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Zingmark, Loren

South Dakota Farmers Union Communications Director, Chuck Groth, Cooperative Legacy Project interview with Loren Zingmark, former general manager of East River Electric Power Cooperative.

Zilverberg, Jim

South Dakota Farmers Union Communications Director, Chuck Groth, Cooperative Legacy Project interview with Jim Zilverberg, South Dakota native, veteran cartoonist, and former staff member of the Farmers Union Grain Terminal Association, now part of CHS, Inc.

Wollman, Harvey

South Dakota Farmers Union Communications Director, Chuck Groth, Cooperative Legacy Project interview with Harvey Wollman, former Associated Milk Producers division manager.

Whitmyre, Maynard

South Dakota Farmers Union Communications Director, Chuck Groth, Cooperative Legacy Project interview with Maynard Whitemyre, former field representative and Vice President of the South Dakota Farmers Union.

Vivian V. Volstorff Papers

  • UA 053.012
  • Papers
  • 1921-1976

This collection is composed of material from Volstorff's personal and professional life. Folders includes personal records retained during her tenure as Dean of Women, records from her work with campus organizations, planning documents, and personal information and correspondence. Also included are Volstorff's many speeches and writings, including research and drafts for her book, Winds of Change.

Volstorff, Vivian V. (Vivian Virginia), 1907-2002

Virginia Driving Hawk Sneve

  • MA 019
  • Papers
  • 1862, 1901, 1925-2021, undated

This collection is composed of manuscripts of books and articles written by Sneve, as well as research materials and correspondence from both publishers and fans. General items include materials related to Sneve's career such as speaking engagements and awards, as well as biographical material, journals, and hard cover copies of many of her books.

Sneve, Virginia Driving Hawk, 1933-

Vedvei, Alec

South Dakota Farmers Union Communications Director, Chuck Groth, Cooperative Legacy Project interview with Alec Vedvei, Kingsbury County Cooperative leader.

Van Walleghan, Merlin

South Dakota Farmers Union Communications Director, Chuck Groth, Cooperative Legacy Project interview with Merlin Van Walleghan, former member of the board of directors of CHS, Inc., 2007 South Dakota Association of Cooperative Hall of Fame inductee

Ullom, Robert

South Dakota Farmers Union Communications Director, Chuck Groth, Cooperative Legacy Project interview with Robert Ullom, former member of the board of directors of the Farmers Union Oil Company at Flandreau and the Farmers Union Central Exchange.

Twenty-one Days in Europe

Thirty-eight National Farmers Union members representing seven states paid their own way to participate in a tour of Europe in October 1955. They visited farms, dairy's, cooperatives, cheese and sugar factories, and grain elevators. Locations visited were the Azores, Italy, Switzerland, France, and England. Narrated by John Eklund. Color film. Sound.

Top of the Farm News

Top of the Farm News recording. Creighton Knau, WNAX farm director, is speaking about the 1963 feed grain program details. The agriculture department has moved to slow down its acreage reduction program for feed grains. Ben Radcliffe, president of the SD Farmers Union, is in Washington, DC chairing a national Farmers Union committee working on feed grain proposals the committee will submit to Congress next year. Charles Schuman, president of the American Farm Bureau Federation, feels that reserves of feed grains should not be kept in government storage.

Tonsager, Dallas

South Dakota Farmers Union Communications Director, Chuck Groth, Cooperative Legacy Project interview with Dallas Tonsager, Farm Credit Administration board member, former South Dakota Farmers Union president, and former USDA Rural Development Director for South Dakota.

TLN Productions Discover America South Dakota Videos

  • MA 061
  • Collection
  • 1998, 2003, undated

Collection contains 11 Betacam video tapes and 5 DVDs documenting events and scenery in South Dakota. The footage is taken of Lake Andes, the Ft. Randall Casino, Aberdeen, and the Sisseton Wahpeton Tribe in South Dakota. The footage was taken by TLN Productions for their Discover America series, which promoted travel throughout the United States.

