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J. Phil Campbell, Sr. Papers

J. Phil Campbell, Sr. Papers

Descriptive Summary

Title: J. Phil Campbell, Sr. Papers
Creator: Campbell, James Philander, 1878-
Inclusive Dates: 1908-1944
Bulk Dates: 1940-1944
Language: English
Extent: 2 box(es) (2.5 linear feet)
Collection Number: RBRL/383
Repository: Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies
Abstract: The J. Phil Campbell, Sr. Papers document his work with the U.S. Department of Agriculture and include correspondence, materials related to the National Honors Extension Fraternity Epsilon Sigma Phi, reports about soil conservation, histories that Campbell wrote about the USDA, and clippings about his life and career.

Collection Description

Biographical Note

J. Phil Campbell, Sr. (1878-1944) devoted his career to agricultural policy, particularly the Extension Service. At the age of 17, he became a teacher in Temple, Georgia, the first agricultural high school in state. In 1907, he became the state agent for South Carolina for the Farmers' Cooperative Demonstration Work (which later became the Extension Service). From there, he went on to serve as regional supervisor of the Farmers' Cooperative Demonstration Work for the southeastern states, as State Agent and head of cooperative extension work between the Georgia State College of Agriculture and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (1910-1915), and Georgia Director of Extension (1915-1934).

In 1935, Campbell went to Washington D.C. to serve in the Agricultural Adjustment Administration (AAA). He was responsible for land use programs for areas no longer producing cotton and tobacco, landlord-tenant relationships under AAA contracts, and the cooperative program of agricultural rehabilitation and WPA rural projects. He later became Assistant Chief of the Soil Conservation Service, being instrumental in establishing Soil Conservation Districts nationwide. Campbell continued to serve in this role until his death on December 11, 1944.

Scope and Content

The J. Phil Campbell, Sr. Papers document his work with the U.S. Department of Agriculture and include correspondence, materials related to the National Honors Extension Fraternity Epsilon Sigma Phi, reports about soil conservation, histories that Campbell wrote about the USDA, and clippings about his life and career.

Organization and Arrangement

The collection is arranged by subject or format.


Administrative Information

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

Preferred citation

J. Phil Campbell, Sr. Papers, Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies, University of Georgia Libraries, Athens, Georgia, 30602-1641.

Copyright Information

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Conditions Governing Use

Library acts as "fair use" reproduction agent.

Finding Aid Publication

Finding Aid prepared by Adriane Hanson, 2015 August 5.


Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Agriculture -- Georgia.
Soil conservation -- United States.
United States -- Agriculture.
United States. Department of Agriculture
United States. Extension Service
United States. Soil Conservation Service

Related Collections in this Repository

J. Phil Campbell, Jr. Papers

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Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

 
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11Bennett, H. H., 1943-1944
 
12C, 1944
 
13Calloway, Cason, 1944
 
14Knapp, Dr. S. A., 1908-1938
 
15Cothran, Walter S., 1938-1942
 
16W, 1943-1944
 
17[Personal], 1939-1944
 
18Weisiger, Kendall, 1941-1942
 
19Expense Vouchers, 1944
 
110J. Phil Campbell - Personal, 1944
 
111Personal, 1935-1938
 
112["Boys' and Girls' Agricultural Clubs" by A. B. Graham], 1941
 
113[Bureau of Labor Statistics], 1941
 
114[Campbell Memo re: History of Extension Work in Georgia], 1941
 
115[Chicago Conference], 1940-1942
 
116[Clippings], 1928-1944
 
117[Epsilon Sigma Phi Yearbooks], 1937-1940
 
118[Epsilon Sigma Phi], 1940-1941
Includes U.S. Department of Agriculture memos about land use and soil conservation during World War II and about action programs in education.
 
119[Obituaries], 1944
 
120[Knapp and Bennett Contributions to the U.S. Department of Agriculture], undated
 
121[Soil Conservation Districts], 1939-1940
 
122[U.S. Department of Agriculture Soil Conservation Service], 1941
 
123"A Talk to Farmers" by Eric A. Johnston, President of the Chamber of Commerce of the United States], 1943
 
124["What Kind of Agriculture Policy is Necessary to Save Our Soil" by the U.S. Department of Agriculture], 1936
 
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2Extension Service Flip Charts, circa 1930-1939
Includes "Prices for 130 Years of All Commodities" (1800-1931), "Summary Sheet for Retailer to Consumer Survey", and "Average Cotton Acreage" showing the total land used for cotton during the period 1910-1922 and the portion of that land used for other agricultural purposes during the period 1922-1930.