Children, Youth, Families and Communities Division Records
UA.16.9

Summary Information

Repository
Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections
Creator
Michigan State University. Institute for Children, Youth, and Families.
Title
Children, Youth, Families and Communities records
ID
UA.16.9
Date [inclusive]
1912-1998
Extent
5.5 Cubic feet
Language
English

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: "Item title, Collection title, Collection Identifier, Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections, East Lansing, Michigan".

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Historical Note

Michigan 4-H began in 1908 with the formation of boys corn clubs in Muskegon and Mason counties. Over the years, 4-H clubs for corn, sheep, poultry, canning, cake baking, livestock and other clubs were started across Michigan. These clubs would eventually link to the National Cooperative Extension Service system, which was formed in 1914 under the leadership of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).

Records for this group were initially under the umbrella of Michigan 4-H Youth Development. In February 2008, two Michigan State University Extension units — Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS) and 4-H Youth Development — merged to form a single administrative unit within MSU Extension. With input from county and state FCS and 4-H staff members, the new unit was named Children, Youth, Families and Communities (CYFC), a division of MSU extension. After a selection process, Cheri Booth was named Assistant Director for MSU Extension and State Leader for Children, Youth, Families and Communities.

This division involves volunteers in providing positive, experiential, educational opportunities for and with youth aged 5 to 19. Programming is primarily delivered through 4‐H clubs and in‐ and out‐of‐school, community‐based networks.

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Scope and Contents note

The collection consists of materials created and managed from Michigan 4-H Youth Development activities as well as activities that staff, members, and volunteers participated during the years 1920 to 1998. These records include awards, clippings, correspondence and meeting minutes (1950 – 1955, 1991 – 1998), guides, conferences (1920 – 1977), organizations, programs, publications, audiovisual materials, and oversized material.

Conference records are for the National 4-H Club Camp (1948 – 1956) which later became the National 4-H Conference in Washington D. C. (1957 – 1972), National 4-H Club Congress in Chicago (1920 – 1993), and the National Junior Vegetable Growers Association (1949 – 1961) and include records such as attendance, programs, post cards, and reports.

Leader’s Guides are included for African culture, bicycling, conservation, communication, Michigan folk life, foods, growth, home design, kid care, sports, veterinary science, weather and others.

Organizations within this record set are Michigan Association of Extension 4-H Youth Staff (1989 – 1997) and the National Association of Extension 4-H Agents (1991- 1997).

Records for Youth Development programs include the International Exchange programs with Japan, Central America, and the Caribbean (1983 – 1987) and the 4-H Urban Expansion Program (1976 – 1980). Also found here are records from the Michigan 4-H Performing Arts Troupe (1980 – 1984).

Audiovisual records include photographic materials (negatives, prints, and slides), audio cassettes, and video taped recordings.

Oversized material includes posters and other larger materials.

Records are arranged alphabetically by subject.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections November 2008

Conrad Hall
888 Wilson Road, Room 101
East Lansing , MI, 48824
517-355-2330
archives@msu.edu

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Legal Status note

Copyright: Michigan State University Property Rights: Michigan State University

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish material from this collection must be obtained from University Archives & Historical Collections, Michigan State University.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • 4-H Youth Development Program (U.S.).
  • 4-H Youth Development Program (U.S.).
  • Michigan State University. Institute for Children, Youth, and Families.
  • National 4-H Conference.

Subject(s)

  • 4-H clubs -- History
  • 4-H clubs -- Michigan
  • African culture
  • Performing arts
  • Youth

