and undated series 1box 11folder 5
Correspondence -- Chumney, Richard B., 1958-1961 series 1box 11folder 6
Correspondence -- Cissel, C. Wilbur, 1951-1963 [Restricted] series 1box 11folder 7
Correspondence -- Cissel, C. Wilbur, 1951-1963 [Restricted] series 1box 11folder 8
Correspondence -- Commissioners of Agriculture, 1959-1961 series 1box 11folder 9
Correspondence -- Commissioners of Agriculture, 1962-1965 series 1box 12folder 1
Correspondence -- Commissioners of Agriculture, 1962-1965 series 1box 12folder 2
Correspondence -- Commissioners of Agriculture, 1962-1965 series 1box 12folder 3
Correspondence -- Commissioners of Agriculture, 1962-1965 series 1box 12folder 4
Correspondence -- Corcoran, Thomas J., 1960-1961 [Restricted] series 1box 12folder 5
Correspondence -- Cory, Ernest N., 1951-1953 series 1box 12folder 6
Correspondence -- Cory, Ernest N., 1954-1956 [Restricted] series 1box 12folder 7
Correspondence -- Cotterman, Harold F., 1950-1956 series 1box 12folder 8
Correspondence -- Cottman, Harry, 1960-1962 series 1box 12folder 9
Correspondence -- Crisfield Seafood Laboratory, 1953-1955 [Restricted] series 1box 12folder 10
Correspondence -- Crothers, John L., 1959-1961 series 1box 13folder 1
Correspondence -- Curtis, John M., 1951, 1961-1963 [Restricted] series 1box 13folder 2
Correspondence -- Dairy Council of the Upper Chesapeake Bay, 1961-1969 series 1box 13folder 3
Correspondence -- Davis, Richard F., 1956-1957 [Restricted] series 1box 13folder 4
Correspondence -- Davis, Richard F., 1958-1960 series 1box 13folder 5
Correspondence -- Davis, Richard F., 1958-1960 series 1box 13folder 6
Correspondence -- Davis, Richard F., 1961-1962 [Restricted] series 1box 13folder 7
Correspondence -- Day, M. Hanford, 1958-1962 series 1box 14folder 1
Correspondence -- DeVault, S. H., 1950-1951 series 1box 14folder 2
Correspondence -- Diagnostic Laboratory, Poultry Facilities at Salisbury, 1957-1960 and undated series 1box 14folder 3
Correspondence -- Dickson, Donald W., 1956-1961 and undated [Restricted] series 1box 14folder 4
Correspondence -- Downey, Mylo, 1950-1955 and undated series 1box 14folder 5
Correspondence -- Durfee, Arthur, 1947, 1950-1955 series 1box 14folder 6
Correspondence -- 'E', 1950-1963 series 1box 14folder 7
Correspondence -- Eastern Shore Poultry Growers' Exchange, Inc., 1959 series 1box 14folder 8
Correspondence -- Elkins, Dr. Wilson H., 1954-June 1955 [Restricted] series 1box 14folder 9
Correspondence -- Elkins, Dr. Wilson H., 1954-June 1955 [Restricted] series 1box 14folder 10
Correspondence -- Elkins, Dr. Wilson H., July 1955-June 1957 [Restricted] series 1box 15folder 1
Correspondence -- Elkins, Dr. Wilson H., July 1955-June 1957 [Restricted] series 1box 15folder 2
Correspondence -- Elkins, Dr. Wilson H., July 1955-June 1957 [Restricted] series 1box 15folder 3
Correspondence -- Elkins, Dr. Wilson H., July 1955-June 1957 [Restricted] series 1box 15folder 4
Correspondence -- Elkins, Dr. Wilson H., July 1955-June 1957 [Restricted] series 1box 15folder 5
Correspondence -- Elkins, Dr. Wilson H., July-December 1957 series 1box 15folder 6
Correspondence -- Elkins, Dr. Wilson H., 1958 series 1box 16folder 1
Correspondence -- Elkins, Dr. Wilson H., 1959 [Restricted] series 1box 16folder 2
Correspondence -- Elkins, Dr. Wilson H., 1959 [Restricted] series 1box 16folder 3
Correspondence -- Elkins, Dr. Wilson H., 1960 series 1box 16folder 4
Correspondence -- Elkins, Dr. Wilson H., 1961-June 1962 [Restricted] series 1box 16folder 5
Correspondence -- Elkins, Dr. Wilson H., 1961-June 1962 [Restricted] series 1box 16folder 6
Correspondence -- Elkins, Dr. Wilson H., July 1962-1963 [Restricted] series 1box 17folder 1
Correspondence -- Elkins, Dr. Wilson H., July 1962-1963 [Restricted] series 1box 17folder 2
Correspondence -- Elkins, Dr. Wilson H., July 1962-1963 [Restricted] series 1box 17folder 3
