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the Rural Sociological Society and rural sociology more accessible.


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75th Anniversary of the Rural Sociological Society



On July 26-29, 2012, the Rural Sociological Society celebrated its 75th Anniversary.

Below are some of the resources and displays developed by the RSS Historian for this celebration.



For a brief overview on how the RSS was started, click here.


For some of the "Firsts" in the history of rural sociology and the RSS, click here.









Display Table

  • Display Books (These books were created to contain copies of original documents from the RSS Archives.  The pdf files below contain the historical summaries and other parts of the display volumes, but not copies of the original documents.)





  • Trivia Game





RSS Oral History Project




   Oral History Project Information

   Meet the Videographer

   Oral History Project Website










Conference Program (Contents were re-designed to match the conference program.)





75th Anniversary Celebration Party





  • Trivia Game Prize

Commemorative Coin from the 3rd World Congress of Rural Sociology





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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