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J. B. Preston extension tobacco agronomist papers

J. B. Preston extension tobacco agronomist papers

Descriptive Summary

Title: J. B. Preston extension tobacco agronomist papers
Creator: Preston, J. B.
Inclusive Dates: 1946-1966
Language(s): English
Extent: 8 Linear Feet (8 boxes)
Collection Number: UA03-043
Repository: University of Georgia Archives

Collection Description

Biographical/historical note

J. B. Preston was an extension agronomist for tobacco stationed at the University of Georgia Coastal Plain Experiment Station in Tifton, Georgia.

Scope and Content

The collection chiefly consists of bound volumes of Preston's correspondence and various reports relating to the development of the post-war tobacco industry in Georgia. Reports and correspondence have often been intermingled within a bound volume. Because the collection reflects daily activities so thoroughly, it provides a unique view of the operations of Mr. Preston's office during an important phase in agricultural modernization in the state. Through its pages one can see how the agricultural work of the Coastal Plain Experiment Station, as documented in the book The UGA Coastal Plain Experiment Station...The First 75 Years by Max Bass, was carried to practicing farmers and the tobacco industry.

Organization and Arrangement

The collection is arranged chronologically.

Administrative Information

Preferred citation

J. B. Preston extension tobacco agronomist papers, UA03-043, University Archives, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

General Notes

RG 5-6

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Agriculture -- Research -- Georgia.
Agriculturists -- Correspondence.
Coastal Plain Experiment Station
Tobacco industry -- Georgia.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

1Correspondence and reports , 1946-1952
2Correspondence and reports, 1946-1952
3Correspondence and reports, 1947-1954
4Correspondence and reports, 1954-1960
5Correspondence and reports, 1958-1960
6Correspondence and reports, 1961-1962
7Correspondence and reports, 1963-1964
8Correspondence and reports, Tobacco releases by J.B. Preston, John Rolfe/Jamestown pamphlet, 1954-1966