Subject File, 1922-86
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Brief Description: Subject file containing correspondence, reports, press releases, publications and minutes relating to college policies, committees, conferences, courses, curricula, departmental organization, graduate work, history, international agricultural student programs, prizes and awards, seminars, staff meetings, statistics, agricultural adjustment, farm accounts, farm management, Farm and Home Week, Illinois Rural Chorus, income tax training, leases, livestock marketing, national defense, rural sociology, stockyards, tenancy, Tennessee Valley Authority, American Farm Bureau Federation, American Farm Economic Association, American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers, Farm Bureau Farm Management Service.  Correspondents include: Harold C.M. Case, Harold G. Halcrow, Harold W. Hannah, David Lindstorm and officials in the U.S.Department of Agriculture, other universities, counties, states, counties, cities, and organizations.  The series includes policy documents of the Farm Business Farm Management Service (1961-69), files of the Departmental Staff Advisory Committee (1968-86) & academic & research program reviews (1972-79).
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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: 8/4/2
Created by: University of Illinois at U-C. Department of Consumer Sciences and Agricultural Economics
Volume: 45.0 cubic feet
Acquired: 6/69
More information is available at https://files.archon.library.illinois.edu/uasfa/0804002.pdf
Arrangement: alphabetical by name of body, chronological 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
Agricultural Adjustment
Agricultural Economics Department
Agricultural Extension
Agricultural History
Agricultural Marketing
Agricultural Research
Agriculture, United States Department of
American Farm Bureau Federation
American Farm Economics Association
American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers
Farm and Home Week
Farm Credit Association
Farm Life
Farm Management
Farm Management Service
Farm Organizations
Farm Tenancy
Graduate Study
Illinois Agricultural Association
Income Tax, Federal
Methodist
Milk Marketing
National Defense
Prohibition
Public Relations
Rural Sociology
Stock Yards
Tennessee Valley Authority
Genres/Forms of Material
Farm Accounts
Papers
Languages of Materials
English [eng]