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Edgar M. Brouse, Agronomy Papers

Title: Edgar M. Brouse, Agronomy Papers

Creator: Brouse, Edgar M., 1892-1975

Dates: 1920s-1950s

Quantity: 2 boxes (1 linear foot)

Collection Number: RG 08-08-13

Language: English

Restrictions: None

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Preferred Citation: Edgar M. Brouse, Agronomy Papers (RG 08-08-13). Archives & Special Collections, University of Nebraska–Lincoln Libraries.

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Biography:

Edgar Merl Brouse was born September 26, 1892 in Stratton, Nebraska. He graduated with a B.S. in agriculture from the University of Nebraska in 1918. He was appointed superintendent of the University of Nebraska Experiment Station in Valentine, Nebraska, in 1919 and assistant agronomist in 1951. Brouse was a member of the American Society of Range Management, Independent Order of Oddfellows, Gamma Sigma Delta, and Alpha Zeta Agricultural Honorary Society. He married Hazel May French in 1919 and had two children, Harold A. Brouse and K.B. (Betty Jean) Kittle. He died October 25, 1975 in Nebraska.

Scope and Content:

The Brouse papers consist of agricultural photographs from the University of Nebraska Experiment Station in Valentine, Nebraska, experimental farms, and private ranches in Cherry and Holt counties, Nebraska, from the 1920s-1950s. The photographs document phosphorus treatment research on the growth of clover and other native grasses, cattle food experiments, a 1924 sand blow that occurred west of Thedford, Nebraska, and prairie landscapes. The photographs were received from the E.M. Brouse estate and are arranged alphabetically by subject and location provided in the original captions.

Private farms and ranches include: Frank Ballard Farm (Cherry County), Ed Belsky Ranch (Merriman, Nebraska), Black Ranch (near Brewster, Nebraska), Bowring Ranch (Cherry County), Daniels Ranch (Cherry County), J.W. Davies Ranch, Clarence Ernst Ranch (O'Neill, Nebraska), M.G. French Farm, E.E. Gotschall Meadow (Atkinson, Nebraska), Harnes Ranch (Cherry County), Max Kas Ranch (Steward, Nebraska), McGinley fields (Cherry County), A.R. Modisett Ranch (Rushville, Nebraska), Charley Peterson Ranch (Holt County), Red Deer Ranch (Cherry County), C.S. Reece Ranch (Simeon, Nebraska), Harold Robinson (Thedford, Nebraska), Rolling Stone Ranch (Cherry County), Salsburg Ranch (Stapleton, Nebraska), Albert Salzman Ranch (Ainsworth, Nebraska), Swanson Ranch (Cherry County), Cyrus Wolfenden Ranch (Cherry County), and Henry Wood (Ewing, Nebraska).

Subjects:

Brouse, Edgar M., 1892-1975

Alfalfa

Agriculture

Cattle -- feeding and feeds

Clover

Experimental farms

Phosphorus in agriculture

Red clover

Cherry County (Neb.)

Holt County (Neb.)

Sandhills (Neb.)

Valentine (Neb.)

