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A Guide to the Records of the University of Florida Agricultural Experiment Station Branch Stations, Field Laboratories, Research and Education Centers, and other Field Units

Finding aid created by Dept. Staff

University of Florida Smathers Libraries - Special and Area Studies Collections
September 2010


Descriptive Summary

Creator: University of Florida. Agricultural Experiment Station.
Title: Records of the University of Florida Agricultural Experiment Station Branch Stations, Field Laboratories, Research and Education Centers, and other Field Units
Dates: 1917-1971
Abstract: Series 95 contains official and personal records, primarily correspondence, from many of the twenty or more branch units affiliated with the University of Florida's agricultural program.
Extent: 30 microfilm reels.
Identification: Series 95
Language(s): English

Biographical/Historical Note

The branch units of the Institute of Food and Agricultural Science and its predecessors have been given many different designations over the years. The first branch units were known as sub-stations and were located at DeFuniak Springs and Ft. Myers. Later, field units were called Branch Stations and Field Laboratories and, most recently, Research and Education Centers.


Scope and Content

This series contains official and personal records, primarily correspondence, from many of the twenty or more branch units affiliated with the University of Florida's agricultural program. This material documents the struggle to establish research stations in all parts of Florida, each specializing in experimentation in one or two classes of crops or livestock raised commercially in its area of the state. Additionally, these records reveal the growth and development or, in some instances, the transformation or abandonment of these branch stations as the state reacted to changes in the agricultural economy.

This material provides information respecting the actual experiments conducted in the various stations and thus serves as a general indicator of the major problems of the agricultural industries for the years in question as well as a window on past methodologies in science. The series provides a record of the relative importance of the various commercial varieties of fruits and vegetables grown and the principal breeds of livestock raised throughout the period. It also documents the field units' more recent role as centers of local agricultural education.

The series consists of records which were assembled by the Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences and microfilmed. Reels 1-15 contain the records of individual stations from the inception of each station through 1949. (Each reel contains records for only one station.) Reels 16-27 contain the same types of records for all the stations combined from 1950 through 1971. Reels 28-30 contain records from what had been termed Field Laboratories at the time the records were filmed.

Correspondence dates are not necessarily inclusive and should be used as an earliest date guide only.


Access or Use Restrictions

Access

The collection is open for research.


Related or Separated Material

See also Series 84 for records related to the Welaka Research and Education Center, Series 109, Hastings Potato Investigation Laboratory, and Series 107, Chipley Dairy Unit.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Records of the University of Florida Agricultural Experiment Station Branch Stations, Field Laboratories, Research and Education Centers, and other Field Units, Special and Area Studies Collections, George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida.

Processing Notes

The original reel numbers have been changed to #1-30. Reels 1-23 were originally numbered "9.1C" through "9.23C." Reel 24 was numbered "9.24A." Reel 25 was numbered "9.24B." Reel 26 was numbered "9.24C." Reel 27 was numbered "9.24D." Reels 28-30 were originally numbered "9.1E" through "9.3E."


