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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.)

Farmers Union All-State Camp

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.

South Dakota Farmers Union Bus-in

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

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

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

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.

South Dakota Farmers Union Junior Camp

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

South Dakota Farmers Union Educational Department Film

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

South Dakota Farmers Union Summer Camp

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

South Dakota Farmers Union Ladies Camp

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

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

South Dakota Farmers Union 1956 Summer Camp Season Opening

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.

South Dakota Farmers Union 1949 Pilgrimage to Washington, D.C.

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.

South Dakota Farmers Union Co-op Promotion

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

South Dakota Farmers Union Picnics

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

Senator Hubert Humphrey Speech

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.

Merrell Q. Sharpe Radio Address

South Dakota Farmers Union president, Paul Opsahl, introduces Merrell Q. Sharpe, former governor of South Dakota, who gives a radio address about the consumer power districts bill before the South Dakota Legislature. He supports the equal distribution of power to all South Dakotans at the lowest possible rates. Private power companies are against consumer power districts. A man is speaking at a conference about price supports. He is for the restoration of storage capacities for farm commodities across the U.S. He also talks about parity and farmers cooperatives. He also states that he feels that the American farmer has done the most to fight communism. A man is speaking at a conference about the Standard Oil monopoly. The recording ends in the middle of his speech.
South Dakota Farmers Union president, Paul Opsahl, introduces Merrell Q. Sharpe, former governor of South Dakota, who gives a radio address about the consumer power districts bill before the South Dakota Legislature. He supports the equal distribution of power to all South Dakotans at the lowest possible rates. Private power companies are against consumer power districts. A man is speaking at a conference about price supports. He is for the restoration of storage capacities for farm commodities across the U.S. He also talks about parity and farmers cooperatives. He also states that he feels that the American farmer has done the most to fight communism. A man is speaking at a conference about the Standard Oil monopoly. The recording ends in the middle of his speech.

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

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

South Dakota Farmers Union State Headquarters Building Dedication

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

South Dakota Farmers Union State Headquarters Building Dedication

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

Grain terminal Association General Manager M.W. Thatcher Speech, Part 2

Continuation of Grain Terminal Association General Manager M.W. Thatcher Speech, Part 1 (MA012-AV-0167_01). Grain Terminal Association general manager, M.W. Thatcher, speaking about the depression and the economy and how the farm organizations of the National Grange, the Farm Bureau, and the Farmers Union agreed that a New Deal was needed for agriculture. He speaks about the Farm Credit Administration, support prices, legislated economy for farmers and parity pricing. Recording continued on Grain Terminal Association General Manager M.W. Thatcher Speech, Part 3 (MA012-AV-0166_01).

Grain Terminal Association General Manager M.W. Thatcher Speech, Part 1

Grain Terminal Association general manager, M.W. Thatcher, speaking about the depression and the economy and how the farm organizations of the National Grange, the Farm Bureau, and the Farmers Union agreed that a New Deal was needed for agriculture. He speaks about the Farm Credit Administration, support prices, legislated economy for farmers and parity pricing. Recording continued on Grain Terminal Association General Manager M.W. Thatcher Speech, Part 2 (MA012-AV-0168_01).

Grain terminal Association General Manager M.W. Thatcher Speech, Part 3

Continuation of Grain Terminal Association General Manager M.W. Thatcher Speech, Part 2 (MA012-AV-0166_01). Grain Terminal Association general manager, M.W. Thatcher, speaking about the depression and the economy and how the farm organizations of the National Grange, the Farm Bureau, and the Farmers Union agreed that a New Deal was needed for agriculture. He speaks about the Farm Credit Administration, support prices, legislated economy for farmers and parity pricing. Thatcher also reads a portion of the statement of policy for the South Dakota Farmers Union, and discusses the economy and socialism.

South Dakota Farmers Union 1972 Convention, Part 2

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.

South Dakota Farmers Union 1972 Convention, Part 1

South Dakota Farmers Union speakers Herrick Roth president of the Colorado AFL-CIO. Roth talks about price power bargaining for farmers, keeping the land and government in the hands of the people and avoiding the corruption of power, the strength in the trade unions. Continued of South Dakota Farmers Union 1972 Convention, Part 2 [MA012-AV-0163_02]

South Dakota Farmers Union Radio Program

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

South Dakota Farmers Union 1975 Convention Political Panel

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.

