Jerome K. Pasto papers, circa 1976-circa 1998

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Collection Overview

Title:
Jerome K. Pasto papers
Dates (Inclusive):
circa 1976-circa 1998
Creator:
Pasto, Jerome K. (Jerome Kalervo)
Abstract:
Jerome K. Pasto served on the faculty of the Department of Agricultural Economics at Penn State University (1950-1980) and curated its Agricultural Museum.
Abstract:
This collection documents Jerome Pasto's presentation on Evan Pugh for the United States Bicentennial Celebration and one 1998 scrapbook about the Penn State Agricultural Museum.
Collection Number:
1100
Size:
0.65 Cubic feet
Location:
For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the  library catalog.
Repository:
Special Collections Library. Pennsylvania State University.
Languages:
English

Biographical or Historical Note

Jerome K. Pasto was a graduate of Cornell University with a Bachelor of Science degree in agronomy and Master of Science and doctor of philosophy degrees with majors in agricultural economics. Jerome K. Pasto joined the Department of Agricultural Economics at Penn State University in 1950 as an assistant professor of farm management and became an associate professor in 1954. He served on the Senate Committee on Academic Standards, as a College of Agriculture Club campus leader, and as curator of the Pasto Agricultural Museum. From 1957 to 1959, Pasto served as consultant on the economics of farm production with the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations at the FAO headquarters in Rome.To celebrate the national bicentennial, Pasto appeared in costume appropriate for 1860 andrecreated the 1860 speech that Dr. Evan Pugh, the first president of Farmer's High School and Agricultural College of Pennsylvania, gave to Cumberland County Agricultural Society. Jerome Pasto, an associate dean emeritus for resident education and professor emeritus of agricultural economics retired from Penn State in 1980. He was named an outstanding educator of America in 1971. In 1973, he was elected president of the National Association of Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture.He was a recipient of the 2001 Philip Mitchell Alumni Service Award which recognized individuals who have significantly contributed in the area of public service on behalf of the University.

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Collection Overview

The collection documents Jerome Pastos presentation on Evan Pugh which he presented to the Cumberland County Agricultural Society to celebrate the national bicentennial (circa 1976); materials include press releases, historical documents, photographs, the speech, and other contextual materials. In addition, it includes a scrapbook about the Agricultural Museum (1978-1998) by Pasto in his role as curator

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Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Copyright Notice

Copyright is retained by the creators of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Jerome K. Pasto papers, PSUA 1100, Special Collections Library, Pennsylvania State University.

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Processed by Special Collections staff.

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Controlled Access Headings

Personal Name(s)

  • Pasto, Jerome K. (Jerome Kalervo)

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