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National Farmers Process Tax Recovery Association records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MS-0044

Scope and Content

This collection (1927-1991) contains correspondence, publications, newspaper clippings, minutes, speeches, financial records, and claims. Correspondents include Andrew J. Johnson, Donald Van Vleet, D. B. Gurney, Helen Holehan, Edward E. Kennedy, and Guy M. Gillette.

Dates

  • 1927-1991

Language of Materials

English

Access Restrictions

Open for research.

Use/Re-use Restrictions

Consult Special Collections and University Archives

Biography/Profile

The organization was founded in March 1936 in Des Moines, Iowa, as the Farmers Process Tax Recovery Association to lobby for legislation to refund the Hog Process Tax, declared illegal by the Supreme Court. It became the National Farmers Process Tax Recovery Association (NFPTRA) a year later. Edward E. Kennedy was NFPTRA's Washington, D.C., representative; his main duty was to lobby Congress. Other officers included Donald Van Vleet, president, and Andrew J. Johnson, secretary. Johnson was also president of the Iowa Farmers Union. D. B. Gurney, the leading figure behind the movement to refund the processing tax, initiated claims for the farmers.

Extent

17.01 Linear Feet (in 36 document boxes and 7 half-document boxes.)

Abstract

The National Farmers Process Tax Recovery Association was initially founded in March 1936 in Des Moines, Iowa, as the Farmers Process Tax Recovery Association. Its purpose was to lobby for legislation to refund the Hog Process Tax, declared illegal by the Supreme Court. This collection contains correspondence, publications, newspaper clippings, minutes, speeches, financial records, and claims. Correspondents include Andrew J. Johnson, Donald Van Vleet, D. B. Gurney, Helen Holehan, Edward E. Kennedy, and Guy M. Gillette.

Arrangement

The collection is organized Chronologically.

Custodial History

These records were given to Iowa State University Library by the children of Andrew Johnson of Moorhead, Iowa, in October 1974.

Items in related collections

MS-0458. Edward E. Kennedy papers, 1932-1989, undated

Processing Information

Released on 2018-11-01.

Title
MS-0044. National Farmers Process Tax Recovery Association records, 1927-1991
Date
December 12, 2018
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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