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Sarah Pitt Collection,

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-2005-018

Scope and Contents

The Sarah Pitt Collection is composed of related records during her term as Extension Agent in Prince William County for the Virginia Agricultural and Mechanical College and Polytechnic Institute and the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Extension Division.

A noteworthy component of this collection is 5 small notebooks in which Sarah Pitt recorded her thoughts, ideas, recipes and comments concerning 4-H and Extension activities. These notes are significant as they reveal farm-related activities during The Great Depression.

The collection also contains two radio broadcast scripts from the “National Farm and Home Hour”. In the 1930s and 1940s, the "National Farm and Home Hour" broadcast nationwide from Chicago and was sponsored by the American Farm Bureau.

Dates

  • 1930 - 1939

Language of Materials

The materials in the collection are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use

The copyright status of this collection is unknown. Copyright restrictions may apply. Contact Special Collections and University Archives for assistance in determining the use of these materials. Reproduction or digitization of materials for personal or research use can be requested using our reproduction/digitization form: http://bit.ly/scuareproduction. Reproduction or digitization of materials for publication or exhibit use can be requested using our publication/exhibition form: http://bit.ly/scuapublication. Please contact Special Collections and University Archives (specref@vt.edu or 540-231-6308) if you need assistance with forms or to submit a completed form.

Biographical Note

Sarah Pitt was an Extension Agent in Prince William County from 1930-1936.

Extent

0.25 Cubic Feet (1 box)

Abstract

The collection contains papers relating to the Sarah Pitt Collection includes newsletters, newspaper articles, radio broadcasts, pageant script, and notebooks.

Arrangement

The collection is arranged alphabetically by folder title. The individual folders are arranged chronologically.

Source of Acquisition

The Sarah Pitt Collection was donated to the Digital Library and Archives (Special Collections) in February 2005.

Rights Statement for Archival Description

The guide to the Sarah Pitt Collection by Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech, is licensed under a CC0 (https://creativecommons.org/share-your-work/public-domain/cc0/).

Processing Information

The processing, arrangement and description of the Sarah Pitt Collection commenced and was completed in August 2005.

Title
A Guide to the Sarah Pitt Collection, 1930-1936
Status
Completed
Author
Special Collections Staff
Date
2005 (CC0 1.0)
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

Revision Statements

  • 2020-10-12: Finding aid notes updated to new department standards. juliags

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech Repository

Contact:
Special Collections and University Archives, University Libraries (0434)
560 Drillfield Drive
Newman Library, Virginia Tech
Blacksburg Virginia 24061 US
540-231-6308