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Max C. Fleischmann College of Agriculture, Cooperative Extension Service Records

 Collection
Identifier: AC 0043
The records in this collection document the Cooperative Extension Service from 1934-1980, but primarily focus on 4-H programs, including the purchase and development of the Lake Tahoe camp. The director during much of this period was Cecil W. Creel, but Thomas E. Buckman was the extension administrator most closely in contact with the counties. Raymond C. Cox, a county extension agent, became the 4-H program director in 1961. In addition, there are limited records on general agricultural programs and the College of Agriculture.

There are also four scrapbooks containing photos, programs, and press clippings, of 4-H camps and campers, agricultural methods and equipment, and the Nevada Junior Livestock shows.

Dates

  • 1934-1980

Creator

Restrictions

Collection is open for research. Materials must be used on-site; advance notice suggested. Access to parts of this collection may be restricted under provisions of state or federal law.

Extent

2 Cubic Feet (3 boxes)

Abstract

The records in this collection document the Cooperative Extension Service from 1934-1980, but primarily focus on 4-H programs, including the purchase and development of the Lake Tahoe camp. The director during much of this period was Cecil W. Creel, but Thomas E. Buckman was the extension administrator most closely in contact with the counties. Raymond C. Cox, a county extension agent, became the 4-H program director in 1961. In addition, there are limited records on general agricultural programs and the College of Agriculture.

Administrative History

The Nevada Cooperative Extension Service is the youngest of the three branches of agricultural education. Founded in Nevada as a result of the Smith-Lever Act of 1914, it organized scores of clubs for young people in Nevada and was the predecessor of the 4-H clubs and worked closely with the Nevada Farm Bureaus. In 1938, the Nevada Farm Bureau and the Cooperative Extension Service purchased a 30-acre tract of land at Tahoe, and in 1947 purchased the lake frontage. A camp was established on the property owned by the state, paid for by the counties, and managed by the University of Nevada Cooperative Extension Service.

The Nevada Cooperative Extension Service is one of the three branches of agricultural education. Founded in Nevada as a result of the Smith-Lever Act of 1914, it organized scores of clubs for young people that were the predecessor of the 4-H Club, and worked closely with the Nevada Farm Bureau. In 1938, The Nevada Farm Bureau and the Extension Service purchased a tract of land at Tahoe; a camp was established on the property owned by the state, paid for by the counties, and managed by the Extension Service. Cecil Creel was director of the Extension Service, but Thomas Buckman was the administrator. In 1961, Raymond Cox became the 4-H program director.

Arrangement

The collection is arranged into 5 series: 1. Nevada 4-H Camp, Lake Tahoe 2. 4-11 programs, correspondence, reports 3. Club Camps 4. Agricultural programs and College of Agriculture 5. Scrapbooks

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Mary Ellen Glass; transfer; 1980.

Related Archival Materials

Cooperative Extension Service records, in 4-H Clubs of Nevada, located at the Special Collections Department, University of Nevada, Reno.

Separated Materials

Photo transferred to Archives photograph collection:

Nevada Junior Livestock Show, 1960. Photo number 3201.

Final payment on State 4-H campgrounds: Thomas Buckman, Claude Hutchison, Edward J. Questa, R. O. Kwapil, 1980. Photo number 3202.
Title
A Guide to the Max C. Fleischmann College of Agriculture, Cooperative Extension Service Records
Status
completed
Author
Karen Gash
Date
Approximately 1998
Description rules
dacs

Repository Details

Part of the University of Nevada, Reno. University Archives Repository

Contact:
Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center
1664 N. Virginia St.
University of Nevada, Reno
Reno NV 89557-0322 USA
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