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Burnett, E. A. (Edgar Albert), 1865-1941



The Board of Regents established the Department of Animal Husbandry in 1898 and E. A. Burnett was hired to be the Head of the Department in 1899. Burnett had only two faculty members in his fledgling department that first year, Professor C.H. Elmendorf and Professor H.R. Smith. His titles while at the University included Chancellor of the University of Nebraska, Dean, College of Agriculture, and Director, Experiment Station.

Found in 6 Collections and/or Records:

E.A. Burnett, Correspondence, Chancellor Records

Identifier: RG-05-11-01
Scope and Contents

This series of records includes alphabetical correspondence from individuals or programs associated with the University.

Dates: 1927-1938

E.A. Burnett, Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources Records

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

The collection consists of E.A. Burnett's correspondence and letterpress books from 1903 to 1927.  The letters include general and university correspondence during his time as department head as well as correspondence with the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and experimental stations in North Platte, Scottsbluff, Valentine, and Culbertson, Nebraska.

Dates: 1898-1927

E.A. Burnett, Speeches, Chancellor Records

Identifier: RG-05-11-02
Scope and Contents

This record group includes speeches written and presented by Avery during his term as University of Nebraska chancellor along with associated articles. The majority of speeches are those given at the university or in Nebraska, unless otherwise noted.

Dates: 1927-1940

E.A. Burnett, Subject Correspondence, Chancellor Records

Identifier: RG-05-11-04
Scope and Contents

The correspondence is arranged alphabetically by subject and covers a wide range of topics related to university administration and activities. Among the subjects are: university events such as honors day, charter day, convocations and commencements; student financial aid and scholarships; military training and the War Department; budgets and planning; campus buildings; faculty and staff; the Board of Regents; University Foundation; and educational associations.

Dates: 1897-1939

E.A. Burnett, University Correspondence, Chancellor Records

Identifier: RG-05-11-03
Scope and Contents

This correspondence includes letters to and from individuals associated with the University of Nebraska, organized alphabetically by last name.

Dates: 1927-1940

Superintendent's Letterpress Books, Farmer's Institutes Records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: RG-08-20-02
Scope and Contents

This collection contains letterpress books with correspondence from Superintendents F.W. Taylor, E.A. Burnett and W.P. Synder.

Dates: 1893-1905

Additional filters:

Universities and colleges--Administration 3
Agriculture 2
Agricultural education 1
Buildings 1
Commencement ceremonies 1