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Rice Miscellaneous Collection

Collection 36

Rice Miscellaneous. Collection, 1856, [1900]–1968

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This collection contains items about rice, rice growing, rice milling, etc. The bulk of the material are publications from various sources and organizations, especially the Rice Millers Association and the Rice Council. There are also materials from Joel L. Fletcher, Jr.’s 1963 trip investigating rice agriculture in the Italian Po Valley for the United States Department of Agriculture, and Thomas J. Arceneaux’s trip to Madagascar in 1951.

Material related to the Louisiana State Rice Milling Company and the Godchaux Family has been moved to Collection 157; material from John R. Nuber has been moved to Collection 294; and several photographs from RMA meetings have been moved to Collection 33.

Most materials in this collection have been donated to UAAMC as single items. Many publications were collected by Thomas J. Arceneaux, Dean of the College of Agriculture at SLI/USL (now the University of Louisiana at Lafayette).


I. Publications and Reports
    A. Articles, pamphlets, reports, etc. 1-01 to 1-13
    B. Organizations 1-14 to 2-07
    C. Material collected by T.J. Arceneaux 3-01 to 3-11
II. Legal Papers 2-08 and 2-09
III. Correspondence 2-10 and 2-11
IV. Photographs 2-12 to 2-15
V. Other 2-16 to 2-19
VI. Oversize Map Case 43-04


I. Publications and Reports
  A. Articles, Pamphlets, Reports, etc.
1-01 Rice (general)
    Efferson, J. Norman. “The Story of Rice.” Rice Journal, (1956 annual issue): 16 pp. (reprint) 2 copies
    McLean, Beth Bailey, ed. The Story of Rice: The World’s Most Popular Food. Southern Rice Industry, 1954. 31 pp.
    Mickus, Robert R. “One of the World’s Basic Foods: Rice (Oryza sativa)”. Cereal Science Today, v. 4, # 5 (May, 1959): 10 pp. [reprint]
    Wickizer, V. D. Rice in the Western Hemisphere: Wartime Developments and Postwar Problems. Stanford University Food Research Institute, War-Peace Pamphlets, No. 7 (June, 1945):48 pp.
    M.R. Kopmeyer. Rice….The Most important Food in the World. Published August 1951 by Department of Rice Education, Rice Consumer Service, Inc., Louisville, Kentucky. 12 pp.
    Nuber, John Rice. History of Rice Part One to 1929. n.d.
1-02 Rice through the world
    Kaul, M. G. “India - the Birthplace of Rice.” speech, n.d., 14 pp. [Minister (Coordination) Embassy of India, Washington, D. C.]
    Solenberger, Robert R. “The Changing Role of Rice in the Marianas Islands.” Micronesica, v. 3, pt. 2 (Dec., 1967): 97-103
1-03 Rice in Europe [mainly gathered for Joel L. Fletcher, Jr.’s trip in 1963]
    Broussard, Joe II, George Blair, and J. P. Gaines. “Report on the European Common Market As It Affects the United States Rice Industry.” 18 April 1962 7 pp. (unpublished)
    Council of Ministers of the Italian Republic. “Rice Growing.” excerpt from Documents and Notes, July-August, 1962: 2 pp.
    “Draft proposal on a common policy for rice.” [European Economic Community] n.d. 27 pp.
    Fletcher, Jr., Joel L. “Rice Production in the Po Valley.” [unpublished account of trip undertaken on behalf of U.S. Department of Agriculture in 1963] 12 pp.
    Lucas, Walter. “EEC Tests Italian Agriculture.” Christian Science Monitor, n.d. 2 pp.
