National Project in Agricultural Communications (NPAC) Records
UA.23.2

Summary Information

Repository
Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections
Creator
National Project in Agriculture Communications..
Title
National Project in Agriculture Communications records
ID
UA.23.2
Date [inclusive]
1952-1962
Extent
3.0 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

Following World War II enrollment in land grant institutions increased. In addition the public began to turn to government and educators for advice. The agriculture extension workers in universities found their knowledge to be in high demand by the public. As land grant institutions grew, their agriculture information divisions grew, as did the amount of information they could give to the public. The need to oversee staff and plan materials and projects to disperse the information grew as well. The American Association of Agricultural College Editors (AAACE) saw they needed better ways to help agriculture information personnel. In 1951 they began to investigate establishing a project for professional improvement in this area. Groups such as the Extension Committee on Organization and Policy, Experiment Station Committee on Organization and Policy, and National Association of Radio Farm Directors worked with the Kellogg Foundation to secure funding to develop a program for applying principles of the newly developing science of communications for wider dissemination of info in agriculture and home economics. Michigan State University was selected by the Executive Committee as the site for the project.

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Scope and Contents note

The records of the National Project in Agricultural Communications (NPAC) consist of background information, reports, budgets, Board of Control minutes, correspondence with the Kellogg Foundation, and materials relating to the training programs including the Communication Training Program.

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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

Revision Description

  January 2006

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)

  • National Project in Agriculture Communications..

Personal Name(s)

  • Salisbury, Begal

Subject(s)

  • Agriculture Information services
  • Communication -- Study and teaching

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Collection Inventory

National Project in Agricultural Communications: The First Seven Years, 1953-1960 


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Mixed materials   617 1

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Genesis of Project for a NPAC 


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Mixed materials   617 2

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Report of the Program Development Conference on Improving Agricultural Communications – Chicago, May 25-31, 1952 


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Mixed materials   617 3

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Outline of a Proposal by the AAACE for an Agricultural Communications Project 


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Mixed materials   617 4

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Illinois Application for Participation in a Proposed NPAC 


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Mixed materials   617 5

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Kansas State College Application 


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Mixed materials   617 6

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Michigan State College Application 


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Mixed materials   617 7

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Minnesota Application for Participation in Proposed NPAC 


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Mixed materials   617 8

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Purdue Application 


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Mixed materials   617 9-11

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Wisconsin Application 


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Mixed materials   617 12

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General Evaluation of Location Sites for NPAC 


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Mixed materials   617 13

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A Proposal to the W.K. Kellogg Foundation for a National Project in Agricultural Communications 1952-1953 


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Mixed materials   617 14

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Revised Copy of the Proposal to the Kellogg Foundation 1952-1953 


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Mixed materials   617 15

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Report on NPAC by J.A. McCain, President of Kansas State College 1953 


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Mixed materials   617 16

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A Report on NPAC by the US Department of Agriculture 1953 


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Mixed materials   617 17

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AAACE and the NPAC 1953 


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Mixed materials   617 18

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Suggested Work Program for the NPAC 1954 


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Mixed materials   617 19

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A Report on NPAC before the Agricultural Editors' Section, Southern Agricultural Workers Conference February 7, 1955 


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Mixed materials   617 20

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NPAC – Eighteen Months from the Beginning: Annual Report for the period ending February 28, 1955 


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Mixed materials   617 21

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A Proposal to the W.K. Kellogg Foundation for an Expanded Program of Agricultural Communications, June 1955 


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Mixed materials   617 22

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Review and Report on Program Development of NPAC July 1955 


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Mixed materials   617 23

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Reviews and Reports on Program Development of NPAC to AAACE 1955 


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Mixed materials   617 24

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NPAC Progress Reports to American Association of Land- Grant Colleges and State Universities (AALGCSU) 1955-1959 


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Mixed materials   617 25

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Program Recommendations for NPAC, USDA, and AAACE 1956 


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Mixed materials   617 26

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Proposal to the Kellogg Foundation for Additional Commitment for NPAC 1956 


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Mixed materials   617 27

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NPAC – Summary Report on Work Program 1958 


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Mixed materials   617 28

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A Limited Proposal to the Kellogg Foundation for Continued Support of NPAC March 1958-February 1960 


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Mixed materials   617 29

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A Proposal to the Kellogg Foundation for Continued Support of NPAC March 1958-February 1962 


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Mixed materials   617 30

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Kellogg Foundation Correspondence 

