Photographs and negatives of farm machinery, equipment dealerships, and people of note in agricultural technology history.
The Floyd Halleck Higgins Agricultural Technology Photographs began as a series in the F. Hal Higgins Collection. In 1927
F. Hal Higgins began collecting materials relating to the history of combines and tractors. Over time the collection expanded
to include materials describing farm implements, farm commodities, and equipment for logging, earthmoving and construction.
The Library, University of California, Davis acquired Higgins’ collection in 1959. Regular patron use of the collection indicated
a strong interest in the photographs of tractors and other farm machinery. In order to better serve patrons, Library staff
housed the photographs together as they were found in the collection. In 1983, the photographs that had accumulated in the
F. Hal Higgins collection were removed from the collection and organized as the Floyd Halleck Higgins Agricultural Technology
All applicable copyrights for the collection are protected under chapter 17 of the U.S.
Copyright Code. Requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be
submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections. Permission for publication is given
on behalf of the Regents of the University of California as the owner of the physical items.
It is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also
be obtained by the researcher.
Collection is open for research.