[an error occurred while processing this directive]

[an error occurred while processing this directive]
[an error occurred while processing this directive]

UA 102.010 Guide to the North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service, Department of 4-H Youth Development Records, 1912 - 2009

Try experimental container filtering.

Experimental feature. Enter text in the search box to filter/search the container list. Please click here to tell us about your experience with this feature. Feedback

Filter/search the container list:clear No Container Results (Check for highlighting of series/subseries below.)
These records contain the bulk of the 4-H Youth Development collection, and consist of a wide variety of materials. The records include correspondence and memoranda, publications, event programs and brochures, financial information regarding the 4-H Development Fund, various writings and speeches from state leaders and 4-H members, newspaper and journal clippings, project and other reports, and files on the annual statewide and the national 4-H meetings. These records are arranged alphabetically by folder title, with the addition of one box of restricted records at the end of the series.
Several points on individual items need to be addressed for the researcher. In carton 1, the "Ephemera" folder contains a variety of 4-H-related items, including certificates, brochures, forms, bookmarks, postcards, and a label from a Girls' Canning Club tomato can. In the same carton, the "General Information" and the "Historical Information" folders contain items of interest to the researcher wishing to uncover basic background information without delving into individual topics. The "Clover Leaves" folders in carton 2 contain the newsletters published daily during the annual North Carolina state club meeting. The national 4-H Club meeting files starting in carton 4 and running into carton 6 contain a wide variety of records concerning the North Carolina delegation to each meeting. In addition, these folders often contain material relating to particular programs or activities, likely distributed at the meetings. Also note that the name of the national meeting changed over time, from "camp" to "camp and congress," and then just "congress." The term "Negro 4-H Work" has been retained in this arrangement, as that is the term used at the time of the records' creation. These records can be found in carton 6. The "Publications" and "Recreation Materials" folders in carton 7 contain material not published by the North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service; they are mostly items from national or regional organizations collected by 4-H staff in the pursuit of their program goals and activities.
Finally, folder titles reflect the name changes of the statewide club meeting currently known as the North Carolina 4-H Congress. Folders titled "Short Course" have records from 1919 until 1942, although no meeting was held in the latter year because of World War II. Those titled "State Club Week" cover 1946 until 1968, when the current name was adopted. No meetings were held in 1933 or 1948 due to economic conditions and a polio outbreak, respectively.
[Carton 1, Folder 1] 4-H Camp, Applications, 1946
[Carton 1, Folder 2] 4-H Camp, Programs, 1945 - 1975
[Carton 1, Folder 3] 4-H Ceremonials, folder one, 1934 - 1968, undated
[Carton 1, Folder 4] 4-H Ceremonials, folder two, 1934 - 1968, undated
[Carton 1, Folder 5] 4-H Ceremonials, Publications, folder one, 1942 - 1961, undated
[Carton 1, Folder 6] 4-H Ceremonials, Publications, folder two, 1942 - 1961, undated
[Carton 1, Folder 7] 4-H Church Sunday, 1943 - 1960
[Carton 1, Folder 8] 4-H Church Sunday, 1961 - 1972
[Carton 1, Folder 9] 4-H Clippings, 1928 - 1961
[Carton 1, Folder 10] 4-H Club Foundation, undated
[Carton 1, Folder 11] 4-H Ephemera, 1959 - 1987, undated
[Carton 1, Folder 12] 4-H General Information, 1940 - 1965
[Carton 1, Folder 13] 4-H General Information, 1978 - 1985
[Carton 1, Folder 14] 4-H Historical Material, 1926 - 1991
Online Content external link
Includes L. R. Harrill's 'If it Takes Your Hide, Be a Man' poem.
[Carton 1, Folder 15] 4-H Historical Material - Clippings, Letters, Speeches, 1912 - 1962, undated
[Carton 1, Folder 16] 4-H Historical Material - Correspondence, 1939 - 1984
[Carton 1, Folder 17] 4-H Historical Material - Radio programs, 1958, undated
[Carton 1, Folder 18] 4-H Leaders' Binder, 1964
[Carton 1, Folder 19] 4-H - The Meaning of the H's, 1928 - 1945
[Carton 1, Folder 20] 4-H Method Demonstration Outline, 1948
[Carton 1, Folder 21] 4-H Method Demonstration Outline, 1958
[Carton 1, Folder 22] 4-H Project Winners, Demonstration and Activity Days, 1958 - 1959
[Carton 1, Folder 23] 4-H Project Winners, Demonstration and Activity Days, 1960 - 1969
[Carton 1, Folder 24] 4-H Project Winners, Demonstration and Activity Days, 1970 - 1983
[Carton 1, Folder 25] 4-H Project Winners, Statewide, 1946 - 1959, undated
[Carton 1, Folder 26] 4-H Project Winners, Statewide, 1960 - 1969
[Carton 1, Folder 27] 4-H Project Winners, Statewide, 1970 - 1983
[Carton 2, Folder 1] 4-H Tapestry Project Description Booklet, 1975
[Carton 2, Folder 2] Achievement and Recognition Days, 1919 - 1983, undated
Online Content external link
[Carton 2, Folder 3] Achievement and Recognition Days, Programs, 1938 - 1998
[Carton 2, Folder 4] Adult Leaders Guides, 1929 - 1960, undated
[Carton 2, Folder 5] Adult Leaders, "Voluncheers", 1984
[Carton 2, Folder 6] Austrian Adoption Program, 1949 - 1952, undated
[Carton 2, Folder 7] Booklets and Brochures, Miscellaneous Event Programs, 1961 - 1980, undated
[Carton 2, Folder 8] Budgets, 1952 - 1955
[Carton 2, Folder 9] Calendar of Events, 1951 - 1965
[Carton 2, Folder 10] Calendar of Events, 1985 - 1988
[Carton 2, Folder 11] Clover Leaves, 1959
[Carton 2, Folder 12] Clover Leaves, 1961
[Carton 2, Folder 13] Clover Leaves, 1962
[Carton 2, Folder 14] Clover Leaves, 1963
Online Content external link
[Carton 2, Folder 15] Clover Leaves, 1964
Online Content external link
[Carton 2, Folder 16] Clover Leaves, 1965
Online Content external link
[Carton 2, Folder 17] Clover Leaves, 1967
Online Content external link
[Carton 2, Folder 18] Clover Leaves, 1968
Online Content external link
[Carton 2, Folder 19] Clover Leaves, 1969
Online Content external link
[Carton 2, Folder 20] Clover Leaves, 1970
Online Content external link
[Carton 2, Folder 21] Clover Leaves, 1971
Online Content external link
[Carton 2, Folder 22] Clover Leaves, 1972
Online Content external link
[Carton 2, Folder 23] Clover Leaves, 1973
Online Content external link
[Carton 2, Folder 24] Clover Leaves, 1974
Online Content external link
[Carton 2, Folder 25] Clover Leaves, 1975
Online Content external link
[Carton 2, Folder 26] Clover Leaves, 1976
[Carton 2, Folder 27] Clover Leaves, 1977
[Carton 2, Folder 28] Clover Leaves, 1978
[Carton 2, Folder 29] Clover Leaves, 1979
[Carton 2, Folder 30] Clover Leaves, 1980
[Carton 2, Folder 31] Clover Leaves, 1981
[Carton 2, Folder 32] Club Meetings - Programs and Suggestions, 1928 - 1951
[Carton 2, Folder 33] Club Projects, 1941 - 1957, undated
[Carton 2, Folder 34] Club Projects - Clothing, 1938 - 1943, undated
[Carton 2, Folder 35] Club Projects - Corn, 1934
[Carton 2, Folder 36] Club Projects - Cotton, 1924 - 1925, undated
Online Content external link
[Carton 2, Folder 37] Club Projects - Dairy Cattle, 1930, undated
Online Content external link
[Carton 2, Folder 38] Club Projects - Electric, 1943 - 1952, undated
[Carton 2, Folder 39] Club Projects - Gardening, 1937 - 1962
[Carton 2, Folder 40] Club Projects - Health, 1938 - 1946, undated
[Carton 2, Folder 41] Club Projects - Home Beautification, 1938, undated
[Carton 2, Folder 42] Club Projects - Homemaking, 1946 - 1954, undated
[Carton 2, Folder 43] Club Projects - Leathercraft, 1938, undated
[Carton 2, Folder 44] Club Projects - Livestock, 1945 - 1960
[Carton 2, Folder 45] Club Projects - Swine, undated
[Carton 2, Folder 46] Club Projects - Wildlife Conservation, 1935 - 1953, undated
[Carton 2, Folder 47] Community 4-H Clubs, 1959 - 1962, undated
[Carton 2, Folder 48] Community 4-H Clubs, 1963 - 1965
[Carton 2, Folder 49] Correspondence - General, 1938 - 1949
[Carton 2, Folder 50] Correspondence - General, 1950 - 1959
[Carton 2, Folder 51] Correspondence - General, 1960 - 1969
[Carton 2, Folder 52] Correspondence - General, 1970 - 1978
[Carton 2, Folder 53] Correspondence - General, 1984 - 1991
[Carton 3, Folder 1] Correspondence, L. R. Harrill -- Letters of Appreciation, 1941 - 1947
[Carton 3, Folder 2] Correspondence, L. R. Harrill -- Letters of Appreciation, 1951
[Carton 3, Folder 3] Correspondence, L. R. Harrill -- Letters of Appreciation, 1952
[Carton 3, Folder 4] Correspondence, L. R. Harrill -- Letters of Appreciation, 1953 - 1963, undated
[Carton 3, Folder 5] Correspondence, L. R. Harrill -- Students, 1950 - 1954