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Collection Inventory

Box Folder

Annual 4-H Breakfast 1964 

2371 1

Achievement Awards 1950, 1953 

2371 2

African Cultural Heritage 

Box Folder

Part 1 Introduction undated 

2371 3

Part 1A Africa – Its People, Land and Homes undated 

2371 4

Part 2 Foods undated 

2371 5

Part 3 Personal Appearance undated 

2371 6

Part 4 Adire' Eleko undated 

2371 7

Part 5 Adire' Eleso undated 

2371 8

Part 6 Adinkera undated 

2371 9

Part 7 Embroidery undated 

2371 10

Part 8 Weaving undated 

2371 11

Part 9 Applique undated 

2371 12

Part 10 Beads undated 

2371 13

Part 11 Crafts of West Africa undated 

2371 14
Box Folder

Awards undated 

2371 15

Awards, 4-H Key Club undated 

2371 16

Awards Program 

Box Folder

 1959 

2371 17

 1960-1964 

2371 18

 1966-1969 

2371 19

 1970-1973 

2371 20

 1974-1977 

2371 21
Box Folder

Champions and Scholarship Winners 1915-1946 

2371 22

Child Care 1956, undated 

2371 23

Clippings 1968 

2371 24

Clippings 1990 

2371 25

Correspondence 

Box Folder

 1991-1993 

2371 26

 1994 

2371 27

 1995 

2371 28

 1996 

2371 29

 1998 

2371 30
Box Folder

4-H Dairy Herd Health undated 

2371 31

District 4-H Council Meetings and Correspondence (source was Mrs. Joyce Thompson, State 4-H Council Member) 1950-1954 

2371 32

Effective Control of Meetings (314D) Circa 1976 

2371 33

4-H Entomology undated 

2371 34

Environmentalism undated 

2371 35

Exploration Days Registration Book 1989 

2371 36

Friendship Quilt undated 

2371 37

How to Measure Slope undated 

2371 38

International Exchange Program 

Box Folder

Brochures undated 

2371 39

Central America Peace Scholarships (CAPS) Host Family Handbook undated 

2371 40

Labo – Japan 

Handbook undated 

Box Folder

Sections I – VII 

2371 41

Sections VIII – XI, Appendix 

2371 42
Box Folder

Guidelines 1984 

2371 43

Homestay Report 1987 

2371 44

Publications 1983-1984 

2371 45
Box Folder

Judging and Evaluation Materials 1971, 1975 

2371 46

Junior Agricultural Association of Michigan For Boys and Girls 1912 

2371 47

Junior Land Judging Guide (533A) undated 

2371 48

Leader's Guide 

Box Folder

The Art and Science of Lifetime Bicycling 1979 

2371 49

"Basic" Projects 

Box Folder

Environmental Conservation and You (330) Circa 1973 

2371 50

Environmental Conservation and Forests (332) Circa 1972 

2371 51

Environmental Conservation and Widlife (334) Circa 1975 

2371 52

Environmental Conservation and Water (335) Circa 1973 

2371 53

Environmental Conservation and Air (336) Circa 1978 

2371 54
Box Folder

Communication Made Easy undated 

2371 55

Convenience Foods (1021, 1023, 1025) 1977 

2371 56

Demonstrations, (311) 1959 

2371 57

Exploring the World of Plants and Soils undated 

2371 58

Food – Nutrition Quick Meals undated 

2371 59

Growth and Development (1013) undated 

2371 60

Handbook on Pesticides undated 

2371 61

High on Myself: A 4-H Substance Abuse Prevention Program undated 

2371 62

Home Design (362) 1965 

2371 63

Karing for Kids I Resource Handbook undated 

2371 64

Karing for Kids I Supplemental Materials undated 

2371 65

Michigan 4-H Challenge Program 1976 

Box Folder

Parts I – V 

2371 66

Part VI 

2371 67

Parts VII - XII 

2372 1
Box Folder

Outdoor Meals (355 F1, F2, F3) undated 

2372 2

Personal Appearance for Youth (383 D, E, F) undated 

2372 3

Shooting Sports Handbook undated 

2372 4

Snowmobiling undated 

2372 5

Spotlight on Management undated 

2372 6

Veterinary Science Program undated 

2372 7

Weather Project undated 

2372 8

Wildflowers (1250) undated 

2372 9

Woodworking Plans (537) undated 

2372 10

Members' Manual 

Box Folder

All American Foods undated 

2373 67

Exploring the World of Plants and Soils undated 

2373 68

Pesticides in Your 4-H Project undated 

2373 69

Spotlight on Management undated 

2373 70

Veterinary Science Program 1980 

2373 71

Michigan Association of Extension 4-H Youth Staff, 

Agenda and Minutes, 

Box Folder

 1990-1992 

2372 11

 1993-1994 

2372 12

 1996-1997 

2372 13
Box Folder

Awards 1994 

2372 14

Committee Reports 1990-1994 

2372 15

Handbook for Members undated 

2372 16

Membership 1992-1993 

2372 17

Newsletter 1990-1997 

2372 18

Officer / Regional Director Handbook 1993 

2372 19

Officer / Regional Director Handbook 1995 

2372 20

Treasurer's Report 1989-1994 

2372 21
Box Folder

Michigan Council of Extension Associations 1993 

2372 22

"More Than 75 Years of Investing in America's Future: A Brief History of 4-H" March 1989 

