Preliminary Guide to the C. A. Svinth Papers 1945-1982
MS.1987.50

Summary Information

Repository
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries
Creator
Svinth, C. A.
Title
Preliminary Guide to the C. A. Svinth Papers
ID
MS.1987.50
Date [inclusive]
1945-1982
Extent
1.0 box.
Location note
(MASC staff use) 2-14-15-3.
Language
English
Abstract
This collection consists of papers of C. A. Svinth, Director of Agricultural Extension at Washington State University.

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Biographical/Historical note

Clarence A. Svinth (1907-1987) served as the Director of the Washington State University Agricultural Extension Service until 1965. He was born in Lewis County, Washington and participated in 4-H programs in his youth. Svinth graduated with a Bachelor of Science from WSU in 1930 and immediately began working as an assistant county agent in King County, in charge of the 4-H program and poultry. He also served as the county agent of Thurston County, the state's county agent, and as the state's assistant director of Extension. As he progressed in his career, Svinth took a year off to pursue a Master's degree from Columbia University. He began work at WSU as the Director of Agricultural Extension in 1957. In 1963, he was chosen by fellow Extension directors to a national policy-making group, comprising two directors from each of the four geographical regions in the country. Svinth retired from WSU in 1965.

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Scope and Contents note

This collection consists of papers of C. A. Svinth, mostly speeches or statements related to international agricultural development projects, including his service as a Foreign Agricultural Service adviser to the Government of India (1952-1954).

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries 2018-08-02

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Conditions Governing Access note

This collection is open and available for research use.

Conditions Governing Use note

Copyright restrictions apply.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

This collection was donated to the Washington State University Libraries in 1987 (MS.1987.50), by an unidentified donor.

Processing Information note

This is an unprocessed collection. Any arrangement reflects either a pre-existing order from the records' creators or previous custodians, or preliminary sorting performed by staff.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Washington State University. Cooperative Extension Service--Archives.

Subject(s)

  • Agriculture
  • Agriculture--India
  • Agriculture--Northwest, Pacific.

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