J. B. Preston extension tobacco agronomist papers

J. B. Preston extension tobacco agronomist papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: University of Georgia Archives
Creator: Preston, J. B.
Title: J. B. Preston extension tobacco agronomist papers
Dates: 1946-1966
Quantity: 8.0 Linear feet (8 boxes)
Coll. Number: UA03-043

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 Note

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.


Arrangement

The collection is arranged chronologically.


Index Terms

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

General Notes

RG 5-6


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.


Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

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