USDA History Collection Introduction/Index

The USDA History Collection

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Seal of the United States
Department of Agriculture
Adopted June 21, 1895

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This Web site and Finding Aid have been produced as a cooperative project between the National Agricultural Library and the University of Maryland Libraries.

Special Collections of the National Agricultural Library (NAL) acquires, arranges, describes, preserves and makes available rare materials significant to the history of agriculture. Materials are obtained through donation or active collection in accordance with the established Special Collections collection development policy. Special Collections staff organize and describe materials according to archival principles and create descriptions and indexes to enhance access. Staff do not edit or otherwise modify the original materials. The views expressed in the collections do not necessarily reflect the policies of the National Agricultural Library or the United States Department of Agriculture.

The USDA History Collection Finding Aid was created in 1999 and therefore the information may not be current. To receive more current information, please contact us with your comments and questions.

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