Farm Family Decision Making Project Oral Histories And Records, 1966-1982.

Collection Number: 13-6-1230

Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
Cornell University Library


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
Farm Family Decision Making Project oral histories and records, 1966-1982.
Collection Number:
13-6-1230
Creator:
Farm Family Decision Making Project.
Quantity:
327 tape recordings.594 transcripts (21,362 pp.)
Forms of Material:
Audio Recordings, Printed Materials
Repository:
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Abstract:
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.
Language:
Collection material in English


COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

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.
SUBJECTS

Names:
Farm Family Decision Making Project.
United States.Dept. of Agriculture.

Subjects:
Agricultural colleges.
Agricultural conservation.
Agricultural credit.
Agricultural education.
Agricultural extension work.
Agricultural laborers.
Agricultural laws and legislation.
Agricultural machinery--Maintenance and repair.
Agricultural resources.
Agriculture--Accidents.
Agriculture--Costs.
Agriculture--Documentation.
Agriculture--Finance.
Agriculture--Information services.
Agriculture--Labor productivity.
Agriculture--Social aspects.
Agriculture--Taxation--Law and legislation.
Agriculture--Iowa.
Agriculture--New York (State)
Apprentices.
Communication in agriculture.
Conflict of generations.
Crop rotation.
Culture conflict.
Dairying.
Decision making.
Domestic relations.
Drainage.
Employee selection.
Employees, Training of.
Families--Longitudinal studies.
Family corporations.
Family farms.
Family recreation.
Farm buildings.
Farm corporations.
Farm equipment.
Farm income.
Farm life.
Farm management.
Farm management--Decision making.
Farm management--Records and correspondence.
Farm partnership.
Farm risk.
Farm supplies.
Farmers.
Farmers--Family relationships.
Farmers--Nutrition.
Farmers--Supplementary employment.
Farmers' spouses.
Farmhouses.
Farms--Accounting.
Farms--Taxation.
Farms, Size of.
Father-son operating agreements.
Hill farming.
Home economics extension work.
Inheritance tax.
Intergenerational relations.
Interpersonal conflict.
Job satisfaction.
Land use, Rural.
Landlord and tenant.
Mate selection.
Milking machines.
Non-formal education.
Part-time farming.
Quality of work life.
Rural women.
Rural families.
Saving and investment.
Self-evaluation.
Sex role.
Silage machinery.
Soil conservation.
Soils.
Success.
Tillage.
Women in agriculture.
Work.
Work and family.
Work measurement.
4-H clubs.

Form and Genre Terms:
Oral histories.


INFORMATION FOR USERS

Access Restrictions:
Access restricted.
Restrictions on Use:
Use restricted.
Cite As:
Farm Family Decision Making Project oral histories and records, #13-6-1230. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.

CONTAINER LIST

Container
Description
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
Box 1-15
Material