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James F. Bishop Papers, 1940-1956

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Bishop, James Franklin, 1912-1997
Title
James F. Bishop Papers
Dates
1940-1956 (inclusive)
Quantity
0.5 cubic feet
Collection Number
Consult repository.
Summary
These records were generated and collected by James Bishop while he served as City Extension Agent in Salem, Oregon.
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
Languages
English

Biographical NoteReturn to Top

James Franklin Bishop was born 5 September 1912 at Tigard, Oregon. He graduated from Oregon State Agricultural College in 1934 with a B.S. degree in Agricultural Technology. As a student at OSAC, Bishop was affiliated with Alpha Gamma Rho. In 1933, he was a charter member of the Phi Sigma, a recognition society in biology.

Between 1943 and 1955 Bishop served as Assistant County Agent in Coos County (1943-1944), County Club Agent in Marion County (1944-1947), Umatilla County Club Agent (1947-1949), and as the first City Extension Agent for Salem (1949-1955). Bishop then became a County Extension Agent at Large, a position he held until he resigned in September 1956 to become Public Relations Officer for George Fox College in Newberg. Later, he was employed by the Tigard School District. He was married to Elizabeth O. Bishop, and died July 22, 1997.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Series one includes manuscripts written by Bishop and others. Series two is comprised of reference data, including lists of rabbits for sale, 4-H project notes, potential 4-H members, and 4-H ideas. Series three consists of event records for staff meetings, 4-H leaders' meetings, 4-H members' meetings, and various 4-H activities. Series four includes correspondence including promotional letters, family award criteria, Chamber of Commerce activities, and a proposal for a new City Hall in Salem. Series five consists of reports, including a plan of work for boys and girls 4-H clubs, notes and drafts from annual reports and monthly reports. Primarily, the papers were created while Bishop was City Extension Agent in Salem, Oregon. Series six consists of ephemera including an embroidered patch with the name "Jim" on it, and a plaque of a Guernsey cow and calf.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Preferred Citation

James F. Bishop Papers, Oregon State University Archives, Corvallis, Oregon.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Series I:  Manuscripts, 1950-1955 and undatedReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
1
Charles Thompson, New Jersey Extension Service agent
News release about his visit to Salem, Oregon before leaving for a two-year stay in Israel.
ca. 1955
1
"For Good High Yielding Dairy Pasture"
Notes taken from article in Western Dairy Journal.
1 April 1954
1
The Vegetable Garden
Outline of information used to grow asparagus, beans, brussels, sprouts, carrots, and sweet corn.
undated
1
Statistics from Bureau of Census
1950
1
Estimated Agricultural Income for Marion County
1953
1
4-H Club Visitor, newsletter
June 1951
1
A Story of Wildlife Conservation for 4-H Club Members
Bulletin produced by Oregon State Game Commission in cooperation with Oregon State College Extension Service.
1951
1
Conservation Programs and Projects for Classrooms and Clubs
Bulletin produced by Conservation Education Committee of the Oregon Division, Izaak Walton League of America.
1955

Series II:  Reference Data, 1949-1955 and undatedReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
1
4-H Project file
Series of 4-H project guides, record keeping forms, general 4-H information, used by 4-H Clubs in City of Salem.
ca. 1950
1
4-H Project cover, green
Name and address on inside cover.
undated
1
4-H project notes
Including Oregon Wildlife Project, Chicken project; used to promote various projects.
undated
1
Speech materials
Notes, ideas, quotations and data used in speeches.
1950-1953
1
Contacts for potential and interested 4-H members and leaders, school contacts
1949-1955
1
4-H ideas
Promotional and developmental, notes, talks given by Extension agents, on how to improve 4-H, and increase numbers of participants.
ca. 1950
1
Rabbits for sale lists
1953-1955

Series III:  Event Records, 1949-1955 and undatedReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
2
4-H Recreation events guides, ceremonies
1950 and undated
2
4-H Contests, awards, dress revue
1952-1954
2
Marion County 4-H Livestock and Crops Tour
1955
2
4-H members citizenship activities conference
1955
2
4-H Health and Achievement Day Program
1956
2
4-H Extension Conference, notes
1949, 1954
2
4-H Leaders meetings
Forestry camp participants, reference notes.
1953, 1955
2
Group Dynamics Workshop
Agenda, notes, outline, held at Medford, Oregon.
1953
2
Meetings to plan County Planning Conferences
1955
2
Staff Conference materials
Notes, correspondence.
1955

Series IV:  Correspondence, 1940-1955 and undatedReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
2
4-H news notes on clubs' meeting reports
1951-1955
2
Requests to other states for information on 4-H and farm crops
1940-1954
2
4-H project guides, orders, notes, loan list
1954-1955 and undated
2
4-H promotional letters
ca. 1950s
2
Chamber of Commerce promotions, ideas, potential donors, plans
1955
2
Family Service Award Certificates, recipient list, criteria for selection
1953-1955

Series V:  Reports, 1951-1955Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
2
Plan of Work, Boys and Girls 4-H Clubs, City of Salem
1951
2
Monthly report materials
Including 4-H achievement list, tour programs, attendance records, awards presented, financial statement.
1953-1955
2
Proposal for new City Hall, Salem
1954
2
Annual report notes and drafts
1955

Series VI:  Ephemera, undatedReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
2
Patch embroidered with the word "Jim"
undated
2
Plaque of Guernsey cow and calf
undated

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