This website is devoted to making the history of the Rural Sociological Society and rural sociology more accessible.
Additions and suggestions are always welcome!
75th Anniversary of the Rural Sociological Society
On July 26-29, 2012, the Rural Sociological Society celebrated its 75th Anniversary.
Below are some of the resources and displays developed by the RSS Historian for this celebration.
For a brief overview on how the RSS was started, click here.
For some of the "Firsts" in the history of rural sociology and the RSS, click here.
RSS Presidents (1938 - 2012)
Editors of Rural Sociology (1936 - 2012)
Editors of The Rural Sociologist (TRS) (1973 - 2012)
Distinguished Rural Sociologist Award Winners (1981 - 2011)
American Sociological Society's Section on Rural Sociology (1922-1937)
Display Books (These books were created to contain copies of original documents from the RSS Archives. The pdf files below contain the historical summaries and other parts of the display volumes, but not copies of the original documents.)
RSS Oral History Project
Meet the Videographer
Oral History Project Website
(Contents were re-designed to match the conference program)
75th Anniversary Celebration Party
Welcome from Olaf F. Larson
Professor Emeritus, Cornell University
Born: 1910; Original member of RSS; President RSS 1957-1958; Distinguished Rural Sociologist 1985
Trivia Game Prize
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