Series I. Tobacco Inspection and Market News Services, 1927-1971.
Series I consists of notes, correspondence, statistics, and proposals relating to the creation of the Tobacco Market News Service. It also contains weekly and yearly Market News Reports, and articles from Marketing Activities. There is inspection and market news history, yearly notes and statistics for Inspection and Market News Reports, and information relating to inspection processes. All are arranged chronologically.
Series II. Tobacco Stocks, Standards, and Grading, pre-1929-1935.
Series II contains bulletins on stocks of Leaf Tobacco, a copy of the Tobacco Stocks and Standards Act of 1929, data on the first Tobacco Stocks report, and notes, statistics, and correspondence on grades and grade analyses. They are arranged chronologically by stocks and standards, or grading.
Series III. Tobacco Auctions, 1929-1962.
Series III includes an outline and articles on the organization and operation of the auction marketing system of selling tobacco, and statistics and notes on total sales of tobacco from 1929-1940. They are arranged chronologically.
Series IV. Annual Reports of Tobacco Branch, 1932-1953.
Series IV includes correspondence, notes, drafts, and copies of tobacco annual reports.
Series V. Legislation, 1933-1952.
Series V consists of notes, drafts, correspondence, and copies of bills and acts of major agriculture legislation that relates to tobacco. All are arranged chronologically.
Series VI. Hearings and Testimony, 1947-1950.
Series VI contains statements, testimony, and hearings before Congress relating to tobacco issues. These are filed chronologically.
Series VII. Tobacco in World War II, 1941-1948.
Series VII consists of wartime regulation summaries and reports of activities affecting tobacco. Material is related to the War Production Board, War Food Orders, and Office of Price Administration. All are arranged chronologically.
Series VIII. U.S. Tobacco Agreements with Other Countries, 1945-1952.
Series VIII includes notes, statistics, correspondence, and agreements with Germany, Greece, and the United Kingdom. Foreign assistance to many countries through the Economic Cooperation Act is highlighted.
Series IX. Committees, 1947-1951.
Series IX contains notes, reports, and memos relating to the following agriculture committees: Interagency Food Committee, Intra-Departmental Commodity Committees, Trade Agreements Interdepartmental Committee, and Processing Industry and Advisory Committee. They are arranged chronologically.
Series X. Correspondence of Tobacco Division, 1949 and 1950.
Series X includes internal and external correspondence relating to the daily functions of the branch. They are arranged according to subject. Some of the subject areas are accounting, communications, meetings, personnel, procedure, procurement, publications, records, space, tobacco, and travel.
Series XI. USDA Market News Service, 1948-1964.
Series XI contains project notes and publications on the development of the Market News Service of the United States Department of Agriculture; and reports, studies, handbooks, and documents on Market News broadcasting. These are arranged chronologically by subject.
Series XII. Tennessee Burley Tobacco Growers' Association, 1946-1960.
Series XII consists of correspondence, newsletters, loan agreements, and legal documents relating to a 1953 court case against the association. They are arranged chronologically.
Series XIII. Miscellaneous Organizations and Conference, 1925-1959.
Series XIII includes notes, statements, statistics, and correspondence with tobacco associations; and notes, correspondence, itinerary, program, and reports of the 1941 World Tobacco Congress in Amsterdam. These are arranged by subject.
Series XIV. Miscellaneous, 1920-1961.
Series XIV consists of miscellaneous tobacco papers. Noteworthy items include documentation of the changes in organization of the tobacco division, black and white tobacco photographs of various sizes, and an assortment of maps.
Series XV. Larry Crabtree Papers, 1932-1975.
Series XV contains correspondence and material related to the tobacco oral history project(1971-75). There are documents created by Crabtree and the National Agricultural Library regarding tobacco inspection and market news history and the agreement on Crabtree and NAL's roles in the project. Also includes miscellaneous tobacco documents collected by Crabtree, Marketing Specialist of the Reports and Analysis Branch of the Tobacco Division.
Series XVI. Papers of J.E. Thigpen, 1948-1954.
Series XVI consists of correspondence, notes, remarks, statements, travel vouchers, and reports of trips to European countries made by Thigpen, the director of the Tobacco Division from 1948-1954. These files are arranged chronologically by subject.
Series XVII. Marketing Agreement and Order for Flue-cured Tobacco Auction Markets. 1967-1968.
Series XVII is part of an addition donated by Larry Crabtree in 2011. It contains records relating to a proposed marketing agreement and order for flue-cured tobacco auction markets. Materials include an explanatory note written by Crabtree; press releases and public notices of the proposed marketing agreement and order; documents presented as exhibits during public hearings, such as maps of tobacco-growing districts, reports, statistics on the flue-cured tobacco crop, and copies of the Federal Register; briefs and letters submitted in support of or in opposition to the marketing order; an index to the hearing record for some of the meetings in North Carolina and Florida; photocopies of newspaper clippings; and internal memoranda and correspondence related to drafting the proposed rules. This series is arranged chronologically.
Series XVIII. Infractions of Inspection and Grading Regulations. 1943-2011.
Series XVIII is part of an addition donated by Larry Crabtree in 2011. It contains records relating to alleged infractions of tobacco inspection and grading regulations. Materials include an explanatory note written by Crabtree; correspondence and memoranda reporting alleged infractions to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Tobacco Division; inspection certificates; an instruction booklet for tobacco auction market supervisors and inspectors; miscellaneous correspondence with warehouses; and letters from Stephen E. Wrather, Director of the Tobacco Division, to warehouse operators. This series is arranged chronologically.