Special Collections Department
403 Parks Library
Iowa State University
Ames, IA 50011-2140

RS 1/6
North Central Regional Center for Rural Development
Records, 1970-2009, undated


Descriptive summary

creator: North Central Regional Center for Rural Development
title: Records
dates: 1970-2009, undated
extent: 6.72 linear feet (17 document boxes)
collection number: RS 1/6
repository: University Archives, Special Collections Department, Iowa State University.

 

Administrative information

access: Open for research
publication rights: Consult Head, Special Collections Department
preferred citation: North Central Regional Center for Rural Development Records, RS 1/6, Special Collections Department, Iowa State University Library.

 

Historical note

The North Central Regional Center for Rural Development (NCRCRD) is one of four regional centers coordinating rural development research and education throughout the United States. It is supported by land-grant universities of the North Central region, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and grants and contracts from private foundations. The center was located on the campus of Iowa State University (ISU) until 2009 when it relocated to Michigan State University.

The mission of the NCRCRD is to initiate and facilitate rural development research and education programs to improve the social and economic well-being of rural people in the region. The NCRCRD also provides leadership in rural development regionally and nationally by identifying, developing and supporting programs on the vanguard of emerging issues.

States in the region include Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota and Wisconsin.

 

Collection description

This collection (1970-2009, undated) contains annual and monthly reports, meeting minutes, newsletters, publications, slide presentations, and workshop materials. The meeting minutes are primarily from Board of Directors meetings. Copies of Rural Development News, the NCRCRD newsletter, are included in the collection; cataloged copies can also be found in the University Archives (call no. HN79 A14 R87x). Materials regarding workshops and lectures can include program guides, slides, CD-ROMs, cassette tapes, and videotapes. Most of these videotapes along with many of the publications produced and distributed by NCRCRD are cataloged and can be found by searching the ISU Library catalog.

 

Organization

The materials are listed chronologically.

 

Container list

Box

Folder

Title

Dates

16

22

Records Regarding the Creation of NCRCRD

1969-1971

13

5

Research Proposal: Rural Development Research Center

1970

14

7

Proposals, Reports, and Correspondence regarding ISU and NCRCRD

1970-1987

15

11

First Annual Report

1971-1972

16

1

First Annual Report

1971-1972

17

1

Reports, Correspondence, and Minutes

1971-1972

17

2-3

Reports, Correspondence, and Minutes at ISU Regarding NCRCRD

1971-1972

6

9

An overview of the programs and activities of the NCRCRD

1971-1979

17

4-5

Reports, Correspondence, and Project Information

1972-1974

13

6

Report: Research and Education Programs of the NCRCRD

1972-1992

16

7

Brochures

1972-1993
undated

16

20

Rural Development Act

1973-1982

6

1

Home-Based Business: The Next Economic Generation

1974

16

21

History of Funding, Contracts under PL89-106 for NCRCRD

1974, 1978

1

1

Rural Development News-contains 1 CD, archived newsletters

1974, undated

2

4

Rural Development News

1974-1981

17

6

Reports, Correspondence, and News Clippings (2 B&W photographs)

1975-1977

15

10

Iowa Plan of Work: Title V Rural Development Act of 1972

1977

5

9

Community Development: An Intensive Training Manual

1978

8

2-4

Community Development: An Intensive Training Manual

1978

17

7

Reports and Correspondence

1978-1979

15

12

Summary of reports on the resistance of plant introductions to disease, insects, and mites

1980

9

6

Project Summary

1980-1987

14

8

Briefing paper: Community and Rural Development in the Cooperative Extension Services and Experiment Stations USDA-Land Grant Universities

1981, undated

2

5

Rural Development News

1981-1983

5

1

Report: A Preliminary Implementation Proposal: Designs for In-Service Education of Cooperative Extension Personnel

1981-1984

6

2

Various pamphlets for workshops and conferences

1983-1998

15

9

Newspaper clipping: "Rural Development Director Named"

1984

2

6

Rural Development News

1984-1985

9

7

Board of Directors Meetings

1984-1986

12

3

Board of Directors Meeting: leadership seminar, reports, proposal form, research papers

1984-1987

12

7

"The Selling of Soil Conservation"

1985

2

7

Rural Development News

1985-1987

12

4

Reports, proposals by Peter F. Korsching, North Central Region Eight State Groundwater Workshop, "The Great Change", Farmer Survey

1985-1987

14

12

Board of Director Meeting Minutes, publications of NCRCRD, reviews, North Central Rural Revitalization Initiative, reports

