Guide to the Hickory, North Carolina Station Cooperative Observers' Meteorological Records, 1915-1944

Summary Information

Title: Hickory, North Carolina Station Cooperative Observers' Meteorological Records, 1915-1944
Collection: AC.837
Extent: 1.0 linear feet (1 box)
Abstract:

This is a collection of United States Department of Agriculture Meteorological Records from observers at the station in Hickory, North Carolina for years between 1915 and 1944, relaying daily statistics of temperatures, precipitation, winds, and miscellaneous phenomena.

Creator: United States. Dept. of Agriculture

Biographical/Historical Note

The National Weather Service (NWS) Cooperative Observer Program (COOP) is truly the Nation's weather and climate observing network of, by and for the people. More than 11,000 volunteers take observations on farms, in urban and suburban areas, National Parks, seashores, and mountaintops. The data are truly representative of where people live, work and play. The COOP was formally created in 1890 under the Organic Act. Its mission is to provide observational meteorological data, usually consisting of daily maximum and minimum temperatures, snowfall, and 24-hour precipitation totals, required to define the climate of the United States and to help measure long-term climate changes as well as to provide observational meteorological data in near real-time to support forecast, warning and other public service programs of the NWS.

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of seven ledgers and three loose pages of Weather Bureau Records (U. S. Dept. of Agriculture). The books record information on the weather in Hickory, North Carolina, such as the high and low daily temperatures, precipetation amounts, and wind directions. The three loose pages dated September 1932 were placed in a folder.

Arrangement

This collection is arranged chronologically within one box.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for use in the Dougherty Reading Room. An appointment for research is recommended. The Dougherty Reading Room is located on the 4th floor of Belk Library in Special Collections.

Acquisitions Information

This collection was purchased from Row by Row Bookstore in 2010 and accessioned as AC.2011.028.

Processing Information

Processed by Anita Elliott, March 2014. This collection was processed as part of a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission. The grant funded extensive processing of the backlog within the W. L. Eury Appalachian Collection between 2012 and 2014.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], AC.837: Hickory, North Carolina Station Cooperative Observers' Meteorological Records, W.L. Eury Appalachian Collection, Appalachian State University, Boone, North Carolina, USA.

Container List

  Box

Cooperative Observers' Meteorological Record, Hickory, North Carolina Station, by Frank B. Gwinn, September 1915-December 1916 

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Cooperative Observers' Meteorological Record, Hickory, North Carolina Station by J.E. Barb, December 1920-September 1930 

1

Cooperative Observers' Meteorological Record, Hickory, North Carolina Station by J.E. Barb, November 1924-November 1925 

1

Cooperative Observers' Meteorological Record, Hickory, North Carolina Station by J.E. Barb, February 1927-May 1928 

1

Cooperative Observers' Meteorological Record, Hickory, North Carolina Station by J.E. Barb, June 1928-September 1929 

1

Cooperative Observers' Meteorological Record, Hickory, North Carolina Station by J.E. Barb (3 copies), September 1932 

1

Cooperative Observers' Meteorological Record, Hickory, North Carolina Station by Mrs. J.E. Barb, May 1933-August 1934 

1

Cooperative Observers' Meteorological Record, Hickory, North Carolina Station by Mrs. J.E. Barb, May 1943-August 1944 

1