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FARMERS IDEAL LINE OF AGRICULTURAL IMPLEMENTS, TOOLS AND SPECIAL PREMIUMS

Author:
Farmer Seed and Nursery Co  Search this
Type:
Periodicals
Trade catalogs
Date:
19uu
ND
Topic:
Agricultural implements  Search this
Call number:
014877
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_223621

Oliver "Cletrac" HG Tru-traction for the farmer

Author:
Oliver Corporation  Search this
Physical description:
11, [3] p
Type:
Catalogs
Trade catalogs
Date:
1900
1995
19--]
Topic:
Farm tractors  Search this
Call number:
48387
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_471588

[Trade catalogs from Farmers Equipment Co.]

Company Name:
Farmers Equipment Co.  Search this
Notes content:
Feed mixer; feed mill; crusher; grinder; pulverizer.
Includes:
Trade catalog
Black and white images
Physical description:
2 pieces; 1 box
Language:
English
Type of material:
Trade catalogs
Trade literature
Place:
Chicago, Illinois, United States
Date:
1900s
Topic (Romaine term):
Farm equipment and supplies (including dairy and poultry equipment)  Search this
Agricultural tools and machinery  Search this
Mills and milling supplies  Search this
Topic:
Agricultural implements  Search this
Agricultural machinery  Search this
Dairying  Search this
Farm equipment  Search this
Milling machinery  Search this
Record ID:
SILNMAHTL_14451
Location:
Trade Literature at the American History Museum Library
Collection:
Smithsonian Libraries Trade Literature Collections
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILNMAHTL_14451

[Trade catalogs from Farmers Plant Co.]

Company Name:
Farmers Plant Co.  Search this
Notes content:
Vegetable seeds and plants: onions, cabbage; sweet potatoes; tomatoes.
Includes:
Trade catalog and price lists
Black and white images
Physical description:
1 piece; 1 box
Language:
English
Type of material:
Trade catalogs
Trade literature
Place:
Texarkana, Texas, United States
Date:
1900s
Topic (Romaine term):
Farm equipment and supplies (including dairy and poultry equipment)  Search this
Seed and nursery catalogs  Search this
Topic:
Dairying  Search this
Farm equipment  Search this
Nurseries (Horticulture)  Search this
Nursery stock  Search this
Seeds  Search this
Record ID:
SILNMAHTL_14453
Location:
Trade Literature at the American History Museum Library
Collection:
Smithsonian Libraries Trade Literature Collections
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILNMAHTL_14453

[Trade catalogs from Farmers Veterinary Supply Co.]

Company Name:
Farmers Veterinary Supply Co.  Search this
Notes content:
anti-serums ; bacterins ; vaccines for all animals ; hypodermic syringes and needles
Includes:
Trade catalog and price lists
Black and white images
Physical description:
1 piece; 1 box
Language:
English
Type of material:
Trade catalogs
Trade literature
Place:
St. Paul, Minnesota, United States
Date:
1900s
Topic (Romaine term):
Farm equipment and supplies (including dairy and poultry equipment)  Search this
Veterinary and pet supplies  Search this
Drugs; pharmaceuticals and patent medicines  Search this
Topic:
Dairying  Search this
Drugs  Search this
Farm equipment  Search this
Patent medicines  Search this
Pet supplies  Search this
Pharmacy  Search this
Veterinary instruments and apparatus  Search this
Veterinary medicine  Search this
Record ID:
SILNMAHTL_35799
Collection:
Smithsonian Libraries Trade Literature Collections
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILNMAHTL_35799

Underwood & Underwood Agriculture Photonegative Collection

Creator:
Underwood & Underwood Studios  Search this
Underwood & Underwood, Inc.  Search this
Extent:
0.5 Cubic feet (2 boxes)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Photographs
Date:
circa 1930s-1940s
Scope and Contents:
Negatives depict agricultural subjects.,The collection contains 109 4" x 5" glass negatives, 5 5" x 7" glass negatives, 5 5" x 7" film negatives, and 2 6-1/2" x 8-1/2" glass negatives. There are xerographic copies of selected original captions (originals, on enclosures, discarded). Stock file for newspaper and magazine reproduction.
Arrangement:
1 series, arranged by size.
Biographical / Historical:
These negatives are from the Underwood & Underwood Illustrations stock files, 1930s-1940s.
Provenance:
Collection donated by Underwood and Underwood, date unknown.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection is open for research.
Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Farmers -- 1930-1950  Search this
Agriculture -- Photographs -- 1930-50 -- United States  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- Black-and-white negatives -- Acetate film -- 1930-1950
Citation:
Underwood & Underwood Agriculture Photonegative Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0219
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0219

[Trade catalogs from Farmers Barn Equipment Co.]

