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Guide to the Agricultural Experiment Station, Department of Agricultural Economics County Agricultural Planning Projects Records 1936-1948

Sponsor: Funding for encoding this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.


Overview of the Collection

Title: County Agricultural Planning Projects Records
Creator: Agricultural Experiment Station, Department of Agricultural Economics
Dates: 1936-1948
Quantity: 4.5 c.f. + map case
Abstract:Correspondence, mimeographed bulletins, reports, publications, statistical material, graphs and charts, and maps relating to agricultural planning, land use planning and resettlement planning in Idaho.
Identification: UG014
Language: English
Repository: University of Idaho Library Special Collections and Archives
Moscow, ID 83844-2351

Arrangement and Description

The material in this archival group was in labeled folders when received. Upon examination of the papers it was discovered that with only minor rearrangement the group could be divided into three series, each series being a different planning function. The original folder headings were retained.The first series concerns agricultural planning and includes such items as data for land classification in most of Idaho's counties, and statistics on fruit, grain, vegetables, livestock, and poultry.The second series deals with land use planning and contains many publications on the subject as well as census material, statistics on pastures for most counties in Idaho and also data from county relief programs.The third series is concerned with resettlement planning and contains correspondence with the Federal Resettlement Administration, and mimeographed reports. These items were in numbered folders; the numbers were retained and are noted in parentheses after the folder description in the following inventory.The final series is contained in a 10-drawer wooden map case which is physically separated from the rest of the archival group. It includes rolled maps, agricultural production graphs and charts, and other statistical data. Although the material is summarized in the following inventory a complete list of material is available in the Special Collections Department. Most items are not dated; the dates in the inventory reflect only the dated material.Through a process of refoldering the material in this archival group and eliminating duplicate material the bulk was reduced by 2.5 c.f.

Scope and Content

While the Records of the County Agricultural Planning Projects span the years 1936 to 1948, many of the statistics gathered go back to the late nineteenth and early twentieth century.

The records include correspondence, mimeographed bulletins and reports, statistical material including charts and maps.


Administrative/Biographical History

The critical situation faced by the agriculture industry in the 1920s and 1930s brought into existence many new problems and made existing problems more serious. Many of these problems required group action and several new governmental agencies were established to work toward the solution of these problems. The creation of these agencies was an expression of the national appreciation of the need for a prosperous and stable agriculture. However, the rapid expansion of governmental activity through many relatively independent agencies, all tending to deal directly with the individual farmer, resulted in a certain amount of confusion and thus there was a need for coordinating the activities of these agencies.

The United States Department of Agriculture set up a nation-wide program designed to enlist the aid of local farmers in planning public programs for agriculture and providing for continuing coordination of agricultural activities. The Bureau of Agricultural Economics directed the central organization in Washington, D.C., and each state had a state committee consisting of representative farm men and women and the state directors of agencies working on agricultural programs. Agencies represented included the Extension Service, Forest Service, State Land Department, Soil Conservation Service, and Farm Security Administration. In Idaho the University of Idaho Extension and Agricultural Experiment Station worked with the Idaho Land Use Planning Section in assisting the other groups. Thus, the machinery existed for enabling farmers to cooperatively develop plans and action to solve their problems locally. The program was also set up so that, where necessary, problems could be attacked on a statewide or even a nation-wide basis. Much of the data in the Idaho programs was gathered using personnel hired under the Works Progress Administration and Idaho Emergency Relief Administration.


Subjects

This collection is indexed under the following headings in the online catalog. Researchers desiring materials about related topics, persons, or places should search the catalog using these headings.

Agriculture
Colleges and Universities
Idaho

Idaho Agricultural Experiment Station. Agricultural Economics Dept. -- Records
University of Idaho. Agricultural Economics Dept.

Agriculture -- Planning -- Idaho
Land settlement -- Idaho
Land use -- Planning -- Idaho

Administrative Information

Source

The Records of the Department of Agricultural Economics were received by the University of Idaho Library sometime prior to 1979.

Processing Information

Emmy Lou Forster began the original arrangement in the summer of 1986; Judith Nielsen completed it in December.


