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Academic Affairs. Dean/Director, Cooperative Extension Service (University Of Maine) Records

 Record Group
Identifier: UA RG 0006-008

Scope and Contents

The records mainly contain textual information created by the University of Maine Cooperative Extension, but there are also photographic, visual, and audio visual material.

Some of the report record series also contain photographs of Cooperative Extension Service operations, events, and staff. The reports submitted during the First World War and Second World War years detail the effects the wars had on agriculture in Maine.

County Agent Reports were submitted by the Extension County Agents in the specific county and often include a general statement, extension organization, publicity and information including photographs, program determination, program projects and results, comment of farmers, work with other agencies, summary of Extension accomplishments, goals, financial budget, executive committee, and summary of daily activities. Also, includes a copy of Combined Annual Report of County Extension Workers Report submitted to the U.S. Division of Cooperative Extension.

County Club Agent Reports were submitted by the Extension County Club Agents of the specific county and often include contain a general statement, farm bureau, agencies assisting in developing club work, club survey, publicity and information service, club work, slides shown, special features, outlook for the next year, summary of weekly report data, and summary of club work.

Home Demonstration Agent Reports were submitted by the Extension Home Demonstration Agents in the specific county and often include a statement of situation, extension association organization, program evaluation, extension program work, women of extension association, field day, annual meeting, membership, public information service, public relations, summary of activities and accomplishments, daily activities, and annual report forms.

Emergency Demonstration Agent Reports were submitted by the Extension Emergency Home Demonstration Agents in the specific county and often include a general statement, comparative demonstration, poultry, campaign information, details of various meetings and projects, boys’ and girls’ clubs, extension schools, table of work, survey of year’s work, and plans for the coming year.

Agricultural Economics Work Farm Management in Maine Agent Reports were submitted by the Extension Farm Management Agents and often include a general statement, organization through which extension work is conducted, methods of teaching farm management, program of work for the year, outlook, miscellaneous daily activities, and list of cooperators.

Agricultural Business Specialist Reports were submitted by the Extension Agricultural Business Specialist and often include farm management extension activities, related agricultural economics activities, results, and summary of daily activities.

Agricultural Engineer Reports were submitted by the Extension Engineering Specialist and often include a general statement, program of work, outlook, and summary of daily activities.

Clothing Specialist Reports were submitted by the Extension Clothing Specialist in Maine and often include a general statement, problems and factors determining projects, organization through which extension work is conducted, work completed, monetary results of clothing project, a statistical summary of clothing work completed, specific work, work underway, and summary of field and office work.

County Agent Leader Reports were submitted by the Assistant State Leader of Farm Demonstration Work, County Agent Leader, and the Emergency County Agent Leader and often include a general statement, organization of extension work in the counties, supervisory program, office organization and records, maintaining and developing personnel, program development, finances, the farm bureau or extension organization, additional work accomplished, and outlook for the coming year.

Crops Specialist Reports were submitted by the Extension Crops Specialist and Canning Crop & Vegetable Specialist and often include a general statement, problems and programs, organization through which crops projects were conducted, work completed, work underway, summary of work completed, and miscellaneous daily activities.

Extension Instructor in Dairying, Dairy Specialist & Extension Dairymen Reports were submitted by the Extension Instructor in Dairying, Dairy Specialist & Extension Dairymen and often include a general statement, organization through which work extension work was conducted, teaching methods, dairy herd improvement associations, cooperative breeding associations, pasture improvement, better quality roughage, dairy income, miscellaneous work, outlook, and summary of daily activities.

Agricultural Editor Reports were submitted by the Extension Agricultural Editor and often include a general statement, various publication and medium updates, work completed, and miscellaneous daily activities.

Farm Management Demonstration Work Reports often include a general statement, organization through which extension work is conducted, method of teaching farm management, work completed, summary of work completed, work under way, summary of accounts started, specific piece of work, miscellaneous daily activities, community project leaders by counties, and lists of cooperators.

Foods Specialist Reports were submitted by the Extension Foods Specialist and Assistant Foods Specialist and often include a general statement, state organization as it relates to the subject matter concerned, chief problems in subject matter work, teaching methods, methods and accomplishments, the outlook for the coming year, assistance from the United States Department of Agriculture, and summary of office and field work.

