Guide to Federal Records

Records of the Farm Credit Administration [FCA]


(Record Group 103)
1913-90

Overview of Records Locations

Table of Contents
  • 103.1 ADMINISTRATIVE HISTORY
  • 103.2 RECORDS OF THE FEDERAL FARM LOAN BOARD 1916-37
  • 103.2.1 General records
  • 103.2.2 Records relating to joint stock land banks
  • 103.3 RECORDS OF THE FEDERAL FARM BOARD 1928-33
  • 103.3.1 General records
  • 103.3.2 Records of the Portland, OR, office
  • 103.4 RECORDS OF THE GRAIN STABILIZATION CORPORATION (GSC) 1930-34
  • 103.4.1 General records
  • 103.4.2 Records of the Pacific Coast Division branch offices
  • 103.4.3 Records of other branch offices
  • 103.5 RECORDS OF THE COTTON STABILIZATION CORPORATION 1930-35
  • 103.6 RECORDS OF THE FARM CREDIT ADMINISTRATION 1913-90
  • 103.6.1 Records of the Administrative Division
  • 103.6.2 Records of the Finance and Research Division
  • 103.6.3 Records of the Land Bank Division
  • 103.6.4 Records of the Intermediate Credit Division
  • 103.6.5 Records of the Production Credit Division
  • 103.6.6 Records of the Cooperative Division
  • 103.6.7 Records of the Regional Agricultural Credit Division
  • 103.6.8 Records of the Federal Farm Mortgage Corporation
  • 103.6.9 Records of the Farm Credit Banks
  • 103.7 RECORDS OF FCA DISTRICT OFFICES 1936-56
  • 103.7.1 Records of the Springfield, MA, District Office, District 1 (CT, ME, MA, NH, NJ, NY, RI, VT)
  • 103.7.2 Records of the Baltimore, MD, District Office, District 2 (DE, MD, PA, VA, WV)
  • 103.7.3 Records of the Louisville, KY, District Office, District 4 (IN, KY, OH, TN)
  • 103.7.4 Records of the New Orleans, LA, District Office, District 5 (AL, LA, MS)
  • 103.7.5 Records of the St. Louis, MO, District Office, District 6 (AR, IL, MO)
  • 103.7.6 Records of the St. Paul, MN, District Office, District 7 (MI, MN, ND, WI)
  • 103.7.7 Records of the Omaha, NE, District Office, District 8 (IA, NE, SD, WY)
  • 103.7.8 Records of the Wichita, KS, District Office, District 9 (CO, KS, NM, OK)
  • 103.7.9 Records of the Houston, TX, District Office, District 10 (TX)
  • 103.7.10 Records of the Spokane, WA, District Office, District 12 (ID, MT, OR, WA)
  • 103.8 CARTOGRAPHIC RECORDS (GENERAL)
  • 103.9 MOTION PICTURES (GENERAL) 1936-37 4 reels
  • 103.10 SOUND RECORDINGS (GENERAL) 1940 2 items

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 103.1 ADMINISTRATIVE HISTORY

Established: As an independent agency, effective May 27, 1933, by EO 6084, March 27, 1933, pursuant to the Reorganization Act of 1932 (47 Stat. 413), June 30, 1932.

Predecessor Agencies:

  • Federal Farm Loan Board (FFLB, 1916-33)

Federal Farm Board (1929-33, including Grain Stabilization Corporation and Cotton Stabilization Corporation, 1930-33)

Transfers: To the Department of Agriculture by Reorganization Plan No. I of 1939, effective July 1, 1939; to the Food Production Administration by EO 9280, December 5, 1942; to Administration of Food Production and Distribution by EO 9322, March 26, 1943, renamed War Food Administration by EO 9334, April 19, 1943; to the Office of the Secretary of Agriculture by EO 9577, June 29, 1945; to independent agency status by the Farm Credit Act of 1953 (67 Stat. 390), August 6, 1953.

Functions: Regulates and examines borrower-owned banks and associations of the farm credit system.

Finding Aids: Daniel T. Goggin, comp., "Preliminary Inventory of the Records of the Farm Credit Administration," NC 28 (1963); supplement in National Archives microfiche edition of preliminary inventories.

