Papers of James F. Evans (1932- ), Professor Emeritus of Agricultural Communications and Journalism (1968- ) contain his publications and significant materials on the history of agricultural communications, international student-faculty exchange programs in agricultural communications, and the Agricultural Communicators of Tomorrow national student organization, which Evans helped found.
Papers include agricultural communications and business class materials from Iowa State University, the University of Chicago, and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, professional correspondence, awards and certificates, lectures and professional conference materials, and his involvement with farming advertisements while working for the Aubrey, Finlay, Marley, and Hodgson, Inc. Advertising Agency (1957-1960). Also included are his study of Prairie Farmer authors and interviews; research concerning the 1969 Farm Publication Study; Oscars in Agriculture award nominations; his Thomas Pawlett Scholar Sabbatical at the University of Sydney, Australia; his involvement in Agricultural Communicators of Tomorrow (ACT) and its United Kingdom trip plans. Additional materials concern the International Program for Agricultural Communications Education (PACE), International Program for Agricultural Knowledge Systems (INTERPAKS), Haydn Williams Fellowship in Western Australia, correspondence related to Marking the Land: A Collection of Australia Bush Wisdom and Humor, and his publications about agricultural media and methods, agricultural communications education and research, and communications aspects of food, nutrition, rural development, and other dimensions of agriculture.
Arrangement: Organized into 3 series: Series 1, Personal and Early Career, 1947-2016, arranged chronologically by Evans' original subheadings. Series 2: Research and Professional Engagement, 1969-2015 arranged chronologically by Evans' original subheadings; except "subject files" which was added to accommodate loose folders at the end of the series, and Series 3: Publications, 1963-2015, arranged chronologically by date of publication, with journal articles, reports, and conference proceedings first, and books second. Materials from a range of years are listed under the first date.