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Tuskegee Institute, Alabama
George Washington Carver, M.S. in Agriculture, D. Sc.
Although George Washington Carver was a friend to all, he made it clear that his work was primarily for his people--particularly, "the man farthest down." He wanted to help the southern farmer fill "the dinner pail". For this reason, Mr. Carver conducted his experiments with the tools and techniques available to the average farmer--and his wrote in a simple manner so that that average man could understand his points.
These bulletins are hard to find--an astonishing fact that I found hard to accept as I sought them out. I could not find the collection on the internet or for sale. The only reason that I knew that they even existed is that I stumbled across one of them, then two, and then three of them on the internet--no doubt by divine appointment. I then found a whole list of them on the Tuskegee Institute website, but no bulletins, just a list of them. This again left me astonished given the stature of Mr. Carver and the fact that he bequeathed $60,000 to the Institute to ensure that his work would continue. Yet my search had a happy end. Thankfully, Tuskegee did put the bulletins on microfiche some years ago. As time and inclination allow, I'll look to type up and upload more of this important, useful historical information.
- Bulletin No. 23: Poultry Raising (in progress)
- Bulletin No. 26: Canning & Preserving (WARNING: Mr. Carver's water canning system for corn cannot be done with the typical Mason jar system that we use today because it will seal and the jar will be under pressure and can explode. Not only that, the food can lift up the lid--it will not be sealed. Water bath canning the wrong way CAN KILL YOU. The government has new standards regarding canning. The reader should know and understand the basics of canning for himself. If you can the wrong way you can kill or hurt someone through food poisoning or an explosion. THIS PAGE IS NOT PRESENTED AS A PRIMER FOR CANNING. THE READER ASSUMES ALL RESPONSIBILITY FOR HOW HE USES THIS INFORMATION.)
- Bulletin No. 31: The Peanut
- Bulletin No. 36: The Tomato
- Bulletin No. 38: The Sweet Potato