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

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

Record Group 715

Table of Contents

  • Collection Description
  • Chairman's Central Subject and Correspondence Files 1939-1972
  • Chairman's Financial Records 1957-1972
  • 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: Scarpbooks

 

Extent:  54.5 cubic feet

Accessions:

Accession 715-02-007, 1939-1983 (bulk 1957 – 1983), 39 cubic feet.

Accession 715-06-0222, 1939-2005 (bulk 1970s – 1990s), 15.5 cubic feet.

Historical Note:  On a near freezing November 10, 1938, Dothan held its first National Peanut Festival, featuring Dr. George Washington Carver as the honored guest.  In 1939, the event ran for 3 days and included a “queen’s ball,” a pageant, and a parade.  World War II forestalled fairs from 1942-1946, but the Dothan Jaycees revived the Festival in 1947.

The fair grew until, in 1952, the Chamber of Commerce turned the operation over to a non-profit management company, the National Peanut Festival Association.  The Association added a carnival to the Festival and extended its run to a week.   In 1956, the Festival received accreditation from the Association of Alabama Fairs, which made it eligible for state financial support.  Also in 1956, the Alabama Peanut Producers Association awarded the Peanut Farmer of the Year award at the Festival.

Fair exhibits became part of the activities in 1962.  Now the events include Youth exhibits, home-making exhibits, commercial and non-commercial exhibits, livestock shows, a peanut recipe contest, “Cubmobile” soap-box derby, calf scramble, greased pig contest, bowling and golf tournaments, Little Miss and Miss National Peanut Festival pageants, the parade, special guests, and “big name” entertainment.

The Festival Association created the office of Executive Director in 1973 to handle daily management issues.  This position was supplemented by an office staff in 1976, and the fair continued to grow into a 2-week event by 1979.

Scope and Content:  Documents the operations of the National Peanut Festival from its beginnings through various management structures to the present.  Although systematic files did not appear before 1957, the Festival grew large enough to require developing such a corporate memory thereafter.  In later years, staff accumulated records to fill in historical gaps.  Organization reveals the systematization of Festival management as well as the contributions of the community of service providers and volunteers.

Organization: Organized into eight series:

Chairmen's Central Subject and Correspondence Files, 1939-72 [ca. 6.4 cubic feet]:  document the activities of the chairmen.  Arranged alphabetically by subject within years.  Before 1957, NPF chairmen did not keep systematic files.  For example, the only file for 1939 is a newspaper scrapbook.  Only with 1957 are their more than a few files per year.

Chairmen's Financial Records, 1957-72 [62 files]:  document the financial activities of the NPF for the years indicated, including concession and other contracts, taxes paid, financial statements, etc.  Arranged chronologically.

Director's Subject and Correspondence Files, 1938-2005 [ca. 27 cubic feet]:  The 25 cubic feet of records in Accession 715-02-007 (1973-83) document the growth of the NPF during Executive Director John Powel’s tenure, as well as his policies and daily operations.  Arranged chronologically by year, then alphabetically by subject.

The 89 files in Accession 715-06-0222 (1938-2005) contain information needed by office staff to answer public inquiries assist with the planning of the next Festival.  Collected differently from previous Director’s records, but by the staff under the Director’s instructions.  Includes Miss NPF information, calendar of events, premium lists, event rules and entry forms, etc.  Arranged by year.  (Nb: Some files are restricted due to possible social security numbers and privacy issues. See Archivist for permission.)

Director's Financial Records, 1973-79 [ca. 1 cubic foot]:  Documents the financial activities of the NPF in the years indicated.  Includes budgets, financial statements, contracts, bills, salaries, audits, etc.  Arranged alphabetically per year.

Quick Reference Files, 1938-1996 [21 Files]:  Documents the Festival from newspaper clippings, articles, inserts, and regional newspapers.  Collected in an ad hoc manner.

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.

Photographs – Art Solomon Studio, 1978-1998 [71 Files] 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.

Photographs – Volunteer Photographers, 1939-1997 [20 Files]  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.

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.

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.

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”.

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

Provenance and Processing Notes:  Accession 715-02-007 was replevined to The Wiregrass Archives by Auburn University Archives in 2002.  Dr. Norwood Kerr processed, arranged, and described it in 1983.  In 2003, Tina Bernath extended Kerr’s original work and created a more detailed inventory.  In 2004, an informal group of volunteers identified many of the photographs by event and people.  Accession 715-06-0222 was originally processed by students as a class project for Dr. Olliff in 2006.  In 2013-2014, Tina Bernath reprocessed that accession and provided a more detailed finding aid.

Preferred Citation:  [Item], National Peanut Festival, Inc., Records, RG715. Wiregrass Archives, Troy University Dothan Campus, Dothan, AL.

Access and Use Limits: Open Per Gift Agreement, except those files restricted because they reveal Social Security Numbers.  See the Archivist for permission to access.


Chairmen's Central Subject and Correspondence Files, 1939-72 [ca. 6.4 cubic feet]:  document the activities of the chairmen.  Arranged alphabetically by subject within years.  Before 1957, NPF chairmen did not keep systematic files.  For example, the only file for 1939 is a newspaper scrapbook.  Only with 1957 are their more than a few files per year.

