Daniel G. Sisler Papers,1929-1995

Collection Number: 21-1-2825

Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
Cornell University Library


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
Daniel G. Sisler papers, 1929-1995
Collection Number:
21-1-2825
Creator:
Sisler, Daniel Gene.
Quantity:
4.1cubic ft.
Forms of Material:
Correspondence, publications, awards, course materials, and biographical materials.
Repository:
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Abstract:
Correspondence, subject files, clippings, photographs, honors and awards, memorabilia, academic writing, and other papers pertaining to the personal life and professional career of Daniel Sisler.
Language:
Collection material in English


BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE

Professor of Agricultural Resources and Managerial Economics, New York State College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Cornell University.

COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

Correspondence, subject files, clippings, photographs, honors and awards, memorabilia, academic writing, and other papers pertaining to the personal life and professional career of Daniel Sisler.
SUBJECTS

Names:
Sisler, Daniel Gene.
Cornell University -- Faculty.
Cornell University
New York State College of Agriculture and Life Sciences -- Faculty.
New York State College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

Subjects:
Agriculture -- Study and teaching.
Agricultural resources -- Study and teaching.
Agricultural economics -- Study and teaching.
Agriculture -- Study and teaching
Universities and colleges -- Faculty


INFORMATION FOR USERS

Cite As:
Daniel G. Sisler Papers, #21-1-2825. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.

RELATED MATERIALS

Related collections: Carol Sisler papers, #4925, http://resolver.library.cornell.edu/cgi-bin/EADresolver?id=RMM04925.

