Guide to the Kootenai River Valley agricultural photographs,
1930-1931

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Overview of the Collection

Creator: Jessup, L. T.
Title: Kootenai River Valley agricultural photographs
Dates: 1930-1931 ( inclusive )
Quantity: 1 box (.25 linear ft. )
Collection Number: USU_P0125
Summary: Twenty-four silver gelatin developing-out paper photograph prints. These photographs were removed from the report, "Relation of Crop Production to Ground Water Conditions, Kootenai Valley, Idaho," written in March 1931 by L.T. (Louie Theodore) Jessup. The photographs show wheat, oat, and pea fields during growth and harvesting, and conditions resulting from poor ground water conditions in Kootenai Valley near Bonners Ferry, Idaho.
Repository: Utah State University. Special Collections and Archives
Photograph Collection

Merrill-Cazier Library
Utah State University
3000 Old Main Hill
Logan, UT 84322-3000
Phone: 435 797-2663
Fax: 435 797-2880
Email: scweb@usu.edu

Languages: Collection materials are in English. 
Sponsor: Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant, 2007-2008

Historical Note

L.T. (Louie Theodore) Jessup was Associate Drainage Engineer for the Division of Agricultural Engineering, Bureau of Public Roads, U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Content Description

These photographs were removed from the report, "Relation of Crop Production to Ground Water Condition, Kootenai Valley, Idaho," written in March 1931 by L.T. (Louie Theodore) Jessup, Associate Drainage Engineer for the Division of Agricultural Engineering, Bureau of Public Roads, U.S. Department of Agriculture. The report is located in Special Collections under the call number 979.6525 J499. Photographs were kept in the order that they appeared in the report, and the precise caption for each item was transcribed on the verso as written in the report.

The photographs show wheat, oat, and pea fields during growth and harvesting, and conditions resulting from poor ground water conditions in Kootenai Valley near Bonners Ferry, Idaho. Twenty-four silver gelatin developing-out paper prints, 14.7 x 9 cm. to 17.7 x 13 cm.

Use of the Collection

Restrictions on Access :  Restrictions

Open to public research.

Restrictions on Use :  Copyright

It is the responsibility of the user to obtain permission to publish from the owner of the copyright (the institution, the creator of the record, the author or his/her transferees, heirs, legates, or literary executors). The user agrees to indemnify and hold harmless the Utah State University Libraries, its officers, employees, and agents from and against all claims made by any person asserting that he or she is an owner of copyright.

Permission to publish material from the Kootenai River Valley agricultural photographs must be obtained from the Special Collections Photograph Curator and/or the Special Collections Department Head.

Preferred Citation :  

Kootenai River Valley agricultural photographs, 1930-1931. (P0125). Utah State University. Special Collections & Archives Department.

Administrative Information

Arrangement :

Arrangement: Topical.

Acquisition Information :  

???

Processing Note :  

Register completed by Peter Schmid and revised by Amilia Yeates, July 2004.


Detailed Description of the Collection

Kootenai Valley
Container(s)
Description
1:01: Fields of grain in the Kootenai Valley
Box
1 1:02: Closeup, cracks in subsoil near well 1-8
1 1:03: Spring wheat in Drainage District No. 1
1 1:04: Spring wheat being harvested in Drainage District No. 1
1 1:05: Crew cutting peas
1 1:06: Grain in sheaves ready for harvest
1 1:07: Lodged grain in Drainage District No. 4
1 1:08: Lodged grain in Drainage District No. 4
1 1:09: Looking north along "E" line of wells, Drainage District No. 1
1 1:10: Peas ready for harvest, Drainage District No. 1
1 1:11: Crew harvesting wheat with a Caterpillar combine
1 1:12: Oat field in Drainage District No. 1
1 1:13: Unreclaimed marsh in Drainage District No. 1
1 1:14: Lodged grain in swale, Drainage District No. 11
1 1:15: Crew harvesting grain in Drainage District No. 4 using a header
1 1:16: Spring wheat in Drainage District No. 7
1 1:17: Strip of grain between fields of early and late peas in Drainage District No. 6
1 1:18: Damaged fields resulting from high water table in spring, Drainage District No. 7
1 1:19: Crew harvesting peas in Drainage District No. 5
1 1:20: "Burned" grain due to shallow soil underlain with sand, Drainage District No. 7
1 1:21: Grain in swale damaged by seepage from river during high water, Drainage District No. 12
1 1:22: Closeup, oat stalks from "A" line of wells in Drainage District No. 1 exhibiting damage from high water table and also insufficient moisture
1 1:23: Closeup, wheat stalks from "C" line of wells in Drainage District No. 6, some damaged by seepage from river during high water
1 1:24: Wheat stalks from "A" line of wells in Drainage District No. 12, some damaged by high water in spring

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Subjects

    • Personal Names :
    • Jessup, L. T. Relation of crop production to ground water conditions : Kootenai Valley, Idaho.  ( contributor)
    • Corporate Names :
    • United States. Bureau of Public Roads. Division of Agricultural Engineering  ( contributor)
    • Subject Terms :
    • Crops and water--Kootenai River Valley--Photographs.
    • Crops--Kootenai River Valley--Photographs.
    • Farm equipment--Kootenai River Valley--Photographs.
    • Irrigation--Kootenai River Valley--Photographs.
    • Wheat--Harvesting--Kootenai River Valley--Photographs.

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