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Photocopies of correspondence and printed material, 1933-1938, 1971, undated

 File — Box: 2105, Folder: 5

Scope and Contents of the Collection

From the Collection:

The Ruth Hale collection, 1933-1938, 1971, documents farm conditions, particularly that of sharecroppers, and the activities of Southern Tenant Farmer's Union (an interracial organization founded in 1934 to seek relief from the federal government for sharecroppers and tenant farmers) in Arkansas during the 1930s. The collection contains material, 1933-1938, such as correspondence, complaints of Sharecroppers and Southern Tenant Farmer's Union against Fairview Farms (Arkansas), a report on communist activity in "the South and Birmingham," correspondence to Arkansas Governor J. M. Futrell, minutes from All Cotton States Committee Conference (Washington, D.C.), transcript of a radio speech by Chester C. Davis (Administrator, Agricultural Adjustment Act), a resolution, transcript of a speech by U. S. Representative Lindsay C. Warren (North Carolina) to the House of Representatives, and issues of the Southern Tenant Farmers' Union periodical, Share-croppers Voice. The collection also includes clippings dated 1971. All of the material in the collection is in photocopied form.


  • Creation: 1933-1938, 1971, undated


Restrictions on Access

Collection is open for research use.


1 folder(s)

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

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