CONTAINER LIST

Container
Description
Date
Personal files
Childhood to graduate studies
Box 1 Folder 1
Dan's Baby Book
1929
Box 1 Folder 2
High School
1947-1955
Includes, diplomas, certificates, clippings and yearbooks.
Box 1 Folder 3
Dan - Scouts
1942-1946
Includes scouting merit badges.
Box 1 Folder 4
Dan's Family
1951-1988
Includes letters between family members.1
Box 1 Folder 5
USAF and Reunion
1950-1986
Includes reunion book, correspondence and photo; also disability correspondence incl. "Line of Duty Investigation".
Box 1 Folder 6
USAF Japan and Korea
1952
Includes many black and white photos, postcards, memorabilia; letter of appreciation; maps.
Box 1 Folder 7
USAF Survival Training
1951
Includes black and white photos (Colorado), personal notebook, instructions, clippings.
Box 1 Folder 8
USAF
1951-1956
Includes correspondence with Veterans Admin about disability/blindness, and graduate agricultural studies.
Box 1 Folder 9
Cornell and Purdue
1961-1990
Includes correspondence about finding jobs with blindness, Cornell alumni newsletters, clippings.
Adulthood to retirement
Box 1 Folder 10
Letters from Dan's friends and students
1985-1994
Box 1 Folder 11
Dan Fishing
1991
Includes article in Cornell Alumni News.
Box 1 Folder 12
Dan - Friends
1950-1990
Includes wedding photo, various letters and pamphlets.
Box 1 Folder 13
Grandchildren
Undated
Includes one card.
Box 1 Folder 14
Photographs
1929-1977
Includes family photographs throughout lifetime.
Box 1 Folder 15
Memorabilia (1)
1982-1992
Includes humor, articles, Edgerton Career Teaching Award, dept. newsletters
Box 1 Folder 16
Memorabilia (2)
1993-1995
Includes 1993 Teaching Award, reunion booklet, dept. correspondence, newsletters.
Box 1 Folder 17
Humor
1976
Includes collection of humorous articles and anecdotes.
Box 1 Folder 18
Letters to Blind Student
1987
Includes correspondence to encourage blind student in Argentina.
Box 1 Folder 19
Ag Econ Fellowship
1992
Setting up fund to finance grad assistantship.
Box 1 Folder 20
Daily Sun Articles
1982-1989
Includes 1982 front page article and 1989 commemorative issue recounting 1969 student dissent.
Box 1
Purdue Braille Notebook
Undated
Looseleaf notebook in binder with Braille graphs produced by Dr. Sisler and used to learn fundamental, economic principles.
Teaching and advising
Course Outlines, materials and exams
Box 2 Folder 1
First Prelim Ag Ec 100, 1962-1992
1962-1992
Includes prelims and notes for Ag Ec 50, 100, 150.
Box 2 Folder 2
Final Exams 1965-1992
1965-1992
Final exams for Ag Ec 100, Ag Ec 150.
Box 2 Folder 3
Ag Ec 150 - Great Plains Wheat Master
1981
Box 2 Folder 4
Ag Ec 150 - The Corn Belt Master
1981
Box 2 Folder 5
Ag Ec 150 - Cotton Belt Master
1984
Box 2 Folder 6
Ag Ec 150 - The Northeast Master
1981-1984
Box 2 Folder 7
Ag Ec 150 - Rural NY State's Ag Districts Master
1981
Box 2 Folder 8
Ag Ec 150 - Ag of the Empire Master
1981
Box 2 Folder 9
Ag Ec 150 - Regions of the US Master
Undated
Box 2 Folder 10
Ag Ec 150 - California Grape Growers Story Master
1981
Box 2 Folder 11
Ag Ec 150 - Cesar Chavez Master
1981
Box 2 Folder 12
Ag Ec 150 - Grazing and Irrigated Crops Crops Master
1981
Box 2 Folder 13
Ag Ec 150 - Pacific Coast Master
1981
Box 2 Folder 14
Ag Ec 150 - Agriculture in the Communist Giants
1981
Box 2 Folder 15
Ag Ec 100 - Full Year Sample Lectures (1)
1988
Box 2 Folder 16
Ag Ec 100 - Full Year Sample Lectures (2)
1988
Box 2 Folder 19
Ag Ec 100 Course Syllabus and Materials
1993-1994
Includes Intro to Global Economic Issues syllabus; course packet; comparative advantage problem set.
Box 2 Folder 20
Ag Ec 100 "Take Note" Lecture Notes
1993
Includes syllabus and "Take Note" lecture notes for each week of semester.
Was removed from original binder.
Box 2
Introduction to Global Issues of Agricultural Economics
Undated
Prof. Sisler's book of readings for Ag Ec 100
Box 4 Folder 13
Sample Questions PhD Exam
1968-1989
Box 4 Folder 14
Ag Ec 717 - 83:1 Course Outline
1983
Research Methods in Ag Economics.
All of the following Ag 717 folders were taped together originally.
Box 4 Folder 15
Ag Ec 717 - 83:2 List of Important References and Topics
1983
Box 4 Folder 16
Ag Ec 717 - 83:3 Exercise 1
1983
Box 4 Folder 17
Ag Ec 717 - 83:4 Exercise 3
1983
Box 4 Folder 18
Ag Ec 717 - 83:5 What is Science?
1983
Box 4 Folder 19
Ag EC 717 - 83:6 Definitions of Experiment
1983
Box 4 Folder 20
Ag Ec 717 - 83:7 Excerpts from Ferber and Verdorn
1983
Box 4 Folder 21
Ag Ec 717 - 83:8 The All Too Human Enterprise Called Science.
1983
Box 4 Folder 22
Ag Ec 717 - Philosophy and Scientific Methods
1983
Box 4 Folder 23
Ag Ec 717 -83:9 Some Important Concepts
1983
Box 4 Folder 24
Ag Ec 717 - 83:10 Analyzing an Argument
1983
Box 4 Folder 25
Ag Ec 717 - 83:12 Abstract from MS Thesis in Ag Econ
1983
Box 4 Folder 26
Ag Ec 717 - AJAE Abstracts
1983
"Award winning theses"
Box 4 Folder 27
Ag Ec 717 - Basic Economic Concepts and their Measurement
1983
Box 4 Folder 28
Ag Ec 717 - 83:14 Exercise 1 Examples
1983
Box 4 Folder 29
Ag Ec 717 Problem Set #2
1983
Box 4 Folder 30
Ag Ec 717 Sampling Concepts and Methods
1983
Box 4 Folder 31
Ag Ec 717 Impacts of Investment
1983
Box 4 Folder 32
Ag Ec 717 Simulation
1983
Box 4 Folder 33
Ag Ec 717 Tomek AJAE Article, Waugh Article
1983
Advising
Box 2 Folder 17
Carlos Roja, Advisee
1988
Includes correspondence before and during Mr Rojas time at Cornell under Prof Sisler.
Box 2 Folder 18
Faculty Advising Handbook
1994-1995
