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The Arkansas Farmer newspapers

The Arkansas Farmer newspapers

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Finding aid for the Arkansas Farmer newspapers

BC.MSS.14.35

Butler Center for Arkansas Studies
100 Rock Street
Little Rock, Arkansas, 72201
(501) 320-5700
arkinfo@cals.org

March 24, 2017



Profile Description

Creation: This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2017-08-04T11:16-0500
Language: English

Repository: Butler Center for Arkansas Studies
Creator:Andrews, Stanley, 1894-1994
Title: The Arkansas Farmer newspapers
Dates: 1931-1944
Quantity: 1.0 Linear feet
Abstract:This collection contains eight issues of The Arkansas Farmer newspaper dated from 1931-1933 and seven issues from 1944.
Identification: BC.MSS.14.35
Language: English
Permanent URL:http://purl.oclc.org/arstudies/bc-mss-1435.

Arrangement

The collection is arranged chronologically.

Scope and Contents

This collection contains eight issues of The Arkansas Farmer newspaper dated from 1931-1933 and seven issues from 1944. Some issues are damaged or have missing pages, and all of them are fragile.


Biographical Information

Samuel L. Kay came to Arkansas in 1897 as a land agent for the St. Louis, Iron Mountain, and Southern Railway. In 1899 he established The Arkansas Homestead to promote agriculture in the state. He sold the publication in 1910 to a company formed by John C. Small. Small increased publication from monthly to semi-monthly and changed the name to The Arkansas Farmer and Homestead.

Herbert Bowden of Chicago purchased the company in 1914. The company encountered financial difficulties in 1922 and went into receivership under the supervision of C. C. Kavanaugh. In 1926 it was purchased by Stanley Andrews, then the owner and editor of the El Dorado (Ark.) Daily News.

Andrews, who held a degree in journalism and agricultural economics from the University of Missouri, formed the Stanley Andrews Publishing Company. He changed the name of the publication to The Arkansas Farmer. He also established a partnership with Thomas H. (T. H.) Barton, owner of Lion Oil Company and Radio Station KARK. Andrews' wife Florence edited a children’s page for the paper.

Barton continued as publisher when Andrews moved to New Orleans in 1934 to edit the American Cotton Grower. Andrews stayed on as executive editor and wrote a regular column for The Arkansas Farmer. He retained his interest in the company until he rejoined the army for service in World War II. He also continued as a contributing editor through the time of the war, writing about his experiences with rebuilding agriculture in the conquered areas of Europe.

This collection contains issues of The Arkansas Farmer from 1931-1933, when Andrews was editor and publisher, as well as from 1944, when T. K. Barton, son of T. H. Barton, was the managing editor. The newspaper continued to be published until 1972.


Index Terms

This record series is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.

Agriculture -- Arkansas
Agriculture journalism--Arkansas
Agriculture--Arkansas--Periodicals.
Andrews, Stanley, 1894-1994
Barton, Thomas H., 1881-1960
Stanley Andrews Publishing Company.
The Arkansas Farmer and Homestead.
The Arkansas Farmer.
The Arkansas Homestead.

Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

Unrestricted access

Restrictions on Use

Non-circulating, in-house use only


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

The Arkansas Farmer newspapers, MSS.14.35, Butler Center for Arkansas Studies, Arkansas Studies Institute.


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