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As Historian for the Rural Sociological Society,

these pages are devoted to making the history of rural sociology more accessible.


Additions and suggestions are always welcome!

For more information about the rural sociological society, click here



"Our history belongs to all of us

and we all belong to our history."



RSS Oral History Project                       How the RSS Began

Past Presidents                                        Links with Other Associations

Publications                                             Rural Sociology History Online

Archives of Rural Sociologists               Interviews with Rural Sociologists

Presidential Trivia                                    Dept. & Program Histories

"Firsts" in Rural Sociology                       75th Anniversary of RSS



Previous RSS Archivist/Historians


C.E. Lively          John Holik          Willis Goudy

        C.E. Lively                              John Holik                          Willis Goudy


John Holik and Will Goudy (Photo taken in 1995)

 John Holik and Will Goudy (Photo taken in 1995)


Please send suggestions, ideas, or changes to: 

Julie N. Zimmerman
Historian, Rural Sociological Society
Dr. and Mrs. C. Milton Coughenour Professor of Rural Sociology
Department of Community and Leadership Development
Graduate Faculty, Department of Sociology
500 Garrigus Building
University of Kentucky
Lexington, KY 40546-0215
(859) 257-7583