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Agriculture -- Arkansas

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 39 Collections and/or Records:

Arkansas Delta Oral History Project Records

Identifier: MC 2372
Scope and Content Note The collection includes interviews, documentation, and research project materials created as part of the Arkansas Delta Oral History Project. These include transcripts, release forms, audiocassette tapes, compact discs, and mini digital video cassette tapes of interviews on different topics in the Arkansas Delta; student projects in the forms of papers, PowerPoints, skits, drawings, and poems; and student thank you cards to interviewees. Some examples of topics covered include integration in...
Dates: 2007-2012

Arkansas: Then and Now Photograph Collection

Identifier: MC 2465

Photographic negatives and prints of Arkansas life and industry made from a set of slides created or collected by University of Arkansas Geosciences professor Thomas O. Graff circa 1975, along with a script used in presenting the slides.

Dates: 1940-1975

Benjamin W. Bedford Farm Account Book

Identifier: MS L58 B39
Scope and Content Note

Record of farm accounts maintained by Faulkner County, Arkansas farmer in 1879.

Dates: 1879

Landis Seawell Bennett Photograph Collection

Identifier: MC 1564
Scope and Contents The collection contains photographs taken by Landis Seawell Bennett, primarily of Arkansas locations and events. Locations include the University of Arkansas campus (Fayetteville, Ark.); Mt. Sequoyah (Fayetteville, Ark.); Shipley’s Bakery (Fayetteville, Ark.); the Fayetteville Square (Fayetteville, Ark.); Marianna, Ark.; Monte Ne (Benton County, Ark.); Cane Hill, Ark.; Eureka Springs, Ark.; Berryville, Ark.; Little Rock, Ark.; White Rock Mountain (Winslow, Ark.); and Hollister, Mo. Subjects...
Dates: 1936-1939

William Blanks Diaries

Identifier: MC 317
Scope and Content Note Diaries (positive photocopies) of William Blanks, December 1917 - April 1919 and April 1919 - January 1920. Topics include weather, work (at a store, an undertaker or funeral home, and at Hamburg Bank), and day-to-day life in Hamburg, Ashley County, Arkansas; agriculture, particularly cotton crops and livestock; the 1919 influenza epidemic; and President Woodrow Wilson's cancelled Little Rock speech. Persons mentioned include J.B. Callaway, Leroy Lane, Murphy Jones, Walter Johnner, Gaster...
Dates: 1917-1920

Brucellosis Control Survey

Identifier: MC 888
Scope and Content Note

Survey forms used to discover who raise livestock in Western Arkansas and Eastern Oklahoma, and who are having the most trouble with brucellosis control.

Dates: 1985

Harold J. Butler Papers

Identifier: MC 1876
Scope and Content Note

The Harold J. Butler Materials contain twelve Field Diaries from 1937-1942, personal photographs of Harold J. Butler and photographs beginning to end of his worksites. Materials also include correspondence, newspaper articles,textbooks, and pamphlets.

Dates: 1925-1945

Jesse Laurence Charlton Photographs

Identifier: MC 545
Scope and Content Note Collection of 256 glossy prints, mostly 8" by 10", made from the photographer’s negatives for Special Collections in the winter of 1980-1981. Subjects include rural schools before and after the WPA construction program and before and after consolidation; farm tenancy and migratory farm labor, many small rural churches and dwellings, including log structures, tenant houses, and sharecroppers’ cabins; and agricultural structures, including many types of chicken houses, barns, and...
Dates: 1937-1954

Chicken-of-Tomorrow Contest Papers

Identifier: MC 580
Scope and Content Note

The papers consist of correspondence regarding the upcoming contest, publications pertaining to the contest, and informational and advertising material apparently given to delegates and contestants. Most advertising material not having to do with poultry raising has been removed from the collection.

Dates: 1951

Core Family Papers

Identifier: MC 1380
Scope and Content Note The collection includes personal materials of the members of the extended Core family, including both Mr. and Mrs. Core's parents and grandparents, as well as their children and Mrs. Core's siblings. These range from diaries, scrapbooks, and correspondence to financial and medical records. The collection also contains materials gathered by Dorothy Core in her historical and genealogical research. They address four distinct areas of history--colonial Arkansas, Arkansas County after...
Dates: 1723-1996

Gail Latimer Cramer Papers

Identifier: MC 2598
Content Description

This collection contains documents from former U of A Professsor Gail L. Cramer and includes correspondence, research on rice, agricultural economics, international trade and marketing, books on these subjects, reports, publications, and textbooks authored by Cramer, reports from organizations regarding agricultural economics, slides, photographs, memorabilia, and digital files.

Dates: 1947-2022; Majority of material found within 1967-2016

"Peg Leg" Decker Photographs

Identifier: MC 1025
Scope and Content Note Glass plate negatives of businesses and people in Leslie (Searcy County), Arkansas, 1907-1921. At least some of the portraits in this collection were obviously taken outside houses, with a backdrop hung to make a "studio" portrait. Some images were identified by people attending a Homecoming at Leslie; their notes, from the photocopies, are included in contents descriptions. Unless otherwise noted, the plates are 6 1/2" x 8 1/2". Many, especially the portraits, have two images...
Dates: 1907-1921

Zula Zanzibar Deeter Oral History Typescript

Identifier: MC 1082
Scope and Content Note

Typescript of transcribed oral history interview of Zula Zanzibar Deeter by Esther B. Raun. The interview was conducted in fall 1978; the transcript was completed in 1987, and includes a foreward and postscript by Raun, as well as a topical index. Topics include cars, Civilian Conservation Corps camps, childbirth and child rearing, clothing, the Great Depression, farming, food, illnesses and medical care, religion, social life, and education.

