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Collection Number: D-314

Correspondence and printed materials, as well as photograph and slidesrelating to cotton farming and legislation.
Extent

0.4 linear feet

Biography

Extension agent for the Agricultural Experiment Station in Shafter; worked with the Farm Program Development and Analysis program in Washington, D.C. and helped the Roosevelt Administration set up cotton programs for the New Deal. After his retirement from the USDA in 1950, Akins bought a farm in Strathmore, California, and continued to work on cotton improvements and water conservation.

Inclusive Dates

1949-1990.

Subject

agriculture

Additional Collection Information

Finding Aid on the Online Archive of California

Access

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