University Archives Photograph Collection, 4-H Youth Development Photographs 1911-1995

Creator
North Carolina State University. University Archives
Size
19.75 linear feet
Location

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

Call number
UA 023.008

Contains photographs of people, activities, events, exhibitions, and programs related to 4-H youth development in North Carolina from 1911 to 1995.

Biographical/historical note

The idea of 4-H began in the 1890s when one-acre corn contests for boys were organized in several states. In 1907, the first modern 4-H program began in Mississippi when the Mississippi State College of Agriculture sponsored 120 boys in a corn contest. This was the first cooperative effort between youth and university, and led to the 4-H youth program's important role in the nationwide land-grant college Extension program.

The beginnings of North Carolina 4-H go back to a 1909 Hertford County Corn Club. North Carolina became the first state to sign an agreement with the United States Department of Agriculture to sponsor Boys' Club work, and by 1910, there were some 4,000 boys involved. Girls' Clubs, based on tomato production, quickly followed. Canning foods was also a major learning activity for the girls.

The passage of the Smith-Lever Act in 1914 opened up the work of Extension greatly. The 4-H program took off, and the first annual statewide club meeting in Raleigh, called the Short Course, was held.

L. R. Harrill, North Carolina's first county 4-H agent, was appointed in Buncombe County in 1922. In 1926, he became North Carolina's first State 4-H Club Leader. By 1929, he had incorporated the Boys' and Girls' clubs under one banner and worked hard to bring more programs into effect, get more counties involved, and improve 4-H activities and facilities. By 1939, all 100 counties had 4-H programs. By the 1950s, North Carolina had more 4-H members than any other state in the country.

For several decades, North Carolina 4-H worked in conjunction with the public school systems. Major changes came in the 1960s when strong community sponsoring bases replaced the role of the local schools. What traditionally had been a program for rural youth expanded to offer the same opportunities to urban youth, thereby reaching out to a larger number of children statewide.

For more information about 4-H in North Carolina, please see the Guide to the North Carolina State University Cooperative Extension Service, 4-H Youth Development Records, UA 102 and North Carolina Cooperative Extension, "Robeson County 4-H Youth Development Program."

Scope/content

Chiefly black-and-white photographic prints and film negatives, 8 x 10 in. or smaller, providing a rich visual history of the people, activities, and events related to 4-H Youth Development Program in North Carolina from its beginnings to the early 1990s. Some photographs were taken by 4-H club members, Extension Service agents, professional and amateur photographers, newspaper photographers, and staff photographers from the North Carolina State College Visual Aids Department. Many photographers are not identified.

The collection includes portraits and group portraits of county agents, specialists, club members, early agricultural clubs, National 4-H Congress delegates, Extension Director I. O. Schaub, and State 4-H Club Leader L. R. Harrill (Mr. 4-H). Other photographs show club activities, facilities, 4-H camps, 4-H Club Week, award presentations, war work, exhibitions at North Carolina state and county fairs, tours, and recreation. Images of 4-H projects, demonstrations, and demonstration winners depict various subjects, including livestock, poultry, swine, and other animals; crop production, gardening, and horticulture; forestry and wildlife conservation; rural electrification and tractor programs; food preparation, canning and preserving, home improvement, handicraft, sewing, 4-H Dress Revue, and other aspects of home economics; health and safety, featuring portraits of the Kings and Queens of Health; civic and cultural education, international exchange programs, spiritual development, and community service; music, theater, visual arts, communication, and personal development.

Some photographs from this collection originally appeared in Extension Farm-News, and others were used to illustrate the books Memories of 4-H (Raleigh: North Carolina State University Print Shop, 1967) by L. R. Harrill and Clover All Over: North Carolina 4-H in Action (Raleigh, North Carolina State University, 1984) by James W. Clark, Jr.

In May 2006, 597 slides related to 4-H activities were transferred to the collection. They are listed with similar materials, and can be found in albums 66 and 67. In July 2012, scrapbooks documenting 4-H activities were transferred to the collection. They are listed with similar materials, and can be found in box 70.

Physical description

68 albums, 2 boxes, 3 half boxes, 4 card boxes

Arrangement

The collection is organized by format: photographic prints, negatives, and slides. Arrangement is by University Archives Photograph Collection subject classification, listed in the detailed description below.

