University of Arkansas Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology Department Records

MC 510

Special Collections
University of Arkansas Libraries

365 N. McIlroy Avenue
Fayetteville, Arkansas 72701-4002
Phone: 479-575-8444

Machine-readable finding aid encoded in EAD by Heath Robinson and Amy Allen, 2016

Finding aid is written in English.

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Descriptive Summary

University of Arkansas Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology Department
University of Arkansas Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology Department Records
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MC 510
2 linear feet (2 boxes)
Materials are in English.
Special Collections, University of Arkansas Libraries

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Use Information

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Acquisition Information

The University of Arkansas Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology Department Records were donated to Special Collections, University of Arkansas Libraries in 1982 by the Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology Department.

Processing Information

Amy Allen and Heath Robinson; completed in March 2016.

Preferred Form of Citation

University of Arkansas Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology Department Records (MC 510), Special Collections Department, University of Arkansas Libraries, Fayetteville.

See Special Collections Citation Guide for more detailed information on how to cite specific documents from the collection.

Historical Note

The Department of Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology began at the University of Arkansas in 1925 as part of the College of Agriculture. At that time, there was one department called Rural Economics and Sociology. The goal of this program was to teach students about rural health, farm finance, farm management and marketing, and extension education with regards to rural areas. In 1952, the two subjects were split into the separate majors of Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology but merged back into the single department of Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology in 1964. In the 1970s, the program was expanded to include courses intended to prepare students for employment in the commercial agriculture and agribusiness industries. The 1980s saw expansion through an additional course of agricultural law as well as a new concentration in international and domestic agricultural marketing. The program shifted focus in the 1990s to put the main emphasis on agricultural business. In 1996, the Department of Agricultural Economics became the Department of Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness. The Rural Sociology program was moved to the School of Human Environmental Sciences to become a part of the Human Development, Family Sciences, and Rural Sociology major. In the 2011-2012 academic year, the major was changed to Human Development and Family Sciences; however, the college continued to offer a course on Rural Sociology.

Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of reports, papers, studies, teaching materials, forms, and legislation which were gathered by and pertain to the departments of Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology.

Arrangement of the Papers

The files have been left in their original order, grouped by subject, and maintain the original file titles.

Detailed Description of the Collection

The following contains a detailed list of the materials in the collection

Box 1

Box 1 Folder 1

"A Chronology of American Agriculture" Chart, ca. 1940

Box 1 Folder 2

Department of Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology Summary of Research Projects, 1966

Box 1 Folder 3

Teaching Rural Sociology - Course Content, 1932-1962

Box 1 Folder 4

"Uses of Rural Sociology" Paper, n.d.

Box 1 Folder 5

Sociology Courses - Bibliography and Teaching Introductory Sociology; Brook's Workbook, 1931-1942

Box 1 Folder 6

Remarks of J.N. Heiskell, Editor of the Arkansas Gazette, Before the Arkansas Policy Committee at Little Rock, October 25, 1940

Box 1 Folder 7

Agricultural Adjustment Act, 1938-1940

Box 1 Folder 8

State Economic Areas Bulletin, 1951

Box 1 Folder 9

Rural Urban Index Survey Paper, 1954

Box 1 Folder 10

Rural Urban Migration Papers, 1946

Box 1 Folder 11

US Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics Investigation of Consumption and Disbursements of Wage Earners and Low Salaried Workers, n.d.

Box 1 Folder 12

Research in Agricultural Economics: Land Utilization Study, 1939

Box 1 Folder 13

Southern Problems that Concern the Nation, n.d.

Box 1 Folder 14

Effects of the War on Arkansas' Farm Population and On-farm Labor Supply, ca. 1942

Box 1 Folder 15

Community Mobilization for Civilian Defense, 1942

Box 1 Folder 16

Preliminary Suggestions for Consideration in Planning Postwar Agriculture in Arkansas, 1944

Box 1 Folder 17

Description of the Area Classification of Farm Business Units, n.d.

Box 1 Folder 18

Problems, Situations, and Related Research in Arkansas Agriculture, n.d.