    Rivenburgh, Dexter V. “Analysis of the Varieties and Characteristics of Rice Produced Within the Common Market.” 15 Feb. 1963: 3 pp. (unpublished)
1-04 Fletcher’s report on rice in Po Valley
    outlines for report [including one attributed to J. L. Fletcher, III]
1-05 Rice in Madagascar
    Haut Commissariat de la Republique Française a Madagascar et Dependances. “La mise en valeur du bassin du Lac Alaotra.” 12 June 1950 5 pp., 2 maps typescript, in French [“Exemplaire destiné à Mr. Arsoneaux”]
    Economic Cooperation Administration. “Survey Report on Madagascar.” 2 November 1950 54 pp.
    Clemens, George R. and Thomas J. Arceneaux. “Summary of Trip Made by Technical ECA [Economic Cooperation Administration] Mission to Madagascar.” 7 August 1950. 21 pp. [mimeographed]
1-06 Rice in the United States
    Hogan, Joseph T. “Early Rice Cookbook,” The Rice Journal. (August, 1966): 30-32
    Iones, Raymond A. “The Export Outlook for U.S. Rice,” speech at RMA convention, 1966 6 pp.
1-07 Rice in the United State: Arkansas
    Grand Prairie Historical Society. Bulletin, v. 10, # 1 (1967)
1-08 Rice in the United States: Louisiana
    Conner, Patricia Davis. “History of the Mermentau Rice Mill.” paper for Hist. 307 (USL) 12 Dec. 1967. 17 pp.
    Gordon, Ashley. “The Miller’s Tale.” Times of Acadiana, 13 August 1997: 8, 10
1-09 Rice in the United States: Louisiana
    Crowley Daily Signal, Special Section, 29 July 1964; other clippings
1-10 Rice in the United States: Mississippi
    Harrison, Janet. “Move Over Cotton - Make Way for Rice,” Helping Build Mississippi, (Winter, 1984): 3-5
1-11 Rice in the United States: South Carolina
    The South Carolina Agriculturist, May, 1856; Taylor, John Martin. “Carolina Gold Returns!,” Carologue, (Winter, 1988): 1, 6-7
1-12 Rice in the United States: Texas
    Beaumont Rice Mills. Rice Mill - 50th Anniversary, 1892 - 1942. (Beaumont?, 1942?) 21 pp.
1-13 Rice News. V. 3, # 11 (Sept., 1936); v.6, # 9 (July, 1939); v. 6, # 10 (Aug., 1939)
B. Publications from Organizations
1-14 International Rice Research Institute [Philippines]
    The IRRI Reporter v. 3, # 2 - v. 3, # 6, v. 4, # 1, v. 4, # 3, v. 5, #$ 1 (March, 1967 - Jan./Feb., 1969)
    Calderon, Jose I. “Pesticide Calculations.” IRRI Technical Paper 1 (July, 1966)
    “Labor and Procedure for the Pedal Thresher.” IRRI Technical Paper 2 (September, 1966)
    Ramos, Federico V. “Construction and Operation of the Electric Rat Fence.” IRRI Technical Paper 3 (June, 1967)
    “Rice Stem Borers” 4 pp.
    The International Rice Research Institute, Articles of Incorporation and Bylaws. (Manila, 1961) 21 pp.
    descriptions of training program
1-15 Rice Council
    “Facts About American Rice,” Jan., 1966, rev. 4 pp.; rev. Oct. 1973 [2 copies]
    “Rice in the United States,” c. 1962 8 pp.
    “American Rice.” n.d. 8 pp.
    “Ricecaft: Rice is for more than eating.” n.d. 6 pp. [2 copies]
    “The Fourth R.” n.d. 4 pp.
    “What is the Rice Council?” n.d. trifold brochure
    other brochures: “Rice is Forever”, “Brown Rice”
1-16 Rice Council - recipes
    brochures, pamphlets, cards, etc.
2-01 Rice Millers Association
    “Rice in the United States.” n.d. 20 pp.
    “Our First Fifty Years, 1899 - 1949.” 25 pp.
    “RMA Terms for Transactions in Rice and Rice By-Products.” n.d.; rev. June, 1965
    “Rice Production in the United States 1967.” 3 pp.
    material promoting 1975 annual meeting
    Rice and Its By-Products. The Rice Millers Association, 23 pp., n.d.