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.

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.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], University Archives Photograph Collection, 4-H Youth Development Photographs, UA 023.008, Special Collections Research Center, North Carolina State University Libraries, Raleigh, NC

Alternative form available

Related material

Source of acquisition

This is an open collection created by the University Archives from various sources.

The entire collection, including materials not available online, may be viewed in the Special Collections reading room in D.H. Hill Library.
4-H Youth Development. Negatives

Includes both negatives corresponding to various photographic prints in the collection and some negatives without corresponding prints.

Card box 1
4-H Youth Development. Negatives

Includes both negatives corresponding to various photographic prints in the collection and some negatives without corresponding prints.

Card box 2
4-H Youth Development. Negatives

Includes both negatives corresponding to various photographic prints in the collection and some negatives without corresponding prints.

Card box 3
4-H Youth Development. Negatives

Includes both negatives corresponding to various photographic prints in the collection and some negatives without corresponding prints.

Half box 4
4-H Youth Development. Proofs
Card box 5
4-H Youth Development. General

Includes slides related to various 4-H events.

165 slides

Album 66
4-H administration and staff. General 1960s-1990

Primarily contains posed and group portraits of 4-H administration and staff.

12 photographs

Album 1
L. R. Harrill 1917-1978 (bulk 1950-1970)

Primarily contains posed portraits of L.R. Harrill, as well as group portraits in which Harrill is the primary focus. Also contains a reproduction of a charcoal sketch of L.R. Harrill.

52 photographs

Album 2
L. R. Harrill

Primarily contains posed portraits of L.R. Harrill, as well as group portraits in which Harrill is the primary focus.

55 slides

Album 66
4-H leaders 1941-1978

Primarily contains posed and group portraits of 4-H leaders participating in various club activities and meetings.

42 photographs

Album 1
4-H Extension Service specialists and agents 1913-1970s

Primarily contains posed and group portraits of club members participating in various club activities, including State Extension Service specialists and county agents.

15 photographs

Album 3
4-H Council officers 1929-1982

Primarily contains posed and group portraits of 4-H Council Officers.

85 photographs

Album 4
4-H fund raising 1940-1973

Primarily contains posed and group portraits of club members participating in various club activities. Includes depictions of 4-H Development Fund and Report to State.

28 photographs

Album 3
4-H clubs. General 1914- 1979 (bulk 1914-1931)

Contains slides showing 4-H club activities.

2 slides

Album 66
4-H clubs. General 1952-1966

A scrapbook that contains photos of 4-H exhibits on agricultural and home demonstration topics.

4-H clubs. Members 1914- 1979 (bulk 1914-1931)

Primarily contains posed and group portraits of club members participating in various club activities, including picnics, demonstration work, cooking, and other projects.

115 photographs

Album 5
4-H clubs. Meetings and facilities 1917-1971

Primarily contains posed portraits and group portraits of club members participating in various club activities in and around club facilities, including picnics, demonstration work, cooking and other projects. Of special note is the construction and opening of The Betsy-Jeff Penn 4-H Center and an aerial view of the facility. Included in the contact sheets are images of the neighboring Chinqua- Penn Plantation.

63 photographs

Album 6
4-H clubs. African-Americans 1920-1960 (bulk 1939-1941)

Primarily contains posed and group portraits of club members participating in various club activities before the 1965 integration. Includes depictions of picnics, demonstration work, projects, song contests, swimming, corn growing, dairy day, and wildlife conference. Of special note is a photographic print of Herman Peebles, the Wake County State Prize Winner, published in Clover All Over.

81 photographs

Album 7
Early agricultural clubs 1911-1922 (bulk 1921-1922)

Primarily contains posed and group portraits of club members participating in demonstration work at the North Carolina State Fair, as well as botanical illustrations.

46 photographs

Album 8
4-H Honor Club 1938-1972 (bulk 1950s)

Primarily contains posed and group portraits of Honor Club members participating in various club activities, including inductions, picnics, and swimming.

98 photographs

Album 9
4-H Young Men and Women (YMW) 1937-1960s (bulk 1950s)

Primarily contains posed and group portraits of Young Men and Women members participating in various club activities, including inductions, picnics, and swimming.

