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Collection Scope and Content Note

Minutes of meetings of the Board of Control and Reports of the Director which include fiscal reports and some operating reports after 1892; extensive correspondence files; sketches, photographs and other biographical materials concerning staff members; scrapbooks of clippings relating to the experiment station, milk production and testing, and agricultural problems in New York State. Also, additional clippings; lithographed certificates from the Universal Exposition of 1900 and the United States Exposition of 1904; drawings of the Director's residence; and memorabilia from the centennial celebration of the station, 1981-1982. The records throw considerable light on the beginnings of the Experiment Station, the setting up of its Board of Control, the interest in its activities by individual and organized farmers, the discussions over conflicting operating and experimental plans, the adoption of general policies, and the aims of various directors. The bulk of the collection is from the directorship of Whitman H. Jordan, 1896-1921. Two kits for the counting of bacteria in milk, and the first watchman's clock used at Geneva. Also, records for the years 1859-1957; and an award to the Station for exhibits at the Pan American Exhibition, 1895-1920.

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