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A Guide to the Records of the Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Welaka Research and Education Center, 1933-1957

Finding aid created by Dept. Staff

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


Descriptive Summary

Creator: University of Florida. Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences. Welaka Research and Education Center.
Title: Records of the Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Welaka Research and Education Center
Dates: 1933-1957
Bulk dates: 1940-1954
Abstract: An incomplete record set of the Welaka Preserve, a property leased by the State of Florida from the U.S. Government in 1930, administered by various Federal projects of the New Deal era and by the University of Florida.
Extent: 2.9 Linear feet. 7 boxes.
Identification: Series 84
Language(s): English

Biographical/Historical Note

Welaka Preserve is a property leased by the State of Florida from the U.S. Government in 1930, administered by various Federal projects of the New Deal era and by the University of Florida. The preserve has been known as the Welaka Forestry and Wildlife Conservation Project, the University of Florida Conservation Reserve, Welaka, and the Welaka Research and Education Center. The University's affiliation with the Welaka center ended in the late 1980s.


Scope and Content

Series 84 is an incomplete record set of the Welaka Research and Education Center. The series is most complete for the period 1940-1954 and contains annual reports, budgets, and correspondence relating to all camp functions. Of special note are detailed records of logging operations, current wage scales by occupation, as well as files on quail breeding, ostrich breeding and storax collecting, illustrating the Camp Superintendant's experimental attempts to augment and exploit the preserve's resources.


Access or Use Restrictions

Access

The collection is open for research.


Related or Separated Material

See also Series 95 for later records of the Welaka Center.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Records of the Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Welaka Research and Education Center, Special and Area Studies Collections, George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida.


Contents List

Box
1 Annual Budgets and Reports, 1941-1954
2 Correspondence with the Dept. of Biology (U.F), The School of Forestry (U.F.), and original property deeds and related correspondence between the Camp Superintendant and the Dept. of Conservation revealing the Superintendant's policy of camp expansion.
3 Correspondence with the School of Forestry (continued), General Plans of Operation and Development, 1941-45, 1947-48,1950-52 and 1954, history and description and other misc. material.
4 Correspondence with H. Harold Hume, Dean of the College of Agriculture (1940s), and logging operations (late 1930s-early 1940s).
5 Planting records (1942-49), Quail records and general information on quail raising, ostrich file, and other misc. material.
6 Correspondence with J. Wayne Reitz, Provost and Acting Dean of the College of Agriculture, material on wartime recycling, storax production and the University's School of Forestry Summer Camp.
7 Correspondence with various departments and faculty of the University of Florida, correspondence with the United States Dept. of Agriculture, and timber sales data and correspondence.

Selected Subjects and Access Terms

Forest reserves -- Florida.
Game reserves -- Florida.
Quail culture -- Florida.
Wildlife conservation -- Florida -- Research.



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