OVERVIEW OF THE COLLECTION
Title: United States Department of Agriculture Building Construction Glass Plate Negatives
Collection Date(s): 1906-1907
Extent and Forms of Material: 0.3 cubic foot, (1 box)
Creator: United States Department of Agriculture
Abstract: The collection contains thirty-three glass plate negatives documenting the construction of Laboratory A and B of the Department of Agriculture building in the early 1900s.
Collection Number: AC1096
Processing Note: Processed by Kendra Ciccone (intern), April, 2010, supervised by Alison Oswald, archivist.
INFORMATION FOR USERS OF THE COLLECTION
Conditions Governing Access: Unrestricted research access on site by appointment. Unprotected negatives must be handled with gloves.
Physical Access: Researchers must handle glass plate negatives with gloves.
Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use: Copyright held by the Smithsonian Institution. Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Reproduction permission from the Archives Center: reproduction fees may apply.
Preferred Citation: Title and date of item, United States Department of Agriculture Building Construction, dates, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution, box number X, folder number XX, digital file number XXXXXXXX
IN-DEPTH INFORMATION ABOUT THE COLLECTION
Administrative/Biographical History: The United States Department of Agriculture (informally the Agriculture Department or USDA) is the United States federal executive department responsible for developing and executing U.S. federal government policy on farming, agriculture, and food. It aims to meet the needs of farmers and ranchers, promote agricultural trade and production, work to assure food safety, protect natural resources, foster rural communities and end hunger in the United States and abroad.
Scope and Content: The collection consists ofglass plate negatives documenting the construction of the Department of Agriculture building in Washington, D.C. All of the glass plate negatives date from approximately 1906 to 1907 and are arranged in chronological order.
System of Arrangement: Collection is arranged into one series.
Series 1, Glass Plate Negatives, 1906-1907
Acquisition Information: Source of acquisition unknown.
Custodial History: Transferred to the Archives Center in 2007 by the Division of Work and Industry.