Creator

Date Original

1923-2004

Description

This collection contains correspondence, newsclippings, printed material, photographs, ledgers, guest registers, and other miscellaneous material relating to the Fargo Agricultural School in the years 1923-2004.

Biographical/Historical Note

The Fargo Agricultural School was founded in 1919 by Floyd B. Brown, a graduate of Tuskegee Institute. Located outside of Brinkley, Monroe County, Arkansas, the private, coeducational school was for African Americans, and taught them agricultural and domestic skills, as well as academics. The school was sold to the state in 1949, and became the Fargo Negro Girls Training School, which operated until 1968. In the 1990s, the Brown-Fargo Agricultural School Museum opened on the school grounds. None of the original school buildings survived.

Physical Description

Document, 8.5" x 11"

Geographical Area

Brinkley, Monroe County, Arkansas

Language

English

Identifier

MG.02864

Resource Type

Text

Collection

Fargo Agricultural School collection, 02864

Publisher

Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

Fargo Agricultural School Collection, Arkansas State Archives, Little Rock, Arkansas.

Rights

Use and reproduction of images held by the Arkansas State Archives without prior written permission is prohibited. For information on reproducing images held by the Arkansas State Archives, please call 501-682-6900 or email at state.archives@arkansas.gov.

Disciplines

United States History

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