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Ernest C. Young papers

 Collection — Box: Communal Collections 46, Placement: 01
Identifier: MSF 424

Scope and Contents

The Ernest C. Young papers (1929-1949; 0.1 cubic feet) documents the scholarly career of Ernest C. Young in agricultural economics.   The papers include publications by Young about the following topics: city ward drift of rural population, farm administration, farm credit, and consumer milk prices.  Types of materials include: articles and booklets.


  • 1929 - 1949


Language of Materials

Collection materials are in English.

Access Information

Collection is open for research.

Copyright and Use Information

Copyright held by Purdue University. Consult with Purdue University Archives and Special Collections prior to reproduction of materials.

Biographical Information

“Professor Young did pioneering work in establishing courses and organizing research in management, prices, and finance. His foresight resulted in a major breakthrough for research and education in farmwork simplification. "Doc" Young joined the Purdue staff in 1921 as an assistant in Farm Management and Extension. In 1929, he participated in planning and organizing the Purdue Graduate School, becoming Assistant Dean in 1933, Dean in 1942, and Vice President for Research in 1961. His peers recognized his administrative skills by electing him President of the American Farm Economics Association in 1938, American Vice President of the International Conference of Agricultural Economist, 1941-1952, and College Vice President of the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers for several terms. "Doc" served as a member of numerous commissions and as a director on a number of important boards. Through his efforts, the Rockefeller Foundation provided a substantial grant to investigate applications of industrial engineering techniques to agriculture. Dr. Young was made a Fellow in the American Farm Economics Association in 1961. Upon his retirement in 1963, he was made Dean Emeritus of the Graduate School. B.S. Grove City College (Pa.), 1914; Ph.D. Cornell, 1921; LL.D. (Hon.) Grove City College, 1948; Dr. Agr (Hon.) Purdue, 1964” (“Former Agricultural Economics Faculty ERNEST C. YOUNG).


0.05 Cubic Feet (Two folders)

Arrangement Note

The Papers are organized chronologically.

Source of Acquisition


Processing Information

Whenever possible, original order of the materials has been retained.  All materials have been housed in acid-free folders and acid-free boxes.
Ernest C. Young papers
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Edition statement
Second Edition. Collection description was first completed 2012-05-04.

Revision Statements

  • 2020-04-08: Collection description updated by Keertana Marella

Repository Details

Part of the Purdue University Archives and Special Collections Repository

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