159 Clinton Hts Ave.
Sep. 30. 1959.
Dear Mr. Crout:
My daughter, Mrs. Baker has
informed [caret] me [written above line] of your desire for
some details concerning the or-
ganizing of the first Boys' & Girls'
After thinking over the matter,
it came to me that what I had
prepared for the Agricultural
History Committee of the U.S. Dept
of Agr. and published in April 1941
-three years after my retirement
would probably meet your needs
for a little history of the 4-H, Club
movement. (The name was official-
ly changed on all report forms in
1931, to take the place of a variety
of state names for the same
activities by farm youth organi-
To avert any direct objections
to the [crossed out] a growth of rural youth
entering into a discussion of agri-