This website is devoted to making the history of

the Rural Sociological Society and rural sociology more accessible.


Additions and suggestions are always welcome!







 "Our history belongs to all of us

and we all belong to our history."





 RSS Oral History Project                    How the RSS Began


Past Presidents                    Links with Other Associations


Publications                    Rural Sociology History Online


Archives of Rural Sociologists                    Interviews with Rural Sociologists


Presidential Trivia                   Dept. & Program Histories


"Firsts" in Rural Sociology                    75th Anniversary of RSS






Previous RSS Archivist/Historians





  C. E. Lively                     John Holik                         Willis Goudy



John Holik and Will Goudy

(Photo taken in 1995)





Please send suggestions, ideas, or changes to:


Julie N. Zimmerman

RSS Historian

Professor, Rural Sociology

Dept. of Community and Leadership Development

University of Kentucky


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