CIC-AID Rural Development Research Project File, 1950-1968
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Brief Description: CIC-AID Rural Development Research Project File, including "Building Institutions to Serve Agriculture, a Summary Report..." published by the Committee on Institutional Cooperation & "AID-University Rural Development Contracts, 1951-66" & "AID-University Rural Development Contracts & U.S. Universities" by William Thompson, Earl Regnier, Harold Guither & Kathleen Propp (1968); AID & host country & institution publications; AID participant training program publications & proceedings of campus coordinators' conferences (1963-66); proceedings of conferences on international agricultural programs (1964-66); lists of contracts & participant directories; participant questionnaires & participant training evaluation study reports (1963-67); files inventories; rural development contracts between the AID & universities; project descriptive historical publications; pre-contract survey; end-of-tour, consultant, executive visit, progress, annual & final project reports; expenditure summaries; training proposals; participant biographical data, tables & lists & related studies & correspondence. The project covered 68 rural development contracts in 39 countries undertaken by 35 land grant universities. Contracts included overseas advisory service to host institutions by American university staff members, study in the U.S. by host institution staff (participant training) & commodity assistance to the host institution. Among nations assisted were Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Somali, Tanzania, Tunisia, Uganda, Zambia, Cambodia, Ceylon, Taiwan, Indonesia, Korea, Philippines, Thailand, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Peru, India, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Pakistan & Turkey. The series includes research files of Technical Assistance Study Group (TASG) of the Agency for International Development.
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] illinois.edu
Record Series Number: 8/4/40
Created by: University of Illinois at U-C. Department of Consumer Sciences and Agricultural Economics
Volume: 25.7 cubic feet
Acquired: 10/16/69; 10/72; 2/19/74
More information is available at https://files.archon.library.illinois.edu/uasfa/0804040.pdf
Arrangement: By subject or university and alphabetically (subject) or project (university) thereunder
Biographical Note for University of Illinois at U-C. Department of Consumer Sciences and Agricultural Economics :

The Department of Farm Organization and Management was created June 9, 1914, on the recommendation of Dean Eugene Davenport,1 and its first advisory committee was authorized on September 18, 1929.2 The Trustees created the Department of Agricultural Economics on October 30, 1931 by combining the Department of Farm Organization and Management with relevant work in the Department of Economics and Business Organization and Operation.3 By May 22, 1934, the department was operational with twelve faculty members, including H.C.M. Case, its first Department Head.4

On May 11, 1995, the Board of Trustees approved the renaming and reorganization of the College. It was renamed the College of Agricultural, Consumer, and Environmental Sciences and several changes were made in the organization of departments and divisions.5 The Department of Agricultural and Consumer Economics was created by combining the Department of Agricultural Economics (except for the faculty in Rural Sociology studies) with the Division of Consumer Science, which was previously part of the School of Human Resources and Family Studies, which was dissolved in the reorganization.6

The stated mission of the department "is to improve the economic and environmental well-being of producers, consumers, and families."7 The department offers graduate work leading to Master of Science degrees in Agricultural and Consumer Economics or Consumer and Textile Marketing and Doctor of Philosophy degrees with specialization in the following areas: agricultural finance; consumer and textile marketing; family and consumer economics; price analysis and agricultural marketing; farm and agribusiness management; international and policy economics; and natural resource, production, and environmental economics.8

1. Transactions of the Board of Trustees, 27th Report, June 9, 1914, p. 766.

2. Transactions of the Board of Trustees, 35th Report, September 18, 1929, p. 356.

3. Transactions of the Board of Trustees, 36th Report, October 30, 1931, p. 461.

4. Transactions of the Board of Trustees, 37th Report, May 22, 1934, p. 526.

5. Board of Trustees Transactions, 68th Report, May 11, 1995, p. 277-8.

6. Board of Trustees Transactions, 68th Report, May 11, 1995, p. 277-8.; University of Illinois, Faculty and Student Senate, Urbana-Champaign Senate, meeting minutes, March 27, 1995, EP 94.33, p. 35; SEE Human and Community Development Department, University of Illinois Archives RG 8/11.

7. Programs of Study 2001-2003, p. 204.

8. Ibid., p. 204.

Subject Index
Afghanistan - Agriculture and Natural Resources
African Agriculture
Agency for International Development
Agricultural Aid
Agricultural Programs, International
Argentina - Agriculture and Natural Resources
Asian Agriculture
Cambodia - Agriculture and Natural Resources
Center for Institutional Cooperation
Ceylon - Agriculture and Natural Resources
Chile - Agriculture and Natural Resources
Colombia - Agriculture and Natural Resources
Colorado State University
Cornell University
Costa Rica - Agriculture and Natural Resources
Dominican Republic - Agriculture and Natural Resources
Ecuador - Agriculture and Natural Resources
Ethiopia - Agriculture and Natural Resources
Guatemala - Agriculture and Natural Resources
International Relations
Iowa State University
Iraq - Agriculture and Natural Resources
Jordan - Agriculture and Natural Resources
Kansas State University
Kenya - Agriculture and Natural Resources
Land Grant Universities
Latin American Agriculture
Malawi - Agriculture and Natural Resources
Michigan State University
Mississippi State University
Montana State University
Music -- Bolivia - Agriculture and Natural Resources
Music -- Brazil - Agriculture and Natural Resources
Music -- India - Agriculture and Natural Resources
Music -- Indonesia - Agriculture and Natural Resources
Music -- Iran - Agriculture and Natural Resources
Music -- Japan - Agriculture and Natural Resources
Music -- Korea - Agriculture and Natural Resources
Music -- Mexico - Agriculture and Natural Resources
Music -- Peru - Agriculture and Natural Resources
New Mexico State University
Nigeria - Agriculture and Natural Resources
North Carolina State University
Ohio State University
Oklahoma State University
Oregon State University
Pakistan - Agriculture and Natural Resources
Panama - Agriculture and Natural Resources
Paraguay - Agriculture and Natural Resources
Pennsylvania State University
Philippines - Agriculture and Natural Resources
Purdue University
Rural Development
Sierra Leone - Agriculture and Natural Resources
Somalia - Agriculture and Natural Resources
Stanford University
Syracuse University
Taiwan - Agriculture and Natural Resources
Tanzania - Agriculture and Natural Resources
Texas A and M University
Thailand - Agriculture and Natural Resources
Tunisia - Agriculture and Natural Resources
Turkey - Agriculture and Natural Resources
Uganda - Agriculture and Natural Resources
University of Arizona
University of Arkansas
University of California, Berkeley
University of Connecticut
University of Florida
University of Georgia
University of Hawaii
University of Idaho
University of Illinois
University of Kentucky
University of Massachusetts
University of Michigan
University of Missouri
University of Nebraska
University of Tennessee
University of Wisconsin-Madison
University of Wyoming
Uruguay - Agriculture and Natural Resources
Utah State University
Washington State University
West Virginia University
Zambia - Agriculture and Natural Resources
Genres/Forms of Material
Papers
Languages of Materials
English [eng]