North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service Committees Records 1956-2008 (bulk 1997-2008)

Creator
North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service
Size
11.25 linear feet
Call number
UA 102.004

The records, 1956-2008, of the North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service committees include administrative records pertaining to the Extension Tomorrow Team committee and other committees' materials (including from the State Advisory Council) from the Associate Dean and Director's Office of the service. Records include committee meeting minutes, meeting schedules, meeting expense reports and budgets, planning reports, presentations, e-mails, handwritten notes, publications, and other items.

Although extension activities began in the late nineteenth century with the formation of the North Carolina State College of Agricultural and Mechanic Arts, the North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service was officially formed in 1914 with the passage of the Smith-Lever Act. Extension services provide education and programming in numerous subjects, among them agriculture, forestry, environmental sustainability, youth and family development, and community viability.

Biographical/historical note

The North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service is an education and outreach program designed to provide citizens of North Carolina access to the knowledge generated by North Carolina State University departments working in agricultural research.

Although ad hoc extension services had been ongoing since the founding of the North Carolina State College of Agricultural and Mechanic Arts, the North Carolina Agricultural Extension Service was officially formed in 1914 as a result of the Smith-Lever Act, a law providing for federal, state, and county cooperation in creating a system to expand demonstration and extension work. The law authorized land-grant colleges across the nation to sign memoranda of understanding with the United States Department of Agriculture to begin such work.

After just one year, seventy-one farm and thirty-seven home demonstration agents were employed. The 4-H program took off, and the first annual 4-H Club Week was held in 1915. That same year the new publication Extension Farm News began. At State College, Extension received a permanent home when Ricks Hall was completed in 1922 (its earlier home was split between offices in downtown Raleigh and in Patterson Hall on campus).

During World War II, extension programs played a vital role in the local war effort. Agents ran programs on increasing farm production and conserving valuable resources. A Woman's Land Army sent women to the fields to replace the many men who joined the military. The 4-H program helped children grow Victory Gardens, operate scrap drives, and compete in their own produce productivity competitions. The work performed during the war years was so successful that agricultural production actually doubled compared to previous years. Extension continued to grow between 1945 and 1956, doubling its personnel and more than tripling its budget.

Economic difficulties in the 1970s saw the Extension Service increase its activities in rural food production and nutrition. Extension worked with the North Carolina Department of Social Service to bring meals to senior citizens, and in 1969 it established the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) to help underprivileged North Carolinians better their nutritional standards and to educate them about available food assistance programs. Extension also worked with farmers facing serious economic troubles to better their situations.

Perhaps the most noticeable change to Extension occurred in 1991, when the program changed its named from the North Carolina Agricultural Extension Service to the North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service in order to better reflect the service's activities that had grown beyond the development of state and local agriculture. Today, working alongside North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, and a national network of land-grant institutions, and using the resources of twenty-one academic departments at NCSU, the Service maintains centers in every county in the state, and provides education and programming in numerous subjects, among them agriculture, forestry, environmental sustainability, youth and family development, and community viability.

Scope/content

The records, 1956-2008, of the North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service committees include administrative records pertaining to the Extension Tomorrow Team committee and other committee-related materials from the Associate Dean and Director's Office of the service. Records include committee meeting minutes, meeting schedules, meeting expense reports and budgets, planning reports, presentations, e-mails, handwritten notes, publications, and other items.

Physical description

4 archival boxes, 6 cartons, 1 archival half box

Arrangement

The North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service Committees Records are arranged into two series: Extension Tomorrow Team and Other Committees. Materials are arranged chronologically within each series.

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 Cooperative Extension Service Committees Records, UA 102.004, Special Collections Research Center, North Carolina State University Libraries, Raleigh, NC

Source of acquisition

Transferred by the North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service.

Processing information

Processed by Kelly Clark, 2007 September; Alston Brake, 2010 January; Encoded by Kelly Clark, 2007 September; Finding aid updated by Cate Putirskis, 2008 October; Alston Brake, 2010 January

The collection is organized into two principal series:

Extension Tomorrow Team 1997-2000

The Extension Tomorrow Team series is arranged into two subseries (Meetings and Other Records), with records in each subseries organized chronologically. Types of materials in this series include meeting minutes, agendas, and other information; administrative records; correspondence; and presentation documentation.

