Guide to the Purnell Act Research Files, 1922-1956

Collection number: UA 10/2/3
Size: 5 boxes (2.00 cu.ft.)

About New Hampshire Agricultural Experiment Station

The Purnell Act was passed by Congress in 1925. It provided federal money to state Agricultural Experiment Stations for research on agriculture as well as the related economic and sociological factors. The University of New Hampshire took full advantage of the funds and has conducted hundreds of experiments on a whole range of topics.

About the Purnell Act Research Files

This series contains the files on the various research projects performed using the funds provided by the Purnell Act. The files are arranged according to project number.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

This collection is open.

Copyright Notice

Copyright is retained by the University of New Hampshire.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Purnell Act Research Files, 1922-1956, UA 10/2/3, Milne Special Collections and Archives, University of New Hampshire Library, Durham, NH, USA.

Acquisitions Information

These records were transfered to the University Library for storage prior to the establishment of the University Archives in 1992.

Collection Contents

Box 1
Box 1, Folder 11930-1934Temperature Levels in Battery Brooding
Box 1, Folder 21930-1934Vitamin A Requirements if Growing Chicks at Various Stages of Development
Box 1, Folder 31937-1940Fruit Farm StudiesPurnell 1
Box 1, Folder 41927-1932Poultry Farm Studies, Detailed Farm Records and Accounts on Typical N.H. Commercial Poultry Farms in Southern N.H.Purnell 2
Box 1, Folder 51930-1942A Study of Land Utilization in Grafton County, N.H.Purnell 5
Box 1, Folder 61930Wholesale Milk Farms StudyPurnell 8
Box 1, Folder 71939-1940An Experiment with Hay on Neglected Hay LandsPurnell 9
Box 1, Folder 81940-1943An Experiment with Legumes in Neglected Hay LandsPurnell 10
Box 1, Folder 91926-1942An Experiment with Legumes in Neglected Hay LandsPurnell 10
Box 1, Folder 101940-1943Potatoes in a Dairy Farm RotationPurnell 12
Box 1, Folder 111940-1942A Fertilizer Experiment with Dairy Farm Crops in the Connecticut ValleyPurnell 12
Box 1, Folder 121929-1942A Fertilizer Experiment with Dairy Farm Crops in Connecticut ValleyPurnell 13
Box 1, Folder 131939-1947Nutrition Studies with a Lactating CowsPurnell 14
Box 1, Folder 141944-1945Nutrition Studies with Lactating CowsPurnell 14
Box 1, Folder 151931-1941Effect of Place on Mosaic + Leaf Roll of PotatoPurnell 15
Box 1, Folder 161931-1941A Study of the Use of Virulent Vaccine on Virgin Heifers as a means of controlling Bang's disease + the relationship of such vaccine to the standard tube agglutination blood test for Bang's diseasePurnell 16
Box 1, Folder 171930-1936Rural Precooling of MilkPurnell 21
Box 1, Folder 181931-1941A Study of Paralysis in ChickensPurnell 27
Box 1, Folder 191928-1942Studies in the Improvement if Technique Eradication of PullorumPurnell 29
Box 1, Folder 201935-1949Protein Requirements of Chicks at Various Stages of Growth and DevelopmentPurnell 30
Box 1, Folder 211940-1949Protein Requirements for Chicks at Various Stages of Growth and DevelopmentPurnell 30
Box 1, Folder 221928-1932A Study of the Factors Involved in Marketing Head Lettuce Grown in N.H.Purnell 33
Box 1, Folder 231930-1936A Study of Practices and Factors Affecting Marketing Costs + the Quality of Milk Produced on N.H. FarmsPurnell 35
Box 2
Box 2, Folder 11930-1940Efficiency Studies in Dairy Farming in New HampshirePurnell 36
Box 2, Folder 21931-1941Studies on the Control of Coccidiosis in PoultryPurnell 37
Box 2, Folder 31930-1946Spray Management StudiesPurnell 38
Box 2, Folder 41940-1942An experiment in top dressing old pasture lands with lime and fertilizerPurnell 41
Box 2, Folder 51922-1942An experiment in top dressing old pasture lands with lime and fertilizerPurnell 41
Box 2, Folder 61932-1941Studies of the so-called trembling chick disease(encephalomylitis)Purnell 42