Detailed Description of the Collection

Series I. Agricultural Planning 1860-1945
A. General Files 1929-1945
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1/11/1County Agricultural Planning Bulletins 1-4 1936 10 items
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1/21/2County Agricultural Planning Committee Meetings, 1938-1939 11 items
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1/31/3County Agricultural Planning "Land Use Notes" 1940 2 items
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1/41/4County Agricultural Planning Program 1937-1938 29 items
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1/51/5County Agricultural Planning Committee Recommendations, 1936 1 item
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1/61/6County Directory, Irrigated & Dry Land Budget 1929-1930 1 item
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1/71/7County Land Use Planning Committee Members 1938-1941 9 items
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1/81/8County Planning Series 9-15 1941 7 items
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1/91/9County Planning 1936-1942 24 items
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1/101/10General Census material 1941-1945 4 items
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1/111/11Defense Program, Leadership Training, Mapping, Meetings, 1940-1941 9 items
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1/121/12Narrative Report and Supplementary Material 1936 10 items
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1/131/13Policy, 1940-1941, Postwar Planning Reports, 1944 14 items
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1/141/14Problems, Production Capacity Study 1943 4 items
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1/151/15"Public Agencies, Their Function and Policy" 1941 1 item
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1/161/16Reports (Work File) 1940-1941 4 items
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1/171/17Roads 1941-1942 7 items
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1/181/18Rural Land Use Problem Areas, 1935, Soil Conservation Districts, 1940 4 items
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1/191/19State Committee Minutes September 1938 - February 1941 10 items
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1/201/20State Committee Minutes April 1941 - March 1942 5 items
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1/211/21Summary of Answers to Subcommittee Questionnaire on Control of Underground Water Development 1941 1 item
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1/221/22Techniques, 1939, Technical Subcommittee, 1942 8 items
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1/231/23War Production Goals, 1942, Wartime Farm Production Adjustment, 1941 3 items
B. Basic Data for Land Classification (by County) 1936-1943
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1/241/24Adams, Bannock, Bear Lake 1936-1938 5 items
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1/251/25Benewah, Bingham 1938-1940 6 items
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1/261/26Blaine, Boise 1937-1938 4 items
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1/271/27Bonneville, Boundary, Butte 1937-1939 6 items
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1/281/28Camas, Canyon, Caribou, Cassia 1937-1938 5 items
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1/291/29Clearwater, Elmore, Franklin 1938-1940 45 items
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1/301/30Fremont, Gem 1936-1941 50 items
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1/311/31Gooding, Idaho 1937-1942 35 items
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1/321/32Jefferson, Jerome 1937-1941 42 items
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2/332/33Kootenai 1938-1941 40 items
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2/342/34Latah, Lemhi 1937-1942 14 items
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2/352/35Lewis, Lincoln, Madison 1938-1941 52 items
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2/362/36Minidoka, Nez Perce 1937-1941 8 items
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2/372/37Oneida 1940-1943 84 items
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2/382/38Owyhee, Payette 1938-1941 34 items
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2/392/39Power, Shoshone 1940-1941 21 items
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2/402/40Teton 1938-1942 23 items
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2/412/41Twin Falls, Valley 1938-1942 7 items
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2/422/42Washington 1937-1941 33 items
C. Tenancy, Idaho 1940-1941
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2/432/43Family Type Farms, Minimum Costs, all states 1940 47 items
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2/442/44Family Type Farms, Summary, Idaho 1941 2 items
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2/452/45Secondary Data, Idaho undated 9 items
D. Crops 1900-1933
Fruit
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2/462/46General 1920-1925 17 items
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2/472/47Canning Industry 1917-1925 6 items
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2/482/48Apples, Apricots 1900-1925 42 items
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2/492/49Cherries, Grapes 1900-1925 19 items
