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Massachusetts Agricultural Surveys, 1910-1965.

25 boxes (18 linear feet).
Call no.: MS 261

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.

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

Sponsor
Encoding funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Language
English.


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

Subjects

  • Agriculture--Massachusetts
  • Land use--Massachusetts

Types of material

  • Aerial photographs
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