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Guide to the Eugene Butler papers
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Summary Information

Repository
Mississippi State University Libraries
Title
Eugene Butler papers
ID
MSS.389
Date [bulk]
Bulk, 1925-1980
Date [inclusive]
1883-1999
Extent
17.0 Cubic feet : 17 record cartons; 3 SMO folders; VMP box.
Language
English

Preferred Citation

Eugene Butler papers, Special Collections Department, Mississippi State University Libraries.

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Biographical Information

Eugene Butler was born on June 11, 1894, in Starkville, Mississippi. His father, Dr. Tait Butler (1862-1939), was a Canadian from Sterling, Ontario, who became the first professor of veterinary medicine at Mississippi A&M College in 1891. Tait Butler married Dell Bell (1871-1964) of Starkville in 1893. Dr. Butler founded the Southern Farm Gazette in 1895 and became full-time editor from 1896 until he sold the magazine in 1898. The family left Starkville that year and eventually settled in Raleigh, North Carolina, where Tait Butler worked as the state veterinarian. Eugene’s sister Seta (d. 2004) was born in 1902. In 1908 Dr. Butler became an editor and shareholder of the  Progressive Farmer magazine, which then took over the  Southern Farm Gazette. The two magazines were merged and Tait Butler moved back to Starkville to run the western edition of the  Progressive Farmer in 1909. Dr. Butler subsequently moved the edition to Memphis, Tennessee, and remained there as editor and vice-president of the company until his death on January 13, 1939.

Eugene Butler enrolled in Mississippi A&M College in 1909 and received his first bachelor’s degree in 1913. He then worked as a farm laborer for four years to gain experience while also pursuing additional degrees. He received a second bachelor’s degree in agriculture from Cornell University in 1915, and a master’s degree in agronomy—with a minor in journalism—from Iowa State University in 1917.

Butler returned to Memphis to work for his father as an assistant editor of what was now the central edition of the Progressive Farmer. In 1922 Eugene Butler became editor of the Texas edition of  Progressive Farmer and manager of the Dallas office. The Texas city remained his home for the rest of his life. He became a member of the Progressive Farmer executive committee in 1939, vice-president of the board of directors in 1943, and president of the company in 1953. Six years later he was named editor-in-chief and became chairman of the board in 1964.

Eugene Butler served as president of the Progressive Farmer Company until 1968, when the company's name was changed to Southern Progress Corporation. He continued as chairman of the board and editor-in-chief until 1983 when the company was bought by Time Inc. Retiring as editor-in-chief in 1985, Butler continued to visit his office weekly until his 100th birthday while researching and writing the Progressive Farmer Company history. Continuing his father’s work, Butler built the Progressive Farmer into the pre-eminent farming publication in the South. During his time at the helm, the company introduced the lifestyle magazine  Southern Living in 1966 and established the Oxmoor Press of Birmingham, Alabama.

Like his father, Eugene Butler was interested in all things agricultural and mounted a number of crusades on behalf of farmers and farming. Though a political conservative, he campaigned through the magazine for more accessible rural healthcare, promoted water and soil conservation, and sought more equitable farm legislation. He also worked with the legislature to get the government to require fertilizer labels to provide a specific chemical analysis, and called for crop diversification to balance those that depleted the soil. Butler collected information on all manner of contemporary agricultural issues as the basis of his hundreds of articles and editorials for the Progressive Farmer and numerous speeches. In 1941 he was a member of a group of agricultural journalists sponsored by the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace that toured South America. Eleven years later he joined another such group that went to Europe under the auspices of the Mutual Security Agency. In the 1960s he toured Africa and also went to Australia and New Zealand. He was a charter member of the Texas Agricultural Workers Association, a charter member and historian of the Dallas Agricultural Club, and a researcher and activist for cotton insect control.

Eugene Butler received a number of awards during his lifetime. Among them were the 1953 Hoblitzelle National Award in the Agricultural Sciences from the American Institute of Nutrition, and an award for "Outstanding Contribution to Welfare of all Texas Agriculture through Accurate and Effective Presentation of Information and Constructive Leadership" given by the Texas Cottonseed Crushers Association. In 1991 North Carolina State University awarded him an honorary doctorate.

A loyal alumnus of Mississippi State University, Butler served on the board of the school’s development foundation, and was life-president of the Class of 1913; he was also its last-surviving member. He donated nearly $2 million to the university and in 1979 he was given the Alumni Association’s Distinguished Service Award.

Butler married Mary Britt Burns (1897-1981) in 1921. They had two children: Eugene Britt (b.1922) and Mary Jean (b.1931). The son maintained the family tradition of working for the Progressive Farmer Company. Eugene Butler died in Dallas on June 5, 1995, six days before his 101st birthday.

Sources:

Eugene Butler papers.

Wright, L. H. Shy Giant of the South, 1988.

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Scope and Contents

The Eugene Butler papers contain the personal and business correspondence of Progressive Farmer editor-in-chief Eugene Butler. There is also a small amount of correspondence related to his father, Dr. Tait Butler, particularly in regard to a memorial plaque for the Tennessee Agricultural Hall of Fame. The largest proportion of the collection materials is concerned with Eugene Butler’s position as editor and senior executive of the Progressive Farmer Company. These include correspondence, office memoranda and reports related to the company’s affairs, drafts of editorials and photocopies of editorials and articles written by Butler and others. There are a large number of files containing information on agricultural and other subjects in the form of correspondence, clippings, brochures, press releases and other material collected by Butler as the basis of his editorials. Copies of articles Butler wrote to document the history of the Progressive Farmer Company are included. Butler’s involvement with Mississippi State University’s Class of 1913, the Development Foundation and Alumni Association are documented in extensive correspondence. The collection also contains a copy of a family scrapbook compiled by Robert Britt Butler and copies of the photographs contained therein. There are also a small collection of files collected by Eugene Butler’s biographer, Dr. Lin Wright.

The papers are divided into five series. The first, Progressive Farmer, is the largest series and contains material related to the workings of the company and Eugene Butler’s role within it, including departmental reports and financial data. The correspondence and office memoranda date back to 1927 and cover a wide range of the company’s affairs, including editorials from 1948 to 1975, as well as letters and memoranda involving company management and directors. There are a number of folders of photocopies made by Butler of Progressive Farmer editorials written by him and others dating back to 1924, as well as drafts and correspondence about editorials. The series also includes copies of speeches made by Butler and others to company editors and sales people, and to outside groups. Boxes 3 to 11 contain the files Butler compiled on a large number of subjects related directly and indirectly to agriculture upon which he based his editorials and articles. These include correspondence, press releases, clippings and brochures. A significant number concern cotton farming, including the boll weevil and other pests, cotton organizations and government regulation. Other files cover agricultural topics such as crop yields, fertilizers, environmental issues and soil conservation. Among subjects not directly related to agriculture in the South that Butler was also interested in were education, especially racial integration in the early 1970s, the workings of government and politics, and international issues such as world food shortages and Rhodesia. Boxes 10 and 11 contain material related to Butler’s overseas trips, including his visits to Africa and Australasia in the 1960s, as well as the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace-sponsored tour of South America by agricultural journalists in 1941 and a similar tour of Europe sponsored by the Mutual Security Agency in 1952. Three folders deal with the launch of the lifestyle magazine  Southern Living in 1966. Long before he retired, Butler began writing articles on the history of the Progressive Farmer Company and Boxes 12 and 13 contain the drafts and final copies of these unpublished articles that document the company and its journalistic crusades. The series also include some publications, most notably an 1872 copy of  The Southern Cultivator and an 1878 issue of  The Southern Planter and Farmer, and five issues of  The Progressive Farmer published between 1939 and 1972.

