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  • Collection: Agricultural Empowerment in Academics, Research, and Extension

Phillip Morris Scholarship Winners, circa 1970-1979

Phillip Morris scholarship UA023.006.1 folder 5.pdf
This overhead photograph shows NC State agricultural student scholars touring a tobacco factory. While the majority of winners are white males, some scholarship recipients were African American women and white women.

Research Apprentices in the Field, 1981.

USDA 1981 UA 100.40.6.pdf
These two pictures show the African American Research Apprentices in the field for their summer study. The students are interacting with farmers and potentially farming families or faculty.

What is a Primary Source? A How-To Guide for High School Students

Traditional Lesson Plan – Primary Sources.pdf
This lesson plan teaches high school students how to identify, analyze, and interpret primary sources such as textual documents, media, and oral histories. Teachers can use the lesson plan with primary sources of their choosing.

Bulk Curing Simplifies Tobacco Mechanization, Paper No. 59-311, 1959.

This report from the 1959 Annual Meeting for the American Society of Agricultural Engineers claims bulk curing simplifies tobacco mechanization.

Hanging tobacco leaves for curing, ca. 1939

This black and white photograph is an example of a very small tobacco farm. This is a rural setting in which the whole family is involved in the production of tobacco.

People tying hands of tobacco leaves for curing, 1940

This black and white photograph shows African-American women preparing and processing tobacco by hand, a method that is rarely used today.

Workers in the field gathering tobacco leaves

This is a black and white photograph of African-American farm laborers harvesting tobacco leaves. The laborers are men, women, and a child. Note also their reliance on draft power in the background of the photograph.

Walking primers and trucking with mule-drawn sled

This is a black and white photograph of a farmers controlling a mule drawn sled. They are using draft power to harvest tobacco leaves.

"Tobacco Harvesting"

This is a black and white photograph of an African-American farm laborer hand harvesting tobacco leaves.

Tobacco transplanter

A black and white photograph of African-American farmers using a tractor and modern machinery to mechanize the tobacco transplanting process.