University of Connecticut, College of Agriculture and Natural Resources Records
Scope and Content Note
The records are divided into five series, each comprised of materials that were donated at different periods. They consist primarily of administrative records, correspondence, notes, publications, and clippings. There are also illustrations, works of art, and realia.
Series I contains administrative records, correspondence, notes, publications, clippings, fliers, and various other materials of the Cooperative Extension at the university from 1881 to 1960. The collection includes agricultural reports for all of Connecticut's counties, as well as records pertaining to Beatrice Hall, Doris S. Hutchinson, Irving G. Davis, and Augustus Brundage.
Series II consists of annual reports of the staff, departments and College.
Series III (currently being reprocessed) contains materials related to the adminsitrative functions and activities of the College and the schools, departments and centers encompassed within it.
Series IV contains photographs, slides, realia and similar media transferred by the College and its departments.
- Creation: 1881 - 2011
The collection is open and available for research.
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The College of Agriculture and Natural Resources at the University of Connecticut is the oldest program at the University of Connecticut, which was established in 1881 as the Storrs Agricultural College. Agriculture was always a primary focus of the educational programs at the institution but as the school became a college other programs were added and agriculture was a division. William L. Slate, Jr. was appointed in 1920 as the first Dean of the Division of Agriculture at what was then called Connecticut Agricultural College (1899-1933). In 1939, Connecticut State College became the University of Connecticut and the Division of Agriculture became the College of Agriculture and in 1969 the name changed to the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources and again in 2014 to The College of Agriculture, Health and Natural Resources when the Department of Kinesiology moved from the Neag School of Education to the College.
The primary mission of the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources is focused on research, conducted in laboratories and in the field, that focuses on agriculture, the environment, food, families, and quality of life. The college provides high-quality, broad-based, relevant educational opportunities that prepare graduates to address the changing agricultural needs of the current world. The college aims to expand the frontiers of knowledge through research and enhance the economic opportunities and quality of life for people of Connecticut and beyond.
1920-1922 William L. Slate, Jr. Dean, Division of Agriculture 1922-1926 Edmund Ware Sinnott Dean, Division of Agricultural Sciences 1926-1939 George C. White Dean, Division of Agriculture 1939-1940 Roger B. Corbett Dean and Director, College of Agriculture 1940-1944 Edwin G. Woodward Dean and Director, College of Agriculture 1944-1966 Wilfred B. Young Dean and Director, College of Agriculture 1966-1983 Edwin J. Kersting Dean and Director, College of Agriculture 1983-1988 Hugo H. John Dean, College of Agriculture and Natural Resources 1988-1992 Kirvin L. Knox Dean, College of Agriculture and Natural Resources 1992-1993 John P. Brand Acting Dean, College of Agriculture and Natural Resources 1993-2008 Kirklyn M. Kerr Dean, College of Agriculture and Natural Resources 2008-2019 Gregory Weidemann Dean, College of Agriculture and Natural Resources 2019- Indrajeet Chaubey Dean, College of Agriculture, Health and Natural Resources
145.45 Linear Feet
Language of Materials
The records of the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources consist of materials related to the university's changing agricultural program, and are comprised of administrative records, correspondence, notes, publications, and clippings. The collection also contains illustrations, works of art, and realia related to the university.
Provenance and Acquisition
The records were transferred to the University Archives by the College periodically since 1997.
The agricultural situation. A brief summary of economic conditions.United States. Bureau of Agricultural Economics. Issues v. 20, # 2-12. These issues are available online online. Collection originally contained v. 16, #12 - v, 17, #6, #10 - 12, v. 18, #3, 5, 8 - v. 19, # 12.
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