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Ruth Hale collection

 Collection
Identifier: L1986-10

Scope and Contents of 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.

Dates

  • 1933-1938, 1971

Creator

Restrictions on Access

Unrestricted access.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

To quote in print, or otherwise reproduce in whole or in part in any publication, including on the Worldwide Web, any material from this collection, the researcher must obtain permission from (1) the owner of the physical property and (2) the holder of the copyright. Persons wishing to quote from this collection should consult the reference archivist to determine copyright holders for information in this collection. Reproduction of any item must contain the complete citation to the original. All requests subject to limitations noted in departmental policies on reproduction.

Biography of Ruth Hale

Ruth C. Hale was born in Griffin, Georgia, the daughter of an agronomist who moved his family from Arkansas to accept a Depression-era job with the Agricultural Experiment Station in Griffin. Ruth Hale would earn degrees at the University of Arkansas (English) and Columbia University (Library Science). She was an administrator at the library of the Georgia Institute of Technology and served as the Georgia Tech archivist from 1989 until her retirement in 1999.

Extent

0.05 Linear Feet (in 1 folder)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract:

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 includes printed material and correspondence.

Acquisition Information

Donated by Ruth Hale, 1986.

Processing Information

Processed by Carley Henderson at the file level, May 2014.
Title
Ruth Hale:
Subtitle
A Guide to Her Collection at Georgia State University
Status
Completed
Author
Georgia State University Library
Date
May 2014
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Revision Statements

  • May 2014: Electronic finding aid created by Carley Henderson.

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

Contact:
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