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

 Collection
Identifier: AC 0043

Scope and Contents

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

  • 1923-1980

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

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.

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. Cecil Creel was director of the Extension Service, but Thomas Buckman was the administrator. In 1961, Raymond Cox became the 4-H program director.

Extent

2 Linear Feet (3 boxes)

Language of Materials

English

Overview

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. The records primarily focus on 4-H programs, including the purchase and development of the Lake Tahoe camp. There are limited records on other agricultural programs and the College of Agriculture. In addition, there are 4 scrapbooks containing photos, programs, and press clippings on camps and the Nevada Junior Livestock shows.

Arrangement

Arranged into the following series: 1) Nevada 4-H Camp, Lake Tahoe; 2) 4-H Programs, Correspondence, and Reports; 3) 4-H Club Camps; 4) Extension/College of Agriculture; 5) Scrapbooks

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Transferred by Mary Ellen Glass in 1980.

Related Materials

Related archival materials held by the University of Nevada, Reno Special Collections Department:

83-05: 4-H Clubs of Nevada

Separated Materials

Photographs transferred to University Archives photo archives: 1) Nevada Junior Livestock Show, 1960. Photo number UNRA-P3201; 2) Final payment on State 4-H campgrounds: Thomas Buckman, Claude Hutchison, Edward J. Questa, R. O. Kwapil, 1980. Photo number UNRA-P3202.
Title
Guide to the Max C. Fleischmann College of Agriculture, Cooperative Extension Service Records
Status
Completed
Author
Karen Gash
Date
Approximately 1998
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script

Repository Details

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

Contact:
Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center
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