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

 Collection
Identifier: AC 0184
This collection includes Director Doten's correspondence, farm financial, labor, livestock and crop data, 1934 Nevada drought material, Nevada Emergency Relief Administration material, United States Resettlement Administration material, Nevada USDA War Board material, White Pine County USDA War Board meeting minutes; and U.S. Dept. of Agriculture. Agricultural Adjustment Administration material, and hand-drawn surveying maps.

Dates

  • 1926-1943

Creator

Restrictions

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

Extent

1.5 Cubic Feet (2 boxes)

Abstract

Records primarily document George Hardman's tenure with the Nevada Experiment Station, 1919-1934, and includes correspondence with Samuel B. Doten, correspondence with the public and other state agencies, field notes on soils and crops, and hand drawn maps of the Humboldt River system. In addition, there are limited records dealing with the National Resources Board, National Emergency Council, Agricultural Adjustment Administration, and the Resettlement Administration, 1935-1936; and the War Board, 1942-1943.

Administrative History Note

The Agricultural Experiment Station began with the Hatch Act, 1887, to develop agricultural research and education. In 1918, Samuel B. Doten, Station director, hired George Hardman and put him in charge of the Station farm and on the faculty. Hardman worked on an irrigation investigation of the Humboldt River, 1919-1921, and on soil experiments both in Reno and Las Vegas, Nevada. In 1925, he moved to Las Vegas, with his work there resulting in several bulletins before returning to Reno in 1934. He served as Director until 1946.

Arrangement

The records are arranged chronologically within topic folders.

Related Archival Materials

Max C. Fleischmann College of Agriculture. Agricultural Experiment Station. Records, 1901-1923: AC 0004.

Max C. Fleischmann College of Agriculture. Agricultural Experiment Station. Records, 1921-1966: AC 0239.

Max C. Fleischmann College of Agriculture. Agricultural Experiment Station. Records, 1932-1942: AC 0191.

United States. Office of Price Administration. Records, 1944-1945: NC 611-614.

Griswold, Gordon. Papers, 1926-1954: NC 451.

Separated Materials

An oversized U.S. Forest Service map of the Mono National Forest (1928) and a Bureau of the Census "Nevada: Minor Civil Divisions" map (1930) were transferred into Map Drawer 55.
Title
A Guide to the Records of the Max C. Fleischmann College of Agriculture, Agricultural Experiment Station
Status
completed

Repository Details

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

Contact:
Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center
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