Correspondence -- Ellington, Charles P., 1961-1963 series 1box 17folder 4
Correspondence -- Entomology, Head of Department, 1956-1958 [Restricted] series 1box 17folder 5
Correspondence -- Eppley, Geary, 1950-1953 series 1box 17folder 6
Correspondence -- Evaluation Team for Cornell University, 1957 series 1box 17folder 7
Correspondence -- Evans, J. C., 1951-1952 series 1box 17folder 8
Correspondence -- Farmers' Livestock Exchange, 1962-1963 and undated series 1box 17folder 9
Correspondence -- Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, 1955, 1957-1961 series 1box 17folder 10
Correspondence -- Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, 1955, 1957-1961 series 1box 17folder 11
Correspondence -- Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, 1955, 1957-1961 series 1box 17folder 12
Correspondence -- Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, 1962-1963 series 1box 18folder 1
Correspondence -- Ferguson, James R., 1956-1961 [Restricted] series 1box 18folder 2
Correspondence -- Figy, Charles, 1956-1961 series 1box 18folder 3
Correspondence -- Fischer, Harry, 1956-1962 series 1box 18folder 4
Correspondence -- Fischer, Harry, 1956-1962 series 1box 18folder 5
Correspondence -- Fischer, Harry, 1956-1962 series 1box 18folder 6
Correspondence -- Fischer, Harry, 1963-1965 [Restricted] series 1box 18folder 7
Correspondence -- Five Day Week Arrangement, 1956 series 1box 18folder 8
Correspondence -- Fogg, George, 1959-1962 [Restricted] series 1box 18folder 9
Correspondence -- Fogg, George, 1963 series 1box 19folder 1
Correspondence -- Foreign Agriculture Service-Drinker, Gertrude, 1954 and undated series 1box 19folder 2
Correspondence -- Foster, John E., 1951-1962 series 1box 19folder 3
Correspondence -- Freeman, Orville L., 1963-1967 series 1box 19folder 4
Correspondence -- Frozen Semen, May 1955 series 1box 19folder 5
Correspondence -- Frozen Semen -- Letters Used in Survey, 1955 series 1box 19folder 6
Correspondence -- Frye, James T., 1958-1966 [Restricted] series 1box 19folder 7
Correspondence -- Galbreath, Paul M., 1955-1964 series 1box 19folder 8
Correspondence -- Green, Robert Lamar, 1948-1961 [Restricted] series 1box 19folder 9
Correspondence -- Green, Robert Lamar, 1962-1967 [Restricted] series 1box 20folder 1
Correspondence -- Green, Robert Lamar, 1962-1967 [Restricted] series 1box 20folder 2
Correspondence -- 'H', 1962-1963 series 1box 20folder 3
Correspondence -- Hamilton, A. B., 1950-1965 and undated series 1box 20folder 4
Correspondence -- Hamilton, A. B., 1950-1965 and undated series 1box 20folder 5
Correspondence -- Hancock, Willis T., 1961-1964 series 1box 20folder 6
Correspondence -- Harris, Grover, 1956, 1960, 1963 [Restricted] series 1box 20folder 7
Correspondence -- Hartman, Jacob L., 1960-1962 series 1box 20folder 8
Correspondence -- Haut, I. C., 1942, 1951-1959 [Restricted] series 1box 20folder 9
Correspondence -- Haut, I. C., 1960-1963 series 1box 20folder 10
Correspondence -- Hearne, Cannon, 1954-1967 series 1box 21folder 1
Correspondence -- Hearne, Cannon, 1954-1967 series 1box 21folder 2
Correspondence -- Hearne, Cannon -- Special Courses, 1957 series 1box 21folder 3
Correspondence -- Holstein-Fresian Association of America, 1955-1965 series 1box 21folder 4
Correspondence -- Hornbake, R. Lee, 1956-1957 series 1box 21folder 5
Correspondence -- Hornbake, R. Lee, 1958-1961 [Restricted] series 1box 21folder 6
Correspondence -- Hornbake, R. Lee, 1958-1961 [Restricted] series 1box 21folder 7
Correspondence -- Hornbake, R. Lee, 1962 series 1box 21folder 8
Correspondence -- Hornbake, R. Lee, 1963 series 1box 22folder 1
Correspondence -- Horse (Light) Program, 1955-1957 series 1box 22folder 2
Correspondence -- Horticulture, Department of, 1963 and undated [Restricted] series 1box 22folder 3
Correspondence -- 'J', 1960-1963 [Restricted] series 1box 22folder 4
