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Cooperative Extension Service (CES) records

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Abstract

Title:
Cooperative Extension Service (CES) records
Author/Creator:
Cooperative Extension Service (CES)
Collection number:
72-73
Size:
4.50 linear feet
Inclusive dates:
1914-1972
Collection Area:
University of Maryland
Repository:
Special Collections, University of Maryland Libraries, Hornbake Library, College Park, MD 20742. Tel: 301-405-9212, Fax: 301-314-2709, Email: askhornbake@umd.edu
Abstract:

Founded in 1914 to administer federal and state funding for programs to improve community life, the Cooperative Extension Service concentrated its activities in eight areas: agricultural profitability; natural resources; diet, nutrition and health; human capital development; family economic stability; agricultural technology for urban audiences; profitability of marine industries; and enhanced community vitality. Publications, contracts, reports, photographs, and correspondence document the programs and activities of the Cooperative Extension Service in Maryland, particularly in the areas of agricultural research, education, and outreach.

Important Information for Users of the Collection

Restrictions:

This collection is open for research.

Preferred citation:

Cooperative Extension Service (CES) records, Special Collections, University of Maryland Libraries.

Publication rights:

Photocopies of original materials may be provided for a fee and at the discretion of the curator. Please see our Duplication of Materials policy for more information. Queries regarding publication rights and copyright status of materials within this collection should be directed to the appropriate curator.

Status:

This collection is PROCESSED.

Historical Note

The Cooperative Extension Service (CES) of the University of Maryland was founded in 1914 as a result of the Smith-Lever Act, which provided for federal support of programs designed for the improvement of community life. The Cooperative Extension Service primarily concentrates its activities in eight areas:

1) agricultural profitability

2) natural resources

3) diet, nutrition and health

4) human capital development

5) family economic stability

6) agricultural technology for urban audiences

7) profitability of marine industries

8) enhancing community vitality

The federal support provided was made available to academic institutions created under either the 1862 or 1890 Land Grants. Funding is also provided by all twenty-three counties and Baltimore City, and in return, the CES places representatives in each of these regions to help actuate their programs, while the researchers and specialists can remain on the campuses of the University of Maryland to develop the programs. In order to achieve their goals, the CES cooperates extensively with the University of Maryland's College Park and Eastern Shore campuses. The University often provides the buildings and materials needed for workshops and conferences, and supports research of efficient systems of agriculture, health, and economics. The service is also actively involved in community awareness programs.

In order to "extend the classroom to all parts of the state," the CES conducts farm or home visits, workshops, training conferences and demonstrations, and produces publications and radio and television programs. It provides the "off-campus, non-credit, out-of-classroom" education to many of the state's farmers, marine workers, and rural and urban homemakers need, regardless of their race, color, creed, sex, marital status, personal appearance, age, national origin, political affiliation, or handicap.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The records of the Cooperative Extension Service consist of correspondence, various public service publications, reports, contracts, and other materials produced by or relating to the CES. These materials document the programs and functions of the CES particularly in the areas of agricultural research, education, and outreach.

Custodial History and Acquisition Information

The records of the Cooperative Extension Service were transferred to the University of Maryland Libraries in the 1970s.

Processing Information

Processed by:

Processed by: Christopher Becker, June 1989.

Processing note:

The records were placed into acid-neutral folders and the metal paper clips were replaced with plastic ones over protective paper. The photographs were transferred to the photographic collection.

Encoded by:

EAD markup created using EAD database in Microsoft Access. Markup completed by Dan Schwartz, May 2006. Edited by Malissa Ruffner, December 2008.

Detailed Description of the Collection

Series 1: Administrative Records, 1914-1964 (0.25 linear feet)

This series contains some of the records of the functions of the Cooperative Extension Service, as well as records relating to the extension service in general, arranged alphabetically by topic.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Animal Husbandry Investigations, 1915 series 1box 1folder 1
Commission on Aging, 1964 series 1box 1folder 2
Contracts-U. S. Governments, Dept. of Agriculture, and CES, 1914-1916 series 1box 1folder 3
Evans, J. A. Recollections of Extension History, 1938 series 1box 1folder 4
Reasons for In-State Appropriations Recommended by the Governor, 1949 series 1box 1folder 5
Statement of Policy-The Maryland CES Concerning Farming Cooperatives, n.d. series 1box 1folder 6
A Talk by R. F. McHenry, [1953?] series 1box 1folder 7

Series 2: Publications, 1929-1972 (0.5 linear feet)

This series holds the community service publications of the Cooperative Extension Service, as well as other publications relating to the extension service, arranged alphabetically by topic.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Arbor Day Program, 1968 series 2box 1folder 1
Correspondence, 1961-1971 series 2box 1folder 2
Food Processor Publications, 1935-1971 series 2box 1folder 3
Miscellaneous Publications, 1919-1972 series 2box 1folder 4
Miscellaneous Publications, 1919-1972 series 2box 1folder 5
Prince Georges County, 1966, 1967 series 2box 1folder 6
Related Publications, 1929-1959 series 2box 1folder 7

Series 3: Annual Reports-Worcester County, 1927-1931, 1950-1951 (0.75 linear feet)

This series contains the yearly reports of the Cooperative Extension Service regarding its role in the community of Worcester County, Maryland, arranged chronologically.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Annual Reports-Worcester County, 1927-1930 series 3box 1folder 1
Annual Reports-Worcester County, 1927-1930 series 3box 1folder 2
Annual Reports-Worcester County, 1927-1930 series 3box 1folder 3
Annual Reports-Worcester County, 1927-1930 series 3box 1folder 4
Annual Reports-Worcester County, 1931, 1950-1951 series 3box 2folder 1
Annual Reports-Worcester County, 1931, 1950-1951 series 3box 2folder 2
Annual Reports-Worcester County, 1931, 1950-1951 series 3box 2folder 3

Series 4: Photographs, 1937-1972 (3 linear feet)

This series consists of photographs that the Cooperative Extension Service released in press packs, as well as other images depicting farming, produced and farm animals, equipment, and CES programs and conferences. The materials have been transferred to the photographic collection.

The box inventory for this series is not currently available online. Please refer to the series description above for a broad description of the materials or contact the department for more information.

Related Material

There are substantial additional accessions from the Cooperative Extension Service, including unprocessed records dating to 2003. Some inventories are available. There are also collections from serveral county extension serivces, including Baltimore, Calvert and St. Mary's counties. See also corresponding University Publications.

For other related archival and manuscript collections, please see the following subject guides.

Selected Search Terms

This collection is indexed under the following headings in the University of Maryland Libraries' Catalog. Researchers desiring related materials about these topics, names, or places may search the Catalog using these headings.

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