76 photographs

Album 9
Collegiate 4-H 1950s-1980

Primarily contains posed and group portraits of collegiate 4-H Clubs.

6 photographs

Album 10
4-H Alumni 1950s-1971 (bulk 1960s)

Primarily contains posed and group portraits of 4-H alumni.

30 photographs

Album 10
4-H publications 1940s-1958

Primarily contains images of the Clover Leaves publication and a 1958 4-H calendar.

8 photographs

Album 10
4-H camps. General 1922-1980s

Contains posed and candid shots of 4-H club members at various camps throughout North Carolina. The pictures in this box are considered "general,” meaning they could not be identified with a specific camp. Several of the photographs are from either Camp Millstone or Camp Swannanoa, although it is unclear which.

40 photographs

Album 11
4-H camps. General 1922-1980s

Contains posed and candid shots of 4-H club members at various camps throughout North Carolina. The pictures in this box are considered “general,” meaning they could not be identified with a specific camp. Several of the slides may be from Camp Millstone.

63 slides

Album 66
4-H camps, A-H circa 1920-1975 (bulk 1920s-1960s)

Contains posed and candid shots of 4-H club members at various camps throughout North Carolina, including the Anita-Alta Outpost Camp, Ball’s Creek, Bertie County Encampment, Betsy-Jeff Penn 4-H Center, Buncombe County Encampment, Carteret County Encampment, Davidson-Rowan 4-H Camp, Davidson-Iredell 4-H Club Encampment, Durham County 4-H Camp, Forestry Camp, Forsyth County Camp, and Hicone (Guilford-Rockingham) 4-H Camp.

71 photographs

Album 12
4-H camps, A-H 1964

Contains posed and candid shots of 4-H club members at the Betsy-Jeff Penn 4-H Center.

15 slides

Album 66
4-H camps, I-P (does not include Manteo/Roanoke Island or Millstone) 1919-1960s (bulk 1919-1941)

Contains posed and candid shots of 4-H club members at various camps throughout North Carolina, including Indian Springs Conservation Camp, John’s River Camp, Camp Seaman A. Knapp, Lake Waccamaw, Camp Leach, Lincoln County Encampment, Mitchell 4-H Camp, Neuse Forest 4-H Camp, and Polk County 4-H Club Camp. Includes photographs of L. R. Harrill and I. O. Schaub at Lake Waccamaw, late 1920s or early 1930s. Also includes 1 photograph from Clover All Over.

91 photographs

Album 13
4-H camps, I-P (Manteo/Roanoke Island only) 1947-1960s

Contains posed and candid shots of 4-H club members at the Manteo/Roanoke Island 4-H Camps and surrounding attractions. Includes 12 photographs of the 1947 fire at the Lost Colony Theater and 2 photographs of L. R. Harrill speaking at the Manteo Camp in 1951.

104 photographs

Album 14
4-H camps, I-P (Manteo/Roanoke Island only) 1950s-1970

Contains posed and candid shots of 4-H club members at the Manteo/Roanoke Island 4-H Camps and surrounding attractions, including the Lost Colony, the beach, the Wright Brothers Memorial, and the Tyrrell County-Albemarle Sound. Includes 1 photograph from Clover All Over.

72 photographs

Album 15
4-H camps, Q-Z (does not include Swannanoa) 1925-1970

Contains posed and candid shots of 4-H club members at Camp Schaub and White Lake 4-H Camp. Includes 2 group photographs with L. R. Harrill at Camp Schaub in 1949. Also includes 1 photograph from Clover All Over, 1 letter from Frank Parker to R. W. Shoffner, 10 September 1949, and 1 letter from R. W. Shoffner to L. R. Harrill, 19 September 1949.

41 photographs

Album 15
4-H camps. Millstone 1936-late 1940s

Contains posed and candid shots of 4-H club members at Millstone 4-H Camp. Includes 1 photograph exhibited in The Rotarian’s 1942 photo contest. Also includes 2 photographs from Clover All Over, 1 letter from Charles W. Ziegler to L. R. Harrill, 27 March 1944, and 1 letter from Charles W. Ziegler to L. R. Harrill, 14 May 1946.

