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Ruth Current Papers


Miss Ruth Current (1900-1967), a native of Rowan County, began her association with North Carolina State Extension Service in January, 1928, as home demonstration agent in Statesville and served in that capacity until November 1, 1930. Later she served successively as district home demonstration agent for the Southwest District (1930-1937), state home demonstration agent (1937-1958), and assistant director of extension in charge of home economics programs (1958-1961).The personal papers of Ruth Current include correspondence, clippings, photographs, speeches, articles, notes, reports, newsletters, bulletins, programs, booklets, a notebook, and other miscellaneous items related to her work in ... (more below)

Title

Ruth Current Papers

Collection Number

P.C.1353

Date(s)

1926 - 1967

Language

English

Physical Description
Items
ca. 800
Physical Description
Items
800.00
Abstract

Miss Ruth Current (1900-1967), a native of Rowan County, began her association with North Carolina State Extension Service in January, 1928, as home demonstration agent in Statesville and served in that capacity until November 1, 1930. Later she served successively as district home demonstration agent for the Southwest District (1930-1937), state home demonstration agent (1937-1958), and assistant director of extension in charge of home economics programs (1958-1961).

The personal papers of Ruth Current include correspondence, clippings, photographs, speeches, articles, notes, reports, newsletters, bulletins, programs, booklets, a notebook, and other miscellaneous items related to her work in the home demonstration field.

Physical Location

For current information on the location ofthese materials, please consult the Public Services Branch, State Archives of North Carolina.

Creator

Current, Ruth.

Repository

State Archives of North Carolina


By type of material.


Available for research.


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Processed by Betsy Fleshman, August, 1967

Encoded by Ashley Yandle, August, 2007


Miss Ruth Current (1900-1967), a native of Rowan County, began her association with North Carolina State Extension Service in January, 1928, as home demonstration agent in Statesville and served in that capacity until November 1, 1930. Later she served successively as district home demonstration agent for the Southwest District (1930-1937), state home demonstration agent (1937-1958), and assistant director of extension in charge of home economics programs (1958 until her retirement in 1961).

For further biographical information, see sketches and clippings in the collection.


Miss Ruth Current (1900-1967), a native of Rowan County, began her association with North Carolina State Extension Service in January, 1928, as home demonstration agent in Statesville and served in that capacity until November 1, 1930. Later she served successively as district home demonstration agent for the Southwest District (1930-1937), state home demonstration agent (1937-1958), and assistant director of extension in charge of home economics programs (1958 until her retirement in 1961).

For further biographical information, see sketches and clippings in the collection.


[Identification of item], P.C.1353, Ruth Current Papers, State Archives of North Carolina, Raleigh, NC, USA.


Received 16 July 1967; gift of Miss Jeannette Current, Mt. Vernon, Cleveland. Accessioned 11 August 1967.


Additional information on topics found in this collection may be found in the Manuscript and Archives Reference System (MARS)  http://www.ncarchives.dcr.state.nc.us.

  1. Official papers of Miss Current at the North Carolina State University Archives (School of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Extension Home Economics, Director's Office, 1937-1961), Raleigh, N.C.  P.C.234, Jane S. McKimmon Papers, State Archives of North Carolina, Raleigh, N.C.

The personal papers of Ruth Current include correspondence, clippings, photographs, speeches, articles, notes, reports, newsletters, bulletins, programs, booklets, a notebook, and other miscellaneous items related to her work in the home demonstration field.

General Correspondence (1926-1967, n.d.) of Miss Current contains many letters relative to meetings, programs, speeches, etc., for home demonstration work; letters of Governor Clyde R. Hoey and Dr. Frank P. Graham (1940) concerning the ten-year  "Campaign for Balanced Prosperity;" appointments to various committees by Governors Hoey, J. Melville Broughton, and Terry Sanford; congratulations on several awards and  "Woman of the Year" honors she received; letters relative to promotion (1958) to assistant director of agriculture extensions; and replies from Georgia Neese Clark (Treasurer of the U.S.), Pearl Buck (Mrs. Richard Walsh), and Eleanor Roosevelt (1950-1951) to invitations to speak at the Annual Farm and Home Week.

