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A Guide to the Correspondence with Federal Agencies by the Agricultural Experiment Station and Florida Cooperative Extension Service

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University of Florida Smathers Libraries - Special and Area Studies Collections
March 2007


Descriptive Summary

Creator: University of Florida. Agricultural Experiment Station.
Title: Correspondence with Federal Agencies by the Agricultural Experiment Station and Florida Cooperative Extension Service
Dates: 1911-1948
Abstract: Correspondence of the University of Florida's Agricultural Experiment Station and the Florida Cooperative Extension Service with agencies of the federal government, primarily with bureaus and offices of the United States Department of Agriculture.
Extent: 16.3 Linear feet. 40 boxes.
Identification: Series 30
Language(s): English

Scope and Content

Series 30 contains the combined correspondence of members of the Agricultural Experiment Station and the Cooperative Extension Service with agencies of the federal government, primarily with bureaus and offices of the United States Department of Agriculture.

Series is divided into two subseries:

Subseries 30a, 1911-1920

Subseries 30b, 1921-1948


Access or Use Restrictions

Access

The collection is open for research.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Correspondence with Federal Agencies by the Agricultural Experiment Station and Florida Cooperative Extension Service, Special and Area Studies Collections, George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida.


Contents List

Subseries 30a - Correspondence with federal agencies, 1911-1920

6.3 Linear feet. 15 boxes.

Subseries 30a contains correspondence of the Agricultural Experiment Station and the Florida Cooperative Extension Service, written during the period that Peter Henry Rolfs directed both, with bureaus of the United States Department of Agriculture. (The subseries also contains a few files of correspondence with other federal agencies on matters related to wartime agricultural issues and land fraud schemes.) The principal USDA bureaus represented here are Animal Industry, Plant Industry, and the States Relation Service. The files include substantive letters and telegrams of the Station's and Service's director and the various department heads on issues of state and regional concern, but also contains trivial communication on administrative and insignificant matters from other staff members. There are no subject divisions and little attempt has been made to remove unimportant documents.

A large portion of the subseries consists of correspondence with the States Relation Service. The files titled "Office of Extension Work in the South" document the early development of the Florida Cooperative Extension Service and reveal many agricultural and rural issues germane to the southern states.

Correspondence is arranged by name of agency and then chronologically.


