United States Department of Agriculture Building Construction Glass Plate Negatives
The collection contains thirty-three glass plate negatives documenting the construction of Laboratory A and B of the Department of Agriculture building in the early 1900s.
United States Department of Agriculture photographs relating to sugar expedition to Papua New Guinea
3 Nitrate negatives
100 Prints (ca. 100 prints: silver gelatin)
120 Prints (ca. 120 glass negatives)
Images of settlements, people (including Negritos), artifacts, agriculture (especially sugarcane), headdresses, tattooing and body marking, members of the expedition, and the expedition's plane. This collection contains photographs by every member of the expedition. Other images are from Frank Hurley's documentary, "Pearls and Savages", or were made by the Department of …
MS 3947 Letter to James Mooney regarding names of plants
Mooney, James, 1861-1921
Gives the botanical names for Yamp or Yampa, cottonwood, cedar of the plains, and cedars of the southern states.
Sugar Plant Hunting by Airplane in New Guinea
Brandes, E. W. (Elmer Walker)), b. 1891
Peck, Richard K.
116 Photographs (Lantern slides)
Edited film made by the United States Department of Agriculture during an expedition to locate disease resistant varieties of sugar cane in the Territory of Papua and Mandated Territory of New Guinea. Footage was shot during 57 flights in what was ostensibly the first European exploration of sites in the interior …
Curtis W. Sabrosky Papers
This accession consists of incoming and outgoing correspondence documenting the professional career of Curtis W. Sabrosky at Michigan State University and the United States Department of Agriculture. The correspondence also documents his research on the taxonomy of flies.
John G. Sutton Papers
The papers contain a scrapbook, 1903-1912; publications of C. G. Elliot, head of the USDA's drainage work; papers and reports on drainage pumping plants, tile, and ditches, 1916-1920, 1926, 1931; and historical studies of drainage work, 1937-1938, 1947,1957,1961.
Alan Stone Oral History Interviews
The Smithsonian Institution Archives began its Oral History Program in 1973. The purpose of the program is to supplement the written documentation of the Archives' record and manuscript collections with an Oral History Collection, focusing on the history of the Institution, research by its scholars, and contributions of its staff. Program …
Most of these records are the official files of George Vasey as botanist of the United States Department of Agriculture and curator of the United States National Herbarium from 1872 to 1893. They include incoming and occasional outgoing correspondence, mostly to Vasey, but sometimes to Jeremiah M. Rusk, secretary of Agriculture; Edwin …
This accession consists of Science Service subject files pertaining to agriculture and transportation. Some of the images were taken by Science Service staff, while others came from manufacturers and governmental agencies such as the United States Department of Agriculture and the Office of War Information. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, and …
These records consist of incoming correspondence to Ellen W. Cathcart, scientific assistant in the Division of Botany, United States Department of Agriculture, and concern the identification, determination, and exchange of cryptogams. Some of the correspondence was addressed to Frederick Vernon Coville, Curator of the United States National Herbarium, but was …