[Carton 3, Folder 6] Correspondence -- Photographs, 1971 - 1972
[Carton 3, Folder 7] Correspondence -- Project Winners, 1965 - 1975
[Carton 3, Folder 8] Correspondence -- 4-H Publications and Presentations, 1964 - 1976, undated
[Carton 3, Folder 9] County Council, 1931, undated
[Carton 3, Folder 10] Cumulative Record Winners, 1986 - 1987
[Carton 3, Folder 11] Curriculum Development Committee, 1988
[Carton 3, Folder 12] Dedication Programs, 1947 - 1978
[Carton 3, Folder 13] Demonstrations -- Dairy Calf, 1939
[Carton 3, Folder 14] Demonstrations -- General, 1938 - 1945, undated
[Carton 3, Folder 15] Development Fund Advisory Committee, 1962 - 1968
[Carton 3, Folder 16] Development Fund, 1965 - 1970
[Carton 3, Folder 17] Development Fund, 1971
[Carton 3, Folder 18] Development Fund, 1972
[Carton 3, Folder 19] Development Fund -- Drive for $750,000, Correspondence, 1972 - 1973
[Carton 3, Folder 20] Development Fund -- Drive for $750,000, Supporting Materials, 1972 - 1973
[Carton 3, Folder 21] Development Fund, 1973 Jan. - June
[Carton 3, Folder 22] Development Fund, 1973 July - Dec.
[Carton 3, Folder 23] Development Fund, 1973
[Carton 3, Folder 24] Development Fund, 1974
[Carton 3, Folder 25] Development Fund -- Reports and Brochures, 1974
[Carton 3, Folder 26] Development Fund, 1975 Jan. - July
[Carton 4, Folder 1] Development Fund, 1975 Aug. - Dec.
[Carton 4, Folder 2] Development Fund -- Correspondence, 1976
[Carton 4, Folder 3] Development Fund -- Reports and Brochures, 1976
[Carton 4, Folder 4] Development Fund, 1977 Jan. - Sept.
[Carton 4, Folder 5] Development Fund, 1977 Oct. - Dec.
[Carton 4, Folder 6] Development Fund, 1978
[Carton 4, Folder 7] Development Fund, 1982 - 1987
[Carton 4, Folder 8] Development Fund, undated
[Carton 4, Folder 9] Development Fund -- Audited Financial Statements, 1976 - 1982
[Carton 4, Folder 10] Development Fund -- Audited Financial Statements, 1983 - 1987
[Carton 4, Folder 11] Development Fund -- Report to the State, 1965 - 1967
[Carton 4, Folder 12] Donor Appreciation Banquet -- Programs, 1976 - 1991
[Carton 4, Folder 13] Electric Congress, 1948 - 1984
[Carton 4, Folder 14] Extension Agents 4-H Guide, folder one, 1972
[Carton 4, Folder 15] Extension Agents 4-H Guide, folder two, 1972
[Carton 4, Folder 16] Floats and Exhibits, 1948 - 1975, undated
[Carton 4, Folder 17] Forestry Camp, 1965
[Carton 4, Folder 18] Four County Improvement Program, 1962 - 1965
[Carton 4, Folder 19] Girls' Club Work, 1938 - 1944
[Carton 4, Folder 20] Headquarters Committee, 1972 - 1973
[Carton 4, Folder 21] IFYE (International 4-H Youth Exchange), 1948 - 1989
[Carton 4, Folder 22] Job Descriptions, 1959, undated
[Carton 4, Folder 23] Judging, 1967 - 1974
[Carton 4, Folder 24] Junior Dairy Cattle Show, 1946 - 1961
[Carton 4, Folder 25] Key Award Banquet, 1964 - 1972
[Carton 4, Folder 26] L. R. Harrill Center, 1983
[Carton 4, Folder 27] Leadership Camps, 1926 - 1959
[Carton 4, Folder 28] Leadership Recognition Programs, 1946 - 1983
[Carton 4, Folder 29] Management by Objectives, 1974
[Carton 4, Folder 30] Martin Luther King, Jr., National Youth Assembly, 1992 - 1993
[Carton 4, Folder 31] National 4-H Camp, 1927
[Carton 4, Folder 32] National 4-H Camp, 1928
[Carton 4, Folder 33] National 4-H Camp, 1929
[Carton 4, Folder 34] National 4-H Camp, 1931
[Carton 4, Folder 35] National 4-H Camp, 1932
[Carton 4, Folder 36] National 4-H Camp, 1933
[Carton 4, Folder 37] National 4-H Camp, 1934
[Carton 4, Folder 38] National 4-H Camp, 1935
[Carton 5, Folder 1] National 4-H Camp, 1936
[Carton 5, Folder 2] National 4-H Camp, 1937
[Carton 5, Folder 3] National 4-H Camp, 1938
[Carton 5, Folder 4] National 4-H Camp, 1939
[Carton 5, Folder 5] National 4-H Camp, 1940
[Carton 5, Folder 6] National 4-H Camp, 1941
[Carton 5, Folder 7] National 4-H Camp, 1944
[Carton 5, Folder 8] National 4-H Camp, 1945
[Carton 5, Folder 9] National 4-H Camp, 1946
[Carton 5, Folder 10] National 4-H Camp, 1947
[Carton 5, Folder 11] National 4-H Camp and Congress, 1948
[Carton 5, Folder 12] National 4-H Camp and Congress, 1949
[Carton 5, Folder 13] National 4-H Camp and Congress, 1950
[Carton 5, Folder 14] National 4-H Camp and Congress, 1951
[Carton 5, Folder 15] National 4-H Camp and Congress, 1952
[Carton 5, Folder 16] National 4-H Camp and Congress, 1953
[Carton 5, Folder 17] National 4-H Camp and Congress, 1954
[Carton 5, Folder 18] National 4-H Camp and Congress, 1955
[Carton 5, Folder 19] National 4-H Camp and Congress, 1956
[Carton 5, Folder 20] National 4-H Camp and Congress, 1958
[Carton 5, Folder 21] National 4-H Congress, 1959
Includes luncheon programs with Pat Boone's autograph.
[Carton 5, Folder 22] National 4-H Congress, 1960
[Carton 5, Folder 23] National 4-H Congress, 1961
[Carton 5, Folder 24] National 4-H Congress, 1962
[Carton 5, Folder 25] National 4-H Congress, 1963
[Carton 5, Folder 26] National 4-H Congress, 1964
[Carton 5, Folder 27] National 4-H Congress, 1965
[Carton 5, Folder 28] National 4-H Congress, 1966
[Carton 5, Folder 29] National 4-H Congress, 1968
[Carton 5, Folder 30] National 4-H Congress, 1969
[Carton 5, Folder 31] National 4-H Congress, 1970
[Carton 5, Folder 32] National 4-H Congress, 1971
[Carton 5, Folder 33] National 4-H Congress, 1972
[Carton 5, Folder 34] National 4-H Congress, folder one, 1973
[Carton 5, Folder 35] National 4-H Congress, folder two, 1973
[Carton 5, Folder 36] National 4-H Congress, folder one, 1974
[Carton 5, Folder 37] National 4-H Congress, folder two, 1974
[Carton 5, Folder 38] National 4-H Congress -- Correspondence, 1975
[Carton 5, Folder 39] National 4-H Congress -- Programs and Brochures, 1975
[Carton 5, Folder 40] National 4-H Congress -- Delegate and Financial Information, 1975
[Carton 5, Folder 41] National 4-H Congress, 1976
[Carton 5, Folder 42] National 4-H Congress, 1977 - 1978
[Carton 5, Folder 43] National 4-H Congress, 1979
[Carton 6, Folder 1] National 4-H Congress, 1982
[Carton 6, Folder 2] National 4-H Congress, 1983
[Carton 6, Folder 3] National 4-H Congress, 1984
[Carton 6, Folder 4] National 4-H Congress, 1985
[Carton 6, Folder 5] National 4-H Congress, 1986
[Carton 6, Folder 6] National 4-H Congress, 1987
[Carton 6, Folder 7] National 4-H Congress, 1988
[Carton 6, Folder 8] National 4-H Congress, 1989
[Carton 6, Folder 9] National 4-H Congress, 1990
[Carton 6, Folder 10] National 4-H Congress, undated
[Carton 6, Folder 11] National Collegiate 4-H Congress, 1981
[Carton 6, Folder 12] National Committee on Boys' and Girls' Club Work, 1940 - 1946
[Carton 6, Folder 13] National Dairy Show, 1939 - 1940
[Carton 6, Folder 14] Negro 4-H Work -- Awards, 1952 - 1962
[Carton 6, Folder 15] Negro 4-H Work -- Club Foundation, 1950 - 1958
[Carton 6, Folder 16] Negro 4-H Work -- Correspondence, 1943 - 1955
[Carton 6, Folder 17] Negro 4-H Work -- General Information, 1941 - 1968
[Carton 6, Folder 18] Negro 4-H Work -- History, 1955 - 1965, undated
[Carton 6, Folder 19] Negro 4-H Work -- Programs and Brochures, 1937 - 1965
[Carton 6, Folder 20] Negro Wildlife Conservation Camp, 1940 - 1963
[Carton 6, Folder 21] Northeast District Leaders Scrapbook, 1993
[Carton 6, Folder 22] Newsletters -- Various, 1975 - 1976
[Carton 6, Folder 23] North Carolina Federation of 4-H Clubs -- 9th District, 1937 - 1939
[Carton 6, Folder 24] North Carolina Federation of 4-H Clubs -- 10th District, 1940 - 1942
[Carton 6, Folder 25] North Carolina Federation of 4-H Clubs -- 11th District, 1935 - 1941
[Carton 6, Folder 26] North Carolina Federation of 4-H Clubs -- 12th District, 1934 - 1941
[Carton 6, Folder 27] "Operation 4-H Expansion" -- Correspondence, 1965 - 1968
[Carton 6, Folder 28] "Operation 4-H Expansion" -- General, 1966, undated
[Carton 6, Folder 29] "Operation 4-H Expansion" -- Meetings, 1966
[Carton 6, Folder 30] "Operation 4-H Expansion" -- Reports, 1966 - 1967
[Carton 6, Folder 31] Pageants and Plays, undated
[Carton 6, Folder 32] Performing Arts Troupe -- Programs, 1982 - 1990
[Carton 6, Folder 33] Personnel, 1962 - 1974
[Carton 6, Folder 34] Plans of Work -- General Information, 1944 - 1948
[Carton 6, Folder 35] Press Releases, 1958 - 1989
[Carton 6, Folder 36] Programs -- Miscellaneous, 1941 - 1989, undated
[Carton 6, Folder 37] Promotional Ideas Material, 1971 - 1987
[Carton 7, Folder 1] Promotional Notebook, 1969
[Carton 7, Folder 2] Publications -- National, folder one, Circa 1935 - 1984, undated
[Carton 7, Folder 3] Publications -- National, folder two, 1941 - 1984, undated
[Carton 7, Folder 4] Publications -- Other States, 1925 - 1962, undated
[Carton 7, Folder 5] Publications Inventory, ca. 1965
[Carton 7, Folder 6] Radio Programs, 1930 - 1932
[Carton 7, Folder 7] Radio Programs, 1933
[Carton 7, Folder 8] Radio Programs, 1934
[Carton 7, Folder 9] Radio Programs, 1935
[Carton 7, Folder 10] Radio Programs, 1936
[Carton 7, Folder 11] Radio Programs, 1937
[Carton 7, Folder 12] Radio Programs, 1938
[Carton 7, Folder 13] Radio Programs, 1939
[Carton 7, Folder 14] Radio Programs, 1940
