Alfred Bailey Jolley Papers, 1906-1976Add to your cart.

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Collection Overview

Title: Alfred Bailey Jolley Papers, 1906-1976Add to your cart.
Predominant Dates: 1920s-1940s
ID: 01/ HM.0014
Primary Creator: Jolley, A.B.
Extent: 44.0 Boxes
Arrangement: Items are arranged into series, then by subject and/or by date, where applicable.
Date Acquired: 08/01/1977. More info below under Accruals.
Languages: English


Clippings, photographs, and miscellaneous correspondence and materials concerning Alfred Bailey Jolley's service as County Agriculture Agent and Agriculture Director for KRLD Radio - TV

Scope and Contents of the Materials

This collection contains the correspondence and materials relating to Alfred Bailey Jolley's time as a County Agricultural Agent and Agriculture Director for KTLD Radio-TV and the Times Herald newspaper, as well as his personal photographs of Jolley, the Jolley Family, a Mexico trip, and others. His County Agent work photographs depict beef cattle, dairy, fairs, fruit, and terracing, as well as clippings of beef cattle, dairy, fairs, fruit, meat processing, meetings, pastures, and pecans. Several artificats are also included, such as plaques, badges, and ribbons.

Collection Historical Note

Alfred Bailey Jolley was born in Fort Worth, Texas on June 7, 1890.  He graduated from North Texas State Normal College in 1907, where he had played on the football team and was a member of the Kendall-Bruce Literary Society.  After graduation, he got a job teaching school, and by 1918 was a principal.  In 1919, he took a position as a Dallas County agricultural agent, and two years later he had progressed to being the head agricultural agent for the county.  In 1953, after 34 years as an agricultural agent, he retired from the Texas Agricultural Extension Service, and took on a job at KRLD-TV and radio station in Dallas as Agricultural Director.  In this position he hosted a radio show at 6:15am each morning. In addition, he wrote agriculture columns for the Dallas Times Herald three times a week.  In 1967, at the age of 77, he retired from his third career.  During his life, he earned a number of awards, including the Honorary Chapter Farmer Award from the DeSoto Future Farmers of America, and the Honorary State Farmer Award.  Jolley passed away on November 28, 1979 in Denton, Texas.

Access Information

Access Restrictions:

This collection is not restricted.

Use Restrictions:

Reproduction and publication of materials in this collection are subject to the policies of the UNT Special Collections department. Copyright restrictions may apply.

Physical Access Note:

Series 1, Series 2 boxes 1, 17-21, and Series 3 are located off-site and require a minimum of 24 hours notice prior to use.

Series 2 print boxes and negatives are stored at the Willis Library and available for same day paging.

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Administrative Information

Repository: Manuscripts
Accruals: A-011, 77-002, 79-003
Acquisition Source: A.B. Jolley and James C. Jolley
Acquisition Method: Gift
Preferred Citation: Alfred Bailey Jolley Papers, University of North Texas Special Collections
Finding Aid Revision History: July 2018 by Nicole Yatsonsky - added dates, rearranged into series, described all boxes, updated Scope/Content


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