This page will provide links to a variety of website types ranging from bibliographies, to digital collections and on-line documents, to agricultural context and digitized state surveys. The following are merely samples of the sorts of entries that will be included.The links are not yet operational but will be made so in the near future.
Full-Text Agricultural Collections
Cornell University Core Historic Literature of Agriculture.
This collection of books and periodicals, digitized from the incomparable collections of Mann Library, is the best on-line full-text source of historic agricultural literature. Due to copyright restrictions, downloaded of entire publications is not permitted.
Kansas State University Extension Service.
KSU maintains a large collection of historic agricultural extension publications on the Web.
National Agricultural Library.
The federal agricultural library, located in Beltsville, Maryland, maintains a very useful website including some full-text sources (largely historic USDA publications).
University of North Texas Digital Collections.
As part of a larger effort to digitize all of its historic federal government publications in its library, UNT has digitized most of the USDA Farmers' Bulletins (a very useful source). Unfortunately, as with Cornell, the entire document may not be downloaded.
State Agricultural Contexts
This context, prepared under contract by New South Associates, Inc., is available for download on the Georgia State Historic Preservation Office website.
The most comprehensive available state context, this multi-volume study was prepared under contract with the Minnesota State historic Preservataion Office and the Minnesota Department of Transportation.
This on-line context is based on a study of Pennsylvania agriculture undertaken by Penn State faculty member Sally McMurry. It is arranged by region.
Agricultural Building Plans
North Dakota State University
NDSU has the most comprehensive collection of agricultural building plans for download incliuding large numbers prepared by the Midwest Plan Service.
Midwest Plan Service
Because older MWPS building plans are available on other websites, this website concentrates on more current plans.
University of Tennessee
. A large collection of plans, many from MWPS.
Digitized Collections of Agricultural Photographs
Virginia Tech Image Base.
Large number of historic photos, many from the VT Extension Service.
HABS Collection from the Library of Congress.
Subject searching in this incomparable collection will yield large numbers of large format photos of barns and other outbuildings available for high-resolution download.