Agriculture and Natural Resource Information Service Records
UA.8.1.4

Summary Information

Repository
Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections
Creator
Michigan State University. Agriculture and Natural Resource Information..
Creator
Michigan State University. Cooperative Extension Research and Information.
Title
Agriculture and Natural Resource Information Service records
ID
UA.8.1.4
Date [inclusive]
1940-1989
Extent
21.0 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

The Department of Journalism and Publications began distributing news releases, including those for the Cooperative Extension Service, following World War I. As the department's work load increased, James Hasselman was given exclusive responsibility for Cooperative Extension news releases. This function was transferred to the Department of Publications when Journalism and Publications was split in 1943. Following the University's centennial, a separate unit within Information Services responsible for Cooperative Extension news releases was created (1956). This unit was subsequently placed directly under the Vice President for University Relations on 1 July 1981.

Unit heads: James Hasselman until 1933 Everett Swingle 1936-1944 W. Lowell Treaster 1944-1946 Earl Richardson 1946-1962 Howard Miller 1962-1967 Joseph Marks 1967-1973 Walter L. Patterson 1974-1975 Eldon Fredericks 1976-1979

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Series Description

Subject Files. 1947 - 1973

The series includes materials collected by Cooperative Extension editors on various issues and events related to agriculture and extension. Many of the subject files were compiled between 1940s and 1950s. One group of files contain correspondence and publications related to the American Association of Agricultural College Editors (AAACE) (1947-1973). Arranged alphabetically.

News Releases. 1927 - present

This series contains news releases for the following University units: College of Agriculture, Cooperative Extension Service, Agricultural Experiment Station and the College of Human Ecology. The releases were distributed primarily to the state's newspapers, but some, particularly the Homemaker's News, were also sent to the electronic media. Topics covered include: crop growing advice; instruction packets for 4-H leaders; Human Ecology notes on nutrition, clothing, canning, freezing, and other homemaking tasks; market conditions; innovations from the farm; and other topics relating to agricultural research. Special features include: "Homemaker Radio News", "Farm Radio News" and "Family Food News". Early news releases (1927-1942) and newsclippings are contained in scrapbooks. Arranged chronologically.

Photographs. 1944-1974, Undated

This series includes photographs of farm equipment and machinery, agriculture experiment stations, the Kellogg Biological Station, and from Farmers' Week. Also present are Cooperative Extension Service photographs. Arranged alphabetically.

ANR Information Films. Circa 1950s - 1981.

This series contains films about 4-H, the Cooperative Extension Service, MSU Rodeo, Farmers' Week, and various other agriculture related topics.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections December 1982

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

Revision Description

  April 2012

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.

Custodial History

Transferred by Extension Research.

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Controlled Access Headings

Geographic Name(s)

  • Michigan

Subject(s)

  • Agricultural extension work
  • Agriculture -- Michigan
  • Farm life -- Michigan
  • Home economics extension work
  • Motion pictures in agriculture
  • Radio in agriculture

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Collection Inventory

Subject Files 

American Association of Agricultural College Editors (AAACE) 

Box Folder

Constitution and History 

1173 1

Correspondence 1967-1973 

1173 2

Fiftieth Anniversary Conference July, 1966 

1173 3

Regional Reports 1967-1972 

1173 4

The Ace 1947-1952 

1173 5

The Ace 1952-1955 

1173 6

The Ace 1956-1960 

1173 7

The Ace 1961-1963 

1173 8

The Ace 1964-1967 

1173 9

AAACE newsletter 1963-1964 

1173 10

AAACE newsletter 1964-1965 

1173 11

AAACE newsletter 1966-1967 

1173 12

AAACE newsletter 1967-1968 

1173 13

AAACE newsletter 1968-1970 

1173 14

AAACE newsletter 1970-1973 

1173 15

AAACE Award 1966 

1173 16

American Institute of Cooperation (AIC) 

