Thomas E. Buckman Papers

 Collection
Identifier: AC 0256

Scope and Contents

The Thomas E. Burckman Papers include information on Alpha Tau Omega fraternity, 1920, 1928; reports on Washoe County by agricultural agent S. E. Merrill, 1920-1922; the Nevada State Farm Bureau, 1920s-1930s; the Taylor Grazing Act, 1934-1936; Nevada 4-H clubs and camps, 1940s-1950s; a script of radio broadcasts on agricultural issues, 1950-1951; and the Nevada State Drought Committee, 1953. Also included are records on his activities after retirement, including his appointment to the Governor's Committee on Aging; correspondence on the Taylor Grazing Act, 1963; and a member of the Washoe County Community Action Association, 1966.

In addition, there is a scrapbook containing newspaper clippings on agricultural issues, including reclamation, livestock, the Nevada Farm Bureau, 4-H, etc., 1924-1926.

Dates

  • 1920-1970

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

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.

Biographical Note

Thomas E. Buckman (1895-1977) graduated from the University of Nevada in 1921, and was a charter member of Alpha Tau Omega fraternity. He served as Lyon county extension agent, 1921-1922, and Washoe county extension agent, 1923-1925, before joining the University of Nevada extension division as associate professor in 1925. He retired in 1955 as assistant director.

Extent

1 Linear Feet (2 boxes)

Language of Materials

English

Overview

Thomas E. Buckman (1895-1977) graduated from the University of Nevada in 1921, and was a charter member of Alpha Tau Omega fraternity. He served as Lyon county extension agent, 1921-1922, and Washoe county extension agent, 1923-1925, before joining the University of Nevada extension division as associate professor in 1925. He retired in 1955 as assistant director. The collection includes information on Alpha Tau Omega (ATO) fraternity and the Nevada Extension Service.

Arrangement

Arranged in chronological order.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Transferred from the Special Collections Depatment in 1973. The former collection number was NC458.

Separated Materials

Photographs transferred to Special Collection photograph archives: Photograph of Lyon County Farm Bureau, in Hotel Holland, Yerington, Nevada (transferred June 1989), UNRS-P1989-08-1; Photographs of Nevada State Junior Livestock Show, 1960 (transferred November 1999), UNRS-P2003-07.
Title
Guide to the Thomas E. Buckman Papers
Status
Completed
Author
Karen Gash
Date
Approximately 2000
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

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

Contact:
Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center
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