[Carton 7, Folder 15] Radio Programs, 1941
[Carton 7, Folder 16] Radio Programs, 1942
[Carton 7, Folder 17] Radio Programs, 1943 - 1944
[Carton 7, Folder 18] Radio Programs, 1945
[Carton 7, Folder 19] Radio Programs, 1946 - 1949
[Carton 7, Folder 20] Radio Programs, 1951 - 1954
[Carton 7, Folder 21] Radio Programs, 1955
[Carton 7, Folder 22] Radio Programs, 1956
[Carton 7, Folder 23] Radio Programs, 1957
[Carton 7, Folder 24] Radio Programs, 1959
[Carton 7, Folder 25] Radio Programs, 1960
[Carton 7, Folder 26] Radio Programs, 1961
[Carton 7, Folder 27] Radio Programs, 1962
[Carton 7, Folder 28] Radio Programs, undated
[Carton 7, Folder 29] Recreation Materials, folder one, 1927 - 1943, undated
[Carton 7, Folder 30] Recreation Materials, folder two, 1930 - 1949
[Carton 7, Folder 31] Recreation Materials, folder three, 1930 - 1949
[Carton 7, Folder 32] Recreation Materials -- Games Bulletin, undated
[Carton 7, Folder 33] Recreation Materials -- Recreation News Letter, 1937 - 1941
[Carton 8, Folder 1] Reports and Papers, various, undated
[Carton 8, Folder 2] Savings Bond Drive, 1949
[Carton 8, Folder 3] Scholarships and Awards, 1931 - 1989
[Carton 8, Folder 4] SEMIS Reports -- Correspondence, 1967 - 1970
[Carton 8, Folder 5] SEMIS Reports -- General Information, 1968 - 1969, undated
[Carton 8, Folder 6] SEMIS Reports -- Situational Reports and Plans of Work, 1969 - 1976
[Carton 8, Folder 7] Short Course, 1919 - 1928
[Carton 8, Folder 8] Short Course, 1929
Online Content external link
[Carton 8, Folder 9] Short Course, 1930
Online Content external link
[Carton 8, Folder 10] Short Course, 1931
Online Content external link
[Carton 8, Folder 11] Short Course, 1932
Online Content external link
[Carton 8, Folder 12] Short Course, 1934
[Carton 8, Folder 13] Short Course, 1935
[Carton 8, Folder 14] Short Course, 1936
Online Content external link
[Carton 8, Folder 15] Short Course, 1937
Online Content external link
[Carton 8, Folder 16] Short Course, 1938
Online Content external link
[Carton 8, Folder 17] Short Course, 1939
[Carton 8, Folder 18] Short Course, 1940
Online Content external link
[Carton 8, Folder 19] Short Course, 1941
[Carton 8, Folder 20] Short Course, 1942
[Carton 8, Folder 21] Short Course, undated
[Carton 8, Folder 22] Short Course -- Tractor Maintenance, 1952 - 1957
[Carton 8, Folder 23] Songbooks and Sheet Music, folder one, undated
[Carton 8, Folder 24] Songbooks and Sheet Music, folder two, undated
[Carton 8, Folder 25] Southern Region Forums, 1987 - 1988
Online Content external link
[Carton 8, Folder 26] Stamps, 1952
[Carton 8, Folder 28] Star-News Newspapers Honor Program -- Correspondence, 1958 - 1969
[Carton 8, Folder 29] Star-News Newspapers Honor Program -- Correspondence, 1970 - 1978
[Carton 8, Folder 27] Star-News Newspapers Honor Program -- Booklets, 1963 - 1974
[Carton 8, Folder 30] State 4-H Advisory Committee, undated
[Carton 8, Folder 31] State 4-H Club Week -- Programs, 1946 - 1968
[Carton 9, Folder 1] State 4-H Club Week, 1946
[Carton 9, Folder 2] State 4-H Club Week, 1947
Online Content external link
[Carton 9, Folder 3] State 4-H Club Week, 1949
Online Content external link
[Carton 9, Folder 4] State 4-H Club Week, 1950
Online Content external link
[Carton 9, Folder 5] State 4-H Club Week -- Harrill's "Silver Anniversary", 1950
[Carton 9, Folder 6] State 4-H Club Week, 1951
[Carton 9, Folder 7] State 4-H Club Week, 1952
[Carton 9, Folder 8] State 4-H Club Week, 1953
[Carton 9, Folder 9] State 4-H Club Week, 1954
[Carton 9, Folder 10] State 4-H Club Week, 1955
[Carton 9, Folder 11] State 4-H Club Week, 1956
[Carton 9, Folder 12] State 4-H Club Week, 1957
Online Content external link
[Carton 9, Folder 13] State 4-H Club Week, 1958
[Carton 9, Folder 14] State 4-H Club Week, 1959
Online Content external link
[Carton 9, Folder 15] State 4-H Club Week, 1960
Online Content external link
[Carton 9, Folder 16] State 4-H Club Week, 1961
Online Content external link
[Carton 9, Folder 17] State 4-H Club Week, 1962
Online Content external link
[Carton 9, Folder 18] State 4-H Club Week, 1963 - 1967
[Carton 9, Folder 19] State 4-H Congress -- Programs, 1969 - 1998
[Carton 9, Folder 20] State 4-H Congress -- "Announcing", 1963 - 1981
[Carton 9, Folder 21] State 4-H Congress -- Committee Assignments, 1963 - 1977
[Carton 9, Folder 22] State 4-H Congress, 1968 - 1972
[Carton 9, Folder 23] State 4-H Congress, 1973
[Carton 9, Folder 24] State 4-H Congress, 1974
[Carton 9, Folder 25] State 4-H Congress, 1975
[Carton 9, Folder 26] State 4-H Congress, 1976
[Carton 9, Folder 27] State 4-H Congress, 1977
[Carton 9, Folder 28] State 4-H Congress, 1978
[Carton 9, Folder 29] State 4-H Congress, 1987
[Carton 9, Folder 30] State 4-H Congress, 1989
[Carton 9, Folder 31] State 4-H Congress, 1990
[Carton 9, Folder 32] State 4-H Congress, 1991
[Carton 9, Folder 33] State 4-H Congress, 1993
[Carton 9, Folder 34] State 4-H Council, 1953 - 1973
[Carton 9, Folder 35] State 4-H Council -- Meetings, 1980 - 1996
[Carton 9, Folder 36] State Fashion Revue -- Programs, 1959 - 1996
[Carton 9, Folder 37] State Health Pageant -- Programs, 1940 - 1976
[Carton 9, Folder 38] State Leaders Luncheon -- Programs, 1947 - 1980
[Carton 9, Folder 39] State Presenation Banquet -- Programs, 1992 - 1998
[Carton 9, Folder 40] State Presenation Winners -- Programs, 1990 - 1992
[Carton 9, Folder 41] State Talent Show -- Programs, 1966 - 1981, undated
[Carton 9, Folder 42] Statistics -- 4-H Church Sunday, 1964 - 1968
[Carton 9, Folder 43] Statistics -- Demonstration Day, 1964 - 1969
[Carton 9, Folder 44] Statistics -- Enrollment, 1943 - 1961
[Carton 9, Folder 45] Statistics -- General, 1947 - 1971, undated
[Carton 9, Folder 46] Teen Leader Program, 1969
[Carton 9, Folder 47] Thrift Program, 1950 - 1951
[Carton 9, Folder 48] TV -- "Mulligan Stew", 1973 - 1974
[Carton 10, Folder 1] TV -- "Science Club", 1968 - 1974
[Carton 10, Folder 2] Wildlife Conservation Conference, 1936 - 1963
[Carton 10, Folder 3] World War II -- Citizenship, 1941, undated
[Carton 10, Folder 4] World War II -- Correspondence with Servicemen, 1941 - 1946
[Carton 10, Folder 5] World War II -- County Contributions, 1946
Online Content external link
[Carton 10, Folder 6] World War II -- Feed a Fighter Program, 1943 - 1944
[Carton 10, Folder 7] World War II -- General, 1942 - 1945
[Carton 10, Folder 8] World War II -- Liberty Ships, 1943 - 1946
[Carton 10, Folder 9] World War II -- 4-H Mobilization, 1942
[Carton 10, Folder 10] World War II -- 4-H Mobilization Week, 1943
[Carton 10, Folder 11] World War II -- 4-H Mobilization Week, 1944
[Carton 10, Folder 12] World War II -- National Defense, 1942
[Carton 10, Folder 13] World War II -- National Defense, 1943
[Carton 10, Folder 14] World War II -- Scrap Drives, 1942 - 1943
[Carton 10, Folder 15] World War II -- Victory Gardens, 1943
[Carton 10, Folder 16] World War II -- War Production Program, 1942 - 1944
[Carton 10, Folder 17] Writings and Speeches -- L. R. Harrill, 1926 - 1962, undated
[Carton 10, Folder 18] Writings and Speeches -- others, 1945 - 1970, undated
[Carton 10, Folder 19] YMW (Young Men and Women's) Clubs -- General, 1953 - 1964
[Carton 10, Folder 20] YMW Conference, 1955 - 1959
[Carton 10, Folder 21] YMW Conference, 1960 - 1965
[Carton 10, Folder 22] YMW Meetings and Programs, 1949 - 1962
[Carton 10, Folder 23] YMW National Conferences, 1949 - 1953
[Carton 10, Folder 24] YMW Correspondence, 1965 - 1971
[Carton 10, Folder 25] YMW Older Youth Conference, 1937
[Carton 10, Folder 26] YMW Older Youth Conference, 1938
[Carton 10, Folder 27] YMW Older Youth Conference, 1939
[Carton 10, Folder 28] YMW Older Youth Conference, 1940
[Carton 10, Folder 29] YMW Older Youth Conference, 1941
[Carton 10, Folder 30] YMW Planning, undated
[Carton 10, Folder 31] YMW State Conference, 1950 - 1954
[Carton 10, Folder 32] Youth Progress Reports, 1971 - 1979
[Box 18, Folder 8] Report Forms - By County, Burke to Cabarrus [RESTRICTED], 1989 - 1991
[Box 18, Folder 9] Report Forms - By County, Columbus to Iredell [RESTRICTED], 1989 - 1991
[Box 18, Folder 10] Report Forms - By County, Lenoir to Vance [RESTRICTED], 1989 - 1991
[Box 18, Folder 11] Report Forms - National 4-H Congress [RESTRICTED], 1989 - 1991
This series contains records from the individual North Carolina county 4-H organizations. In 1959-60 and again in 1965-66 an effort was made to collect the histories of these clubs, and for each county there is a history (more detailed in some cases than others) and often a filled-in questionnaire. Many files contain additional materials, the most common of which are biographies of individual club members, personal statements by them about their experiences, and photographs and newspaper articles. Other materials, found less frequently, are special event programs, correspondence, club report forms and booklets, demonstration and project scripts, and newsletters.
