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A Guide to the Administrative Policy Records of the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Office of the Dean for Research

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University of Florida Smathers Libraries - Special and Area Studies Collections
September 2010


Descriptive Summary

Creator: University of Florida. Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences. Office of the Dean for Research.
Title: Administrative Policy Records of the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Office of the Dean for Research
Dates: 1905-1982
Abstract: Series 90 contains the administrative records of the Director of the University of Florida Agricultural Experiment Station. The title of this position was changed to Dean for Research after the creation of the Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences in 1968.
Extent: 8.3 Linear feet. 20 boxes and 4 microfilm reels.
Identification: Series 90
Language(s): English

Scope and Content

Series 90 contains the administrative records of the Director of the Agricultural Experiment Station. The title of this position was changed to Dean for Research after the creation of the Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences in 1968. Divided into subseries.


Access or Use Restrictions

Access

The collection is open for research.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Administrative Policy Records of the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Office of the Dean for Research, Special and Area Studies Collections, George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida.


Contents List

Subseries 90a - Administrative policy records, 1905-1963 (bulk: 1950-1957) 4 microfilm reels.

Subseries 90a consists of selected files from the Office of the Director of the Agricultural Experiment Station (now Dean for Agricultural Research). Most of the files were created in the 1950s during the tenures of Directors Willard Merwin Fifield and Joseph Reilly Beckenbach. However, earlier documents from previous directors also exist. These include discussion of potato experiments in 1905, speeches and papers delivered at annual Citrus Seminars and Livestock Roundups, and records of the State Plant Board of Florida (1924-1945). The Plant Board, later renamed the Division of Plant Industry and now part of the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, was originally administered through the Station. More recent files include extensive documentation on state and federal regulation of pesticides, fungicides, and fertilizers, files on spreading decline in Florida citrus, cooperative research with the Servicio Interamericano de Cooperacion Agricola (STICA) in Costa Rica, records of the Advisory Committee to the Everglades Research Program, records related to a Mediterranean Fruit Fly infestation in 1956--including "daily infestation reports"--and records related to Florida's water resources.