Related Records: Record copies of publications of the Farm Credit Administration and its predecessors in RG 287, Publications of the U.S. Government.

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 103.2 RECORDS OF THE FEDERAL FARM LOAN BOARD
1916-37

History: Established in the Treasury Department by the Federal Farm Loan Act (39 Stat. 360), July 17, 1916, to organize and administer the land banks authorized by the act. Abolished, except for Farm Loan Commissioner, by EO 6084, March 27, 1933, establishing FCA. Farm Loan Commissioner transferred to FCA and assumed land bank supervision functions of FFLB. Redesignated Land Bank Commissioner by Farm Credit Act of 1933 (48 Stat. 273), June 16, 1933, and abolished by the Farm Credit Act of 1953 (67 Stat. 393), August 6, 1953. SEE 103.1.

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 103.2.1 General records

Textual Records: Minutes, 1916-33. Hearings, 1916. Correspondence, 1916-26, including correspondence relating to location of federal land banks and appointment of directors, 1916-17. Correspondence concerning emergency feed grain loans, 1918-26. "Welch Compilation" correspondence, 1917-33. Circulars, 1916-27. Annual reports, 1917-32.

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 103.2.2 Records relating to joint stock land banks

Textual Records: Records relating to the Bankers Joint Stock Land Bank, Milwaukee, 1918-37; Ohio Joint Stock Land Bank, Cincinnati, 1922-32; and to other joint stock land banks, 1917-36 (in Chicago). Minutes of meetings of certain joint stock land banks, 1917-36 (in Kansas City and Seattle).

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 103.3 RECORDS OF THE FEDERAL FARM BOARD
1928-33

History: Established as an independent agency by the Agricultural Marketing Act (46 Stat. 11), June 15, 1929, to stabilize commodity prices and to promote the sale of agricultural products, in part by encouraging cooperative marketing associations. Superseded by FCA. SEE 103.1.

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 103.3.1 General records

Textual Records: Minutes and other records, 1929-33. Copies of minutes, 1929-33 (in Hoover Library).

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 103.3.2 Records of the Portland, OR, office

Textual Records (in Seattle): Correspondence, with reference file, 1928-32. Correspondence of Western Regional Representatives William A. Schoenfeld, 1929-31, and John Marshall, Jr., 1931-32. Correspondence relating to flour for Chinese relief, 1931-32.

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 103.4 RECORDS OF THE GRAIN STABILIZATION CORPORATION (GSC)
1930-34

History: Incorporated by the federal government, February 10, 1930, under the laws of the State of Delaware as an agency of the Federal Farm Board pursuant to the Agricultural Marketing Act of 1929 (46 Stat. 15), June 15, 1929, to stabilize grain prices. Superseded by FCA. SEE 103.1.

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 103.4.1 General records

Textual Records: Correspondence, 1930-33. Issuances, 1931-33. President's correspondence regarding exports to Brazil, 1931-32. Records of the treasurer, 1930-33. Records of the Collateral and Finance Department, 1930-33, including correspondence regarding donations to the Red Cross, 1932-33; loan applications and related correspondence, 1930-33; and custodian agreements and related records, 1931-32. Records of the Accounting and Stock Record Department, 1930-33; Futures Department, 1930-31; Insurance Department, 1933; and Export, Purchase, and Sales Department, 1931-33. Records of the Brazil Coffee-Wheat Department, including correspondence regarding trade with Brazil, 1931-33; and correspondence with the New York Coffee Office, 1931-34 (in New York). Correspondence and other records of the Drought Relief Department of the Farmers National Grain Corporation, 1930-31. Records relating to the liquidation of the GSC, 1932-34.

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 103.4.2 Records of the Pacific Coast Division branch offices

Textual Records (in Seattle): Correspondence of branch offices in Pendleton, OR, 1930; Seattle, WA, 1930; and Portland, OR, 1930- 32.

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 103.4.3 Records of other branch offices

Textual Records: Records of the Minneapolis, MN, office, 1930-33; the Duluth, MN, office, 1930-31; and the Buffalo, NY, office, 1931-33.

