Abstract

An agricultural and educational reformer born in 1868, Kenyon Butterfield was the ninth president of Massachusetts Agricultural College and one of the university's most important figures. An 1891 graduate of Michigan Agricultural College and recipient of MA in Economics and Rural Sociology from the University of Michigan (1902), Butterfield entered university administration early in his career, becoming President of the Rhode Island College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts in 1903 and, only three years later, of the Massachusetts Agricultural College. Possessed of a Progressive spirit, Butterfield revolutionized the college during his 18 years in Amherst, expanding and diversifying the curriculum, quadrupling the institutional budget, fostering a dramatic increase in the presence of women on campus and expanding the curriculum, and above all, helping to promote the Smith-Lever Act of 1914 and developing the Cooperative Extension Service into a vital asset to the Commonwealth. Nationally, he maintained a leadership role in the field of rural sociology and among Land Grant University presidents. After leaving Amherst in 1924, Butterfield served as President at Michigan Agricultural College for four years and was active in missionary endeavors in Asia before retiring. He died at his home in Amherst on Nov. 25, 1936.

The Butterfield Papers contain biographical materials, administrative and official papers of both of his presidencies, typescripts of his talks, and copies of his published writings. Includes correspondence and memoranda (with students, officials, legislators, officers of organizations, and private individuals), reports, outlines, minutes, surveys, and internal memoranda.

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Kenyon L. Butterfield Papers
1889-1945
26 boxes (12 linear ft.)
Call no.: RG 3/1

Background on Kenyon Leech Butterfield

Kenyon Butterfield

Kenyon Butterfield

1868
Born 11 June at Lapeer, MI, to Ira H. and Olive F. (Davison) Butterfield.
1891
B.S., Michigan Agricultural College; head of class.
1892-1896
Editor, Michigan Grange Visitor.
1895
Married Harriet E. Millard of Lapeer, MI.
1895-1899
Superintendent, Michigan Farmers' Institute, and field agent, Michigan Agricultural College.
1902
A.M., University of Michigan; Instructor in Rural Sociology.
1903-1906
President, Rhode Island College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts.
1906-1924
President, Massachusetts Agricultural College.
1908
Appointed to Country Life Commission by President Theodore Roosevelt; Chapters in Rural Progress published.
1909
Carew Lecturer, Hartford Theological Seminary.
1910
Honorary LL.D., Amherst College; The Country Church and the Rural Problem published.
1913
Appointed to Commission for the Study of Agricultural Credits and
1917
Chairman, Massachusetts Food Supply Commission.
1918-1919
Member, U.S. Army Educational Commission; Educational Director, American Expeditionary Forces (A.E.F.).
1919
Organized World Agricultural Council and American Country Life Association; The Farmer and the New Day published.
1921
Honorary LL.D., Rhode Island State College.
1921-1922
Member, Burton Commission on Christian Education in China.
1922
Education and Chinese Agriculture published
1923
A Christian Program for the Rural Community published
1924-1928
President, Michigan Agricultural College.
1929
Report on Rural Conditions and Sociological Problems in South Africa published for Carnegie Foundation.
1930
The Christian Mission in Rural India published for International Missionary Council.
1931
The Christian Mission of the Church in Rural Asia published for International Missionary Council.
1933
The Christian Enterprise Among Rural People published.
1935
Moved to Amherst from New Jersey; died 26 November, leaving widow and two sons.
Contents of Collection

The Kenyon L. Butterfield Papers, 1889 (1906-1924) 1945, include biographical materials, administrative and official papers of his presidencies at the Massachusetts Agricultural College (1906-1924), now the University of Massachusetts Amherst, and at the Michigan Agricultural College (1924-1928), now Michigan State University, typescripts of his talks and copies of his published writings. By far the largest part of the papers was generated during Butterfield's presidency at the University of Massachusetts, but both the earliest item, a copy of his 1889 yearbook at the Michigan Agricultural College, and the latest, a 1945 appreciation by Professor Winthrop S. Welles, are among the biographical materials.

The papers consist of correspondence and memoranda exchanged with faculty and staff, with state and federal officials and legislators, with officers of a variety of agricultural, educational and religious organizations, with students and alumni, and, now and then, with private individuals. There are, too, reports and outlines from faculty members and others; minutes of college administrative committees and of local, state, regional, and national councils and committees on which Butterfield served; surveys and working papers on problems and conditions at the campus, in Massachusetts agriculture, and in the rural sector of the nation; as well as internal memoranda of the President's office and newspaper clippings and magazine extracts regarding the development of the College and the evolution of agriculture and education in the nation.

It is not clear how many of the administrative papers generated at the College during the Butterfield era may have been lost, but those that survive have the appearance of being representative of the administrative concerns of the time. There are no materials in the collection that deal with Butterfield's activities as a teacher and nor are there family papers in this collection.

Organization of the Collection
Series descriptions
1889-1945
2 boxes (0.75 linear feet)

Biographical Materials is made up primarily of materials from the pre-1972 files of the Archives.

General biographical materials extend from Butterfield's college yearbook of 1889, until after his death in 1935. There are several posthumous appreciations. Several folders of newspaper clippings bearing on his activities and those of the College during his Massachusetts and Michigan presidencies (though none from Rhode Island) and other matters in which he was interested are arranged chronologically. Copies of press releases relating to affairs at the College, are in Series 2, Massachusetts Agricultural College Administrative Papers.

A 54" X 46" oil portrait of Butterfield hangs in the second floor of Memorial Hall. Photographs are in Archives RG 110/1.

The surviving papers bearing on the development and administration of the College during Butterfield's nineteen years as its president make up this file. Its materials come from the standing files of the Archives and from two lots of Secretary's papers. These files have been arranged in subject groups under headings which are representative of those which survived in the original lots. Groupings and subject headings are sometimes generic, such as "Administrative Planning" and "Personnel and Organization"; others represent the names of specific projects, such as "Survey of the College, 1910", or defined eras, such as "World War I on Campus", and others refer to specific agencies, such as the State "Food Supply Commission", or the "Mass. (State) Commission on Investigation of Agricultural Education". Several otherwise unclassifiable folders are gathered under "General".

