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Agriculture -- Michigan

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 101 Collections and/or Records:

Melvin Smith collection

 Collection
Identifier: c-00410
Scope and Contents

This collection consists of a copy of a recording, made in the summer of 1951, of Melvin Smith recounting early farming in Lapeer County, Michigan. Of interest is the account of the use of oxen.

Dates: 1951

Merton J. Whitman papers

 Collection
Identifier: c-00398
Scope and Contents The papers consist of Whitman's memoirs and records of the Modern Woodmen of America. Whitman's memoirs, written in 1946-1949, deal chiefly with his younger years during the 1880s and 1890s in Ogemaw and Arenac Counties, Michigan. He describes farm life and farming techniques, lumbering and transportation facilities, and the geography of the area. His chief topic is a history of the Delano Settlement in Whitney Township, Arenac County, Michigan.The records of Delano...
Dates: 1900 - 1949

Michigan Bean Company records

 Collection
Identifier: 00110
Scope and Contents of the Records Efforts covering a sixty-year span to improve farm markets through the pooling of farm commodities, the organization of growers and shippers, promotional marketing and advertising, and bean research are documented in letters, newspaper clippings, articles and legal documents in the collection. In these records are correspondence, memoranda and articles on state and federal agricultural subsidy programs and restrictions. There also is the Wickes Corporation merger, documented through notes,...
Dates: 1906 - 1980

Michigan State Agricultural Society collection

 Collection
Identifier: c-00304
Scope and Contents

This collection contains an inventory of farm machinery exhibited at the First and Second Annual Fairs of the Michigan State Agricultural Society in Detroit in 1849 and Ann Arbor in 1850. Also included is a membership card for Stephen Eldred dated 1854.

Dates: 1849, 1850, 1854

Michigan State Grange records

 Collection
Identifier: 00187
Scope and Contents The records of the Michigan State Grange are held by the MSU Archives and the Bentley Historical Library in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The MSU Archives holds the Grange records from the following counties: Allegan, Barry, Benzie, Berrien, Branch, Calhoun, Cass, Clare, Clinton, Eaton, Grand Traverse, Gratiot, Ingham, Ionia, Isabella, Kalamazoo, Kalkaska, Kent, Leelanau, Manistee, Mason, Mecosta, Montcalm, Muskegon, Newaygo, Oceana, Osceola, Otsego, Ottawa, Shiawassee, St. Joseph, Van Buren,...
Dates: 1873 - 2009

Michigan Sugar Company records

 Collection
Identifier: c-00137
Scope and Contents

The Michigan Sugar Company records consist of two bound volumes. The first contains the constitution and by-laws of the company and the minutes of the stockholders' and Board of directors' meetings (1897-1903). The second volume contains newspaper clippings (1897-1902) pertaining to the development of the sugar beet industry in the United States.

Dates: 1892 - 1903

MSU Pork Quarterly UA 16.34

 Collection — Box 1
Identifier: Serial-01150

N. M. Thomas account book

 Collection
Identifier: c-00291
Scope and Contents

This collection contains one account book of N. M. Thomas of Schoolcraft, Kalamazoo County, Michigan, recording prices for agricultural products and labor. The collection also contains brief personal notes, such as descriptions of the weather.

Dates: 1837 - 1860

O. G. Dunckel papers

 Collection
Identifier: c-00024
Scope and Contents This collections consists primarily of Civil War letters from O. G. Dunckel to his family in Michigan. Dunckel's letters describe army life and Sherman's campaigns, but he was much more concerned with family matters and the state of the farm in his absence. Also included are three letters from other members of the Price family serving with Dunckel.The collection also contains two documents. The first is a contract (1853) between Dunckel and a group of Chippewa Indians living on...
Dates: 1853 - 1865; Majority of material found within 1863 - 1865

Old Newaygo Dairy Herd Improvement Association records

 Collection
Identifier: UA-28.9
Scope and Contents The collection includes herd records, progress reports, printed materials, and letters relating to the Old Newaygo Dairy Herd Improvement Association (D.H.I.A.) of Fremont, Newaygo County, Michigan.Several samples are included of early cow and herd records (1905-1913). Also included is a bulletin from the Dairy and Food Department (1907) describing cow-testing in Denmark, and the start of cow-testing in the United States.Other items include a state D.H.I.A. records; a...
Dates: 1905 - 1955