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McCormick, Clarence J. Papers

Dates: 1949-1953

Under Secretary of Agriculture, 1950-1952

The papers of Clarence J. McCormick consist of correspondence, printed materials, speeches, and other documents relating to McCormick’s work as a government official.

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ADMINISTRATIVE INFORMATION

Size: 1 linear foot, 4 linear inches (about 2400 pages).
Access: Open.
Copyright: The donor gave to the United States all copyrights which he had in his writings in this or any other collection of papers at the Harry S. Truman Library. Documents created by U.S. Government officials in the course of their duties are also in the public domain. Copyright interest in other documents presumably belongs to the creators of those documents, or their heirs.
Processed by: Dennis E. Bilger (1974).
Updated by: Marco A. Ibarra (2008) as part of the Truman Library Internship Program.
Supervising Archivists: Randy Sowell and David Clark.


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BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH

1902 (March 26)

 

Born, Vincennes, Indiana

1920-1922

 

Student, Indiana State Teachers College

1934-1935

 

Secretary and Treasurer, Knox County Agricultural Adjustment Administration (AAA) Committee, Vincennes, Indiana

1935-1938

 

Fieldman for farm programs, Purdue University

1938-1942

 

Member, Indiana AAA Committee, Indianapolis, Indiana

1950-1952

 

Under Secretary of Agriculture, Washington, D.C.

1971-1976

 

President, Board of Trustees, Vincennes University

1983 (January 30)

 

Died, Vincennes, Indiana

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COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

The papers of Clarence J. McCormick mainly consist of correspondence, printed materials, speeches, press releases, and other items related to his work in the Department of Agriculture.

Included in this collection are many documents concerning agricultural conservation, the Family Farm Policy Review, the Brannan Plan, the Production and Marketing Administration, and other subjects related to McCormick as a government official. Also in the collection are many speeches that McCormick delivered as Under Secretary of Agriculture, especially in connection with the 1952 Presidential Campaign.

In the collection, one can also find photographs of McCormick in his office and with other colleagues. The correspondence in the collection is of a professional nature. The papers are arranged in one series, a Subject File.

Related collections at the Truman Library include the papers of Charles F. Brannan and Wesley J. McCune.

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SERIES DESCRIPTIONS

Container Nos.

 

Series

1-3

  SUBJECT FILE, 1949-1953
Correspondence, agendas, reports, press releases, handwritten notes, printed materials, speeches, photographs, and other items relating to McCormick’s work as Under Secretary of Agriculture. Arranged alphabetically.
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FOLDER TITLE LIST

SUBJECT FILE, 1949-1953

Box 1

  • Agricultural Conservation Program
  • Committee for Agricultural Progress
  • Land Reform – Family Farm – General 1950-1952 (A-E)
  • Land Reform – Family Farm – General 1950-1952 (F)
  • Land Reform – Family Farm – General 1950-1952 (G-L)
  • Land Reform – Family Farm – General 1950-1952 (M-P)
  • Land Reform – Family Farm – General 1950-1952 (R-Y)
  • Newspaper Stories

Box 2

  • Organization and Programs
  • Photographs
  • Press Releases – United States Department of Agriculture, 1952
  • Production and Marketing Administration (graphics)
  • Soil Conservation Service – Organizational Chart
  • Speeches by Under Secretary of Agriculture, Clarence J. McCormick, March 27-Dec. 19, 1952 [1 of 5]
  • Speeches by Under Secretary of Agriculture, Clarence J. McCormick, March 27-Dec. 19, 1952 [2 of 5]
  • Speeches by Under Secretary of Agriculture, Clarence J. McCormick, March 27-Dec. 19, 1952 [3 of 5]

Box 3

  • Speeches by Under Secretary of Agriculture, Clarence J. McCormick, March 27-Dec. 19, 1952 [4 of 5]
  • Speeches by Under Secretary of Agriculture, Clarence J. McCormick, March 27-Dec. 19, 1952 [5 of 5]
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