University of Arizona Agricultural Experiment Station papers 1891-1922

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University of Arizona Agricultural Experiment Station papers 1891-1922

AZ 446


Collection Summary

Creator: University of Arizona Agricultural Experiment Station
Collection Name:University of Arizona Agricultural Experiment Station papers
Inclusive Dates: 1891-1922
Physical Description:6 linear feet
Abstract:This collection includes financial and agricultural records, workbooks detailing research and experiments, incoming and outgoing correspondence of Director R.H. Forbes, and miscellaneous related items.
Collection Number:AZ 446
Repository: University of Arizona Libraries, Special Collections
University of Arizona
PO Box 210055
Tucson, AZ 85721-0055
Phone: 520-621-6423
Fax: 520-621-9733
URL: http://speccoll.library.arizona.edu/

Historical Note

The Hatch Act of 1887 gave federal funds to each state, initially of $15,000 each, to land-grant colleges in order to create a series of agricultural experiment stations, focusing specifically in the areas of soil minerals and plant growth. The Hatch Act created the national Agricultural Experiment Station System which promoted and conducted agricultural research at land-grant institutions around the country. The research arm of the College of Agriculture, the Arizona Agricultural Experiment Station was founded in 1890 along with the School of Agriculture. The creation of this school was interrelated to the founding of the University of Arizona. .


Scope and Content Note

This collection includes financial and agricultural records, workbooks detailing research and experiments, incoming and outgoing correspondence of Director R.H. Forbes from 1894-1903, and miscellaneous related items. Ledgers cover 1894 to 1922. Agricultural records include planting at the various stations, field experiments, and readings of temperature, barometer, evaporation and terrestrial radiation, 1891 to 1903. Workbooks include research on mesquite, canaigre, sugar beets, soils, water, plants and dates. The collection also includes inventories of books and property belonging to the Stations and correspondence regarding the artesian well at Servoss, Cochise County, Arizona, 1913 to 1915.


Arrangement

This collection is organized into two series.

Restrictions

Restrictions

None.

Copyright

It is the responsibility of the user to obtain permission to publish from the owner of the copyright (the institution, the creator of the record, the author or his/her transferees, heirs, legates, or literary executors). The user agrees to indemnify and hold harmless the Arizona Board of Regents for the University of Arizona, its officers, employees, and agents from and against all claims made by any person asserting that he or she is an owner of copyright.


Access Terms

Personal Name(s)
Forbes, R.H.

Corporate Name(s)
University of Arizona -- History
University of Arizona -- Records and correspondence
University of Arizona. Agricultural Experiment Station -- Records and correspondence

Subject(s)
Agricultural experiment stations -- Arizona
Agriculture -- Arizona
Canaigre
Date palm -- Arizona
Groundwater -- Arizona -- Cochise County
Horticulture -- Arizona
Irrigation -- Arizona
Mesquite -- Arizona
Soils -- Arizona
Sugar beet -- Arizona

Genre Form(s)
Correspondence
Ledgers
Workbooks


Administrative Information

Credit Line

University of Arizona Agricultural Experiment Station papers(AZ 446). Special Collections, University of Arizona Libraries.


