Rural Sociological Society (RSS) Logo

www.ruralsociology.org


This website is devoted to making the history of

the Rural Sociological Society and rural sociology more accessible.

Additions and suggestions are always welcome! 


Archive Locations of Rural Sociologists

The following is a list of finding aids and other resources related to the archives of various rural sociologists and others associated with the Rural Sociological Society.

The entries are presented in no particular order.

Most often, it is the order in which they were found.

This list is a continual work in progress. If you know of the location of the papers of rural sociologists (even if the finding aid or other information is not available online), please email the RSS Historian.


Arthur Raper

Arthur Franklin Raper Papers, 1913-1979

Collection Number: 03966

University of North Carolina

http://www.lib.unc.edu/mss/inv/r/Raper,Arthur_Franklin.html


Pitirim Sorokin

Pitirim A. Sorokin Collection at the University of Saskatchewan Special Collections

http://library2.usask.ca/sorokin/


Kenyon L. Butterfield

Kenyon L. Butterfield Papers, 1889-1945

Collection number: RG 3/1

Special Collections and University Archives
W.E.B. Du Bois Library
University of Massachusetts Amherst
http://asteria.fivecolleges.edu/findaids/umass/murg3_1_b88_main.html


Grace Frysinger

Frysinger, Grace E., ca. 1885-1973. Papers, 1919-1956
Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study
Harvard University

https://hollisarchives.lib.harvard.edu/repositories/8/resources/5375


T. Lynn Smith

T. Lynn Smith Papers.
Special and Area Studies Collections
George A. Smathers Libraries University of Florida
http://www.uflib.ufl.edu/spec/archome/MS15.html

T. Lynn Smith Photograph Collection.
Rocky Mountain Online Archive
Center for Southwest Research, University of New Mexico. 

http://rmoa.unm.edu/docviewer.php?docId=nmu1pict000-418.xml

T. Lynn Smith Papers, 1929-1976.
Rocky Mountain Online Archive
The University of New Mexico, University Libraries, Center for Southwest Research

http://rmoa.unm.edu/docviewer.php?docId=nmu1mss418bc.xml

Inventory of the T. Lynn Smith Papers, 1929-1976

http://rmoa.unm.edu/docviewer.php?docId=nmu1mss418bc.xml

Inventory of the T. Lynn Smith Photograph Collection, 1930-1970

http://rmoa.unm.edu/docviewer.php?docId=nmu1pict000-418.xml

T. Lynn Smith Pamphlet Collection Guide

University of New Mexico. Lobo Vault

http://repository.unm.edu/handle/1928/10740


Carl Taylor

Carl Cleveland Taylor Papers, 1920-1969

Collection Number: 3230

Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
Cornell University Library
http://rmc.library.cornell.edu/ead/htmldocs/RMM03230.html


Olaf F. Larson

Olaf Larson Papers
Collection Number: 21-33-1791
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
Cornell University Library
http://rmc.library.cornell.edu/ead/htmldocs/RMA01791.html


C. Selz Mayo

Selz C. Mayo Papers, 1936 - 1963 MC 00160

NC State Univeristy

http://www.lib.ncsu.edu/findingaids/mc00160/


C. Horace Hamilton

C. Horace Hamilton Papers, 1920s-1970s

Collection Number: 04344

The Southern Historical Collection at the Louis Round Wilson Special Collections Library
University of North Carolina
http://www.lib.unc.edu/mss/inv/h/Hamilton,C.Horace.html

(6 photographs of Horace Hamilton are available in the University Archives Photograph Collection.
Search term: Hamilton, C. Horace (Charles Horace), 1901-1977.)

Charles Horace Hamilton Papers, 1930 – 1967

MC 00159

Archival Collections
North Carolina State University

http://www.lib.ncsu.edu/findingaids/mc00159


Dwight Sanderson

Guide to the Dwight Sanderson Papers, 1894-1960
Collection Number: 21-33-73
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
Cornell University Library
http://rmc.library.cornell.edu/ead/htmldocs/RMA00073.html


E.L. Morgan

UMC; College of Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources; Faculty Papers

Record Group: 3 C, Record Sub-Group: 31
Series 19. -C:3/31/NP (A00-76)
University Archives

University of Missouri at Columbia

http://muarchives.missouri.edu/c-rg3-s31.html


C.E. Lively

UMC; College of Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources; Faculty Papers

Record Group: 3 C, Record Sub-Group: 31
Series 8. - C:3/31/4 (A75-14)
University Archives

University of Missouri at Columbia

http://muarchives.missouri.edu/c-rg3-s31.html

State Historical Society of Missouri
Lively, Charles E., Papers, c. 1909-1966, (WUNP3740)
Lively, Mrs. Charles E., "A History of the First 20 Years of the Resident Wives Club, 1941- 1961", (C3534)

http://shs.umsystem.edu/manuscripts/descriptions/desc-mu


Douglas Ensminger

State Historical Society of Missouri

Ensminger, Douglas (1910-1989), Papers, (WUNP5230)

http://shs.umsystem.edu/manuscripts/descriptions/desc-mu


M.L. Wilson

Collection 2100 - M. L. Wilson Papers, 1913-1970

Montana State University
Merrill G. Burlingame Special Collections

http://www.lib.montana.edu/collect/spcoll/findaid/2100.html


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
jzimm@uky.edu