Box 1 Folder 19

Recommendations of the University of Arkansas College of Agriculture in Respect to National Farm Programs, 1938

Box 1 Folder 20

Report of Agricultural Committee, n.d.

Box 1 Folder 21

Adjusting Agriculture and Services to the Needs of Farm People, 1939

Box 1 Folder 22

Agricultural Production Possibilities and Suggested Adjustments in Arkansas for 1947, 1946

Box 1 Folder 23

Arkansas Girl Scout Troop Study, n.d.

Box 1 Folder 24

State Library Studies, 1912

Box 1 Folder 25

National Grange Community Service Contest Correspondence and Published Materials, 1958-1959

Box 1 Folder 26

Organization and Function of the New Farmers of America Organization for Negro Boys, n.d.

Box 1 Folder 27

Selection of Sample for Opinion Survey of Counties, n.d.

Box 1 Folder 28

Community Satisfaction Value Referents, n.d.

Box 1 Folder 29

Report on Survey Rural Problem Area: Western Cotton Growing in Calhoun County, Arkansas, 1934

Box 1 Folder 30

Agricultural Atlas South Central Region, 1945

Box 1 Folder 31

Blue Cross - Blue Shield Cancellations Report, n.d.

Box 1 Folder 32

Survey Effects of the Depression on Village-Centered Agricultural Centers, ca. 1936

Box 1 Folder 33

Study of Rural Local Government, Cattaraugus County, New York, 1942

Box 1 Folder 34

City Planning Course Materials, n.d.

Box 1 Folder 35

County Agricultural Planning Committee Organization Chart, n.d.

Box 1 Folder 36

"Acculturation of an Arab-Syrian Community in the Deep South", n.d.

Box 1 Folder 37

Cultural Reconnaissance - Izard County, Arkansas, 1945

Box 1 Folder 38

Studies of the Noxobe and Pine Bur Neighborhoods, 1943

Box 1 Folder 39

Studies on Rural Electrification, 1943

Box 1 Folder 40

Arkansas Rural Development Committee Correspondence and Minutes, 1961-1963

Box 1 Folder 41

Arkansas Rural Community Improvement Program Materials, 1956-1960

Box 1 Folder 42

Arkansas Rural Community Improvement Program Materials, 1961-1963

Box 1 Folder 43

Town-County Relationships Paper, 1937

Box 1 Folder 44

Rural Housing Reports and Studies, 1930-1931; 1960

Box 1 Folder 45

Arkansas Extension Pilot Cotton Program and Evaluation Program Creation Material, n.d.

Box 1 Folder 46

Cotton Growing Communities in Arkansas Study, 1934

Box 1 Folder 47

Speech by Trimble Hedges to Annual Extension Conference, 1946

Box 1 Folder 48

Total Land Area and Major Uses of Farm Land in Arkansas by Civil Townships, n.d.

Box 1 Folder 49

Neighborhood Discussion Groups in Relation to the Farm Security Administration (FSA) Program in Desha County, AR, 1942

Box 1 Folder 50

Suggested Procedure for Developing Soil Conservation District Programs and Plans of Work, n.d.

Box 1 Folder 51

Rural Life Program Paper, 1938

Box 1 Folder 52

Rural Problem Areas Survey of Searcy County, AR, Appalachian-Ozark Area, 1934

Box 1 Folder 53

Rural Problem Areas Survey of Madison County, AR, Appalachian-Ozark Area, 1934

Box 1 Folder 54

Rural Rehabilitation in Region Six (Arkansas, Mississippi, Louisiana), ca. 1937

Box 1 Folder 55

New Rural Community Improvement Program, n.d.

Box 1 Folder 56

Rural Life Trends in Desha County, AR, 1943

Box 1 Folder 57

Rural Rehabilitation Paper from the Resettlement Administration in Arkansas, n.d.

Box 1 Folder 58

Objectives of the Housing Conference, 1941

Box 1 Folder 59

Population Pressure in Upland Areas of Arkansas, n.d.

Box 1 Folder 60

State Rural Development Committee, 1963

Box 1 Folder 61

Implementing Rural Policy and Development Programs Through Effective Group Action, 1965

Box 1 Folder 62

A Land Use Program for a Balanced Arkansas Agriculture Paper, n.d.

