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Montgomery County Soil Conservation Office Collection

Identifier: 2018.033

Scope and Contents

This collection contains a variety of publications and reports that focus on the betterment of the environment in Montgomery County beginning in 1949 and looking ahead through the 1980's. There are publications of reports regarding wildlife habitats and the population of Montgomery County as well as publications for future plans for waste disposal, land development, and community facilities. In addition to these various publications, there are photographs used by the soil conservation project portraying farm life and environmental efforts made in Montgomery County.


  • Majority of material found within ca. 1949 - 1980's

This collection is open to research use.

Conditions Governing Use

This collection is open to research use.

Biographical / Historical

The Montgomery County Soil Conservation District was founded in September 1944 as a subset of Congress’s Public Law 46 of 1935 which established soil and water conservation as a national issue. There are 95 districts in Tennessee, the Montgomery County Soil Conservation District being one of them, that are responsible for their individual conservation programs. The district is run by a Board of Supervisors made of five nominated, local residents. The Conservation District offers a variety of programs that aim to assist local farmers in caring for their land as well as funding their efforts. The Conservation District also offers educational programs targeted towards children and future agriculturalists and conservationists. At the time of this collection, the Conservation District was especially concerned with issues such as zoning lines, land development, and wildlife habitats.


0.834 Linear Feet (Publications of reports and plans)

4 Linear Feet (Photographs of soil conservation project)

4.834 Linear Feet

Language of Materials



The publications within this collection are arranged chronologically while the photographs are arranged in the order in which they were recieved with the exception of duplicate photographs which were pulled out of the original order and placed together.

Custodial History

The materials found within this collection were obtained through the Customs House Museum. The Customs House works to preserve and interpret the history of Montgomery County through the study of projects such as the Soil Conservation Project.

Processing Information

Processing began with organizing and scanning the publications. Publications were organized chronologically, and digital copies were made of the pertinent publications. After editing the publications, the processing of the photographs could begin. Each photograph was labelled with an identification number and descriptions were inputted into the Archives Photograph Database. The photographs were kept in the original order they were received in with the exception of duplicates which were placed together and all were moved to the Archives Photograph Collection.

Montgomery County Soil Conservation Office Collection
Bailey Darnell
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Repository Details

Part of the Montgomery County Archives Repository

350 Pageant Lane
Suite 101D
Clarksville Tennessee 30741 United States