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John E. Miller Papers
UA 053.015 · Papers · 1865-2020

The John E. Miller papers are composed of materials collected by Dr. Miller during his career. Included is course material, interviews, talks, writings, Laura Ingalls Wilder, and friends and colleagues. The bulk of the material is Laura Ingalls Wilder and research for his many other writings.

GENERAL MATERIAL
The general material consists of files related to Dr. Miller’s personal life outside of teaching and writing. He was involved with many organizations, such as the South Dakota Humanities Council, the South Dakota State Historical Society, Phi Kappa Phi, and history conferences, such as the Midwestern History Association and the Dakota History Conference. Included are correspondence, photographs, awards, articles about Miller, SDSU material, and family files.

COURSE MATERIALS.
Dr. Miller taught many courses during his tenure as a faculty member of the History Department at South Dakota State University. Courses include U.S. History, South Dakota history, American economic history, and methods and philosophy of history. After his retirement he taught Osher Lifetime Learning Institute [OLLI] courses on many topics such as the great depression, U.S. president and legislators, and democracy. Included are course notes, exams, and other material related to teaching history.

FRIENDS AND COLLEAGUES
This material is composed of material gathered on friends and colleagues. Included is correspondence, articles, clippings, and photographs.

INTERVIEWS.
Dr. Miller conducted many oral history interviews during the course of his career. The recordings include many important historical figures, such as George McGovern and John Wooden, as well as prominent members of the South Dakota State University community, and SDSU faculty, staff, and administrators. His early interviews were recorded on audiocassettes, and eventually upgraded to digital recorders. There are some transcripts and permission forms for these recordings, but not all.
See the audiovisual and electronic media series for the recordings.

TALKS, PRESENTATIONS, ETC.
This series consists of many talks, presentations, and workshops given by Dr. Miller throughout his career. He also served on panels at conferences, including the Dakota History Conference and Laurapalooza. Included are notes used articles, journals, books, and research material.

LAURA INGALLS WILDER
Dr. Miller is one of America's leading authorities on Laura Ingalls Wilder and Rose Wilder Lane, having written many books and articles on the Wilder’s. Material consists of 16 boxes of research on books written by Laura Ingalls Wilder and her daughter, Rose Wilder Lane, the Ingalls-Wilder family, places where Wilder lived, notebooks of handwritten notes, critiques of other authors works on Wilder, articles and clippings on related to Wilder, research gathered from manuscript collections related to Wilder, other authors works, and Dr. Miller’s writings.

WRITINGS
Dr. Miller wrote many articles, books, and reviews during his career. He also wrote book chapters, collaborated with other authors, and encyclopedia entries. He was a very prolific writer and it is difficult to know whether everything he ever wrote is included in the collection. Included are manuscripts, books, articles, book proposals, notes, and correspondence with other authors and publishers.

RESEARCH
The research material is composed of material collected by Dr. Miller for various projects. Researchers will find material on topics such as politics, elections, democracy, U.S. and South Dakota history, sports, small towns, and creativity; and historical figures such as Johnny Carson, Lawrence Welk, Sam Walton, John Wooden, Walt Disney, George McGovern, Karl Mundt, Alvin Hanson and many others too numerous to list. This material was used in his writings and in teaching his courses at SDSU.

Included are 40 boxes of articles and clippings from newspapers, magazines, scholarly journals, books, and online research gathered during his many trips to archives, historical societies and libraries. The material consists of notebooks and handwritten notes, writings, publications, books, and photographs. The majority of the material is photocopies, but some books, magazines, and journals are also included.

The Brookings County research is composed of research gathered by John E. Miller from the Donald D. Parker Collection held at the Center for Western Studies, Augustana College, in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Donald D. Parker was Head of the History Department at South Dakota State University from 1943-1965. Folders consist mainly of research on early Brookings County, South Dakota and covers the years from circa 1870-1930.

The Hubert B. Mathews and Hubert Jean Mathieu Hubert B. Mathews attended Dakota Agricultural College in Brookings in 1888 and accepted a position on the college staff in 1893. He became head of the physics Department, and was the first acting dean of the Division of Engineering. He was Vice President at South Dakota State College. H.B. Mathews coordinated much of the building work on the campus during the first half of the 20th century. Mathews Hall, a dormitory on campus, is named in his honor. Professor Mathews served twice as the Mayor of Brookings from 1907-1910 and again from 1915-1917. Hubert Jean Mathieu, son of Hubert B. Mathews, graduated from South Dakota State College in 1919. He then studied painting under Harvey Dunn. He is known for his Our Democracy editorial cartoons that appeared in such magazines as the Saturday Evening Post, Colliers, Ladies Home Journal, McCall’s and Cosmopolitan in the 1940s. He changed the spelling of the family name back to the original French spelling of Mathieu, supposedly for art reasons. He used the name "Mat" as his signature on many of his works.

