New York State College of Agriculture Dept. of Rural Sociology Surveys,1938-1966

Collection Number: 21-33-1485

Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
Cornell University Library


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
New York State College of Agriculture. Dept. of Rural Sociology surveys, 1938-1966.
Collection Number:
21-33-1485
Creator:
New York State College of Agriculture. Dept. of Rural Sociology.
Quantity:
172.7 cubic ft.
Forms of Material:
Schedules, interviewers' notes, correspondence, records and studies.
Repository:
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Abstract:
Collection includes schedules, interviewers' notes, correspondence, and other records containing information on individuals, households, farms, neighborhoods, and organizations gathered during the following projects in New York and elsewhere.
Language:
Collection material in English


COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

Collection includes schedules, interviewers' notes, correspondence, and other records containing information on individuals, households, farms, neighborhoods, and organizations gathered during the following projects in New York and elsewhere: Farm Security Administration study of non-commercial agriculture, Grundy and Reynolds Counties, Mo., Orange Co., Vt., Beltrami Co., Minn., Oglethorpe and Laurens Counties, Ga., Grayson Co., Va., Mercer Co., W. Va., and Knox Co., Tenn. (1938-42); social participation of farm families, Cortland Co. (1939); rural community organizations, Broome Co. (1939); social status of rural households in low income areas, Otsego, Steuben, and St. Lawrence Counties (1940); families on marginal farmlands, Town of Erin, Chemung Co. (1940); social stratification in a rural community, Spencer, Tioga Co. (1940); and the rural community in wartime, Waterville, Oneida Co. (1944).
Also, studies of community and organizational leadership, Waterville (1946); rural community development, Schuyler Co. (1947, 1957), Richfield Springs, Otsego Co., Van Hornesville, Herkimer Co. (1948, 1958); community voluntary organizations, Odessa Central School District, Schuyler Co. (1948); participation and attitudes of rural young people, Odessa School District (1948); the provision and use of health services in rural New York, Cortland and Otsego Counties (1949-50), 1957-58, 1960), Chautauqua and Livingston Counties (1950-51, 1958-60), Clinton and Ulster Counties (1951-52, 1959-60); farmers' knowledge of, participation in, and and suggestions concerning agricultural programs (1951); social change in a rural community, Brooktondale and Slaterville Springs, Tompkins Co. (1951); personal adjustment of residents in homes for the aged, Ithaca, Tompkins Co., Oxford, Chenango Co., and Red Hook, Dutchess Co. (1951); social change, Marathon, Cortland Co. (1954); dairy farm practice adoption, Richfield Springs and Van Hornesville (1956); study of organizations, Odessa School District and Richfield Springs School District (1957-58); attitudes of rural high school students toward occupations, Odessa, Richfield Springs, Van Hornesville, and Trumansburg Central Schools (1958); migration plans of high school seniors, St. Lawrence Co. (1962); social analysis of Southold, Southold Township, Long Island, N.Y. (1964); and a New York State farm labor study (1966).
SUBJECTS

Names:
New York State College of Agriculture.
Cornell University.
United States.Farm Security Administration.

Subjects:
Agriculture--Social aspects.
Community development.
Country life.
Dairying.
Farmers--Socioeconomic status.
Nursing home patients.
Rural conditions.
Rural development.
Rural families.
Rural health services.
Rural poor.
Rural youth.
Social change.
Sociology, Rural.

Places:
New York (State)
Grundy County (Mont.)
Reynolds County (Mont.)
Orange County (Vt.)
Beltrami County (Minn.)
Oglethorpe County (Ga.)
Laurens County (Ga.)
Grayson County (Va.)
Mercer County (W. Va.)
Knox County (Tenn.)
Broome County (N.Y.)
Cortland County (N.Y.)
Otsego County (N.Y.)
Steuben County (N.Y.)
St. Lawrence County (N.Y.)
Chemung County (N.Y.)
Tioga County (N.Y.)
Spencer (N.Y.)
Waterville (N.Y.)
Oneida County (N.Y.)
Schuyler County (N.Y.)
Richfield Springs (N.Y.)
Van Hornesville (N.Y.)
Herkimer County (N.Y.)
Chautauqua County (N.Y.)
Livingston County (N.Y.)
Clinton (N.Y.)
Ulster County (N.Y.)
Brooktondale (N.Y.)
Slaterville Springs (N.Y.)
Tompkins County (N.Y.)
Ithaca (N.Y.)
Oxford (N.Y.)
Chenango County (N.Y.)
Red Hook (N.Y.)
Dutchess County (N.Y.)
Marathon (N.Y.)
Odessa (N.Y.)
Trumansburg (N.Y.)
Southold (N.Y.)

Form and Genre Terms:
Questionnaires.
Photographs.
Color slides.


INFORMATION FOR USERS

Access Restrictions:
Survey records restricted to permission of the Archivist. Original investigator shall have unrestricted access to and use of records.
Restrictions on use:
Individual survey respondents are not to be named.
Cite As:
New York State College of Agriculture. Dept. of Rural Sociology surveys, #21-33-1485. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.

RELATED MATERIALS

Listing of publications and theses based upon these records is available.

