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Description of Some Items (Boxes 54-81)
Composed entirely of two government publications: The Land Service Bulletin, published by the General Land Office of the Department of the Interior, from December 1931-June 1933; also, the Land Policy Review, by the AAA of the Department of Agriculture, from March 1935 to April 1938, with some duplications and omissions.
Composed chiefly of Foreign Agriculture, put out by the Department of Agriculture, Bureau of Agriculture Economics, from January 1937-June 1940. Also, The Mission IndianJune 1939 number, published by the Department of the Interior, Indian Field Service.
Various pamphlets from various sources on agriculture, including much on crop statistics, covering 1927-1936.
Highly miscellaneous. Interesting pamphlet by Southern Pacific Railroad (n.d.) entitled California for the Settler, dealing with need for farmers in the state. Otherwise, mainly various levels of government publications, (some private) dealing mainly with citrus. Some on agricultural production, agricultural work and appropriations.
Consists entirely of various state publications and reports re agriculture. A few 1940 issues of China Monthly.
Various government publications re various aspects of agriculture. Contains one possibly valuable copy of The Rural Californian (Los Angeles) for February 1895 (vol.18 no.2). Several U.S. Department of Commerce publications.
Miscellaneous documents re migrant labor: strikes by Mexicans at El Monet, Grapes of Wrath, etc. Some letters and talks by Clements. Valuable stuff. Chamber of Commerce meetings on the problem and reports. Some as late as 1939.
Information, mainly federal, (reports of hearings chiefly) re migrant labor, chiefly Mexican, chiefly in the 1920s. Some miscellaneous pamphlets on the subject from various sources, mainly private.
More material re migratory labor, chiefly in the 1930s, the influx, housing, unrest. Much documentary material compiled by various agencies. One packet of highly-confidential (so marked) materials re strikes (especially the milk strike of 1934) prepared for submission to the LaFollette Committee hearings on California labor.
Pamphlets, including a few issues of the Land Policy Review of 1939, and some valuable manuscript materials chiefly on land policy. Also, on resettlement, a bit on housing, migration to California. Mostly 1930s. Something on Secretary Tugwell's project for government-run canneries. (This latter in all probability confidential material). A valuable handbook included, the California Development Association's A Survey of Economic Research and Sources of Data re California, (n.d.).
Highly miscellaneous bundle. One small packet on migratory labor, opinions on Carey McWilliams' Factories in the Fields, by Roy Pike and others, and a great deal of Chamber of Commerce statistical information re crop production in Southern California in the late 1920s-1930s. But again, highly variegated. Material re several agricultural conferences.
Consists entirely of two bound volumes of International Harvester Company pamphlets on agriculture.
Highly, miscellaneous. Some government publications. About one-third devoted to agricultural prorate work, especially prunes. Much data on miscellaneous agricultural production.
Highly miscellaneous. Much manuscript material, dealing chiefly with 1939 land problems. Carey McWilliams' Factories in the Field hit hard. Some government materials. Migrant labor, land values; interesting letter here re Tugwell's Resettlement Administration program. Rural rehabilitation.
Valuable file of materials re Mexican immigrant labor situation 1929-1934.
Scope and Content Note
Oversize Agriculture--charts, diagrams, etc.
Letter Cases January-December 1930.