Guide to the Records of the Rocky Mountain Farmers Union

Prepared by Linda M. Meyer
Colorado State University, Colorado Agricultural Archive
Copyright 2009 Colorado State University. All rights reserved.
Finding aid encoded in EAD Version 2002 by Alicia Conrardy, 2010.
Creator: Rocky Mountain Farmers Union
Title: Records of the Rocky Mountain Farmers Union
Dates: 1897-2009
Bulk Dates: 1950-1990
Quantity: 95+ linear feet
Identification: ARMF
Abstract: The programs of the Rocky Mountain Farmers Union (RMFU) have supported the successful operation of family farms and ranches for over a century. Organized in 1908 as the Colorado Farmers Educational and Cooperative Union (CFU), the association changed its name to the Rocky Mountain Farmers Union in 1942 to include members in neighboring states. This collection documents the efforts of the RMFU to serve farmers and ranchers through education, legislation, and cooperative activities, and features materials from prominent RMFU presidents James Patton, Harvey Solberg, John Stencel III, and David Carter. There is also historical information concerning local and county unions as well as the national organization (National Farmers Union), sponsored marketing cooperatives, and related insurance companies. Material types include meeting minutes, governance documents, subject files, reports and press releases, convention and youth camp documents, publications, scrapbooks, clippings, photographs, phonograph recordings, audio cassettes, videotapes, and artifacts.
Contact Information: Agricultural and Natural Resources Archive
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Fort Collins, Colorado 80523-1019 USA
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Fax: 970-491-1195
Email: Archives and Special Collections
URL: https://lib.colostate.edu/archives/agriculture/
Restrictions on Access
There are no access restrictions on this collection. However, it is stored off-site, so advance notice is required.
Restrictions on Use
Not all of the material in the collection is in the public domain. Researchers are responsible for addressing copyright issues.
This collection is indexed under the following headings in the Colorado State University Libraries online catalog. Researchers seeking materials about related subjects, persons, organizations, or places should search the catalog using these headings.
Subjects:
  • Agriculture.
  • Agriculture, Cooperative.
Persons:
  • Stencel, John, III.
  • Solberg, Harvey R.
  • Patton, James G.
Organizations:
  • Rocky Mountain Farmers Union.
  • National Farmers' Union (U.S.)
Places:
  • Colorado.
  • Wyoming.
Occupations:
  • Farmers.
Special Document Types:
  • Minutes.
  • Photographs.
  • Negatives.
  • Slides (photographs).
  • Motion pictures.
  • Audiotapes.
  • Videotapes.
  • Phonograph records.
  • Scrapbooks.
  • Artifacts.
The programs and policies of the Rocky Mountain Farmers Union (RMFU) have supported the successful operation of family farms and ranches for over a century. Eleven months after the organization of the first Colorado local unit of the National Farmers Educational and Cooperative Union (NFU), a state union was formed at a meeting in Pueblo on April 17, 1908. Originally incorporated as the Colorado Farmers Educational and Cooperative Union (CFU), the association changed its name to Rocky Mountain Farmers Union in 1942 to allow for the potential admission of members in the states of Utah, Wyoming, New Mexico, and Arizona. At the time of its centennial celebration in 2007, membership in the RMFU included the states of Colorado, Wyoming, and New Mexico.
George B. Lang, a former schoolteacher, journalist, and union organizer, was elected as the first president of the Colorado organization. Other notable presidents include James G. ("Jim") Patton, who led the Colorado union for two years before being elected president of the NFU in 1940; Patton's successor Harvey R. Solberg, who presided over the state organization for 21 years; and third-generation German-Russian farmer John Stencel III. Stencel grew up on a farm in Weld County, Colorado; participated actively in Farmers Union youth activities; served in Vietnam with the U.S. Army; and earned a degree with majors in agriculture and social science from Colorado State University. He was elected as RMFU president in 1970 at the age of 28 and served in that capacity for a total of 30 years. During an eight-year hiatus in his presidency, while he served as an administrator for the United States Farm Service Agency, Stencel was succeeded by David E. ("Dave") Carter, who ushered the Rocky Mountain Farmers Union into the 21st century.
The Farmers Union focuses its efforts to assist family farmers in the areas of education, legislation, and cooperation, often presenting this three-fold mission visually as the three sides of an equilateral triangle. Educational programs to facilitate the farmers' knowledge of agricultural and legislative issues are provided at the local, county, state, and national level. Since 1936, summer camps have been offered for the children of union members, and the NFU established a permanent location in 1960 for these camps and other educational activities in the mountains west of Denver near Bailey, Colorado. Young people attend camp and work on educational projects to fulfill the requirements for the Torchbearer award, which is presented at the RMFU annual convention.
Conventions of the RMFU and NFU provide opportunities for union members to elect leaders and draft annual policies and programs to guide the efforts of the organization, particularly in the promotion of pro-family farm legislation at the state and national levels. RMFU annual conventions were held in Denver, Colorado, until 1964. After that year, the convention locations have alternated between Denver and Cheyenne, Wyoming. More recent venues include the Colorado cities of Pueblo, Colorado Springs, Fort Collins, and Greeley. The RMFU offices and related insurance companies have been headquartered at several different locations in the Denver area, and during the lengthy NFU presidency of Jim Patton, the national headquarters was located in Denver as well.
Other educational opportunities for Farmers Union members include the RMFU Fellows program, created in 1987 to enhance knowledge, leadership skills, and political involvement among young Farmers Union members through weekend training seminars and field trips. The Rocky Mountain Farmers Union Educational and Charitable Foundation (RMFU Foundation) was established in 1992 to foster activities aimed at strengthening diverse rural economies and assisting agricultural producers, families, and their communities.
Cooperative efforts of Farmers Union members began soon after the organization of the local and state unions. Early cooperative enterprises included grain elevators, creameries, farm supply stores, and oil companies. In 1919, the Colorado Farmers Union Exchange Company opened a wholesale house in Denver, and within two years, members were being encouraged to sell their livestock through the Farmers Union Livestock Commission. By 1925, the Farmers Union Milling and Elevator Company in Denver was soliciting member participation.
The Farmers Union Mutual Insurance Company (FUMIC) was incorporated in Colorado as a mutual protective association in 1914, allowing Farmers Union members to purchase fire insurance at low premium rates. This encouraged Colorado farmers to join the CFU, as did the added benefit of life insurance with the Farmers Union Mutual Benefit Association, organized by Jim Patton in 1932. The life insurance company became part of the National Union Security Association (NUSA) in 1938, and members would later be offered health, casualty, and auto insurance policies.
In 1942, Farmers Union members in northern and eastern Colorado incorporated the Farmers Union Marketing Association (FUMA), and purchased the Kellogg grain elevator and feed mill in Denver. Capacity was greatly expanded in 1951 with the addition of a large grain elevator in Byers, Colorado. Initially, participation in the cooperative was limited to Farmers Union members, but in 1966 the word "Union" was removed from the name. The organization became the Farmers Marketing Association (FMA), and membership was opened to all interested farmers. Most of the association's holdings were sold to the Cargill Corporation in 1988.
The RMFU Cooperative Development Center, created in 1992, has assisted a number of efforts, including the Mountain View Harvest Cooperative (offering a value-added bakery in Longmont, Colorado), the Harmony Market (an outlet for farmers' products in Fort Collins), and the Rancher's Choice Cooperative to market kosher beef and lamb from Colorado's San Luis Valley.
The Records of the Rocky Mountain Farmers Union consists of materials dated 1897 to 2009, with the bulk falling from 1950 to 1990. Materials in the collection provide insights into the economic, political, technological, and environmental issues confronting family farmers in Colorado and adjacent states during the past century. The collection consists primarily of records documenting the activities of the Rocky Mountain Farmers Union and its members, but there is also historical information concerning local and county unions as well as the national organization, sponsored marketing cooperatives, and related insurance companies. Despite some gaps (notably in the first two decades of the organization's existence and during the 1970s and 1980s) there are fairly complete runs of board of directors meeting minutes starting in 1925, and materials from state conventions beginning in 1931, through the late 1960s. Material types include meeting minutes, governance documents, correspondence, reports and press releases, convention and youth camp documents, publications, scrapbooks, clippings, photographs, phonograph recordings, audio cassettes, videotapes, and artifacts.
The collection consists of nineteen series in 78 boxes:
Preferred Citation

Records of the Rocky Mountain Farmers Union, Colorado Agricultural Archive, Colorado State University.

Acquisition

John Stencel III, president of RMFU, donated the Records of the Rocky Mountain Farmers Union to the Colorado Agricultural Archive on June 4, 1981. The Colorado Agricultural Archive became part of the Colorado State University Libraries in 2004. Additional materials were donated by the Rocky Mountain Farmers Union in 2004, 2007, 2008, and 2009.

Processing

Processing was completed in 2009. The collection was received in disorder, although some groupings of materials were evident and it appeared that the subject files had originally been filed alphabetically. Initial processing conducted by earlier archivists included sorting photographs into subject categories. During the second phase of processing, documents were unfolded and housed in acid-free folders and boxes. The alphabetic arrangement of the subject files was restored, and other documents were arranged into logical series. Duplicates beyond two exact copies and metal paperclips and other fasteners were removed. Clippings were interleaved with acid-free paper, and photographs were placed in archival sleeves in Hollinger document cases.

Separated Collections

The initial donation included 26 boxes of materials from the personal and professional papers of Harvey R. Solberg, president of the Rocky Mountain Farmers Union from 1941-1962. These materials now form a separate collection, the Papers of Harvey R. Solberg, within the Colorado Agricultural Archive.

