Historical Material, 1904-75
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Brief Description: Historical Material relating to the college assembled by Professor Elmer Roberts and the History Committee for the Experiment Station's 50th Anniversary (1936-39) and the University's centennial (1962-70), including histories, original documents, photographs, photocopies, transcripts, compilations, correspondence, publications, manuscripts and related material concerning history, buildings, degrees awarded, student lists and organizations, alumni, faculty lists and publications, departmental histories, agricultural education, foreign students and work, farms and soils experiment fields, corn inbreeding and maize genetics, Experiment Station, Farm Bureau and Illinois Agricultural Association, presidents and deans George E. Morrow, Eugene Davenport, Herbert W. Mumford, Joseph C. Blair, Henry P. Rusk, Louis B. Howard and Orville G. Bentley. The series includes correspondence of Ralph Allen, William L. Burlison, Anna Glover, Perry G. Holden and Cyril Hopkins.
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: 8/1/51
Created by: University of Illinois at U-C. College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences
Volume: 3.0 cubic feet
Acquired: 3/30/76
More information is available at https://files.archon.library.illinois.edu/uasfa/0801051.pdf
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
Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences, College of
Agricultural Experiment Station
Agricultural Extension
Agricultural History
Agricultural Journalism
Agricultural Programs, International
Agricultural Research
Farm Management Service
Foreign Students
Funk Brothers Seed Company
Illinois Agricultural Association
Maize Genetics
Student Organizations
Genres/Forms of Material
Languages of Materials
English [eng]