Agriculture

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    Asa Barker Cole (15 May 1785 Boxford MA - 13 June 1860 Whitefield NH) was the son of Solomon Cole and Mehitable Barker. He married Lydia Howland in 1830 in Whitefield and made his living as a farmer. The diary (ca. 1840-1850) details planting, equipment, hauling wood, and other typical farm…
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    Warren Brown (1836-1919) of Hampton Falls, NH married Sarah Gertrude Norris (1841-1917) in 1867. Their children were Norris Brown (1868-1869), Harry Benson Brown (1870-1903), Arthur Warren Brown (1873-1960), Gertrude Norris Brown (1878-1896), and…
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    The NH and Durham Vertical Files were collected over ca. 30 years and contain materials accumulated mostly by subject rather than creator. The New Hampshire and Durham vertical files contain historical information and publications covering a very wide…
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    The Teen Assessment Project (TAP) is a multifaceted, community-based research and education program designed to help youth by helping parents, schools, youth-serving agencies and community leaders better support youth development. This collection contains the…
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    The Botany Department was part of the curriculum of the Agriculture devision of the New Hampshire College of Agriculture and the Mechanic Arts. This history was developed by the departmental review team, 1971.
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    Mary Helson (1845-1896) and Irvin Folsom (1841-1917) owned a small farm in Raymond, N.H. They were married in 1865 in Epping N.H.; their three children were Maud Eliza (1867-1942), Nellie Allen (1870-after 1910), and Frank (1876-1976). They made their living growing, saving, and selling seed as…
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    Nettie Ardell Davis (1867-1913) of New London NH was the daughter of Edmond Davis (1825-1901) and Emeline C. Young (1834-1971). She married Arthur Walter Holmes (1864-1946) in 1894. Their four children were Shirley Edward (1898-1971), Marjorie Emeline…
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    The NH Royal Livestock Show has been an annual event within the animal sciences program since April 1950. This collection contains the many of the programs for the All Aggie Day held between 1955 and 1969.
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    Milton Prince Appleby (1923-2018) was a fiddler and farmer from Rochester, N.H., of New Brunswick French/English and Wolastoqiyik (Maliseet) heritage. He was born in Needham, Mass., son of John “Jack” Bickford Appleby (1881-1974) and Laura Alice…
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    Richard T. Rogers (1818-1890) was a farmer and local politician from Rochester, Strafford Co., NH. His account books document his political activities in several local government committees. A possible relative named Victor E. Page also served as…
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    The Osborne Family of Weare, NH were farmers, teachers, and members of Weare Monthly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers). Three generations are represented: Samuel Osborne Sr. (1789-1858), Lindley H. Osborne (1833-1920), and Charles…
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    The Torr family was a prominent Revolutionary War era farming family in the Dover/Durham/Madbury area of New Hampshire. Materials in this collection are from Benjamin Torr (ca. 1787-1852) and Vincent Torr (1777-1815). Many other Torr family members…
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    The New Hampshire Plant Growers Association is a non-profit organization with a mission to grow and nurture the interests of horticulture and horticultural allied trades in New Hampshire.
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    The UNH Cooperative Extension was founded in 1915. In 1938, as the Cooperative Extension Service approached 25 years since the signing of the Smith-Level Act, a Committe on Extension History was form and a member from each county was assigned the duty of writing a…
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    Levi Chapman Tuttle was born on August 3, 1835 in Nottingham, New Hampshire and died in 1914. He enlisted in the 13th Regiment New Hampshire Volunteers Infantry, Company F on August 26, 1862. He saw fighting at Fredericksburg and fifteen other battles…
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    This series contains financial, annual and budget reports produced by the Agricultural Experiment Station at the University of New Hampshire. Box 1 is arranged alphabetically according to department and the remaining boxes are arranged chronologically.
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    Ruth G. Stimson graduated from UNH in 1940 with a degree in Home Economics. She joined the Cooperative Extension as a Home Demonstration Agent-at-Large. Shortly after, she was assigned to the Rockingham County Office where she worked until she retired in 1982. This series, compiled by Ruth Stimson…
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    Ezra E. Adams, from Manchester, NH, graduated from the New Hampshire College of Agriculture and the Mechanic Arts in 1878. [scopecontent abstract]
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    This series contains the files for the research projects conducted by the New Hampshire Agricultural Experiment Station. Support for the research came from various funds: the Hatch Act, Bankhead-Jones Fund, Purnell Act and the Adams Fund. The series contains research reports, budget reports and…
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    Ruth G. Stimson graduated from UNH in 1940 with a degree in Home Economics. She joined the Cooperative Extension as a Home Demonstration Agent-at-Large. Shortly after, she was assigned to the Rockingham County Office where she worked until she retired in 1982. In this volume, Ruth Stimson has…
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    The minutes of the Meetings of the Council of the New Hampshire Agricultural Experiment Station were recorded by Clarence M. Weed, Sec.
