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Descriptive Summary

Biographical Sketch

Scope and Content

Organization

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Manuscripts

Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

International Center for Arid and Semi-Arid Land Studies:

An Inventory of Its Records, 1970-1980, at the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library



Descriptive Summary

Creator International Center for Arid and Semi-Arid Land Studies
Title: International Center for Arid and Semi-Arid Land Studies Records,
Dates: 1970-1980
Abstract: The collection contains Dr. Idris Taylor's office files, much of which pertains to the Niger Cereals Project.
Collection # U 96.2
Quantity: 7 boxes (6.42 linear feet)
Language English.
Repository: Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

Biographical Sketch

In 1966, the International Center for Arid and Semiarid Land Studies (ICASALS) was created to promote Texas Tech’s interdisciplinary study of arid and semiarid environments and the human relationships to those environments, from an international perspective. Arid and semiarid environments encompass about one-third of the earth's land surface. ICASALS’s goal is "to stimulate, coordinate, and implement teaching, research, and public service activities and international development programs concerning all aspects of the world's arid and semiarid areas, their peoples, and their problems". The center is involved in and organizes various symposia, research projects, conferences, publications, and consultations.

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Scope and Content

This collection contains records and office files of ICASALS that concern the Niger Cereals Program, which was an effort by the Consortium of International Development (CID) and the United States Agency for International Development (AID) to help the government of Niger increase crop production. Working with the government of Niger (GON), and AID, CID team members consisted of professors and other professionals from Texas Tech and nine other universities that were stationed in Niamey and Maradi from 1976-1980. The goals of the project were to give assistance and guidance to Niger in four areas: research, seed multiplication, agricultural extension, and credit and cooperatives in order that sufficient grains could then be provided at reasonable prices to feed Niger’s population. Texas Tech was chosen for the lead institutional role in the management, staffing, and support of this project because of faculty research experience in sorghum and millet production which were staple foods in the diet of the population of Niger. Additional materials in this collection, particularly the audio tapes (reel-to-reel) and cassette tapes also concern the World Affairs Conferences (1969-1971) and Symposium files (1969); however, the bulk of the materials are related to the Niger Cereals Project.

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Organization

This collection is organized into the following areas: Series 1. Niger Cereals Project: Personnel Files (Box 1); Series 2. Niger Cereals Project: Subject Files and Correspondence (Boxes 2-6); and Series 3. Conference and Symposium: Audiovisual Materials (Box 7)

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Open for research

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Index Terms

The subject headings used by the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library are derived from the Library of Congress and/or locally developed.
Subjects (People)
Murray, Grover E. (Grover Elmer), 1916-
Traylor, Idris R.
Subjects (Organizations)
International Center for Arid and Semi-arid Land Studies
Texas Tech University
Subjects
Arid regions
Arid regions agriculture
Arid regions--Research
Arid regions--Research--Periodicals
Museums--Texas--Lubbock
Water conservation--Texas
West (U.S.)--Environmental conditions

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Related Material

Frank B. Conselman oral history interview (sound recording), 1982

International Center for Arid and Semi-Arid Land Studies (ICASALS) Records, 1930-1974

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

History of Engineering Programs Records, 1904-1976, Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas

Acquisition

Gift, 1978

Processed by

Heather Soyka, September 2007

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Collection Inventory

 