Container List: Series 1: PhotographsBox 1. Folder 1. Photographs A-BItem 1. Alfalfa broadcast on meadow, Stapleton, Nebraska, 1957, June 18 Item 2. Frank Ballard Farm, alfalfa field, Cherry County, 1925 Item 3. Ed Belsky Ranch, alfalfa field being mowed, Merriman, Nebraska, 1926, June 5 Item 4. Ed Belsky Ranch, Blaine Belsky with turkeys, Merriman, Nebraska Item 5. Ed Belsky Ranch, calf, Merriman, Nebraska Item 6. Ed Belsky Ranch, cattle, Merriman, Nebraska Item 7. Ed Belsky Ranch, Hereford sale, Merriman, Nebraska Item 8. Ed Belsky Ranch, spread of Calmagrostis grass, Merriman, Nebraska Item 9. Black Ranch, near north Brewster, Nebraska Item 10. Botts in horse stomach Item 11. E.M. Brouse in sweet clover and rye, 1923 Item 12. E.M. and Hazel Brouse and Mr. and Mrs. Kittle, 1944, June Box 1. Folder 2. Photographs CItem 1. Cattle, Barrington Bladen Duke, age 18 months Item 2. Cattle, Barrington Bladen Duke, age 2 years Item 3. Cattle, Barrington Bladen Duke, age 5 years, 1921 Item 4. Cattle, bull Item 5. Cattle, Cherry County, cottonseed and soy Item 6. Cattle, Derby Klaver, sold to John Sherman and Ludwig Vehling Item 7. Cattle, Helena's Red Rose, Roan Baroness Dorothy, Barrington Bladen Duke Item 8. Cattle, Lord Victor Bladen, age 10 months Item 9. Cattle, Lord Victor Bladen, age 22 months, Roan Isabelle Item 10. Cattle, lot 1, no supplement Item 11. Cattle, lot 1, no supplement, 1947-1948 Item 12. Cattle, lot 2, 1 pound cottonseed cake Item 13. Cattle, lot 2, 1 pound soybean oil meal pellets Item 14. Cattle, lot 3, 1 pound soy and phosphate Item 15. Cattle, lot 3, 1.5 pounds cottonseed cake Item 16. Cattle, lot 4, mixed hay Item 17. Cattle, lot 6, 21 pounds, soybean Item 18. Cattle, lot 6, 21 pounds, soybean pellets containing 0.9 percent monocalcium phosphate Item 19. Cattle, lot 7, 97.4 percent cottonseed meal, 2.6 percent monocalcium phosphate Item 20. Cattle, lot 9, dehydrated alfalfa pallets Item 21. Cattle, lot 11, 1 pound mix, 84.3 percent dehydrated alfalfa, 6.1 percent phosphate Box 1. Folder 3. Photographs C, continued 1948-1949Item 1. Cattle, lot 14, new Item 2. Cattle, lot 14, new Item 3. Cattle, prairie hay Item 4. Cattle, prairie hay Item 5. Cattle, Roan Baroness Dorothy with daughter, Lady Beatrice Bladen, sired by Barrington Bladen Duke Item 6. Cattle, Roan Isabelle Item 7. Cattle, Ravencroft cattle, Bowring Ranch, Cherry County, 1955 Item 8. Cattle, Ravencroft cattle, Bowring Ranch, Cherry County, 1955 Item 9. Cattle, Ravencroft cattle, Bowring Ranch, Cherry County, 1955 Item 10. Cattle, son of number 53 Item 11. Cattle, soybean oil meal Item 12. Cattle, soybean oil meal and .10 pound mineral Item 13. Cattle, Swanson cattle, Cherry County Item 14. Cattle, United States Department of Agriculture, milking southern bull, Nebraska Item 15. Cattle, Valentine, Nebraska Item 16. Cattle, victor Item 17. Cattle, victor Item 18. Cattle, wintering breeding heifers, Valentine, Nebraska, 1935 Box 1. Folder 4. Photographs C, continuedItem 19.-22. Cattle, unidentified Item 23. Chick, Robinson Item 24. Clover Item 25. Common rye Item 26. Corn and soybeans, Valentine Substation Item 27. Coyote, Sandhill meadow Box 1. Folder 5. Photographs D-FItem 1. Daniels Meadow, 1932 Item 2. Daniels Ranch, Cherry County Item 3. J.W. Davies Ranch, Mammoth Red clover drilled, 1931 Item 4.-6. Equipment Item 7. Clarence Ernst Ranch, after growth on rate of phosphate plots, O'Neill, Nebraska, 1954, Oct. 20 Item 8. Clarence Ernst ranch, alfalfa broadcast on native meadow, 1951 Item 9. Clarence Ernst ranch, alfalfa broadcast on native meadow on plot which had 160 pounds of p2o5 applied, O'Neill, Nebraska, 1957, Jun. 17 Item 10. Clarence Ernst ranch, clover plot experiments, O'Neill, Nebraska Item 11. Clarence Ernst ranch, early spring growth of alfalfa and clover Item 12. Clarence Ernest ranch, effect of phosphorus on growth of clover, O'Neill, Nebraska, 1954 Item 13. Clarence Ernst ranch, O'Neill, Nebraska, spring 1946 Item 14. Experiment farm, Valentine, Nebraska Item 15. Experiment farm storm damage, Valentine (?) Item 16.-22. Experiment farm Item 23.