Harry S. Truman Presidential Library & Museum


Ivy W. Duggan Papers

Dates: 1941-1980.

Governor, Farm Credit Administration, 1944-1953.

The Ivy W. Duggan papers contain speeches and articles from his service as Governor of the Farm Credit Administration and other documents relating to his work. Also included are certificates, letters of appreciation, and photographs, as well as correspondence and reports.

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ADMINISTRATIVE INFORMATION

Size: 10 linear inches (about 1,600 pages)
Access: Open.
Copyright: The donor gave to the U.S. government his copyrights in this material and in any other material received by the U.S. government and deposited in the Harry S. Truman Library. Documents created by U.S. government officials in the course of their duties are in the public domain. Copyright interest in other documents presumably belongs to the creators of those documents, or their heirs.
Processed by: Erwin J. Mueller (1973).
Updated by: Grace Billimack (2014) as part of the Truman Library Internship Program.
Supervising Archivists: Randy Sowell and David Clark.


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BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH

1897 (March 2)Born Sparta, Georgia
1919Bachelor of Science, Clemson College
1926-1930Professor of Agricultural Education, Clemson College
1930-1934Professor of Agricultural Education, Mississippi State College
1932Master of Science, Ohio State University
1934-1936Economist, Agricultural Adjustment Administration (AAA)
1936-1943Assistant Director and Director of Southern Division, AAA
1943-1944Deputy Governor of Farm Credit Administration
1944-1953Governor of Farm Credit Administration
1953-1961Vice President, Trust Company of Georgia
1957-1959President, Trust Company of Georgia Associates
1986 (January 1)Died, Clemson, South Carolina

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COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

The Ivy W. Duggan papers contain speeches and articles from his service as Governor of the Farm Credit Administration, and other documents relating to his career. Also included are certificates, letters of appreciation, and photographs, as well as correspondence and reports. The collection is composed of one series.

The series, the Subject File, contains many types of items but consists primarily of Duggan's speeches and articles relating to agricultural policy. Also included in the papers are certificates, correspondence, reports, photographs, and letters of appreciation, all pertaining to his service as Governor of the Farm Credit Administration. Some of the speech topics include problems that agriculture faced after the First World War. Duggan mostly focused, however, on the benefits of owning farms, as it provided security for proprietors as agriculture's financial position steadily rose with the beginning of the Second World War. Several transcripts from official meetings and conferences are included, as well as interviews with radio stations discussing the programs implemented by the agency. The certificates were those awarded to Ivy W. Duggan as Governor, while the letters of appreciation were received upon his retirement from federal service in 1953. Lastly included among his papers are documents concerning Duggan's service as Vice President of the Trust Company of Georgia, such as memoranda, speeches, and press releases relating to the company.

Important in understanding the Truman Administration's farm policies, the Ivy W. Duggan papers provide evidence of the processes by which his agency was run, and his position on many agricultural issues. In the midst of the boom brought about by World War II, Duggan cited high prices for farm products and how credit was newly prevalent in the sale of land, especially in relation to the growing interdependence of agriculture and industry.

Other collections at the Truman Library that relate to agricultural policy include the papers of Clinton Anderson, Charles Brannan, Wesley McCune, and Joseph D. Lawrence.

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SERIES DESCRIPTIONS

Container Nos.Series
1-2SUBJECT FILE, 1941-1980
Speeches and articles by Ivy W. Duggan and other documents mostly relating to his position as Governor of the Farm Credit Administration. Arranged alphabetically.

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FOLDER TITLE LIST

Box 1
  • Autograph Book
  • Books
  • Certificates
  • Correspondence
  • Letters of Appreciation
  • Photographs
  • Reports
  • Speeches and Articles, 1941
  • Speeches and Articles, 1944
      [1 of 2]
      [2 of 2]
  • Speeches and Articles, 1945
      [1 of 2]
      [2 of 2]
  • Speeches and Articles, 1946
      [1 of 2]
      [2 of 2]
Box 2
  • Speeches and Articles, 1947
  • Speeches and Articles, 1948
  • Speeches and Articles, 1949
  • Speeches and Articles, 1950
  • Speeches and Articles, 1951
  • Speeches and Articles, 1952
  • Speeches and Articles, 1953
  • Trust Company of Georgia

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