1985-1987
undated

12

2

Conferences, projects, proposals, research papers, cooperative agreements

1985-1988

14

10

Projects, grants, and support forms

1985-1991
undated

6

8

"Retention and Expansion"

1986-1987

12

1

Board of Director Meeting Minutes, reports, proposals, Groundwater Workshop, research papers

1986-1987

12

5

Agrimarketing Article, "The Great Change: An Examination of Rural Communities in Iowa", reports, testimony

1986-1987
undated

13

2

Projects, proposals and agreements

1986-1988

12

6

Agreements with other experiment stations and reports

1986-1989

6

5

Report of the NCRCRD Revitalization Task Force

1987

9

8

Board of Directors Meeting, October

1987

4

2

Rural Development Policy Options Workshop

1988

5

4

Reconnecting Rural America

1988

9

9

Board of Directors Meeting, October

1988

2

8

Rural Development News

1988-1990

9

10

Board of Directors Meeting, October

1989

5

7-8

Take Charge: Economic Development in Small Communities

1990

5

11

The Role of Agriculture in the Social and Economic Development of the Lower Mississippi River Delta Region

1990

7

8

Common Leaders...in Profile-slides and program

1990

9

11

Board of Directors Meeting, October

1990

2

9

Rural Development News

1990-1992

13

1

Resolution for the Continuation of the NCRCRD

1990-1994

4

4-5

Board Meeting

1991

5

22

Senior Series Dissemination Workshop

1991

10

1

Board of Directors Meeting, October

1991

11

2

Research and Education Programs of the North Central Regional Center for Rural Development

1991

13

4

Report of the Review Panel for the Joint Research and Extension Review of Regional Rural Development Centers and Special Projects Relating to Rural Development

1991

15

2

Visual Merchandising: A Guide for Small Retailers

1991

4

8

Selected Research and Extension Projects: report

1991-1996

6

3

Report of the Review Panel Reviews of the NCRCRD

1992

11

3

Research and Education Programs of the North Central Regional Center for Rural Development

1992

13

7

Reports of the Review Panel

1992

15

1

Visual Merchandising: 5 cassette tapes

1992

15

3

Visual Merchandising: Slide Set 1 Exterior Presentation (77 color slides)

1992

15

4

Visual Merchandising: Slide Set 2 Principles of Design Used in Display (83 color slides)

1992

15

5

Visual Merchandising: Slide Set 3 Color and Lighting for Effective Displays (81 color slides)

1992

15

6

Visual Merchandising: Slide Set 4 Props, Fixtures, Signage, and Common Display Problems (76 color slides)

1992

16

8

Research and Education Programs for NCRCRD

1992

16

19

Teaching Packet for "Energy and the Environment" (videotape series)

1992

3

1

Rural Development News

1992-1995

3

10

Board Meeting

1993

5

2

Impacts Report

1993

8

8

Board of Directors Meeting, April

1993

9

2-3

Leadership: Sustaining Action on Community and Organizational Issues

1993

9

4-5

Partners in Community Leadership

1993

10

2

Board of Directors Meeting, October

1993

14

6

Draft NCRCRD Strategic Plan

1993

14

9

USDA's final rule to implement requirements of the "Office Management and Budget"

1993

16

5

Senior Series Extension Programs for Older Adults

1993

13

3

Program reports

1993-1997

14

11

Program Summary and History

1993-1997

1

4

Brochure: "Moving Toward the 21st Century: A Strategic Plan"

1994

5

6

Report: Enhancing Ethical Leadership

1994

5

16

Leadership: Sustaining Action on Community and Organizational Issues, North Central States Workshop

1994

5

17

The National Symposium on Protecting Rural America's Water Resources: Partnerships for Pollution Solutions

1994

7

6-7

Home-Based Business: The Next Economic Generation

1994

9

1

CET: Multiregional Conference on Rural Economic Development, November

1994

10

3

Board of Directors Meeting

1994

11

5

Livestock Production for Sustainable Rural Communities

1994

14

5

NC-184: Annual reports, minutes, project statements

1994

16

4

Moving Toward the 21st Century

1994

5

15

North American Symposium: Linkages Among Farming Systems and Communities

1995

5

21

Choices, Challenges, and Changes

1995

10

4

Board of Directors Meeting

1995

13

10

Rural Retailing: Emerging Community Issues (1 of 2)

1995

14

1

Rural Retailing: Emerging Community Issues (2 of 2)

1995

14

2-3

"Choices, Challenges, and Changes"

