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Bubbers, Grace

South Dakota Farmers Union Communications Director, Chuck Groth, Cooperative Legacy Project interview with Grace Bubbers, former Corson County and District 6 Farmers Union Education Director.

Cain, Elmo

South Dakota Farmers Union Communications Director, Chuck Groth, Cooperative Legacy Project interview with Elmo Cain, former manager of the Lemmon Equity Exchange.

Carlson, Vernon and Ruth Ann

South Dakota Farmers Union Communications Director, Chuck Groth, Cooperative Legacy Project interview with Ruth Ann Carlson, daughter of South Dakota cooperative pioneer Emil Loriks, and her husband Vernon Carlson.

Ching, Robert

South Dakota Farmers Union Communications Director, Chuck Groth, Cooperative Legacy Project interview with Robert Ching, former East River and Electric Power Cooperative director and 2005 South Dakota Association of Cooperative Hall of Fame inductee.

Cross, Stanley

South Dakota Farmers Union Communications Director, Chuck Groth, Cooperative Legacy Project interview with Stanley Cross, former Howard Farmers Union Oil Company director

Dodge, Rodney

South Dakota Farmers Union Communications Director, Chuck Groth, Cooperative Legacy Project interview with Rodney Dodge, former Cenex field representative

Dragseth, Gene

South Dakota Farmers Union Communications Director, Chuck Groth, Cooperative Legacy Project interview with Gene Dragseth, former cooperative manager at Nunda, South Dakota.

Elliott, Arlene Schley

South Dakota Farmers Union Communications Director, Chuck Groth, Cooperative Legacy Project interview with Arlene Schley Elliott, former education director board member of the South Dakota Farmers Union.

Evenson, Marvin

South Dakota Farmers Union Communications Director, Chuck Groth, Cooperative Legacy Project interview with Marvin Evenson, former employee of the Farmers Union Livestock Association.

French, Gary

South Dakota Farmers Union Communications Director, Chuck Groth, Cooperative Legacy Project interview with Gary French, manager of the Sioux Valley Cooperative Oil Company in Watertown, South Dakota.

Gerlach, Ronald

South Dakota Farmers Union Communications Director, Chuck Groth, Cooperative Legacy Project interview with Ronald Gerlach, manager of the Aurora Cooperative Oil Company in Stickney, South Dakota

Glanzer, Aaron

South Dakota Farmers Union Communications Director, Chuck Groth, Cooperative Legacy Project interview with Aaron Glanzer, former board member of the Farmers Union Oil Company at Bridgewater, South Dakota and former Cenex regional board member.

Glanzer, Emma

South Dakota Farmers Union Communications Director, Chuck Groth, Cooperative Legacy Project interview with Emma Glanzer, Huron, South Dakota area Credit Union activist.

Goldammer, Ervin

South Dakota Farmers Union Communications Director, Chuck Groth, Cooperative Legacy Project interview with Ervin Goldammer, former Mitchell, South Dakota area cooperative leader and member of the South Dakota Farmers Union board of directors.

Grebner, Warren

South Dakota Farmers Union Communications Director, Chuck Groth, Cooperative Legacy Project interview with Warren Grebner, former general manager of the South Dakota Wheat Growers and 1989 South Dakota Association of Cooperative Hall of Fame inductee.

Hafner, Joan M.

South Dakota Farmers Union Communications Director, Chuck Groth, Cooperative Legacy Project interview with Joan Hafner, St. John's Farmers Union Local education director.

Hagny, Dennis

South Dakota Farmers Union Communications Director, Chuck Groth, Cooperative Legacy Project interview with Dennis Hagny, former Northern Electric Cooperative Manager and 2006 South Dakota Association of Cooperative Hall of Fame inductee.

Hardy, Le Roy

South Dakota Farmers Union Communications Director, Chuck Groth, Cooperative Legacy Project interview with LeRoy Hardy, former South Dakota Farmers Union board member, lobbyist, and field representative.

Harwood, Richard

South Dakota Farmers Union Communications Director, Chuck Groth, Cooperative Legacy Project interview with Richard Harwood, former Union Center Farmers Union Oil Company and South Dakota Farmers Union director.

Henderson, Darrell

South Dakota Farmers Union Communications Director, Chuck Groth, Cooperative Legacy Project interview with Darrell Henderson, former Grand Electric and West River Cooperative Telephone manager and 2005 South Dakota Association of Cooperative Hall of Fame inductee.

Herriott, Virgil

South Dakota Farmers Union Communications Director, Chuck Groth, Cooperative Legacy Project interview with Virgil Herriot, former Sioux Valley Empire Electric Association manager.

