Subject Files, 1895-1994, 2006
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Brief Description: Subject Files, including correspondence, speeches, reports, clippings, photographs, publications and survey data, concerning agricultural industries, department and university committees, county extension service, agricultural adjustment projects (1928-33), agricultural outlook (1928-48), and planning (1941-42), professional associations, applications for administrative positions, animal diseases, departmental activities, building needs, civil service employees, conferences, corn and European corn borer (1923-29), courses, drought (1930-36), equipment, Family Farm Policy Review (1951), Farm Foundation (1939-1983), Farm and Home Week (1923-53), finance and budget, gift funds, 50th anniversary of Experiment Station (1938), 4-H Clubs, historical data (1918-55), Illinois Agricultural Association (1917-83), relief and unemployment (1933-36), Illinois State Fair, Illinois State Department of Agriculture, industrial research support, Land Grant Colleges Association, land holdings and use, state and federal legislation, North Central States Directors (1935-83), plan of work (1920-53), programs, cooperative projects (Dixon Springs, 1934-54), radio (1924-52), and Rural Youth (1936-54), monthly and annual reports, retirement, scholarships, short courses, listings (alph. by title) of speeches by Eugene Davenport and Henry Rusk, Hoover Commission materials on U.S. Department of Agriculture reorganization, U.S.D.A. policies and programs, Indian agricultural education, nutrition, soybeans, and related topics.
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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]
Record Series Number: 8/1/2
Created by: University of Illinois at U-C. College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences
Volume: 389.3 cubic feet
Acquired: 1966; 2/67; 11/22/71; 3/93; 1997, 11/15/2005; 3/11/2009
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Arrangement: Alphabetical then chronological
Biographical Note for University of Illinois at U-C. College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences :

Agricultural instruction was provided for in the Land Grant Act of Congress in 1862 and it was one of the chief aims of the university at its beginning.1 In 1867, the Board of Trustees established the Agricultural Department, made up of the School of General Agriculture and the School of Horticulture, Fruit-growing, and Landscape Gardening.2 It was formally recognized as a College and the dean's office was established in 1877.3 The dean is appointed biennially by the Board of Trustees and his duties include: preparing the budget; representing and reporting on the college to outside authorities; and coordinating the activities of the departments and special offices.4 The dean is also responsible for the operations of the Office of Publications and the Office of Agricultural Communications, both established in 1966,5 and the Office of International Agricultural Programs, which was established in 1966 to coordinate college-wide programs such as the International Soybean Program.6 In 1965, the title of the office changed from Dean of the College, Director of the Experiment Station, and Director of the Cooperative Extension Service to Dean of the College of Agriculture.7

1. Board of Trustees Transactions, 1st Report, Laws Concerning the Industrial University, Laws of Congress, p. 1-3; 1st Report, May 7, 1867, p. 47.

2. Board of Trustees Transactions, 1st Report, May 8, 1867, p. 50.

3. Board of Trustees Transactions, 9th Report, June 7, 1877, p. 45.

4. University of Illinois Statutes, May 17, 1972, p. 12-14

5. Board of Trustees Transactions, 54th Report, October 13, 1966, p. 169.

6. Board of Trustees Transactions, 54th Report, September 21, 1966, p. 84.

7. Board of Trustees Transactions, 53rd Report, February 17, 1965, p. 393.

Subject Index
Affirmative Action
Agricultural Adjustment
Agricultural Club
Agricultural Communications
Agricultural Economics Department
Agricultural Engineering Department
Agricultural Experiment Station
Agricultural Extension
Agricultural Industries
Agricultural Policy
Agriculture, United States Department of
Agronomy Department
Allerton Trust Farms
American Farm Bureau Federation
Animal Science Department
Board for International Food and Agricultural Development (BIFAD)
Corn Borer
Dairy Science Department
Experimental Fields
Family Farm
Farm and Home Week
Farm Foundation
Food Science
Four-H (4-H)
Home Economics Department
Horticulture Department
Illinois Agricultural Association
Illinois Farmers Institute
Illinois Rural Rehabilitation Corporation
Illinois State Fair
International Programs
Jawaharlal Nehru Agricultural University
Land Use
Long Range Planning
Mumford Hall
Music -- India - Agriculture and Natural Resources
Music -- India - Education
Music -- Iran - Agriculture and Natural Resources
National Association of State Universities and Land Grant Colleges
National Science Foundation (NSF)
North Central Regional Agricultural Research
Plant Pathology Department
Rural Youth
Salary Surveys
Soil Conservation Districts
Uttar Pradesh Agricultural University
Veterinary Medicine, College of
Vietnam - Agriculture and Natural Resources
Vocational Agriculture
Genres/Forms of Material
Languages of Materials
English [eng]