Guide to Federal Records

Records of the Agricultural Cooperative Service


(Record Group 314)
1948-51
4 items

Overview of Records Locations

Table of Contents

  • 314.1 ADMINISTRATIVE HISTORY
  • 314.2 RECORDS OF THE COOPERATIVE RESEARCH AND SERVICE DIVISION, FARM CREDIT ADMINISTRATION 1948-51 4 items
  • 314.3 CARTOGRAPHIC RECORDS (GENERAL)

314.1 ADMINISTRATIVE HISTORY

Established: In the Department of Agriculture by Secretary's memorandum 2025, September 17, 1980.

Predecessor Agencies:

In the Department of Agriculture:

Cooperative Marketing Division, Bureau of Agricultural Economics (1926-30)

In the Federal Farm Board (independent agency):

  • Cooperative Marketing Division (1930-33)

In the Farm Credit Administration (FCA, independent agency):

  • Cooperative Division (CD, 1933-34)
  • Research, Service, and Educational Section, CD (1935-37)
  • Research, Service, and Educational Subdivision, CD (1937-38)
  • Cooperative Research and Service Division (CRSD, 1938-39)

In the Department of Agriculture:

  • CRSD, FCA (1939-53)
  • Farmer Cooperative Service (FCS, 1953-77)
  • Economics, Statistics, and Cooperatives Service (ESCS, 1977-80)
Functions: Administers federal educational, research, and advisory programs in support of agricultural cooperatives.

Related Records: Record copies of publications of the Agricultural Cooperative Service in RG 287, Publications of the U.S. Government. Records of the Bureau of Agricultural Economics, RG 83.
Records of the Farm Credit Administration, RG 103.

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314.2 RECORDS OF THE COOPERATIVE RESEARCH AND SERVICE DIVISION,
FARM CREDIT ADMINISTRATION
1948-51
4 items

History: Cooperative Marketing Division established in Bureau of Agricultural Economics, Department of Agriculture, by the Cooperative Marketing Act (44 Stat. 802), July 2, 1926, to gather statistics, conduct studies, and provide advice on all aspects of farm cooperatives. Transferred to the independent Federal Farm Board, effective July 1, 1930, by the Independent Offices Appropriation Act (46 Stat. 235), April 19, 1930. Federal Farm Board superseded by the independent Farm Credit Administration, established, effective May 27, 1933, by E0 6084, March 27, 1933. Functions of Cooperative Marketing Division assigned to Cooperative Division, FCA, 1933. Research, Service, and Educational Section established in Cooperative Division by 1935. Redesignated Research, Service, and Educational Subdivision, CD, 1937. Made separate Cooperative Research and Service Division, 1938. FCA transferred to Department of Agriculture by Reorganization Plan No. I of 1939, effective July 1, 1939. Functions of Cooperative Research and Service Division, FCA, transferred to Secretary of Agriculture by action of the Farm Credit Act of 1953 (67 Stat. 390), August 6, 1953, which restored FCA to independent status. Functions vested in FCS, established in the Department of Agriculture by Secretary's memorandum 1320, supplement 4, November 2, 1953. FCS consolidated with Economic Research Service and Statistical Reporting Service by Secretary's memorandum 1927, effective December 23, 1977, to form the ESCS. ESCS abolished, and functions divided between Economics and Statistics Service and Agricultural Cooperative Service, 1980. SEE 314.1.

Maps: Locations of purchasing, marketing, and farm supply cooperatives, 1948-51, with related documentation.

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314.3 CARTOGRAPHIC RECORDS (GENERAL)

SEE Maps UNDER 314.2.


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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