-29. Farms, unidentified Item 30-31. M.G. French, farm fields, 1955 Box 1. Folder 6. Photographs G-OItem 1. Game preserve, Valentine, Nebraska Item 2. Gordon Valley Meadow Item 3. Gordon Valley Meadow Item 4. E.E. Gotschall meadow, Atkinson, Nebraska, 1953 Item 5. E.E. Gotschall meadow, Atkinson, Nebraska, 1953 Item 6. E.E. Gotschall meadow, Atkinson, Nebraska, 1953 Item 7. E.E. Gotschall meadow, Atkinson, Nebraska, 1955, June Item 8. E.E. Gotschall meadow, Atkinson, Nebraska, 1959, June 23 Item 9. Gravel bank along highway 20 showing irregular stratification, Long Pine Item 10. Harnes Ranch, Timothy, red top, and clove mixtures, Cherry County, 1925 Item 11. Hereford Sale, Wienersmiths alliance, Chadron, Nebraska, 1941, Aug. 21 Item 12. Hills between Dads and Pelican Lakes, George Sawyer Ranch Item 13. Sam Hudson, Cherry County, 1954, July 21 Item 14. Sam Hudson meadows, Valentine, Nebraska, 1954, July 25 Item 15. Sam Hudson valley Item 16. Mike Jordan Ranch, bailed hay, Arabia, Nebraska, 1932 Item 17. Karo and wood, 1932, Sept. 6-7 Item 18. Max Kas Ranch, applying radioactive phosphate, Nebraska, 1955 Item 19.Kayton and Gordon, herd site Item 20. Richard Kleburg (foreman), King Ranch, Texas Item 21. Mammoth Red clover drilled, J.W. Davies Ranch, 1931 Item 22. McGinley fields, Cherry County, 1953 Item 23. McGinley fields, Cherry County, 1953 Item 24. Murry Melor, upland meadow with Blue Grama grass predominating Atkinson, Nebraska, 1955 Item 25. A.R. Modisett ranch, southeast of Rushville, Nebraska Item 26. A.R. Modisett ranch, southeast of Rushville, Nebraska Item 27. A.R. Modisett ranch, southeast of Rushville, Nebraska Item 28. A.R. Modisett ranch, southeast of Rushville, Nebraska Item 29. A.R. Modisett ranch, southeast of Rushville, Nebraska Item 30. A.R. Modisett ranch, southeast of Rushville, Nebraska Item 31. Overgrazed pasture across the fence, 1953 Box 1. Folder 7. Photographs P-RItem 1. Frank Peter, bluegrass response to N and P and Pallone, O'Neill, Nebraska, 1956, May Item 2. Frank Peter, reapplications, O'Neill, Nebraska, 1956, May Item 3. Charley Peterson ranch, Holt County, 1953, spring Item 4. Charley Peterson ranch, Holt County, 1956, spring Item 5. Pioneer picnic, Daniel's Grove, 1938 Item 6. Ralph Item 7. Red Deer Ranch, Cherry County, 1951 Item 8. Red Deer Ranch, crop showing residual effect of phosphate, Cherry County, 1953 Item 9. Red Deer ranch, seeding of clover across phosphate and chick plots, Cherry County, 1951 Item 10. C.S. Reece and Cyrus Wolfenden, mixed meadow in Boardman Valley Item 11. C.S. Reece and Cyrus R. Wolfenden, Timothy Clover Meadow, Cherry County Item 12. C.S. Reece Ranch, band application of phosphate with clover, 1952 Item 13. C.S. Reece Ranch, band application of phosphate with clover, 1952 Item 14. C.S. Reece Ranch, band application of phosphate with ranger alfalfa in native meadow and band seeded without (Pasture Dream equipment used), Simeon, Nebraska, 1954, Oct. 18 Item 15. C.S. Reece Ranch, clover drilled in native meadow, Cherry County, 1925 Item 16. C.S. Reece Ranch, mixed-clover meadow, Simeon, Nebraska Item 17. C.S. Reece Ranch, Cherry County, 1953 Item 18. C.S. Reece Ranch, Cherry County, 1953 Item 19. C.S. Reece Ranch, Cherry County, 1953 Item 20. Harold Robinson, chick showing poor growth of clover, 1952 Item 21. Harold Robinson, not fertilized, Thedford, Nebraska, 1951 Item 22. Harold Robinson, field, Thedford, Nebraska, 1951 Item 23. Harold Robinson, residual effect of 40 pounds of phosphorus pentoxide on clover, Thedford, Nebraska, 1952 Item 24. Harold Robinson, residual effect of 40 pounds of phosphorus pentoxide on clover, Thedford, Nebraska, 1952 Item 25. Harold Robinson, stimulated clover, Theford, Nebraska, 1951 Item 26. Rolling Stone Ranch, preparation for seeding legumes, Cherry County, 1947, May 19 Item 27. Rolling Stone Ranch, showing effect of an application of phosphate on bluegrass and clover with untreated area in center, Cherry County, 1955 Item 28. Rustic bridge and fish hatchery, Valentine, Nebraska Item 29. Rye and winter wheat Box 1. Folder 8. Photographs SItem 1. Salsburg Ranch, alfalfa on phosphate plots, Stapleton, Nebraska, 1955, Jun. Item 