Manuscripts

Series 1. Niger Cereals Project: Personnel Files (Box 1)
box folder
1 1 Anderson, Bruce, 1979
2 Berrahil, A., 1970
3 Brown, Cyril B., 1978-1980
4 Burke, Gerald M. undated
5 Conselman, Frank., undated
6 Cunard, Alex., undated
7 Enger, Warren Jay, undated
8 Foerster, Eugene P., 1976-1979
9 Garner, Norman L., undated
10 Garvin, William, undated
11 Ghozali, Siz Ahmed, undated
12 Hall, William, 1978-1979
13 Hall, William, 1980
14 Harvey, Clark, 1976-1979
15 Harvey, John J., undated
16 Henrie, Bernie, undated
17 James, Charles A., undated
18 Johnson, Jay., undated
19 Jones, J. Knox, 1977
20 Krieg, Daniel R., 1977-1979
21 Masterson, Florence Taylor, undated
22 Meenaghan, George, 1977
23 Mezynski, Paul R., undated
24 Miller, Dwayne G., undated
25 Murray, Grover, undated
26 Panwalkar, Shrikant S., 1978
27 Quan, Cao, 1976-1980
28 Raullerson, Calvin, undated
29 Reeser, Robert, undated
30 Stoner, Ben, undated
31 Todd, Rodney, 1976
32 Vengroff, Richard, undated
33 White, L. D., undated
34 Williams, James E. (folder 1 of 2), 1976
35 Williams, James E. (folder 2 of 2), 1976
36 Williams, James E., January-August 1977
37 Williams, James E., September-December 1977
38 Williams, James E., 1978
39 Williams, James E., 1980
40 Zintgraff, June, 1973
Series 2. Niger Cereals Project: Subject Files and Correspondence (Boxes 2-6)
box folder
2 1 Abbreviations and Personnel Notecards, undated
2 Abbreviations and Personnel Notecards, undated
3 Abidjan map, Ivory Coast, undated
4 Algeria Project, 1968
5 Annual Reports, 1979
6 Automobiles, 1976-1980
7 Board Meeting, November 4, 1967
8 Board Meeting, December 9, 1967
9 Board Meeting, August 24, 1968
10 Board Meeting, April 19, 1969
11 Board Meeting, December 6, 1969
12 Board Meeting, January 19, 1970
13 Board Meeting, April 11, 1970
14 Board Meeting, August 21, 1970
15 Board Meeting, February 5, 1971
16 Board Meeting, March 29, 1972
17 Board Meeting, August 4, 1972
18 Board Meeting, December 1, 1972
19 Board Meeting, April 4, 1973
20 Board Meeting, May 2, 1973
21 Board Meeting, November 30, 1973
22 Board Meeting, March 28, 1974
23 Budgets Requested by Berrahil, September 1970
24 Cables and Telegrams, 1976-1978
25 Cables and Telegrams, 1978-1979
26 CID Board of Trustees, April 1980
27 CID Executive Express, 1979
28 CID Weekly News Express, 1979-1980
29 CID Weekly News Express, 1981
30 Citations for Agriculture-related Articles, undated
31 Consortium for International Development (CID), undated
32 Consortium for International Development (CID): Annual Technical Report, 1980
33 Contract, 1977
34 Corporate Resolution, 1970
35 Curriculum Vitae, 1978-1979
36 Deeds and Insurance, 1973-1976
37 "Economics of Crop Production," March 1980
38 Employee Accounts Outstanding, undated
39 Euan Residence, undated
40 Evaluation #1, 1976-1977
box folder
3 1 Evaluation #2, 1976-1977
2 Evaluation, March 6, 1977
3 Extension Program, 1976
4 Extension Reports, undated
5 Fact Sheet, undated
6 Final Report Drafts, 1981
7 French Language Training Institute, undated
8 General Matters, 1976-1978
9 Grain Storage, undated
10 History of the Project, 1976
11 Hydrology, 1970
12 ICASALS Newsletter, 1979-1980
13 Inventory of Equipment in Niger, 1977-1978
14 Library, 1977
15 List of Equipment and Supplies, undated
16 Memoranda and Activity Reports, 1977-1978
17 Miscellaneous Correspondence: Dr. Murray, undated
18 Miscellaneous Correspondence: NCP, undated
19 Monthly Reports, 1977-1979
20 National Petroleum Council Committee on Possible Future Petroleum Provinces in the U. S., undated
21 News Releases and Clippings, 1976
22 Niger, Country Development Statement, 1980
23 “Niger Cereals Project-CID,” Draft, February 1981
box folder
4 1 "Niger Cereals Project-CID" Draft, April 1981
2 "Niger Cereals Project-CID" Draft, June 1981
3 "Niger Cereals Project-CID" Draft, August 1981
4 Niger Products and Language Institutions, undated
5 Notice de Ensignments, 1978
6 Operations Information, undated
7 Organization Charts, undated
8 Plan of Work #1, undated
9 Plan of Work #2, undated
10 Plan of Work, Seed Multiplication Project, 1976-1978
11 Post Reports and Maps, 1974-1975
12 Preliminary Evaluation Materials, 1976-1977
13 Progress Report, 1978
14 Progress Reports, 1978-1980
15 Proposed Budget for Second Phase, 1978-1981
16 Proposition (L’Assistance Scientifique et Technique a L’Algiere), undated
17 Project Cadre, undated
18 Project Correspondence, 1978
19 Project Correspondence, 1979
box folder
5 1 Project Paper, undated
2 Project Planning, undated
3 Project Reports, 1977
4 Project Report, 1979
5 Range management Project, 1973-1977
6 Request for Expression of Interest, November 1980
7 Reports, 1977-1978
8 Report to ICASALS Board, August 1970
9 Soil Descriptions, Sidi-Bel-Abbes and La Telagh, undated
10 Soil Sampling Auger and Soil Color Charts, undated
11 "Some Observations on the Technical Feasibility of the Niger Cereals Project," 1975
12 Sonatrach Correspondence (folder 1 of 2), undated
13 Sonatrach Correspondence (folder 2 of 2), undated
14 Specialist Register, undated
15 "The Structure of Algerian Socialized Agriculture," July 1964
16 Soil Descriptions, Sidi-Bel-Abbes and La Telagh, undated
17 Texas Water Conference, 1966
17 Travel Preparations, 1976-1978
18 Trip Reports, 1977
19 UNCC, 1977
20 US Embassy Personnel, Ivory Coast, undated
box folder
6 1 Corporate Minutes and Bylaws, undated
2 CID Policies and Procedures Manual, undated
3 Receipt Book, undated
Series 3. Conference and Symposium: Audiovisual Materials (Box 7)
box item
7 1 Llano Estacado, October 17, 1974
2 Weather Modifications, October 15, 1974
3 Opening Day, October 14, 1974
4 Social Science, October 16, 1974
5 Energy, October 16, 1974
6 Education, October 15, 1974
7 Dryland Farming, October 16, 1974
8-12 unlabeled reels, undated
13 Fletcher, Joseph O.: Luncheon, October 15, 1974
14 Foerster, Charles R., October 16, 1974
15 Nash, Robert A.: Luncheon, October 17, 1974
16 Dambe, Ambassador: Luncheon, October 16, 1974
17 Foster, Kenneth E., October 15, 1974
18 Fryrenr, Donald W., October 16, 1974
19 Maunder, A. Bruce, October 16, 1974
20 Active French Dialogues, undated
21 AFRICARE UMMC- Independent Study, undated
22 Will Rogers on "Dust in OK, CA, TX," undated
23 Dickerson/Traylor, undated
24 Water Hearing, undated
25 James Michener, undated
26 unlabeled cassette tapes, undated

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