Bibliography of Agricultural and Rural Life Literature 1860-1945: North Dakota


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This bibliography was developed as part of North Dakota's participation in the National Program for the Preservation of Agricultural and Rural Life Literature. The national project is a cooperative effort of land-grant university libraries, Cornell University, USAIN (United States Agricultural Information Network), and the National Agricultural Library, and funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities. The overall goal of the national program is to identify publications pertinent to agriculture and rural life published prior to 1946, and to preserve those items adjudged to be essential by means of archival quality microfilm. For more information about the national project, its progress, and participating libraries, and for more information about North Dakota's participation, please go to our USAIN/NEH grant information page.

The North Dakota bibliography was compiled in 2000/2001. A panel of experts in agriculture, rural sociology, and agriculture examined a working copy in order to rank the entries by importance for preservation; the highest ranked items (if they could be found) were microfilmed by Preservation Resources of Bethlehem, PA. Entries for the items microfilmed by this project are indicated by the note: Reproduction: Microfilm. Bethlehem, PA : Preservation Resources, 2001. 35 mm (USAIN State and Local Literature Preservation Project. North Dakota)

Scope The national project established some parameters for inclusion in the bibliography: namely agricultural or rural life published materials by and about the state, and issued prior to 1946. Manuscripts are excluded, as are federal documents. Pamphlets are included in this bibliography, but were not included in the microfilm phase of the project. A detailed description of subject areas included and excluded in included as Appendix XI of this bibliography.

Participants The North Dakota project was co-chaired by Kathie Richardson, Agricultural Sciences Librarian at NDSU Libraries, and John Bye, Archivist, NDSU Libraries. Elena Knickman assisted with the compilation of the bibliography; Derek Jorgenson , and Pam Burchell assisted with editing.

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Updated: Aug 15 '02