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Paul B. Freeland Collection

Collection 17

Freeland, Paul B. (1904-1976). Collection, 1888-1957, n.d.

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Paul Butterfield Freeland was born 15 September 1904 in Crowley, Louisiana. He graduated from Crowley High School in 1921, Davidson College in 1925, and Union Theological Seminary (Richmond, VA) in 1928. He was a pastor of Presbyterian churches in Opelousas and Covington, Louisiana and Duncan, Oklahoma. He served as secretary of Overseas Relief for Presbyterian Church, U.S. Freeland was also a genealogist and a historian. He was author of The First Presbyterian Church of Crowley, Louisiana 1890-1965 and co-author of Acadia Parish, Louisiana: A History to 1900 with Mary Alice Fontenot. He was on the board of Presbyterian Historical Foundation at Montreat, N.C. He died 1 November 1976, and was buried at Crowley Protestant Cemetery.

This collection contains a large number of photographs and printed material on the cultivation and manufacturing of rice. Many of the photographs show rice farming, irrigation, equipment, and milling in the Crowley, Louisiana region. Most of the photographs are copy prints. The Barnett Studio of Crowley took many of the photographs. There are also newspapers including the Golden Jubilee edition of the Crowley Signal, publications, pamphlets, and other printed material.

Note: Two Account ledgers of The American Rice Mill Company 1905-1909 and 1919-1922 have been removed from this collection and added to Collection 122, American Rice Milling Company Records.

Series:

A. Photographs 1-01 through 1-44
B. Publications, Pamphlets 1-45 through 2-02; Map Case 13-03
C. Newspapers 2-03 through 2-17

Inventory:

