: Friends of the Land promotional pamphlet celebrating President Dwight D. Eisenhower's meeting with members of the Friends of the Land organization in Washington, and receipt of the news that the Friends of the Land had arranged to purchase Malabar Farm -- late novelist and conservationist Louis Bromfield's celebrated demonstration farm in Lucas, Richland County, Ohio. 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
: Mansfield (Ohio); Richland County (Ohio)