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Archibald E. Minard, Dean of the School of Science and Literature, North

Dakota Agricultural College, Fargo, N. Dak. Alexander A. Mackimmie, Professor of Economics and Sociology and Head of

Department, Chairman of the Division of Humanities, Massachusetts Agricultural College, Amherst, Mass.


C. M. Thompson, Dean, College of Commerce and Business Administration, Uni

versity of Illinois, Urbana, Ill. J. W. Scott, Dean of Academic Course, Alabama Polytechnic Institute, Auburn,

Ala. E. 0. Prather, Dean, South Dakota State College of Agriculture and Mechanic

Arts, Brookings, S. Dak. J. E. LeRossingnol, Dean, College of Business Administration, University of

Nebraska, Lincoln, Nebr. B. F. Brown, Dean, School of Science an Busi ss, North Carolina Sta

College of Agriculture and Engineering, Raleigh, N. C. J. V. Bowen, Professor of Finance and Marketing. Mississippi Agricultural and

Mechanical College, Agricultural College, Miss.


D. H. Udall, Professor of Veterinary Medicine, New York State Veterinary Col

lege, Ithaca, N. Y. Albert G. G. Richardson, Professor of Veterinary Medicine, George State College

of Agriculture, Athens, Ga. Bennett T. Simms, Professor of Veterinary Medicine, Oregon Agricultural

College, Corvallis, Oreg.


*R. A. Seaton, Dean of Division of Engineering, Kansas State Agricultural Col

lege, Manhattan, Kans. G. W. Bissell, Dean, Division of Engineering, Michigan State College of Agricul

ture and Applied Science, Lansing, Mich. L. W. Wallace, Executive Secretary, American Engineering Council, 26 Jackson

Place, Washington, D. C. Anson Marston, Dean, Division of Engineering, Iowa State College of Agricul

ture and Mechanic Arts, Ames, Iowa. A. W. Berresford, The Grosvenor, 35 Fifth Avenue, New York, N. Y.


Robert G. Sproul, Vice President of the University, Comptroller, and Secretary

of the Regents, University of California, Berkeley, Calif. Fay E. Smith, Secretary, Board of Trustees, University of Wyoming, Laramie,

Wyo. Alfred S. Brower, Comptroller, North Carolina State College of Agriculture and

Engineering, Raleigh, N. C. Robert L. Himes, Business Manager, Louisiana State University and Agri

cultural and Mechanical College, Baton Rouge, La. Charles H. Gorman, Comptroller, University of Nevada, Reno, Nev.


Willard P. Lewis, Librarian, University of New Hampshire, Durham, N. H. Whitman Davis, Librarian, Mississippi Agricultural and Mechanical College,

Agricultural College, Miss. Cora Miltimore, Librarian, University of Florida, Gainesville, Fla. L. L. Dickerson, American Library Association, 86 E. Randolph St., Chicago, Ill. Reba Davis, Librarian, University of Wyoming, Laramie, Wyo.

In addition to assistance from these advisory committees, the following organizations cooperated in the survey: Association of LandGrant Colleges and Universities; American Veterinary Medical Association; Association of Governing Boards of State Universities and Allied Institutions; American Vocational Association; American Home Economics Association; Federal Board for Vocational Education; and United States Department of Agriculture.

Specialists for the initial preparation of questionnaires were selected from the individuals in whom the largest number of institutions had expressed confidence. These specialists were appointed on the survey staff and brought to Washington, where in consultation with the director of the survey initial drafts of the questionnaires were prepared. All specialists were instructed that whatever other aspects of activity or functional interest should be covered by the questionnaires the problems raised by the land-grant college staffs themselves must be included. After initial preparation of the questionnaires the advisory committees were in a number of cases brought together as a group to review the questionnaire in their fields; in other instances the specialists who made the initial preparation of the questionnaire visited the institutions in which the advisory committee members were located for purposes of consultation and review of the questionnaire.