Box Folder

Annual Meeting 1964 

1173 17

Annual Meeting 1964 

1173 18

Annual Meeting. News Releases 1964 

1173 19
Box Folder

Animal Research 1948 

1173 20

Arabian Horses 1947-1948 

1173 21

Barley Contests 1947-1949 

1173 22

Bean Publicity 1948 

1173 23

Bean Tours 1948 

1173 24

Beef Cattle/Sale Edition 1949 

1173 25

Blueprint for Rural Progress. Correspondence 1957-1960 

1173 26

Blueprint for Rural Progress. Recommendations 1960 

1173 27

Blueprint for Rural Progress. Recommendations 

1173 28

Bull Barn Dedication 1948 

1173 29

Centennial Report 1954-1955 

1173 30

Conservation Field Day 1951 

1173 31

Cornell's "Farm and Home Special" Exhibit Train 1946 

1173 32

Crabgrass Control 1947 

1173 33

Dexter Grain Tests 1947-1949 

1173 34

Distinguished Service to Agriculture Awards 1954-1966 

1173 35

Dutch Farmers 1949 

1173 36

Editor's Letter (USDA) August-December, 1970 

1173 37

Electrostatic Dusting Process 1951 

1173 38

Extension in Action 1967 

1173 39

Extension Service - Fiftieth Anniversary 1964 

Box Folder

Correspondence 

1173 40

Miscellaneous 

1173 41

News Releases 

1173 42

Newspaper clippings 

1173 43

Publicity Scrapbook 

1173 44
Box Folder

Family Recreation 

1174 1

"Farm Face Lifting" Demonstration 1948 

1174 2

"Farm Front Flashes" Newsletter 1942-1944 

1174 3

Farm Machinery Field Day 1948 

1174 4

Farmers' Week 1961, 1965 

1174 5

Feed Dealers Meeting 1947 

1174 6

Film Service 1941-1946 

1174 7

4-H Club Relief to Finland 

1174 8

4-H Club Show 1946-1947 

1174 9

4-H Club Show 1948 

1174 10

4-H Club Camp 1949 

1174 11

4-H Mother's Club, Hillsdale County 

1174 12

Frost Fighter 

1174 13

Frost Fighter. Correspondence 1946-1948 

1174 14

Frost Fighter. News Releases 1946-1948 

1174 15

Frost Fighter. News Clippings 1947-1948 

1174 16

Frost Fighter. Tear sheets 

1174 17

Fur Farming 

1174 18

Goodrich Geon Latex 1948-1949 

1174 19

Grain Conservation Campaign 1947 

1174 20

Grain Storage 

1174 21

Grass Days 1948-1949 

1174 22

Hay Safety Tests 

1174 23

Horses 

1174 24

Jeep Demonstration 1947 

1174 25

Manure 

1174 26

Mint Farming 

1174 27

Onion Juice as Weed Killer 

1174 28

Ottawa County Soil Conservation 

1174 29

Personal Grooming 

1174 30

Potato Grading Meetings 

Box Folder

Editors (AAACE) (cont.) 

