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Departmental files include correspondence with officials at the N.Y.S.
College of Agriculture and U.S. Department of Agriculture, agronomists at
universities and experiment stations, county agents, farmers, seed growers, and
others concerning departmental administration, plant breeding work done by
farmers in cooperation with the department, seed certification and exhibit,
extension work, advice to growers, and other matters concerning seed research
and testing; reports and data relating to department and other research; and
correspondence and reports concerning agricultural assistance work undertaken
by the department in the Philippines and consideration of similar work in
Thailand and Taiwan. Included is the incoming and outgoing correspondence of
Liberty Hyde Bailey, Frank P. Bussell, Rollins A. Emerson, Carl E. Ladd, Robert
D. Lewis, Harry H. Love, Albert R. Mann, Clyde H. Myers, William I. Myers, and
Roy G. Wiggans.
Also, glass negatives, 1906-ca. 1930, of timothy, corn, and potato
field plots. Includes papers of Sanford S. Atwood.