A. Photographs
1-01 #1 Miller-Morris Pumping Plant, Estherwood, La.
  #1a 1st Rice Mill in Southwest Louisiana   [Neg. 1]
  #2 Rice Canal   [Neg. 7]
  #3 Combines   [Neg. 10]
1-02 #4 Combines
  #5 Sowing Rice
  #6 Sowing Rice: Mules (Barnett Studio)  [Neg. 10]
1-03 #7 Rice Exhibit: 1893 World's Fair  [missing]
  #8 Rice canal
  #9 Rice canal
1-04 #10 Ferre Canal Relift: Louisiana Irrigation and Mill Company, Crowley
  #11 [Canal dredging], 1946: Louis Hebert, Operator
  #12 Discing
1-05 #13 Ferre Canal Relift: Louisiana Irrigation and Mill Co., Crowley
  #14 Irrigation Canal: Watering 5,000 acres, John March Farm and Canal Co. Ranch: Crowley  [Neg. 10]
  #15 Discing  [Neg. 9]
1-06 #16 Rice Canal
  #17 A. B. Pickett Rice Mill, 1893   [Neg. 9]
1-07 #18 Harvesting
  #19 Harvesting
  #20 The Original Rice Mill [Neg. 1]  (woman grinding rice)
1-08 #21 Rice Canal
  #22 Harvesting
  #23 Mr. Salmon L. Wright standing by headed rice in experimental field near Crowley, 9 September 1917  [missing]
1-09 #24 Rice Experiment Station: Crowley  [Neg. 5]
  #25 Standard Rice Mill: Crowley   [Neg. 7]
  #26 Rice ready to cut: Crowley
  #27 Rice in Bags (Barnett Studio)   [Neg. 8]
1-10 #28 Louisiana State Rice Milling Company, Peoples Mill #16  [Neg. 8]
  #29 The Roller Pumping Plant: Louisiana Irr. & Mill Co.
  #30 Rice Mills; Experiment Station; Threshing Rice; Roller Pumping Plant  [composite photograph]
  #31 Rice ready to harvest
  #32 Louisiana State Rice Milling Co, U.S. Mill #18  [Neg. 2]
  #33 National Rice Mill   [Neg. 3]
1-11 #34 Wagons waiting to unload at American Mill, Crowley; on line of Southern Pacific Railroad   [Neg. 3]
  #35 Acadia Canal at Iota; on line of Southern Pacific Railroad
  #36 The Jennings Rice Milling Company, Ltd.
1-12 #37 Pumps at the Vermilion Development Company Plant, Gueydon; on line of Southern Pacific Railroad
  #38 Threshing on Mr. Ridgeway's plantation near Iota  (missing)
  #39 Harvesting rice on Lovell Plantation 3 1/2 miles from Crowley (missing)
1-13 #40 Threshing rice on A. Kaplan's Plantation, Prairie Hays
  #41 Threshing rice on A. Kaplan's Plantation, Prairie Hays    [Neg. 4]
  #42 Hauling Rice to Crowley on Southern Pacific Railroad
1-14 #43a Rice Mill, Crowley; 1890s
  #43b Harvesting Rice: Mores Bluff Rice Corporation, Dayton, Texas
  #43c Louisiana State Rice Milling Company, Lake Charles, 1953
  #43d Acadia Pumping Plant: rice irrigation canal in Southwestern Louisiana
  #44 Roller Pumping Plant near Crowley:  (Joseph Roller, John Cahorn)
  #45 Acadia Canal Relift, Iota
1-15 #46 Abbott-Duson Pumping Plant, Crowley, 30 January 1904
  #47 Combines
  #48 Rice field  (Barnett Studio)
1-16 #49 Threshing   [Neg. 2]
  #50 Threshing   (Barnett Studio)   [Neg. 4]
  #51 Pumping Plant  (Barnett Studio)
  #52 Discing  (Barnett Studio)
1-17 #53 Rice loaded on trucks  [Neg. 7]
  #54 Threshing rice
  #55 Harvesting
1-18 #56 Threshing rice
  #57 Harvesting rice
  #58 Threshing rice
1-19 #59 Harvesting
  #60 Rice canal  (Barnett Studio)
  #61 Harvesting rice
1-20 #62 Rice field  (Barnett Studio)
1-21 #63 Loading rice on ship  (missing)
  #64 Loading rice on ship  (missing)
  #65 Negatives  (missing)
1-22 #66 Drying rice
  #67 Sweet potatoes?
  #68 Threshing rice
  #69 Harvesting Rice (woman)
1-23 #70 Bailing
  #71 Harvesting
  #72 Discing
1-24 #73 Sacking rice
  #74 Rice machinery
  #75 Rice machinery
1-25 #76 W. W. Duson
  #77 American Milling Co., 1899
  #78 Harvesting Rice   [Neg. 4]
  #79 Four generations of Broussards
1-26 #80 Union Rice Mill
  #81 Union Rice Mill
  #82 Depot and Warehouse (Nov. 1894)
  #83 Rice Scene near Crowley, 1892   [Neg. 6]
  #84 Abbott-Duson Canal: pumping plant
  #85 W. W. Duson & Bros. Rice Warehouse, 1892
1-27 #86 Rice Depot in Crowley, 1892
  #87 Homestead and rice mill, 1892
  #88 W. W. Duson, Ailshire-Abbott
  #89 An Acadian homestead, 1892
1-28 #90 The Pickett (or Peoples') Rice Mill, Crowley (Same as #98)
  #91 Rice Association of America at El Campo, Texas  [Neg. 8]
  #92 Rice loaded on Wagons, 1892   [Neg. 6]
1-29 #93 Eaglelake Rice Milling Co.: Texas, 1903
  #94 People's Rice Mill, Crowley   [Neg. 9]    [Same as #99]
  #95 Rice scene near Crowley, 1892 (Charles Duppen in derby)
1-30 #96 Hauling rice to storage   [Neg. 3]
  #97 Old Threshing scene   [Neg. 6]
  #98 People's Rice Mill   [same as #90]
  #99 People's Rice Mill   [same as #94]
1-31 #100 Rice scene near Crowley   [Neg. 1]
  #101 The Union Rice Milling Co.  [Neg. 5]
1-32 #102 Rice bagged
  #103 Grand Cane:  Richart relift
  #104 Scene at Rice Depot: Crowley, 1892
2-33 #105 The Crowley Canal Company on Bayou Plaquemine Brulee
  #106 Harvesting Rice on W. W. Duson Plantation, 1902
  #107 Getting ready for planting
1-34 #108 Harvesting and threshing
  #109 Harvesting and threshing
  #110 Threshing
  #111 Threshing
  #112 Harvesting and threshing
1-35 #113 Threshing
  #114 Aerial view of rice field
  #115 Harvesting rice
  #116 Aerial view of rice field
1-36 #117 Threshing machine
  #118 Harvesting and threshing
  #119 Threshing machine
1-37 How rice is graded - 10 steps: #120  Step A; #121  Step B ; #122  Step C; #123  Step D; #124  Step E; #125  Step F; #126  Step G; #127  Step H; #128  Step I; #129  Step J
1-38 #130 Preparing rice for marketing  [Neg. 5]
  #131 Bagging rice   [Neg. 2]
  #132 Harvesting rice
  #133 Rayne Rice Drier   [Neg. 1]
  #134 Rice bagged and stacked
1-39 #135 Threshing rice
  #136 Discharge of Bulkhead of Gulf Coast Water's Company's Pumping Plant #3, Bay City, Texas
  #137 Aerial view of cattle grazing
  #138 Swimming in rice canal
  #139 Rice canal
  #140 Rice pump
1-40 #141 Water pumps
  #142 Water pumps
  #143 Water pumps
  #144 Water pumps
1-41 #145 Water pumps
  #146 1947 Rice Festival: Equipment Parade
  #147 Public Drying & Storage Inc.
  #148 Machinery
  #149 Rice field
1-42 #150 Imperial Rice Mills Inc.
  #151 Loving Rice Mills
  #152 Discing
  #153 Killefer (equipment)
  #154 Discing
  #155 Tractor
1-43 #156 Tractor
  #157 Rice City Tractor
  #158 International Harvester Farm Equipment
  #159 Tractor
  #160 Harvesting
1-44 #161 Aerial view of rice farm
  #162 Rice equipment
  #163 Rice equipment
  #164 Rice equipment
  #165 Rice equipment
  #166 Rice dish
     
