Colombia Project records
Scope and Contents
Colombia Project records include official and special reports on the Project; contracts between Michigan State University and the University of Colombia, as well as contracts with funding bodies, the Universities of Medellin and Palmira, and other involved organizations; work plans dealing with specific agricultural or economic issues; and reports pertaining to the Point Four Program and to the Kellogg Foundation. These records include a variety of materials related to agriculture, including correspondence, reports, curricula, and notes pertaining to the Commission on Higher Education in Agriculture and to specific agricultural techniques, especially in Colombia. Publications include maps, clippings, and papers (primarily in Spanish) and four volumes of the Acta Agronomica (1951; 1954; 1955).
Correspondence is from project personnel, Deans of the Universities of Medellin and Palmira, Colombian students in the project, and pertains to Colombia, agriculture, and project policies. Correspondence files include sub series for letters of John Hannah, Earl Weaver, Maurice Perkins, and John Stone. Expense records are primarily expense vouchers and budget records, some of which pertains to the Colombian economy in comparison with that of the United States.
Also included are five scrapbooks containing photographs of Colombia and the project. There are also photograph files that include people involved with the project, images of Colombia, National University at Palmira, and Piedras Blancas Forestry Station, University at Medellin.
- 1942 - 1967
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.
The Colombia Project began in 1951, and took place during the tenure of Michigan State University President John A. Hannah. It was dedicated to improving agricultural practices and education in Colombia.
7.8 Cubic Feet
Language of Materials
Materials stored off-site (Boxes 229-234). Advance notice of 24 hours is required for use.
Copyright: Michigan State University. Property Rights: Michigan State University.
- Agricultural education -- Colombia
- Agriculture -- Colombia
- Annual reports
- Education, Higher -- Colombia
- Hannah, John A., 1902-1991
- Ledgers (account books)
- Letters (correspondence)
- Point Four Program (U.S.)
- Universidad Nacional de Colombia
- Universidad Nacional de Colombia. Sede Palmira
- Universidad Nacional de Colombia. Sede de Medellín
- W.K. Kellogg Foundation
- Colombia Project Records
- 4 Published And Cataloged
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Language of description note
- Finding aid written in English.