The second series, Tait Butler, comprises correspondence by and concerning Eugene Butler’s father, Dr. Tait Butler. Much of the material is correspondence, publications and other research materials gathered by Eugene Butler in preparation for a biographical sketch to accompany the plaque of Dr. Butler which was placed in the Tennessee Agricultural Hall of Fame in 1957, and correspondence relating to the execution of the plaque and the dedication ceremony. The series also includes some of Dr Butler’s correspondence with Eugene Butler and others dating between 1911 and 1942. One folder concerns Eugene Butler’s efforts to dispose of his father’s collection of experiment station bulletins.

Series three, Eugene Butler, concerns Butler’s activities outside the Progressive Farmer Company. These document his interest in the Alpha Zeta fraternity and the Butler family history, as well as his love of books and membership of the Newcomen Society. There are three folders of personal correspondence, and correspondence and drafts concerning a chapter titled “Tall Grass” which he wrote for the book This is the South published in 1959. Butler was life president of the Mississippi State University Class of 1913 and the series contains extensive correspondence on his activities with the group, their meetings and relationship with the Alumni Association. He was also a board member of the university’s development foundation during the late 1960s and 1970s and a highly-regarded alumnus, and there are folders of correspondence documenting his close relationship with the university.

The fourth series, Robert Britt Butler scrapbook, is a photocopy of the contents of a scrapbook put together by Eugene Butler’s grandson of family photographs, clippings and other miscellany. Copies of the photographs themselves are also included.

Series five, Shy Giant of the South: Linsey H. Wright research files, includes thirty folders of material used by Dr. Linsey H. Wright of Mississippi State University during the writing of Eugene Butler’s biography published in 1980.

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Arrangement

Series 1. Progressive Farmer - Boxes 1-13; Small Oversize Manuscripts Box 40; Visual Materials: Photographs Box 11

Series 2. Tait Butler - Box 13; Small Oversize Manuscripts Box 40; Visual Materials: Photographs Box 11

Series 3. Eugene Butler- Boxes 13-16; Small Oversize Manuscript Box 40; Visual Materials: Photographs Box 11

Series 4. Robert Britt Butler scrapbook - Box 16; Visual Materials: Photographs Box 11

Series 5. Shy Giant of the South: Lin Wright research files -  Boxes 16-17

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Mississippi State University Libraries 

P.O. Box 5408
Mississippi State, MS, 39762
662-325-7679
sp_coll@library.msstate.edu

Publication date: April 2009

Access Restrictions

Open to all researchers.

Use Restrictions

Any requests for permission to publish, quote, or reproduce materials from this collection must be submitted in writing to the Manuscripts Librarian for Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of Mississippi State University as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.

Donor

The first donation of papers by Eugene Butler of Dallas, Tex. to Manuscripts was in 1983 comprising materials used by Dr. Linsey Wright for his biography. Mr. Butler donated more material in eight accretions between 1985 and 1990. This material was held by University Archives and then transferred to Manuscripts. Two further accretions were in 1996 and 1997, the latter donated by Mr. Butler’s grandson, Robert Britt Butler of Birmingham, Ala.

Processing Information

The papers include ten accretions and were reorganized for coherency. A list of the original accretions is available.

The files were placed in new folders and the originals disposed of. Original folder titles were retained where useful. Clippings and photocopies with adhesive tape were copied and disposed of. Duplicates were disposed of.

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Related Materials

Related Archival Materials

Eugene Butler Papers, Cushing Memorial Library, Texas A&M University, College Station, Tex.

Manuscript on Dr. Tait Butler, 1953, University of Tennessee Special Collections Library, Knoxville, Tenn.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Mississippi State University. Alumni Association.
  • Mississippi State University. Class of 1913--Photographs.
  • Mississippi State University. Class of 1913.
  • Mississippi State University. Development Foundation.
  • Mississippi State University.
  • Progressive Farmer Company.
  • Progressive farmer.
  • Southern living.
  • Spanische Reitschule (Vienna, Austria).

Geographic Name(s)

  • Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)

Personal Name(s)

  • Bell, Arthur.
  • Bell, Della Billington, 1833-1908.
  • Bell, Henry Arthur, 1829-1907.
  • Bell, Mary Della.
  • Brownell, Lucia Brown, 1910-2000.
  • Burns, Coleman Craig, Jr.
  • Burns, Coleman Craig, Sr.
  • Burns, Georgia May.
  • Burns, William Britt.
  • Butler, Dell Bell, 1871-1964.
  • Butler, Eugene B. , 1922-
  • Butler, Eugene, 1894-1995.
  • Butler, Fred.
  • Butler, George.
  • Butler, Ida.
  • Butler, James, 1829-1894.
  • Butler, Mary Britt, 1897-1981.
  • Butler, Mary Jean, 1931-
  • Butler, Robert Britt.
  • Butler, Tait, 1862-1939.
  • Cantrell, Oris Cynthia, 1906-1998.
  • Cunningham, Emory.
  • Hill, Sallie F., 1891-1992.
  • Jones, Mary Donelson, 1906-
  • Nunn, Alexander, 1904-1985.
  • Poe, Clarence H., 1881-1964.
  • Stevens, Adeline T. Chapman, b. 1867.
  • Vallandigham, Cyrus.
  • Vallandigham, Dorinda.
  • Vallandigham, George Lewis.
  • Vallandigham, Henry Craig.
  • Vallandigham, Laura May.
  • Wright, Linsey H.
  • York, Cordia.
  • York, Seta, 1902-2004.

Subject(s)

  • Agricultural pests--United States.
  • Agriculture--United States.
  • Beef cattle--Argentina.
  • Boll weevil--Control--United States.
  • Business records.
  • Cacao--Ecuador--Guayaquil.
  • Class reunion--Mississippi.
  • Cotton growing--Southern States.
  • Editorials--United States.
  • Farming--Austria.
  • Farming--Brazil.
  • Farming--France.
  • Farming--Italy.
  • Galleries & museums--South Africa--Pretoria.
  • Journalism, Agricultural--Biography.
  • Journalism, Agricultural--United States.
  • Monuments & memorials--South Africa--Cape Town.
  • Periodicals--Publishing--United States.
  • Plaques.
  • Pollution--United States--Environmental aspects.
  • Rubber industry and trade--Brazil.
  • Villages--Austria.
  • Vineyards--South Africa--Cape Town.

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Collection Inventory

Series 1. Progressive Farmer. 