Company Name:
Farmers Barn Equipment Co.  Search this
Notes content:
Barn equipment: stanchions and stalls; individual manger divisions; pen fittings; bull, cow, maternity, calf, hog pens; alley gates; milking stools; steel posts; litter carriers; hangers and tracks; switches; feed trucks; horse stalls; swinging booms; feed boxes; harness hooks; automatic water bowls; ventilators.
Includes:
Trade catalog
Black and white images
Physical description:
1 piece; 1 box
Language:
English
Type of material:
Trade catalogs
Trade literature
Place:
Stevens Point, Wisconsin, United States
Date:
1900s
Topic (Romaine term):
Materials handling equipment (includes barrels; bottling and filling; casters; chains; etc.)  Search this
Livestock and fisheries  Search this
Farm equipment and supplies (including dairy and poultry equipment)  Search this
Heating; ventilation and air conditioning  Search this
Topic:
Air conditioning  Search this
Animal industry  Search this
Barrels  Search this
Bottling  Search this
Dairying  Search this
Farm equipment  Search this
Fisheries  Search this
Heating  Search this
Heating and ventilation industry  Search this
Industrial equipment  Search this
Livestock  Search this
Ventilation  Search this
Record ID:
SILNMAHTL_14450
Location:
Trade Literature at the American History Museum Library
Collection:
Smithsonian Libraries Trade Literature Collections
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILNMAHTL_14450

[Trade catalogs from Chas. E. Hunter Farmers' Friend Plow Works]

Company Name:
Chas. E. Hunter Farmers' Friend Plow Works  Search this
Notes content:
Hand plows.
Includes:
Trade catalog
Black and white images
Physical description:
1 piece; 1 box
Language:
English
Type of material:
Trade catalogs
Trade literature
Place:
Fredericksburg, Virginia, United States
Date:
1900s
Topic (Romaine term):
Agricultural tools and machinery  Search this
Topic:
Agricultural implements  Search this
Agricultural machinery  Search this
Record ID:
SILNMAHTL_20371
Location:
Trade Literature at the American History Museum Library
Collection:
Smithsonian Libraries Trade Literature Collections
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILNMAHTL_20371

[Trade catalogs from Philadelphia Farmers and Dairymens Supply Co.]

Company Name:
Philadelphia Farmers and Dairymens Supply Co.  Search this
Notes content:
Cute clover-shaped catalog, aka "The Bestov Book" of supplies, tools, machinery and equipment for farm and dairy use, circa 1920.
Includes:
Trade catalog and price lists
Black and white images
Color images
Physical description:
1 piece; 1 box
Language:
English
Type of material:
Trade catalogs
Trade literature
Place:
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Date:
1900s
Topic (Romaine term):
Engines and motors: steam; oil; gas; etc.  Search this
Pumping machinery and air compressors  Search this
Woodworking machinery and wood crafts  Search this
Farm equipment and supplies (including dairy and poultry equipment)  Search this
Cleaning tools and supplies  Search this
Refrigeration and ice-making equipment  Search this
Clothing (including hats; shoes; accessories; etc)  Search this
Foods and beverage products and processing equipment (including brewing; distilleries; beer; wine; etc.)  Search this
Plumbing supplies and fixtures  Search this
Hardware and hand tools  Search this
Agricultural tools and machinery  Search this
Waste Management (including water treatment; recycling; refuse collection; industrial waste; etc.)  Search this
Materials handling equipment (includes barrels; bottling and filling; casters; chains; etc.)  Search this
Measuring; calculating and testing devices  Search this
Fences  Search this
Topic:
"Recycling (Waste, etc.)"  Search this
Agricultural implements  Search this
Agricultural machinery  Search this
Air-compressors  Search this
Barrels  Search this
Beverage industry  Search this
Bottling  Search this
Calculators  Search this
Cleaning compounds  Search this
Cleaning machinery and appliances  Search this
Clothing and dress  Search this
Dairying  Search this
Distilleries  Search this
Dress accessories  Search this
Engines  Search this
Farm equipment  Search this
Fence industry  Search this
Food industry and trade  Search this
Hardware  Search this
Hats  Search this
Ice -- Manufacture  Search this
Industrial equipment  Search this
Measuring instruments  Search this
Motors  Search this
Plumbing equipment industry  Search this
Plumbing fixtures  Search this
Record ID:
SILNMAHTL_31861
Location:
Trade Literature at the American History Museum Library
Collection:
Smithsonian Libraries Trade Literature Collections
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILNMAHTL_31861