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2/502/50Peaches, Pears 1900-1925 38 items
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2/512/51Prunes, Small Fruit 1900-1925 36 items
Grain
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2/522/52Barley 1900-1925 22 items
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2/532/53Oats 1900-1925 22 items
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2/542/54Wheat, Latah County 1933 1 item
Vegetables
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2/552/55Beans 1906-1926 5 items
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2/562/56Cabbage 1920-1925 7 items
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2/572/57Peas 1909-1925 11 items
E. Animals 1890-1927
Livestock
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2/582/58Distribution by County 1923-1932 88 items
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2/592/59Number and percent by type of farm undated 8 items
Poultry
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2/602/60Correspondence 1927 11 items
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2/612/61Outlook and trends 1925-1927 10 items
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2/622/62Receipts of Eggs 1920-1927 12 items
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2/632/63Sales and Production Data 1890-1927 168 items
F. Statistics 1860-1934
Idaho
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2/642/64General 1879-1926 21 items
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2/652/65Annual Crop and Livestock 1882-1926 8 items
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2/662/66Monthly Crop and Livestock 1926-1929 15 items
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2/672/67Federal Census and County Statistics 1889-1912 6 items
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2/682/68Prices to Producers 1906-1926 46 items
Regional
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2/692/69General and Miscellaneous 1890-1924 13 items
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2/702/70Cache Valley 1925-1926 25 items
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2/712/71Fort Hall Project, 1925-1926, Minidoka Project, 1916-1925 10 items
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2/722/72North Idaho, 1900-1924, Oakley, Salmon River, Big Wood River, 1911-1925, Twin Falls Project, 1910-1924 31 items
United States
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3/733/73Drought Relief Committee - Idaho 1931-1934 4 items
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3/743/74Forest Service Survey Data 1934 5 items
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3/753/75Idaho Agricultural Land and Valuation 1927 1 item
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3/763/76Livestock by State 1919-1921 13 items
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3/773/77Livestock Surveys 1925-1927 8 items
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3/783/78Miscellaneous, 1860-1927, Preliminary Census, 1920-1926 10 items
G. Type of Farm 1919-1937
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3/793/79Irrigation 1919-1929 4 items
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3/803/80Kootenai County, Area 1936-1937 16 items
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3/813/81Kootenai County, Area II 1936-1937 17 items
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3/823/82Kootenai County, L.C. 8 1934-1935 25 items
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3/833/83Idaho County, Area I 1936-1937 20 items
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3/843/84Acreage by areas of 13 counties in CAP Program, undated, Spokane River Watershed Data, 1920-1935 75 items
H. Financial Material 1934-1938
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3/853/85County Finance 1937 5 items
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os/86os/86County Public Finance Data, 10 Northern Counties 1937 9 items
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3/873/87Public Works Inventory 1934 1 item
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os/88os/88Study of Taxing Units in Idaho 1938 2 items
Series II. Land Use Planning 1909-1941
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3/893/89Census, Federal Farm 1935 6 items
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3/903/90Census, 15th U.S., Idaho Sections 1930 10 items
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3/913/91Census Data, Idaho, Fremont County 1935 3 items
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3/923/92Census, Land Use 1909-1930 19 items
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3/933/93Disposal of County Owned Lands 9 items
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3/943/94Drainage District Loan Applications to Reconstruction Finance Corp. (District 2, Ada and Canyon County; District 3, Franklin County; District 6, Benewah County) 1933 3 items
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3/953/95Drainage District Loan Application, Kootenai Valley (Boundary County) 1933 1 item
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3/963/96Farm Leases, Common Provisions of 1937 1 item
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3/973/97Farm Management Conference, 1932, Farm Management Quiz, 1937 3 items
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3/983/98Farm Management of Information (Bench Area of Gem County, Idaho Falls Area, Minidoka County, Minidoka Project) 1931-1938 4 items
