Max C. Fleischmann College of Agriculture, Agricultural Experiment Station Records

Identifier: AC 0191
The records in this collection include correspondence files on various projects and services provided by the Agricultural Experiment Station. Some press releases, plat drawings, questionnaire responses, reports and property records are included. Of interest is the first issue of Rural Electrification News by the Rural Electrification Administration. There are three issues of the Farm Credit Administration's "Financing Western Farmers." Reports on agricultural planning for war are included.


  • 1932-1942



Collection is open for research. Materials must be used on-site; advance notice suggested. Access to parts of this collection may be restricted under provisions of state or federal law.


1 Cubic Feet (1 box)


Correspondence files, 1932-1935, maintained by George Hardman, on various projects, including drought relief, erosion, irrigation and water supply with other state and federal agencies. Included is a copy of a presentation by William Peterson at the Stockmen's Convention, Ursine, Nevada, 1932, on the Taylor Grazing Act. A second series of records, 1939-1942, were maintained by Howard G. Mason, agricultural planning specialist, concerning the Nevada State Land Use Planning Committee and includes agreements, meeting minutes, and reports on Churchill, Clark, Douglas, Elko, Lincoln, and Lyon counties.

Administrative History

The Agricultural Experiment Station began with the 1887 Hatch Act, to develop agricultural research and education. In addition, during the 1930s, it worked with other federal and state agencies, including the Agricultural Adjustment Administration, the Nevada Emergency Relief Administration, the Farm Credit Administration, and Indian Field Service on several projects. In 1939, the Experiment Station, together with the U.S. Bureau of Agricultural Economics and the Nevada Agricultural Extension Service, formed the Nevada State Land Use Planning Committee, a project to study farm planning on selected farms in Nevada.


The records are arranged in two series. Series 1 retains original folder titles, folders 1-16, for records from 1932-1935, and appear to have been maintained by George Hardman:

Agricultural Adjustment Administration. Dixie Valley Set-ups, Land for sale on Newlands Project. Farm Debt. [Submarginal Land Program-Fallon Area Purchase Project, Churchill and Lyon counties.] Drought relief [Nevada Emergency Relief Administration.] Erosion [Nevada Program of Soil Conservation and Water Control.] Extension Service. Farm Credit Administration. Indian Field Service [United States Department of Agriculture.] Irrigation and water supply. Las Vegas Experiment Station. Map Index Program Drought Relief [Nevada Emergency Relief Administration.] Reno Experiment Station Taylor Grazing Act [includes Grazing on the Public Lands, by William Peterson, presented before the Stockmen' s Convention, Ursine, Nevada, 1932.]

The second series of records, folders 17-30, appear to have been maintained by Howard G. Mason, Agricultural Planning Specialist, and deal with the Nevada State Land Use Planning Committee, 1939-1942, a project with other state and federal agencies in a study of intensive farm planning on selected farms in Nevada.
A Guide to the Max C. Fleischmann College of Agriculture, Agricultural Experiment Station Records
Karen Gash
Approximately 1999

Repository Details

Part of the University of Nevada, Reno. University Archives Repository

Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center
1664 N. Virginia St.
University of Nevada, Reno
Reno NV 89557-0322 USA
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