Raymond McCallum Clark Papers

Summary Information

Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections
Clark, Raymond McCallum
Michigan State University. Department of Secondary Education and Curriculum.
Raymond McCallum Clark papers
Date [inclusive]
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Biographical Note

Raymond McCallum Clark graduated from Michigan Agricultural College (now Michigan State University) with a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture in 1922. He proceeded to earn his Master's degree from MSC (now MSU), in 1932. From 1938 to 1951, Clark worked as an Assistant Professor at MSC. He also served as State Supervisor of Agricultural Education from 1939 to 1949. Clark received his Doctorate of Education from MSC in 1950 and became an Associate Professor in 1951. Finally, he became a full Professor of Education in 1964. He continued to teach Agricultural Education until his retirement in 1970, when he was awarded the status of Professor Emeritus. Clark was a member of numerous professional organizations, including the Michigan Association of Teachers of Vocational Agriculture, the American Association of Teacher Educators in Agriculture, and the American Vocational Association. He was the editor of a service letter to teachers of vocational agriculture in Michigan and has authored, co-authored, and edited a number of publications in the field of vocational agricultural education.

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Scope and Contents note

The majority of Raymond Clark's papers consist of publications related to the teaching of vocational agriculture. Clark authored, co-authored, edited or contributed to these works, which were published between 1958 and 1972. Some of these were written for Michigan State University and other for various organizations such as the Michigan Association of Teachers of Vocational Agriculture and Consumers Power Company. The publications include demonstration materials for teachers to use in the class room, procedural advice for teaching agricultural education, and personal anecdotes from Clark's career to guide and assist educators. Also included in Clark's papers are the records of his participation as consultant and instructor for the "Workshop on Performance Objectives" at the University of Kentucky in 1970. This group of materials includes correspondence, papers presented by Clark and others at the workshop, and items from Dr. Elaine Uthe, Clark's colleague at MSU and another consultant. Finally, there are exercise sheets and survey forms which act as a complement to the papers and to the workshop as a whole.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections November 1987

Conrad Hall
888 Wilson Road, Room 101
East Lansing , MI, 48824

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Legal Status note

Copyright: Michigan State University. Property Rights: Michigan State University.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish material from this collection must be obtained from University Archives & Historical Collections, Michigan State University.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Michigan State University. Class of 1922.


  • Course materials
  • Letters (correspondence)
  • Publications

Personal Name(s)

  • Clark, Raymond McCallum


  • Agricultural education
  • Vocational education

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Collection Inventory


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Understanding Our Soils 1958 

1036 1

Farm Fire Safety Demonstrations 1960 

1036 1

Forest Trees of the Lake States 1961 

1036 1

New Dimensions in Public School Education 1962 

1036 2

The Land Laboratory 1963 

1036 3

Vocational Competencies Needed for Employment in the Feed Industry 1965 

1036 4

Collecting and Preserving Specimens for Use in Teaching Agriculture-1965;  Demonstrations in Farm Crops-1965;  Demonstrations in Ornamental Horticulture-1966 1965-1966 

1036 5

Function Approach to Identifying Curricular Content Appropriate to Vocational-Technical Education Programs 1968 

1036 6

Grain, Feed, Seed and Farm Supply Technology 1968 

1036 7

An Individualized Instruction Unit for Assigning Numerical Grades to Corn  Research & Development Program in Vocational-Technical Ed. Series 1969 

1036 8

Unit 1-"Career Opportunities"; Unit 2-"Orientation to Supervised Occupational Experience Program" 

1036 9

Unit 3-"Human Relations in Agri-Business"; Unit 4-"Agricultural Salesmanship"; Unit 5-'Organization and Functions of Agricultural Business" 

1036 10

Unit 6-"Business Procedures"; Unit 7-"Feed Sales and Service"; Unit 8-Garden Center" 

1036 11

Unit 9-"Fertilizer--Sales and Service"; Unit 10-"Agricultural Chemicals"; Unit 11-"Farm Equipment" 

1036 12

Unit 12-"Farm Power Sales and Service"; Unit 13-"Electric Power Sales and Service"; Unit 14-"Florist Sales & Service" 

1036 13

Unit 15-"Tractor Tune-up and Maintenance"; Unit 16-"The arts Man in Farm Equipment Sales and Service Business" 

1036 14

Index of Supplementary Materials to Accompany Instructional Units in Agri-Business 

1036 15

A Program of Teacher Education in Vocational Agriculture for 1970-2000-1970 

1036 16

Electric Motors for Agriculture--Student Manual-1971 Personal Observations with Implications for Teacher Education in Agriculture 

1036 17

Part I-Teaching High School Students-1971; Part II-Future Farmers of America Programs-1971; Part III-Farmer Education-1971 

1036 18

Part IV-Problems of Relationships-1972; Part V-Program Planning-1972; Part VI-Student Teachers-1972 

1036 19

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Performance Objectives Workshop Records, October 5-9, 1970 

Box Folder

Correspondence 1970 

1036 20

Workshop Materials October 5, 1970 

1036 21

Workshop Materials October 6, 1970 

1036 22

Workshop Materials October 7, 1970 

1036 23

Workshop Materials October 8, 1970 

1036 24

Workshop Materials October 9, 1970 

1036 25

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