UA 102.100 Guide to the North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service, Personnel Records, 1912 - 1996

The collection is divided into three series: Staff Records, Administrative Records, and Budget and Payroll Records. Within each series, the folders are arranged alphabetically, then chronologically where necessary. Also, records in oversize boxes have been put at the end of each series and arranged the same as above.
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The bulk of the Staff Records series contains records of Extension Service personnel, usually divided by specialty (Farm Demonstration, Home Demonstration, Administrative Staff, County Agents, etc). The lists for years prior to 1964 (when published booklets and directories first appeared) are often incomplete, with some of the specialist lists missing. Note also the information displayed under the "Radio County Extension Workers" and "Personnel Replacement Lists" folders in this series, giving more detailed information on these files.
[Box 1, Folder 1] Extension Personnel by County, 1908-1939 [timeline], undated
[Box 1, Folder 2] Farm Demonstration Agents by County, 1908-1936 [timeline], undated
[Box 1, Folder 3] Personnel Lists, 1912
[Box 1, Folder 4] Personnel Lists, 1913
[Box 1, Folder 5] Personnel Lists, 1914
[Box 1, Folder 6] Personnel Lists, 1915
[Box 1, Folder 7] Personnel Lists, 1916
[Box 1, Folder 8] Personnel Lists, 1917
[Box 1, Folder 9] Personnel Lists, 1918
[Box 1, Folder 10] Personnel Lists, 1919
[Box 1, Folder 11] Personnel Lists, 1920
[Box 1, Folder 12] Personnel Lists, 1921
[Box 1, Folder 13] Personnel Lists, 1922
[Box 1, Folder 14] Personnel Lists, 1923
[Box 1, Folder 15] Personnel Lists, 1924
[Box 1, Folder 16] Personnel Lists, 1926
[Box 1, Folder 17] Personnel Lists, 1927
[Box 1, Folder 18] Personnel Lists, 1928
[Box 1, Folder 19] Personnel Lists, 1929
[Box 1, Folder 20] Personnel Lists, 1930
[Box 1, Folder 21] Personnel Lists, 1931
[Box 1, Folder 22] Personnel Lists, 1932
[Box 1, Folder 23] Personnel Lists, 1933
[Box 1, Folder 24] Personnel Lists, 1934
[Box 1, Folder 25] Personnel Lists, 1935
[Box 1, Folder 26] Personnel Lists, 1936
[Box 1, Folder 27] Personnel Lists, 1946
[Box 1, Folder 28] Personnel Lists, 1948
[Box 1, Folder 29] Personnel Lists, 1949
[Box 1, Folder 30] Personnel Lists, 1950
[Box 1, Folder 31] Personnel Lists, 1951
[Box 1, Folder 32] Personnel Lists, 1953
[Box 1, Folder 33] Personnel Lists, 1954
[Box 1, Folder 34] Personnel Lists, 1955
[Box 1, Folder 35] Personnel Lists, 1956
[Box 1, Folder 36] Personnel Lists, 1957
[Box 1, Folder 37] Personnel Lists, 1958
[Box 1, Folder 38] Personnel Lists, 1959
[Box 1, Folder 39] Personnel Lists, 1960
[Box 1, Folder 40] Personnel Lists, 1962
[Box 1, Folder 41] Personnel Booklet, 1964
[Box 1, Folder 42] Personnel Booklet, 1965
[Box 2, Folder 1] Personnel Directory, 1966
[Box 2, Folder 2] Personnel Directory, 1968
[Box 2, Folder 3] Personnel Directory, 1969
[Box 2, Folder 4] Personnel Directory, 1970
[Box 2, Folder 5] Personnel Directory, 1971
[Box 2, Folder 6] Personnel Directory, 1972
[Box 2, Folder 7] Personnel Directory, 1973
[Box 2, Folder 8] Personnel Directory, 1974
[Box 2, Folder 9] Personnel Directory, 1975
[Box 2, Folder 10] Personnel Directory, 1976
[Box 2, Folder 11] Personnel Directory, 1977
[Box 2, Folder 12] Personnel Directory, 1978
[Box 2, Folder 13] Personnel Directory, 1979
[Box 2, Folder 14] Personnel Directory, 1980
[Box 2, Folder 15] Personnel Directory, 1981
[Box 2, Folder 16] Personnel Directory, 1982
[Box 2, Folder 17] Personnel Directory, 1983
[Box 2, Folder 18] Personnel Directory, 1984
[Box 2, Folder 19] Personnel Directory, 1985
[Box 2, Folder 20] Personnel Directory, 1986
[Box 2, Folder 21] Personnel Directory, 1988
[Box 3, Folder 1] Personnel Directory, 1989
[Box 3, Folder 2] Personnel Directory, 1990
[Box 3, Folder 3] Personnel Directory, 1991
[Box 3, Folder 4] Personnel Directory, 1992
[Box 3, Folder 5] Personnel Directory, 1993
[Box 3, Folder 6] Personnel Directory, 1994
[Box 3, Folder 7] Personnel Directory, 1995
[Box 3, Folder 8] Personnel Directory, 1996
[Box 3, Folder 9] Radio County Extension Workers, 1955
Includes individual surveys filled out by county extension agents, regarding extension television and radio broadcasts for each county.
[Box 3, Folder 10] Specialists by Position, Lists, 1914 - 1940
