Manuscript Collections - Elco Lanier Greenshields Papers

March 13, 2020

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ELCO LANIER GREENSHIELDS PAPERS, 1925-1989
17 linear feet, 11 linear inches (41 manuscript boxes)
Herbert Hoover Presidential Library

BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE

Elco Lanier Greenshields was an agricultural economist with the Agriculture Department from 1935 to 1963. He specialized in the study of land use and development policies in the United States. Later he worked for the World Bank (1963-1968), the United Nations' Food and Agriculture Organization (1968-1973), and as a consultant to the World Bank and several UN agencies (1973-1988). Greenshields died in 1989 at the age of 78.

SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE

The collection contains correspondence, memos, reports, studies, articles, speeches and printed matter documenting Elco Greenshields’ professional career. Topics from his work with the Department of Agriculture include: farm tenancy, land rehabilitation, and the concentration of control over agricultural land. His later work mainly concerned agricultural development projects around the world including: Afghanistan, Brazil, Columbia, Iran, Korea, Mexico, Morocco, Pakistan, Romania, Turkey, and Yemen.

CONTENTS LIST

Box      Contents

1          Afghanistan
                     Agricultural Planning, 1972
                     Grain Storage Project, 1978-1979
                     Insect pests, undated
                     Lists of government officials and United Nations personnel, 1972
                     Memoranda, 1972
?                   Printed Matter
                     Statistical Handbook, 1972
                     Wheat Production Project, 1972
            Africa
                     Agriculture Department, 1967-1970
                     Economic Development, 1962
                     Private Enterprise, 1964
            Agricultural Credit, 1953
            Agricultural Policy in U.S., 1947-1948

2          Agricultural Policies of Foreign Governments, 1964-1965
?          Agriculture
                     Miscellaneous, 1937-1945, 1950-1978, and undated (2 folders)
            Agriculture and Economic Development and Planning
                     Cost-Benefit Analysis, 1963-1970

3                   Criteria and Evaluation, 1959-1964, 1967-1969, 1971-1973, 1983 (5 folders)
?                   Miscellaneous, 1941-1966 (4 folders)

?4                 Miscellaneous, 1967-1988, and undated (3 folders)
                     United Nations List of Projects, 1972
            Agriculture Department
                     President's Water Resources Policy Commission, 1950-1951
?                   Yearbook Article by Greenshields, 1958
            American Farm Economics Meeting, 1955
            Arab Authority for Agricultural Investment and Development, 1980
?          Arabian Gulf States: A Businessman's Guide to the, 1972

5          Articles and Speeches by Greenshields
                     Farms Are Getting Bigger and Fewer, Jan 1947
                     How Big is the Farm Business? Mar 1947
                     Farmers Step Up Irrigation, June 1948
                     Benefit-Cost Analysis of Resource Development, July 1951
                     Land and Advances in Technology, 1958
                     Watershed Development, 1962
            Asian Agriculture, 1968
            Bahrain
                     Correspondence, 1974
                     Reports and Notes, 1973-1974, and undated
            Bangladesh, 1987
            Brazil
                     Correspondence, 1965-67
                     Economic Position Reports, 1966
                              Volume I (April 21 edition)
                              Volume I (June 14 edition)
                              Volume II (April 21 edition)
                              Volume II (June 14 edition)
                              Volume III (June 14 edition)
?                   Fertilizers report, 1964

6                   Grain Storage Project, 1965-1968  
?          Briggs, Glen, 1938-1939
            Burma
                     Simpkins Mission Proposal, 1984, and undated
?                   Printed Matter
            Cash Rent Report, 1944
?          Cattle Prices in Oklahoma
?          Checchi and Company, 1985
            Chile, 1963-1965
            China, 1966
            Columbia
                     Correspondence, 1965-1966
                     Economic Position Report (vols. I, II, and IV, 3 folders)
?                   Engineering Feasibility Study on Storage, etc. of Crops, 1965

7                   Figs, 1965-1966, and undated
?          Conferences Attended by Greenshields
?          Corporate Finance Class, 1966   (3 folders)
            Cost-Benefit Studies of the Agency for International Development, 1962
            Development Alternatives, Inc.  1981, and undated
            Development Projects Institute 
                     Correspondence, 1967
?                   Workshop Materials

8          Drug Control Program of the United Nations
                     Correspondence, 1973-1978 (4 folders)
                     Afghanistan
                              Chart/Map
                              General, 1972-1975
                              Reports, 1972-1973, and undated (3 folders)
                     Applicants for Jobs, 1974-1980, and undated
                     Budget, 1972-1975
                     Burma, 1973, and undated
                     Clippings, 1974-1976
?                   Day, Gayle, 1974-1977