Contents List

Reel
1 Lake Alfred Experiment Station (citrus) - Act establishing Citrus Station. 1917
1 Lake Alfred Experiment Station (citrus) - Correspondence. 1933-1935
2 Lake Alfred Experiment Station - Correspondence. 1925-1942
3 Lake Alfred Experiment Station - Correspondence. 1943-1949
4 Everglades Experiment Station - Correspondence. 1921-1931
5 Everglades Experiment Station - Correspondence. 1923-1935
6 Everglades Experiment Station - Correspondence. 1926-1940
7 Everglades Experiment Station - Correspondence. 1941-1947
8 Everglades Experiment Station - Correspondence. 1947-1949
9 North Florida Experiment Station at Quincy - Act Establishing Station. 1921
9 North Florida Experiment Station at Quincy - Correspondence. 1927-1936
10 North Florida Experiment Station - Correspondence. 1937-1949
11 Gulf Coast Experiment Station at Bradenton - Correspondence. 1933-1949
12 Sub-Tropical Experiment Station at Homestead - Act Establishing Station. 1929
12 Sub-Tropical Experiment Station at Homestead - Correspondence. 1936-1949
13 West Central Florida Experiment Station at Brooksville (Chinsegut Hill) - Memo of Understanding, F.A.E.S. and USDA. 1933
13 West Central Florida Experiment Station at Brooksville (Chinsegut Hill) - Suggested Work at Brooksville. 1936
13 West Central Florida Experiment Station at Brooksville (Chinsegut Hill) - Correspondence. 1949
14 Central Florida Experiment Station at Sanford - Act Establishing Station. 1933
14 Central Florida Experiment Station at Sanford - Correspondence. 1949
14 Central Florida Experiment Station at Sanford - Appendix: Pages missed in original filming.
15 Range Cattle Experiment Station at Ona and West Florida Experiment Station at Milton - Act Establishing Range Cattle Station. 1937
15 Range Cattle Experiment Station at Ona and West Florida Experiment Station at Milton - Correspondence. 1944
15 Range Cattle Experiment Station at Ona and West Florida Experiment Station at Milton - Act Establishing West Florida Experiment Station. 1943
15 Range Cattle Experiment Station at Ona and West Florida Experiment Station at Milton - Correspondence. 1949
15 Range Cattle Experiment Station at Ona and West Florida Experiment Station at Milton - Appendix: Pages missed in original filming.
16 Central Florida Experiment Station - Correspondence. 1950
16 Everglades Experiment Station - Correspondence. 1950
16 Range Cattle Experiment Station - Correspondence. 1950
16 Lake Alfred Experiment Station - Correspondence. 1951
16 U.S.D.A. Soil Conservation Service - Monthly Hydrologic Data.
16 Various Branch Stations and U.S.D.A. Soil Conservation Service - Appendix: Second pages of letters missed in original film.
17 Gulf Coast Experiment Station - Correspondence. 1951-1952
18 Sub-Tropical Experiment Station - Correspondence. 1952
18 Lake Alfred Experiment Station - Correspondence. 1953
18 Gulf Coast Experiment Station - Correspondence. 1953
18 Suwannee Valley Experiment Station at Live Oak Station Information Series - Correspondence. 1953
19 Central Florida Experiment Station - Correspondence. 1954
19 Lake Alfred Experiment Station - Correspondence. 1955
20 Central Florida Experiment Station- Correspondence. 1956
20 Gulf Coast Experiment Station - Correspondence. 1956
20 West Central Florida Experiment Station - Correspondence (1957 at end of reel). 1956-1957
20 Everglades Experiment Station - Correspondence. 1957
21 West Florida Experiment Station - Correspondence. 1957
21 Everglades Experiment Station - Correspondence (1959 at end of reel). 1958-1959
21 Central Florida Experiment Station- Correspondence. 1959
21 Appendix: North Florida Experiment Station - Correspondence. 1958
22 Everglades Experiment Station - Correspondence (near end of reel). 1959, 1961
22 Central Florida Experiment Station - Correspondence. 1959
22 North Florida Experiment Station - Correspondence. 1960
22 West Florida Experiment Station - Correspondence. 1961
23 Central Florida Experiment Station - Correspondence. 1962
23 Gulf Coast Experiment Station - Annual Summary of Step Trials. 1962
23 Lake Alfred Experiment Station - Correspondence. 1963
23 West Florida Experiment Station - Correspondence. 1963
23 Appendix: Suwannee Valley Experiment Station - Correspondence. 1963
24 Belle Glade (Everglades) Experiment Station - Correspondence. 1964-1971
24 Bradenton (Gulf Coast) Experiment Station - Correspondence. 1964-1970
24 Brooksville (West Central Florida or Chinsegut Hill) Experiment Station - Correspondence. 1964
25 Fort Pierce Tomato Disease Lab - Correspondence. 1961
25 Homestead Sub-Tropical Experiment Station - Correspondence. 1964
25 Lake Alfred Experiment Station - Correspondence. 1964
25 Live Oak (Suwannee Valley) Experiment Station - Correspondence. 1964
25 Monticello Experiment Station (Pecan Lab) - Correspondence. 1961
25 Sanford (Central Florida) Experiment Station - Correspondence. 1964
25 Welaka Forest Preserve - Correspondence. 1966
26 Apopka Foliage Unit - Correspondence. 1971
26 Homestead Sub-Tropical Experiment Station - Correspondence. 1971
26 Live Oak Experiment Station - Correspondence. 1970
27 Fort Lauderdale Lab - Correspondence. 1967
27 Immokalee Vegetable Unit - Correspondence. 1968
27 Welaka Forest Preserve - Correspondence. 1971
27 Chipley Dairy Unit - Correspondence. 1966
28 Cocoa Lab (Plant Pathology) - Correspondence. 1933, 1939
28 Watermelon and Grape Lab at Leesburg - Correspondence. 1933
28 Potato Investigation Lab at Hastings - Correspondence. 1937
28 Weather Station at Lakeland - Capital Expenditure Report. 1940
29 Watermelon and Grape Lab - Correspondence. 1943
29 Pecan Lab at Monticello - Correspondence. 1947
29 Weather Station - Correspondence. 1949, 1951
30 Cocoa Lab (Indian River Field Lab) - Correspondence. 1952-1954
30 Poultry Disease Lab - Correspondence. 1955
30 Weather Station - Correspondence. 1957-1960
30 Field Labs and Weather Station - Appendix.
30 Indian River.
30 Houston, Texas Gas and Oil. 1959

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