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Agricultural Business Office Personnel Records

Identifier: Series-0065

Scope and Content Note

This series contains files on personnel of the Cooperative Extension Service at Clemson College. The records span the years 1920-1963. The files contain rosters of workers, biographical information on individual workers, dates of employment of workers, terms and conditions of employment, salary data, and photographs of many employees. Some folders contain limited correspondence with the employee concerning retirement.

While the bulk of records pertain to Clemson College employees, a portion pertains to employees of Winthrop College (in Rock Hill, South Carolina) which administered Extension activities in the field of home economics.

Because of the poor quality of the paper on which the data was recorded, photocopies have been made of many of the originals. For a complete listing of the contents, please refer to the inventory that follows this description.


  • 1920 - 1963
  • 1934 - 1955


Restrictions on Use

Use of the records is governed by the South Carolina Freedom of Information Act. Access to certain files may not be permitted based on exemptions provided for in this Act. S. C. Code Ann. § 30-4-40 (a) (2)


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The present arrangement of the records reflects their original order. It is as follows:

I. Rosters of Extension personnel

II.Biographical folders of Extension personnel

III. Administrative specialists

A. Clemson College

B. Winthrop College

IV. District and county agents

A. White (men and women)

B. African-American (men)

V. Home Demonstration

A. Rosters

B. Individual agents

C. African-American Home Demonstration agents (White and African-American)

D. Stenographers

VI. Stenographers/Secretaries

VII. Camp employees

A. Former employees

B. Camp Bob Cooper

C. Camp Harry Daniels

VIII. Wage and hourly employees

IX. Emergency workers

X. Salaries

XI. Photographs

As may be seen from the arrangement, the records pertain to the following classes of personnel: administrative specialists, district and county agents, home demonstration agents, stenographers and secretaries, camp employees, and hourly employees. In addition, two categories of records were filed according to the race of the employees.


The records were created by the Agricultural Business Office, a unit of the Clemson Cooperative Extension Service at Clemson University. These records were received as accession 87-49.

Processing Information

Dennis S. Taylor, University Archivist, 1999.

The conversion of this finding aid to Encoded Archival Description format was made possible with a grant from the South Carolina State Historical Records Advisory Board in 2009-2010.

Agricultural Business Office Personnel Records
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Repository Details

Part of the Clemson University Libraries Special Collections and Archives Repository

230 Kappa St.
Clemson SC 29634 U.S.A. US