Hieb, Joseph

South Dakota Farmers Union Communications Director, Chuck Groth, Cooperative Legacy Project interview with Joseph Hieb, former Lyman County Cooperative leader and 2000 South Dakota Association of Cooperative Hall of Fame inductee.

Johnson, Robert A.

South Dakota Farmers Union Communications Director, Chuck Groth, Cooperative Legacy Project interview with Robert Johnson, 2001 South Dakota Association of Cooperative Hall of Fame inductee.

Jones, Eunice L.

South Dakota Farmers Union Communications Director, Chuck Groth, Cooperative Legacy Project interview with Eunice Jones, former South Dakota Rural Electric Association and South Dakota Association of Cooperative staff member.

Kloucek, Clement

South Dakota Farmers Union Communications Director, Chuck Groth, Cooperative Legacy Project interview with Clement Kloucek, South Dakota Hall of Fame member.

Larson, Loyd B.

South Dakota Farmers Union Communications Director, Chuck Groth, Cooperative Legacy Project interview with Loyd Larson, Farmers Union Marketing and Processing Association board member and president, South Dakota Farmers Union and Sioux Valley Electric board member.

Levin, George D.

South Dakota Farmers Union Communications Director, Chuck Groth, Cooperative Legacy Project interview with George Levin, former South Dakota Farmers Union board member and Farmer Union Marketing and Processing Association director.

Louden, Quentin E.

South Dakota Farmers Union Communications Director, Chuck Groth, Cooperative Legacy Project interview with Quentin Louden, Rural Electric Cooperative leader and 1995 South Dakota Association of Cooperative Hall of Fame inductee.

Martin, Robert F.

South Dakota Farmers Union Communications Director, Chuck Groth, Cooperative Legacy Project interview with Robert Martin, former East River Electric Power Cooperative staff member and Rushmore Electric Cooperative general manager.

Mathews, Joe

South Dakota Farmers Union Communications Director, Chuck Groth, Cooperative Legacy Project interview with Joe Matthews, Lake Region Rural Electric Cooperative board member.

Moos, Tyrone

South Dakota Farmers Union Communications Director, Chuck Groth, Cooperative Legacy Project interview with Tyrone Moos, farmer, rancher, and former Harvest States Cooperatives board member.

Nearhood, Harold

South Dakota Farmers Union Communications Director, Chuck Groth, Cooperative Legacy Project interview with Harold Nearhood, former board member of the Farmers Union Marketing and Processing Association and Farmers Union insurance agent at Ethan, South Dakota.

Olson, Franklin

South Dakota Farmers Union Communications Director, Chuck Groth, Cooperative Legacy Project interview with Franklin Olson, former Bristol and Pierpont Farmers Union Oil Company director.

Olson, George

South Dakota Farmers Union Communications Director, Chuck Groth, Cooperative Legacy Project interview with George Olson, Winner, South Dakota area cooperative leader.

Parsley, Scott L.

South Dakota Farmers Union Communications Director, Chuck Groth, Cooperative Legacy Project interview with Scott Parsley, East River Electric Power Cooperative assistant general manager for member services.

Paulsen, Donald

South Dakota Farmers Union Communications Director, Chuck Groth, Cooperative Legacy Project interview with Donald Paulson, former general manager of Golden West Telephone Cooperative and 2003 South Dakota Association of Cooperative Hall of Fame inductee.

Artz, Kenneth

South Dakota Farmers Union Communications Director, Chuck Groth, Cooperative Legacy Project interview with Kenneth Artz, former Aurora County Oil Company Director and South Dakota Farmers Union State Board Member

Quillon, John R.

South Dakota Farmers Union Communications Director, Chuck Groth, Cooperative Legacy Project interview with John Quillin, cooperative and Farmers Union activist in Lyman County.

Radcliffe, Ben

South Dakota Farmers Union Communications Director, Chuck Groth, Cooperative Legacy Project interview with Ben Radcliffe, South Dakota Farmers Union president emeritus, 1997 South Dakota Association of Cooperative Hall of Fame inductee.

Rademacher, Robert D.

South Dakota Farmers Union Communications Director, Chuck Groth, Cooperative Legacy Project interview with Bob Rademacher, Dakota Energy Cooperative manager and 2006 South Dakota Association of Cooperative Hall of Fame inductee.

Sanderson, Cecil

South Dakota Farmers Union Communications Director, Chuck Groth, Cooperative Legacy Project interview with Cecil Sanderson, former County Agent and rural electric cooperative organizer.

Schecher, Leroy D.