Organizational files: 

 Box 1. Folder 1.  Advertising Department: Annual reports, 1943, 1945. 

 Box 1. Folder 2.  Advertising Department: Annual reports, 1946, 1948. 

 Box 1. Folder 3.  Advertising Department: Annual reports, 1949, 1950. 

 Box 1. Folder 4.  Advertising Department: Annual reports, 1949-1950, 1951. 

 Box 1. Folder 5.  Advertising Department: Annual report, 1952. 

 Box 1. Folder 6.  Circulation Department: Annual reports, 1947-1966. 

 Box 1. Folder 7.  Circulation Department: Subscription lists, 1930-1953 and undated. 

 Box 1. Folder 8.  Circulation Department: Miscellaneous, 1926-1978. 

 Box 1. Folder 9.  Constitution and bylaws, 1954, 1960. 

 Box 1. Folder 10.  Editorial conference programs, 1960, 1986. 

 Box 1. Folder 11.  Editorial reports, 1925, 1937. 

 Box 1. Folder 12.  Editorial reports, 1940-1942. 

 Box 1. Folder 13.  Financial data, 1953-1960 and undated. 

 SMO 40.  Financial data (1913-1977), undated. 

 Box 1. Folder 14.  Personnel, 1931-1969 and undated. 

 Box 1. Folder 15.  President's annual report, 1954, 1955, 1964. 

 Box 1. Folder 16.  Sales and marketing charts, 1983. 

 Box 1. Folder 17.  Sales data, 1942-1963. 

Correspondence: Organizational: 

 Box 1. Folder 18.  1927-1931. 

 Box 1. Folder 19.  1930-1973. 

 Box 1. Folder 20.  1976-1977. 

 Box 1. Folder 21.  1977-1981. 

 Box 1. Folder 22.  Circulation, 1928-1929. 

 Box 1. Folder 23.  Diversification, 1961-1962. 

 Box 1. Folder 24.  Diversification, 1963 and undated. 

 Box 1. Folder 25.  Editorial program, 1927. 

Editorials: 

 Box 1. Folder 26.  1948-1963: 1. 

 Box 1. Folder 27.  1948-1963: 2. 

 Box 1. Folder 28.  1954-1972 and undated. 

 Box 1. Folder 29.  1974: 1. 

 Box 2. Folder 1.  1974: 2. 

 Box 2. Folder 2.  1974-1975: 1. 

 Box 2. Folder 3.  1974-1975: 2. 

 Box 2. Folder 4.  Content, 1968, 1981 and undated. 

 Box 2. Folder 5.  Miscellaneous, 1969-1971. 

 Box 2. Folder 6.  Fiction, 1954-1961. 

 Box 2. Folder 7.  20 Short Stories You'll Remember. E. Butler, ed., 1964. 

 Box 2. Folder 8.  Insurance, 1978. 

 Box 2. Folder 9.  Long-range planning, 1957 and undated. 

 Box 2. Folder 10.  Page size study, 1955-1972. 

 Box 2. Folder 11.  Radio: Progressive Farm program, 1955-1956 and undated: 1. 

 Box 2. Folder 12.  Radio: Progressive Farm program, 1955-1956 and undated: 2. 

 Box 2. Folder 13.  Radio: Progressive Farmer Network, 1980. 

 Box 2. Folder 14.  Retirement income program origin, 1951, 1974. 

 Box 2. Folder 15.  Rural church award plan/rural minister, 1954-1958. 

Correspondence: Individuals: 

 Box 2. Folder 16.  O.B. Copeland, 1974-1975. 

 Box 2. Folder 17.  Emory Cunningham, 1977. 

 Box 2. Folder 18.  J.D. Kilgore, 1959-1973. 

 Box 2. Folder 19.  Dr. Alexander Nunn, 1977-1978. 

 Box 2. Folder 20.  John S. Pearson, 1927. 

 Box 2. Folder 21.  Charles A. Poe, 1959-1973. 

 Box 2. Folder 22.  Dr. Clarence Poe, 1928, 1930-1931 July. 

 Box 2. Folder 23.  Dr. Clarence Poe, 1931 August-December. 

 Box 2. Folder 24.  Dr. Clarence Poe, 1947-1964. 

 Box 2. Folder 25.  Dr. Clarence Poe: Memorial: Crepe myrtle planting, 1964-1965. 

 Box 2. Folder 26.  Cordra and Seta York, 1962-1974. 

Editorials: Clippings (photocopies): 

 Box 2. Folder 27.  1924-1929. 

 Box 2. Folder 28.  1930-1938. 

 Box 2. Folder 29.  1940-1949. 

 Box 2. Folder 30.  1951-1959. 

 Box 2. Folder 31.  1960-1969. 

 Box 2. Folder 32.  1970-1979. 

 Box 2. Folder 33.  1980-1981. 

 Box 2. Folder 34.  Farmer organizations and federal farm agencies, 1926-1949. 

 Box 2. Folder 35.  Landlord-tenant relations, leases, farm credit, 1925-1943. 

 Box 2. Folder 36.  Margarine and butter, 1925-1944. 

 Box 2. Folder 37.  Monetary system, 1933-1936. 

 Box 2. Folder 38.  Scrapbook: "Entry in Oscars in Agriculture Competition: March 1964-March 1965 The Progressive Farmer. Eugene Butler series on cotton", undated. 

Editorials: Drafts and correspondence: 

 Box 2. Folder 39.  1928-1981. 

 Box 3. Folder 1.  1970-1973. 

 Box 3. Folder 2.  1970-1980. 

 Box 3. Folder 3.  1977: 1. 

 Box 3. Folder 4.  1977: 2. 

 Box 3. Folder 5.  1977-1979. 

 Box 3. Folder 6.  1980-1981 and undated. 

 Box 3. Folder 7.  1981. 

 Box 3. Folder 8.  Erosion, 1982. 

 Box 3. Folder 9.  Man's Role in Creating and Solving Environmental Problems: Editorials, speech, 1970-1973. 

 Box 3. Folder 10.  Miscellaneous, undated. 

Speeches: 

 Box 3. Folder 11.  1937-1951. 

 Box 3. Folder 12.  1952-1972. 

 Box 3. Folder 13.  1959-1975. 

 Box 3. Folder 14.  Undated: 1. 

 Box 3. Folder 15.  Undated: 2. 

 Box 3. Folder 16.  Foreign travel, 1941-1952 and undated. 

 Box 3. Folder 17.  Progressive Farmer: Editorial conferences, 1956-1975 and undated: 1. 

 Box 3. Folder 18.  Progressive Farmer: Editorial conferences, 1956-1975 and undated: 2. 

 Box 3. Folder 19.  Progressive Farmer: Sales meetings, 1950-1960. 

 Box 3. Folder 20.  Progressive Farmer: Sales meetings, 1962-1967 and undated. 

Editor's files: 

Agriculture: 

 Box 3. Folder 21.  Agricultural experiment station centennial, 1974-1975: 1. 

 Box 3. Folder 22.  Agricultural experiment station centennial, 1974-1975: 2. 

