Eugene Davenport Papers, 1857-78, 1889, 1891-1941, 1948-49, 1954
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Brief Description:

Papers of Eugene Davenport (1856-1941), dean of the College of Agriculture (1895-1922), including correspondence, manuscripts, publications, photographs, notes and clippings relating to agricultural education and educators, students, the College of Agriculture's development, federal-state relations to University agricultural work, agricultural organizations, agricultural policies and production, farm life, political and economics affairs, labor and prices, world affairs and World War I, university affairs at Michigan State and Illinois, retirement, writing and publication, morality and habits, travel, Brazil, Alaska, celebrations, reminiscences and family affairs.

The papers include a 578-page autobiography, "What One Life Has Seen." Correspondents include Liberty H. Bailey, Walter C. Coffey, Lloyd C. Douglas, David Kinley, Herbert W. Mumford and John Russell.

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: 8/1/21
Created by: Davenport, Eugene (1856-1941)
Volume: 9.5 cubic feet
Acquired: 9/63; 4/21/65; 7/26/69
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Arrangement: By type of material and chronologically thereunder
Subject Index
Agricultural Education
Agricultural Policy
Farm Life
Federal-State Relations
Federal Aid
Michigan State University
Music -- Brazil - Agriculture and Natural Resources
World War I - Agricultural and Industrial Production and Construction
World War I - Diplomacy and Politics
World War I - Intelligence, Morale and Propaganda
Genres/Forms of Material
Languages of Materials
English [eng]