Reel
1 Agricultural chemicals.
1 Agricultural research--general.
1 Agricultural results-general.
1 Air raid correspondence. 1942-1943
1 Application for Lake Butler Satellite Field.
1 Audits of revolving funds.
1 Bronchitis (Infectious).
1 Brahma criticism. 1948
1 Beef Research Unit. 1950-1963
1 Building appropriations. 1955
1 Burglary--watermelon lab.
1 Cattle.
1 Cattle, Disease of.
1 Cattle losses, Tung poisoning.
1 Celery, Boron.
1 Chemicals in food, Problems of.
1 Chemicals, pesticide residue.
1 Chemicals, Pesticide Handbook, financial records.
1 Chemicals, Pesticides "Special Committee to Prepare Publication on Pesticide Legislation Impacts for Florida". 1955
1 Chemicals, Legislation, State.
1 Chemicals, Legislation, Federal.
1 Chemicals, Legislation, Federal, New bill S-2868 and HR7125.
1 Chemicals, Legislation--Pesticides, Federal.
1 Chemicals, Pure Food and Drug Hearings - Preliminary Preparation. 1950
1 Chemicals, Pure Food and Drug Hearings - Misc. Correspondence. 1949-1950
1 Chemicals, Pure Food and Drug Hearings - NACA Bulletins, etc. 1950
1 Chemicals, Pure Food and Drug Hearings - Dr. Alvin J. Cox brief. 1950
1 Chemicals, Pesticide in Control of Disease in Crops and Livestock.
1 Chemicals, Select Committee to Investigate Use of Chemicals in Food Production - Washington, D. C. Dec. 14, 1950, Corr. pertaining to Statements by Fifield, Beckenbach, G. K. Davis, F. B. Smith, and A. F. Camp. 1950
1 Chemicals, Select Committee to Investigate Use of Chemicals in Food Production - Reports, Resolutions, Statements, etc.
1 Chemicals, Select Committee to Investigate Use of Chemicals in Food Production - Florida Fertilization Law.
1 Citrus Harvesting Research Program.
1 Citrus Pulp Trust Agreement.
1 Citrus Seminar and Livestock Roundup. 1912-1921
1 Citrus-Spreading decline.
1 Citrus, Freezing temps.--Stahl.
1 Corn, Inbred line of, Misc.
1 Costa Rica Contract. 1955-1960
2 Costa Rica Contract. 1955-1960
2 Court cases.
2 Court cases, Misc.
2 Dairy Unit.
2 Everglades Committee.
2 Federal Projects. 1953-1954
2 Fertilizer Control, Research Project, Miller Bill, Meeting, Daytona Beach. 1953, Nov. 3
2 Fertilizer Control, Research Project - Smith, Holland, Mayo, Taylor Industry. 1953-1955
2 Fertilizer Research Control Project. 1956-1959
2 Fertilizer Control Research Project, Misc.
2 Fertilizers, Phosphates in, Problem.
2 Fertilizer Law, State.
2 Fertilizer Dealers, Importers and Mfgrs, Registered with Florida Department of Agriculture.
2 Florida Forest and Park Association, M. J. Roess.
3 Forest Entomologist. 1959-1960
3 General Education Board.
3 Gladiolus.
3 Greeman, J. R. Correspondence to and from Members of Ext. and Exp Staff.
3 Greeman, J. R., Letters sent out by Greeman to persons other than staff members.
3 Helminthoaporiu.
3 Hendricks, Joe (Hon.) Washington, D. C.
3 Mediterranean Fruit Fly, Florida, Daily Infestation Report. 1956
3 Mediterranean Fruit Fly.
3 Monte, Herschel O., Orlando, Fl.
3 Minor Elements. 1942-1947
3 Nematology.
3 Ornamental Hort. Conference. 1941, Oct. 29
3 Pesticides, Florida use. 1956-1958
3 Pesticides-Toxaphene.
3 Plants-Dehydration Project, Everglades Experiment Station.
3 Potato Experiments.
3 Poultry, Legislative Interim Committee. 1955-1956
3 Poultry Pathologists, Wadsworth, J. G. (Dr.) Dismissal. 1955
3 Property Adjacent to Poultry Unit.
3 Property, University Owned, Alachua County. 1950
3 Ramie.
3 Research Work, Dr. Vilece.
3 Research.
3 Research Results, Florida.
3 Rubber.
4 Rural Electrification Administration, Washington, D. C.
4 Screw Worm Committee.
4 Scruggs, and Carmichael, Gainesville, Fl-Land Acquisitions Dairy Unit, Hague.
4 Six Year Building Program.
4 Soils, Chemical Treatment.
4 Soil Surveys, Florida Counties.
4 State Department of Agriculture, State Plant Board. 1924-1945
4 Sugarcane Borer, State Plant Board.
4 Saghyz-Kok.
4 Theft Insurance.
4 Tobacco.
4 Tobacco, Blue Mold.
4 Tomatoes, Ghost Spot.
4 Training for Ag. Research.
4 Tung Lab Building--Future Use of.
4 University of Miami Farm Proposal.
4 USDA Temporary Buildings on Gulf Coast Station Property.
4 Vet. Science, Assignment and Clearing of Land.
4 Vet. Science Head. 1961
4 Vitamins in Vegetables.
4 Water Control.
4 Water Resources Policy Commission (President Truman).


Subseries 90b - Administrative policy records, 1940-1982 (bulk: 1960-1978) 8.3 Linear feet. 20 boxes.

Subseries 90b contains the correspondence and administrative records of William M. Fifield, 1951-1956, Joseph R. Beckenbach, 1956-1968, John W. Sites, 1968-1976, and Howard Wilkowske, 1977. Some of these records relate to the administration and research programs of the experiment stations around the state. One also finds the records of the Fertilizer and Pesticide Committee through the 1960s and other important advisory committees such as the Florida Citrus Research Advisory Council, the Florida Foundation Seed Producers, and the Water Resources Council. In addition, special problems of an emergency nature are represented such as the work pertaining to the lethal yellowing disease of palms, citrus canker, and the Caribbean Fruit Fly. Information can be found on the history of new cultivar releases and solar energy research.

Fairly extensive records pertaining to IFAS's Costa Rican Mission during the 1950s provide details of the various research activities in that Central American nation.


