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Rural Life, the Pennsylvania Germans, and Agricultural Education

The following publications on rural life, the Pennsylvania Germans, and agricultural education are from the years 1820 and 1945 and were either published in Pennsylvania, or pertain to specifically to the state of Pennslyvania.

Full Text links are to the Internet Archive, Hathi Trust, or Google Books, if available. If full text online links
are not available, links are to WordCat.

. (1930). Visual education and the school journey. (Rev. reprint).. : Dept. of Public Instruction. .

. (1925). History of the Amish Mennonite Conference (Conservative). . : s.n.]. .

. (n.d.]). Photographic review of twenty-five years of agricultural and home economics extension in Berks county, Pennsylvania, 1914-1938. . : n. pub.. .

. (c1940). The Landis Valley Museum. . Phil.: Carl Schurz Memorial Foundation. .

Alleger, Daniel Eugene.. (1943). A community case study of a rural resort community, Barrett township, Monroe county, Pennsylvania, 1941. Thesis (M.S.)--Pennsylvania State College.

Allman, Herbert David, 1863-. (1935). A unique institution :the story of the National Farm School. . Philadelphia: Printed for the author by the Jewish Publication Society of America. .

Anderson, Clarence Scott, 1892-1982.. (1933). An analysis of certain pre-employment records and activities of candidates for teaching vocational agriculture :a study of three hundred men prepared at the Pennsylvania State College. .Thesis (Ph.D.)--Cornell University.

Aurand, A. Monroe. (Ammon Monroe), 1895-1956.. (c1945). Home life, or, Good old times with the Pennsylvania "Dutch" :a delight to the antiquarian and folklorist. . Harrisburg, Pa.: Privately printed, The Aurand Press. .

Aurand, A. Monroe. (Ammon Monroe), 1895-1956.. (1930). A Pennsylvania German library, or, The pleasures of "riding" a hobby. . Harrisburg, Penna.: The Aurand Press. .

Aurand, A. Monroe. (Ammond Monroe), 1895-1956.. (1939, c1938). Little known facts about the Amish and Mennonites :a study of the customs and habits of Pennsylvania's "plain people". Rev. and enl.. Harrisburg, Pa.: Privately printed, The Aurand Press. .

Backenstose, Daniel Lee. Hiller, Donald Sidney.. (1940). A study of low income families in Greenfield and Snyder Townships, Blair County, Pennsylvania. . : . .

Bailey, Leo Joseph.. (1931). The migration of boys who have studied vocational agriculture in four Pennsylvania high schools. . : . .

Baker, Allen L.. (1931). Attitudes and problems of rural youth in Pennsylvania. . : . .

Beamer, Russell Wagner.. (1931). An analysis of the Elders Ridge joint vocational school district with a view of determining its ability to provide educational needs. . : . .

Beidelman, William.. (1898). The story of the Pennsylvania Germans :embracing an account of their origin, their history, and their dialect.. . Easton, Penn.: Express Book Print. .

Berlin, Alfred Franklin.. (1921). The German immigrant in Pennsylvania : :before and during the Revolution : and, Walter Jacob Hoffman. . Allentown, Pa: Lehigh County Historical Society. .

Bingham, Arthur Barnes.. (1931). An activity analysis of thirty-two teachers of vocational agriculture in Pennsylvania for the purpose of determining method, content, and general trends. . : . .

Bucher, Henry G.. (1937). Agricultural education for adolescents in Pennsylvania. . Lebanon: . .

Cannstatter Volksfest-Verein (Philadelphia, Pa.).. (1893]). 20th jubilee festival and Columbian celebration :at Camden Schuetzen-Park, September 4th & 5th, 1893.. . : s.n.. .

Chaffee, Grace Earhart, 1881-. (1927). A sociological investigation of the Amana and Amish-Mennonite communities. . : . .

Cole, Ray Megargell.. (1928). A study of the Negro problems in a rural community of Pennsylvania. . : . .

Dickerson, Russell Burton, 1904-. (1943). The development of vocational education in agriculture for young and adult farmers in Pennsylvania for the ten-year period 1931-1941. . : . .

Diffenderferr, Frank Ried, 1833-. (1900). The German immigration into Pennsylvania through the port of Philadelphia from 1700 to 1775. . Lancaster, Pa.: . .

