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County Taxes Question
MA012-AV-0068_03 · undated
Part of South Dakota Farmers Union Records

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.

MA012-AV-0079_01 · 1980-05-06
Part of South Dakota Farmers Union Records

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.

MA012-AV-0085_01 · 1974
Part of South Dakota Farmers Union Records

Agriculture in Review news program of current interest to South Dakota farmers and ranchers presented by the South Dakota Farmers Union. Allan Burke discusses the legislative session. Issues debated were tax reform, the Family Farm Act, uniform probate code, railroads, interest rate, and other actions considered by the legislature including the funding of an Animal Science Facility at South Dakota State University, health care cooperatives, and land use.

MA012-AV-0105_01 · 1977
Part of South Dakota Farmers Union Records

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).

MA012-AV-0105_02 · 1977
Part of South Dakota Farmers Union Records

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.

MA012-AV-0118_01 · circa 1950-1959
Part of South Dakota Farmers Union Records

Agriculture in Review news program of current interest to South Dakota farmers and ranchers presented by the South Dakota Farmers Union. Dick Ricci interviews state Farmers Union president, Ben Radcliffe. Radcliffe discusses inflation being blamed on high food prices by the present administration, farm income, parity, and farm expenses.

MA012-AV-0127_01 · undated
Part of South Dakota Farmers Union Records

Agriculture in Review news program of current interest to South Dakota farmers and ranchers presented by the South Dakota Farmers Union. Chuck Groth introduces South Dakota Farmers Union President Ben Radcliffe who praised Governor Kneips selection of Lieutenant Governor Harvey Wollman as the state Secretary of Agriculture. Radcliffe also praised retiring Secretary of Agriculture, William Schroeder. Allan Burke talks about the Agribusiness Accountability Project (AAP) report, trends in agriculture, vertical integration, contract farming, elimination of the 1974 agricultural census from the budget, and combining agricultural statistics into a census of manufacturing.

MA012-AV-0131_01 · 1976
Part of South Dakota Farmers Union Records

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.

MA012-AV-0131_02 · 1976
Part of South Dakota Farmers Union Records

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.

MA012-AV-0136_01 · circa 1970-1979
Part of South Dakota Farmers Union Records

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.

MA012-AV-0138_01 · circa 1970-1979
Part of South Dakota Farmers Union Records

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.

MA012-AV-0141_01 · 1970-04-27
Part of South Dakota Farmers Union Records

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.

MA012-AV-0157_01 · circa 1970-1979
Part of South Dakota Farmers Union Records

Agriculture in Review news program of current interest to South Dakota farmers and ranchers presented by the South Dakota Farmers Union. Allan Burke talk about the fuel allocations for farmers will not be a priority during this legislative session which may lead to food shortages. The U.S.D.A. is encouraging farmers to try and conserve their fuel as much as possible.

MA012-AV-0160_01 · 1975
Part of South Dakota Farmers Union Records

Political panel at the South Dakota Farmers Union convention moderated by the Lt. Governor featuring South Dakota legislators Henry Poppin, Philip Testerman, Les Kleven, Lars Herseth, Bob Weber, and Andy Weese. Topics discussed are healthcare in the rural area, the Oahe Project referendum, farm organizations and rural unity, agricultural economic development, education, and tax proposals for 1976. A question and answer session follows.

MA012-AV-0163_02 · 1972
Part of South Dakota Farmers Union Records

Continuation of South Dakota Farmers Union 1972 Convention, Part 1. South Dakota Farmers Union convention speakers. The end of Erik Roth's, president of the Colorado AFL-CIO, speech. The Executive director of Midwest Electric Consumers Association talks about South Dakota resources, monopolies, and the Department of Interior.

MA012-AV-0169_01 · 1952-05-10
Part of South Dakota Farmers Union Records

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.

MA012-AV-0170_01 · 1952-05-10
Part of South Dakota Farmers Union Records

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

MA012-AV-0070_01 · 1957-06-04
Part of South Dakota Farmers Union Records

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.

MA012-AV-0073_01 · 1957-06-04
Part of South Dakota Farmers Union Records

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.

MA012-AV-0075_03 · 1955-10-08
Part of South Dakota Farmers Union Records

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.

MA012-AV-0082_01 · 1974-10-14
Part of South Dakota Farmers Union Records

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.

MA012-AV-0082_02 · 1974-10-14
Part of South Dakota Farmers Union Records

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.

MA012-AV-0103_01 · undated
Part of South Dakota Farmers Union Records

Agriculture in Review news program of current interest to South Dakota farmers and ranchers presented by the South Dakota Farmers Union. Man talks about a Minnesota Farmers Union Ladies Legislative Fly-In to Washington, D.C. to present the farmers side of the legislative picture to members of Congress. Also discusses is Truth in Packaging and Truth in Lending legislation being lost in Congress, and South Dakotas farmers impressive credit rating with the Farmers Home Administration.

MA012-AV-0108_01 · 1972
Part of South Dakota Farmers Union Records

South Dakota Farmers Union 1972 convention speakers. The first speaker discusses the Soviet grain deal and its effects on farmers. Ed Smith, vice president of the National Farmers Union and president of the North Dakota Farmers Union delivers an address titled 'Which Way America.' A man speaks about the military industrial complex and its power. Finally, a man speaks about the Russian grain sale.

MA012-AV-0114_01 · undated
Part of South Dakota Farmers Union Records

Agriculture in Review news program of current interest to South Dakota farmers and ranchers presented by the South Dakota Farmers Union. News topics include the Farmers Union supports the Food Stamp program, beef added to the list of U.S. commodities which foreign countries can buy for soft currencies, and the Farmers Union Central Exchange in St. Paul is distributing the largest patronage refund in its history, $9,365,000.

MA012-AV-0114_02 · 1965
Part of South Dakota Farmers Union Records

Agriculture in Review news program of current interest to South Dakota farmers and ranchers presented by the South Dakota Farmers Union. News topics include the state advisory board of the South Dakota Farmers Union discussed the importance of the terminal-type of livestock market to the family farmer and the gains made in the cooperative market, the South Dakota Legislature will be debating bills of interest to farmers, and the South Dakota R.E.A. annual meeting.

MA012-AV-0137_01 · circa 1970-1979
Part of South Dakota Farmers Union Records

Agriculture in Review news program of current interest to South Dakota farmers and ranchers presented by the South Dakota Farmers Union. Allan Burke announces the upcoming Farmers Union Rural Action Conference in Philip, South Dakota. The conference feature discussions on conglomerate farming, no fault insurance, tax reform, gas tax refund changes and updating the state's probate laws.

Top of the Farm News
MA012-AV-0149_01 · undated
Part of South Dakota Farmers Union Records

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.

MA012-AV-0162_01 · undated
Part of South Dakota Farmers Union Records

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.

MA012-AV-0172_01 · undated
Part of South Dakota Farmers Union Records

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.

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.

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-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-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-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-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.

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.

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.

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.