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Finding Aid for Rural Development Center Materials (1931 through 1997) (UGA 06-022)

RG: 5.6 Cooperative Extension
12 Linear Ft.: 2 Ms. Boxes, 1 Oversized Box and 10 Bankers Boxes

Introduction:

The Rural Development Center located in Tifton, Georgia is an outreach center for the University of Georgia's Cooperative Extension Service. The primary focus is on the development of the economic potential of the state's agriculture. Agricultural specialists housed at the Center form the link between the University and the country agent and farmer. The Center also serves as a conference center offering educational programs designed to help provide solutions to identified state and national issues that encompass the College of Agriculture priorities with an emphasis on those issues critical to rural revitalization.

The RDC program is directed toward full development and utilization of the social and economic potential of the region and state. The Center's program consists of four objectives: 1. Increase agricultural and forest production efficiency through continued research in agricultural and forest production and the broad application of research findings. 2. Advance development of marketing and utilization of farm and forest commodities. 3. Aid community developments and solve problems concerning how and where people will lives and relate to each other. 4. Further manpower training and utilization to provide more skilled workers in various types of agribusiness that are needed in the area, and to assist general farm workers to prepare for new forms of employment as farm technology takes over their former jobs.

Scope and Content:

“The Rural Development Center Materials” contains materials that document the RDC's involvement with both the southern part of the state and the University of Georgia. In addition to material generated by or about the RDC, there are also documents dating back to the 1930s that help shed light on agricultural practices of early to mid century Georgia.

For preservation purposes the material found in this collection was refoldered. Metal paperclips have been removed, photographs were placed in archival sleeves and most newspaper articles along with fragile paper documents have been photocopied onto archival quality paper. (News clippings not photocopied have been placed in archival paper sleeves.) Also as noted in the “Content Inventory” oversized photographs have been placed into an oversized box.

Content Inventory:

Series One: Rural Development Center

UGA 06-022:1

  1. Rural Development Center 1969 [1].
  2. Rural Development Center 1969 [2].
  3. Rural Development Center 1974 [1975].
  4. RDC [1972] [1].
  5. RDC [1972] [2].
  6. Rural Development Center 1973 [1].
  7. Rural Development Center 1973 [2].
  8. Rural Development Center 1973 [3].
  9. Congressional Record And Rural Development Act Of 1972.
  10. RDC Library [c. 1970s] [1].
  11. RDC Library [c. 1970s] [2].
  12. Letters About Richard J. Mikes Employment At The RDC [April, 1971].
  13. RDC 1970.
  14. RDC January 1, 1972 - June 30, 1972 [1].
  15. RDC January 1, 1972 - June 30, 1972 [2].
  16. RDC January 1, 1972 - June 30, 1972 [3].
  17. RDC July 1, 1972 - December 30, 1972 [1].
  18. RDC July 1, 1972 - December 30, 1972 [2].

UGA 06-022:2

  1. Small, Limited Resource Farmers Project And Contract [1972 - 1974].
  2. Westinghouse - Tenneco Project [1972].
  3. Winter - Grazing - Soybean Demonstration [1970 - 1971].
  4. Horticulture - Harmon [1970 - 1972].
  5. Inter-Institutional Rural Affairs Council Proposal [1973].
  6. Program Proposals, RDC - Miscellaneous [1970].
  7. "The Role Of Agriculture In Georgia".
  8. Approval Of Projects - Procedure, RDC [1976].
  9. CPRC Proposal [Coastal Plains Regional Commission 1971 - 1972].
  10. CSTE Ad Hoc Committee [1970 - 1971].
  11. CSTE Project - Allen Bower [1971 - 1972].
  12. Dental Health Program [1970 - 1971].
  13. GA AGR 1703 - Rockefeller Foundation.
  14. RDC Executive Council.
  15. RDC Advisory Committee - 1972.
  16. Executive Council [RDC 1970 - 1973].
  17. Agronomy Steering Committee [1970].
  18. Forestry Steering Committee [1970].
  19. Home Economics Steering Committee [1970 - 1972].
  20. Livestock Steering Committee [1970].
  21. Word Processing Center, IBM [1969 - 1971].
  22. Word Processing Center.
  23. Slash Pine Rural Development Demonstration Project [1973].
  24. Irrigation Field Day [1970] [1].
  25. Irrigation Field Day [1970] [2].
  26. "Direction To Action" - Proceedings For A Rural Development Colloquium [1971].
  27. President's Seminar On Rural Development And Dedication Of Rural Development Center Expansion [1976].
  28. Handwritten Counts On Meeting Attendance And Sponsors In 1993 - 1996.