Folders are arranged alphabetically by county. Folder contents are arranged chronologically with undated materials at the back of each folder. Items whose county of origin could not be identified are in a folder at the end of the series.
[Carton 11, Folder 1] Alamance County, 1928 - 1966
[Carton 11, Folder 2] Alexander County, 1966
[Carton 11, Folder 3] Alleghany County, undated
[Carton 11, Folder 4] Anson County, 1934 - 1965
[Carton 11, Folder 5] Ashe County, 1954, undated
[Carton 11, Folder 6] Avery County, 1937 - 1966
[Carton 11, Folder 7] Beaufort County, 1937 - 1966
[Carton 11, Folder 8] Bertie County, 1942 - 1966
[Carton 11, Folder 9] Bladen County, 1941 - 1966
[Carton 11, Folder 10] Brunswick County, 1964, undated
[Carton 11, Folder 11] Buncombe County, 1923 - 1959, undated
[Carton 11, Folder 12] Burke County, 1966, undated
[Carton 11, Folder 13] Cabarrus County, 1963 - 1966
[Carton 11, Folder 14] Caldwell County, 1934 - 1966
[Carton 11, Folder 15] Camden County, undated
[Carton 11, Folder 16] Carteret County, 1937 - 1941, undated
[Carton 11, Folder 17] Caswell County, 1935 - 1966
[Carton 11, Folder 18] Catawba County, 1928 - 1968
[Carton 11, Folder 19] Chatham County, 1940 - 1966
[Carton 11, Folder 20] Cherokee County, 1950 - 1966
[Carton 11, Folder 21] Chowan County, 1955, undated
[Carton 11, Folder 22] Clay County, 1934 - 1957
[Carton 11, Folder 23] Cleveland County, 1935 - 1960
[Carton 11, Folder 24] Columbus County, 1926 - 1966
[Carton 11, Folder 25] Craven County, 1935 - 1966
[Carton 11, Folder 26] Cumberland County, 1925 - 1966
[Carton 11, Folder 27] Currituck County, 1966
[Carton 11, Folder 28] Dare County, 1966 - 1967
[Carton 11, Folder 29] Davidson County, 1953 - 1964
[Carton 11, Folder 30] Davie County, 1966, undated
[Carton 11, Folder 31] Duplin County, 1929 - 1966
[Carton 11, Folder 32] Durham County, 1933 - 1966
[Carton 11, Folder 33] Edgecombe County, 1926 - 1960, undated
[Carton 11, Folder 34] Forsyth County, 1940 - 1991
[Carton 11, Folder 35] Franklin County, 1927 - 1966
[Carton 11, Folder 36] Gaston County, 1935 - 1966
[Carton 11, Folder 37] Gates County, 1938, undated
[Carton 11, Folder 38] Graham County, 1966, undated
[Carton 11, Folder 39] Granville County, 1935 - 1964
[Carton 11, Folder 40] Greene County, undated
[Carton 11, Folder 41] Guilford County, 1926 - 1965
[Carton 11, Folder 42] Halifax County, 1928 - 1959
[Carton 11, Folder 43] Harnett County, 1965, undated
[Carton 11, Folder 44] Haywood County, 1934 - 1966
[Carton 11, Folder 45] Henderson County, 1937 - 1966
[Carton 11, Folder 46] Hertford County, 1935 - 1963
[Carton 11, Folder 47] Hoke County, 1960 - 1966
[Carton 11, Folder 48] Hyde County, 1937 - 1966
[Carton 11, Folder 49] Iredell County, 1928 - 1962
[Carton 11, Folder 50] Jackson County, 1938 - 1964
[Carton 11, Folder 51] Johnston County, 1937 - 1963
[Carton 11, Folder 52] Jones County, 1936 - 1966
[Carton 11, Folder 53] Lee County, 1960 - 1966, undated
[Carton 11, Folder 54] Lenoir County, 1964, undated
[Carton 11, Folder 55] Lincoln County, 1966, undated
[Carton 11, Folder 56] Macon County, 1935 - 1966
[Carton 11, Folder 57] Madison County, 1963 - 1966
[Carton 11, Folder 58] Martin County, 1955 - 1966
[Carton 11, Folder 59] McDowell County, 1960 - 1966
[Carton 11, Folder 60] Mecklenburg County, 1928 - 1962
[Carton 11, Folder 61] Mitchell County, undated
[Carton 11, Folder 62] Montgomery County, 1959 - 1966
[Carton 11, Folder 63] Moore County, 1938 - 1966
[Carton 11, Folder 64] Nash County, 1939 - 1966
[Carton 11, Folder 65] Northampton County, 1936 - 1965, undated
[Carton 11, Folder 66] New Hanover County, 1960 - 1966
[Carton 11, Folder 67] Onslow County, 1939 - 1966
[Carton 11, Folder 68] Orange County, 1960 - 1966
[Carton 11, Folder 69] Pamlico County, 1966, undated
[Carton 11, Folder 70] Pasquotank County, 1942 - 1966
[Carton 11, Folder 71] Pender County, 1927 - 1966
[Carton 12, Folder 1] Perquimans County, 1942 - 1966
[Carton 12, Folder 2] Person County, 1953 - 1966
[Carton 12, Folder 3] Pitt County, 1957 - 1964
[Carton 12, Folder 4] Polk County, 1923 - 1942, undated
[Carton 12, Folder 5] Randolph County, 1957 - 1966
[Carton 12, Folder 6] Richmond County, 1938 - 1966
[Carton 12, Folder 7] Robeson County, 1937 - 1966
[Carton 12, Folder 8] Rockingham County, 1928 - 1966
[Carton 12, Folder 9] Rowan County, 1938 - 1966, undated
[Carton 12, Folder 10] Rowan County -- St. Paul's Club Scrapbook, pages 1-14, 1939
[Carton 12, Folder 11] Rowan County -- St. Paul's Club Scrapbook, pages 15-28, 1939
[Carton 12, Folder 12] Rowan County -- St. Paul's Club Scrapbook, pages 29-42, 1939
[Carton 12, Folder 13] Rutherford County, 1934 - 1966, undated
[Carton 12, Folder 14] Rutherford County -- History, folder one, undated
[Carton 12, Folder 15] Rutherford County -- History, folder two, undated
[Carton 12, Folder 16] Sampson County, 1928 - 1966
[Carton 12, Folder 17] Scotland County, 1966
[Carton 12, Folder 18] Stanly County, 1927 - 1966
[Carton 12, Folder 19] Stanly County -- Record of Club Work, 1930
[Carton 12, Folder 20] Stanly County -- 4-H Progress Report, 1934
[Carton 12, Folder 21] Stanly County -- Farm and Home Tour, ca. 1936
[Carton 12, Folder 22] Stokes County, 1941 - 1959
[Carton 12, Folder 23] Surry County, 1945 - 1966
[Carton 12, Folder 24] Swain County, 1966, undated
[Carton 12, Folder 25] Transylvania County, 1948 - 1966
[Carton 12, Folder 26] Tyrrell County, 1966, undated
[Carton 12, Folder 27] Union County, 1946 - 1966
[Carton 12, Folder 28] Vance County, 1964 - 1966
[Carton 12, Folder 29] Wake County, 1926 - 1960
[Carton 12, Folder 30] Warren County, 1955 - 1966
[Carton 12, Folder 31] Washington County, 1959 - 1966
[Carton 12, Folder 32] Watauga County, 1938 - 1966
[Carton 12, Folder 33] Wayne County, 1937 - 1966, undated
[Carton 12, Folder 34] Wilkes County, 1964 - 1966, undated
[Carton 12, Folder 35] Wilson County, 1935 - 1966
[Carton 12, Folder 36] Yadkin County, 1936 - 1960
[Carton 12, Folder 37] Yancey County, 1950 - 1960
[Carton 12, Folder 38] Unknown Counties, 1934, undated
The Camp Records series contains correspondence and memoranda, brochures, programs, pamphlets, reports, clippings, and other records that relate to the functioning and the activities of individual camps. These records are organized alphabetically by camp name, with "General Camps" folders at the beginning of the series. The materials for each camp are divided into the following folders: Administrative, Camp Attendance and Evaluations, Camp Brochures and Schedules, Correspondence, Financial Records, and Notes. Not all camps have materials of every type. Within each folder, materials are arranged chronologically, with undated materials at the back of the folder. While the content of most of the folders are self-evident, several require explanation. The Administrative folders contain materials such as clippings, weekly and monthly reports, camp inspection reports, and administrative records not included elsewhere. Notes folders contain handwritten material, typically notes on meetings, phone calls, and other administrative items, that have been saved for their potential value in determining a particular camp's administration.
The "General Camps" folders at the beginning of the series contain information that applies to the 4-H camping program in general or to records containing information about several 4-H camps. Examples of materials in this section are statements, press releases, brochures, and newspaper articles about North Carolina's 4-H camping program, as well as schedules, attendance figures, and planning materials for multiple camps. These folders have been given the same titles as for the individual camp records, with several exceptions. The "General Camps - Camp Planning Material" folder consists of brochures and informational packets on how to conduct successful 4-H camps, as well as packets of activities and songs. The "General Camps - Correspondence" folder includes correspondence on proposed camps that were never built. The "General Camps - Other Camp Materials" folder contains information on camps or programs that could not be identified specifically as 4-H camps.
[Carton 12, Folder 39] General Camps administrative file, 1938-1973
[Carton 12, Folder 40] General Camps attendance, 1951-1983
[Carton 12, Folder 41] General Camps brochures and schedules, 1927-1959
Online Content external link
[Carton 12, Folder 42] General Camps brochures and schedules, 1962-1975
[Carton 12, Folder 44] General Camps correspondence, 1938-1963
[Carton 12, Folder 45] General Camps financial records, 1942, undated
[Carton 12, Folder 46] General Camps other camp materials, 1941-1972
[Carton 12, Folder 43] General Camps planning materials, 1931-1967
[Carton 12, Folder 47] General Camps postcards and menu brochures, undated
[Carton 12, Folder 48] Anita-Alta Camp administrative file, 1973-1975
[Carton 12, Folder 49] Anita-Alta Camp correspondence, 1973-1975
[Carton 12, Folder 50] Anita-Alta Camp financial records, 1973