Special correspondence contains folders on her promotion (1937) to state home demonstration agent; award as Woman of the Year (1953) by the Chi Omegas; superior service award (1954) by the U.S. Department of Agriculture; retirement (1961) from home demonstration work. Letters, cards, telegrams, news releases, clippings, programs, photographs, and tributes are included.

The subject files contain information on the Governor's Advisory Committee on Education (1954); Home Demonstration Music Program containing copies of  "Chimes" (a mimeographed booklet), programs for workshops, pictures, etc. (1950-1961); and information about the United Nations including letters, programs, speeches, reports, clippings, photographs relating to tours to the U.N. by rural women from North Carolina (1950-1960).

Speeches and published materials includes various published reports and studies (1956-1959, n.d.); speeches, releases, notes, tributes, discussions, articles, etc. (1942-1961, n.d.); typed copy for a column in  Southern Planter and clippings of these columns (1937-1943); Extension publications,  "Green 'n' Growing" (booklet published by N.C. Home Demonstration Clubs),  "Extension News," and other miscellaneous newsletters (1940-1961).

Miscellaneous items include a notebook of Miss Current's, containing calendar information, minutes, etc.; clippings relative to  "Extension News;" programs of the Peace College Convocation (1964) for which Miss Current was speaker; autographed picture of W. Kerr Scott; various programs of Home Demonstration Club meetings; newsletters and handbook for Delta Kappa Gamma Society.

By type of material.


The personal papers of Ruth Current include correspondence, clippings, photographs, speeches, articles, notes, reports, newsletters, bulletins, programs, booklets, a notebook, and other miscellaneous items related to her work in the home demonstration field.

General Correspondence (1926-1967, n.d.) of Miss Current contains many letters relative to meetings, programs, speeches, etc., for home demonstration work; letters of Governor Clyde R. Hoey and Dr. Frank P. Graham (1940) concerning the ten-year  "Campaign for Balanced Prosperity;" appointments to various committees by Governors Hoey, J. Melville Broughton, and Terry Sanford; congratulations on several awards and  "Woman of the Year" honors she received; letters relative to promotion (1958) to assistant director of agriculture extensions; and replies from Georgia Neese Clark (Treasurer of the U.S.), Pearl Buck (Mrs. Richard Walsh), and Eleanor Roosevelt (1950-1951) to invitations to speak at the Annual Farm and Home Week.

Special correspondence contains folders on her promotion (1937) to state home demonstration agent; award as Woman of the Year (1953) by the Chi Omegas; superior service award (1954) by the U.S. Department of Agriculture; retirement (1961) from home demonstration work. Letters, cards, telegrams, news releases, clippings, programs, photographs, and tributes are included.

The subject files contain information on the Governor's Advisory Committee on Education (1954); Home Demonstration Music Program containing copies of  "Chimes" (a mimeographed booklet), programs for workshops, pictures, etc. (1950-1961); and information about the United Nations including letters, programs, speeches, reports, clippings, photographs relating to tours to the U.N. by rural women from North Carolina (1950-1960).

Speeches and published materials includes various published reports and studies (1956-1959, n.d.); speeches, releases, notes, tributes, discussions, articles, etc. (1942-1961, n.d.); typed copy for a column in  Southern Planter and clippings of these columns (1937-1943); Extension publications,  "Green 'n' Growing" (booklet published by N.C. Home Demonstration Clubs),  "Extension News," and other miscellaneous newsletters (1940-1961).

Miscellaneous items include a notebook of Miss Current's, containing calendar information, minutes, etc.; clippings relative to  "Extension News;" programs of the Peace College Convocation (1964) for which Miss Current was speaker; autographed picture of W. Kerr Scott; various programs of Home Demonstration Club meetings; newsletters and handbook for Delta Kappa Gamma Society.


