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College of Agriculture, Department of Agricultural Economics, records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 66

Scope and Contents

The Purdue University, College of Agriculture, Department of Agricultural Economics, Records (1933-2003; 12.4 cubic feet) documents the history and activities of Purdue’s Department of Agricultural Economics.  The Records include departmental correspondence; an unpublished manuscript, “History of Agricultural Economics At Purdue University;” and department reports, including those for Agricultural Economics Extension.

Dates

  • 1933 - 2003
  • Other: Date acquired: 03/08/2008

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.  Collection is stored offsite; 24 hour notice is needed.

Conditions Governing Use

Purdue University

Biographical or Historical Information

The College of Agriculture’s Department of Agricultural Economics began as the Department of Farm Management in 1920 and offered courses in farm organization, tenancy, credit, marketing, and management.  It awarded its first master’s degrees in 1922.  The department conferred its first PhD in 1937 to Earl Butz, who later served as head of the department from 1946 to 1954.  In 1942, the Department of Farm Management changed its name to the present Department of Agricultural Economics.  In the 1960s, the department widely embraced computer technology for farm records, outlook reports, and simulation models.  Agricultural Economics introduced international work to its undergraduate students for the first time in 1970.

Note written by John Michael Foster

Extent

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Abstract

Correspondence, books, reports, and a book manuscript documenting the history of Purdue University’s Department of Agricultural Economics (formally Farm Management).

Arrangement Note

Materials in this collection are organized into a single series largely arranged chronologically by document type.

Physical Access Requirements

No physical restrictions.

Custodial History

Chris Sigurdson, Agricultural Communication, to ASC; Purdue University Libraries to ASC; College of Agriculture to ASC

Source of Acquisition

Chris Sigurdson, Agricultural Communication; Purdue University Libraries; College of Agriculture

Method of Acquisition

Records transfer, Purdue University

Existence and Location of Originals

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Related Materials

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Processing Information

All materials are housed in acid-free boxes.
Title
College of Agriculture, Department of Agricultural Economics, records
Status
In Progress
Author
John Michael Foster
Date
10/05/2013
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the Purdue University Archives and Special Collections Repository

Contact:
504 W. State Street
West Lafayette Indiana 47907 United States
765-494-2839