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ROCKEFELLER FOUNDATION FIELD OFFICES, RECORD GROUP 6.7 - NEW DELHI, INDIA, 1935-1976

Subgroup I - Indian Agricultural Program
Subgroup I, Series IV, Crop Improvement Programs


Subgroup I, Series IV, Crop Improvement Programs, is the largest of the series in Subgroup I (boxes 39 to 94) and contains the records of the All India Coordinated Crop Improvement programs, the seed development program, and miscellaneous food study programs. The series is arranged in ten subseries:

  1. Subseries 1 - Maize
  2. Subseries 2 - Millet
  3. Subseries 3 - Rice
  4. Subseries 4 - Seed Development
  5. Subseries 5 - Sorghum
  6. Subseries 6 - Wheat
  7. Subseries 7 - Miscellaneous IAP Staff Projects
  8. Subseries 8 - Miscellaneous Food, Crop, and Study Programs
  9. Subseries 9 - USAID Projects Under Public Law 480
  10. Subseries 10 - Miscellaneous Reports
Within subseries, records are arranged alphabetically by subject or type of material and thereunder chronologically.

Certain types of records are common to Subseries 1 through 6. Correspondence relating to the establishment and organization of the particular program appears first within each subseries. Substantial correspondence exists for maize (1957-1972), millet (1965-1968, 1970-1971), rice (1964-1973), sorghum (1957-1973), wheat (1965-1973), and seed development (1959-1973). Correspondence of a miscellaneous character follows, treating such technical matters as experiment station operations, equipment maintenance, conference and workshop scheduling, training programs, relations with other agricultural organizations, and research programs in seed collection, breeding, entomology, and pathology.

Correspondence is typically followed by unpublished and published reports summarizing the results of experimental tests. These reports are arranged alphabetically by corporate author in Subseries 1, Maize, and alphabetically by title throughout the rest of the series. Filed with unpublished reports are manuscript drafts of reports on various aspects of the research programs. Also present are "trip reports" written by staff from the field. Subseries 3 contains the trip reports (1968-1973) of Wayne H. Freeman on rice research. In Subseries 4, Seed Development, there are trip reports by Wayne H. Freeman, A. A. Johnson, B. L. Renfro, Ernest W. Sprague, and Jack Dee Traywick. Wheat geneticist R. Glenn Anderson's trip reports on wheat research can be found in Subseries 6.

Published materials include the annual Progress Reports of the various All India Coordinated Crop Improvement Programs, conference proceedings, special reports, Foundation reports, monographs, periodicals, and offprints. Subseries 10, Miscellaneous Reports, contains reports (1961, [1967]-1971) not associated with a particular crop.

Subseries 1 - Maize, 1957-1972
Box 39

    All India Coordinated Maize Improvement Scheme (AICMIS)
    Correspondence, 1957-1972
    258-263 - Administration and organization, 1957-1971
    264 - Full-time project coordinator, 1963-1964
    265-267 - Progress reports (distribution of), 1959-1966
    268 - Technical staff recruitment, 1957-1960, 1963
    269 - Training program (maize breeding), 1958-1961, 1964-1966

Box 40
    270-272 - Workshops, 1957-1961, 1964-1966, 1971-1972
    273-274 - Interoffice memoranda, 1958-1965
    Maize experiment stations, 1957-1972
    275 - Arbhavi, Mysore, 1957-1968
    276 - Chhindwara, 1957-1969
    277 - Dohad, Gujarat, 1957-1972
    278 - Gangtok, Sikkim, 1961-1971
    279 - Himachal Pradesh, 1961-1965, 1971
Box 41
    280-282 - Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh (general), 1957-1961
Box 42

    283 - Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh (general), 1962-1970
    284-286 - Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh (equipment), 1957-1968
    287 - Kalimpong and Kalyani, West Bengal, 1957-1971
    288-290 - Punjab, 1957-1970
    291-292 - Pusa, Bihar, 1961-1969

