Manuscript Collections - Elco Lanier Greenshields Papers

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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

 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

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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