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Mainly administrative correspondence of Carl E. Ladd, Albert R. Mann, William I. Myers, and George F. Warren concerning the Departments of Farm Crops (1907-09), Farm Crops and Farm Management (1909-11), Farm Management (1911-19), and Agricultural Economics and Farm Management (1919-), of which Warren was head, indicating the development of teaching and research in farm management at the New York State College of Agriculture at Cornell, and correspondence concerning general problems in agricultural economics; also, some correspondence of Howard Conklin, Chester C. DuMond, and Edward R. Eastman; papers pertaining to the building of Warren Hall (1933), the new agricultural economics building, including requests for equipment from professors, lists of equipment needed and ordered, invoices, specifications and plans, and questions and suggestions from professors; correspondence, transcripts, and photographs (1931-48) relating to applications for admission to graduate studies and for departmental assistantships; files on milk marketing and prices, vegetable information, cooperative organizations' accounting data, financial statements, bylaws, and monthly and annual reports; seven albums (1908-19) containing photographs of New York State farms, farm buildings, equipment, stock, crops, regional conditions, and farmers' practices, with accompanying comments, and a scrapbook (1910-16), containing examination questions and exercises from farm management courses; travel vouchers and requests,1920-1962.

In addition, a report (1 volume mimeograph), concerning action taken (ca.1929) on proposals made in a 1928 survey of the Agricultural Experiment Station and the New York State Colleges of Agriculture and Home Economics by E. W. Allen, Chief of the Office of Experiment Stations in the United States Department of Agriculture, and Harlan P. Updegraff; an correspondence with the Bureau of the Census in Washington, DC, memoranda, expense vouchers, suggestions, enlarged photocopies of sample census schedules, minutes of the Census Advisory Committee, and other papers (1909-1929) pertaining to the preparation, tabulation, and results of censuses taken during those years and to George F. Warren's work on the Census Advisory Committee and as a Special Agent for the Bureau of the Census.

Poster: "Don't Let Your Work Get Out of Hand... Face It!". prepared by the Department of Agricultural Economics, Cornell University under contract with the Federal Extension Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, n.d.

Agricultural Economics and Farm Management class material from 1921.

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