TABLE OF CONTENTS


Overview of the Collection

Historical Note

Scope and Content

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Container List

Accession T002779 1866-1978

Accession 1999-012 1945-1962, bulk 1959-1962

RG 098, Department of Agriculture

Inventory of Records

Finding aid prepared by Connecticut State Library staff.

Copyright © 2008 by the Connecticut State Library



Overview of the Collection

Repository: Connecticut State Library
Creator: Connecticut. Dept. of Agriculture
Title: Department of Agriculture records
Dates: 1866-1978
Quantity: 2.25 cubic feet
Abstract: The department’s mission is to foster a healthy economic, environmental and social climate for agriculture by developing, promoting and regulating agricultural businesses; protecting agricultural; enforcing laws pertaining to domestic animals; and promoting an understanding among the state's citizens of the diversity of Connecticut agriculture, its cultural heritage and its contribution to the state's economy.
Identification: RG098
Accession: Multiple
Language: The records are in English.

Historical Note

The Connecticut State Board of Agriculture was established in 1866 under Chapter 65 of the Connecticut Public Acts. The board helped establish the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station and the Connecticut State College, later the University of Connecticut. It was the forerunner of the present Department of Agriculture, organized in 1925. The department's mission is to foster a healthy economic, environmental and social climate for agriculture by developing, promoting and regulating agricultural businesses; protecting agricultural and aquacultural resources; enforcing laws pertaining to domestic animals; and promoting an understanding among the state's citizens of the diversity of Connecticut agriculture, its cultural heritage and its contribution to the state's economy.

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Scope and Content

Records in this collection were created by both the State Board of Agriculture and the Department of Agriculture and include meeting minutes, financial records, newspaper clippings, and scrapbooks

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Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

Some of these records are stored at an off-site facility and therefore may not be available on a same-day basis.

See the Rules and Procedures for Researchers Using Archival Records and Secured Collections policy.

Restrictions on Use

See the Reproduction and Publications of State Library Collections policy.

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Related Material

RG 002:025, General Assembly. Joint Standing Committee on Agriculture, Accession T001369, Meeting minutes, correspondence, budgets and reports pertaining to consolidation of agriculture departments, 1939-1941.

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Index Terms

Organizations:

Connecticut. Dept. of Agriculture
Connecticut. State Board of Agriculture

Subjects:

Agriculture -- Connecticut
Connecticut. Dept. of Agriculture -- Records and correspondence
Connecticut. State Board of Agriculture -- Records and correspondence

Document Types:

Account books
Agendas
Clippings
Minutes
Press releases
Receipts (financial records)
Reports
Scrapbooks

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Administrative Information

Provenance

Accession T002779 came from the Commissioner of Agriculture's office to the State Library on February 17, 1979.

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Container List

Accession T002779, 1866-1978
1. Minutes of meetings of the State Board of Agriculture, 1866-1918, 1960-1978 Box 1
1866 August 1 - 1896 September 10, 1 volume
1897 July 1 - 1911 June 29, 1 volume
1911 July 19 - 1918 November 19, 1 volume
1960 September - 1971 October, 1 volume
1971 November - 1976 April, 1 volume
1976 May - 1978 December, 1 volume
2. Treasurer's book, 1884-1922, 1 volume
Statement of Board's financial account.
Arranged chronologically.
3. Receipts, 1919-1920, 1 folder
Receipted paid bills.
Arranged chronologically.
4. Scrapbook, 1922-1934, 1 volume
Contains clippings relating to agricultural affairs.
5. Clippings, 1976-1978 Box 2
Clipping file kept by the department.
1976-1977, 1 binder
1978, 1 binder
6. Land Preservation Task Force clippings, 1974-1978
1974-1975, 1 binder
1976-1977, 1 binder
1978, 1 binder
Report of the Governors' Task Force on the Preservation of Agricultural Land, 1974 December 20
Accession 1999-012, 1945-1962, bulk 1959-1962
7. Connecticut Soil Conservation Advisory Committee, 1945-1962, bulk 1959-1962, 1 binder Box 1
Minutes, agenda, reports. Photograph dated 1945.