Forestry Specialist Reports were submitted by the Extension Forestry Specialist and Special Forestry Agent and often include information on the Maine Future Depends on its Forests, Trends – The Management of the Forest Resource, descriptions of current projects, summary of meetings, and summary of daily activities.

Home Management Specialist Reports were submitted by the Extension Home Management Specialist and often include a general statement, county leadership, program of work, assistance from the United States Department of Agriculture, and summary of office and field work.

Consumer Marketing Agent Reports were submitted by the Extension Consuming Marketing Agent and often include a general statement, use of information by newspapers, television coverage and radio coverage, roadside stand activities, answer and record service, releases to hospitals and institutions, distribution of egg leaflets, other activities, state marketing committee, local advisory committee, publications prepared, assistance from other extension agents, outstanding accomplishments with wholesalers and retailers, and summary of daily activities.

Agricultural Economics Work Marketing in Maine Reports often include a general statement, the year’s work, additional work accomplished, and summary of daily activities.

Agricultural Economics Work in Farm Management Reports often include activities of cooperative personnel, activities of farm specialist, results, and summary of daily activities.

Agricultural Marketing Work in Potato Handling in Maine Reports often include details and summaries of various reports, potato samples taken, summary of daily activities, reporting results, and an exhibit session. Also, some reports include Fruit & Vegetable Marketing in Maine.

Poultry Specialist Reports were submitted by the Extension Poultry Specialist and Extension Poultry Marketing Specialist and often include a general statement, egg process, live poultry process, price of laying ration, price of broiler mash, summaries of various projects, 4-H Club poultry work, miscellaneous activities, other activities of Poultry Specialist, various publicity, summaries of meetings held, educational material prepared, goals for the forthcoming year, and summary of daily activities.

State Club Leader Reports were submitted by the Extension State Club Leader and often include a general statement, organization thru which Extension work was conducted, supervisory program, project activities and results, state activities, national meetings, ESSO scholarships, standard clubs in Maine, State 4-H Project summary, summary of daily activities, and outlook for the year to come. Also, some reports specifically relate to Boys and Girls Clubs Work.

State Home Demonstration Agent Reports were submitted by the Extension State Home Demonstration Agent, Home Demonstration Leader, and the Extension Instructor in Home Economics and often include a statement of situation, clothing and textiles, family life, foods and nutrition, home management, joint programs, details of various projects, and statement of projected objectives for the home economic project.

Agent in Animal Husbandry Reports were submitted by the Extension Animal Husbandry Agent and often include a general statement, Maine Sheep and Wool Growers’ Association, organization work, demonstrations in copper sulphate treatment for worms, miscellaneous work, sheep work done by County Agents, plan of work, cooperation, and miscellaneous daily activities.

Extension Animal Pathologist Reports were submitted by the Extension Animal Pathologist and often include a general statement, teaching methods, cooperation with other departments, summary of diagnostic work at University of Maine pertaining to Extension, cooperators work, and summary of daily activities.

Cooperative Blister Rust Work for the State of Maine Reports detail the rust control work for the specific year.

District Blueberry Agent for the State Of Maine Reports were submitted by the Extension District Blueberry Agent and often include a results and accomplishments, pest control, fertilization, pollination, raking techniques, burning, function of the subcommittee, and summary of daily activities of the fruit specialist.

Extension Entomologist Reports were submitted by the Extension District Entomologist and often include a general statement, collaboration, an insect control program for Maine, results of extension work in insect control, some conclusions from field experience, and the Office of Extension Entomologist in Maine, point view of the Entomologist, and miscellaneous activities.

Information Agent with the Extension Information Project in Aroostook County Reports contain details of the project including samples of the type of information covered.

Extension Pathologist Reports were submitted by the Extension Pathologist and often include a general statement, orchard work, correspondence and diagnosis of disease, cereal disease investigation, bulletins and circular letters, fairs, seed potatoes and the home seed pilot, certified seed potatoes, prepared Bordeaux spray, one-day potato meetings, work underway, recommendations for the future, and a statistical report.

Family Life Specialist Reports were submitted by the Extension Family Life Specialist and often include the objectives of the program, major areas of work and evaluations of the family life program.

