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Guide to the Robert S. Parker, Sr. Scrapbook, RG 113


Listed by: Dieter C. Ullrich
Date: September 2003

Date Span:
1915-1916

Size:
0.25 cubic feet; 8 items.

Number of Boxes:
1 1/2 legal document box.

Historical or Biographical Sketch:
Robert S. Parker was one of the first County Agents appointed under the Smith-Lever Act of 1914. He began his career in Chambers County, Alabama in 1914, and in 1915 moved to Lowndes County, Alabama. He was a prolific writer who pioneered the use of newspapers to get his farm improvement message to rural people.

Scope and Content:
The bulk of material is a scrapbook of newspaper articles written by Robert S. Parker in 1915 and 1916, concerning agricultural matters in Alabama. Included is a drainage survey for the Letohatchee valley of Lowndes County, Alabama made in 1918.


Item list:
Box 1

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