Because of their relationship as father and son and their similar names, researchers should look at each folder carefully to ensure the correct information is gathered as material for both men is interfiled. Included are drawing of the campus of South Dakota State University by Hubert J. Mathieu as well as several of the Our Democracy editorial cartoons. The notes file was compiled by Dr. Miller and includes a notebook and several homemade note cards. The photograph file consists only of one photocopied page of three photographs of both Hubert B. and Hubert J.

The Brookings County Democratic Party records are composed of material given to John E. Miller by Ruby Mershon. Her father, Paul, was county chairman of the Brookings Democratic Party during the 1950s. Folders contain clippings, campaign material, newsletters, financial material, programs, and sample ballots. Some items of note include an official program and souvenir banner commemorating the visit of President John F. Kennedy to St. Cloud, Minnesota in 1962.

The South Dakota State University: A pictorial history, 1881-2006 research consists mainly of photocopies of clippings, articles, and yearbooks etc. Researchers will find material related to all areas of the history of South Dakota State University, from activities, athletics and administration to buildings, Hobo Day, and alumni, students and faculty.

The Looking for History of Highway 14 series is composed of research gathered by John E. Miller for this book. The book highlights fifteen towns and Mount Rushmore National Memorial. Folders consist of research gathered while compiling chapters for this book and include newspapers, county history books, photographs, and notes by Miller.

AUDIOVISUAL AND ELECTRONIC MEDIA
This series consists of 231 audiocassettes, 10 digital recorders, 17 CDs, 1 DVD, 18 USB flash drives, 24 SD Cards as well as some born digital material.

Miller, John E. 1945-2020
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
Marilyn Richardson Papers
UA 053.011 · Papers · 1947-1994

This collection is composed of materials related to dance and the teaching of dance at South Dakota State University. Slides, photographs, videos, posters and scrapbooks document the formal entrance of dance into the university curriculum.

The awards and plaques are composed of various awards and plaques presented to Marilyn Richardson over the years.

The general papers is composed of programs, newsletters, Dance Club material, dance camp and workshop material, concert choreography, and clippings from newspapers and other publications. Also included is the Dance Minor proposal and history at SDSU, information on Nellie G. Kendall, Barbara Kohn, and Terry Larvie, and biographical data of Marilyn Richardson.

The publicity material is composed of posters used for publicity for dance concerts given at SDSU by students, faculty and guest artists and companies. Some of the posters include collages of photographs which may duplicate photographs in the Photographs, Slides and Videocassettes series.

The photographs, slides and video cassettes include images of students and faculty, dance concerts, rehearsals, camps, workshops, the Motion Machine and guest artist and companies. The videos are of concerts, the Motion Machine, student projects, student solos, dance camps, rehearsals, and experimental dance.

The scrapbooks were created for the Dance Club and the Modern Dance Club and include photographs, programs, and clippings.

Richardson, Marilyn (Marilyn W.)
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.

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-
Birgen, Mathew
9 · Folder · 2006-06-08
Part of South Dakota Farmers Union Records

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.

Zingmark, Loren
86 · Folder · 2006-05-03
Part of South Dakota Farmers Union Records

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
85 · Folder · 2007-05-12
Part of South Dakota Farmers Union Records

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
83 · Folder · 2007-08-19
Part of South Dakota Farmers Union Records

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

Whitmyre, Maynard
81 · Folder · 2007-09-26
Part of South Dakota Farmers Union Records

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.

Vedvei, Alec
80 · Folder · 2006-08-09
Part of South Dakota Farmers Union Records

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

Barry, Viola
8 · Folder · 2006-03-16
Part of South Dakota Farmers Union Records

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.

Van Walleghan, Merlin
79 · Folder · 2007-01-10
Part of South Dakota Farmers Union Records

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
78 · Folder · 2007-06-20
Part of South Dakota Farmers Union Records

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.

Tonsager, Dallas
77 · Folder · 2006-08-25
Part of South Dakota Farmers Union Records

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.

Testerman, Philip
75 · Folder · 2005-04-13
Part of South Dakota Farmers Union Records

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
74 · Folder · 2007-03-26
Part of South Dakota Farmers Union Records

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
72 · Folder · 2006-06-21
Part of South Dakota Farmers Union Records

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

Stillson, Kenneth
71 · Folder · 2006-06-20
Part of South Dakota Farmers Union Records

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.
70 · Folder · 2005-10-14
Part of South Dakota Farmers Union Records

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

Baker, Elroy
7 · Folder · 2007-05-16
Part of South Dakota Farmers Union Records

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

Smith, Jack W. and Edna
69 · Folder · 2007-03-31
Part of South Dakota Farmers Union Records

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.