Farm Labor in Maine Reports often contain details of organization and personnel, cooperation of other organizations and agencies, determination of county needs, training and supervision of farm labor personnel, development of county plans of work, activities of Farm Labor Advisory Committees and Wage Boards, local mobilization and recruitment, procedure for the placement of workers, clearance of workers between counties, operation of camps, utilization of special groups, and suggestions for improvement in the forthcoming year. Also, includes an annual report on Victory Farm Volunteers.

Fruit Specialist Reports were submitted by the Extension Fruit Specialist and often include a general statement, program of work, additional work accomplished, outlook, and a summary of daily activities.

Test-Demonstration Farms in the Fertilizer Program Reports often include a description of the program’s activities for the past year.

Horticultural Specialist Reports were submitted by the Extension Horticulture Specialist and often include a general statement, methods and accomplishments, outlook, summary of projects, timely helpers and a summary of daily activities.

Agricultural Economics Work Land Use in Maine Reports often include a general statement, organization and personnel, methods of teaching land use, the year’s program of work, levels of living, outlook, how can Extension work can assist, summary of activities, and a membership of state and county land use committees.

Lettuce Marketing Work in Maine Reports often contain a general statement, results, factors determining quality, project summary, and recommendations for further study.

County Agricultural Agent Reports were submitted by the Extension County Agricultural Agent and often include poultry demonstrations, poultry summary sheet for county and for the state.

Extension Livestock Specialist Reports were submitted by the Extension Livestock Specialist and often include a general statement, outlook for the forthcoming year, work done, and a summary of daily activities.

Nutrition Specialist Reports were submitted by the Extension Nutrition Specialist and often include a general statement, state organization as it relates to the subject matter concerned, chief problems in subject matter work, teaching methods, methods and accomplishments, the outlook for the forthcoming year, assistance from the United States Department of Agriculture, and a summary of office of field and work.

Program Specialist Reports were submitted by the Extension Program Specialist and often include a general statement, regular extension program, special programs, evaluation, studies and surveys, public relations, miscellaneous, and a summary of daily activities.

Rural Resource Development Work in Maine Reports contain rural resource development, Area Redevelopment Act, public affairs program, county activities, additional work, cooperation, and a summary of daily activities.

The Victory Farm Handbook contains details of the Program including its divisions: demand, recruitment, training, placement, and supervision.

Sheep Specialist Reports were submitted by the Extension Sheep Specialist and often include a general statement, treatment of internal parasites, cooperative marketing of wool, organization of local units, docking and castrating demonstrations, killing and shipping demonstrations, miscellaneous work, and miscellaneous daily activities. Also, includes an annual report of a trip to Boston regarding marketing of wool.

Extension Work In Soil Fertility in the State of Maine Reports generally contain a general statement, field work with county extension representatives, soil survey work in Maine, soil fertility schools, publicity, advices, cooperative salt and lime tests, alfalfa in Maine, climate, farming in the past, manure pits in Maine, discovery of causes of crop failures, notes on the soils in Maine, suggested outline for soil study, reviews and bulletins sent county men, relations with Department of Agronomy, summary of activities, recommendations, and finances.

District Agent in Vegetables Reports were submitted by the District Agent in Vegetables and Canning Crops and Vegetable Specialist and often include a general statement, vegetable outlook for next season, work with commercial vegetable men, meetings, vegetable variety trials, radio, 4-H Club Work, Victory Garden activities, garden institute, activities with commercial florists, farm family food supply survey, and a summary of daily activities.

Visual Aids Specialist Reports were submitted by the Visual Aids Specialist and often include a general statement, photography movies, color, training agents, U.S.D.A. photographer in Maine, an eye to the future, and a summary of daily activities.

The Microfilmed Reports series contain reels of various University of Maine Cooperative Extension annual reports.

The Biographical & Historical Records series contains a copy of the publication “History of Extension Work in Twin County (Androscoggin and Sagahoc Counties) by county extension agent Charles L. Eastman, copies of the final version, drafts, notes, and supporting material used by the author in producing the paper and information about the editing of the publication.

