Agriculture and Natural Resource Information Service records
Scope and Contents
Subject Files. 1947-1973
The series includes materials collected by Cooperative Extension editors on various issues and events related to agriculture and extension. Many of the subject files were compiled between 1940s and 1950s. One group of files contain correspondence and publications related to the American Association of Agricultural College Editors (AAACE) (1947-1973). Arranged alphabetically.
News Releases. 1927-1989
This series contains news releases for the following University units: College of Agriculture, Cooperative Extension Service, Agricultural Experiment Station and the College of Human Ecology. The releases were distributed primarily to the state's newspapers, but some, particularly the Homemaker's News, were also sent to the electronic media. Topics covered include: crop growing advice; instruction packets for 4-H leaders; Human Ecology notes on nutrition, clothing, canning, freezing, and other homemaking tasks; market conditions; innovations from the farm; and other topics relating to agricultural research. Special features include: "Homemaker Radio News", "Farm Radio News" and "Family Food News". Early news releases (1927-1942) and newsclippings are contained in scrapbooks. Arranged chronologically.
Photographs. 1944-1974, Undated
This series includes photographs of farm equipment and machinery, agriculture experiment stations, the Kellogg Biological Station, and from Farmers' Week. Also present are Cooperative Extension Service photographs. Arranged alphabetically.
ANR Information Films. Circa 1950s-1981
This series contains films about 4-H, the Cooperative Extension Service, MSU Rodeo, Farmers' Week, and various other agriculture related topics.
- 1927 - 1989
- Michigan State University. Agriculture and Natural Resource Information (Organization)
- American Association of Agricultural College Editors (Organization)
- Michigan State University. Cooperative Extension Research Information (Organization)
Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open for research. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice.
Conditions Governing Use
Permission to publish material from this collection must be obtained from University Archives & Historical Collections, Michigan State University.
The Department of Journalism and Publications began distributing news releases, including those for the Cooperative Extension Service, following World War I. As the department's work load increased, James Hasselman was given exclusive responsibility for Cooperative Extension news releases. This function was transferred to the Department of Publications when Journalism and Publications split in 1943. Following the University's centennial, a separate unit within Information Services responsible for Cooperative Extension news releases was created (1956). This unit was subsequently placed directly under the Vice President for University Relations on 1 July 1981.
Unit heads: James Hasselman until 1933 Everett Swingle 1936-1944 W. Lowell Treaster 1944-1946 Earl Richardson 1946-1962 Howard Miller 1962-1967 Joseph Marks 1967-1973 Walter L. Patterson 1974-1975 Eldon Fredericks 1976-1979
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Language of Materials
Transferred by Extension Research.
Donor(s) have transferred any applicable copyright to Michigan State University but the collection may contain third-party materials for which copyright was not transferred. Copyright restrictions may apply. Property Rights: Michigan State University.
- 4-H clubs -- Michigan
- Agricultural extension work
- Agriculture -- Michigan
- Farm life -- Michigan
- Farmers' Week (East Lansing, Mich.)
- Hannah, John A., 1902-1991 (Interviewee)
- Home economics extension work
- Michigan State University. Agricultural Experiment Station -- 1940-1982
- Michigan State University. College of Agriculture and Natural Resources -- 1940-1982
- Michigan State University. College of Human Ecology -- 1940-1982
- Michigan State University. Cooperative Extension Service -- 1940-1982
- Motion pictures in agriculture
- Oldsmobile automobile -- History
- Radio in agriculture
- Agriculture and Natural Resource Information Service Records
- 3 Ready For Cataloging
- R. Harms
- December 1982
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description