Agricultural Ephemera Collection
Scope and Content
The Agricultural Ephemera Collection was established in 2015. The collection consists of materials in a variety of formats that relate to agriculture, farming, livestock, and poultry & fowl, dating from the late 19th century to the present (although many of the items are undated). Materials include: advertisements, order forms and blanks, postcards, clippings, receipts, and more.
The collection is open for research.
Permission to publish from the Agricultural Ephemera Collection must come from Special Collections, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.
0.7 Cubic Feet (1 box; 1 folder)
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The Agricultural Ephemera Collection was established in 2015. The collection consists of materials in a variety of formats (advertisements, order forms and blanks, postcards, clippings, and more) that relate to agriculture, farming, livestock, and poultry & fowl, dating from the late 19th century to the present.
This collection is arranged into series by major topic. Within each series, materials are arranged by format. Additional series (and possibly subseries) are expected as the collection expands.
Series I: Agriculture & Food includes nursery and orchard ephemera in the form of a blank form.
Series II: Farms & Farming Equipment contains advertisements for various pieces of farmning equipments, parts for farm machinery, and receipts for purchases.
Series III: Livestock consists of advertisements for livestock feed.
Series IV: Poultry & Fowl includes advertisements for feed, poultry, and eggs, newspaper clippings, blank and used forms and record sheets (for tracking eggs laid), and some postcards/images of various types of chickens.
Initial materials for the Agricultural Ephemera Collection were purchased or donated in 2015. Additional materials are expected in the future.
The processing, arrangement, and description of the Agricultural Ephemera Collection was completed in November 2016.
- Agricultural Ephemera Collection, c.1900s-present
- Kira A. Dietz, Archivist
- © 2016 Virginia Tech. All rights reserved.
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