The heading "Administrative Planning" covers material on the general organization of the College such as its "business" or purchasing and accounting practices, its overall financial support, and data on the "cost of instruction". Related materials may be found under "Mass. (State) Commission on Investigation of Agricultural Education . . . " and "Mass. (State) Legislation." Butterfield's College budgetary materials have been removed to Archives RG 4/2 Budgets. Admissions and Attendance comprise mainly materials regarding the quarrel between the College and the State Dept. of Education over the use of secondary school agricultural course credits to fulfill entrance requirements. Related materials are under "Student Matters--Regan Case."

The "Agricultural Survey" was a title given by Butterfield to a series of censuses and surveys at both the individual and community levels of economic, physical and cultural resources of rural Massachusetts. It seems not to have been thought of as a single project--and it never was funded as such--but as a framework within which to coordinate a variety of smaller, more manageable studies, such as of soil surveys and/or censuses of religious facilities, to be done by College, governmental, religious and private agencies. Some related material is under "Mass. Agricultural Development Committee".

Under "Alumni" are materials relating to the post World War I revival and activities of the Associate Alumni, fund raising in support of the activities of the Social Services Commission, (a student group), and statistical survey and other data on alumni. The file of "Associations" includes correspondence and materials relating to state and national institutional and professional organizations interested in rural betterment, and associations of educational institutions in most of which Butterfield was active. Among these are the New England Federation for Rural Progress, the New England Research Council on Marketing and Food Supply (see also MS 28) and religious organizations. For material on attendance, see under "Admissions and Attendance" above.

"Buildings and Grounds" covers materials generated in connection with planning and managing the College's grounds, such as Manning's reports of 1911 and 1914, with analyses for the need for new buildings such as a library and dormitories, and with the dedication ceremonies for such buildings as Memorial Hall and the Mt. Toby watchtower built during Butterfield's presidency. Some related materials are under "Student Life" and "World War I on Campus" and in Archives RG 6/15; Campus Planning. A plan for a proposed barracks-dormitory and additional material related to the Manning plans of 1911 are in Archives RG 6/15. The Committee on Food Production was organized by the Governor in response to Butterfield's comments, in March 1917, first as part of the State's Committee on Public Safety and later as part of the War Food Board. Butterfield served as chairman until the committee was subsumed under Hoover's War Food Administration early in 1918. (See also "Food Supply Committee" below.) For other material on Butterfield's activities during this period, see "World War I on Campus", "General--Butterfield-Watts correspondence", and President Lewis' papers.

"Conferences" comprises materials bearing on the College's programs of short courses, summer schools and conferences, and on meetings of outside organizations on campus. With the development of the Extension Service, most of the institutional programs of this nature eventually became its responsibility. "Departments" includes materials bearing on their administration and instructional programs, present and prospective, and on Butterfield's grouping of them into five divisions. Included are materials on the areas of rural social science, physical education and intercollegiate athletics, and military science, and on a proposed program in vocational guidance. Related papers are with "World War I on Campus".

Under "Experiment Station" are some of its administrative papers, and materials bearing on the ten year career on this campus of the U.S. Northeastern Forestry Experiment Station, now at Upper Darby, PA. The materials in the "Extension Service" section of the files reflect Butterfield's active interest in the development of its organization and programs, its network of extension agents, its conferences and short courses, the boys' and girls' (now 4-H) club work, some early work in community planning, and other material. Included too are the replies to Butterfield's 1906 national survey of extension services.

"Faculty Committees" includes administrative papers relating to committees of faculty and other College personnel, such as the Course of Study Committee. It contains the surviving papers of the Committee on the Agricultural Program, which was made up of administrative staff members and which had as its purpose the proposal of programs and legislation bearing on Massachusetts agriculture and rural life. A similar group, the Food Supply Committee, is set out separately. Minutes, working papers and memoranda of faculty committees such as that for the Course of Study have been placed in Archives RG 40. Under "Farmers' Organizations" is correspondence and materials on such statewide and regional organizations of farmers as the Farm Bureau, the Grange and the New England Milk Producers' Association. For the most part, Butterfield was not personally active in the affairs of these organizations, but he had extensive dealings with many of them. For materials on Fees, see "Tuition and Fees".

The Food Supply Committee was a post-World War I campus group the purposes of which were to manage studies of the state's food supply situation, to develop the notion of the Massachusetts Agricultural College as the state's "Food Supply College", and to find ways to promote the College's programs with the public and the Legislature. It produced at least the typescript of a report. Related materials are under "Public Relations". (See also "Committee on Food Production") Material filed under "General" covers a variety of subjects, including the foreshortened College semi-centennial celebration of 1917 and the gala of 1921, materials on the College seal, a compilation of materials on the purpose of the College, etc.

The "Graduate School" file includes material bearing on the development and administration of several postgraduate programs. A folder on Butterfield's "Inauguration" as College President is followed by materials on the Massachusetts Agricultural Development Committee, a body representing public and private agricultural interests. Formed at Butterfield's behest, it was designed to plan the State's rural development and to lobby for that plan; it seems to have expired with the onset of World War I. Related material may be found under "Extension", "Faculty Committees --Agricultural Program", and "Food Supply Committee".

Under the heading "Mass. (State)" are a variety of correspondence, memoranda, background papers, and other materials dealing with relations between the College and the administrative and legislative agencies of Massachusetts. Among the most interesting groups of materials are those relating to the Commission on Investigation of Agricultural Education, also known as the Seelye Commission, which investigated the operations of the College in 1916 and 1917; the Department of Education and the Division of Administration and Finance, both of which contain much material on the difficulties created by the 1919 reorganization of the State government whereby the College was placed under the control of the Department of Education; Legislation, a chronological group of materials bearing on a variety of proposed laws affecting the College; and the Legislature's visit to the campus of May, 1923, an enterprise orchestrated by Butterfield and one of his last attempts to promote legislative support of the institution. Further materials on the public support campaign are under "Public Relations" and "Food Supply Committee".