Severson, Harlan
68 · Folder · 2005-06-16
Part of South Dakota Farmers Union Records

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.

Schreurs, Ralph
67 · Folder · 2007-03-08
Part of South Dakota Farmers Union Records

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.

Schecher, Leroy D.
66 · Folder · 2006-11-14
Part of South Dakota Farmers Union Records

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.

Sanderson, Cecil
65 · Folder · 2006-05-17
Part of South Dakota Farmers Union Records

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

Rademacher, Robert D.
62 · Folder · 2007-03-16
Part of South Dakota Farmers Union Records

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.

Radcliffe, Ben
61 · Folder · 2005-05-02
Part of South Dakota Farmers Union Records

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.

Quillon, John R.
60 · Folder · 2005-10-13
Part of South Dakota Farmers Union Records

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

Artz, Kenneth
6 · Folder · 2006-01-06
Part of South Dakota Farmers Union Records

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

Paulsen, Donald
59 · Folder · 2005-10-20
Part of South Dakota Farmers Union Records

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.

Parsley, Scott L.
58 · Folder · 2006-12-14
Part of South Dakota Farmers Union Records

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.

Olson, George
57 · Folder · 2007-03-30
Part of South Dakota Farmers Union Records

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

Olson, Franklin
56 · Folder · 2007-06-05
Part of South Dakota Farmers Union Records

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

Nearhood, Harold
55 · Folder · 2007-03-07
Part of South Dakota Farmers Union Records

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.

Moos, Tyrone
52 · Folder · 2006-03-14
Part of South Dakota Farmers Union Records

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

Mathews, Joe
49 · Folder · 2007-06-06
Part of South Dakota Farmers Union Records

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

Martin, Robert F.
48 · Folder · 2006-03-15
Part of South Dakota Farmers Union Records

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.

Louden, Quentin E.
46 · Folder · 2006-11-16
Part of South Dakota Farmers Union Records

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.

Levin, George D.
45 · Folder · 2006-11-13
Part of South Dakota Farmers Union Records

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.

Larson, Loyd B.
44 · Folder · 2005-04-27
Part of South Dakota Farmers Union Records

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.

Kloucek, Clement
43 · Folder · 2005-08-17
Part of South Dakota Farmers Union Records

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

Jones, Eunice L.
39 · Folder · 2006-08-18
Part of South Dakota Farmers Union Records

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.

Johnson, Robert A.
38 · Folder · 2006-02-22
Part of South Dakota Farmers Union Records

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.

Holter, Julian E. and Verna
37 · Folder · 2006-06-07
Part of South Dakota Farmers Union Records

South Dakota Farmers Union Communications Director, Chuck Groth, Cooperative Legacy Project interview with Julian and Verna Holter, Farmers Union and Cooperative activists at Canton, South Dakota.

Hieb, Joseph
35 · Folder · 2006-11-17
Part of South Dakota Farmers Union Records

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.

Herriott, Virgil
33 · Folder · 2006-09-09
Part of South Dakota Farmers Union Records

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

Henderson, Darrell
32 · Folder · 2006-06-29
Part of South Dakota Farmers Union Records

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.

Harwood, Richard
31 · Folder · 2005-10-19
Part of South Dakota Farmers Union Records

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.

Hardy, Le Roy
30 · Folder · 2005-06-30
Part of South Dakota Farmers Union Records

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.

Hagny, Dennis
29 · Folder · 2007-05-17
Part of South Dakota Farmers Union Records

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.

Hafner, Joan M.
28 · Folder · 2005-06-16
Part of South Dakota Farmers Union Records

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

Grebner, Warren
27 · Folder · 2005-08-24
Part of South Dakota Farmers Union Records

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.

Goldammer, Ervin
26 · Folder · 2003-11-15
Part of South Dakota Farmers Union Records

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.

Glanzer, Emma
25 · Folder · 2006-08-01
Part of South Dakota Farmers Union Records

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

Glanzer, Aaron
24 · Folder · 2007-01-11
Part of South Dakota Farmers Union Records

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.

Gerlach, Ronald
23 · Folder · 2006-01-05
Part of South Dakota Farmers Union Records

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

French, Gary
22 · Folder · 2006-01-19
Part of South Dakota Farmers Union Records

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.

Evenson, Marvin
19 · Folder · 2006-05-04
Part of South Dakota Farmers Union Records

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

Elliott, Arlene Schley
18 · Folder · 2005-05-18
Part of South Dakota Farmers Union Records

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.

