Scope and Content of Collection
Title: William John Green Papers,
Date (inclusive): 1911-1982
Collection Number: 82090
Green, William John, 1892-
31 manuscript boxes
(12.4 linear feet)
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.
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[Identification of item], William John Green Papers, [Box no.], Hoover Institution
Materials were acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 1982
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U.S. Food Administration records, Hoover Institution Archives
O. J. (Oliver Julian) Todd papers, Hoover Institution Archives
United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration. China Office.
Records, Hoover Institution Archives
Joint Commission on Rural Reconstruction in China (United States and China),
miscellaneous records, Hoover Institution Archives
J. Franklin Ray papers, Hoover Institution Archives
|August 19, 1892
||Born, Ellsworth, Kansas
||Bachelor of Science in Agronomy, Oklahoma Agricultural and Mechanical College (A & M College)
||Appointed assistant in movable schools in the Oklahoma A & M College and U.S. Department of Agricultural Extension Service
||Assistant Boys Club agent in the Oklahoma Extension Service
||Superintendent of extension, Guam Agricultural Experiment Station, U.S. Department of Agriculture
||Extension agronomist in the Oklahoma A & M College
||Teacher of vocational agriculture in the Wakita High School, Wakita, Kansas
||County farm agent, Payne County, Oklahoma
||District farm agent, southeast quarter of Oklahoma
||M.S. agricultural economics, Oklahoma State University
||Senior administrative officer, Agricultural Adjustment Administration, Washington D.C.
||Assistant regional director of the Resettlement Administration and Farm Security Administration in Oklahoma and Texas
||Chief of the Field Staff and Coordination Section of the United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation
||Chief of the Agricultural Rehabilitation Division of the China Office of UNRRA
||Assistant Director of the U.S. Food Supply Mission to Peru
||Assistant economic commissioner and chief of the Agricultural Division of the U.S. Special Technical and Economic Mission
||Chief of the Agricultural and Natural Resources Field Party in Bolivia
||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.
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.
United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration.
United States. Farm Security Administration.
Agricultural assistance, American.
United States--Politics and government.
United States--Foreign relations.