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The Mississippi State University Extension Digitization Project

Material Description

The Mississippi State University Extension collections contain materials that focus on agriculture in the state of Mississippi. These materials document the efforts of the Extension since its inception in the early twentieth century to reach out and educate Mississippi residents through county agents and programs on agricultural and domestic issues with a variety of programs including 4-H Clubs and Home Demonstration Clubs. These collections were donated to the archives by the Extension offices as well as individuals throughout the state who participated in 4-H clubs as young people, and consists of published Extension Bulletins, photographs, and manuscript collections ranging from 1920 to 1980. Additional genres of materials include directors' files, newspaper clippings, correspondence, reports, record books, secretary books, meeting minutes, programs, scrapbooks, ledgers, and 4-H memorabilia from competitions at state and national levels. Directors' records include Vance Watson, Ronald A. Brown, M.S. Shaw, Clay Lyle, L.I. Jones, E.H. White, L.A. Olson, and R.S. Wilson. Photographs include agricultural themes, 4-H clubs, and meetings of delegates for the National 4-H Club Congress at various locations throughout the U.S.

Year Added:

2017

Institution

Mississippi State University

Contact(s)

Mr. Neil Guilbeau
Mississippi State University

Mr. Stephen Cunetto
Mississippi State University


Date Range

1920 - 1920

Geographic Scope

The Extension collections span the following counties in the state of Mississippi: Alcorn, Attala, Bolivar, Choctaw, Coahoma, Copiah, Covington, George, Hancock, Hinds, Jefferson, Jefferson Davis, Jones, Lafayette, Marshall, Newton, Oktibbeha, Pike, Prentiss, Stone, and Tate.

Materials

  • 510 Mixed Archival Collections
  • 2500 Photographs
  • 1081 Serials
  • 16 Posters
  • 2500 Photographs
  • 1081 Serials
  • 16 Posters
  • 2500 Photographs
  • 1081 Serials
  • 16 Posters
  • 2500 Photographs
  • 1081 Serials
  • 16 Posters