Dragseth, Gene
17 · Folder · 2007-03-09
Part of South Dakota Farmers Union Records

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

Dodge, Rodney
16 · Folder · 2007-04-13
Part of South Dakota Farmers Union Records

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

Cross, Stanley
15 · Folder · 2007-06-19
Part of South Dakota Farmers Union Records

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

Ching, Robert
14 · Folder · 2006-06-20
Part of South Dakota Farmers Union Records

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.

Carlson, Vernon and Ruth Ann
12 · Folder · 2006-11-05
Part of South Dakota Farmers Union Records

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.

Cain, Elmo
11 · Folder · 2006-06-28
Part of South Dakota Farmers Union Records

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

Bubbers, Grace
10 · Folder · 2006-06-27
Part of South Dakota Farmers Union Records

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.

Farmers Union All-State Camp
MA012-AV-0202 · circa 1940-1959
Part of South Dakota Farmers Union Records

Teens at the Farmers Union All-State Camp at Camp Judson in the Black Hills of South Dakota. Highlights include the Badlands, flag raising, Badger Clark visit, national board members visit, and a puppet theater. The students participate in crafts, croquet, archery, swimming, folk dancing, sightseeing, and a picnic. Included is footage of the Needles and Sylvan Lake in Custer State Park, and Mt. Rushmore under construction. Color film. No sound.

MA012-AV-0193 · undated
Part of South Dakota Farmers Union Records

South Dakota Farmers Union delegates bus-in trip to Washington, D.C. Includes footage of sites visited such as the Capitol Building, the Washington Monument, and the White House. Also included is video of tours through Gettysburg, Pennsylvania and a dam at Columbus, Nebraska. Color film. No sound.

Farmers Union Junior Camps
MA012-AV-0192 · circa 1940-1949
Part of South Dakota Farmers Union Records

The film was created to promote the youth education program of the Farmers Union of North Dakota, Montana, Minnesota, Wisconsin, and South Dakota. It consists of footage from camps at each states' Farmers Union Junior Camps where children age 6-21 learn more about the Farmers Union and have fun. Activities depicted in the film include boating, swimming, games, crafts, manual labor, creating a camp newsletter, and listening to lectures about farming and the Farmers Union. South Dakota campers stay in the Black Hills and visit Mt. Rushmore. The film is narrated by Fred Simonton, director of television for North Dakota Farmers Union. Color film. Sound.

Twenty-one Days in Europe
MA012-AV-0191 · 1955
Part of South Dakota Farmers Union Records

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.

From the Good Harvest
MA012-AV-0190 · 1961
Part of South Dakota Farmers Union Records

South Dakota Farmers Union film about the G.T.A. (Grain Terminal Association) and how it serves farmers by marketing grain. Footage is of grain in various stages of marketing, from the field to the elevators, to shipping. Included is footage of M.W. Thatcher, President of G.T.A. at the grand opening and dedication of the plant in Sioux Falls, South Dakota in May 1961. Color film. Sound.

MA012-AV-0189 · 1949
Part of South Dakota Farmers Union Records

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.

MA012-AV-0188 · circa 1940-1949
Part of South Dakota Farmers Union Records

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.

MA012-AV-0187 · undated
Part of South Dakota Farmers Union Records

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.

MA012-AV-0186 · 1948
Part of South Dakota Farmers Union Records

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.

MA012-AV-0185 · 1956-05
Part of South Dakota Farmers Union Records

South Dakota Farmers Union camp in the state. Different locations are introduced with a title card showing the town, county or district, and date of the camp. Locations shown include Mitchell, Dallas, Blunt (Hughes), Tyndall, Island Park, Brookings, Viborg, Custer, and Forestburg. The footage ends with a demonstration of a tractor with a roll bar attached. Color film. No sound.

MA012-AV-0184 · 1949
Part of South Dakota Farmers Union Records

Farmers Union members travel to Washington, D.C. where they toured the National Farmers Union headquarters, the U.S. Capitol, and other sites. Midway through the recording there is footage of members boarding busses. One bus has a banner on its side that reads: Farmers Educational & Co-Operative Union of America South Dakota Division. The film includes scenes from cities on the way to Washington, D.C. Included is footage of military aircraft fly-over and a U. S. Navy blimp. Color film. No sound.

MA012-AV-0183 · circa 1950-1959
Part of South Dakota Farmers Union Records

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.

MA012-AV-0182 · 1952
Part of South Dakota Farmers Union Records

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.

MA012-AV-0176_01
Part of South Dakota Farmers Union Records

Senator Hubert Humphrey speaking about the R.E.A. and the M.V.A. (Missouri Valley Authority) vs. the Pick-Sloan Plan and low cost public power. He also talks about price supports and the farm program. Audience members bring up their support of the Brannan Plan. Senator Humphrey supports the Brannan Plan.