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Register of the William John Green Papers, 1911-1982
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Biographical/Historical Note
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Arrangement
  • Access Points

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: William John Green Papers,
    Date (inclusive): 1911-1982
    Collection Number: 82090
    Creator: Green, William John, 1892-
    Collection Size: 31 manuscript boxes (12.4 linear feet)
    Repository: Hoover Institution Archives
    Stanford, California 94305-6010
    Abstract: Documenting the professional career of American agronomist William John Green, the papers consist of correspondence, speeches, reports, memoranda, minutes, newsletters, writings, and printed matter, relating to U.S. Farm Security Administration aid to tenant farmers, and to agricultural assistance to Guam, China, Peru, Burma, Bolivia, and Taiwan.
    Language: English, Spanish, and Chinese

    Administrative Information

    Access

    Collection open for research.
    The Hoover Institution Archives only allows access to copies of audiovisual items. To listen to sound recordings or to view videos or films during your visit, please contact the Archives at least two working days before your arrival. We will then advise you of the accessibility of the material you wish to see or hear. Please note that not all audiovisual material is immediately accessible.

    Publication Rights

    For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Archives.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], William John Green Papers, [Box no.], Hoover Institution Archives.

    Acquisition Information

    Materials were acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 1982

    Accruals

    Materials may have been added to the collection since this finding aid was prepared. To determine if this has occurred, find the collection in Stanford University's online catalog at http://searchworks.stanford.edu/ . Materials have been added to the collection if the number of boxes listed in the online catalog is larger than the number of boxes listed in this finding aid.

    Related Materials

    U.S. Food Administration records, Hoover Institution Archives
    O. J. (Oliver Julian) Todd papers, Hoover Institution Archives
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    Joint Commission on Rural Reconstruction in China (United States and China), miscellaneous records, Hoover Institution Archives
    J. Franklin Ray papers, Hoover Institution Archives

    Biographical/Historical Note

    August 19, 1892 Born, Ellsworth, Kansas
    1916 Bachelor of Science in Agronomy, Oklahoma Agricultural and Mechanical College (A & M College)
    1916 Appointed assistant in movable schools in the Oklahoma A & M College and U.S. Department of Agricultural Extension Service
    1917 Assistant Boys Club agent in the Oklahoma Extension Service
    1919 Superintendent of extension, Guam Agricultural Experiment Station, U.S. Department of Agriculture
    1921 Extension agronomist in the Oklahoma A & M College
    1922 Teacher of vocational agriculture in the Wakita High School, Wakita, Kansas
    1926 County farm agent, Payne County, Oklahoma
    1928 District farm agent, southeast quarter of Oklahoma
    1931 M.S. agricultural economics, Oklahoma State University
    1934 Senior administrative officer, Agricultural Adjustment Administration, Washington D.C.
    1936 Assistant regional director of the Resettlement Administration and Farm Security Administration in Oklahoma and Texas
    1944 Chief of the Field Staff and Coordination Section of the United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration (UNRRA)
    1945 Chief of the Agricultural Rehabilitation Division of the China Office of UNRRA
    1948 Assistant Director of the U.S. Food Supply Mission to Peru
    1950 Assistant economic commissioner and chief of the Agricultural Division of the U.S. Special Technical and Economic Mission to Burma
    1953 Chief of the Agricultural and Natural Resources Field Party in Bolivia
    1957-1962 Chief of the Agricultural Extension Division of the Joint Commission on Rural Reconstruction in Taiwan

    Scope and Content of Collection

    The collection documents the activities of noted American agronomist and chief administrative officer of the U.S. Department of Agriculture William John Green. The papers consist of correspondence, speeches, reports, memoranda, minutes, newsletters, and printed matter, relating to U.S. Farm Security Administration aid to tenant farmers, and to agricultural assistance to Guam, China, Peru, Burma, Bolivia, and Taiwan.
    The papers include 35 years of "Hunger Fighters," published at irregular intervals in various parts of the world to keep former members of the Agricultural Rehabilitation Division of the United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration (UNRRA) in touch with each other. In each series there are also "Bill's Letters," memoirs written as diaries about Green's experience and career in agriculture.

    Arrangement

    The collection is organized into six series: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Guam Agricultural Experiment Station files; U.S. Department of Agriculture, Farm Security Administration (FSA) files; Agricultural Rehabilitation Division of the China Office of United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration (UNRRA) files; U.S. Food Supply Mission in Peru files; U.S. Special Technical and Economic Mission to Burma files; Servicio Agricola Interamericano (SAI) in Bolivia files; and Joint Commission on Rural Reconstruction files (JCRR), Taipei, Taiwan, China.

    Access Points

    United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration.
    United States. Farm Security Administration.
    Agricultural assistance, American.
    Agriculture--Bolivia.
    Agriculture--Burma.
    Agriculture--China.
    Agriculture--Guam.
    Agriculture--Peru.
    Agriculture--Taiwan.
    Agriculture--United States.
    Bolivia.
    Burma.
    China.
    Guam.
    Peru.
    Taiwan.
    United States--Politics and government.
    United States--Foreign relations.