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Series XI, Container list, USDA History Collection

USDA History Collection
Series XI. Personal Papers, ca. 1900-1990.

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Baker, Gladys L.   Papers, ca. 1940-1983.
[preliminary box inventory]

Box 11/Baker 1
Correspondence, memoranda, notes, and reports dealing with Baker's historical work on the War Records Project, and on any articles or research concerning the administrative history of the USDA (1947-1957).

Box 11/Baker 2
Correspondence, memoranda, notes, and reports dealing with Baker's historical work on any articles or research concerning the administrative history of the USDA (1958-1967).

Box 11/Baker 3
Correspondence, memoranda, notes, and reports dealing with Baker's historical work on any articles or research concerning the administrative history of the USDA (1968-1983).

Box 11/Baker 4
Correspondence, memoranda, notes, reports, articles, and published material on the activities of the Agricultural History Committee. Charts and notes giving the organizational history of many USDA departments, including the Bureau of Agricultural Economics, the Rural Electrification Administration, and the Bureau of Animal Industry.

Box 11/Baker 5
Correspondence, notes, manuscripts, drafts, articles on a variety of subjects, including the research material dealing with a series of papers Baker wrote on the effect of World War II on American agriculture in certain rural counties.

Box 11/Baker 6
Drafts of report entitled "Factors Relevant to Reorganization for War."

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Brewster, David E.   Papers, ca. 1965-1975.
[preliminary box inventory]

Box 11/Brewster 1
Memoranda, correspondence, notes, speeches, articles, and published material relating to Brewster's work in the Secretary's office, and research material on small farms/family farms.

Box 11/Brewster 2
Correspondence, notes, articles, and memoranda dealing with Brewster's research small farms/family farms. Includes a series of reports on small farms in different southern states by a team from Virginia Polytechnic and State College.

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Johnson, Sherman E.   Papers, ca. 1960-1970.
[preliminary box inventory]

Box 11/Johnson 1
Correspondence, memoranda, reports, charts, articles, and notes regarding ERS's activities; all correspondence from 1964, arranged chronologically; material sent to Johnson from Dorothy Jacobson regarding editing of her statements.

Box 11/Johnson 2
Correspondence, memoranda, charts, reports, and notes containing material on ERS's international activities, including a survey of USDA employees with international experience, and material relating to the itineraries of attendees to the Technical Advisory Committee meeting on the "AID (Agency for International Development) Productivity Project."

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Moncure, Robert C.   Papers, ca. 1940-1980.
[preliminary box inventory]

Box 11/Moncure 1
Correspondence, memoranda, notes, articles, and reports dealing with Moncure's activities in the USDA.

Box 11/Moncure 2
Correspondence, memoranda, notes, articles, and reports dealing with Moncure's activities in the USDA; includes correspondence with Jane Porter, Wayne Rasmussen and others.

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Porter, Jane M.   Papers, ca. 1925-1985.
[preliminary box inventory]

Box 11/Porter 1
Notes, correspondence, published material, articles regarding the history and development of the Technical Assistance Plan. Contains materials dealing with Joseph Rogers and Elmer Starch, activities is Mexico and Puerto Rico, and copies of relevant material from the National Archives.

Box 11/Porter 2
Notes, correspondence, memoranda, published material, articles relating to the Technical Assistance Program. Material focuses on personal recollections and material donated for Porter's history.

Box 11/Porter 3
Notes, correspondence, published materials, articles on both the Technical Assistance Program and general foreign policy formation in the USDA.

Box 11/Porter 4
Notes, correspondence, published materials, articles on both the Technical Assistance Program and general foreign policy formation in the USDA. Material includes several personnel listings.

Box 11/Porter 5
Notes, published materials, articles on foreign agricultural aid to Latin America, including efforts regarding coffee production. Correspondence, notes, published materials relating to retiree activities of the USDA.

