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The Library/Archive Collections consist of many forms of Agricultural resource material.  The Library contains Rare and Non-Rare Books.  The Archives contains Personal and Business Archives, Farm Equipment Manuals, Photographs, Film and Sound Recordings, Maps, Farm Literature, and Miscellaneous Agricultural Collections.

Rare Books

Agricultural Yearbooks from 1849-1995

Agricultural and western history books dating from the 1840's to the 1940's

Non-Rare Books

Agricultural and western history books dating from about 1940 to the present

Personal Archives

Charlie Fenster 

A retired University of Nebraska researcher in dryland conservation tillage

Robert Preston

A wheat farmer from southwestern Scotts Bluff County, Nebraska

Charlie Reisig

An irrigated farmer in Scotts Bluff County, Nebraska

Wayne Warner

A farmer/rancher from Banner County, Nebraska

Business and Government Archives

Lockwood Corporation

Western Sugar Cooperative/Great Western Sugar Company

Imperial Land Company

Dutton Implement

Sishc Foundry

Castle Rock Irrigation District

Scotts Bluff County Extension

Farm Equipment Manuals

Owner, Operator, Parts, Maintance and Setup Manuals

John Deere, International Harvester, Allis Chalmers, Oliver, Minneapolis Moline, Case, Hart Parr, Fordson  


Extensive Agricultural related Photographs including Operating Equipment, Crops, Ranching and Farmers

Film and Sound Recordings

Oral and Video Recording of Agricultural People

Kellett Film Archive

Great Western Sugar Film

Pathfinder Irrigation District Film

Agricultural Promotional Films


Soil Conservation Service Arial Photos, 1960, 1981, 1989

Irrigation District Maps

Land Ownership Maps

City maps

Soil Maps 

Farm Literature

Farm Sales Literature

Farm Magazines

Breeding Stock Sales Books

Miscellaneous Collections

Patent Files of Locally and Non-Locally Invented Agricultural Equipment


Homestead Land Files of Regional Homestead Entries