120 photographs

Album 16
4-H camps. Millstone 1950s

Contains posed and candid shots of 4-H club members at Millstone 4-H Camp, including camp Instructors Training School, Model Farm Shop and Wildlife Camp. Includes 2 photographs from James W. Clark Jr.’s Clover All Over.

115 photographs

Album 17
4-H camps. Millstone 1960s

Contains posed and candid shots of 4-H club members at Millstone 4-H Camp.

50 photographs

Album 18
4-H camps. Millstone 1970s

Contains posed and candid shots of 4-H club members at Millstone 4-H Camp.

103 photographs

Album 19
4-H camps. Millstone

Contains shots from Camp Millstone.

2 slides

Album 66
4-H camps. Swannanoa 1930-1960s

Contains posed and candid shots of 4-H club members at Swannanoa 4-H Camp, including the 1941 Wildlife Conference. Includes 3 photographs from Clover All Over.

87 photographs

Album 20
National 4-H Camp 1927

Contains posed and candid shots of 4-H club members at the first National 4-H Camp, as well as attractions throughout Washington, D.C. and northern Virginia. Includes several photographs of L. R. Harrill, 1 photograph from Memories of 4-H and 1 photograph from Clover All Over.

74 photographs

Album 21
National 4-H Camp 1928-1977

Contains posed and candid shots of 4-H club members at the National 4-H Club Camp (becomes National Conference in 1957), as well as attractions throughout Washington, D.C. and northern Virginia, and Beltsville, Md. Includes several photographs of L. R. Harrill, 2 photographs of 4-H members standing with President Dwight D. Eisenhower, 1 photograph of 4-H members standing with President Jimmy Carter, and 3 photographs from Clover All Over. Also contains 1 letter from B. P. Hess to L. R. Harrill, 11 July 1941, and 1 letter from L. R. Harrill to B. P. Hess, 15 July 1941.

74 photographs

Album 22
National 4-H Camp, Oversize Photographs 1927-1947

Oversize (rolled) group portraits of club members.

12 photographs

Box 6
4-H. Events. General 1947-1959, 1971, 1993

Contains posed, candid and group portraits of agents, specialists, and club members, participating in demonstrations and other various activities, including dinner functions and activities relating to North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service.

62 photographs

Album 23
4-H. Events. General ca. 1965

1 slide

Album 66
4-H. Awards 1940-1969, 1984,1993

Contains posed, candid, and group portraits of agents, specialists, and club-members, performing demonstrations and other various activities including service award presentations at recognition banquets.

33 photographs

Album 24
4-H. Awards 1932, 1936

Contains two posed group portraits of the Annual 4-H Song Contest State Champions.

2 slides

Album 66
4-H. Awards, Oversize Photographs and Rolled Negatives 1943, undated

Oversize photograph (rolled) of War Service Award given by the Columbia Broadcasting System to 4-H Clubs of America for the Youth on Parade broadcast, February 13, 1943. Rolled negatives of Millstone, Manteo, and unknown.

Box 7
4-H. Celebrations and awards 1947-1970, 1976, 1981

Contains posed, candid and group portraits of agents, specialists, and club members, performing demonstrations and other various activities including tree planting ceremonies, mortgage burning ceremonies, flag ceremonies, the dedication honoring Mrs. Jefferson Penn of the Betsy-Jeff Penn 4-H Center, and the L.R. Harrill dedication ceremony at N.C. State University Special Collections Center. Some photographs also depict guest speakers at meetings.

55 photographs

Album 25
4-H. Celebrations and awards ca. 1930

1 slide

Album 66
4-H. Celebrations and awards: Dedication of Betsy-Jeff Penn 4-H Center [1963?]

A scrapbook that contains photos of the dedication of the Betsy-Jeff Penn 4-H Center, including photos of Betsy Penn.

Half box 70, Folder 1
4-H. Meetings and conferences 1940-1969, 1984,1993

Contains posed, candid, and group portraits of agents, specialists, and club-members, performing demonstrations and other various activities including service award presentations at recognition banquets.

