U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Weather Bureau records

U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Weather Bureau records

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Creator: United States. Weather Bureau.
Title: U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Weather Bureau records
Dates: 1891-1981
Quantity: 10.0 Linear feet (3 document boxes, 11 cartons, and 4 volumes)
Coll. Number: ms2172

Biographical/Historical Note

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)


Scope and Content Note

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).


Arrangement

Arranged in chronological order.


Index Terms

Athens (Ga.)--Climate--History.
Climate.
Georgia--Climate--History.
United States. Weather Bureau.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Weather Bureau records, 1891-1981. MS 2172. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.


Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

 
Box
1Volume
 
Box
21962-1964
 
Box
3US Department of Agriculture GA section.
 
Box
4US Department of Agriculture GA
 
Box
51974
 
Box
71977-1978
 
Box
6GA climatological data 1989 Addtion
 
Box
81955-1956
 
Box
91975-1956
 
Box
101943-1948
 
Box
111958-1961
 
Box
121979-1980
 
Box
131966-1968
 
Box
14GA Climatological data, 1989
 
Volume
11965
 
Volume
21969
 
Box
151970-1971
 
Box
161952-1955
 
Box
171972-1973
 
Box
18GA Climatological data 1989 addition