TLN Productions

Testerman, Philip

South Dakota Farmers Union Communications Director, Chuck Groth, Cooperative Legacy Project interview with Phillip Testerman, farmer, insurance agent, and member of the South Dakota Senate and House of Representatives.

Symens, Paul

South Dakota Farmers Union Communications Director, Chuck Groth, Cooperative Legacy Project interview with Paul Symens, Farmers Union Marketing and Processing Association director, former South Dakota Farmers Union board member, and former state Senator.

Swayze, Orris

South Dakota Farmers Union Communications Director, Chuck Groth, Cooperative Legacy Project interview with Orris Swayze, cooperative activist and alternative fuels supporter.

Stillson, Kenneth

South Dakota Farmers Union Communications Director, Chuck Groth, Cooperative Legacy Project interview with Kenneth Stillson former manager of the Marshall County Farmers Union Oil Company.

Sperl, Robert, Sr.

South Dakota Farmers Union Communications Director, Chuck Groth, Cooperative Legacy Project interview with Robert Sperl, Sr., cooperative and Farmers Union activist in Gregory County.

South Dakota United Nations Association Convention

South Dakota United Nations Association convention speakers. Speaker talks about United Nations Day and several issues facing the U.N. including the crisis in the Formosa Strait, the U.N. Police Force and Peace Force, disarmament, control of outer space, Antarctica, radiation, economics, and human rights. Speech is followed by a question and answer session. Keith Allenwood, Program Director for Farmers in World Affairs, speaks about the program. South Dakota State College president John Headley speaks about the college and the Agricultural Experiment Station.

South Dakota United Nations Association Convention

Mrs. George Headley, president of the South Dakota United Nations Association, explains that the purpose of the organization. She also announces that Henry Cabot Lodge, the U.S. delegate to the U.N. General Assembly will be the featured speaker at the state convention in October 1955. York Langton, regional president of the American Association for the .United Nations, speaks about the investment for peace through the United Nations.

South Dakota United Nations Association Convention

South Dakota United Nations Association panel speaker Dr. Frank P. Graham, United Nations representative to India and Pakistan, talks about how the United Nations strengthens peace in the world, the F.A.O., racial discrimination, and the atomic age. Charles F. Brannan, former U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, speaks about the economy, the abundance of food for the first time in history, world peace, freedom, and price support programs.

South Dakota United Nations Association 1955 Convention Panel Discussion

South Dakota United Nations Association panel speakers Dr. Frank P. Graham, United Nations representative to India and Pakistan, Reverend Ernshaw, and Dr. Kerr, president of Huron College. Discussed the contributions of the U.N. to maintain world peace through campaigns against hunger, illiteracy, poverty, disease, colonialism, and war.

South Dakota Resources Coalition Records

  • MA 027
  • Records
  • 1963-1999

The South Dakota Resources Coalition consists of administrative material and subject files. The administrative material consists of meeting minutes, committee files, correspondence, financial and membership records and publications. The subject files consist of research SDRC has performed throughout the years, mainly to assist them in their lobbying efforts. The subjects deal mainly with environmental issues as they relate to South Dakota.

South Dakota Resources Coalition

South Dakota Humanities Council Records

  • MA 017
  • Records
  • 1970-2017

This collection is composed of correspondence, publications, minutes and materials related to meetings, general office files, financial records, material related to the South Dakota Humanities Foundation, projects and research, grant proposals submitted to the council, and material related to the Big Read, South Dakota Festival of Books, Speakers Bureau, the Reading Series, and the National Endowment for the Humanities. Also included are photographic prints, negatives, slides, films, audio reels, audio cassettes, video cassettes, and filmstrips.

The material related to proposals consists of the most interesting material in this collection. Included in these files are applications submitted by potential grantees, award and rejection letters, correspondence with the grantee and council staff, program evaluation forms, financial material related to the grant, media and publication produced by the grantee, and publicity about the grant/program. Some files also contain final products produced by the grantee, such as films, videos, publications, and audio material. Materials in these sub-series are arranged by grant proposal number.

