Farm Cost Accounting Records, 1912-65
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Brief Description: Farm Cost Accounting Records including farm accounts, cost studies, summary sheets & comparative analyses for farms in Champaign-Piatt (1920-47), Clinton (1924-29), Franklin (1912-23), Hancock (1912-23) & McLean (1926) counties; regional farm labor cost (1948-65) & crop history (1954-60) records; list of account-keeping farms (1912-31); inspection trip reports (1913-22); crop histories (1926-28, 1942-45); documents on work in Tazewell & Woodford counties (1914-24); cost studies for raising castor beans, hemp, sunflowers & turkeys (1943-47) & a farm mechanization study (1920-37). The Departments of Farm Organization & Management (1917-32) & Agricultural Economics (1933-) prepared the studies from data obtained by the Farm Bureau/Business Farm Management Service.
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: 8/4/15
Created by: University of Illinois at U-C. Department of Consumer Sciences and Agricultural Economics
Volume: 17.0 cubic feet
Acquired: 12/7/88; 1/13/89
More information is available at https://files.archon.library.illinois.edu/uasfa/0804015.pdf
Arrangement: By area & type of record & 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
Castor Beans
Champaign County, Illinois
Clinton County, Illinois
Cost Studies
Crop Histories
Crops
Faculty
Farm Labor
Farm Management
Farm Maps
Farm Mechanization
Franklin County, Illinois
Hancock County, Illinois
Hemp
Livestock Management
McLean County, Illinois
Piatt County, Illinois
Randolph County, Illinois
Sunflowers
Threshing
Turkeys
Genres/Forms of Material
Farm Accounts
Papers
Languages of Materials
English [eng]