Olaf Larson Papers,

Collection Number: 21-33-1791

Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
Cornell University Library


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
Olaf Larson papers, 1918-2001
Collection Number:
21-33-1791
Creator:
Olaf Larson
Quantity:
29.4 cubic ft.
Forms of Material:
Reports, records, correspondence, research notes, surveys and manuscripts.
Repository:
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Abstract:
Papers of Dr. Olaf Frederick Larson, professor of rural sociology.
Language:
Collection material in English


BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE

Professor of rural sociology (retired), New York State College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Cornell University.
Cornell University Ph.D. 1938.

COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

Includes Department of Rural Sociology annual reports to the dean and budget records, 1918-1946; department research and extension reports; Larson's correspondence as head of the department, 1957-1966 and later correspondence; records of University committees chaired by Larson; material relating to the Rural Sociological Society; department historical material; and other papers of Olaf Frederick Larson.
Also, York Migrant Agricultural Working Studies(1957-1959); New York Community Study records (1924, 1930, 1936, 1974); other community studies; and files on the Northeast Regional Center for Rural Development (1972-1975).
SUBJECTS

Names:
Larson, Olaf.
Cornell University--Faculty.
New York State College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.Dept. of Rural Sociology.
Northeast Regional Center for Rural Development.
Rural Sociological Society.

Subjects:
Sociology, Rural--Study and teaching.
Migrant labor--New York (State)
Migrant labor--Study and teaching.
College teachers.


INFORMATION FOR USERS

Cite As:
Olaf Larson papers, #21-33-1791. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.
SERIES LIST

Series I. Community Studies/Surveys Boxes 10-14
Series II. Correspondence Boxes 1-4, 10, 28-29
Series III. Department of Rural Sociology Boxes 7, 15
Series IV. Extension Boxes 5-6
Series V. Migrant Workers Boxes 17-27
Series VI. Northeast Regional Center for Rural Development Box 16
Series VII. Research Boxes 9, 30
Series VIII. University Committees Box 8

