African American Heritage

Record Group 54 - Records of the Bureau of Plant Industry, Soils, and Agricultural Engineering (BPISAE)

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The Bureau of Plant Industry, Soils, and Agricultural Engineering (BPISAE) conducted research on agricultural (farming and gardening) and forestry problems in such areas as crops, soils, machinery, storage, transportation, and housing. These records include correspondence with the faculty of Tuskegee Institute in Alabama and portrayals of African American farmers across the United States.

Cluster: Agriculture

Textual Records

General Correspondence, compiled 1908-1953

National Archives Identifier: 1609092
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Letters Sent, 1901-1929

National Archives Identifier: 1609095

Photographic Materials

Photographs of Fruits, Nuts and Vegetables, 1883-1941

National Archives Identifier: 516510; Local Identifier: 54-F
Some of the records in this series have been digitized.

Photographs of Vegetable Varieties, 1897-1953

National Archives Identifier: 516569; Local Identifier: 54-VV