GUIDE TO THE NATIONAL PEANUT FESTIVAL, INC. RECORDS,
1938 - 2005

Record Group 715

Table of Contents

Collection
Description
Series: Chairmen's Central Subject and
Correspondence Files 1939-1972
Series: Chairmen's Financial
Records 1957-1972
Series: Director's Subject and
Correspondence Files 1938-2005
Series: Director's Financial
Records 1973-1979
Series Quick Reference
Files 1938-1996
Series: Still & Moving Images
Series: Artifacts | Series: Scrapbooks

 

Still & Moving Images, 1939-1998

General Photographs, 1939-1980 [ca. 2.6 cubic feet].  Newspaper and publicity publication-quality photo prints of various NPF activities, particularly the annual beauty pageants, parades, and fair midway.  Also contains small snapshots of similar activities, as well as received publicity photos of headliner entertainers.  Most in 8 x 10 black-and-white prints, others in 4 x 6 color prints, slides, and negatives. 

File I.D.

File Title

715

02-007

001

002

Awards

715

02-007

001

003

Beauty Pageant - Evening Gown

715

02-007

001

004

1970

Beauty Pageant - Entry Photos

715

02-007

001

005

Beauty Pageant - Evening Gown

715

02-007

001

006

Beauty Pageant - Evening Gown

715

02-007

001

007

Beauty Pageant - Miscellaneous

715

02-007

001

008

1978

Beauty Pageant- Photographs

715

02-007

001

009

Beauty Pageant - Swimsuit Contest

715

02-007

001

010

Beauty Pageant - Talent Contest

715

02-007

002

001

Beauty Pageant

715

02-007

002

002

Beauty Pageant 6"x4"

715

02-007

002

003

Beef Cattle

715

02-007

002

004

1966

Pictures of Beef Cattle Champions

715

02-007

002

005

1979

Bowling Tournament

715

02-007

002

006

Calf Scramble

715

02-007

002

007

Cubmobile

715

02-007

002

008

Commercial Exhibits

715

02-007

002

009

Dignitaries

715

02-007

002

010

Dixie Market Days

715

02-007

002

011

Entertainment

715

02-007

002

012

Entertainment

715

02-007

002

013

Exhibits

715

02-007

002

014

Fair

715

02-007

002

015

Golf Tournament

715

02-007

002

016

Governor's Committee

715

02-007

002

017

Greased Pig

715

02-007

002

018

Hog

715

02-007

002

019

Japanese Ambassador

715

02-007

003

001

Little Miss Pageant

715

02-007

003

002

Little Miss Pageant

715

02-007

003

003

Midway

715

02-007

003

004

Miscellaneous

715

02-007

003

005

Negatives

715

02-007

003

006

Parade

715

02-007

004

001

Parade

715

02-007

004

002

Parade

715

02-007

004

003

Parade

715

02-007

004

004

Parade

715

02-007

004

005

Parade

715

02-007

005

001

Parade

715

02-007

005

002

Parade

715

02-007

005

003

Parade

715

02-007

005

004

Parade

715

02-007

005

005

Parade

715

02-007

006

001

Parade

715

02-007

006

002

Parade

715

02-007

006

003

Parade

715

02-007

006

004

Parade

715

02-007

007

001

Parade

715

02-007

007

002

Parade

715

02-007

007

003

Parade

715

02-007

008

001

Parade

715

02-007

008

002

Peanut Day - Montgomery, AL

715

02-007

008

003

Peanut Displays

715

02-007

008

004

Politicians

715

02-007

008

005

Recipe Contest

715

02-007

008

006

Ribbon Cutting

715

02-007

008

007

Science Fair

715

02-007

008

008

Special Luncheon

715

02-007

008

009

Special Olympics

715

02-007

008

010

Special Queens

715

02-007

008

011

State Capitol Visits

715

02-007

008

012

State Exhibits

715

02-007

008

013

Tennis Tournament

715

02-007

008

014

Youth Exhibits

 Folders of General Photographs Cross Referenced from Director’s Subject and Correspondence Files

File I.D.

