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Inventory of the Norris E. Dodd papers
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  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Accruals
  • Arrangement Statement
  • Biographical Note
  • Scope and Content of Collection

  • Title: Norris E. Dodd papers
    Date (inclusive): 1905-1969
    Date (bulk): 1946-1953
    Collection Number: 75020
    Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Archives
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 26 manuscript boxes, 1 cubic foot, (13.4 linear feet)
    Abstract: Collection includes notebooks, travel documents, speeches and writings, photographs, audiovisual material, and memorabilia, relating to American and world agricultural problems during 1905 to 1969.
    Physical Location: Hoover Institution Archives
    Creator: Dodd, Norris E., 1879-1968.


    Collection is open for research.
    The Hoover Institution Archives only allows access to copies of audiovisual items. To listen to sound recordings or to view videos or films during your visit, please contact the Archives at least two working days before your arrival. We will then advise you of the accessibility of the material you wish to see or hear. Please note that not all audiovisual material is immediately accessible.

    Publication Rights

    For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Archives.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Norris E. Dodd papers, [Box number], Hoover Institution Archives.

    Acquisition Information

    Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 1975.


    Materials may have been added to the collection since this finding aid was prepared. To determine if this has occurred, find the collection in Stanford University's online catalog at http://searchworks.stanford.edu/. Materials have been added to the collection if the number of boxes listed in the online catalog is larger than the number of boxes listed in this finding aid.

    Arrangement Statement

    The collection is organized into five series: Personal papers file, Published writings file, Photographs/Negatives, Memorabilia and Sound Recordings. Materials there after arranged by subject.

    Biographical Note

    July 20, 1879 Born, Chichsaw County, Iowa
    1900-1907 Opened and operated drug stores in Pendleton, Pilot Rock, Baker, Haines, and Wallowa, Oregon
    1907-1912 Built and operated rural and city telephone lines, Haines, Oregon
    1933 Chariman, County Wheat Committee, Oregon
    1934 Chairman, County Corn-Hog State Board Control, Oregon
    1934-1935 Chairman, Corn-Hog State Board Control, Oregon
    1936-1937 Chairman, Oregon State Agriculture Conservation Committee
    1938-1939 Assistant Director, Western Division, Agriculture Adjustment Agency
    1939-1943 Director, Western Division, Agricultural Adjustment Agency
    1943-1946 Chief, Agricultural Adjustment Agency
    1946-1948 United States Under Secretary of Agriculture
    1948-1954 Director-General, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
    1968 Died, Arizona

    Scope and Content of Collection

    The collection dates 1905 to 1969 and documents Dodd’s days as Director-General of the United Nation Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). Collection includes notebooks, travel documents, speeches and writings, photographs, memorabilia, and audiovisual material (10.5" reels) relating to American and world agricultural problems. Series one includes documents related to Dodd's time with the FAO. Series two consist of books with written contributions from Dodd. Series three combines photographs and negatives to showcase the agricultural landscape and harvests from around the world. With a combination of medals and displays of gratitude, series four consist of Dodd’s memorabilia. The sound recordings include magnetic tapes and vinyls relaed to FAO events.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.
    United Nations--Economic assistance.
    United States. Dept. of Agriculture.
    Agriculture--United States.
    Food supply.
    International agricultural cooperation.