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Descriptive Summary

Biographical Sketch

Scope and Content

Organization

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Artifacts

Newspapers

Printed Material

Oversized

Periodicals

Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

Reed Family:

An Inventory of Their Papers, 1948-1990 and undated, at the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library



Descriptive Summary

Creator Reed Family
Title: Reed Family Papers,
Dates: 1948-1990 and undated
Abstract: The Reed Family Papers consist of artifacts, newspapers, printed material, and newsletters and related publications.
Collection # S 1800.1
Quantity: 1 box (.25 linear feet)
Language English
Repository: Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

Biographical Sketch

The Reed family, including E. G. and Barbara Reed, 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% 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% 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% 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 Reed Family Papers consist of artifacts, newspapers, printed material, and a large number of periodicals such as AAM newsletters and related publications. All of these items relate to the Reed family’s involvement with the AAM from the late 1970s until the late 1980s.

Issues of the American Agriculture News are available among the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library digital holdings at http://collections.swco.ttu.edu/handle/10605/53018

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Organization

The Reed Family Papers are organized by the following series: Artifacts, Newspapers, Printed Material, Oversize, Periodicals.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Open for research

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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)
Reed, Barbara
Reed, E. G.
Subjects (Organizations)
American Agricultural Movement
Subjects (Places)
Floydada (Tex.)
Hereford (Tex.)
Texas
Subjects
Agriculture
Farming
Newspapers

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Related Material

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

Price Family Papers, 1970-1980 and undated

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

Jess Weaks Papers, 1979

Many of the Southwest Collection's oral history abstracts and recordings may be found at: http://collections.swco.ttu.edu/handle/10605/234 and http://www.digital.swco.ttu.edu/Oral_History/oralhistory.asp

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Reed Family Papers, 1948-1990 and undated, Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas

Acquisition

Collection accession #(s):
2013-0225-A

Gift, 2013

Processed by

Leah Blackwell and Robert Weaver, 2014

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Collection Inventory

 

Artifacts

box folder
1 1 Buttons, 1978

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Newspapers

box folder
1 2 Large clippings, 1948 and undated

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Printed Material

box folder
1 3 AAM documents and clippings, 1976-1978 and undated
4 AAM Meetings, 1978
5 Seed guides and other publications, 1986 and undated

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Oversized

box folder
1 6 Posters – “1987 AAM” (15), 1987

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Periodicals

box folder
1 7 Agricultural Watchdog (incomplete set), 1982-1987
8 American Agriculture News (incomplete set), 1978-1983
9 American Agriculture Movement Reporter (incomplete set), 1983-1990
10 National Organization for Raw Materials Newsletter, September 1978
11 The Spotlight, May to June 1982
12 American Agriculture State Reporter, January to April 1983

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