Correspondence -- Japanese Beetle Control, 1957-1958 series 1box 22folder 5
Correspondence -- Jull, Morley A., 1951-1955 and undated series 1box 22folder 6
Correspondence -- Keeney, Mark, 1952-1953 [Restricted] series 1box 22folder 7
Correspondence -- Keller, Venia M., 1950-1951, 1958 series 1box 22folder 8
Correspondence -- Kemp, William B., 1950-1951 and undated [Restricted] series 1box 22folder 9
Correspondence -- Kramer, Amihud (Horticulture), 1958-1964 series 1box 22folder 10
Correspondence -- Krauss, Robert W., 1954-1965 series 1box 22folder 11
Correspondence -- Krewatch, Albert V., 1957-1965 and undated [Restricted] series 1box 22folder 12
Correspondence -- Kuhn, Albin O., 1955-1959 [Restricted] series 1box 22folder 13
Correspondence -- Kuhn, Albin O., 1955-1959 [Restricted] series 1box 22folder 14
Correspondence -- Kuhn, Albin O., 1960-1963 [Restricted] series 1box 23folder 1
Correspondence -- Kuhn, Albin O., 1960-1963 [Restricted] series 1box 23folder 2
Correspondence -- Kuhn, Albin O., 1964 series 1box 23folder 3
Correspondence -- Ladson, Thomas A., 1952-1963 [Restricted] series 1box 23folder 4
Correspondence -- Ladson, Thomas A., 1952-1963 [Restricted] series 1box 23folder 5
Correspondence -- Langford, George S., 1952-1963 and undated series 1box 23folder 6
Correspondence -- Langston, William G., 1959, 1962 [Restricted] series 1box 23folder 7
Correspondence -- Liden, Conrad H., 1958-1963 and undated series 1box 23folder 8
Correspondence -- Lockard, J. David, 1963-1964 [Restricted] series 1box 23folder 9
Correspondence -- Low, Florence W., 1952-1957 [Restricted] series 1box 23folder 10
Correspondence -- 'M', 1957-1963 [Restricted] series 1box 23folder 11
Correspondence -- Magruder, John W., 1948-1963 [Restricted] series 1box 24folder 1
Correspondence -- Mahoney, John E., 1956-1960 and undated [Restricted] series 1box 24folder 2
Correspondence -- Mahoney, John E., 1961-1968 series 1box 24folder 3
Correspondence -- Maryland and Virginia Milk Producers Association, 1956-1958 series 1box 24folder 4
Correspondence -- Maryland Council of Agricultural Cooperatives, 1959-1961 and undated series 1box 24folder 5
Correspondence -- Maryland Department of Economic Development, 1959-1965 series 1box 24folder 6
Correspondence -- Maryland Tobacco Improvement Foundation, Inc., 1956-1963 and undated series 1box 24folder 7
Correspondence -- McCartney, Robert J., 1957-1963 and undated [Restricted] series 1box 24folder 8
Correspondence -- McKeown, Charles B., 1958-1959 [Restricted] series 1box 24folder 9
Correspondence -- Mester, Edmund, Assistant to Governor, 1961-1967 series 1box 24folder 10
Correspondence -- Meyer, Amos R., 1951-1962 and undated series 1box 24folder 11
Correspondence -- Miller, James R., 1966-1967 [Restricted] series 1box 24folder 12
Correspondence -- Milligan, John L., 1962-1963 [Restricted] series 1box 24folder 13
Correspondence -- Morrison, George W., 1951-1952 series 1box 24folder 14
Correspondence -- Murphy, Robert C., Special Assistant Attorney General for the University of Maryland, 1960-1962 series 1box 24folder 15
Correspondence -- Newdick, E. L., Commissioner, Maine Department of Agriculture, 1960-1961 series 1box 25folder 1
Correspondence -- Newell, S. R., Agricultural Marketing Service, U. S. D. A., 1958-1963 and undated series 1box 25folder 2
Correspondence -- Nystrom, Paul E., 1953-1967 [Restricted] series 1box 25folder 3
Correspondence -- Nystrom, Paul E., 1953-1967 [Restricted] series 1box 25folder 4
Correspondence -- Oliver, Margaret, 1957-1964 [Restricted] series 1box 25folder 5
Correspondence -- Otten Farm (Animal Husbandry), 1951-1953 series 1box 25folder 6
Correspondence -- Perdue, Franklin P., 1960-1963 and undated series 1box 25folder 7
Correspondence -- Posey, W. B., 1948-1954 series 1box 25folder 8
