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University of Arizona Cooperative Extension Service collection, 1914 -

MS 344

Collection Summary

Creator: University of Arizona. Cooperative Extension Service
Collection Name:University of Arizona Cooperative Extension Service collection,
Inclusive Dates: 1914-
Physical Description:3.6 linear feet
Collection Number:MS 344
Repository: University of Arizona Libraries, Special Collections
PO Box 210055
Tucson, AZ 85721-0055
Phone: 520-621-6423
Fax: 520-621-9733

Historical Note

The University of Arizona Cooperative Extension Service was formed in 1915 under the provisions of the Federal Smith-Lever Act. As a division of the University of Arizona College of Agriculture the goals of the Cooperative Agricultural Extension Service are to provided instruction regarding farming and home economics for the improvement of farming practices and production; in short, to make scientific discovery and methods available to the public. By the 1930's weekly publications from the Extension Service regarding issues of economic change and dry farming agriculture were widely distributed for the benefit of Arizona farm families. The Extension Service also assists in 4-H projects; Indian reservation outreach education; assists in forming organized homemakers clubs; and supports community based agricultural projects.

Scope and Content Note

The Papers in the first subgroup include: annual reports; narrative reports; various publications; legal papers; financial records; business correspondence, and personnel records.

The second subgroup contains photographs. These photograph pertain to a variety of subjects related to Extension Service activities including: group portraits taken at annual conventions; projects under taken on Arizona Indian Reservations; 4-H club activities; slide images taken for TV public service project; and photographs and slides taken of Extension offices throughout Arizona. .


This collection is organized into two subgroups:
Subgroup I: Papers, 1915-1989
Subgroup II: Photographs, 1948-1977





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Related Material

The initial accession came in seven boxes. Because of redundant materials within the collection, as well as materials already held in Special Collections, the size of the original accession was reduced from 7 linear feet to 3.6 linear feet.

Access Terms

Corporate Name(s)
University of Arizona. Cooperative Extension Service.

Geographic Name(s)
Arizona -- Tucson


Genre Form(s)

Administrative Information

Credit Line

University of Arizona Cooperative Extension Service collection (MS 344). Special Collections, University of Arizona Libraries.

Container List

Subgroup I: Papers, 1969-1987
Contains annual reports, narrative reports, and production & marketing reports related to the activities of the Cooperative Extension Services. Typical subject matter includes: agriculture and natural resources; community development; home economics; 4-H youth and community meeting updates. These materials are bound with covers. The Annual Reports have table of contents.
Reports, 1969-1987
11 Annual Report. , 1977 and 1978
12 Annual Report. , 1979
13 Annual Report. , 1980
14 Annual Report. , 1981
15 Annual Report. , 1982
16 Annual Report. , 1983
17 Annual Report. , 1984
18 Annual Report. , 1983-1987
19 Narrative Report. , 1969-1971
110 Narrative Report. , 1969-1971
111 Narrative Report. , 1971
112 Narrative Statement -- State Plan of Work. , 1971-1972
113 Production and Marketing Report. , 1969-1971.
Publications, 1915-1984
Contains a variety of Cooperative Extension Service publications and publication related materials including: staff and faculty bibliography; brochures, flyers and announcements; newsletters, Arizona Extension Service Review, etc.; working drafts of manuscript for the publication College of Agriculture a Century of Discovery, 1985 and photocopies of images; miscellaneous papers and correspondence; and historical documents regarding the formation of the Cooperative Extension Service.
21 Staff and Faculty Bibliographies. , 1915-1971
22 Brochures, Flyers and Announcements. , 1950-1983
23 Serving Arizona. , 1970-1971
24 Arizona Extension Service Review. , 1964-1967
25 Arizona Extension Service Review. , 1967-1970
26 Arizona Extension Service Review. , 1971-1973
27 College of Agriculture Newsletter. , 1974
28 Arizona Extension Service Review. , 1978-1980
29 Early Years of Agricultural Extension (1984). , 1914-1922
210 Meeting the Challenge of the Great Depression (1984). , 1922-1936
211 Service Through a Period Without War (1984). , 1952-1962
212 More Food and Fiber From Arizona Farms... (1984). , 1937-1951
213 Serving in the Shadow of Vietnam... (1984). , 1963-1972
214 Seeking Normalcy in the Midst of Minority and Other.... , 1973-1979
215 Publication Planning Papers. , 1984
216 Photocopies of Photographs for Chapters one and two. , 1984
217 Photocopies of Photographs for Chapters three and four. , 1984
218 Manuscript, The College of Agriculture Serves Arizona. , No Date
219 Miscellaneous: Arizona Farm News, Centennial memo, etc. , 1961-1974
220 Extension History, on Paper and on (4) Vinyl Audio Records. , ca.1961
Legal Papers, 1915-1989
Contains a variety of papers including: legal/historical documents; Legislative Bills and regulations; financial documents; business correspondence; and personnel records.
221 Legal, Historical documents related to Extension Service. , 1984
31 Laws, Regulations, and Bills. , 1969-1974
32 Laws, Regulations, and Bills. , 1963-1974
33 Financial, Funding Comparisons by the State. , 1915-1980s
34 Financial, County Budget Comparison. , 1955-1963
35 Financial, Apportionment of Funds. , 1959-1971
36 Financial, Rio Rico Retreat. , 1982
37 Business Correspondence/Memos Arizona Council of Cooperative Extension Boards. , 1978-1979
38 Personnel Lists, Appointments, etc.. , 1915-1940
39 Personnel Extension Rosters. , 1922-1989
310 Personnel Recprds. Appointments and Resignation Records. , 1940-1973
311 Personnel Service/Time Use Study. , 1946 and 1961
Subgroup II: Photographs, 1976-1989
Contains photographs from a variety of Extension Service activities including: group portraits from annual conferences; Indian reservation farming projects; slides of the activities of the 4-H club; Cooperative Extension TV pubic announcement images; and slides and photographs of Cooperative Extension offices throughout Arizona.
41 Photographs from Anual Conferences. , 1948-1960
42 Photo Album of Indian Reservation Projects. , ca. 1960s-1970s
43 Photographic Slides from 4-H Club Activities. , 1970-1971
44 Photographic Slides of Cooperative Extension TV Announcement. , 1974-1975
45 Photographs and Slides of Extension Offices Throughout Arizona. , 1977