9                   Financing Agreement for Program
                              General, 1974
                              Pay Invoices, 1973-1977
                     Inter-Agency Advisory Committee, 1972-1974
                     Iran, 1971
                     Laos, 1974-1976, and undated
                     Latin American Workshop, 1975
                     Lebanon
                              Correspondence, 1972-1977 (3 folders)
?                            Miscellaneous
                              Proposals and Reports, 1972-1976
?                   Ling, George, 1976-1977
                     Nepal
                              Correspondence, 1973-1974
?                            Maps and Charts
?                            Miscellaneous
                              Proposals and Reports, 1973-1974
                     Pakistan
                              Correspondence, 1973-1975

10                          Correspondence, 1976-1977, and undated
                              Buner Agricultural Project, 1976-1977
                              Buner Socio-Economic Survey, 1975
                              Hoover, Richard M., 1975-1979, and undated
?                            Miscellaneous
?                            Printed Matter
                              Project Proposals, 1974-1977
                              Reports, 1974-1976
?                   Printed Matter, 1973-1978
                     Reports, undated
                     Thailand
                              Correspondence, 1973
                              Report, 1970
                              Work Plan, 1972
                     Turkey
                              Correspondence, 1975
                              Press Coverage, 1974-1975, and undated
                              Reports, 1974-1975
                     United Nations Commission on Drugs, 1972-1976

11                 United Nations Commission on Drugs, 1977
                     Yore, Rosaleen, 1976-1979 and undated
?          Economic Thought Class Notes (3 folders)
            Ethiopia, 1962, and undated
            Farm Budgeting, 1958-1959
            Farm Cash Rent Study for Agricultural Census, 1943-1944, and undated
            Farm Cost Accounting, 1958-1959
            Fertilizer, 1955-1968, and undated
            Flood/Erosion Control, 1951-1964 (2 folders)

12        Flood/Erosion Control, 1965-1967, and undated
            Food, 1963-1970, and undated (2 folders)
            Food and Agriculture Organization of United Nations
                     African Economics Course taught by Greenshields, 1962
                     Agricultural Economics Bulletin for Africa, 1963
                     Aide Memoire, 1968-1972 (7 folders)

13                 Appointment of Greenshields for Three Years (1959)
                              Correspondence
                              Personnel Actions, etc.
                              Regulations, 1958-1962
                     Appointment (Third) of Greenshields, 1966-1973
                     Correspondence and Memoranda, 1969-Oct 1972 (9 folders)

14                 Correspondence and memoranda, Nov 1972-1973 (3 folders)
                     Country Planning and Sector Analysis, 1969-1971, and undated
                     General, 1960-1973
?                   Miscellaneous
?                   Names of Contacts
?                   Network Analysis for Project Planning, 1969-1971, and undated
                     Network Planning and Control Procedures Handbook, 1970
?                   Personnel Forms
                     Project Planning and Implementation, 1970
                     Secretarial Assistance, 1973-1975
                     Watershed Development Lectures by Greenshields, 1962
            The Grange
                     Annual Sessions, 1951-1952 (2 folders)

15                 Annual Sessions, 1953-1959 (7 folders)
                     National Grange, 1953-1959, and undated
                     Potomac Grange, No. 1, 1949-1982, and undated
                     Studies
                              General Correspondence, 1956-1966, and undated
                              1946: Soil Conservation Programs
                              1947: Soil Conservation
                                       General                                                                                                       
                                       Report and Drafts
                              1948: Grazing
                                       Source Material and Miscellaneous

16                                   General
                              1949: Railroad Consolidation and Taxation
?                            1950: Maintaining Economic Stability in Agriculture
                              1952: Production Payment Plans
                              1952: Toll Roads
                              1953: Causes of Business Cycles
                              1953: Immigration
                              1953: Means of Lessening World Tensions
                              1953: 160 Acre Limitation under Federal Reclamation Projects
                              1953: Policies for Maximizing Sound Competition in Transportation
                              1953: Reasons for Delay in Extending Adequate Telephone Service to
                                       American Farms
                              1953: Uniform Traffic Laws
                              1954: Controlling Water Pollution
                              1954: Land Classification as a Guide in Production Adjustment Programs
                              1954: Improvement in Agricultural Foreign Trade Relations
                              1955: Financing of a National Highway Program
                              1956: Maximum Food Distribution
                              1957: Are We Growing Sufficient Sawtimber?
                              1958: Protecting Corn from Blackbirds
                              1966: Would a Return to the Gold Standard be Advantageous to Farmers
?                   Miscellaneous
            Grain Storage, 1944-1956, 1959-1970, and undated (3 folders)
            Greenshields, Elco Lanier
                     Letters of Commendation, 1945-1961
                     Personal Correspondence, 1938-1963, and undated