 

File I.D File Title
715 02-007 008 015

1939

NPF Newspaper Scrapbook

715

02-007

008

016

1947-56

Premium Catalogs & Programs

715

02-007

008

017

1953

Pageant

715

02-007

008

018

1954

Calendar of Events

715

02-007

008

019

1955

Beauty Pageant Program

715

02-007

008

020

1956

Houston County Fair (Newspaper Clippings)

715

02-007

008

021

1954

ROFA

715

02-007

008

022

1956

Souvenir Catalog

715

02-007

008

023

1957

Bands (High School)

715

02-007

008

024

1957

Beauty Pageant

715

02-007

008

025

1957

Beauty Pageant (Official Material)

715

02-007

008

026

1957

Beauty Pageant (Entry Forms)

715

02-007

008

027

1957

Calendar of Events

715

02-007

008

028

1957

Carnivals

715

02-007

008

029

1957

Correspondence (general)

715

02-007

008

030

1957

Correspondence

715

02-007

008

031

1957

Decorations (Flag Catalog)

715

02-007

008

032

1957

Exhibits (General)

715

02-007

008

033

1957

Exhibits (Home Making)

715

02-007

008

034

1957

Fireworks

715

02-007

008

035

1957

Float Contracts

715

02-007

008

036

1957

Fort Rucker

715

02-007

008

037

1957

Heth Shows (Carnival Shows)

715

02-007

008

038

1957

National Peanut Festival Program

715

02-007

008

039

1957

News Releases

715

02-007

008

040

1957

Novelties

715

02-007

008

041

1957

Souvenir Catalog

715

02-007

008

042

1957

Special Guests

715

02-007

008

043

1958

Calendar of Events

715

02-007

008

044

1958

Souvenir Catalog

715

02-007

008

045

1959

Bands (High School)

715

02-007

008

046

1959

Little Miss Peanut

715

02-007

008

047

1960

State of Alabama Dept. of Agriculture

715

02-007

008

048

1960

Association of Alabama Fairs

715

02-007

008

049

1960

Bands (High School)

715

02-007

008

050

1960

Baton Twirling

715

02-007

008

051

1960

Beauty Pageant (Correspondence)

715

02-007

008

052

1960

Beauty Pageant (Outgoing Correspondence)

715

02-007

008

053

1960

Concessions

715

02-007

008

054

1960

Celebrities

715

02-007

008

055

1960

Correspondence Misc. (Outgoing)

715

02-007

008

056

1960

Correspondence to be Answered

715

02-007

008

057

1960

Entertainment

715

02-007

008

058

1960

Exhibits - Commercial

715

02-007

008

059

1960

Exhibits - Youth

715

02-007

008

060

1960

Horse Show

715

02-007

008

061

1960

Little Miss Peanut Contest

715

02-007

008

062

1960

Premium Lists

715

02-007

008

063

1961

Alabama Dept. of Agriculture & Industries

715

02-007

008

064

1961

Amusement Business

715

02-007

008

065

1961

Beauty Queen's Entry Forms

715

02-007

008

066

1961

Beauty Pageant

715

02-007

008

067

1961

Bills to be Paid

715

02-007

008

068

1961

Calf Scramble

715

02-007

008

069

1961

Celebrities

715

02-007

008

070

1961

Correspondence (Incoming)

715

02-007

009

001

1961

Correspondence (Outgoing)

715

02-007

009

002

1961

Entertainment

715

02-007

009

003

1961

Exhibits

715

02-007

009

004

1961

Floats

715

02-007

009

005

1961

Free Passes

715

02-007

009

006

1961

Bands (High School)

715

02-007

009

007

1961

Hog Entry Forms

715

02-007

009

008

1961

Horse Show

715

02-007

009

009

1961

International Association of Fair and Expositions

715

02-007

009

010

1961

Little Miss Peanut Contest

715

02-007

009

011

1961

Livestock Entry Forms

715

02-007

009

012

1961

Miscellaneous

715

02-007

009

013

1961

National Peanut Festival Committees

715

02-007

009

014

1961

Parade

715

02-007

009

015

1961

Premium Catalog

715

02-007

009

016

1961

Prizes & Premiums

715

02-007

009

017

1961

Publicity

715

02-007

009

018

1961

Special Guests

715

02-007

009

019

1962

Alabama Dept. of Agriculture & Industries

715

02-007

009

020

1962

Amusement Business

715

02-007

009

021

1962

Bands (High School)

715

02-007

009

022

1962

Beauty Pageant

715

02-007

009

023

1962

Beauty Pageant Correspondence

715

02-007

009

024

1962

Beauty Pageant Entry Forms

715

02-007

009

025

1962

Beauty Pageant, Little Miss Peanut

715

02-007

009

026

1962

Beef Cattle

715

02-007

009

027

1962

Calf Scramble

715

02-007

009

028

1962

Chair Committee

715

02-007

009

029

1962

Contracts

715

02-007

009

030

1962

Correspondence (Incoming)

715

02-007

009

031

1962

Correspondence (Outgoing)

715

02-007

009

032

1962

Correspondence (Miscellaneous)

715

02-007

009

033

1962

Cubmobile (Boy Scouts Soapbox Derby)

715

02-007

009

034

1962

Exhibits (Commercial)

715

02-007

009

035

1962

Exhibits (Non-Commercial)

715

02-007

009

036

1962

Exhibits (Youth)

715

02-007

009

037

1962

Float Contracts

715

02-007

009

038

1962

Hogs

715

02-007

009

039

1962

International Association of Fair and Expositions

715

02-007

009

040

1962

Little Miss Peanuts (Parade)

715

02-007

009

041

1962

Livestock Entry Forms

715

02-007

009

042

1962

Mailing List

715

02-007

009

043

1962

National Peanut Festival - Information Pamphlet

715

02-007

009

044

1962

Parade

715

02-007

009

045

1962

Premium Catalog

715

02-007

009

046

1962

Publicity

715

02-007

009

047

1962

Recipe Contest (Finished Product)

715

02-007

009

048

1962

Recipe Contest (Mailed Recipes)

715

02-007

009

049

1962

Recipes

715

02-007

009

050

1962

Recipes

715

02-007

010

001

1962

Science Fair

715

02-007

010

002

1962

Souvenir Catalog

715

02-007

010

003

1962

Special Guest (Correspondence)

