Papers, 1915-1960.

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Black, John D., 1883-1960. Papers, 1915-1960.

Papers, 1915-1960.

Papers of John D. Black, an agricultural economist who taught at Minnesota and Harvard and who studied, worked for, and influenced numerous government agencies concerned with agriculture. The collection documents Black's professional activities and includes material on topics related to domestic allotment plans, population and world food supply, land use policy, government agencies, the economics of developing nations, and nutrition during wartime. The processed portion is summarized above and is described in the register. Additional accessions are described below.

21.6 c.f. (54 archives boxes); plusadditions of 4.1 c.f.

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Davis, Joseph Stancliffe, 1885-1975

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Anderson, Clinton D.

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Sanger, Margaret, 1879-1966

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Ezekiel, Mordecai, 1899-1974

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Murray Reed Benedict was born in 1882 in Wisconsin. Benedict received his B.S. degree at the University of Washington. He was awarded his Ph.D. in Economics from Harvard University in 1931 at which point he joined the faculty of the University of California, Berkeley. He taught Agricultural Economics at the University of California until his retirement in 1961. Dr. Benedict died in 1980. From the description of Murray R. Benedict papers, 1910-1984 (bulk 1931-1961). (University of Cal...

Ruml, Beardsley, 1894-1960

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Lenroot, Irvine Luther, 1869-1949

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Lubin, Isador, 1896-1978

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Patton, James G. (James George), 1902-

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Kellogg, Charles E. (Charles Edwin), 1902-

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Bean, Louis H. (Louis Hyman), 1896-1994

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Lowden, Frank O. (Frank Orren), 1861-1943

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Brannan, Charles F. (Charles Franklin), 1903-

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Wilson, Meredith L.

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Tolley, H. R. (Howard Ross), 1889-1958

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Agricultural economist. From the description of Reminiscences of Howard Ross Tolley : oral history, 1954. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 309733417 ...

Altmeyer, Arthur J. (Arthur Joseph), 1891-1972

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Administrator. From the description of Reminiscences of Arthur Joseph Altmeyer : oral history, 1967. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122527063 ...

Benson, Ezra Taft

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U.S. Secretary of Agriculture under Eisenhower, apostle and later president of the LDS church. From the description of Speeches, 1966-1976. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122462756 Ezra Taft Benson was United States Secretary of Agriculture January 21, 1953 – January 20, 1961. From the guide to the AV 14 Ezra Taft Benson U. S. Secretary of Agriculture audio recordings collection 1954-1977 (Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Church History Library) ...