Box
1 Affirmative Action. 1965, 1970, 1974-1975, 1977, 1979
1 Aflatoxin. 1977-1978
1 Agricultural Council Brochure. 1967-1969
1 Agricultural Engineering. 1970-1978
1 Agricultural Engineering. 1974-1977
1 Agricultural Experiment Stations. 1955
1 Agricultural and Extension Education. 1978
1 Agronomy. 1973-1979
1 Agronomy. 1976-1977
1 A.L. Laboratories-Poultry Science Dept. 1976
1 Alligood Farm Case. 1976
1 Animal Science. 1950-1975
1 Animal Science. 1971-1979
1 Apopka. 1978
1 Apopka- Agricultural Research Center. 1975-1977
1 Aquatic Weeds. 1978
1 Aquatic Weeds. 1973-1977
1 AREC- Bradenton. 1976-1977
1 AREC- Bradenton. 1978-1979
1 AREC- Belle Glade. 1972, 1978-1979
2 AREC - Brooksville. 1979
2 AREC- FAMU-TAllahassee. 1979
2 AREC- Fort Lauderdale. 1978-1979
2 AREC-Ft. Pierce. 1979
2 AREC-Homestead. 1975, 1978-1980
2 AREC- Lake Alfred. 1979
2 Beef Cattle Industry. 1967
2 Belle Glade. 1977-1978
2 Belle Glade ARC. 1973-1977
2 Biological Sciences Reorganization. 1970-1977
2 Biological Sciences Reorganization. 1967-1969
2 Bivens Arm. 1974-1975
2 Black Faculty. 1970
2 Blind Mosquito (Midge). 1977-1978
2 Blind Mosquito Problem, Seminole Co. 1977
2 Botany. 1975-1978
2 ARC Bradenton. 1974-1978
3 Bradenton. 1945, 1952, 1966, 1972-1977
3 Branch Station Relations: Campus and Off-Campus Responsibility and Relationships. Policies. 1978
3 Brooksville ARC. 1979
3 Brooksville. 1978
3 Bulletins and Circulars Policy. 1979
3 Carib Fly and Grapefruit Shipments to Japan. 1974-1975
3 Carib Fly and Grapefruit Shipments to Japan. 1974-1975
3 Carib Fly and Grapefruit Shipments to Japan. 1974-1975
3 Caribfly Research. 1974-1978
4 Celery Leaf Miners. 1972, 1974-1975, 1977
4 Center for Environmental Programs and Natural Resources. 1973
4 Citrus Advisory Committee. 1979
4 Citrus Blackfly Research. 1977-1978
4 Citrus Blackfly Research. 1976-1977
4 Citrus Blackfly Research. 1976
4 Citrus Canker. 1977
4 Citrus Canker. 1976-1978
4 Citrus Irrigation Needs Form- Al Dawson. 1978
4 Citrus Subcommittee. 1962
5 Crop Protection Consortium. 1977-1979
5 Cultivar Release. 1951-1966
5 Cultivar Release. 1967-1970
5 Cultivar Release. 1973-1974
5 Cultivar Release. 1975-1976
5 Cultivar Release. 1977
5 Cultivar Release. 1978
5 Cypress Wetlands. 1973-1976
6 DARE. 1964-1967
6 DARE Conference Notes and Plans. 1967
6 DARE Conference Speeches (Dr. J.W. Sites). 1967
6 DARE Correspondence and Meetings. 1968
6 DARE Miscellaneous Correspondence and Reports. 1967
6 DARE MISC. Correspondence and Reports. 1967
6 DARE MISC. Correspondence and Reports. 1967
6 DARE Operation and Program. 1964
7 Department Reviews. 1974-1975
7 Department Correspondence. 1975, 1977-1979
7 DIAPREPES - abbreviatus (Sugar Cane Stalk Border). 1975-1977
7 Energy (Bio-mass Projects). 1975
7 Energy Crisis. 1973-1974
7 Energy Crisis. 1974
7 Energy Research and Education Park. 1978-1979
7 Entomology. 1974-1976
7 Entomology. 1969-1978
7 Environmental Protection Agency (IFAS Reaction to Proposed New Policies).
7 E.T. York Correspondence. 1964-1965, 1967, 1973
7 Experiment Stations. 1950-1959, 1961-1962
8 FAMU. 1978
8 FAMU. 1977-1978
8 FAMU. 1977
8 FAMU. 1975-1976
8 FAMU. 1954-1955, 1966-1973, 1975
8 Federal Projects. 1956-1958
8 Fertilizer and Pesticide Committee. 1969