Correspondence -- Potato Situation, July 1961 series 1box 25folder 9
Correspondence -- Pou, John W., 1951-1953 [Restricted] series 1box 25folder 10
Correspondence -- Pou, John W., 1951-1953 [Restricted] series 1box 25folder 11
Correspondence -- Poultry, 1954-1962 and undated series 1box 25folder 12
Correspondence -- Poultry -- Disposal of Dead Birds, 1960-1961 and undated series 1box 26folder 1
Correspondence -- Preinkert, Alma, 1951-1953 series 1box 26folder 2
Correspondence -- Raemsch, Robert P., 1963-1964 [Restricted] series 1box 26folder 3
Correspondence -- Reid, James L., 1962-1965 series 1box 26folder 4
Correspondence -- Rice, Wade H. (Poultry Department), 1950-1960 series 1box 26folder 5
Correspondence -- Rohrer, Wayne C., 1959 [Restricted] series 1box 26folder 6
Correspondence -- Romoser, G. Lynn, 1956-1957 [Restricted] series 1box 26folder 7
Correspondence -- Rothgeb, R. G., 1956-1963 [Restricted] series 1box 26folder 8
Correspondence -- Rouse, James W. (Howard County Community Research and Development), 1963 series 1box 26folder 9
Correspondence -- Rovelstad, Howard, 1951-1953 series 1box 26folder 10
Correspondence -- Ryan, John M., 1954-1956 series 1box 26folder 11
Correspondence -- 'S', 1959-1966 [Restricted] series 1box 26folder 12
Correspondence -- Santelmann, Paul W., 1957-1960 [Restricted] series 1box 26folder 13
Correspondence -- Schabinger, John R., 1960-1964 [Restricted] series 1box 26folder 14
Correspondence -- Schultz, Vincent, 1956-1960 [Restricted] series 1box 26folder 15
Correspondence -- Sealtest, 1960-1962 and undated [Restricted] series 1box 26folder 16
Correspondence -- Shaffner, Clyne S., 1955-1962 [Restricted] series 1box 26folder 17
Correspondence -- Shaffner, Clyne S., 1955-1962 [Restricted] series 1box 26folder 18
Correspondence -- Shaffner, Clyne S., 1963-1965 [Restricted] series 1box 27folder 1
Correspondence -- Shaw, Joseph C., 1951-1958 series 1box 27folder 2
Correspondence -- Shaw, Joseph C., 1951-1958 series 1box 27folder 3
Correspondence -- Shoemaker, Samuel, 1918-1919 series 1box 27folder 4
Correspondence -- Shull, S. Cabell, 1956-1957 and undated series 1box 27folder 5
Correspondence -- Smith, Harold D., 1956-1962 series 1box 27folder 6
Correspondence -- Solomon, Darwin D., 1956 [Restricted] series 1box 27folder 7
Correspondence -- Steinberg, S. S., 1954-57 series 1box 27folder 8
Correspondence -- Stier, Howard L., 1950-51 series 1box 27folder 9
Correspondence -- Sutliff, Vincent E., 1948, 1959, 1962-1963 and undated series 1box 27folder 10
Correspondence -- Swope, Daniel A., 1961-1967 [Restricted] series 1box 27folder 11
Correspondence -- Symons, Dr. Thomas B. (Acting President January 1- September 1, 1954), 1950-1970 and undated series 1box 27folder 12
Correspondence -- Testov, Leonid, 1962 [Restricted] series 1box 27folder 13
Correspondence -- Tobacco Inspection Office, 1965-1966 and undated series 1box 27folder 14
Correspondence -- Towne, Elmer E., 1962 series 1box 27folder 15
Correspondence -- Tri-State Packers' Association, 1956-1963 and undated series 1box 28folder 1
Correspondence -- Turner, Naomi, 1953 and undated [Restricted] series 1box 28folder 2
Correspondence -- U. S. D. A. Washington, D. C., Marketing Area, 1966-1968 series 1box 28folder 3
Correspondence -- 'W', 1951-1962 and undated series 1box 28folder 4
Correspondence -- Wagner, Robert E., 1956-1960 and undated series 1box 28folder 5
Correspondence -- Warner, Kenneth F., 1957-1964 and undated series 1box 28folder 6
Correspondence -- Weather Service, 1954-1968 series 1box 28folder 7
Correspondence -- Weber, George O., 1952-1965 series 1box 28folder 8
Correspondence -- Weber, George O., 1952-1965 series 1box 28folder 9
Correspondence -- Welsh, Mark, 1959-1965 series 1box 28folder 10
Correspondence -- Williams, Justin, 1963-1964 series 1box 28folder 11
Correspondence -- Zoning, 1960-1963 series 1box 28folder 12