UGA 06-022:3

  1. [Photographs] [1].
  2. [Photographs] [2].
  3. 50th Anniversary Celebration Res. Materials And News Clippings [1969] [1st Envelope].
  4. 50th Anniversary Celebration Res. Materials And News Clippings [1969] [2nd Envelope].
  5. Info Res. [1969] [Contents Of Envelope] [1].
  6. Info Res. [1969] [Contents Of Envelope] [2].
  7. RDC Advisory Committee - March, 1973 [1972 - 1973].
  8. [RDC - Loose Materials c. 1970s - 1990s] [1].
  9. [RDC - Loose Materials c. 1970s - 1990s] [2]
  10. .
  11. [RDC - 1970s] [1].
  12. [RDC - 1970s] [2].
  13. Workshop Planning File [1971].
  14. Civic Club Talks (County Agents) [1969 - 1970].
  15. Advisory Committee [1970 - 1971].
  16. Articles Originated With RDC [1968 - 1976].
  17. [News Clippings 1970s].

UGA 06-022:4

  1. Rural Development Center 1971 [1].
  2. Rural Development Center 1971 [2].
  3. Rural Development Center 1971 [3].
  4. Rural Development Center 1974 - 1979 [1].
  5. Rural Development Center 1974 - 1979 [2].
  6. European Swine Tour - Part II [1974].
  7. C.S.T.E. [Concerted Services In Training And Education - 1970] [1].
  8. C.S.T.E. [Concerted Services In Training And Education - 1970] [2].
  9. Irrigation Expo 1971.
  10. [Various Departmental Faculty And Staff c. 1990s And 1922 Final Bill For The Tift Building.]
  11. Media Kit - Max Cleland Secretary Of State [c. 1980s].
  12. Georgia Agrirama [Photographs].
  13. [Tifton - Brochures And Statistics - 1996.]
  14. [Diagrams.]
  15. Focus On The Flame [Tifton, Georgia - 1994][Promote During 1996 Olympics.]
  16. Georgia Folk Festival - Extra Clip Art 1986.
  17. Georgia Folk Festival - Copies Of Photos With Cutlines (Mailed To Editors) 1986.
  18. C. E. Bishop Seminar [1970].
  19. Catfish Project [1970 - 1971].
  20. December 11th Meeting Attendance List [1969].
  21. Dec. 11 Meeting [1969].
  22. Coffee County Project [1972].
  23. Irrigation - Expo Talks [1970].
  24. C. B. Gilliland Seminar [1970].
  25. C. B. Gilliland [1972 - 1973].
  26. Governor's Conference On Agriculture [1971].
  27. Conference On Rural Development [1971 - 1972].
  28. CSTE Pilot Programs [Concerted Services In Training And Education 1970 - 1971].

UGA 06-022:5

  1. Walter Cromer - Ag. Eng.
  2. Articles Written About RDC, Extension [1971 - 1973].
  3. [RDC 1969 - 1981] [1].
  4. [RDC 1969 - 1981] [2].
  5. Written About RDC [Articles And News Clippings].
  6. Originated By RDC Information [1974 - 1975].
  7. Articles Written About ABAC Courses [c. Early to Mid 1970s].
  8. Originated By RDC Information [News Clippings 1975].
  9. Articles Written About The RDC [1974 - 1977].
  10. News Clippings [1974].
  11. [News Clippings c. Early To Mid 1970s].
  12. Originated By ABAC [News Clippings].
  13. Articles Originated By RDC Information [c. Early - Mid 1970s].