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 103.5 RECORDS OF THE COTTON STABILIZATION CORPORATION
1930-35

History: Incorporated by the federal government, June 4, 1930, under laws of the State of Delaware as an agency of the Federal Farm Board pursuant to the Agricultural Marketing Act of 1929 (46 Stat. 15), June 15, 1929, to stabilize cotton prices. Superseded by FCA. SEE 103.1.

Textual Records (in Fort Worth): General correspondence, 1930-33, including correspondence with the Red Cross, 1932. Incorporation papers, 1930-31. Financial reports, 1931-35.

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 103.6 RECORDS OF THE FARM CREDIT ADMINISTRATION
1913-90

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 103.6.1 Records of the Administrative Division

Textual Records: Records relating to the organization and operation of the FCA, 1934-49; the organization and operation of federal land banks, 1934-47; and the organization and operation of field offices, 1935-57. Speech files of the governor and members of the Board of Directors, 1969-84. Index cards of the classified files, 1927-40. Records of the Operations and Finance Service, consisting of FCA clarification letters, 1973. Records Of the Office of Credit and Operations, consisting of summaries Of Farm Credit Bank Presidents' annual conferences, 1936-76. Miscellaneous administrative and program records, 1916-77 (542 ft). Public information records, 1966-84.

Maps (12 items): Farm credit districts, and crop reporting districts within each, n.d. SEE ALSO 103.8.

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 103.6.2 Records of the Finance and Research Division

Textual Records: Records relating to budget programs, 1946-52. Minutes of Farm Credit Bank committees, 1970-76.

Maps (41 items): County boundaries, 1933 (10 items). U.S. farm land value per acre, 1935 (3 items). Farm land value per acre in various states, 1930 (28 items). SEE ALSO 103.8.

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 103.6.3 Records of the Land Bank Division

Textual Records: Correspondence pertaining to federal land banks, 1916-39. Monthly reports of federal land banks, 1933-38. Loan case files, 1933-44. Records of National Farm Loan Associations (NFLA), 1917-57, including liquidated NFLAs, 1918-41. Reappraisal reports, 1917-39. Engineering case files, 1918-66.

Maps (42 items): St. Louis Land Bank maps relating to Arkansas, consisting of Clay County and Greene County drainage districts 1936-42 (6 items); and rice yield per acre, water tables, and geology in the Grand Prairie Rice Region (Lonoke, Monroe, and Prairie Counties), 1929-39 (36 items). SEE ALSO 103.8.

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 103.6.4 Records of the Intermediate Credit Division

Textual Records: Correspondence relating to intermediate credit banks, 1923-39. Circulated letters of the Federal Intermediate Credit Bank, 1927-42.

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 103.6.5 Records of the Production Credit Division

Textual Records: Records relating to production credit corporations and associations, 1933-39. Selected loan case files, 1934-43. Records relating to liquidated production credit associations, 1934-75. Final report of the Financial Stress Study of the Production Credit Associations System, 1985. Subject files and other records of the Production Credit Corporation, 1917-57. Records of the Aroostock Production Credit Association, consisting of loan case files, 1934-42 (in Boston).

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 103.6.6 Records of the Cooperative Division

Textual Records: Minutes of the Decision Committee, 1933-37. Microfilm copies of records relating to farmer marketing and purchasing cooperatives, 1913-42 (38 rolls).

Microfilm Publications: T947.

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 103.6.7 Records of the Regional Agricultural Credit Division

Textual Records: Bulletins, 1932-39, and reports, 1934-38, 1943- 44, relating to agricultural credit corporations. Loan case files of the Regional Agricultural Credit Corporation, Sioux City, IA, 1932-35.

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 103.6.8 Records of the Federal Farm Mortgage Corporation

Textual Records: Minutes, 1934-61. Correspondence, 1933-42. Engineering appraisal case files, 1918-66.

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 103.6.9 Records of the Farm Credit Banks

Textual Records: Minutes of meetings of the Finance Committee, 1971-81.

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 103.6.10 Records of the Congressional and Public Affairs Division

Textual Records: District legislative coordinator newsletters, 1980. Farm credit reports, publications, and periodicals, 1945-86. Financial reports of farm credit banks, 1977-90. Annual reports, 1933-87.