Box 43
    293-294 - Srinagar (general), 1957-1970
    295-296 - Srinagar (equipment), 1957-1971
    297-298 - Tabiji, Rajasthan (general), 1957-1964
    299-300 - Tabiji, Rajasthan (equipment), 1957-1971
    301-302 - Tarai, Upau, 1957-1967
Box 44
    Inter-Asian Corn Improvement Program (IACP), 1963-1973
    303-311 - Administrative correspondence (general), 1963-1973
Box 45
    312-314 - Administrative correspondence (Uttar Pradesh Agricultural University, Pantnagar), 1964-1973
    315 - Maize diseases (corresp.), 1971-1973
    316 - Scholarships (corresp.), 1970-1973
    Maize International Program, 1961-1971
    317 - Cambodia, 1962-1963
    318 - Indonesia, 1962-1964
    319 - Malaysia, 1962-1964
    320 - Sri Lanka, 1962-1964
    321 - Thailand, 1961-1966
Box 46
    322 - Thailand, 1967-1971
    323 - Vietnam, 1963-1964
    Reports (mss.), 1955, 1963
    324 - Grant, U. J. and Wellhausen, E. J., "A Study of Corn Breeding and Production in India," 1955
    Sprague, Ernest W., "Research to Improve Production of Corn in Asia," 1963
    Reports (printed), 1958-1972
    325 - AICMIS, Pedigrees of Experimental Hybrids, 1972
    326 - IACP, Progress Report, 1969-1970 (2 vols.)
    327 - IACP, Summary Report, 1969
    328 - Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI), Proceedings of the All-India Maize Improvement Conference, 1965
    329 - Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR), Annual Report, 1964-1966
    330 - Annual Report, 1966-1967
Box 47
    331 - Proceedings of the Maize Conference, 1962
    332-335 - Progress Report, 1958-1961 (4 vols.)
Box 48
    336-339 - Progress Report, 1962-1963 (4 vols.)
Box 49
    340-343 - Progress Report, 1964-1966 (4 vols.)
Box 50
    344-345 - Progress Report, 1971-1972 (2 vols.)


Subseries 2 - Millet (All India Coordinated Millet Improvement Program), 1965-1972
Box 51
    346-349 - Correspondence, 1965-1968, 1970-1971
    Reports (printed), 1964-1972
    350-353 - Progress Report, 1964-1968 (4 vols.)
Box 52
    354-356 - Progress Report, 1968-1971 (3 vols.)
Box 53
    357 - Progress Report, 1971-1972 (1 vol.)


Subseries 3 - Rice (All India Coordinated Rice Improvement Project)
Box 54

    Correspondence, 1964-1973
    358-366 - Administration and organization, 1964-1970
Box 55
    367-370 - Administration and organization, 1971-1973
Box 56
    371-372 - Cooperative investigations, 1966-1967
    373 - Foreign rice workers (visiting), 1966-1968
    374-375 - International Rice Research Institute (IRRI), (general), 1967-1973
    376 - IRRI (draft agreement with Indian Council of Agricultural Research), 1970-1973
    377 - Rice agronomy, 1966-1969
    378 - Rice diseases, 1967-1970
    379 - Rice seed samples, 1965-1971
Box 57
    380 - Treflan (rice weedicide), 1970
    381 - Project summaries and statistics, 1968-ca. 1971
    Reports (mss.), 1967-1973
    382-385 - Reports of Wayne H. Freeman, 1968-1973
    386 - IRRI/USAID quarterly reports, 1967-1972
Box 58
    Reports (printed), 1965-1971
    387-391 - Progress Report, 1965-1967 (5 vols.)
Box 59
    392-395 - Progress Report, 1968 (4 vols.)
Box 60
    396-399 - Progress Report, 1969 (4 vols.)
Box 61
    400-404 - Progress Report, 1970-1971 (5 vols.)
Box 62
    405 - Progress Report, 1971 (1 vol.)


