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Briggs (Clifford E.) Agricultural Technology Photographs
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  • Language of Material: English
    Contributing Institution: University of California, Davis General Library, Dept. of Special Collections
    Title: Clifford E. Briggs Agricultural Technology Photographs
    Creator: Briggs, Clifford E.
    Identifier/Call Number: D-619
    Physical Description: 0.5 linear feet
    Date: circa 1958
    Abstract: The collection includes photographs, negatives, and slides taken by Clifford E. Briggs of Allis-Chalmers farm equipment and aerial photographs of farms.
    Physical Location: Physical location: Researchers should contact Special Collections to request collections, as many are stored offsite.


    Clifford E. Briggs was head of Advertising and Sales Promotion for the Allis-Chalmers Farm Equipment Division. He graduated from Iowa State University in 1937 with a major in Agricultural Journalism and began his career as a livestock radio reporter for the Kansas City Drovers Telegram. From there, he worked in the Catalog Division of Sears, Roebuck, and Company until enlisting in the United States Army in 1941. After seven and a half years of active duty, he joined the Army Reserves and served in the 84th Division while working full time at the Allis-Chalmers Farm Equipment Division. Around 1958, Clifford Briggs came to the Bakersfield, California area to photograph Allis-Chalmers equipment for catalog layouts.
    Kathleen Briggs (personal communication, May 22, 2017).

    Scope and Contents

    The collection includes photographs, negatives, and slides taken by Clifford E. Briggs of Allis-Chalmers farm equipment being used in the fields. Mr. Briggs also took many aerial views of the fields as he flew from one location to another.


    Collection is open for research.

    Processing Information

    Collection is unprocessed.


    Gift of Kathleen Briggs, 2017.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Clifford E. Briggs Agricultural Technology Photographs, D-619, Department of Special Collections, General Library, University of California, Davis.

    Publication Rights

    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.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Farm equipment -- Pictorial works
    Farms -- Pictorial works
    Allis-Chalmers Corporation -- History -- Pictorial works