Guide to the James M. Nielson Papers 1953-1976
Cage 345

Summary Information

Repository
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries
Creator
Nielson, James M.
Title
James M. Nielson Papers
ID
Cage 345
Date [inclusive]
1953-1976
Extent
1100.0 items.
General Physical Description note
2.5 linear feet of shelf space.
Language
English
Abstract
Correspondence, reports, memoranda and other papers regarding Nielson's activities in the American Agricultural Economics Association, Western Agricultural Economics Association, and the Western Farm Economics Association (President, 1968-1969).

Preferred Citation note

[Item Description]. Cage 345, James M. Nielson Papers. Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries, Pullman, WA.

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Biographical/Historical note

James Melvin Nielson was born in 1921 in Kansas. He received his B.S. from Kansas State University in 1947, and continued his education at Harvard, earning an M.A. in 1951 and a Ph.D. in 1953. After fourteen years on the faculty at Michigan State University, Nielson accepted a position at W.S.U. in 1965.

During his career at W.S.U., Dr. Nielson was professor of agricultural economics and director of agricultural research. In addition he actively participated in various professional and industry associations and served as president of the Western Farm Economics Association (1968-1969).

In 1977 Dr. Nielson resigned from W.S.U. upon receiving appointment as U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary for Conservation Research and Education for the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

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Scope and Contents note

The papers of James M. Nielson contain correspondence, committee materials and professional association data related to agricultural economics. The papers span the years 1953 through 1976.

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Arrangement note

The papers of James M. Nielson are grouped in four series: Western Farm Economics Association (W.F.E.A.), Western Farmers Association (W.F.A.), miscellaneous professional and industry papers, and bibliography.

The greatest part of the W.F.E.A. series is Nielson's correspondence with fellow economists, farmers, and other W.F.E.A. members. His participation in the American Agricultural Economics Association (A.A.E.A.) and the Western Agricultural Economics Association (W.A.E.A.) is also documented in this series.

The Western Farmers Association papers of the second series reflect Dr. Nielson's role as a director of that organization. Association business as well as agricultural materials are included.

The third series incorporates a broad spectrum of industry and professional subjects including memoranda of his participation in the 1966, 1967 and 1968 Pacific Northwest Farm Forum. The final series is comprised of his published and unpublished manuscripts.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries © 1978

http://www.wsulibs.wsu.edu/masc
Terrell Library
P.O. Box 645610
Pullman, WA, 99164-5610
509-335-6691
mascref@wsu.edu

Conditions Governing Access note

This collection is open for research use.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

The James M. Nielson papers were deposited in the Washington State University Library in May 1977 (UA 77-8).

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • American Agricultural Economics Association
  • Western Agricultural Economics Association
  • Western Farm Economics Association

Occupation(s)

  • Agricultural economists --United States--Correspondence

Personal Name(s)

  • Nielson, James Melvin, 1921- --Archives

Subject(s)

  • Agriculture
  • Washington (State)

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Collection Inventory

Series 1: Western Farm Economics Association 

Box Folder

Memoranda 1959-1970   28.0 items.

1 1

Award Programs 1965-1969   43.0 items.

1 2

Contributed Papers Section 1966-1969   26.0 items.

1 3

Committee on Officers 1967-1969   17.0 items.

1 4

Local Arrangements 1967-1969   29.0 items.

1 5

Correspondence 1968   51.0 items.

1 6

Correspondence and Miscellany 1968-1969   35.0 items.

1 7

Council 1968-1969   19.0 items.

1 8

Extension Committee 1968-1969   6.0 items.

1 9

History Committee 1968-1969   32.0 items.

1 10

Industry Committee 1968-1969   11.0 items.

2 11

International Trade and Development 1968-1969   35.0 items.

2 12

Presidential Correspondence 1968-1969   62.0 items.

2 13

Resolutions Committee 1968-1969   10.0 items.

2 14

Tellers Committee 1968-1969   4.0 items.

2 15

Trust Fund 1968-1969   10.0 items.

2 16

Officer Nominations 1968-1970   29.0 items.

2 17

Agricultural Policy 1969   35.0 items.

2 18

Kreager-Nielson Correspondence 1969   26.0 items.

2 19

Luncheon 1969   22.0 items.

2 20

Publication of Procedings 1969   15.0 items.

2 21

Regional Analysis and Development 1969   19.0 items.

2 22

Research Council Meeting 1969   9.0 items.

2 23

Correspondence 1969-1970   50.0 items.

2 24

Council 1969-1970   19.0 items.

2 25

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Series 2: Western Farmers Association (W.F.A.) 

Box Folder

Reports 1970-1971   9.0 items.

3 26

Executive Search Committee 1971   22.0 items.

3 27

Reports and Clippings 1971   70.0 items.

3 28

Correspondence and Reports 1971-1976   47.0 items.

3 29-30

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Series 3: Other Industry and Professional Papers 

Box Folder

Notes 1960-1976   34.0 items.

4 31

Farm Forum 1965-1971   45.0 items.

4 32

Agricultural Economics Club (W.S.U.) 1967-1970   3.0 items.

4 33

Correspondence 1967-1976   96.0 items.

4 34

Air Cargo Symposium 1968   10.0 items.

4 35

Agricultural Research 1969-1971   25.0 items.

4 36

Agricultural Memoranda 1969-1976   48.0 items.

4 37

Beef Cattle Research Center 1974   10.0 items.

4 38

Leadership Seminar 1974   9.0 items.

4 39

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Series 4: Bibliography 

Box Folder

Papers and Publications 1953-1975   36.0 items.

5 40-41

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