Subseries 4 - Seed Development, 1959-73, n.d.
Box 62
    Correspondence, 1959-73, n.d.
    406-412 - Administration, 1959-1962 May
Box 63
    413-419 - Administration, 1962 June-1965 August
Box 64
    420-426 - Administration, 1965 September - 1970
Box 65
    427-430 - Administration, 1971-1973
    431 - Certification and regulations, 1959-1968
    432 - India Crop Improvement and Certified Seed Producers' Association, 1968
    433 - Indian Council of Agricultural Research Action Committee on Seed Development, 1959-1961
    434 - National Seeds Corporation, n.d.
    435 - National Tonnage Club of Farmers, 1965-1968
Box 66
    436 - Training programs, 1964, 1968
    Reports (mss.), 1960-1965, 1969
    437-439 - Seed reports and attachments, 1961-1962, 1964, 1969
    Trip reports, 1960-1964, 1967

    440 - Freeman, Wayne H., 1961 September - 1965 October, 1967 January
    441 - Johnson, A. A., 1960 October - 1961 April
    442 - Renfro, B. L., 1961 August - September
    443 - Sprague, Ernest W., 1961 July - August
    444 - Traywick, Jack Dee, 1961 September - 1964 September
Box 67
    Reports (printed), 1965-72
    445 - All India Seed Testing Workshop Proceedings, 1970
    446 - Improved Agricultural Seeds, 1960, 1962 (2 vols.)
    447 - The Lebanese Seed Program (draft), 1972
Box 68
    448 - Proceedings, First All India Symposium on Improved Seed Equipment, 1970
    449 - Proceedings of Seed Specialists' Seminar, 1969
    450 - Proceedings, Seed Improvement Training Courses, 1965-1966, vol. 1
Box 69
    451 - Proceedings, Seed Improvement Training Courses, 1965-1966, vol. 2
    452 - Seed Certification Manual, 1967
    453 - Seed Improvement in India, 1968
Box 70
    454 - Seed Processing, Storage, and Distribution Manual, 1967
    455 - Seed Production Manual, 1967
    456 - Seed Review Team Report, 1968
Box 71
    Seed monographs, 1967, 1970-1972
    457 - Field Inspection Manual, 1972
    458 - A Handbook for Seed Inspectors, 1972
    459 - Indian Minimum Seed Certification Standards, 1971
    460 - Seed Marketing, 1971
    461 - Seed Processing, 1970
    Seed Processing Plant Operator's Handbook, 1972
    462 - Seed Storage and Packaging - Applications for India, 1970
    463 - Seed Testing Manual, 1967


Subseries 5 - Sorghum, 1957-73, n.d.
Box 72
    Correspondence
    464-471 - Administration, 1957-1969
Box 73
    472-474 - Administration, 1970-1973
    475 - Bibliography of sorghum literature (corresp.), 1964-1970
    476 - "Sorghum: A Bibliography of the World Literature 1964-1969," (mss.), ca. 1969
    477 - Breeders' conference, 1960-1964
    478 - Cooperating agencies and stations, 1957-1964
    479 - Equipment and supplies, 1957-1965
Box 74
    480 - Equipment and supplies, 1970-1971
    Experiment stations, 1959-1972
    481 - Coimbatore, 1962-1968
    482 - Hyderabad, 1960-1972
    483 - Kota, 1959-1960
    484 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, Training Program at IARI, 1970-1971
    485-487 - Germplasm collection program, 1957-1967
    488 - International Sorghum and Millets Project, 1965-1967
Box 75
    489-492 - International Sorghum and Millets Project, 1968-1971
    493-494 - International Sorghum and Millets Project (proposals), 1967, 1969-1970
Box 76
    495 - International sorghum nursery, 1967-1970
    496 - International sorghum workshops (general), 1970-1971
    497 - International sorghum workshops (publication of proceedings), 1971-1973
    498 - International sorghum workshops (travel arrangements), 1971-1972
    499-501 - Project for Intensification of Regional Research on Cotton, Oilseeds, and Millets (PIRRCOM), 1957-1967
Box 77
    502-503 - Sorghum seed collection, 1958-1972
    504 - Stalk borer project, 1959-1960
    505 - Trainees, 1967-1968
    506-508 - Interoffice memoranda, 1957-1971
    Reports (mss.), 1957-1964
    509-510 - Progress reports and attachments, 1957-1961
Box 78
    511 - Progress reports and attachments, 1962-1964
    Reports (printed), 1958-1972, n.d.

