Agriculture Library Correspondence, 1914-20, 1926-81, 1948-1998 | University of Illinois Archives
Series Number: 35/3/16
Acquired: 10/24/66; 6/12/73; 6/20/75; 6/76; 6/23/83; 2/4/85; 4/2/2003
Volume: 4.3 cubic feet
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Description: Agricultural and Home Economics Library Correspondence contains correspondence of George A. Deveneau (1916-18); Dee A. Brown (1948-73); John W. Beecher (1974-81); and Carol Boast (1982-1998); including general correspondence (1914-20); statements of holdings (1916-18); budget and financial statements (1914-19, 1926-72); Agricultural Library Committee minutes (1916-18); plans, photographs and memoranda concerning the development of the Agriculture Library collection; library regulations; classification scheme and recataloging project; extension service plans and cooperation with other institutions; Agricultural Economics Reference Room 91982-1994); correspondence, memos and plans concerning the Public Services Advisory, Archives, Budget Allocations, Acquisitions Policy, and Search Committees (1974-80); Deveneau's correspondence as a member of the American Library Association Committee on Food Information (1916-18); Brown's drafts of articles for publication and correspondence concerning his work on American history; Science and Technology Council (1974-1981); library historical materials (1985-1988), news and acquisition lists (1985-1998), and organization and description of subject collection (1983-1986). Correspondents include members of US Department of Agriculture and federal officials, including E. Lucy Ogden and Mary G. Lacy; high school, college and agricultural librarians; faculty; librarians and administrators at Illinois; publishers agricultural extension and experiment station staff; agricultural and industrial manufacturers; farm organizations; W.W.I defense and public information groups; and fellow committee members Claribel R. Barnett and Joseph L. Wheeler. Agriculture Library Files for 1981-91 can also be found in Carol Boast Papers (R.S. 35/3/33). Home Economics Library Correspondence contains Annual Reports (1956-1995), information on closing and relocation (1996), and Human Resources and Family Studies materials (1991).