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Western Agricultural Economics Research Council Records, 1947-1973

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Western Agricultural Economics Research Council
Title
Western Agricultural Economics Research Council Records
Dates
1947-1973 (inclusive)
Quantity
5 microfilm reels
Collection Number
MSS WAERC
Summary
The Western Agricultural Economics Research Council (WAERC) Records document the activities of the Council which was established in 1947 for the purpose of cultivating research relationships in the field of agricultural economics with particular focus on issues facing western states.
Repository
Oregon State University Libraries, Special Collections & Archives Research Center
Special Collections & Archives Research Center
121 The Valley Library
Oregon State University
Corvallis OR
97331-4501
Telephone: 541-737-2075
Fax: 541-737-8674
scarc@oregonstate.edu
Access Restrictions
Collection open for research.
Languages
English

Historical NoteReturn to Top

The Western Agricultural Economics Research Council (WAERC) was organized in 1947 under a memorandum of agreement between the agricultural experiment stations of the eleven western states and the Bureau of Agricultural Economics of the United States Department of Agriculture. The general purpose of the Council was to facilitate, strengthen, and integrate "research relationships in the field of agricultural economics, with particular reference to those economic and marketing problems of special concern to the western states."

During the early years, the council concentrated its efforts on evaluating research projects and making recommendations for funding of regional projects. In the late 1970s or early 1980s several changes occurred: The name was changed to the Western Agricultural Economics Council (WAERC). The Council ceased to be sanctioned and supported by the Western Directors of Experiment Stations, but department chairs met under their own auspices. The Council addressed questions of research, teaching, and extension in agricultural economics as well as support for agricultural economics work and overall departmental organization and management.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

These records include allocations and authorizations, budgets, committee records, correspondence, and minutes.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Preferred Citation

Western Agricultural Economics Research Council Records, Oregon State University Archives, Corvallis, Oregon.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Reel Folder
1 1 Allocations
1 2 Authorizations
1 3-11 Budgets 1949-1970
1 12 Commercial Agriculture Committee
1 13-14 Committee on Human and Community Resource Development
1 15-20 Farm Management Committee 1952-1968
1 21-22 Marketing Research Committee 1956-1970
2 22-28 Marketing Research Committee 1956-1970
2 29 Committee on Economics of Natural Resources
2 30 Outdoor Recreation
2 31-35 Range Committee 1952-1970
2 36-42 Water Committee 1950-1968
2 43 Correspondence 1947-1973
3 44-49 Correspondence 1947-1953
3 50 WE-59, Economic Study of Demand for Outdoor Recreation. Las Vegas meeting 23-24 March 1972
3 51 WE-61, Western Regional Research Marketing. Las Vegas 2-4 December 1970
3 52 WE-62, Livestock
3 53 W-104
3 54 W-113
3 55 W-114
3 56 W-115
3 57 W-118
3 58 W-120
3 59 W-125
4 60-65 Council General 1948-1971
4 66-87 Council Minutes 1948-1972
5 88-91 Council Minutes 1948-1972
5 92-96 Research Proposals 1951-1966
5 97 Treasury
5 98 Western Directors Meeting April 1952
5 99-100 Writing Workshop 1952-1955