"Personnel and Organization" contains materials related to the College's rules of employment, faculty members and staff, their salaries and assignments, and similar topics. Further materials may be found under "Administrative Planning". Under "Public Relations" are copies of early press releases of the College and material connected with the Public Support Campaign of 1920-1923, one element of which was the visit of the Legislature to the campus in 1923. Press clippings are in Series 1. Following Butterfield's letter of "Resignation" is material on "Scholarships and Trust Funds" including those of the College and those which had an impact here.

Materials under "Student Activities" bear on organized extra-curricular activities. Related material is found under "Alumni". "Student Life" bears on the room, board and costs of students, including the surveys of 1914 and 1920, fraternity matters, and the scarlet fever epidemic of 1913. Related material is under "Departments: Physical Education". Material on "Student Matters" deals with academic matters and includes material on student exchange programs, scholarship, and farm practice.

"Survey of the College" (1910) is a collation of responses to questions and questionnaires which Butterfield sent out in 1909 and 1910 to students, faculty and staff members, and administrators of other colleges on a variety of subjects. Butterfield ran a number of polls from 1908 until World War I which have survived in these files. Most are filed with the topics addressed by the specific surveys. This one is set apart because it was gathered and summarized as a single project. The individual surveys are arranged in the order in which they are listed and summarized in the "Index of Digests and Reports", folder 264.

Under "U.S. Govt" are the record copies of reports submitted to the U.S. Bureau of Education, correspondence and materials on the development of the Smith-Lever bill to supply federal funds to state extension services, and on the Page and Smith-Hughes bills, both relating to vocational education in agriculture. Related materials are under "Extension Service" and "Mass. State Legislation". Record copies of reports submitted to federal agencies by the Treasurer have been transferred to Archives RG 4.

"Women's Program", originally called "Women's Work", includes correspondence, memoranda and other papers on the establishment of academic programs and living quarters for women students, which eventually led to developing the School of Home Economics and to building the first true dormitory for women on campus, the Abigail Adams House. Under World War I are a variety of materials dealing with Massachusetts Agricultural College students and alumni military service during that war, the draft status of College personnel and students, contributions of the College to the war effort, its postwar reconversion and the war history of the College, and the dedication of Memorial Hall during the semi-centennial celebration of 1921. Other materials on this period are found under "Committee on Food Production", "Buildings--Memorial Hall", "Departments--Military Science", and in President Lewis' Papers.

Plans accompanying Manning's report on the campus grounds have been removed to Archives RG's 6/15 Planning, 36/100 and 40/11 Waugh.

1924-1928
1 box (0.5 linear feet)

When Kenyon Butterfield left the Massachusetts Agricultural College in 1924, it was to become President of his alma mater, the Michigan Agricultural College. Four years later, in 1928, he retired at the age of sixty. The Michigan series is made up of memoranda, correspondence and papers from that presidency. It includes seven folders reviewing the "course of study" or academic programs and a folder each of material on the overall administration of the Michigan college; on teachers' retirement plans he was trying to develop there; on "boys' and girls'" work; and a few miscellaneous matters.

1907-1930
1 box (0.25 linear feet)

This series contains correspondence and papers relating to Butterfield's dealings with religious and other organizations outside the College and beyond Butterfield's responsibilities as its President. It includes the Massachusetts Federation of Churches, the Y.M.C.A., and the Hillside School, then in the town of Enfield. The series is arranged alphabetically by name of the organization.

Correspondence with and papers relating to agricultural and educational associations and to farmers' organizations with which Butterfield dealt primarily as President of the College are in Series 2, Massachusetts Agricultural College Administrative Papers.

1898-1935
3 boxes (1.5 linear feet)

The series is made up of three subseries, one of Butterfield's addresses arranged chronologically, a second of his articles arranged alphabetically by title, and a third of books he authored.

Subseries 4/1, Addresses, begins with a list prepared after Butterfield's death of his "Writings and Addresses in Goodell Library". The typescripts of the addresses themselves are from the period of Butterfield's presidency of the Massachusetts Agricultural College, the latest item being his address at the June 1924 Commencement of the Michigan Agricultural College. Included are Assembly and Chapel talks, Baccalaureate and Commencement addresses, and dedications. Several talks Butterfield gave off campus are also here, including his Commencement address of 1916 at Purdue, a 1922 address at Amherst College, and the Russell Lecture of 1923 at Tufts College. Some undated addresses are in folder 10, and in the Massachusetts Agricultural College administrative papers of Series 2 are several outlines which may have provided the basis for other addresses.

Subseries, 4/2, Articles and Pamphlets, includes printed copies of over thirty of Butterfield's pamphlets and articles, issued between 1898 and his death in 1935. His writing appeared in a number of agricultural, scientific and religious journals, and in agricultural and educational magazines.

Subseries 4/3, Books, includes printed copies of four of the seven books the Dictionary of American Biography credits to Butterfield. They are: Chapters of Rural Progress (1907); The Country Church and the Rural Problem (1911); The Farmer and the New Day (1919); and The Rural Mission of the Church in Eastern Asia (1931), Butterfield's last report on the church and agriculture in Asia to the International Missionary Council. According to Ray Stannard Baker's appreciation in the pamphlet published by the Associate Alumni in 1937, Kenyon Leech Butterfield, 1868-1935 , Butterfield worked the last several years of his life on a book dealing with rural life and problems throughout the world. Baker reported that the incomplete manuscript was in the Jones Library in 1937, but it has not been located.