UGA 06-022:6

  1. [RDC 1968 - 1973].
  2. Meeting October 27 - Rural Life Building [1969].
  3. Housing [1971 - 1972].
  4. Workshop For Rural Development, March 5 - 6, 1970.
  5. RDC Dedication Program [1971].
  6. Ministers' Project [1970 - 1971].
  7. Peanut Processing Feasibility Study [1971 - 1972].
  8. Paving And Site Work For RDC Building [1971].
  9. Disadvantaged High School Dropout Girls Project [1971 - 1972].
  10. Service [University Of Georgia c.1970s.]
  11. Coastal Plains Regional Commission [1971].
  12. Oct. 18 Reports - Mailed Out [1972].
  13. Seminar For Limited Resource Farmers - Gus Hill, Chairman [1972].
  14. Lodge Visit - Professor George [Lodge 1972].
  15. October 18th Meeting - McLeod [1972].
  16. 75th Semisesquicentennial - UGA - CPES 1993.
  17. Rural Development Advisory Council [1977].
  18. Rural Industrialization Conference [1973].
  19. Rural Development Practitioners Seminar [1972].
  20. Soybean Exposition [1970 - 1971].
  21. Task Force For Comprehensive High School For Tift County [1973].
  22. Washington Trip - April 26 - 27, 1971.
  23. City Of Watkinsville [1970].
  24. Dedication Day [Name And Address].
  25. White, Ed - Rural Development Center Dedication [1976].
  26. [Rural Development Center Expansion] [1991 - 1997].

UGA 06-022:7

  1. Artrain [1974] [1].
  2. Artrain [1974] [2].
  3. Artrain [1974] [3].
  4. Rural Development Center 1980, 1981, 1982 And 1983 [1980 - 1987].
  5. Rural Development Center [1968 - 1969] [1].
  6. Rural Development Center [1968 - 1969] [2].
  7. European Swine Tour - Part III [1974].
  8. Rural Industrialization Conference 1981.
  9. January 23, 1985 - 7:30 Breakfast GA. Center - RadioAgreement [1984 - 1985].
  10. RDC Background Information [1968 - 1976].
  11. Rural Development Policy Committee 1987 [1].
  12. Rural Development Policy Committee 1987 [2].
  13. Radio, Public [1982 - 1983].
  14. Public Radio Proposals [1982 - 1987] [1].
  15. Public Radio Proposals [1982 - 1987] [2].
  16. Public Radio Proposals [1982 - 1987] [3].

Series Two: Sunbelt Agricultural Exposition

UGA 06-022: 8

  1. RDC - Sunbelt Agricultural Expo Information 1978 - 1979.
  2. Rural Development Center - Sunbelt Exposition 1978 - 1979 [1].
  3. Rural Development Center - Sunbelt Exposition 1978 - 1979 [2].
  4. RDC Agricultural Exposition - Moultrie - Pictures 1980 [1].
  5. RDC Agricultural Exposition - Moultrie - Pictures 1980 [2].
  6. Expo - October 13-16, 1980 [1].
  7. Expo - October 13-16, 1980 [2].
  8. Expo - October 13-16, 1980 [3].
  9. Sunbelt Expo - Operating Statements For Food Tents [1980 - 1987].
  10. RDC - Agricultural Exposition - Moultrie 1981 [1].
  11. RDC - Agricultural Exposition - Moultrie 1981 [2].
  12. RDC - Sunbelt Agricultural Expo Information 1982.
  13. 1985 - 1987 [Sunbelt Agricultural Expo].
  14. Newspaper/Public Information Dimensions Articles [1987 - 1994].
  15. Chronology Of Events [1994].
  16. Proposal For Operation Of Sunbelt Ag. Exposition.
  17. Sunbelt/Ag Expo [1995].
  18. [Sunbelt Ag. Exposition 1995].
  19. Press Coverage 12/12/94 - Present.
  20. 1996 [Sunbelt Agricultural Exposition 1995 - 1997].
  21. Sunbelt [1995].
  22. January 5, 1995 - 2:00 p.m. - Agriculture Subcommittee (Sunbelt) - Room 230 @ Capitol.
  23. Georgia Agricultural Showcase - Tifton, GA - June 29, 1996 [1995 - 1996].
  24. March 1995 Buchanan/Jordan/Weatherford.
  25. February 1995 [Sunbelt Ag. Exposition].

