Inventory of the Norris E. Dodd papers

Finding aid prepared by Danielle Lopez
Hoover Institution Archives
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Stanford University
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Title: Norris E. Dodd papers
Date (inclusive): 1905-1968
Date (bulk): 1946-1953
Collection Number: 75020
Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Archives
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 22 manuscript boxes (8.8 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 1968.
Physical Location: Hoover Institution Archives
Creator: Dodd, Norris E., 1879-1968.


Collection is open for research.
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Preferred Citation

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

Acquisition Information

Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 1975.


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Arrangement Statement

The collection is organized into three series: Personal papers file, Published writings file, Photographs/Negatives, and Memorabilia. 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 ranges from 1905 to 1968 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, audiovisual material (10.5" reels), and memorabilia relating to American and world agricultural problems. Series one includes documents created during Dodd's time at FAO. Series two consist of books published by Dodd. Series three contains photographs, negatives, medals and guest books.

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.


Personal papers file, 1935-1968

Scope and Contents

Materials in the series include speeches, biographical notes, appointment books, notepads, travel documents and various Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) papers spanning 1935 to 1971. Majority of the collection includes materials from Dodds appointment as Director-General of the United Nation FAO. Representation of Dodd’s travels is documented through reports and notes. Notepads and appointments books provide a glimpse into the position as Director-General of the FAO.
Box/Folder 1:1

Biography, undated

Box/Folder 1:2

FAO Speeches, circa 1950

Box/Folder 1:3

Speeches, 1948-1949

Box/Folder 1:4

Speeches, 1950-1952

Box/Folder 1:5

Speeches, 1953-1954

Box/Folder 1:6

Honors and Awards, 1946-1955

Box/Folder 1:7

Travel Reports, 1949, 1952

Box/Folder 1:8

Letters from N.E. Dodd, 1946-1948

Box/Folder 1:9

83rd Congressional Report, 1954

Box/Folder 2:1

FAO Papers, 1948-1965

Box/Folder 2:2

Canada and FAO Short History, 1961

Box/Folder 2:3

Travel Itinerary and Notes, 1946-1961

Box/Folder 2:4

World Wheat and AAA Ledger, 1935

Box/Folder 3:1

Appointment Book, 1950

Box/Folder 3:2

Appointment Book, 1951

Box/Folder 3:3

Appointment Book, 1952

Box/Folder 4:1

Appointment Book, 1953

Box/Folder 4:2

Survey Maps, undated

Box/Folder 4:3

Passports, 1947-1957

Box/Folder 4:4

Business Cards, undated

Box/Folder 4:5

Association Cards, 1949-1969

Box/Folder 4:6

Notepads, 1946-1948

Box/Folder 4:9

Notepads, 1949

Box/Folder 5:1

Notepads, 1950-1951

Box/Folder 5:2

Notepads, 1952

Box/Folder 5:3

Notepads, 1953

Box/Folder 5:4

Norris E. Dodd Medical Remedies, circa 1905


Published Writings file, 1953-1955

Box/Folder 5;5-6

The United Nation FAO, 1953

Box/Folder 5:7

So Bold An Aim, 1955


Photographs and Negatives 1941-1958

Scope and Contents

Includes photographs, negatives, and glass enclosed negatives dating 1941 to 1958. Majority of photographs are compiled into photo albums. Photographs and negatives showcase the different agricultural regions from around the world. Further the photographs capture pivotal moments in Dodd's life