Box
1 Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census, 1911
1 Department of Interior, U. S. Geological Survey, 1911
1 Department of Justice, 1911
1 Post Office Department, 1912
1 War Department, 1911
1 War Department, Castor Beans, 1918
1 Annual Report of the Station, July, 1913-June, 1914
1 Experiment Station-Projects, 1920
1 Bureau of Animal Industry, 1912-1919
2 Bureau of Chemistry, 1911-1920
2 Bureau of Crop Estimates, 1916-1918
2 Bureau of Education, 1916-1920
2 Bureau of Entomology, 1911-1919
2 Bureau of Fisheries, 1920
2 Bureau of Markets, 1918-1920
2 Bureau of Plant Industries - Fairchild, David, 1912
2 Bureau of Plant Industries - Morse, W. J., 1917
2 Bureau of Plant Industries - Oakely, R. A., 1911
2 Bureau of Plant Industries - Orton, W. A.,
2 Bureau of Plant Industries - Piper, C. V., 1909-1913
2 Bureau of Plant Industries - Piper, C. V., 1914-1919
3 Bureau of Plant Industries - Piper, C. V., 1919-1920
3 Bureau of Plant Industries - Popenoe, Wilson
3 Bureau of Plant Industries - Taylor, W. A., 1914
3 Bureau of Plant Industries - Thomas, E. W., 1920
3 Bureau of Plant Industries - Young, R. A.
3 Bureau of Plant Industries - Miscellaneous, 1910-1911
3 Bureau of Plant Industries - Miscellaneous, 1912
3 Bureau of Plant Industries - Miscellaneous, Jan-June, 1913
3 Bureau of Plant Industries - Miscellaneous, July-Dec, 1913
4 Bureau of Plant Industries - Miscellaneous, Jan-June, 1914
4 Bureau of Plant Industries - Miscellaneous, July-Dec, 1914
4 Bureau of Plant Industries - Miscellaneous, Jan-June, 1915
4 Bureau of Plant Industries - Miscellaneous, July-Dec, 1915
4 Bureau of Plant Industries - Miscellaneous, Jan-July, 1916
5 Bureau of Plant Industries - Miscellaneous, Aug-Dec, 1916
5 Bureau of Plant Industries - Miscellaneous Correspondence, 1917
5 Bureau of Plant Industries - Miscellaneous Correspondence, 1919
6 Bureau of Plant Industries - Miscellaneous Correspondence, 1920
6 Bureau of Plant Industries - Demonstration Work, 1913
6 Bureau of Plant Industries - Extension Work, 1911
6 Bureau of Plant Industries - Extension Work - Evans, J. A., 1913-1914
6 Bureau of Plant Industries - Extension Work - Knapp, Bradford, 1914
6 Bureau of Plant Industries - Extension Work - Savely, H. E., Correspondence with State Agent
6 Bureau of Plant Industries - Plant Disease Survey, 1917 (Lyman)
7 Bureau of Public Roads, 1920
7 Bureau of Soils
7 Forest Service, 1910-1920
7 Office of Experiment Stations, 1907;1910-1913
7 Office of Experiment Stations, 1913-1916
7 Office of Experiment Stations, 1917-1919
7 Office of Farm Management, 1916-1920
8 Office of Markets and Rural Organizations, 1914-1916
8 Office of Public Roads, 1911
8 Office of the Secretary, 1911-1917
8 Office of the Secretary, 1918-1919
8 States Relation Service - Forestry Extension, 1917
8 States Relation Service - Office of the Director, True, A. C., 1915
8 States Relation Service - Office of the Director, True, A. C., 1920
9 States Relation Service - Office of Extension Work in the South - Evans, J. A., 1916
9 States Relation Service - Office of Extension Work in the South - Evans, J. A., 1918
9 States Relation Service - Office of Extension Work in the South - Evans, J. A., Jan-June, 1920
9 States Relation Service - Office of Extension Work in the South - Evans, J. A., July-Dec, 1920
9 States Relation Service - Office of Extension Work in the South - Hill, I. W., 1916-1917
10 States Relation Service - Office of Extension Work in the South - Miscellaneous, 1915
10 States Relation Service - Office of Extension Work in the South - Miscellaneous, 1916
10 States Relation Service - Office of Extension Work in the South - Miscellaneous, 1917
10 States Relation Service - Office of Extension Work in the South - Miscellaneous, 1919
10 States Relation Service - Office of Extension Work in the South - Miscellaneous, 1920
11 States Relation Service - Office of Extension Work in the South - Knapp, Bradford, 1915
11 States Relation Service - Office of Extension Work in the South - Knapp, Bradford, Jan-June, 1916
11 States Relation Service - Office of Extension Work in the South - Knapp, Bradford, July-Dec, 1916
11 States Relation Service - Office of Extension Work in the South - Knapp, Bradford, Jan-June, 1917
12 States Relation Service - Office of Extension Work in the South - Knapp, Bradford, July-Aug, 1917
12 States Relation Service - Office of Extension Work in the South - Knapp, Bradford, Sept-Dec, 1917
12 States Relation Service - Office of Extension Work in the South - Knapp, Bradford, Jan-March, 1918
12 States Relation Service - Office of Extension Work in the South - Knapp, Bradford, April-June, 1918
12 States Relation Service - Office of Extension Work in the South - Knapp, Bradford, June-Sept, 1918
13 States Relation Service - Office of Extension Work in the South - Knapp, Bradford, Oct-Dec, 1918
13 States Relation Service - Office of Extension Work in the South - Knapp, Bradford, Jan-March, 1919
13 States Relation Service - Office of Extension Work in the South - Knapp, Bradford, April-May, 1919
13 States Relation Service - Office of Extension Work in the South - Knapp, Bradford, June-July, 1919
14 States Relation Service - Office of Extension Work in the South - Knapp, Bradford, Aug-Oct, 1919
14 States Relation Service - Office of Extension Work in the South - Knapp, Bradford, Nov-Dec, 1919
14 States Relation Service - Office of Extension Work in the South - Knapp, Bradford, Mimeographed Letters, etc.
14 States Relation Service - Office of Extension Work in the South - McLaughlin, F. M., 1918
14 States Relation Service - Office of Extension Work in the South - McLaughlin, F. M., 1919
14 States Relation Service - Office of Extension Work in the South - McLaughlin, F. M., Jan-June, 1920
15 States Relation Service - Office of Extension Work in the South - McLaughlin, F. M., July-Dec, 1920
15 States Relation Service - Office of Extension Work in the South - Mattoon, W. R., 1918
15 States Relation Service - Office of Extension Work in the South - Mercier, W. B., 1918
15 States Relation Service - Office of Extension Work in the South - Mercier, W. B., 1920
15 States Relation Service - Office of Extension Work in the South - Savely, H. E., 1917-1919
15 States Relation Service - Office of Extension Work in the South - Schaub, I. O., 1919
15 States Relation Service - Office of Extension Work in the South - Singleton, F. E., 1919
15 States Relation Service - Office of Extension Work in the South - Resolutions adopted by southern extension workers at Conference at Gulfport, MS, Dec. 17-19, 1919
15 Weather Bureau, 1912-1918