Related Collections

In addition to the Papers of Harvey R. Solberg, the Colorado Agricultural Archive houses the records of the Colorado State Grange, another organization which worked to support rural communities. Numerous other collections from Colorado producers' associations are also available in the Colorado Agricultural Archive, including the records of the Colorado Grain and Feed Association, the Colorado Potato Growers Exchange, the Great Western Sugar Company, the Colorado Cattlemen's Association, and the National Bison Association. The Records of the National Farmers Union, which includes newsletters and other materials relating to the activities of the Rocky Mountain Farmers Union, is preserved in the Labor History Collections of the Archives of the University of Colorado at Boulder Libraries.

Online Materials

Some materials have been scanned and are available through the Colorado State University Libraries website.

Note: Title information copied from original file folders is given in quotation marks. Two identical copies of the same item are indicated by the phrase "2 copies" at the end of the entry. Abbreviations used frequently are: CFU for Colorado Farmers Union, FUMA for Farmers Union Marketing Association, FUMIC for Farmers Union Mutual Insurance Company, FUSA for Farmers Union Service Association, NFU for National Farmers Union, and RMFU for Rocky Mountain Farmers Union.

Series 1: Minutes and histories, 1925-2000 and undated (0.75 linear feet)

This series consists of historical information gathered for the 50th and 75th anniversaries and other significant milestones of the Rocky Mountain Farmers Union, as well as a nearly complete run of minutes of the board of directors from 1925 through 1969. The files are arranged alphabetically by folder title, and then chronologically within folders of the same title.
Box Folder
Historical information.
1 1 Anniversary pageant script. 1983.
1 2 For anniversary. undated.
1 3 Golden Jubilee, material for pageant. 1959.
1 4 RMFU/FUSA split. 1966-1967.
1 5 RMFU Strategic Plan. 2000.
1 6 Trinidad, Hoehne. Photocopied from the scrapbook of Rhote Daniels. 1984.
1 7-10 Minutes, Board of Directors, Colorado Farmers Union. 1925-1935, 1938-1942.
1 11 Minutes, Board of Directors, Colorado Farmers Union (draft). 1925-1934.
1 12-17 Minutes, Board of Directors, Rocky Mountain Farmers Union. 1943-1963, 1966-1969, 1992, 1997.
1 18 Minutes, Farmers Union Youth Association. 1947-1959.


Series 2: Governance documents, 1909-2003 and undated (0.4 linear feet)

This series contains successive versions of the by-laws, constitution, and amended articles of incorporation for the Colorado Farmers Educational and Cooperative Union and the Rocky Mountain Farmers Union. Some of the by-laws and constitution are printed in booklet form to facilitate distribution to members. By-laws of most decades, except for the 1970s, are represented. A referendum statement and ballots concerning the 1942 CFU constitutional amendment to change the organization's name and territory is also included. Files are arranged in alphabetical order by title.
Box Folder
1 19 Amended charter, articles of incorporation, CFU. 1925, 1932, 1964.
1 20 By-laws and constitution, CFU. 1909, 1915, 1921, 1926, 1927, 1932.
1 21 By-laws and constitution, RMFU. 1942, 1948, 1952, 1954, undated.
1 22 By-laws and constitution, RMFU. 1964, undated.
1 23 By-laws, Kirk Farmers Independent Cooperative. undated.
1 24 By-laws, Larimer County Farmers Union. 1919.
1 25-28 By-laws, RMFU. 1964, 1969, 1980, 1988, 1995-1996, 2001-2003, undated.
1 29 By-laws, RMFU Educational and Charitable Foundation. 1994-1995, undated.
1 30 Charter applications for local unions. 1942-1943, 1951-1958, 1960-1961.
1 31 Constitutional amendment, CFU to RMFU - ballots. 1942.
1 32 Suggested articles of incorporation and by-laws for local unions. undated.
1 33 Wyoming - charter application for Afton local. 1948.


Series 3: Conferences and conventions, 1929-2008 (3.35 linear feet)

Members of the governing board of the Rocky Mountain Farmers Union attended the annual conventions of both the RMFU and the National Farmers Union, and some information concerning the national conventions is available here. The state (RMFU) convention materials include meeting programs listing topics of discussion and names of individuals honored. This series also contains educational materials provided at some of the conferences sponsored by the Farmers Union, in particular the annual summer conferences held near Palmer Lake in Colorado during the early 1950s. Files are arranged alphabetically by title.
Box Folder
Subseries 3.1: Conferences. 1951-2004.
1 34 County leaders, Wyoming, Young Couples conferences. 1961-1963.
1 35 Greenhouses - Montrose - Eliot Coleman. 2004.
1 36 Leadership conference. 1980-1981.
1 37 NFU biennial leadership conference. 1951.
1 38 Palmer Lake. 1953.
1 39 Palmer Lake - Leaders' notebook. 1955.
1 40 Palmer Lake (Pine Crest). 1953-1956.
1 41 Palmer Lake (Solberg binder). 1956.
1 42 RMFU fall conference. 1960.
Subseries 3.2: Conventions. 1929-2008.
2 1 National convention - 1929. Minutes. 1929.
2 2-4 National convention. 1939-1942, 1950, 1956, 1959-1960.
2 5-16 National convention. 1966-1969, 1971-1974, 1979, 1986-1989.
2 17-21 National convention. 1995-1998, 2001-2002, 2004-2007.
2 22-29 State convention (CFU). 1931, 1933-1939.
2 30-37 State convention (RMFU). 1949-1954.
2 38 State convention (RMFU). 1953 - Old-timers' attendance and ceremony, guest album. 1953.
2 39-44 State convention (RMFU). 1954-1955, 1958.
2 45-48 State convention (RMFU). 1959 - Golden Jubilee historical information, correspondence, program. 1958-1959.
2 49-52 State convention (RMFU). 1960-1961.
3 1-9 State convention (RMFU). 1962-1967.
3 10-25 State convention (RMFU). 1975-1979, 1982-1983, 1985.
3 26 State convention (RMFU). 1989 - Tape orders. 1989.
3 27-39 State convention (RMFU). 1994-2003, 2006.
3 40-42 State convention (RMFU) - Booklets/programs. 1950-1969, 1971-1975, 1977, 1979.
3 43 State convention (RMFU) - Booklets/programs. 1983-1984, 1987, 1989, 1996-1998.
3 44-45 State convention (RMFU) - Booklets/programs. 2001-2008.


Series 4: Educational programs and camps, 1937-1987 and undated (1.5 linear feet)

The majority of the materials in this series relate to youth programs and summer camps. Camp yearbooks document participants and their activities, and letters from the youth leaders provide insights into the educational programs of the 1950s and 1960s. Arrangement is alphabetical, and chronological within groupings of the same title.
Box Folder
4 1 All State Farmers Union Camp song booklet. 1938.
4 2-3 All States Senior Youth Advisory Council. 1975-1978.
4 4 Bulletin to the Junior Leaders. 1938.
4 5 Camp. 1983-1984, undated.
4 6 Camp diploma (photocopy). 1937.
4 7 Camp ideas (Roald and Esther). 1961-1962, 1966-1968, undated.
4 8 Camp newsletters. 1938-1939.
4 9 Camp newsletters - All-States Camp. 1938-1939.
4 10 Camp work applications. 1968.
4 11-26 Camp yearbooks. 1948-1952, 1955-1984.
4 27-29 Camp yearbooks (All-States Camp). 1962-1964, 1972, 1974, 1983-1984.
4 30 Education newsletter (RMFU). 1987-1989.
4 31 Educational department newsletter (RMFU). undated.
4 32 Farmers Union Scholarship Fund (RMFU). undated.
4 33 Leader appreciation cards. 1976, 1989.
4 34 NFU Education Service - booklet orders. 1949.
4 35 Senior Youth Oral History Project (Peetz). 1980, 1987.
4 36 Texas Farmers Union camp in Colorado. 1963.
4 37 Texas - first Farmers Union junior camp - list of leaders. 1940.
4 38 Weld County Extension Homemaker - Hobbies and crafts. 1975.
4 39-40 Youth activities. 1953, 1964-1966, 1970-1976, 1984, undated.
4 41 Youth Association (shares for Bailey camp). 1959-1960.
4 42 Youth camps. 1937.
4 43 Youth leaders letters - Esther Harbo. 1958, 1960-1965.
4 44 Youth leaders letters - John Stencel. 1965-1966.
4 45 Youth workbook responses. 1987.