The Agricultural Equipment Marketing & Operations Records series contains various audio and visual recordings and scripts used by agricultural equipment manufacturers in their marketing campaigns. The series also contain audio and visual recordings that contain advice on safety and best practices in the agriculture and farming industries. Also, contain photographic material which depicts the operations of agriculture and farming workers and equipment. Much of the material in this series is undated, but based on the content and type of material is inferred to be from the 1940’s, 1950’s, 1960’s, and 1970’s.

The University Of Maine Cooperative Extension Photographic, Audio & Audio Visual Records series contains VHS recordings of various University of Maine Department of Public Affairs and Cooperative Extension Services events, programs, and from the series “Master Gardner”, “The Blueberry Report” and “University of Maine Snapshots”. The title “A Good Place to Call Home - Maine Towns Creating Their Future” was produced by the State of Maine. The series also contain photographs and photographic slides of agricultural, farming, and forestry operations in Maine. And Cooperative Extension Service reports, safety material, logos, events, meetings, staff, and offices. Also, includes slides of 4-H Club events and miscellaneous events and sites in Maine. Most of the slides are stamped either with the name of “Herbert H. Zeichick Extension Agent” or “Lew Bissell”. Lewis Bissell was a Forestry Specialist at the University of Maine Cooperative Extension Service. Box 73 mostly contains photographs and newspaper cuttings from and regarding the operations, events, and committee of the York County Cooperative Extension Service Office and the 4-H Club.

The Publication series contains miscellaneous reports, papers, brochures, newsletters, manuals, and articles on the subjects of agriculture, farming, and forestry. Some of the publications were published by the University of Maine Cooperative Extension Service, but many were published by third party institutions, including: the U.S. Department of Agriculture, State of Maine, other academic institutions including other state’s Cooperative Extension Services, and commercial entities.

The Plans of Work series contains the University of Maine Cooperative Extension county offices and Agricultural Extension Service’s plans for the work they expect to carry out in the coming year.

The Horticulture Specialist Reports record series contains two reports by Lyle E. Littfield.

The Conference Record series includes a conference package for the 1984 University of Maine Cooperative Extension faculty conference "Learning and Changing: The Adult Learner and Extension Program Development".

Dates

  • 1869-2006
  • Majority of material found within 1915-1962

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Kept at Fogler Library's offsite storage facility. One week's notice required for retrieval. Personal identifiable and legally protected information will be redacted before release.

Conditions Governing Use

Information on literary rights available in the Raymond H. Fogler Library Special Collections Department.

Biographical / Historical

The Cooperative Extension is part of the nationwide Cooperative Extension System, which works through the land-grant universities in each U.S. state. Maine’s land-grant university is in Orono at the University of Maine.

The first Maine county agent, Ernest M. Straight began work in Cumberland County, November 1, 1912. George A. Yeaton began in Oxford, December 1, 1912; Arthur L. Deering in Kennebec, December 16, 1913; and Clarence Day in Washington, February 15, 1913. Leon S. Merrill (dean of the University of Maine’s college of agriculture) was the first director and Ralph W. Redman was his assistant. Maurice D. Jones followed in Penobscot in August 16, 1913 and George N. Worden in Hancock in March 1, 1914. The counties specialized in demonstrating different work with Cumberland, mark gardening, Kennebec, dairying and general farming, Oxford, orcharding, and Washington, potato and grain.

The agents were appointed by the University of Maine’s College of Agriculture and would conduct economic production demonstrations for Maine farmers. The extension also ran schools for local people at which agents would instruct the students on agricultural production. Most of these schools and other demonstrations were held at grange halls.

Various state specialist positions were created to assist county agents in agricultural subject matter teaching.

The first state specialist was assistant director Ralph W. Redman who was the instructor in dairying. There would be further such specialists in fruit, poultry, soils, home economists, and farm management. Paul W. Monohorn because assistant county agent leader and Raymond H. Fogler, executive secretary.

The original funding for the Cooperative Extension came from the General Education Board. The Smith-Lever Act of 1914 resulted in an increase in funding for the Cooperative Extension from the U.S. Department of Agriculture and State of Maine which allowed for more county agents to be appointed: Wilson M. More in Franklin, Harold J. Shaw in Sagadahoc, and Harold H. Nash in York. In 1915, Androscoggin was combined with Sagadahoc becoming the Twin County. Also, in 1915 Joseph H. Bodwell was appointed county agent for Piscataquis. In September 1916, Roger L. Gowell became the first agent for Knox and Lincoln. In 1916, G.N. Worden became the first agent for Hancock. On September 1, 1917, Norman S. Donahue started work as county agent for Waldo.