Meetings 1998-1999
Meeting 5-6 Feb. 1998
Box 1, Folder 1
Meeting 26-27 Mar. 1998
Box 1, Folder 2
Meeting 23-24 Apr. 1998
Box 1, Folder 3
Meeting 19-20 May 1998
Box 1, Folder 4
Meeting 25-26 Jun. 1998
Box 1, Folder 5
Meeting 23-24 Jul. 1998
Box 1, Folder 6
Meeting 10-11 Sept. 1998
Box 1, Folder 7
Meeting 15-16 Oct. 1998
Box 1, Folder 8
Meeting 10-11 Dec. 1998
Box 1, Folder 9
Meeting (1 of 2) 15-16 Feb. 1999
Box 1, Folder 10
Meeting (2 of 2) 15-16 Feb. 1999
Box 1, Folder 11
Meeting (1 of 2) 30-31 Mar. 1999
Box 1, Folder 12
Meeting (2 of 2) 30-31 Mar. 1999
Box 1, Folder 13
Meeting 27-28 Apr. 1999
Box 1, Folder 14
Meeting 25-26 May 1999
Box 1, Folder 15
Meeting 29 Jun. 1999-1 Jul. 1999
Box 2, Folder 1
Meeting 18-19 Oct. 1999
Box 2, Folder 2
Other Records 1997-2000
Key issues raised in two studies of Cooperative Extention 1997, undated
Box 2, Folder 3
Formation documentation 1998
Box 2, Folder 4
Updated information for administration Mar. 1998
Box 2, Folder 5
Brochure 1998
Box 2, Folder 6
Ground rules 1998
Box 2, Folder 7
Presentation to County Operations Team 17 Jun. 1998
Box 2, Folder 8
Summary of work with other groups 1998
Box 2, Folder 10
Survey of Extension personnel regarding the Organizational and Climate studies 1998
Box 2, Folder 11
Budget 1998-1999
Box 2, Folder 12
The NC State Model white paper 1998
Box 2, Folder 13
Presentations 1998
Box 2, Folder 14
Federation meeting 1998
Box 2, Folder 15
Actions, outcomes, and impacts 1998-1999
Box 2, Folder 16
Memos and correspondence 1998-2000
Box 2, Folder 17
Guidelines on Change Models and Strategic Planning Theories undated
Box 2, Folder 18
Report on customer satisfaction 1998
Box 2, Folder 19
Feedback from website 1998
Box 3, Folder 2
Team learning 1998
Box 3, Folder 3
Information Handbook (1 of 4) 1998
Box 3, Folder 4
Information Handbook (2 of 4) 1998
Box 3, Folder 5
Information Handbook (3 of 4) 1998
Box 3, Folder 6
Information Handbook (4 of 4) 1998
Box 3, Folder 7
Customer cards and enhancing customer focus 1999
Box 3, Folder 8
Mission statement 1999
Box 3, Folder 9
Proposal: Internal Innovation Development Team 1999
Box 3, Folder 10
Notes undated
Box 3, Folder 1
Protocol for building relationships with other groups undated
Box 2, Folder 9
Other Committees 1956, 1998

The Other Committees series is arranged chronologically and includes administrative records and correspondence.

Background 1956
Box 3, Folder 11
Legal status 1956
Box 3, Folder 12
Programs 1956
Box 3, Folder 13
Organization 1956
Box 3, Folder 14
Personnel 1956
Box 3, Folder 15
Facilities 1956
Box 3, Folder 16
Finance 1956
Box 3, Folder 17
Methods and procedures 1956
Box 3, Folder 18
Extension Advisory Committee: Operational samples 1956
Half box 4, Folder 1
Extension Advisory Committee: Related agencies 1956
Half box 4, Folder 2
Extension Advisory Committee: Advisory Committee 1956
Half box 4, Folder 3
Extension Advisory Committee: Report Data 1956
Half box 4, Folder 4
Letters -- Service on State Advisory Council (SAC) 1959-1984
Carton 9
Personal Assessment of the Organizational Climiate (PACE) 1996
Box 11, Folder 1
Blue Ribbon Study Commission: Formation 1998
Half box 4, Folder 5
Advisory Leadership meetings 1997-1999
Carton 9
National Leadership 2000
Carton 10
South Central District Advisory Leadership meeting 2000
Carton 10
VHS -- State Advisory Council (SAC) 2001 Apr.
Carton 5
State Advisory Council (SAC) Treasurer's reports 1997-2002
Carton 8
Floppy disks -- New Members, State Advisory Council (SAC) meetings, SEAL, ALS folders undated, 2002-2003
Carton 5
National Leadership Seminar 2003 Mar.
Carton 5
SEAL (Strengthening Extension Advisory Leaders) 2003
Carton 6
State Advisory Council (SAC) meetings 1997-2003
Carton 5
State Advisory Council (SAC) meeting 2004
Carton 6
Treasurer's reports 2002-2004
Carton 6
SEAL (Strengthening Extension Advisory Leaders) 2004-2005
Carton 8
State Advisory Council (SAC) 2005
Carton 8
Budget 2003-2006
Carton 6
State Advisory Council (SAC) meeting expenses 2005-2006
Carton 7
State Advisory Council (SAC) meeting expenses 2002-2007
Carton 7
PILD 2006-2008
Carton 10
State Advisory Council (SAC) Treasurer's reports 2004-2008
Carton 8
Extension presentations undated
Carton 5
State Advisory Council (SAC) reports undated
Carton 5
Zip drives -- State Advisory Council (SAC), Advisory Leadership System (ALS), SEAL undated
Carton 5

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service Committees Records, UA 102.004, 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.