60 photographs

Album 24
4-H. Meetings and conferences: The First Meeting: Betsy-Jeff Penn 4-H Center 9 November 1963

A scrapbook that contains photos from the first meeting of the Board of Directors of the 4-H Development Fund, Inc. at the Betsy-Jeff Penn 4-H Center. Includes photos of Betsy Penn as well as leaders of North Carolina State University and the Cooperative Extension Service.

Half box 70, Folder 2
4-H Congress 1946-1971

Contains posed and group portraits of 4-H Congress North Carolina Delegations and National Winners.

47 photographs

Album 26
4-H Congress 1972-1995

Contains posed and group portraits of 4-H Congress North Carolina Delegations and National Winners.

34 photographs

Album 27
National 4-H Congress 1942-1959 (bulk 1953)

Contains posed and group portraits of 4-H Congress North Carolina Delegations and National Winners participating in activities related to National 4-H Club Week, including banquets, demonstrations, and bus and train transportation. Also contains group portraits of state delegations and National Winners in categories such as canning and sewing.

50 photographs

Album 28
National 4-H Congress 1954-1986

Contains posed and group portraits of 4-H Congress North Carolina Delegations and National Winners participating in activities related to National 4-H Club Week, including banquets, airplane transportation, demonstrations, and delegates meeting and making a presentation to President Dwight D. Eisenhower. Also contains group portraits of National Winners in categories such as clothing and field crops. Of special note are photographs of Vice-President Richard M. Nixon in 1960 and President Nixon in 1973.

77 photographs

Album 29
National 4-H Congress 1951-1963

Contains posed and group portraits of 4-H Congress North Carolina Delegations and National Winners participating in activities related to National 4-H Club Week, including banquets, demonstrations, and bus and train transportation. Also contains group portraits of state delegations and National Winners in categories such as canning and sewing.

242 slides

Album 67
National 4-H Congress, Oversize Photographs 1948-1954

Oversize (rolled) group portraits of club members.

8 photographs

Box 6
National 4-H Congress, Oversize Photographs 1955-1976

Oversize (rolled) group portraits of club members.

8 photographs

Box 7
4-H Club Week 1917-1929

Primarily contains posed and group portraits of club members participating in various club activities relating to North Carolina State Short Course, the original name for Club Week.

65 photographs

Album 30
4-H Club Week 1930-1939 (bulk 1932)

Primarily contains posed and group portraits of club members participating in various club activities relating to North Carolina State Short Course, the original name for Club Week. Some photographs contain L. R. Harrill, Dean Schaub and North Carolina Governor Clyde R. Hoey.

97 photographs

Album 31
4-H Club Week 1940-1949

Primarily contains posed and group portraits of club members participating in various club activities relating to North Carolina State Short Course and Club Week.

79 photographs

Album 32
4-H Club Week 1950-1959

Primarily contains posed and group portraits of club members participating in various club activities relating to North Carolina State Club Week.

91 photographs

Album 33
4-H Club Week 1950s, bulk 1955

Primarily contains posed and group portraits of club members participating in various club activities relating to North Carolina State Club Week.

132 photographs

Album 34
4-H Club Week 1950s (bulk 1957-1959)

Primarily contains primarily posed and group portraits of club members participating in various club activities relating to North Carolina State Club Week.

188 photographs

Album 35
4-H Club Week 1960-1969, 1973, 1976

Primarily contains primarily posed and group portraits of club members participating in various club activities relating to North Carolina State Club Week.

104 photographs

Album 36
4-H Club Week 1920-1965 (bulk 1954-1965)

Primarily contains posed and group portraits of club members participating in various club activities relating to North Carolina State Short Course, the original name for Club Week. Also includes slides showing 4-H and State leaders.

195 sildes

Album 67
National 4-H Club Week 1955

Primarily contains primarily posed and group portraits of club members participating in various club activities relating to National 4-H Club Week, including flying the 4-H Flag at the State Capital.

10 photographs

Album 37
4-H. World War II (war work) 1942-1944

Primarily contains primarily posed and group portraits of club members participating in various club activities relating to World War II (war work), including victory gardens and dedications to two ships named after North Carolina 4-H members for contributions made toward the war effort.

41 photographs

Album 37
4-H projects, demonstration work, and activities. General 1921-1960s (bulk 1940s-1950s)

Contains posed and group portraits of club members participating in various club activities relating to demonstration work.

