Soil Survey History, 1967 | University of Illinois Archives
Series Number: 8/6/811
Volume: 0.1 cubic feet
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Description: Copy of duplicated 43-page "History of the Illinois State Soil Survey" by Professors Raymond S. Smith and Herman L. Wascher, including material on the development of the Survey since 1902, the eventual recognition of soil survey studies as a continuing research activity, the publication of maps and reports, administrative and financing problems, the development of soil science, numbering and naming soil types, the federal Soil Conservation Service (1933- ) and staffing. The history includes a 1922 photograph of the Survey staff.