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Descriptive Summary

Biographical Sketch

Scope and Content

Organization

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Magazines

Newspapers

Photographs

Printed Material

Artifacts

Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

Price Family:

An Inventory of Their Papers, 1970-1980 and undated, at the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library



Descriptive Summary

Creator Price Family
Title: Price Family Papers,
Dates: 1970-1980 and undated
Abstract: The Price Family Papers consist of magazines, newspapers, photographs, and a variety of advertisements, memos, correspondence, other printed material, and artifacts.
Collection # S 1802.1
Quantity: 3 boxes (2.75 linear feet)
Language English
Repository: Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

Biographical Sketch

The Price family were members of the American Agricultural Movement for many years. They attended an organization reunion in the summer of 2013 in Lubbock, Texas.

The American Agriculture Movement (AAM) was formed in 1977 in response to Congressional legislation entailing four years of farm prices below the cost of production. In many states, farmers organized protests, strikes, pickets, boycotts, and marches on state capitols and on Washington, D.C. (1977-1979). In February 1979, thousands of farmers converged on Washington, D.C., in a tractorcade organized by AAM. Following this event, the AAM established a Washington office to bring farmers' voices to Congress and the Administration.

The goals of the AAM are:

1. 100 percent Parity for all domestic and foreign used and/or consumer agriculture products.

2. All agricultural products produced for national or international food reserve shall be contracted at 100 percent parity.

3. Creation of an entity or structure composed of agriculture producers to advise and approve policies that affect agriculture.

4. Imports of agriculture products which are domestically produced must be stopped until 100 percent parity is reached. Thereafter, imports must be limited to the amount that the American producers cannot supply.

5. All announcements pertaining to any agricultural producing cycle shall be made far enough in advance that the producer will have adequate time to make needed adjustments in his operation.

Source: AAM homepage: http://www.aaminc.org (Accessed January 2014)

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Scope and Content

The Papers consists of magazines, newspapers, photographs, and a variety of advertisements, memos, correspondence, and other printed material related to the Price family’s interest in the American Agricultural Movement. Several hats, buttons, and patches are included in the materials.

Issues of the American Agriculture News dating from 1978 to 1982 have been removed from the Papers for conservation, but may be viewed among the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library digital holdings at http://collections.swco.ttu.edu/handle/10605/53018

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Organization

The Papers are organized by the following series: Magazines, Newspapers, Photographs, Printed Material, Artifacts.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Open for research.

Some archival collections may be housed in storage outside of the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library building. Requests to retrieve such materials may take up to 10 business days to complete. Please contact our Reference Department to arrange retrieval.

Audio, video, and film recordings may not be immediately accessible due to format, condition, or copyright status. All items must be digitized prior to patron use. Because not all collections materials have been digitized, please contact the Reference Archivist at least 10 days prior to arrival in order to coordinate digitization. Though we can digitize much of our holdings within two weeks, some media may be fragile and require specialized digitization outsourcing, which can take up to three months for completion.

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Index Terms

The subject headings used by the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library are derived from the Library of Congress and/or locally developed.
Subjects (Persons)
Price family.
Subjects (Organizations)
American Agricultural Movement.
Subjects (Places)
Texas.
Subjects
Agriculture.
Farming.
Newspapers.

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Related Materials:

Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library:
  • Reed Family, Papers, 1948-1990 and undated
  • Jess Weaks Papers, 1979
Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library Oral History Collection:
  • Harold Bob Bennett oral history interview [sound recording], 2010
  • Steve Close oral history interview [sound recording], 2013
  • Gerald McCathern oral history interview [sound recording], 2010
  • Harvey Joe Sanner oral history interview [sound recording], 2014
  • David Senter oral history interview [sound recording], 2014
  • Glen Wallace oral history interview [sound recording], 2013
  • Many more oral histories may be found among our oral history abstracts as well as among our oral history transcripts.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Price Family Papers, 1970-1980 and undated, Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas

Accession Information

Collection accession #(s):
2013-0227-B

Gift, 2013

Processing Information

Processed by: Leah Blackwell and Robert Weaver, 2014

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Collection Inventory

Magazines

Box Folder
1 1 Cotton and unionization periodicals, 1976-1978
2 Farm Journal, 1978 to 1979
3 Irrigation Age, 1978
4 Newsweek, 1978
5 Progressive Farmer, 1978 to 1979
6 U.S. News and World Report, 1978

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Newspapers

Box Folder
1 7 Herald of His Coming, 1970

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Photographs

Box Folder
1 8 Envelope 1 – Am. Ag. Trip, Washington, undated
9 Envelope 2 – McAllen Onion Protest, undated
Box Folder
2 1 Envelope 3 – Washington Tractorcade, 1978
2 Envelope 4 – Washington Tractorcade, undated
3 Envelope 5 – Farm photos, undated
4 Negatives and loose photos, undated

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Printed Material

Box Folder
2 5 Advertisements and editorials, 1978
6 American Agricultural Movement and related, 1978-1980 and undated
7 Notes and correspondence, 1979 and undated

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Artifacts

Box Items
2 8 AAM hats (5)
9 Nametags (4), patch (1), Senate Card (1), pins (11), and buttons (30)

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