The financial records are composed of vouchers, accounting ledger sheets, reports, and receipts and disbursements. Material is these sub-series are arranged by account number.

South Dakota Humanities Council

South Dakota Farmers Union Youth Program Luncheon

South Dakota Farmers Union Youth Program Luncheon being held for the young people to honor their contributions and inspire them to continue their dedication to the Farmer's Union in the future. Various Farmers Union members discuss how they got involved in the Youth Program and how it has had a positive affect on their lives.

South Dakota Farmers Union Women's Conference on the Crisis in Rural America

Radio program talking about the challenges the agriculture faces. The farm crisis, the decline of farming, and parity and discussed. Ben Radcliffe comments on a Farm Income Farm Credit meeting. Comments from Ben Radcliffe on in come and standard of living for farmers. Women's Action Conference held in Sioux Falls participant shared concerns and ideas with consumers and businessmen and looked at ways for women to become involved politically, cooperatively, and through community organizations to strengthen relationships with agriculture and rural community allies. Comments from Erma Stuart, Jeanie Hetland, and Laurie Daschle about business, farm credit, and involvement in the government process. Theme music for the radio program is heard at the beginning and end of the recording.

South Dakota Farmers Union Women's Conference on the Crisis in Rural America

Speakers at the South Dakota Farmers Women's Conference on the Crisis in Rural America. Laurie Daschle speaks about getting women involved in the political process. Erma Stewart talks about business and farm credit. Elsie Hovey food prices, the Russian embargo, and the railroad tax. Ben Radcliffe speaks about embargos and farm legislation. He also talks about parity and low grain prices. There are moments of silence between speakers.

South Dakota Farmers Union Winter Workshop

Jack Bailey radio show focusing on the four-day-long South Dakota Farmers Union Winter Workshop. Interview with Stanley Vote of Denver who speaks of the benefits of the workshop. The interview than shifts to taxes and how co-ops must be protected, and that people should patronage their co-ops to the fullest possible extent. The recording ends in a long passage of silence during which faint band music begins to play until the end of the recording.

South Dakota Farmers Union Summer Camp

Activities at a South Dakota Farmers Union summer camp. Includes footage of teenagers participating in daily activities such as meals, swimming, making crafts, and dancing. Also contains footage of a man giving a demonstration with liquid nitrogen. The film is undated, in color, and silent.

South Dakota Farmers Union State Headquarters Building Dedication

Glenn Talbot, Vice President of the National Farmers Union, speaking at the dedication of the new building for the state headquarters of the South Dakota Farmers Union in Huron, South Dakota. He speaks about price support legislation, the need for increases in agricultural production to support the population growth in the United States and the 1949 Farm Act.

South Dakota Farmers Union State Headquarters Building Dedication

Gladys Talbott Edwards, representing the Department of Education in the National Farmers Union, speaking at the dedication of the new building for the state headquarters of the South Dakota Farmers Union in Huron, South Dakota. She speaks about the Junior Farmers Union program. Emil Syftestad, manager of Farmers Union Central exchange, speaks about the pioneers of the Farmers Union in South Dakota.

South Dakota Farmers Union Records

  • MA 012
  • Records
  • 1914-2009

The records are comprised of correspondence, meeting minutes, publications, scrapbooks, photographs, oral history interviews, audio-visual materials, and the records of local unions.

South Dakota Farmers Union

South Dakota Farmers Union Radio Program

South Dakota Farmers Union communication director, Chuck Growth radio report on the South Dakota legislature. Ben Radcliffe talks about a proposal with could guarantee minority rule on the subject of taxes and how it is not good for local property taxes. A reporter names Wilma introduces Richard Moser who reports from Washington, D.C. about the Farmers Union lobby effort regarding tax reform and the Homestead. Mrs. Fred Gordon comments discussions with congressman about issues like the Homestead act, estate planning and price support.