Negatives, 1941-1958

Box/Folder 6:1

U.S., Australia, Germany, Ethiopia, and Rome, 1941

Box/Folder 6:2

U.S. and Germany, 1948

Box/Folder 6:3

France, 1949

Box/Folder 6:4

Italy and Africa, 1949

Box/Folder 6:5

Round Up Celebration and Siam, 1949

Box/Folder 6:6

Ecuador, Spain, Turkey, and Round Up, 1949

Box/Folder 6:7

India, Decca, and Pakistan, 1949

Box/Folder 6:8

Liberia and Ethiopia, 1950

Box/Folder 6:9

Canada, 1950

Box/Folder 6:10-11

South America, 1950

Box/Folder 6:12-13

South America and Africa, 1950

Box/Folder 6:14

South Africa and Canada, 1950

Box/Folder 6:15

Buenos Aires, Moutevideo, and Niagra Falls, 1950

Box/Folder 6:16

Germany, Ireland, Belgium, Denmark, Canal Zone, and Holland, 1950

Box/Folder 6:17

Ecuador and Poland, 1950

Box/Folder 6:18

England, Australia, and Italy, 1950

Box/Folder 6:19

Egypt, Hawaii, and Siam, 1950

Box/Folder 6:20

Burma, Laos, and Indonesia, 1950

Box/Folder 6:21

Austria, Korea, and Siam, 1950

Box/Folder 7:1

Oregon, Haines, and Bryce Canyon, 1950

Box/Folder 7:2

United States, 1950

Box/Folder 7:3

India, 1950

Box/Folder 7:4

Cuba, 1950

Box/Folder 7:5

Ecuador and Bolivia, 1950

Box/Folder 7:6

Portugal, 1950

Box/Folder 7:7

Hawaii and Bolivia, 1950

Box/Folder 7:8

Asia and Egypt, 1951

Box/Folder 7:9

Iceland, Holland, India, and Greece, 1952

Box/Folder 7:10

Thailand, 1952

Box/Folder 7:11

Austria and Israel, 1952

Box/Folder 7:12

Cerro Jachia and Peru, 1953

Box/Folder 7:13

Austria and France, 1953

Box/Folder 7:14

Italy and Morocco, 1953

Box/Folder 7:15

Siam, 1949-1953

Box/Folder 7:16

Rabat, Morocco, 1953

Box/Folder 7:17

Switzerland, 1953

Box/Folder 7:18

Phoenix and U.S., 1958

Box/Folder 7:19

Phoenix and Mt. Shasta, 1958

Box/Folder 7:20

Africa, Rome, and Asia, undated

Box 8

Glass enclosed negatives, Miscellaneous Countries, circa 1950

Box 9

Glass enclosed negatives, Miscellaneous Countries, circa 1950


Photographs, 1941-1958

Box 10

Morocco Photographs, 1941-1958

Box 10

Trip to Paraguay, South America, 1941-1958

Box 10

Rice in Madras Photo Album, 1941-1958

Box 11

Western Region Farm Land, 1941-1958

Box 11

Agriculture Photo Album, 1941-1958

Box 12

Forestry Investment Program in Pictures, 1941-1958

Box 12

War Zones, 1941-1958

Box 12

Norris E. Dodd Photo Album, 1941-1958

Box 13

Agriculture collection throughout the World, 1941-1958

Box 14

Norris Appointment as Director-General of FAO, 1948

Box 15

Pope John XXIII Knight Commander Grand Cross of Saint Sylvester, 1941-1958

Box 15

Afghanistan project from the combined Austrian Scythe Manufactures, 1941-1958


Memorabilia 1946-1955

Scope and Contents

Includes signature books, medals, scrapbooks, 10.5" reels and ceremonial attire dating 1941 to 1958. Series highlights the career of Norris E. Dodd as Director-General of the FAO. The medals represent honors presented to Dodd for the work throughout his career. Signature books illustrate the gratitude for Dodd's dedication to the FAO with a series of personal messages.
Box/Folder 16:1

Signature Book, 1946

Box/Folder 16:2

Notebooks, 1949, 1955

Box/Folder 16:3-4

Signature Book, 1954

Box/Folder 16:4

Scrapbook, undated

Box 17-19

Medals, circa 1950

Box 20

Ceremonial Sash, undated

Box 21

Neckpiece, undated

Box 22

Audio Tapes (10.5" reels), 1954