Box 2, Folder 71933-1946A Dairy farm rotation experiment in Southern N.H. with sweet corn as a cash cropPurnell 43
Box 2, Folder 81933-1941The effect of mulching in the development if bitter-pit in apple before harvest and storagePurnell 44
Box 2, Folder 91933-1940Pneumatic wheel equipment for tractorsPurnell 45
Box 2, Folder 101933-1935Heat Requirements for Brooding ChicksPurnell 46
Box 2, Folder 121933-1936A study of delinquent taxes, tax sales, and transfers of farm real estatePurnell 47
Box 2, Folder 131934-1938A study of egg grades, grading methods and costs and returns for eggs of various grades and weights from auction salesPurnell 49
Box 2, Folder 141930-1935Skin Vaccination for Chicken Pox (fowl pox)Purnell 50
Box 2, Folder 151934-1947Determination of the ratio to solids-not-fat to fat in milk produced by cows in different family linesPurnell 51
Box 2, Folder 161940-1942A study in the causes of abnormal relationships (ratio) of fat to solids-not-fat in milk from N.H. farmsPurnell 51
Box 2, Folder 171934-1948Pasture Management studiesPurnell 52
Box 2, Folder 181940-1942Soil Survey of N.H.Purnell 53
Box 2, Folder 191935-1955A survey of the Soils of N.H., fldr.1Purnell 53
Box 2, Folder 201935-1955A survey etc., fldr.2Purnell 53
Box 2, Folder 211937-1942A Detailed study of type farming areas in N.H.Purnell 54
Box 2, Folder 221935-1939A study of adjustment farming by regions and type of farming areas from the standpoint of agricultural adjustment and planning, including soil conservationPurnell 54
Box 3
Box 3, Folder 11935-1942The effect of position in the bin and temperature differentials on loss of weight of potatoes in storagePurnell 55
Box 3, Folder 21936-1943Rural Tax Studies in N.H.Purnell 59
Box 3, Folder 31936-1940A study guide of quality, prices, and market outlets for small fruits in N.H.Purnell 60
Box 3, Folder 41937-1945A study of the operation to the agricultural conservation program in selected areas of N.H.Purnell 61
Box 3, Folder 51938-1942Selective breeding as a control of ruptured egg yolk and ruptured oviduct conditions in fowlPurnell 62
Box 3, Folder 61937-1952Methods for controlling erosion on N.H. potato fields
Box 3, Folder 71937-1942Methods for controlling erosion on N.H. potato fieldsPurnell 64
Box 3, Folder 81938-1942Control of moisture in poultry litterPurnell 66
Box 3, Folder 91940-1941Control of Moisture in Poultry litterPurnell 66
Box 3, Folder 101938-1946Economies in purchases made by farmersPurnell 67
Box 3, Folder 111939-1941The design of small potato storage for farm usePurnell 69
Box 3, Folder 121939-1945The efficiencies of dairy herd management practices as revealed by analysis of permanent records of DHIA herds in N.H.Purnell 70
Box 3, Folder 131945-1949Breeding Improved Early TomatoesPurnell 71
Box 3, Folder 141941-1948The control of Tomato diseasesPurnell 71-a
Box 3, Folder 151941-1944Developing disease resistance in muskmelonsPurnell 72-a
Box 3, Folder 161939-1942Place of woodlots in farm organization in Coos county N.H.Purnell 74
Box 3, Folder 171940-1942Credit problems in wholesale milk areasPurnell 75
Box 3, Folder 181941-1947A study of the etiology, pathology and prevention of contagious indigestionPurnell 76
Box 3, Folder 191941-1943A study of the etiology and prevention of contagious indigestion(bluecomb)Purnell 76
Box 3, Folder 201941-1948A study of the cause and prevention of gizzard erosionPurnell 77
Box 3, Folder 211941-1948studies of the cause and prevention of gizzard erosion(sub-project of Purnell 30)Purnell 77
Box 3, Folder 221941-1947Sensitive fern poisoning of horsesPurnell 78
Box 3, Folder 231941-1942Freezer-locker possibilities in the Laconia areaPurnell 79
Box 4
Box 4, Folder 11942-1946Dry rations for Dairy calves and heifersPurnell 80
Box 4, Folder 21941-1948Dry rations for dairy calves and heifersPurnell 80
Box 4, Folder 31942-1945Effect of vitamin a on the utilization of energy and protein by calvesPurnell 80-a