Protest of Secretary of Agriculture Ezra Taft Benson's Policies

South Dakota Farmers Union reports Jack Seigle rebuke against those who threw eggs at Secretary of Agriculture Ezra Taft Benson at the state corn picking contest south of Sioux Falls, South Dakota. A call for people who are upset over the secretary's policies need to show respect for the office and rather than result to violence, people need to show their displeasure by refuting those policies with common sense and reason.

South Dakota Farmers Union Agriculture in Review News Program

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.

Interview with Director of the Food and Agriculture Office at the United Nations

South Dakota United Nations Association speaker Charles Whites, Director of the Food and Agriculture Office at the United Nations in New York. Whites speaks about the need to strengthen the political side of the U.N. He also speaks about the veto powers of the five big countries and the voting strength of the smaller nations. He also speaks about the concept of 'one world government' and the need of nations to learn to work together.

Interview with Director of the Food and Agriculture Office at the United Nations

Interview with Charles White, Director of the Food and Agriculture Office at the United Nations in New York. Whites speaks about the need to strengthen the political side of the U.N. He also speaks about the veto powers of the five big countries and the voting strength of the smaller nations. He also speaks about the concept of 'one world government' and the need of nations to learn to work together.

South Dakota Farmers Union Agriculture in Review News Program

Agriculture in Review news program of current interest to South Dakota farmers and ranchers presented by the South Dakota Farmers Union. Allan Burke talks about a power struggle between the executive branch and the legislative branch, wherein the President has ignored Congress. The President has ignored pricing provisions in the international wheat agreement, impounded funds, and cut farm programs. Burke calls for Congress to demand the reinstatement of all farm programs and that they be fully funded.

Top of the Farm News

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

South Dakota Farmers Union Ladies Fly-in Interviews

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

South Dakota Farmers Union Legislative Action Conference Radio Announcement

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

South Dakota Farmers Union Agriculture in Review News Program

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.

South Dakota Farmers Union Legislative Action Conference Radio Announcement

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

South Dakota Farmers Union Legislative Action Conference Radio Announcement

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

South Dakota Farmers Union Ladies Fly-in Interviews

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

South Dakota Farmers Union Ladies Fly-in Interviews

National Farmers Union Weekly Radio program reports on the South Dakota Farmers Union report on Ladies Fly-In to Washington, D.C. 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.

National Farmers Union Weekly Radio News Report from Washington, D.C.

National Farmers Union Weekly Radio Report from Washington, D.C. Joe O'Neal reports about the different political figures who argue in favor of farming programs. Includes several audio clips of President of the Farmer's Union Tony Dechant, Texas Congressman Graham Purcell, Secretary of Agriculture Clifford Hardin and Wisconsin Congressman Henry Reuss.

National Farmers Union Weekly Radio News Report from Washington, D.C.

National Farmers Union Weekly Radio News Report from Washington, D.C., presented by Victor Ray, Director of Public Affairs for the National Farmers Union. Topics of the news report are cuts in wheat acreage for 1970, cuts to international grains prices to Japan and South America, wheat prices, farm policy, price supports, and changes to the federal reclamation law proposed by Senator George Murphy of California.

South Dakota Farmers Union Agriculture in Review News Program

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.

South Dakota Farmers Union Agriculture in Review News Program

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.

South Dakota Farmers Union Agriculture in Review News Program

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.

South Dakota Farmers Union Agriculture in Review News Program

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.

Indiana Farmers Union and Iowa Farmers Union on Farm Legislation

Bill Wright states that the Indiana Farmers Union is disappointed in the reduction of price supports on soybeans. Sid Gross from Iowa talks about the corporation farming legislation that is held up in committees in the Iowa state legislature. He wants the legislation to get out of committee and be discussed. He urges people to contact their senator or representative to move the bill forward.

South Dakota Farmers Union 1972 Convention

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.

South Dakota Farmers Union Energy Conservation Panel, Part 2

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

South Dakota Farmers Union Energy Conservation Panel, Part 1

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

Livestock Cooperatives

Man named Bob speaks to members of the South Dakota Farmers Union about a livestock marketing cooperative made of members from all farmers organizations. A question and answer session follows.

South Dakota Farmers Union Agriculture in Review News Program

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.

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