It was felt that the organization of the survey upon these functional and activity lines did not sufficiently enlist the cooperation and interest of the individual institutions nor fully coordinate procedure with important considerations in the situation to be surveyed. Each institution was therefore requested to designate a local survey committee. One or more members of the staff of every land-grant institution served on one of the committees organized from the functional standpoint. These members of the functional committees were usually included upon the institutional committee and thus intimately related the functional conception of the survey to the institutional sources of information. In many instances these local members of the office's survey staff were made chairmen of the institutional committee. Forty-three of the institutions complied with the request for appointment of committees. In other cases no formal committee was designated, but the president assigned the institutional work in connection with the survey to appropriate persons as need arose. The burden of the institutional activity in connection with the survey naturally fell upon the chairman of the local committee or upon the presidents. The list of institutional chairmen follows:


Alabama : Alabama Polytechnic Institute, Auburn. Dr. J. W. Scott, Dean of

Academic Courses. Alaska : Alaska Agricultural College and School of Mines, Fairbanks. Presi

dent Charles E. Bunnell. Arizona : University of Arizona, Tucson. P. H. Ross, Director of Extension

Service. Arkansas: University of Arkansas, Fayetteville. J. O. Creager, Dean of the

College of Education. California : University of California, Berkeley. Charles B. Lipman, Dean of

Graduate Division. Colorado: Colorado Agricultural College, Fort Collins. S. A. Johnson, Dean of

the Faculty. Connecticut: Connecticut Agricultural College, Storrs. G. C. White, Dean of

the Division of Agriculture. Delaware: University of Delaware, Newark. Charles A. McCue, Dean, School

of Agriculture. Florida : University of Florida, Gainesville. Dr. Joseph Roemer, Professor of

Secondary Education, Georgia : Georgia State College of Agriculture, Athens. President, A. M. Soule. Hawaii : University of Hawaii, Honolulu. L. A. Henke, Professor of Agri

culture. Idaho: University of Idaho, Moscow. E. J. Iddings, Dean, College of Agri

culture. Illinois: University of Illinois, Urbana. Dr. C. E. Chadsey, Dean, College of

Education. Indiana : Purdue University, Lafayette. Prof. R. B. Wiley. Iowa : Iowa State College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts, Ames. President,

R. M. Hughes. Kansas: Kansas State Agricultural College, Manhattan. L. E. Call, Dean of

Agriculture. Kentucky: University of Kentucky, Lexington. Thomas Cooper, Dean, College

of Agriculture. Louisiana: Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College,

Baton Rouge. Dr. I. C. Nichols, Professor of Applied Mathematics. Maine: University of Maine, Orono. Paul Cloke, Dean of the College of

Technology. Maryland: University of Maryland, College Park. Dr. W. S. Small, Dean,

College of Education. Massachusetts: Massachusetts Agricultural College, Amherst. William L.

Machmer, Dean of the College. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge. Col. Frank L. Locke,

Personnel Director, Michigan : Michigan State College of Agriculture and Applied Science, East

Lansing. V. R. Gardner, Director of experiment station,

Minnesota : University of Minnesota, Minneapolis. W. C. Coffey, Dean, De

partment of Agriculture. Mississippi: Mississippi Agricultural and Mechanical College, Agricultural Col

lege, President B. M. Walker. Missouri: University of Missouri, Columbia Frederick B. Mumford, Dean of

the Faculty. Montana: Montana State College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts, Bozeman.

President Alfred Atkinson. Nebraska : University of Nebraska, Lincoln. Dr. W. E. Sealock, Dean of

Teachers College. Nevada : University of Nevada, Reno. President Walter E. Clark. New Hampshire: University of New Hampshire, Durham. Frederick W. Tay

lor, Dean, College of Agriculture. New Jersey : Rutgers University, New Brunswick. Dr. Carl R. Woodward,

Assistant to the President. New Mexico: New Mexico College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts, State Col

lege. President H. L. Kent. New York: Cornell University, Ithaca. Prof. Julian E. Butterworth, Sage

College, Cornell. North Carolina : North Carolina State College of Agriculture and Engineering,

Raleigh. I. 0. Schaub, Dean, School of Agriculture. North Dakota : North Dakota Agricultural College, Agricultural College. Al

fred H. Parrott, Registrar. Ohio: Ohio State University, Columbus. G. W. Eckelberry, Assistant to Presi

dent. Oklahoma : Oklahoma Agricultural and Mechanical College, Stillwater. Dr.