Three of the Cooperative Extension Service’s early projects were concerned with high costs of pricing milk, poultry housing and preparation for market, and the development of new oats.

Home economics (e.g. food selection, storage, preparation, and serving) was seen as the work of women. Catherine N. Platts was appointed home economic specialist on September 16, 1915. Similarly to other specialists the home economic specialist would carry out demonstrations across the state.

The boys’ and girls’ 4-H Club began work in 1913 with Frank H. Bickford as the first state leader.

The Cooperative Extensions continues to conduct research to work in homes, businesses, farms, and Maine communities. The Extension's educational efforts focus on the Maine Food System, Positive Youth Development, and Community and Economic Development.

In addition to state offices in Orono, there is a network of county-based offices staffed by experts who provide practical, locally based solutions for farmers, small business owners, kids, parents, consumers, and others. The Extension continues to receive federal support through the U.S. Department of Agriculture, state support through the University of Maine, and local support through Maine county governments.

Extent

75 boxes

Language of Materials

English

Arrangement

The Records Group is broken down intellectually into the following record series: 1. County Agent Reports, 2. County Club Agent Reports, 3. County Home Demonstration Agent Reports, 4. Emergency Home Demonstration Agent Reports, 5. Agricultural Economics Work Farm Management In Maine Agent Reports, 6. Agricultural Business Specialist Reports, 7. Agricultural Engineer Reports, 8. Clothing Specialist In Maine Reports, 9. County Agent Leader Reports 10. Crops Specialist Reports, 11. Extension Instructor In Dairying, Dairy Specialist & Extension Dairymen Reports, 12. Agricultural Editor Reports, 13. Farm Management Demonstration Work, 14. Foods Specialist Reports, 15. Forestry Specialist Reports, 16. Home Management Specialist Reports, 17. Consumer Marketing Agent Reports, 18. Agricultural Economic Work Marketing In Maine Reports, 19. Agricultural Economics Work In Farm Management Reports, 20. Agricultural Marketing Work In Potato Handling In Maine Reports, 21. Poultry Specialist Reports, 22. State Club Leader Reports, 23. State Home Demonstration Agent Reports, 24. Agent In Animal Husbandry Reports, 25. Extension Animal Pathologist Reports, 26. Cooperative Blister Rust Work For The State Of Maine Reports, 27. District Blueberry Agent For The State Of Maine Reports, 28. Extension Entomologist Reports, 29. Information Agent With The Extension Information Project In Aroostook County Reports, 30. Extension Pathologist Reports, 31. Family Life Specialist Reports, 32. Farm Labor In Maine Reports, 33. Fruit Specialist Reports, 34. Test-Demonstration Farms In The Fertilizer Program Reports, 35. Horticultural Specialist Reports, 36. Agricultural Economics Work Land Use In Maine Reports, 37. Lettuce Marketing Work In Maine Reports, 38. County Agricultural Agent Reports, 39. Extension Livestock Specialist Reports, 40. Nutrition Specialist Reports, 41. Program Specialist Reports, 42. Rural Resource Development Work In Maine Reports, 43. Victory Farm Handbooks, 44. Sheep Specialist Reports, 45. Extension Work In Soil Fertility In The State Of Maine Reports, 46. District Agent In Vegetables Reports, 47. Visual Aids Specialist Reports, 48. Microfilmed Reports, 49. Biographical & Historical Records, 50. Agricultural Equipment Marketing & Operations Records, 51. University Of Maine Cooperative Extension Photographic, Audio & Audio Visual Records, 52. Publications, 53. Plans Of Work, 54. Horticulture Specialist Reports, and Conference Records.

Physically the different report record series are arranged primarily by type of report. The County Agent Reports, County Club Agent Reports, County Home Demonstration Agent Reports, and Emergency Home Demonstration Agent Reports are secondary arranged by Maine county. Originally each box was then either arranged chronically by year of report or in reverse chronological order by year of report, with many reports misfiled. To ensure consistency the reports were rearranged (where necessary) into chronological order.

