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The Progressive Farmer Collection



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Summary Information

University of Mississippi Libraries
Progressive Farmer Company
The Progressive Farmer Collection
1.5 Linear feet, 3 boxes
Language of Materials
The collection chiefly contains works of fiction and nonfiction that have been published in The Progressive Farmer, a magazine about farming and agricultural issues. Also included are correspondence and miscellaneous other items.

Preferred Citation

The Progressive Farmer Collection (MUM00375). Archives and Special Collections, J.D. Williams Library, The University of Mississippi.

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Historical Note

The Progressive Farmer magazine was founded in 1886 in Winston, N.C. by Leonidas Lafayette Polk. The magazine later merged with the  Southern Farm Gazette. Today the magazine is published in Birmingham, Ala. Its parent company, the Progressive Farmer Company, also publishes  Southern Living magazine.

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Scope and Content

The collection contains works of fiction and nonfiction that have been published in The Progressive Farmer, a magazine about farming and agricultural issues. The collection also contains correspondence sent to and from the magazine, and miscellaneous other items.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

University of Mississippi Libraries 2012

Access Restrictions

The Progressive Farmer Collection is open for research.

Copyright Restrictions

The copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted material. Under certain conditions specified in the law, libraries and archives are authorized to furnish a photocopy or other reproduction. One of these specified conditions is that the photocopy or reproduction is not to be "used for any purpose other than private study, scholarship or research." If a user makes a request for, or later uses, a photocopy or reproduction for purposes in excess of "fair use," that user may be liable for copyright infringement.


No further additions are expected to this collection.

Processing Information

Processed by University of Mississippi Department Special Collections Staff. EAD encoded finding-aid begun September 2005. Finding aid completed by Joel Gillaspie and Kathryn Michaelis, 2012.

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Related Materials

Related Materials at the University of Mississippi

Ewart A. Autry Periodicals (MUM00012), Archives and Special Collections, J.D. Williams Library

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Progressive Farmer Company


  • clippings (information artifacts)
  • correspondence
  • essays
  • short stories


  • Agriculture -- Periodicals

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Collection Inventory

Box 1 

Background information, collection inventory 

Fiction, 1950s 

Autry, Ewart A. "Fox Without Faith." Corrected proof. 

Lawrence, Mary. "The Last Wagon Stop."  

Meyer, Inez B. "Mrs. Holden and the Papered Rooms." Corrected proof. 

Mosley, Jean Bell. "The Bells of Eden Valley." Corrected proof. 

Utterback, Elizabeth. "The Bird on Mama’s Hat." Corrected proof. 

Walton, William H. "Pa’s Secret Weapon." Corrected proof. 

Fiction, 1961 

Autry, Ewart. "Double-Barrel Boy."  

Eicher, Elizabeth. "Miss Lydia’s Hat."  

Hancock, M.A. "Thundering Earth." Corrected proof. 

McCarley, Mayanne. "A Piece of Glass." Corrected proof. 

Rauch, Mabel Thompson. "Excursion in Egypt, or There Goes My Reputation!"  

Rutledge, Archibald. "Benbow’s Nose." Corrected proof. 

Stuart, Jesse. "The Man Ahead of You."  

Wiltsey, Norman B. "I Remember the Chickadee."  

Fiction, 1962 

Autry, Ewart A. "Don’t Shoot- It Might Be Your Grandpa!" Corrected proof. 

Barker, S. Omar. "Prisoners of the Snow."  

DuVall, Leland B. "The Day the Rains Came."  

Mosley, Jean Bell. "Achievement."  

Peerman, Joyce Hatcher. "Uncle Crit’s Suitcase."  

Fiction, 1963 

Anderson, Clara Gandy. "A Sunday Dress for Cora."  

Brooks, Ann. "The Troublesome Heifer."  

Mosley, Jean Bell. "The Journal of Laurie Sullivan."  

Fiction, 1964 

Barker, S. Omar. "Coward’s Courage."  

Cox. P.G. "A Beholden Duty."  

Hagar, Mark. "Mrs. Bingham’s Birds."  

Hancock, M.A. "Return to Vengeance."  

Hamilton, Bessie. "An Autumn Day."  

Luttrell, Wanda J. "The Bittersweet."  

Fiction, January-May 1965 

Autry, Ewart A. "A Day for Victory."  

Barker, S. Omar. "Gray Horse Country."  

McCarley, Mayanne. "A Scrap of Wagonsheet."  

Stuart, Jesse. "Chow-Chow."  

Utterback, Elizabeth. "The Culture Year."  

Fiction, June-November 1965 

Autry, Ewart A. "The Judas Hound."  

