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Feeding Victory: 4-H, Extension, And The World War Ii Food Effort, Katherine Sundgren Sep 2019

Feeding Victory: 4-H, Extension, And The World War Ii Food Effort, Katherine Sundgren

Online Journal of Rural Research & Policy

4-H and the Extension Service were instrumental in contributing to the nationwide increase in food production that sustained the United States and its armed forces during World War II. At the onset of the war, the Extension Service distributed essential information at the national, state, and local levels through universities and the 4-H program. 4-H drew upon the intellectual and cultural tradition that they had cultivated to motivate and organize the food effort and help the allies win the war. 4-H’s national influence and resources provided eager allies to war-oriented programs. The war had a lasting impact on 4-H ...


Young Dairymen, Mammoth Cave Chapter (Mss 662), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jun 2019

Young Dairymen, Mammoth Cave Chapter (Mss 662), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid and full-text scans of scrapbooks (Click on "Additional Files" below) for Manuscripts Collection 662. Scrapbooks (scanned copies only) and newsletters for the Young Dairymen, Mammoth Cave Chapter which was located in south central Kentucky and organized byH. Bland Dorris, Jr. The scrapbooks chiefly contain photographs of the group’s activities. Also included are the Chapter’s newsletters, 1982-1986.


Edens, William Jeptha, 1898-1969 - Relating To (Sc 3404), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Apr 2019

Edens, William Jeptha, 1898-1969 - Relating To (Sc 3404), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3404. Report of an interview conducted by WKU student Mary Helen Jenkins of William J. Edens, a former WKU agriculture professor and Arkansas State College president who was then serving as attaché with the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The interview discusses his education and career, particularly as an agricultural advisor overseas.


Nunn, Louie Broady, 1924-2004 (Sc 3405), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Apr 2019

Nunn, Louie Broady, 1924-2004 (Sc 3405), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3405. Letter, 25 October 1971, to “Fellow Kentuckian” from Kentucky Governor Louie B. Nunn. Preparing to leave office, he provides a report on his administration’s accomplishments with respect to agriculture in the state. Much of the detail is set out in a report to Nunn from the Commissioner of Agriculture that is included with the letter.


George Finley Ledger 20, George Finley Apr 2019

George Finley Ledger 20, George Finley

Deeply Rooted

This item has been aggregated as part of the Association of Southeastern Research Libraries (ASERL)'s "Deeply Rooted: The Agricultural & Rural History of the American South" project.


George Finley Ledger 16, George Finley Apr 2019

George Finley Ledger 16, George Finley

Deeply Rooted

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George Finley Ledger 15, George Finley Apr 2019

George Finley Ledger 15, George Finley

Deeply Rooted

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George Finley Ledger 10, George Finley Apr 2019

George Finley Ledger 10, George Finley

Deeply Rooted

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George Finley Ledger 8, George Finley Apr 2019

George Finley Ledger 8, George Finley

Deeply Rooted

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George Finley Ledger 7, George Finley Apr 2019

George Finley Ledger 7, George Finley

Deeply Rooted

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George Finley Ledger 6, George Finley Apr 2019

George Finley Ledger 6, George Finley

Deeply Rooted

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George Finley Ledger 5, George Finley Apr 2019

George Finley Ledger 5, George Finley

Deeply Rooted

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Minton, John Dean, Sr., 1921-2008 (Mss 660), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jan 2019

Minton, John Dean, Sr., 1921-2008 (Mss 660), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 660. Letters written by John D. Minton, Sr. to his brother, Layton Minton, while both were in military service during World War II. The collection also contains a small amount of Minton family correspondence and some vocational agriculture notebooks kept by the brothers while in high school.


Blasting The Farm: Chemical High Explosives And The Rise Of Industrial Agriculture, 1867-1930, Patrick Benjamin Swart Jan 2019

Blasting The Farm: Chemical High Explosives And The Rise Of Industrial Agriculture, 1867-1930, Patrick Benjamin Swart

Graduate Student Theses, Dissertations, & Professional Papers

No abstract provided.


Donerail, Kentucky Grange No. 44 (Sc 3267), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Oct 2018

Donerail, Kentucky Grange No. 44 (Sc 3267), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3267. Minute book of Donerail Grange No. 44, Fayette County, Kentucky. Includes rolls of members as of 1 January 1875.


Thomson, Patrick Henry, 1819-1901 (Sc 3266), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Oct 2018

Thomson, Patrick Henry, 1819-1901 (Sc 3266), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3266. Farm journal kept by Patrick Henry Thomson of Hurricane Hall, Fayette County, Kentucky. He records daily temperatures and farm operations, and makes occasional mention of his and wife Julia's activities. A loose item dated 10 November 1852 gives him notice of a meeting in regards to the recent fire at the county courthouse.


Giltner Brothers - Eminence, Kentucky (Sc 3264), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Oct 2018

Giltner Brothers - Eminence, Kentucky (Sc 3264), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3264. Certificates and associated correspondence relating to the sale of a Polled Hereford bull, “Plutocrat 5th,” to Charles Settle, Springfield, Kentucky, by Giltner Brothers Kentucky Herefords, Eminence, Kentucky. Includes Certificates of Entry for the bull’s pedigree and a letter with information on the Giltner Brothers herd.