[Carton 12, Folder 51] Betsy-Jeff Penn Center administrative file, 1962-1986
[Flat Folder 1] Betsy-Jeff Penn Center architectural drawings and maps, 1967
Holloway-Reeves and Associates.
[Carton 12, Folder 52] Betsy-Jeff Penn Center attendance and evaluation, 1964-1985
[Carton 12, Folder 53] Betsy-Jeff Penn Center brochures and schedules, 1963-1983
[Carton 13, Folder 1] Betsy-Jeff Penn Center correspondence, 1958-1962
[Carton 13, Folder 2] Betsy-Jeff Penn Center correspondence, 1963 Jan-Mar
[Carton 13, Folder 3] Betsy-Jeff Penn Center correspondence, 1963 Apr-Jul
[Carton 13, Folder 4] Betsy-Jeff Penn Center correspondence, 1963 Aug-1964 Feb
[Carton 13, Folder 5] Betsy-Jeff Penn Center correspondence, 1964 Mar-Jul
[Carton 13, Folder 6] Betsy-Jeff Penn Center correspondence, 1965-1969 Jan
[Carton 13, Folder 7] Betsy-Jeff Penn Center correspondence, 1969 Feb-1970 Jul
[Carton 13, Folder 8] Betsy-Jeff Penn Center correspondence, 1970 Aug-1971 May
[Carton 13, Folder 9] Betsy-Jeff Penn Center correspondence, 1971 Jul-1973
[Carton 13, Folder 10] Betsy-Jeff Penn Center financial records, 1962-1966
[Carton 13, Folder 11] Betsy-Jeff Penn Center financial records, 1968-1973
[Carton 13, Folder 12] Betsy-Jeff Penn Center notes, 1962-1965
[Carton 13, Folder 13] Carteret County Camp administrative file, 1962
[Flat Folder 2] Carteret County Camp architectural drawings and maps, 1963-1967
[Carton 13, Folder 14] Carteret County Camp correspondence, 1962-1964
[Carton 13, Folder 15] Carteret County Camp financial records, undated
[Carton 13, Folder 16] Chowan Camp correspondence, 1947
[Carton 13, Folder 17] Crabtree Creek Camp administrative file, 1935-1948
[Carton 13, Folder 18] Crabtree Creek Camp correspondence, 1937-1941
[Carton 13, Folder 19] Camp Hoffman administrative file, 1937-1940
[Carton 13, Folder 20] Camp Hoffman attendance and evaluations, 1938
[Carton 13, Folder 21] Camp Hoffman brochures and schedules, 1940
[Carton 13, Folder 22] Camp Hoffman correspondence, 1938-1940
[Carton 13, Folder 23] Camp Hoffman financial records, 1938
[Carton 13, Folder 24] Camp Jamestown (Halifax County) brochures and schedules, 1942-1943
[Carton 13, Folder 25] Kerr Lake Camp administrative file, 1957-1962
[Carton 13, Folder 26] Camp Leach brochures and schedules, 1927-1940
[Carton 13, Folder 27] Manteo/Roanoke Island Camp administrative file, 1946-1967
[Carton 13, Folder 28] Manteo/Roanoke Island Camp attendance and evaluations, 1951-1963
[Carton 13, Folder 29] Manteo/Roanoke Island Camp brochures and schedules, 1947-1965
[Carton 13, Folder 30] Manteo/Roanoke Island Camp correspondence, 1946-1962
[Carton 13, Folder 31] Manteo/Roanoke Island Camp correspondence, 1963-1968
[Carton 13, Folder 32] Manteo/Roanoke Island Camp correspondence, 1969-1971
[Carton 13, Folder 33] Manteo/Roanoke Island Camp financial records, 1951-1962
[Carton 13, Folder 34] Manteo/Roanoke Island Camp financial records, 1963-1971
[Flat Folder 3] Manteo/Roanoke Island Camp maps, 1962
[Carton 13, Folder 35] Manteo/Roanoke Island Camp notes, undated
[Carton 13, Folder 36] Camp Millstone administrative file, 1939-1962
[Carton 13, Folder 37] Camp Millstone administrative file, 1963-1972
[Carton 13, Folder 38] Camp Millstone attendance and evaluations, 1945-1967
[Flat Folder 4] Camp Millstone blueprints, 1953
Ellerbe (N.C.)
[Carton 13, Folder 39] Camp Millstone brochures and schedules, 1939-1978
[Carton 13, Folder 40] Camp Millstone correspondence, 1937-1941
[Carton 13, Folder 41] Camp Millstone correspondence, 1942
[Carton 13, Folder 42] Camp Millstone correspondence, 1943-1949
[Carton 13, Folder 43] Camp Millstone correspondence, 1950-1953
[Carton 13, Folder 44] Camp Millstone correspondence, 1954-1968
[Carton 13, Folder 45] Camp Millstone correspondence, 1969-1972
[Carton 13, Folder 46] Camp Millstone financial records, 1938-1945
[Carton 13, Folder 47] Camp Millstone financial records, 1946-1954
[Carton 14, Folder 1] Camp Millstone financial records, 1955-1958
[Carton 14, Folder 2] Camp Millstone financial records, 1959-1970
[Flat Folder 5] Camp Millstone maps, 1935
Ellerbe (N.C.)
[Carton 14, Folder 3] Camp Millstone notes, undated
[Carton 14, Folder 4] Camp Mitchell administrative file, 1955-1970
[Carton 14, Folder 5] Camp Mitchell brochures and schedules, 1957-1978
[Carton 14, Folder 6] Camp Mitchell correspondence, 1955-1971
[Carton 14, Folder 7] Presbyterian Point Camp administrative file, 1958
[Carton 14, Folder 8] Presbyterian Point Camp correspondence, 1966
[Carton 14, Folder 9] Presbyterian Point Camp financial records, 1966
[Carton 14, Folder 10] Presbyterian Point Camp notes, undated
[Carton 14, Folder 11] Camp Schaub administrative file, 1948-1953
[Carton 14, Folder 12] Camp Schaub administrative file, 1954-1965
[Carton 14, Folder 13] Camp Schaub attendance and evaluations, 1950-1962
[Carton 14, Folder 14] Camp Schaub brochures and schedules, 1950-1978
[Carton 14, Folder 15] Camp Schaub correspondence, 1945-1949
[Carton 14, Folder 16] Camp Schaub correspondence, 1950-1953
[Carton 14, Folder 17] Camp Schaub correspondence, 1954-1967
[Carton 14, Folder 18] Camp Schaub financial records, 1945-1952
[Carton 14, Folder 19] Camp Schaub financial records, 1953-1959
[Carton 14, Folder 20] Camp Schaub financial records, 1960-1967
[Carton 14, Folder 21] Camp Sertoma administrative file, 1982
[Carton 14, Folder 22] Camp Swannanoa administrative file, 1927-1940
[Carton 14, Folder 23] Camp Swannanoa administrative file, 1941-1960
[Carton 14, Folder 24] Camp Swannanoa administrative file, 1961-1971
[Flat Folder 2] Camp Swannanoa architectural drawings and maps, 1927
Swannanoa (N.C.)
[Carton 14, Folder 25] Camp Swannanoa attendance and evaluations, 1951-1968
[Flat Folder 4] Camp Swannanoa blueprints, 1927-1958
Swannanoa (N.C.)
[Carton 14, Folder 26] Camp Swannanoa brochures and schedules, 1936-1948
[Carton 14, Folder 27] Camp Swannanoa brochures and schedules, 1950-1978
[Carton 14, Folder 28] Camp Swannanoa correspondence, 1933-1948
[Carton 14, Folder 29] Camp Swannanoa correspondence, 1949-1955
[Carton 14, Folder 30] Camp Swannanoa correspondence, 1956-1963
[Carton 14, Folder 31] Camp Swannanoa correspondence, 1964-1967
[Carton 14, Folder 32] Camp Swannanoa correspondence, 1968-1972
[Carton 14, Folder 33] Camp Swannanoa financial records, 1931-1957
[Carton 14, Folder 34] Camp Swannanoa financial records, 1958
[Carton 14, Folder 35] Camp Swannanoa financial records, 1959-1968
[Carton 14, Folder 36] Whispering Pines Camp brochures and schedules, 1954
[Carton 14, Folder 37] White Lake Camp administrative file, 1938-1942
[Carton 14, Folder 38] White Lake Camp brochures and schedules, 1939-1949
[Carton 14, Folder 39] White Lake Camp correspondence, 1932-1947
[Carton 14, Folder 40] White Lake Camp financial records, undated
These records contain material on the various career exploration programs offered by 4-H, and consist of correspondence, reports, brochures, programs, pamphlets, and general writings on the programs themselves, probably done as parts of reports or proposals. The records were transferred from the office of Sharon Runion Rowland. They have been arranged alphabetically.
[Carton 15, Folder 1] Career Advisory Committee, 1983
[Carton 15, Folder 2] Career Exploration, 1990
[Carton 15, Folder 3] Career Exploration -- Correspondence, 1978 - 1986
[Carton 15, Folder 4] Career Exploration -- Supporting Materials, undated
[Carton 15, Folder 5] Career Certification Training, 1985
[Carton 15, Folder 6] Career Exploration -- Projects, 1983 - 1985
[Carton 15, Folder 7] Career Smarts -- Correspondence, 1987 - 1990
[Carton 15, Folder 8] Career Smarts -- Supporting Materials, 1987, undated
[Carton 15, Folder 9] Citizenship in Action -- Correspondence, 1977 - 1985, undated
[Carton 15, Folder 10] Citizenship in Action -- Supporting Materials, 1978 - 1985, undated
[Carton 15, Folder 11] Community Service, 1984 - 1989, undated
[Carton 15, Folder 12] Computer Projects, 1984 - 1990
[Carton 15, Folder 13] Correspondence -- General, 1979 - 1994
[Carton 15, Folder 14] Crafts Project -- Correspondence, 1986 - 1988
[Carton 15, Folder 15] Cumulative Records, 1988 - 1991, undated
[Carton 15, Folder 16] Focus on the Future -- Correspondence, 1987 - 1989
[Carton 15, Folder 17] Focus on the Future -- Supporting Materials, 1990 - 1994, undated
[Carton 15, Folder 18] "Talking with TJ", 1994
[Carton 15, Folder 19] TRY Retreat, 1987 - 1988
Honor Club Records, 1931 - 1992 (UA 102.010 Series 5)
3.0 Linear feet (2 records storage cartons)
These records contain materials relating to the function and activities of the 4-H Honor Club, established by L. R. Harrill in 1931. The files have been divided into two subseries: General Records and Financial Records. The folders in both subseries have been arranged alphabetically.
General Records, 1931 - 1990
