: Short letter from O.E. Fink to Walt Disney, soliciting donations in support of the Friends of the Land's recent purchase of the late agriculturalist and novelist Louis Bromfield's Malabar Farm in Lucas, Ohio. Here, Fink describes the organization's plans for establishing a pioneering agricultural research center at Malabar Farm, and appeals to Disney to help plug the project on one of his national media outlets. 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)