Farm Family Decision Making Project Oral Histories And Records, 1966-1982.
Collection Number: 13-6-1230
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
Farm Family Decision Making Project oral histories and records, 1966-1982.
Farm Family Decision Making Project.
327 tape recordings.594 transcripts (21,362 pp.)
Forms of Material:
Audio Recordings, Printed Materials
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Biannual conversations with adults and children eight and older, individually and in family groups, in a panel of thirty-three New York and Iowa farm families concerning how the occupation of farming is organized and conducted.
Collection material in English
Biannual conversations with adults and children eight and older, individually and in family groups, in a panel of thirty-three New York and Iowa farm families concerning how the occupation of farming is organized and conducted. Topics include activities of family members and employees, daily and weekly, by season; aspirations, expectations, and responsibilities attributed to the self, other family members, and employees; obtaining and evaluating information; extent of involvement in decisions attributed to self, other family members, and employees; conflict between generations in the family and its resolution; reproducing the stem family; establishing and maintaining boundaries between in-laws and stem family, between family and outsiders, and between rural and urban culture; conflict between rural and urban culture; connections and barriers between production and family within occupation; means for evaluation in production and family sectors; mate selection; determining priorities; meaning of work, labor, tasks, chores, and recreation; task differentiation by gender; using and compensating hired and family labor; reserve labor; programs and forms of emotional and financial support; capital formation; credit; sources of income; marketing farm commodities; land use and conservation; record keeping; adoption and use of production and household technology; apprenticeship education; and values attached to consumption.
Other topics discussed are the form, timing, and quantity of rewards to family members and employees; distinction between ownership and control of farm resources; religious participation; farm maintenance; soil conservation; formal and informal training; dairy farming; poultry farming; apple production; 4-H clubs; farm organizations; U.S. agricultural colleges; the United States Department of Agriculture; Cooperative Extension; and related topics.
Also includes "The Game," with playing board, markers, cards, money, and rules, used in facilitating interviews, January, 1971; and files of Gould P. Colman including drafts of case studies, memos to project leaders, memos to farm family participants, planning exercises, checklists, and other papers, 1974-1982.
Farm Family Decision Making Project.
United States.Dept. of Agriculture.
Agricultural extension work.
Agricultural laws and legislation.
Agricultural machinery--Maintenance and repair.
Agriculture--Taxation--Law and legislation.
Agriculture--New York (State)
Communication in agriculture.
Conflict of generations.
Employees, Training of.
Farm management--Decision making.
Farm management--Records and correspondence.
Farms, Size of.
Father-son operating agreements.
Home economics extension work.
Land use, Rural.
Landlord and tenant.
Quality of work life.
Saving and investment.
Women in agriculture.
Work and family.
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Farm Family Decision Making Project oral histories and records, #13-6-1230. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.
A list of the tapes can be found here, starting on page 66: http://rmc.library.cornell.edu/EAD/pdf_guides/Tape_Recording_Inventory.pdf