Patrons of Husbandry, Georgia State Grange, Grange No. 101 (Athens, Ga.) records

Patrons of Husbandry, Georgia State Grange, Grange No. 101 (Athens, Ga.) records

Descriptive Summary

Title: Patrons of Husbandry, Georgia State Grange, Grange No. 101 (Athens, Ga.) records
Creator: National Grange. Georgia State Grange. Grange No. 101 (Athens, Ga.)
Inclusive Dates: 1873-1877
Language: English
Extent: 1 folder(s)
Collection Number: ms441
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

The Patrons of Husbandry, or the Grange, was founded in 1867 to advance methods of agriculture, as well as to promote the social and economic needs of farmers in the United States. The financial crisis of 1873, along with falling crop prices, increases in railroad fees to ship crops, and Congress's reduction of paper money in favor of gold and silver devastated farmers' livelihoods and caused a surge in Grange membership in the mid-1870s. Both at the state and national level, Grangers gave their support to reform minded groups such as the Greenback Party, the Populist Party, and, eventually, the Progressives.

Grange 101 of the Patrons of Husbandry of the Georgia State Grange was established in Athens, county of Clarke, in 1873.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of records of the Patrons of Husbandry, Grange No. 101 (Athens, Ga.) from 1873-1877. Records include a list of life members and dues paid, a roll book containing names of charter members and candidates, and meeting minutes (1873-1877). The collection also includes the original 1873 charter and a membership certificate.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Patrons of Husbandry, Georgia State Grange, Grange No. 101 (Athens, Ga.) records, ms441, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Finding Aid Publication

Finding aid prepared on: 2015.


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