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North Bolivar County Farm Cooperative records

Repository: Wisconsin Historical Society. Library-Archives

Collection Description (Extant): Records of an agricultural and food cooperative organized by black Mississippians in response to the mechanization of cotton farming and problems of unemployment and malnutrition in the Mississippi Delta. Among the records are articles of incorporation, by-laws, minutes, a progress report, plans, budgets, a membership list, and brochure of the Cooperative; minutes of meetings of "teams" concerned with health care; materials describing the programs of the Tufts-Delta Health Center; and data pertaining to the population and incomes in the Delta. Eight tapes contain interviews with Cooperative leaders and members on the Cooperative and their lives generally.

Date(s): 1967-1969

Existing IDs: Mss 602; Tape 1027A

Extent: 0.2 c.f. (1 archives box) and 8 tape recordings

Finding Aid URL: http://digital.library.wisc.edu/1711.dl/wiarchives.uw-whs-mss00602 External Link

Language: English

Interviewees: Lucinda Young, Rev. Levi Thomas, Mary Johnson, Irene Williams, David Caldwell, Barbara Ross, L. C. Dorsey, Jim Taylor, John Brown

Rights (CRHP): Contact the repository which holds the collection for information on rights

Subjects:

African American farmers
Agriculture, Cooperative--Mississippi
Medical care

Genres:

Interviews
Manuscripts
Sound recordings

 

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