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A Guide to the Woodrow Wilson McPherson Manuscript

Finding aid prepared by Dept. Staff

University of Florida Smathers Libraries - Special and Area Studies Collections
March 2005

Descriptive Summary

Creator: McPherson, W. W. (Woodrow Wilson)
Title: Woodrow Wilson McPherson Manuscript
Dates: circa 1984
Abstract: Unpublished history of the Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS), the Florida Agricultural Experiment Station, the Florida Cooperative Extension Service, and Florida agriculture.
Extent: 1 Linear feet. 3 boxes.
Identification: Ms Coll. 77
Language(s): English

Biographical/Historical Note

Professor of Food and Resource Economics.

Scope and Content

Draft of a history of the Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences and its predecessors written by McPherson. The manuscript is also a history of the major developments in Florida agriculture covering the years 1880-1984. An outline of the manuscript is located in the first folder. Part of the section in Chapter 9 on citrus is missing as is Section Q of Chapter 5.

Access or Use Restrictions


The collection is open for research.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Woodrow Wilson McPherson Manuscript, Special and Area Studies Collections, George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida.

Contents List

1 Chapters 1-8
2 Chapters 9-10 (Sections 1-4)
3 Chapter 10 (Sections 5-6 plus Forestry and Marine Products)- Chapter 12.
3 Chapter entitled Agriculture and Related Matters, 1880-1920, that might be different version of Chapter 5, Section Q.

Selected Subjects and Access Terms

Agriculture -- Florida -- History.
Florida Cooperative Extension Service -- History.
University of Florida. Agricultural Experiment Station -- History.
University of Florida. Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences -- History.

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