Series 5: Legislative projects, 1937-1987 and undated (3 linear feet)

This series contains background information concerning the Farm Bills, the Family Farm Initiative, and other state and federal legislation of interest to RMFU members. Files are listed in alphabetical order by folder title.
Box Folder
5 1 Adopt-a-Legislator program. 2001-2003.
5 2 Adopt-a-Legislator program - Colorado. 1999-2000.
5 3 Adopt-a-Legislator program - Wyoming. 2000.
5 4 Agricultural appropriations legislation. 1968, 1969, 1974-1975.
5 5 Agricultural legislation - parity. 1966-1968.
5 6 Agricultural policy paper prepared for Gary Hart. 1982.
5 7 Agricultural committee recommendations to Colorado General Assembly. 1983.
5 8 Amendment 14 maps. undated.
5 9 Anti-trust legislation. 1959-1962, 1968, 1974, undated.
5 10 Anti-trust clippings. 1960-1961.
5 11 Brand Board Authority Act (Colorado SB 92-170). 1992.
5 12 Colorado Amendment 7 - State grocery sales tax. 1976.
5 13 Colorado legislature - clippings and reports. 1966, 1972, 1975-1977, undated.
5 14 Colorado Senate Bill 123. 1987.
5 15 Cotton legislation. 1965.
5 16 Drought disaster program. 1976-1977.
5 17 Drought legislation. 2001, 2003-2004.
5 18 Emergency supplemental appropriations. 2007.
5 19 Family Farm Act. 1960, 1968, 1972-1976.
5 20 Family Farm Anti-trust Act. 1979.
5 21 Family Farm - Farm Policy Reform Act of 1985. 1979, 1980, 1985.
5 22 Family Farm information. 1985, 1988-1993.
5 23-24 Family Farm Initiative. 1989-1990.
Family Farm Initiative.
5 25 Correspondence. 1989-1990.
5 26 Donation cards and correspondence. 1989.
5 27 Form letters and stationery. 1989.
5 28 Petitions. 1989.
5 29 Family Farm Task Force. 1989.
Family Farm Task Force.
5 30-31 Corporate hog facility. 1989.
5 32 Foreign ownership. 1988-1989.
5 33 Minutes. 1988-1990.
5 34 Nebraska Initiative 300. 1985-1989.
5 35 Family Farm - USDA Farm Structures hearing. 1979.
5 36 Farm Act of 1965. 1965-1970.
5 37 Farm Act of 2000. 1999-2002.
5 38-39 Farm Bill. 1992-1996, 2001-2003.
6 1 Farm Bill meetings - Torrington. 2001.
6 2 Farm Bill task force. 1988-1989.
6 3 Farm Bill - vertical integration (Big Horn, Kuner). 1961.
6 4-5 Farm Coalition Bill. 1968-1970.
6 6 Farm Crisis Act. 1982.
6 7 Farm legislation. 1978.
6 8 Growth legislation. 2001.
6 9 Hazardous waste amendment (Colorado SB 92-117). 1992.
6 10-11 Health insurance legislation. 2001-2002.
6 12-15 Legislation (national) - correspondence. 1943-1954.
6 16 Legislation (state) - correspondence. 1950-1953.
6 17 Legislation (state) information. 1951.
6 18 Legislative report (NFU). 1953.
6 19 Legislature - New Mexico drive-in. 2003.
6 20 Pork legislation - HB 1308, HB 1384. 1998-1999.
6 21 Presidential forum on domestic policy. 1975.
6 22 "Proposals to Democratic platform committee". 1960.
6 23 Renewable energy legislation. 2004.
6 24 "Roosevelt anti-monopoly hearing". 1959-1960.
6 25 "TWXs" (legislation information). 1977-1982.
6 26 Water Amendment (Colorado). 1992.
6 27 Water legislation. 2002-2005.
6 28 Wild and Scenic Rivers. 1968-1974.
6 29-30 Wilderness Act. 1970, 1973, 1983-1987, 1992.
6 31 Women, Infants, and Children Program coupons. 2002.
6 32 Wyoming legislature. 1973, 1978, 1981-1989, 1992.


Series 6: Press releases, 1964-2006 (1 linear foot)

This series, consisting of RMFU press releases, is a rich source of information about the people, activities, and concerns of the organization. The decade of the 1970s is best represented, and very little material is available for the 1980s. Folder groups are arranged alphabetically and then chronologically within groups.
Box Folder
6 33-36 Press releases. 1951, 1964-1970, undated.
7 1-22 Press releases. 1971-1979, 1982-1983, 1988, 1994-2004, 2006.
7 23-25 Press releases - RMFU convention. 1973-1976.


Series 7: Speeches and reports, 1939-2006 and undated (1.5 linear feet)

The speeches and reports in this series were presented at RMFU and NFU conventions and conferences, and as testimony before Congressional hearings. Folders are arranged alphabetically by author/speaker's last name.
Box Folder
7 26 Bickel, George. 1959.
7 27 Carter, Dave. 1997, 2001.
7 28 Dechant, Tony T. 1968.
7 29 Greene, Rev. Shirley E. "The Faith of Farmers Union". 1954.
7 30 Harbo, Roald. 1967-1968.
7 31 Jackson, J. H. (of the Farm Credit Administration). 1967.
7 32 McHale, James A. 1975.
7 33 Niebur, Ryan. 2005.
7 34-36 Patton, James G. 1939-1940, 1949-1954, 1958-1966.
7 37 Peppler, Kent. c. 2006.
7 38 Peppler, Kent - nomination of John Stencel for RMFU president. 2000.
7 39-40 Solberg, Harvey. 1942-1946, undated.
7 41-42 Stencel, John. 1972, 1973, 1975, 1978, 1982-1984, 1987, 1989.
7 43 Stencel, John. 2002, 2004, 2006, undated.
7 44 Swenson, Leland. 1997.
7 45 Watts, Lowell H. 1971.
7 46 Wyum, Obed A., Bozeman, Montana. 1953.


Series 8: Subject files, 1897-2009 and undated (28.75 linear feet)