Carley Family Papers (Sc 3223), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jun 2018

Carley Family Papers (Sc 3223), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3223. Letters and papers of George Carley of Georgetown, Kentucky and family (mainly daughters, a granddaughter, and nieces). Relatives in Ontario, Canada and in Pennsylvania report family news and mourn the soldiers of World War I; a daughter writes from Arkansas of taxes and the economy, her stepson writes of medical studies during the influenza pandemic, and her brother-in-law writes of oil and investments. George’s papers include solicitations from makers of fencing and farm supplies.

Also includes children’s letters and poems.


Radical Social Ecology As Deep Pragmatism: A Call To The Abolition Of Systemic Dissonance And The Minimization Of Entropic Chaos, Arielle Brender May 2018

Radical Social Ecology As Deep Pragmatism: A Call To The Abolition Of Systemic Dissonance And The Minimization Of Entropic Chaos, Arielle Brender

Student Theses 2015-Present

This paper aims to shed light on the dissonance caused by the superimposition of Dominant Human Systems on Natural Systems. I highlight the synthetic nature of Dominant Human Systems as egoic and linguistic phenomenon manufactured by a mere portion of the human population, which renders them inherently oppressive unto peoples and landscapes whose wisdom were barred from the design process. In pursuing a radical pragmatic approach to mending the simultaneous oppression and destruction of the human being and the earth, I highlight the necessity of minimizing entropic chaos caused by excess energy expenditure, an essential feature of systems that aim ...


Manufacturing The American Way Of Farming: Agriculture, Agribusiness, And Marketing In The Postwar Period, Margaret Baker Weber Jan 2018

Manufacturing The American Way Of Farming: Agriculture, Agribusiness, And Marketing In The Postwar Period, Margaret Baker Weber

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

The rise of the corporation is one of the most transformative events in the history of United States, including the agricultural economy. Seeking to understand how these private businesses influence American foodways, my research examines the emergence of agribusiness in the period after 1945. These private entities manipulated the physical and metaphysical landscape of agriculture to sell not just their products, but also to remake rural America in a way that suited their needs. Agribusinesses wanted to make themselves, their products, and their specific vision of production and consumption, indispensable to the agricultural system. They intended to expand their hold ...


Fear And (Non) Fiction: Agrarian Anxiety In “The Colour Out Of Space”, Antonio Barroso Jan 2018

Fear And (Non) Fiction: Agrarian Anxiety In “The Colour Out Of Space”, Antonio Barroso

Master's Theses and Doctoral Dissertations

This literary and sociological study examines H.P. Lovecraft’s “The Colour Out of Space” alongside New England agricultural societies in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries as their members faced socio-political change. Anxieties expressed in the short story reflect fears of communities facing erasure at the hands of a reservoir project. Patterns of historical American rural communities facing destruction in the name of progress as well as modern communities facing similar threats show the endurance of Lovecraft’s specific brand of fear.


In The Field The Women Saved The Crop: The Women’S Land Army Of World War Ii, Denna M. Clymer Dec 2017

In The Field The Women Saved The Crop: The Women’S Land Army Of World War Ii, Denna M. Clymer

Theses and Dissertations

The Women’s Land Army brought together rural and urban sectors of the United States in a climate of national and regional crisis. By the time the country was cast into war, the agricultural sector was already caught in a downward economic spiral that drove away laborers. With demand falling, and farms propped up only by experiments in subsidy and parity, when military and industrial jobs emerged in urban areas, farm laborers became scarce. At the same time the war created jobs for men outside of the agricultural sector, farm prices recovered and demand soared, forcing farmers to look to ...


The Bracero Program In The Arkansas Delta: The Power Held By Planter Elite, William Chase Whittington Aug 2017

The Bracero Program In The Arkansas Delta: The Power Held By Planter Elite, William Chase Whittington

Theses and Dissertations

This paper examines the Bracero Program and its implementation from the start of World War II to the end of the program in 1964. Farmers and planters in America needed a sufficient labor supply once the war started, and Mexico became the main supplier. The Bracero Program was initiated as a war effort and meant to only last until the end of the war, but the planter elite had far different intentions once they realized how productive and inexpensive the program could be. This paper identifies the leading causes for how the Bracero Program was able to last over twenty ...


J. C. Penney: The Man, The Store And American Agriculture, David Delbert Kruger May 2017

J. C. Penney: The Man, The Store And American Agriculture, David Delbert Kruger

David Delbert Kruger

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Ennis, William Franklin, Sr., 1856-1939 (Mss 614), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives May 2017

Ennis, William Franklin, Sr., 1856-1939 (Mss 614), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Collection 614. Journals with short entries about daily happenings and listings of farm expenses for William F. Ennis, a farmer, quarry owner, and businessman from Warren County, Kentucky. Also includes some poetry, weather information, and data about an unnamed individual conducting a school.