File Label

715

06-0222

001

005

1977

Agricultural entries rule book; Photo print of Little Miss NPF; souvenir program; NPF correspondence

715

06-0222

001

010

1980

Photo duplication request; NPF Board resolution & photo print with Laura McMullian; photo galley sheets; newsletters; magazines [Southern Peanut Farmer & Alabama Living]; souvenir program; photo prints of Tubby the Clown, contest winners, Queens with Gov. Fob James

715

06-0222

001

011

1980-1981

Miss National Peanut Festival Queen / photographs and Queen entry form. Schedule of appearances, and Queen info   [RESTRICTED ACCESS]

715

06-0222

001

012

1981

Calendar of events; History of NPF brochure (1938-Present); premium books; souvenir programs; photographs; news articles; fair theme artwork mockups; sample tickets

715

06-0222

001

014

1981

Miss National Peanut pageant manual, photographs, contestant entry form, Queen information form  [RESTRICTED ACCESS]

715

06-0222

001

016

1982

Calendar of events; NPF brochure; choral competition brochure; premium list book; photographs; souvenir program; news clippings & new articles

715

06-0222

001

017

1983

News clippings & new articles; Miss NPF Queen pageant program; Little Miss NPF photograph; news releases; photographs (contest winners, NPF Bd. of Trustees, etc.)

715

06-0222

003

001

1997

Photo prints (Miss NPF, Little Miss, R. Vester. Entertainment, Miss Alabama 1996, Gov. Fob James), news clippings, newspaper inserts

715

06-0222

003

011

1938-1939

Tri-State Publishing Company, Dothan, AL / NPF photographic prints (queen contestants, Festival events, parade, etc.)

715

06-0222

003

012

1974

Photo prints - Little Miss Peanut & Ms. Ann Varnum

715

06-0222

003

013

1974

Photo prints - Dixie Market Days & Miss Dothan

715

06-0222

003

014

1978 - 1979

Photo prints - NPF Queen Miss Anna Sparks, Little Miss 1979, group photo, gallery photos, Swine winners, Public Relations photos (color)

715

06-0222

003

015

1984

Photo prints - Parade, Downtown Run, stacking peanuts, & NPF award winner / [30 color prints, 1 B/W print]

715

06-0222

003

016

n.d.

Photo prints - Unknown Photographer, not dated - parade, gallery head shots, NPF events

 Photographs – Art Solomon Studio, 1978-1998 [56 Files + 2.5 cubic feet]:  Prints & Negatives. Documents the behind the scene activities of the photographer capturing candid and formal moments of the National Peanut Festival for specific events, such as the Miss National Peanut Festival pageant, the Choral or Band competition, the NPF volunteers, and the NPF staff.  Solomon had arranged the Miss National Peanut Festival Pageant photos into photo albums by year. (WA retained an example of the albums.  See Artifacts.)  Loose prints, not associated with a specific photo album, were arranged by year.  Appears in Accession 715-06-0222.

File I.D.

File Label

715

06-0222

004

005

1978

Pageant queens - Tonia Kirkland & Stephanie Beasley

715

06-0222

004

006

1979

Parade, Miss NPF pageant, Azalea Dogwood queen & court, visiting/guest JM's [Junior Miss] from other states

715

06-0222

004

007

1979

Negatives - NPF pageant

715

06-0222

004

008

1979

Negatives - NPF pageant

715

06-0222

004

009

1980

Miss NPF pageant, Miss NPF publicity info, parade

715

06-0222

004

010

1981

Art Solomon Photography - studio correspondence, list of pageant contestants, & notes

715

06-0222

004

011

1981

Pageant prints

715

06-0222

004

012

1981

Pageant negatives

715

06-0222

004

013

1981

Pageant negatives

715

06-0222

004

014

1981

Pageant negatives

715

06-0222

004

015

1981

Choral Festival Competition - schedule for photos of each group competing, quartet & ensemble prints, reprint order requests & correspondence

715

06-0222

004

016

1982

Choral Festival Competition - print negatives with corresponding list identifying subjects, prints of select groups competing

715

06-0222

004

017

1982

Pageant - photographer's notes, orders for pageant prints.

715

06-0222

004

018

1982

Pageant & parade negatives, pageant select prints (parade, pageant group, & contestant candid photos)

715

06-0222

004

019

1982

Pageant negatives - sequenced 41-162 & 163-226

715

06-0222

004

020

1982

Pageant negatives - sequenced 227-312 & 313-399

715

06-0222

004

021

1982

Pageant negatives - sequenced 400-441, 442-485, & negatives #2 - #483 [incomplete]

715

06-0222

004

022

1982

Pageant negatives - various negatives #8 - #472 [incomplete]

715

06-0222

004

023

1982

B/W prints (event award/prize winner, Dixie Market Days, parade, Host family for Special (visiting) Queen

715

06-0222

004

024

1983

Pageant contestants, parade, award winners, Festival midway scenes, & Festival staffers

715

06-0222

004

025

1983

Photographer's notes & print orders

715

06-0222

004

026

1983

Pre-pageant photo order specials

715

06-0222

004

027

1983

Pageant, prints& negatives, Queens & escorts, event photo print specials & order requests.