Dates: 1987

Elms Planting Company Record Books

Identifier: MC 793
Scope and Content Note Record Books: Materials include the records of the Elms Planting Company and its various divisions: the Altheimer Gin Company, the Jefferson Gin Company, and the Merchants and Farmers Gin and Supply Company. Records consist of handwritten cotton yield, seed, and gin ledgers. The collection includes an Elms Planting Company accounts receivable book, an Elms Mercantile Company general ledger, and two One Day Books from the Elms Mercantile Company. A positive photocopy of a plat book, showing...
Dates: 1934-1955

Farmers' Educational and Co-Operative Union Broadside

Identifier: MC 670
Scope and Content Note

Printed broadside "To the Farmers of Arkansas" by J.B. Paine, Secretary-Treasurer (of the Arkansas Union) regarding the establishment of community cooperative "Business Enterprises."

Dates: circa 1912

John H. Ganner Studio Photographs

Identifier: MC 1261
Scope and Content Note The collection consists almost entirely of negatives: 302 glass plate negatives (only a few dated, these from 1900 to 1909) and about 2600 film negatives (dated from 1912 to 1951, most dated in the 1930s and 1940s). The collection also includes movies, prints (61 vintage prints and 102 prints made in the course of processing), correspondence, and other papers. Index of Names Explanations Most of the negatives were originally in...
Dates: circa 1890 to 1951

Gilleylen-Eley-Stokes Family Papers

Identifier: MC 1653

This collection consists of materials related to the Gillylen, Eley, and Stokes families of Pike County, Arkansas.

Dates: Majority of material found within 1885-2000

Thomas Hottel Gist Plantation and Business Records

Identifier: MS G44 79B
Scope and Content Note Correspondence, ledgers, journals, daybooks, receipts, invoices, statements of account, certificates and other records, 1897-1959, created or received by cotton planter Thomas Hottel Gist; by planter, realtor, and merchant John Petty Moore; by attorney Jesse Boomer Daggett; or by attorney Charles Ebenezer Daggett, and pertaining to: various aspects of the operation and management of Gist's plantation in Phillips County (1921-1937) and in Lee County, Arkansas (1937-1959), especially as...
Dates: 1897-1959

Irvin and Gaynelle Park Graves Family and Business Records

Identifier: MC 1137
Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of correspondence, personal and business records, and a few photographs. The papers show how the Graves family's farm was financed, especially during the Great Depression and includes transactions with the Federal Land Bank and commercial banks, mortgage and loan records, and records pertaining to the Ozark Fruit Growers Association. Personal records include poll tax receipts, insurance policies, daily expense records and Odd Fellows records for 1910.

Dates: 1899-1943

Horace Paul Bryan Collection

Identifier: MC 444
Scope and Content Note

The collection, created by Horace Paul Bryan, consists of photocopies of various newspaper and magazine articles written by Bryan and/or about agriculture, coal mining, sea life, labor, and local history.

Dates: 1930-1978

J.W. Hudson Farm Account Records

Identifier: MC 1757
Scope and Content Note

Materials include farm record books for the years 1940-1961, a soil and water conservation plan book, and a farm map and plan book.

Dates: 1940-1961

Irby Family Papers

Identifier: MC 474
Scope and Content Note

Family and business papers pertaining to the Stephen W. Irby family of Desha County, Arkansas.

The Irby family papers consist almost entirely of business papers concerning the agricultural and legal concerns of Stephen W. Irby. Also included are four volumes of poetry written and copied by Mrs. Mattie E. Moore who was an employee of Irby in the early twentieth century.

Dates: 1905-1941

Lakeport Plantation Ledger

Identifier: MC 1299
Scope and Content Note

Chicot County, Arkansas, cotton plantation, founded by Joel Johnson in 1831. Ledger containing individual and commercial account information for those transacting business with Lakeport. The ledger was rebound from its original form, and information laying within the gutter of any individual page break may not be legible. This film is the best copy available.

Dates: 1917-1927

Lakeport Plantation Records

Identifier: MC 1209
Scope and Content Note

Chicot County, Arkansas, enslaved labor plantation that grew cotton, founded by Joel Johnson in 1831. Primarily cotton books, ledgers, and some laid-in correspondence pertaining to the operation of Lakeport Plantation under the direction of Dr. Victor M. Johnson, Joel's grandson. Arranged chronologically within topically labeled folders.

Dates: 1833-1929

Lee Wilson and Company Records

Identifier: MC 1289
Scope and Content Note Materials in the collection fall into three basic groups: the Bank of Wilson, Lee Wilson and Company, and Keiser Supply Company. Bank of Wilson records relate to both individual and business accounts. Materials include correspondence and statements, bank statements, cancelled checks and receipts, and cash vouchers. Lee Wilson and Company records pertain to the activities of the company as well as the communities founded by Lee Wilson. They include materials related to labor...
Dates: 1830-1996