John C. Spitler Papers, 1972 | University of Illinois Archives
Series Number: 8/3/24
Volume: 0.1 cubic feet
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Description: Papers of John C. Spitler (1882-1973), assistant and state leader of farm advisors (1919-1949), assistant and associate director of Agricultural Extension (1937-49) and Professor of Agricultural Extension (1927-49), including a tape recorded interview with comments on the development of the county farm advisor extension program and county farm bureaus, early extension and farm demonstration work, the insistence of Eugene Davenport upon local farmer initiative, the policy of the College of Agriculture regarding farm advisors, the relationship between the Experiment Station and Extension Service and between the Extension Service and the Farm Bureau, financing the farm advisor program and Spitler's philosophy of farm extension work.