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Sam J. Nelson Collection of United Farmers of Story County (Iowa) records

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MS-0204

Scope and Content

This collection (1932, undated) contains a constitution and bylaws, correspondence, newspaper clippings, and a speech given by member Sam J. Nelson at a farm sale which resulted in the sale's postponement. Correspondence includes a letter to Nelson from Charles E. Armstrong, new editor of the Nevada (Iowa) Evening Journal. The correspondence also includes a letter to Nelson from Professor Millard Peck of the Iowa State College (University) faculty regarding the renting of the Helland farm in Warren Township.

Dates

  • 1932, undated

Language of Materials

English

Access Restrictions

Open for research.

Use/Re-use Restrictions

Consult Special Collections and University Archives

Biography/Profile

The United Farmers of Story County (Iowa) formed an association in the 1930s to advocate for equitable distribution of taxes, a moratorium on farm foreclosures, refinancing of farm debts, and social and economic equality for farmers. Membership in this organization was open to any person age 21 or above who resided in Story County and whose principal occupation was farming.

Extent

0.21 Linear Feet (1 half-document box)

Abstract

The United Farmers of Story County (Iowa) formed an association in the 1930s to advocate for equitable distribution of taxes, a moratorium on farm foreclosures, refinancing of farm debts, and social and economic equality for farmers. This collection contains a constitution and bylaws, correspondence, newspaper clippings, and a speech given by member Sam J. Nelson at a farm sale which resulted in the sale's postponement. Sam J. Nelson served on the Board of Directors of the United Farmers of Story County.

Copies

Digital reproductions of a selection of materials from the Sam J. Newlson Collection of United Farmers of Story County (Iowa) records are available electronically. Please see the Electronic Resources section for a link. Also included in this digital collection are materials from the Merle Hansen papers, the Charles Walters papers, the George J. Ormsby papers, the National Farmers Organization records, the Iowa Farm Bureau records, and the Wayne Darrow papers. Please see Related Materials for links to these collections.

Items in related collections

MS-0595. Merle Hansen papers, 1932-1999, undated MS-0588. Charles Walters papers, 1937-2003, undated MS-0109. George J. Ormsby papers, 1911-1965, undated MS-0481. National Farmers Organization records, 1955-2001 MS-0105. Iowa Farm Bureau Federation records, 1914-2008 MS-0021. Wayne Darrow papers, 1930-1972, undated

Collection Files

Processing Information

Released on 2018-11-01.

Title
MS-0204. Sam J. Nelson Collection of United Farmers of Story County (Iowa) records, 1932, undated
Date
May 29, 2019
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections and University Archives Repository

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