North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service, Office of the Assistant Director Records 1907-1978

Creator
North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service
Size
3.5 linear feet
Location

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Call number
UA 102.005

These records contain historical overviews and administrative papers belonging to the Office of the Assistant Director of the North Carolina State Cooperative Extension Service. Included in the collection are correspondence, workplans, annual statements of objectives, and other material related to home demonstration work, the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA), rural development, farm education programs, 4-H, and the North Carolina State Fair.

Although extension and demonstration work in North Carolina had been active since the early years of the twentieth century, the North Carolina Agricultural Extension Service was only officially created in 1914 as a result of the Smith-Lever Act. In 1991 the name was changed to the current one, the Cooperative Extension Service.

Biographical/historical note

The Office of the Assistant Director of the North Carolina State Cooperative Extension Service historically has served in a role that strongly supports the Cooperative Extension Service Director's Office. It is not uncommon for Assistant Directors to assume leadership of the North Carolina State Cooperative Extension Service and become Cooperative Extension Service Directors.

Individuals working in the capacity of Assistant Director have taken an active part in the administration and oversight of extension programs, short courses, university committees, 4-H, home demonstration, rural development, farm education and the supervision of field agents. The office traditionally has been responsible for correspondence, reports, and work plans relating to rural development projects, family life, beef cattle, dairy, swine and poultry farming, soil conservation, tobacco, corn and cotton crop production, nutrition and health, wildlife, land use planning, and agronomy.

Scope/content

This collection contains publications and reports relating to the administration and activities of extension programs, 4-H, home demonstration, the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA), rural development, and farm education. Also contained are Cooperative Extension Service histories, correspondence, and plans of work relating to rural development projects.

The correspondence is primarily that of David S. Weaver, agricultural engineer, educator, and administrator. Weaver was professor, then Department Head of the Agricultural Engineering Department at North Carolina State University. He was Agricultural Extension Service Assistant Director, then Director, 1948-1961. Additionally there is correspondence generated by R. W. Shoffner, Agricultural Cooperative Service District Agent, 1945-1950, Assistant Director, 1950-1961, and then Director of the Cooperative Extension Service, 1961-1969.

Physical description

4 archival boxes, 1 carton

Arrangement

This collection is organized into two series; North Carolina State Cooperative Extension Service History, and Cooperative Extension Service Office of the Assistant Director Administrative Files. The material is organized chronologically and by topic. Original folder titles have been retained.

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, Office of the Assistant Director Records, UA 102.005, Special Collections Research Center, North Carolina State University Libraries, Raleigh, NC

Source of acquisition

Transferred from NCSU Cooperative Extension Service.

Processing information

Processed by Michael Watts, 2006 March

Encoded by Michael Watts, 2006 March

North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service History 1907-1978
Size: 0.5 linear feet

Series contains detailed historical overviews of the North Carolina Agricultural Extension Service.

1 archival box

Financing 1907-1940
Legal box 1, Folder 1
James A. Butler 1907-1964
Legal box 1, Folder 2
Legislation 1908-1957
Legal box 1, Folder 3
Agreements 1909-1972
Legal box 1, Folder 4
History 1913-1978
Legal box 1, Folder 5
Extension--25 Year History 1914-1939
Legal box 1, Folder 6
Extension--25 Year History 1914-1939
Legal box 1, Folder 7
C. R. Hudson 1916-1940
Legal box 1, Folder 8
Agricultural History--National and Other States 1916-1953
Legal box 1, Folder 9
History (1 of 3) 1924-1976
Legal box 1, Folder 10
History (2 OF 3) 1924-1976
Legal box 1, Folder 11
History (3 OF 3) 1924-1976
Legal box 1, Folder 12
Agricultural Extension Leaders 1947-1964
Legal box 1, Folder 13
Blacks in Extension 1947-1974
Legal box 1, Folder 14
50th Anniversary 1953
Legal box 1, Folder 15
Statesville Marker 1964-1965
Legal box 1, Folder 16
Administrative Files 1932-1966
Size: 1.5 linear feet

Administrative papers belonging to the Assistant Directors of North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service. The material relates to short courses, university committees, home demonstration, 4-H meetings, and agricultural projects. It is arranged chronologically and filed by topic.

3 archival boxes

Jury Duty 1932
Box 2, Folder 1
Home Economics 1933-1953
Box 2, Folder 2
Surplus Military Property 1944
Box 2, Folder 3
Compensation 1945-1955
Box 2, Folder 4
Insurance Crop 1947
Box 2, Folder 5
Report Forms 1948
Box 2, Folder 6
Agents and Specialists 1949
Box 2, Folder 7
Farm Labor Committee 1950
Box 2, Folder 8
Report--Work Plan 1950-1954
Box 2, Folder 9
Compensation 1951-1954
Box 2, Folder 10
Counties 1951-1954
Box 2, Folder 11
A-Z 1953
Box 2, Folder 12
Misc. 1953
Box 2, Folder 13
R. W. Shoffner 1953-1959
Box 2, Folder 14
4-H 1953-1958
Box 2, Folder 15
50th Anniversary 1953
Box 2, Folder 16
I-O 1954
Box 2, Folder 17
J 1954
Box 2, Folder 18
Farm Machinery Survey 1955-1970
Box 2, Folder 19
Home Demonstration 1955
Box 2, Folder 20
N.C. Marketing Commission 1955
Box 2, Folder 21
Pasture Demonstration 1955
Box 2, Folder 22
Clean Grain Program 1956
Box 3, Folder 1
NF Money Conference 1956
Box 3, Folder 2
Program Projection 1956-1958
Box 3, Folder 3
Shoffner's Trip to Michigan, Iowa and Ohio 1956
Box 3, Folder 4
Bankers Short Course 1957
Box 3, Folder 5
Farm Credit Conference 1957
Box 3, Folder 6
Farm Income Contest 1957
Box 3, Folder 7
Farm Ponds Project 1957
Box 3, Folder 8
Hog Cholera Serum 1957
Box 3, Folder 9
N.C. Assn. Agr. Fairs 1957-1959
Box 3, Folder 10
Bankers Short Course 1958 -1960
Box 3, Folder 11
District Meetings 1958
Box 3, Folder 12
FES Correspondence 1958
Box 3, Folder 13
Home Food Products 1958
Box 3, Folder 14
Insurance 1958
Box 3, Folder 15
Meetings 1958-1959
Box 3, Folder 16
Reports From University Committees 1958-1959
Box 4, Folder 1
Filing 1959
Box 4, Folder 2
Specialist in Charge 1959 -1961
Box 4, Folder 3
4-H Club 1959
Box 4, Folder 4
Meetings 1960
Box 4, Folder 5
Summary Reports From University Standing and Ad Hoc Committees 1960
Box 4, Folder 6
International Cooperation Administration 1960
Box 4, Folder 7
Short Course in Modern Farming 1960
Box 4, Folder 8
Specialists Receiving Better Offers 1960
Box 4, Folder 9
Service training for Co-Workers 1961
Box 4, Folder 10
Textile School 1965-1966
Box 4, Folder 11
Unprocessed Materials Undated
Unprocessed Records Undated
Carton 5

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service, Office of the Assistant Director Records, UA 102.005, 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.