Box 1 Folder 63

Internal Dynamics of Groups Paper, n.d.

Box 1 Folder 64

Leader Roles Paper, n.d.

Box 1 Folder 65

Population Origins as a Factor in Rural Social Organization in Arkansas, 1933

Box 1 Folder 66

Arkansas - Economic and Industrial Trends Paper, 1940

Box 1 Folder 67

Analysis Report of Pine Bluff Clinic, 1948

Box 1 Folder 68

Population and Community Problems in County Planning Paper, 1940

Box 1 Folder 69

Proposed Zoning Ordinance, n.d.

Box 1 Folder 70

Factors Affecting Participation on Rural Development Committees, n.d.

Box 1 Folder 71

Report on Field Study of FSA Community and Cooperative Service Program in Bradley County, AR, 1942

Box 1 Folder 72

Preliminary View of Industrial Possibilities in the South-Central Region, 1942

Box 1 Folder 73

Annual Report of the County Supervisor of Schools Book, n.d.

Box 1 Folder 74

Analysis of County School Districts of Arkansas Materials, 1967

Box 1 Folder 75

Quality of Schools and SCAT Scores in Arkansas Writings, n.d.

Box 1 Folder 76

School Census Forms, n.d.

Box 1 Folder 77

Desirable Objectives for Rural Education, n.d.

Box 1 Folder 78

The Small High School at Work Paper, 1936

Box 1 Folder 79

What Steps Should Be Taken to Bring About a Reorganization of the Public School System?, 1938

Box 1 Folder 80

Notes on Present and Post-War School Problems, n.d.

Box 1 Folder 81

Study on American Family Life, 1941

Box 1 Folder 82

Farm and Home Development Program Materials, n.d.

Box 2 Folder 1

Study of Consumer Purchases [1 of 2], 1936

Box 2 Folder 2

Study of Consumer Purchases [2 of 2], 1936

Box 2 Folder 3

Home Interview Phase: Charlotte County Research Project, ca. 1950

Box 2 Folder 4

Socio-Economic Status Studies, 1941-1950

Box 2 Folder 5

Emergency Committee for Food Production Correspondence and Outline, 1943-1944

Box 2 Folder 6

"Rural Health" Publication, 1961

Box 2 Folder 7

"Add Another Two Billions for Adequate Future Plant" Paper, n.d.

Box 2 Folder 8

Arkansas Policy Committee - Dumbarton Oaks Proposal Correspondence, 1944

Box 2 Folder 9

"Health Education and Multiple Testing Project for Low-Income Families in an Eight County Area Known as the Arkansas River Valley Area" Paper, 1965

Box 2 Folder 10

Healthy Ideas - Bulletins, 1970-1971

Box 2 Folder 11

Development of a State Hospital for Arkansas, 1946

Box 2 Folder 12

Hospital Annual Reports, n.d.

Box 2 Folder 13

Community Chest Writings, 1934-1941

Box 2 Folder 14

Infectious Diseases Writings, n.d.

Box 2 Folder 15

Health Research Projects Records, 1951

Box 2 Folder 16

Rural Attitude Survey, 1955-1961

Box 2 Folder 17

Study of Arkansas State Mental Hospitals, 1948

Box 2 Folder 18

World Health Day Folder, 1952

Box 2 Folder 19

Health and Medical Care - World Health Organization Newsletters, 1958

Box 2 Folder 20

Changes in Labor Used on Cotton Farms in Upland and Lowland Areas of Arkansas, ca. 1938

Box 2 Folder 21

Labor Organization on Plantations in Arkansas, 1937

Box 2 Folder 22

Migrant Labor Families at the Springdale, Arkansas Camp, n.d.

Box 2 Folder 23

Recent Changes in Farm Labor Organization in Three Arkansas Plantation Counties, 1939

Box 2 Folder 24

The Problem of the South's Low Income Farmer, 1939

Box 2 Folder 25

Problems of Share Croppers on Cotton Farms, 1937

Box 2 Folder 26

Nonlocal Labor During Harvest Seasons in Fruit, Vegetable, and Cotton Areas of Arkansas, n.d.

