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University of California Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources, UC Cooperative Extension Records
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The University of California Cooperative Extension Records for the University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources (UCANR) span the years 1943-2003. Records are comprised of two central components: state annual reports and audiovisual materials.
At the turn of the twentieth century, growing concern over the quality of life for rural Americans prompted President Theodore Roosevelt to appoint a Commission on Country Life in 1908. One of the direct outcomes of the Commission's recommendations was the passage of the Smith-Lever Act in 1914, which established a national extension service to place the knowledge generated at land-grant universities into the hands of farmers and rural citizens. The Agricultural Extension Service formalized and built upon existing efforts of land-grant universities to enhance the knowledge of farmers and apply scientific discoveries for improved agricultural practices.
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Portions of this collection are currently being processed and digitized. Once completed, the entire collection will be open for research and please refer to this finding aid to identify digitized material available online. The physical collection is located at the University of California, Merced Library. For help locating material, or to make a research request, please contact library@ucmerced.edu.