Fisher, Henry Lee, 1822-1909.. (1888). Olden times, or, Pennsylvania rural life, some fifty years ago :and other poems. . York, Pa.: Fisher bros.. .

Fisher, Henry Lee, 1822-1909.. (Chicago). An historical sketch of Pennsylvania Germans. their ancestry, character, manners, customs, dialect etc. F. A. Battey: . .

Godshall, William Vernon, 1913-. (1942). Occupational requirements for young men entering farming in York county, Pennsylvania. . : . .

Haag, Lawrence Dean.. (1931). The vocational agriculture school exhibit at the annual farm products show at Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. . : . .

Hadley, John Corbin.. (1925). A comparison of the graduates of agricultural and non-agricultural institutions in Pennsylvania that are engaging in agricultural work. . : . .

Hall, William Franklin, 1892-. (1934]). The professional movement of rural school teachers in Pennsylvania. . : s.n.. .

Hall, William Franklin.. (1924). A survey of rural school consolidation and transportation in Pennsylvania. . : . .

Haver, Jacob Rex, 1898-. (1937). A study of the work of the county vocational education advisers in Pennsylvania :with suggestions for extending the county advisers' program to the entire state .... . : . .

Hayes, Hugh Conley.. (1937). The opportunity for the development of vocational agriculture in Huntington County. . : . .

Herrick, Cheesman A.. (1926). White servitude in Pennsylvania :indentured and redemption labor in colony and commonwealth.. . Philadelphia: J.J. McVey. .

Heutchy, Alvin Earl.. (1938). The rural electrification administration and its work in Pennsylvania. . : . .

Hiller, Donald Sidney. Backenstose, Daniel Lee. jt. auth.. (1941). A study of rural low-income families in Greenfield and Snyder townships, Blair county. . : . .

Hillyer, Thomas Eliot.. (1931). The achievement, in the common branches, of the eighth grade graduates from several types of rural and village schools. . : . .

Horst, Samuel Long.. (1927). Extra-curricular activities in Pennsylvania agricultural high schools. . : . .

Hotchkin, Samuel Fitch, 1833-1912.. (1897). Rural Pennsylvania in the vicinity of Philadelphia. . Philadelphia: G. W. Jacobs & co.. .

Howe, John Frasier.. (1930). An analysis of the difficulties encountered by teachers of vocational agriculture in carrying out junior project work in Pennsylvania. . : . .

Hunsberger, Paul Nice.. (1930). A study of certain factors influencing the vocational choices of ninth grade pupils attending rural high schools in Pennsylvania. . : . .

Jeffries, William Sedgwick.. (1928). A decade of progress of vocational education in agriculture in Pennsylvania. . : . .

Jordan, Charles Grant, 1867-. (c1934). The lure of the old homestead. . New York: Fleming H. Reyell Company. .


Kell, Cornelius Jesse.. (1920). The origin, development and future of the rural community vocational schools in Pennsylvania. . : . .

Kemp, A. F.. (1944, c1946). The Pennsylvania German Versammlinge. . Allentown, Pa.: Pennsylvania German Folklore Society. .

Kerns, Robert Willis, 1911-. (1940). The ecology of rural social agencies in Pennsylvania. . : . .

Klein, Harry Martin John, 1873-. (1946). History and customs of the Amish people. . York, Pa.: The Maple press company. .

Kraybill, David Berto.. (1927). The problem of admitting rural pupils to high school. . : . .

Kuhns, Oscar, 1856-1929.. (c1900). The German and Swiss settlements of colonial Pennsylvania : :a study of the so-called Pennsylvania Dutch. . New York: Holt. .

McMinn, Royden Charles.. (1941). A survey of the rural secondary schools of the "Abington" area of Lackawanna County and its implications for vocational education. . : . .

National Farm School (Doylestown, Pa.). Cope & Stewardson.. (1897). Catalogue of the National Farm School, 1897-1898. . Doylestown, Pa.: the School. .

Nock, Albert Jay, 1872 or 3-1945.. (1941]). Utopia in Pennsylvania : :the Amish. . : Atlantic Monthly Co.. .

North, Thomas Paul.. (1927). Part-time education in agriculture for Pennsylvania. . : . .

Paxson, Alfred Moore.. (1928). The incidence and influence of socialization factors in Tioga County, Pennsylvania. . : . .

