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Collection Number: A&M.0904
Scope and Contents Correspondence, printed bulletins and programs, clippings, and other materials from the files of Andrew D. Hopkins, Head, Department of Entomology, West Virginia Agricultural Experiment Station, relating to the West Virginia Experiment Station, farmers' institutes, and the Blennerhasset Park project of 1935. The correspondence is by, or mentions, John A. Myers, A.D. Hopkins, C.R. Orton, and W. G. Peterkin.
Collection Number: A&M.0193
Scope and Contents A typed letter signed from Howard M. Gore, Secretary of Agriculture to Congressman Ernest R. Ackerman justifying the work of the USDA representatives in foreign countries to study agriculture conditions, to further research in pest control, and to determine the product standards of other nations to be met by U.S. exporters of raw and processed agricultural products.
Collection Number: A&M.0198
Scope and Contents The official papers of the 17th governor of West Virginia. Gore's career began in World War I when he was assistant food administrator in West Virginia; and in 1921 he went to Washington as a livestock appraiser and specialist in marketing livestock in the Department of Agriculture; he was appointed Assistant Secretary of Agriculture, and upon the Death of Henry C. Wallace, was made Secretary of Agriculture (November 22, 1924- March 4, 1925). In addition to his papers as Governor, other series...
Collection Number: A&M.4269
Scope and Contents Account books of farms, including the United States Department of Agriculture Soil Conservation Cooperative Agreements for those farms, dated 1935-1937. The farms are located in the towns of Moundsville, Cameron, McMechen, and other Marshall County locations. The USDA's Soil conversation efforts were mandated by several federal laws passed in 1935 and 1936 in response both to the dangers erosion posed to American agriculture and to the financial hardships faced by farmers during the Great...
Collection Number: A&M.2194
Overview A revised and indexed transcript copy of an interview with Dr. O.C. Stine, an expert in agricultural economics who was employed with the Department of Agriculture from the Progressive Era to that of the Fair Deal. Stine tells of his childhood on a farm in Jackson County, WV, his subsequent education in small town southeastern Ohio where his family moved, and his attendance and graduation from Ohio University with a bachelors in liberal arts and education. After teaching briefly on the secondary...
Collection Number: A&M.1208
Overview A compilation of West Virginia farm business records and year end analyses. This electronic service was provided for cooperating farmers by ELFAC (an acronym for Easy, Low Cost, Flexible, Accurate, Complete) sponsored in cooperation with land grant institutions by the (USDA) U. S. Dept. of Agriculture. The program's purpose is to help a farmer determine his tax status, credit rating and generally to facilitate farm management decisions through the analysis of costs for labor, feed, machinery,...