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Bracing Farm Buildings.

Description: Describes steps for creating a brace system for farm buildings in order to prevent distortion and collapse.
Date: July 1931
Creator: Trayer, George W. (George William), 1888-1976 & Betts, M. C. (Morris Cotgrave), 1875-1936
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Roof Coverings for Farm Buildings and Their Repair

Description: "This bulletin describes the common types of roof coverings classified as rigid shingles, bituminous roofing, metal roofing, and canvas roofing. The essential steps to be taken in making repairs are described and information given regarding certain roofing details." -- p. ii
Date: 1935
Creator: Edgar, Alfred D. (Alfred Douglas), 1898- & Miller, T. A. H. (Thomas Arrington Huntington), 1885-
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Planning the Farmstead

Description: "The object of this bulletin is to set forth general principles involved in planning the arrangement of the buildings of the farmstead in their relation to one another.... The main considerations influencing the determination of the farmstead site are its location with respect to the rest of the farm and to public utilities, the elevation and drainage of the proposed site, the available water supply, the nature of the soil, the relation to the points of the compass, and the prevailing breezes and protection from heat and cold." -- p. 2
Date: 1920
Creator: Betts, M. C. (Morris Cotgrave), 1875-1936 & Humphries, W. R. (Walter Raymond), 1896-
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Farm Bulk Storage for Small Grains.

Description: Describes the types of structures used for storing bulk grains on the farm.
Date: October 1940
Creator: Kelley, M. A. R. (Manley Alexander Raymond), 1888-1943 & Boerner, E. G. (Emil George), b. 1878
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Potato Storage and Storage Houses

Description: "Potato storage serves two purposes, the first of which is to make possible a longer marketing period for the crop, and the second, to insure the minimum amount of loss from moisture and decay. The successful storage of potatoes is dependent on a number o factors; as, for example, the quality of the tubers stored, the temperature at which they are held, the moisture content of the air, the size of the storage pile, and the exclusion of light. The proper storage temperature for potatoes is supposed to range from 34 degrees to 38 degrees Fahrenheit.... This bulletin deals with the fundamental factor of construction and management of storage houses, as well as the methods of handling the crop that govern the condition of potatoes in storage." -- p. 2
Date: 1917
Creator: Stuart, William
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Pit Silos

Description: "Pit silos are becoming common in many sections of the Great Plains region, especially in the Panhandle of Texas and in similar sections of the United States. The popularity of this type of silo is due chiefly to the remoteness of many farms in these sections from railroad points, which in many cases would make the cost of a masonry silo prohibitive, and to the fact that silos of wood often weaken rapidly under the peculiar climatic conditions prevailing in the Plains region and are destroyed by wind." -- p. 3. The report discusses factors to consider when deciding to build a pit silo and outlines plans for successfully constructing one.
Date: 1917
Creator: Metcalfe, T. Pryse & Scott, George A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Sweet-Potato Storage

Description: "The proper storage of sweet potatoes is one of the most important food-conservation measures that can be put into effect in the Southern States. No perishable product produced in the South is of as great importance as the sweet potato, and none is so poorly handled. This bulletin describes in considerable detail the types of storage houses that have proved successful and the proper method of handling sweet potatoes from harvesting to marketing. For those growers who are not able to build storage houses, directions are given for saving the sweet potato crop by using outdoor cellars and banks." -- p. 2
Date: 1918
Creator: Thompson, H. C.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Fire-protective construction on the farm.

Description: Describes the damage that can occur to property and people as a result of fire; and discusses various farm construction projects that prevent a fire or offer protection should a fire occur.
Date: April 1939
Creator: United States. Bureau of Chemistry and Soils.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Management of Common Storage Houses for Apples in the Pacific Northwest

Description: "This bulletin deals with the fundamental of construction and the efficient management of common storage houses for apples under the conditions prevailing in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and Montana." -- p. 2. Topics discussed include ventilation, insulation, fruit quality.
Date: 1917
Creator: Ramsey, H. J. & Dennis, S. J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Beef-Cattle Barns

Description: Report giving instructions for designing and building barns for cattle. Considerations include the location, size, arrangement, and ventilation of barns. Different barn designs are provided.
Date: 1923
Creator: Sheets, E. W. (Earl Wooddell), 1886- & Kelley, M. A. R. (Manley Alexander Raymond), 1888-1943
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Foundations for Farm Buildings