This series includes correspondence to and from individual staff and board members, as well as general office correspondence and other documents regarding topics of interest to members of the Rocky Mountain Farmers Union. Files are listed alphabetically in the inventory of this finding aid. However, legal-sized files were separated from the letter-sized files and housed in boxes 24 through 27, as indicated in the inventory.
Box Folder
8 1 100th Anniversary celebration. 2006.
8 2 100th Anniversary celebration planning committee. 2005.
100th Anniversary celebrations.
8 3 Logan County (Peetz). 2007.
8 4 Routt County. 2007.
8 5 Weld County. 2007.
8 6-7 100th Anniversary grant proposal and other materials. 2005-2007.
24 1 100th Anniversary proclamations. 2007.
8 8 100th Anniversary - Yuma historical images. 1919, undated.
8 9-10 "A" (correspondents whose names start with A). 1941-1954.
8 11 "AAA County Committees". 1948.
8 12-13 "A & M College" (Fort Collins). 1946-1954.
8 14 Adams State Teachers College - Alamosa. 1946-1948.
8 15 Ag Insight. 1995-1998.
8 16 Ag Insights Committee. 1997-1999, 2003.
8 17 Ag Insights - Oil and Gas Working Group/SB-141. 2002.
8 18 Agricultural credit organizations in Colorado. 1976.
8 19 Agricultural land use. 1993.
8 20 Agricultural statistics. 1995, 1999.
8 21 Agricultural transportation. 1979.
8 22 Agricultural vehicles - "Implements of husbandry". 1999.
8 23 Agricultural web sites. 1997.
8 24 "Agricultural Worker Adjustment Act (H-2A reform)". 2001.
8 25 Agriculture articles. 2002-2005.
8 26 "Agriculture department (Colorado)". 1951-1954.
8 27-28 "Agriculture department (USDA)". 1949-1953.
8 29-30 Agriculture, history of. 1963-1979.
8 31 Agriculture, history of: Farm management field studies. 1912-1914.
8 32 Air quality control. 2005.
8 33 Alcohol plant in Weld County - poster by Debbie Wolfe. undated.
8 34 Alternative energy. 2004, 2006.
8 35 Alternative energy - "25 x'25". undated.
8 36 American agricultural politics. 1952.
8 37 American Farmland Trust. 1998-1999.
8 38 American Legion pamphlets. 1950-1951.
8 39 Andrew, Virginia - Farmers Union Writers Project. 1958.
8 40 Animal identification. 2004.
8 41 Anti-trust/corporate farms. 1991-1996, undated.
8 42 Anti-trust laws (Illinois brick case). 1990, 1999.
24 2 Armstrong, Bill. 1982.
8 43 Appropriate Technology Transfer for Rural Areas (ATTRA) project. 2003.
8 44 Austin & Konkel. 1950.
8 45 Australian visitors. 2004.
8 46 Awards. 1963, 1966, 1991-1993, 1995, 2000, 2004, 2006, undated.
8 47 Awards (pen and pencil sets). 1951.
8 48 "B". 1950-1952.
8 49 Bailey Education Center fundraising. 1960-1961.
8 50 Bailey Education Center - history of the ranch. 1966.
8 51 Beef Board. 1994-1998.
8 52 Beef check-off lawsuit. 2001.
8 53 Beef - competitive marketing. 1998-1999.
8 54 Biopharming. 2003-2005.
8 55 Bio-tech farming. 1999-2000, 2002.
8 56 Birgen, Ken. 1983-1985.
8 57 Board members - biographical. 1953, undated.
8 58 Board of Directors and their districts. 1960-1968.
8 59-61 Board of Directors correspondence. 1940-1955.
24 3 Board of Directors correspondence. 1946-1947, undated.
8 62 Board of Directors correspondence. 1984-1995.
9 1 Board of Directors meeting notices. 1955-1970.
9 2 Booster Club. 1970-1975.
9 3 Booster Club donation forms. 1978.
9 4 Bovine Growth Hormone (BGH) - New York legislation (Mabel Gil, lobbyist). 1994.
9 5 Brannan, Charles F. - biography. undated.
24 4 Brannan, Charles F., correspondence. 1955-1961, 1971.
9 6 Brannan Plan. 1949-1951.
9 7 Brazil farmland. 2002.
24 5 Bridges, Styles (US Senator) - accusation of Communism. 1950-1951.
9 8-9 Broomcorn hearings. 1967-1968, 1971, 1976.
24 6 Broomcorn hearings. 1968.
9 10 Broomcorn hearings - Frank E. Evans. 1967-1968.
9 11 Brucellosis. 1997.
9 12 "BSE/Mad cow disease". 2003-2005.
9 13 Buckhorn Ranch acquisition. 2002-2004.
9 14 Budget. 1999.
9 15 Budget Fund ideas - Trick or Treat. undated.
9 16 Building booklet - NFU. 1954.
9 17 Building dedications (RMFU). 1942, 1960, 1978.
9 18 Building locations. c. 2003.
9 19 Buildings (RMFU). 1955, 1967.
9 20 Bus tour - "Winning Against the Odds". 1999.
24 7 Bus trips - publicity. 1952.
9 21 Bus trips - lists and handbook. 1949-1955, 1958, 1961.
9 22 "C". 1950-1960.
9 23-24 Calendar and handbook for RMFU county and local presidents. 1970, 1975.
9 25-26 Calendar and handbook for RMFU county and local secretaries. 1972, 1977-1978.
9 27-31 Carter, David - correspondence. 1978-1986, 1993-2000.
9 32 Carter - Mondale agricultural policies. 1976-1977.
9 33 Catholic Rural Life Conference. 1998.
9 34 Cattle prices. 1975.
9 35 Cattlemen's Caravan. 1953.
9 36 "CENEX/Farmland Industries merger". 1999.
9 37 "CENEX information". 1997.
9 38 "CENEX proposals/evaluation". 1994-1995, 1997, 1999.
9 39-40 Center for Rural Affairs. 1998-2004.
9 41 Center for Rural Affairs - Kellogg grant. 1997.
9 42 Challenges and Choices. 1998.
Challenges and Choices.
9 43 Annual reports. 1996-1998.
9 44 Contact information. 1995-1999.
9 45-53 Correspondence. 1995-1999.
10 1 Holistic resource management. 1994-1996.
24 8 Holistic resource management. 1997-1999.
10 2 Holistic resource management starter guide. 1993-1994.
10 3 Liaison training. 1997.
10 4 Monthly reports - Dave Carter. 1996-1997.
10 5 Press releases. 1995, 1999.
10 6 Project application. 1995-1996.
10 7 Publicity. 1998-1999.
10 8-10 Readings. 1986-1998.
10 11 Clerical employee time schedules. 1950-1951.
10 12 Colorado 4-H. 1951-1952, 1954.
24 9 Colorado Agricultural Commission. 1968, 1974-1975, 1989.
10 13 Colorado Agricultural Commission. 2003.
10 14 Colorado Agricultural Council. 2003.
10 15 Colorado Agricultural Development Authority (CADA). 1996.
10 16 Colorado Agricultural Lands Policy Task Force. 1993-1994.
10 17 Colorado Agricultural Outlook Forum. 2003-2004.
10 18 Colorado agricultural statistics. 1956, 1960, 1979.
10 19 Colorado Agricultural and Rural Leadership Program. 2002.
10 20-21 Colorado agriculture - general information. 1996-2000, 2004, undated.
10 22 Colorado Association of Non-profit Organizations (CANPO). 2002-2005.
10 23 Colorado brand inspection. 2002-2003.
10 24 Colorado Cattlemen's Association. 2000-2004.
10 25 Colorado Citizens for Humphrey/Muskie. 1968.
10 26 Colorado Consumer Health Initiative. 2007.
24 10 Colorado Co-op Council. 1949-1954.
24 11 Colorado Co-op Managers. 1950-1952.
10 27 Colorado county maps. 1957-1958, 1965-1967.
10 28 Colorado Elk Breeders Association (CEBA) - Chronic wasting disease. 2003.
10 29 Colorado Farm Bureau. 1974, 2003, 2007.
24 12-13 Colorado Federation of Farm Organizations - minutes. 1925-1937.
10 30 Colorado Governor's Agricultural Summit. 2001.
10 31 Colorado legislature. 2004.
10 32 Colorado Organic Producers Association (COPA). 1995-1998.
10 33 Colorado organizations. 1951-1954.
10 34 Colorado Progressive Coalition. 2002.
24 14 Colorado Rural Rehabilitation Corporation. 1934, 1937, 1951, 1962, 1964, 1995-1996.
10 35 Colorado Rural Revitalization Project. 1991.
10 36 Colorado State Board of Land Commissioners (State Land Board). 1994-1997, undated.
10 37 Colorado state boards and commissions. 1999.
10 38 Colorado state budget. 2003.
10 39 Colorado State University. 2003-2004.
10 40-41 Colorado Water Congress - Colorado Water Law Seminar. 2002.
10 42 Colorado Water Convention. 1979.
10 43 Commission on 21st Century Agriculture. 1999.
10 44 Congress of Industrial Organizations (CIO). 1949-1952.
10 45 Conservation Reserve Program (CRP). 1994-1997.
10 46 Consumers Cooperative Association. 1941-1954.
24 15 Co-op Tax Bill (HB 33). 1952.
24 16-17 Co-op Tax Fight. 1951-1952.
10 47 Cooperative by-laws and articles of association. 1994, 1996, undated.
10 48 Cooperative Centers - CLUSA Institute for Cooperative Development. 1996, 1999.
10 49-52 Cooperative Development Center. 1996-2002, 2006-2007.
Cooperative Development Center.
10 53-54 Rural Cooperative Development Grant. 1997-2001.
10 55 Texas Longhorn Beef. 1998-1999.
10 56 Vegetable co-ops. 1998-1999.
11 1-2 Cooperatives. 2002-2004, 2008, undated.
Cooperatives.
11 3 Lamb processing and wool growers. 1997-2000.
11 4 Mountain View Harvest. 1997, 2002-2004.
Mountain View Harvest.
11 5 Annual meeting. 2000.
11 6 Audit report. 1999-2000.
11 7 Business plan. 1996-1997.
11 8 By-laws. 1998.
11 9 CEO reports. 2000.
11 10-11 Financial report. 2000-2001.
11 12 Minutes. 2000.
11 13 Operating agreement. 2000.
11 14 Tempel Grain sale contracts. 1999-2002.
11 15 New Farms/Front Range Organics. 1999-2000.
11 16 New Mexico Timber. 1997-1999.
11 17 Northern Growers. 2000.
11 18 Pork. 1997-1999.
11 19 Ranchers Choice. 1996-1997.
Ranchers Choice.
11 20-21 Correspondence. 1997-2000.
11 22 Feasibility study (kosher meat). 1995.
11 23 Financial statements. 1997-1998.
11 24 Newsletter. 1997-1999.
11 25 Rocky Mountain Beef. 1997-1999.
11 26 San Luis Valley Goat Products. 1998.
11 27 Tucumcari. 1998.
11 28 "Co-ops - Miscellaneous information". 1948-1954.
11 29 Corporate farming information booklet - North Dakota legislation. 1966-1968.
11 30 Corporate farms. 1991-1995.
Corporate farms.
11 31 Correspondence of Pastor Richard A. Miller. 1967.
11 32 Hogs. 1998.
11 33 Newsham court case. 1999.
11 34 Seaboard (water quality issues). 2003.
11 35 Corporation farming seminar. 1969.
11 36 Cottage groups. 1955-1956.
11 37 Country-of-Origin-Labeling. 1997-1999, 2003.
11 38 Country-of-Origin-Labeling (Colorado). 1998-1999.
11 39 Country-of-Origin-Labeling - Listening session (USDA). 2003.
11 40 "D". 1937, 1942-1954.
11 41 Dairy. 1955, 1963-1964.
24 18 Dairy. 1965-1972, 1974.
11 42 Dairy - Bovine Growth Hormone (BGH). 1993-1995.
11 43 Dairy - Bovine Somatotropin (BST). 1986, 1989, 1993-1995.
11 44 Dairy resolution. 1997-1998.
11 45 Dechant, Tony T. - correspondence. 1951-1961, 1966.
11 46 Democratic platform drafting committee hearing. 2004.
11 47 Denver Agricultural and Livestock Club. 2002-2003.
11 48 Denver Regional Strategy for Peace conference. 1976.
24 19 Depositions, Van Tassell vs. the U.S. and the Sioux and Cheyenne Indians. 1897. Photocopy of original document
11 49 Directors' expenses (RMFU). 1952-1954.
11 50-51 Directory (RMFU). 1974, 1976, 2004.
12 1 Disaster assistance. 1997-2003.
12 2 Disaster management. 1997.
12 3 "Discussion papers" - Farmers Union structure. undated.
12 4 District changes - Colorado map. undated.
12 5 Drive-In - Colorado legislature. 2002.
12 6 Drive-In - New Mexico. 2003.
24 20 Drought. 2002.
12 7 Drought assistance. 1998-2002.
12 8 Drought memos. 2001-2002.
12 9 Dues structure (farm organizations). 1998.
12 10-11 DuPriest, Norma Jean. 1979, 1981-1982.
12 12 "E". 1949-1953.
24 21 "Echo Star/Direct TV merger". 2002.
12 13 Economic crisis. 1999.
12 14 Economy. 2002.
12 15 Educational and Charitable Foundation (RMFU). 2001, undated.
12 16 Edwards, Gladys Talbot. 1952-1957.
12 17 Eklund, John - correspondence. 1957.
12 18 Electric deregulation - Retail Wheeling Coalition. 1996-1998.
12 19 Electric energy - Mid-west Electric Consumers Association. 1998.
12 20 Electric utility deregulation. 1999.
24 22 Employee pension plan. undated.
12 21 Employment applications. 1953-1954.
12 22 Endangered Species Act. 1998.
12 23 Endangered Species Act - Mountain plover. 1999.
12 24 Energy development. 2005.
12 25 Energy - Power Marketing Administrations (PMAs). 1995.
12 26 Energy - Public electric power. 1994-1999.
12 27 Environment - soil remediation. 1997.
12 28 Environmental conservation publications. 1999-2001.
12 29 Environmental issues - carbon credit program. 2002, 2007.
Europe.
12 30 Agriculture in Austria. 2001.
12 31 Granarolo (Italian dairy marketer). 2002.
12 32 Women in agriculture. 2002.
12 33 Extension. 1974.
12 34 Expense reporting - budgets. 2003.
24 23 "F". 1949-1952.
24 24 Family Farm policy review. 1951.
12 35 Family Farmer trademark. 1960.
12 36-40 "Far Right/Racism". 1980-1999.
24 25 "Far Right/Racism". 1985-1998.
12 41 Farm Bureau. 1993, 1999-2000.
12 42 Farm-Church conferences. 1983.
12 43 Farm credit. 2004.
12 44 Farm credit services/Rabobank purchase. 2004.
12 45 Farm credit system. 1994-1998.
12 46-48 Farm crisis. 1982-1986.
24 26 Farm crisis. 1987.
Farm crisis.
12 49 Hotline. 1986.
12 50 Mediation. 1986.
12 51 Phillips County Coalition report. 1985.
12 52-56 Reports. 1978-1988, undated.
24 27 Reports. 1986.
13 1-5 Farm economy. 1992-2000.
13 6 Farm Journal. 1952.
13 7 Farm payments (subsidies). 1956, 1960, 1968.
13 8 Farm policy reform. 1999.
13 9 Farm Policy Work Group. 1999-2000.
13 10 Farm Service Agency (FSA) employees. 1997-1998.
13 11 "Farm Service Agency (USDA)". 1997.
13 12 Farm statistics. 2000-2001.
24 28 Farm strike. 1977.
