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Massachusetts Agricultural Surveys Collection, 1910-1965
25 boxes (18 linear ft.)
Collection number: MS 261

Abstract:
Departments of the Massachusetts Agricultural College, Massachusetts State College, and University of Massachusetts Amherst collaborated with various other college departments and agencies of the state and federal governments to produce these surveys. Collection includes surveys (encompassing a number of agricultural study areas such as land use, business and farm management, dairy farm and cost of milk production, tobacco and onion production, and poultry and livestock disease), as well as supplemental statistical information and aerial photographs.

Terms of Access and Use:

The collection is open for research. Individual names contained in the field surveys should be used with discretion.

Special Collections and University Archives, W.E.B. Du Bois Library, University of Massachusetts Amherst

Scope and Contents of the Collection

Studies were conducted by departments of the Massachusetts Agricultural College, Massachusetts State College, and the University of Massachusetts Amherst campus in conjunction with various other college departments and agencies of the state and federal governments. The surveys encompass a number of agricultural study areas such as land use, business and farm management, dairy farm and cost of milk production, tobacco and onion production, and poultry and livestock disease surveys. Supplemental statistical information and aerial photographs are also included.


Information on Use
Terms of Access and Use
Restrictions on access:

The collection is open for research. Individual names contained in the field surveys should be used with discretion.

Preferred Citation

Cite as: Massachusetts Agricultural Surveys Collection (MS 261). Special Collections and University Archives, W.E.B. Du Bois Library, University of Massachusetts Amherst.

History of the Collection

Acquired from: Dr. John Foster

Processing Information

Processed by Mike Milewski, 1989.


Additional Information
Contact Information
Special Collections and University Archives
W.E.B. Du Bois Library
University of Massachusetts Amherst
Amherst, MA 01003-9275

Phone: (413) 545-2780
Fax: (413) 577-1399
Link to SCUA
Language
English.
Sponsor
Encoding funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Contents List
Tobacco and Onion Surveys
1910-1911

Box 1

Hampshire County and individual towns.

Towns



Amherst


Box 1
Deerfield


Box 1
Hadley


Box 1
Hatfield


Box 1
South Deerfield


Box 1
Southwick


Box 1
Sunderland


Box 1
Westfield


Box 1
Farm Management Surveys



Conducted by U.S.D.A. Bureau of Plant Industry and Office of the Secretary

Counties



Barnstable Co.
1919

Box 1
Bristol Co.
1915-1917

Box 1
Essex Co. (Newburyport and Rowley)
1914-1916, 1921

Box 1
Franklin Co.
1915-1916

Box 2
Hampden Co.
1915

Box 2
Hampshire Co.
1915

Box 2
Norfolk Co.
1916-1917

Box 2
Plymouth Co.
1915-1916, 1921

Box 2
Towns



Acushnet
1921

Box 3
Bolton, Berlin, and Stowe
1913, 1915

Box 1
Boxboro
1920-1923

Box 3
Easton
1915

Box 1
Falmouth
1921

Box 3
Granville
1920-1921

Box 3
Hancock
1923

Box 3
Heath
1922-1923

Box 3
Littleton
1920-1923

Box 4
Marlboro
1916-1917

Box 2
Petersham
1913, 1915

Box 2
Sheffield
1920-1923

Box 4/5
Shelburne
1921-1922

Box 5
Sterling and Pratt Junction
1913-1917

Box 2
Farm Management Surveys



Barnstable County--Falmouth
1921

Box 6
Berkshire County--Hancock
1923

Box 6
Berkshire County--Sheffield
1920-1921, 1923

Box 6
Essex County--Andover
1921

Box 6
Franklin County--Heath
1922-1924

Box 6
Franklin County--Shelburne
1921-1923

Box 6
Hampden County--Granville
1922

Box 7
Hampshire County--Granby
1923

Box 7
Middlesex County--Boxboro
1920-1923

Box 7
Middlesex County--Littleton
1920-1923

Box 7
Plymouth County--Middleboro
1921

Box 7
Miscellaneous, uncompleted
1921

Box 7
Business Surveys - Connecticut Valley Farms
1929


Towns: Amherst, South Deerfield, Sunderland.

Surveys # 1-149


Box 8
Surveys #150-299


Box 9
Surveys #300-345 and non-used


Box 10
Dairy Farm Business Surveys - Business Analysis and Cost of Milk Production
1933-1934


conducted by: Dept. of Farm Management, Mass. State College.

Dairy Survey List


Box 11
Summary Cards


Box 11
Detailed Survey Record


Box 12

included in the survey is detailed information on crops, animals, trucking, and wood production, etc., for various counties throughout the Commonwealth.

Land Use Planning Survey
1938


Conducted by: Mass. State College, Harvard University, and U.S.D.A..

Towns



Charlton and Grafton


Box 13
Mendon, North Brookfield, Northboro, Petersham, Sutton, Winchendon


Box 14
Livestock Disease Survey
1940-1941


Counties



Barnstable


Box 15
Berkshire


Box 15
Bristol


Box 15
Dukes


Box 15
Essex


Box 16
Franklin


Box 16
Hampden


Box 16
Hampshire


Box 17
Middlesex


Box 17
Nantucket


Box 17
Norfolk


Box 17/18
Plymouth


Box 18
Suffolk


Box 18
Worcester


Box 18/19
Cost of Milk Production and Farm Management Study
1943-1944


Survey Record of Dairy Farm Businesses



Conducted by: M.S.C. Extension Service, U.S. Dept. of Agriculture and The Mass. Milk Control Board Cooperating.

Counties



Barnstable


Box 20
Berkshire


Box 20
Bristol


Box 20
Essex


Box 20
Franklin


Box 20
Hampden


Box 20
Hampshire


Box 21
Middlesex


Box 21
Norfolk


Box 21
Plymouth


Box 21
Worcester


Box 21
Poultry Survey
1950-1951

Box 22
Statistical Summaries: Agricultural Atlas, 1940-1955 ; Agricultural, Economic, and Social Data (1765-1961); Agricultural Conservation Programs (1944-1956)
1940s-1960s

Box 23
Aerial Photographs
1952, 1965


Towns



Agawam


Box 24
Chicopee


Box 24
East Hampton


Box 24
East Longmeadow


Box 24
Granby


Box 24
Hadley


Box 24
Hampden


Box 24
Holyoke


Box 24
Longmeadow


Box 24
Ludlow


Box 24
Munson


Box 24
Northampton


Box 24
Palmer


Box 24
South Hadley


Box 24
Southwick


Box 24
Springfield


Box 24
Warren


Box 24
West Springfield


Box 24
Wilbraham


Box 24
Base map, negatives and unidentified


Box 25

Search Terms
The following terms represent persons, organizations, and topics documented in this collection. Use these headings to search for additional materials on this web site, in the Five College Library Catalog, or in other library catalogs and databases.

Subjects
  • Agriculture--Massachusetts--20th century.
  • Dairy industry--Massachusetts--20th century.
  • Farm life--Massachusetts--20th century.
  • Poultry--Massachusetts--20th century.
  • Tobacco--Massachusetts--20th century.

Genre terms
  • Photographs.


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