17                 Personnel Actions, etc., 1944-50 and undated
                     Summer School at University of Wisconsin, 1940
                     World Bank Consultant, 1983
?          Greenshields Family (2 folders)
            Guatemala, 1973-1976, and undated
            Guyana, 1967-1968
            India, 1953
            Indonesia, 1954, 1969, 1987 (3 folders)
            International Bank for Reconstruction and Development
                     Correspondence and Memoranda, 1963-1964 (3 folders)

18                 Correspondence and Memoranda, 1965-1968 (4 folders)
                     Back to Office Reports, 1963-1966
                     Bidding of Contracts, 1963
                     Capital Investments Article in Harvard Business Review, 1958
                     Credit Projects, Appraisal, 1962-1964, and undated
                     Division Guidelines, 1965
                     Irrigation and Drainage Projects, 1957-1968, and undated
                     Lending for Agriculture, 1963
                     Loan Agreements, 1963
                     Miscellaneous Employee Information, 1963-1968
                     Policy
                              Agriculture Division, 1964-1965
                              General, 1965-1970, 1981-1983, and undated (2 folders)
?                            Loans
                              Projects Department, 1964
                     Portuguese Agriculture Questionnaire, 1961
                     Project Appraisal, 1961-1964
                     Project Supervision Reports, 1965-1967

19                 Rates of Return, 1964
                     Road Projects, 1962
                     Terms of Reference for Projects, 1963-1968
            International Institute on Cotton, 1971
            Iran
                     Correspondence, 1966-1967
                     Ghazvin Plain Project
                              Correspondence and Memoranda, 1966-1967
                              Minutes of Meetings, 1965-1966
                              Studies and Reports, 1966-1967
                     Varamin Plain Irrigation, 1969
            Iraq
                     Correspondence and Memoranda, 1976
                     IBRD Economic Study, 1968
                     Report of UNDP Team, 1976
            Irrigation (SEE ALSO files for individual countries)
                     Articles and Speeches by Elco Greenshields
                              1947 Integration of Irrigation and Dry Farming Irrigation
                              1948 Nov  Irrigation Agriculture in the West
                              1950 Irrigation in the East
                              1953 Supplemental Irrigation in East
                              1953 Apr   Eight Million More Acres Irrigated
                              1953 May  Irrigation's Part in Agric Production
                              1953 Oct   160 Acre Limitation Under Federal Reclamation Projects
                              1955       Expansion of Irrigation in the West

20                          1956 Irrigation in Humid Areas (2 folders)
                              1956 Dec   That's No River, That's . . .
                              1957 Feb   Radio Interview of Elco Greenshields
                              1957 Mar  Irrigation in the Upper South
                              1958       Irrigation in Areas of Low Rainfall
                              1958       Some New Jobs for Irrigation
                     Colorado River, 1959-63
                     DuPont Study, 1953
                     Eastern States, 1952-58 and undated
                              SEE ALSO:  Irrigation: Articles and Speeches by ELG for 1950, 1953, 1956
                     Printed Matter (2 folders)
                     Western States, 1959
                              SEE ALSO:  1. Irrigation: Articles and Speeches by ELG for 1948 and 1955
            Israel: Nahal Shikma Watershed Plans, 1962

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21        Jamaica, 1965  
            Korea
                     1960
                     Reports and Proposals
                     Agricultural Sector, 1971
                     Pyongtaek-Kumgang Irrigation Project, 1979
                     Trips, 1968
                     Trips, 1970 
                     1970 Trip Report
                     Feasibility Analysis for Agric Projects
            Kuwait
                     Correspondence and Miscellaneous Notes, 1978
                     FAO Mission Report, 1978
                     Travel Arrangements, 1978
            Land and Land Tenure, 1958-67
            Land Tenure Studies and Conferences
                     Changes in Size of Farms, 1942-43
                     Concentration of Control of Agricultural Land
                              Digest of Report, 1941

