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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Processing Information
  • Administrative History
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Division of Agriculture Records
    Dates: 1954-1960
    Collection number: 2009-172
    Creator: Santa Clara County (Calif.). Agriculture, Dept. of
    Collection Size: one folder
    Repository: Santa Clara County Archives.
    San Jose, CA 95112-2527
    Abstract: This collection contains two County guides to spraying, from 1954 and 1960.
    Physical location: For current information on the location of these materials, please consult Archives staff.
    Languages: Languages represented in the collection: English


    Collection is open for research.

    Publication Rights

    The Archives can claim physical ownership only for some collections. Users are responsible for securing permission of the copyright holder for publication or quotation.

    Preferred Citation

    Division of Agriculture records, 2009-172, Santa Clara County Archives.

    Processing Information

    This collection was processed by Michael Griffith working under NHPRC grant RA-10047-07, the Santa Clara County Archives Project. A fuller account of the grant project is available at the Archives website.

    Administrative History

    The Divsion of Agriculture, formerly the Department of Agriculture, fulfills mandates of the state and provides regulatory services to the county. The division serves local businesses, protects public health and the environment, and promotes a wholesome and ample food supply. The County Agricultural Commissioner directs the division enforcement programs. The division's primary enforcement tasks are to regulate pesticide use, to ensure a wholesome food supply, and to prevent the introduction of destructive insects, plant diseases, and weeds into the county.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    This collection contains a 1954 "Spray Program" manual and a 1960 "Spray Guide." The 1954 manual is organized by plant type and then by insect or disease. For each insect or disease, it recommends control measures. This guide appears intended for both commercial farmers and for residence use. The 1960 guide is organized in similar fashion as the 1954 manual but appears intended for home gardeners.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Santa Clara County (Calif.). Agriculture, Dept. of
    Agriculture--California--Santa Clara Valley (Santa Clara County)