Guide to the Margaret Pace Farmer Collection

Guide to the Margaret Pace Farmer Collection

Record Group 183

Date Span: ca. 1974

Biographical Sketch: Margaret Pace Farmer was born in Troy in 1912 and received her B.S. degree from Troy State College. Farmer taught in the Enterprise, Brundidge, and Birmingham school systems. In 1934, she married Curren A. Farmer, also of Troy. Margaret served as the Alabama Historical Association’s twelfth president (1959-60) and served on its Executive Committee. Margaret Farmer held a lifelong interest in the history of Pike County. She organized the Pike County Historical Society as its first president and later served as secretary. Farmer was also part of The Daughters of Founders and Patriots of America, Colonial Dames of America, First Families of Virginia, and the Jamestown Society, as well as a lifetime member of the American Association of University Women. She served as co-chair of the Alabama National Women’s Committee, Civil War Centennial. Farmer lived in Troy until she died in January 2007.  [Source: "AHA Presidents." Alabama Historical Association.  Accessed 4/22/2015.]

Scope / Content Note: Copy of a 57 page typed oral history interview with a "Merchant Farmer" recorded by Margaret Farmer titled "Turn of the Century Share Cropping in Pike County."

Provenance: Received from Troy University Troy Campus as part of their Vertical File Collection, RG 190. Separated for ease of access.

Preferred Citation: Margaret Pace Farmer Collection, RG 183, Wiregrass Archives, Troy University Dothan Campus, Dothan, AL.

Access/User Limits?: Open

Link to:  Margaret Pace Farmer, "Turn of the Century Share Cropping in Pike County, [Transcript of] Interview with a 'Merchant Farmer' recorded by Mrs. Margaret Farmer."