South Dakota Farmers Union President, Ben Radcliffe's testimony at South Dakota State Planning Committee Hearings, Part 2

Ben Radcliffe, president of the South Dakota Farmers Union, testimony at South Dakota State Planning Committee hearings in Redfield, South Dakota on April 21, 1972. He states the opinions of the Farmers Union on pressing economic and social issues relating to farming such as tax reform, corporate farming, and the revitalization of farming.

South Dakota Farmers Union President, Ben Radcliffe's testimony at South Dakota State Planning Committee Hearings, Part 1

Ben Radcliffe, president of the South Dakota Farmers Union, testimony at South Dakota State Planning Committee hearings in Redfield, South Dakota on April 21, 1972. He states the opinions of the Farmers Union on pressing economic and social issues relating to farming such as tax reform, corporate farming, and the revitalization of farming.

South Dakota Farmers Union Picnics

South Dakota Farmers Union picnics. Features children participating in outdoor activities such as playing softball, volleyball, horseshoes, swimming, horseback riding, leading cattle, foot racing, square dancing, and picnicking. Other footage includes flag-raising ceremonies, Mount Rushmore, various Co-op products, and Phillips 66 trucks and equipment. The film is in color and silent.

South Dakota Farmers Union Legislative Action Conference Radio Announcement

Allan Burke, South Dakota Farmers Union communications director, announces the upcoming Farmers Union Legislative Action Conference that will be held in Chamberlain, South Dakota. The conference will feature a discussion of state and national issues including tax reform, corporate farming, constitutional revision, probate and transportation. National Farmers Union Legislative Director Reuben Johnson will cover current legislative development and projections in Congress. State Senator Grace Mickelson will address the noon luncheon.

South Dakota Farmers Union Legislative Action Conference Radio Announcement

Allan Burke, South Dakota Farmers Union communications director, announces the upcoming Farmers Union Legislative Action Conference that will be held in Watertown, South Dakota. The conference will feature a discussion of state and national issues including tax reform, corporate farming, constitutional revision, probate and transportation. National Farmers Union Legislative Director Reuben Johnson will cover current legislative development and projections in Congress. State Representative Burt Ellingson will address the noon luncheon.

South Dakota Farmers Union Legislative Action Conference Radio Announcement

Allan Burke, South Dakota Farmers Union communications director, announces the upcoming Farmers Union Legislative Action Conference that will be held in Redfield, South Dakota. The conference will feature a discussion of state and national issues including tax reform, corporate farming, constitutional revision, probate and transportation. National Farmers Union Legislative Director Reuben Johnson will cover current legislative development and projections in Congress. Senator Harvey Wollman will address the noon luncheon.

South Dakota Farmers Union Ladies Fly-in Interviews

National Farmers Union Weekly Radio program reports on the South Dakota Farmers Union report on Ladies Fly-In to Washington, D.C. Mrs. Howie Howard of Mellette, South Dakota is interviewed about issues she will be discussing with congressmen and senators. Topics include the federal state tax reform and full employment and growth act of 1976.

South Dakota Farmers Union Ladies Fly-in Interviews

National Farmers Union Weekly Radio program reports on the South Dakota Farmers Union report on Ladies Fly-In to Washington, D.C. Mrs. Don Tisher of Amherst, South Dakota is interviewed about her visits with congressmen and senators about problems that farmers are facing and helping them to better understand how these things work in the government.

South Dakota Farmers Union Ladies Fly-in Interviews

National Farmers Union Weekly Radio program reports on the South Dakota Farmers Union report on Ladies Fly-In to Washington, D.C. Joe O'Neill interviews Maxine Peterson and Mrs. Earl Larson, about the coalition farm bill, erosion, the school lunch milk program, interest rates, and Medicare Part B.

South Dakota Farmers Union Ladies Camp

Film footage of the South Dakota Farmers Union activities during 1948. The scenes included are from a workshop in Mitchell, South Dakota; District Two Camp in Forestburg; District One Camp; Hutchinson County Picnic; and Youth Roundup in Aberdeen. The footage also includes youth members talking at a radio station, walking, and playing volleyball, The film has scenes from parades in Aberdeen and Watertown featuring members from around the state and promoting CO-OPs.