    511a - "Catalog of World Collection of Sorghum and Pennisetum," in The Indian Journal of Genetics and Plant Breeding, vol. 27, December 1967
    512 - List of Pedigrees of the World Sorghum Collection, ca. 1968
    513-515 - Progress Report, 1958-1960 (3 vols.)
Box 79
    516-519 - Progress Report, 1961-1967 (4 vols.)
Box 80
    520-522 - Progress Report, 1968-1971 (3 vols.)
Box 81
    523 - Progress Report, 1971-1972 (1 vol.)
    524 - Report on the Systematic Collection of Sorghums, Millets, and Maize..., n.d.
    525 - A Special Sorghum Report on Some Characteristics of Hybrid and Parental Variety Performance, (1961)


Subseries 6 - Wheat, 1965-1973
Box 82
    Correspondence
    526-533 - Administration, 1965-1971
Box 83
    534 - Administration, 1972-1973
    535 - Experiment station (Wellington), 1966
    536-537 - Import of seed from Mexico, 1965-1971
    538 - Import of seed varieties (winter wheat), 1969-1970
    538a - International Seminar on Change in Agriculture, 1968
    539 - Teheran (Iran) Conference on Wheat and Barley, 1968
Box 84
    Periodicals, 1967-1968, 1971
    540 - The Farm Quarterly, Fall 1967 (reprint)
    541 - Indian Journal of Genetics and Plant Breeding, vol. 31, no. 3, November 1971
    542 - Progressive Farming, vol. VIII, no. 1, September 1971
    543 - Studies on Chapati-Making Quality of Wheat, ICAR Technical Bulletin No. 31, March, 1971
    544 - Wheat Varieties in India, ICAR Technical Bulletin No. 18, February 1968
    Reports (mss.), 1964-1967, 1969-1970

    545 - "A Brief Report on Progress Being Made by the Indian Coordinated Wheat Improvement Program," by Norman E. Borlaug, 1966
    546 - "Indian Wheat Research Designed to Increase Wheat Production," by Norman E. Borlaug, 1964
    547 - "A Proposal for the Initiation of a Coordinated Wheat Breeding Scheme," 1965
    548 - Trip reports (R. Glenn Anderson), 1967, 1969-1970
    Reports (printed), 1965-1973

    549 - Five Years of Research on Dwarf Wheats, 1968
    550 - Lectures and Country Reports Presented at the Second Regional Training Center on Wheat and Barley Breeding . . ., 1965
    551 - Minutes of the Fourth All India Wheat Research Workers' Seminar, 1965
Box 84A
    551a-551b - Proceedings of Agronomy Sub-Committee Wheat Research Workshop, 1968-69 (2 vols.)
Box 85
    552 - Proceedings of the Fifth All India Wheat Research Workers' Conference, 1966
    553 - Proceedings of the First In-Service Training Course on Wheat Breeding Procedures, 1966
    554 - Proceedings of the Sixth All India Wheat Research Workers' Workshop, 1967
    555 - Proceedings of the Seventh All India Wheat Research Workers' Workshop, 1968
Box 86
    556-557 - Proceedings of the Eighth All India Wheat Research Workers' Workshop, 1969 (2 vols.)
    558 - [Proceedings of the] All India Wheat Research Workers' Workshop, 1970, vol. 4
Box 87
    559 - [Proceedings of the] All India Wheat Research Workers' Workshop, 1970, vol. 5
    560 - Proceedings of Wheat Agronomists' Work Conference, 1966
    Proceedings of Wheat Agronomists' Workshop, 1967
    561-563 - Results of the Coordinated Wheat Trials, 1964-1967 (3 vols.)
Box 88
    564-565 - Results of the Coordinated Wheat Trials, 1967-1969 (2 vols.)
    566 - The Rockefeller Foundation Program in Corn and Wheat in Mexico, 1969 (reprint)
    567 - Speeches delivered on the occasion of Norman E. Borlaug's receipt of the Nobel Peace Prize, Oslo, Norway, 1970
    568 - "Wheat Prospects for the Coming Year," 1973


