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New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets Agricultural and Informational Films


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Overview of the Records

Repository:

New York State Archives

New York State Education Department

Cultural Education Center

Albany, NY 12230

Summary:
These films relate to the Department of Agriculture and Markets’ promotion of the agricultural economy in New York State.
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Quantity:
0.5 cubic feet (11 videotape reels)
Inclusive Dates:
1930-1949
Series Number:
B2400

Scope and Content Note

These films relate to the Department of Agriculture and Markets’ promotion of the agricultural economy in New York State. For the most part, the reels in this collection either directly address regional agricultural markets and farming initiatives or feature programming explicitly geared toward promoting the dairy industry by encouraging increased milk consumption.

The eleven 16mm motion picture films depict regional agricultural activities, recreational events, and publicity campaigns. The titles are Old Albany Market (1930); Cherry Picking (1930); Buffalo (1931); Albany (1940); East Williamson (1935); Rochester (1949); Dedication (1949); Potato Field Day (undated, probably 1930s); Tip Tops in Peppyland (circa 1934); Our Milky Way (1940.)

All of the films are black and white and silent except for Our Milky Way which is in Technicolor and has a sound track.

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Custodial History

The film reels had mailing labels that included the name "Harry E. Crouch." Mr. Crouch was active in the Department of Agriculture and Markets from approximately 1917 to 1942, filling a variety of positions within the agency. In 1941 he was listed as the Senior Assistant in Marketing at the Bureau of Markets.

The films were in the possession of a former employee, Robert Wilcox.

Acquistion Information

These records were transferred under Records Disposition Authorization number 22644.

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