Description: This bulletin discusses different ways of constructing the foundations of farm buildings. "The following general recommendations point out common errors and are intended to assist farmers to provide suitable foundations for ordinary farm structures except where unusual soil conditions are found. The foundation of a farm building may consist of (1) continuous walls, (2) a series of piers either built in place or precast, (3) a combination of walls and piers, (4) a concrete slab laid on the ground, (5) wood posts, or (6) wood sills. The essential features necessary for the successful use of the various types are discussed under the above headings; also the thickness of walls and dimensions of piers for medium-sized structures other than heavy storages are suggested. Requirements for cellar walls are given on pages 18-21. It is necessary that foundation footings be made wide enough to support the structure on the kind of soil to be built on. The characteristics and bearing power of various soils are given on p. 3. The general method of calculating the weight on footings is given on pages 38-44. It can be used where buildings are heavy or are of a different character from those described under Types of Foundations." -- p. 1
Date: 1941
Creator: Miller, Thomas A. H. & Molander, Edward G.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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The Use of Paint on the Farm

Description: Report discussing best practices for painting on farms. Topics discussed include the care and selection of brushes, painting techniques for different surfaces, the composition and costs of paint, and whitewash.
Date: 1911
Creator: Walker, Percy H. (Percy Hargraves), b. 1867
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Equipment for Farm Sheep Raising

Description: "The object of this publication is to furnish a practical guide for the equipping of farms for sheep raising. Wide difference in climatic conditions render it impracticable to suggest a particular type of building for all sections; therefore a number of types of barns and sheds are presented. In many cases it will be found satisfactory to construct buildings as shown in the plans. Where this is not advisable the essential features of arrangement can be adopted with such alterations in detail as are rendered necessary by climatic or other fixed features." -- p. 3. Among the buildings and structures discussed are barns, sheds, feedlots, feed racks, and grain troughs.
Date: 1917
Creator: McWhorter, V. O.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Drying crude drugs.

Description: Explains the fundamental principles of drying crude vegetable drugs. Provides drawings and instructions for constructing two types of driers.
Date: November 1921
Creator: Russell, G. A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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A Plan for a Small Dairy House

Description: "Recent developments in dairying have caused a large demand for a dairy house which will fulfill sanitary requirements and at the same time to be practical and inexpensive. For those who are striving to improve the quality of their products such a building is an absolute necessity.... An up-to-date sanitary dairy house is provided with all the facilities for cooling milk in the most economical and expeditious manner." -- title page
Date: 1915
Creator: Kelly, Ernest & Parks, Karl E.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Farm buildings from home-grown timber in the South.

Description: Discusses the use of timber from farm-owned woodlands for lumber manufacture. Suggests the use of home-grown timber to solve the problem of poor rural housing by using it and other native materials to improve farm buildings, and as a means to create cash income. Describes successful community programs in various southern states including Texas.
Date: September 1945
Creator: Williams, W. K.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Modern Conveniences for the Farm Home

Description: Report describing and promoting indoor plumbing for homes as well as different options for sewage and waste disposal, including earth closets. Heating systems for the home are also discussed.
Date: 1906
Creator: Wilson, Elmina T.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Farm dairy houses.

Description: Describes the importance of a milk house on the farm. Provides construction guidelines, illustrations, and floor plans.
Date: 1938
Creator: Kelly, Ernest, 1883-; Parks, K. E. (Karl Eaton) & Hotis, Ralph P., 1890-1935.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Storage of sweetpotatoes.

Description: Desribes the requirements for proper storage of sweet potatoes. Includes instructions for building a storage house or converting an existing building for use as a storage house.
Date: 1958
Creator: Lutz, J. M. (Jacob Martin), 1908-1968 & Simons, Joseph Winslow, 1908-
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Painting on the farm.

Description: Describes the steps for preparing and painting different areas on the farm, along with the types of paint and equipment necessary to do the job.
Date: 1937
Creator: Holman, H. P.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Experiment Station Work, [Volume] [61]

Description: Bulletin issued by the U. S. Department of Agriculture compiling selected articles from the Agricultural Experiment Stations. This bulletin contains articles on: Unusual v. Standard Fertilizers, Symptoms of Disease in Plants, Premature Dropping of Figs, Condimental Feeds, Feeding the Dairy Calf, Defects in Cottage Cheese, and the Iowa Silo.
Date: 1911
Creator: United States. Office of Experiment Stations.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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