|Creator:||United States. Weather Bureau.|
|Title:||U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Weather Bureau records|
|Quantity:||10.0 Linear feet (3 document boxes, 11 cartons, and 4 volumes)|
Established in the Department of Agriculture by an act of October 1, 1890 (26 Stat. 653), the Weather Bureau provided basic weather service in support of federal agencies and the general public, including weather forecasting and collecting, and disseminating temperature, rainfall, and climatic data for the United States. The Bureau was abolished By Department of Commerce Organization Order 25-5A, effective October 9, 1970. Successor agencies include: National Weather Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce. National Archives Guide to Federal Records - Records of the Weather Bureau http://www.archives.gov (Retrieved May 4, 2009)
The collection consists of seven volumes of general Georgia climate reports for the years 1891-1907 (not inclusive) and climate reports for the Athens area for the years 1943-1981 (not inclusive).
Arranged in chronological order.
U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Weather Bureau records, 1891-1981. MS 2172. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.