South Dakota Farmers Union Communications Director, Chuck Groth, Cooperative Legacy Project interview with Leroy Schecher, former Grand Electric Cooperative manager, 2007 South Dakota Association of Cooperative Hall of Fame inductee.

Schreurs, Ralph

South Dakota Farmers Union Communications Director, Chuck Groth, Cooperative Legacy Project interview with Ralph Schreurs, former general manager of Split Rock Telecommunications Cooperative and South Dakota telecommunications pioneer.

Severson, Harlan

South Dakota Farmers Union Communications Director, Chuck Groth, Cooperative Legacy Project interview with Harlan Severson, rural electric pioneer and author of Stepping Forward Boldly, The 25th Anniversary History of East River Electric Power Cooperative published in 1975.

Smith, Jack W. and Edna

South Dakota Farmers Union Communications Director, Chuck Groth, Cooperative Legacy Project interview with Jack Smith, former manager of the Farmers Union Oil Company at Union Center, and Edna Smith, former bookkeeper of the Farmers Union Oil Company at Union Center.

Baker, Elroy

South Dakota Farmers Union Communications Director, Chuck Groth, Cooperative Legacy Project interview with Elroy Baker, former manager of the Wikota 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.

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.

Swayze, Orris

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

Barry, Viola

South Dakota Farmers Union Communications Director, Chuck Groth, Cooperative Legacy Project interview with Viola Barry, former Union Center Farmers Union Oil Company bookkeeper and Farmers Union Education leader.

Vedvei, Alec

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

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.

Wollman, Harvey

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

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.

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.

Birgen, Mathew

South Dakota Farmers Union Communications Director, Chuck Groth, Cooperative Legacy Project interview with Matt Birgen, former Clay County Farmers Union and Cooperative activist, former member of the Farmers Union Board of Directors Marketing and Processing Association.

Linda Hall Daschle Papers

  • DA 11
  • Papers
  • 1962-2004

The Linda Hall Daschle Collection is composed of records created and collected by Linda Daschle during her career in aviation and her husband's career in the U.S. Congress. Included are awards and recognition that she received related to her work for various private and federal aviation associations and offices. Her collection also contains materials such as correspondence, press clips, and audio-visual recordings created during her career in the Federal Aviation Administration. Of note are letters from President Clinton and Vice President Gore, and remarks by Gore at the International Conference on Aviation Safety and Security in 1997.

Collected materials such as correspondence, trip schedules, weekly reports, and clippings from Tom Daschle's political career are included, as well as numerous audio-visual recordings of his speeches, interviews, and other activities. The remainder of the collection is comprised of plans, materials, and clippings of Tom Daschle's campaigns for the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate, particularly the races against Clint Roberts and James Abdnor.

Daschle, Linda Hall, 1955-

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

Virginia Driving Hawk Sneve Papers

  • 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-

Frank E. Denholm Papers

  • MA 074
  • Papers
  • 1934-2016

The Frank E. Denholm Papers consist mostly of materials generated during the time he served as the representative to South Dakota’s First Congressional District, from 1971 to 1975. These materials document his work for rural America, particularly his effort to reinstate the Rural Electrification Act and numerous legislation regarding agriculture, rural water, and rural development. Press releases and newspaper clippings about his activities in Congress can be found in the papers. The collection also includes scrapbooks and memorabilia about his campaigns for Congress. In addition, there are several files of correspondence, some of which was with members of Congress and other notable people such as George McGovern and Richard Kneip. The collection includes nearly 1,500 photographs and slides, most of which relate to his campaigns for Congress. There are reel-to-reel audio recordings and video recordings on 2-inch quad video tape that consist of campaign advertisements and his work in Congress. The collection also documents Denholm’s career as a sheriff, auctioneer, F.B.I. agent, and lawyer.

The papers also contain documents relating to Frank Denholm’s wife, Mildred Niehaus Denholm. Mrs. Denholm was born May 9, 1927 to Frank F. and Elizabeth C. (Schuring) Niehaus from Andover, South Dakota. She married Frank Denholm on June 12, 1950 in Webster, South Dakota. She attended Northern State Teachers College in Aberdeen, SD and taught in rural schools. Mrs. Denholm also went to the Aberdeen School of Business, the Strayer Business College in Washington, D.C., and the University of Utah where she studied music. She worked as a medical and legal secretary. Mrs. Denholm actively campaigned for her husband. She was involved in the Congressional Women’s Club while Denholm was in office. Mrs. Denholm passed away August 14, 2014. The collection includes correspondence between Frank and Mildred Denholm and her activities with the Congressional Women’s Club.

