Agricultural Extension Service Project Summaries, 1927-1942  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Title
Agricultural Extension Service Project Summaries
Dates
1927-1942 (inclusive)
Quantity
approximate 18 items, ( 4.5 linear feet), ( 4 containers)
Collection Number
Archives 96
Summary
Bound volumes of summaries of county extension projects.
Repository
Washington State University Libraries, Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections.
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections
Terrell Library Suite 12
Pullman WA
99164-5610
Telephone: 509-335-6691
mascref@wsu.edu
Access Restrictions

The Collection is open for research use.

Languages
Sponsor
Funding for encoding this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.


Content DescriptionReturn to Top

These bound volumes contain “progress reports” on the Agricultural Extension Service’s activities, arranged by county in Washington State. Included in these bound volumes are summaries of outreach programs, descriptions of efforts to improve record keeping on Washington State farms, details on the activities of local agricultural and economic clubs or syndicates, and documentation on efforts at hosting training conferences and seminars. These collected reports detail efforts at encouraging farmers to adopt varieties of cereals suitable to their regions, creating seed banks, maintaining cost records of plowing, harrowing, weeding, seeding, and harvesting, and efforts to improve local agricultural and community infrastructure to ensure irrigation, water supply, and sewage disposal. These bound volumes provide a unique local insight into the activities of the Agricultural Extension Service in the interwar period. They also demonstrate the process whereby Washington State agriculture adopted the key aspects of industrial farming that would later become known as the Green Revolution starting in 1945.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
1 Adams 1927-1942; Asotin, 1934-1942; Benton, 1927-1942
1 item
1 Chelan/Clallam 1927-1942; Clark, 1930-1942
1 item
1 Columbia/Cowlitz/Douglas
1 item
1927-1942
1 Ferry
1 item
1934-1942
1 Franklin
1 item
1927-1942
1 Garfield/Grant
1 item
1934-1942
1 Grays Harbor
1 item
1927-1942
1 Island
1 item
1934-1942
2 Jefferson/King
1 item
1927-1942
2 Kitsap/Kittitas 1927-1942; Klickitat, 1934-1942
1 item
2 Lewis 1927-1942; Lincoln, 1932-1942
1 item
2 Mason 1927-1942; Okanogan, 1934-1942; Pacific, 1927-1942
1 item
2 Pend Oreille/Pierce
1 item
1927-1942
3 San Juan/Skagit
1 item
1927-1942
3 Snohomish
1 item
1927-1942
3 Spokane
1 item
1927-1942
3 Skamania/Stevens
1 item
1927-1942
3 Thurston/Wahkiakum
1 item
1927-1942
4 Walla Walla
1 item
1927-1942
4 Whatcom
1 item
1927-1942
4 Whitman, 1930-1942; Yakima, 1927-1942
1 item

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Agricultural extension work--Washington (State)--Administration--Archives
  • Agriculture--Research--Washington (State)--Archives
  • Corporate Names :
  • Washington State University. Agriculture Extension Service--Archives (creator)
  • Washington State University. Agriculture Extension Service--Records and correspondence
  • Other Creators :
    • Corporate Names :
    • State College of Washington. Agriculture Extension Service. (creator)
    • Washington State University. Cooperative Extension Service. (creator)