1174 31
Box Folder

Poultry Disease 

1174 32

Project Recommendations 

1174 33

Ragweed Control 

1174 34

Rat Control 

1174 35

Roadside Markets 

1174 36

Rural Progress Caravan 

1174 37

Rural Progress Caravan 

1174 38

Septic Tanks 

1174 39

Sheep 

1174 40

Soft Corn 

1174 41

Sterile Heifer Research 

1174 42

Swine Feeding 

1174 43

Tourist and Resort Exhibit 

1174 44

Vacuum Harvester 

1174 45

WJR Interview with John Hannah, March 20, 1948 

1174 46

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News Releases 

Box Volume

News Releases 1927-1928 

1158 333

News Releases 1929-1930 

1158 334

News Releases 1930-1931 

1158 335

News Releases 1931 

1159 336

News Releases 1933-1934 

1159 337

News Releases 1934-1935 

1160 338

News Releases 1936-1937 

1160 339

News Releases 1939-1940 

1161 340

News Releases 1940-1941 

1161 341

News Releases 1941-1942 

1162 342
Box Folder

News Releases 1940-1947 

336 1-59

News Releases 1947-1950 

343 1-45

News Releases 1950-1953 

344 1-37

News Releases 1953-1955 

345 1-45

News Releases 1955-1964 

370 1-34

News Releases 1964-1967 

346 1-39

News Releases 1968-1970 

347 1-30

News Releases 1970-1972 

348 1-26

News Releases 1972-1974 

349 1-23

News Releases 1974-1977 

350 1-24

News Releases 1977-1979 

355 1-33

News Releases 1980-1982 

356 1-34

News Releases 1982-1985 

511 1-33

News Releases 1988-1989 

1155 1-18

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Photographs undated 

Box Folder

Agricultural Experiment Stations 1950, Undated 

1174 47

Agriculture. Farm Buildings. Barns Undated 

1174 48

Agriculture. "Farm Face Lifting" Undated 

1174 49

Agriculture. Farmers Week 1961 

1174 50

Agriculture. Machinery. Frost Fighter January 1948 

1174 51

Agriculture. Machinery. Harvesters Undated 

1174 52

Agriculture. Machinery. Jeep Demonstration 1947 

1174 53

Agriculture. Machinery. Weed Control Undated 

1174 54

Agriculture. Marketing Undated 

1174 55

Agriculture. Research. Latex Treatment 1948 

1174 56

Agriculture. Soil Conservation. Ottawa County 1944 

1174 57

Animals. Horses. Arabian Horses Undated 

1174 58

Animals. Swine. Research Undated 

1174 59

Cooperative Extension Service. 4-H Club. Activities Circa 1946-1947 

1174 60

Cooperative Extension Service. Fiftieth Anniversary 1964 

1174 61

Cooperative Extension Service. Rural Progress Caravan Circa 1946-1947 

1174 62

Forestry Undated 

1174 63

Kellogg Biological Station and Bird Sanctuary 1974 

1174 64

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ANR Information Films circa 1950s - 1981 

Reel

Introduction to MSU. Cooperative Extension Service Circa mid 1960s 

707

"Turkey in the Raw" Circa 1970s 

708

1971 Farmers' Week. "Dawn of a Decade" 1971 

709

"Farm and City" P. 1 Undated 

710

"Farm and City" P. 2 Undated 

711

"County Agent #10" Circa 1956 

712

Auto Racing Circa 1970s 

713

Reel 714A 

714A

Leg Dinner. 4:19 

Michigan Booth. 1:50 

Planetarium at Christmas. 1:13 

Misc. lab footage. 2:14 

Lake City Experiment Station (good beef shots). 5:04 

Beef cattle nutrition research. B/W 2:41 

MSU Campus (Buildings). B/W 1:57 

Campus in spring (flowers, etc.). 1:00 

Dome with tropical/desert plants inside. 2:50 

Museum Michigan Week. 2:00 

Hay Field Day machines. B/W 2:45 1966 

Turkeys. 1:45 

Classrooms/Kids...Cyclotron graphics. 1:45 

Imagine. 1:15 

Reel 714B 

714B

Apple mountain Ski area. B/W 5:51 

Horse pulling, Centerville Fair. B/W 5:02 1967 

Sod Research. 1:02 

1965 Tornado aftermath aerial/ground. B/W 5:44 

Bridge/Mackinac Island/Mainland areial/ground. 5:02 

consumers Week shoes. B/W 2:39 

Sturgis, Michigan Week. 4:41 

Apples and queens. 0:50 

Freshman Orientation. 0:60 

MSU Football stars. B/W 5:00+ 1962 

Hannah Senior reception. 9/67. B/W 3:00 

Sheep showing. B/W 2:25 February 1968 

Auto Racing Circa 1970s 

715

"Work Sampling" - Short Scenes of Apple Packing Circa 1970s 

716

"Hidden Profits in Packing Apples" Circa 1970s 

717

4-H Electric Show Circa 1950s 

718

Various Farm Scenes Circa 1970s 

719

Pre-school Circa 1970s 

720

Dairy Farming Circa 1970s 

721

"To Market to Market" Undated 

722

"Apple Harvesting" Circa 1970s 

723

"farm Management Tour" 1968 

724

Cattle Auction and Grape Harvest Undated 

725

Put-Take Pheasant Facility Undated 

726

Ypsilanti Farmers Market Undated 


    Reel
Moving Images   728
    Reel
Moving Images   727

Reel

Old 4-H PSAS (Public Service Announcements) Undated 

729

Horses/Handicappers Undated 

730

Underwater parks Circa 1970s 

731

MSU's Bean and Beef Research Farm Undated 

732

Bilmar Turkey Processing Facility Undated 

733

Underwater parks Circa 1970s 


    Reel
Moving Images   736
    Reel
Moving Images   735
    Reel
Moving Images   737
    Reel
Moving Images   734

Reel

4-H Clowns Undated 

738

College Week 1978 

739

A New Way to Make a Flower: Protoplast Fusion Circa 1970s 

740

A Half Million Geraniums Circa 1970s 

741

Geraniums part II 

742

Effect of Massive Power Pumping Operations on Lake Michigan Circa 1970s 

743

Wild Tomatoes at MSU Circa 1970s 

744

A Look at the New Ypsilanti Farmers Market Circa 1970s 

745

"Carton making the Easy Way" Undated 

746

4-H Action Day at MSU Circa 1970s 

747

4-H Action Day Part II 

748

More on Tomatoes Circa 1970s 

749

Farmers' Week Promo Circa 1970s 

750

4-H PSAS Circa 1970s 


    Reel
Moving Images   752
    Reel
Moving Images   751
    Reel
Moving Images   753