2-02 United States Department of Agriculture, Marketing Research Reports, 1950s
    Efferson, J. Norman, Raone Hathorn, and Arthur Gerlow. “An Economic Study of Rough Rice Storage in the Southern States.” Report No. 75, (Nov., 1954): 57 pp.
    “Railroad Transportation of Rough Rice in Louisiana and Texas: A Study of Facilities and Equipment.” Report No. 136, (Sept., 1956): 15 pp.
    “Canned Cooked Rice: The Market Potential for a New Food Product.” Report No. 249 (July, 1958): 49 pp.
    “Marketing Long and Medium Grain Rice: The Influence of Supply on Wholesale Prices and Margins.” Report No. 251. (July, 1958) 30 pp.
2-03 USDA Marketing Research Reports, 1960s and 1970s
    “Analysis of Selected Varieties and Grades of Rice Moving in World Trade in Terms of U.S. Official Rice Standards.” Report No. 460 (March, 1961): 40 pp.
    “Receiving Rice from Farm Trucks at Commercial Dryers.” USDA Marketing Research Report No. 499 (Dec., 1961): 29 pp.
    “Drying Rice in Heated Air Dryers with Aeration as a Supplementary Treatment.” Report No. 508 (Nov. 1961): 22 pp.
    “Costs of Building and Operating Rice Drying and Storage Facilities in the South.” Report No. 1011 (Sept., 1973): 51 pp.
2-04 USDA Agricultural Research Service
    “Proceedings of the National Rice Utilization Conference, April, 1966.” ARS 72-53 (Jan., 1967): 80 pp.
2-05 Wright Family
    Material on S. L. Wright, Wright Laboratory
    advertisements, biographical articles, transcript of interview, c. 1920 (typescript)
    Poor Man’s Rice Cook Book (Crowley, 1963)
2-06 Southern Pacific Railroad
    Rice Cook Book. (1902): 58 pp.
    Rice: A Hundred Ways to Prepare It. (May, 1927): 23 p.
    Natural Resources along Southern Pacific Lines in Texas and Louisiana. (circa. 1942): 33 pp.
2-07 [Comet Rice Mill]
    Bibliography on various characteristics and uses of rice and rice by-products especially rice bran (unpublished) c. 1966. 22 pp.
    [note by Henry Dethloff says prepared for Comet Rice Mill]
C. Materials Collected by T.J. Arceneaux
  Louisiana Agricultural Extension Publications, Baton Rouge, LA
3-01   Quereau, F. C. The Amount of Salt in Irrigation Water Injurious to Rice. Louisiana Bulletin No. 171, July 1920.
    Quereau, F. C., Rice Investigations. Louisiana Bulletin No. 172, September, 1920
    Jenkins, J. Mitchell. Report of the Rice Experiment Station for the Years 1928-1929. Louisiana Bulletin No.204, March 1930.
    Ingram, J. W. and W. A. Douglas. Damage by the Rice Water Weevil Proved Negligible. Louisiana Bulletin No. 214, August 1930.