Subseries 7 - Miscellaneous IAP Staff Projects, 1963-1972
Box 88
    569 - Agronomy, 1963-1964
Box 89
    570-572 - Agronomy, 1965-1972
    573-574 - Entomology, 1965-1972
    575-577 - Plant pathology (general), 1965-1971
    578-579 - Plant pathology (Downy Mildew workshop), 1967-1970
Box 90
    580 - Plant pathology (Wheat Rust Program), 1968-1971


Subseries 8 - Miscellaneous Food, Crops, and Study Programs, 1959-1973
Box 90
    581 - Barley, 1967, 1969-1971
    582 - Beans, 1961-1963
    583 - Buckwheat, 1959-1960
    584 - Chickpea, 1959, 1961, 1964
    585 - Chilies, 1964
    586 - Cotton, 1961-1962, 1966-1967, 1970
    587 - Date palms, 1968-1970
    588 - Drug plants (psyllium), 1968
    589 - Fertilizers, 1966-1967, 1969-1971
    590 - Ginger, 1964
    Herbicides, 1962-1964
    Niger safflower, 1961-1963
    591 - Onion, 1968
    Peanuts, 1962-1963
    592 - Potato improvement, 1968-1973
Box 91
    593 - Pulses improvement, 1969-1973
    594 - Pulses improvement (USAID program), 1968-1973
    595 - Rodent control, 1969-1970
    Roses, 1962, 1964
    596-597 - Soybean, 1966, 1968-1971
    598 - Sugar beet, 1970


Subseries 9 - USAID Projects Under Public Law 480, 1959-1971, n.d.
Box 91
    599 - General correspondence, 1959-1960
    600 - List of grants approved, 1968, n.d.
    601 - Project guidelines, 1960
    Project proposals, 1961-1971, n.d.
    602 - Agronomy, 1968
    603 - Entomology, 1964, 1968, 1970, n.d.
Box 92
    604 - Maize, 1964
    605 - Plant pathology, 1968-1969
    606 - Sorghum projects, 1961-1968, 1971


Subseries 10 - Miscellaneous Reports, 1961, [1967]-1971
Box 93
    607 - All India Coordinated Agronomic Experiments Scheme: Third Annual Workshop, 1969
    608-609 - Annual Progress Report of the Scheme for Studies on Protein, 1968-1969 (2 vols.)
    610-611 - Annual Report of the All India Coordinated Agronomic Experiments Scheme, vols. 1, 3, 5, 1968-1969
Box 94
    612 - Annual Report of the All India Coordinated Agronomic Experiments Scheme, vol. 6, 1968-1969
    613 - Recent Research on the Improvement of Protein and Nutritive Properties of Food, 1971
    614 - "Report of a Feasibility Study on Cooperation among Eastern African Countries in a Regional Cereal Crop Research Program," (mss.) 1968
    615 - Report of the National High Level Scientific Committee for Plant and Animal Introduction and Quarantine, 1971
    Appendix to the report, 1971
    616 - "Research Evaluation Report on the Central Island Fisheries Research Station...," 1961
    617 - A Review (1957-1967) of Cooperative Activities in Research and Education in Agriculture, [1967]
    618 - "Studies on Protein Quality of Sorghum, Millet, Wheat, and Other Cereal Grains," 1968
    619 - "The Technological Basis for Intensified Agriculture," (mss.), 1969



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