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Agricultural Extension Service Director of Extension Reports, 1913-1961
Overview of the Collection
- Agricultural Extension Service Director of Extension Reports
- 1913-1961 (inclusive)19131961
- approximate 53 items, (8.5 linear feet), (7 containers)
- Collection Number
- Archives 79
- Bound volumes of the annual reports of the Director and his assistants.
Washington State University Libraries' Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections (MASC)
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections
Terrell Library Suite 12
- Access Restrictions
The Collection is open for research use.
- Funding for encoding this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Content DescriptionReturn to Top
This collection comprises the annual reports of the Director of the Agricultural Extension Service and his assistants and is bound by volume. These volumes survey the beginnings and progression of the State College of Washington (later Washington State University)'s Extension Service in agriculture and home economics. These books show the growth of the program and record its expansion into a cooperative organization working with chambers of commerce, bankers, and railway companies to render assistance to growing Washington urban and rural economies. These reports detail demonstration activities, education efforts, and in general represent the work of the directors and assistants who worked to modernize Washington State agriculture and the economy through cooperative efforts with communities and individuals across the state. These volumes contain abundant reports on topics including land clearing operations in Western Washington, livestock evaluations, and general 4-H club work across the state, as well as monthly reports of the service's expenditures, attendance, and efforts at extending the knowledge of the State College of Washington to the citizens of Washington State.
Administrative InformationReturn to Top
Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top
Names and SubjectsReturn to Top
- Agricultural extension work--Washington (State)--Administration--Archives
- Washington State University. Extension Service. Director of Extension--Archives (creator)
- Washington State University. Extension Service. Director of Extension--Records and correspondence
- State College of Washington. Agriculture Extension Service. (creator)
- Washington State University. Cooperative Extension Service. (creator)