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

 Collection
Identifier: AC 0277
This collection consist of farm account data. Information covers crop histories and provides names of farmers, information on operations before and after planting and harvest, irrigation, and cash statements; the Newlands Project; and the Walker River Irrigation District. These records contain economic surveys and farm business surveys including the Pahranagat Valley area, the Virgin Valley area, and southern Nevada.

Dates

  • 1926-1937

Creator

Restrictions

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.

Extent

19 Cubic Feet

Abstract

Collection primarily consists of farm account data on specific Nevada farms and ranches, identifying names and location of farm owner, and contain crop histories, information on operations before and after planting and harvest, irrigation data, livestock reports, cash statements, pasturage reports, and information on farm produce used in the home. Also included are records on the Newlands Project and the Walker River Irrigation District.

Administrative History

The Nevada Agricultural Experiment Station was created in 1887, with an emphasis on experimental work, and studies of the economic problems of agriculture.

Arrangement

The collection is organized by year, with records in the original order as received; original folder titles retained.

Boxes 1-15 are individual farm accounts arranged alphabetically by name. Location of farms is noted, and owners identified.

Boxes 16-17 consists of folders separated by dividers titled Pahranagat Valley; W.R.I.D. (Walker River Irrigation District); S.N.S. (Southern Nevada Study); and V.V.E.S. (Virgin Valley Economic Study).

Boxes 18-19 are folders separated by dividers titled ClarkCounty, Truckee Meadows, Walker River Irrigation District, White Pine County, Carson Valley and Fallon. They include records of individual farmers and ranchers.
Title
A Guide to the Max C. Fleischmann College of Agriculture, Agricultural Experiment Station Records
Status
completed
Author
Karen Gash
Date
Approximately 2000
Description rules
dacs

Repository Details

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

Contact:
Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center
1664 N. Virginia St.
University of Nevada, Reno
Reno NV 89557-0322 USA
775-682-5665
775-682-5724 (Fax)