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Sonya Salamon Papers (Born Digital Records)

Sonya Salamon Papers (Born Digital Records), 1978-1997, 2000, 2005-2006, contains field notes, research notes, survey notes, survey codes, survey instruments, forms, and spreadsheets, relating to rural communities in the US, including ethnic backgrounds, farming practices, land ownership and transfer, rural households, sustainable agriculture, farms organization and operation, family/community interface, religion, marriage patterns; as well as women and family in Japan and Germany. Materials include handwritten and typewritten documents that were digitized by the creator, NOT by the University Archives.

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