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 103.7 RECORDS OF FCA DISTRICT OFFICES
1936-57

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 103.7.1 Records of the Springfield, MA, District Office, District
1 (CT, ME, MA, NH, NJ, NY, RI, VT)

Textual Records: Surplus property disposal files for NY and NJ, 1945-51 (in New York). Surplus property disposal files for New England, 1936-49 (in Boston).

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 103.7.2 Records of the Baltimore, MD, District Office, District 2
(DE, MD, PA, VA, WV)

Textual Records (in New York): Surplus property disposal files for DE and PA, 1945-50.

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 103.7.3 Records of the Louisville, KY, District Office, District
4 (IN, KY, OH, TN)

Textual Records: Surplus property disposal case files for IN, KY, and OH, 1945-50 (in Chicago). Surplus real property disposal records, consisting of tract files, project manager's files, project record cards, declarations, and other records, 1945-51 (in Atlanta). General files of the Farm Credit District of Louisville, 1934-57 (in Atlanta). General and reading files of C. R. Arnold, Production Credit commissioner for the District of Louisville, 1936-51 (in Atlanta). Corporate papers, Ohio PCAs, 1934-57 (in Atlanta). Bulletins, 1931-47 (in Atlanta). Corporate reports and miscellaneous files, 1933-57 (in Atlanta).

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 103.7.4 Records of the New Orleans, LA, District Office, District
5 (AL, LA, MS)

Textual Records (in Fort Worth): Surplus property disposal case files for LA, 1942-53.

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 103.7.5 Records of the St. Louis, MO, District Office, District 6
(AR, IL, MO)

Textual Records: Surplus property disposal case files for IL, 1944-51 (in Chicago). Surplus property disposal case files and project control cards for AR, IL, and MO, 1942-56 (in Fort Worth).

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 103.7.6 Records of the St. Paul, MN, District Office, District 7
(MI, MN, ND, WI)

Textual Records (in Chicago): Surplus property disposal case files for MI and WI, 1945-50.

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 103.7.7 Records of the Omaha, NE, District Office, District 8
(IA, NE, SD, WY)

Textual Records (in Kansas City): Surplus property disposal files for WY, 1946-51.

 103.7.8 Records of the Wichita, KS, District Office, District 9
(CO, KS, NM, OK)

Textual Records: Surplus property project files for CO, 1943-55 (in Kansas City). Surplus property disposal case files for OK, 1942-49 (in Fort Worth).

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 103.7.9 Records of the Houston, TX, District Office, District 10
(TX)

Textual Records (in Fort Worth): Surplus property case files for TX, 1942-55.

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103.7.10 Records of the Berkeley, CA, District Office, District 11 (AZ, CA, NV, UT)

Textual Records (in San Francisco): Surplus property case files for UT, 1946-50.

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103.7.11 Records of the Spokane, WA, District Office, District 12
(ID, MT, OR, WA)

Textual Records (in Seattle): Surplus real property disposal case files, relating primarily to military installations in WA, MT, ID, and OR, 1945-50. Circular letters and bulletins of the Production Credit Corporation of Spokane, 1934-56.

Subject Access Terms: Camp Adair, OR.

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 103.8 CARTOGRAPHIC RECORDS (GENERAL)

SEE Maps UNDER 103.6.1, 103.6.2, AND 103.6.3

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 103.9 MOTION PICTURES (GENERAL)
1936-37
4 reels

Cooperative Wool--From Fleece to Fabric, promoting cooperative marketing of wool, 1936 (3 reels). President Franklin Roosevelt, the FCA building, and miscellaneous scenes of Washington, DC, 1937 (1 reel).

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 103.10 SOUND RECORDINGS (GENERAL)
1940
2 items

FCA Governor Ivy W. Duggan, from radio series "Homes on the Land," 1940.

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Bibliographic note: Web version based on Guide to Federal Records in the National Archives of the United States. Compiled by Robert B. Matchette et al. Washington, DC: National Archives and Records Administration, 1995.
3 volumes, 2428 pages.

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