25 photographs

Album 38
4-H club project and demonstration winners 1936-1969 (bulk 1961-1962)

Contains portraits and group portraits of winners participating in various 4-H activities, including one image of L.R. Harrill giving a scholarship check to a winner.

110 photographs

Album 39
4-H club project and demonstration winners 1960-1979 (bulk 1961-1962, 1970s)

Contains portraits and group portraits of winners participating in various 4-H activities.

99 photographs

Album 40
4-H. Exhibitions and displays. General 1938-1976 (bulk 1950s)

Contains photographs and snapshots of various 4-H exhibitions and displays for the purpose of demonstrating 4-H activities.

64 photographs

Album 41
4-H. Exhibitions and displays. General 1959

Contains slides of 4-H exhibitions and displays demonstrating 4-H activities in various counties of North Carolina.

10 slides

Album 68
4-H. Tours 1917-1970 (bulk 1930s)

Contains posed and group portraits of club members participating in various club activities relating to site-seeing tours.

13 photographs

Album 38
4-H. Recreation 1928-1970

Contains posed and group portraits of club members participating in various club activities relating to organized recreation such as dancing and games.

41 photographs

Album 38
4-H. Recreation 1920s

1 slide

Album 68
4-H. County clubs 1912-1993

Contains photographs and snapshots, posed portraits and group portraits of club members participating in various club activities as collected in county scrapbooks and relating to county records.

67 photographs

Album 42
4-H projects, demonstration work, and activities. Animals circa 1923-1938 (bulk 1930-1938)

Contains portraits and group portraits of North Carolina demonstration agents, specialists, and club members; also, some posed and candid shots of club members at various events relating to cattle, including 4-H Calf Club, North Carolina State Fair, 4-H Calf Show, and Dairy Demonstration. Includes 3 photographs by L. R. Harrill published in the News and Observer 24 October 1935 and 2 photographs by L. R. Harrill published in the News and Observer 28 October 1935. Also includes 1 photograph from L. R. Harrill’s memories of 4-H and 3 photographs from James W. Clark Jr.’s Clover All Over.

119 photographs

Album 43
4-H projects, demonstration work, and activities. Animals circa 1940-1980s (bulk 1940-1950s)

Contains portraits and group portraits of North Carolina home demonstration agents, specialists, and club members; also, some posed and candid shots of club members at various events relating to cattle, including 4-H Calf Club, North Carolina State Fair, 4-H Calf Show, and Dairy Demonstration. Includes 1 photograph from L. R. Harrill’s memories of 4-H.

99 photographs

Album 44
4-H projects, demonstration work, and activities. Animals Undated (bulk probably 1930s-1950s)

Contains portraits and group portraits of North Carolina home demonstration agents, specialists, and club members; also, some posed and candid shots of club members at various events relating to cattle, including 4-H Calf Club, North Carolina State Fair, 4-H Calf Show, Stock Sale, Dairy Judging and Dairy Demonstration. Includes 1 photograph from James W. Clark, Jr.’s Clover All Over.

48 photographs

Album 45
4-H projects, demonstration work, and activities. Animals 1926-1971 (bulk 1941-1963)

Contains portraits and group portraits of North Carolina home demonstration agents, specialists, and club members; also, some posed and candid shots of club members at various events relating to poultry, including 4-H Poultry Club, North Carolina State Fair, 4-H Poultry Show and Sale, Pullet Chain, Poultry Judging Team, Poultry Demonstration, and Poultry Cooking Contest. Includes 1 photograph from James W. Clark, Jr.’s Clover All Over.

119 photographs

Album 46
4-H projects, demonstration work, and activities. Animals 1930-1971 (bulk 1930-1957)

Contains portraits and group portraits of North Carolina home demonstration agents, specialists, and club members; also, some posed and candid shots of club members at various events relating to horses, sheep, swine, snakes, bees, dogs, and rabbits, including 4-H Horse Project, North Carolina State Fair, 4-H Club Week Demonstration, National 4-H Week, Pig/Swine Project, Fat Stocks Show, Beekeeping Demonstration, and Dog Care and Training Project. Includes 1 photograph of L. R. Harrill from 1962, 1 photograph from L. R. Harrill’s Memories of 4-H and 1 photograph from James W. Clark, Jr.’s Clover All Over.