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3/993/99Farm Prices, Index Numbers of Idaho 1941 1 item
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3/1003/100Governmental Finance and Organization 1938 4 items
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3/1013/101Grazing Permits--Problem area counties undated 19 items
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3/1023/102Idaho Land Use Subcommittee 1939 7 items
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3/1033/103Informational hand book prepared in response to numerous inquiries for statistical and other data relating directly or indirectly to the activities of federal agencies 1940 1 item
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3/1043/104International Trade Agreement'- "Topsy-turvydom" by Walter Lippmann 1936 1 item
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3/1053/105"Inventory of Basic Data Relative to Land Use Planning" November 1936 1 item
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3/1063/106"Inventory of Basic Data..." 1936 1 item
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3/1073/107"Inventory of Basic Data..." 1938 3 items
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3/1083/108Itinerant Land Use Planning Conference 1939 16 items
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3/1093/109Land Use Planning Legislation 1937-1939 10 items
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3/1103/110Land Utilization, Programs and Projects 1936-1939 111 items
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3/1113/111Management of State Lands, A Preliminary Report 1940 1 item
Pastures (by County) 1930
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3/1123/112Ada, Adams, Bannock, Bear Lake 21 items
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3/1133/113Benewah, Bingham, Blaine, Boise 21 items
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3/1143/114Bonneville, Bonner, Boundary, Butte 24 items
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3/1153/115Camas, Canyon, Caribou, Cassia 18 items
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3/1163/116Clark, Clearwater, Custer, Elmore 18 items
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3/1173/117Franklin, Fremont, Gem, Gooding 23 items
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3/1183/118Idaho, Jefferson, Jerome, Kootenai 24 items
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3/1193/119Latah, Lemhi, Lewis, Lincoln 22 items
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3/1203/120Madison, Minidoka, Nez Perce, Oneida 20 items
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3/1213/121Owyhee, Payette, Power, Shoshone 19 items
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3/1223/122Teton, Twin Falls, Valley, Washington 21 items
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3/1233/123Planning Board Reports 1936 3 items
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3/1243/124Population Trends and Regional Land Programs 1937 1 item
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3/1253/125Programs in Land Use Planning 3 items
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3/1263/126Public Works Inventories (Idaho State Planning Board Questionnaires) 1934 101 items
Relief Data by County 1936
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4/1274/127Bear Lake 68 items
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4/1284/128Benewah 121 items
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4/1294/129Bonner 74 items
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4/1304/130Boundary 73 items
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4/1314/131Canyon 12 items
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4/1324/132Caribou 47 items
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4/1334/133Cassia 18 items
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4/1344/134Clearwater 38 items
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4/1354/135Idaho 47 items
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4/1364/136Kootenai 66 items
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4/1374/137Lewis 22 items
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4/1384/138Nez Perce 67 items
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4/1394/139Oneida 58 items
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4/1404/140Power 15 items
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4/1414/141Shoshone 51 items
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4/1424/142County Summaries by Division (Animal s.p., Cash Grain, Crop s.p., Dairy, Fruit, General Firms, Percent of Farms by Size, Stock R., Selfs) 259 items
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4/1434/143Revenue: "The Source and Uses of State and County Revenue in Idaho", by Paul A. Eke and Ezra T. Benson 1936 1 item
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4/1444/144Rural Cultural Regions in the United States (map) 1940 1 item
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4/1454/145Rural Lands: "Federal Rural Lands", USDA 1947 1 item
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4/1464/146State Planning Board, 1st Biennial Report 1936 1 item
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4/1474/147State Planning Board. Tax Talks 1937-1938 26 items