22                          Report, 1941
                     County Land Use Planning, 1939
                     Farm Tenancy Retards Food Production, 1943-1944
                     Farm Tenancy Studies
                              Correspondence
                                       1937-45
                                       1946-47 and undated
                     Farm Tenure Improvement (SEE ALSO: Low Income Families in Iowa, 1940-41)
                              Correspondence and Memoranda, 1938
                              Lease/Loan Forms, 1938
                              Report of Advisory Committee, 1940
                              Report of Interbureau Coordinating Committee on Farm Tenure, 1940
                              Report on Activities in Upper Midwest (Region 8), 1940

23                          Report on Farm Tenure Improvement as an Aid to Conservation, 1940
                              Report on Leasing Practices in Southeast United States (Region 5), 1941
                              Sub-Committee Work, 1939
                     Greene County Georgia, 1939-1941    
                     Land Use Development for Agricultural Uses Seminar (Netherlands), 1957
                     Land Use Policy and the Methodist Church, 1947-48 and undated
                     Land Tenure Workshop, 1956
                     Rural Rehabilitation History, 1947
                     Speeches by L.C. Gray, 1925-1940 (3 folders)

24        Leave Used by Greenshields
            Lectures on Agricultural Economic Development, 1965 (2 folders)
            Low Income Families in Iowa, c. 1940-41
            Lebanon
                     Drug Control, 1972-73  
            Maximizing Net Benefit Concept, 1959 and undated
            Mexico:  Colorado River Rehabilitation
                     Correspondence and Memoranda, 1966-68
                     Basic Data, 1968
                     Loan Agreement, 1968
                     Reports, 1967-1968 (4 folders)
            Missouri Basin Program, 1950
            Mjelde, Ole  1961-62
            Morocco
                     Agricultural Credit Loan, 1965
                     Miscellaneous
                     Sidi Slimane Project
                              Correspondence and Memoranda, 1962-66
                              Project Administration Files (1)

25                          Project Administration Files (2-4)
                              Technical Report, 1964
                     Tadla Sugar Beet Mill, 1965
            Nathan, Robert R. and Associates, 1978 and undated
            National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 1961-62 and undated
            Naval Service Records of Greenshields
                     Medical Exams, 1944-62
                     Training Courses
                     Attendance Records, 1952-65
                     Course on:
                              Arctic Operations

26                          Foundations of National Power
                              Industrial Relations
                              Instructor Training
                              Military Justice
                              Navy Regulations
                              Nuclear Physics
                              Personnel Administration
                              Public Information
                     Orders and Vouchers, 1946-1961 (2 folders)
            Nepal
                     IBRD Memo on Agriculture, 1964
                     Reports, 1973-75 and undated
            New England-New York Inter-Agency Committee
                     Hopkinton-Everett Reservoir
                              Correspondence, 1951-1958 (3 folders)
                              Discussion Material
           
27                          Reports
                                       Economic Appraisal, 1954
                                       Land Use Plan, 1962
                                       Survey of Community Impact, 1954-55                                         
            Oklahoma Submarginal Land Use Project Report (2 vols, 2 folders)
            Oman
                     Correspondence and Memoranda, 1973-74
                     Agricultural Development Reports, 1973
            Pakistan
                     Cotton and Rice, 1976-82
                     Food Inventory Control, 1967
                     Food Statistics, 1963

28                 Food Storage Project
                              Correspondence and Memoranda, 1964-1968 (7 folders)
                              Administrative Files (3 folders)
                              Reports, 1965-1966 (4 folders)

29                 Ganges-Kobadak Project
                              Correspondence and Memoranda, 1957-1962 (6 folders)
                              Contract, 1957
                              Reports
                                       Kushtia Unit: East Pakistan, 1958 (Bangladesh)
                                       Report to Government of Pakistan, 1958
                                       Tudor Engineering, 1957
                              Travel and Miscellaneous
                     Jute Storage Project, 1966
                    
 30                Perishable Food Marketing, 1969
            Parent, Marc  1979
            Participants in Conferences, etc.
            Photographs
            Philippines, 1966
            Portugal
                     Agriculture
                     Economic Prospects, 1975
                     Report on Agricultural Situation, 1975
                     Trips, 1972, 1975 (2 folders)
            Rhodesia
                     Correspondence and Memoranda, 1962-1963
                     Kafue Valley Survey, 1960
                     Mindolo Report, 1961
            Romania
                     Correspondence and Memoranda, 1975
                     Agricultural Surveys, 1975

31                 Agricultural Surveys, 1976
                     Field Notes, 1975
                     Reports, 1975
            Ronco Consulting Corporation, 1988
            Russia, 1956-1966
            Savory Grazing Method, 1980-1984
            Soil Conservation and Fertilization (See Also: Fertilizer)
                     Correspondence, 1946-47
                     Printed Matter, 1946-1953, 1958-1975 and undated (2 folders)
            Somalia, 1973-1974
            Stanford Research Institute, 1962
            Sudan
                     Correspondence, 1976, 1980 (2 folders)