Box 11/Porter 6
Newsletters, correspondence, notes, articles on retiree activities of the USDA and its employees. Notes, articles, correspondence, memoranda, and published material dealing with Porter's research on Extension Service activities to 1930 for the "Institutions Serving Agriculture" project.

Box 11/Porter 7
Notes, articles, correspondence, memoranda, reports, and published material regarding Extension Service activities to the 1970s for the "Institutions Serving Agriculture" project. Also material relating to land-grant colleges.

Box 11/Porter 8
Correspondence, memoranda, reports, notes, articles and published material on Extension Service activities. These are chronological files, from the 1980s back to the 1930s.

Box 11/Porter 9
Extension Service chronological files, 1800s to 1930s. Extension Service research material files are arranged by state.

Box 11/Porter 10
Extension Service research material: State Files, "Inter-Agency and Inter-Organizational," "Methods and Training," "Programs."

Box 11/Porter 11
Extension Service research material: "Administration and Policy," "Biographical," "Conservation-Environmental," "Agricultural Development," other miscellaneous files on Extension Service activities.

Box 11/Porter 12
Miscellaneous files on Extension Service activities, including articles, notes, and circulars.

Box 11/Porter 13
Miscellaneous files on Extension Service activities. Notes, correspondence, reports and published material dealing with travel plans and interviews conducted during research trips.

Box 11/Porter 14
Notes, articles, correspondence and published material on agricultural trade research and other topics.

Box 11/Porter 15
Miscellaneous papers, mostly correspondence and memoranda, on several subjects.

Box 11/Porter 16
Correspondence and published material on administrative activities, including personnel files. One Extension Service Handbook from 1926.

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Rasmussen, Wayne D.   Papers, ca. 1920-1980.
[preliminary box inventory]

Box 11/Rasmussen 1
Notes, correspondence, memoranda, reports, and published material. Subject files in alphabetical order: A- Bicentennial.

Box 11/Rasmussen 2
Subject files: Bicentennial - I.

Box 11/Rasmussen 3
Subject files: J - National Agricultural Library.

Box 11/Rasmussen 4
Subject files: National Archives - V.

Box 11/Rasmussen 5
Subject files: various

Box 11/Rasmussen 6
Subject files: W-Y. Published material, correspondence, memoranda, and notes dealing with Rasmussen's research into the Extension Service.

Box 11/Rasmussen 7
Research material on the Extension Service, including older histories of the service and historical published material.

Box 11/Rasmussen 8
Notes, drafts, correspondence, memoranda, reports, articles, and published material in the Administrative/Writings files.

Box 11/Rasmussen 9
Continuation of Administrative/Writings files.

Box 11/Rasmussen 10
Continuation of Administrative/Writings files.

Box 11/Rasmussen 11
Travel files: itineraries, reports, correspondence, memoranda, notes. Dissertations on agricultural development.

Box 11/Rasmussen 12
Draft copies of and some research materials for "A History of American Agriculture" with notes to Gladys Baker. Miscellaneous files: reports, articles, published material, correspondence, memoranda, and notes.

Box 11/Rasmussen 13
Continuation of Miscellaneous files.

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Starch, Elmer A.   Papers, ca. 1910-1972.
[preliminary box inventory]

Box 11/Starch 1
Correspondence, reports, notes, charts and other material relating to the operations and planning for the Great Plains Council, Northern Plains section, during the 1930s and 1940s.

Box 11/Starch 2
Correspondence, notes, articles, and reports relating to Great Plains agriculture during the 1930s and 1940s.

Box 11/Starch 3
Correspondence, notes, reports, published material, and other material relating to Great Plains agriculture during the 1930s and 1940s. Includes sections on "Water Development," "Range Development," "Dry Land Development," and "Drought--Talks and Measures."

Box 11/Starch 4
Correspondence, reports, published materials, notes, and other material relating to Great Plains agriculture during the 1930s and 1940s. Includes sections on "Missouri Basin," "Forestry," and "Land Use Activities."