Bangert, E.E. "Big Stupid."  

Brown, Sylva. "Trade the World."  

Kroll, Harry Harrison. "Two Mules and a Wagon."  

Rutledge, Archibald. "Dogs I Have Known."  

Thompson, Mary Agnes. "Sweet Talk."  

Fiction, 1966 

Amen, Carol. "Fallen Idol."  

Berryhill, Jesse. "Boy-Nearing-Man."  

Jayne, Mitchell F. "The York Tree."  

Kroll, Harry Harrison. "The Latchstring Hangs Outside."  

Mosley, Jean Bell. "Through Smoke, Clearly Seen."  

Fiction, 1967 

Autry, Ewart A. "Child of the Storms."  

Comstock, Mary Jane. "A Return Home."  

Jones, Claire. "Silent Night."  

Zumwalt, Eva. "Nobody Loves a Schoolbus."  

Fiction, 1968 

Autry, Ewart A. "At the Sound of Laughter."  

Johnson, Zoe. "The Camaraderie of Thieves."  

Stuart, Jesse. "Nature’s Partner."  

Zimmerman, Thomza. "Old Dan."  

Fiction, 1969 

Amen, Carol. "Bench Warmer."  

Comstock, Mary Jane. "The Secret (?) Surprise."  

Erdman, Loula Grace. "Pop."  

Evans, Jason. "The Summer of the Gypsies."  

Fiction, 1970 

Autry, Ewart A. "The Vanishing Line."  

Autry, Lola M. "Monument to Love."  

Brink, Grover. "Fast Gun."  

Tripp, Ben. "Fair Weather Sailor."  

Fiction, 1971 

Wiltsey, Norman B. "Day of Maturity."  

Mosley, Jean Bell. "Perpsective."  

Zimmerman, Thomza. "A Matter of Wisdom."  

Love, Frances. "Adam."  

Maxwell, Patricia. "The Hunter’s Hunter."  

Box 2 

Fiction, 1972-1973 

Bottom, Raymond and Robertson, Ollie J. "Hound Trouble."  

Mosley, Jean Bell. "Starshiners."  

Autry, Ewart A. "Big John."  

Berryhill, Jesse. "A Lot of Rule."  

Ives, Nellin. "After the Storm."  

Undated Fiction, A-J 

Autry, Ewart A. "It’s Been a Good Day Turtle."  

Autry, Ewart A. "Water Boy."  

Bennett, Frank. "Coyotes Out Back."  

Berryhill, Jesse. "Old Ten Point, the Kiamichi Crane Brake Buck."  

Bullock, Adeline. "First Christmas."  

Fernell, Carolyn Chapman. "Grandpa Stuart Goes to Church."  

Gleason, Summer. "Christmas Gift."  

Hicks, Carmen. "Beasley’s Choice."  

Howard, Cleo R. "My Jolly Grandmother."  

Johnston, Paul D. "Diamondback!"  

 Folder 2.3 Undated Fiction, K-R  

Kenn, William L.S. "The Molasses Man."  

Knowles, Papints J. "The Windfall."  

Kroll, Harry Harrison. "Big Bill Cumming’s Boy."  

McPhaul, L.W. "Disaster Area."  

Mosley, Jean Bell. "Let Us Then Be Up and Doing."  

Mosley, Jean Bell. "Winter Watch."  

Perrault, E.G. "The Reforming of McGregor."  

Porter, Robert H. "The Last Hunt."  

Ragosta, M.J. "Christmas Gift."  

Robertson, Frank C. "Mongrel."  

Ross, H.P. "The Voice of Her Heart."  

Undated Fiction, S-Z 

Shelby, Kermit. "Mind Roots."  

Thompson, Dixie Laslett. "The Quick Brown Betty."  

Thompson, Dixie Laslett. "The Third Choice."  

Vandergriff, Aola. "A Feeling We Forgot."  

Walker, Jimmie. "Trial by Wind."  

Witten, Herbert. "Pansy."  


Stuart, James. Untitled. 

Biographical information about the authors 

Story Logs A-J 

Story Logs K-Z 

Box 3 

Correspondence to The Progressive Farmer, 1954-1959 

Correspondence to The Progressive Farmer, 1960-1973 

Correspondence to The Progressive Farmer, undated 

Correspondence from The Progressive Farmer, 1954-1963 

Correspondence from The Progressive Farmer, 1964-1973 

Author clippings, ephemera 

Newspaper clippings, ephemera – Jesse Stuart 

Fiction schedules 

Publication of "20 Short Stories You’ll Remember"  


Fiction extracts