Correspondence Courses, Enrollment (Includes Oversize), c. 1919-1922 series 1box 28folder 13
Council of State Governments, 1963-1964 and undated series 1box 28folder 14
Council of State Governments -- Southern Regional Committee on Agriculture, 1961-1963 and undated series 1box 29folder 1
Delaware Valley Federal Milk Order, 1964-1969 and undated series 1box 29folder 2
Delmarva Poultry Industry, 1960-1962 series 1box 29folder 3
Delmarva Poultry Industry, 1960-1962 series 1box 29folder 4
Delmarva Poultry Industry -- Freight Rates, 1962 series 1box 29folder 5
Farms Operated by State Institutions (Maryland), 1953 and undated series 1box 29folder 6
Fee to Cover the Cost of Special Services, 1954 series 1box 29folder 7
Feed Grain Program, 1961-1963 series 1box 29folder 8
Florida State Fair, 1953-1957 series 1box 29folder 9
Foreign Agriculture Contact Representatives Meeting, 1953-1955 series 1box 29folder 10
Foreign Agriculture Contact Representatives Meeting, 1953-1955 series 1box 29folder 11
Foreign Agriculture Contact Representatives Meeting, 1956 series 1box 30folder 1
Gifts and Grants to the University of Maryland, 1955-1957 series 1box 30folder 2
Irrigation and Water Resources, 1960-1964 series 1box 30folder 3
Land Grant -- Executive Committee, Division of Agriculture, 1962-1963 series 1box 30folder 4
Land Grant -- Meetings, 1956, 1958, 1959, 1964 series 1box 30folder 5
Land Grant -- Meetings, 1956, 1958, 1959, 1964 series 1box 30folder 6
Land Grant -- Meetings -- November 1960, Washington, D. C., 1960 series 1box 30folder 7
Land Grant -- Meetings -- November 1961, Kansas City, Missouri, 1961 series 1box 30folder 8
Land Grant -- Meetings -- November 1962, Washington, D. C., 1962-1963 series 1box 30folder 9
Land Grant -- Meetings -- November 10-13, 1963, Chicago, 1963 series 1box 30folder 10
Land Use on Farms, 1964 series 1box 30folder 11
Maryland Fancy Grade for Eggs, 1949, 1956 and undated series 1box 30folder 12
Maryland Farm Bureau, 1928, 1951-1964 series 1box 30folder 13
Maryland Hereford Breeders' Association, 1959 series 1box 30folder 14
Maryland Purebred Beef Cattle Producers, Inc., 1954-1961 and undated series 1box 31folder 1
Maryland State Grange, 1951-1960 series 1box 31folder 2
National Advisory Council on Rural Civil Defense, 1951, 1956-1959 and undated series 1box 31folder 3
National Association of Commissioners, Secretaries, and Directors of Agriculture, 1956-1957 series 1box 31folder 4
National Association of Commissioners, Secretaries, and Directors of Agriculture -- 37th Annual Convention, New Orleans, Louisiana, 1955 series 1box 31folder 5
National Association of Commissioners, Secretaries, and Directors of Agriculture -- 38th Annual Convention, San Francisco, California, 1956 series 1box 31folder 6
National Association of Commissioners, Secretaries, and Directors of Agriculture -- 39th Annual Convention, Portsmouth, New Hampshire, 1956-1958 series 1box 31folder 7
National Association of State Departments of Agriculture, 1961-1963 and undated series 1box 31folder 8
National Association of State Departments of Agriculture, 1961-1963 and undated series 1box 31folder 9
National Association of State Departments of Agriculture -- Executive Committee, 1963 series 1box 31folder 10
National Association of State Departments of Agriculture -- 40th Annual Convention, Madison, Wisconsin, 1958 series 1box 32folder 1
National Association of State Departments of Agriculture -- 41st Annual Convention, Nashville, Tennessee, 1959 series 1box 32folder 2
National Association of State Departments of Agriculture -- 42nd Annual Convention, Denver, Colorado, 1960 series 1box 32folder 3
National Association of State Departments of Agriculture -- 45th Annual Convention, Proceedings, September 22-26, 1963 series 1box 32folder 4
National Association of State Departments of Agriculture -- Resolutions, Hershey, Pennsylvania, 1961 series 1box 32folder 5