58 photographs

Album 47
4-H projects, demonstration work, and activities. Animals 1942-1970 (bulk 1957-1964)

Contains portraits of demonstration winners in agriculture, beekeeping, beef, beef production, dairy, dairy achievement, dairy herd management, dairy production, dog care and training, grain marketing, horse, livestock conservation, livestock judging, meat animal, poultry, poultry production, poultry marketing, sheep, sheep shearing, swine, and veterinary science.

75 photographs

Album 48
4-H projects, demonstration work, and activities. Plants circa 1920s-1980s (bulk 1934-1959)

Contains portraits and group portraits of North Carolina home demonstration agents, specialists, and club members; also, some posed and candid shots of club members at exhibits relating to corn, nitrates, farm forage, livestock feed, and vegetables, as well as various other events relating to strawberries, cotton, grain, peaches, tobacco, gardening, and gourds, including State Corn Club Show, North Carolina State Fair, District Contest Day, 4-H Demonstration, N.C. Crops Improvement Association, Strawberry Shows, 4-H Exhibits, Curb Market, Vegetable Market, Grain Marketing, Cotton School, Orchard Works, and Garden Project. Of special note is a photograph of Ralph Mills picking cotton, printed in the News and Observer, 27 October 1941 and James W. Clark, Jr.’s Clover All Over.

77 photographs

Album 49
4-H projects, demonstration work, and activities. Plants 1955-1960

Contains portraits and group portraits of North Carolina home demonstration agents, specialists, and club members; also, some posed and candid shots of club members at demonstration competitions relating to legumes, alfalfa, feed sacks, silage, pasture improvement, pasture seeding, forage, Bermuda grass, pasture grasses, cotton, earworm control, grain production, and overhead arbors, including 4-H Club Week Demonstration and State Demonstration Competition.

64 photographs

Album 50
4-H projects, demonstration work, and activities. Plants circa 1930-1960 (bulk 1939-1952)

Contains portraits and group portraits of North Carolina home demonstration agents, specialists, and club members; also, some posed and candid shots of club members in various activities relating to peanuts, harvesting, corn, the Tew Family Farm, and vegetable judging, including Peanut Project, 4-H Corn Club, Corn Show, and 4-H Club Week. Of special note is a photograph of L. R. Harrill holding a mutated tomato, undated.

82 photographs

Album 51
4-H projects, demonstration work, and activities. Plants 1957-1970 (bulk 1957-1962)

Contains portraits of North Carolina demonstration winners in agriculture, commercial vegetables, corn, corn meal, cotton, field crops, field crop science, forage crops, garden, grain marketing, horticulture, peanuts, peanut production, tobacco, vegetable and fruit marketing, vegetable judging, and vegetable production.

70 photographs

Album 52
4-H projects, demonstration work, and activities. Forestry and conservation 1938-1970 (bulk 1950-1970)

Contains portraits and group portraits of North Carolina home demonstration agents, specialists, and club members; also, some posed and candid shots of club members at various events relating to wildlife, forestry, and conservation, including 4-H Wildlife Project, North Carolina State Fair, District Contest Day, 4-H Demonstration, N.C. Wildlife Federation Award Program, Forestry Demonstration, and Demonstration Winners in Conservation, Conservation of Natural Resources, Forestry, Forestry Scholarship, Soil and Water, Wildlife, and Wildlife Conservation .

61 photographs

Album 53
4-H projects, demonstration work, and activities. Science and technology circa 1947-1984 (bulk 1947-1970)

Contains portraits and group portraits of North Carolina demonstration agents, specialists, and club members; also, some posed and candid shots of club members at various events relating to science and technology, including Better Methods Electric Congress, State 4-H Electric Congress, Farm and Home Electric, Electric Workshop, N.C. State Fair, VEPCO, Electric Demonstration, Entomology Demonstration, Automotive Program, Small Engines Project, and Astronomy Demonstration.