Subseries 30b - Correspondence with federal agencies, 1921-1948

10 Linear feet. 25 boxes.

Subseries 30b contains the correspondence of the Agricultural Experiment Station and the Florida Cooperative Extension Service with agencies of the federal government, primarily the United States Department of Agriculture. (The sole exception is a single folder of correspondence with the War Production Board.) The principal USDA bureaus represented here are Agricultural Economics, Animal Industry, Entomology and Plant Quarantine, and Plant Industry. Also included are the Office of the Secretary of Agriculture, Office of Experiment Stations, Office of Cooperative Extension, the Soil Conservation Service, and the States Relation Service.

The correspondence with the Bureau of Animal Industry documents cattle and sheep experiments. Of regional interest are the records related to the development of the Chinsegut Hill Sanctuary in the 1930s. The files of the Bureau of Entomology and Plant Quarantine provide a detailed history of local and regional insect infestations, particularly for the 1930s. The Bureau of Plant Industry documents the introduction of new plants into the state and work with existing plant industries. Some correspondence concerning the identification of native plants was also retained. From 1921 through 1927, the Plant Industry correspondence was filed in a single miscellaneous file. After 1927, the correspondence is arranged by the names of particular individuals at the Bureau. Only the files of those individuals involved in substantive matters were retained. However, no attempt was made to remove routine administrative correspondence and other trivia from the earlier files.

Correspondence is arranged by name of agency.