2372 23

"M.S.U. Rabbit Tales" by Richard J. Aulerich undated 

2372 24

Mulligan Stew 4-H TV Series undated 

2372 25

National 4-H Club Camp, Programs 1948-1956 

2372 26

National 4-H Conference 

Programs 

Box Folder

 1957-1959 

2372 27

 1960-1969 

2372 28
Box Folder

Miscellaneous 1965-1972 

2372 29

National 4-H Club Congress 

Box Folder

Annual Banquet 1936 

2372 30

Attendance by County Personnel 1934-1963 

2372 31

Delegates 

Box Folder

 1920-1949 

2372 32

 1950-1971 

2372 33

 1993 

2372 34

Miscellaneous (Programs, Attendees, etc.) 

Box Folder

 1925-1933 

2372 35

 1935-1938 

2372 36

 1940-1944 

2372 37

 1945-1948 

2372 38

 1950-1954 

2372 39

 1955-1956 

2372 40

 1957-1958 

2372 41

 1961 

2372 42

 1962 

2372 43

 1963 

2372 44

 1970 

2372 45

 1971 

2372 46

 1972 

2372 47

 1974 

2372 48

 1975 

2372 49

 1976 

2372 50

 1977 

2372 51
Box Folder

Postcards Circa 1955 

2372 52

Proceedings 1938 

2372 53

Report on a Study of 4-H Awards 1955-1956 

2372 54

National Association of Extension 4-H Agents 

Box Folder

Bylaws 1991 

2372 55

Final Report to Directors 1997 

2372 56

National Conference 1996 

2372 57

National Junior Vegetable Growers Association 

Box Folder

 1949-1958 

2372 58

 1960-1961 

2372 59
Box Folder

Office Forms 1967 - 1981, undated 

2372 60

Passport to Understanding Notebook undated 

Box Folder

Introduction 

2373 1

Labo 4-H Exchange (Japan) 

