Argentina Project (Balcarce) Records
UA.2.9.5.13

Summary Information

Repository
Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections
Creator
Michigan State University. Argentina Project (Balcarce).
Title
Argentina Project (Balcarce) records
ID
UA.2.9.5.13
Date [inclusive]
1957-1975
Extent
6.0 Cubic feet
Language
English
Language of Materials
Some of the materials are in Spanish.

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

The Argentina Project (Balcarce) was undertaken by Michigan State University in conjunction with the Agency for International Development (AID), the National Development Council (NDC) of Argentina, the National Institute of Agricultural Technology (INTA) of Argentina, and the Catholic University of Mar del Plata (UCMP). Its purpose was to strengthen the agricultural college at Balcarce and to institute principles and practices common to land grant institutions, such as Michigan State University.

The project had its beginnings in 1963 with the visit and report of the pre-contract survey team. In February 1965 a contract for the project was signed with USAID. Shortly thereafter, an economic analysis and feasibility study was made and by January 1966 the first MSU personnel had arrived on the scene. From that date until December 1970, hampered as it was by financial, political, and cultural problems, the project went on, ultimately involving twenty-one long- and short-term advisors.

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Scope and Contents note

Records of the Argentina Project (Balcarce) consist of official reports and staff reports, personal and official staff correspondence, and preliminary studies and drafts of the project. Also included are financial and funding records, administrative records, and information on Argentina and agriculture.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections

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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Related Materials

Related Archival Materials

See also Educational Development Program records, 1963-1976 (UA 3.5)

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Instituto Nacional de Tecnología Agropecuaria (Argentina).
  • United States. Agency for International Development.

Genre(s)

  • Contracts
  • Diaries
  • Letters (correspondence)
  • Photographs
  • Reports

Geographic Name(s)

  • Balcarce (Argentina : Partido)

Personal Name(s)

  • Combs, William H.

Subject(s)

  • Agricultural education -- Argentina
  • Agriculture -- Argentina
  • Public universities and colleges -- Argentina