All other report record series are secondary arranged chronically by year of report.

The record series Microfilmed Reports is arranged chronologically by year of report.

The record series Victory Farm Handbooks, Biographical & Historical Records, Agricultural Equipment Marketing & Operations Records, University Of Maine Cooperative Extension Photographic, Audio & Audio Visual Records, and Publications are arranged by subject.

The record series Plans of Work is arranged primarily by Maine county and then secondary by year of report.

Some file names were changed to make them more meaningful and to correct errors. Material was separated and divided into multiple sub-folders where necessary. Material were rehoused into archival quality storage where necessary.

Some box numbers have changed:

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Boxes 56-63 were transferred to Fogler Library Special Collections by the Page Farm and Home Museum as part of Accession # 2012-0126.

Box 64 was transferred to Fogler Library Special Collections as Accession # 2016-0118.

Boxes 65 & 66 were transferred to Fogler Library Special Collections by Katherine Garland, University of Maine Cooperative Extension, Penobscot County as Accession # 2011-0613.

Box 67 was transferred to Fogler Library Special Collections by Katherine Garland, University of Maine Cooperative Extension, Penobscot County as Accession # 2013-1008. The publications had been in the office of Gleason Gray.

Boxes 68 & 69 were transferred to Fogler Library Special Collections by Katherine Garland, University of Maine Cooperative Extension, Penobscot County as Accession # 2011-0125.

Folders 15 & 16 in Box 72 were transferred to Special Collections by Lois Berg Stack, Cooperative Extension Specialist, Ornamental Horticulture as Accession # 2017-0901. Stack had the office of Lyle Littlefield who is the author of the reports in the folders.

Box 73 was transferred to Fogler Library Special Collections in 2016 by Patricia Henner, Director of Page Farm Museum as an addition to records previously transferred to Special Collections in 2010.

Appraisal

The processing archivist appraised the records and destroyed duplicate and damaged copies of slides. Duplicate copies of publications were transferred to the Maine Food and Agricultural Center. Also, material not considered appropriate for permanent retention in Fogler Library’s Special Collections were destroyed, including cancelled checks for the Aroostook Farm Labor Program & Extension Scout Camps.

Accruals

Accruals from the University of Maine Cooperative Extension Service are anticipated.

Related Materials

Office Of the President Records, UA RG 0003 includes records on the Cooperative Extension Service.

Alumni Association (University Of Maine), UA RG 0013.001 Records contains a program from the State 4-H Club Contest (1941) in Box 5, Folder 21 "Alumni Association - State 4-H Club Contest" and lyrics to Cooperative Extension songs in Box 5, Folder 11 "Alumni Association - Popular And Special UMaine Songs".

The record group College Of Agriculture Records, UA RG 0006.007.017 also contains records regarding the Cooperative Extension Service.

The record collection Schrumpf (Brownie and William E.) Papers, SpC MS 0455 contains Cooperative Extension cookbooks.

Separated Materials

University of Maine Cooperative Extension and U.S Department of Agriculture serials that were a part of accession #2020-0129 for titles which Fogler Library already had issues of were transferred to Fogler Library to fill any gaps in holdings. Duplicate copies of issues were disposed of.

Additionally for any University of Maine Cooperative Extension single publications that Fogler Library only had one copy of a second copy from #2020-0129 was added.

Bibliography

Day, Clarence A. "How Extension Work in Maine Began.” Cooperative Extension Service Bulletin No. 240, University of Maine, Orono, Maine (August 1937).

"What is University of Maine Cooperative Extension", University of Maine, https://extension.umaine.edu/about/ (accessed September 2016).

Processing Information

boxes 1-73 were processed by Matthew Revitt, August - September 2016 and box 75 in November 2020, Raymond H. Fogler Library Special Collections Department. Processing involved a collection survey and intellectual arrangement into series and the creation of this finding aid. Material was rehoused in appropriate archival folders (where needed) and the boxes and folders numbered and titled using information from ArchivesSpace.
Title
University of Maine. Cooperative Extension Service Records
Status
Completed
Author
Matthew Revitt
Date
September 23, 2016
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Repository Details

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