Philip W. Wolle Papers, 1883-1969

Creator:
Wolle, Philip W. 1893-1969  Search this
Subject:
Conger, Paul S (Paul Sydney) 1897-1979  Search this
Wolle, Francis 1817-1893  Search this
Drouet, Francis 1907-  Search this
Patrick, Ruth 1907-2013  Search this
Physical description:
3 cu. ft. (3 record storage boxes)
Type:
Mixed archival materials
Collection descriptions
Date:
1883
1883-1969
Topic:
Algology  Search this
Botany  Search this
Local number:
SIA RU007385
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_217541

Songs from the Depression [sound recording] / sung by the New Lost City Ramblers

Performer:
New Lost City Ramblers  Search this
Commentator:
Seeger, Mike 1933-2009  Search this
Cohen, John 1932-  Search this
Paley, Tom  Search this
Physical description:
1 phonograph record : analog, 33 1/3 rpm ; 12 in
Culture:
Americans  Search this
Type:
Phonograph records
Place:
United States
Date:
1959
1920-1930
Topic:
Folk songs, English  Search this
Work songs  Search this
Great Depression  Search this
Local number:
FW05264
Folkways 5264
Restrictions & Rights:
Restrictions on access
See more items in:
Folkways Records Collection 1948-1986
Data Source:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_232310

Farmers helping farmers : the rise of the farm and home bureaus, 1914-1935 / Nancy K. Berlage

Author:
Berlage, Nancy K. 1966-  Search this
Physical description:
ix, 308 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Type:
Books
History
Place:
United States
Date:
2016
20th century
Topic:
Agriculture--Societies, etc--History  Search this
Agriculture, Cooperative--History  Search this
Agriculture--History  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1090309

John K. Parlett Collection of Agricultural Ephemera

Manufacturer:
Custom Auto and Equipment Sales  Search this
Allis-Chalmers -- 20th century  Search this
Case -- 20th century  Search this
International Harvestor. Case-IH -- 20th century  Search this
John Deere and Company. John Deere Plow Company -- 20th century  Search this
Sperry New Holland -- 20th century  Search this
Todd Equipment Company -- 20th century  Search this
Creator:
Parlett, John K., 1937-2005  Search this
Extent:
20 Cubic feet (60 boxes)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Date:
1859-2011, undated
Summary:
The John K. Parlett Collection of Agricultural Ephemera, 1859-2011, undated, is a collection of operator's instruction manuals, parts illustrations manuals, dealership materials, farming, farm life, and agriculture-related ephemera. The material is from national companies as well as local manufacturers and businesses.
Scope and Contents:
The collection consists of farming and rural life ephemera, dating from about 1859-2011, and undated. The materials are national in scope and include agricultural ephemera from all regions of the United States. Since Parlett's collecting interest spanned the entire spectrum of agricultural work, the collection is not livestock or crop specific. It covers many types of farming from dairying, beekeeping, poultry, cattle, sheep, and hogs to raising tobacco, small grains, hay and forage. It includes almanacs, operator's manuals, catalogues, promotional materials, pocket ledgers and notebooks, mail order catalogs, state fair advertising and catalogues, livestock care and feeding manuals, correspondence, receipts, guarantees, chemical and fertilizer handbooks, account books, "Ladies'" notebooks and calendars, directories, price lists, corporate "yearbooks," clothing advertisements and catalogues, farming practices handbooks, agent's sales order books, seed guides, National Grange material, farming co-op by-laws and ephemera, agriculture related convention materials, poultry magazines and journals, beekeeping magazines, barn and housing design material, gardening manuals, sales contracts for machinery, appliance manuals, commodity marketing guides, auction catalogues, home canning and meat processing manuals and guides, price lists, pamphlets, sale brochures, and dealer service manuals.