715

02-007

010

004

1962

Telephone Calls

715

02-007

010

005

1963

Alabama Association of Fairs

715

02-007

010

006

1963

Beauty Pageant Entry Forms

715

02-007

010

007

1963

Beauty Pageant Correspondence (Incoming)

715

02-007

010

008

1963

Calf Scramble

715

02-007

010

009

1963

Correspondence (Incoming)

715

02-007

010

010

1963

Correspondence (Miscellaneous)

715

02-007

010

011

1963

Correspondence (Outgoing)

715

02-007

010

012

1963

Entertainment & Advertising [1of 2]

715

02-007

010

013

1963

Entertainment & Advertising [2 of 2]

715

02-007

010

014

1963

Exhibit Space - Commercial

715

02-007

010

015

1963

Exhibit Space - Non Commercial

715

02-007

010

016

1963

Youth Exhibits

715

02-007

010

017

1963

Festival Program

715

02-007

010

018

1963

Floats

715

02-007

010

019

1963

Free Passes

715

02-007

010

020

1963

Bands (High School)

715

02-007

010

021

1963

Hogs

715

02-007

010

022

1963

International Association of Fairs and Expositions

715

02-007

010

023

1963

Little Miss Peanut

715

02-007

010

024

1963

Little Miss Peanut Pictures & Entry Forms

715

02-007

010

025

1963

Livestock Entry Forms (Beef Cattle)

715

02-007

010

026

1963

Mailing List

715

02-007

010

027

1963

NPF Bd. Of Trustees Minutes and History

715

02-007

010

028

1963

Parade

715

02-007

010

029

1963

Premium Catalog

715

02-007

010

030

1963

Recipe Contest (Finished Product)

715

02-007

010

031

1963

Recipe Contest (Distance)

715

02-007

010

032

1963

Science Fair

715

02-007

010

033

1963

Special Guests

715

02-007

010

034

1964

Bay Liner

715

02-007

010

035

1964

Beauty Pageant

715

02-007

010

036

1964

Contracts

715

02-007

010

037

1964

Correspondence [1 of 2]

715

02-007

010

038

1964

Correspondence [2 of 2]

715

02-007

010

039

1964

Federation of State & Provincial Association of Fairs (Constitution & By-Laws)

715

02-007

010

040

1964

Festival of States

715

02-007

010

041

1964

Floats

715

02-007

010

042

1964

Invitations

715

02-007

010

043

1964

Little Miss

715

02-007

010

044

1964

Parade

715

02-007

010

045

1964

Parade Chairman

715

02-007

010

046

1964

National Peanut Festival Program

715

02-007

010

047

1964

Publicity

715

02-007

010

048

1964

Southernaire

715

02-007

010

049

1964

Souvenir Catalog

715

02-007

010

050

1965

Jerry Adkinson Special File

715

02-007

010

051

1965

Beauty Pageant

715

02-007

010

052

1965

Alabama Dept. of Agriculture & Industries

715

02-007

010

053

1965

Alabama Fair Association

715

02-007

010

054

1965

Beauty Pageant Correspondence (Incoming)

715

02-007

011

001

1965

Beauty Pageant Correspondence (Outgoing)

715

02-007

011

002

1965

Beauty Contestant's Itinerary

715

02-007

011

003

1965

Beef Cattle

715

02-007

011

004

1965

Calf Scramble

715

02-007

011

005

1965

Correspondence (Incoming)

715

02-007

011

006

1965

Correspondence (Outgoing)

715

02-007

011

007

1965

Cubmobile

715

02-007

011

008

1965

Entertainment, Advertising & Miscellaneous

715

02-007

011

009

1965

Exhibit Space - Commercial

715

02-007

011

010

1965

Exhibit Space - Non Commercial

715

02-007

011

011

1965

Exhibits - Youth

715

02-007

011

012

1965

Floats

715

02-007

011

013

1965

Free Passes

715

02-007

011

014

1965

High School Bands

715

02-007

011

015

1965

Hogs

715

02-007

011

016

1965

International Association of Fairs and Expositions

715

02-007

011

017

1965

Little Miss

715

02-007

011

018

1965

Little Miss Peanut Entry Forms

715

02-007

011

019

1965

Little Miss Peanut Correspondence (Incoming)

715

02-007

011

020

1965

Little Miss Peanut Correspondence (Outgoing)

715

02-007

011

021

1965

Mailing List

715

02-007

011

022

1965

Parade

715

02-007

011

023

1965

Premium Catalog

715

02-007

011

024

1965

Publicity

715

02-007

011

025

1965

Recipe Contest Correspondence

715

02-007

011

026

1965

Recipe Contest - Finished

715

02-007

011

027

1965

Science Fair

715

02-007

011

028

1965

Special Guest

715

02-007

011

029

1965

Special Guest Luncheon & Reviewing Stand No

715

02-007

011

030

1965

Special Queens

715

02-007

011

031

1965

M. White's Personal File

715

02-007

011

032

1965

Winners

715

02-007

011

033

1966

Alabama Association of Fairs

715

02-007

011

034

1966

Alabama Dept. of Agriculture & Industries

715

02-007

011

035

1966

Beauty Pageant Correspondence (Incoming)

715

02-007

011

036

1966

Beauty Pageant Correspondence (Outgoing)

715

02-007

011

037

1966

Beauty Pageant Entry Forms

715

02-007

011

038

1966

Beef Cattle

715

02-007

011

039

1966

Correspondence (General)

715

02-007

011

040

1966

Correspondence (Incoming)

