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|Size||1.5 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 200 items)|
|Abstract||The Department of Rural Social Economics was an academic department created in 1914. Eugene C. Branson was its first chair, serving until 1933, when he was succeeded by Samuel H. Hobbs. The department continued until 1938, when it became a curriculum in the Department of Sociology. Records include correspondence and other files relating to the administration of and academic programs in the Department of Rural Social Economics. Papers dated after 1938 deal with the continuation of coursework in rural social economics within the Department of Sociology.|
|Creator||University of North Carolina (1793-1962). Department of Rural Social Economics.|
|Curatorial Unit||University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library. University Archives.|
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The Department of Rural Social Economics of the University of North Carolina was established under Eugene C. Branson in 1914. Samuel H. Hobbs, who had joined the department in 1916 as an instructor, replaced Branson in 1933 as chairman. The program became a curriculum within the Department of Sociology in 1938.Back to Top
Record include correspondence and other files relating to the administration of and academic programs in the Department of Rural Social Economics. Papers dated after 1938 deal with the continuation of coursework in rural social economics within the Department of Sociology.Back to Top
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