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Soil Conservation Service Photographs

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 500-AppMs 0006

Scope and Contents

The Soil and Conservation Service Records consist of 114 boxes (57 linear feet) of aerial contact prints of farmlands in selected counties of Appalachian and southeastern states (as listed in the box and folder list). The prints are arranged in series according to the original state and county listing provided by the SCS.


  • Creation: 1937-1971


Conditions Governing Access

The photographs are open for research.


57.00 linear feet (114 Boxes)

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The prints are arranged in one series in the original order established by the Soil Conservation Service. Each box contains folders with prints from southeastern United States counties. When known, the date on which the photographs were taken is given after the county and state name. The prints are stored in the Archives' special environment room.

Custodial History

In April 1969, C. L. Daniels, area conservationist for the Soil Conservation Service (SCS), United States Department of Agriculture, gave to Dr. Robert W. Peplies, Department of Geography, East Tennessee State University four sets of surplus aerial contact prints taken by the Eastern Regional Aerial Photography Lab (Washington D.C.) for SCS in the years from 1937 through 1971.

Method of Acquisition

Dr. Robert W. Peplies, Department of Geography, East Tennessee State University transferred these photographs to the archives in September 1978.

Processing Information

Marie Tedesco completed processing, and the records were opened for research in November 1987.

Marie Tedesco
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Repository Details

Part of the Archives of Appalachia Repository

PO Box 70295
344 J.L. Seehorn Jr. Rd.
Johnson City TN 37614 USA