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II. Records, 20th Century

A. Correspondence.

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1. General Correspondence. 9 boxes.
Correspondence between representatives of the Society and outside individuals or organizations. These representatives are primarily officers of the Society, but may also be chairmen of committees, or members who are particularly involved in planning events or projects. Letters are filed alphabetically by correspondent, and then chronologically. While this series does contain letters from members, correspondence relating specifically to issues of membership are filed in Subseries B, in the Member files. An index of significant correspondents of the 20th century may be found in Appendix B.
27 455-538 Acme - Butz
28 539-616 C. J. - Deubler
29 617-682 Dick - Future
30 683-759 Gardeners - Irving
31 760-850 Jardine - Mayo
32 851-920 Mechling - Pearson
33 921-973 Pendelton - Pyle
34 974-1058 Quaker - Studholme
35 1059-1149 Taylor - Zinsser
35 1150-1152 Misc., envelopes, reply cards
2. Administrative Correspondence. 4 boxes.
General correspondence relating to the administration of the Society, primarily between officers, but also occasionally with the chairman of a committee, or a member particularly involved in the organization of an event. Arranged chronologically. For a list of officers of the Society, refer to Appendix C.
36 1153-1166 1910-1935
37 1167-1189 1936-1938
38 1190-1226 1939-1961
39 1227-1262 1962-1988, n.d.
3. Circulars to Members. 2 boxes.
Notices of meetings and news, sent once or twice a month to membership. (Not complete). Arranged chronologically.
40 1263-1292 1911-1967
41 1293-1314 1968-1997, n.d.

B. Committee Records

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1. Membership Committee. 8 boxes.
Letters to and from the membership committee. Papers relating to membership issues, filed alphabetically under the name of the member concerned. Also included in these boxes are lists of members, waiting lists, member certificates, and ledgers. See Appendix D for a list of members.
42 1315-1343 Correspondence, 1911-1983, n.d.
Member files
(alphabetical)
43 1344-1366 Abbott - Ewing
44 1367-1391 Fallon - Loveland
45 1392-1415 McAllister - Russell
46 1416-1439 Schaub - Zook
47 1440-1467 Directories, 1991-1995
48 1468-1485 Member lists
48 1486-1487 Waiting Lists
48 1488-1490 Inactive Membership
48 1491-1496 Membership certificates
49 Ledgers (2 bound volumes)
2. Library and Archives Committee. 1 box.
Correspondence of Librarian, Curators, History Committee and other interested parties pertaining to the maintenance of the Society's library, manuscript collection, and artwork. Correspondence organized chronologically, followed by miscellaneous papers and legal document relating to the library.
50 1497-1526 Correspondence
50 1527-1528 Acquisitions and Booklists
50 1529-1530 Contracts with University of Pennsylvania
50 1531-1532 Horticultural Hall Library
50 1533 Misc.
3. Other Permanent Committees. 1 box.
Meeting notes, minutes, and records of permanent committees; filed alphabetically by committee title and then chronologically, followed by lists of committee appointments.
51 1534-1560 Activities Committee
51 1561-1563 Board of Managers
51 1564 Executive Committee
51 1565 Nomination Committee
51 1566 Lists of Committee Appointments
4. Special Committees. 1 box.
Records and reports of specially appointed committees; organized alphabetically be committee name, and then chronologically.
52 1567 Committee on Agricultural Policy
52 1568-1575 Bicentennial Committee
52 1576 Committee on Bovine Tuberculosis
52 1577 Committee on the Congress of Soil Science

C. Financial Records.

6 boxes.

Treasurer's correspondence, organized chronologically. Treasurer's reports, also chronological. Bank records, bills and receipts also chronological, followed by check books and account books.

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53 1578-1614 Treasurer's Correspondence, 1925-1986
54 1615-1649 Treasurer's Reports, 1925-1991
55 1650-1679 Bank Records
55 1680-1689 Dues
56 1690-1700 Bills and Receipts
56 1701 Checkbook
57 1702-1703 Cashbook
(removed from binder)
57-58 1704-1714 Account books, 1923-1991

D. Proceedings

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1. Meeting Records. 9 boxes.
Meeting minutes, bound volumes of minutes, organized chronologically, followed by loose minutes, also chronological. Finally, attendence lists and records of Special Meeting, filed chronologically.
Minutes, bound volumes
59 1905-1924
60 1925-1931
61 1932-1935
62 1936-1942
63 1942-1964
64 1965-1982
65 1715-1737 Minutes, loose papers, 1909-1985, n.d.
66 1738-1747 Acts and Resolutions
67 1748-1761 Attendance
Special Meetings
(chronological)
67 1762-1764 150th Anniversary, 1935
67 1765 Meeting to hear John Shive, 1938
67 1766 Founder's Day, 1985
67 1767 Bicentennial Forum, 1985
67 1768 Forum, 1986
67 1769 Forum, 1987
67 1770 Vox Populi
67 1771-1773 Miscellaneous
2. Speakers. 2 boxes.
Early transcripts of meetings, including speeches, are filed chronologically. Material relating to speeches given after 1935 are filed alphabetically by the name of the speaker, and then chronologically.
68 1774-1795 Transcriptions of meetings including speeches, 1913-1935
69 1796-1835 Speeches after 1935
(alphabetical by speaker)
3. Awards. 2 boxes.
Material relating to annual awards, filed chronologically. Also material on Prizes, Harry Hayward Memorial, and Agricultural Scholarships.
Annual awards
(chronological)
70 1836-1858 1932-1971
71 1859-1867 1972-1982, 1992
71 1868-1870 Misc. Material re: annual awards
71 1871 Prize for Potatoes, 1871
71 1872 Hickory Nut Contest, 1927
71 1873 400 Bushell Club, 1934
71 1874-1879 Harry Haward Memorial
71 1880-1881 Agricultural Scholarship
4. Projects and Outings. 1 box.
Material relating to projects undertaken by the Society, filed alphabetically under the project title, followed by material on outings made by the Society, organized chronologically.
72 1882 Film Proposal, 1974
72 1883 Schuylkill Valley Nature Center
72 1884 Kid-Fling House
72 1885-1891 Grant Proposal
5. Outings
(chronological)
72 1892 Star Rose Gardens, 1932
72 1893 Eastern Shore of Maryland, 1934
72 1894 Pa. State College, 1935
72 1895 Rutgers, 1940
72 1896 New Bolton, 1961
72 1897 Future Farmers, 1963
72 1898 Walker-Gordeon Lab, 1968
72 1899 Hershey Estates, 1969
72 1900 Longwood Gardens, 1981
72 1901 Misc. Outings

E. Memorabilia.

3 boxes.

Photographs, promotional material, and clippings relating to P.S.P.A. (filed chronologically), medals, certificates, and miscellaneous ephemera.

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72 1902-1905 P.S.P.A. publications (and publications re: P.S.P.A.)
72 1906 Promotional Material
72 1907-8 Clippings re: P.S.P.A.
73 Photographs
(see also Oversize Box 103)
74 Ephemera
(see also Oversize Box 103)

F. Collected Agricultural Material.

3 boxes.

Addresses, papers, and articles relating to agriculture, organized alphabetically by author or title. Miscellaneous agricultural material, filed alphabetically by subject, and clippings, filed chronologically.

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75 1910-1950 Addresses, Papers, Articles
(alphabetical by author)
Subject Files
(alphabetical by subject or title)
76 1951-1986 Agricultrual - Norman
77 1987-2010 Old - Soil
78 2011-2019 Talbot - Water
78 2020-2021 Clippings
78 2022 Misc. Illustrations
78 2023 Misc. Promotional material

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