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Collection Inventory

Box Folder

Quarterly Report, US Agency for International Development MSU 

238 1
Box Folder

No. 2 May - July 1965 

238 2

No. 3 August - October 1965 

238 3

No. 4 Novebmer 1965 - January 1966 

238 4

No. 5 February - April 1966 

238 5

No. 6 May - July 1966 

238 6

No. 7 August - October 1966 

238 7

No. 8 November 1966 - January 1967 

238 8

No. 9 February - April 1967 

238 9

No. 10 May - July 1967 

238 10

No. 11 August - October 1967 

238 11

No. 12 November 1967 - January 1968 

238 12

No. 13 February - April 1968 

238 13

No. 14 May - July 1968 

238 14

No. 15 August - October 1968 

238 15

No. 16 November 1968 - January 1969 

238 16

No. 17 February - April 1969 

238 17

No. 18 May - July 1969 

238 18

No. 19 August - October 1969 

238 19

No. 20 November 1969 - January 1970 

238 20

No. 21 February - April 1970 

238 21

No. 22 May - July 1970 

238 22

No. 23 August - October 1970 

238 23

No. 24 November 1970 - January 1971 

238 24

Blueprint, Dormitory Plan undated 

238 25

The Balcarce, Argentina Project, End of Tour Report 1970 

238 26

Texas A&M University System Quarterly Reports July 1971 - December 1972 

238 27

"Report on Agricultural Engineering Education" February 15 - March 15, 1967 

238 28

Report by Pre Contract Survey Team October 1963 

238 29-30

Chronological Sequence of Activity undated 

238 31

Rough Draft Pre-Contract Survey Team undated 

238 32

Report of Pre-Contract Survey Team Preliminary Report 1963 

238 33

Report of Pre-Contract Survey Team Draft November 15, 1963 

238 34

First Edition Report of Pre-Contract Team October 1963 

238 35

Report of Pre-Contract Survey Team Second Edition July 1964 

238 36

Suggested Program of Work July 7, 1964 

238 37

Economic Analysis and Feasibility Study 

Box Folder

MSU Study Team April - May 1965 

238 38

 November 1965 

238 39-40

Briefing for Trip 1964-1965 

238 41
Box Folder

Persons Contracted Trip Costa Rica, Colombia, Argentina 1965 

238 42
Drawer Folder

Short Term Adviser’s Report, Dr. Henry Foth 1967 

FD 2

Economic Analysis and Feasibility Study 

Box Folder

Notes 1960, undated 

238 43

Notes undated 

238 44

Notes 1964-1965, undated 

238 45

Notes undated 

238 46

Space Allocation 1964-1965 

238 47

Plans for Building undated 

238 48-49

Drafts of Final Report 

Box Folder

Folder 1 undated 

238 50

Folder 2 undated 

238 51

Folder 3 undated 

238 52

Folder 4 1965, undated 

238 53

Folder 5 

238 54
Box Folder

Drafts of Figures for Printer undated 

238 55
Box Folder

Monthly Reports 1970 

239 1
Box Folder

 1968-1969 

239 2

Progress, Comments on. 1966-1967 

239 3

Diary: Davis, Robert H. 1969-1970 

239 4

Progress 1967 

239 5

End of Tour Report 

Box Folder

Baker, Georgianne 1970 

239 6

Bourne, W. Clinton 1968-1970 

239 7

Daley, Peter undated 

239 8

Davis, Robert H. 1969 

239 9

Downes, John D. 1970 

239 10

Drew, William 1966 

239 11

Esmay, Merle 1967 

239 12

Foth, Henry D. 1967 

239 13

Hooker, W.J. 1968 

239 14

Kidder, E.H. 1970 

239 15

Madaski, Frank 1969 

239 16

Miller, Mason E. 1970 

239 17

Munsell, Paul E. 1970 

239 18

Nelson, R.H. 1966-1968 

239 19

Robertson, L.S. (Pictures) 1968 

239 20

Ruppel, Robert 1967 

239 21

Taboada, Oscar 1969 

239 22

Wright, Jonathon 1966, undated 

239 25

Wood, Garland 1970 

239 26-27
Box Folder

Report to Facultad Agronomia, Balcarce, Argentina 1968 

239 23

Reports on Fund Raising – Smith, Battle 1966 

239 24

Comments – Wood, Garland undated 

239 28

Report: Problems Restricting Development of Agricultural Mechanization. Wilkinson, Ruben undated 