59 photographs

Album 54
4-H projects, demonstration work, and activities. Science and technology 1951 -1960

Contains portraits and group portraits of North Carolina demonstration agents, specialists, and club members; also, some posed and candid shots of club members at various events relating to tractors, including Tractor School, Tractor Program, Tractor Contest, 4-H Club Week, and Tractor Exhibit. Includes one photograph from James W. Clark, Jr.’s Clover All Over.

177 photographs

Album 55
4-H projects, demonstration work, and activities. Science and technology 1957-1963

Contains portraits and group portraits of North Carolina demonstration winner relating to science and technology, including Electric Demonstration, Entomology Demonstration, Tractor Demonstration, Tractor Maintenance Demonstration, Petroleum Power Demonstration, and Automotive Demonstration.

47 photographs

Album 56
4-H projects, demonstration work, and activities. Home economics 1931-1971 (bulk 1936-1955)

Primarily contains posed and group portraits of club members participating in Dress-Revues. Included are two candid photographs of backstage action and one photograph of a young man in a 1970s Fashion Revue. Of special note is a series of photographs of the 1937 First Place Statewide winner (Ada Braswell, Anson County), taken by L.R.Harrill, one of which was published in James W. Clark, Jr.’s Clover All Over.

143 photographs

Album 57
4-H projects, demonstration work, and activities. Home economics 1950-1970 (bulk 1960-1965)

Contains portraits and one group portrait of winners of various titles within the Home economics sub-group.

101 photographs

Album 58
4-H projects, demonstration work, and activities. Home economics 1931-1979 (bulk 1936-1955)

Contains posed and group portraits of club members participating in various group and individual club projects.

134 photographs

Album 59
4-H projects, demonstration work, and activities. Home economics 1911-1979 (bulk 1936-1955)

Contains posed, candid, and group portraits of agents, specialists, and club members (children and adults) participating in food preparation, canning, sewing demonstrations, and other various activities. Food preparation photographs focus on baking demonstrations and the theme “June is Dairy Month.” Canning photographs primarily depict the finished product rather than the process. The sewing images show club members at various types of sewing machines, from the loom to the modern machine. Of special note are two photographic prints published in James W. Clark, Jr.’s Clover All Over. The first depicts “Agents in training to can tomatoes and green beans,” 1911. The second shows a blanket, and four of the women who “stitched it,” that was sent to a military hospital in Great Britain during World War II.

102 photographs

Album 60
4-H projects, demonstration work, and activities. Health and safety 1930-1971

Contains posed and group portraits of club members participating in various club activities relating to health and safety, including Kings and Queens of Health and Crime Watch winners.

99 photographs

Album 61
4-H projects, demonstration work, and activities. Health and safety 1929-1980

Contains posed and group portraits of club members participating in various club activities relating to health and safety. Of special note is one photographic print of North Carolina’s first King and Queen of Health, 1929, published in James W. Clark Jr.’s Clover All Over.

83 photographs

Album 62
4-H projects, demonstration work, and activities. Citizenship 1930 – 1993 (bulk 1950-1960)

Primarily contains posed portraits and group portraits of club members participating in various club activities. Of special note is one autographed photograph of Senator Terry Sanford with the 1989 Citizenship Washington Focus North Carolina Delegation.

73 photographs

Album 63
4-H projects, demonstration work, and activities. Communication and art 1930 – 1980

Contains posed portraits and group portraits of club members and contest winners participating in the performing arts, including music, talent contests, dancing, ventriloquism, contortionism, photo exhibitions, public speaking. Of special note is one photographic print of four young boys in costume, published in L. R. Harrill’s Memories of 4-H.

116 photographs

Album 64
4-H projects, demonstration work, and activities. Personal development 1953-1971

Primarily contains posed portraits and group portraits of club members participating in personal development, as well as portraits of winners of leadership, achievement, recreation.

66 photographs

Album 65
4-H projects, demonstration work, and activities. General 1950s

1 slide

Album 68
4-H projects, demonstration work, and activities. Animals 1910s-1940s

22 slides

Album 68
4-H projects, demonstration work, and activities. Communication and art 1961

Contains posed portraits and group portraits of club members and contest winners participating in the performing arts, including music, talent contests, dancing, ventriloquism, contortionism, photo exhibitions, public speaking.

40 slides

Album 68
Duplicates 1927/1995
Size: 0.25 linear feet
Half box 69

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