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Thomas R. Carper
See below for collection citation and reference information.
I.C.1. Issue Files -- Agriculture, 1984-1992
Series I.C.1. -- Scope and Content Note
Series I.C.1. -- Contents List
Extent: 1 linear ft.
Boxes: 27 - 28
Contents: Legislation, news clippings, correspondence, memoranda, publications, reports, and
Arrangement: Alphabetically by topic.
Although agriculture is a prominent industry in Delaware, the collection has very few files
relating to this subject. Those included in this series cover topics such as migrant farm workers,
use and manufacture of pesticides, crops, and other farm-related legislation. The files contain
materials pertinent to Carper's agricultural constituents: farmers, agricultural product dealers, or
scientists involved in research. Of note is the documentation on the Beneficial Insects
Introduction Research Laboratory in Newark, Delaware. The lab, as part of the United States
Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Agricultural Research Service, studied alternative methods
to pesticides for use in preventing crop damage by insects. This research is known as biological
control and integrated pest management. The laboratory researched and imported beneficial
insects to feed off of the harmful bugs that destroyed crops. The Delaware lab was one of several
in the United States. Both Carper and Senator Bill Roth, Jr., wrote to the Secretary of
Agriculture in support of the laboratory and asked for federal funding. Unfortunately, funding for
the lab was not included in the Department of Agriculture's FY 1993 budget that was passed by
Contents List for Series I.C.1. Issue Files -- Agriculture
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citation and reference information
Thomas R. Carper
1979 - 1993
(bulk dates 1982 - 1992)
Manuscript Collection Number: 399
Accessioned: Gift of Thomas R. Carper, 1992, 1998-1999
Extent: 84 linear ft. and oversize material
Content: Legislation, correspondence, reports, documents and publications, memoranda, speeches,
photographs, audio-visual material, newsletters, news clippings, and ephemera.
Access: The collection is open for research.
Processed: November 1997 - December 1999 by Rebecca J. Altermatt with assistance from Rob Costello; edited by L. Rebecca Johnson Melvin.
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