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Record Group: 3 C
Record Sub-Group: 37
Records Title: UMC; College of Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources; Agricultural Editor's Office; Administrative, Publication, and Production Records
Dates: 1910-1993, 2009
Volume: 130 and 2/3 cubic feet, 163.33 linear feet, 8 MFR

Scope and Content Note

This Sub-Group contains records of the University of Missouri-Columbia College of Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources' Agricultural Editor's Office. Included in this Sub-Group are correspondence, newspaper columns, newspaper column indexes, news releases and news publications, audio tapes of radio programs, videotapes of television programs, and photographs.

Series Descriptions:

Series 1 - C:3/25/7 (A78-56)
This Series holds microfilm copies of the Missouri Farm Page, an informational broadsheet produced by the UMC Agricultural Editor's Office for distribution by the Western Newspaper Union (1910-1920). Topics covered include improving agricultural production, preventing crop diseases, destroying harmful insects, storing and preserving farm products, caring for livestock and draft animals, construction of farm facilities, and advice for the farm homemaker.
(1 MFR, 703, MFC)

Series 2 - C:3/25/3 (A99-73; A13-24)
This Series holds microfilm copies, (1912-1969), and paper copies, (1986-1998), of the Missouri Farm News Service, a weekly clipsheet published by the UMC Agricultural Editor's Office as a press service relating news of interest to farmers and agricultural researchers. Topics include research completed and in progress at UMC, pest management, land use, agricultural economics, and agricultural seminars, conferences, and field days.
(7 MFR, 703, MFC; 1 Env., B3A, C1, 1)

Series 3 - C:3/25/6 (A77-68; A86-125)
This Series contains correspondence from the UMC Agricultural Editor's Office (1973-1981). The bulk of this correspondence relates to the work of Agricultural Editor's Office Director, Richard L. Lee, and Associate Director, Delmar Hateshol. Professor Hateshol's correspondence includes material relating to executive positions he held in the American Association of Agricultural Editors. Among materials included in this Series is a considerable volume of correspondence between the Agricultural Editor's Office and Dean of University Extension, Leonard C. Douglas.
(1 c.f., 030954)
Note to Researchers: For information on Professor Hateshol's work on the "Food For the 21st Century" project, see
Record Group 3 C, Sub-Group 26, Series 14.

Series 4 - C:3/25/4 (A74-54)
This Series contains copies of a weekly column entitled Science in Your Life by UMC Agricultural Editor's Office Science Editor, Bob Jones (1970-1975). Included in this Series are approximately two years of weekly columns on science topics of contemporary interest. The individual columns are dated by month and day, but not year. Also included in this Series are indexes of column topics.
(1/6 c.f., UMLD1)

Series 5 - C:3/25/1 (A84-1)
This Series contains office records from the UMC Agricultural Editor's Office (1956-1984). Included in this series are correspondence, news releases, photographs, and copies of This Week in the Garden, Yard and Garden, and Garden Spotlight newspaper columns. Also included in the Series are lists of newspapers and television stations to which press releases and related materials were to be sent.
(9 c.f., 033763, 033764, 033765, 033766, 033767, 033758, 033759, 033760, 016951; 1/6 c.f., B3A, C1, 1)

Series 6 - C:3/25/5
This Series contains audiotapes of radio programs produced by the UMC Agricultural Editor's Office (1969-1976). Included in this Series are tapes of Town and Country Place, Point of Interest, Farm and Home Chats, Missouri Forum, Yard and Garden, and Joe Marks Report.
(35 c.f.,
follow this link for box locations)

Series 7 - C:3/25/12 (A86-18; A86-101; A87-45)
This Series contains audiotapes of radio programs produced by the UMC Agricultural Editor's Office (1978-1986). Included in this Series are tapes of Consumer Tips, a program offering advice on topics related to consumer affairs.
(4 c.f., 033565, 033566, 033567, 036074)

Series 8 - C:3/25/9 (A82-64; A85-55; A86-125; A87-45; A88-18)
This Series contains audiotapes of radio programs produced by the UMC Agricultural Editor's Office (1971-1983). Included in this series are tapes of Point of Interest. Tapes for this program from 01/1974 - 02/1976 are not included.
(9 c.f., 033553, 033554, 033555, 033556, 033557, 033558, 033559, 043614, 403615)

Series 9 - C:3/25/8 (A86-18; A86-67; A85-18; A86-154; A88-5)
This Series contains audiotapes of radio programs produced by the UMC Agricultural Editor's Office (1982-1986). Included in this Series are tapes of Money Talks and Tel-A-Line, both were programs offering advice on financial matters.
(3 c.f., 033551, 033552, 015293)

Series 10 - C:3/25/19
This Series contains audiotapes of radio programs produced by the UMC Agricultural Editor's Office (1972-1982). Included in this Series are tapes of Insect Situation Report, a weekly program dealing with insect pests of concern to farmers and gardeners in Missouri.
(1 c.f., 003206)

Former Series #11 C:3/25/14 (A82-64; A85-55; A85-118; A86-18; A86-101; A86-125; A87-45; A88-5; A88-18)
College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources; Agriculture Editor's Office
This Series has been enlarged to a full inventory.
Please follow this link to reach the inventory. This series consists of reel-to-reel audio tapes, cassette audio tapes, and slide-tape presentations prepared as outreach, entertainment, educational and promotional programs by the Agricultural Editor's Office of the University of Missouri-Columbia, (1973-1986).