Boll weevil: 

 Box 3. Folder 23.  1924-1973. 

 Box 3. Folder 24.  1968-1969: 1. 

 Box 3. Folder 25.  1968-1969: 2. 

 Box 4. Folder 1.  1969-1980 and undated. 

 Box 4. Folder 2.  1974. 

 Box 4. Folder 3.  1975-1977. 

 Box 4. Folder 4.  1978 and undated: 1. 

 Box 4. Folder 5.  1978 and undated: 2. 

Eradication: 

 Box 4. Folder 6.  1959-1980 and undated. 

 Box 4. Folder 7.  1968. 

 Box 4. Folder 8.  1968 January-May. 

 Box 4. Folder 9.  1969 June-July. 

 Box 4. Folder 10.  1969 August. 

 Box 4. Folder 11.  1969 September-1970 February and undated. 

 Box 4. Folder 12.  1970 January-March. 

 Box 4. Folder 13.  1970 April-October. 

 Box 4. Folder 14.  1970 November-December and undated. 

 Box 4. Folder 15.  1971. 

 Box 4. Folder 16.  1972 January-October. 

 Box 4. Folder 17.  1972 November-December and undated. 

 Box 4. Folder 18.  1973. 

 Box 4. Folder 19.  1974-1975. 

 Box 4. Folder 20.  South Mississippi pilot test, 1971-1972 January. 

 Box 4. Folder 21.  South Mississippi pilot test, 1972 and undated. 

 Box 4. Folder 22.  News, 1972-1973 April. 

 Box 4. Folder 23.  News, 1973 May-August. 

 Box 4. Folder 24.  News, 1973 September-1974 April and undated. 

 Box 4. Folder 25. News, 1973-1975, 1981-1983 and undated. 

 Box 4. Folder 26.  Building plans list, 1967, undated. 

Cotton: 

 Box 4. Folder 27.  Articles, 1925-1969 and undated. 

 Box 4. Folder 28. Contact lists, 1968-1969. 

 Box 4. Folder 29. Cottonseed meal: Articles/editorials (photocopies), 1925-1938. 

 Box 4. Folder 30.  Farming: Articles/editorials (photocopies), 1933-1983 and undated. 

 Box 4. Folder 31.  Fertilizer, 1959-1965: 1. 

 Box 4. Folder 32.  Fertilizer, 1959-1965: 2. 

 Box 5. Folder 1.  Insects, 1955-1958: 1. 

 Box 5. Folder 2.  Insects, 1955-1958: 2. 

 VMP 11.  Photographs: Sevin 50W insecticide and insects, Union Carbide Chemicals Company, circa 1958. 

 Box 5. Folder 3.  Scouting, 1971-1972, undated. 

Organizations: 

National Cotton Advisory Committee: 

 Box 5. Folder 4.  1950-1961. 

 Box 5. Folder 5.  1962 January-March. 

 Box 5. Folder 6.  1962 September-December. 

 Box 5. Folder 7.  1962 September-1963 January. 

 Box 5. Folder 8.  1963 February-December. 

 Box 5. Folder 9.  1964. 

 Box 5. Folder 10.  1966-1968 and undated. 

 Box 5. Folder 11.  National Cotton Council, 1955, 1957. 

 Box 5. Folder 12.  National Cotton Council, 1971, 1972 and undated. 

 Box 5. Folder 13.  National Cotton Council: Correspondence, 1956. 

 Box 5. Folder 14.  National Cotton Council: Editorials (photocopies), 1951-1959. 

 Box 5. Folder 15.  Cotton Incorporated, 1978-May 1979. 

 Box 5. Folder 16.  Cotton Incorporated, 1979 June-August. 

 Box 5. Folder 17.  Cotton Incorporated, 1979 September-December and undated. 

 Box 5. Folder 18.  Cotton Producers Institute: Promotion program, 1969. 

 Box 5. Folder 19.  Cotton Producers Institute: Research program 1970, 1969. 

 Box 5. Folder 20.  Programs: Articles/editorials (photocopies), 1932-1964 and undated. 

Programs and proposed cotton programs: 

 Box 5. Folder 21.  1957-1965. 

 Box 5. Folder 22.  1957-1958. 

 Box 5. Folder 23.  1959-1962. 

 Box 5. Folder 24.  1962 September-1963 March. 

 Box 5. Folder 25. 1963 May-1965. 

 Box 5. Folder 26.  1966-1967. 

 Box 5. Folder 27.  Prices: Articles/editorials (photocopies), 1937-1946. 

 Box 5. Folder 28.  Production costs, 1971-1972. 

 Box 5. Folder 29.  Research, 1976. 

 Box 6. Folder 1.  Statistics, 1929, 1947-1950. 

 Box 6. Folder 2.  Statistics: Cotton Statistics and Related Data, National Cotton Council, 1947. 

 Box 6. Folder 3.  Textile imports and effects on cotton grower, 1969. 

Yield: 

 Box 6. Folder 4.  Articles/editorials (photocopies), 1925-1958. 

 Box 6. Folder 5.  1954-1971. 

 Box 6. Folder 6. San Joaquin Valley, Calif., 1972 February. 

 Box 6. Folder 7. 1972 May-1973 March. 

 Box 6. Folder 8.  1973 April and undated. 

Miscellaneous: 

 Box 6. Folder 9.  1925-1968. 

 Box 6. Folder 10.  1948-1956. 

 Box 6. Folder 11.  1957. 

 Box 6. Folder 12.  1956-1977 and undated. 

 Box 6. Folder 13.  Articles/editorials (photocopies), 1932-1961 and undated. 

Crop yields: 

 Box 6. Folder 14.  1969-1972. 

 Box 6. Folder 15.  1973 January-May. 

 Box 6. Folder 16.  1973 June-1974. 

 Box 6. Folder 17.  Undated. 

 Box 6. Folder 18.  Peanut yields, 1972-1973 and undated. 

Environment: 

 Box 6. Folder 19.  Chemicals: Articles/editorials (photocopies), 1939-1968 and undated. 

 Box 6. Folder 20.  Chemicals: DDT and other chlorinated hydrocarbons, 1969-1972. 

 Box 6. Folder 21.  Chemicals: DES/additives, 1972. 

 Box 6. Folder 22.  Chemicals: Pesticides and herbicides, 1970. 

 Box 6. Folder 23.  Channelization, 1970-1972 and undated. 

 Box 6. Folder 24.  Erosion: mandatory control, 1972. 

 Box 6. Folder 25.  Organic farming, 1971-1972 and undated. 

Pollution: 

 Box 6. Folder 26.  Air and water, miscellaneous, 1970-1972. 

 Box 6. Folder 27.  Animal waste and dead animals, 1972-1973. 

 Box 6. Folder 28.  Environmental Protection Agency, 1972-1977. 

 Box 6. Folder 29.  Environmental Protection Agency, 1975. 

 Box 6. Folder 30.  Environmental Protection Agency, 1978 and undated. 

 Box 7. Folder 1.  Fertilizer and other chemicals, 1969-1972. 