This subseries contains correspondence; lists of members, inductees, and board personnel; certificates; programs and brochures; meeting minutes and notes; and other writings and materials concerning the general function of the Honor Club. These files are contained in Carton 16. In addition, there are eight files of restricted material, located in Carton 18.
[Carton 16, Folder 1] Adult Leader Recognition, 1971 - 1974
[Carton 16, Folder 2] Board of Directors, 1980 - 1990
[Carton 16, Folder 3] Certificates, 1936 - 1976, undated
[Carton 16, Folder 4] Clippings, 1967 - 1968, undated
[Carton 16, Folder 5] Conference Programs, 1974 - 1986
[Carton 16, Folder 6] Conference Registration, 1970 - 1971
[Carton 16, Folder 7] Conference Schedules, 1960 - 1979
[Carton 16, Folder 8] Constitution and By-Laws, 1971 - 1978, undated
[Carton 16, Folder 9] Correspondence -- Address Changes, 1969 - 1972
[Carton 16, Folder 10] Correspondence -- Adult Leader Recognition, 1970 - 1973
[Carton 16, Folder 11] Correspondence -- General, 1931 - 1958
[Carton 16, Folder 12] Correspondence -- General, 1960
[Carton 16, Folder 13] Correspondence -- General, 1961
[Carton 16, Folder 14] Correspondence -- General, 1962
[Carton 16, Folder 15] Correspondence -- General, 1963
[Carton 16, Folder 17] Correspondence -- General, 1964
[Carton 16, Folder 18] Correspondence -- General, 1965
[Carton 16, Folder 19] Correspondence -- General, 1966
[Carton 16, Folder 20] Correspondence -- General, 1967
[Carton 16, Folder 21] Correspondence -- General, 1968
[Carton 16, Folder 22] Correspondence -- General, 1969
[Carton 16, Folder 23] Correspondence -- General, 1970
[Carton 16, Folder 24] Correspondence -- General, 1971
[Carton 16, Folder 25] Correspondence -- General, 1972
[Carton 16, Folder 26] Correspondence -- General, 1973
[Carton 16, Folder 27] Correspondence -- General, 1974 - 1984
[Carton 16, Folder 28] Correspondence -- Honor Club Conference, 1973
[Carton 16, Folder 29] Correspondence -- Honor Club Pins, 1948 - 1963
[Carton 16, Folder 30] Correspondence -- Honor Club Reception, 1971 - 1975
[Carton 16, Folder 31] Correspondence -- Inductees by County, 1980 - 1981
[Carton 16, Folder 32] Correspondence -- Screening Committee, 1971 - 1972
[Carton 16, Folder 33] Correspondence -- State 4-H Council, 1974 - 1975
[Carton 16, Folder 34] District Newsletters, 1974
[Carton 16, Folder 35] General Information -- Honor Club, 1971 - 1981, undated
[Carton 16, Folder 36] Golden Anniversary, 1980 - 1981
[Carton 16, Folder 37] Heartline, 1967 - 1986
[Carton 16, Folder 38] Historian's Handbook, 1974 - 1979
[Carton 16, Folder 39] L. R. Harrill Resolution, 1981
[Carton 16, Folder 40] Lists -- Club Applicants, 1971 - 1978
[Carton 16, Folder 41] Lists -- Nominees, 1964 - 1979
[Carton 16, Folder 42] Meeting Minutes, 1968 - 1979
[Carton 16, Folder 43] Meeting Minutes, 1980 - 1990
[Carton 16, Folder 44] Meeting Notes, 1990
[Carton 16, Folder 45] Member Lists -- Attendance at Conference, undated
[Carton 16, Folder 46] Member Lists -- By County, 1968
[Carton 16, Folder 47] Member Lists -- By Year, 1950 - 1990
[Carton 16, Folder 48] Member Lists -- Dues Paid, undated
[Carton 16, Folder 49] Nominating Committee, 1977
[Carton 16, Folder 50] Officers and Board Members Lists, 1966 - 1975
[Carton 16, Folder 51] Orientation and Initiation Committee, 1966
[Carton 16, Folder 52] Scholarships, 1964 - 1969
[Carton 16, Folder 53] Screening Committee, 1968 - 1978
[Carton 16, Folder 54] Study Committee on 4-H Historical Display, 1975 - 1976
[Box 18, Folder 1] Honor Club - Applications, North Central District [RESTRICTED], 1973
[Box 18, Folder 2] Honor Club - Applications, Northeast District [RESTRICTED], 1973
[Box 18, Folder 3] Honor Club - Applications, Northwest District [RESTRICTED], 1973
[Box 18, Folder 4] Honor Club - Applications, South Central District [RESTRICTED], 1973
[Box 18, Folder 5] Honor Club - Applications, Southeast District [RESTRICTED], 1973
[Box 18, Folder 6] Honor Club - Applications, Southwest District [RESTRICTED], 1973
[Box 18, Folder 7] Honor Club - Applications, Western District [RESTRICTED], 1973
Financial Records, 1950 - 1992
This subseries consists mainly of the annual Honor Club Treasurer's Books, running from 1970 to 1979, and 1987 to 1992. These files contain general financial data on the club's activities for individual fiscal years, as well as financial statements, ledgers, dues information, and correspondence. The remaining folders in this subseries contain similar records that were not included in various Treasurer's Books. These files can be found in Carton 17.
[Carton 17, Folder 1] Auditing Committee, 1976 - 1989
[Carton 17, Folder 2] Bank Balance Sheets, 1963 - 1973
[Carton 17, Folder 3] Correspondence -- Treasurer's, 1980 - 1987
[Carton 17, Folder 4] Correspondence -- Treasurer's, 1990
[Carton 17, Folder 5] Dues Lists, 1964 - 1970
[Carton 17, Folder 6] Financial Records, General, 1990
[Carton 17, Folder 7] Financial Reports, 1978 - 1990
[Carton 17, Folder 8] Invoices and Receipts, 1961 - 1969
[Carton 17, Folder 9] Treasurer's Book, 1970 - 1971
[Carton 17, Folder 10] Treasurer's Book, 1971 - 1972
[Carton 17, Folder 11] Treasurer's Book, 1972 - 1973
[Carton 17, Folder 12] Treasurer's Book, 1973 - 1974
[Carton 17, Folder 13] Treasurer's Book, 1974 - 1975
[Carton 17, Folder 14] Treasurer's Book, 1975 - 1976
[Carton 17, Folder 15] Treasurer's Book (two years combined), 1976 - 1978
[Carton 17, Folder 16] Treasurer's Book, 1978 - 1979
[Carton 17, Folder 17] Treasurer's Book, 1987 - 1988
[Carton 17, Folder 18] Treasurer's Book, 1988 - 1989
[Carton 17, Folder 19] Treasurer's Book, 1989 - 1990
[Carton 17, Folder 20] Treasurer's Book, folder one, 1990 - 1991
[Carton 17, Folder 21] Treasurer's Book, folder two, 1990 - 1991
[Carton 17, Folder 22] Treasurer's Book, 1991 - 1992
[Carton 17, Folder 23] Treasurer's Reports, 1950 - 1964
This series contains scrapbooks documenting a variety of 4-H programs. Most of the scrapbooks are annual histories of statewide 4-H projects and actitivies. A few scrapbooks are on particular events, such as the State 4-H Short Course (now called the State 4-H Congress) and also various district scrapbooks. Researchers should note that there are substantial chronological gaps in this series.
[Oversize Box 19, Folder 1] North Carolina Young Men's and Women's Club History, 1957 - 1958
[Oversize Box 19, Folder 2] North Carolina Young Men's and Women's Club History, 1959 - 1960
[Oversize Box 19, Folder 3] North Carolina Young Men's and Women's Club History, 1960 - 1961
[Oversize Box 19, Folder 4] North Carolina Young Men's and Women's Club History, 1961 - 1962
[Oversize Box 19, Folder 5] History of the Older Youth Program, [1929-1939], 1939
[Oversize Box 19, Folder 6] History of the Older Youth Program, 1939 - 1940
[Oversize Box 19, Folder 7] Older Youth Conference of North Carolina, History, 1940 - 1941
[Oversize Box 19, Folder 8] "Memories of 4-H, North Carolina," [1909-1975], 1975
[Oversize Box 19, Folder 9] 4-H Development Fund, 1959
[Oversize Box 20, Folder 1] State 4-H Club History, North Carolina, 1963 - 1964
[Oversize Box 20, Folder 2] North Carolina, 1974 - 1975
[Oversize Box 20, Folder 3] North Central District of North Carolina, 1982 - 1983
[Oversize Box 20, Folder 4] Northwestern District of North Carolina, 1963 - 1964
[Oversize Box 20, Folder 5] Northwestern District of North Carolina, 1964 - 1965
[Flat Box 21, Folder 1] North Carolina, 1942 - 1950
[Flat Box 22, Folder 1] North Carolina, 1952 - 1953
Online Content external link
[Flat Box 22, Folder 2] North Carolina 4-H Club Week, 1955
[Flat Box 22, Folder 3] North Carolina 4-H Club Week, 1957
[Flat Box 23, Folder 1] North Carolina, Golden Anniversary, 1959
[Flat Box 23, Folder 2] North Carolina, 1993
[Flat Box 24, Folder 1] North Carolina, 1975 - 1976
[Flat Box 25, Folder 1] North Carolina, 1979 - 1980
[Oversize Box 26, Folder 1] North Carolina, 1981 - 1982
[Oversize Flat Box 27, Folder 1] North Carolina, 1982 - 1983
[Flat Box 28, Folder 1] North Carolina, 1983 - 1984
[Flat Box 29, Folder 1] North Carolina, 1984 - 1985
[Flat Box 30, Folder 1] North Carolina, 1984 - 1985
[Flat Box 31, Folder 1] North Carolina, 1987 - 1988
[Oversize Flat Box 32, Folder 1] North Carolina, 1988 - 1989
[Oversize Flat Box 33, Folder 1] North Carolina, 1989 - 1990
[Oversize Box 34, Folder 1] North Carolina, 1990 - 1991
[Oversize Flat Box 35, Folder 1] North Carolina, 1993 - 1994
[Oversize Flat Box 36, Folder 1] North Carolina State 4-H Council, 1994 - 1995
[Oversize Flat Box 37, Folder 1] North Carolina, 1996 - 1997
[Oversize Box 38, Folder 1] North Carolina State Project, Partners in Prevention, 1980 - 1981
[Flat Box 39, Folder 1] North Carolina 4-H Club Week, July 19-24, 1954
Online Content external link
[Flat Box 39, Folder 2] North Carolina, 1995 - 1996
[Flat Box 40, Folder 1] State 4-H Short Course, 1939
[Flat Box 40, Folder 2] [Pittsboro, Chatham County, North Carolina, 1939-1941], 1941
Online Content external link
[Flat Box 41, Folder 1] Northeastern District, North Carolina, 1982 - 1983
