Frank Hamilton Jeter Papers 1918-1957

Creator
Jeter, F. H. (Frank Hamilton), 1891-1955
Size
1 linear foot (2 archival boxes)
Location

For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Special Collections Research Center Reference Staff.

Call number
MC 00034

The Frank Hamilton Jeter Papers document Jeter's work in the North Carolina Agricultural Extension Service, as well as his tenure as agricultural editor and director of publications at North Carolina State College (later North Carolina State University). Jeter served North Carolina State College as agricultural editor from 1914-1920, and as director of publications from 1922 until his death in 1955.

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Biographical/historical note

Born on May 2, 1891, in Union County, South Carolina, Frank Hamilton Jeter was the son of a prosperous landowner. Raised in a small farming village that was surrounded by his father's property, Jeter lived and worked in that environment until he left to attend Clemson College, in Clemson, South Carolina. He graduated from Clemson in 1911 with a degree in agronomy. Jeter earned high marks. The 'practical' lessons he learned growing up on a farm enabled him to be successful in his agricultural studies. At Clemson he developed an interest in writing, devoting much of his time to literary work. He served as the editor of the college magazine during his senior year.

After graduating Jeter was employed as a field demonstration agent for a fertilizer company. In 1915, he took a position as the Extension Editor for the fledgling Cooperative Extension Service that was being organized at North Carolina State College (later North Carolina State University). At the time, there was no precedent for that kind of agricultural publication work. Jeter made contacts with local newspapers, the Associated Press, and other news agencies to get them interested in stories about farmers and farm people. Working closely with the newly established Amercian Association of Agricultural College Editors, he began weekly publication of "The Extension Farm News," a news bulletin that was distributed to press outlets, and members of the regional agricultural community.

Also in 1915, Jeter married Irene Albert of Atlanta, Georgia. In the following years, the couple had three children--Frank, Robert, and Jane. Jeter maintained a high level of civic involvement throughout his life. He was a member of the Raleigh Kiwanis Club and a Ruling Elder of Raleigh's First Presbyterian Church. Additionally, he was active in promoting Alpha Zeta, Alpha Gamma, and Epsilon Sigma Phi fraternities, and served as chairman of the editorial section for the Association of Southern Agricultural Workers.

Over a period of four decades, Frank Jeter developed a voice for the North Carolina Agricultural Extension Service and the southern farmer. His prolific writing, his presence as a public speaker, and his management and promotion of Extension publications helped bring national recognition to southern agriculture. In 1948, in recognition for his pioneering work in the field of agricultural journalism, and the advancement of agricultural education, Jeter was awarded the honorary degree of Doctor of Science by his alma mater, Clemson College.

Scope/content

The Frank Hamilton Jeter Papers document Jeter's work with the North Carolina Agricultural Extension Service, as well as his tenure as agricultural editor and director of publications at North Carolina State College (later North Carolina State University). These files contain Jeter's writings on agriculture and document his appearances at Extension, civic, and farm meetings throughout North Carolina, as well as his many honors and awards in the field of agricultural communications. The files contain newspaper clippings and information pertaining to his editing work. The articles were published in numerous North Carolina newspapers as well as in North Carolina Agricultural Extension publications. There is also material from Jeter's weekly farm program on WPTF Radio in Raleigh. Also included are certificates of appreciation and correspondence documenting awards and tributes, tributes to Jeter after his death in 1955, and an autobiographical profile.

Physical description

2 archival boxes

Arrangement

This collection is organized into three series.

Use of these materials

The nature of the NCSU Libraries' Special Collections means that copyright or other information about restrictions may be difficult or even impossible to determine despite reasonable efforts. The NCSU Libraries claims only physical ownership of most Special Collections materials.

The materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study, pursuant to U.S. Copyright law. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials. Any materials used for academic research or otherwise should be fully credited with the source.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Frank Hamilton Jeter Papers, MC 00034, Special Collections Research Center, North Carolina State University Libraries, Raleigh, NC

Source of acquisition

Material donated by the family of Frank Hamilton Jeter.

Processing information

Processed by Michael Watts, 2005 July ;

Updated by Aaron Cusick, 2009 November

The collection is organized into three principal series:

Newspaper Articles, Speeches, and Notes 1918-1955 (MC 00034 series 1)
Size: 0.75 linear feet

Series contains newspaper and Extension publication articles written by Frank Hamilton Jeter. The series also includes text from speeches and a collection of note cards.

1.5 archival boxes

Newspaper Clippings 1918-1936
Box 1, Folder 1
Newspaper Clippings 1937
Box 1, Folder 2
Newspaper Clippings 1938
Box 1, Folder 3
Newspaper Clippings 1939
Box 1, Folder 4
Newspaper Clippings 1940
Box 1, Folder 5
Newspaper Clippings 1941
Box 1, Folder 6
Newspaper Clippings / Frank Jeter 1942
Box 1, Folder 7
Newspaper Clippings 1943
Box 1, Folder 8
Newspaper Clippings 1944
Box 1, Folder 9
Newspaper Clippings 1945
Box 1, Folder 10
Newspaper Clippings 1946
Box 1, Folder 11
Newspaper Clippings 1947
Box 1, Folder 12
Newspaper Clippings 1948, Jan.-Aug.
Box 2, Folder 1
Newspaper Clippings 1948, Sept.-Dec.
Box 2, Folder 2
Newspaper Clippings 1949, Jan.-June
Box 2, Folder 3
Newspaper Clippings 1949, July.-Dec.
Box 2, Folder 4
Newspaper Clippings 1950, Jan.-June
Box 2, Folder 5
Newspaper Clippings 1950, July-Dec.
Box 2, Folder 6
Newspaper Clippings 1951
Box 2, Folder 7
Newspaper Clippings 1952-1955
Box 2, Folder 8
Newspaper Clippings no date
Box 2, Folder 9
Speeches and Notes 1936
Box 2, Folder 10
Newspaper Clippings,Various Authors 1940-1948,
Box 2, Folder 11
A.C.E. newsletter 1924
Box 2, Folder 18
Radio--WPTF 1945-1951 (MC 00034 series 2)
Size: 0.125 linear feet

This series contains radio program guides, promotional material, and program related correspondence.

0.25 archival boxes

Radio--WPTF 1945-1951
Box 2, Folder 12
Awards, Certificates, and Tributes 1938-1957 (MC 00034 series 3)
Size: 0.125 linear feet

Series contains numerous certificates of appreciation, awards announcements, correspondence, and tributes to Jeter. Also contains a condensed autobiography.

0.25 archival boxes

Awards and Certificates--Press Announcements 1938-1950
Box 2, Folder 13
Awards and Certificates--Certificates 1938-1950
Box 2, Folder 14
Kiwanis International Membership Award 1955
Flat folder 1
U.S. Deptmartment of Agriculture Award for Superior Service 1954
Flat folder 1
Proclamation from Governor W. Kerr Scott 1952
Flat folder 1
Raleigh Kiwanis Club 1938-1951
Box 2, Folder 15
Tributes 1955-1957
Box 2, Folder 16
Autobiography, undated
Box 2, Folder 17

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Frank Hamilton Jeter Papers, MC 00034, Special Collections Research Center, North Carolina State University Libraries, Raleigh, NC

Use of these materials

The nature of the NCSU Libraries' Special Collections means that copyright or other information about restrictions may be difficult or even impossible to determine despite reasonable efforts. The NCSU Libraries claims only physical ownership of most Special Collections materials.

The materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study, pursuant to U.S. Copyright law. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials. Any materials used for academic research or otherwise should be fully credited with the source.