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Rural, circa 1924-1926

 File — Box: 2, Reel: 129, microdex: 4
Rural, circa 1924-1926
Rural, circa 1924-1926

Scope and Contents

Reports of rural studies conducted with funding from the Ford Fund. Careful studies are made to identify problems in rural associations and communities that may be underserved, identify what makes a successful rural associations and make recommendation for future practices. Reports provide background information, describe the method of study, present data such as population and association statistics, make recommendations for future rural development and discuss the social and economic problems faced by each community. Reports include regional studies for the Lansing, Michigan area, Northeast Oklahoma, Orange County, California, Pomona Valley, California, Southern California, Southern Idaho, and Southern Michigan and Southern Wisconsin, as well as a study of the relationship between college students and rural communities. 

Dates of Materials

  • Creation: circa 1924-1926

Language of Materials


Conditions Governing Access

From the Record Group:

This collection is open for use without restriction beyond the standard terms and conditions of Smith College Special Collections.

However, by agreement with the YWCA of the U.S.A., microdexes known to contain financial records or personal health information (usually on job applications) were not digitized and/or not published in our online repository as part of the CLIR Digitizing Hidden Collections grant. These microdexes may still be accessed on the original microfilm, and digital files may be made available to individual researchers upon request.


654 frames (1 partial reel)