Box
1 Agricultural Adjustment Administration Withlacoochee Development Project, 1935
1 Agricultural Adjustment Administration Citrus Fruit Marketing Agreement, State Canvassing Committee, 1936
1 Agricultural Research Administration, 1948
1 Bureau of Agricultural chemistry and Engineering, 1940
1 Bureau of Agricultural Economics, 1922-1948
2 Bureau of Agricultural Engineering, 1931-1941
2 Bureau of Animal Industry, Correspondence, 1924
2 Bureau of Animal Industry and Bureau of Dairying 1925-1930
2 Bureau of Animal Industry, 1931-1932
3 Bureau of Animal Industry, 1933-48
4 Bureau of Biological Survey, 1924-1939
4 Bureau of Chemistry and Bureau of Chemistry and Soils, 1921-1931
4 Bureau of Chemistry and Soils, 1932-1939
4 Bureau of Dairy Industry, 1930-1941
4 Bureau of Entomology, 1921-1927
5 Bureau of Entomology, 1928-34
5 Bureau of Entomology and Plant Quarantine, 1934-1937
6 Bureau of Entomology and Plant Quarantine, 1938
6 Bureau of Entomology and Plant Quarantine, Reports of Subtropical Fruit Insect laboratory, 1939
6 Bureau of Entomology and Plant Quarantine, 1940-1948
6 Bureau of Home Economics, 1924-1933
7 Bureau of Markets and Crop Estimates, 1922
7 Bureau of Plant Industry, Miscellaneous correspondence, 1921-1923
8 Bureau of Plant Industry, Miscellaneous Correspondence, 1924-25
9 Bureau of Plant Industry, Miscellaneous correspondence, 1926
9 Bureau of Plant Industry - Aamodt, O. S., 1940
9 Bureau of Plant Industry - Auchter, E. C., 1927-1940
9 Bureau of Plant Industry - Blake, Sidney, 1928-1940
10 Bureau of Plant Industry - Boswell, Victor R., 1930-1939
10 Bureau of Plant Industry - Brandes, E. W. (sugar), 1927-1939
10 Bureau of Plant Industry - Bratley, C. O., 1927-1933
10 Bureau of Plant Industry - Candon, P. U., 1935-1940
10 Bureau of Plant Industry - Close, C. P., 1925-1927
10 Bureau of Plant Industry - Corbett, L. C., 1929-1940
10 Bureau of Plant Industry - Darrow, George M., 1925-1940
10 Bureau of Plant Industry - Demaree, J. B. 1927-1934
10 Bureau of Plant Industry - Dewey, L. H., 1928-1935
10 Bureau of Plant Industry - Diehl, W. W., 1927-1940
10 Bureau of Plant Industry - Doyle, C. B., 1927-1939
10 Bureau of Plant Industry - Edwards, H. T., 1938
10 Bureau of Plant Industry - Enlow, C. R., 1929-1934
10 Bureau of Plant Industry - Flint, Lewis H., 1930
10 Bureau of Plant Industry - Fulton, H. R., 1925-1934
10 Bureau of Plant Industry - Galloway, B. T., 1927-1928
10 Bureau of Plant Industry - Gould, H. P., 1932-1933
10 Bureau of Plant Industry - Grauatt, G. F., 1927-1933
10 Bureau of Plant Industry - Harter, L. L., 1927-1932
10 Bureau of Plant Industry - Haskell, R. J., 1937-1938
10 Bureau of Plant Industry - Hedgecock, G. G., 1927-1939
10 Bureau of Plant Industry - Hein, W. A., 1938-1940
11 Bureau of Plant Industry - Hitchcock, A. S., 1927-1935
11 Bureau of Plant Industry - Houck, U. G., 1927
11 Bureau of Plant Industry - Husman, G. C., 1927
11 Bureau of Plant Industry - Jenkins, Anna, 1927-1939
11 Bureau of Plant Industry - Jenkins, M. T., 1935-1940
11 Bureau of Plant Industry - Kellerman, K. F., 1922-1934 (2 files)
11 Bureau of Plant Industry - Lake, E. R., 1926-1929
11 Bureau of Plant Industry - Lombard, P. M., 1927-1930
11 Bureau of Plant Industry - Magruden, Roy, 1938
11 Bureau of Plant Industry - McCall, M. A. 1934-1938
11 Bureau of Plant Industry - McCulloch, Lucia, 1932-1934
11 Bureau of Plant Industry - Bureau of Plant Industry - McKee, Roland, 1927-1940 (2 files)
11 Bureau of Plant Industry - Meier, F. C., 1922-1933
12 Bureau of Plant Industry - Morrison, B. Y., 1932-1940
12 Bureau of Plant Industry - Oakley, R. A. 1922-1930
12 Bureau of Plant Industry - Pieters, A. J., 1926-1939 (2 files)
13 Bureau of Plant Industry - Piper, C. U. 1921-1925 (3 files)