Collection inventory
Series 1. Biographical Materials
1889-1945
2 boxes (0.75 linear feet)
Inventory
1982

Box 1: 1
Unpublished and Bibliographic Materials
1915-1973

Box 1: 2
Printed Biographical Materials
1935-1945

Box 1: 3
Family Records
1924-1943

Box 1: 4
Correspondence
1932

Box 1: 5
Memorabilia
1913-35

Box 1: 6
Harrow-Michigan Agricultural College Yearbook, Class of '91
1889

Box 1: 7
Newspaper Clippings
1907-1914

Box 1: 8
Newspaper Clippings
1915

Box 1: 9
Newspaper Clippings
1916

Box 1: 10
Newspaper Clippings
1917-1921

Box 1: 11
Newspaper Clippings
1928, 1934

Box 1: 12
Newspaper Clippings
1922-May 17, 1924

Box 2: 13
Newspaper Clippings
18-21 May 1924

Box 2: 14
Newspaper Clippings
June 1924; n.d.

Box 2: 15
Series 2. Massachusetts Agricultural College Administrative Records
1906-1924
19 boxes (9 linear feet)
Administrative Planning: Connecticut Agricultural College data
1922

Box 3: 1
Administrative Planning: Cost of Instruction "per capita"
1921-1922

Box 3: 2
Administrative Planning: Cost of Instruction "per capita"
1922-1923

Box 3: 3
Administrative Planning: Financial Support Plan of 1916
1916-1918

Box 3: 4
Administrative Planning: General
1908-1923

Box 3: 5
Administrative Planning: Organization of the College
1907-1914

Box 3: 6
Administrative Planning: Organization of the College
1915-1922

Box 3: 7
Administrative Planning: Projects Budgeting
1918-1921

Box 3: 8
Administrative Planning: Study of Business Organization
1916

Box 3: 9
Administrative Planning: Surveys of Supplies, Janitation
1909, 1911

Box 3: 10
Administrative Planning: Transfer of College Property
1911

Box 3: 11
Admissions and Attendance: County Agricultural Schools
1916-1920

Box 3: 12
Admissions and Attendance: County Agricultural Schools
1920

Box 3: 13
Admissions and Attendance: County Agricultural Schools
1921

Box 3: 14
Admissions and Attendance: County Agricultural Schools
1922

Box 3: 15
Admissions and Attendance: County Agricultural Schools
1923

Box 3: 16
Admissions and Attendance: County Agricultural Schools
1924

Box 3: 17
Admissions and Attendance: Data on Enrollment and Attendance
1911-1922

Box 3: 18
Admissions and Attendance: General
1911-1923

Box 3: 19
Agricultural Survey: Correspondence A-L
1908

Box 4: 20
Agricultural Survey: Correspondence M-Z
1908

Box 4: 21
Agricultural Survey: Forms
1911-1913

Box 4: 22
Agricultural Survey: General
1909-1916

Box 4: 23
Agricultural Survey: Miscellaneous
1908-1914

Box 4: 24
Agricultural Survey: New England, by Boston Chamber of Commerce
n.d.

Box 4: 25
Agricultural Survey: Religion in Massachusetts
1911

Box 4: 26
Agricultural Survey: Rural Problem
1912-1916

Box 4: 27
Alumni: Alumni Course of Study Committee Compilation
1921

Box 4: 28
Alumni: Alumni Committee Reports
1921-1923

Box 4: 29
Alumni: Associate Alumni and Alumni Advisors
1918-1922

Box 4: 30
Alumni: Associate Alumni Committee on Finance
1916-1922

Box 4: 31
Alumni: General
1910-1921

Box 4: 32
Alumni: Pledges for Social Services Commission
1912-1916

Box 4: 33
Alumni: Statistics of Vocations
1911-1924

Box 4: 34
Alumni: Survey of Efficiency of College Training-Alumni
1911

Box 4: 35
Alumni: Survey of Efficiency of College Training - Digest
1911

Box 4: 36
Alumni: Survey of Efficiency of College Training - Seniors
1911

Box 4: 37
Alumni: Survey of Occupations
1924

Box 5: 38
Alumni: Town Representatives
1921-1922

Box 5: 39
Associations: Am. Ass'n of Land Grant Colleges and Experiment Stations
1907-1914

Box 5: 40
Associations: American Commission on Agricultural Cooperation
1913

Box 5: 41
Associations: Boston Chamber of Commerce Com. on Agriculture
1913-1920

Box 5: 42
Associations: Committee on Rural Health and Medical Service
1922-1923

Box 5: 43
Associations: Massachusetts Association for Rural Progress
1912-1922

Box 5: 44
Associations: National Association of Marketing Officials
1915

Box 5: 45
Associations: National Committee on Rural Federation, etc.
1913-1916

Box 5: 46
Associations: National Conference on Marketing and Farm Credits
1915-1916

Box 5: 47
Associations: New England Agricultural Conference
1923-1924

Box 5: 48
Associations: New England Ass'n of Federal State Colleges
1920-1923

Box 5: 49
Associations: New England Conference for Rural Progress
1905-1916

Box 5: 50
Associations: New England Federation for Rural Progress - Committee on College and Station Cooperation
1912-1913

Box 5: 51
Associations: New England Federation for Rural Progress - Correspondence
1912-1919

Box 5: 52
Associations: New England Research Council on Marketing and Food Supply Correspondence and Papers
1920-1924

Box 5: 53
Associations: New England Research Council on Marketing and Food Supply Minutes and Reports
1921-1923

Box 5: 54
Associations: University Council of Massachusetts
1914-1915

Box 5: 55
Buildings and Grounds: Abigail Adams House
1920

Box 6: 56
Buildings and Grounds: Campus Safety Commission
1924

Box 6: 57
Buildings and Grounds: Cost Analysis of Superintendent of Grounds
1915

Box 6: 58
Buildings and Grounds: Dormitories
1916-1920

Box 6: 59
Buildings and Grounds: General
1909-1920

Box 6: 60
Buildings and Grounds: Library and Old Chapel
1911-1923

Box 6: 61
Buildings and Grounds: Manning Report
1908-1911

Box 6: 62
Buildings and Grounds: Manning Report - Correspondence
1908-1921

Box 6: 63
Buildings and Grounds: Memorial Building Fund Committee
1920-1921

Box 6: 64
Buildings and Grounds: Mt. Toby Tower Dedication
1923

Box 6: 65
Committee on Food Production: Circular Letters, Forms, etc.1917-1918


Box 6: 66
Committee on Food Production Conference on Potato Situation Minutes
1917