Box 4, Folder 41944-1950The effect of vitamin d on the metabolism and utilization of energy and protein by calvesPurnell 80-B
Box 4, Folder 51941-1947The establishing of low-bush blueberry fieldsPurnell 81
Box 4, Folder 61942-1948Factors effecting the nutritive value of N.H. grown fruits and vegetablesPurnell 82
Box 4, Folder 71942-1944Producing the full roughage requirements on N.H. dairy farms with special reference to pasturesPurnell 83
Box 4, Folder 81942-1950Producing the full roughage requirements on N.H. dairy farmsPurnell 83
Box 4, Folder 91941-1948Producing the full roughage requirements on N.H. dairy farms(with special reference to pastures)Purnell 83
Box 4, Folder 101942-1946Producing the full roughage requirements of N.H. dairy farms (with special reference to pastures)Purnell 83
Box 4, Folder 111941-1956The influence of the level of available potash in the soil on the longevity and persistence of Ladino clover in hay pasturesPurnell 84, Hatch 50
Box 4, Folder 121942-1948Proper construction of farm and commercial potato storagePurnell 85
Box 4, Folder 131942-1947The place of a small-inland town in the war and post-war economyPurnell 86
Box 4, Folder 141944-1947Efficient chore practices in dairy barnsPurnell 87
Box 4, Folder 151942-1951Efficient chore practices in dairy barnsPurnell 87
Box 4, Folder 161943-1945Transmission of pullorum disease to adult birdsPurnell 88
Box 4, Folder 171944-1947Development of Income Formulas for Specialized FarmsPurnell 89
Box 4, Folder 181945-1948The testing of new pesticides for the control of plant diseases and insectsPurnell 90
Box 4, Folder 191945-1948The use of herbicides in N.H. with reference to pasturesPurnell 91
Box 4, Folder 201945-1946Land title problemsPurnell 94
Box 5
Box 5, Folder 11947-1955The relationship between the diet of dairy animals, the activity of the flora od the digestive tract, and the utilization of protein and energyPurnell 95
Box 5, Folder 21945-1950The relationship between the diet of dairy animals, the activity of the flora of the digestive tract and the utilization of protein and energyPurnell 95
Box 5, Folder 31945-1949Dairy husbandry, Relationship of the composition of milk to methods used for determining adulterationPurnell 96
Box 5, Folder 41945-1948Agricultural Chemistry, Relationship of the composition of milk to methods used for determining adulterationPurnell 96
Box 5, Folder 51945-1949Efficient farm labor practices on commercial poultry farms.Purnell 97
Box 5, Folder 61945-1951Choline in the nutrition of poultryPurnell 98
Box 5, Folder 71945-1951Choline in the nutrition of poultryPurnell 98
Box 5, Folder 81950-1954Chemical studies concerning the determination of ascorbic acid in foodPurnell 99
Box 5, Folder 91948-1951The relative efficiency of plowing down fertilizersPurnell 100
Box 5, Folder 101946-1951The relative efficiency of plowing down fertilizerPurnell 100
Box 5, Folder 111946Reducing seasonal variation of fluid milk deliveries of N.H. producers of wholesale milk for the greater Boston and secondary marketsPurnell 101
Box 5, Folder 121946-1947Reducing seasonal variation of fluid milk deliveries of N.H. producers of wholesale milk for the Greater Boston and secondary marketPurnell 101
Box 5, Folder 131947-1952Utilization of good agricultural resourcesPurnell 104
Box 5, Folder 141948-1954Control of N.H. weeds using herbicidal methodsPurnell 106
Box 5, Folder 151951-1952Efficiency of Feed Utilization in Poultry ProductionPurnell 107
Box 5, Folder 161949-1955A study of farm management problems of potato production in N.H.Purnell 111
Box 5, Folder 171950-1951Cost reducing in DairyingPurnell 112
Box 5, Folder 181950-1952Harvesting and marketing N.H. cucumbers under contractPurnell 113
Box 5, Folder 191950-1953Proper width and slope of beds for draining Whately and Biddeford soilsPurnell 115
Box 5, Folder 201950-1954Diagnosis and control vibriosis in N.H. Dairy HerdsPurnell 116
Box 5, Folder 211952-1954Production Management problems in specialized poultry farmsPurnell 118