The United States Agricultural Information Network (USAIN) and the National Agricultural Library developed A National Preservation Program for Agricultural Literature in 1993. As part of this effort, with funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) from 1996 to 2008 the Preserving the History of United States Agriculture and Rural Life: State and Local Literature project enabled 29 states to take responsibility for the preservation of their own state and local literature. This resulted in the systematic identification of the universe of state and local level published literature in each participating state, not just the titles held in each of the participating libraries. In each participating land-grant library a panel of scholars and librarians evaluated and ranked the resulting bibliography in terms of the importance for research in social, cultural, and economic history. Each library then preserved those titles judged by the panel to be most important for current and future research.

Documents in this collection represent each participating state's historical essay describing their state's agriculture and rural life.

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  • Historical Essay on Agriculture and Rural Life -Pennsylvania 

    Pennsylvania State University (United States Agricultural Information Network (USAIN), 1995)
    Historical essay describing Pennsylvania's agriculture and rural life. Provided by Pennsylvania State University as part of “Preserving the History of United States Agriculture and Rural Life: State and Local Literature, ...
  • Historical Essay on Agriculture and Rural Life -South Dakota 

    South Dakota State University (United States Agricultural Information Network (USAIN), 2005)
    Historical essay describing South Dakota's agriculture and rural life. Provided by South Dakota State University as part of “Preserving the History of United States Agriculture and Rural Life: State and Local Literature, ...
  • Historical Essay on Agriculture and Rural Life -Washington 

    University of Washington; Washington State University (United States Agricultural Information Network (USAIN), 2003)
    Historical essay describing Washington's agriculture and rural life. Provided by University of Washington and Washington State University as part of “Preserving the History of United States Agriculture and Rural Life: State ...
  • Historical Essay on Agriculture and Rural Life -Wisconsin 

    University of Wisconsin-Madison (United States Agricultural Information Network (USAIN), 1995)
    Historical essay describing Wisconsin's agriculture and rural life. Provided by University of Wisconsin-Madison as part of “Preserving the History of United States Agriculture and Rural Life: State and Local Literature, ...
  • Historical Essay on Agriculture and Rural Life -Texas 

    Texas A & M University (United States Agricultural Information Network (USAIN), 1995)
    Historical essay describing Texas' agriculture and rural life. Provided by Texas A & M University as part of “Preserving the History of United States Agriculture and Rural Life: State and Local Literature, 1820-1945, a ...

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