New Marsh Wholesale Produce Market Authority, 1955-1958 series 1box 32folder 6
New Marsh Wholesale Produce Market Authority, 1955-1958 series 1box 32folder 7
New Marsh Wholesale Produce Market Authority, 1955-1958 series 1box 32folder 8
New Marsh Wholesale Produce Market Authority, 1955-1958 series 1box 32folder 9
New Marsh Wholesale Produce Market Authority, 1959-1963 series 1box 33folder 1
New Marsh Wholesale Produce Market Authority, 1959-1963 series 1box 33folder 2
New Marsh Wholesale Produce Market Authority, 1959-1963 series 1box 33folder 3
North Central Association of Commissioners, Secretaries, and Directors of Agriculture, 1957, 1961 series 1box 33folder 4
Northeastern Association of State Departments of Agriculture, 1955-1961 series 1box 33folder 5
Northeastern Association of State Departments of Agriculture, 1955-1961 series 1box 33folder 6
Northeastern Association of State Departments of Agriculture, 1955-1961 series 1box 33folder 7
Northeastern Association of State Departments of Agriculture, 1962-1964 and undated series 1box 34folder 1
Poultry -- Course at the University of Maryland (Students from Yugoslavia), 1963 series 1box 34folder 2
Poultry -- Meeting, Salisbury, Maryland, 1960 series 1box 34folder 3
Poultry -- Products Inspection Law, 1956-1957 series 1box 34folder 4
Poultry -- Program Summaries, 1952-1963 and undated series 1box 34folder 5
Professional Improvement Opportunities-Extension Service Personnel, 1955, 1959-1960 series 1box 34folder 6
Receipts-Gas and Oil, 1933-1934 series 1box 34folder 7
Reports -- Agricultural Curriculum Committee on Training of Agricultural Students in Entomology and Plant Pathology, Reports of, 1952 series 1box 34folder 8
Reports -- Agricultural Program at the University of Maryland (Material Prepared for Alumni Group), 1954 series 1box 34folder 9
Reports -- Agriculture, Reports on, to Governor William Preston Lane, Jr., 1949-1951 series 1box 34folder 10
Reports -- Daily Work Reports, Stoskopf, Byron, 1954-1963 series 1box 34folder 11
Reports -- Fisheries, Reports on-Evers, Clifford F., 1950-1951 series 1box 34folder 12
Reports -- General Education Requirements, Task Force Report on, 1963 series 1box 34folder 13
Reports -- Maryland Agriculture, Report on, 1961 series 1box 34folder 14
Reports -- Progress and Accomplishments in Tobacco Research, 1947-1948, 1954 and undated series 1box 34folder 15
Reports -- Western Maryland 4-H Center, 1959-1962 series 1box 34folder 16
Reports -- "Your State University Reports", 1956-1967 series 1box 35folder 1
Rural Women's Short Course, 1923 series 1box 35folder 2
State Board of Agriculture-Commission to Study Formation, 1957-1961 and undated series 1box 35folder 3
Ten Year Plan, 1959 series 1box 35folder 4
Tobacco Analysis, Summary, 1953, 1961 series 1box 35folder 5
Trips -- Chile (Holstein-Fresian Association of America), 1960-1961 [Restricted] series 1box 35folder 6
Trips -- Columbia and Peru (Holstein-Fresian Association of America), 1963 series 1box 35folder 7
Trips -- Dairy Judging, 1954-1961 series 1box 35folder 8
Trips -- Ecuador, 1951-1955 and undated series 1box 35folder 9
Trips -- Uganda (Drs. Green and Decker), 1965 series 1box 35folder 10
University Property, 1957 series 1box 35folder 11
Water Supply and Requirements Study, 1960-1963 series 1box 35folder 12

Series 2: Ledgers, 1916-1953 (7 volumes)

This series consists of seven ledger books containing information relating to the Maryland Agricultural Society, the Southern Maryland Immigration Commission, the Advanced Registry Testing Fund, the National Rural Electric Project, and the Cooperative Extension Service. These books, and the loose correspondence found within them, span the dates 1918 to 1953. They primarily contain treasurers' accounts from the various organizations.