    Saville, R. J. Rice Farm Irrigation Systems in Louisiana, 1929. Louisiana Bulletin No. 216, November 1930
    Saville, R. J. Some Economic Problems in the Rice Farming Area, 1929. Louisiana Bulletin No. 217, November, 1930
3-02   Sturgis, M. B. Changes in the Oxidation-Reduction Equilibrium in Soils as Related to the Physical Properties of the Soil and the Growth of Rice. Louisiana Bulletin No. 271, January, 1936
    Permanent Pastures for Cattle Production in the Rice Area of Southwestern Louisiana. Louisiana Bulletin No. 276, October 1936
    Effect of Date of Seeding on the Length of the Growing Period of Rice. Louisiana Bulletin No. 277, October 1936
    Crops and Soils Information. Louisiana Bulletin No. 283, March 1937
    Reed, J. Fielding and M. B. Sturgis. A Study of the Fertilization of Rice. Louisiana Bulletin No.292, October 1937
    Boonstra, C. A. Rough Rice Marketing in Louisiana. Louisiana Bulletin No. 340, March, 1942
3-03   Jenkins, J. Mitchell. Experiments with Cotton, Corn, Sorghum and Soybeans at the Rice Experiment Station, Crowley, Louisiana. Louisiana Bulletin No. 383
    Chilton, S. J. P. and T. C. Ryker. Seed Treatment of Rice. Louisiana Bulletin No. 412, February, 1947
    Jodon, Nelson E. and D. A. deLaHoussaye. Rice Varieties for Louisiana. Louisiana Bulletin No. 436, February, 1949
    Jodon, Nelson E. Growing Period of Leading Rice Varieties When Sown on Different Dates. Louisiana Bulletin No. 476, June, 1953
    Mullins, Troy. Economic Appraisal of Farming Practices and Rotation Programs on Louisiana Rice Farms. Louisiana Bulletin No. 491, June, 1954
    Black, David E. and R. K. Walker. The Value of Pastures in Rotation with Rice. Louisiana Bulletin No. 498, June, 1955
    Hollis, John P. Toxicant Diseases of Rice. Louisiana Bulletin No.614, February, 1967
    Sturgis, Frances E., R. J. Miears, and R. K. Walker. Protein in Rice as Influenced by Variety and Fertilizer Levels. Louisiana Technical Bulletin No. 466, June, 1952
3-04   Taggart, G., M. B. Sturgis, H. C. Lovett, and R. A. Wasson. Fertilizers for Field Crops in Louisiana. Louisiana Extension Circular 167, October, 1936.
    Jodon, Nelson E. Nato: an early medium-grain rice. Louisiana Circular No. 47, June 1957
    Jenkins, J. Mitchell. Biennial Report of the Rice Experiment Station Crowley, Louisiana, 1930-1931.
    Jenkins, J. Mitchell. Biennial Report of the Rice Experiment Station Crowley, Louisiana, 1933-1934.
    Jenkins, J. Mitchell. Biennial Report of the Rice Experiment Station Crowley, Louisiana, 1935-1936.
    Increase your Rice Profits. Louisiana Agricultural Extension Service Publication 1282, January, 1962.
    Walker, Rufus K. Rice. Rice Experiment Station, Crowley, LA., 15th edition. Louisiana State Department of Agriculture and Immigration, 1952
  Bulletins of the University of Arkansas, College of Agriculture, Agricultural Experiment Station, Fayetteville, AR
3-05   Hall, Orville J. Rice Farming in Arkansas with Financial Results for 1927. Bulletin No. 260, April, 1931
    Clayton, B. S. Cost of Pumping and Duty of Water for Rice on the Grand Prairie of Arkansas. Bulletin No. 261, May, 1931
    Nelson, Martin. Preliminary Report on Cultural Fertilizer Experiments with Rice in Arkansas. Bulletin No. 264, June, 1931
3-06   Hall, Orville J. Cost of Producing Rice in Arkansas in 1927. Bulletin no. 266, June, 1931
    Kapp, L. C. Study of Rice Fertilization. Bulletin No. 291, June, 1933
    Kapp, L. C. Laboratory and Greenhouse Studies of Rice Nutrition. Bulletin No. 302, May, 1934
    Schwaardt, H. H. The Saw-Toothed Grain Beetle as a Rice-Mill Pest. Bulletin No. 309
    Cralley, E. M. and E. C. Tullis. Effect of Seed Treatments on Seedling Emergence, Severity of Seedling Blight, and Yield of Rice. Bulletin No. 345, June, 1937
  University of California Publications, College of Agriculture, Agricultural Experiment Station, Berkeley, CA
