Farm and Home Week File, 1924-1962
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Brief Description:

Farm and Home Week File, including a general subject file (1955-61) and containing printed and duplicated materials; announcements; news releases of bulletins; letters received; copies of letters sent; memoranda; telegrams; clippings; statements; minutes of meetings; reports; programs; fliers; drafts; typescripts of speaking schedules; mimeographed sheets; photographs of exhibits and buildings; Illini Union Open House; Town and Country Art Show and Folk dance and newsletters of Illinois in India (1955-62).  The series also includes correspondence of Deans Herbert W. Mumford, H. P. Rush and Robert R. Hudelson.

The series consists of the files of the Dean's Office of the College of Agriculture. Until 1958 it was entitled Farm and Home Week; in 1958 the name was changed to Farm and Home Festival. The records were created for the purpose of planning, arranging and coordinating the events of the annual Farm and Home Festival and recording the activities conducted in preparation for previous Farm and Home Week programs.

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: 8/1/13
Created by: University of Illinois at U-C. College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences
Volume: 5.4 cubic feet
Acquired: 12/11/68
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Arrangement: 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
Farm and Home Week
Farm Life
Folk Dancing
Public Relations
Genres/Forms of Material
Languages of Materials
English [eng]