239 29

Follow Up 1965-1970 

239 30

Future Contracting with INTA 1969 

239 31

Peterson Cucumber Project 1966-1967 

239 32

Language Lab Equipment 1968 

239 33

Language Lab Book Orders 1970 

239 34-35

Proposed Milking Barn Equipment 1966, 1969 

239 36

Catalogs, Requests for 1965 

239 37

Information about Argentina 1961-1963, undated 

239 38

Home Economics Information 1964-1965 

239 39

Agricultural Information 1963 

239 40

Argentina, Climate of Balcarce, Information undated 

239 41

Soil Description undated 

239 42

Curriculum 

Box Folder

 1957, undated 

239 46

 1965, undated 

239 43

 1967, undated 

239 45

 undated 

239 44

Balcarce Experimental Station 

Box Folder

Work Plans 1961-1962, 1969, undated 

239 47

Work plans 1960-1961, 1963-1964, undated 

239 48

Work plans 1960-1962, undated 

239 49

Speech by Dean Cottanio 1966 

239 50
Box Folder

Graduate School in Argentina Republic of Argentina Rule Book 1968, undated 

239 51

Graduate School in Argentina Comments by Personnel 1968-1969, undated 

240 1

Balcarce College Information Collect Dr. Ruppel February 1966 

240 2

Fundraising 1965-1966 

240 3
Box Folder

 1966-1970 

240 4

Personnel 

Box Folder

Participation by MSU Staff and Others 1963-1970 

240 5

Notes on Personnel, Argentina, AID undated 

240 6

Monthly Reports on Participants Under Contract 1967-1971 

240 7

Regulations for Visas January 1968 

240 8

Pre-Departure Checklist January 1969 

240 9

Mail October 1966 

240 10

Shipping Allowances 1965 

240 11

Tips for Families Living in Mar del Plata 1965 

240 12

Staff Allowances 1966-1968 

240 13

Information for Families Planning One or More Years Overseas (education) 1967 

240 14

School Information 1965 

240 15

Projected Staff Requirements 1965-1975 

240 16

Prospective 1966-1968 

240 17

Suggested Staff Candidate List 1965 

240 19

Short Term Staff 1969 

240 20

AID Personnel 1970 

240 21

Pre-Contract Survey Team 

Box Folder

Lassiter, C.A. 1963 

240 22

Perkins, M.F. 1964 

240 23

Ralston, N.P. 1963-1965 

240 24

Wood, C.P. 1963-1964 

240 25
Box Folder

Adams, Wayne 1965 

240 26

Baker, Georgianne 1969-1970 

240 27

Baker, Rollin 1966, 1970 

240 28

Bourne, Clinton (pictures) 1968, 1970 

240 29

Byg, Delbert 1968 

240 30

Cowden, T.K. 1967 

240 31

Dalby, Peter 1969-1970 

240 32

Davis, Robert H. 1969-1970 

240 33

Dietrich, John 1969 

240 34

Downes, John 1969-1970 

240 35

Drew, William B. 1966-1969 

240 36

Foth, Henry D. 1966-1970 

240 37

Garese, Pedro. (Pictures) 1968 

240 38

Hackett, Arthur J. 1970 

240 39

Hoefer, Jake 1965 

240 40

Hooker, William J. 1967-1968 

240 41

Kidder, Ernest. (Pictures) 1969-1970 

240 42

Kneller, Carolyn undated 

240 43

Kyle, Leonard 1965 

240 44

Lawton, Kirk 1965-1968 

240 45
Box Folder

 1965 

240 46

Madaski, Frank (Pictures) 1969 

240 47

Miller, Mason (Pictures) 1970 

240 48

Munsell, Paul 1970 

240 49

Nelson, Ronald 1966-1968 

240 50

Paape, Max 1969-1974 

240 51

Peacock, Dave 1967 

240 52

Peterson, Glenn M. 1958-1968 

240 53

Robertson, Lynn 1968 

240 54

Ruppel, Robert (Pictures) 1965-1968 

240 55

Smith, Battle 1967 

240 56

Taboada, Oscar 1967-1969 

240 57

Wilkinson, Robert 1967-1968 

240 58

Wood, Garland (Pictures) 1967-1968 

240 59

Wright, Jonathon 1966-1967 

240 60

Wright, Earl T. 1963-1965 

240 61

Wyeth, Irving 1967 

240 62

Argentine Participants 

Box Folder

Agricultural Experts, visits of 1964 

240 63

 1965 

240 64

