Pamphlet, "How to Build Up and Maintain the Virgin Fertility of Our Soils," by George Washington Carver, October 1936

Summary

George Washington Carver directed the agricultural Experiment Station at Tuskegee Institute in Alabama. As part of his work, Carver wrote what he called "threefold" agricultural bulletins, with information for farmers, teachers, and housewives. Soil was the foundation of his work; this bulletin describes how to prepare the soil for planting and how to use both commercial and natural fertilizers to improve soil health and crop yields.

George Washington Carver directed the agricultural Experiment Station at Tuskegee Institute in Alabama. As part of his work, Carver wrote what he called "threefold" agricultural bulletins, with information for farmers, teachers, and housewives. Soil was the foundation of his work; this bulletin describes how to prepare the soil for planting and how to use both commercial and natural fertilizers to improve soil health and crop yields.

Artifact

Bulletin

Date Made

October 1936

Subject Date

October 1936

Creators

Carver, George Washington, 1864?-1943 

Tuskegee Normal and Industrial Institute 

Place of Creation

United States, Alabama, Tuskegee 

Creator Notes

Written by George Washington Carver, published by the Tuskegee Normal and Industrial Institute.

Collection Title

Henry Ford Office Papers 

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

64.167.285.29

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of Ford Motor Company.

Material

Paper (Fiber product)

Technique

Printing (Process)

Color

Black-and-white (Colors)

Dimensions

Height: 8.875 in

Width: 6 in

Inscriptions

front cover: Experiment Station Tuskegee Normal and Industrial Institute Tuskegee Institute, Alabama

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