13 Bureau of Plant Industry - Potter, G. F., 1940
13 Bureau of Plant Industry - Pritchard, F. J., 1927-1930
13 Bureau of Plant Industry - Reed, C. A., 1927-1936
13 Bureau of Plant Industry - Ricker, P. L., 1927
13 Bureau of Plant Industry - Robinson, B. B., 1938
13 Bureau of Plant Industry - Robinson, T. R., 1928-1936
13 Bureau of Plant Industry - Ryerson, Knowles A., 1923-1936
13 Bureau of Plant Industry - Shear, C. L., 1927-1933
13 Bureau of Plant Industry - Sherwood, S. F., 1927-1931
13 Bureau of Plant Industry - Skinner, J. J., 1927-1939
13 Bureau of Plant Industry - Stanton, T. R., 1933-1940
13 Bureau of Plant Industry - Stevens, N. E., 1927-1935
13 Bureau of Plant Industry - Stuant, William, 1929-1933
13 Bureau of Plant Industry - Swingle, Charles, F., 1929
13 Bureau of Plant Industry - Swingle, Walter, T., 1931-1934
13 Bureau of Plant Industry - Talbot, M. W., 1930
13 Bureau of Plant Industry - Taylor, W. A., 1921-1931
13 Bureau of Plant Industry - Thomas, C. C., 1927-1929
13 Bureau of Plant Industry - Traub, Hamilton, 1936-1940
14 Bureau of Plant Industry - Vinal, H. N., 1927-1937 (2 files)
14 Bureau of Plant Industry - Ware, J. O., 1935-1939
14 Bureau of Plant Industry - Wellman, F. L., 1932-1938
14 Bureau of Plant Industry - Westover, H. L.,1027-1940
14 Bureau of Plant Industry - Whitehouse, W. E., 1930-1940
14 Bureau of Plant Industry - Wright, R. C., 1927
14 Bureau of Plant Industry - Young, R. A., 1925-1940 ( 2 files)
15 Bureau of Plant Industry, Division of Plant Exploration and Introduction, 1947-48
15 Bureau of Soils, 1928
15 Bureau of Soils, Director of Scientific Work and Association, Director Leon Estabrook, 1923-1933
15 Farmers Home Administration, 1947-1948
15 Federal Horticultural Board, 1923-1928
15 Forest Service, 1924-1939
15 National Research Council, Committee on Tropical Research, W. A. Orton, Tropical Plant Research Foundation, 1927-1928
15 Office of Cooperative Extension, 1921-1938
15 Office of Cooperative Extension - Agricultural Adjustment, 1933
15 Office of Cooperative Extension - Agronomy Livestock and Dairy, 1935-1939
15 Office of Cooperative Extension - Annual Reports, 1924
16 Office of Cooperative Extension - Annual Reports, 1925
16 Office of Cooperative Extension - Annual Reports, 1926
16 Office of Cooperative Extension - Annual Reports, 1927
16 Office of Cooperative Extension - Boll Weevil Campaign, 1923-1925
16 Office of Cooperative Extension - Budget and Finances, 1930-1931
16 Office of Cooperative Extension - Cassina Cultivation, 1924
16 Office of Cooperative Extension - Club Work, 1924-1926
16 Office of Cooperative Extension - Committee to Handle Seed, Feed and Fertilizer Loans, 1929-1930
16 Office of Cooperative Extension - County Agents Activity in Fertilizer Purchases, 1925-1928
16 Office of Cooperative Extension - Economics and Marketing, 1936-1938
16 Office of Cooperative Extension - Extension Pathologist, 1924-1935
17 Office of Cooperative Extension - Forestry, 1924-1938
17 Office of Cooperative Extension - Horticulture, W. R. Beattie, 1924-1938
17 Office of Cooperative Extension - Hurricane Relief - Warburton, C.W., 1926-1928
17 Office of Cooperative Extension - Hurricane Relief - Fla. Fertilizer Manufacturers' Garden and Poultry Loan Fund, 1927-1928
17 Office of Cooperative Extension - Interstate Early Potato Committee, 1929-1935
17 Office of Cooperative Extension - Loans for Freeze and Hurricane Damage, 1929
17 Office of Cooperative Extension - Loans to Farmers, 1931-1933
17 Office of Cooperative Extension - Martin, O. B., 1927
17 Office of Cooperative Extension - Miscellaneous, 1934-1936
17 Office of Cooperative Extension - Negro Work, 1924-1937
