Category Archives: Agriculture

Farish R. Betton papers, 1952-1963.

Creator: Betton, Farish R.
Collection number: 3939
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Abstract: Letters received by Betton, vice president of the National Agricultural Workers Union at St. Louis, Mo., from Harry Leland Mitchell and others, concerning the Southern Tenant Farmers Union and its successor organizations, and related Continue reading Farish R. Betton papers, 1952-1963.

Wilson L. Newman correspondence with George Washington Carver, 1926-1943.

Creator: Newman, Wilson L.
Collection number: 4641
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Abstract: George Washington Carver (1864?-1943), African-American scientist of the Experimental Station of the Tuskegee Normal and Industrial Insitute, was known for his work in Continue reading Wilson L. Newman correspondence with George Washington Carver, 1926-1943.

Ben Sparkman plantation journal, 1848-1859 (bulk 1853-1859).

Creator: Sparkman, Ben, fl. 1853-1859.
Collection number: 3574-z
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Abstract: Ben Sparkman was a rice planter who owned or managed at least three plantations, probably in the Georgetown District of South Carolina. The collection is a plantation journal, dated Continue reading Ben Sparkman plantation journal, 1848-1859 (bulk 1853-1859).

C. Horace Hamilton papers, 1920s-1970s.

Creator: Hamilton, C. Horace (Charles Horace), 1901-1977.
Collection number: 4344
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Abstract: Charles Horace Hamilton was a rural sociologist with particular interests in rural life, the rural church, the rural family, rural health issues, the land tenure system, farm labor, internal migration, methods of population Continue reading C. Horace Hamilton papers, 1920s-1970s.

William Ervine Sparkman plantation journal, 1833-1888 (bulk 1833-1866).

Creator: Sparkman, William Ervine, 1813-1846.
Collection number: 681-z
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Abstract: William Ervine Sparkman, South Carolina rice planter of the Georgetown and Williamsburg districts on the Black River, married M.A.E. Burgess in December 1836. He was the Continue reading William Ervine Sparkman plantation journal, 1833-1888 (bulk 1833-1866).

Southern Tenant Farmers' Union records, 1934-1991.

Creator: Southern Tenant Farmers’ Union.
Collection number: 3472
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Abstract: The Southern Tenant Farmers’ Union, organized at Poinsett County, Ark., in 1934, was especially active in Arkansas, Missouri, and Texas. The Union spread into the southeastern states and to California, affiliating off and on Continue reading Southern Tenant Farmers' Union records, 1934-1991.

Thomas E. Watson papers, 1863-1996.

Creator: Watson, Thomas E. (Thomas Edward), 1856-1922.
Collection number: 755
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Abstract: Thomas E. Watson of Thomson, Ga., was a lawyer; politician and Populist Party candidate for U.S. vice-president in 1896 and for president in 1904 and 1908; senator, 1921-1922; Continue reading Thomas E. Watson papers, 1863-1996.

Penn School papers, 1862-2004.

Creator: Penn School papers, 1862-2004.
Collection number: 3615
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Abstract: The Penn School on Saint Helena Island, S.C., was founded during the Civil War by northern philanthropists and missionaries for former plantation slaves in an area occupied by the United States Army. Over the years, with Continue reading Penn School papers, 1862-2004.