Reel

Educational Toys Circa 1970s 

754

Fish Research Circa 1970s 

755

Farm Management Tour 1974 

756

Onion Research Undated 

757

Potato Chip Factory Undated 

758

4-H Shoes and Murphy Family Undated 

759

Harvesting Corn 1979 

760

Introducation to 4-H Circa mid 1960s 

761

MSU Apple Hydrohandling 1966 

762

At a Rabbit Show: MSU Farmers' Week Circa 1970s 

763

"Preparation Precautions" Circa early 1970s 

764

"Botulism" Circa early 1970s 

765

Cows, Trout, Bacon, Mink Circa 1970s 


    Reel
Moving Images   767
    Reel
Moving Images   766

Reel

4-H Horses and Handicapped Kids Project Circa 1970s 

768

4-H Shotguns, Beebee guns, Archery Circa 1970s 

769

4-H Climbing Circa 1970s 

770

4-H Gymnastics Circa 1970s 

771

Farm Week 1979 

772

Chainsaws Circa 1970s 

773

MSU All-American Seed Plant Trials Circa 1970s 

774

Ralph Snow's Sugar Maple House Circa 1970s 

775

MSU Mink Ranch Circa 1970s 

776

Michigan Maple Industry Circa 1970s 

777

4-H Challenge Program Circa 1970s 

778

Fobes PSA Undated 

779

Commercial Fishing in the Great Lakes Circa 1970s 

780

Michigan Grown Perennials Circa 1970s 

781

Potato Chip Factory 

782

MSU Rodeo Circa 1970s 

783

4-H Dairy Show Circa 1970s 

784

Greenhouse Grown Roses in Macomb County Circa 1970s 

785

Pre-Birth Calf Vaccination Circa 1970s 

786

"More" Undated 

787

Bonsai Flower Growing Circa 1970s 

788

A West Michigan Blueberry Farm Circa 1970s 

789

Poinsettia Production at a Commercial Greenhouse 1975 

790

Tomatoes and Ethylene Circa 1970s 

791

4-H Fishing Circa 1970s 

792

Farm Week Circa late 1970s 

793

MSU Rodeo Circa 1970s 

794

MSU Rodeo Part II 

795

About Pruning Circa 1970s 

796

A Michigan Mushroom Farm Circa 1970s 

797

More on Pruning Circa 1970s 

798

Annual Horseshoers Clinic Circa 1970s 

799

Tree Planting Circa mid 1970s 

800

St. Johns Cider Press Circa 1970s 

801

Cider Press Part II Circa 1970s 

802

A Potato Farm Circa 1970s 

803

Bee Keeping and Honey Circa mid 1970s 

804

New Grape Varieties in Michigan's Wine Country Circa 1970s 

805

A Look at Modern Wine Making Circa 1970s 

806

Appreciation of Good Wine Circa 1970s 

807

Sunflowers in Michigan Circa 1970s 

808

MSU's Computerized pest Alert Program Circa 1970s 

809

Apple Harvest Circa 1970s 

810

Apple Packing and Sales 1976 

811

Michigan Carrots 1978 

812

A Zeeland Egg Factory Circa 1970s 

813

Egg Factory Part II Circa 1970s 

814

Farm Week Circa 1970s 

815

Chicago Stock Yards 1965 

816

A Bug Vacuum Circa 1970s 

817

Reel 818 

818

Tree Research 

4-H Bikers 

Farm History 

Hannah at ROTC Commissioning Circa mid 1960s 

Turkey Films Circa 1970s 

MSU Turf Circa 1970s 

Campus Scenes Circa 1970s 

Hort. Institute Circa 1970s 

Meteorites Circa 1970s 

Christmas Trees Undated 

MSU Volunteers Circa early 1970s 

4-H Rabbits Circa 1970s 

Fly research Circa 1970s 

Ag. Engineering Reactor Undated 

MSU Lake City Experimental Station Circa 1970s 

Kellogg Center Circa 1960s 

Arboretum Circa 1970s 

MEA TV Spot Circa 1970s 

Archeology at Fort Michilimackinac Circa 1970s 

Placement Services Circa 1970s 

Eggs Circa 1960s 

Gaylord Feeder Sale 1965 

Campus Scenes Circa 1960s 

Apple Smorgasbord 1966 

Pickles Circa 1970s 

Apple Picking 1967 

"Fertilizer Shortage" PSA Circa 1970s 

4-H PSA Circa 1970s 

Reel 819 

819

4-H PSA Circa 1970s 

Monsanto "Selective Herbicide Applicators" Circa 1970s 

"Reduced Tillage" Circa 1970s 

"Dialogue '69" 