8 Fertilizer and Pesticide Committee. 1968
8 Fertilizer and Pesticide Committee. 1967
8 Fertilizer and Pesticide Committee. 1965-1966
8 Fertilizer and Pesticide Committee. 1964
8 Fertilizer and Pesticide Committee. 1963
8 Fertilizer and Pesticide Committee. 1962
8 Fertilizer Technical Committee. 1961-1962
8 Fire Ant Control. 1976-1978
8 Florida Citrus Commission. 1972-1974
8 Florida Citrus Comm. Policy Statement Visavis IFAS. 1968
8 Florida Citrus Mutual. 1979
9 Florida Citrus Mutual - Dr. Robbins Flavonoids Work and FMC/IFAS Relations [Restricted: Contains evaluative material].
9 Florida Citrus Research Advisory Council (FCC), Cancer. 1978
9 Florida Crop and Livestock Reports (Agreement). 1978
9 Florida Foundation Seed Producers. 1959-1960, 1964-1966
9 Florida Foundation Seed Producers Minutes and Constitution/By laws. 1960-1974, 1978
9 Florida Garden Clubs. 1940-1944
9 Florida Garden Clubs. 1945-1949
9 Florida Nurserymen and Growers Association. 1978-1979
9 Florida State Horticultural Society. 1978-1979
10 Food Resource Economic Department. 1971-1978
10 Food Science. 1970-1978
10 Forestry. 1974-1977
10 Forestry. 1975-1978
10 Ft. Lauderdale. 1978
10 Ft. Lauderdale. 1976-1977
10 Ft. Pierce. 1974-1977
10 Fruit Crops. 1973-1977
10 Fruit Crops. 1974-1978
10 Grants. 1968-1979
10 Grapes. 1965-1978
10 Hastings. 1978
10 Hastings. 1974-1977
10 Hiring and Promotions. 1977-1979
10 History and Background. 1971-1972
10 Homestead. 1977-1978
10 Homestead. 1975-1977
10 Homestead/Tuskegee Sweet Potato Experiment. 1971-1972
10 Human Subjects in Research (Use of). 1978
10 ICA Costa Rica Mission. 1960-1967
11 ICA Costa Rica Mission. 1959
11 ICA Costa Rica Mission. 1958
11 ICA Costa Rica Mission. 1957
11 ICA Costa Rica Mission. 1955-1956
11 ICA Costa Rica Mission Alleger Correspondence. 1959-1960
11 ICA Costa Rica Mission El Alto Cattle Experiment Station. 1959
11 ICA Costa Rica Mission Annual Reports. 1958-1960
11 ICA Costa Rica Mission Contracts. 1954-1960, 1967
11 ICA Costa Rica Mission Correspondence. 1959-1960
11 ICA Costa Rica Mission Correspondence. 1958
11 ICA Costa Rica Demonstration School. 1956-1957
11 ICA Costa Rica Mission Fifield Correspondence. 1958-1960
11 ICA Costa Rica Mission Monthly Reports. 1956-1960
11 ICA Costa Rica Mission Quarterly Reports. 1956, 1960
11 ICA Costa Rica Mission Semi-Annual Reports. 1958-1959
11 ICA Costa Rica Mission Special Reports. 1959
11 ICA Cuba Project. 1957
11 ICA Participants. 1951-1960
11 IFAS General. 1972-1976
11 IFAS Grants. 1975-1978
12 Imported Red Fire Ant Research. 1975
12 Indirect Costs. 1973-1979
12 International Programs. 1971-1973
12 International Programs. 1970
12 IPM. 1975-1978
12 Jay. 1970, 1974
12 John W. Sites-Guyana S.A. 1968-1969
12 John W. Sites-Guyana S.A. 1970-1973
13 Lake Alfred. 1974-1978
13 Lake Alfred Correspondence. 1971-1977
13 Lake Alfred Experiment Station. 1959
13 Land Experiment Station. 1951, 1954-1956, 1961
13 Land Spreading (Sewage Effluent). 1972
13 Lawn Fertilizer Shade Tree Committee. 1979
13 Leesburg Correspondence. 1969-1977
13 Lethal Yellowing. 1978-1979
13 Lethal Yellowing. 1974-1979
13 Lethal Yellowing. 1978
13 Lethal Yellowing. 1977-1978
13 Lethal Yellowing. 1976
