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Abstract

After dissolution of the New England Research Council on Marketing and Food Supply in 1955, a group of agricultural economists from the six state universities in New England formed the New England Agricultural Economics Council to carry on with the mission of promoting education and research on economics and the social problems relating to the production, marketing, and consumption of agricultural products.

Concentrated on the first ten years of the NEAEC, the collection include organizational materials, correspondence, minutes and proceedings, financial records, and newsletters.

Access

The collection is open for research.

Language:

English
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New England Agricultural Economics Council Collection
1955-1966
2 boxes (1 linear feet)
Call no.: MS 040
Background on New England Agricultural Economics Council Collection

The New England Research Council on Milk Marketing and Food Supply was established in 1922 as a vehicle for interstate communication and coordination on issues surrounding agricultural products. Having made significant contributions to assisting farmers in navigating the exigencies of the great Depression, the Council began to decline after passage of the federal Research and Marketing Act of 1946, which shifted the focus of support for marketing research in agricultural products away from the regional level.

When the Council was formally dissolved in 1955, a group of agricultural economists from the six state universities in New England felt the need to maintain a regional focus and reorganized as the New England Agricultural Economics Council. Through its annual conferences, proceedings, and newsletter, the NEAEC promoted education and research on agricultural economics and on the social problems surrounding the production, marketing, and consumption of agricultural products. Milk, New England's major agricultural product, remained a particular focal point.

Contents of Collection

Concentrated on the first ten years of its operations, the NEAEC Collection includes a sampling of organizational materials, correspondence, minutes and proceedings, financial records, and newsletters.

Collection inventory
Constitution and by-laws
1956-1964

Box 1: 1
Histories of the New England Agricultural Economics Council
1949-1962

Box 1: 2
40th anniversary of the New England Agricultural Economics Council
1962

Major topics discussed at meetings of the New England Agricultural Economics Council -- 1956 to 1960
1960

Report on New England Research Activities in Agricultural Economics
1952

Report to the directors and the steering committee of the New England Research Council on Marketing and Food Supply
1949

New England Agricultural Economics Council, Executive Committee minutes
1956-1966

Box 1: 3
Correspondence
1955-1957

Box 1: 4
Correspondence
1958-1961

Box 1: 5
Correspondence
1962

Box 1: 6
Correspondence
1963

Box 1: 7
Correspondence
1964

Box 1: 8
Correspondence
1965

Box 1: 9
Membership applications
1955-1965

Box 2: 1
Membership lists
1955-1963

Box 2: 2
New England Agricultural Economics Council, Treasurer's records
1956-1963

Box 2: 3
New England Agricultural Economics Council News
1956-1964

Box 2: 4-5

Lacking issues for 1959-1961, 1963.

New England Agricultural Economics Council Proceedings
1956-1964

Box 2: 6-20

Lacking issues for 1961, 1962.

Administrative information
Provenance

Provenance unrecorded.

Processing Information

Processed by I. Eliot Wentworth, July 2015.

Copyright and Use (More informationConnect to publication information)

Cite as: New England Agricultural Economics Council Collection (MS 031). Special Collections and University Archives, University of Massachusetts Amherst Libraries.

Search terms
Subjects
  • Agricultural economics--New England
  • Dairy products--New England
  • Food industry and trade--New England
  • Food--Marketing--New England
Names
  • New England Research Council on Marketing and Food Supply
Genre terms
  • Newsletters