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Guide to the Records of the National Advisory Commission on Rural Poverty, Series IV-VI
 

Accession Number: 15
The Records of the National Advisory Commission on Rural Poverty
1966-1967
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Online Catalog Record (BANC)

Overview
History
Series Description
Series I - Commission Notebooks
Series II - Correspondence and General Information
Series III - Transcripts of Hearings
Series IV - Miscellaneous Reports and Technical Papers
Series V - Draft Report: Poverty in Rural America
Series VI - Report: The People Left Behind

Series VII - Miscellany

Access and Use:

Provenance: These papers represent the Commission-related papers of Francis S. Hutchins, a member of the National Advisory Commission on Rural Poverty (NACRP) and a former president of Berea College. President Hutchins placed these records in the Berea College Archives, and the files were opened for research in September of 1978.

Preferred Citation: The Records of the National Advisory Commission on Rural Poverty, Berea College Special Collections & Archives, Berea, Ky.

Series Description
8 Manuscript Boxes

Series IV Miscellaneous Reports and Technical Papers Boxes 4-5

Independent reports submitted to the commission relating to various aspects of rural poverty.

Box 4, continued

  1. Rural community institutions and poverty, with special reference to health and education
  2. Natural resources and primary industries
  3. Income support programs
  4. Policy recommendations
  5. Patterns of regional economics development in the United States and their relation to rural poverty
  6. Local area and regional development programs and polices
  7. Employment service, labor mobility, and relocation
  8. Education of Indians
  9. Socio-economic conditions at the farm labor camp at Sahuarita, AZ 1967
  10. Socio-economic conditions at the farm labor camp at Sahuarita, AZ 1967

Box 5

  1. Federal programs relevant to problems of rural poverty
  2. The elimination of rural poverty - a statement of principles
  3. Housing for the poor; a factual background
  4. Maternal and child health programs in rural areas
  5. Reports of the workshop on family planning and health
  6. Labor mobility: some costs and returns
  7. Rural housing
  8. Education programs
  9. Continuing education and re-education
  10. The nation’s stake in southern rural poverty
  11. Rural education in the United States
  12. The Arkansas Farmers Union on-the-job-training program and its relation to the problems of rural poverty
  13. Policy recommendations: wage and employment policy
  14. Occupational mobility and migration from farming
  15. Health needs and services of the rural poor
  16. Policy recommendations: organizations and administration of government as related to rural America
  17. Taxation
  18. Health and medical care
  19. Family planning programs
Series V Draft Report: Poverty in Rural America Box 6

This series consists of a preliminary 15-chapter report prepared for use only by Commission members and staff.

Box 6

  1. Contents
  2. Summary
  3. Chapter 1: Why we have rural poverty
  4. Chapter 2: The current situation
  5. Chapter 3: The attack on rural poverty
  6. Chapter 4: Creating a favorable economic environment
  7. Chapter 5: Helping the poor to help themselves through education
  8. Chapter 6: Manpower and employment programs
  9. Chapter 7: Health and medical care
  10. Chapter 8: Family planning programs
  11. Chapter 9: Rural housing
  12. Chapter 10: Helping those in need
  13. Chapter 11: Community organization in rural areas
  14. Chapter 12: Local area and regional development
  15. Chapter 13: Conservation and development of natural resources
  16. Chapter 14: Adjustments in agriculture, forestry, fisheries, and mining
  17. Chapter 15: More effective government for rural opportunity
Series VI Report: The People Left Behind Boxes 6-7

This series consists of near-final drafts and the published version of the Commission’s final report to the President, entitled The People Left Behind. Each of the draft chapters is headed by the notation “Preliminary, for Commission Use Only.”

Box 6, continued

  1. Contents
  2. Task of the Commission
  3. The elimination of rural poverty: a statement of principles
  4. Introduction
  5. Summary
  6. Summary of recommendations: with emphasis on needs of different types of people and needs of poverty areas
  7. Chapter 1: The fourteen million
  8. Chapter 2: Six reasons for action now
  9. Chapter 3: Creating a favorable economic environment
  10. Chapter 4: Manpower policies and programs
  11. Chapter 5: Education-helping people to help themselves
  12. Chapter 6: Health and medical care

Box 7

  1. Chapter 7: Family planning programs
  2. Chapter 8: Helping those in need
  3. Chapter 9: Rural housing
  4. Chapter 10: Local area and regional development
  5. Chapter 11: Community organization
  6. Chapter 12: Conversation and development of natural resources
  7. Chapter 13: Adjustments in agriculture, forestry, fisheries, and mining
  8. Chapter 14: More effective government for rural opportunity
  9. The National Advisory Commission on Rural Poverty. The People Left Behind. U.S. Govt. Printing office, 1967.

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