Box 6: 67
Committee on Food Production Correspondence
1917-1918

Box 6: 68
Committee on Food Production: County Agents, Extension Service, Farm Bureau
1917-1918

Box 6: 69
Committee on Food Production: Federal Government's Role
1917-1918

Box 6: 70
Committee on Food Production: Food Supply Problem
1918

Box 6: 71
Committee on Food Production: Minutes
1918

Box 7: 72
Committee on Food Production: Notes on Organizing the Massachusetts Food Supply
1917-1918

Box 7: 73
Committee on Food Production: Organization and General
1917-1918

Box 7: 74
Committee on Food Production: Women's Committee on Food Conservation
1917-1918

Box 7: 75
Conferences: Amherst School of Country Life
1921

Box 7: 76
Conferences: Amherst School of Rural Social Service
1909-1913

Box 7: 77
Conferences: Amherst School of Rural Social Service
1914-1916

Box 7: 78
Conferences: Camp Metawampe
1923-1924

Box 7: 79
Conferences: Conferences on Rural Organization, 6th-7th
1915-1916

Box 7: 80
Conferences: Country Fair
1920-1921

Box 7: 81
Conferences: Fruit Growers' Conference
1920

Box 7: 82
Conferences: General
1916-1921

Box 7: 83
Conferences: Summer School
1907

Box 7: 84
Conferences: Summer School
1908-1911

Box 7: 85
Conferences: Summer School
1913-1920

Box 7: 86
Departments: Agricultural Education
1906-1920

Box 7: 87
Departments: Chemistry
1910-1921

Box 7: 88
Departments: Survey of Contributions
1916

Box 7: 89
Departments: Forestry
1916-1917

Box 7: 90
Departments: General
1908-1923

Box 7: 91
Departments: Landscape Gardening
1909-1914

Box 7: 92
Departments: Military Science
1919-1922

Box 7: 93
Departments: Physical Education and Intercollegiate Athletics
1910-1920

Box 7: 94
Departments: Rural, Sociology
1910-1922

Box 7: 95
Departments: Veterinary Science
1911-1922

Box 7: 95A
Departments: Vocational Guidance and Placement
1910-1923

Box 7: 96
Experiment Station: Conferences of County Agents
1908-1916

Box 8: 97
Experiment Station: General
1909-1921

Box 8: 98
Experiment Station: U.S. Northeastern Forestry Experiment Station Correspondence
1923-1924

Box 8: 99
Extension Service: Committee on Community Organization
1915-1917

Box 8: 100
Extension Service: Conferences, Short Courses, etc.
1909-1922

Box 8: 101
Extension Service: County Agent Project
1914-1915

Box 8: 102
Extension Service: Extension Agent for Marketing
1920

Box 8: 103
Extension Service: Federal Projects
1914-1918

Box 8: 104
Extension Service: Federal Projects - Memoranda of Understanding
1914-1918

Box 8: 105
Extension Service: Federal Projects - Smith Lever
1917

Box 8: 106
Extension Service: Field Agent Reports
1910-1920

Box 8: 107
Extension Service: General
1911-1923

Box 8: 108
Extension Service: Junior Extension
1914-1922

Box 8: 109
Extension Service: Organization
1914-1916

Box 8: 110
Extension Service: Plan of 1912
1912

Box 8: 111
Extension Service: Rural Social Service
1914-1916

Box 8: 112
Extension Service: State Projects
1909-1913

Box 8: 113
Extension Service: Survey of the Extension Service
1906

Box 8: 114
Faculty Committees: Committee on the Agricultural Program
1915-1921

Box 9: 115
Faculty Committees: Course of Study Committee
1907-1922

Box 9: 116
Faculty Committees: General
1908-1914

Box 9: 117
Faculty Committees: Schedule
1914-1918

Box 9: 118
Faculty Committees: Student Life
1922

Box 9: 119
Farmers' Organizations: Eastern States Field Work
1917-1920

Box 9: 120
Farmers' Organizations: General
1921

Box 9: 121
Farmers' Organizations: Massachusetts Farm Bureau Federation
1920-1922

Box 9: 122
Farmers' Organizations: Massachusetts State Grange
1912-1924

Box 9: 123
Farmers' Organizations: New England Milk Producers' Ass'n
1916-1917

Box 9: 124
Food Supply Committee: Correspondence
1923

Box 9: 125
Food Supply Committee: "Food Supply Problem"
1919-1923

Box 9: 126
Food Supply Committee: "Food Supply Problem"-sketches
1922-1924

Box 9: 127
Food Supply Committee: "Food Supply Problem"-sketches Massachusetts Agricultural College as Food Supply College
1923-1924

Box 9: 128
Food Supply Committee: Minutes
1923-1924

Box 9: 129
Food Supply Committee: Projects for Improving Agriculture
1915-1922

Box 9: 130
Food Supply Committee: Proposed State Food Supply Commis-sion
1923-1924

Box 9: 131
Food Supply Committee: Studies of Costs and Supplies
1910-1924

Box 9: 132
Food Supply Committee: Studies of Costs and Supplies Massachusetts Agricultural College in its Relations to the Food Supply Problem of the Commonwealth." pp 1-49
1924

Box 10: 133
Food Supply Committee: Studies of Costs and Supplies Massachusetts Agricultural College in its Relations to the Food Supply Problem of the Commonwealth." pp. 50-101
1924

Box 10: 134
Food Supply Committee: Studies of Costs and Supplies Massachusetts Agricultural College in its Relations to the Food Supply Problem of the Commonwealth." pp.102-148
1924

Box 10: 135
Food Supply Committee: Studies of Costs and Supplies Massachusetts Agricultural College in its Relations to the Food Supply Problem of the Commonwealth" pp 149-178
1924