[Oversize Box 4, Folder 1] Personnel Replacement Lists, 1947 - 1960
Handwritten lists of extension personnel by date of termination of service. Includes information on salary and reason for termination.
[Oversize Box 19, Folder 1] Extension personnel photo album, ca. 1960s
[Oversize Flat Box 20, Folder 1] Home Demonstration and Assistant Home Demonstration Agents, 1936-1964 [timeline],, undated
[Oversize Flat Box 20, Folder 2] County and Assistant County Agents, 1936-1964 [timeline],, undated
[Oversize Flat Box 20, Folder 3] Negro and Negro Assistant County Agents, 1936-1964 [timeline],, undated
[Oversize Flat Box 20, Folder 4] Negro and Negro Assistant Home Demonstration Agents, 1936-1964 [timeline],, undated
[Oversize Flat Box 20, Folder 5] Extension Workers Creed, undated
This series contains records pertaining to the administration of Extension Service personnel. Included are correspondence, job and position information, and blank employee forms. The final folder in this series, "Population reached by Extension programs" are handwritten lists, arranged by county district, apparently detailing the numbers of citizens reached by Extension Service programming.
[Box 5, Folder 1] Code of Ethics, undated
[Box 5, Folder 2] Correspondence -- Excludable Sick Leave, 1957
[Box 5, Folder 3] Correspondence -- General, 1950 - 1974
[Box 5, Folder 4] Forms, folder 1/2, 1970
[Box 5, Folder 5] Forms, folder 2/2, 1977, undated
[Box 5, Folder 6] Job Descriptions, 1959, undated
[Box 5, Folder 7] Leave Record, Home Agents, 1931 - 1937
[Box 5, Folder 8] Length of Service Award Winners, 1947
[Box 5, Folder 9] Pending Applications -- Negro Agents, 1916 - 1938
Contains individual Extension Service job applications for African-Americans in North Carolina.
[Box 5, Folder 10] Publications, 1964
[Box 5, Folder 11] Working Conditions of Extension Workers (Questionnaire), 1946
[Oversize Box 6, Folder 1] Population reached by Extension Programs, by program and county, 1967
This series contains budget, payroll, and salary information for Extension Service personnel and programs. The salary lists up to 1948 mostly detail individual salaries, and they are arranged by agents' or staff members' specialties, including County Agents, Home Demonstration Agents, and Negro County and Home Demonstration agents. The "Negro Salaries" folder contains correspondence and salary information mostly addressing the question of the disparity in white and African-American agents' pay in the early 1950s. The final file in this series, "Salaries, 1955, 1959" contains no personnel information, but rather it has a comparative chart showing the relative position of North Carolina Extension Service salaries with those of other states.
[Box 7, Folder 1] Budgets and Payrolls, 1912 - 1913
[Box 7, Folder 2] Budgets and Payrolls, 1913 - 1914
[Box 7, Folder 3] Budgets and Payrolls, 1914 - 1915
[Box 7, Folder 4] Budgets and Payrolls, 1915 - 1916
[Box 7, Folder 5] Budgets and Payrolls, 1916 - 1917
[Box 7, Folder 6] Budgets and Payrolls, 1918 - 1919
[Box 7, Folder 7] Budgets and Payrolls, 1919 - 1920
[Box 7, Folder 8] Budgets and Payrolls, 1921 - 1922
[Box 7, Folder 9] Budgets -- Personnel -- 4-H, 1941 - 1950
[Box 7, Folder 10] Negro Salaries, 1950 - 1953
[Box 7, Folder 11] Proposed Salary Increases, 1947
[Box 7, Folder 12] Salary Comparison and Administration, 1949 - 1956
[Box 7, Folder 13] Salary Comparison and Administration, 1959 - 1963
[Oversize Box 8, Folder 1] Salaries, 1921 - 1922
[Oversize Box 8, Folder 2] Staff Salaries, 1921 - 1922
[Oversize Box 9, Folder 1] Salaries, 1922 - 1923
[Oversize Box 9, Folder 2] Staff Salaries, 1922 - 1923
[Oversize Box 10, Folder 1] Salaries, 1923 - 1924
[Oversize Box 10, Folder 2] Staff Salaries, 1923 - 1924
[Oversize Box 11, Folder 1] Salaries, 1924 - 1925
[Oversize Box 11, Folder 2] Staff Salaries, 1924 - 1925
[Oversize Box 12, Folder 1] Salaries, 1925 - 1926
[Oversize Box 12, Folder 2] Staff Salaries, 1925 - 1926
[Oversize Box 13, Folder 1] Salaries, 1926 - 1927
[Oversize Box 13, Folder 2] Staff Salaries, 1926 - 1927
[Oversize Box 14, Folder 1] Salaries, 1927 - 1928
[Oversize Box 14, Folder 2] Salaries, 1928 July - October
[Oversize Box 15, Folder 1] Agents Salaries, 1932 -1936
[Oversize Box 15, Folder 2] Salaries, 1934 -1936
[Oversize Box 16, Folder 1] Salaries, 1946
[Oversize Box 17, Folder 1] Salaries, 1947 - 1948
[Oversize Box 18, Folder 1] Salaries, 1955, 1959