The Maryland Agricultural Society was incorporated by the state of Maryland in 1823, to promote agricultural and family domestic manufactures. By 1916, its purpose had become "to foster and develop the agricultural resources of Maryland and to utilize all agencies intended to further the interests of rural people and to promote the welfare of the State." Among the officers of the Society in 1916 were Thomas B. Symons and Ernest N. Cory, both of the University of Maryland. Dr. Symons was dean of the College of Agriculture at the University of Maryland from 1939 until 1950, and his successor as dean, Gordon M. Cairns, also took his place as treasurer of the society, which explains the presence of the accounts in the records of the College of Agriculture.

The Southern Maryland Immigration Commission was created by the Maryland General Assembly in 1922 for the purpose of advertising Southern Maryland and its resources as effectively as possible to entice people to settle there. The University of Maryland provided office space for the commission on campus, and the university president was a member of the group. In 1922, Dr. Symons took over the position of secretary for the organization.

One of the ledger books contains the accounts of four of the organizations, the Maryland Agricultural Society, the Southern Maryland Immigration Commission, the Advanced Registry Testing Fund, and the National Rural Electric Project.

The series is arranged alphabetically.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Cooperative Extension Service (Includes Oversize), 1916-1924 series 2box 1folder 1
Maryland Agricultural Society, 1921-1925 series 2box 1folder 2
Maryland Agricultural Society -- Disbursements by Treasurer, 1925-1930 series 2box 1folder 3
Maryland Agricultural Society, Southern Maryland Immigration Commission, Advanced Registry Testing Fund, National Rural Electric Project (Includes Oversize), 1924-1953 series 2box 1folder 4
Southern Maryland Immigration Commission, 1922-1925 series 2box 1folder 5
Southern Maryland Immigration Commission, 1922-1925 series 2box 1folder 6
Southern Maryland Immigration Commission -- Treasurers' Accounts, 1922-1926 series 2box 1folder 7

Series 3: Photographs, 1939-1961 and undated (99 items)

This series contains ninety-nine photographs whose subjects include Dean Gordon M. Cairns and other members of the faculty and staff of the College of Agriculture; professional meetings and conferences; foreign visitors; dairy judging trips to Europe and South America; local 4-H members; and various agricultural scenes. These materials have been transferred to the photograph collection.

The box inventory for this series is not currently available online. Please refer to the series description above for a broad description of the materials or contact the department for more information.

Related Material

The Archives and Manuscripts Department holds many collections relating to agriculture in the state, particularly those concerning the university's involvement in agricultural ventures. Related materials can be found within the University Publications collection: UPUB A37, Agriculture, College of. The Archives and Manuscripts Department also contains the papers of Robert Lamar Green, Ronald Bamford, and Morley Jull, professors and heads of the departments of agricultural engineering, botany, and poultry science, respectively. The department also holds the papers of Harry J. Patterson, who served as Dean of the College of Agriculture from 1925 to 1938, and Thomas B. Symons, who served as Dean from 1938 to 1951. Additional department holdings include the records of the departments of botany, entomology, horticulture, agriculture and resource economics, and poultry science, as well as the records of the Agricultural Experiment Station and the Cooperative Extension Service.

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