North Carolina State University, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics Records 1927-2008

Creator
North Carolina State University. Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics
Size
16.5 linear feet
Location

For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Special Collections Research Center Reference Staff.

Call number
UA 100.011

The records of the North Carolina State University Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics contain correspondence, contracts, minutes, reports and papers, publications, and departmental information documenting the department's academic, administrative, and extension activities. Materials range in date from 1927 to 2005.

Agricultural Economics was first offered as a course of study in 1897 as a part of the agricultural curriculum. By 1927, Agricultural Administration had become a full department and was transferred to the School of Agriculture. Shortly thereafter, its name was changed to Agricultural Economics. In 1965, the department merged with the Department of Economics, keeping the latter name. By 1990, this program had grown so large that it was split once again, and a new Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics was created.

Biographical/historical note

Agricultural Economics was first offered as a course of study in 1897 as a part of the agricultural curriculum. Several more courses in related subjects were offered over the following decades, culminating with the creation of a four-year program in Agricultural Administration in 1923 within the department of Business Administration. By 1927 Agricultural Administration had become a full department and was transferred to the School of Agriculture. Shortly thereafter, its name was changed to Agricultural Economics, with G. W. Forster named as its first Head, a position he held until 1950. In the 1930s, the Rural Sociology Department was merged into the Agricultural Economics Department, creating the Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology Department. This situation lasted until 1940.

The department continued to grow in size and stature, attracting notable scholars and sizable research funding and expanding its scope of activities. In 1952 it began publishing its own magazine, the Tarheel Farm Economist (now the NC State Economist). In 1960 the department became heavily involved in the work of the Agricultural Policy Institute, which existed for the duration of that decade.

In 1965 the department merged with the Department of Economics, keeping the latter name. The new department was jointly run by the Schools of Liberal Arts and Humanities and Social Sciences. By 1990, this program had grown so large that it was split once again, and a new Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics was created under the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.

Additional information and resources on the history of the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics can be found through the NCSU Historical State website.

1923-1950
G. W. Forster
1950-1957
H. Brooks James
1957-1966
C. E. Bishop
1967-1981
W. D. Toussaint
1981-1990
Dale M. Hoover
1990-1991
Ronald Schrimper, interim head
1991-
Jon Brandt

Scope/content

The records of the North Carolina State University Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics contain correspondence, contracts, minutes, reports and papers, publications, and departmental information documenting the department's academic, administrative, and extension activities. Materials range in date from 1927 to 2005.

Physical description

6 archival boxes, 9 cartons

Arrangement

The records of the North Carolina State University Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics are arranged into four series: General Records, Research and Development, Environmental Law Records and Research Materials, and Publications. Within each series, materials are arranged alphabetically by topic or title, with the exception of the Environmental Law Records and Research Materials series, which has not yet undergone full archival processing, and remains arranged in the order received.

Use of these materials

The nature of the NCSU Libraries' Special Collections means that copyright or other information about restrictions may be difficult or even impossible to determine despite reasonable efforts. The NCSU Libraries claims only physical ownership of most Special Collections materials.

The materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study, pursuant to U.S. Copyright law. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials. Any materials used for academic research or otherwise should be fully credited with the source.

This collection may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations. Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which North Carolina State University assumes no responsibility.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], North Carolina State University, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics Records, UA 100.011, Special Collections Research Center, North Carolina State University Libraries, Raleigh, NC

Related material

Source of acquisition

Transferred from North Carolina State University, Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics.

Processing information

Processed by: Pat Webber; Laura Abraham, 2009 July; machine-readable finding aid created by: Pat Webber; Finding aid updated by Laura Abraham, 2009 July; Cate Putirskis, 2009 July

General Records 1927-1987
Size: 0.75 linear feet

Contains records on the research and academic activities, history, and function of the department in its various incarnations.

1.5 archival boxes

"Ag. Econ. Share-In" Flyer 1974
Box 1, Folder 1
Agricultural Statistics 1955-1970
Box 1, Folder 2
Background Information, Departmental 1958
Box 1, Folder 3
Budgets 1927-1965
Box 1, Folder 4
Correspondence and Memoranda 1959-1970
Box 1, Folder 5
Economics Department 1963-1987
Box 1, Folder 6
Graduate Students 1968-1969
Box 1, Folder 7
Graduate Summer Session in Statistics 1956
Box 1, Folder 8
Land Preservation Notebook, Second Edition, Volume 1 undated (Accession no. 2008-0238)
Box 13, Folder 1
Land Preservation Notebook, Second Edition, Volume 2 undated (Accession no. 2008-0238)
Box 13, Folder 2
Lecture Notes 1957-1962
Box 1, Folder 9
Master of International Business Management Degree Proposal 1980
Box 1, Folder 10
Program of Instruction in Agricultural Economics 1951-1963
Box 1, Folder 11
Proposal for Master of Arts in Economics 1964
Box 2, Folder 1
Real Estate Survey 1980
Box 2, Folder 2
Sample Contract 1973
Box 2, Folder 3
Research and Development 1935-2001
Size: 0.75 linear feet

Contains files on the research, extension, and outreach work performed by the department. The bulk of these files concern rural farm economic development and resource management.

1.5 archival boxes

Farm Credit Meeting Proceedings 1971
Box 2, Folder 4
Papers and Presentations 1935-1976, undated
Box 2, Folder 5
Research Proposals, Various 1954-1959
Box 2, Folder 6
Research Proposals, Various 1962-1971
Box 2, Folder 7
Report on Review of Task Force No. 1 Study 1972
Box 3, Folder 1
Research Task Force No. 1 Report, "Soil, Water, and Forest Resources Inventory," 1972
Box 3, Folder 2
Rural Development 1976-1978
Box 3, Folder 3
Rural Development 1979-1980
Box 3, Folder 4
Seminars, Various 1952-1960
Box 3, Folder 5
Title V Rural Development Act 1979-1980
Box 3, Folder 6
Estimated Income from Sale of Farm Products and Government Payments by County, Extension District, and State 1997-2001
Box 3, Folder 7
Environmental Law Records and Research Materials 1976-2005
Size: 13.5 linear feet

These materials are unprocessed.