18 Office of Cooperative Extension - Plans of Work, 1924-1937 (2 files)
18 Office of Cooperative Extension - Soil Conservation, 1937
18 Office of Cooperative Extension - Veterinary Work, 1931
18 Office of Cooperative Extension - Boatman, J. L., 1940
18 Office of Cooperative Extension - Brigham, Reuben, 1939-1940
18 Office of Cooperative Extension - Chambers, C. L., 1943
18 Office of Cooperative Extension - Evans, J. A., 1940
18 Office of Cooperative Extension - Galloway, Z. L. 1940-1943
18 Office of Cooperative Extension - Ockey, W. C., 1939-1941
18 Office of Cooperative Extension - Sheffield, Charles A., 1939-1948
19 Office of Cooperative Extension - Stout, W. B., 1946
19 Office of Cooperative Extension - Warburton, C. W. (cotton), 1939
19 Office of Cooperative Extension - Warburton, C. W. (Land use program), 1938-1939
19 Office of Cooperative Extension - Williams, W. R. (Extension Forester), 1939-1948
19 Office of Cooperative Extension - Williamson, H. H., 1946-1947
19 Office of Cooperative Extension - Wilson, M. L., 1941-1948 (4 files) - Cotton, Defense, Land use planning, misc.
19 Office of Experiment Stations, 1931-1935
20 Office of Experiment Stations, 1936-40
20 Office of Experiment Stations, Chief of Office 1938-1940
20 Office of Experiment Stations, Annual Report, 1939-1940
20 Office of Experiment Stations, 1941-1948
21 Office of Experiment Stations, E. W. Allen, 1921-1930
21 Office of Foreign Agricultural Relations, 1948
21 Office of the Secretary, 1922-1939 ( 2 files)
21 Soil Conservation Districts, various reports, 1940-1941
21 Soil Conservation Service, 1934-1935
22 Soil Conservation Service, 1936-39
23 Soil Conservation Service, 1940
23 State Relation Service, Office of Extension Work - Annual Narrative Reports, 1922
23 State Relation Service, Office of Extension Work - County Agent Activities, 1923
23 State Relation Service, Office of Extension Work - Marketing, 1923
23 State Relation Service, Office of Extension Work - Plans of Work, 1922
23 State Relation Service, Office of Extension Work - Reports, 1922
24 State Relation Service, Office of Extension Work - Records and reports, 1922
24 State Relation Service, Office of Extension Work - Reports, 1923
24 State Relation Service, Office of Extension Work - Allen, E. W., 1922
24 State Relation Service, Office of Extension Work - Evans, J. A. (south), 1921
24 State Relation Service, Office of Extension Work - Flint, E. R., 1922
24 State Relation Service, Office of Extension Work - Graham, A. B., 1922
24 State Relation Service, Office of Extension Work - Mercier, W. B., 1921
24 State Relation Service, Office of Extension Work - Savely, H. E. (South), 1921-1922 ( 2 files)
24 State Relation Service, Office of Extension Work - Smith, C. B., 1922
24 States Relation Service, True, A. C., 1921
25 States Relation Service, True, A. C., 1922-23
25 Weather Bureau, 1937-1939
25 Weather Bureau - Horticultural Protection Work, 1935-1936 - Arcadia District
25 Weather Bureau - Horticultural Protection Work, 1935-1936 - Bartow District (2 files)
25 Weather Bureau - Horticultural Protection Work, 1935-1936 - Orlando District
25 Weather Bureau - Horticultural Protection Work, 1935-1936 - Winter Haven District
25 War Production Board, 1942-1945


Selected Subjects and Access Terms

Chinsegut Hill (Fla.)
Florida Cooperative Extension Service.
Insect pests -- Control -- Florida.
Plant introduction -- Florida.
United States. Bureau of Agricultural Economics.
United States. Bureau of Animal Industry.
United States. Bureau of Plant Industry.
United States. Dept. of Agriculture. States Relations Service.
United States. Division of Entomology.
United States. Office of Extension Work in the South.



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