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James T. Bonnen papers

 Record Group
Identifier: UA-17.164

Scope and Contents

The James Bonnen papers include reports and other information that Bonnen collected while serving on the Michigan State University President's Select Advisory Committee for University Planning and Priorities Committee. The papers also contain a folder of materials collected by Bonnen on the dispute between the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (CANR) and Provost David Scott over control of the Cooperative Extension Service in the early 1990s.

Also included is material that Bonnen used in his study of land grant universities, and materials related to his time on the President's Council of Economic Advisors under Presidents Kennedy and Johnson, and on of the National Advisory Committee to the Institute for Research on Poverty at the University of Wisconsin. There are also materials related to his committee work with the American Agricultural Economics Association and the American Statistical Association. There are also files with biographical information about Bonnen as well as files about his work at MSU.

Electronic Resources includes digitized letters and other text documents concerned with James T. Bonnen from around 1949-1954. Included are letters between him and his father, him and Harvard University, as well as a few pages from two papers.

Dates

  • 1949 - 2003

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish material from this collection must be obtained from University Archives & Historical Collections, Michigan State University.

Biographical Note

James T. Bonnen was born in Brookings, South Dakota on March 11, 1926. He received his primary and secondary education in College Station, Texas. He earned a bachelor's degree from Texas A & M University, completed a master's degree at Duke University, and was subsequently awarded a Ph.D. in Economics from Harvard University. In 1954 he joined the Economics Department at Michigan State University. Bonnen has served as a senior staff economist and consultant for the President's Council of Economic Advisors under Presidents Kennedy and Johnson, as a member of the National Advisory Committee to the Institute for Research on Poverty University of Wisconsin, and as chairman of various committees of the American Agricultural Economics Association and the American Statistical Association. The Michigan Senate honored him with a resolution of tribute in 1974 when he was elected President of the American Agricultural Economics Association. In 1981, Bonnen was appointed to the President's Select Advisory Committee for University Planning and Priorities.

Extent

17.25 Cubic Feet

Language of Materials

English

Location

Materials stored off-site. Advance notice of 24 hours is required for use.

Legal Status

Copyright: Michigan State University.

Property Rights: Michigan State University.

Creator

Title
James T. Bonnen Papers
Status
4 Published And Cataloged
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the University Archives and Historical Collections Repository

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