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|Size||12.0 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 9,200 items)|
|Abstract||John Milliken Parker (1863-1939) was governor of Louisiana, 1920-1924; member of the New Orleans Cotton Exchange and the New Orleans Board of Trade, the Southern Commercial Congress, and the Mississippi Valley Trade Association; and a national leader of the Progressive Party. The collection consists of papers, chiefly 1909-1920, pertaining to Parker's business activities, including his membership on the New Orleans Board of Trade and the New Orleans Cotton Exchange; his association with the Progressive Party; his management of the Federal Food Administration program in Louisiana during World War I; his term as governor, 1920-1924; and his service as relief administrator during the Mississippi River flood of 1927 (including photographs, some of which depict African Americans). Other topics include the Southern Commercial Congress and opposition to Huey P. Long.|
|Creator||Parker, John Milliken, 1863-1939.|
|Curatorial Unit||University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library. Southern Historical Collection.|
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John Milliken Parker (1863-1939) was born in Mississippi, was in the cotton business at New Orleans, La., from 1880 onwards, was member of the New Orleans Board of Trade, New Orleans Cotton Exchange, Southern Commercial Congress, and was president of the Mississippi Valley Trade Association, 1919. He served as governor of Louisiana from 1920 to 1924 and managed flood relief in Louisiana in 1927. The Progressive Party made Parker its candidate for vice president of the United States in 1916, but the party organization came to an end before the election.Back to Top
The John Milliken Parker papers, chiefly 1909-1920, pertain to Parker's business activities, including his membership on the New Orleans Board of Trade and the New Orleans Cotton Exchange; his association with the Progressive Party; his management of the Federal Food Administration program in Louisiana during World War I; his term as governor of Louisiana, 1920-1924; and his service as relief administrator during the Mississippi River flood of 1927 (including photographs, some of which depict African Americans). Other topics include the Southern Commercial Congress and opposition to Huey P. Long.Back to Top
|Oversize Volume SV-1184/4||
Concerning pecan business, cotton shipments, politics, Democratic Good Government League, spring floods in Mississippi Delta.
Materials of 1913 relate in part to a hearing that was held to determine the parents of Bobby Dunbar, a boy kidnapped in 1912 and claimed by two families once found. Parker presided over the hearing.
Undated materials include correspondence, statements concerning Huey P. Long, Southern Commercial Congress materials, and other papers.
Office of the Louisiana Food Administration, containing the printed bulletins of license regulations issued by the United States Food Administration and related releases.
Undated lists of persons with Louisiana Food Administration, 1917-1918; U.S. Food Administration correspondence, pamphlets, and other papers; chemical analyses of cotton; awards for war service, 1917-1918; Report of the Missouri Council of Defense, 1917-1918-1919 .
Oversize Volume SV-1184/1-2
Regarding United States Food Administration and Mississippi Valley Trade Association
|Oversize Volume SV-1184/3||
Regarding levee conventions and flood control measures.
|Photograph Album PA-1184/1||
Pictures of the Mississippi River flood of 1927, including images of refugees, many of whom were African American; rescue efforts; stranded livestock; and homes, buildings, roads, and railroads under water. Mississippi towns and communities depicted include Cairo, Cleveland, Choctaw, Greenville, Helm, Hollandale, Leland, Mounds, Nitta Yuma, Panther Burn, Rolling Fork, Vicksburg, and Yazoo City, among others. Louisiana towns pictures include Baton Rouge, Melville, Hamburg, Delta Point, and other areas and highway scenes. Also included are a few images from Memphis, Tenn. Continued in PA-1184/2.
|Photograph Album PA-1184/2||
Continuation of PA-1184/1.
Processed by: Anna Brooke Allan and David C. Knesel, 1962-1971
Encoded by: Nancy Kaiser, November 2007; updated by Jessica Sedgwick, May 2009
Updated by: Nancy Kaiser, March 2021Back to Top