The range and national scope of items in the collection illustrate the progression of invention within agriculture. The machinery manuals not only describe machinery in detail, but break it down to the machinery components, how it is put together and how it is repaired. The invention aspect tracks the development of farm mechanization from hand work with intensive labor requirements to machinery developed to decrease labor costs and numbers while at the same time increasing production. The changes in agricultural technology in the later years of the Industrial Revolution, on the cusp of mechanization and the availability of mail order products for the home and farm, are documented in the collection by advertisements and mail order catalogues, for products purchased in nearby towns and equipment used in farm tasks.

The sizeable mail order component of the collection provides research opportunities into economics and marketing both to an agricultural community and an urban community. The demographic changes resulting from increased urbanization and employment opportunities in manufacturing -- and how small farms coped with them -- are documented in the collection by detailed descriptions of who was expected to do what tasks and how those tasks were accomplished. With the beginning of mail order by Aaron Montgomery Ward in 1872, mail order became an integral part of life in rural America. Mail order catalogs allowed rural residents to buy new equipment and follow the latest trends in fashion or household appliances without ever leaving the farm. Mail order also allowed rural American to reap the benefits of growing mass production. Homemade clothing gave way to ready-to-wear clothes sold through retail outlets and through mail order catalogues. Likewise tools and machinery that had been locally built and maintained gave way to parts and machinery that could be purchased through mail order as well as local equipment company dealers. Mail-order buying was made even more accessible in 1896 with the first rural free delivery (RFD) service.

Gender and ethnic aspects of farm life are documented in the collection. For example, sausage, lard, pudding making and similar tasks were traditionally done by women; labor was often divided along racial or ethnic lines and used different machinery and tools for various types of farms in different locations. The collection has a sizeable component of community materials related to farm life such as county and state fair catalogues, National Grange materials, and instructional booklets given away by feed and machinery manufacturers. "How to" booklets and pamphlets covering virtually every aspect of the farm and farm work targeted members of the farm family and its labor force.

The collection complements the Smithsonian's invention holdings as innovation was taking place on the farm as well as in the factory throughout the Industrial Revolution. The machinery manuals with their operation and repair guidelines, the schematic drawings and details on "new and improved" machinery provide a cohesive span of primary material to inform the evolution of farm work from hand and physical labor involving many people to the more mechanized farming capable of being done by one farmer alone or with minimal family or hired help.

The collection includes the business records (1971-1981, undated) for Custom Auto and Equipment Sales of Manassas, Virginia, a John Deere dealership. These records include equipment inventories, a John Deere Consumer Products Dealer Parts Administration Manual, JD Dart operators manual, and a Sperry New Holland dealer sales aid manual, sales accounts, all of which help document the transition from manual based accounting systems to product specific (in this case JD Dart for John Deere) computer based systems. This portion of the collection is illustrative of suburbanization. With the farm crisis of the early 1980s, Custom Auto and Equipment ceased selling farm machinery and concentrated on the urban aspect of the John Deere brand: lawnmowers, tillers and those pieces of machinery used in housing developments being built in and around Manassas. The market for farming equipment nearly ceased to exist and in an effort to salvage their business they adapted to the environment around them.

This collection also includes sales materials for Todd Equipment Company located in Chesapeake, Virginia with a branch office in Hagerstown, Maryland. Todd serves farm equipment dealers in the states of Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Virginia, and West Virginia. They carry an extensive line of machinery catering to all types of agricultural cultivation, care, and harvesting. As of 2015 they are still in business.

The collection is arranged in eight series with items arranged chronologically and in some series alphabetically.

