Future Farmers of America Scrapbooks 1959-1962

Creator
Future Farmers of America. Coats Chapter
Size
3 linear feet
Location

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Call number
MC 00212

This collection includes two scrapbooks that contain photographs, newspaper clippings and letters from the Future Farmers of America Coats Chapter, Coats High School, Coats, North Carolina, documenting the organization from 1959 to 1962. The scrapbooks were created during the time when Murry O. Phillips taught vocational agriculture at Coats High School and contain letters to Phillips from business and civic leaders and from his state department of public instruction supervisors as well as other items documenting Phillips's life and career, especially his work with the Future Farmers of America organization.

Future Farmers of America, later known as the National FFA Organization, was founded in 1928. The organization brings together students, teachers and agribusiness to solidify support for agricultural education in middle and high schools where members are engaged in a wide range of curriculum and FFA activities leading to career opportunities in agriculture. There was an active chapter of Future Farmers of America in at Coats High School in Harnett County, North Carolina, during the time when Murry O. Phillips taught vocational agriculture there.

Biographical/historical note

Future Farmers of America, later known as the National FFA Organization, was founded in 1928. The organization brings together students, teachers and agribusiness to solidify support for agricultural education in middle and high schools where members are engaged in a wide range of curriculum and FFA activities leading to career opportunities in agriculture.

The letters FFA stand for Future Farmers of America; however, in 1988 the official name of the organization was changed from Future Farmers of America to National FFA Organization to reflect the growing diversity of agriculture, including future farmers, biologists, chemists, veterinarians, engineers and entrepreneurs.

FFA is structured on three levels: local, state and national. At the national level, FFA is led by a board of directors and six student national officers. The programs are funded through sponsorships and private donations at the local, state and national level. National dues for each member are $5 per year.

The National FFA Convention is held each October where members participate in general sessions, competitive events, educational tours, leadership workshops, a career show and expo, volunteer activities and much more.

There was an active chapter of Future Farmers of America in at Coats High School in Harnett County, North Carolina, during the time when Murry O. Phillips taught vocational agriculture there.

Scope/content

This collection includes two scrapbooks that contain photographs, newspaper clippings and letters from the Future Farmers of America Coats Chapter, Coats High School, Coats, North Carolina, documenting the organization from 1959 to 1962. The scrapbooks were created during the time when Murry O. Phillips taught vocational agriculture at Coats High School and contain letters to Phillips from business and civic leaders and from his state department of public instruction supervisors as well as other items documenting Phillips's life and career, especially his work with the Future Farmers of America organization.

Physical description

2 Flat Boxes

Arrangement

This collection has not yet undergone full archival processing; materials are arranged in order received.

Use of these materials

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Future Farmers of America Scrapbooks, MC 00212, Special Collections Research Center, North Carolina State University Libraries, Raleigh, NC

Related material

Source of acquisition

Source unknown (Accession no. 2010.0014)

Processing information

Processed by Judy Allen Dodson, March 2010

Scrapbook: Coats Chapter 1959-1961
Flat box 1
Scrapbook: Coats Chapter 1961-1962
Flat box 2

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Future Farmers of America Scrapbooks, MC 00212, Special Collections Research Center, North Carolina State University Libraries, Raleigh, NC

Use of these materials

This collection may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations. Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which North Carolina State University assumes no responsibility.

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.