715

02-007

011

041

1966

Exhibits - Commercial

715

02-007

011

042

1966

Exhibits - Non Commercial

715

02-007

011

043

1966

Exhibits - Youth

715

02-007

011

044

1966

Floats

715

02-007

011

045

1966

General Chairman

715

02-007

011

046

1966

High School Bands

715

02-007

011

047

1966

Hogs

715

02-007

011

048

1966

International Association of Fairs

715

02-007

011

049

1966

Junior Reg. Heifer Show

715

02-007

011

050

1966

Mrs. Kennedy's Urgent File

715

02-007

011

051

1966

Little Miss Peanut - Outgoing Correspondence

715

02-007

011

052

1966

Little Miss Peanut Entry Forms

715

02-007

011

053

1966

Parade

715

02-007

011

054

1966

Prize and Premium Winners

715

02-007

011

055

1966

Publicity

715

02-007

011

056

1966

Recipe Contest

715

02-007

011

057

1966

Soap Box Derby

715

02-007

011

058

1966

Science Exhibits - General Rules

715

02-007

011

059

1966

Special Guests

715

02-007

011

060

1966

Special Queens

715

02-007

012

001

1967

Alabama Association of Fairs

715

02-007

012

002

1967

Alabama Dept. of Agriculture & Industries

715

02-007

012

003

1967

Beauty Pageant - Correspondence (Incoming)

715

02-007

012

004

1967

Beauty Pageant Entries

715

02-007

012

005

1967

Beauty Pageant Memos

715

02-007

012

006

1967

Beef Cattle

715

02-007

012

007

1967

Beef Cattle & Hogs - Rules & Classes

715

02-007

012

008

1967

Calendar of Events

715

02-007

012

009

1967

Calf Scrambling Contest

715

02-007

012

010

1967

Calf Scramble Blanks

715

02-007

012

011

1967

Correspondence - Incoming

715

02-007

012

012

1967

Correspondence - Outgoing

715

02-007

012

013

1967

Cubmobile (Soap Box Derby)

715

02-007

012

014

1967

Decorating & Stage

715

02-007

012

015

1967

Executive Director, Adkinson, Jerry

715

02-007

012

016

1967

Exhibits - Commercial

715

02-007

012

017

1967

Exhibits - Non Commercial

715

02-007

012

018

1967

Exhibits - Farm Machinery

715

02-007

012

019

1967

Youth Exhibits

715

02-007

012

020

1967

Floats

715

02-007

012

021

1967

Free Passes

715

02-007

012

022

1967

High School Bands

715

02-007

012

023

1967

Hog Show

715

02-007

012

024

1967

Junior Reg. Heifer Show

715

02-007

012

025

1967

Homemaking Exhibits

715

02-007

012

026

1967

Judge's Ballot

715

02-007

012

027

1967

Little Miss Peanut Correspondence

715

02-007

012

028

1967

Little Miss Peanut Entries

715

02-007

012

029

1967

Miscellaneous

715

02-007

012

030

1967

Parade Chairs

715

02-007

012

031

1967

Parade

715

02-007

012

032

1967

Parade Instructions - Line Up

715

02-007

012

033

1967

Prize & Premium Winners

715

02-007

012

034

1967

Prize & Premium Correspondence

715

02-007

012

035

1967

Queen's Ball

715

02-007

012

036

1967

Recipe Contest

715

02-007

012

037

1967

Recipe Contest Chairman

715

02-007

012

038

1967

Science Exhibit Rules - Entry Forms

715

02-007

012

039

1967

Science Entries

715

02-007

012

040

1967

Signs

715

02-007

012

041

1967

Special Guests

715

02-007

012

042

1967

Special Queens

715

02-007

012

043

1967

Ted Mack Amateur Hour

715

02-007

012

044

1967

Traffic

715

02-007

012

045

1968

Alabama Association of Fairs

715

02-007

012

046

1968

Alabama Dept. of Agriculture & Industries

715

02-007

012

047

1968

Joe Carothers - Beef Cattle

715

02-007

012

048

1968

Beauty Pageant - Correspondence - Incoming

715

02-007

012

049

1968

Calendar of Events - Premium Catalog

715

02-007

012

050

1968

Calf Scramble Blanks

715

02-007

012

051

1968

Concession Booths

715

02-007

012

052

1968

Correspondence - Incoming

715

02-007

012

053

1968

Correspondence - Outgoing

715

02-007

012

054

1968

Exhibits - Commercial

715

02-007

012

055

1968

Exhibits - Farm Machinery

715

02-007

012

056

1968

Exhibits - Non Commercial

715

02-007

012

057

1968

Exhibits - Youth

715

02-007

012

058

1968

Fair License

715

02-007

012

059

1968

Floats (Signed Contracts)

715

02-007

012

060

1968

Festival Helpers

715

02-007

012

061

1968

High School Bands

715

02-007

012

062

1968

Hog Show

715

02-007

012

063

1968

Homemaking Exhibits

715

02-007

012

064

1968

Insurance

715

02-007

012

065

1968

Judge's Information

715

02-007

012

066

1968

Little Miss Peanut Entries

715

02-007

012

067

1968

Little Miss Peanut Correspondence

715

02-007

012

068

1968

Parade Chairman

715

02-007

012

069

1968

Parade Chairs

715

02-007

012

070

1968

Parade Route & Line Up

715

02-007

012

071

1968

Passes, Ribbons, Tickets, Etc.

