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James Hope Tigner radio transcript

Identifier: ahc.MSS939f

Scope and Content

This collection contains a transcript of a speech delivered by James Hope Tigner for the National Fertilizer Association and the Atlanta Journal. It was an installment in a series called the "Radio Farm Short Program," and details Tigner's advice for cotton farmers in Georgia. The speech contains information on cotton staple length as well as annual production of cotton bales versus annual consumption in the state.


  • 1930


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This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use

Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright. All requests to publish, quote, or reproduce must be submitted through the Kenan Research Center.

Administrative/Biographical History

James Hope Tigner (1876-1935) was born to Benson Forbush Tigner (1833-1929) and Martha Tigner (1836-1905), who farmed cotton in Meriwether County, Georgia. He attended Gordon Institute, later called Gordon State College. Tigner moved to Atlanta, Georgia, worked in real estate at E.P. Ansley and became active in the Ansley Park Improvement Association. He later worked as the secretary for the Atlanta Commercial Exchange where he was known for his expertise on cotton. As an advocate for Warm Springs, Georgia, he became friends with Franklin D. Roosevelt, who frequently visited the area. Tigner was married to Carrie Cook Tigner (1877-1948) and they had four children: Adelaid Tigner Lyndon (1906-2003), James Ellison Tigner (1908-1975), Jeanette Tigner Blackman (1911-1995) and Martha Tigner (1913-2006).


1 folder(s)



Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchase, 1993

Description Control

This collection was processed in 2019.
James Hope Tigner radio transcript
Rebecca Grieco
December 2019
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Finding aid is written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center Repository

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