: Smaller artistic rendering of a road map to Richland County, Ohio novelist and conservationist Louis Bromfield's celebrated Malabar Farm. In the 1930s-1950s, and even until its incorporation into the Ohio State Park system in the 1970s, Malabar Farm was a pilgrimage site for conservation advocates, nature lovers, Bromfield fans and curious farmers. 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.
: MSS364_B13F45_01_001 Subjects
: Conservation education; Bromfield, Louis (1896-1956); Agriculture; Soil science; Malabar Farm Places
: Mansfield (Ohio); Richland County (Ohio)