13 13 Farmers and World Affairs, Inc. 1957-1962.
13 14 Farmers Equity Cooperative Creamery Association yearbook. c. 1931.
13 15-17 Farmers Marketing Association. c. 1986, 1993-1999.
13 18 Farmers markets. 2002-2003.
24 29 Farmers Union Cooperative of Lindbergh, Wyoming. 1948.
24 30 Farmers Union Day activities. 1977, 1981, 1985.
24 31 Farmers Union Week. 1985, 1988.
13 19 "Farmers Union in Washington" newsletter correspondence. 1950-1951.
13 20 "Farmers Union in Washington" newsletters. 1952-1954.
13 21 Farmland Protection Program. 2003.
13 22 "FARMPAC". 1987, 1997.
13 23 Fast Track negotiating authority (trade legislation). 1997.
13 24 Federal budget. 1995.
13 25 Federal cabinet members' correspondence. 1974-1977.
24 32 Federal executive committees. 1974-1977, 1982.
24 33 Fehringer, Donald - Peetz, Colorado. Photocopy of his Junior notebook, with Farmers Union history. 1937-1940, undated.
13 26 Fehringer, George - honorary membership card. c. 1940s.
13 27 "Field man reports (FU contacts)". 1941.
24 34 "Flood of 1965". 1965.
13 28-29 Fly-In, Washington, DC. 1977, 2004.
13 30 Focus group - questions and answers. 2000.
13 31 Food and Fiber Commission. 1966-1967.
24 35 Food for Peace. 1961.
24 36 "Food for Peace and Freedom". 1960, 1964-1966, 1971.
13 32 "Food labeling/traceability". 1999-2000.
24 37-38 Food Marketing Commission hearings. 1964-1966.
13 33 Food Marketing Commission hearings. 1965-1966.
13 34 Food prices. 1995.
13 35 Food prices - farmers' share. 1981, 1987, 1991-1992, 1995.
13 36 Food processing and labeling. 1970, 1976, 1992-1994.
13 37 Food Production Conference (Colorado State University). 1976.
13 38 Food Quality Protection Act. 1999.
Food safety.
13 39 Country-of-Origin-Labeling (COOL). 1997-2002.
13 40 Irradiation. 1998-1999.
13 41 Mad cow disease. 1997-1998.
13 42 Regulations. 1994-1998.
13 43 Ford, Gerald. 1974-1977.
13 44 Forest health, logging. 1999-2002.
13 45 Forest protection. 1998-2000.
13 46 Form letters - RMFU membership. 1948-1951.
13 47 Freeman, Orville L., U.S. Secretary of Agriculture. 1967.
13 48 Freight rates. 1949.
13 49 Fruita Consumers Cooperative Association, annual report. 1950.
13 50 Fruits. 1962-1963, 1969-1972.
13 51 Future Farmers of America booklet. 1953.
13 52 Future Farmers of America convention. 2005.
13 53 "G". 1942, 1944, 1946-1953.
13 54 General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT). 1989-1995.
13 55 Genetically modified foods. 1997-2002.
24 39 Genetically modified organisms - Boulder County. 2001-2002.
13 56 Global warming. 1997.
13 57 "Golden Jubilee life insurance". 1952.
13 58 Goulding, J. Evan. 1976.
24 40 Governors Committee for the Reorganization of the State Department of Agriculture. 1947-1949.
13 59 Governors Forum on Colorado Agriculture. 2008.
13 60 Grain embargo loss claims. 1986.
13 61 Grain storage and marketing. 1997, 1999.
13 62 Grain storage/loan deficiency payments. 1998-1999.
24 41 Grange (Colorado). 1941-1952.
13 63 Grassland Reserve Program. 2002-2003.
13 64 Grazing. 2003.
14 1-2 Grazing Fee Task Force. 1993-1994.
24 42 Great Western Sugar Company. c. 1939.
14 3 Green Thumb. 1977, 1979, 1993.
14 4 Growth/open space protection. 1999.
14 5 Growth: Colorado Governors' Smart Growth Forum. 1995, 1997.
14 6-7 "H". 1941-1952.
24 43 Hail Insurance Association financial statement. 1926.
14 8 Hail research experiment (National Center for Atmospheric Research). 1972-1977.
14 9 Hanavan, Charles. 1979.
24 44 Hanavan, Darrell. 1977-1978.
14 10 Harbo, Esther. 1945-1950, 1952, 1954.
Harbo, Esther.
14 11 1964 convention planner. 1964.
14 12 Letters to youth leaders. 1962-1963.
14 13 Materials for education leaders. 1953-1966, 1971-1975, undated.
14 14 Harbo, Roald A. 1945-1950, 1960.
Harbo, Roald and Esther.
14 15 One-day local schools. c. 1950.
14 16 Schedule. 1957-1958.
14 17-18 Schedule - Goodwill Dinners. 1956-1957.
14 19 Harbo, Roald - correspondence. 1967-1968.
14 20 Harbo, Roald - correspondence with John Stencel. 1967.
14 21 Harmony Farmers Foundation (HFF). 2004.
14 22 Harms, Sally. 1981-1982, 1984.
14 23 Hart, Gary. 1975-1977, 1988.
14 24-25 Healthcare - Colorado Consumer Health Initiative. 2001-2003.
14 26 Healthcare reform. 1991-1997.
14 27 Health insurance - long-term care. 1968.
14 28 Hemp. 1996, 1999.
14 29 Holdren, Steve. 1982-1983.
14 30 Holistic farmland ranch management. 1995-2002.
14 31 Honey - Anti-dumping. 2002.
25 1 Hospital - burial insurance. 1946-1947, undated.
14 32 Hourihan, Lynn. 1977-1978.
14 33 Hudson Ranch. 2003-2004.
25 2 Huff, C. E., correspondence. 1944-1949, 1952-1953.
14 34 Huff, Paul. 1947-1949.
14 35 "Ideas that Work" handbook - original paste-up. 1987.
14 36 Initiative Process Workshop. 2002.
14 37 Institution purchasing from state producers. 2001-2002.
25 3 Insurance Acquisition Corporation (IAC) stock. 1986-1987.
25 4 Insurance (Automobile). 1947, 1950-1951.
14 38 Insurance correspondence. 1949-1953, 1956, 1959.
25 5-7 Insurance schools. 1947-1952.
14 39 Insurance - Triangle correspondence. 1948-1950.
14 40 Insurance - Triangle claims. 1950.
25 8 International Federation of Agricultural Producers (IFAP). 1951-1954.
14 41 International Federation of Agricultural Producers (IFAP). 1994, 1997.
14 42 International Wheat Agreement. 1951.
14 43-44 Inter-office memos. 1949-1955.
14 45 Interstate Agricultural Grain Marketing Commission (IAG). 1991-1995.
14 46 Investments. 1948-1951.
25 9 "Iowa" (Farmers Union controversy). 1950-1952.
14 47 Isgar, Arthur. undated.
14 48 Issue papers - NFU. 2000.
14 49 "J". 1942-1952.
14 50 Job applicants. 1949-1954.
14 51 "K". 1941-1954.
14 52 Kansas Farmers Union convention booklet. 2007.
14 53 Kemp, Jennifer. 2003.
14 54 Kennedy, Edward. 1974.
14 55 Kennedy, John F. 1961.
14 56 Kiowa County Growers. 2001.
14 57 Kiplinger Agricultural Letters. 1952-1954.
14 58 Kiplinger Washington Letters. 1952-1954.
14 59 Kramer, Ken. 1981.
15 1 "L". 1950-1952.
15 2 Labor issues - strawberry farm workers. 1996.
15 3 Labor - undocumented workers. 2002.
15 4 Land preservation - estate tax implications. 2002.
15 5 Land reform speeches. 1950-1951.
25 10 Larson, Eva. 1951.
15 6 Leach, Sherry. 1984-1985.
25 11 Leaders conferences - attendance. 1951-1952.
15 7 Leaders school - attendance. 1948-1949.
15 8 Leadership retreat. 2007.
25 12 Legal agreements. 1959.
25 13 Legal and tax information. 1967-1969, 1972.
25 14 Legal brief - Insurance claim. 1929.
25 15 Legal briefs - Tax assessment protest: Great Western Sugar and Rock Island Railway. 1922-1923.
15 9 Legislative process information. 2002, 2004.
15 10 Life insurance correspondence. 1949, 1951.
15 11 Life member certificates. 1985-1989.
15 12-13 Life member certificates and lists. 1990-1992, 1995-2006.
15 14 Livestock. 1998-2001.
Livestock.
15 15 Inspection. 2003.
15 16 Marketing standards. 2003.
15 17 State inspection. 1997.
15 18 Lobbyist registration. 2002-2003.
15 19 Logos and illustrations. undated.
15 20 "M". 1941-1954.
15 21 Market concentration. 1997-1999.
Market concentration.
15 22 Anti-trust. 1989-1998.
15 23-25 Livestock. 1989-1990, 1995-1999.
15 26 Marsh and McLennan/Alex Popel. 1986.
15 27 Meat irradiation. 1999.
15 28 Media relations. 2001-2002.
15 29 Media training. 1998.
15 30 Meritorious Service Award programs (NFU). 1980, 1988, 1995, 2006.
25 16 "Military conscription during peacetime" - Solberg correspondence. 1947-1949.
25 17 Minnesota Farmers Union. 1949-1953.
15 31 Miscellaneous expenses. 1950-1954.
15 32 Montana Farmers Union. 1949-1954, 1976-1977, undated.
15 33 "Montana Farmers Union - Fair booth and float file". undated.
25 18 "N". 1941-1953.
15 34 National Agricultural Summit. 1999.
15 35-36 National Campaign for Sustainable Agriculture. 1997-2001.
15 37 National Commission on Small Farms (USDA). 1997-1998.
15 38 National Cooperative Milk Producers Federation. 1948, 1952, 1954.
25 19 National Farm and Ranch Congress. 1956.
15 39 National Planning Association. 1954.
15 40 National Tax Equity Association. 1949.
15 41 National Union Farmer membership lists. 1966.
15 42 National Resources Conservation Service (USDA) - State Technical Committee. 1996-2000.
15 43 Nebraska Farmers Union. 1945-1954, undated.
15 44 New Mexico Farmers Union. 1977, 1985, 1986, 2007.
15 45 New Mexico legislature. 1998.
15 46 New Mexico - property tax legislation. 2000.
15 47-48 North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). 1986, 1991-1998.
15 49-50 North Dakota Farmers Union. 1949-1958, 1966, 1976, undated.
15 51 North Dakota Farmers Union program of policy and action. 1974.
15 52 Noxious weed plan. 2001-2003.
15 53 "O". 1941-1945, 1950-1953.
15 54 Obituaries. 2002- 2006.
15 55 Obituaries (Price, Starbuck). 1989.
15 56 O'Brien, Jim. 1977-1978.
25 20 Office memos. 1949-1952, undated.
25 21 Office of Price Stabilization (OPS). 1951.
15 57-58 Officers directories. 1996-2004.
15 59 Officers handbook. c. 1984.
15 60 Ogallala Commons. 2002-2006.
16 1 Oklahoma Farmers Union. 1949-1954.
16 2-3 Oklahoma Farmers Union - lawsuit. 1994-1996.
25 22 Old program materials. 1935, 1941, 1949, undated.
16 4-6 Organic certification. 1995-1998, 2002.
16 7 Organic farms. 1999-2002.
16 8-11 Organic production. 1993-2000.
16 12 Organic regulations. 1996-2000.
16 13 Organic regulations presentation transparencies. 1998.
16 14 Organic regulations producer meetings. 1997-1998, undated.
16 15 Owen, Bill (Governor) and CSU. 2002-2003.
16 16 "P". 1950-1952.
25 23 "P". 1955-1961.
16 17 Parity. 1952, 1954, 1966..
16 18 Patton Institute. c. 2000.
Patton, James G.
16 19 Biographical information. 1960, 1965.
16 20 Biography and presentation/play. 1966, 1985, 2006.
16 21-28 Correspondence. 1949-1962, 1976, 1982, undated.
25 24-25 Correspondence. 1950-1954.
16 29 Correspondence. "The Role of the Rebel in Society" booklet by Lord Boyd Orr. 1951.
25 26 Photograph reproduction. undated.
16 30 "PAX". Fertilizer compost orders. 1958-1959.
16 31 "Personal and Confidential" newsletters to leaders. 1961-1964.
16 32 Pesticides. 2002.
25 27 Petition - Intermountain REA (Rural Electric Association) directors recall. 1965.
16 33 Picnic/rally at Bailey, Colorado. 1972.
16 34 Piner, Kaye - Term paper, "Farmers Union". 1957.
25 28 "Political Action Group". 1960.
16 35 Political campaigns. 2002-2003.
16 36 Political cartoons - Jack Steele. 1985, undated.
16 37 Political platforms. 1952.
16 38 Politics. 1995-1998, 2000.
16 39 Pork check-off. 1997, 2000, 2002.
16 40 Pork - Colorado Pork Producers Council (CPPC). 1997-1999.
16 41 Pork prices. 1998-1999.
Pork producers.
16 42 Air quality. 1998-2000.
16 43-44 Amendment 14. 1999.
17 1 Amendment 14 Consensus Committee. 1999.
17 2 Amendment 14 working group/air quality. 1999.
17 3-4 Concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFO) regulations. 2002-2003.
17 5 Confined animal feeding operations - Iowa report. 1999.
17 6-8 Corporate farms. 1969, 1988-1990, 1994-1999.
17 9-10 Large commercial operations - water quality. 1995-1999, 2002.
17 11 Newsham lawsuit. 1999.
17 12 Project. 1999.
25 29 Reports. 1990-1994.
17 13 Poultry. 1996.
17 14 Possessory interest taxation. 2002.
17 15 Post Office (Denver). 1951-1957, 1961.
17 16 Potash project - Economic evaluation. 1959.
17 17 Potatoes. 1952.
17 18 Prairie dogs. 1999.
17 19 Predator control. 1996.
17 20-23 Price, Clara - correspondence. 1962, 1965, 1974-1981.
17 24 Price reporting. 1999-2000.
17 25 Price statistics. 1951-1964.
17 26 "Primrose and Cattlemen's Gazette". 1979, 1982, 1984, 1986.
25 30 Proclamations - Farmers Union Week - State governors. 1985-1989.
25 31 Proclamations - Green Thumb and Crisis Hotline - New Mexico Legislature. 1989-1990.
17 27 Public relations. undated.
25 32 Public Utilities Commission of Colorado. 1959.
25 33-34 "Publicity projects". 1950-1952, undated.
17 28 "R". 1950-1961.
17 29 Radio broadcast transcript (Grand Junction) - Tax on cooperatives. undated.
17 30 Radio stations. 1953-1955.
17 31-32 Railroad abandonment. 1995-1996.
25 35 Railroads. 1995-1998.
17 33 Railroads. 1998-1999.
17 34 Rallies - county. 1949.
25 36 Rallies - county. 1950-1952.
17 35 Rally for Rural America. 2000.
17 36 Rally for Rural America - "Who Will Fill Your Plate?" petition. 1999-2000.
17 37 Ramsay, E. L. estate. 1947-1948, 1953.
17 38-39 Ranchers - Cattlemen Action Legal Foundation (R-CALF). 1998-1999.
25 37-38 REA Cooperatives Association. 1950-1955.
25 39 REA Directors. 1951-1952.
17 40 Reclamation. 1947, 1951-1952.
17 41 Record albums. 1948-1954.
17 42 Record Stockman. 1953.
17 43 Recreation program materials. 1941, undated.
25 40 "Recreation Service" educational materials - North Dakota Farmers Union. 1938, undated.
25 41 Redistricting. 1951.