715

06-0222

004

028

1983

Pageant negatives - #1 - 100, #101-200

715

06-0222

004

029

1983

Pageant negatives - #201-283, #284-350

715

06-0222

004

030

1983

Pageant negatives - #351-422, #423-495, #496-517

715

06-0222

004

031

1984

Pageant -  photographer's notes, group contestants, orchestra/band, Laura Benfield

715

06-0222

004

032

1984

Pageant negatives - #1-73, #74-150, #151-230, #231-286

715

06-0222

004

033

1984

Pageant negatives - #287-345, #346-441, #442-530, #531-573, parade, floats, scarecrow

715

06-0222

004

034

1985

Miss NPF Millie Murphree & Little Miss Aja Wade  [both 5x7 B/W]

715

06-0222

004

035

1988

Pageant - formal & candid shots, group prints & negatives

715

06-0222

004

036

1988

Midway negatives, military cadets prints, NPF Queen

715

06-0222

005

001

1989

Photographer's notes, album order forms and specific orders

715

06-0222

005

002

1989

Parade, John Stamos, cattle show, NPF staff, ribbon cutting, exhibits, NPF events, galley sheets, & negatives

715

06-0222

005

003

1989

Pageant negatives (2"x 2") & festival/midway negatives (35mm)

715

06-0222

005

004

1991

Pageant - cocktail dresses & evening gowns (5"x 5" prints), sombrero party, rehearsal, candid shot, contestants on stage (3"x 5")

715

06-0222

005

005

1991

Pageant negatives - 35mm - (includes some prints)

715

06-0222

005

006

1991

Photographer's notes & album order forms

715

06-0222

005

007

1992

Photographer's notes, photo album order forms, and Queen Jennifer Lambert

715

06-0222

005

008

1992

Negatives - parade, Miss NPF contestants / Prints - Miss NPF contestants, Queen & court in parade

715

06-0222

005

009

1992

pageant prints - candid shots, rehearsal, pageant night

715

06-0222

005

010

1992

Pageant prints - contestant group shots (5"x 5"), contestants at rehearsal, relaxing, pageant night (3"x 5"), pageant night (5"x 7")

715

06-0222

005

011

1993

Pageant photos and galley shots

715

06-0222

005

012

1993

Negatives - Miss NPF pageant, rolls #1 - 30

715

06-0222

005

013

1995

Pageant prints, Queen Beverly Miller, photo album orders

715

06-0222

005

014

1995

Prints - Little Miss pageant (5" x 7") - color & B/W; Prints - Miss NPF (5" x 7") - B/W

715

06-0222

005

015

1995

Negatives - Miss NPF pageant

715

06-0222

005

016

1995

Negatives - Miss NPF pageant

715

06-0222

005

017

1995

Prints - Miss NPF pageant (evening gown, candid shots, rehearsal, etc.)

715

06-0222

005

018

1995

Prints - Miss NPF pageant (evening gown, candid shots, rehearsal, etc.)

715

06-0222

005

019

1995

Negatives - pageant & after party - 3"x 5" & 5" x 7" prints

715

06-0222

005

020

1996

Prints - Miss & Little Miss NPF (8" x 10"), candid shots of Miss NPF contestants (3" x 5")

715

06-0222

005

021

1996

Negatives - pageant & midway shots

715

06-0222

005

022

1996

Photographer's notes, NPF pageant print order forms, & non-NPF prints

715

06-0222

005

023

n.d

Prints - 8" x 10", 5" x 5", & 5" x 7" / martial arts, calf scramble, galley shots, some negatives

715

06-0222

005

024

n.d

Artifact - sample of photo album used to house select Miss NPF pageant photos - Art Solomon Photography Studio

715

06-0222

006

 

1979

Prints - pageant events, 3" x 5" & 5" x 5"

715

06-0222

007

 

1990

Prints - pageant events, 3" x 5" & 5" x 5"

715

06-0222

008

 

1994

Prints - pageant events, 3" x 5" & 4" x 6"

715

06-0222

009

 

1995

Prints  - pageant events, 3" x 5" / calf scramble & greased pig

715

06-0222

010

 

1996

Prints - pageant events (rehearsals, candid shots, parade, etc.)

