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Records of the Colorado State University Research Foundation

 Collection
Identifier: URAD

Scope and Contents

The Records of the Colorado State University Research Foundation consists of documents dated 1941 to 1966. The collection includes papers and publications regarding the Point 4 Youth Corps (also referred to as Youth Corps) development, including questionnaires completed by 39 people regarding the potential of the Youth Corps based on their individual foreign service experiences. Pilot Peace Corps program proposals and reports are present. The collection also contains a 1941 press release announcing the establishment of the Colorado Agricultural Research Foundation. Records of various research projects and funding sources for the University are present and include grant proposals for a space biology study and final reports on a soil and water abstracting project grant. CSURF publicity brochures, annual reports, and development fund annual reports are also included.

Dates

  • 1941; 1957-1966

Creator

Restrictions on Access

There are no access restrictions on this collection. However, it is stored off-site, so advance notice is required.

Restrictions on Use

Not all of the material in the collection is in the public domain. Researchers are responsible for addressing copyright issues.

History

In 1941, the Colorado Agricultural Research Foundation formed to administer patents and also to receive and solicit gifts, grants, and bequests for the purpose of stimulating research at Colorado State College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts (now CSU). In 1957 the foundation became the Colorado State University Research Foundation (CSURF) and supervised the procurement of grants and financial contributions for research in science, social sciences, and humanities. CSURF is still active at this time.

In 1960 Maurice Albertson, the director of CSURF, was appointed director of the United States Congressional study on the Point 4 Youth Corps. CSU was already heavily involved in international development, and Albertson and his colleagues Pauline Birky-Kreutzer and Andrew Rice were uniquely qualified to research the feasibility and practicality of establishing the Point 4 Youth Corps as an alternative for peacetime selective service in the United States Armed Forces. Their book, "New Frontiers for American Youth: Perspective on the Peace Corps", set up the basic design of the Peace Corps which became active under President John F. Kennedy.

Extent

1.5 linear feet (1 record carton)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

In 1941, the Colorado Agricultural Research Foundation formed to administer patents and also to receive and solicit gifts, grants, and bequests for the purpose of stimulating research at Colorado State University (CSU). In 1957 the foundation became the Colorado State University Research Foundation (CSURF) and supervised the procurement of grants and financial contributions for research in science, social sciences, and humanities. This collection consists primarily of the records of the Point 4 Youth Corps research project administered by CSURF director Maurice Albertson and includes questionnaires completed by 39 people regarding the potential of the Youth Corps based on their individual foreign service experiences. The collection also contains reports, grant proposals, newspaper clippings, and publicity brochures related to development funds, other programs and research overseen by the office.

Arrangement

The collection maintains its original order and folder titles. The collection consists of 1 series in 1 record carton:

Series 1: Records, 1941; 1957-1966

Acquisition

The Records of the Colorado State University Research Foundation was transferred from CSURF to the Colorado State University Library in 1972 and 1973. Subsequently the collection was transferred to the Archives and Special Collections department.

Related Collections

Peace Corps Collection (UPCC)

Peace Corps Tapes (UPCT)

Papers of Pauline Birky-Kreutzer (UBIR)

Records of the International Programs Office (UOIP)

Processing

Processing was completed in December 2016. Materials were placed in acid-free folders and an archival record carton. Metal fasteners were removed and replaced with plastic clips as needed.

Title
Guide to the Records of the Colorado State University Research Foundation
Status
Edited Full Draft
Author
Prepared by Jessy Morris
Date
Copyright 2017
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the CSU Libraries Archives & Special Collections Repository

Contact:
Fort Collins Colorado 80523-1019 USA
970-491-1844