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Collection Number: 03887

Collection Title: H. H. Wooten Papers, 1929-1942.

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This collection was rehoused and a summary created with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities; this finding aid was created with support from NC ECHO.

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Size 1.0 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 15 items)
Abstract Hugh Hill Wooten (born 1894) was an economist with the United States Department of Agriculture. The collection contains reports, surveys, photographs, clippings, and other materials gathered by Wooten concerning land use and flood control in the lower Mississippi River Valley and land acquisition by the Tennessee Valley Authority. Volumes 1-2, 6 contain mounted photographs depicting land use, flood damage, and houses, as well as images of farmers. Additionally, there are 6 printed reports related to the Tennessee Valley Authority and North Carolina agricultural topic.
Creator Wooten, H. H. (Hugh Hill), 1894-
Language English
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Restrictions to Access
No restrictions. Open for research.
Restrictions to Use
No usage restrictions.
Copyright Notice
Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the H. H. Wooten Papers, #3887, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Gift of Hugh Hill Wooten in 1969
Additional Descriptive Resources
A copy of the original finding aid for this collection is filed in folder 1a.
Sensitive Materials Statement
Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, the North Carolina Public Records Act (N.C.G.S. § 132 1 et seq.), and Article 7 of the North Carolina State Personnel Act (Privacy of State Employee Personnel Records, N.C.G.S. § 126-22 et seq.). Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill assumes no responsibility.
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Hugh Hill Wooten (born 1894) was an economist with the United States Department of Agriculture.

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The collection contains reports, surveys, photographs, clippings, and other materials gathered by Wooten concerning land use and flood control in the lower Mississippi River Valley and land acquisition by the Tennessee Valley Authority. Volumes 1-2, 6 contain mounted photographs depicting land use, flood damage, and houses, as well as images of farmers. Additionally, there are 6 printed reports related to the Tennessee Valley Authority and North Carolina agricultural topic.

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Contents list

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Folder 1a

Original finding aid #03887, Series: "H. H. Wooten Papers, 1929-1942." Folder 1a

Folder 1

Volume 1: Mississippi Backwater Area Study - Yazoo Segment, 1936 #03887, Series: "H. H. Wooten Papers, 1929-1942." Folder 1

Summary report from United States Department of Agriculture Joint Investigation; includes pull-out map and annotated photographs depicting flood water dangers in the Alluvial Valley, Miss., as well as cotton farmers, sharecroppers, and rural homes.

Folder 2

Volume 2: Preliminary Examination Plan for Land Acquisition for Sycamore Creek Land Use Project, Hancock and Claiborne Counties, Tennessee , 3 July 1936 #03887, Series: "H. H. Wooten Papers, 1929-1942." Folder 2

Report includes hand-colored maps and annotated photographs depicting land use as well as farmers, houses, and other buildings.

Folder 3-4

Folder 3

Folder 4

Volumes 3-4: Factors Affecting Land Values in the Chickamauga Reservoir Area: A Background for Appraisal , 15 August 1936 #03887, Series: "H. H. Wooten Papers, 1929-1942." Folder 3-4

Two copies of report submitted by Wooten for the Tennessee Valley Authority, Land Acquisition Division, Appraisal Section; includes pull-out map and chart.

Folder 5

Volume 5: Factors Affecting Land Values in the Guntersville Reservoir Area: A Background for Appraisal , 15 September 1936 #03887, Series: "H. H. Wooten Papers, 1929-1942." Folder 5

Report submitted by Wooten for the Tennessee Valley Authority, Land Acquisition Division, Appraisal Section; includes pull-out maps and charts.

Folder 6

Volume 6: Estimate of Flood Damages to Farm Property in the Birds Point New Madrid Floodway (Missouri) as a Result of the Flood of January 1937, 15 April 1937 #03887, Series: "H. H. Wooten Papers, 1929-1942." Folder 6

Report submitted by Wooten for the Department of Agriculture, Bureau of Agricultural Economics, Division of Land Economics; includes pull-out map and annotated photographs depicting the flood damage to farm property and houses.

Folder 7

Volume 7: Real Property Appraisals of the Norris Reservoir Purchase Area, February 1937 #03887, Series: "H. H. Wooten Papers, 1929-1942." Folder 7

Report submitted by Wooten and Jack W. Hind for the Tennessee Valley Authority, Land Acquisition Division, Appraisal Section; includes pull-out maps and annotated pictures of land and houses.

Folder 8

Volume 8: Mississippi and Ohio Valley Floods, January-February 1937 #03887, Series: "H. H. Wooten Papers, 1929-1942." Folder 8

Newspaper clippings regarding the floods taken from Memphis Commercial Appeal, St. Louis Globe Democrat, Arkansas Gazette, Cincinnati Inquirer, New Orleans Times Picayune, and others.

Folder 9

Volume 9: Wolf, Loosahatchie and Nonconnah Watersheds: Mississippi and Tennessee, Preliminary Examination for Flood Control , June 1942 #03887, Series: "H. H. Wooten Papers, 1929-1942." Folder 9

Report from the United States Department of Agriculture, Bureau of Agriculture Economics.

Folder 10

Message from the President of the United States, 1939 #03887, Series: "H. H. Wooten Papers, 1929-1942." Folder 10

Printed report from the Tennessee Valley Authority on flooding reduction in Alluvial Valley of the Lower Mississippi River.

Folder 11

Evolution of the Land Program, United States Department of Agriculture, 22 March 1939 #03887, Series: "H. H. Wooten Papers, 1929-1942." Folder 11

Report by L. C. Gray; also included is Report Submitted by the Department of Agriculture to the Secretary of War on the Valuation of Property Between the Proposed Protective Levees of the Boeuf and Atchafalaya Basin and in the Red River Backwater , November 1930.

Folder 12

Agricultural Program for North Carolina, November 1929 #03887, Series: "H. H. Wooten Papers, 1929-1942." Folder 12

Folder 13

Farm Income and Taxation in North Carolina, June 1929 #03887, Series: "H. H. Wooten Papers, 1929-1942." Folder 13

Folder 14

Report of the Joint Committee Investigating the Tennessee Valley Authority, 3 April 1939 #03887, Series: "H. H. Wooten Papers, 1929-1942." Folder 14

Report includes pull-out maps.

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Processing Information

Processed by: SHC Staff

Encoded by: Noah Huffman, December 2007

Updated by: Adam Fielding, Kate Stratton and Jodi Berkowitz, December 2010

This collection was rehoused and a summary created with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

This finding aid was created with support from NC ECHO.

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