Series 1, Allis-Chalmers, AGCO Allis, and Deutz Allis, 1957-1980, undated, is arranged chronologically. This series contains operator's manuals, sales ephemera, brochures, service manuals, setting up directions, a lease plan, and a sales book. This series includes brand names AGCO Allis, Allis-Chalmers, Athens Plow Company, Baldwin, and Jeoffroy Manufacturing Incorporated, L&M

Series 2, Case, Case-IH, International Harvester, 1903-1986, undated. This series is arranged chronologically. This series includes brand names McCormick-Deering, Farmall, International-Farmall, and McCormick. It includes sales brochures, price lists, operator and maintenance manuals, product guides, advertisements, pamphlets and brochures, catalogues, and a program from McCormick Day, 1931 in Blacksburg, Virginia.

Series 3, John Deere and Company, John Deere Plow Company, 1910-2008, undated, is arranged chronologically. This series contains publications, operator's and maintenance manuals, sales brochures and pamphlets, sales manuals, catalogues, product magazines, and safety manuals.

Series 4, Sperry-New Holland, 1975-1984, undated, is arranged chronologically. This series contains operator's and maintenance manuals, sales brochures and pamphlets.

Series 6, Custom Auto and Equipment Sales of Manassas, Virginia Business Records, 1971-1981, undated. These records include equipment inventories, John Deere Consumer Products Dealer Parts Administration Manual, JD Dart operator,s manual, and a Sperry New Holland dealer sales aid manual, and sales accounts.

Series 6, Todd Farm Equipment, Incorporated, 1973-1980, undated, is arranged chronologically. This series contains the contents of Todd's sales manual detailing various companies and their products. The series includes sales brochures, equipment specifications and capabilities as outlined in corporate sales material, and a Todd catalogue.

Series 7, Assorted Companies, Catalogues, Periodicals, and Publications, 1859-2011, undated. This series is arranged chronologically and then alphabetically for the undated material. This series contains material from a variety of companies and purveyors of farm-related equipment, products, and disciplines as well as farm culture-related materials. This series includes mail order catalogues, sales and instructional pamphlets, almanacs, advertisements, government publications, magazines, catalogues, convention and souvenir brochures, National Grange materials, manuals, cook books, record books, price lists, county and state fair ephemera, beekeeping-related materials, dairying related publications and equipment brochures, operator's manuals, and the auction catalogue from the Parlett Farm-Life Museum auction.

Series 8, Poultry, 1912-1949, undated, is arranged alphabetically. This series contains material related to the production of poultry. It includes magazines, advertisements for poultry products, and educational materials related to poultry.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged in eight series.

Series 1, Allis-Chalmers, AGCO Allis, and Deutz Allis, 1957-1980, undated.

Series 2, Case, Case-IH, International Harvester, 1903-1986, undated.

Series 3, John Deere and Company, John Deere Plow Company, 1910-2008, undated.

Series 4, Sperry-New Holland, 1975-1984, undated.

Series 6, Custom Auto and Equipment Sales of Manassas, Virginia Business Records, 1971-1981, undated.

Series 6, Todd Farm Equipment, Incorporated, 1973-1980, undated.

Series 7, Assorted Companies, Catalogues, Periodicals, and Publications, 1859-2011, undated.

Series 8, Poultry, 1912-1949, undated.
Biographical / Historical:
John K. Parlett (1937-2005) was born in St. Mary's County, Maryland, and was a life-long resident of the county and state. He was a farmer and businessman and served as a St. Mary's County Commissioner from 1974-1978 and as a member of the Maryland House of Delegates from 1981-1986.

Parlett began collecting farm equipment and agriculture-related ephemera in the 1960s. His son, John K. Parlett, Jr., stated, "The more he collected the more his passion grew." Even though Parlett lived in Maryland, his collecting was national in scope and included materials he and his wife bought on collecting trips around the country. Parlett expanded his collection of equipment and agricultural ephemera after retiring in 1986. John K. Parlett, Jr., stated, "he [Parlett Sr.] caught 'the antique bug' . . . [they] went out almost every weekend collecting more things." Parlett did not merely collect old machinery, he sought and acquired catalogues, equipment operation manuals, posters, ephemera, county and state fair ephemera, and even records from an agricultural equipment dealer, Custom Auto and Equipment Sales, in Manassas, Virginia.