Container List

Series I: Experiements, Workbooks and Ledgers, 1891-1922
This series includes financial and agricultural records, workbooks detailing research and experiments, and miscellaneous related items. Ledgers cover 1894 to 1922. Agricultural records include planting at the various stations, field experiments, and readings of temperature, barometer, evaporation and terrestrial radiation, 1891 to 1903. Workbooks include research on mesquite, canaigre, sugar beets, soils, water, plants and dates.
boxfolder
11 Artesian Well at Servoss, Cochise County: Financial records.
1 Farm Labor Accounts. , January 1912-March 1914
1 Soil Sample Borings, #1-700, 2 volumes.
1 Weights of Canaigre Samples, 2 volumes.
1 "Laboratory Work for Class Beginning Chemistry," by C. B. Collingwood, includes "Culture Experiments." , 1891
1 Donations to Arizona University and Experiment Station. , 1891-1898
Begins with "1 pr Wild Cats" from Schultz & Franklin of Tempe. Mostly seeds, plants, samples of an agricultural nature.
1 Date Palm Distribution cards (examples of records kept).
1 Examples from the early Card File of Herbarium holdings (specimens now in the UA Herbarium).
box
2 Workbooks. , 1894-1896
No. 1-19 missing.
20 Mesquite
21 Mesquite and Canaigre
22 Mesquite
23 Mesquite
24 Canaigre
25 Canaigre
26 Canaigre
27 Canaigre
28 Miscellaneous
29 Canaigre
30 Canaigre
31 Canaigre
32 Miscellaneous
33 Canaigre
34 Canaigre
35 Canaigre
36 Canaigre
37 Canaigre
38 Canaigre
39 Canaigre
40 Soils
41 Milk (at Tempe)
42 Milk
43 Canaigre
43a Soils
44 Soils
45 Canaigre
46 Milk
47 Soils
48 Soils
49 Canaigre
50 Soils
51 Canaigre
52 Soils
53 Sugar Beets
54 Miscellaneous
55 Soils
56 Sugar Beets
57 Canaigre
57b Miscellaneous
58 Water
59 Canaigre
60 Canaigre (for R. J. Kerr)
61 Canaigre (for Anglo-American Canaigre Co.)
62 Canaigre
63 Soils
box
3 Workbooks. , 1897-1904
64 Canaigre
65 Soils
66 Soils
67 Soils
68 Sugar Beets
69 Canaigre
70 Soils
71 Canaigre (for Anglo-American Canaigre Co.)
72 Soils
73 Sugar Beets
74 Water
75 Miscellaneous
76 Water
77 Soils
78 Water
79 Canaigre
80 Water
(81 Missing)
(82 Missing)
83 Miscellaneous
(84 Missing)
85 Soils
(86 Missing)
87 Miscellaneous
(88 Missing)
89 Miscellaneous
90 Water (for Elwood Mead)
91 Water (Consolidated Canal)
(92 Missing)
93 Miscellaneous
94 Water (Florence Canal; Gila River)
95 Food
96 Water (Colorado River)
97 Water (Consolidated Canal)
98 Miscellaneous
99 Water (Irrigation)
100 Fertilizers
100b Miscellaneous
101 Sugar Beets
102 Dates; Miscellaneous
103 Canaigre
104 Miscellaneous
105 Silt (Salt and Gila Rivers)
106 Sugar Beets
107 Silt (Colorado Rivers)
108 Water
109 Sugar Beets
110 Soils
111 Water
(112 Missing)
113 Miscellaneous
(114 Missing)
115 Water
(116 Missing)
117 Water (Gila River, 1903, Colorado River 1904)
(118 Missing)
(119 Missing)
box
4 Workbooks. , 1904-1910
120 Miscellaneous
121 Water
122 Windmill
(123 Missing)
124 Water
(125 Missing)
(126 Missing)
127 Miscellaneous
128 Dates
129 Dates
130 Copper
131 Copper
132 Copper
133 Forage Plants
134 Water
(135 Missing)
135a Copper, Book 1
136 Copper, Book 2
136? Miscellaneous
(137 Missing)
138 Copper
(139-143 Missing)
144 Water
(145 Missing)
(146 Missing)
Unnumbered:
Honey Vinegar Experiments
Canaigre: selection experiments to improve the root for tanning materials
Canaigre: record of cultivated lots relative to chemical life history, etc., 1895-1896
Canaigre: an experiment to determine its chemical life history, 1894-1895
Specific gravity: dry matter experiments, 1907-1909
Wool: investigations
Cactus digestive experiments
Dates
Three blue notebooks by H. B. Slade and a folder
boxfolder
51 Experiment Station Record of Correspondence Requests, etc. , June 1894-July 1895
52-3 Apple, Tuscon, Station no. 1. , 1891-1895
54 Peaches, apricots, and almonds, Mesa, Station no. 3. , 1895?
55 "East and West Orchards." , 1894?
56 Soil Thermometers. , 1898-1899
57 Evaporation and Terrestrial Radiation. , 1898-1903
58 Barometer. , 1898-1900
59 Temperature. , 1898-1900
510 Grasses and Forage Plants, Phoenix, Station no. 2. , 1896
511-12 Field Experiments with Canaigre, Books I-II. , 1897-1899
513 Canaigre, Phoenix, Station no. 2. , 1895-1896
514 Tobacco, Phoenix, Station no. 2. , 1897
515 Inventories.
Books, pamphlets, etc. in Experiment Station Library, Tucson.
Property belonging to the Agriculture and Horticulture Departments of the Agriculture Experiment Station, Tucson.
Property belonging to the Agriculture Experiment Station, Phoenix.
516 Miscellaneous Records. , 1895-1897
Forage Plants, 1895
Sugar Beets, Tucson, 1897
Sugar Beet Seed Distribution
Tobacco, Tucson?, 1897
Crown Knot greenhouse experiments, December 1897
volume
6 Journal for the University of Arizona Agricultural College and Experiment Stations. , January 1894-March 1895
Also contains Ledger, 1899-1902
volume
7 Ledger. , July 1901-June 1905
volume
8 Ledger. , July 1905-Juny 1907
volume
9 Ledger ("Adams Fund" only). , 1906-1907
volume
10 Ledger. , July 1907-September 1922
volume
11 Ledger. , July 1908-1914/1915
box
12 Plant and Seed Introduction Cards. , 1899-1913
Series II: Correspondence, 1894-1915
This series consists of the incoming and outgoing correspondence of R.H. Forbes, Director of the Agricultural Experiment Station at the University of Arizona and Dean of the College of Agriculture. This series is arranged chronologically and contents of folders are alphabetized by last name of sender. This series also contains general correspondence regarding the Artesian Well at Servoss, Cochise County, Arizona from 1913-1915.
boxfolder
131 Forbes, R.H., (1 of 3) 1894-1897
132 Forbes, R.H., (2 of 3) 1894-1897
133 Forbes, R.H., (3 of 3) 1894-1897
134 Forbes, R.H., (1 of 4) 1900-1901
135 Forbes, R.H., (2 of 4) 1900-1901
boxfolder
141 Forbes, R.H., (3 of 4) 1900-1901
142 Forbes, R.H., (4 of 4) 1900-1901
143 Forbes, R.H., (1 of 3) 1902-1903
144 Forbes, R.H., (2 of 3) 1902-1903
boxfolder
151 Forbes, R.H., (3 of 3) 1902-1903
152 Artesian Well at Servoss, Cochise County: General Correspondence, January 1913-June 1914
153 Artesian Well at Servoss, Cochise County: General Correspondence, July-December 1914
154 Artesian Well at Servoss, Cochise County: General Correspondence, January-June 1915
155 Artesian Well at Servoss, Cochise County: Correspondence with Charles E. Boehm, June 1914-June 1915
156 Artesian Well at Servoss, Cochise County: Correspondence with C.R. Fillerup, January-June 1915