2. Albert Salzman Ranch, alsike clover, Ainsworth, Nebraska, 1950 Item 3. Albert Salzman Ranch, clover response to phosphate applications, Ainsworth, Nebraska, 1950 Item 4. Albert Salzman Ranch, Ainsworth, Nebraska, 1951 Item 5. Sand blow, center of sand blow out west of Thedford, Nebraska, 1924, Apr. 15 Item 6. Sand blow, effect of sand from blow out on track, west of Thedford, Nebraska, 1924, Apr. 15 Item 7. Sand blow, heart of the sand blow showing wave effect of the shifting sand, west of Thedford, Nebraska, 1924, Apr. 15 Item 8. Sand blow, manure to be loaded to be scattered on blowout, west of Thedford, Nebraska, 1924, Apr. 15 Item 9. Sand blow, sand drift on the track, west of Thedford, Nebraska, 1924, Apr. 15 Item 10. Sand blow, sand drifted against the snow fence, west of Thedford, Nebraska, 1924, Apr. 15 Item 11. George Sawyer Ranch, Hills between Dads and Pelican Lakes Item 12. State Crop Growers Association, wind erosion on house, south of Big Alkali Lake, Cherry County Item 13. Swanson Ranch, Cherry County Item 14. Swanson Ranch, cattle, Cherry County Item 15. Sweet clover project, near Thedford, Nebraska, 1924, Apr. 15 Item 16. Sweet clover project, near Thedford, Nebraska, 1924, Apr. 20 Item 17. Sweet clover project, near Thedford, Nebraska, 1924, Apr. 20 Item 18. Sweet clover project, near Thedford, Nebraska, 1924, Apr. 20 Box 1. Folder 9. Photographs TItem 1. Tree roots, Blewsky property (?) Item 2. Tree roots, Blewsky property (?) Item 3. Valentine Substation, alfalfa roots on flat Item 4. Valentine Substation, alfalfa drilled in native meadow, 1924 Item 5. Valentine Substation, clover rest plots, 1925, July 1 Item 6. Valentine Substation, W.W. Burr in western wheat, 1923 Item 7. Valentine Substation, clover drilled in native meadow, 1924 Item 8. Valentine Substation, clover drilled in native sub-irrigated meadow, 1924 Item 9. Valentine Substation, clover drilled in native sub-irrigated meadow, 1924 Item 10. Valentine Substation, clover varieties, 1925 Item 11. Valentine Substation, corn and soybeans Item 12. Valentine Substation, red clover drilled in meadow, 1924 Item 13. Valentine Substation, red clover drilled in meadow, 1924 Item 14. Valentine Substation, red clover drilled in native meadow increased yield 80 percent, 1924 Item 15. Valentine Substation, red clover in native meadow, 1924 Item 16. Valentine Substation, Russian sunflower grown for silage Item 17. Valentine Substation, rye field Item 18. Valentine Substation, sorghum varieties Item 19. Valentine Substation, sorghum varieties Item 20. Valentine Substation, sweet clover sub-irrigation meadow, 1922 Item 21. Value of protection, thistle protected wheat from winter killing, 1922 Item 22. Value of protection for winter wheat, 1922 Item 23. Variety test plots, north of Valentine, Nebraska Item 24. Vaughan bunch, Huntley, Nebraska Item 25. View, Valentine, Nebraska Box 1. Folder 10. Photographs WItem 1. Clyde Weber Item 2. Winter killing Item 3. Winter rye in corn stalks, 1922 Item 4. Winter wheat in corn stalks, 1922 Item 5. Winter wheat killed on sudan stubble, 1922 Item 6. Cyrus Wolfenden Ranch, Cherry County Item 7. Cyrus Wolfenden Ranch, Boardman Valley, Cherry County Item 8. Cyrus Wolfenden Ranch, Boardman Valley, Cherry County Item 9. Cyrus Wolfenden Ranch, mixed meadow, Cherry County Item 10. P.H. Young, clover broadcast in native meadow, 1924 Item 11. P.H. Young, native hay quadrat, 1947 Item 12. Henry Wood, effects of phosphorus on growth of clover, Ewing, Nebraska, 1954 Item 13. Henry Wood, red clover drilled in native meadow with and without phosphate, Ewing, Nebraska, 1953 Item 14. Henry Wood, clover broadcast, Ewing, Nebraska, 1947 Item 15. Henry Wood, clover broadcast, Ewing, Nebraska, 1947 Item 16. Unidentified Item 17. Unidentified Item 18. Unidentified Box 1. Folder 11. Negatives Box 1. Folder 12. Negatives Box 1. Folder 13. Newspaper clippings, research notes, 1942-1957
Related Material and Resources: Information for Brouse's biography comes from the resume located in RG 52-01-01 Biographical and Bibliography Records.



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