County Taxes Question

Radio program announcer questions women about where they live and where they were born, asking them for their guesses to a 'county tax question' to which they answer in millions of dollars. Mr. Roy Nelson, Mrs. John Doren, Mrs. Lloyd Engle, and Mrs. Art Anderson are the names of some of the women.

South Dakota Farmers Union 1958 Convention Political Panel, Part 1

Political panel at the South Dakota Farmers Union convention featuring candidates for U.S. Congress and governor of South Dakota. Representative George McGovern discusses corporate farming. J. T. McCullen, candidate for Congress, discusses keeping farmers prosperous. Ralph Herseth, candidate for Governor, discusses development of the Missouri River. Joe Foss, candidate for Congress also speaks. The candidates' introductory remarks are followed by a question and answer session. Recording is continued on South Dakota Farmers Union 1958 Convention Political Panel, Part 2 (MA012-AV-0069_03).

South Dakota Farmers Union 1958 Convention Political Panel, Part 2

Continuation of South Dakota Farmers Union 1958 Convention Political Panel, Part 1 (MA012-AV-0069_02). Political panel at the South Dakota Farmers Union convention featuring candidates for U.S. Congress and governor of South Dakota. George McGovern, J. T. McCullen, candidate for Congress, Ralph Herseth, candidate for Governor, and Joe Foss, candidate for Congress also speaks. Recording is continued on South Dakota Farmers Union 1958 Convention Political Panel, Part 3 (MA012-AV-0069_04).

South Dakota Farmers Union 1958 Convention Political Panel, Part 3

Continuation of South Dakota Farmers Union 1958 Convention Political Panel, Part 3 (MA012-AV-0069_04). Question and answer session of the political panel at the South Dakota Farmers Union convention featuring candidates for U.S. Congress and governor of South Dakota. George McGovern, J. T. McCullen, candidate for Congress, Ralph Herseth, candidate for Governor, and Joe Foss, candidate for Congress.

International Federation of Agricultural Producers Visit to South Dakota

Huron, South Dakota Mayor E. F. Carsons and South Dakota Secretary of Agriculture Charles Britt welcome the delegates of the International Federation of Agriculture Producers to South Dakota in the hopes of promoting international relationships. Activities include a parade to the Farmers Union building and a tour of a farm in rural Huron. Select members of the delegation are interviewed.

International Federation of Agricultural Producers Visit to South Dakota

Tony Dechant, National Secretary of the Farmers Union introduces the delegates of the International Federation of Agriculture Producers at the gala event honoring their visit to Huron, South Dakota. Professor K. F. Svarstrom from Sweden speaks about the United Nations. Charles F. Brannan, former U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, offered greetings. Congress George McGovern, speaks about striving for a prosperous agriculture and a peaceful world. He also speaks about racial equality, the economy, and foreign aid. The President of the International Federation of Agriculture Producers, John Andrew, a farmer from New Zealand, thanks everyone for the warm welcome they received.

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 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 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.

National Farmers Union 1967 Convention, Part 2

Continuation of National Farmers Union 1967 Convention, Part 1 (MA012-AV-0010_01). National Farmers Union president Tony Dechant at the National Farm Press Conference in Washington, D.C. He discusses the crisis in agriculture, the Agricultural Adjustment Act in regards to dairy imports, direct payments to farmers, and production control. He also give his support to the Fair Farm Budget Act which introduces to Congress by Senator Mondale of Minnesota.

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 1974 Convention

Jerry Tvedt, Cenex president, speaks at the South Dakota Farmers Union convention about what Cenex is doing to control the supply market. Cenex is making every effort to be sure you get the products you want. He talked about fertilizer supply, idle acres and petroleum. He states that cooperatives want to be self-sufficient. Lowell Hargens, assistant general manager at GTA, speaks about the good year GTA has had. GTA must keep a careful watch on prices for grain. John McMurray speaks about marketing. A question and answer session follows the speakers' remarks.

South Dakota Farmers Union 1974 Convention

Ben Radcliffe, South Dakota Farmers Union President, talks about the deteriorating railroad system in the state. He also praises the Family Farm Act passage. National Farmers Union President Tony Dechant talks about food and energy costs. He stressed the need for an international agreement on prices for food and energy. Bishop James Armstrong talks about peace, hunger, pollution, and war. He feels the United Nations can unite all countries in addressing these issues.

National Farmers Union 1970 Convention Report

Radio report on National Farmers Union President, Tony Dechant, keynote address at the 1970 convention. Dechant talks about the need for a farm program that provides for supply management of basic commodities, price protections, adequate credit, and general fairness for farmers in the market place.

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