CONTAINER LIST

Container
Description
Date
Survey schedules completed for each of 13 New York communities in 1924, 1930, 1936, and 1974. The first three studies were made as part of a national sample of 140 American agricultural villages, the first by the Institute of Social and Religious Research, the second by the Institute in cooperation with President Hoover's Research Committee on social trends, and the third by the Columbia University Council for Research in the Social Sciences in cooperation with the Division of Farm Population and Rural Life, Bureau of Agricultural Economics, U.S. Department of Agriculture. The fourth was made by Joseph L. Richardson, a graduate student in rural sociology, and Olaf Larson.
Box 10
Extension: Connecticut-West Virginia
1973
Box 10
Surveys of Community Activities: A-Franklinville
1923-1930
Box 11
Surveys of Community Activities: Alamont
1923-1930
Box 11
Surveys of Community Activities: Honeoye Falls-Webster
1923-1930
Box 12
New York Communities Survey
1924-1977
Box 13-14
Richfield Springs, Van Hornesville Community Studies (These two districts were chosen by the Cornell Cooperative Extension Service for an experimental project in community development. The materials include reports by the special extension agents employed for the project, reports by community committees, reports of special studies made for the project, and material related to the community surveys.)
1947-1958
Box 1
Aa-F
1949-1965
Box 2
Gibson-Mial
1951-1975
Box 3
Mo-Taylor
1953-1973
Box 4
U-Z; specific research projects
1942-1969
Box 28
A-Le
1960-1996
Box 29
Li-Z
1955-1993
Box 7
Department of Rural Sociology
1959-1967
Box 15
Dept. of Rural Sociology records supplement; includes plaque and photos
1946-1983
Box 5
Extension committees
1954-1971
Box 6
Extension and Rural Sociology
1945-1961
Box 24
Camp Interviews, Crew Leader Interviews, Crew Leader Schedules
1957-59
Box 19
Correspondence, memoranda, field notes
1953-1968
Box 22
Correspondence
1953-1959
Box 22
Semi-Monthly Summary Report, Florida counties
1953-1959
Box 23
Correspondence, summary, work plan
1953-1957
Box 23
Miscellaneous
Box 17
Labor Registration Certificates
1957-1965
Box 18
Labor Registration Certificates
1965-1968
Box 19
Labor Registration Certificates
1968
Box 27
Migrant Farm Labor Study papers
Box 27 Folder 1
Negro Migratory Agricultural Workers: Change and Stability in the Atlantic Coast Stream
Box 27 Folder 2
Migratory Farm Workers in the Atlantic Coast Stream: Wage Rates Paid to Migrant Workers
1950s
Box 27 Folder 3
Migratory Farm Workers - Crew Leaders
1950s
Box 27 Folder 4
Migrant Workers - Supervision and Management
Box 27 Folder 5
Farm Camp Notes
1957
Box 27 Folder 6
Worksheets on Unemployment
1950s
Box 27 Folder 7
Migratory Labor Study
1953
Box 27 Folder 8
Migratory Farm Workers in NYS-operator schedule summary tables
1959
Box 27 Folder 9
Sample
1953
Box 27 Folder 10
Correspondence
1960s
Box 27 Folder 11
Housing
late 1950s -early 1960s
Box 27 Folder 12
Migratory Farm Workers in the Atlantic Coast Stream - Housing and Technology
1963
Box 27 Folder 13
Negro Migratory Agricultural Worker
1950s
Box 27 Folder 14
Migratory Farm Labor in NYS - Tables and Excerpts
1953
Box 27 Folder 15
Farm Labor Study
1957
Box 27 Folder 16
Farm Labor Study - Code Keys
1958
Box 27 Folder 17
Farm Labor Study - Sample
1958
Box 27 Folder 18
Migratory Farm Workers in NYS
1957
Box 27 Folder 19
Migratory Farm workers in NYS
1959
Box 27 Folder 20
Social Status and Farm Tenure - Social Conditions
1938
Box 27 Folder 21
Sharecroppers and Wage Laborers, South Carolina Louisiana Farm Laborers and Total War
1940
Box 27 Folder 22
Agricultural Labor Force in the San Joaquin Valley, California, USDA
1942
Box 27 Folder 23
Hired Farm Workforce, USDA
1948
Box 27 Folder 24
Hired Farm Workforce, USDA
1948-1949
Box 27 Folder 25
Hired Farm Workforce, USDA
1951-1952
Box 27 Folder 26
Hired Farm Workforce, USDA
1964-1966
Box 27 Folder 27
Hired Farm Labor Data - limitations
1975-1979
Box 27 Folder 28
Migratory Farm Workers in Atlantic Coast Stream: Changes in New York
1983
Box 27 Folder 29
Migratory Farm Workers in Atlantic Coast Stream: Education of New York Workers and Their Children
1953-1957
Box 27 Folder 30
Changes in Migrant Labor in New York
1953-1957
Box 27 Folder 31
Rural Poverty in the U.S.
1965
Box 27 Folder 32
Farm Labor's Niche in History
1968
Box 27 Folder 33
Farm Working Force
1976