17 44 "Reference - General (non-FU)". 1950-1951.
17 45 Reference - guides, forms, instructions. 1955-1959, undated.
17 46 Referendum A. 2003.
Renewable energy.
17 47 Biodiesel. 2003.
17 48 Carbon sequestration. 2003-2004.
17 49 Company reports. 2000-2001.
17 50 Ethanol information. 2003.
17 51 Initiative 37. 2004.
25 42 Standard (Colorado). 2001-2003.
17 52 Wind. 1994-2003, 2006.
17 53 Wind - CREA presentations. 2004.
18 1 Wind - leasing issues. 2003.
18 2 Wind project - Wray. 2004.
18 3 Wind projects. 2002-2003.
18 4 Resolution - National Agricultural Day. 2004.
18 5 Ricker, A. W. 1941-1944, 1948-1949.
18 6 Right-to-Farm Law (Colorado). 1999.
18 7 Right-to-Work. 1956-1958, undated.
18 8 RMFU activities. 2008-2009.
18 9 RMFU\FUSA employee handbook. 2000.
18 10 "RMFU's Vision". 2001-2002.
18 11 Rocky Mountain Radio Council. 1945-1949.
18 12 Rocky Mountain Union Farmer correspondence. 1959-1960, undated.
18 13 Rocky Mountain Union Farmer publication expenses. 1953-1954.
18 14 Rolph, Herb. 1952, undated.
18 15 Rural America Rally. 1985.
18 16 Rural Activists Network. 1994.
18 17-18 Rural civil defense. 1958.
18 19-20 Rural Cooperative Development Grant memos. 2002-2005.
25 43 Rural Committee on Voter Responsibility. 1962-1964.
18 21 Rural crisis media. 1999.
18 22 Rural Development Roundtable. 2005.
18 23 Rural Economic Stabilization Act (HB 1284). 1986-1987.
18 24 Rural fire station fundraising. 2001-2002.
18 25 Rural health/insurance. 2003.
18 26 Rural land conservation/transferable development rights. 2002.
18 27 Rural land policy. 2002-2003.
18 28 Rural land use. 1996-1997.
28 29 Rural Link Service Grant. undated.
25 44 Rural Political Education Committee. 1962-1963.
18 30-31 Rural telephone coalition meeting. 1992-1993.
18 32 Rural forest/urban conflict - "Code of the West." (Larimer County). c. 1995.
18 33 Rural-Urban Coalition meeting. 1985.
18 34 Rutar, Rudy. undated.
18 35-36 "S". 1949-1966.
18 37 Schmidt, Lail W. 1958, 1963, 1966.
18 38 Schober, Myron. 1977.
25 45 School reorganization issues. 1949, 1951.
18 39 Schroeder, Patricia. 1974-1977.
18 40 Selective Service. 1951.
25 46 Severance tax. 1950-1952.
18 41 Severance tax task force. 1995.
18 42-43 "Sheep check-off". 1995-1998.
18 44 Shively, Vince. 1986-1987.
18 45 "Short checks - correspondence". 1950-1951.
18 46 Skurich, Stormy. 2006.
18 47 Small Farms Commission (USDA). 1997-1999.
18 48 Small Farms Workshop - New Mexico. 1980.
18 49 Smith, Don - correspondence. 1947-1949.
18 50 Smith, Russell - NFU Washington office. 1949.
18 51 Social Security. 1950.
18 52 Social Science Foundation (Denver University). 1950-1951.
Solberg, Harvey R.
18 53 Biographical. 1960, undated.
18 54-58 Correspondence. 1942-1954.
25 47-48 Correspondence. 1955-1962.
25 49 Talks (flyers/posters). undated.
25 50 South Dakota Farmers Union. 1943-1944, 1950-1953.
18 59 South Dakota Farmers Union. 1956-1960.
18 60 Southwest Marketing Network Conference. 2003.
18 61 Starbuck, Joe. 1959.
19 1-2 State Agricultural Planning Committee. 1949-1953.
19 3 StateBillInfo.com. 2002.
19 4 State Board for Vocational Education. 1955, 1957.
19 5 State Land Board. 1991-1996.
19 6 State Sales Tax. 1951.
19 7 Stencel campaign (NFU presidency) and nomination speech. 1988.
25 51 Stencel campaign packet. 1988.
Stencel, John.
19 8 Biographical information. 2001, 2002, 2007.
26 1 Biographical information. 1985.
19 9 Candidacy for RMFU president. 1970.
26 2 Correspondence. 1977 September.
19 10-30 Stencel, John - correspondence. 1973-1982, 2005.
Stencel, John - correspondence.
19 31 With Agriculture Secretary Bob Bergland. 1977-1980.
19 32 With congressmen. 1973, 1976-1980.
19 33 With federal officials. 1977.
19 34 With Governor Ed Herschler. 1977-1979.
19 35 With Governor Richard Lamm. 1975-1980.
19 36 With President Jimmy Carter. 1977-1980.
19 37 With Representative Armstrong. 1974-1980.
19 38 With Representative Evans. 1974-1978.
19 39 With Representative Johnson. 1978-1980.
19 40 With Representative Kramer. 1979-1980.
20 1 With Representative Roncalio. 1974-1980.
20 2 With Representative Schroeder. 1976-1980.
20 3 With Representative Wirth. 1977-1979.
20 4 With Senator Hansen. 1974-1978.
20 5 With Senator Hart. 1976-1980.
26 3 With Senator Haskell. 1974-1978.
20 6 With Senator McGee. 1974-1976.
20 7 Sterling Community Federal Credit Union. 1948.
26 4 Sterling Trust Fund papers. 1939.
20 8 "Strategic Plan" (RMFU). 1998-1999, 2001, 2003.
20 9 Subscriptions - Union Farmer. 1956-1969.
Suchanek, William.
20 10 Certificate (FUMA). 1942.
20 11 Directory for Elbert and Lincoln counties. 1964.
26 5 (Local 409 - Walks Camp). 1936-1944, undated.
20 12 War ration stamp books. c. 1943.
20 13 Sugar. 1987-1988, 1993-1994, 2000.
20 14-17 Sustainable agriculture. 1988-2000, 2008.
20 18 Swenson, Leland - correspondence. 2007.
20 19 "T". 1950-1952.
26 6 Taxes - Colorado. 1965-1980, 1991, undated.
20 20 Taxes - National. 1965, 1989, undated.
26 7 Taxes - National. 1965, 1989, undated.
20 21 Tax Forms (IRS). 1996.
20 22 Taxpayers Association. 1986, 1992.
20 23 Taxpayers Bill of Rights (TABOR). 2000, 2004.
26 8 Taxpayers League. 1922-1924.
20 24-25 Tax reform and reduction. 1977-1978, 1984, 1986, 1997-1998.
20 26 Tax structure - Colorado. 1973-1974.
20 27-28 Telecommunications. 1982-1987, 1993-1996.
20 29 Telecommunications Act evaluation. 1988.
20 30 Telecommunications (Qwest). 2004-2005.
20 31-36 Telegrams. 1949-1962.
26 9 Telephone service - rural rates. 1986-1988.
20 37-40 Telephone service - rural rates. 1988.
20 41-43 Testimony before U.S. House Committees. 1987-1991.
21 1 Testimony before the U.S. International Trade Commission. 1989.
21 2 Texas Farmers Union. 1949, 1953.
26 10 Thanksgiving grain petitions. 1981.
21 3 Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Conference. 1958.
21 4 Thompson, Bill (RMFU Director of Organization). 1987.
26 11 Thornton water rights issue. 1974-1975.
21 5 "TILES" (The Increased Loan and Export Subsidy Program). 1990.
21 6 Tisthammer, Arthur. 1949.
21 7 Tobacco. 1985-1986.
21 8 Toll-free help numbers. 1991.
21 9 Tours for farmers. 1949.
21 10 Toxic Substances Control Act. 1976-1978.
21 11 Toxic waste. 1997-1998.
26 12 Toxic waste disposal. 1980-1984, 1988, 1991.
21 12-15 Trade. 1981-1989, 1999.
Trade issues.
21 16 Fast Track, NAFTA, FTAA. 2001.
21 17 Global economy. 1995, 2002.
21 18-19 North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). 1992-2001.
21 20-25 Transportation. 1968-1975, 1980-1984, 1989-1990.
21 26 Transportation - freight rates. 1968-1975.
21 27 Tres Rios Cooperative grant proposal (Harmony Market). 2003.
26 13 Two Forks - Estabrook Dam. 1988-1990.
21 28 Uniform Pension Plan. 1991-1993.
21 29 Union Management Council meetings and memos. 1961-1965.
26 14 Union REA. 1987.
26 15 United Nations Association. 1980, 1986-1989.
26 16 "United Nations - International Women's Year (IWY) and Third World". 1975-1980, 1982.
21 30 United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). 1994-2000.
26 17 Universal Military Training (UMT). 1951-1952.
21 31 University of Southern Colorado agriculture programs. 1979, undated.
21 32 University of Wyoming. 1997.
26 18 Update for '88 meetings. 1987-1988.
21 33 "Uruguay Round for U.S. Agriculture". 1991.
26 19 USDA. 1950-1951.
21 34 USDA. 1952-1953.
21 35 USDA agricultural baseline projections. 1999.
21 36 USDA information. 1998.
21 37 USDA policies. 1965-1967, 1972-1978.
21 38-39 USDA recognition. 1977, 1993-1994, 1997.
21 40 "U.S. Representatives - correspondence". 1953-1956.
26 20 "U.S. Representatives - correspondence". 1957-1962, 1966.
21 41-42 "U.S. Senators and Representatives - correspondence". 1944-1948, 1974, 1976.
26 21-23 "U.S. Senators and Representatives - correspondence". 1949-1952.
26 24-26 "U.S. Senators - correspondence". 1952-1965.
26 27 Utah Farmers Union. 1952-1959.
22 1 Utilities - Siting and licensing. c. 1975.
22 2 "V". 1943-1960.
22 3 Vawter, Max - correspondence. 1949-1955, undated.
22 4 Vegetable Bill. 1991.
22 5 Vegetables. 1961, 1971, 1975.
26 28 Vertical integration. 1957-1964, 1972, undated.
22 6 Veterans Administration. 1949-1950.
22 7 "Visitation campaign". 1960-1961.
22 8 Vocational agricultural program - Colorado State University. 1988-1991.
22 9 Volunteers in Service to America (VISTA) project application. 2001.
22 10 Voter education. 1999-2000.
26 29 Voter registration. 1970-1971.
22 11-12 "W". 1941-1960, undated.
22 13-15 Washington bus trips. 1950-1954.
22 16 Washington bus trips (Cattlemen's Caravan). 1953.
22 17 Washington, DC - visitor booklets. 1993, undated.
22 18 Washington Newsletter correspondence. 1953-1954.
26 30 Washington trip - point system. 1952-1953.
22 19 Waste treatment - Biosolids. 1998-1999.
22 20-22 Water. 1952, 1957, 1960, 1992-2000, undated.
Water.
22 23 Colorado. 2004-2007.
22 24-25 Colorado Water Congress. 2003-2004.
22 26 Colorado Water Conservation Board. 2002-2003.
22 27 Colorado water projects. 2002-2003.
22 28-29 Conferences. 1977, 1990-1993.
22 30 Diversion Project - Mid-west. 1967.
22 31 Groundwater report. 1995.
26 31 Water issues. 1982-1987, 1992-1994, 1998.
26 32 Water Marketing Conference. 1991.
22 32-33 Water policy. 2002.
Water quality.
22 34-35 Coal-bed methane. 2000-2002.
22 36 Concentrated animal feeding operations. 1999, 2002-2003.
22 37 Control - "Seaboard Farms (Jarretts)". 2003-2004.
22 38 Pueblo Chemical Depot. 2000-2001.
22 39 Radioactive sludge. 1997.
22 40-41 Total Maximum Daily Load (TDML). 1997-1999.
22 42 USDA Animal Feeding Operation (AFO) rules. 1998.
22 43 Water - Referendum A. 2003.
22 44 Water - SB 156. 2002.
22 45 Water supply - Wyoming. 1978.
23 1 Water Task Force. 2002.
26 33 Water Task Force/Drought. 2002-2003.
23 2 Water - Two Forks. 1987, 1988.
23 3 Water - Wyoming. 1998.
23 4 Weapons Depot - Pueblo County. 2001.
23 5 Weeds. 1996.
23 6 Well-A-Syst proposal (groundwater). 1993.
23 7 Wentzlaff, Dave - correspondence. 1977-1978.
23 8 Western Agricultural and Rural Law Round-up. 1992, 2001-2002.
23 9 Western Governors' Conference. 1975.
23 10 Western Institute for Agricultural Land Use. 1993-1994, c. 1997.
23 11 Western Water and Power Policy in Perspective. 1984.
23 12 Wetlands. 1991, 1996.
26 34 Wheat. 1961-1964, 1971-1987, 1990-1991.
23 13-14 Wheat. 1958, 1976-1977, 1994-1995, 1999.
23 15 Wheat acreage allotment. 1953.
23 16 Wheat and Feed Grains Commodity Council. 1976-1980.
23 17 Wheat export lawsuit (Russia). 1976.
23 18 Wheat - Karnal bunt disease. 1996-1997.
23 19 Wheat poll. 1985-1986.
23 20 Wheat price supports. 1953.
27 1 Wheat programs. 1954, 1958-1961, undated.
23 21 Wheat referendum. 1956-1962, undated.
27 2 Wheat research. 1976, 1984-1987.
27 3 Wheat, Soybeans, and Feed Grains Sub-committee hearing. 1989.
23 22 "Whole Foods 1% Day". 2001-2002.
23 23 Wholesale food program. 2000, 2003.
23 24 Wichita Bank for Cooperatives. 1941-1942, 1949-1952.
23 25 "Wild Oats/Alfalfa's 5% Day". 2001.
23 26 Wilderness Act. 1973.
23 27 Wilderness Society - Citizen Handbook. 1994.
23 28-29 Wildlife. 1983-1993, 1999.
23 30 Wildlife Habitat Incentive Program. 1997.
23 31 Windbreak standard. 1997.
23 32 Wirth, Tim. 1975-1977.
23 33 Wisconsin Farmers Union. 1941, 1943, 1949, 1952-1953.
23 34 "Women in Blue Jeans" conference schedule. 2003.
23 35-36 Wool. 1993-1995, 1999.
27 4 Wool incentive program. 1993.
27 5 Workman's Compensation audit. 1975.
23 37 World Trade Organization (WTO). 1996-2000.
23 38 Wyoming agents. 1948-1949.
23 39 Wyoming Agricultural Council program. undated.
23 40 Wyoming Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Service (ASCS) annual report. 1978.
23 41 Wyoming Agriculture Unity Group (WAUG). 1973-1997.
23 42 Wyoming Business Council. c. 2000.
23 43 Wyoming cooperative legislation. 2001.
23 44 Wyoming Department of Agriculture. 1987-1990.
27 6 Wyoming Farmers Union. 1947-1954.
23 45 Wyoming Farmers Union. 1974-1975.
27 7 Wyoming insurance - Bus rates and Lange policy. 1949-1950, undated.
23 46 Wyoming legislation (E. T. Schaffner). 1951.
23 47 Wyoming State Land Board. 1995.
23 48 Wyoming - Strategic plan for agriculture. 1990.
27 8-9 Wyoming Taxpayers Association. 1948-1952.
23 49 "Y". 1942-1943, 1950, 1952.
27 10 Yampa Valley Cooperative Association by-laws. 1940.
23 50 Year 2000 (Y2K) - Storage purchasing. 1999.
23 51 Young Farmer program. 1997, 1999.
23 52 Young Couples Leader Development Fellowship. 1987-1988.
23 53 Youth leaders (county). 1967.
23 54 Youth training in holistic resource management. undated.
23 55 Yuma County - Handicapped access. 2000.
23 56 "Zephyrs" play. undated.
27 11 Zimmerman, Janet. 1985-1986.
23 57 Zoning changes. undated.


