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College of Agriculture, International Programs in Agriculture, records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 69

Scope and Contents

The International Programs in Agriculture records (1943-1975; 16 cubic feet) documents the history, administration, and activities of the College of Agriculture’s globalization efforts in the three decades following the Second World War.  Much (if not most) of the materials in this collection pertain to Purdue-Brazil Project, with a great many documents written in Portuguese.  Types of materials in the collection include: correspondence, financial records, mailing lists, meeting minutes, memorandums, newsletters, event programs, reports, requisition forms, and research proposals.


  • 1943 - 1975
  • Other: Date acquired: 01/09/2009


Language of Materials

Collection materials are in English.

Access Information

Collection is open for research.  Many of the materials in this collection are written in Portuguese.

Copyright and Use Information

Some material in this collection are in the public domain, while other material copyrights are held by Purdue University. Consult with Purdue University Archives and Special Collections prior to reproduction of materials.

Historical Information

International Programs in Agriculture (IPIA) was started in 1962 to manage Purdue’s outreach program in Brazil.  A cooperative training program was established four years earlier between Purdue University and twelve agricultural colleges and eight veterinary schools in Brazil as part of the International Cooperation Administration.  Three members of the agricultural staff and three home economics specialists left for Brazil in 1958 to “assist in training teachers and conducting extension short courses for agricultural personnel.” The Purdue-Brazil Project, as it was known, was designed to strengthen educational opportunities in Brazil through the guidance of Purdue agricultural staff, including specialists in agricultural sciences, home economics, and forestry.  Study abroad was added to IPIA in the 1980s.  By 2010, the College of Agriculture’s globalization efforts – encompassing research, education, and engagement activities – extended to over 60 countries.

Note written by John Michael Foster


16.00 Cubic Feet (16 cubic foot boxes)

Arrangement Note

Consisting of administrative files labeled by subject, the Records are currently housed in sixteen cubic foot boxes with no organizational scheme.  Materials remain in their original folders and in the order they were initially processed by ASC.

Custodial History

Carole L. Braund , International Programs in Agriculture, to ASC

Acquisition Information

Purdue University Transfer from International Programs in Agriculture by Carole L. Braund on January 09, 2009.

Processing Information

Some materials have been removed and added to related collections.
College of Agriculture, International Programs in Agriculture, records
In Progress
John Michael Foster
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Second edition

Repository Details

Part of the Purdue University Archives and Special Collections Repository

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