USDA History Collection Introduction

The USDA History Collection Introduction


Welcome to the USDA History Collection Web site. This site provides access to a unique collection of materials chronicling the history of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).

The major feature of this site is the Guide to the USDA History Collection , also known as the finding aid . Other parts of the site are described in About This Web Site (below).

This Introduction includes the following sections.

  • Project Description : A brief history of the collection and the Cooperative Project to make it available in Special Collections at the National Agricultural Library.
  • Processing Notes : How we have arranged and preserved the collection to make it ready for research use.
  • About This Web Site & Hints for Researchers : A quick outline of what you will find in this site, with suggestions on how to make the best use of it.

We hope you find this Web site and finding aid useful. Please contact us with your questions and comments.

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