Was removed from original binder
Box 2 Folder 22
Ashraf, Khalid
1964-1972
Includes dept. correspondence about Prof Sisler's advisee, plus PhD of Mr. Ashraf. Note on folder says: "First graduate student Dr. Sisler had!"
Box 2 Folder 24
Jan Low (1)
1985-1989
Includes correspondence between Prof Sisler and Jan Low, dept. info regarding PhD status. Note on folder says: "Typical Sisler PhD".
Box 2 Folder 25
Jan Low (2)
1990-1994
Includes correspondence between Prof Sisler and Jan Low, dept. info regarding PhD status. Note on folder says: "Typical Sisler PhD".
Box 2 Folder 25
Untitled Cassette Tape
TR-15916
1987-11-02
Box 2 Folder 26
Acknowledgements
Undated">
Student acknowledgements of Dr. Sisler in theses.
Box 2 Folder 27
Student Correspondence (1)
1979-1988
Box 2 Folder 28
Student Correspondence (2)
1974-1985
Box 2 Folder 29
Student Correspondence (3)
1972-1981
Includes much international correspondence.
Box 2 Folder 30
Student Correspondence (4)
1972-1981
Includes much international correspondence.
Undergraduate - general
Box 2 Folder 21
Undergraduate teaching - quality
1965-1992
Includes review of reward system for teachers; several reports on instruction - evaluation, recognition, professionalism.
Publications
Authored by Sisler
Box 4 Folder 1
Publications (1)
1959-1984
Includes articles, book chapters, reports written by Daniel G. Sisler.
Box 4 Folder 2
Publications (2)
1959-1984
Includes articles, book chapters, reports written by Daniel G. Sisler.
Box 4 Folder 7
Publications (3)
1971-1980
Includes articles, book chapters, reports written by Daniel G. Sisler.
Box 4 Folder 8
Publications (4)
1970-1976
Includes articles, book chapters, reports written by Daniel G. Sisler.
Box 4 Folder 9
Publications (5)
1975-1984
Includes articles, book chapters, reports written by Daniel G. Sisler.
Box 4 Folder 3
Ag Policy, Econ Development and Nutritional Status of Children in Nepal
1989
Includes completed manuscript of research paper.
Box 4 Folder 4
The Whole Food Situation - What is the US Role?
1978
Includes completed manuscript and graphs.
Box 4 Folder 5
Rubber or Rice? The Dilemma of Many Developing Nations
1980
Includes completed article manuscript. Co-authored with David Blandford.
Box 4 Folder 6
Alternative Sources of Economic Growth
1964
Includes manuscript for symposium paper. Co-authored with Barclay G. Jones.
Box 4
Thesis: Direct Production Payments in the Feed-Grain-Livestock Sector of American Agriculture
1962
Bound thesis.
CIIFAD (Cornell Institute for International Food and Agricultural Development)
Box 4 Folder 10
Expenses 1989-90 CIIFAD
1988-1990
Includes trip expenses and correspondence for CIIFAD.
Box 4 Folder 11
CIIFAD Background Papers
1989-1992
Includes proposal to establish and fund CIIFAD, draft of mission statement, related research and correspondence about seminars.
Box 4 Folder 12
CIIFAD Uganda Trip
1989
Includes travel preparations, correspondence, program proposals and trip report for Uganda trip.
Awards and memorabilia
Physical awards
Box 3 MU-1869
Friends of Cornell Hockey
Undated
Wooden plaque: "Dan and Carol Sisler Pacesetter".
Box 3 MU-1870
Purdue University honorary doctorate
1989-12-17
Fold out presentation case, one side describing Dr. Sisler's achievements, the other containing honorary Doctor of Agriculture.
Box 3 MU-1871
1993 Northeast Regional Award
1993
Wooden plaque, "Award for Excellence in College and University Teaching in the Food and Agricultural Sciences."
Box 3 MU-1872
Liberty Hyde Bailey Professor
1987-07-01
Award mounted in glass and wood.
Box 3 MU-1873
Professor of the Year Award
1982-07-13
Certificate, Cornell, awarded by Council for Advancement and Support of Education.
Housed in 2 overlapping folders for protection.
Box 3 MU-1874
Outstanding Professor Award
1963-1964
Wooden plaque awarded by College of Agriculture.
Box 3 MU-1875
Service to American/World Agriculture
1989-07-31
Wooden plaque: "In Appreciation for Service to American/World Agriculture. National Association of County Agricultural Agents, Somerset NJ."
Box 3 MU-1876
Edgerton Career Teaching Award
1992
Award mounted in glass and wood, in brown box: "In recognition of a career of dedicated teaching and counseling of students" in CALS.
Memorabilia
Box 3
Program for the Visit of Professors to the Republic of China
1990-05-17-1990-05-23
"Program for the visit of Professors of Cornell University to the Republic of China for the Inauguration of the 8th President and Vice President of the Republic of China." Spiral bound pamphlet, 4 x 6".
Box 3
Guest Book
1989-12-15
Brown guest book housed in a Hallmark box; inscribed "Guests of Dan Sisler". No occasion noted.
Box 3
Book: Distinguished Teachers on Effective Teaching
1986
Editor, Peter G. Beidler.
Box 3 Folder 1
Correspondence About Awards (1)
1967-1992
Includes official awards correspondence, letters of congratulations, invitations to lecture, personal correspondence.
Box 3 Folder 2
Correspondence About Awards (2)
1967-1992
Includes official awards correspondence, letters of congratulations, invitations to lecture, personal correspondence.
Box 3 Folder 3
Purdue
1977-1989
Includes 1977 "Old MastersProgram" correspondence, schedule. Also, Honorary Doctorate Commencement booklets; official CU photo.
Box 3 Folder 4
Material for Awards (1)
1976-1982
Includes CV, biographical info, photo, authored reports.
Box 3 Folder 5
Material for Awards (2)
1976-1982
Includes CV, biographical info, photo, authored reports.