A Guide to the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) Collection, c.1900-2001 College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) Collection Ms2013-010

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) Collection, c.1900-2001

A Collection in
Special Collections
Collection Number Ms2013-010


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Processed by: Tyler Dodson, Student Assistant, and Kira A. Dietz, Archivist, Special Collections

Repository
Special Collections, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.
Collection Number
Ms2013-010
Title
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) Collection, c. 1900-2001
Physical Characteristics
7.0 cu. ft. 7 boxes, 1 framed oversize picture
Creator
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.
Language
English
Abstract
The collection contains material collected by the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS). Materials include pamphlets, scrapbooks, photographs, negatives, slides, video tapes, invitations, and programs from department, college, and university events.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish material from College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) Collection must be obtained from Special Collections, Virginia Tech.

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS), Ms2013-010, Special Collections, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.

Acquisition Information

The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) Collection was donated to Special Collections in July 2011. Future accruals are expected.

Processing Information

The processing, arrangement, and description of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) Collection was completed in April 2013.


Historical Note

Agriculture classes have been offered at Virginia Tech since its first days as a university in the 1872. When the first major administrative divisions of the university emerged just after the turn of the century, the Department of Agriculture was among them, with the first dean being appointed in 1903. In 1921, division became known as the School of Agriculture; in 1964, the College of Agriculture; and in 1971, the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS). Today, it includes more than a dozen academic departments. CALS remains closely connected to the Virginia Agricultural Experience Station (established in 1886) and the Virginia Cooperative Extension, established in 1914.

For information about the history of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences visit the college website at http://www.cals.vt.edu/about/history/index.html.

Scope and Content

The collection contains material collected by the Department of Agriculture in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS). Materials include pamphlets, scrapbooks, photographs, negatives, slides, video tapes, invitations, and programs from department, college, and university events. An oversize framed picture from this collection, "Serious Considerations," is currently located in Special Collections art collection.

Related Material

Separated Material

The following publications were cataloged for Special Collections Rare Book Collection:

Ecological Effects of Pest Resistance Genes in Manage Ecosystems, 1999 Virginia's Agricultural Experiment Station: 100 Years of Research, 1986 New Crops, New Uses, New Markets, 1992 The Virginia Horse Industry Directory Buyer's Guide, 2004 Agriculture in the Twenty-First Century, 1983 The New Power of Regions: A Policy Focus for Rural America, 2002 History of Bumpers College: Evolution of Education in the Agricultural, Food, and Life Sciences in Arkansas


Index Terms

    Corporate Names:

  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.
  • Subjects:

  • University Archives
  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Contents List

Box 1
Slides and Video Cassette Tapes
Box 2-Box 4
Photo Albums
Box 5
Photo Negatives
Box-folder 6-1
Photographs
Box-folder 6-2
Photographs - Former Deans and Directors
Box-folder 6-3
Invitations and Programs
Box 7
Advertisements and Signs
Artifact 1
"Serious Considerations" - Oversize framed picture