A.B. Carrington, Jr., Papers, 1943

Manuscript Collection #123

  • Descriptive Summary
    Title: A.B. Carrington, Jr., Papers
    Creator: Carrington, A. B.
    Repository: ECU Manuscript Collection
    Language: English
    Abstract: Papers (1943) consisting correspondence of Tobacco association, newspapers articles.
    Extent: 0.22 Cubic feet, 265 items, including correspondence and two newspaper articles.
  • Description

    The A. B. Carrington, Jr. Papers consist mainly of the correspondence of the Tobacco Association of the United States from February 11, 1943, to June 29, 1943. The bulk of the correspondence deals with the labor shortage in the tobacco industry due to World War II.

    Topics of discussion center around problems of tobacco growing, buying, grading and processing operations. Limited mention is made of the minimum wage requirement of the Fair Labor Standards Act as it pertained to tobacco processing personnel (April 20, 1943). Of special interest are the numerous proposals offered to help alleviate the labor problem. Among the solutions presented were limiting the buying time per day to four hours, limiting the number of pounds which any given set of buyers could buy in one day, and limiting the number of pounds the farmers could sell per week. These propositions were designed to prevent congestion in the tobacco market due to the shortage of labor. Other correspondence pertains to various problems faced by the tobacco industry due to the War. Among these secondary problems are lack of gasoline and cotton twine due to rationing and the curtailment of conventions due to the war effort. The two newspaper articles included in the collection also deal with the labor shortage problem as faced by the Tobacco Association in 1943.

  • Administrative Information
    Accessions Information

    May 19, 1970, 248 items; Correspondence (1943) of the Tobacco Association of the United States. Gift of Mr. Frank M. Wooten, Jr. Greenville, N.C.

    Acquisition Information

    Gift of Mr. Frank M. Wooten

    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

    A.B. Carrington, Jr., Papers (#123), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.

    Processing Information

    Processed by R. Weaver, October 1970

    Encoded by Apex Data Services

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