Papers of Alfred G. Harms (1920-2006), (B.S. 1949, M.S. 1950, Ph.D. 1965), Assistant - Associate (1949-65), Professor (1965-88) of Agricultural Economics contains correspondence with program directors, professors, government officials, students, grad students, and deans; reports; surveys; newsletters; and articles concerning agricultural economics, African agriculture, Costa Rican agriculture, Charles Chabala (1985-90), fertilizer, Indian agriculture (1967-69), INTSOY (1973-77), Peruvian agriculture (1978-81), and Zambian agriculture (1981-85).
This series also includes records of the Alfred G. Harms 473 acre farm in Village of Cisco (Piatt County). Recorded on forms adopted by the Illinois Farm Bureau Farm Management Service (1953-67), the records contain detailed information on farm operations for each year including an inventory of land, improvements, buildings; livestock fees; machinery equipment and automobile inventory and operating expenses; map of the farm and crop-system summary; crops raised and sold; inventory of grain and supplies; cash receipts and expenses; summary of expenses including taxes and unpaid family labor; capital purchases and sales; products used on the farm and a financial and business analysis summary.