[Flat Box 41, Folder 2] Western District, North Carolina ("Mountain Memories"), 1982 - 1983
[Flat Box 42, Folder 1] North Carolina State 4-H Club Week, July 25-30, 1960
[Flat Box 42, Folder 2] Southwestern District History, 1964 - 1965
18.75 x 13.75 x 3.5
[Flat Box 42, Folder 3] National 4-H Club Pledge, undated
Contains hand printed sheet music by Frederick Stanley Smith. Dedicated to L. R. Harrill and the 4-H Clubs of North Carolina.
[Oversize Box 21, Folder 2] 4-H Camp poster, 1984
[Oversize Box 21, Folder 2] 4-H posters, ca. 1950
[Legal Box 43, Folder 1] Unprocessed materials, likely Honor Club records, 1946 - 1975
[Legal Box 43, Folder 2] Mounted image of boy with calf, captioned, "He's in the calf club, freckles and all; why not enroll your boy for 1928?", ca. 1928
[Legal Box 43, Folder 2] 4-H Club Charter forms, undated
[Legal Box 43, Folder 2] Proclamation by Thad Eure, Secretary of State of North Carolina recognizing 4-H week, 1963
[Legal Box 43, Folder 3] Autographed copy of Blot the Spot book by Mary C. Martin, 1992 (Accession no. 2007-0366)
[Legal Box 43, Folder 4] Sample of the "Learn to Sew" fabric designed and copyrighted by Mary C. Martin, along with brochures about Precision Stitch Tutor, undated (Accession no. 2007-0366)
[Oversize Box 21, Folder 3] Chinqua-Penn Plantation 4-H Camp, circa 1965
1 drawing
[Oversize Box 34, Folder 2] 4-H poster, circa 1950
[Legal Box 43] North Carolina 4-H Camps and Conference Centers brochure, circa 2009 (Accession no. 2009-0145)
[Legal Box 43] "We Are 4-H" North Carolina Centennial Celebration promotional packet, 2009 (Accession no. 2009-0145)
[Legal Box 43] We Are 4-H 100: Yesterday, Today, Tommorrow - Digital Exhibit Procedures and Guidelines, 2009 (Accession no. 2009-0145)
[Flat Folder 2] Jones and Salters Lake architectural drawings and maps, 1937
Elizabethtown (N.C.)
[Flat Folder 5] North Carolina State College Recreation Laboratory & Training Facility maps, 1955
Vance County (N.C.)
[Legal Box 43] 4-H clip art, Circa 1965
[Carton 44] Camp files for Penn (Accession 2014.0006)
[Carton 44] New camp sites (Accession 2014.0006)
[Carton 44] Maps of NC (Accession 2014.0006)
[Carton 44] IRS 501-C-3 letter (Accession 2014.0006)
[Carton 45] Eastern center (Accession 2014.0006)
[Carton 45] Capital improvements needs (camps), 1989 (Accession 2014.0006)
[Carton 45] Camp Cherith - Millstone, March 1992 (Accession 2014.0006)
[Carton 45] Aggregate camps budgets, 1994-1998 (Accession 2014.0006)
[Carton 45] Aggregate camp financially including home based companies, 1996-2003 (Accession 2014.0006)
[Carton 46] Mitchell archives and images plus grants (Accession 2014.0006)
[Carton 46] Fitch and Odum files for Mitchell (Accession 2014.0006)
[Carton 47] Sertoma historical including Moore Springs, Sauratown trials asssociation and camp challenge (Accession 2014.0006)
[Carton 47] Vade museum (Accession 2014.0006)
[Carton 48] Swannanoa historical and staff training (Accession 2014.0006)
[Carton 48] Camping research publications (Accession 2014.0006)
[Carton 48] Camp road bids (Accession 2014.0006)
[Carton 48] Dan Griffith and Sammy Cox files (Accession 2014.0006)
[Carton 48] Confidential staff files for eastern center, 2003 (Accession 2014.0006)
[Carton 48] Greg Hall file (reimbursement) (Accession 2014.0006)
[Carton 48] Clyde Jefferson File (work at various camps) (Accession 2014.0006)
[Carton 49] Anita-Alta, print and images (Accession 2014.0006)
[Carton 49] Robinson property (Accession 2014.0006)
[Carton 49] Brown branch stream restoration (Accession 2014.0006)
[Carton 49] Broyhill foundation grant (Accession 2014.0006)
[Carton 50] Anita-Alta historical including deed (Accession 2014.0006)
[Carton 50] Camping subject matter, projects and lesson plans (Accession 2014.0006)
[Carton 51] Camping curriculum including crafts and music (Accession 2014.0006)
[Carton 52] Camp maintenance and marketing (Accession 2014.0006)
[Carton 52] Capital improvements across system (Accession 2014.0006)
[Carton 52] Camp data including radical and audit reports, 2006 (Accession 2014.0006)
[Carton 52] Camp curriculum design for ropes course, nature study (outdoor living skills) (Accession 2014.0006)
[Carton 52] Rock climbing and rappelling (Accession 2014.0006)
[Carton 53] Easter Seals camping network, 1989-1995 (Accession 2014.0006)
[Carton 53] Curricula in recreation,riflery,orienteering (Accession 2014.0006)
[Carton 53] File of camping facilities (in and out of NC) (Accession 2014.0006)
[Carton 53] Camp fire ceremonies (Accession 2014.0006)
[Carton 53] Day camps laws (Accession 2014.0006)
[Carton 53] Handicapped Camping (Accession 2014.0006)
[Carton 53] Primitive camping (Accession 2014.0006)
[Carton 53] Millstone camp narrative, 1966 (Accession 2014.0006)
[Carton 53] Ropes course manual (Accession 2014.0006)
[Carton 53] Archery (Accession 2014.0006)
[Carton 53] Camp marketing materials, 1977 (Accession 2014.0006)
[Carton 53] Sertoma developments, 1998-2004 (Accession 2014.0006)
[Carton 53] Sertoma road bid and use agreements (Accession 2014.0006)
[Carton 53] Morgan school and Patterson refuge (Accession 2014.0006)
[Carton 53] Various Sertoma files (Accession 2014.0006)
[Carton 53] Milestone file (history) (Accession 2014.0006)
[Carton 53] Swannanoa project manual (Accession 2014.0006)
[Carton 54] Perspectives (2 copies featuring camping) (Accession 2014.0006)
[Carton 54] Sertoma engineering plans, September 30,2004 (Accession 2014.0006)
[Carton 54] Replacement cabin plans, Sertoma (Accession 2014.0006)
[Carton 54] Sertoma wastewater plans, 2003 (Accession 2014.0006)
[Carton 54] Carolina Country camp ad (Accession 2014.0006)
[Carton 54] Penn brochure (Accession 2014.0006)
[Carton 54] Carolina Youth camp publicity (Accession 2014.0006)
[Carton 54] Camps staff training manual, 2000 (Accession 2014.0006)
[Carton 54] Pen Sketch of Millstone diing hall by H.Liner (Accession 2014.0006)
[Carton 54] Schaub receipt book (Accession 2014.0006)
[Carton 54] Swannanoa audit report, 1996 (Accession 2014.0006)
[Carton 54] Child care food records (3), 1987-1989 (Accession 2014.0006)
[Carton 54] Marketing tabloids and brochures for camps (Accession 2014.0006)
[Carton 54] Sertoma DENR-OSWS permit application, 2004 (Accession 2014.0006)
[Carton 54] Sertoma wastewater project manual, 2004 (Accession 2014.0006)
[Carton 54] Project manual for Sertoma, 1997 (Accession 2014.0006)
[Carton 54] Floyd Manual for Sertoma water wall, 2000 (Accession 2014.0006)
[Carton 54] Floyd manual for Sertoma water systems improvements (enclosures), 2000 (Accession 2014.0006)
[Carton 54] Sertoma water system upgrade memorandum, 2003 (Accession 2014.0006)
[Carton 55] Camping (Accession 2014.0006)
33 video tapes
Copies of this videotape must be made prior to patron viewing.
[Carton 55] Fun (2 versions) (Accession 2014.0006)
5 videotapes
Copies of this videotape must be made prior to patron viewing.
[Carton 55] Hispanic, education and child abuse (Accession 2014.0006)
3 videotapes
Copies of this videotape must be made prior to patron viewing
[Carton 55] Shelton leadership challenge topic: "Be the One" (Accession 2014.0006)
1 videotape
Copies of this videotape must be made prior to patron viewing.
[Carton 55] Youth development conference, September 7, 2000 (Accession 2014.0006)
2 videotapes
Copies of this videotape must be made prior to patron viewing.
[Carton 55] Meeting, September 30,1994 (Accession 2014.0006)
1 videotape
Copies of this videotape must be made prior to patron viewing.
[Carton 55] Nature/wildlife (Accession 2014.0006)
4 videotapes
Copies of this videotape must be made prior to patron viewing.
[Carton 56] Camping (Accession 2014.0006)
11 videotapes
Copies of this videotape must be made prior to patron viewing.
[Carton 56] Parks and rec (Accession 2014.0006)
2 videotape
Copies of this videotape must be made prior to patron viewing.
[Carton 56] Tangent sports (Accession 2014.0006)
2 videotape
Copies of this videotape must be made prior to patron viewing.
[Carton 56] "4-H serves the community" (Accession 2014.0006)
1 videotape
Copies of this videotape must be made prior to patron viewing.
[Carton 56] Camp hurricane damage (Accession 2014.0006)
4 videotape
Copies of this videotape must be made prior to patron viewing.
[Carton 56] Onslow county camp (fire buster), 1989 (Accession 2014.0006)
1 videotape
Copies of this videotape must be made prior to patron viewing.
[Carton 56] Congress winning presentation, 1990 (Accession 2014.0006)
1 videotape
Copies of this videotape must be made prior to patron viewing.
[Carton 56] Training "Dealing with special-needs youth" (Accession 2014.0006)
2 videotapes
Copies of this videotape must be made prior to patron viewing.
[Carton 56] Jim Conway about early adolescent development programming, 1993 (Accession 2014.0006)
1 videotape
Copies of this videotape must be made prior to patron viewing.
[Carton 56] Framed 4-H certificates (Accession 2014.0006)
4 certificates.