 Box 7. Folder 2.  Nitrates and pollution, 1971. 

 Box 7. Folder 3.  Pesticides and pollution, 1970-1973 and undated: 1. 

 Box 7. Folder 4.  Pesticides and pollution, 1970-1973 and undated: 2. 

 Box 7. Folder 5.  Pesticides and pollution, 1970-1973 and undated: 3. 

 Box 7. Folder 6.  Pesticides and pollution, 1970-1973 and undated: 4. 

 Box 7. Folder 7.  Pesticides and wildlife, 1970 and undated. 

 Box 7. Folder 8.  Plant nutrients regulation, Illinois, 1971. 

 Box 7. Folder 9.  Miscellaneous, 1970-1972. 

 VMP 11.  Photograph: "Mining (Quarry)", E.P.A., undated. 

 Box 7. Folder 10.  Export controls, 1974. 

 Box 7. Folder 11.  Farm cooperatives, 1958-1963. 

 Box 7. Folder 12.  Farm cooperatives, 1974-1975. 

 Box 7. Folder 13.  Farm income, 1962-1965 and undated. 

 Box 7. Folder 14.  Farm labor, 1960-1973 and undated. 

 Box 7. Folder 15.  Farm organizations, 1936-1970. 

 Box 7. Folder 16.  Farm organizations, 1971 and undated. 

 Box 7. Folder 17.  Farm organizations, 1971-1972. 

Farm programs: 

 Box 7. Folder 18.  1953-1963. 

 Box 7. Folder 19. 1963-1965. 

 Box 7. Folder 20.  1967-1968. 

 Box 7. Folder 21.  1972. 

 Box 7. Folder 22.  Payment limitations, 1969-1970. 

 Box 7. Folder 23.  Escalator clause, 1973. 

 Box 7. Folder 24.  Feed: Articles/editorials (photocopies), 1925-1943. 

Fertilizers: 

 Box 7. Folder 25. Big three-nitrogen, phosphorous, and potassim, 1960-1962. 

 Box 7. Folder 26.  Fit fertilizer to soil and crop, 1958-1964, undated. 

 Box 7. Folder 27.  Minor elements, 1963-1968 and undated. 

 Box 7. Folder 28.  Nitrate plant, Muscle Shoals, Ala.: Articles/editorials (photocopies), 1925-1928. 

 Box 7. Folder 29.  Nitrogen, 1955-1966. 

 Box 7. Folder 30.  Pastures, 1953-1965. 

 Box 7. Folder 31.  Potash, 1960-1965. 

 Box 7. Folder 32.  Soybeans, peanuts, 1952-1965. 

Miscellaneous: 

 Box 7. Folder 33.  1948-1965: 1. 

 Box 8. Folder 1.  1948-1965: 2. 

 Box 8. Folder 2.  1953-1967: 1. 

 Box 8. Folder 3.  1953-1967: 2. 

 Box 8. Folder 4.  1953-1967: 3. 

 Box 8. Folder 5.  1962-1969. 

 Box 8. Folder 6.  1963-1964. 

 Box 8. Folder 7.  Future of agriculture, 1967. 

 Box 8. Folder 8.  Irrigation: Articles/editorials (photocopies), 1925-1954. 

 Box 8. Folder 9.  Legumes, 1925-1966. 

 Box 8. Folder 10.  Legumes, 1973-April 1975. 

 Box 8. Folder 11.  Legumes, 1975 May-1980 and undated. 

 Box 8. Folder 12.  Man of the Year award, 1950-1966, 1974 and undated: 1. 

 Box 8. Folder 13.  Man of the Year award, 1950-1966, 1974 and undated: 2. 

 Box 8. Folder 14.  Man of the Year award: Articles (photocopies), 1937-1982. 

 Box 8. Folder 15.  Master farmers: 1927-1931, 1977-1979 and undated. 

 Box 8. Folder 16. Mechanization: Articles/editorials (photocopies), 1925-1956 and undated. 

 Box 8. Folder 17.  Pastures: Articles/editorials (photocopies), 1927-1935, 1957. 

 Box 8. Folder 18.  Rural health: Doctor shortage, 1973-1974. 

 Box 8. Folder 19. Rural health: Hill-Burton hospital program, 1952-1955. 

 Box 8. Folder 20.  Rural health: Hill-Burton hospital program: Miscellaneous, 1949-1951. 

 Box 8. Folder 21.  Rural health: Hill-Burton hospital program: Miscellaneous, 1952. 

 Box 8. Folder 22.  Rural health: Hill-Burton hospital program: Miscellaneous, 1953-1954. 

Soil: 

 Box 8. Folder 23.  Conservation: Article, speech, 1954, 1969. 

 Box 8. Folder 24.  Conservation: Articles/editorials (photocopies), 1926-1979. 

 Box 8. Folder 25.  Bank, 1957. 

 Box 8. Folder 26.  Building: Articles/editorials (photocopies), 1927-1965 and undated. 

 Box 8. Folder 27.  Fertilizers: Articles/editorials (photocopies), 1925-1965 and undated. 

 Box 8. Folder 28.  Humus, rotations: Articles/editorials (photocopies), 1925-1979. 

 Box 8. Folder 30.  Stock: Forage/brucellosis, 1939-1981. 

 Box 8. Folder 30.  Stock: Two armed farming-balanced production, 1926-1955. 

Education: 

 Box 8. Folder 31.  Articles/editorials (photocopies), 1921-1961 and undated. 

 Box 8. Folder 32.  North Carolina State University, 1958, 1971 and undated. 

 Box 8. Folder 33.  Integration, 1971-1974 and undated: 1. 

 Box 8. Folder 34.  Integration, 1971-1974 and undated: 2. 

 Box 8. Folder 35.  Integration, 1971-1974 and undated: 3. 

 Box 8. Folder 36.  Taxes, 1971, 1972. 

Government: 

 Box 8. Folder 37.  Consumer Protection Agency, 1974 and undated. 

 Box 9. Folder 1.  Farm legislation, 1952-1959. 

 Box 9. Folder 2.  Farm legislation, undated. 

 Box 9. Folder 3.  Federal government, 1956-1967. 

 Box 9. Folder 4.  Finance, 1957-1965. 

 Box 9. Folder 6.  Finance: Interest rates and inflation, 1969. 

 Box 9. Folder 7.  Finance: Tariffs and taxes: Articles/editorials (photocopies), 1925-1943. 

 Box 9. Folder 5.  Finance: Community relations/revenue sharing, 1971. 

Politics: 

 Box 9. Folder 8.  Electoral College, 1966-1970 and undated. 

 Box 9. Folder 9.  Legislative reapportionment, 1963-1964. 

 Box 9. Folder 10.  Legislative reapportionment, 1965-1966 and undated. 

 Box 9. Folder 11.  Political file, 1954-1956. 

 Box 9. Folder 12.  Politics and political views, 1956-1965. 

 Box 9. Folder 13.  Postal system, 1974. 

 Box 9. Folder 14.  Supreme Court, 1952 and undated. 

 Box 9. Folder 15.  Supreme Court, 1955-1968. 