715

02-007

012

072

1968

Premium Catalog

715

02-007

012

073

1968

Prize & Premium Winners

715

02-007

012

074

1968

Publicity

715

02-007

012

075

1968

Queen's Ball

715

02-007

012

076

1968

Chairman Recipe

715

02-007

012

077

1968

Reservations

715

02-007

012

078

1968

Rosettes - Banners - Ribbons

715

02-007

012

079

1968

Science Entries

715

02-007

012

080

1968

Science Exhibit Rules - Entry Forms

715

02-007

012

081

1968

Soap Box Derby

715

02-007

012

082

1968

Special Guests

715

02-007

012

083

1968

Special Queens

715

02-007

012

084

1968

Traffic

715

02-007

012

085

1969

Alabama Association of Fairs

715

02-007

012

086

1969

Alabama Dept. of Agriculture & Industries

715

02-007

012

087

1969

Beauty Pageant

715

02-007

012

088

1969

Beauty Queens - Correspondence - Incoming

715

02-007

012

089

1969

Beauty Queen Entries

715

02-007

012

090

1969

Beauty Queens - Correspondence - Outgoing

715

02-007

012

091

1969

Beef Cattle

715

02-007

013

001

1969

Board of Trustees

715

02-007

013

002

1969

Calendar of Events

715

02-007

013

003

1969

Calf Scramble

715

02-007

013

004

1969

Concession Booths

715

02-007

013

005

1969

Correspondence - Incoming

715

02-007

013

006

1969

Correspondence - Outgoing

715

02-007

013

007

1969

Exhibits - Commercial

715

02-007

013

008

1969

Exhibits - Farm Machinery

715

02-007

013

009

1969

Exhibits - Non Commercial

715

02-007

013

010

1969

Exhibits - Youth

715

02-007

013

011

1969

Fair License

715

02-007

013

012

1969

Fair Personnel

715

02-007

013

013

1969

Flag Decorations

715

02-007

013

014

1969

Governor's Committee

715

02-007

013

015

1969

High School Bands

715

02-007

013

016

1969

Hog Show

715

02-007

013

017

1969

Homemaking

715

02-007

013

018

1969

Insurance

715

02-007

013

019

1969

Judges' Information

715

02-007

013

020

1969

Junior Purbred Heifer

715

02-007

013

021

1969

Junior Hog Show & FFA

715

02-007

013

022

1969

Little Miss Pageant Entries

715

02-007

013

023

1969

Little Miss - Correspondence - Incoming

715

02-007

013

024

1969

Little Miss - Correspondence - Outgoing

715

02-007

013

025

1969

Little Miss - Mrs. Albright

715

02-007

013

026

1969

Mailing Lists

715

02-007

013

027

1969

Parade Chairs

715

02-007

013

028

1969

Parade Chairman

715

02-007

013

029

1969

Parade Floats

715

02-007

013

030

1969

Parade Route & Line Up

715

02-007

013

031

1969

Passes, Ribbons, Tickets

715

02-007

013

032

1969

Premium Catalog

715

02-007

013

033

1969

Press Party

715

02-007

013

034

1969

Prize & Premium Winners

715

02-007

013

035

1969

Publicity

715

02-007

013

036

1969

Recipe Contest

715

02-007

013

037

1969

Reservations Reviewing Stand

715

02-007

013

038

1969

Rosettes - Banners - Ribbons

715

02-007

013

039

1969

Science Fair Exhibits

715

02-007

013

040

1969

Soap Box Derby

715

02-007

013

041

1969

Special Guests

715

02-007

013

042

1969

Special Queens

715

02-007

013

043

1970

Alabama Association of Fairs

715

02-007

013

044

1970

Alabama Dept. of Agriculture & Industries

715

02-007

013

045

1970

Beauty Queens - Correspondence - Outgoing

715

02-007

013

046

1970

Beauty Pageant Chairman File

715

02-007

013

047

1970

Beauty Queens - Correspondence - Incoming

715

02-007

013

048

1970

Beauty Queen Entries

715

02-007

013

049

1970

Beauty Pageant Judges' Information

715

02-007

013

050

1970

Beef Cattle

715

02-007

013

051

1970

Board Meetings

715

02-007

013

052

1970

Calendar of Events

715

02-007

013

053

1970

Calf Scramble

715

02-007

013

054

1970

Concession Booths

715

02-007

013

055

1970

Correspondence - Incoming

715

02-007

013

056

1970

Correspondence - Outgoing

715

02-007

013

057

1970

Employees

715

02-007

013

058

1970

Exhibit - Letter & Forms - Commercial

715

02-007

013

059

1970

Hog Show

715

02-007

013

060

1970

Exhibits - Farm Machinery

715

02-007

013

061

1970

Exhibits - Commercial

715

02-007

013

062

1970

Exhibits Forms - Youth

715

02-007

013

063

1970

Youth Exhibits

715

02-007

013

064

1970

Flag Decorations

715

02-007

013

065

1970

Fiddler's Contest & Square Dance

715

02-007

013

066

1970

High School Bands

715

02-007

013

067

1970

Homemaking Exhibits

715

02-007

013

068

1970

Insurance

715

02-007

013

069

1970

Jr. Purebred Heifer

715

02-007

013

070

1970

Junior Hog Show

715

02-007

013

071

1970

Little Miss Peanut - Correspondence - Outgoing

715

02-007

013

072

1970

Little Miss Paeanut - Forms & Itenerary

715

02-007

014

001

1970

Little Miss Peanut Entries

715

02-007

014

002

1970

Little Miss Peanut - Correspondence - Incoming

715

02-007

014

003

1970

Miscellaneous

715

02-007

014

004

1970

Parade Chairs

715

02-007

014

005

1970

Parade Chairman

715

02-007

014

006

1970

Parade Floats

715

02-007

014

007

1970

Parade Judges

715

02-007

014

008

1970

Parade Route & Line Up

715

02-007

014

009

1970

Premium Catalog

715

02-007

014

010

1970

Programs & Premium Lists for Other Fairs

715

02-007

014

