Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

Jess Weaks:

An Inventory of His Photograph Collection, 1979, at the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library



Descriptive Summary

Creator Weaks, Jess
Title: Jess Weaks Photograph Collection,
Dates: 1979
Abstract: The Jess Weaks Photograph Collection consists of negatives and photographs.
Collection # S 1801.1
Quantity: 1 wallet (0.1 linear feet)
Language English
Repository: Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

Biographical Sketch

Jess Weaks was a member the American Agricultural Movement for many years. He 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)


Scope and Content

The Jess Weaks Photograph Collection consist of several photographs and negatives of the AAM’s Tractorcade in 1979.


 

Organization

The Papers are organized by the following series: Photographs.

Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Open for research


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)
Weaks, Jess
Subjects (Organizations)
American Agricultural Movement
Subjects
Agriculture
Farming

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Jess Weaks Photograph Collection, 1979, Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas

Acquisition

Collection accession #(s):
2013-0226-A

Gift, 2013

Processed by

Leah Blackwell and Robert Weaver, 2014


Collection Inventory

 

Photographs

box folder
1 1 Tractorcade, 1979