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THE FEDERAL FARM LOAN

BUREAU
ITS HISTORY, ACTIVITIES
AND ORGANIZATION

THE INSTITUTE FOR GOVERNMENT RESEARCH

Washington, D. C.

The Institute for Government Research is an association of citizens for coöperating with public officials in the scientific study of government with a view to promoting efficiency and economy in its operations and advancing the science of administration. It aims to bring into existence such information and materials as will aid in the formation of public opinion and will assist officials, particularly those of the national government, in their efforts to put the public administration upon a more efficient basis.

To this end, it seeks by the thoroughgoing study and examination of the best administrative practice, public and private, American and foreign, to formulate those principles which lie at the basis of all sound administration, and to determine their proper adaptation to the specific needs of our public administration.

The accomplishment of specific reforms the Institute recognizes to be the task of those who are charged with the responsibility of legislation and administration; but it seeks to assist, by scientific study and research, in laying a solid foundation of information and experience upon which such reforms may be successfully built.

While some of the Institute's studies find application only in the form of practical coöperation with the administration officers directly concerned, many are of interest to other administrators and of general educational value. The results of such studies the Institute purposes to publish in such form as will insure for them the widest possible utilization.

Officers
Robert S. Brookings,

Frank J. Goodnow,
Chairman

Vice-Chairman
James F. Curtis,

Frederick Strauss,
Secretary

Treasurer

Trustees
Edwin A. Alderman Felix Frankfurter A. Lawrence Lowell
Robert S. Brookings Edwin F. Gay

Samuel Mather
James F. Curtis Frank J. Goodnow Richard B. Mellon
R. Fulton Cutting Jerome D. Greene

Martin A. Ryerson Frederic A. Delano Arthur T. Hadley Frederick Strauss Henry S. Dennison Herbert C. Hoover Silas H. Strawn George Eastman David F. Houston William H. Taft Raymond B. Fosdick

Ray Lyman Wilbur

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Director
W. F. Willoughby

Editor
F. W. Powell

INSTITUTE FOR GOVERNMENT RESEARCH

SERVICE MONOGRAPHS

OF THE
UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT

No. 34

THE FEDERAL FARM LOAN

BUREAU

ITS HISTORY, ACTIVITIES

AND ORGANIZATION

BY
W. STULL HOLT

THE JOHNS HOPKINS PRESS
BALTIMORE

MARYLAND
1924

COPYRIGHT, 1924, BY
THE INSTITUTE FOR GOVERNMENT RESEARCH

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PUBLICATIONS OF THE INSTITUTE FOR GOVERNMENT RESEARCH

STUDIES IN ADMINISTRATION.
The System of Financial Administration of Great

Britain.
By W. F. Willoughby, W. W. Willoughby, and S. M.

Lindsay. 378 pp. $3.
The Budget.
By René Stourm.
T. Plazinski, Translator; W. F. McCaleb, Editor.

648 pp. $4.
The Canadian Budgetary System.

By H. C. Villard and W.W. Willoughby. 390 pp. $3.
The Problem of a National Budget.

By W. F. Willoughby. 234 pp. $3.
The Movement for Budgetary Reform in the States.

By W. F. Willoughby. 266 pp. $3.
Teachers' Pension Systems in the United States.

By Paul Studensky. 474 pp. $3.
Organized Efforts for the Improvement of Methods

of Administration in the United States.
By Gustavus A. Weber. 408 pp. $3.
The Federal Service: A Study of the System of Per-

sonnel Administration of the United States

Government.
By Lewis Mayers. 624 pp. $5.
The Reorganization of the Administrative Branch of

the National Government.
By W. F. Willoughby. 314. pp. $3:
The Development of National Administrative Organ-

ization in the United States.

By Lloyd M. Short. 531 pp. $5.
PRINCIPLES OF ADMINISTRATION.
Principles Governing the Retirement of Public

Employees.
By Lewis Meriam. 508 pp. $3.
Principles of Government Purchasing.

By Arthur G. Thomas. 290 pp. $3.
Principles of Government Accounting and Reporting.

By Francis Oakey, C. P. A. 582 pp. $5.
Principles of Personnel Administration.

By Arthur W. Procter. 256 pp. $3.

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