This study is provided by ICPSR. ICPSR provides leadership and training in data access, curation, and methods of analysis for a diverse and expanding social science research community.

Adjustments to Resource Depletion: The Case of American Agriculture -- Kansas, 1874-1936 (ICPSR 7594)

Principal Investigator(s): Parker, William N.; DeCanio, Stephen J.; Trojanowski, Joseph M.


This data collection contains time series data on a selected set of agricultural variables for 105 Kansas counties over the period 1874-1936. The study, part of a larger research project on American agriculture funded by the National Science Foundation, was prepared at Yale University as Version 2 of KANATICS (a Kansas Agricultural Time Series/Cross Section), which extends and corrects the first version, a 1977 working paper. The series data in Part 1 are an exact representation of the data found in various quarterly, annual, and biennial reports of the Kansas State Board of Agriculture. Data include information on acreage sown, number of bushels and value of different field crops harvested, and number and value of livestock. Part 2 contains consolidated and manipulated series data, including manipulations of the series in Part 1, e.g., the value per bushel of various field crops, adjusted total cultivated acres, adjusted field crop income, and prices per animal.

Access Notes

  • Data in this collection are available only to users at ICPSR member institutions. Please log in so we can determine if you are with a member institution and have access to these data files.


DS0:  Study-Level Files
DS1:  File 1 - Download All Files (9.125 MB)
DS2:  File 2 - Download All Files (7.495 MB)

Study Description


Parker, William N., Stephen J. DeCanio, and Joseph M. Trojanowski. Adjustments to Resource Depletion: The Case of American Agriculture -- Kansas, 1874-1936. ICPSR07594-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2000. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR07594.v1

Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR07594.v1

Export Citation:

  • RIS (generic format for RefWorks, EndNote, etc.)
  • EndNote XML (EndNote X4.0.1 or higher)


This study was funded by:

  • National Science Foundation (SOC 75-08056)

Scope of Study

Subject Terms:    agricultural development, agricultural productivity, agriculture, commodities, counties, crop production, crop value, economic history, livestock inventories, livestock value, nineteenth century, twentieth century

Geographic Coverage:    Kansas, United States

Time Period:   

  • 1874--1936

Date of Collection:   

  • 1976--1977 (Original data collected 1874-1936.)

Universe:    Agricultural production statistics for 105 Kansas counties over the period 1874-1936.

Data Type(s):    aggregate data

Data Collection Notes:

The data are organized in matrix form. Each of the rows of the matrix is a single logical record and consists of 63 observations (one per year) for one county for one variable. Within each matrix, the counties are in alphabetical order. Each variable is fourteen characters wide. Both data files contain some blanks.

At the request of the principal investigators, any publications drawing upon this file should acknowledge the initial preparers, Stephen J. DeCanio and Joseph Trojanowski (of Yale University), and note that the data were prepared as part of a research project funded by the National Science Foundation.


Data Source:

quarterly, annual and biennial reports of the Kansas State Board of Agriculture


Original ICPSR Release:   1984-05-11

Version History:

  • 2006-01-18 File CB7594.ALL.PDF was removed from any previous datasets and flagged as a study-level file, so that it will accompany all downloads.

Related Publications


Metadata Exports

If you're looking for collection-level metadata rather than an individual metadata record, please visit our Metadata Records page.

Download Statistics