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Plainfield High School Future Farmers of America collection

Identifier: L744

Scope and Contents

This collection contains two plaques from the Plainfield (Indiana) High School Future Farmers of America (FFA) chapter. The first plaque was given in recognition of the students receiving a silver in classifications in the 1954 National Chapter Contest and the second plaque has the names of the chapter members who were awarded the Hoosier Farmer Degree around circa 1955.

The Plainfield High School FFA scrapbooks (V380) are also part of this collection and contain photographs, newspaper clippings, newsletters, and award ribbons related to the chapter's activities. Created for the State Chapter Contest, the scrapbooks cover the years 1947-1948, 1952-1953, 1955-1956, and 1956-1957.


  • 1947-1957

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.

Historical Note

In 1929, Indiana Future Farmers of America (FFA) was founded as a youth organization for farm boys. Over the years it has grown into an organization that offers all high school-aged students opportunities to develop leadership and problem-solving skills and also the chance to explore career opportunities. The Plainfield (Indiana) High School Chapter of FFA was organized in the fall of 1938 and received its charter on May 4, 1939. Called the White Lick Valley Chapter, it was an active school group during the 1940s and and 1950s.

Sources: "Frank Gladden." U.,., School Yearbooks, 1900-1999. Accessed August 5, 2021.

Indiana FFA. "Welcome: About Indiana FFA." Accessed August 5, 2021.


0.53 Cubic Feet (1 medium oversize box, 3 volumes)

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This collection is arranged chronologically.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from Phyllis and Frank Gladden on 1998/06/26.


No further additions are expected.

Related Materials

Materials relating to this collection may be found in the following collections in Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN:

V380: Plainfield High School Future Farmers of America scrapbooks

Processing Information

Collection processing completed in 1998 by Andrea Bean Hough. EAD finding aid created 2021/08/06 by Laura Eliason.
Plainfield High School Future Farmers of America collection
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

140 North Senate Avenue
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204 U.S.A.