011

1970

Programs & Premium Lists for Other Fairs

715

02-007

014

012

1970

Programs & Premium Lists for Other Fairs

715

02-007

014

013

1970

Press Party

715

02-007

014

014

1970

Prize & Premium Winners

715

02-007

014

015

1970

Publicity

715

02-007

014

016

1970

Printed Material

715

02-007

014

017

1970

Recipe Contest

715

02-007

014

018

1970

Rosettes - Banners - Ribbons

715

02-007

014

019

1970

Science Fair Exhibits

715

02-007

014

020

1970

Science Winners

715

02-007

014

021

1970

Signs

715

02-007

014

022

1970

Soap Box Derby

715

02-007

014

023

1970

Special Guests

715

02-007

014

024

1970

Special Queens

715

02-007

014

025

1970

Talent Info

715

02-007

014

026

1970

Thank You Letters

715

02-007

014

027

1970

Jack Tyson

715

02-007

014

028

1970

George Wallace Jr. College

715

02-007

014

029

1971

Alabama Association of Fairs

715

02-007

014

030

1971

Alabama Dept. of Agriculture

715

02-007

014

031

1971

Board of Trustees

715

02-007

014

032

1971

Board of Trustees Minutes - Oct. 3, 1952 - Dec. 16, 1971

715

02-007

014

033

1971

Beauty Pageant - Correspondence - Incoming

715

02-007

014

034

1971

Beauty Pageant - Correspondence - Outgoing

715

02-007

014

035

1971

Beauty Pageant Judges

715

02-007

014

036

1971

Beauty Pageant Entries

715

02-007

014

037

1971

Beef Cattle

715

02-007

014

038

1971

Calendar of Events

715

02-007

014

039

1971

Calf Scramble

715

02-007

014

040

1971

Concession Contracts

715

02-007

014

041

1971

Joe Carson, Chairman

715

02-007

014

042

1971

Correspondence - Incoming

715

02-007

014

043

1971

Correspondence - Outgoing

715

02-007

014

044

1971

Exhibits - Commercial

715

02-007

014

045

1971

Exhibits - Farm Machinery

715

02-007

014

046

1971

Homemaking Exhibits

715

02-007

015

001

1971

Exhibits - Non Commercial

715

02-007

015

002

1971

Exhibits - Youth

715

02-007

015

003

1971

Flag Decorations

715

02-007

015

004

1971

Gate Passes

715

02-007

015

005

1971

Governor's Committee

715

02-007

015

006

1971

High School Bands

715

02-007

015

007

1971

Hog Show

715

02-007

015

008

1971

Junior Hog Show

715

02-007

015

009

1971

Little Miss - Correspondence - Incoming

715

02-007

015

010

1971

Little Miss - Correspondence - Outgoing

715

02-007

015

011

1971

Little Miss Entries

715

02-007

015

012

1971

Little Miss Peanut Forms

715

02-007

015

013

1971

Mailing Lists

715

02-007

015

014

1971

News Media

715

02-007

015

015

1971

Parade Chairs

715

02-007

015

016

1971

Parade Chairman

715

02-007

015

017

1971

Parade Floats

715

02-007

015

018

1971

Parade Judges

715

02-007

015

019

1971

Parade Route & Line Up

715

02-007

015

020

1971

Peanut Ball

715

02-007

015

021

1971

Premium Catalog

715

02-007

015

022

1971

Prize & Premium Winners

715

02-007

015

023

1971

Publicity

715

02-007

015

024

1971

Recipe Contest

715

02-007

015

025

1971

Rock Concert

715

02-007

015

026

1971

Ribbons, Rosette Orders and Banners

715

02-007

015

027

1971

Science Fair

715

02-007

015

028

1971

Special Guests

715

02-007

015

029

1971

Special Queens

715

02-007

015

030

1971

Soap Box Derby

715

02-007

015

031

1971

Talent Queries - Replies

715

02-007

015

032

1971

Thank You Letters

715

02-007

015

033

1971

Parade - Jack Tyson

715

02-007

015

034

1972

Association of Alabama Fairs

715

02-007

015

035

1972

Beauty Pageant Chairman

715

02-007

015

036

1972

Beauty Pageant - Correspondence - Incoming

715

02-007

015

037

1972

Beauty Pageant - Correspondence - Outgoing

715

02-007

015

038

1972

Beauty Pageant Judges

715

02-007

015

039

1972

Beef Cattle

715

02-007

015

040

1972

Board of Trustees

715

02-007

015

041

1972

Minutes - Board Meetings - Jan. 1972

715

02-007

015

042

1972

Sue Byrd

715

02-007

015

043

1972

Calendar of Events

715

02-007

015

044

1972

Calf Scramble

715

02-007

015

045

1972

Choir Competition Entries

715

02-007

015

046

1972

Concession Contracts

715

02-007

015

047

1972

Correspondence - Incoming

715

02-007

015

048

1972

Correspondence - Outgoing

715

02-007

015

049

1972

Exhibits - Commercial

715

02-007

015

050

1972

Exhibits - Farm Machinery

715

02-007

015

051

1972

Exhibits - Non Commercial

715

02-007

015

052

1972

Exhibits - Youth

715

02-007

015

053

1972

Flag Decorations

715

02-007

015

054

1972

Governor's Committee

715

02-007

015

055

1972

High School Bands

715

02-007

015

056

1972

Insurance

715

02-007

015

057

1972

International Association of Fairs & Expos

715

02-007

015

058

1972

Junior Hog Show

715

02-007

015

059

1972

Little Miss Correspondence - Incoming

715

02-007

015

060

1972

Little Miss Correspondence - Outgoing

715

02-007

015

061

1972

Little Miss Entries

715

02-007

015

062

1972

Miscellaneous

715

02-007

015

063

1972

National Peanut Council

715

02-007

015

064

1972

News Media

715

02-007

015

065

1972

Parade Chairman

715

02-007

015

066

1972

Parade Judges

715

02-007

015

067

1972

Parade Chairs

715

02-007

015

068

1972