B. Publications, Pamphlets
1-45 Publications:
    Southern Rice Industry, Home Economics Department.  The Story of Rice. New Orleans, 1934  (2 copies) 
American Rice Growers Cooperative Association.  Facilities of the American Rice Growers Cooperative Association. Lake Charles, (1949) (some photos cut out)
Southern Rice Milling Industry, Educational Information Department. Economical Rice Recipes.  New Orleans, n.d. (front cover cut off)
B. F. Trappey's Sons, Inc. Good Old Creole Recipes. (New Iberia, n.d.)
1-46 "Rice ,"  typescript, 8 pp.;  no author, no date
1-47 Rice Consumer Service Release, #51-55  n.d.  (recipes)
1-48 Rice Consumer Service Release, #56-62; #64
1-49 Rice Consumer Service Release, #65-67; 89-92
Map Case 13-03 Southern Rice Industry, Home Economics Department. " The Story of American Rice", c. 1935 [Poster]
     
Box 2    
     
2-01 Crowley, A Louisiana Romance 1886-1919. Crowley: Crowley Chamber of Commerce, n.d.
Poor Man's Rice Cook Book.  Crowley: Wright Laboratory, 1963
The American Rice Milling Company Golden Jubilee: Fifty Years of Service,1899-1949.  (Crowley, 1950)
Jenkins, J. Mitchell.  Rice.  Louisiana State Department of Agriculture and Immigration.  Baton Rouge, 1941, 8th edition
Jones, Jenkin W. and J. Mitchell Jenkins.  Rice Culture in the Southern States, U.S.D.A. Farmer Bulletin No. 1808. Washington, October, 1938
Charter of the Louisiana Irrigation and Mill Company, Crowley, Louisiana, n.d.  15 pp. [see Collection 160]
Louisiana, n.d. [4 p. flyer promoting Duson land in Crowley area]
     
2-02 Louisiana Department of Public Works and Acadia Parish Planning Board. Acadia Parish, Louisiana. Resources and Facilities.  Baton Rouge, 1946
     
C. Newspapers
     
2-03 Crowley Daily Signal, 24 December 1909 (Also:  LaRm Film 945)
2-04 Crowley Daily Signal Golden Jubilee Edition, 1887-1937 [Agriculture Section]  (Also:  LaRm Fiche uncataloged)
2-05 Crowley Daily Signal Golden Jubilee Edition, 1887-1937 [Industrial Section]  (Also:  LaRm Fiche uncataloged)
2-06 Crowley Daily Signal Golden Jubilee Edition, 1887-1937 [News Section; Education Section]  (Also:  LaRm Fiche uncataloged)
2-07 Crowley Daily Signal Golden Jubilee Edition, 1887-1937 [Signal Section]  (Also:  LaRm Fiche uncataloged)
2-08 Index to The Crowley Daily Signal Golden Jubilee Edition   4 October 1937
2-09 Crowley Daily Signal, 4 October 1937: pp 1-14  (Also: LaRm Film 945)
2-10 Crowley Daily Signal, 4 October 1937: pp 9-16
2-11 Crowley Daily Signal, 4 October 1937: pp 9-16  (Same as 2-10)
2-12 Crowley Daily Signal, 4 Oct. 1937: pp 17-24
2-13 Crowley Daily Signal, 4 Oct. 1937: pp 17-24  (Same as 2-12)
2-14 Crowley Daily Signal, 4 Oct. 1937: pp 25-32
2-15 Crowley Daily Signal, 4 Oct. 1937: pp 33-40
2-16 Crowley Daily Signal, 4 Oc. 1937: pp 41-48
     
2-17 The [Crowley] Signal Annual, 19 Dec. 1909: Magazine Section #2 (Also: LaRm Fiche uncataloged)
The Crowley Signal, May, 1898: Prosperity Number  (Also:  LaRm Fiche uncataloged)