Chapter 1. Founding the USDA's Division of Agricultural Soils: Charles Dabney, Milton Whitney, and the Sate Experiment Stations (Douglas Helms, Anne B. W. Effland, and Steven E. Phillips).
Chapter 2. Early Leaders of the Soil Survey (Douglas Helms).
Chapter 3. History of the Soil Survey Laboratories (Klaus W. Glach and C. Steven Holzhey).
Chapter 4. Memoirs of a Soil Correlator (Joe D. Michols).
Chapter 5. Opening Opportunities: Women in Soil Science and the Soil Survey (Maxine J. Levin).
Chapter 6. Contributions of African-Americans and the 1890 Land-Grant Universities to Soil Science and the Soil Survey (M. Dewayne Mays, Horace Smith, and Douglas Helms).
Chapter 7. Soil Survey and the U.S. Forest Service Dennis Roth).
Chapter 8. A History of Soil Surveys and Soil Science in the Bureau of Land Management (James Muhn).
Chapter 9. Soil Survey and Oil-Geomorphology (Vance T. Holliday, Leslie D. McFadden, E. Aurthur Bettis, and Peter W. Birkeland).
Chapter 10. Soil Survey Interpretations: Past, Present, and Looking to the Future (Patricia J. Durana and Douglas Helms).
Chapter 11. The American Survey in the Twenty-First Century (Horace Smith and Berman D. Hudson).
Appendix A. Chronology of the U.S. Soil Survey (Patricia J. Durana).
Appendix B. History of the U.S. Soil Survey: A Bibliography (John P. Tandarich).