Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Science

Degree Discipline

Agriculture Economics


This is a historical treatise of the progress of the Rural Electrification Administration and the development of the Navarro County Electric Co-op. It points out the struggle the REA encounted before it was organized, and a comprehensive study of the growth and development of the Navarro County Electric Co-op for a period of ten years.

It is the purpose of this thesis to show: 1. The Role of the Rural Electrification Administration in the development of rural areas. 2. To prove that the Rural Electrification Administration has been an asset to the American common-wealth rather than a liability. 3. To show the accomplishments of a cooperative unit as a service organization. 4. To show the status of the farm population now as compared to 1935, and the availability of modern house-hold equipment in the farm home today as compared with that of the city home.

Data for this thesis were secured in the following manner: 1. From books, pamphlets, magazines, newspapers, official publications, and the Congressional Record. 2. Questionnaires, and personal interviews.

Committee Chair/Advisor

J. M. Coruthers


Prairie View A&M College


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Date of Digitization


Contributing Institution

John B Coleman Library

City of Publication

Prairie View




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