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Agricultural Experiment Station Bulletin Illustrations, 1925-1941

Scope and Content Note

The Agricultural Experiment Station Bulletin Illustrations consist of photographs and other illustrations published in the Station Bulletin series. These illustrations were used in 129 Station Bulletins (with numbers 214-398) published between 1925 and 1941. Not all of the Bulletins published during this time period are represented.

Subjects of the illustrations are representative of the various agricultural research projects conducted in Corvallis and at Branch Stations throughout Oregon during this time period. Notable topics are horticulture, especially fruits, berries, and nuts; dairy husbandry and production; forage crops such as hay alfafa, and oats; cattle and sheep raising and marketing; poultry; speciality crops such as hops and flax; soils and irrigation; and plant diseases and insect pests. In some cases, individual farms or processing facilities are identified.

Of special note are photographs of Asian pears and pear trees taken by Frank Charles Reimer during a trip to China and published in Station Bulletin 214 in 1925.

The bulk of the photographs are photographic prints; the collection includes 10 film negatives and 7 nitrate negatives. Other illustrations are included for most bulletins including charts, graphs, diagrams, equipment drawings, and maps.

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