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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
The Legacy of Charles H. Dyson DVD produced for the dedication of the School of Applied Economics and Management, October 1, 2010.