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New England Agricultural Economics Council

New England Agricultural Economics Council Records, 1955-1966.

2 boxes (1 linear feet).
Call no.: MS 031

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.

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.

Subjects

  • Agricultural economics--New England
  • Dairy products--Marketing--New England
  • Food industry and trade--New England
  • Food--Marketing--New England

Contributors

  • New England Research Council on Marketing and Food Supply

Types of material

  • Newsletters
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