|Repository:||Georgia Historical Society|
|Title:||Georgia Vegetable Growers Association scrapbook pages and photograph|
|Extent:||0.15 cubic feet (2 oversize folders)|
The Georgia Vegetable Growers Association was formed in Macon in 1935 in an effort to promote vegetable growing and improve farming conditions in Georgia. Organizers, led by Cator Woolford of Atlanta, also hoped to keep in-state the money Georgia was spending to buy produce from other states. Richard F. Sams, Jr., of Clarkston, laid the groundwork for this group and became its first president. At the time of the organization of the Georgia Vegetable Growers, Sams was also head of the National Vegetable Growers' Association. The Georgia Vegetable Growers held their first annual convention in Savannah in June of 1935.
This collection consists of six pages from a scrapbook. The pages have magazine and newspaper articles about the association and programs from various meetings. The programs and most of the articles are from 1935, although there is one article each from 1934, 1936, and 1941. The collection also contains a group photograph of the Georgia Vegetable Growers Association at their first annual convention in Savannah, June 5-6, 1935. The participants are unidentified. The photograph was probably taken in the courtyard of the old DeSoto Hotel. The folder containing the photograph is noted as "VM" (visual materials) in the collection inventory.
[item identification], Georgia Vegetable Growers Association scrapbook pages and photograph, MS 2233, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.
Gift of Mrs. A. Waldo Jones, 1987.
Collection is open for research.
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