4-H PSA Circa 1970s 

Oldsmobile Engineering Circa early 1970s 

A Second Grade Class Circa 1970s 

MSU Museum Lamps 

Improved Tillage Efficiency 

Music and Hearing Loss Circa late 1960s 

University Extension 

"Fall Lawn Care Time" Circa 1960s 

Christmas Trees Circa late 1960s 

Grape Harvesting Circa 1970s 

Bean harvesting Circa 1970s 

Reel 820 

820

Fish Research Circa 1970s 

4-H Hour Circa 1970s 

Farm Management Tour 1968 

Certified Seed Planting Circa 1970s 

Bean Commission Circa 1970s 

horticultural Footage Circa 1970s 

Meijer Outtakes Circa 1970s 

Apples - Belding Circa 1970s 

Rat Footage 

Reel 821 

821

4-H PSAS 1979 

4-H PSAS Circa 1970s 

Miscellaneous 4-H Footage Circa 1970s 

Pesticide Application 1972 

H.J. Heinz Co., London 1967 

Plant Research Circa 1970s 

Horse Events Circa 1970s 

Vegetable Market Circa 1970s 

Beans Circa 1970s 

Hobby Rockets Circa late 1970s 

African Farming Circa 1970s 

Reel 822 

822

Peaches, Apples, Grapes, Peppers, Carrots, and Helicopter Spraying Circa 1970s 

Tornadoes Circa mid 1960s 

Protect Your Vision Spots Circa 1970s 

Sunflowers Circa 1970s 

Baby Animals and Children Circa 1970s 

Women's Conference 1979 

River Ridge Farms Circa 1970s 

Reel 823 

823

Flower Trial Circa 1970s 

Apples Circa 1970s 

Potato Farm Circa 1970s 

South American Woods 1963 

International Harvester shots 1981 

Reel 886A 

886A

Rodeo at MSu Circa 1978 

Apple Machine 1979 

Beef Research 1976 

Beef Embryo Transplants 1978 

Synchronized Swimming, Clowning, Goats, 4-H Exploration Days 1978 

Reel 886B 

886B

Packaging School 1976 

MSU Sheep Research 1979 

1975 Crop Outlook 

Corn Enumeration 1975 

"Farm History" at MSU Archives 1976 

Solar Homes 1981 

887

Reel 888A 

888A

1975 State Farm Tour 

Farm Tour 

1975 State Farm Tour #2 

1976 Farm Tour 

1977 Farm Tour 

1978 Farm Tour 

Reel 888B 

888B

Farmer's Week 1975 

Farmer's Week 1976 

Farmer's Week. Steam Engine 1976 

Farmer's Week. Distinguished Ag. Awards 1976 

Michigan Farm Expo 1977 

Reel 889A 

889A

Bush Pruning 

Fertilizer/Tractor/Planting 

Bug Vacuum in Field 

Bug Vacuum Complete Report 

Egg Packing 

Beef? Tractors and Silos 

Beef Research 

Small Egg Producer 

Tree Greenhouse 1978 

Pig Housing/Corn Planting 

Reel 889B 

889B

Weather Modification 1978 

Sheep Barns 1977 

Horse Show 1975 

Endocrine Research 1975 

Turkey Research 

Reel 890A 

890A

Duck Nutrition and Breeding 1976 

Poinsettias 1974 

Christmas Trees 1974 

Wreaths 1974 

Little International 1974 

Pheasant Research 

Reel 890B 

890B

Hothouse Rhubarb 1976 

Farm Silos and Silage 

Corn-Sugar Beet Expo, Tuscola County 1976 

Tree Research 1976 

Gray Haired Man with Black Mustache and Eyebrows - Talking 

891

Reel 892 

892

Fisheries Research 

Trout Stream 

Farmers' Week 1979 

Photoperiod 

Farmers' Week Award Winners 1975 

Apple Storage 

Bacon Additives 

Small Farm Specialists 

Reel 893 

893

No-Till Corn 

State Farm Management Tour Promo 1978 

4-H Judo Demonstration 

4-h Bike Project 

No-Till Farming at Harvest 

Reel 894 

894

No-Till Farming 1979 

Lake City Experimental Station Celebrates 50th Birthday 1978 

Poultry Waste Recycle 1979 

Michigan Sugar Beets and Sugar Production 

895

Bees 

896

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Annual Reports 

Box

Unpublished 

Annual Reports

1961-1962 

1962-1963 

1964-1965 

1965-1966 

1966-1967 

1967-1968 

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Serials 

#502: North Central Regional Research Publication 

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