Series 9: Membership, 1940-2007 and undated (1 linear foot)

This series contains documents relating to RMFU membership drives in the 1940s and 1950s, as well as membership correspondence, lists, and statistics. Files are listed in alphabetical order by title.
Box Folder
27 12 Member benefits - Prescription drug discount program. 2003.
27 13 Members - 50-year pin recipients. 1970.
27 14 Membership. 1964, 1966, 1969-1970.
27 15-17 Membership campaigners' reports. 1948-1949.
27 18 Membership correspondence. 1949-1950, 1953, 1976.
27 19 Membership count. 1951-1952.
27 20-21 Membership drive. 1948-1949, 1953-1954.
27 22-23 Membership drive correspondence. 1950.
27 24 Membership drive - Radio broadcasts, press releases. 1948-1949, undated.
27 25 Membership drive tally sheet. 1950.
27 26 Membership list program. 1999.
27 27 Membership lists. 1968-1969, undated.
Membership lists.
27 28 By county. 1965.
27 29 El Paso, Pueblo, and Cheyenne counties. 1952-1953.
27 30 Las Animas and Lincoln counties. 1975.
27 31 Logan County. 2007.
27 32 Membership - Rocky Mountain Triangle insurance. 1948-1950.
27 33 Membership section procedures - Solberg. undated.
27 34-35 Membership statistics. 1940-1955, 1993-1998, 2001.