  • Graham, Frank Porter, 1886-1972.
  • Hoey, Clyde Roark, 1877-1954.
  • Roosevelt, Eleanor, 1884-1962.
  • Sanford, Terry, 1917-1998.
  • Home Demonstration Clubs (N.C.)
  • United Nations.
  • Agriculture--North Carolina--Societies, etc.
  • Education--United States--History--20th century.
  • Girls--Societies and clubs.
  • Home economics.
  • Segregation
  • Women--Education--North Carolina--History--20th century.
  • Clippings.
  • Photographs.
  • Speeches.

Box: P.C.1353.1  
Biographical Sketches and Clippings

17096
General Correspondence, , n.d.
1926-1967

Scope and Content

Includes letters of Governor Clyde R. Hoey and Dr. Frank P. Graham (1940) concerning membership on the state committee for the ten-year  "Campaign for Balanced Prosperity;" appointment by Hoey (1940) as member of State Council of National Defense; replies from various members of Congress (1941) to her invitation to view the Southern States Exhibition of cotton articles; appointment (1941) by Governor J. Melville Broughton as member of Advisory Committee for Agriculture Planning; congratulations (1947) on being chosen Woman of the Year by the  Progressive Farmer and (1949) on award for distinguished service by the Farm Bureau; replies from Georgia Neese Clark (Treasurer of the U.S.), Pearl Buck (Mrs. Richard Walsh), and Eleanor Roosevelt (1950-1951) to invitations to speak at Annual Farm and Home Week; congratulations (1953) for Woman of the Year awards by the State Grange; letters relative to promotion (1958) to assistant director of agriculture extensions; various appointments by Governor Terry Sanford, to a committee of the N.C. Emergency Economics Stabilization Organization (1962), to the Advisory Committee of the N.C. Recreation Commission (1964), and to a committee of the Governor's Commission on the Status of Women (1964).

Box: P.C.1353  
Special Correspondence

Scope and Content

Files contain folders on her promotion (1937) to state home demonstration agent; award as Woman of the Year (1953) by the Chi Omegas; superior service award (1954) by the U.S. Department of Agriculture; retirement (1961) from home demonstration work. Letters, cards, telegrams, news releases, clippings, programs, photographs, and tributes are included. Among the correspondents at time of her retirement are William Friday, Terry Sanford, John C. Caldwell, and Frank P. Graham.

Promotion
1937
Chi Omega Award
1953
U.S.D.A. Award
1954
Box: P.C.1353.3  
Retirement
1961

17102
Subject files

Scope and Content

Contains information on the Governor's Advisory Committee on Education including a letter from Governor William B. Umstead announcing a meeting, clippings, and a report of the committee (1954); Home Demonstration Music Program containing copies of  "Chimes" (a mimeographed booklet), programs for workshops, pictures, etc. (1950-1961); and information about the United Nations including letters, programs, speeches, reports, clippings, photographs (including Frank Graham and Eleanor Roosevelt), relating to tours to the U.N. by rural women from North Carolina (1950-1960).

Governor's Advisory Committee on Education
Home Demonstration Music Program
Box: P.C.1353.4  
United Nations

17106
Speeches and Published Materials

Scope and Content

Includes various published reports and studies (1956-1959, n.d.); speeches, releases, notes, tributes, discussions, articles, etc. (1942-1961, n.d.); typed copy for a column in  Southern Planter and clippings of these columns (1937-1943); Extension publications,  "Green 'n' Growing" (booklet published by N.C. Home Demonstration Clubs),  "Extension News," and other miscellaneous newsletters (1940-1961).

Reports
Box: P.C.1353.5  
Speeches, notes, etc.
Column forSouthern Planter
Box: P.C.1353.6  
Column forSouthern Planter
Column forSouthern Planter
Extension publications

Box: P.C.1353.6  
Notebook

17114
Clippings

17115
Miscellaneous