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    The Hatch Act, passed on March 2, 1887, authorized establishment of the land-grant college agricultural experiment stations. The New Hampshire Agricultural Experiment Station was formed in August of 1887 as a department of the New Hampshire College of…
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    The Food and Agriculture Act of 1977 required that the Secretary of Agriculture provide the Congress with "...an evaluation of the economic and social consequences of the programs of the Extension Service and the Cooperative Extension Services..." The…
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    This scrapbook was created by Philip Sawyer, Class of 1923. He was a two year Agricultural student from Madbury, N.H.. While at UNH he was a member of the Alpha Tau Alpha fraternity; the Poultry Committee; the Agricultural Club; the Rifle Team; and the Interfraternity Society called the Casque and…
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    Professor Stuart Dunn worked for the University of New Hampshire from 1926 to 1970. He taught courses in plant physiology in the Department of Botany and at the Agricultural Experiment Station. He wrote a text book and lab manual in 1949 entitled…
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    Epsilon Sigma Phi, founded on January 10-11, 1927 in Bozeman, Montana, is an honorary fraternity dedicated to fostering standards of excellence in the Extension System and to developing the Extension profession and the professional. The Nu Chapter of Epsilon Sigma Phi, founded on December 7, 1927…
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    This scrapbook was created by Arthur Grant Davis from Peterborough, NH, Class of 1912. He received a B.S. in Agriculture and was very active in campus activities. He was a member of Gamma Theta, Alpha Zeta and the Rifle Team. He served as the Secretary-Treasurer of the Agricultural Club and was the…
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    C. Floyd Jackson joined the university in 1908 as an assistant entomologist and before retiring in 1952 served as assistant professor of zoology and entomology professor, professor of zoology, chairman of the department and dean of the College of…
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    Oren "Dad" Vittelius Henderson worked for the University of New Hampshire from 1915 to 1939. He started as the Business Secretary for the college and was also the Purchasing Agent for the Experiment Station. In 1920 he was promoted to Executive…
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    Gov. Frederick Smyth was a Trustee and the Treasurer for the Board of Trustees of the New Hampshire College of Agriculture and the Mechanic Arts from 1866 to 1897. Smyth started and funded a competition known as the Smyth Prize for writing, reading…
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    This series contain the files relating to the Greenhouses and papers by several members of the Department of Plant Biology. Included is information on greenhouse operations and general department information.
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    This series contains the newsletter produced by the College of Agriculture. The newsletter reports on the work of the various departments and their faculty within the College of Agriculture.
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    The Interscholastic Prize Speaking Contest was organized each year by the Alumni Association for high school students in New Hampshire, Maine and Massachusetts beginning in 1912. The prize money was provided by the class of 1911. This series contains programs for the prize speaking contest. Some of…
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    The UNH Forestry summer camp program was begun in 1924 by Prof. Clark Stevens to include practical experience as a part of forestry education.
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    The New Hampshire Agricultural Experiment Station was established at the New Hampshire College of Agriculture and the Mechanic Arts with the funds provided by the Hatch Act of 1887. The College was founded in Hanover, NH in 1866, moved to Durham, NH…
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    Professor Fredrick W. Taylor (1876-1963) of Ohio State university was appointed professor of agriculture and head of the department of agriculture at UNH in 1903. In 1908 he became professor of agronomy. In 1915 he was made dean of the agricultural division. This series contains two midterm exams…
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    This scrapbook contains newspaper clippings concerning the New Hampshire College of Agriculture and the Mechanic Arts. Many articles are also about agricultural issues in general.
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    Edward Morgan Lewis served as president of the University of New Hampshire from September 1, 1927 to May 24, 1936. Lewis received both his undergraduate and graduate education from Williams College. He came to UNH from Massachusetts Agricultural…
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    Benjamin G. Odiorne from Rye, NH, graduated from the New Hampshire College of Agriculture and the Mechanic Arts in 1915 with a degree in Arts and Sciences. This collection contains two notebooks that belonged to Benjamin Odiorne during his sophomore and junior years at the New Hampshire College of…
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    H. C. Grinnell was chairman of the Agricultural College Building Committee and T. B. Charles was Chairman of the Committee on Institutional Building. This series contains the report of the agricultural college building committee to the Committee on Institutional Building. The report is organized by…
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    C.F. Allen was a former president of the Maine State College. On April 29, 1879 he presented an address to the graduating class of the New Hampshire College of Agriculture and the Mechanic Arts. This college later became the University of New Hampshire located in Durham, NH. This series contains…
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    The Agricultural Club maintained a club room in Morrill Hall. This series contains the program for the first annual Agricultural Banquet held on May 4, 1916. The banquet was given under the auspices of the New Hampshire College Agricultural Club. The program includes photos of Agricultural Dept.…
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    The CREAM program is a two semester, eight credit class offered by UNH in which 15-20 students work together to manage a dairy herd. CREAMers are responsible for the health, breeding, milk production, feeding and costs of running a working 26-cow dairy herd. This series contains the booklet…
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    This series consists of a pamplet which contains the report of the committee appointed by the Governor and Council in 1863 to study the subject of an agricultural college. It also contains the bill passed by the New Hampshire Legislature, in 1864, establishing the college and the proposition of Gen…
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    Stephen H. Boomer received a bachelor's degree in forestry from NHCAMA in 1921. He was an instructor in forestry at UNH for two years prior to becoming the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture's blister rust control officer for Carroll County. He worked for the USDA from 1923 to 1959. He lived in North Conway…
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    The Department of Plant Science was founded in 1964, being formerly the Department of Agronomny and Department of Horticulture. This series contains a collection of articles on plant growth regulators written by members of the UNH Plant Science Department. The book was used during the short course…
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    This series consists of one pamphlet containing the address given by Congressman Justin S. Morrill in the Vermont State House of Representatives. Senator Morrill discusss his role in the creation of the Land-Grant Colleges and their success.
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    The Alpha Zeta fraternity, composed exclusively of agricultural students, was founded in 1897 at Ohio State University. The Granite Chapter of the fraternity was founded at the New Hampshire College of Agriculture and the Mechanic Arts in 1903. The history of the fraternity was introduced and…
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    This series contains the account book of the College Farm for the years 1882-1885. Included are entries for amounts paid for laborers and supplies.
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    This series contains the pamphlet Agricultural Education Historically Considered, by Charles W. Scott. Scott was a professor at the New Hampshire College of Agriculture and the Mechanic Arts and he covers the history of agricultural education in his essay.