Between 1988 and 1993 the collection grew so large that Parlett built a 60,000 square foot building on his farm to hold the machinery component. He converted many farm sheds, turkey and chicken houses into display areas and a library. Parlett eventually founded the John K. Parlett Farm Life Museum of Southern Maryland located on his farm, known as Green Manor. Beginning in 1996, the museum was opened annually for the Farm Life Festival, benefitting the St. Mary's County Christmas in April program, founded by Parlett. The collection was open by appointment for study; the local Amish community consulted some of the materials in the collection for help in repairing their outdated equipment. Parlett was highly respected in collecting circles. He was a tenacious and indefatigable collector who made an effort to collect all types of agricultural machinery as well as archival materials relating to farm life. Rare or obsolete items are included in this collection, as are ephemeral items relating to farm and ranch life. "If it was used on the farm or in rural America in the last 100 years, chances are it'll be at the Southern Maryland Farm Life Festival," enthused Agrifarm.com in 2008 when describing the Parlett holdings.

The last year for the Farm Life Festival was 2009. The Parlett Collection, consisting of 1007 lots of machinery, tools, tractors, household, and general store items, was auctioned by Aumann Auctions in the fall of 2011. At the auction, some materials and machinery were purchased by The Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, Michigan and other museums throughout the United States.

NMAH Curators Pete Daniel and Larry M. Jones surveyed the collection while Parlett was still alive. Jones was credited with advising Parlett while he was building the collection. Jones commented on the collection in 2005, "I was blown away by what he had put together; here was a man who turned an interest into one of the best rural farm life collections I've ever seen. And John has such an eye for good and appropriate stuff. It's just a sensational collection." He reportedly wrote a memo suggesting the Museum "investigate the possibility" of acquiring portions of the collection if and when Parlett was willing to donate items. There was no further discussion of acquiring any of the collection until 2010, when Craig Orr, archivist-curator, talked with John K. Parlett Jr., who expressed a willingness to donate the archival materials as the entire collection was being prepared for auction. Orr and Franklin A. Robinson, Jr., archives specialist, surveyed the collection in early 2011 and selected the materials included in the collection.
Related Materials:
Maid of Cotton, Cotton Council Collection, Southern Agriculture Oral History, Robinson and Via Family Papers, Louisan Mamer Papers, Harness-Maker's Account Books, Memphis Cotton Carnival Records, New England Merchant and Farmer Account Book, Hagan Brothers Account Books, Product Cookbook Collection, Maryland Farm Diary (1879-1894), Bermis B. Brown Collection, and The Cincinnati Boss Collection. The William E. Kost Farm Records, 1939-1989 and The Kent Family Records, 1879-1933.

There are holdings in the Division of Home and Community Life related to farming and agriculture including farm clothing, home arts materials such as needlework, quilts, sewing, kitchen appliances, farming implements and machinery, and 4-H objects. The Lemelson Center has assited in acquiring objects and archival collections in the field of invention and innovation in various divisions of NMAH.
Provenance:
This collection was donated by Catherine Parlett, widow of John K. Parlett, in 2012.
Restrictions:
This collection is open for use.
Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Reproduction permission from Archives Center: reproduction fees may apply. All duplication requests must be reviewed and approved by Archives Center staff.
Topic:
Tobacco -- 20th century  Search this
Tobacco  Search this
Poultry industry  Search this
Farmers  Search this
Farm ownership  Search this
Farm management  Search this
Tobacco farmers  Search this
Farm produce -- 1820-1850  Search this
Farm buildings  Search this
Family farms  Search this
Farm life -- 20th century  Search this
Farm equipment  Search this
Farmers' markets  Search this
Farmers -- Virginia  Search this
Dairy farms  Search this
Cotton farming  Search this
Hay  Search this
Community organization  Search this
Family  Search this
Factories  Search this
Machinery -- 1940-1990  Search this
Machinery industry  Search this
Harvesting machinery  Search this
Machinery -- 1960-1990  Search this
Agricultural machinery  Search this
Machinery  Search this
Farmers -- 1930-1950  Search this
Farmers -- 1940-1990  Search this
Farmers -- 19th century  Search this
Farmers -- 1860-1870  Search this
Citation:
John K. Parlett Collection of Agricultural Ephemera, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.1225
See more items in:
John K. Parlett Collection of Agricultural Ephemera
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-1225