Box 10: 136
General: Agricultural Terminology
1919

Box 11: 137
General: College Seal
1909-1912

Box 11: 138
General: Purpose of the College
1907-1920

Box 11: 139
General: Purpose of the College
1921-1924

Box 11: 140
General: Purpose of the College-"Year by year"
1866-1919

Box 11: 141
General: Semi Centennial of 1917
1912-1917

Box 11: 142
General: Semi Centennial of 1921
1919-1922

Box 11: 143
General: Trustees Vote on U.S. Northeastern Forestry Experiment Station
1923

Box 11: 144
Graduate School: General
1906-1913

Box 11: 145
Graduate School: General
1913-1916

Box 11: 146
Graduate School: General
1917-1922

Box 11: 147
Graduate School: Programs
1909-1921

Box 11: 148
Graduate School: Summer School of Agriculture, 7th
1916

Box 11: 149
Inauguration
1906

Box 11: 150
Massachusetts Agricultural Development Committee: Agricultural Program
1916-1921

Box 11: 151
Massachusetts Agricultural Development Committee: General
1913-1920

Box 11: 152
Massachusetts Agricultural Development Committee: Legislation and Correspondence
1914-1920

Box 11: 153
Massachusetts Agricultural Development Committee: Minutes
1915-1917

Box 11: 154
Massachusetts Agricultural Development Committee: State Division of Marketing
1916

Box 11: 155
Mass. (State) Board of Agriculture
1913-1915

Box 12: 156
Mass. (State) Board of Education: Smith-Hughes Program
1911-1918

Box 12: 157
Mass. (State) Commission on Efficiency and Finance
1913

Box 12: 158
Mass. (State) Commission on Improvement of Transportation in Western Massachusetts
1914-1915

Box 12: 159
Mass. (State) Commission on the Investigation of Agricultural Education: Butterfield-Seelye Correspondence
1916

Box 12: 160
Mass. (State) Commission on the Investigation of Agricultural Education: Butterfield-Seelye Correspondence
1/1917-10/1917

Box 12: 161
Mass. (State) Commission on the Investigation of Agricultural Education: Butterfield-Seelye Correspondence
11/1917-1/1918

Box 12: 162
Mass. (State) Commission on the Investigation of Agricultural Education: Butterfield's Statement
10/4/1916

Box 12: 163
Mass. (State) Commission on the Investigation of Agricultural Education-Butterfield's Statement - Draft and Notes
1916

Box 12: 164
Mass. (State) Commission on the Investigation of Agricultural Education: General
1916

Box 12: 165
Mass. (State) Commission on the Investigation of Agricultural Education: Memoranda
1916-1917

Box 12: 166
Mass. (State) Commission on the Investigation of Agricultural Education: Miscellaneous
1916-1918

Box 12: 167
Mass. (State) Commission on the Investigation of Agricultural Education-Minority Report
1918

Box 13: 168
Mass. (State) Commission on the Investigation of Agricultural Education-Report
1918

Box 13: 169
Mass, (State) Commission on the Investigation of Agricultural Education: Statement of Experiment Station
1916

Box 13: 170
Mass. (State) Commission on the Investigation of Agricultural Education-Statement of Extension Service & Short Courses
1916

Box 13: 171
Mass. (State) Commission on the Investigation of Agricultural Education: Statements of parties
1916

Box 13: 172
Mass. (State) Commission on the Investigation of Agricultural Education-Testimony
1/1917-2/1917

Box 13: 173
Mass. (State) Commission on the Investigation of Agricultural Education: Testimony
10/4/1916-10/13/1916

Box 13: 174
Mass. (State) Commission on the Investigation of Agricultural Education: Testimony
10/19/1916-10/24/1916

Box 13: 175
Mass. (State) Commission on the Investigation of Agricultural Education: Testimony
11/9/1916-11/10/1916

Box 13: 176
Mass. (State) Commission on the Investigation of Agricultural Education: Testimony
11/29/1916

Box 13: 177
Mass. (State) Commission on the Investigation of Agricultural Education: Testimony
11/29/1916

Box 13: 178
Mass. (State) Commission on Opportunities for Technical and Higher Education
1923

Box 13: 179
Mass. (State) Committee on Food Production


Mass. (State) Dept. of Education: General
1920-1921

Box 14: 180
Mass. (State) Dept. of Education: Letterhead Problem
1912-1923

Box 14: 181
Mass. (State) Dept. of Education: Letterhead Samples
1923

Box 14: 182
Mass. (State) Dept. of Education: Letterhead Samples
1923

Box 14: 183
Mass. (State) Dept. of Education: Letterhead Samples
1923

Box 14: 184
Mass. (State) Dept. of Education: Letterhead Samples
1923

Box 14: 185
Mass. (State) Div. of Administration Administrative Problems
1916-1920

Box 14: 186
Mass. (State) Div. of Administration Administrative Problems
1921-1922

Box 14: 187
Mass. (State) Div. of Administration "College at the Crossroads"
1921

Box 14: 188
Mass. (State) Div. of Administration "Minnesota Report"
ca 1920

Box 14: 189
Mass. (State) Div. of Administration Newspaper Clippings
1921

Box 14: 190
Mass. (State) Div. of Administration Newspaper Clippings
1924

Box 14: 191
Mass. (State) Div. of Administration Printing for Extension Service
1924

Box 14: 192
Mass. (State) Div. of Administration Printing for Extension Service: Correspondence
1923-2194

Box 14: 193
Mass. (State) Div. of Administration Printing Samples
1921-1924

Box 14: 194
Mass. (State) Div. of Administration Printing Samples
1921-1924

Box 14: 195
Mass. (State) Div. of Administration Rulings
1922-1924

Box 14: 196
Mass. (State) Homestead Commission
1914

Box 14: 197
Mass. (State) Legislation
1914-1917

Box 15: 198
Mass. (State) Legislation: General
1918

Box 15: 199
Mass. (State) Legislation: Extension Service and Farm Bureau
1918

Box 15: 200
Mass. (State) Legislation
1919-1921

Box 15: 201
Mass. (State) Legislation
1922-1924

Box 15: 202
Mass. (State) Legislation: "Effect of State Control on Extension Work"
1923-1924

