National Sharecroppers Fund Records

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The National Sharecroppers Fund grew out of the "National Sharecroppers Week," an annual event to rally support for the fledgling Southern Tenant Farmers Union. It was founded to provide financial assistance and information on government aid programs to organizations dedicated to improving living conditions for the rural poor. Their records include the papers of Fay Bennett and her work with the NSF, the National Advisory committee on Farm Labor, the Migrant Children's Fund, the National Council on Agricultural Life and Labor, and the Citizens' Crusade Against Poverty; material documenting NSF's efforts to provide technical and organizational assistance to the rural poor; and personal experience of sharecroppers in the southern United States.

1937-1985, bulk 1955-1972
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