Refusing To Be Dispossessed: African American Land Retention In The Us South From Reconstruction To World War Ii, Camille Goldmon May 2017

Refusing To Be Dispossessed: African American Land Retention In The Us South From Reconstruction To World War Ii, Camille Goldmon

Theses and Dissertations

African Americans in the South were tied to the land during slavery and after emancipation. Many felt that land ownership was the key to freedom. For decades, black farmers strove for land ownership, in many cases falling prey to sharecropping and tenancy agreements in the meantime. Despite this drive toward independent farming, however, since 1920, there has been a steady decline in the number of black farm owners. This trend is especially prevalent in the Southern United States. The black farm owners who persevered through periods of economic, social, and political turmoil were able to, for varying reasons, navigate those ...


Meador, Thomas (Sc 3074), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Nov 2016

Meador, Thomas (Sc 3074), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3074. Agreement, 25 February 1854, between O. S. Warner and Thomas Meador setting out the terms of Meador’s employment on Warner’s farm in Breckinridge County, Kentucky. The agreement provides for payment, the provision of housing and produce from an orchard, and the use of pasture by Meador. Meador’s 12-month, full-time engagement makes allowances for his family and business, and for “unnecessary exposure” to “wet weather or heavy dews.”


Seminar On Adjustment And Its Problems In Southern Iowa, Herbert B. Howell, Russell Swenson, Frank F. Riecken, Lloyd C. Dumenil, Harvey E. Thompson, Orvis P. Engelstad, Donald R. Kaldor, Raymond R. Beneke, Clifford M. Baumback, Clark C. Bloom, John F. Timmons, Clarence D. Edmond, Clarence E. Bundy, Ward W. Bauder, Gordon Ball, Charles Ballantyne, Mary Bodwell, Charles Greenlee, Frank W. Schaller, K. K. Barnes, W. D. Shrader, J. M. Scholl, Andrew L. Mccomb, Walter Woods, Ralph Durham, Earl O. Heady, Loren Ihnen, Charles L. Leven, Lee G. Burchinal, Carl C. Malone, Irene Beavers, Gordon Bivens, Joe M. Bohlen, Charles Donhowe, Eber Eldridge, Emmit Haynes, Arnold Paulsen, Dwayne Rohweder, Joseph A. Stritzel, E. R. Duncan, Wallace Ogg, Louise Rosenfeld, John T. Pesek Jr., Margaret Liston, Virgil L. Hurlburt, Garold Parks, Geoffrey Shepherd, Alvin C. Egbert, Ray E. Wakeley, Francis Carlin, Francis A. Kutish, Verner H. Nielsen, Irwin Oest, J. T. Scott, Morton Smutz, Glenn Holmes, I. W. Arthur, Herbert C. Cook, Donald Boles, Ross Talbot, William Murray, Leon Charity, Howard Johnson, Richard Phillips Aug 2016

Seminar On Adjustment And Its Problems In Southern Iowa, Herbert B. Howell, Russell Swenson, Frank F. Riecken, Lloyd C. Dumenil, Harvey E. Thompson, Orvis P. Engelstad, Donald R. Kaldor, Raymond R. Beneke, Clifford M. Baumback, Clark C. Bloom, John F. Timmons, Clarence D. Edmond, Clarence E. Bundy, Ward W. Bauder, Gordon Ball, Charles Ballantyne, Mary Bodwell, Charles Greenlee, Frank W. Schaller, K. K. Barnes, W. D. Shrader, J. M. Scholl, Andrew L. Mccomb, Walter Woods, Ralph Durham, Earl O. Heady, Loren Ihnen, Charles L. Leven, Lee G. Burchinal, Carl C. Malone, Irene Beavers, Gordon Bivens, Joe M. Bohlen, Charles Donhowe, Eber Eldridge, Emmit Haynes, Arnold Paulsen, Dwayne Rohweder, Joseph A. Stritzel, E. R. Duncan, Wallace Ogg, Louise Rosenfeld, John T. Pesek Jr., Margaret Liston, Virgil L. Hurlburt, Garold Parks, Geoffrey Shepherd, Alvin C. Egbert, Ray E. Wakeley, Francis Carlin, Francis A. Kutish, Verner H. Nielsen, Irwin Oest, J. T. Scott, Morton Smutz, Glenn Holmes, I. W. Arthur, Herbert C. Cook, Donald Boles, Ross Talbot, William Murray, Leon Charity, Howard Johnson, Richard Phillips

Edmond W. H. Lee

This publication includes seminar papers presented and discussed by staff members of Iowa State University during the winter quarter of 1959. The seminar was sponsored by the Center for Agricultural and Economic Adjustment and met for two hours per week over a period of nearly three months. The seminar was organized to include a group of about 70 members designated by the committee listed below. The formal seminar group discus sed each paper after its presentation. The papers were revised in line with these discussions by the seminar group and recommendations by the seminar committee.


Interview With Paul Kilgus, Ben Halpern Jun 2016

Interview With Paul Kilgus, Ben Halpern

Oral History Interviews & Transcripts

No abstract provided.


Interview With Pat Feeney, Part 2, Ben Halpern Apr 2016

Interview With Pat Feeney, Part 2, Ben Halpern

Oral History Interviews & Transcripts

No abstract provided.