Box 15: 203
Mass. (State) Legislature: Visit Correspondence and Papers
1923

Box 15: 204
Mass. (State) Legislature: Visit - Notes
1923

Box 15: 205
Mass. (State) Legislature: Visit - Press Coverage
1923

Box 15: 206
Mass. (State) Legislature: Visit - Proposed Program
1923

Box 15: 207
Personnel: Administrative Regulations
1923

Box 15: 208
Personnel: "Department Organization" (grades)
1920

Box 15: 209
Personnel: "Department Organization" (Salaries)
1921

Box 15: 210
Personnel: "Department Organization" (Salaries)
1922

Box 15: 211
Personnel: "Department Organization" (Salaries)
1923

Box 15: 212
Personnel: Faculty investigation
1916-1917

Box 15: 213
Personnel: Organization of Clerks
1913-1915

Box 15: 214
Personnel: Professional Improvement Administrative Committee minutes and papers
1921-1922

Box 16: 215
Personnel: Professional Improvement - Colorado Faculty Report
ca 1920

Box 16: 216
Personnel: Professional Improvement - Methods of Teaching
1909-1920

Box 16: 217
Personnel: Professional Improvement - Projects
1921-1922

Box 16: 218
Personnel: Ratings
1921-1922

Box 16: 219
Personnel: Resignations
1921

Box 16: 220
Personnel: Retirement
1911-1922

Box 16: 221
Personnel: Salary Standardization
1914-1918

Box 16: 222
Personnel: Salary Standardization
10/1919-11/1919

Box 16: 223
Personnel: Salary Standardization
12/1919-8/1920

Box 16: 224
Personnel: "Schedule of Instruction"
1919-1920

Box 16: 225
Personnel: Terms of Employment
1914-1920

Box 16: 226
Personnel: Terms of Employment (Faculty)
1921-1923

Box 16: 227
Personnel: Travel Expenses
1914-1923

Box 16: 228
Personnel: Wojnav Case
1922-1923

Box 16: 229
Public Relations: General
1908-1924

Box 16: 230
Public Relations: Press Releases
1906-1910

Box 16: 231
Public Relations: Press Releases
1911-1912

Box 16: 232
Public Relations: Press Releases
1913-1917

Box 16: 233
Public Relations: Public Support Campaign
1920

Box 17: 234
Public Relations: Public Support Campaign
1921-1923

Box 17: 235
Public Relations: Resource Materials
1919-1924

Box 17: 236
Resignation of Butterfield
1924

Box 17: 237
Scholarships and Trust Funds: General
1909-1922

Box 17: 238
Scholarships and Trust Funds: Gifts and Endowments
1916-1924

Box 17: 239
Scholarships and Trust Funds: Holstein-Friesian Ass'n
1921

Box 17: 240
Student Activities: Campus Y.M.C.A. Minutes and Papers
1916-1920

Box 17: 241
Student Activities: Campus Y.M.C.A. and Massachusetts Agricultural College Christian Ass'n-Reports
1916-1922

Box 17: 242
Student Activities: Music Clubs
1909-1914

Box 17: 243
Student Activities: Nonacademic Activities
1913-1921

Box 17: 244
Student Activities: Social Services Commission: Minutes and Papers
1912-1916

Box 17: 245
Student Activities: Student Government
1907-1920

Box 17: 246
Student Activities: Student Government
1921-1924

Box 17: 247
Student Activities: Student Publications
1909-1917

Box 17: 248
Student Life: Class Sing
1909-1922

Box 18: 249
Student Life: Costs to Students Survey
1909

Box 18: 250
Student Life: Delta Omicron (Federal Board Men)
1919

Box 18: 251
Student Life: Fraternity Life
1910-1924

Box 18: 252
Student Life: Fraternity Life - Correspondence
1909-1920

Box 18: 253
Student Life: General
1912-1917

Box 18: 254
Student Life: Hazing and Class Contests
1907-1923

Box 18: 255
Student Life: Senior Questionnaire
1920

Box 18: 256
Student Life: Senior Questionnaire
1920

Box 18: 257
Student Life: Survey of Class of '14
1914

Box 18: 258
Student Life: Theta Nu Epsilon
1912-1913

Box 18: 259
Student Matters: Exchange of Agricultural Students
1919-1920

Box 18: 260
Student Matters: Farm Practice
1914-1917

Box 18: 261
Student Matters: Regan, Leon
1920-1924

Box 18: 262
Student Matters: Scholarship
1908-1920

Box 18: 263
Survey of the College 1910: Index of Digest and Reports
1910

Box 18: 264
Survey of the College 1910: 1. College and University Administration
1910

Box 18: 265
Survey of the College 1910: 1. College and University Administration
1910

Box 18: 266
Survey of the College 1910: 2. Dormitory and Fraternity House Inquiry Alumni
1910

Box 19: 267
Survey of the College 1910: 2. Dormitory and Fraternity House Inquiry Alumni
1910

Box 19: 268
Survey of the College 1910: 2. Dormitory and Fraternity House Inquiry - Faculty
1910

Box 19: 269
Survey of the College 1910: 2. Dormitory and Fraternity House Inquiry - Other Colleges
1910

Box 19: 270
Survey of the College 1910: 3. Service to the Institution
1910

Box 19: 271
Survey of the College 1910: 3. Service of the Institution
1910

Box 19: 272
Survey of the College 1910: 4. Department Cooperation
1910

Box 19: 273
Survey of the College 1910: 4. Department Cooperation
1910

Box 19: 274
Survey of the College 1910: 5. Clerical Help
1910

Box 19: 275
Survey of the College 1910: 6. Tuition, Scholarships, Money Loans
1910

Box 19: 276
Survey of the College 1910: 6. Tuition, Scholarships, Money Loans
1910