1995

3

11

Board Meeting

1995-1996

5

19

Linking Family and Community Strengths

1996

7

4-5

Linking Family and Community Strengths

1996

10

5-6

Board of Directors Meeting

1996

11

7-8

Pathways

1996

16

3

Program Report

1996

3

2

Rural Development News

1996-2001

5

13

Workshop Itineraries: Second Pathways Regional Forum, Tourism Workshop

1997

5

14

Telecommunications for Rural Community Viability: Making Wise Choices

1997

7

9

Northern Great Plains Rural Development Commission (1 of 2)

1997

8

1

Northern Great Plains Rural Development Commission (2 of 2)

1997

8

7

Program Reports: Wisconsin, South Dakota, Ohio, North Dakota, Nebraska, Missouri

1997

10

7

Board of Directors Meeting

1997

15

7

Post-Industrial Rural Development: The Role of Natural Resources and the Environment

1997

4

7

Annual Reports

1997-2007

1

2

Board of Directors Meeting, September

1998

3

9

National Small Stores Institute

1998

4

1

National Small Stores Institute

1998

6

6

Program Reports: Ohio, Kansas, Iowa, Michigan, Wisconsin

1998

6

7

Program Reports: Nebraska, North Dakota, Missouri, Minnesota

1998

5

20

Skills Enhancing Workshop: Professional Development Workshop for Retail Service Providers

1998-1999

5

10

Conferences Supported by the NCRCRD

1998-2008

1

3

Board of Director Meeting

1999

1

5

Review of the NCRCRD

2000

1

6-7

Financial Overview

2000

5

12

National Small Stores Institute

2000

6

11

Report of the Review Team, Review of the NCRCRD

2000

13

8-9

Monthly Activity Reports: Rural Development Partners

2000

5

18

National Extension Tourism Conference

2000-2002

8

5-6

Vision to Action, Take Charge Too

2001

11

6

Enhancing Extension's Capacity to Work with Spanish Speaking Populations in the North Central Region

2001

3

3

Rural Development News

2001-2001

1

9

Board of Directors Meeting, October

2002

11

1

National Extension Tourism Conference: Changing Faces, Changing Places

2002

16

10

Posters (1 CD-ROM)

2002-2006

1

8

Board of Directors Meeting, November

2003

16

9

"Leadership and Community Capacity Building: An Inventory and Analysis of Curricula and Tools"

2003

16

11

National Study Annual Report of Work Completed from October 2003-September 2004

2003-2004

15

8

Newsletter: "Rural Development News"

2003-2007

1

10

Board of Directors Meeting, November

2004

3

5

Rural Community College Initiative Coaching Curriculum

2004

3

8

Working Session on Community Capitals and Community Capacity Building

2004

4

3

Master's Degree Program in Community Development: Model for Online Collaborative Inter-Institutional Degree

2004

6

14

Cultures, Governance, and Rural Poverty in the Midwest

2004

16

12

Rural Community and Economic Development Case Study Review: A Summary Report

2004

1

11

Board of Directors Meeting, March

2005

1

12

Board of Directors Meeting, November

2005

5

5

Community Capitals Framework

2005

14

4

Community Development On-Line Master's Program

2005

1

13

Board of Directors Meeting, October

2006

3

6-7

Foundations of Practice

2006

5

3

Traveling the Region

2006

6

12-13

Foundations of Practice

2006

6

16

Community Capitals Framework (1 of 2)

2006

7

1

Community Capitals Framework (2 of 2)

2006

16

13

Results from Iowa's Collaborative Center For Sustainable Agriculture Member Survey

2006

16

14

The Role of Collaborative Community Supported Agriculture: Lessons From Iowa

2006

2

1

Board of Directors Meeting, October

2007

7

2-3

Community Capitals Framework

2007

16

15

Women, Land, and Legacy: Results From Listening Session

2007

2

2

Board of Directors Meeting, April

2008

3

4

From the Ground Up: Growing Entrepreneurship in the North Central Region

2008

4

6

Fifth Annual Community Capitols Framework Institute

2008

16

6

Annual Report

2008

2

3

Board of Directors Meeting, April

2009

6

4

Special Concerns of the Aging Population

undated

6

10

Combined FY90 Report: Selected Research and Extension projects of the Four Regional Rural Development Centers

undated

6

15

A Way of Life: Stories from Regional Farmers

undated

11

4

The Impact of Recruiting Vertically Integrated Hog Production in Agriculturally-Based Counties of Oklahoma

undated

16

2

Board of Directors, conference supported, supported publications

undated

16

16

Monitoring and Evaluation Study Yield Lessons for Land-Grant Researchers and Extension Educators

undated

16

17

Publications and Reports Archived on CD (2 CD-ROMs)

undated

16

18

Report: Farm Preservation Advocacy Project Report

undated