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Guide to the Diaries of an Unknown Farmer MSS.2546

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Finding aid prepared by Amanda Haldy

Publication:

University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Box 870266
Tuscaloosa, Alabama, 35487-0266
205.348.0500
archives@ua.edu

September, 2009.

Creation:

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2010-03-22T14:41-0500

Language Usage:

English

Description Rules:

Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Collection Title:

Diaries of an Unknown Farmer

Unit ID:

MSS.2546

Repository:

University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Quantity:

0.1 Linear feet (2 Notebooks)

Dates:

1935-1936

Abstract:

An anonymous farmer gives short daily entries on his activities--mostly about working tobacco fields--in two year-long diaries. The diaries are promotional pocket notebooks printed by Planters Exclusive Burley Floor of Hopkinsville, Kentucky.

Processing Information:

Processed by

Amanda Haldy, 2009.

Preferred Citation:

Diaries of Unknown Farmer, W.S. Hoole Special Collections Library, University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama.

Acquisition Information:

Gift of Wade Hall, 2006.

Scope and Contents note

Contains two year-long diaries of a farmer's activities written in promotional pocket notebooks printed by Planters Exclusive Burley Floor of Hopkinsville, Kentucky.

Biographical/Historical note

The author of the diaries cannot be identified, though one of two addresses on the back page of the first diary may identify the writer as either D.L. Fish or Joe Fish. The diaries originated in Kentucky, and the writer may as well, as the crop most often mentioned is tobacco.

Diaries of Unknown Farmer Box SC0025 Folder 2546.01