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Inventory of the Samuel B. Akins Papers
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Description
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.
Background
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.
Extent
0.4 linear feet
Restrictions
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.
Availability
Collection is open for research.