Max C. Fleischmann College of Agriculture Audio Collection
Scope and Contents
The records in this collection are copies of radio programs that contains information on Nevada agriculture and research, and interviews with Nevada faculty. The collection included programs from the McClatchy Farm Review, 1966-1973, and Across the Land, a production of the American Farm Bureau Federation, 1966-1968. These programs were heard on the local radio channel, KOH. As a regular part of the program there is information covering range and farm matters, water and crop reports, and meetings held throughout the state concerning Nevada agriculture. Nevada faculty were occasionally featured, with broadcast editor Lawrence (Larry) M. Kirk conducting interviews with Dale W. Bohrnont, Edmund R. Barmettler, Verle Bohrnan, William V. Neely, Henry M. Kilpatrick, and Paul T. Tueller about their programs or research.
Additionally, there are tapes of the dedication and naming of the Molly Flagg Knudtsen Renewable Natural Resource Building, 1979, with Grant Sawyer as featured speaker; and a forum, 1970, sponsored by the Nevada Environmental Foundation, with speakers Robert L. Rudd and William Hazeltine on the use of pesticides.
- Max C. Fleischmann College of Agriculture (Producer, Organization)
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.
The College of Agriculture and the Agricultural Experiment Station began in 1887, under the auspices of the Hatch Act. Although technically separate legal entities, they shared common interests in investigating the principles and application of agricultural science. Projects and research addressed irrigation, ranching, and farm development in Nevada counties. In 1914, the Nevada Cooperative Extension Service was established to reach out to rural areas and, through its agents and agricultural advisors, to develop ranch and home projects. In the 1950s, the programs were consolidated into a unified College of Agriculture. In 1954, the Max C. Fleischmann Foundation of Nevada provided financing for a new agriculture building. In recognition, the college was named the Max C. Fleischmann College of Agriculture. After the arrival of David Thawley as dean in 1998, the college changed its name to the College of Agriculture, Biotechnology, and Natural Resources (CABNR). The curriculum expanded to include biochemistry, pre-veterinary, and other classes that reflected the evolving needs of the student body. As of 2021, biochemistry is the third-largest major on campus, and the college is a national leader in its fields.
1.208 Linear Feet (3 boxes)
Language of Materials
The general objectives of the Max C. Fleischmann College of Agriculture are to help provide a sound educational experience, to study the problems of agriculture and agriculturally related industries, renewable natural resources and the quality of life, and to gather, interpret, and transmit that knowledge. The Agricultural Communications Services provided the means to transmit that knowledge and information through a variety of mediums, including radio. The collection included programs from the McClatchy Farm Review, and Across the Land, a production of the American Farm Bureau Federation. As a regular part of the program there is information covering range and farm matters, water and crop reports, and meetings held throughout the state concerning Nevada agriculture.
Arranged chronologically and by radio program.
Reel-to-reel tapes and audiocassettes have not been digitized. Audio cassettes are available for use while reel-to-reel tapes are unavailable due to format.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Transferred from Alice Good of Agricultural Communications in 1991.
- Guide to the Audio Collection of the Max C. Fleischmann College of Agriculture
- Betty Glass
- June 2017
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- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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