Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering records, 1866-1977
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Brief Description:

Series one of this collection contains photographs that cover Biological and Agricultural Engineering subjects.  The subjects represented in the photographs are building materials, soil water, farm machinery, farm power, rural electrification, education (classes and instruction), buildings, farmstead & household equipment, environmental studies, and miscellaneous items.  The years that the photographs cover range from 1866-1977.  Some of the photographs contain information beyond the subject and year, these photographs contain descriptions of the photograph as well as identifying information.

Series two contains slides from Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering faculty members Joseph P. Harner and Pat Murphy.  They show reduced tillage, corrals, and proper crop storage in bins and problems that could occur with them.

Series three contains documents with historical information about the Biological and Agricultural Engineering program at Kansas State University.

Held at:
Morse Department of Special Collections
Email: libsc [at]
Created by: Dept. of Biological and Agricultural Engineering
Volume: 10.5 Linear Feet
Acquired: 10/11/1993. 05/15/2013.

The photos are arranged by subject: 1) Materials; 2) Soil Water; 3) Farm Machinery; 4) Farm Power; 5) Rural Electrification; 6) Educational; 7) Buildings; 8) Farmstead & Household Equipment; 9) Environmental Studies; 10) Miscellaneous.

The slides are arranged in their original order: 1) Reduced Tillage; 2) Corrals; 3) Proper Crop Storage in Bins and Problems.

The documents are contained in one file folder and are arranged in their original order.

Biographical Note for Dept. of Biological and Agricultural Engineering : The department of Farm Machinery was first established at Kansas State Agricultural College in April, 1915.  This new department was transferred from the department of Agronomy to the division of Engineering and was headed by F.A. Wirt.  In 1918 the name changed to Farm Engineering and by 1922 it became known as Agricultural Engineering.  The name did not change again until 1994 when the department became known as the department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering.
Access Restrictions: No access restrictions: All materials are open for research.
Subject Index
Kansas life and culture
Kansas State University history
Languages of Materials
English [eng]
Rights/Use Restrictions: The researcher assumes full responsibility for observing all copyright, property, and libel laws as they apply.
Physical Access Notes: Original materials available during open hours of repository and any digitized materials that are online are available with Internet access.
Acquisition Notes: Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering  Record transfer.
PreferredCitation: [Item title], [item date], Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering records, Box [number], Folder [number or title], Morse Department of Special Collections, Kansas State University Libraries.