John B. Hutson Papers, 1937-1964

Manuscript Collection #220

  • Descriptive Summary
    Title: John B. Hutson Papers
    Creator: Hutson, John B., b. 1890
    Repository: ECU Manuscript Collection
    Language: English
    Abstract: Papers (1937-1964) consisting of correspondence, speeches, articles, talks, photographs, clippings and printed material.
    Extent: 0.43 Cubic feet, 131 items , consisting of correspondence, speeches, articles, talks, photographs, clippings, and printed material.
  • Description

    The bulk of the collection consists of articles and talks on tobacco (1947-1964) in his capacity as president of Tobacco Associates.

    Topics include the Tobacco Associates program (1947, 1953, 1960, 1962), the effects of World War II on trade relations, export markets for fluecured tobacco, tobacco consumption, the Marshall Plan and the European tobacco tax problems, price stabilization, the World Tobacco Organization (1953), acreage and price prospects, growth of tobacco in Asia, and competition from the Common Market countries (1961, 1962).

    Correspondence mainly consists of congratulatory letters on Hutson's appointment as president of the Commodity Credit Corporation, although a 1956 letter to the News and Observer farm editor is in response to an article of flue-cured tobacco and concerns the decline in quality and export sales.

    Printed material includes the May 14, 1964, Congressional Record which concerns an amendment of the Act Relating to Associations of Producers of Agricultural Products and a clipping on the goals of the farm program for 1937.

  • Biographical / Historical Note

    John B. Hutson (1891-1964) was a native of Murray, Kentucky. He received a B.A. from the University of Kentucky in 1917, a M.A. from the University of Wisconsin, and a Ph.D. from Columbia University in 1930. He joined the U.S. Department of Agriculture in 1921 and became an authority on agricultural marketing with a specialty in tobacco. From 1930-1933 Hutson was marketing specialist for the Foreign Agricultural Service, from 1936-1940 chief of the Tobacco Branch of the Agricultural Adjustment Administration, and from 1941-1944 president of the Commodity Credit Corporation. Hutson was appointed undersecretary of agriculture in 1945 and then became assistant secretary general of the United Nations, with responsibility for financial services, a position he held through 1947. In 1947 he became president of Tobacco Associates, representing tobacco growers in Virginia, North and South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida. Hutson held that position until his death.

  • Administrative Information
    Accessions Information

    December 20, 1972, 3 volumes; Speeches and articles (1947-1964). Gift of Joseph R. Williams, Tobacco Associates, Inc., Washington, D.C.

    December 20, 1972, (addition), 15 items; Clippings, photographs, and miscellaneous. Gift of Mrs. John B. Hutson, Washington, D.C.

    Acquisition Information

    Gift of Joseph R. Williams
    Gift of Mrs. John B. Hutson

    Access Restrictions

    No restrictions

    Copyright Notice

    Literary rights to specific documents are retained by the authors or their descendants in accordance with U.S. copyright law.

    Preferred Citation

    John B. Hutson Papers (#220), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.

    Processing Information

    Processed by M. Boccaccio, July 1987

    Encoded by Apex Data Services

Container List

  • Box 2
    Articles and talks, 1959-1964
    Printed material

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    Articles and talks, 1959-1964
    Printed material

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