13 Lethal Yellowing. 1975
13 Lethal Yellowing. 1974-1975
13 Lethal Yellowing. 1974
13 Lethal Yellowing. 1973
14 Lethal Yellowing. 1972
14 Lethal Yellowing. 1968, 1971-1972
14 Library. 1948, 1950, 1952, 1954, 1956
14 Love Bugs. 1972-1973
14 Meeting with Aaron Higher and Water Faculty. 1977-1978
14 Meeting with Water Management Districts. 1978
14 Melaleuca. 1977
14 Microbiology (includes Biol. Science Reorganization). 1967-1978
14 Microbiology. 1974-1977
14 Milkweed Vine. 1974-1975
14 Miscellaneous Correspondence. 1967-1972
14 Modeling of Agricultural Watersheds. 1978
14 Monticello. 1974-1978
15 Nationwide Chemical Corp. 1971-1974
15 Nationwide Chemical Corp. 1970
15 NASA. 1978
15 Nitrogen Fixation. 1974-1977
15 Pesticide and Fertilizer Tech. Council. 1976
15 Pesticide and Fertilizer Tech. Council. 1974-1976
16 Pesticide and Fertilizer Tech Council. 1969-1973
16 Pesticide and Fertilizer Tech Council. 1969-1973
16 Pesticides-PIA. 1970-1978
16 Phosphate. 1977-1979
16 Pitch Canker. 1976-1978
16 Pitch Canker (Forestry Disease). Sept 1976-Dec 1977
16 Pitch Canker (Forestry Disease). May- August 1976
16 Pitch Canker (Forestry Disease). 1975-May 1976
16 Planning Meeting for IFAS Water Program. 1978-1980
16 Plant Industries. 1977
17 Plant Industry- Technical Council. 1961-1978
17 Plant Pathology. 1975-1978
17 Priorities. 1978
17 Priorities established by WRC. 1978
17 Program-Planning - Budgeting-System(PPBS). 1969-1972
17 Quincy. 1972-1978
17 Radiation Incident-Atomic Energy Commission. 1958
17 Regional Research Project-Misc. 1969-1976
17 Regional Projects S-100. 1978-1982
17 Regional Project S-100. 1973-1979
17 Regional Project SM. 1973-1977
17 Report to Vice-Pres. Tefertiller on Water Program. 1978
17 Research Administration. 1977
17 Research and Extension Water Program Planning. 1978
17 Role and Scope. 1978
17 Ruskin. 1974-1978
17 Sanford. 1977
17 Sanford. 1978
18 School of Forest Resources and Conservation. 1977-1978
18 SHARE. 1972, 1975-1979
18 Sites General Correspondence. 1971-1973
18 Soil Science. 1976-1978
18 Solar Energy. 1973-1977
18 Solar Energy. 1975
18 Southern Station Directors. 1978
18 Southern Directors. 1973-1978
19 Southern Regional Research Task Forces. 1971-1972
19 Soybean Research. 1975-1977
19 Spittlebug. 1977
19 STICA Annual Report. 1958
19 STICA(Gen Office). 1958-1960 June
19 Suwannee River Water Use Inventory. 1977-1978
19 Tropical Agriculture Department. 1971-1978
19 Turfgrass. 1978
19 Variety Releases. 1951-1957, 1959-1961
19 Variety Release Committee. 1960, 1963-1968
19 Variety Release Policy. 1979
19 Vegetable Crops. 1972-1978
19 Vero Beach. 1966-1978
19 Veterinary Medicine. 1974-1979
19 Water Council. 1974-1976
20 Women Faculty. 1974
20 Water Management Districts. 1975-1980
20 Water Resources. 1975-1979
20 Water Resources. 1974
20 Water Resources Council Meeting. 1977
20 Water Resources Council Meeting. 1978-1979
20 Water Resource Council Project Proposal file. 1977
20 Water Resources Council Proposals. 1977
20 Water Resource Funds. 1977
20 Water Seminar Program Committee. 1978
20 Weather Forecasting Service. 1951, 1958
20 Welaka. 1973-1976
20 Young Tree Decline. 1971-1978



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