Additional Resources

Further Research Links

 

Use these online resources to aid in researching historic barns, locating financial assistance, repairing a historic barn and all things agriculture!

 

 

 


 

Educational Resources

Great historical data on the nation’s agricultural past!

 

Agricultural Census Data from the USDA
http://www.agcensus.usda.gov/Publications/Historical_Publications/index.php

Cornell University’s Core Historical Literature of Agriculture (CHLA) – an “electronic collection of agricultural texts published between the early nineteenth century and the middle to late twentieth century” from the Albert R. Mann Library
http://chla.library.cornell.edu/

National Agricultural Library of the USDA – Variety of resources regarding agriculture in America
http://riley.nal.usda.gov/nal_display/index.php?info_center=8&tax_level=1&tax_subject%20=3

Pennsylvania Agricultural History Project
http://www.phmc.state.pa.us/portal/communities/agriculture/index.html

Wessel’s Living History Farm – primary source materials, including interviews and videos that depict historic methods of farming
http://www.livinghistoryfarm.org/farminginthe1920s.html

USDA Agriculture in the Classroom, Timeline
http://www.agclassroom.org/gan/timeline/index.htm


 

Craftspeople and Skilled Labor

Timber Framers Guild
http://www.tfguild.org/

Preservation Trade Network
http://www.ptn.org


 

Barn and Historic Building Preservation Organizations

Dutch Barn Preservation Society and Hudson Valley Vernacular Architecture
http://dutchbarnsurvey.org/

National Trust for Historic Preservation
http://forum.savingplaces.org/home


Rural Living and Heritage Organizations

USDA Rural Information Center
https://www.nal.usda.gov/ric


Miscellaneous

Additional Links to Agricultural Resources on the Web (PA SHPO)
http://www.portal.state.pa.us/portal/server.pt/community/other_resources/2596/links_to_agriculture_on_the_web/362236

Do a Google search for “Farm Buildings” and find many free ebooks!
https://www.google.com/search?tbm=bks&hl=en&q=Farm+Buildings&gws_rd=ssl

The Barn Pages – A networking site that facilitates the sale and reclamation of barns
http://www.thebarnpages.com/


 

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