 July 1952-November 1955 


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Mixed materials   617 31

 February 1956-December 1957 


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Mixed materials   617 32

 September 1958-November 1959 


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Mixed materials   617 33

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Minutes of the Board of Control of the NPAC 1954 


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Mixed materials   617 34

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Minutes and Memoranda of the Board of Control of NPAC 

 1954 


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Mixed materials   617 35

 1955 


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Mixed materials   617 36

 February-June 1956 


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Mixed materials   617 37

 September-October 1956 


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Mixed materials   617 38

 1957 


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Mixed materials   617 39

 1958 


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Mixed materials   617 40

 1959 


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Mixed materials   617 41

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Minutes of the Board of Control of NPAC 1960 


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Mixed materials   617 42

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Financial Statements: Receipts and Disbursements of NPAC 1952-1959 


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Mixed materials   617 43

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Budget and Work Program for NPAC March 1, 1955- February 28, 1956 


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Mixed materials   617 44

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Proposed Budget and Work Program for NPAC March 1, 1955-February 28, 1956 


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Mixed materials   617 45

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NPAC – Annual Review and Status Report 1956 


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Mixed materials   617 46

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NPAC: Mid-Year Status of the 1956 Program 


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Mixed materials   617 47

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Summary of Program and Policy Developments in NPAC for the Operating Year Ending February 28, 1957 


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Mixed materials   617 48

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NPAC – Work Program and Budget 1957 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   617 49

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Annual Report, Fiscal Year 1958-1959; Work Program and Budget 1958-1959 


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Mixed materials   617 50

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Work Program and Budget: Semi-Annual Report October 17, 1958 


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Mixed materials   617 51

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Annual Report, Fiscal Year 1958-1959; Work Program and Budget March 1959-February 1960 


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Mixed materials   617 52

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NPAC and the International Cooperation Administration, March 1955-April 1958 


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Mixed materials   617 53

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NPAC and the International Cooperation Administration, March 1955-April 1958 


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Mixed materials   617 54

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Expected Status NPAC Programs February 29, 1960 


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Mixed materials   618 1

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NPAC in Transition 1956-1960 


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Mixed materials   618 2

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"New" NPAC – Program Proposals and Development 1960-1961 


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Mixed materials   618 3

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"New" NPAC and the Kellogg Foundation, February 1960- January 1962 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   618 4

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"New" NPAC – Advisory Board 1960 


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Mixed materials   618 5

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Correspondence from University Presidents concerning "New" NPAC April-May 1959 


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Mixed materials   618 6

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Correspondence from University Presidents concerning "New" NPAC June-September 1959 


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Mixed materials   618 7

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Summary: Replies Concerning NPAC Future 


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Mixed materials   618 8

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Correspondence Concerning Future of NPAC 

to Mark T. Buchanan 1960 


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Mixed materials   618 9

to Dean T.K. Cowden 1960 


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Mixed materials   618 10

to E.W. Janike 1960 


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Mixed materials   618 11

to Ralph Reeder 1960 


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Mixed materials   618 12

to Frances M. Hettler 1960 


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Mixed materials   618 13

to F.S. Hultz 1960 


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Mixed materials   618 14

to Russell B. Dickerson 1960 


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Mixed materials   618 15

to Gordon A. Sabine 1960 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   618 16

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NPAC Plan for a Program to Improve Communication in Agriculture January 1955 


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Mixed materials   618 17

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Development and Implementation of the Communication Training Program (CTP) 1956 


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Mixed materials   618 18

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Past, Present, and Future Status of the Training Programs 


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Mixed materials   618 19

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Training Unit in Written Communication 1956 


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Mixed materials   618 20

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"Missed Signals in Extension." A NPAC Sound Motion Picture as part of CTP Script 1956 


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Mixed materials   618 21

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"The Changing Scent." Motion Slide Picture for CTP (Script) 1956 


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Mixed materials   618 22

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Preliminary Outline for a Training Unit in Written Communication February 7, 1957 


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Mixed materials   618 23

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Description of NPAC Training Unit in Visual Communication 1956 


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Mixed materials   618 24

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Training Unit – Visual Communication 1957-1960 


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Mixed materials   618 25

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Communications In-Service Training Program 


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Mixed materials   618 26

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Instructors' Guide CTP. Unit 1: Basic Communication 

Section 1. Introduction to Communication 


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Mixed materials   618 27

Section 1. The Learning Process 


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Mixed materials   618 28

Section 1. The Group Process 


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Mixed materials   618 29

Section 1. The Communication Process 


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Mixed materials   618 30

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CTP Workbook 

Introduction to Communication; Learning Process; Group Process 


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Mixed materials   618 31

Communication Process 


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Mixed materials   618 32

Training Methods 


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Mixed materials   618 33

Person-to-Person 


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Mixed materials   618 34

Public Speaking; Group Techniques; Meetings 


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Mixed materials   618 35

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Communication Training Program (CTP) 