715

06-0222

011

 

1996

Prints - pageant, rehearsal, candid shots

Photographs – Volunteer Photographers, 1939-1997 [4 cubic feet]:  Prints & Negatives.  Documents the various activities/events of the National Peanut Festival.  Arranged by size, then year, then subject.  Includes prints by Tri-State Publishing, Dothan, AL, that ceased operations around 1995.  Appears in Accession 715-06-0222.

File I.D.

File Label

715

06-0222

004

001

1939

Prints - B/W - Parade (floats, bands, soldiers) & Blumberg's storefront display  [several by Tri-State Publishing, Dothan, AL]

715

06-0222

004

002

1948

Prints  - Alto Lee - 8x10

715

06-0222

004

003

1972

Prints  - Sue Byrd - 8x10

715

06-0222

004

004

1975

"Pot of Gold" display

715

06-0222

012

 

1969 - 1979

Prints - pageant, parade, exhibits, entertainment, etc.

715

06-0222

013

 

1980, 1982

Prints - entertainment, Cubmobile, Little Miss pageant, Miss NPF pageant, midway, dog trials, livestock, etc.

715

06-0222

014

1983 - 1985

Prints arranged by subject A - Z (1985 A-O)

715

06-0222

015

Dates Vary

1985 - Prints - P-Z  & negatives ; 1986 - Prints - A-Z & negatives

715

06-0222

016

Dates Vary

1987 - Prints - A-Z ; 1988 - Prints - A-Little Miss

715

06-0222

017

Dates Vary

1987 - Prints - Midway - Z ; 1988 - Prints - A-Z ; 1989 - Prints - A-Z & negatives ; 1990 - Negatives

715

06-0222

018

Dates Vary

1990 - Prints - A-Z ; 1991 - Negatives ; 1991 - Prints - A-Cattle

715

06-0222

019

Dates Vary

1991 - Prints - Chambers-Z ; 1991 - Negatives ; 1992 - Prints - A-4H ; 1992 - Negatives

715

06-0222

020

Dates Vary

1992 - Prints - Halloween-Z ; 1993 - Prints - A-Ka ; 1993 - Negatives

715

06-0222

021

1993

Prints -  Ki-Z

715

06-0222

022

1994

Prints -  A-Se , and all Negatives

715

06-0222

023

Dates Vary

1994 - Prints -  Sp-Z ; 1995 - Prints and Negatives -  A-Ra

715

06-0222

024

Dates Vary

1995 - Prints and Negatives -  Re-Z  ; 1996 - Prints -  A-B

715

06-0222

025

1996

Prints -  C-W , and Negatives

715

06-0222

026

Dates Vary

1996 - Negatives ; 1997 - Prints -  A-Parade

715

06-0222

027

1997

Prints -  Parade Breakfast-Z and all Negatives ; Miscellaneous items (door hanger, thank you notes)

Slides, 1961-1984 [ca. 2250 Images]:  Documents various events, points of interest, and volunteer orientation of the Festival.  Arranged by year, then subject.  Appears in Accession 715-06-0222.

File I.D.

File Label

715

06-0222

028

Dates Vary

1961-1980 - Midway, entertainments, exhibits, livestock, Little Miss & Miss NPF pageants, etc. ; 1981-1985 - Parade, midway, event winners, etc. ; 1987 & 1989 - Parade, midway, event winners, etc. ; N.D. Parade, midway, event winners, etc.

715

06-0222

029

Dates Vary

ca. 1960s-1980s Arranged by subject - Jerry Reed, parade, pageant, arts & crafts, livestock, air show, etc.

715

06-0222

030

Dates Vary

ca. 1980s - Arranged by subject - Midway, sports tournaments, livestock, parade, Miss NPF, Little Miss, Dixie Market Days, etc.

715

06-0222

031

1984

Midway, Fun Wagon, Board of NPF members & staff, Cubmobile, Miss NPF, graphs, etc.

715

06-0222

032

1984

Midway, Fun Wagon, entertainment, parade, exhibits, sports events, etc.