Peachey, Samuel W., 1858-1937.. (). Amish of Kishacoquillas Valley :Mifflin county, Pa.. . Scottdale, Pa.: Mennonite Publishing House. .

Pennsylvania Bureau of vocational education. Fetterolf, H. C.. (1929). Vocational agriculture in Pennsylvania. . Harrisburg: n.p.. .

Pennsylvania Bureau of women and children.. (). Industrial home work and child labor. . : . .

Pennsylvania Dept. of Education.. (1927). One-teacher elementary schools :hand-book of organization and course of study.. . Harrisburg, Pa.,: . .

Pennsylvania Dept. of Public Instruction, vocational education  division.. (1914?]). First annual report of vocational agricultural education in Pennsylvania. . : . .

Pennsylvania Dept. of Public Instruction.. (1930). One-teacher elementary schools :course of study and handbook of organization.. (Revised reprint).. Harrisburg, Pa.,: . .

Pennsylvania Dept. of Public Instruction.. (1923]). Courses of study in agriculture :prevocational agriculture for rural schools and for junior high schools, general agriculture for high schools, vocational agriculture for high schools.. . : J. L. L. Kuhn, printer to the commonwealth. .

Pennsylvania Dept. of Public Instruction.. (). Education for homemaking. . : . .

Pennsylvania Dept. of Public Instruction.. (1927). Course of study in agriculture, grades 7-12. Rev. reprint.. Harrisburg, Pa.: The Dept.. .

Pennsylvania Dept. of Public Instruction. Clark, Louis M.. (1939]). Special opportunities of small rural schools. . : Dunlap Printing Company. .

Pennsylvania Dept. of public instruction. Rosenberry, Morris Claude. 1889-. (1939]). Music education in small rural schools. . : Dunlap printing company. .

Pennsylvania Rural Progress Association.. (). Proceedings of the Pennsylvania Rural Progress Association :country life conference, under the auspices of the Philadelphia Society for Promoting Agriculture, March 1912.. . : . .

Pennsylvania State Educational Association.. (1914). Report on rural schools. . Harrisburg, Pa.: . .

Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A. Board of Home Missions. Dept. of  Church and country life. Morrison, T. Maxwell.. (1912]). A rural survey in Pennsylvania. . : Redfield brothers, Inc.. .

Pugh, Evan, 1828-1864.. (Harrisburg). A report upon a plan for the organization of colleges for agriculture and the mechanic arts :with special reference to the organization of the Agricultural college of Pennsylvania, in view of the endowment of this institution by the land scrip fund, donat. addressed to the board of trustees of the Agricultural college of Pennsylvania, convened at Harrisburg, January 6, 1864. Singerly & Myers, printers: . .

Rauch, E. H. (Edward H.), 1826-1902.. (1879). Rauch's Pennsylvania Dutch hand-book :a book for instruction = Rauch's Pennsylvania deitsh hond-booch : en booch for inshtructa. . Mauch Chunk, Pa.: E. H. Rauch. .

Raup, Hallock Floy, 1901-. (1935). Settlement and settlement forms of the Pennsylvania Dutch at the forks of the Delaware, Northampton County, Pennsylvania. . : . .

Reese, Wilbur Vernon.. (1941). The occupational activities of former full-time vocational agriculture students of the secondary schools of York county as an aid to better programs of vocational guidance. . : . .

Rosenberger, Jesse Leonard, 1860-. (). The Pennsylvania Germans :a sketch of their history and life, of the Mennonites, and of side lights from the Rosenberger family. . Chicago, Ill.: University of Chicago Press. .

Ross, Benjamin Paul.. (1943). The origin, development and administration of certain phases of the rural community vocational schools in Pennsylvania. . : . .

Seamans, Ray Everett.. (1936). The determination of the essentials of law pertaining to farmery in Pennsylvania needed for a course in vocational agriculture. . : . .

Seeds, Robert S., 1852-. (c1908). How God made the soil fertile :lecture. . Birmingham, Pa.: Robert S. Seeds. .

Seeds, Robert S., 1852-. (c1919). 123 of farmer Bob Seeds' best stories :stories that have made 10,000,000 people laugh : antitoxin for the blues a fireside pastime, no. 1.. . : s.n.]. .

