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University of Nebraska--Lincoln. Department of Biological Systems Engineering.

 Organization

Biography

Previously known as the Agricultural Engineering before March 1990.

Biography

The Biological Systems Engineering Department got its start when Oscar Van Pelt Stout established the Department of Agricultural Engineering in 1895. A four year agricultural engineering degree was officially created in 1908 (as Farm Mechanics) and accredited in 1937. In the 1980s, the Department of Agricultural Engineering was divided into several programs including farmstead, soil and water, power and machinery, food, measurements, and expert systems engineering. It was renamed the Department of Biological Systems Engineering in 1990, and is the first accredited program of its kind in the United States.

Found in 9 Collections and/or Records:

"Agricultural Meteorology & Climatology" Reports, Biological Systems Engineering Records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: RG-08-07-07
Scope and Contents

The collection consists of microfilm records from various weather stations in Nebraska.

Dates: 1890-1988

"Alumni News," Biological Systems Engineering Records

 Collection — Box 001
Identifier: RG-08-07-03
Scope and Contents

This is the newsletter for the Biological Systems Engineering unit of the Department of Agricultural Engineering.

Dates: 1978-1979

Biological Systems Engineering, Records

 Collection — Box 001: [Barcode: R0241100146]
Identifier: RG-08-07-00
Scope and Contents

The collection includes printed materials as well as a history of the UNL Biological Systems Engineering department, which was called Agricultural Engineering before March 1990.

Dates: undated

Director's Files, Biological Systems Engineering Records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: RG-08-07-01
Scope and Contents

Director’s files including correspondence, subject files, and budget files for the Department of Agricultural Engineering (now Biological Systems Engineering).

Dates: 1929-1978

History, Biological Systems Engineering Records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: RG-08-07-12
Scope and Contents

The Biological Systems Engineering, Department History contains publications and photographs related to the history of the Biological Systems Engineering Department. Significant photograph subjects include Agricultural Engineering class photos, staff and faculty portraits, L.W. Chase Hall, Energy Farm (Mead, Nebraska), Nebraska Tractor Test Lab, and Tractor Power and Safety Day.

Dates: 1904-1994

Lester F. Larsen Tractor Test and Power Museum, Biological Systems Engineering Records

 Record Group — Multiple Containers
Identifier: RG-08-07-11
Scope and Contents This collection features photographic prints, slides, negatives, lantern slides, and moving images.  In general, the collection relates to the development of mechanized agriculture and the changing technologies involved in agricultural production.  The majority of the collection consists of images showing the artifacts, exhibits, and activities of the Larsen Tractor Test and Power Museum as well as other collections of agricultural tools and technology, particularly tractors.  Also included...
Dates: 1910-2005

Photographs, Biological Systems Engineering Records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: RG-08-07-06
Scope and Contents

The collection consists of photographic negatives, prints, slides, and films from the Agricultural Engineering Department.  Included are images of agricultural machinery, livestock, crops, vehicles, infrastructure, farm outbuildings and other buildings, building materials, and landscape modifications.

Dates: 1915-1956, undated

Reports, Biological Systems Engineering Records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: RG-08-07-02
Scope and Contents

The collection consists agricultural engineering project reports from 1906-1962.

Dates: 1906-1962