Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering materials

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Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering materials


  • 1886-1977 (Creation)


7 cubic feet boxes

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The department of Farm Machinery was first established at Kansas State Agricultural College in April, 1915.  This new department was transferred from the department of Agronomy to the division of Engineering and was headed by F.A. Wirt.  In 1918 the name changed to Farm Engineering and by 1922 it became known as Agricultural Engineering.  The name did not change again until 1994 when the department became known as the department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering.

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The Biological and Agricultural Engineering series contains photographs that cover Biological and Agricultural Engineering subjects. Along with slides from Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering faculty members Joseph P. Harner and Pat Murphy. They show reduced tillage, corrals, and proper crop storage in bins and problems that could occur with them and lastly documents with historical information about the Biological and Agricultural Engineering program at Kansas State University. The date range for this series is 1866-1977.

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