Box 19: 277
Survey of the College 1910: 7. Student Expenses. Freshmen
1910

Box 19: 278
Survey of the College 1910: 7. Student Expenses: Sophomores
1910

Box 19: 279
Survey of the College 1910: 7. Student Expenses: Juniors and Seniors
1910

Box 19: 280
Survey of the College 1910: 7. Student Expenses Statistics
1910

Box 19: 281
Survey of the College 1910: 8. Student Labor
1910

Box 19: 282
Survey of the College 1910: 9. Expert Advice (i.e. Faculty Consulting)
1910

Box 19: 283
Survey of the College 1910: 10. Faculty Statistics
1910

Box 19: 284
Survey of the College 1910: 11. Traveling Expenses
1910

Box 19: 285
Survey of the College 1910: 12. Eligibility Rules (for Student Activities)
1910

Box 19: 286


Tuition & Fees
1910-1920

Box 20: 287
U.S. Bureau of Education: Massachusetts Agricultural College Reports
1907/1908--1913/1914

Box 20: 288
U.S. Bureau of Education: Massachusetts Agricultural College Reports
1914/1915--1918/1919

Box 20: 289
U.S. Bureau of Education: Massachusetts Agricultural College Reports
1919/1920--1923/1924

Box 20: 290
U.S. Commission on Country Life
1908

Box 20: 291
U.S. Legislation: Page Bill
1910-1911

Box 20: 292
U.S. Legislation: Page Bill
1912

Box 20: 293
U.S. Legislation: Page Bill
1914

Box 20: 294
U.S. Legislation: Smith-Hughes Act
1914-1917

Box 20: 295
U.S. Legislation: Smith-Lever Act Correspondence
1909-1911

Box 20: 296
U.S. Legislation: Smith-Lever Act Correspondence
1912-1914

Box 20: 297
U.S. Legislation: Smith-Lever Act - Text
1923

Box 20: 298
Women's Program: General
1910-1917

Box 20: 299
Women's Program: General
1918-1924

Box 20: 300
Women's Program: Advisory Council of Women
1921-1923

Box 20: 301
Women's Program: Advisory Council of Women - Meetings 1st-5th
1921-1923

Box 20: 302
World War I: Butterfield-Watts Correspondence
1918-1919

Box 21: 303
World War I: Campus Mobilization
1917-1918

Box 21: 304
World War I: Correspondence with Alumni & Students
1917-1918

Box 21: 305
World War I: Draft Status of Faculty, Employees, etc.
1917-1918

Box 21: 306
World War I: Draft Status of Students & Alumni
1917-1918

Box 21: 307
World War I: Military Science - R.O.T.C.
1916-1920

Box 21: 308
World War I: Military Science S.A.T.C. - Correspondence
1918

Box 21: 309
World War I: Military Science S.A.T.C. - Papers
1918

Box 21: 310
World War I: War History; Memorial Service; Memorial Hall
1917-1921

Box 21: 311
Series 3. Michigan Agricultural College Records
1924-1928
1 box (0.5 linear feet)
Administrative Planning
1926

Box 22: 1
Boys' & Girls' Clubs
n.d.

Box 22: 2
Course of Study: General
1924

Box 22: 3
Course of Study: General
1925-1926

Box 22: 4
Course of Study: Newspaper Clippings
1924-1925

Box 22: 5
Course of Study: Newspaper Clippings
1926-1927

Box 22: 6
Course of Study: Reports and Articles
1925

Box 22: 7
Course of Study: Reports and Articles
1926

Box 22: 8
Course of Study: Resources
1922-1924

Box 22: 9
Miscellaneous
1924

Box 22: 10
Teachers' Retirement Plans
1924-1927

Box 22: 11
Teachers' Retirement Plans: Handbooks
1922-1926

Box 22: 12
Series 4. Organizations
1907-1930
1 box (0.25 linear feet)
General
1907-1930

Box 23: 1
Federal Council of Churches of Christ in America: Committee on the Church & Country Life
1914-1915

Box 23: 2
Hillside School
1922

Box 23: 3
International Missionary Agricultural Ass'n
1920-1922

Box 23: 4
International Sunday School Ass'n
1911-1912

Box 23: 5
Mass. Federation of Churches - Committee on Rural Problems
1909-1921

Box 23: 6
Mass. Federation of Churches-Committee on Rural Problems
n.d.

Box 23: 7
Mass. Federation of Churches: Committee on Rural Problems


Box 23: 8
(Policy and Program)
n.d.

Box 23
National Council of Agencies Engaged in Rural Social Work
ca 1922

Box 23: 9
New England Rural Life Conference
1922-1924

Box 23: 10
New England Town & Country Church Commission
1929

Box 23: 11
YMCA-Special Commission on Present Occupation...
1915-1916

Box 23: 12
Series 5. Writings
1898-1935
3 boxes (1.5 linear feet)
Lists of writings and addresses
n.d.

Box 24: 1
Addresses
1906-1910

Box 24: 2
Addresses
1912-1913

Box 24: 3
Addresses
1915

Box 24: 4
Addresses
1916

Box 24: 5
Addresses
1917-1920

Box 24: 6
Addresses
1921

Box 24: 7
Addresses
1922

Box 24: 8
Addresses
1923-1924

Box 24: 9
Addresses
n.d.

Box 24: 10
Pamphlets & Articles, A
1903-1921, n.d.

Box 25: 11
Pamphlets & Articles, B-C
1901-1922, n.d.

Box 25: 12
Pamphlets & Articles, D-I
1921-1923, n.d.

Box 25: 13
Pamphlets & Articles, M-R
1912-1935, n.d.

Box 25: 14
Pamphlets & Articles, S-V
1903-1932, n.d.

Box 25: 15
Pamphlets & Articles, W
1927-1933, n.d.

Box 26: 16
Books: Chapters In Rural Progress
c 1907

Box 26: 17
Books: The Country Church and The Rural Program
1911

Box 26: 18
Books: The Farmer and the New Day
1919

Box 26: 19
Books: The Rural Mission of the Church in Eastern Asia
1931

Box 26: 20
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