University of Arkansas College of Agriculture Records

Manuscript Collection 2195.UA

Special Collections
University of Arkansas Libraries

365 N. McIlroy Avenue
Fayetteville, Arkansas 72701-4002
Phone: 479-575-8444
Email: specoll@uark.edu

Machine-readable finding aid encoded in EAD by Keisha Stevenson, 2019.

Finding aid is written in English.

Table of Contents

Descriptive Summary

Creator
University of Arkansas College of Agriculture
Title
University of Arkansas College of Agriculture Records
Inclusive Dates
1915-1989
Bulk Dates
1915-1958
Identification
Manuscript Collection 2195.UA
Extent
1 linear foot (1 box )
Language
Materials are in English.
Repository
Special Collections Department, University of Arkansas Libraries

Access Information

Please call (479) 575-8444 or email specoll@uark.edu at least two weeks in advance of your arrival to ensure availability of the materials.

Use Information

"Files 15 and 21 are restricted.

No Interlibrary Loan.

Standard Federal Copyright Laws Apply (U.S. Title 17)."

Acquisition Information

The University of Arkansas College of Agriculture Records were donated to Special Collections, University of Arkansas Libraries by an unknown donor at an unknown date.

Processing Information

Heath Robinson and Keisha Stevenson; completed in March 2019.

Preferred Form of Citation

"University of Arkansas College of Agriculture Records (MC 2195.UA), Special Collections Department, University of Arkansas Libraries, Fayetteville.

See Special Collections Citation Guide for more detailed information on how to cite specific documents from the collection."

Biographical Note

The University of Arkansas has offered agriculture classes from its early days as part of its responsibility as a land-grant institution. The first degree in the study of agriculture was awarded in 1904. While a separate college of agriculture had been part of the original administrative structure of the university, it wasn’t until 1905 that this became a reality. The college has closely collaborated with the Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service since the inception of both entities. In the 1890s, the College of Agriculture offered the following courses: dairy husbandry, elementary and advanced agriculture, veterinary science, stock breeding, and horticulture. Course offerings increased over the years to include twenty majors and twenty minors over nine academic departments and a school as of 2019.

In 1954, the college was renamed “College of Agriculture and Home Economics”. In 1995, the college’s name was changed again to “Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food, and Life Sciences. That same year, the home economics department became the School of Human Environmental Sciences and remained a unit of the college. The first dean of the college was W. G. Vincenheller who served in that capacity from 1905-1908. Successive deans were as follows: Charles F. Adams (1908-193), Martin Nelson (1913-1920), Bradford Knapp (1920-1923), Dan Gray (1924-1939), W. R. Horlacher (1939-1946), Lippert Ellis (1946-1959), Gerald T. Hudson (1959-1964), Glenn Hardy (1965-1987), Gerald Musick (1987-1993), Charles Scifres (1994-2001), Greg Weidemann (2001-2009), Michael Vayda (2010-2016), and Deacue Fields III (2016-Present).

Scope and Content Note

The collection contains materials pertaining to the College of Agriculture at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville. These are primarily faculty meeting minutes, departmental records, and student organizations materials.

Arrangement of the Papers

Materials are arranged alphabetically by title and chronologically within materials of the same title.

Detailed Description of the Collection

The following contains a detailed list of the materials in the collection

box 1

box 1 folder 1

Agricultural Faculty Minutes [1 of 8], 1915-1921

box 1 folder 2

Agricultural Faculty Minutes [2 of 8], 1916-1918

box 1 folder 3

Agricultural Faculty Minutes [3 of 8], 1921-1924

box 1 folder 4

Agricultural Faculty Minutes [4 of 8], 1924-1929

box 1 folder 5

Agricultural Faculty Minutes [5 of 8], 1929-1934

box 1 folder 6

Agricultural Faculty Minutes [6 of 8], 1945-1950

box 1 folder 7

Agricultural Faculty Minutes [7 of 8], 1950-1954

box 1 folder 8

Agricultural Faculty Minutes [8 of 8], 1955-1959

box 1 folder 9

Agricultural Chemistry Materials, 1944-1964

box 1 folder 10

Agricultural Student Association Materials, 1952-1953

box 1 folder 11

Agriculture and Home Economics Materials [1 of 2], 1953-1956

box 1 folder 12

Agriculture and Home Economics Materials [2 of 2], 1956-1958

box 1 folder 13

Alpha Zeta Arkansas Chapter Newsletter, 1949-1950

box 1 folder 14

Arkansas Agriculturist Agri Day Edition, 1957-1975

Restricted
box 1 folder 15

Department of Agriculture Records, 1932-1937

box 1 folder 16

Department of Agriculture Report to President, 1951-1952

box 1 folder 17

Department of Horticulture Station Report [1 of 2], 1926-1927

box 1 folder 18

Department of Horticulture Station Report [2 of 2], 1927

box 1 folder 19

Home Economics Records, 1945

box 1 folder 20

The Life and Works of Dr. Barnett Sure Ph.D- Department of Agronomy, 1989

Restricted
box 1 folder 21

Office of the Registar and Examiner Materials, 1930

box 1 folder 22

Petitions Approved by the Agriculture Committee, 1934-1942

box 1 folder 23

University of Arkansas Administration and Organization Materials, 1960-1961

END OF COLLECTION

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