9 cartons

Intellectual Property research materials 1976-1993
Carton 4
American Agricultural Law Association conference materials 1987-2004
Carton 5
American Agricultural Law Association conference materials 1994-2005
Carton 6
American Agricultural Law Association conference materials 1997-2000
Carton 7
American Agricultural Law Association conference materials 2000-2002
Carton 8
Pesticide regulatory research materials 1990-1999
Carton 9
Pesticide regulatory research materials 1990-1999
Carton 10
Farm bankruptcy research materials 1986-1988

Access is restricted. Please contact Special Collections Research Center for more information.

Carton 11
Farm bankruptcy research materials 1986-1987

Access is restricted. Please contact Special Collections Research Center for more information.

Carton 12
Publications 1930-1999

This series containts publications produced by theDepartment of Agricultural and Resource Economics. Items include pamphlets, brochures, manuals, Economic Information Reports, Agricultural Economics Miscellaneous Publications, and A. E. Information Series.

A. E. Information Series No. 63 : On-truck Crating Reduces Broiler Howling Costs Feb. 1958
Box 14, Folder 1
A. E. Information Series No. 102 : Economic Considerations of Bulk Curing May 1963
Box 14, Folder 2
Agricultural Cooperative Institute 9-11 Jul. 1958
Box 14, Folder 3
Agricultural Economics 1946
Box 15, Folder 16
Agricultural Economics Graduate Program pamphlets 1954-1969
Box 14, Folder 4
Agricultural Economics Laboratory Manual , Dept. of Agricultural Economics and Resources and Rural Sociology Apr. 1935
Box 14, Folder 5
Agricultural Economics Miscellaneous Publications No. 1 : Farm Management Manual Dec. 1960
Box 14, Folder 6
Agricultural Economics Miscellaneous Publications No. 17 : Trends in the Development of Agriculture in North Carolina May 1965
Box 14, Folder 7
Agricultural Policy Conference: 1976 30 Sept. 1976
Box 14, Folder 8
Agricultural Policy Institute 16 Aug. 1967
Box 14, Folder 9
A Career in Agricultural Economics : Science Business Undated
Box 14, Folder 10
Econews : News of the Division of Economics and Business, North Carolina State University 25 Mar. 1991-28 Oct. 1991
Box 14, Folder 11
Economic and Social Conditions of North Carolina Farmers [1921]
Box 15, Folder 18
Economic Development of the Upper French Broad Area, Volume 1 May 1964
Box 14, Folder 12
Economic Development of the Upper French Broad Area, Volume 2 May 1964
Box 14, Folder 13
Economics Information Report No. 32 : Some Economics Aspects Jul. 1973
Box 14, Folder 14
Economics Information Report No. 71 : North Carolina Dairy Farming, 1983 Jun. 1984
Box 14, Folder 15
Economics Information Report No. 77 : Trends in Fruit and Vegetable Processing in North Carolina Jun. 1988
Box 15, Folder 1
Economics Information Report No. 78 : Lease Rates and Sale Prices for Peanut Poundage Quota : 1978-1987 Feb. 1989
Box 15, Folder 2
Economics Information Report No. 83 : North Carolina Farm Income and Production, 1950-1989 Nov. 1990
Box 15, Folder 3
Economics Research Report No. 29: A Profile of Rural Housing in North Carolina 1974 July (Accession 2012.0175)
The Exchange : News of The Division of Economics Business and The Department of Agricultural Resource Economics 4-25 Nov. 1991
Box 15, Folder 4
Graduate Education in Agricultural Economics Jan. 1964
Box 15, Folder 5
Graduate Studies : Department of Economics and Business , NCSU Apr. 1977
Box 15, Folder 6
Improving Managerial Capacity : A Management Development Program Feb. 1962
Box 15, Folder 7
Marketing of North Carolina Farm Products 1957
Box 15, Folder 17
N. C. State Economist newsletter Jan. 1999-Oct. 1999
Box 15, Folder 8
N. C. State Economist newsletter 2008
Box 13, Folder 4
North Carolina Farm Business , Vol. 1, no. 1 Jan. 1930
Box 15, Folder 9
North Carolina's Radio Farm Market Undated
Box 15, Folder 10
Questions and Answers about Agribusiness Management 1974
Box 15, Folder 11
Simplified Farm Record Book 1955
Box 15, Folder 12
A Study in Farm and Area Planning for an Indian Village 1961
Box 15, Folder 13
The Technological Resolution in World Agriculture 11-15 Nov. 1963
Box 15, Folder 14
Workshop Discussion Papers : Provisions of the Tobacco Program Consequences of their Elimination and Alternatives May 1978
Box 15, Folder 15

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], North Carolina State University, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics Records, UA 100.011, Special Collections Research Center, North Carolina State University Libraries, Raleigh, NC

Use of these materials

The nature of the NCSU Libraries' Special Collections means that copyright or other information about restrictions may be difficult or even impossible to determine despite reasonable efforts. The NCSU Libraries claims only physical ownership of most Special Collections materials.

The materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study, pursuant to U.S. Copyright law. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials. Any materials used for academic research or otherwise should be fully credited with the source.

This collection may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations. Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which North Carolina State University assumes no responsibility.