Jewish farmers of the Catskills : a century of survival / by Abraham D. Lavender and Clarence B. Steinberg

Author:
Lavender, Abraham D  Search this
Steinberg, Clarence B  Search this
Physical description:
xiv, 271 p. : ill., map ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
New York (State)
Catskill Mountains Region
Catskill Mountains Region (N.Y.)
Date:
1995
C1995
20th century
Topic:
Jews--History  Search this
Jewish farmers--History  Search this
Ethnic relations  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_520348

Paul Duncan Film Collection

Creator:
Duncan, James T.  Search this
Duncan, Paul  Search this
Names:
McMillen, Clark  Search this
Extent:
0.5 Cubic feet
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Motion pictures (visual works)
Date:
1937-1941
Scope and Contents:
Filmed entirely on location at the W. Clark McMillen Farm in Atlantic, Pennsylvania, the Paul Duncan Film Collection documents three types of now obsolete farming practices using draft horses and manual labor: making hay (1937), threshing wheat (1939), and cradling & flailing (1941). The film is 8mm, black and white and color. Edge codes date from 1926, 1932, and 1934-35.
Arrangement:
Collection arranged into one series.
Biographical / Historical:
Between 1937 and 1941, amateur film maker, Paul Jasper Duncan (1899-1986), documented non-mechanized farming practices in the eastern Pennsylvania region where he had grown up. Duncan was born in Meadville, Pennsylvania on March 21, 1899. He was the son of Raymond and Nellie Thayer Duncan. Duncan's maternal grandfather, Charles F. Thayer (1848-1933), lived in nearby Atlantic next to the W. Clark McMillen farm. In 1901, Myrna K. Thayer, one of Duncan's maternal aunts, married W. Clark McMillen. Clark McMillen was a full-time farmer. About 1918, Raymond Duncan and his family moved to Atlantic and lived in the Thayer home next door to the McMillen farm. During his youth, Duncan worked on the McMillen farm when labor was needed and when he needed to earn some money but he never had any interest in becoming a farmer. Duncan graduated from Meadville High School in 1919.

Duncan attended Pennsylvania State University for a year studying mechanical engineering. He returned to Meadville taking a job as a teacher for manual training (shop, woodworking, etc.). He married Alice Driver but within a month she died of "milk fever". Duncan returned to Penn State completing one more year toward a degree before moving to Chicago in the fall of 1922. He married Gertrude Glover in 1924 and in the fall of 1938 they moved to Des Plaines, Illinois. They had two children: Margaret (b. 1929) and James (b. 1932). Duncan worked as a mechanical design engineer for the Universal Oil Company and the Ludlow Typograph Company.

In 1937, Duncan purchased an 8mm movie camera. He had an interest in still photography and this interest extended to motion pictures. During summer family trips to Atlantic in 1937, 1939 and 1941 Duncan documented three farming practices on the McMillen farm: making hay (1937), threshing wheat (1941), and cradling and flailing (1941). During this time the farm was being worked by McMillen and his son-in-law Roy Ferrin (d. 1945). With the exception of cradling and flailing, the farm work was not staged and coincided with the Duncan family visits to Atlantic. At the time that Duncan filmed cradling and flailing the wheat had been cut, so McMillen is seen cutting and binding sheaves of oats instead. In addition to McMillen, Ferrin and Duncan's nephew Neil Duncan are seen in the films.

After retiring from the Ludlow Typographic Company in 1968, Duncan and his wife moved to Dos Cabezas, Cochise County, Arizona. He died in 1986.
Abbreviations:
OF = Original Film

RV = Reference Video

MV = Master Video
Related Materials:
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The William C. Kost Farm Records, 1939-1989 (AC0481)
Provenance:
Donated to the Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian by James T. Duncan, son of Paul J. Duncan, in November 2002.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Agriculture -- Pennsylvania  Search this
Draft horses  Search this
Agricultural machinery  Search this
Farmers  Search this
Farm equipment  Search this
Harvesting -- Pennsylvania  Search this
Genre/Form:
Motion pictures (visual works) -- 1930-1950
Citation:
Paul Duncan Film Collection, 1937-1941, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0827
See more items in:
Paul Duncan Film Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0827