32                 Correspondence, 1982
                     FAO Report, 1980
                     Report on Cotton, 1982
            Superior Farming Company, 1976
            Syria, 1988-1989
            Telephone Directories
            Thailand, 1963
            Travel Expenses, 1935-1949 (5 folders)

33        Travel Expenses, 1951-1983 (6 folders)
            Tunisia, 1963
            Turkey
                     Agricultural Sector Analysis, 1971
                     Ceyhan Aslantas Project, 1985
                     Public Investment General, 1986
                     Public Investment Review
                              Agriculture and Forestry, 1985

34                          Energy, 1986
                              Iron and Steel, Transport and Telecommunication, 1986
                              Irrigation, 1984-86
                              Tourism, Urban Life, Education, and Health, 1986
            United Arab Emirates
                     Agricultural Survey, 1973
                     Agriculture and Fisheries Development, 1981
                     General, 1980-81
                     Tourism and Hotels, 1981
                     Travel and Salary for Greenshields, 1980-1981
            United Arab Republic, 1968
                     Agricultural Sector Report, 1968
                     Correspondence and Memoranda, 1966-1968
            United Nations Special Fund Projects, 1963
            United States Department of Agriculture Symposium on Resource Project Evaluation,
                     1969

35        Water Administration Procedures in South America, 1953
            Water for Peace Conference, 1967  (2 folders)
            Water Problems Worldwide, 1963
            Water Project Allocation Cost, 1948
            Water Resource Management, 1962-1970 (3 folders)
            Water Resources in U. S.
                     Miscellaneous, 1952-1965
 
36                 Eastern U. S., 1957-1958
                     Flood Control, 1958-1959
                     Merrimac River, 1955
                     Missouri, 1953
                     Senate Select Committee on National Water Resources
                              Committee Prints: 1 -31 (5 folders)

37                          Supplemental and Other Views
                     Texas Rivers, 1938
            Watershed Management – Printed Matter, 1956-1971 and undated (8 folders)
            Watershed Planning Symposium, 1959

38        World Food Congress, 1963, 1970 (2 folders)
            Yemen
                     Agriculture, 1977-1981 (5 folders)
                     Correspondence and Memoranda, 1974-1981 (3 folders)

39                 Correspondence and Memoranda, 1983-1988 and undated
                     Current Economic Position, 1975-1976, 1978 (4 folders)
                     Economic Development Report, 1978-1979 (2 folders)
                     Five Year Plan Review, 1984

40                 Report of FAO Programming Mission, 1977
                     Tihama Project, 1974-1978 and undated (3 folders)
                     Travel and Salary
                     Water Policy, 1980
            Zakah Payments in Islamic Law
            Zambia, 1986-1987
            Miscellaneous (2 folders)

41        Maps
            Souvenirs

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INDEX

Agriculture Department.
            Agricultural Economics Bureau. SEE:
                     1. Cash Rent Report, 1944
                     2. Land Tenure Studies and Conferences
            Resettlement Administration. SEE:  Land Use Studies and Conferences
Articles and Speeches by Greenshields. See Also:
            1. Food and Agric Organiz of UN: Watershed Development Lectures, 1962
            2. Grange: Studies
            3. Irrigation: Articles & Speeches
            4. Land Use Studies & Conferences: folders entitled: Changes on Size of Farms;
                     Concentration & Control of Agric Land; County Land Use Plannning, 1939; Farm
                     Tenancy Retards Food Production; Farm Tenure Improvement: Report on
                     Activities in Upper Midwest; Farm Tenure Improvement: Report on Leasing
                     Practices in Southeast U.S.; Farm Tenure Improvement: Report on Farm Tenure
                     Improvement as an Aid to Conservation, 1940; Rural Rehabilitation History, 1947
                     5. Oklahoma Submarginal Land Use Project Report (2 volumes), 1941
Economic Development of Agriculture. SEE:  Lectures on Agricultural Economic Development,
            1965
Gray, L. C. SEE: Land Use Studies/Conferences: Speeches by Gray
Greenshields, Elco Lanier
            Naval Service. SEE: Naval Service Records
International Bank for Reconstruction and Development.
            Back to Office Reports. SEE ALSO: files for individual countries
            Terms of Reference for Projects. SEE ALSO: files for individual countries

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