C. H. McElroy, Dean of the School of Science and Literature. Oregon: Oregon Agricultural College, Corvallis. Dr. A. B. Cordley, Dean,

School of Agriculture. Pennsylvania : Pennsylvania State College, State College. Dr. C. W. Stoddart,

Dean, School of Liberal Arts. Porto Rico: University of Porto Rico, Rio Piedias. J. F. Maura, Registrar. Rhode Island: Rhode Island State College, Kingston. Miss L. C. Tucker, Regis

trar. South Carolina : Clemson Agricultural College, Clemson College. W. H. Wash

ington, Registrar. South Dakota : South Dakota State College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts,

Brookings. President C. W. Pugsley. Tennessee: University of Tennessee, Knoxville. J. D. Hoskins, Dean of the

University. Texas: Agricultural and Mechanical College of Texas, College Station, Charles

Puryear, Dean of the College. Utah: Utah Agricultural College, Logan. F. L. West, Dean of the Faculty. Vermont: University of Vermont and State Agricultural College, Burlington.

President Guy W. Bailey. Virginia: Virginia Agricultural and Mechanical College and Polytechnic InstiWisconsin: University of Wisconsin, Madison. Prof. Noble Clark, Assistant

tute, Blacksburg. Louis O'Shaughnessy, Acting Dean of the School of Engi

neering. Washington: State College of Washington, Pullman. C. C. Todd, Dean of Col

lege of Science and Arts. West Virginia: West Virginia University, Morgantown. C. R. Jones, Dean, College of Engineering.

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Dean of Agriculture. Wyoming: University of Wyoming, Laramie. J. F. Soule, Dean, College of

Liberal Arts.

Tentative questionnaires having been developed in the manner indicated and institutional committees having been set up, the method of distributing and explaining questionnaires to individual institutions required consideration. Specialists who had assisted in the preparation of the questionnaires had been closely associated with specialists in other fields. They had been in constant consultation during periods varying from three weeks to three months with the director of the survey in regard to their own work and in regard to its relationships with other portions of the survey project. Since also the advisory committees in functional fields had been intimately associated in the preparation and review of questionnaires, their familiarity with the details and purposes of the inquiry in their own fields was considerable. To the specialists and to the members of the advisory committees, therefore, was assigned the task of visiting individual institutions and explaining the questionnaire in person to the chairman of the local committees and to other persons in their fields. In individual cases their function was that of handling with the local institutions the specific questionnaire pertaining to their specialty. They were also enabled to advise and to assist with reference to other aspects of the survey to a degree that could not have been obtained by correspondence alone. Thus, in practically every institution there was at least one man upon the institutional staff who was or had been employed on the survey staff and who had become more or less familiar with the whole survey project by reason of his work in the Office of Education. In addition, every institution was visited by from 4 to 10 specialists in individual fields to explain the work of the survey with special reference to his field. During the first years of the survey work this field force traveled almost 200,000 miles and spent, in institutions other than their own, time upon the survey job equivalent to that of one man for three years. This is exclusive of time spent at the institutions by the permanent staff of the Office of Education. After questionnaires had been prepared and distributed to the local institutional committees in the manner indicated, time of the permanent employees of the Office of Education equivalent to that of one person for approximately two years was spent in the institutions to meet specific problems that arose in the prosecution of the work.

This combination of field service by functional committees and institutional local committees safeguarded many of the difficulties to be expected in a survey of the kind undertaken. In many instances

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