: Publicity piece written by Ollie E. Fink, Executive Secretary of the Friends of the Land, announcing the organization's purchase of Louis Bromfield's Malabar Farm in Lucas, Ohio. The piece -- entitled "Suggested copy for Harpers and other magazines" -- describes Friends of the Land's intentions to develop an ecological education center on the property, and solicits gifts for carrying out the plans. The Friends of the Land Collection (1930-1960) contains the papers of the Friends of the Land (1940-1959), a prominent national soil conservation education organization headquartered in Columbus, Ohio. FOTL produced an international literary arts quarterly, THE LAND (edited by New Deal agriculture writer Russell Lord) in addition to several members' only publications (LAND LETTER) and informational pamphlets. They also hosted annual conferences; ran conservation tours, teacher training labs, and workshops; and operated as a national clearinghouse for conservation information. Ohio farmer and novelist Louis Bromfield was active in the organization. Much of the collection reflects the career and interests of FOTL Executive Secretary Ollie Fink, who was a prominent conservation education pioneer in Ohio. View on Ohio Memory.
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: Conservation education; Bromfield, Louis (1896-1956); Agriculture; Soil science; Malabar Farm Places
: Columbus (Ohio); Franklin County (Ohio)