The film footage is in black and white, in color, and is silent with text segment titles.

South Dakota Farmers Union Junior Camp

Footage of activities at the South Dakota Farmers Union Junior Camps at various locations, including Swan Lake, Lake Kampeska,and Lake Poinsett. Also included is footage of the National Farmers Union All State Camp in Red Rocks Park, Colorado. Color film. No sound.

South Dakota Farmers Union in Washington, D.C. to Discuss Farm Legislation, Part 1

South Dakota Farmers Union members are in Washington, D.C. testifying at a Senate agricultural hearing on farm legislation, specifically the reinstatement of the 2% R.E.A. loan program and railroad transportation to grain elevator issues. Testimony by Bob Bubbers of Morristown, South Dakota, Russell Ganford of Clear Lake, South Dakota, can be heard. An interview of David Olson of Hayes, South Dakota, regarding his testimony, primarily concerning issues on the transportation of goods by conducted by South Dakota Farmers Union Communication Director Allan Burke. A South Dakota legislator talking to the group about farm legislation and bills in Congress and their effect on agriculture in South Dakota.

South Dakota Farmers Union Energy Conservation Panel, Part 2

Continuation of South Dakota Farmers Union Energy Conservation Panel, Part 1 (MA012-AV-0105_01). Panel of experts speaking to members of the South Dakota Farmers Union about energy conservation. Panel members are George Peterson of Northwestern Public Service, Lloyd Turnwall, superintendent of Huron Public Schools, John Feldeman of South Dakota State University, and Jim Valeer of the South Dakota Farmer's Home Administration. Recording includes remarks by Dr. J. O. Storry, Dean of Engineering and Dr. Bert Eno, Mechanical Engineering, South Dakota State University speaks about alternative energy. Roger Price and Kurt Johnson of Huron, South Dakota talk about solar energy. A question and answer session follows.

South Dakota Farmers Union Energy Conservation Panel, Part 1

Panel of experts speaking to members of the South Dakota Farmers Union about energy conservation. Panel members are George Peterson of Northwestern Public Service, Lloyd Turnwall, superintendent of Huron Public Schools, John Feldeman of South Dakota State University, and Jim Valeer of the South Dakota Farmer's Home Administration. The recording cuts off in the middle of Jim Valeer speaking and is continued on South Dakota Farmers Union Energy Conservation Panel, Part 2 (MA012-AV-105_02).

South Dakota Farmers Union Educational Department Film

South Dakota Farmers Union Educational Department film clips of the Huron Ladies Camp, the leaders' incentive trip to St. Paul, Minnesota, the South St. Paul stockyards, and market day in Sioux Falls, South Dakota for member of 4-H, Future Farmers of America, and Farmers Union Juniors. Footage includes clips of camp activities, travel stops, and stock yard footage. Color film. No sound.

South Dakota Farmers Union Delegates in Washington, D.C. and Interviews with Senator Karl Mundt

Thirty-six South Dakota Farmers Union delegates meeting in Washington, D.C. with Senator Karl Mundt about the Brannan program. The farmers want 100% of parity and feel the worst thing would be to do nothing in Congress for a farm bill this year. They also talk about the R.E.A. At the conclusion of a meeting at the Dodge Hotel in Washington, people are being interviewed as they pass out of the meeting.

South Dakota Farmers Union Co-op Promotion

Series of video clips depicting various scenes, including plowing snow covered streets, the State Farm Insurance office of Ray Satterlee, an outdoor gathering, mowing with an early gas-powered lawn mower, children raising an American flag then saying the pledge of allegiance. At one point, the children and adults wearing yellow paper hats the read Hats off to Your Local Co-op, It Belongs To You. At 13:18, the video end with various gatherings or camps, though there is no division between locations. Color film. No sound.

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