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Inventory of the Garland R. Farmer papers
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  • Preferred Citation
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  • Accruals
  • Biographical Note
  • Scope and Content of Collection

  • Title: Garland R. Farmer papers
    Date (inclusive): 1946-1992
    Collection Number: 91080
    Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Archives
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 50 manuscript boxes, 1 oversize box (20.4 linear feet)
    Abstract: Correspondence, reports, business and financial records, bulletins, statistical data, pamphlets, serial issues, clippings, other printed matter, and photographs relating to iron ore mining in Liberia and to political, social, and economic conditions in Liberia. Includes some material relating to Ghana and other countries of Africa, and to Lansdell K. Christie, founder of the Liberia Mining Company.
    Physical Location: Hoover Institution Archives
    Creator: Farmer, Garland R.

    Access

    Collection is open for research.
    The Hoover Institution Archives only allows access to copies of audiovisual items. To listen to sound recordings or to view videos or films during your visit, please contact the Archives at least two working days before your arrival. We will then advise you of the accessibility of the material you wish to see or hear. Please note that not all audiovisual material is immediately accessible.

    Publication Rights

    For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Archives.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Garland R. Farmer papers, [Box number], Hoover Institution Archives.

    Acquisition Information

    Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 1991.

    Accruals

    Materials may have been added to the collection since this finding aid was prepared. To determine if this has occurred, find the collection in Stanford University's online catalog at http://searchworks.stanford.edu/ . Materials have been added to the collection if the number of boxes listed in the online catalog is larger than the number of boxes listed in this finding aid.

    Biographical Note

    Garland Farmer, an American businessman, was an industrialist and miner in West Africa, specifically Liberia, who specialized in iron ore mining. He was affiliated with several large African mining companies, including the National Iron Ore Company and Mine Management Associates, Limited, serving as president of the latter.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    The collection consists largely of business-related documents, correspondence, and images relating to iron ore mining in Liberia. Additional material relates to political, social, and economic conditions in Liberia, and some material relating to Ghana and other countries of Africa, and to Lansdell K. Christie, founder of the Liberia Mining Company, is included as well.
    The original order and folder titles of the creator have largely been maintained, with a few exceptions. Folder titles or explanatory information added by the archivist have been marked with square brackets.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Christie, Lansdell K., dd. 1965.
    Liberia Mining Company.
    Mine Management Associates.
    Ghana.
    Iron mines and mining--Liberia.
    Liberia--Economic conditions.
    Liberia--Politics and government.
    Liberia--Social conditions.