Box 27 Folder 34-35
Migratory Farm Workers: A Problem in Migratory Analysis
1943
Box 27 Folder 36
Cultural Factors Which Result in Artificial Labor Shortages
1943
Box 27 Folder 37
Wages of Agricultural Labor in the U.S. - USDA
1945
Box 27 Folder 38
New York's Harvest Labor
1943-1948
Box 27 Folder 39
Farm & Food Processing Labor Annual Report - NY DOL
1958
Box 27 Folder 40
NYS Interdepartmental Committee on Migrant Labor
1969-1970
Box 27 Folder 41
FSA-BRE Farm Labor Studies
1937
Box 27 Folder 42
FP.RL - Farm Wage Stabilization
1946-1948
Box 27 Folder 43
Farm Wage Rates Study - Reports
1946
Box 27 Folder 44
Farm Wage Rates Study - Reports
1946
Box 27 Folder 45
Farm Wage Rates Study - Reports
1945-1946
Box 25
Operator schedules
1958-1959
Box 26
Operator schedules
1959
Box 26
Labor Registration Certificates
1953-1958
Box 26
Index cards of living conditions
Box 21
New York farm labor bulletins
1957-1967
Box 21
Various tables
1957-1967
Box 21
State code sheets
1957-1967
Box 20
Survey material and code sheets
1953-1959
The Northeast Regional Center for Rural Development was established in 1972 under the Rural Development Act of 1972. It was located at Cornell by action of the agricultural experiment station directors and the extension directors of the 12 Northeastern states. It was one of four such centers in the United States. Olaf Larson was the Director during 1972-75. The material pertains to the work of the Center, its Board of Directors, its Technical Committee, and the special committees during his tenure. The files of Nyle Brady, Director of the CUAES at the time and chair of the Board of Directors, and the file of David Call, Director of Cooperative Extension at Cornell at the time, may also include material relating to the Center. A few years ago the Center was relocated to the Pennsylvania State University where it continues to be active.
Box 16
Northeast Center for Rural Development
1970-1976
Box 9
Research
1944-1967
Box 30
Research projects
1947-2001
Box 30 Folder 1-2
Administration and Reports
1955-82
Box 30 Folder 3
Hatch Act and Purnell
1947-67
Box 30 Folder 4
Research Projects
1947-61
Box 30 Folder
The Town of Richfield - A collection of Local History Articles (pgs. 73-75) written by Olaf Larson
1961
Box 30 Folder 5
Research Projects
1957-67
Box 30 Folder 6
Research Projects
1958-67
Box 30 Folder 7
Agricultural Policy Research Committee-Rural Sociological Society
Box 30 Folder 8
Committee on the Development of Rural Sociology
Box 30 Folder 9
Richfield Springs Project
1948,1958
Box 30 Folder 10
Polson, Robert
1948-1997
Box 30 Folder 11
State Project 39 (Taber) Research Review on Comparative Community Project July 5, 1968
1963-1984
Box 30 Folder 12
Levine, Joseph Jonathan
1967-68
Box 30 Folder 13
Black Experience - requests sent for CRIS publications, data
1976-77
Box 30 Folder 14
"The Predominately Black Counties of 1930: A Comparative Analysis of Social-Economics Change and Agricultural Policy" by Minnie Brown and Olaf Larson
1982
Box 30 Folder 15
Correspondence
1981-86
Box 30 Folder 16
Congressional Black Caucus - notes, programs
1986
Box 30 Folder 17
Publicity-Black Experience in Agriculture
1980s
Box 30 Folder 18
Papers: "The World Agriculture Society, 1919-1927: The Beginnings of International Rural Development Organizations" 1989; "Sociology and Government: the Case of Rural Sociology in the US Dept. of Agriculture, 1919-53" 1992; "Left Undone: Past History, Future Research" 1996; notes from 1989 presentation
1989,1992, 1996
Box 30 Folder 19
ASA paper - "Pioneering in the Development and Practice of Sociology by the USDA"
1990
Box 30 Folder 20
ASA- D'Antonio, William
1988-92
Box 30 Folder 21
ASA - Howery, Carla
1988-90
Box 30 Folder 22
Brown, David
1987-91
Box 30 Folder 23
Foster, Arnold
1987-90
Box 30 Folder 24
Hickey, Anthony
1987-88
Box 30 Folder 25
Holik, John
1988-92
Box 30 Folder 26
Johnson, Mrs. Helen
1973-94
Box 30 Folder 27
Loomis, Dr. Charles
1987-88
Box 30 Folder 28
Martin, Margaret E.
1987
Box 30 Folder 29
Moe, Edward
1987-95
Box 30 Folder 30
National Agricultural Library-Special Collections- Correspondence
1992-01
Box 30 Folder 31
Sanders, Irwin
1992-94
Box 30 Folder 32
Taeuber, Conrad
1986-95
Box 30 Folder 33
Wiser, Vivian
1987-92
Box 30 Folder 34
Correspondence - B-W
1988-96
Box 30 Folder 35
Dedication of the Polson Institute for Global Development
2001
Box 8
College of Agriculture, Cornell University
1949-1971