Box 11/Starch 5
Notes and first drafts of several articles for a book, possibly Saga of the Sage. Also articles and booklets that are supplementary materials for the handwritten work. There is a full report (including photographs) of the Great Plains Traveling Conference of 1939, and other Great Plains materials.

Box 11/Starch 6
Plans for the M. L. Wilson Symposium and its organization including notes, articles, and correspondence. Letters and speeches by Starch and other agriculturalists. Reports, notes, and charts on the coordination of agencies at different governmental levels (including the Great Plains Council) from the 1930s to 1950s. Report on drought conditions in the Great Plains in the late 1930s.

Box 11/Starch 7
Articles and notes on general topics such as research methods, management, and education; reports, correspondence, and notes that cover Starch's years at Montana State College and later relations with the institution, including two folders documenting the Fairway Farms project.

Box 11/Starch 8
Articles, drafts, notes, and a manuscript for Starch's work Saga of the Sage, a series of articles on the development of Great Plains agriculture.

Box 11/Starch 9
Charts, reports and notes dealing with Starch's international work, including activities in Greece, Italy, Turkey, and especially in Tunisia. Tunisia materials also cover the Food-for-Work program.

Box 11/Starch 10
Charts, reports and notes dealing with Starch's international work.

Box 11/Starch 11
Transcripts of taped interviews and discussions about Starch's experiences with the USDA and educational institutions, and theories about contemporary developments in agriculture. There are also folders with articles, sometimes with Starch's comments.

Box 11/Starch 12
Notes, reports, articles, and correspondence on a wide range of subjects such as water development. Documents date from the 1940s to the 1960s.

Box 11/Starch 13
Booklets and pamphlets put out by the USDA and other agencies on agricultural topics and other historical and educational topics dating from 1910-1970; four books on agricultural matters that date from 1790 to 1908; 4 reel audio tapes.

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Wells, O. V.   Papers, ca. 1930-1975
[preliminary box inventory]

Box 11/Wells 1
Published material, speeches, transcripts of broadcasts, notes, clippings, reports, and some correspondence relating to Wells' work at the USDA, 1930-1959.

Box 11/Wells 2
Published material, speeches, notes, clippings, reports, and correspondence dealing with Wells' work at the USDA until 1961, his duties at the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) during the 1960s, and work done after his retirement, including work for the Ford Foundation. Complete bibliography of Wells' published writings, biographical materials, and one reel of audiotape of FAO conference, November 1971.

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Wiser, Vivian.   Papers, ca. 1945-1990.
[preliminary box inventory]

Box 11/Wiser 1
Articles and talks published and delivered by Wiser, and materials published by her colleagues. This box also includes research materials on women in agriculture. Contains published materials (including pamphlets), both originals and photocopies, notes, articles, and correspondence.

Box 11/Wiser 2
Research materials on women in agriculture and in the USDA, Maryland agricultural history, and other topics such as animal quarantines. Contains published materials, notes, correspondence, and charts.

Box 11/Wiser 3
Research materials on varying topics, including blacks within the Farm Security Administration; book reviews and notes; copies of speeches; draft copies of Wiser's history of the Personnel Administration; speeches, notes, correspondence, book drafts, and published materials.

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Small Collections, ca. 1930-1990
[preliminary box inventory]

Box 11/Small 1
Published articles, with notes, reports, memoranda, correspondence and other papers. Alphabetical: Baker--Edwards.

Box 11/Small 2
Published articles, with notes, reports, memoranda, correspondence and other papers. Alphabetical: Effland--Wiser.

Box 11/Small 3
Published articles, with notes, reports, memoranda, correspondence and other papers. Includes Worden and unidentified papers.

Box 11/Small 4
Copies, in binders, of "The Department of Agriculture during the Administration of Lyndon B. Johnson, November 1963-January 1969." Contains administrative history and documentary supplements; along with other staff written histories.

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