Parade Floats Contracts

715

02-007

016

001

1972

Parade Route & Line Up

715

02-007

016

002

1972

Peanut Ball

715

02-007

016

003

1972

Peanut Promotion

715

02-007

016

004

1972

Premium Lists & Programs

715

02-007

016

005

1972

Prize & Premium Winners

715

02-007

016

006

1972

Publicity

715

02-007

016

007

1972

Recipe Contest

715

02-007

016

008

1972

Ribbons & Rosettes

715

02-007

016

009

1972

Science Fair

715

02-007

016

010

1972

Signs

715

02-007

016

011

1972

Soap Box Derby

715

02-007

016

012

1972

Special Queens

715

02-007

016

013

1972

Special Guests

715

02-007

016

014

1972

Sponsors

715

02-007

016

015

1972

Talent Queries

715

02-007

016

016

1972

Thank You Letters

715

02-007

016

017

1972

Things To Do

715

02-007

016

018

1972

Trademark Correspondence

715

02-007

016

019

1972

TV Promotional Correspondence

715

02-007

016

020

1972

Parade - Jack Tyson


Chairmen's Financial Records, 1957-72 [62 files]:  document the financial activities of the NPF for the years indicated, including concession and other contracts, taxes paid, financial statements, etc.  Arranged chronologically. 

File I.D.

File Title

715

02-007

016

021

1957

Concessions

715

02-007

016

022

1957

Taxes (Federal & State)

715

02-007

016

023

1957

Financial Statement

715

02-007

016

024

1960

Finances 1960 to 1964

715

02-007

016

025

1960

Attendance & Receipt Record Book

715

02-007

016

026

1960

Contracts

715

02-007

016

027

1960

Financial Summary

715

02-007

016

028

1961

Attendance & Receipt Record Book

715

02-007

016

029

1961

Concessions

715

02-007

016

030

1961

Contracts

715

02-007

016

031

1961

Financial Statement

715

02-007

016

032

1961

Financial Information (Taxes)

715

02-007

016

033

1961

Johnny's United Show

715

02-007

016

034

1961-1962

License

715

02-007

016

035

1961

Tax Report

715

02-007

016

036

1961

Johnny's United Show (Daily Ride Accounts)

715

02-007

016

037

1962

Attendance & Receipt Record Book

715

02-007

016

038

1962

Concessions

715

02-007

016

039

1962

Financial Statement

715

02-007

016

040

1962

Johnny's United Show (Daily Ride Accounts)

715

02-007

016

041

1963

Attendance & Receipt Record Book

715

02-007

016

042

1963

Concessions

715

02-007

016

043

1963

Contracts

715

02-007

016

044

1963

Financial Statement

715

02-007

016

045

1963

Federal Income Tax

715

02-007

016

046

1963

Tax Report

715

02-007

016

047

1963

Johnny's United Show (Daily Ride Accounts)

715

02-007

016

048

1964

Financial Statement

715

02-007

016

049

1964

Financial Information

715

02-007

016

050

1964

Internal Revenue Service - Annual Report

715

02-007

016

051

1964

Tax Return

715

02-007

016

052

1964-1965

License

715

02-007

016

053

1964

Johnny's United Show (Daily Ride Accounts)

715

02-007

016

054

1965

Contracts

715

02-007

016

055

1965

Financial Statement

715

02-007

016

056

1965

Johnny's United Show (Daily Ride Accounts)

715

02-007

016

057

1966

Contracts

715

02-007

016

058

1966

Financial Statement

715

02-007

016

059

1966

Float Contract Entry Forms

715

02-007

016

060

1966

Johnny's United Shows

715

02-007

016

061

1967

Attendance & Receipt Record Book

715

02-007

016

062

1967

Bank Statements and Deposits Nov. 66 - 67

715

02-007

016

063

1967

Concession Booths

715

02-007

016

064

1967

Float Contracts

715

02-007

016

065

1967

Income Tax Returns

715

02-007

016

066

1967

Johnny's United Shows (Daily Ride Account)

715

02-007

016

067

1968

Contracts

715

02-007

016

068

1968

Financial Statement

715

02-007

016

069

1968

Income Tax

715

02-007

016

070

1969

Contracts

715

02-007

016

071

1969

Financial Statement

715

02-007

016

072

1969

Income Tax Return

715

02-007

016

073

1970

Contracts

715

02-007

016

074

1970

Financial Statement

715

02-007

016

075

1970

Income Tax Returns

715

02-007

016

076

1970

Johnny's United Shows

715

02-007

016

077

1971

Contracts

715

02-007

016

078

1971

Financial Statement

715

02-007

016

079

1971

Income Tax Return

715

02-007

016

080

1972

Contracts

715

02-007

016

081

1972

Employees

715

02-007

016

082

1972

Financial Statement

715

02-007

016

083

1972

Income Tax Return


Director's Subject and Correspondence Files, 1938-2005 [ca. 27 cubic feet]:  The 25 cubic feet of records in Accession 715-02-007 (1973-83) document the growth of the NPF during Executive Director John Powel’s tenure, as well as his policies and daily operations.  Arranged chronologically by year, then alphabetically by subject.

The 89 files in Accession 715-06-0222 (1938-2005) contain information needed by office staff to answer public inquiries assist with the planning of the next Festival.  Collected differently from previous Director’s records, but by the staff under the Director’s instructions.  Includes Miss NPF information, calendar of events, premium lists, event rules and entry forms, etc.  Arranged by year.  (Nb: Some files are restricted due to possible social security numbers and privacy issues. See Archivist for permission.) 

File I.D.

