Evolution of the U.S. Department of Agriculture

Evolution of the U.S. Department of Agriculture

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This category contains early histories of the development of U.S. Department of Agriculture - its buildings and functions.

Field Trips

Field Trips

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These journals and diaries capture the essence of outdoor learning.

Memoirs, diaries, and biographies

This category pertains to information written by or about leaders in the field of agriculture.

Photograph Albums and Scrapbooks

Photograph Albums and Scrapbooks

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Special Collections houses a variety of photograph albums, memory books, and scrapbooks documenting agricultural work.

Plant Exploration

Plant Exploration

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Join USDA plant explorers as they journey the world for economically useful plants for the United States! Learn about their expeditions through letters, reports, and photographs.

Rare Books

Rare Books

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Special Collections has a rare book collection strong in botany, natural history, zoology, and entomology.

Sanitary medicine, exercise folio

Sanitary medicine, exercise folio

This notebook contains an unidentified student's handwritten notes of Professor Daniel Elmer Salmon's first lectures at the newly established National Veterinary College in Washington, D.C. The notes extend from October 25, 1892 to March 10, 1893 and indicate that he gave one to three lectures...

Scientific Works

Scientific Works

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This category of materials pertains primarily to the works produced by USDA scientists in their specialty areas. Format of items are notes, notebooks, and manuscripts. Other materials created by agricultural scientists are also included.