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E.F. Graff papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: RS 16/3/52

Scope and Contents

This collection (1917-1982, undated) includes biographical information and year-by-year reflections written by Graff in 1964 on his work for the extnesion service from 1917 to 1960. The collection also includes six boxes of unsorted papers. The papers contain material related to the training of extension personal, soil conservation, the Iowa State University chapter of Phi Sigma Kappa fraternity, agriculture and food production during World War II and conversion to a post-war economy, and cooperative extension during World War II.


  • Creation: 1917-1982, undated

Conditions Governing Access

Open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Consult Special Collections and University Archives.

Biographical / Historical

Edgar Fisher Graff attended Iowa State University from where he obtained his B.S. (1917) and his M.S. (1936). He worked his entire career from 1917 to 1960 (except 1934-1936) for the Iowa Extension Service. Graff served as the 1917 class president and upon graduation began work as an extension agent in Johnson County, Iowa. In 1920 he joined the district agricultural extension service. Graff was appointed to the position of supervisor in 1940.


8.22 Linear Feet (7 containers)

Language of Materials


RS 16/3/52 E.F. Graff papers, 1917-1982, undated
Leo Thompson, student assistant
May 25, 2022
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Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections and University Archives Repository

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