Creator

North Carolina State University. Dept. of 4-H Youth Development.

Quantity

68.0 Linear feet

General Physical Description note

31 cartons, 24 oversize boxes, 1 legal box, 5 flat folders

Language

English

Acquisitions Information

Transferred from North Carolina State University, Department of 4-H Youth Development.

Processing

Processed by: Pat Webber, Katie Brightman;machine-readable finding aid created by: Pat Webber; finding aid updated by Cate Putirskis, 2009 August

Revised

2007-2009, 2014, Finding aid updated by Todd Kosmerick and Karen Paar, 2007 April; Cate Putirskis, 2009 August; Cathy Dorin-Black, 2014 January

Scope and Content Note

The 4-H Youth Development records contain files pertaining to the concerns of the 4-H program in North Carolina from 1912 to 2009, with the bulk of the records falling between 1927 to 1960. Although far from complete, the records give a representative look at most of the activities of 4-H in North Carolina, particularly after L. R. Harrill became State 4-H Leader and began consolidating the program. The records are arranged into seven series: General Records, County Club Records, Camps Records, Career Education Records, Honor Club Records, Scrapbooks, and Unprocessed. The files within each of the series are arranged alphabetically, except where noted. Detailed scope notes can be found at the beginning of each of the separate series below.

Historical Note

The seeds for 4-H were planted in the late 1890s, when several states responded to their charge under the 1862 Morrill Act to expand their extension activities to include youth programs. To that end, one-acre corn contests were organized for boys, ostensibly to teach farming practices and to demonstrate 'scientific' farming. The first 4-H program as we know it today began in Holmes County, Mississippi, in 1907, when a school superintendent organized 120 boys in a corn contest sponsored by the Mississippi State College of Agriculture. From this first joint venture of youth and university, 4-H work has become an important part of nationwide land-grant college extension programs.

In 1909 North Carolina State College signed a memorandum of agreement with the United States Department of Agriculture to cooperatively develop Farmers Boys' Clubs, or Corn Clubs, to be administered by the college's Agricultural Extension Service (now the Cooperative Extension Service). Ira O. Schaub was first director of the Corn Club program, which eventually grew into 4-H. Schaub worked closely with state demonstration agent T.B. Parker, who had been charged by the North Carolina Department of Agriculture with starting similar organizations, and the two organized clubs for over 4,000 boys (and a few girls) during the first year alone. Over the next few years, the Corn Clubs continued to grow, and poultry and pig clubs joined them. The first Girls' Clubs were established in 1911 and focused primarily on tomato canning and gardening. Former Farmers Institute worker Jane S. McKimmon was head of the Girls' Clubs, which existed in 32 counties by 1914 with a total membership of 1,500 girls. The State Department of Agriculture and North Carolina State College cooperatively administered club work until 1912, when the college assumed all duties. Schaub continued to run the Boys' Clubs until his resignation in 1913, when Thomas E. Browne replaced him. McKimmon ran the Girls' Clubs through the Home Demonstration division of the Extension Service.

The passage of the Smith-Lever Act in 1914 added impetus to extension work by providing for federal, state, and county cooperation in creating a system to expand demonstration and extension work for men and women. North Carolina youth clubs grew quickly under this new system, and by 1915 the program was large enough to hold its first statewide club gathering, then called the Short Course, held at State College in Raleigh. The four-day meeting was attended by 222 boys and 1 girl. Statewide, membership in the various boys clubs had grown to over 3,500, with girls clubs at just under 3,000. Short Course attendance also grew rapidly, with over 500 youth attending in 1917, the third annual meeting.

The 1920s and 1930s saw further change in the extension youth programs. Lera R. Harrill served as the first State Club Leader in 1926. Harrill incorporated all of the youth clubs together under one banner, bringing the girls clubs over from Home Demonstration. He probably deserves credit for establishing the term "4-H" to North Carolina clubs. Before his tenure, "4-H" appeared only sporadically on a few agricultural publications in the state; starting in 1927, the term fully replaced the use of boys and girls clubs on all publications, correspondence, and memorabilia. He also worked hard to develop more programs, involve more counties, and improve overall quality of the facilities and activities. By 1929, 65 counties had their own club organizations under the statewide umbrella.

In 1927 Harrill sent a state delegation to the first National 4-H Camp in Washington, D.C. Harrill also pushed for more and better campgrounds, and increased the size and scope of the state club meeting, still called the 4-H Short Course and held in Raleigh. At the Short Course, he instituted new programs, including the Health Pageant and the Dress Revue in 1929 and 1931, respectively. The Honor Club, created by Harrill to further instill leadership values in selected 4-H members, began in 1931 as well. One dramatic innovation brought by Harrill was the Candlelight ceremony that closed each Short Course week, and found immediate favor with children and parents alike. Despite several setbacks in membership and organization - including the cancellation of the Short Course in 1933 - the decade saw rapid and steady improvements in the service 4-H provided for North Carolina youth, and by 1939 there were programs in all 100 counties.

During World War II North Carolina 4-H activity surged again. The creation of a National 4-H Mobilization Week in April and a National 4-H Achievement Week in November 1942 spurred membership to greater heights with each year of the war. Local clubs were encouraged to participate in Victory Gardens, the national "Feed a Fighter" campaign, and numerous local projects designed to foster community pride and a sense of helping with the national defense. During the four years of wartime, membership grew by nearly 30,000 boys and girls, topping the 90,000 mark in 1945. This was accomplished without the benefit of regular statewide or even regional meetings, as the state Short Course was not held between 1942 and 1945.

The 4-H boom continued after the war. Membership reached 100,000 in 1946, and the Short Course was re-established, this time with a new name: State 4-H Club Week. This name would hold until the meeting became the State 4-H Congress in 1968. The spread of electrification throughout the rural parts of the state sparked the first 4-H Electric Congress in 1947. North Carolina youth participated in the first International Farm Youth Exchange (or IFYE, currently called International 4-H Youth Exchange) in 1948, and L.R. Harrill himself took part in an exchange program of sorts when he was selected by the USDA in 1949 to travel to war-torn Austria to establish a national youth program based on the principles of American 4-H. A rare dark spot during the post-war years occurred in 1948, when the State 4-H Club Week was canceled due to a polio outbreak.

The year 1952 marked another watershed achievement for North Carolina 4-H when it became the state with the largest 4-H membership in the nation. The more than 140,000 boys and girls in North Carolina 4-H marked approximately seven percent of the national total. By 1959, the fiftieth anniversary of club and 4-H work in North Carolina, membership had risen again to over 161,000 youth in over 2,700 clubs. That year also saw the establishment of the 4-H Development Fund, created with the goal of raising $1 million to support camping, scholarships, awards, and the IFYE program. Each county organization was given a fund-raising goal based on membership; the initial target amount was reached in 1969.

Club work for African-American youth began in 1914 with the organization of a group in Sampson County under the leadership of G.W. Herring. The first statewide Negro youth club agent was John Wray, who was appointed in 1915. Growth was slow but steady, and by 1926 there was enough interest and membership to hold the first State 4-H Short Course at North Carolina A & T College in Greensboro. Club work continued to expand through the 1930s, and in 1936 State 4-H Club Specialist R.E. Jones could report over 10,000 boys and girls involved in African-American club work. The wartime years continued this expansion, and African-American youth club membership exceeded 29,000 in 1945.

Despite steady increases in personnel and membership, programs offered for African-American youth often lagged behind those for whites. Funding was difficult to obtain, and there were no camps devoted specifically to black youth. To this end, the 4-H Club Foundation of North Carolina was founded in 1950 in order to raise money for the establishment of a camp for African-American boys and girls. The work of the foundation paid off in 1955, when enough money had been raised to build Camp J.W. Mitchell at Hammock's Beach in Onslow County. 4-H work remained segregated by color until 1965, when the programs for white and black youth were combined into a single entity. Local community clubs were often slow to combine, but desegregation was eventually fully accomplished.

Since its inception, North Carolina 4-H worked in conjunction with the public school systems, especially in the recruitment of leaders and members. Although revisions in this set-up had been underway for nearly a decade, major changes came in the 1960s when the final formal links to the school system were dissolved and strong community-sponsoring bases - usually local businesses or existing social organizations - were established. What traditionally had been a program for rural youth expanded to offer the same opportunities to urban youth, reflecting the trend towards decreasing rural population. The move away from school-centered clubs towards community-centered ones proceeded apace with integration.

Recent decades have seen continued interest in North Carolina 4-H. Membership has remained strong, and the program continues to reach tens of thousands of youth across the state in both rural and urban areas. The continuing mission of North Carolina 4-H to teach children to "learn by doing" is probably best expressed in the program's own words: "You can participate in projects where you make something, develop a skill, raise and/or train an animal, join a virtual club with kids from anywhere in the world! There are numerous projects available to you, including foods, clothing, public speaking, models, aerospace, wood science and livestock." In 2006 4-H Youth Development and the Department of Family and Consumer Sciences were combined into one unit under the North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service.

State 4-H Leaders

1926 - 1963 L. H. Harrill
1963 Lyman Dixon (acting)
1964 - 1970 T. Carlton Blalock
1970 - 1975 Chester Black
1976 Dalton R. Proctor (interim)
1976 - 1984 Donald L. Stormer
1984 William M. Garmon (acting)
1984 - 1995 Dalton R. Proctor
1995 - 2001 Michael A. Davis
2001 - 2005 Thearon L. McKinney (interim)
2005 - Marshall Stewart

Controlled Terms

  1. 4-H clubs
  2. 4-H clubs--North Carolina--Congresses
  3. 4-H clubs--North Carolina--History
  4. 4-H youth development--North Carolina
  5. Agricultural education--North Carolina
  6. Agricultural extension work--North Carolina
  7. Boys--Societies and clubs
  8. Girls--Societies and clubs
  9. Harrill, L. R. (Lera Rhinehart)
  10. International Farm Youth Exchange.
  11. National 4-H Conference.
  12. North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service--History.
  13. North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service.
  14. North Carolina State University. Dept. of 4-H Youth Development.
  15. Rural extension

Related Materials

North Carolina State Archives Private Collections, Jane Simpson McKimmon Papers, P.C. 234
Carpenter, William L. and Dean W. Colvard. Knowledge is Power: A History of the School of Agriculture and Life Sciences at North Carolina State University, 1877-1984.. Raleigh, North Carolina: North Carolina State University, 1987.
Clark, James W., Jr. Clover All Over: North Carolina 4-H in Action. Raleigh, North Carolina: North Carolina State University, 1984.

Access to Collection

This collection is open for research. Access requires at least 48 hours advance notice.

For more information contact us via mail, phone, fax, or our web form.

Mail

Special Collections Research Center
Box 7111
Raleigh, NC, 27695-7111

Telephone

(919) 515-2273

Fax

(919) 513-1787

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service, 4-H Youth Development Records, UA 102.010, Special Collections Research Center, North Carolina State University Libraries, Raleigh, NC

Access to Collection

The nature of the NCSU Libraries' Special Collections means that copyright or other information about restrictions may be difficult or even impossible to determine despite reasonable efforts. The NCSU Libraries claims only physical ownership of most Special Collections materials.

The materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study, pursuant to U.S. Copyright law. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials. Any materials used for academic research or otherwise should be fully credited with the source.

Access to Collection

This collection may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations. Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which North Carolina State University assumes no responsibility.

[an error occurred while processing this directive]