Borlaug Digital Archive

The Borlaug Digital Archive seeks to provide scholars and the general public with access to the papers of Dr. Norman E. Borlaug in an effort to build on his lifetime of research and inspire the next generation of scholars as they confront the agricultural challenges of the twenty-first century.

Thanks to the generosity of the Borlaug family and with the support of the Office of the Vice Chancellor of Agriculture at Texas A&M University, the Borlaug Digital Archives is now available for research. Currently, the repository contains more than 20,000 scanned records from Dr. Borlaug’s home office and his office at the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) near Mexico City. These records span Dr. Borlaug’s career from 1960-1979 and include documents discussing the Nobel Peace Prize and his correspondence concerning population control. In the future, the repository will also include notes, lectures and correspondence from Dr. Borlaug’s office on the campus of Texas A&M University covering the period from 1984-2008. Additional records documenting the early part of Dr. Borlaug’s career will also be included as they become available.

Researchers interested in accessing Dr. Borlaug’s papers are able to browse the folders or conduct key word searches of the records. Finding aids describing the provenance of the collection will also be available to assist researchers with citations.

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