Box 2 Folder 27

Employment and Underemployment of Rural People, 1959

Box 2 Folder 28

Arkansas' Labor Resources Paper, n.d.

Box 2 Folder 29

Land Ownership Study and Rural Sociological Study, 1948, 1962

Box 2 Folder 30

Louisiana Sociology Schedules Land Tenure, 1941

Box 2 Folder 31

Oklahoma Sociology Schedules, 1941

Box 2 Folder 32

South-East Land Tenure Committee and Tenure Research, 1949

Box 2 Folder 33

Approach to the Tenure Problem in Arkansas, n.d.

Box 2 Folder 34

Land-Tenure Terms, 1937-1948

Box 2 Folder 35

Origin of Land Tenure Project: Conference Recommendations, 1942

Box 2 Folder 36

Sampling Memorandum, 1943

Box 2 Folder 37

Research File: Land Tenure Southwest Land Tenure Committee, n.d.

Box 2 Folder 38

Study of Father-Son Farm Agreements, 1948

Box 2 Folder 39

A Survey of Public Opinion on Farm Ownership and Tenancy in Fourteen Representative Texas Counties, n.d.

Box 2 Folder 40

Survey of Legal Aspects of Landlord-Tenant Relationship in Oklahoma, 1939

Box 2 Folder 41

Farm Real Estate Papers, 1943-1953

Box 2 Folder 42

Farm Marketing in Arkansas, 1935-1942

Box 2 Folder 43

Part-time Farming, 1934

Box 2 Folder 44

Veterans Farm Training, n.d.

Box 2 Folder 45

State Bulletin: Tax Delinquent Rural Lands in Arkansas, 1934

Box 2 Folder 46

Analysis of 1934 Farm Operators by Type of Farming Areas, 1935

Box 2 Folder 47

Land Titles and Property Taxation Procedure in Arkansas, 1938

Box 2 Folder 48

Land Tenure in Arkansas: Labor Used on Cotton Farms, 1945

Box 2 Folder 49

Farm Real Estate Sales in Arkansas, 1944

Box 2 Folder 50

Arkansas Tenure Problems and Their Solution After the War, n.d.

Box 2 Folder 51

Poverty Materials, 1937-1939

Box 2 Folder 52

Race Problems, n.d.

Box 2 Folder 53

The State Negro Occupational Picture: Past - Present - Future, n.d.

Box 2 Folder 54

Headquarters Arkansas District Civilian Conservation Corps, 1940

Box 2 Folder 55

Arkansas Department of Labor Arkansas Employment Security Agencies, n.d.

Box 2 Folder 56

The Place of the Negro in the Employment Security Program, n.d.

Box 2 Folder 57

A Better Understanding Between the Races, n.d.

Box 2 Folder 58

Practical Religion in the Ozarks, n.d.

Box 2 Folder 59

Rural Social Security, n.d.

Box 2 Folder 60

Hayes' Public Welfare in Rural Areas, n.d.

Box 2 Folder 61

Social Security in Arkansas Preliminary Postwar Planning Report, n.d.

Box 2 Folder 62

The Social Security Act, n.d.

Box 2 Folder 63

Interpretive Data on Public Welfare in Arkansas, 1946

Box 2 Folder 64

New Horizons for Today's Woman, n.d.

Box 2 Folder 65

National Youth Administration in Arkansas, 1940

Box 2 Folder 66

National Conference on Problems of Rural Youth in a Changing Environment, 1963

Box 2 Folder 67

The Council of Young Southerners Correspondence, 1940

Box 2 Folder 68

American Youth Congress Citizenship Institution Flyer, n.d.

Box 2 Folder 69

Status of Youth in Arkansas, n.d.

Box 2 Folder 70

Youth in the Arkansas Ozarks, n.d.

Box 2 Folder 71

Arkansas Coordinating Council of Youth Agencies and Officers Meeting Minutes, 1938

Box 2 Folder 72

Arkansas Act Number 232, 1937


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