3-07   Robertson, Ralph D. Irrigation of Rice in California. Bulletin No. 279, May, 1917
    Dunshee, Carroll F. Results of Rice Experiments in 1922. Bulletin No. 354, February, 1923
    Dunshee, Carroll F. and Jenkin W. Jones. Results of Rice Experiments at Cortena, 1923 and Progress in Experiments in Water Grass Control at the Biggs Rice Field Station 1922-23. Bulletin No. 375, February, 1924
    Hughes, E. H. Rice and Rice By-Products as Feeds for Fattening Swine. Bulletin No. 420, March, 1927
    Dunshee, Carroll F. Rice Experiments in Sacramento Valley, 1922-1927. [no information given]
    Bainer, Roy. Harvesting and Drying Rough Rice in California. Bulletin No. 541, September, 1932
  South Carolina Agricultural Experiment Station of Clemson Agricultural College, Clemson, SC
3-08   Metcalf, Haven. A Preliminary Report on the Blast of Rice with Notes on Other Rice Diseases. Bulletin 121, May, 1906
  Texas Agricultural Experiment Station, Texas A&M
3-09   Rice Bran and Rice Polish for Growing and Fattening Pigs. Bulletin No. 313, October, 1923
    Rice Bran as a Feed for Dairy Cows. Bulletin No. 352, March, 1927
    Fertilizers for Rice in Texas. Bulletin No. 398, June, 1929
    Varieties of Rice for Texas. Bulletin No. 485, November, 1933
  United States Department of Agricultural publications, Washington, D. C.
3-10   Tinsdale, W. H. Seedling Blight and Stack-Burn of Rice and the Hot-Water Seed Treatment. Professional Paper, Bulletin No. 1116, November 13, 1922
    Jones, Jenkin W. Rice Experiments at the Biggs Rice Field Station in California. Bulletin No. 1155, June, 1923
    Chambers, Charles E. Prairie Rice Culture in the United States. Farmer’s Bulletin 1092. (no other information given)
    Rice as Food. Farmer’s Bulletin No. 1195, May, 1921; revised March, 1926.
    Tisdale, W. H. and J. Mitchell Jenkins. Straighthead of Rice and its Control. Farmer’s Bulletin 1212, June, 1921
    How to Grow Rice In the Sacramento Valley. Farmer’s Bulletin No. 1240, March, 1924
    Campbell, Carlos E. Factors Affecting the Price of Rice. Technical Bulletin No. 297, April, 1932
    Tullis, E. C. Fungi Isolated From Discolored Rice Kernels. Technical Bulletin No. 540, November, 1936
    Adair, C. Roy. Inheritance in Rice of Reaction to Helminthosporium oryzae and Cercospora oryzae. Technical Bulletin No. 772, April, 1941
    Brand, Charles J. Standards for Milled Rice. U.S. Department of Agriculture Bureau of Markets, Markets Documents # 15, September 25, 1918
    Shutts, E. E. and M. Asce. Rice Irrigation in Louisiana. American Society of Civil Engineers, Paper No. 2565, preprint of Transactions, volume 118, 1953, p. 871.
3-11   Jones, Jenkin W., C. Roy Adair, H. M. Beachell, and Loren L. Davis. “Inheritance of Earliness and Length of Kernel in Rice”, Journal of the American Society of Agronomy, v. 27, no.11, (November, [19]35), pp.910-921 (reprint)
    Reed, J. Fielding and M. B. Sturgis. “Toxicity from Arsenic Compounds to Rice on Flooded Soils”. Journal of the American Society of Agronomy, v. 28, no.6, (June, 1936), pp. 433-436 (reprint)
    Jodon, N. E. and N. M. Beachell. “Row Spacing and Rate of Seeding for Rice Nursery Plats”, Journal of the American Society of Agronomy, v. 30, no.3, (March, 1938), pp. 212-219 (reprint)
    Jodon, N. E. “Experiments on Artificial Hybridization of Rice”, Journal of the American Society of Agronomy, v. 30, no.4, (April, 1938), pp. 294-305 [reprint]
    Jodon, Nelson E. “Inheritance of some of the More Striking Characters in Rice”, Journal of Heredity, v. 48, no.4, (July-August 1957), pp. 181-192 [reprint]
    “Popular and Practical Entomology,” Canadian Entomologist, v. 51, no.2, (February, 1919)
    Ministere De L’Agriculture. Direction Generale De L’Enseignement Et De La VulGarisation. Journees Du Riz. Arles sur Rhone 30 Septembre-1 Octobre 1960.
