Guide to the Future Farmers of America, Nokesville Chapter scrapbooks, circa 1950-1983

Future Farmers of America, Nokesville Chapter scrapbooks C0300


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Descriptive Summary

Repository George Mason University. Libraries. Special Collections Research Center.
Creator Future Farmers of America.
Title Future Farmers of America, Nokesville Chapter scrapbooks
Date circa 1950-1983
Physical Characteristics 2.0 boxes (2 scrapbooks)
Abstract Two scrapbooks featuring images, articles and other materials from 1950 until circa 1983.
Collection Number C0300
Language English

Historical Note

The National FFA Organization is an American youth organization, specifically a career and technical student organization to promote agricultural education for boys. It was founded in 1925 at Virginia Polytechnic Institute, by agriculture teachers, Henry C. Groseclose, Walter Newman, Edmund Magill and Harry Sanders as Future Farmers of Virginia. The FFV served as the model for the Future Farmers of America by 1928. In 1927, G.W. Owens, teacher-trainer at Virginia State College, and Dr. H.O. Sargent, federal agent for agricultural education for African-Americans, U.S. Office of Education, wrote the first constitution and bylaws of the New Farmers of Virginia, an organization for African-American agriculture students. It was not until 1969 that the FFA opened membership to girls, making it possible for them to hold office and participate in competitive events at regional and national levels.

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Scope and Content

Two scrapbooks created by the Future Farmers of America, Nokesville chapter that include, photographs and articles about FFA and FHA (Future Homemakers of America), awards and certificates, competition and event information and programs, and correspondence from 1950 until circa 1983.

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Arrangement

The Future Farmers of America, Nokesville Chapter scrapbooks are organized chronologically.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

There are no access restrictions.

Use Restrictions

There are no restrictions on personal use. Permission to publish material from the Future Farmers of America, Nokesville Chapter scrapbooks must be obtained from Special Collections Research Center, George Mason University Libraries.

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Related Material

The North Carolina State University Archives also has Future Farmers of America Scrapbooks, dating from 1959-1962.

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Index Terms

Corporate Names:

Future Farmers of America

Subjects:

Agriculture--Virginia.

Geographical Names:

Nokesville (Va.)
Virginia--History--20th century

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Future Farmers of America, Nokesville Chapter scrapbook, #C0300, Special Collections Research Center, George Mason University Libraries.

Acquisition Information

Donated by the Prince William County Library in November 2016.

Processing Information

Processing completed by Brittney Falter in January 2017. EAD markup completed by Brittney Falter in January 2017.

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Contents List

Box
1 Future Farmers of America Scrapbook October 1951-October 1952; July 1, 1956-June 30, 1978
Box
2 Future Farmers of America Scrapbook June 1970-1976, June 1976-1989
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