 Box 9. Folder 16.  Supreme Court: Editorial, 1968 December: Correspondence, clippings, 1963-1969. 

International: 

 Box 9. Folder 17.  Foreign aid and foreign policy, 1964-1966. 

Rhodesia: 

 Box 9. Folder 18.  1966-1968 and undated: 1. 

 Box 9. Folder 19.  1966-1968 and undated: 2. 

 Box 9. Folder 20.  1966-1968 and undated: 3. 

 Box 9. Folder 21.  1969-1970. 

 Box 9. Folder 22. 1973-1977. 

 Box 9. Folder 23.  1978-1979. 

 Box 9. Folder 24.  United Nations genocide convention: Letters to editor, 1970. 

 Box 9. Folder 25.  Vietnam War, 1968-1970 and undated. 

 Box 9. Folder 26.  War and peace/United Nations: Articles/editorials (photocopies), 1925-1973. 

World food problem: 

 Box 9. Folder 27.  1958-1976. 

 Box 9. Folder 28.  1963-1965. 

 Box 9. Folder 29.  1966 January-February. 

 Box 9. Folder 30.  1966 March-1967 July. 

 Box 9. Folder 31.  1969-1980 and undated. 

 Box 9. Folder 32.  Organizations: Agricultural History Society, 1953-1955. 

 Box 9. Folder 33.  Organizations: Mississippi Economic Council, 1973. 

 Box 9. Folder 34.  Race relations, 1936-1972 and undated. 

 Box 9. Folder 35.  Race relations, 1969. 

Travel: 

 Box 10. Folder 1.  Africa: 1968: 1. 

 Box 10. Folder 2.  Africa: 1968: 2. 

 VMP 11.  Photographs, negatives, 1968. 

 Box 10. Folder 3.  Africa: 1968: 3. 

 Box 10. Folder 4.  Africa: 1968: 4. 

 Box 10. Folder 5.  Africa: 1973. 

 Box 10. Folder 6.  Africa: Articles, undated. 

 Box 10. Folder 7.  Australia-New Zealand, 1967: 1. 

 VMP 11.  Photograph: Grazing cattle, undated. 

 Box 10. Folder 8.  Australia-New Zealand, 1967: 2. 

 Box 10. Folder 9. Australia-New Zealand, 1969-1972 

Europe 1952-1954: 

 Box 10. Folder 10.  Austria, 1952. 

 VMP 11.  Photographs, 1952. 

 Box 10. Folder 11.  Germany, 1952: 1. 

 VMP 11.  Photographs, 1952. 

 Box 10. Folder 12.  Germany, 1952: 2. 

 Box 10. Folder 13.  France, 1952. 

 VMP 11.  Photographs, 1952. 

 Box 10. Folder 14.  Italy, 1952. 

 VMP 11.  Photographs, 1952. 

 Box 10. Folder 15.  Report, 1952-1954. 

 Box 10. Folder 16.  Articles, 1952-1953. 

 Box 10. Folder 17.  Miscellaneous, 1952. 

South America: 

1941: 

 Box 10. Folder 18.  Background information: 1. 

 Box 10. Folder 19.  Background information: 2. 

 VMP 11.  Photographs: Agriculture, 1941. 

 Box 11. Folder 1.  Correspondence, 1941-1942. 

 Box 11. Folder 2.  Brazil, 1939, 1941 and undated. 

 Box 11. Folder 3.  Brazil: Brazil 1939-1940: An Economic, Social and Geographic Survey, 1940. 

 Box 11. Folder 4.  Brazil, 1935-1942 and undated. 

 Box 11. Folder 5.  Brazil, 1939-1941 and undated. 

 Box 11. Folder 6.  Notes, background information, articles, 1941-1943. 

 VMP 11.  Photographs: Tour group, 1941. 

 Box 11. Folder 7.  Notes, background information, articles, 1937-1944. 

 Box 11. Folder 8.  Notes, background information, 1968-1970 and undated. 

 Box 11. Folder 9.  Soviet Union: Progressive Farmer Tour, 1971. 

 Box 11. Folder 10.  Miscellaneous, 1947-1965 and undated. 

 Box 11. Folder 11.  Miscellaneous, 1969-1972. 

Other subjects: 

 Box 11. Folder 12.  Labor, 1966-1967. 

 Box 11. Folder 13.  Metric System, 1971-1977. 

 Box 11. Folder 14.  Population, 1967. 

 Box 11. Folder 15.  Rural-urban balance, 1967 and undated. 

 Box 11. Folder 16.  Time management, 1976-1977. 

 Box 11. Folder 17.  Wildlife and forests, 1968-1972 and undated. 

Miscellaneous: 

 Box 11. Folder 18.  1967-1974 April. 

 Box 11. Folder 19.  1968-1974 and undated. 

 Box 11. Folder 20.  1974 May-December and undated. 

 Box 11. Folder 21.  1977-1980. 

 Box 11. Folder 22.  1981-1982 and undated. 

 SMO 40.  Articles, 1955-1972. 

 Box 11. Folder 23.  Articles/editorials (photocopies), 1925-1961 and undated. 

 Box 11. Folder 24.  Civil War, 1961, 1963. 

 Box 11. Folder 25.  Correspondence, reports, articles, 1942-1981. 

 SMO 40.  The Progressive Farmer: Covers, 1955-1970. 

 SMO 40.  The Progressive Farmer: Magazines, 1939-1972. 

 Box 11. Folder 26.  Story ideas notebooks, undated. 

Southern Living

 Box 11. Folder 27.  Correspondence, 1963-1964. 

 Box 11. Folder 28.  Correspondence, 1965-1967. 

 Box 11. Folder 29.  Beginning, 1963-1978 and undated. 

 SMO 40.  Magazine covers, undated. 

Progressive Farmer Company history: 

 Box 11. Folder 30.  1886-1977 and undated. 

 Box 11. Folder 31.  Miscellaneous, 1951-1978. 

Unpublished articles: Company: 

 Box 12. Folder 1.  Birmingham Printing Co, 1977. 

 Box 12. Folder 2.  Circulation, undated. 

 Box 12. Folder 3.  Circulation Story, 1978. 

 Box 12. Folder 4.  Diversification Program, undated. 

 Box 12. Folder 5.  Home Department, 1935-1986 and undated. 

 VMP 11.  Photographs: A. Stevens, L. Dowdle, S. Hill, L. Brownell and O. Cantrell, 1960 and undated. 

 Box 12. Folder 6.  Insurance Division, undated. 

 Box 12. Folder 7.  Progressive Farmer and its Fiction, undated. 

 Box 12. Folder 8.  Retirement Income and Profit Sharing Program, undated. 

 Box 12. Folder 9.  Speeches-Editorial Meetings, undated. 

 Box 12. Folder 10.  Speeches Over 50 Years, undated. 

 Box 12. Folder 11.  Talks to Progressive Farmer Advertising Salesmen 1955-1966, undated. 

 Box 12. Folder 12.  We Decide to Go Ahead with Southern Living, 1965. 