Series 12 - C:3/25/13 (A85-55; A86-101; A87-45)
This Series contains audiotapes of radio programs produced by the UMC Agricultural Editor's Office (1974-1981). Included in this Series are tapes of Extension Update, with regular features such as "Keeping Current in Agricultural Extension," "Home Economics Exchange," and "Youth and 4-H Update."
(7 c.f., 035244, 035245, 035246, 035247, 035248, 035249, 035250)

Series 13 - C:3/25/22 (A88-5)
This Series contains audiotapes of radio programs produced by the UMC Agricultural Editor's Office (1987). Included in this Series are tapes of Tax Tips, with moderator Ken Wright. Also included in this Series are scripts for the programs.
(1 c.f., 000247)

Series 14 - C:3/25/15 (A86-18; A87-45; A88-18; A95-68)
This Series contains audiotapes of radio programs produced by the UMC Agricultural Editor's Office (1974-1985). Included in this Series are tapes of Joe Marks Reports, a program devoted to agriculture related topics.
(4 c.f., 035926, 035927, 035928, 071667)
Note to Researcher: This Series originally also contained one cubic foot of audiotapes from accession A88-5; however, the box which contained those materials (016970) was recalled by the Agriculture Editor's Office (01/18/1988) and has never been returned to the University Archives.

Series 15 - C:3/25/16 (A85-55; A86-18; A86-101; A87-45; A88-5; A88-18; A90-122)
This Series contains audiotapes of radio programs produced by the UMC Agricultural Editor's Office (1968-1987). Included in this Series are tapes of Farm and Home Chats, a program dealing with all aspects of farming and farm life.
(18 c.f., 014753, 014773, 014774, 014775, 014776, 014777, 014899, 014900, 015002, 015003, 015004, 016117, 016118, 016119, 016120, 016121, 016122, 016123)
Note to Researcher: For more on Farm and Home Chats, see Series 5 (above).

Series 16 - C:3/25/17 (A87-45; A87-81; A88-5; A88-18)
This Series contains audiotapes of radio programs produced by the UMC Agricultural Editor's Office (1965-1983). Included in this Series are tapes of Town and Country Place, a program dealing with domestic economics, child raising, kitchen safety, life at the University of Missouri-Columbia, and related topics.
(9 c.f., 016124, 017825, 017828, 019443, 019598, 019861, 021647, 021648, 036619)
Note to Researcher: For more on Town and Country Place, see Series 5 (above).

Series 17 - C:3/25/10 (A82-64; A86-24; A86-101; A86-125; A87-45; A88-18; A90-122; A95-68; A95-73; A95-77)
This Series contains audiotapes of radio programs produced by the UMC Agricultural Editor's Office (1975-1987). Included in this Series are tapes of Yard and Garden, a program devoted to lawn care, gardening, house plant care, and related topics.
(9 c.f., 033560, 033561, 033562, 033563, 003237, 003238, 003239, 004358, 071668)

Series 18 - C:3/25/20 (A95-68; A95-77)
This Series contains audiotapes of radio programs produced by the UMC Agricultural Editor's Office (1989-1993). Included in this Series are tapes of News Bites, a program offering summaries of news stories pertaining to agricultural issues.
(5 c.f., 071669, 071670, 071671, 071672, 071673)

Series 19 - C:3/25/18 (A88-92)
This Series contains videotapes of television programs produced by the UMC Agricultural Editor's Office (1974-1982). Included in this Series are tapes of programs relating to a wide variety of subjects, such as sewing machine uses, dietary guidelines, egg foam properties, fish farming, and growing soybeans.
(14 c.f., 012370, 012371, 012372, 012373, 012374, 012375, 012376, 012377, 012378, 012379, 012380, 012381, 012382, 012383; 1 c.f., 104, 4)

Series 20 - C:3/25/26 (A03-95)
This Series contains records produced by Extension Information and by Extension and Agricultural Information, (ca. 1991). The Series consists of photographs of Extension specialists and accompanying press release information.
(1 OSF, B3A, 7C, 2)

Series 21. - C:3/25/27
This Series contains printed and duplicated material created by the Agriculture Editor's Office of Extension and Agricultural Information, (1988-1989). Included in the Series are the first and second editions of Best of Missouri Farms.
(1 Env., B3A, C2, 4)

Series 22. - C:3/25/28 (A10-37)
This Series contains photographic prints and negatives created and received by the Agriculture Editor's Office, (ca. 1936-2009). The photographic material mostly depicts College of Agriculture and Agricultural Extension employees. The Series also includes photographs of Ezra Taft Benson, (1954, 1957), during visits to the University of Missouri in his capacity as United States Secretary of Agriculture. Additionally, the Series includes photographs of College and Extension events, including the felling of the Jordan Oak.
(1/3 c.f., B3A, 7A, 5 Front)
Note to Researcher: The photographic material in this Series was collected by Agriculture Editor Richard "Dick" Lee. For additional records of Dick Lee, see
C:3/25/6.
Note to Archivist: The box list for this Series is available online. It can be accessed by following this link.

Series 23. - C:3/25/29
This Series contains material created by the Extension and Agricultural Information Service, (1991), pertaining to a workshop entitled "Poised for the Press: Creating Smooth Media Relations for Rough Times Ahead." The material includes the workshop program and supplemental material.
(1 FF, 725, 2, 3 Small Holdings Box 2)

Restrictions Note: The Archives of the University of Missouri-Columbia is required by law and Board of Curator's policy to restrict access to some files and information. Student records are held as confidential under the Federal Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 and by University policy. Faculty promotion and tenure records and Academic Personnel files are restricted for 75 years, or the lifetime of the individual. All grievance, disciplinary, and medical records are treated as confidential files. Consultations with legal counsel, both in-house and external, are protected by the attorney/client privilege and will not be released.

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