Participants 1956-1961 


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Mixed materials   618 36-37

Michigan State University Session 1956 


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Mixed materials   618 38

Michigan State University Session 1957 


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Mixed materials   618 39

Housekeeping Requirements – MSU August 1957 


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Mixed materials   618 40

Georgia Session 1956 


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Mixed materials   618 41

Wyoming Session 1956 


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Mixed materials   618 42

Cornell Session 1957 


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Mixed materials   618 43

Colorado Session 1958 


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Mixed materials   618 44

Michigan and Georgia Sessions 1958 


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Mixed materials   618 45

Georgia Session, 1958 

46 Introduction 

47 Communication Process 

48 Reading Process 

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Preliminary Information about the Training Unit in Written Communication – Michigan State University 1958 


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Mixed materials   618 49

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Communication Training Program (CTP) MSU 1958 

Writing Process 


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Mixed materials   619 1

The Channel in the Writing Process 


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Mixed materials   619 2

Training Methods 


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Mixed materials   619 3

Administration 


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Mixed materials   619 4

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Written Communication Training Program: Wyoming and Massachusetts Sessions 1959 


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Mixed materials   619 5

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General Bibliographies and Handout Information CTP Sessions: MSU; Georgia; Wyoming; and Massachusetts 


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Mixed materials   619 6

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Manual of Visuals for Written CTP 


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Mixed materials   619 7

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Hoffman Committee on Communications Training June 1955-December 1959 


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Mixed materials   619 8

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Communication Training Program Evaluation: Chicago 1961 


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Mixed materials   619 9

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Agricultural Films for Television 


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Mixed materials   619 10

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National Agricultural Television Clinic Workbook 


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Mixed materials   619 11

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TV Is For You Kit 


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Mixed materials   619 12

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TV Film Inventory 1954 


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Mixed materials   619 13

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Conference on Exchange of Agricultural Films for Television 1954 


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Mixed materials   619 14

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Radio Clinics 1957-1959 


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Mixed materials   619 15

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NPAC and Home Economics 

 December 1954-December 1956 


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Mixed materials   619 16

 January 1957-April 1958 


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Mixed materials   619 17

 July 1958-March 1959 


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Mixed materials   619 18

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Final Report on Seminars for Home Economists September- October 1959 


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Mixed materials   619 19

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AGDEX 

 1955-1957 


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Mixed materials   619 20

 1958-1959 


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Mixed materials   619 21

The Index and Filing System for Agricultural Communication Publications 1959 


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Mixed materials   619 22

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Agricultural Economics Writing Short Course, Oregon State College 1954 


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Mixed materials   619 23

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Agricultural Economics Writing Short Course, University of Wyoming (Laramie) 1955 


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Mixed materials   619 24

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Soil Survey Conference 1954 


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Mixed materials   619 25

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National Agricultural Communication Conference July 1954 


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Mixed materials   619 26

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Curricula in Agricultural Journalism: Study Conference, University of Missouri January 1955 


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Mixed materials   619 27

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Questionnaire and Mail Techniques: A Bibliography Compiled by NPAC 1956 


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Mixed materials   619 28

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Use of Soil Survey Reports 1957 


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Mixed materials   619 29

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Career Opportunities in Agriculture 1954-1958 


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Mixed materials   619 30

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Report of Agricultural Communication Organizations Seminar Chicago September 23-29, 1961 


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Mixed materials   619 31

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Publication Procedures 


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Mixed materials   619 32

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Report of the Southern Publications Procedure Survey 1956 


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Mixed materials   619 33

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Requests and Permissions for Reproducing Copyright Material 

Reading Section – NPAC March-September 1958 


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Mixed materials   619 34

NPAC Printing Process September 1957-April 1960 


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Mixed materials   619 35

Visual Communication Training Program September 1959-January 1960 


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Mixed materials   619 36

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Iowa State University Press February 1960-August 1962 


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Mixed materials   619 37

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NPAC Publications 


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Mixed materials   619 38

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Agricom December 1953-May 1957 


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Mixed materials   619 39

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Federal Farm Market News 1955 


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Mixed materials   619 40

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International Agricultural Communication Digest August 1955-June 1957 


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Mixed materials   619 41

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Search 1961 


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Mixed materials   619 42

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