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Record Group: 3 C
Record Sub-Group: 43
Records Title: UMC; College of Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources; Department of Rural Sociology; Administrative Records
Volume: 36 and 5/6 cubic feet, 46.04 linear feet
Scope and Content Note
This Sub-Group contains records of the University of Missouri-Columbia College of Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources' Department of Rural Sociology. Included in this Sub-Group are correspondence, meeting minutes, working papers, research reports, program descriptions, fee reimbursement records, professional conference reports, research notes, progress reports, questionnaires, annual work plans, data printouts, mailing lists, pamphlets, bulletins, and copies of published works by faculty members.
Series 1. - C:3/31/2
This Series contains records of the UMC Department of Rural Sociology (1934-1959). Included in this Series are program descriptions, course notes, fee reimbursement files, and other administrative materials generated by the Rural Public Welfare Short Course Project, a Depression-era effort to train county level relief workers.
(1/6 c.f., UMLD1)
Series 2. - C:3/31/6 (A83-88)
This Series contains records of the UMC Department of Rural Sociology (1935-1970). This Series contains off prints, reprints, and research files, as well as reports, minutes, and working papers of the North Central Regional Committee on Rural Sociology. The reprints and offprints are not limited to issues in Missouri but cover regional, national, and international issues. The following topics are addressed: medical care, mental health, agriculture, rural communities, religious services, among many others. Some materials in this Series were written by faculty member, Robert L. McNamara. Aging population, children of broken homes, and health insurance organizations are subjects analyzed in his publications.
(17 c.f., 016985, 016986, 016987, 016988, 016989, 016990, 016991, 016992, 014764, 016999, 017000, 017001, 017002, 017003, 017004, 016983, 016984)
Series 3. - C:3/31/5 (A76-58)
This Series contains records of the UMC Department of Rural Sociology (1937). Included in this Series is a copy of a bound report entitled Proceedings of the First Mid-Western Conference of Rural Population Research. This conference was sponsored by the UMC College of Agriculture and the U. S. Department of Agriculture and was attended by representatives from twelve regional state universities and colleges. Topics of the conference included population migration, population composition, and regional considerations of population.
Series 4. - C:3/31/1
This Series contains records of the UMC Department of Rural Sociology (1955-1966). Included in this Series are correspondence, research notes, progress reports, questionnaires, annual work plans, data printouts, mailing lists, pamphlets, and bulletins pertaining to federally-funded research projects in the area of marketing meat products. Titles of project reports include, "Human Factors Affecting Food Selections and Consumption Patterns and Their Relationship to the Market," and "Basic Images of Meat as a Food Product."
(9 c.f., 033319, 033320, 033321, 033322, 033323, 033324, 033325, 033326, 033327)
Series 5. - C:3/31/3 (A74-28)
This Series contains records of the UMC Department of Rural Sociology (1962-1964). Included in this Series is a copy of a study entitled Study of Communication and Adoption of the Idea of Cooperative Advertising by the American Dairy Association, 1962-1964. Much of this study is the work of Rural Sociology Professor, Rex Campbell. It is composed of project plans, questionnaires, statistical data, and interview summaries.
(2 c.f., UMLD1)
Series 6. - C:3/31/10 (A95-18)
This Series contains records of the UMC Department of Rural Sociology (1989). Included in this Series are correspondence files, supplemental essays, and other materials relating to a work entitled The Future of Rural America, edited by Professor of Rural Sociology Kenneth E. Pigg.
(1/3 c.f., UMLD1)
Series 7. - C:3/31/NP (A00-41)
This Series contains records created by Herbert Lionberger, Emeritus Professor of Rural Sociology (1948-1990). Included in this Series are publications and related correspondence, Rural Development Special Assignments and Journal of Extension Systems files, Agricultural Research Extension Studies Series, and Knowledge Utilization Information Macrosystems papers, and personal records.
(4 c.f., 115446, 115447, 115448, 115449)
Note to Researcher: This Series is currently unprocessed. Until it is completely processed and inventoried, portions may not be fully available for research.
Series 8. - C:3/31/11
This Series contains records of the UMC Department of Rural Sociology, (1935-1990). Materials include research reports covering various topics, professional conference summaries, a population map of Missouri, (1950), and departmental pamphlets and brochures.
(1/3 c.f., UMLD1)
Series 9. - C:3/31/12 (A07-58)
This Series contains records created or received in the Department of Rural Sociology at the University of Missouri-Columbia, (1998). The records pertain to a Soil and Water Conservation District Strength Survey and include research material, statistical data, reports, original notes, sample surveys, and administrative correspondence.
(1 c.f., 020325)
Series 10. - C:3/31/13 (A21-72)
This Series contains records created or received in the Department of Rural Sociology at the University of Missouri, (1952-1998). The records pertain to research for the Rural Church Study which spanned from the 1950s through the 1980s. Included in Series 10 are code books, data on individual churches, comparison tables, publications, and 1/2-inch data tape cartridges.
(1 c.f., 054197; Electronic Records)
Note to Researcher: At this time, University Archives is unable to provide in-house access to data contained on the computer tape cartridges.
Note to Archivist: The box list for this Series is available online. It can be accessed by following this link.
Series 11. - C:3/31/16 (A23-12)
This Series contains research and other records of the Department of Rural Sociology at the University of Missouri, (1979-2005). The records pertain to a range of research topics pursued by members of the department and consist of proposals, grant funding, project reports, presentations, survey instruments, and printed and duplicated material. Topics in Series 11 include Soil and Water Conservation Districts (SWCD), agricultural cooperatives, pesticides and ground water, the Missouri Special Area Land Treatment (SALT) Program, watersheds, private farming in Kazakhstan, Missouri landowners, and soil conservation.
(2 c.f., 006734, 006735)
Note to Researcher: Many of the research projects involved University of Missouri faculty member J. Sanford "Sandy" Rikoon. Other researchers included Karen Vickers, Paula Owsley, Andrew Raedeke, William Heffernan, and Jere Gilles.
Note to Archivist: The box lists for this Series are available online. They can be accessed by following this link.
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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