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Agriculture and Natural Resources Photographs, 1890s-1972 and undated

 Series 2
The Agriculture and Natural Resources series includes photographs created between the 1890s and 1972 that document the history of the Maryland Agricultural College and the interest in agriculture and natural resources that continued as the institution grew and evolved. There are photographs of the Agricultural Experiment Station, the Chesapeake Biological Laboratory, the Cooperative Extension Service (Press Pack 4889-5227), the Farmers' Institute, the Maryland Horticulture Society, and the Natural Resources Institute. Other photographs document farm activities, field and orchard views, fieldwork, poultry experiments, and crop spraying. A large group of photographs depicts activities of the Rural Women's Short Course. This program, organized on the University of Maryland campus in 1923 by the Maryland Homemakers Council, included classes on health, clothing, household management, food, and gardening. Other topics documented include livestock shows and the Rossborough Tract, on which the original College was established.

This series is arranged alphabetically by subject.


  • 1890s-1972 and undated

Use and Access to Collection

This collection is open to the public and must be used in the Special Collections reading room. Researchers must register and agree to copyright and privacy laws before using this collection.


5.50 Linear Feet

Library Details

Part of the Special Collections and University Archives

University of Maryland Libraries
Hornbake Library
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College Park Maryland 20742