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Russell G. East collection

 Collection — Box: Communal Collections 6, Placement: 04
Identifier: MSA 100

Scope and Contents

Memorial booklet for Russell G. East.


  • undated


Language of Materials

Collection materials are in English.

Access Information

The collection is open for research.

Copyright and Use Information

Some material in this collection is 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.

Biographical Information

Russell G. East was born May 17, 1884 at Worthington, Greene County, Indiana. His father was Ziba P. East, farmer and livestock man. He attended elementary school and high schools at Worthington and engaged in farming in Greene County. East attended agricultural short course sessions at Purdue University where in 1909 he was secretary of the first Indiana corn, livestock and poultry judging school. He later became manager of the Worthington Experimental Farm for Purdue University.

He was president of the Indiana Corn Growers' Association, 1904-05. County Agricultural Agent for Shelby County, Indiana, 1917-1923. He was widely known for his efforts as General Agricultural Agent, Pennsylvania Railroad, 1923-1943. He was also known for his research and support for growing soybeans, and his marketing efforts by using a railroad car to promote soybeans. Other offices he held were president of the Indiana Poland China Hog Breeders' Association, Member of the Indiana State Board of Agriculture, 1924-1934; president, 1933. President of the American Railway Development Association, 1931. Member of the Board of Governors, National Farm Chemurgic Council, 1938-43 and Chairman.


0.025 Cubic Feet (One folder)

Acquisition Information

Source and date of acquisition are unknown.

Processing Information

The material has been placed into an acid-free folder and an acid-free box.
Russell G. East collection
Under Review
Mary A. Sego
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Edition statement
Second edition. Collection description first completed 2011-11-07.

Repository Details

Part of the Purdue University Archives and Special Collections Repository

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