African American Heritage

Record Group 7 - Records of the Bureau of Entomology and Plant Quarantine

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The Bureau of Entomology and Plant Quarantine studied and controlled insects in cooperation with the states to prevent plant diseases. Selected series in this record group relating to black history includes correspondence with scientists at Tuskegee University on experimental entomological projects and studies dealing with the cotton boll weevil.

Clusters: Agriculture, Labor

Textual Records

Letters Received Relating to Silk Culture [Sericulture], 1901-1904

National Archives Identifier: 2069885
Included are letters from scientist George Washington Carver of Tuskegee, Alabama.

Newspaper Clippings Relating to the Cotton Boll Weevil, 1901-1912

National Archives Identifier: 2107153

Correspondence Relating to Cotton-Boll Weevil Quarantines, 1904-1905

National Archives Identifier: 2124012