File Title

715

02-007

017

001

[1973]

Alabama Bureau of Publicity & Information

715

02-007

017

002

1973

Alabama Department of Agriculture

715

02-007

017

003

1973

Allentown Fair

715

02-007

017

004

1973

Animals

715

02-007

017

005

1973

Appearances of NPF Queen

715

02-007

017

006

1973

Approval Sheets

715

02-007

017

007

1973

Arts & Crafts

715

02-007

017

008

1973

Arts & Crafts Entries

715

02-007

017

009

1973

Association of Alabama Fairs

715

02-007

017

010

1973

Beauty Pageant Chairman

715

02-007

017

011

1973

Beauty Pageant Correspondence

715

02-007

017

012

1973

Beauty Pageant Entertainment

715

02-007

017

013

1973

Beauty Pageant Entries and Permission Forms

715

02-007

017

014

1973

Beauty Pageant Forms

715

02-007

017

015

1973

Beauty Pageant Manual

715

02-007

017

016

1973

Non-Accepted Entrants 1973-1974 Beauty Pageant

715

02-007

017

017

1973

Beef Cattle

715

02-007

017

018

1973

Bleachers

715

02-007

017

019

1973

Board of Trustees

715

02-007

017

020

1973

Brochures

715

02-007

017

021

1973

Calendar of Events

715

02-007

017

022

1973

Calf Scramble

715

02-007

017

023

1973

Calf Scramble Releases Forms

715

02-007

017

024

1973

Chairman - NPF

715

02-007

017

025

1973

Choral Festival

715

02-007

017

026

1973

Contracts

715

02-007

017

027

1973

Correspondence - Outgoing

715

02-007

017

028

1973

Correspondence - Incoming

715

02-007

017

029

1973

Cubmobile

715

02-007

017

030

1973

Exhibits - Commercial

715

02-007

017

031

1973

Exhibits - Farm Machinery

715

02-007

017

032

1973

Exhibits - Non Commercial

715

02-007

017

033

1973

Exhibit Letters & Forms

715

02-007

017

034

1973

Youth Exhibits

715

02-007

017

035

1973

Paul Felts

715

02-007

017

036

1973

Fences

715

02-007

017

037

1973

Fiesta of Five Flags

715

02-007

017

038

1973

Fireworks

715

02-007

017

039

1973

Flag Decorations

715

02-007

017

040

1973

Georgia Agricultural Commodity Commission for Peanuts

715

02-007

017

041

1973

Golf Tournament

715

02-007

017

042

1973

Governor Wallace

715

02-007

017

043

1973

Hog Show

715

02-007

017

044

1973

Ice Classics

715

02-007

017

045

1973

IAFE

715

02-007

017

046

1973

Little Miss Chairman

715

02-007

017

047

1973

Little Miss Correspondence

715

02-007

017

048

1973

Little Miss Entries

715

02-007

017

049

1973

Max Andrews - Photo Orders

715

02-007

017

050

1973

Motel Reservations

715

02-007

017

051

1973

National Peanut Festival

715

02-007

017

052

1973

News Media

715

02-007

017

053

1973

Organization Chart

715

02-007

017

054

1973

Parade Chairs

715

02-007

017

055

1973

Parade Chairman

715

02-007

017

056

1973

Parade Floats

715

02-007

017

057

1973

Parade Judges

715

02-007

017

058

1973

Parade Route & Line Up

715

02-007

018

001

1973

Peanuts Associations, Inc.

715

02-007

018

002

1973

Peanut Princesses

715

02-007

018

003

1973

Peanut Promotion

715

02-007

018

004

1973

Place Mats

715

02-007

018

005

1973

Premium Catalog (Rough Draft)

715

02-007

018

006

1973

Prize & Premium Winners

715

02-007

018

007

1973

Publicity

715

02-007

018

008

1973

Recipe Contest

715

02-007

018

009

1973

Ribbons & Rosettes

715

02-007

018

010

1973

Scholarship Escrow Account

715

02-007

018

011

1973

Science Fair

715

02-007

018

012

1973

Signs

715

02-007

018

013

1973

Special Guests

715

02-007

018

014

1973

Special Queens

715

02-007

018

015

1973

Special Queens - Past NPF Queens

715

02-007

018

016

1973

Tickets

715

02-007

018

017

1973

Jack Tyson

715

02-007

018

018

1973

U.S. Army Field Band

715

02-007

018

019

1974

Agriculture Committee

715

02-007

018

020

1974

Alabama Bureau of Publicity & Information

715

02-007

018

021

1974

Alabama Department of Agriculture

715

02-007

018

022

1974

State of Alabama Dept. of Conservation & Natural Resources

715

02-007

018

023

1974

Alabama Peanut Producers

715

02-007

018

024

1974

Arts & Crafts

715

02-007

018

025

1974

Association of Alabama Fairs

715

02-007

018

026

1974

Astronauts

715

02-007

018

027

1974

Balloon

715

02-007

018

028

1974

Battleship -USS Alabama

715

02-007

018

029

1974

Beauty Pageant Chairman

715

02-007

018

030

1974

Beauty Pageant Correspondence

715

02-007

018

031

1974

Beauty Pageant Entries

715

02-007

018

032

1974

Beauty Pageant Judges

715

02-007

018

033

1974

Beauty Pageant Manual

715

02-007

018

034

1974

Beauty Pageant Non-Accepted Entries

715

02-007

018

035

1974

Beauty Pageant Pictures

715

02-007

018

036

1974

Beauty Pageant Sponsors

715

02-007

018

037

1974

Beef Cattle

715

02-007

018

038

1974

Bicentennial Commission

715

02-007

018

039

1974

Bleachers

715

02-007

018

040

1974

Board Agenda

715

02-007

018

041

1974

Brochures

715

02-007

018

042

1974

Board of Trustees

715

02-007

018

043

1974

Calendar of Events

715

02-007

018

044

1974

Calf Scramble

715

02-007

018

045

1974

Calf Scramble Release Forms

715

02-007

018

046

1974

Car Sign

715

02-007

018

047

1974

Chairman

715

02-007

018

048

1974

Choral Festival

715

02-007

018

049

1974

Circus

715

02-007

018

050

1974

Clowns