Inventory of the Samuel B. Akins Papers

Sara Gunasekara
Department of Special Collections
General Library
University of California, Davis
Davis, CA 95616-5292
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Creator: Akins, Samuel B.
Title: Samuel B. Akins Papers
Date (inclusive): 1949-1990
Extent: 0.4 linear feet
Abstract: Samuel B. Akins served as an Extension agent for the Agricultural Experiment Station in Shafter, California. After his retirement, Akins bought a farm in Strathmore, California, and continued to work on cotton improvements and water conservation. The collection contains correspondence and printed materials, as well as photograph and slides relating to cotton farming and legislation.
Physical location: Researchers should contact Special Collections to request collections, as many are stored offsite.
Repository: University of California, Davis. General Library. Dept. of Special Collections.
Davis, California 95616-5292
Collection number: D-314
Language of Material: Collection materials in English.

Biography

Samuel Bernice Akins was born on August 5, 1908 in Voss, Texas. Akins served as an extension agent for the Agricultural Experiment Station in Shafter, California. He also worked with the Farm Program Development and Analysis program in Washington, D.C. and helped the Roosevelt Administration set up cotton programs for the New Deal. After his retirement from the USDA in 1950, Akins bought a farm in Strathmore, California, and continued to work on cotton improvements and water conservation.
Akins passed away on February 8, 1990.

Scope and Content

The collection contains correspondence and printed materials, as well as photograph and slides relating to cotton farming and legislation.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Akins, Samuel B.--Archives
Cotton--Research

Access

Collection is open for research.

Processing Information

Sara Gunasekara processed this collection and created and encoded this finding aid with assistance from student employee Michelle Xie.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Edna Akins in 1990.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Samuel B. Akins Papers, D-314, Department of Special Collections, General Library, University of California, Davis.

Publication Rights

Copyright is protected by the copyright law, chapter 17, of the U.S. Code. All 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 Department of Special Collections, General Library, University of California, Davis as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.

Collection Contents

 

Series 1. Correspondence 1966-1990

Scope and Content Note

Arranged in three subseries: Outgoing, Incoming, and Third Party.
 

Subseries 1.1 Outgoing 1968-1975

Physical Description: 6 letters

Scope and Content Note

Contains six letters written by Akins.
Box 1:1

Manning, C.W. 1975 May 12

Box 1:2

National Cotton Council 1968 December 30

Box 1:3

Staten, Glen 1968 December 30

Box 1:4

Staten, Glen 1969 February 13

Box 1:5

U.S. Dept. of Agriculture 1968 December 30

Box 1:6

Way, Howard 1968 December 30

 

Subseries 1.2 Incoming 1969-1984

Physical Description: 30 letters

Scope and Content Note

Contains letters written to Akins, the majority of which are from C.W. Manning, a plant breeder with Stoneville Pedigreed Seed Company.
Box 1:7

Cantrell, Rod 1979 April 19

Box 1:8

Manning, C.W. 1973 July 13

Box 1:9

Manning, C.W. 1974 August 26

Box 1:10

Manning, C.W. 1974 October 23

Box 1:11

Manning, C.W. 1974 December 31

Box 1:12

Manning, C.W. 1975 March 3

Box 1:13

Manning, C.W. 1975 March 25

Box 1:14

Manning, C.W. 1975 April 16

Box 1:15

Manning, C.W. 1975 April 9

Box 1:16

Manning, C.W. 1975 June 2

Box 1:17

Manning, C.W. 1975 June 13

Box 1:18

Manning, C.W. 1975 July 2

Box 1:19

Manning, C.W. 1975 July 7

Box 1:20

Manning, C.W. 1975 July 15

Box 1:21

Manning, C.W. 1975 July 23

Box 1:22

Manning, C.W. 1975 August 5

Box 1:23

Manning, C.W. 1975 August 25

Box 1:24

Manning, C.W. 1976 September 7

Box 1:25

Manning, C.W. 1976 October 7

Box 1:26

Manning, C.W. 1976 October 12

Box 1:27

Manning, C.W. 1976 November 11

Box 1:28

Manning, C.W. 1976 December 1

Box 1:29

Manning, C.W. 1984 March

Box 1:30

Staten, Glen 1969 January 3

Box 1:31

Staten, Glen 1969 February 24

Box 1:32

Western Cotton Products Co. 1970 March

Box 1:33

Manning, C.W. 1975 May 10

Box 1:34

Manning, C.W. 1975 May 13

Box 1:35

Manning, C.W. 1975 May 19

Box 1:36

Manning, C.W. 1975 May 28

 

Subseries 1.3 Third Party 1966-1990

Physical Description: 3 letters

Scope and Content Note

Letters that are to or between individuals other than Akins.
Box 1:37

George, Alan to California Department of Food and Agriculture 1975 May 8

Box 1:38

Manning, C.W. to Akins, Edna 1990 August 20

Box 1:39

Western Cotton Products to Vista del Llano Farms 1966 March 7

 

Series 2. Printed Materials 1949-1984

Scope and Content Note

Arranged alphabetically according to title.
Box 1:40

5th Annual Conservation Tillage Workshop 1984 May

Box 1:41

Acala Cotton Board - Variety Testing Program 1981

Box 1:42

Bacterial Blight of Cotton in California undated

Box 1:43

California Cotton Progress Report 1983 March

Box 1:44

Clippings 1949-1981

Box 1:45

The Cotton Industry in Tulare County 1980 May

Box 1:46

History of Acala Cotton Varieties Bred for San Joaquin Valley, California 1974 February

Box 1:47

Irrigation Scheduling Techniques for Cotton with Unlimited and Restricted Water Supplies (2 copies) 1979 April

Box 1:48

Notes undated

Box 1:49

Official Handbook of Seed Certification for the State of Arizona 1976 June

Box 1:50

Proceedings Gin Waste Utilization, Roundup and Tour 1981 February 5

Box 1:51

Stoneville Pedigreed Seed Company, Stoneville, Mississippi undated

Box 1:52

Summary Report of Narrow Row Cotton Field Trials 1971-1973 1980 July

 

Series 3. Photographs 1972-1974

Scope and Content Note

Contains slides and photographs of cotton. Arranged chronologically.
Box 1:53

Cotton: Davis, Kern County: Waukena, Strathmore, Woodville 1965

Physical Description: 22 slides
Box 1:54

Cotton 1972 October

Physical Description: 20 slides
Box 1:55

Cotton on Akins Farm 1973 January

Physical Description: 14 slides
Box 1:56

Cotton 1973

Physical Description: 9 photographs and negatives
Box 1:57

Cotton 1974 September

Physical Description: 13 slides