Guide to the Fresno County Farm Bureau Annual Reports, 1918-1954

Processed by Diana Bustamante; machine-readable finding aid created by James Lake
Sanoian Special Collections Library
California State University, Fresno
5200 North Barton Avenue M/S ML 34
Fresno, California 93740-8014
Phone: (559) 278-2595
Fax: (559) 278-6952
Email: specialc@listserv.csufresno.edu
URL: http://www.lib.csufresno.edu/SubjectResources/SpecialCollections
© 1998
California State University, Fresno. All rights reserved.

Guide to the Fresno County Farm Bureau Annual Reports, 1918-1954

Sanoian Special Collections Library



Henry Madden Library

Fresno, California

Contact Information:

  • Sanoian Special Collections Library
  • California State University, Fresno
  • 5200 North Barton Avenue M/S ML 34
  • Fresno, California 93740-8014
  • Phone: (559) 278-2595
  • Fax: (559) 278-6952
  • Email: specialc@listserv.csufresno.edu
  • URL: http://www.lib.csufresno.edu/SubjectResources/SpecialCollections
Processed by:
Diana Bustamante
Date Completed:
1997
Encoded by:
James Lake
© 1998 California State University, Fresno. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Fresno County Farm Bureau Annual Reports,
Date (inclusive): 1918-1954
Creator: Fresno County Farm Bureau
Extent: 2.25 linear feet
Photographs: In boxes 1-6.
Repository: Henry Madden Library (California State University, Fresno).

Sanoian Special Collections Library.
Fresno, California
Language: English.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Fresno County Farm Bureau Annual Reports, Sanoian Special Collections Library, California State University, Fresno.

Background

The Fresno County Farm Bureau began in 1917 with George Feaver, Jr., of Fowler, California, as president. The Farm Bureau consisted of a president, vice-president and four directors-at-large, stationed at various centers throughout the San Joaquin Valley. LeRoy Smith was the first county agent assigned to Fresno County and was responsible for generating the annual report.
Demonstrations were conducted throughout the Valley by the Farm Bureau and the county agent. Such demonstrations were useful in informing farmers about such topics as increasing soil fertility by means of cover crops, pruning of fruit trees, cooperative marketing of farm hogs by the auction sale method, formation of irrigation districts and the plan for the conservation of Kings River flood waters. The Farm Bureau was also involved with student agricultural clubs. In 1918 the Home Department of the Farm Bureau was established, addressing the woman's domain.

Scope and Content

The Fresno County Farm Bureau annual reports measure 2.25 linear feet and date from 1918 to 1954. The reports are arranged chronologically.
The reports for each year (October to the following November) include the demonstration projects being held that year, the total membership and other types of various information pertaining to the Bureau. There are two parts to the reports, the narrative report and the statistical report. Each report includes photographs of the major events that took place for that particular year and maps illustrating the location of the centers, the type of crop in that area, along with the major projects that were held in the area. A separate report was submitted annually by the Home Department and was filed with the Fresno County annual reports.

Container List

Box Box 1

Annual reports

 

1918-1919

 

1919-1920

 

1920-1921

 

1921-1922

 

1922-1923

 

1923-1924

 

1924-1925

 

1925-1926

Box Box 2

1926-1927

 

1927-1928

 

1928-1929

 

1929-1930

 

1930-1931

Box Box 3

1931-1932

 

1932-1933

 

1933-1934

 

1934-1935

 

1935-1936

 

1936-1937

 

1937-1938

Box Box 4

1938-1939

 

1939-1940

 

1940-1941

 

1941-1942

 

1942-1943

Box Box 5

1943-1944

 

1944-1945

 

1945-1946

 

1946-1947

 

1947-1948

 

1948-1949

 

1949-1950

Box Box 6

1950-1951

 

1951-1952

 

1952-1953

 

1953-1954