Agricultural Development and Publicity office, 1912-1939

Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company Agricultural Development and Publicity Department


11 ft. (27 boxes +.
Series (no. 89501) Organized by topic.
Records reflecting the duties of John Frank Jarrell and the functions and services of the offices he managed. It contains correspondence & distribution statistics for Everyman's almanac, 1927-1939; crop reports for 1924-1939; files about publishing The earth; information on the demonstration trains; and newspaper clippings about major events in which Jarrell's office was involved throughout the Atchison, Topeka, & Santa Fe Railway territory.
General : publications, 1924-1939 (1 ft. : 3 boxes, RR 393-RR 395) -- general files, 1925-1937 (2 ft. : 5 boxes, RR 396-RR 400) -- misc., 1912-1939 (0.4 ft. : 1 box, RR 401) -- demonstration trains, 1917-1937 (2 ft. : 6 boxes, RR 401-RR 406) -- clippings, 1917-1937 (5 ft. : 12 boxes, RR 408-RR 419) -- oversized materials, 1927 (3 items).
Office responsible for writing & publishing educational, advertising, & promotional information about the railroad & activities useful to its users; operating agricultural demonstration trains; and publishing, distributing, & keeping official notices, announcements, & publicity. Formed from consolidation of the Publicity and Agricultural Development departments; of Chicago.
Removed and cataloged in the Kansas Historical Society's photograph collection.
Stored separately.
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