UGA 06-022:9

  1. RDC - Sunbelt Agricultural Expo - Moultrie 1983 [1979 - 1984] [1].
  2. RDC - Sunbelt Agricultural Expo - Moultrie 1983 [1979 - 1984] [2].
  3. [Sunbelt Agricultural Exposition 1987].
  4. 1988 [Sunbelt Agricultural Expo].
  5. 1989 [Sunbelt Agricultural Expo].
  6. 1990 [Sunbelt Agricultural Expo].
  7. 1991 [Sunbelt Agricultural Expo].
  8. 1992 [Sunbelt Agricultural Expo].
  9. Misc. Sunbelt Expo [1988 - 1993].
  10. Sunbelt Expo - Recap Of Receipts - Food Tents, Drink and Cap Stands And Ticket Sales (Gate Receipts) [1980 - 1992].
  11. October, 1987 [Sunbelt Agricultural Expo].
  12. Sunbelt Agri. Expo - General Information [1987 - 1988].
  13. Minutes Of Sunbelt Expo Governing Board Meetings - Folder No. 1 [1988 - 1989] [1].
  14. Minutes Of Sunbelt Expo Governing Board Meetings - Folder No. 1 [1988 - 1989] [2].
  15. Minutes Of Governing Board Meeting Sunbelt Ag Expo - Folder No. 2 [1989 - 1994] [1].
  16. Minutes Of Governing Board Meeting Sunbelt Ag Expo - Folder No. 2 [1989 - 1994] [2].
  17. January, 1995 [Sunbelt Ag. Exposition].
  18. December, 1994 [Sunbelt Ag. Exposition].
  19. November, 1994 [Sunbelt Ag. Exposition].
  20. October, 1994 [Sunbelt Ag. Exposition].
  21. August, 1994 [Sunbelt Ag. Exposition].
  22. July, 1994 [Sunbelt Ag. Exposition].
  23. [Sunbelt Agricultural Exposition Dispute/History 1977 - 1995] [1].
  24. [Sunbelt Agricultural Exposition Dispute/History 1977 - 1995] [2].

UGA 06-022:10

  1. June, 1994 [Sunbelt Ag. Exposition].
  2. May, 1994 [Sunbelt Ag. Exposition].
  3. April, 1994 [Sunbelt Ag. Exposition].
  4. Sunbelt Log (1994) - March.
  5. Sunbelt Log (1994) [1978 - 1994].
  6. Sunbelt Log (1994) - Sunbelt Responses (9/94).
  7. The Sunbelt Exposition, Inc. September, 1994 Mailing.
  8. Sunbelt Log (1994) - FAX Log And Confirmation Copies.
  9. Sunbelt Log (1994).
  10. Sunbelt log (1994) - Correspondence.
  11. Articles Of Incorporation - Sunbelt Agricultural Exposition.
  12. [Exhibits].
  13. Sunbelt 1994 [News Clippings].
  14. Sunbelt Expo History [1995].

Series Three: Rural Development Center Images (Negatives)

UGA 06-022:11(Additional Photographs, Slides And Negatives Are Found With Other Materials)

  1. Entomology [Negatives].
  2. Scientists [Negatives].
  3. Negatives Of Pictures Made For Tom Cardell In Connection With Brochure For Agricultural Missions.
  4. H. Wells [Negatives].
  5. Dr. King - Alapaha [Negatives].
  6. Negatives Strips.
  7. Negatives [1].
  8. Negatives [2].
  9. Negatives [3].
  10. Negatives [4].

UGA 06-022:11b

  1. [Negatives] [1].
  2. [Negatives] [2].
  3. [Negatives] [3].

Series Four: Media

UGA 06-022:12 (Includes Assorted Media)

Series Five: Oversized Materials

UGA 06-022:13 (Includes Rural Development Center And UGA Photographs)