Agricultural Experts 1967-1968 

240 66
Box Folder

Berardo, Angel 1968 

240 67

Goni, Dean 1969-1970 

240 68

Mendiburu, Americo O. 1967-1971 

240 69

Requena, Rafael 1968 

240 70

Tunon, Eduardo Fernandez 1968-1969 

240 71

Tunon, Eduardo Fernandez 1968 

241 1

Villar, Jorge A. 1968-1970 

241 2

Hannah, John 1968 

241 3

Lonnemark, Henning 1968 

241 4

Miller, Richard 1966 

241 5

Correspondence 

Box Folder

General A. 1965, 1967, 1969 

241 6

General B. 1963, 1965-1967, 1970 

241 7

Bourne, W.C. 1968, 1970-1971 

241 8
Box Folder

 1968 

241 9-10

General C. 1965-1967, 1969-1970 

241 11

Constantino, A.G. 1964 

241 12

Cowden, T.K. 1964-1967 

241 13

General D. 1968-1970 

241 14

General F. 1963, 1965 

241 15

Ford, James 1966-1969 

241 16

France, Louis 1965 

241 17

General G. 1965-1967, 1970 

241 18

General I. 1965, 1968 

241 19

General J. 1964, 1966 

241 20

Jacobs, Gerald 1963, 1965-1967, 1969-1971 

241 21

Jacobsen, Harry 1964-1965 

241 22

Jacobsen, Eugene 1966 

241 23

General L. 1963-1967 

241 24

Ruppel, Robert; Lawton, Kirk 1966-1967 

241 25

Lawton, Kirk 1965-1967 

241 26

Lippincott, Richard 1967 

241 27

General M. 1967-1968, 1971 

241 28

May, Phillip J. 1966-1967 

241 29

Mendia, Justino A. 1965-1966 

241 30

Miller, Jarvis E. 1964-1965 

241 31

General N. 1963, 1965, 1969 

241 32

Nelson, Linda 1970 

241 33

Nelson, Ronald 

Box Folder

 1966-1967 

241 36-37

 1967-1968 

241 35

 1968, 1970 

241 34
Box Folder

Nelson, Ronald; Lawton, Kirk 1966-1967 

241 38

Ojeda, Srta. Norma Glayds 1968 

241 39

General P. 1965-1966, 1969 

241 40

Pasquale, Domingo 1966-1968 

241 41

Perkins, M.F. Concerning Pre – Contract Survey Team 

Box Folder

 1962-1963 

241 43

 1963-1964 

241 42
Box Folder

Peterson, Virgil 1965 

241 44

Riley, Harold W. 1968-1969 

241 45

Ruppel, Robert (Personal) 

Box Folder

 1965-1966 

241 50

 1966 

241 49

 1966-1967 

241 48

 1967 

241 47

 1967-1968 

241 46
Box Folder

Ruppel, Robert; Lawton, Kirk 1966-1967 

241 51
Box Folder

 1966 

241 52

General S. 1966-1967, 1970 

241 53

Sanders, Terry 1963 

241 54

Santillan, Juan C. Garcia 1965-1966 

241 55

Shaefer, William 1966 

241 56

Smith, Battle 1966-1967, 1969 

241 57
Box Folder

 1966-1967 

241 58

Smith, Freeman 1963 

241 59

Smith, Phillip 1970 

241 60

Smuckler, Ralph 1965-1967 

241 61

General T. 1965 

241 62

Taboada, Oscar 

Box Folder

 1967-1968 

241 64

 1968-1969 

241 63
Box Folder

Taggart, Glenn 1966-1967 

241 65

Taylor, Donald 1967-1968 

241 66

General 

Box Folder

 1964-1965, 1970 

241 68

 1965, 1967 

241 67
Box Folder

Walker, Joseph 1969-1970 

241 69

Walt, George 1965-1969 

241 70

Watkins, J.C. 1963-1966 

241 71

Wittle, Boyd 1970-1971 

241 72

Wilkinson, Robert 

Box Folder

 1968 

241 74

 1969 

241 75

1969-1971 

241 73

Wood, Garland 

Box Folder

 1964, 1968-1969 

241 84

 1969 

241 81-83

 1969-1970 

241 79

 1970 

241 77-78

 1970 

241 80

 1970-1971 

241 76

Numbered Letters to Lawton, Kirk 1969 

241 85

Numbered Letters to Wyeth, Irving 1970 

241 86
Box Folder

Wyeth, Irving. Numbered Letters to Wood, Garland 1970 

242 1
Box Folder

 1970 

242 2

Zavaleta, Amaro 1967 

242 3

Cables August 1970 - February 1971 

242 4
Box Folder

 April 1965 - September 1966 

242 9

 September 1966 - June 1967 

242 8

 June 1967 - April 1968 

242 7

 April - November 1968 

242 6

 January - August 1970 

242 5

Administration 

Box Folder

Contract 1963, 1965, n.d. 