 Box 12. Folder 13.  The Early Years, 1903-1920, undated. 

Year by Year History, undated: 

 Box 12. Folder 14.  Preface, 1903-1929. 

 Box 12. Folder 15.  1930-1942. 

 Box 12. Folder 16.  1943-1952. 

 Box 12. Folder 17.  1953-1959. 

 Box 12. Folder 18. 1960-1964. 

 Box 12. Folder 19.  1965-1968. 

 Box 12. Folder 20.  Young Folks Department, 1925-1986 and undated. 

Unpublished articles: Crusades and programs: 

 Box 12. Folder 21.  Better Cotton and a Better Bale, 1981. 

 Box 12. Folder 22.  Cotton Acreage Release and Reapportionment Story, 1958-1959, undated. 

 Box 12. Folder 23.  Crusade Against Cotton Insects, undated. 

 Box 12. Folder 24.  Crusade for Better Cotton Planting Seed, 1970-1980. 

 Box 12. Folder 25.  Crusade for Farm Co-ops, undated. 

 Box 12. Folder 26.  Dr. Tait Butler-Progressive Farmer 25-year Crusade to Keep Politics out of Mississippi State University, undated. 

 Box 12. Folder 27.  Early Days of Farm Mechanization in the South, 1950. 

 Box 12. Folder 28. Editorials About Supreme Court Decisions in the 1960s, undated. 

 Box 12. Folder 29.  Education Crusade, undated. 

 Box 12. Folder 30.  Farm Labour, undated. 

 Box 12. Folder 31.  Farm Programs, undated. 

 Box 12. Folder 32.  Federal Hospital Council and the Hill-Burton Hospital Construction Act, 1952-1954 and undated. 

 Box 12. Folder 33.  Fight for Federal Crop Reports, undated. 

 Box 12. Folder 34.  Forage, Livestock, and Balanced Farming Crusade and other articles, 1971-1979. 

 Box 12. Folder 35.  Forage Profit Campaign of the 1970s, 1972. 

 Box 12. Folder 36.  Foreign Affairs, undated. 

 Box 12. Folder 37.  Half Century Crusade for Price Supports (1918-1968), undated. 

 Box 12. Folder 38.  Long Battle with the Boll Weevil, 1970. 

 Box 12. Folder 39.  Master Farm Family Program, 1980: Chapters 1-5. 

 Box 12. Folder 40.  Master Farm Family Program, 1980: Chapters 6-11. 

 Box 12. Folder 41.  Men of the Year, undated. 

 Box 12. Folder 42.  Part in Voluntary Control of Cotton Acreage, undated. 

 Box 12. Folder 43.  Pink Bollworm, undated. 

 Box 12. Folder 44.  Poe's Crusade Against Wars and for a World Organization to Prevent Them, undated. 

 Box 12. Folder 45.  Poor Soils and Low Crop Yields, undated. 

 Box 12. Folder 46.  Race Relations Crusade, undated. 

 Box 12. Folder 47.  Richer Lands, 1981. 

 Box 13. Folder 1.  Rural Church/Rural Ministers of the Year: Drafts, Alexander Nunn correspondence, 1936-1980 and undated. 

 Box 13. Folder 2.  Rural Health Crusade, 1945-1950. 

 Box 13. Folder 3.  Soil Building and Conservation, undated. 

 Box 13. Folder 4.  Tenancy and Farm Credit, undated. 

 Box 13. Folder 5.  Texas Agricultural Workers, undated. 

 Box 13. Folder 6.  Texas County Agricultural Statistics 1947-50, undated. 

 Box 13. Folder 7.  Miscellaneous: List of editorials/articles, undated. 

 Box 13. Folder 8.  Miscellaneous: Speech: Stockholders' Meeting 1984 February 15. 

Publications: 

 Box 13. Folder 9.  American Broadcasting Company annual reports, booklets, 1972-1973. 

 Box 13. Folder 10.  Bounty from the Land, U.S. Information Service, circa 1969. 

 Box 13. Folder 11.  The Southern Cultivator, 1872 January;  The Southern Planter and Farm, 1878 June. 

 Box 13. Folder 12.  Miscellaneous, 1956-1958 and undated. 

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Series 2. Tait Butler. 

Biographical material: 

 Box 13. Folder 13.  1898-1963 and undated. 

 Box 13. Folder 14.  1929-1966. 

 Box 13. Folder 15. Biography, 1940-1961. 

 Box 13. Folder 16.  Biography: Draft, 1883-1940 and undated. 

 SMO 40.  St. Marys Collegiate Institute certificates, 1883. 

 Box 13. Folder 17.  Brief, 1939-1963. 

 Box 13. Folder 18.  Forty-second Biennial Report. Department of Agriculture, State of Tennessee. July 1, 1956 to June 30, 1958. 

Tennessee Agricultural Hall of Fame plaque: 

Correspondence: 

 Box 4. Folder 19. Photographs, 1953-1964. 

 VMP 11.  Photographs, negatives: Tait Butler; T. Butler awards, circa 1935-1936, 1953 and undated. 

 Box 13. Folder 20.  Mary Donelson Jones, 1955-1957. 

 VMP 11.  Photograph: Mary Donelson Jones and plaques, 1957 August. 

 Box 13. Folder 21.  Memorial plaque ceremony, 1957: 1. 

 Box 13. Folder 22.  Memorial plaque ceremony, 1957: 2. 

 Box 13. Folder 23.  Memorial plaque ceremony, 1957, 1957 August 13. 

Memorial plaque ceremony, 1957: Photograph: Speakers at plaque ceremony, 1957 August 13. 

 Box 13. Folder 24.  Memorial plaques, 1940-1960. 

 VMP 11.  Photograph: Plaque, 1957. 

Correspondence: 

 Box 13. Folder 25.  1911-1936. 

 Box 13. Folder 26.  1923-1942. 

 Box 13. Folder 27.  1931. 

 Box 13. Folder 28.  Eugene Butler, 1926-1929. 

 Box 13. Folder 29.  Experiment Station bulletins offered to libraries, 1964-1965. 

 Box 13. Folder 30.  Federal Farm Board vacancy, 1931. 

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Series 3. Eugene Butler. 

 Box 13. Folder 31.  Alpha Zeta fraternity, 1966-1970. 

 Box 13. Folder 32.  Autobiography, circa 1940-1987 and undated. 

 Box 14. Folder 1.  Books: Orders, 1966-1969. 

 Box 14. Folder 2.  Books: Brochures and correspondence, 1959-1976. 

 Box 14. Folder 3.  Correspondence, 1927-1931. 

 VMP 11.  Postcard: Hurst Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat Hospital, Longview, Tex., 1931. 

 Box 14. Folder 4.  Correspondence, 1956, 1974. 

 Box 14. Folder 5.  Correspondence, 1976-1989. 

This is the South, "Tall Grass" chapter: 

 Box 14. Folder 6.  1958-1959: 1. 

 Box 14. Folder 7.  1958-1959: 2. 

 Box 14. Folder 8. 1958-1959: 3. 

 Box 14. Folder 9.  1958-1961: 1. 

