Edward Roe Eastman Papers,1923-1970

Collection Number: 3105

Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
Cornell University Library


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
Edward Roe Eastman papers, 1923-1970.
Collection Number:
3105
Creator:
Edward Roe Eastman, 1885-1970.
Quantity:
22 cubic ft.
Forms of Material:
Correspondence, pamphlets, clippings, speeches, radio talks, notes, scrapbooks, reports, books and surveys.
Repository:
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Abstract:
Correspondence, pamphlets, and clippings concerning or authored by Edward Roe Eastman. Also, speeches, radio talks, notes, scrapbooks, reports, and surveys. Printed material includes New York Artificial Breeders Co-operator, 1948-1970; The Dairymen's League News (30 volumes); University of the State of New York, Regents Minutes (volumes 25-30); and other items concerning education.
Language:
Collection material in English


BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE

Edward Roe Eastman was a writer, editor, educator, and farmer. He was born and raised in Berkshire, Tioga County, New York. He became a teacher and later a principal of schools in Interlaken, Richford, and Newark Valley. Eastman farmed for several years, and became the first county agent in Delaware County, New York, where he played an important part in forming the Dairymen's League Cooperative. He was editor of The Dairymen's League News from 1917-1922 and helped organize the State Conference Board of Farm Organizations as a vehicle for joint legislative action. He was the assistant county agricultural leader at the State College of Agriculture at Cornell University through World War I. In 1922, he became editor of the magazine American Agriculturalist until 1957, when he was named president emeritus of the publication. Eastman was president of the New York State Council on Rural Education, a member of the National Citizens Council for Better Schools, and helped establish the central school system for rural New York. He was a member and vice chancellor of the State Board of Regents, a trustee for both Ithaca College and Cornell University, and served as a counselor for Ithaca College students. He also authored several books, including Journey to Day Before Yesterday and Eastman's Chestnuts.

COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

Correspondence, pamphlets, and clippings concerning or authored by Edward Roe Eastman. Also, speeches, radio talks, notes, scrapbooks, reports, and surveys. Printed material includes New York Artificial Breeders Co-operator, 1948-1970; The Dairymen's League News (30 volumes); University of the State of New York, Regents Minutes (volumes 25-30); and other items concerning education.
Printing block of map for Eastman's 1946 novel "The Destroyers, a Historical Novel," about the Sullivan Campaign.
SUBJECTS

Names:
Eastman, Edward Roe, 1885-1970.
National Citizens Council for Better Schools.
New York State Council on Rural Education.
State Conference Board of Farm Organizations.

Titles:
American agriculturist.
The Dairymen's League news.
Eastman's chestnuts.
Journey to day before yesterday.
New York artificial breeders co-operator.
University of the State of New York regents minutes.

Subjects:
Education, Rural.
Agriculture--New York (State)--Delaware County.

Form and Genre Terms:
Surveys.


INFORMATION FOR USERS

Cite As:
Edward Roe Eastman papers, #3105. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.

CONTAINER LIST

Container
Description
Date
Box 1
Correspondence
1968-1970
Box 2
Correspondence, pamphlets, and newsclippings
ca. 1967-1970
Box 3
Correspondence and pamphlets
ca. 1920s, 1956-1970
Box 4
Correspondence and pamphlets
ca. 1957-1964
Box 5
Correspondence and pamphlets
ca. 1967-1968
Box 6
Correspondence and pamphlets
ca. 1959-1968
Box 7
Correspondence and pamphlets
ca. 1959-1967
Box 8
Correspondence and pamphlets
ca. 1963-1968
Box 9
Correspondence
ca. 1958-1969, 1920s
Box 10
Correspondence and pamphlets
ca. 1968-1969
Box 11
Correspondence and pamphlets
ca. 1920s, 1950s, 1960s
Box 12
Correspondence and pamphlets
ca. 1959-1966
Box 13
Correspondence and radio talks
1931-1955
Box 14
Correspondence, greeting cards, printed material, books by E.R. Eastman, writings
1956-1969
Box 15
Correspondence, speeches, writings
1938-1971
Box 16
Correspondence, writings, notes
1950-1970
Box 17
Correspondence
1923-1965
Box 18
Correspondence, reports, surveys
1960-1968
Box 19
Correspondence, radio talks
1931-1970
Box 20
New York Artificial Breeders Co-operator
1948-1970
Box 21
Scrapbooks, diplomas, plaques, awards/certificates, graduation hoods
Box 22
Scrapbooks, awards/certificates, medals/pins, greeting cards, printing block of map from "The Destroyers, a Historical Novel", books by Eastman