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4/1484/148State Soil Conservation Districts law, USDA 1936 1 item
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4/1494/149"The Tariff on Sugar", by Lippert S. Ellis 1933 1 item
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4/1504/150USDA Administrative Orders and Field Memoranda 1930-1940 40 items
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4/1514/151"Water Facilities Subarea Plan... Opaline-Squaw Creek Basin, Idaho", USDA Water Utilization Section 1940 1 item
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4/1524/152Water Resources, Idaho Report to NRB 1934 5 items
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4/1534/153Zoning, Rural 1938 5 items
Series III. Resettlement Planning 1934-1948
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4/1544/154Land Settlement: Pacific Northwest Reclamation and Settlement needs 1937-1938 2 items
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4/1554/155Resettlement Possibilities in Northern Idaho 1937 2 items
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4/1564/156Historical Information (Bibliographies) (101a) undated 7 items
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4/1574/157Necessity of Planning, "Sociological Problems Involved, in Land Use Planning" (101b) 1934-1937 10 items
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4/1584/158Legislation (103) 1935-1940 30 items
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4/1594/159Pacific Northwest Regional Planning Commission (349b) 1937 5 items
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4/1604/160Land Promotional Activities (402d) 1937 43 items
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4/1614/161Migration Movements: Data and Programs (601a) 1935-1938 61 items
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4/1624/162Land Migration: Settlement Opportunities (601c) 1939 6 items
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4/1634/163Current and recent rural occupancy (602a) 1936-1937 61 items
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4/1644/164Resettlement Projects: Correspondence (603a) 1934-1938 168 items
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4/1654/165Resettlement Projects: Data (603b) 1934-1948 66 items
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4/1664/166Submarginal Land Projects, Correspondence (603d), 1934-1938, Oneida Project, 1937-1938 85 items
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4/1674/167Submarginal Land Projects (603d), Other states, undated, Clark County Data, 1935-1938 14 items
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4/1684/168Action Programs (706k) 1936-1937 4 items
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4/1694/169Land Use Adjustment (9031 1936-1940 7 items
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4/1704/170Planning Commissions (1202c), 1935-1937, Fish and Game Preservation Data (1205b), 1934-1935 6 items
Series IV. Maps and Agricultural Statistics 1867-1945
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5/15/1Idaho Agricultural Statistical Data (Graphs) and Maps 1900-1945
County Agricultural Statistical Data and Maps
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5/25/2Ada 1928-1935 9 items
5/25/2Adams 1930-1936 7 items
5/25/2Bannock 1929-1934 8 items
5/25/2Bear Lake 1930-1937 9 items
5/25/2Benewah 1933-1937 14 items
5/25/2Bingham 1930-1934 9 items
5/25/2Blaine 1930-1936 11 items
5/25/2Boise 1935-1936 13 items
5/25/2Bonner 1933-1936 10 items
5/25/2Bonneville 1932-1934 8 items
5/25/2Boundary 1930-1937 11 items
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5/35/3Butte 1930-1935 11 items
5/35/3Camas 1930-1935 8 items
5/35/3Canyon 1930-1935 10 items
5/35/3Caribou 1928-1937 10 items
5/35/3Cassia 1929-1934 12 items
5/35/3Clark 1933-1934 7 items
5/35/3Clearwater 1930-1936 13 items
5/35/3Custer 1933-1934 24 items
5/35/3Elmore 1930-1936 14 items
5/35/3Franklin 1929-1934 8 items
5/35/3Fremont 1929-1934 9 items
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5/45/4Gem 1930-1936 9 items
5/45/4Gooding 1930-1936 7 items
5/45/4Idaho 1929-1936 39 items
5/45/4Jefferson 1930-1934 8 items
5/45/4Jerome 1930-1936 11 items
5/45/4Kootenai 1929-1936 16 items
5/45/4Latah 1929-1940 26 items
5/45/4Lemhi 1933-1936 23 items
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5/55/5Lewis 1929-1940 11 items
5/55/5Lincoln 1930-1936 8 items
5/55/5Madison 1929-1935 8 items
5/55/5Minidoka 1929-1935 11 items
5/55/5Nez Perce 1933-1940 11 items
5/55/5Oneida 1929-1937 10 items
5/55/5Owyhee 1930-1936 23 items
5/55/5Payette 1930-1936 13 items
5/55/5Power 1929-1934 9 items
5/55/5Shoshone 1935-1936 12 items
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5/65/6Teton 1929-1934 7 items
5/65/6Twin Falls 1922-1937 16 items
5/65/6Valley 1935-1936 11 items
5/65/6Washington 1930-1938 10 items
5/65/6Minidoka Irrigation Project 1929 12 items
5/65/6Out of State 1880-1935 17 items
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5/75/7Idaho Agricultural Financing and Settlement Areas 1930-1935 13 items
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5/85/8National Forests in Idaho 1928-1934 34 items
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5/95/9U.S. Agricultural Statistics 1867-1945 56 items
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5/105/10State of Idaho, 20 minute quadrangles undated 83 items
5/105/10Other Chart Projects undated 16 items

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