Shenk, Samuel S., 1879-. (1941). Penn state rural :as told Sam: a sixty-year-old farming man.. . Lebanon, Pa.: Press of G. H. Shaeffer. .

Simmons, Samuel Frank.. (1942). The teaching of rural law by vocational agriculture teachers in Pennsylvania. . : . .

Skewis, John Paul.. (1930). An analysis of the supervised farm practice program of the Gregg Township Vocational School. . : . .

Smith, Charles H.. (1909). The Mennonites of America. . Scottdale, Pennsylvania: The Author. .

Smith, Ralph Clayton, 1906-. (1935). A comparison of the facilities for education in the one-room rural school with those in the consolidated schools of Lycoming County, Pennsylvania. . : . .

Snyder, Gerald Morris.. (1945). A study of production-cost factors for production-enterprise projects in vocational agriculture in the York-Lancaster area. . : . .

Steinfeldt, Berenice.. (c1937). The Amish of Lancaster County :a brief, but truthful account of the actual life and customs of the most unique class of people in the United States. . Lancaster County, Pa.: Arthur G. Steinfeldt. .

Stevens, Glenn Zebulon.. (1935). The development and significance of the vocational interests of rural high school pupils in Pennsylvania. . : . .

Stoudt, John Joseph, 1911-. (1945). The decorated barns of Eastern Pennsylvania. . Allentown, Pa.: Schlechter. .

Strawn, Edwin Joel.. (1925). The time devoted to various subjects in the rural community vocational schools of Pennsylvania. . : . .

Super, Charles William, 1842-. (1922). A study of a rural community. . Oberlin, Ohio: Press of the News Printing Co.. .

Theiss, Lewis Edwin, 1878-. (). A journey through Pennsylvania farmlands. . Harrisburg, Pa.: The Pennsylvania book service. .

Thomas, Edith May Bertels, 1859-. (1928, c1915-1928). Mary at the farm, and book of recipes compiled during her visit among the "Pennsylvania Germans". 2d ed.. Harrisburg, Pa.: Aurand press. .

Timmons, Guy Edward.. (1941). Case studies of vocational agriculture group projects in the Saxton Liberty high school. . : . .

Vogel, Edwin Philip, 1887-. (1937). A survey of school farm shops in Pennsylvania to determine the extent to which state standards for physical plant and equipment are fulfilled. . : . .

Walp, Frank Wilson.. (1931). Follow-up study of boys enrolled in vocational agriculture in Pennsylvania, 1920-1930. . : . .

Wasielewski, Hans von.. (1933). Eine Pennsylvanierdeutsche Bauernschaft das Obere Conestogatal und seine Bewohner. . : . .

Watts, Curtis McClure.. (1934). An analysis of scholastic records at Pennsylvania state college by graduates of certain rural community high schools. . : . .

Watts, Ralph Levi, 1869-. (1925). Rural Pennsylvania. . New York: The Macmillan company. .

Weygandt, Cornelius, 1871-1957.. (1929). The red hills :a record of good days outdoors and in, with things Pennsylvania Dutch.. . Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press. .

Weygandt, Cornelius, 1871-1957.. (1939). The Dutch country :folks and treasures in the red hills of Pennsylvania. . New York: Appleton-Century. .

Wink, Anna Tawney.. (1944). Housing conditions in rural Pennsylvania. . : . .

Wood, Ralph Charles, 1904- ed. Graeff, Arthur Dundore. 1899-1969.. (1942). The Pennsylvania Germans. . Princeton, N.J.: Princeton university press. .

Wright, Caleb E. (Caleb Earl).. (1878). Two years behind the plough, or, The experience of a Pennsylvania farm-boy :Giving a true and faithful account of life on a Bucks county farm as he found it during an apprenticeship of two years .... . Philadelphia: Claxton, Remsen & Haffelfinger. .

Writers' program. Pennsylvania. Eisenberger, Ethel G. Trueitt, Jackson C. Silverstein, Jacob.. (1939]). Conservation education. . : Dunlap printing company. .

Yoder, Don.. (). The Sausage Culture of The Pennsylvania Germans. . : s.n.. .

Yoder, John Paul.. (1941). Social isolation devices in an Amish-Mennonite community. . : . .

Zook, Lester Martin, 1906-. (1933). The relation of farm experience to success in teaching vocational agriculture :a study of forty teachers of vocational agriculture in Pennsylvania. . : . .