Robert G. F. Spitze papers, 1950-2005 | University of Illinois Archives
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Robert G.F. Spitze (1922 - ), University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Professor Emeritus of Agricultural Economics (1960-1992), is a pioneering researcher in the field of Agricultural Economics and the study of agricultural and food policy in the United States. He is nationally and internationally recognized for his research on the process, provisions, and economic implications of agricultural food policy, the analysis of income of Illinois farm families, land grants, and for his leadership in public policy.
Papers include biographical information, awards, correspondence, Department of Agricultural Economics teaching materials and photographs, and publications relating to Spitze's work with the 1990 Farm Bill (Food, Agriculture, Conservation, and Trade Act of 1990), agricultural marketing, and the economic implications of agricultural and food policy.
This collection is organized into two series: Series 1: Career and Personal Documents, 1960-2005 and Series 2: Publications, 1954-1997. Series 1 is organized alphabetically by title, while series 2 is organized chronologically by date published. Note: Also contains his wife, Hazel Taylor Spitze's 1961 Doctoral Dissertation, The Relation Between Selected Women's Knowledge and Use of Consumer Credit: A Basis for Adult Education Program Planning.