715

06-0222

033

1984

Volunteer worker orientation (70 slides), Peanut Festival presentation, NPF misc. slides

Moving Images, 1948-1955 [13 Items]:  16mm films and videotapes that document the NPF parade through downtown Dothan.  Includes access copies on DVD.  Arranged by year.

File I.D.

File Label

715

06-0222

034

1983

1" magnetic film - Hank Williams, Jr. (note: obsolete format)

715

06-0222

035

1948

16mm film -  NPF parade  -- See also:  YouTube -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sqZawaQbXTg

715

06-0222

036

1951

16mm film -  NPF parade  --  See also:  YouTube  -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I0w4i5s31fk

715

06-0222

037

1953

16mm film -  NPF parade  --  See also:  YouTube  --  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yHH3HyCF1rU

715

06-0222

038

1954

16mm film -  NPF parade  --  See also:  YouTube  -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jCIW4BB-o34

715

06-0222

039

1955

16mm film -  NPF parade  --  See also:  YouTube  --  Part 1 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AIM9nxhDFc0 ;  Part 2 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=30SfZX2SSfI ;  Part 3 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vqYsNJXBCRA

715

06-0222

CD1

001

1948

DVD - NPF parade

715

06-0222

CD1

002

1951

DVD - NPF parade

715

06-0222

CD1

003

1953

DVD - NPF parade

715

06-0222

CD1

004

1954

DVD - NPF parade

715

06-0222

CD1

005

1955

DVD - NPF parade

715

06-0222

CD1

006

1948

MPEG - NPF parade

715

08-1028

CD1

1948

NPF Parade, MPEG format

715

08-1028

CD1

1951

NPF Parade, MPEG format

715

08-1028

CD1

1953

NPF Parade, MPEG format

715

08-1028

CD1

1954

NPF Parade, MPEG format

Artifacts, n.d. [2 Items]:  Example of the photo albums used by Art Solomon Photography Studio and a banner to hang in large entryway or side of building, “Johnny’s United Shows – National Peanut Festival” – paper – 33” x 60”.

File I.D.

File Label

715

06-0222

005

024

n.d

Artifact - sample of photo album used to house select Miss NPF pageant photos - Art Solomon Photography Studio

715

06-0222

040

MC1

 n.d.

Banner -"Johnny's United Shows" -  33" x 60" - paper - previous fold lines delicate

 Scrapbooks, 1970 – 2006 [22 Item]:  National Peanut Festival staff and volunteers compiled large format scrapbooks for each Festival year listed.

File I.D.

File Label

715 12-1002

O/S

1

1970 - yellow burlap cover

715 12-1002

O/S

2

1971 - brown vinyl cover

715 12-1002

O/S

3

1972 - brown burlap cover

715 12-1002

O/S

4

1973 - clear acrylic cover

715 12-1002

O/S

5

1974 - wooden cover

715 12-1002

O/S

6

1975 - brown vinyl with gold embossed border

715 12-1002

O/S

7

1976 - black vinyl, gold lettering, clear plastic album cover protector

715 12-1002

O/S

8

1977 - green vinyl, gold border

715 12-1002

O/S

9

1978 - pt. A - brown vinyl with gold border

715 12-1002

O/S

10

1978 - pt. B -  brown vinyl with gold border

715 12-1002

O/S

11

1979 - blue vinyl cover, gold border

715 12-1002

O/S

12

1980 - brown vinyl, gold border

715 12-1002

O/S

16

1981 - pt. A - blue vinyl cover, gold embossed lettering and border (38th NPF)

715 12-1002

O/S

17

1981 - pt. B - black vinyl cover, white lettering & red horizontal striping (38th NPF)

715 12-1002

O/S

13

1982 - brown vinyl, gold border

715 12-1002

O/S

14

1983 - blue vinyl, gold border

715 12-1002

O/S

15

1986 - red vinyl, top-bound

715 12-1002

O/S

18

1998 - black vinyl cover, no markings (55th NPF)

715 12-1002

O/S

19

1999 - black vinyl cover, gold embossed double border (56th NPF)

715 12-1002

O/S

20

2002 - black vinyl cover, gold embossed border (59th NPF)

715 12-1002

O/S

21

2003 - blue vinyl cover, silver embossed border (60th NPF)

715 12-1002

O/S

22

2006 - black vinyl cover, no markings (63rd NPF)

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