CONTAINER LIST

Container
Description
Box 1
Adams, How, Larson, 1966 , N.Y.S. Farm Worker Management Project; Cottrell and Bee, 1938 Marathon (Cortland Co.) Community Study.
Box 2-5
same; also Anderson and Plambeck, 1939 . Social Participation of Family, Cortland Co.
Box 6-7
Anderson and Hudson, 1940 , Social Status of Rural Households in 3 low income areas of N.Y.S.: Steuben, Otsego, and St. Lawrence Co.
Box 8
Anderson and Grigsby, 1940 , Families on Marginal Farm Lands, Town of Erin, Chemung Co.
Box 9
Cottrell and Kaufman, 1940 , Social Stratification in a rural N.Y. Community. Spencer, Tioga Co.
Box 10-13
same; also Anderson and Thomas, 1944 , rural community in wartime, Waterville, Oneida Co.
Box 14
same; also Williams and White, 1946 , Community organization leadership, Waterville, Oneida Co.
Box 15-17
same; also Anderson, Larson and Halloul, 1951 , Social Change in a N.Y. rural community, Slaterville Springs and Brooktondale, Tompkins Co.
Box 18-19
same
Box 20-21
Moe, Larson, Cummings, 1951 , N.Y. Farmers knowledge of agricultural programs (schedules have been discarded); Anderson and Longest, 1954 , Social Changes in the Marathon Community, Cortland Co., 1929-1954.
Box 22
same; also Polson and Fosen, 1955 , Dairy Farm Practice Adoption, Towns of Columbia and Warren, Richfield Springs and Van Hornesville Communities, Herkimer and Otsego Counties. Polson and Fosen, 1956 , Study of Reference Groups, Town of Columbia and Warren, Richfield Springs and Van Hornesville Communities, Herkimer and Otsego Counties.
Box 23-24
same; also Crawford, 1962 , St. Lawrence County High School Seniors' mobility plans.
Box 25-26
same; also Larson, 1938-1941 , Non-commercial project.
Box 27
same; also Larson and Capener, 1948 , Odessa organizations; Larson and Young, 1957 , Odessa organizations, Thurston County, Washington, participants in Farm Security Administration project, 1938-1941.
Box 28
Larson and Klein, 1948 , Odessa youth.
Box 29-31
same; also Larson and Schwartzweller, 1958 , youth attitudes in 4 communities: Trumansburg, Odessa, Richfield Springs, Van Hornesville.
Box 32
same; also Larson, 1947 , Odessa farmer, homemaker schedules re: practices, participation, and attitudes.
Box 33-49
same
Box 50-65
Larson, 1957 , Odessa farmer, homemaker schedules re: practices, participation, and attitudes.
Box 66
Larson and Moe, 1948 , Richfield Springs, Van Hornesville, analyses, reports, codes.
Box 67
Joe Crymes thesis surveys, Richfield Springs and Odessa, 1958 ; information, reports, codes, thesis notes re: studies of Richfield Springs.
Box 68
same; also schedules, Larson and Moe, 1948 , Richfield Springs, Van Hornesville.
Box 69-80
same
Box 81-87
Larson and Moe, Richfield Springs and Van Hornesville, 1958 , survey schedule.
Box 88
same; also Larson and Moe, 1948 , Richfield Springs and Van Hornesville, analyses, reports, codes, background information.
Box 89
Southold, Suffolk Co., L.I. land use study, 1964 , Robert Carroll, background material, sample procedure, schedules.
Box 90-92
Southold surveys completed by respondents
Box 93
same; also matching Southold survey schedules completed by interviewer.
Box 94-95
Nursing homes, ca. 1951 , Taietz, interview schedules, Odd Fellows Home, Ithaca; N.Y. State Women's Relief Corp. Home, Oxford, N.Y. Ward Manor, Red Hook, N.Y.
Box 96
Ensminger, Broome County Communities, 1939 . Interviewers' notes, schedules.
Box 97
Sample design, background information, instruction manuals, field procedures, tabulations, N.Y.S. and Chautauqua Co.
Box 98
same for Clinton, Cortland, Livingston, Oswego.
Box 99
same, Ulster; schedules for Chautauqua Co., 1950-1951.
Box 100-103
Chautauqua Co., 1950-1951; 1960.
Box 104
same; Clinton Co., 1950-1951.
Box 105
same; Clinton Co., 1959-1960 Clinton Co., rural phase
Box 106-107
same
Box 108
same; Clinton Co. Urban.
Box 109
same
Box 110
same; Clinton Co. 1960 , rural.
Box 111
Cortland Co., 1949-1950 , rural phase.
Box 112
same; Cortland Co., 1957-1958.
Box 113-114
same
Box 115-116
Cortland Co., 1960.
Box 117
Pre-test, urban schedules, 1959 ; Livingston, 1958-1959.
Box 118-119
same
Box 120
same; Livingston Co., 1960 , urban phase.
Box 121
same; Oswego Co., 1949-1950.
Box 122
same; Oswego Co., 1957-1958.
Box 123-124
same
Box 125
same; Oswego Co., 1959-1960 , urban phase.
Box 126-127
same
Box 128
same; Ulster Co., 1951-1952; 1959-1960.
Box 129-130
same
Box 131
same; Ulster Co., 1960 , urban phase.
Box 132-133
same
Community Value Study - Miriam A. Terry (Dolson) 1956
Box 134
Community I
Box 135
Community II through Community II Organization 4
Box 136
Community II Organization 5 through Community III Organization 3
Box 137
Community III Organization 4 through Community IV Organization 7
Community Value Study - Louis A. Ploch - Odessa 1954
Box 137
B - Di
Box 138
Do - end
St. Lawrence Study 1963 Questionnaires and Raw Data
Box 139
1-64
Box 140
65-129
Box 141
130-194
Box 142
195-210, 501-550
Box 143
551-586, Miscellaneous Documents
Box 144
Miscellaneous Documents
Box 145-147
This is Your Life - A Study Made in Groton, N.Y. 1956
Box 148-150
Waterloo Study 1963
Box 151-152
Dairy Image Study, 1969
Box 153
Agribusiness 0001-0120
Box 154
Agribusiness 0121-0250
Box 155
Agribusiness 2051-2274
Box 156
Agribusiness 2275-2391
Box 157-158
Misc.