2373 2

National 4-H Council 

2373 3

Belize Partners 

2373 4

Dominican Republic Partners 

2373 5

African Heritage 

2373 6

American Heritage 

2373 7

Community Service and Local Involvement 

2373 8

Performing Arts Troupe 

Box Folder

Handbook undated 

2373 9

Miscellaneous 1981, 1983, undated 

2373 10

Programs 1982 - 1984, undated 

2373 11
Box Folder

Project Manual, The Dairy Goat (4H 1019) undated 

2373 12

Project Report Forms undated 

2373 13

Publications 

Brochures 

Box Folder

Bicycles undated 

2373 14

Camp Kett undated 

2373 15

Celebrate Success! Circa 1989 

2373 16

Discussion Guides undated 

2373 17

Imagine 4-H undated 

2373 18

Miscellaneous undated 

2373 19
Box Folder

Comics undated 

2373 20

Newsletters 

Box Folder

The Michigan Leader 1973 

2373 21

FOLKPATTERNS 1983 - 1984, undated 

2373 22

"There's Something IN It For You!" undated 

2373 23
Box Folder

4-H Foundation Report 1972-1973 

2373 24
Box Folder

Rainbow Garden undated 

2373 25

Record Books and Forms 1955, undated 

2373 26

Resource Guide – Michigan Folklife (4-H 1263) undated 

2373 27

Scholarships – Criteria 1988-1990 

2373 28

Self-Awareness Worksheets undated 

2373 29

Seymour Safely Meets 4-H undated 

2373 30

State 4-H Council Meetings - Minutes 

Box Folder

 1950-1952 

2373 31

 1953-1955 

2373 32

Thomas E. Wilson Day 

Box Folder

Dinner Program 1925 

2373 33

Pioneer Edition Booklet 1939 

2373 34

Progress Edition Booklet 1940 

2373 35
Box Folder

Tollgate 4-H Education Center 1986-1989 

2373 36

Tractors undated 

2373 37

Urban Expansion 

Box Folder

The Detroit 4-H Program Final Report October 1976 

2373 38

Overview 1978-1979 

2373 39

Progress Report April 1978 

2373 40

Update 1980 

2373 41
Box Folder

4-H Victory Project 1942-1945 

2373 42

Woodworking Plans undated 

2373 43

Workshop – Telling Our Story April 2006 

2373 44

Youth Programs Schedules 1966-1968 

2373 45

Event programs (State Show, Youth Week, Exploration Days) 1968-1970 

2373 72

NAE4-HA Curriculum Preconference- ABC's for the 21st Century November 5, 1996 

2379 7

Photographic Materials 

Box Folder

Negatives, National 4-H Conference undated 

2373 46

Prints 

Box Folder

Annual 4-H Breakfast 1964 

2373 47

Dale Carnegie Course 1990 

2373 48

National 4-H Conference 

Box Folder

 1952 

2373 49

 1959 

2373 50

 1967-1976 

2373 51

 undated 

2373 52

National Club Congress 

Box Folder

 1961-1964 

2373 53

 1966 

2373 54

 1968 

2373 55

 1970 

2373 56

 1971 

2373 57

 1972 

2373 58

 1976 

2373 59

 1977 

2373 60
Box Folder

National Junior Vegetable Growers Association 1952 

2373 61

Performing Arts Troupe undated 

2373 62

Positives (Slides) 

Box Folder

The 4-H Club Meeting – A Teaching Tool (C-100) undated 

2373 63

African Heritage 

Box Folder

4-H in the 70s (with Audio Cassette and script) Circa 1970 

2373 64

4-H Youth Week (with Audio Cassette and script) 1972 

2373 65

4-H Youth Week (with Audio Cassette and script) 1973 

2373 66
Box Folder

Andire Eleso – Tie and Dye (with Audio Cassette and script) (4-H 318.1) undated 

2379 1

Embroidery (with Audio Cassette and script) (4-H 321.1) undated 

2379 2

People, Land and Home (with Audio Cassette and script), (4-H 0314) undated 

2379 3

Weaving (with Audio Cassette and script), (4-H 0324) undated 

2379 4
Box Folder

National Congress (with Audio Cassette) 1977 

2379 5

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Audio 

Box Folder

Audio Cassette, Labo Orientation undated 

2379 6

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Video 

U-matic format 

Box
2374

2374 4-H Performing Arts Troupe at Wharton Center and Interview with A. Woods January 1983 

Michigan 4-H Performing Arts Troupe at Kettunen Center in Tustin November 27-28 

Oliver Ragsdale Tape #2 1972 

Okemos Barn Theatre – 60 Minutes "Standing Room Only" May 1975 

4-H Performing Arts Troupe / Folkpatterns, State Capital, #2 June 1983 

4-H Performing Arts Troupe #1 at Daley Center undated 

4-H Performing Arts Troupe #2 at Daley Center undated 

4-H Performing Arts Troupe #2B at Daley Center undated 

4-H Performing Arts Troupe #3 (Freetime) at Daley Center undated 

4-H Performing Arts Troupe #3 at Daley Center undated 

Scratch Tape undated 

#A undated 

#1 Open undated 

#2, undated undated 

#3 undated 

Box

Kids and Oliver Interviews undated 

2375

No Label 

Frizzell, Seabach, Penny and Kid Interviews undated 

Exploration Days, 4-H Capital Building B-Roll June 1982 

Rehearsal undated 

Performing Arts Troupe #3B Freetime undated 

Mike Tate Exploration Days / Capital Building June 1982 

#D undated 

#25 undated 

#B undated 

Unlabeled with note from Cindy to Oliver undated 

Unlabeled undated 

Unlabeled undated 

Oliver (rest of label not readable) undated 

VHS Format 

Box
2375

African Dance (Time: 55 Minutes), 4H68 undated 

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Oversized Material 

Posters 

Drawer
11

The Michigan 4-H Friendship Quilt undated 

Four H Victory Club Circa 1942 

Mulligan Stew undated 

Michigan 4-H Poster Art Winners 1972 

Greenhorn Ecologist Bumper Sticker undated 

4-H Member's Personal Records Envelope undated 

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Serials 

#310: 4-H Club Bulletin 


    Box
Mixed materials   2497-2498
    Box
Mixed materials   2499-2501

#999: Vantage 

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Annual Reports 

Box

Unpublished 

Annual Reports

1999-2000 

2000-2001 

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