NAFB Audio and Video Recordings, 1952-2001
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Brief Description: Audio and Video Recordings produced by the National Association of Farm Broadcasters (NAFB) include open-reel and cassette and video cassette recordings of air checks of farm broadcasters providing name, station and location identification; oral history interviews of broadcasters and NAFB past officers and members; events; KVOO farm editorial, 1952; USDA programs; NAFB Annual Conventions, 1993, 1998-2001; Voice of Southwest Agriculture commercials from farm radio 1956-75; examples of NAFB commericals from 1986-89; The Carolina State Fair livestock show; meeting (1991); teleconference 1989 of President George Bush with NAFB; the NAFB's 50th Anniversary; news conference with President Bill Clinton and NAFB members, 1999; NAFB "Tips of the Trade" (1991) by Curt Lancaster; committee meetings; NAFB President's Reports of Mike Adams, Rick Haines, and Mike Hergert 1999-2001; public service announcements; hall of fame introductions of Dix Harper, Jack Jackson, Art Sechrest; 92nd birthday interview with Herb Plambeck and tribute to Herb Plambeck (2001); early broadcast recordings of Sam Schneider (KVOO-Farm Profit Bureau Programs, 1941, first broadcast of "Rural Route Two," 1955, and sales program "The Vital 30 Inches," 1965); Interview of Dix Harper, 2000, and program entitled, "Early Farm Broadcasters in their Own Words," 1999.
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: 8/3/92
Created by: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Agricultural Extension Service
Volume: 3.6 cubic feet
Acquired: 4/9/96;10/5/00;3/12/01
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Arrangement: By recording media, by type of program, and alphabetical thereunder
Biographical Note for University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Agricultural Extension Service :

Under the Smith-Lever Act of 1914 and subsequent laws, the University is responsible for cooperative agricultural and home economics extension work, consisting of instruction and practical demonstrations for persons not attending the University through field demonstrations and publications.1 The County Cooperative Extension Law passed in 1963 recognized the County Extension Councils set up by the University; with this authorization the University reaffirmed the delegation of this function to the Director of the University Cooperative Extension Service. In addition this law established Extension Boards as liaisons between the County Councils and County Board of Supervisors or Commissioners, and designated the University to be eligible to receive county funds to support the Cooperative Extension program.2 Originally the Dean of the College of Agriculture served under the title of Director of the Cooperative Extension Service.3 On April 1, 1965, this title was changed back to simply Dean of the College of Agriculture, while the Associate Director of the Cooperative Extension Service became the Director of the Cooperative Extension Service and Associate Dean of the College of Agriculture.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 faculty in the 4-H and Youth Programs, which to that point had been part of the Cooperative Extension Service, were combined with three other entities to create a new department called the Department of Human and Community Development.6

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

2. Ibid., 52nd Report, September 18, 1963, p. 773

3. Ibid., 27th Report, June 9, 1914, p. 766.

4. Ibid., 53rd Report, February 17, 1965, p. 393.

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

6. SEE Human and Community Development Department, RG 8/11.

Subject Index
Agricultural Broadcasting
Agricultural Communications
Agricultural Extension
Agricultural Organization
Agriculture, United States Department of
Audio-Visual Material
Bush, George H W
National Association of Farm Broadcasters
Oral History
Presidents, United States
Radio Broadcasting
Television Broadcasting
Genres/Forms of Material
Other Pictorial
Languages of Materials
English [eng]