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Guide to the Agricultural Technology Manuals Collection
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • History
  • Scope and Content
  • Arrangement
  • Access Points

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Agricultural Technology Manuals Collection
    Date: 1893-2000
    Collection number: Ms81
    Creator: San Joaquin County Historical Society and Museum
    Extent: 31 cubic feet
    Contributing institution: San Joaquin County Historical Society and Museum
    11793 North Micke Grove Road
    Lodi, CA 95241
    Abstract: The Agricultural Technology Manuals Collection consists of manuals published by agricultural machinery manufacturers between 1893 and 2000. The manuals contain information intended to assist in the assembly, operation, and repair of tractors, combines, and other farm equipment.
    Location: Erickson Vault
    Language of material: English

    Administrative Information

    Access

    Collection is open for research.

    Publication Rights

    The library can only claim physical ownership of the collection. Users are responsible for satisfying any claimants of literary property.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Agricultural Technology Manuals Collection, Ms81, San Joaquin County Historical Society and Museum, Lodi, California.

    Related Material

    Related materials are included in the A. C. Kern Collection and the Monday Morning Mechanics Collection in the Erickson Vault at the San Joaquin County Historical Society and Museum.

    Accruals

    Additional manuals can be expected in the future.

    History

    The Agricultural Technology Manuals Collection was compiled by the San Joaquin County Historical Society and Museum. The majority of the manuals have been donated by private collectors and by museum volunteers. Museum staff members have also purchased manuals to include in the collection. Until 2011, the manuals in this collection were stored with catalogs, brochures, and other promotional materials published by agricultural machinery manufacturers. They have since been separated and arranged independently.

    Scope and Content

    The manuals in this collection contain information intended to assist in the assembly, operation, and repair of agricultural machinery. The collection may contain parts books and price lists if they include part descriptions and provide part numbers. Most of the manuals are originals. All facsimiles and reprints have been identified in the scope and content note for each item.

    Arrangement

    The manuals in this collection are arranged in series corresponding to companies that created them. Each series is arranged chronologically.

    Access Points

    Agricultural machinery
    Farm equipment
    Tractors