Hot blast [sound recording] : contemporary songs / written an[d] sung by Peggy Seeger and Ewan MacColl

Performer:
Seeger, Peggy 1935-  Search this
MacColl, Ewan  Search this
MacColl, Neill  Search this
MacColl, Calum  Search this
Turner, Bruce 1922-1993  Search this
Cover designer:
Clyne, Ronald 1925-2006  Search this
Cover photograph:
Evans, Walker 1903-1975  Search this
Physical description:
1 phonograph record : analog, 33 1/3 rpm ; 12 in
Culture:
Scots  Search this
British  Search this
Type:
Phonograph records
Place:
British Isles
England
Date:
1978
20th century
Topic:
Songs, English  Search this
Popular music  Search this
Political ballads and songs  Search this
Folksong revival  Search this
Protest songs  Search this
British Isles  Search this
Topical songs  Search this
Local number:
Folkways 87101
Restrictions & Rights:
Restrictions on access
See more items in:
Folkways Records Collection 1948-1986
Data Source:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_232829

Foreign Missions Library Lantern Slide Collection

Creator:
American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions  Search this
Subject:
Red Cross  Search this
Physical description:
98 lantern slides : black and white and color
Type:
Lantern slides
Collection descriptions
Place:
Iran, Tehran, Tehran
Iran
New York (N.Y.)
Tehran (Iran)
Date:
19??
19??-19??
Topic:
Missionaries  Search this
Local number:
FSA A1991.04
Restrictions & Rights:
Access is by appointment only, Monday through Thursday 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Please contact the Archives to make an appointment: AVRreference@si.edu
Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository
Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_282171

Dispossession : discrimination against African American farmers in the age of civil rights / Pete Daniel

Author:
Daniel, Pete  Search this
Subject:
United States Department of Agriculture Evaluation  Search this
Physical description:
xiii, 332 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
2013
C2013
20th century
Topic:
African American farmers--Civil rights  Search this
Racism--History  Search this
Farms, Small--Government policy--History  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1020125

[Trade catalogs from Indiana Farmer's Guide]

Company Name:
Indiana Farmer's Guide  Search this
Notes content:
"Business Chat," a monthly magazine.
Includes:
Trade catalog
Black and white images
Physical description:
1 piece; 1 box
Language:
English
Type of material:
Trade catalogs
Trade literature
Place:
Huntington, Indiana, United States
Date:
1900s
Topic (Romaine term):
Farm equipment and supplies (including dairy and poultry equipment)  Search this
Topic:
Dairying  Search this
Farm equipment  Search this
Record ID:
SILNMAHTL_21224
Location:
Trade Literature at the American History Museum Library
Collection:
Smithsonian Libraries Trade Literature Collections
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILNMAHTL_21224

[Trade catalogs from Farmer's Cement Tile Machine Co.]

Company Name:
Farmer's Cement Tile Machine Co.  Search this
Notes content:
Power drain tile machines for concrete tile.
Includes:
Trade catalog
Black and white images
Physical description:
1 piece; 1 box
Language:
English
Type of material:
Trade catalogs
Trade literature
Place:
St. Johns, Michigan, United States
Date:
1900s
Topic (Romaine term):
Architectural designs and building materials  Search this
Waste Management (including water treatment; recycling; refuse collection; industrial waste; etc.)  Search this
Agricultural tools and machinery  Search this
Plumbing supplies and fixtures  Search this
Topic:
"Decoration and ornament, Architectural"  Search this
"Recycling (Waste, etc.)"  Search this
Agricultural implements  Search this
Agricultural machinery  Search this
Architectural design  Search this
Building materials  Search this
Plumbing equipment industry  Search this
Plumbing fixtures  Search this
Refuse and refuse disposal  Search this
Refuse disposal industry  Search this
Water -- Purification  Search this
Record ID:
SILNMAHTL_14449
Location:
Trade Literature at the American History Museum Library
Collection:
Smithsonian Libraries Trade Literature Collections
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILNMAHTL_14449

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