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Akins, Samuel B. (1908-1990). Papers.

Collection Number: D-314

0.4 linear feet
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.

Correspondence and printed materials, as well as photograph and slides relating to cotton farming and legislation.

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