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Record Group 33 - Records of the Extension Service


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The Extension Service coordinates extension activities of the Department of Agriculture with those of state agricultural colleges. Beginning in 1905, the Department of Agriculture showed an increasing interest in the development of extension activities among black farmers. With funding from the General Education board, a private institution, two Africann American agents were employed in 1906, and the number increased rapidly thereafter. The subsidies made by this board to farm demonstration work in the early 1900s did much to extend and popularize the movement.

Clusters: Agriculture

Textual Records

Annual Narrative and Statistical Reports, 1911-1966

National Archives Identifier: 251659
Indexed by: National Indexes to Annual Narrative Reports of Field Workers, 1924–1928 ( NAID 821376)

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General Correspondence [Extension Service], 1944–1949

National Archives Identifier: 1687925

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General Correspondence [of the Extension Service and its Predecessors], 1907–1970

National Archives Identifier 569741

Records Relating to 4-H Special Programs, ca. 1921–ca. 1985

National Archives Identifier: 2770149

Moving Images

Helping Negroes to Become Better Farmers and Homemakers, 1921-1921

National Archives Identifier: 7134

International Study of American Roads, 1932

National Archives Identifier: 7364

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