242 10

Memorandum of Understanding 1966-1967 

242 11

Contract Amendments 1968, 1970 

242 12

Contract Extension 1966 

242 13

Contract Justification for Direct Aid 1967 

242 14

Contractors Guides undated 

242 15

Project Agreements 1957, undated 

242 16

Contract Implementation 1964-1965 

242 17

Procedures 1965-1969 

242 18

Project Inventory 1966-1967 

242 19

University Business Office 1966-1968 

242 20

Correspondence Relating to Contract 1964-1970 

242 21

Visit of Lawton, Cowden, Halpin, Reichel, Saccid 1967 

242 22

Finances 

Box Folder

Account Statement Pre-Contract Survey Team 1963-1964 

242 23

Account Statement 1965 

242 24
Box Folder

 1966 

242 25

 1967 

242 26

 1968 

242 27

 1969 

242 28

 1970 

242 29

 1971 

242 30

 1972 

242 31

Automobile Purchase 1965-1968 

242 32

Budget 

Box Folder

Expenditures 1963-1964 

242 33
Box Folder

 1966 

242 34

Proposal and Final 1964-1965 

242 35

Financial Statement 1966 

242 36

Proposals 1967 

242 37

Financial Statement-Approval Budget 1967 

242 38

Expenditures 1967 

242 39

Miscellaneous Materials 1963-1967 

242 40
Box Folder

 1963-1967 

242 41

 1963-1967 

242 42

 1963-1967 

242 43

Proposed 1968 

242 44

Expenditures 1968 

242 45

Miscellaneous Materials 1968 

242 46

Proposed 1969 

242 47

Expenditures 1969 

242 48

Miscellaneous Materials 1969 

242 49

Proposed 1970 

242 50

Expenditures 1970 

242 51

Miscellaneous Materials 1970 

242 52
Box Folder

 1970 

242 53

Pre-Contract Survey Team. Lassiter, Charles 1963 

Box
243
Folder
1

Pre- Contract Survey Team. Perkins, Maurice F. 1963 

243 2
Box Folder

Ralston, Noel P. 1963 

243 3

Wood, Garland 1963 

243 4

Expenses, Argentina Participants 

Box Folder

Butzonitch, Ivan 1968, 1970 

243 5

Garay, Ana 1970 

243 6

Induni, Cesar 1970 

243 7

Mendeburo, Americo O. 1967, 1970 

243 8

Vellar, Jorge 1968 

243 9
Box Folder

Gifts and Grants (Incomplete) 1970 

243 10

Vouchers, Argentine Participants 

Box Folder

Butzonitch, Ivan 1969-1970 

243 11

Garay, Ana 1970 

243 12

Garise, Pedro 1968 

243 13

Induni, Cesar 1970 

243 14

Mendiburo, Americo 1967-1970 

243 15

Requena, Rafael 1968 

243 16

Tunon, Eduardo 1967-1969 

243 17

Villar, Jorge 1968-1970 

243 18

Bourne, Clinton 1968-1970 

243 19

Davis, Robert 1969-1970 

243 20

Downes, John 1970 

243 21

Madaski, Frank 1969 

243 22

Nelson, Ronald 1967 

243 23

Ruppel, Robert 1967 

243 24

Taboada, Oscar 1967-1969 

243 25

Wood, Garland 1969-1970 

243 26
Box Folder

 1968-1969 

243 27

Wilkinson, Robert 1969 

243 28

Miscellaneous 1967 

243 29
Box Folder

 1968 

243 30

Miscellaneous 1969 

243 31

Purchase 

Box Folder

 1965-1969 

243 34

 1967 

243 35

 1967-1968 

243 33

 1967-1968 

243 36

 1968 

243 39

 1968-1969 

243 32

 1968-1969 

243 38

 1969-1970 

243 37
Box Folder

Miscellaneous Materials 1964-1972 

243 40
Box Folder

 1966-1967 

243 41

New Releases 1966-1967 

243 42
Box Folder

 1965 

243 43

Miscellaneous Publications 

Box Folder

English Language 1965, 1967-1968, 1970 

243 44

Spanish Language 1959, 1962-1963 

243 46
Box Folder

 1960 

243 48

 1961, 1964-1965 

243 45

 1963-1965 

243 47

 1965-1966 

243 49

 undated 

243 50
Box Folder

Ecclesion School, Mar del Plata Day School, Calvert School 1965 

243 51
Drawer Folder

Cost Analysis-MSU Soil Science Inputs 1971 

FD 1

Oversized 

Drawer

"Anteproyecto Edificio Dormitorio Para 80 Estudiantes" 

OS 5

Photographs. Argentina Project. 

Drawer
MSU Photos

Balcarce. 

People. Requena, Rafael. 

Serials 

#808: Overseas Project - Argentina (Balcarce) - Quarterly Report 

#809: Overseas Project - Argentina (Balcarce) - Semi-Annual Report 

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