II. Legal Papers
  A. Rice Millers Association
2-08 Certificate regarding dissolution of Associated Rice Millers’ of America, 11 June 1923
  Stock certificate for one share in The Louisiana Sugar and Rice Exchange issued to Rice Millers Association, 21 Dec. 1932
  Material related to assignment of patent for Method of and Apparatus for Cooking Rice from Eleanor Winborn to The Rice Millers’ Association, 1938
  B. Rice Council (all copies)
2-09 Charter for The Rice Industry, 18 March 1957
  Articles of Incorporation of The Rice Industry
  Amendment to Charter changing name to Rice Council for Market Development, 11 July 1960
III. Correspondence
2-10 Correspondence related to Joel L. Fletcher Jr.’s trip to Italy in 1963 including report to Department of Agriculture Secretary Freeman
2-11 Correspondence: Miscellaneous
    Letter from W. M. Davis Enterprises re: Davis Gate, c. 1966;Correspondence 1924-1967, n.d.
    Letter from Paul P. Logan, Federal Specifications Executive Committee to Beaumont Rice Mills, September 7, 1944
    Letter from M.H. Anderson, Elton, LA. From Elkhorn Plantation, M.H. Anderson, 1919
    Interim Federal Specification, Rice, Milled. December 10, 1953
IV. Photographs
2-12 [Mounted 5x7 originals]
    Shipping rice [port not identified] (4)
    Planters Rice Mill (1)
    John Rice Nuber, Feb. 14, 1966
2-13 1890s - 1937
    Scene at Rice Depot in Crowley, La., 21 Nov. 1892 [George W. Bellar, Photographer]
    A. B. Pickett Rice Mill (1st mill in Crowley), 1893 (drawing)
    Rice harvesting on P. S. Lovell farm, 1984, n.d. (3)
    Parkerson Ave. n.d., circa.1900 [Bellar’s Portrait Studio]
    Herman and Frank Dommert and irrigation well, circa 1914 (copy)
    Rice grown on Froitzheim estate at Callahan, 1937
2-14 Carl Froitzheim slides [2x2, color: June, 1968, July, 1969, n.d.]
    rice scenes in Crowley area. 6 items
2-15 Milling company photographs: Rayne, Abbeville, Crowley, 1940s
    Includes photos of Frank Godchaux; J.P. Gaines; (photos identified)
V. Other
2-16 Abbeville Rice Mill purchase receipts to John Abshire, 24 April to 1 June 1902 (or 1962). 9 items, laminated
2-17 Miscellaneous material related to Europe, especially Italy
    List of contacts
    “Persons conferred with by members of rice survey team during their tour of Common Market,” n.d.
    Itinerary of Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Johnson, n.d.
    Statistics: Production (of rice in Italy) 1959-1960 [Italian and English sheets]
2-18 Southern Pacific Lines, Freight Traffic Department
    Louisiana Rice: Total Acreage and Yield per Acre; Total Production and Price per Bushel” 26 Nov. 1945 [source: Bureau of Agricultural Economics Crop Reporting Board, USDA]
2-19 Cassette: Interview with Mr. Lindsey Baur, by Rev. Paul B. Freeland and Mary Alice Fontenot. Early Rice Mills of Acadia Parish, 24 September 1975
VI. Oversize
Map Case 43-04 Tercentennial Exposition Gold Medal Certificate, S.L. Wright, 1907