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Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering records

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Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering records, 1866-1977 | Morse Department of Special Collections

By James W. Smith

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Collection Overview

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Predominant Dates:1920-1960

Primary Creator: Dept. of Biological and Agricultural Engineering

Extent: 10.5 Linear Feet

Arrangement:

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.

Date Acquired: 10/11/1993. More info below under Accruals.

Subjects: Kansas life and culture, Kansas State University history

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

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.

Biographical Note

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.

Subject/Index Terms

Kansas life and culture
Kansas State University history

Administrative Information

Repository: Morse Department of Special Collections

Accruals: 05/15/2013.

Access Restrictions: No restrictions.

Use Restrictions: The researcher assumes full responsibility for observing all copyright, property, and libel laws as they apply.

Physical Access Note: No restrictions.

Technical Access Note: No restrictions.

Acquisition Source: Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering

Acquisition Method: Record transfer.

Appraisal Information: The photographs and slides document the visual aspects of the Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering.  The records provide historical context for the department.

Preferred Citation: Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering records, Morse Department of Special Collections, Kansas State University Libraries.

Processing Information: Project archivist James Smith processed the materials and university archivist Cliff Hight reviewed them in December 2013.


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Folder 1: Reduced Tillage, It Will Never Work, undatedAdd to your cart.
50 Slides
Folder 2: Corrals, undatedAdd to your cart.
40 Slides
Folder 3: Forage Production Accidents and Rescue Procedures, undatedAdd to your cart.
83 Slides

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