 Box 14. Folder 10.  1958-1961: 2. 

Mississippi State University Class of 1913: 

Biographies: 

 Box 14. Folder 11.  Autobiographies/biographies. 

 Box 14. Folder 12.  Correspondence/biographies, 1938-1983. 

 Box 14. Folder 13.  Correspondence/biographies, 1964-1966, 1983 and undated. 

 Box 14. Folder 14.  Copy masters, undated. 

Correspondence: 

 Box 14. Folder 15.  1953, 1958, 1963-1967. 

 VMP 11.  Photographs: Reunion, 1963. 

 Box 14. Folder 16.  1953-1983 and undated. 

 VMP 11.  Photographs: Reunions, 1953, 1958, 1974, 1976. 

 Box 14. Folder 17.  1963-1967: 1. 

 Box 14. Folder 18.  1963-1967: 2. 

 Box 14. Folder 19.  1963-1967: 3. 

 Box 14. Folder 20.  1963-1967: 4. 

 Box 15. Folder 1.  1963-1967: 5. 

 Box 15. Folder 2.  1965: 1. 

 Box 15. Folder 3.  1965: 2. 

 Box 15. Folder 4.  1965: 3. 

 Box 15. Folder 5.  1975-1976. 

 Box 15. Folder 6.  1976-1977. 

 Box 15. Folder 7.  1977-1978 and undated. 

 Box 15. Folder 8.  1979-1980. 

 Box 15. Folder 9. 1980. 

 Box 15. Folder 10.  1983-1984. 

 Box 15. Folder 11.  Contributions to Mississippi State University Development Foundation, 1967-1975. 

 Box 15. Folder 12.  Eugene Butler, 1974-1975. 

 Box 15. Folder 13.  Jeff Smith, 1967-1973. 

 Box 15. Folder 14.  Jeff Smith, 1968-1975. 

Meetings: 

 Box 15. Folder 15.  1967-1975: 1. 

 Box 15. Folder 16.  1967-1975: 2. 

 Box 15. Folder 17. 1970-1985. 

 VMP 11.  Photographs: Reunions, 1970. 

 Box 15. Folder 18.  70th Anniversary, 1970-1983: 1. 

 Box 15. Folder 19.  70th Anniversary, 1970-1983: 2. 

Miscellaneous: 

 Box 15. Folder 20. 1956-1973: 1. 

 Box 15. Folder 21.  1956-1973: 2. 

 Box 16. Folder 1.  1968-1974: 1. 

 Box 16. Folder 2.  1968-1974: 2. 

 Box 16. Folder 3.  1980-1983. 

Mississippi State University: Correspondence: 

 Box 16. Folder 4.  1978-1982. 

 Box 16. Folder 5. 1983-1984. 

 Box 16. Folder 6.  1985-1986. 

 VMP 11.  Photographs: MSU Alumni Association interior, 1986. 

 Box 16. Folder 7.  B. M. Walker visit, 1948. 

 Box 16. Folder 8.  Lin Wright, 1981-1986. 

 Box 16. Folder 9.  Miscellaneous, 1985-1989. 

 VMP 11.  Photographs: Miss. A&M College, Edward Lloyd's class of 1910 (?); E. Butler and Susette Fox, 1985; Susette Fox, 1988. 

Mississippi State University: Development Foundation: Correspondence: 

 Box 16. Folder 10.  1965-1974 and undated: 1. 

 Box 16. Folder 11.  1965-1974 and undated: 2. 

 Box 16. Folder 12.  1965-1974 and undated: 3. 

 Box 16. Folder 13.  1965-1974 and undated: 4. 

 SMO 40.  1965-1974 and undated: Mississippi State University promotional booklet, undated. 

 Box 16. Folder 14.  1969 January-1970 May. 

 Box 16. Folder 15.  1970 June-August. 

 Box 16. Folder 16.  1970 September-1971 May. 

 Box 16. Folder 17.  1971 June-August. 

 Box 16. Folder 18.  1971 September-1972 March. 

 Box 16. Folder 19.  1972 April-1974 and undated. 

 Box 16. Folder 20.  Newcomen Society, 1966-1972. 

 Box 16. Folder 21.  Newcomen Society: Publications, 1978-1987. 

 Box 16. Folder 22.  Newcomen Society: Publications, 1987. 

 Box 16. Folder 23.  Miscellaneous, 1954-1999 and undated. 

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Series 4. Robert Britt Butler scrapbook, circa 1880, 1923-1986 and undated: 

 Box 16. Folder 24.  Scrapbook (photocopy). 

 VMP 11.  Photographs: Butler family, 1909-1970 and undated. 

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Series 5. Shy Giant of the South: Linsey H. Wright research files. 

 Box 16. Folder 25.  Agriculture, 1979 and undated. 

Biographical information: 

 Box 16. Folder 26.  Eugene Butler, 1913-1979 and undated. 

 Box 16. Folder 27.  Eugene Butler: Correspondence, 1978-1980 and undated. 

 Box 16. Folder 28.  Eugene Butler: Oral history, 1978: Copy 1. 

 Box 16. Folder 29.  Eugene Butler: Oral history, 1978: Copy 2. (annotated). 

 Box 17. Folder 1.  Tait Butler, 1896-1958 and undated. 

 Box 17. Folder 2.  Emory Cunningham, 1968. 

 Box 17. Folder 3.  Clarence Poe, 1960. 

Progressive Farmer Company: 

 Box 17. Folder 4.  Advertising data, 1978 and undated. 

 Box 17. Folder 6.  Butler history, 1903-1968: Preface (1886-1977), Chapters 1-15 (1903-1932), undated. 

 Box 17. Folder 6.  Butler history, 1903-1968: Chapters 16-33 (1933-1950), undated. 

 Box 17. Folder 7. Butler history, 1903-1968: Chapters 34-43 (1951-1960), undated. 

 Box 16. Folder 8.  Butler history, 1903-1968: Chapters 44-51 (1961-1968), undated. 

 Box 17. Folder 9.  Circulation (1886-1975), undated. 

Clippings (photocopies): 

 Box 17. Folder 10.  1925-1926. 

 Box 17. Folder 11.  1927-1928. 

 Box 17. Folder 12.  1929-1931. 

 Box 17. Folder 13. 1932-1935. 

 Box 17. Folder 14.  1936-1938. 

 Box 17. Folder 15.  1939-1941. 

 Box 17. Folder 16.  1942-1944. 

 Box 17. Folder 17.  1945-1960. 

 Box 17. Folder 18.  1961-1968. 

 Box 17. Folder 19.  1969-1978. 

 Box 17. Folder 20.  Corporate employee information (1903-1976), 1931-1976 and undated. 

 Box 17. Folder 21.  Diversification program (1957-1963), undated. 

 Box 17. Folder 22.  Expansion program (1957-1963), undated. 

 Box 17. Folder 23.  History, 1886-1978 and undated. 

 Box 17. Folder 24.  Organization of Texas Progressive Farmer Company, 1913. 

 Box 17. Folder 25.  Southern Living, 1963-1978 and undated. 

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