Claude W. Gifford Papers, 1919-2004
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Brief Description: Papers of Claude W. Gifford (1919- ), B.S. Agricultural Economics, Iowa State University (1946); University of Illinois, College of Agriculture Assistant Extension Editor (1947-48) and "Communicator in Residence" (1978); Farm Journal Associate Editor (1948-71); United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Director of Information (1971-77), Office of Information/ Communication/ Public Affairs (1977-98); contain biographical notes and commentaries, books, magazines, reprints, articles and drafts of story ideas, meeting and conference notes, reports, news clippings, presentations, photographs, scrapbooks, and USDA yearbooks, administrative manuals, and published USDA histories; concerning agricultural policy, farm journalism, and public relations on behalf of farming concerns, editing and publishing, radio broadcasting, state, federal and foreign governments, speeches and speechwriting, agricultural production and world markets, rural life, education, pesticide use and consumer issues; relating to the USDA, USDA Office of Information/ Communication/ Public Affairs, Farm Journal, American Agricultural Editors' Association (AAEA), 4-H, Future Farmers of America (FFA), and WILL Radio University of Illinois. This series also includes text and audio cassettes of speeches and testimony of USDA officials, including Clarence D. Palmby, Clifford Hardin, Earl Butz, John Block, and Edward Madigan.
Held at:
University of Illinois Archives
19 Library
1408 W. Gregory Dr.
Urbana, IL 61820
Phone: (217) 333-0798
Fax: (217) 333-2868
Email: illiarch [at]
Record Series Number: 8/3/81
Volume: 9.8 cubic feet
Acquired: 10/01/2009.
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Arrangement: Alphabetically by subject
Subject Index
Agricultural Extension
Agricultural Journalism
Agricultural Policy
Agriculture, United States Department of
Butz, Earl
Languages of Materials
English [eng]
Acquisition Notes: Agricultural Communications Documentation Center, Professor Emeritus James Evans