Creator

North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service.

Quantity

10.0 Linear feet

General Physical Description note

5 archival boxes, 14 oversize boxes, 1 flat file

Location

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Language

English

Acquisitions Information

Transferred from the offices of the North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service.

Processing

Processed by: Pat Webber;machine-readable finding aid created by: Pat Webber

Scope and Content Note

The North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service personnel records contain budget, payroll, and salary files, personnel lists and directories, correspondence, and other administrative files. See also the scope and content notes at the beginning of each series for more detailed information.

Historical Note

From its inception as the North Carolina College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts (A&M College), NCSU has been deeply involved in outreach and extension work. In the 1890s and early 1900s, college personnel took part in numerous Farmer's Institutes statewide, where they and State Agriculture Department personnel met with local farmers to discuss farm improvement techniques. In 1907 James A. Butler became North Carolina's first county agent, hired to conduct demonstration work in boll weevil eradication.

In 1909, A&M College expanded its extension efforts when it signed a memorandum of agreement with the United States Department of Agriculture to cooperatively develop Farmers' Boys' Clubs, or Corn Clubs. Ira O. Schaub was the first director of this program, which eventually became 4-H. The first Girls' Clubs, focusing primarily on tomato canning and gardening, were established after Jane McKimmon was hired in 1911 to lead a statewide Home Demonstration program.

Greatly boosting extension work, the 1914 Smith-Lever Act provided for federal, state, and county cooperation in creating a system to expand demonstration and extension work for men and women. The law authorized land-grant colleges to sign memoranda of understanding with the United States Department of Agriculture to begin such work. With this, A&M College created the North Carolina Agricultural Extension Service, often called the Department of Extension.

In 1924, Schaub returned as the new Extension director, a position he held until 1950. Administratively, Extension changed as more and more of its functions were transferred to the college (by then, North Carolina State College of Agriculture and Engineering, or State College). The 1920s and 1930s saw widespread change and growth in the extension youth programs as well.

During World War II, extension programs played a vital role in the local war effort. The postwar years saw Extension move closer administratively to the College's School of Agriculture. In 1950 a reorganization of the School of Agriculture brought the three fields of work - teaching, research, and extension - into the direct orbit of the School.

Economic difficulties across the state in the 1970s saw Extension increase its activities in rural food production and nutrition, including the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP). Extension also worked with farmers facing serious economic troubles to better their situations. In 1991, the North Carolina Agricultural Extension Service changed its name to the North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service to better reflect a shift in activities beyond the development of state and local agriculture.

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