Series 10: Financial documents, 1917-2000 (0.5 linear feet)

This series contains financial reports, statements, and auditors' reports of the organization, arranged alphabetically by title.
Box Folder
27 36-37 Auditor's reports. 1936-1942, 1949, 1952-1953, 1955, 1959.
28 1-2 Auditor's reports. 1997, 2001.
28 3 Financial reports (CFU). 1917, 1924-1932.
28 4 Financial statements. 1953, 1961, 1963-1964.
28 5 Income tax information. 1968-1970.
28 6 Note payments and interest. 1953-1959.
28 7 RMFU Foundation policy statement and 501 (c) status reports. 2000.


Series 11: Related organizations, 1904-2006 and undated (9.75 linear feet)

As a regional office of the national organization, the Rocky Mountain Farmers Union received training materials, legislative updates, and policy information from the National Farmers Union, which were then passed on to the county and local unions affiliated with RMFU. This series is divided into four subseries: National Farmers Union, county unions, local unions, and other related organizations.
Box Folder
Subseries 11.1: National Farmers Union. 1910-2006 and undated.
This subseries holds historical information, educational materials, annual policy statements, and a booklet outlining the meeting ritual observed at early Farmers Union meetings, arranged alphabetically by title.
28 8 100th Anniversary pageant script. 2001.
28 9-13 Annual policy programs. 1950, 1954, 1963-1964, 1980, 1986-1989, 1991-1992, 2002-2006.
28 14 Annual report. 2002.
28 15-17 Automobile insurance investment letters. 1945-1948.
28 18 Automobile insurance investment notes. 1945-1953.
28 19-21 Board of directors meetings. 1948-1954, 1960.
28 22-24 Charter and by-laws. 1962, 1963, 1967, 1977, 1986, 1989, 1991, 1997, 1999, 2002, 2004.
28 25-27 Correspondence with RMFU. 1942-1949.
28 28 Directories. 1955, 1970.
28 29 Education - Farmers Union Program Service. 1937-1938, 1943, 1949-1950.
28 30-32 Executive committee. 1949-1954.
28 33 Farmers Union program bulletin - A Challenge of the Sixties. c. 1961.
28 34 Farmers Union public relations. c. 1964, undated.
28 35 Historical information. 1962, 1967, 1978, 1987, 1990, undated.
28 36-40 Inter-office communications. 1949-1951.
29 1-6 Legislative Committee meetings. 1999-2000.
29 7 Life insurance investments - notes payable. 1949-1953.
29 8 National conference of state officers. c. 1940.
29 9 NFU Insurances - historical material. c. 1983.
29 10 NFU Service Corporation. 1945, 1950.
29 11 NFU statements on federal agricultural legislation. 1963, 1969-1977.
29 12 Officials and board directors. 1943.
29 13 Ritual of Farmers Educational and Cooperative Union. 1910, undated.
29 14 State directors' leadership conference. 1997.
Subseries 11.2: County unions. 1924-2005 and undated.
In addition to correspondence between the RMFU staff and various county union officers, this subseries contains minutes and financial records covering four decades of the history of the Chaffee County Farmers Union. The files are arranged alphabetically by title.
29 15 Counties - charter applications. 1942, 1949-1950.
29 16 County and local officers elected. 1978-1979.
29 17 County and local tax forms. 2004-2005.
29 18 County leaders - New Mexico. 1967.
29 19 County leaders training. 2002.
29 20 "County meetings (Roald/Esther)". 1958-1959.
29 21-27 County officers. 1950-1951, 1960-1964, 1978-1980.
29 28 County officers' meeting. 2005.
29 29 County officers' summer retreat. 2007.
29 30 County presidents - letters. 1957, 1959, 1961, 1964.
29 31 County presidents' meetings. 1978, 1984-1986.
29 32 County presidents - monthly letters and circulars. 1966-1968.
29 33 County presidents of District II - emergency meeting. 1980.
29 34 County rallies and fair booths. c. 1950s-1960s.
County unions.
29 35 Adams County. 1950-1959, 1969.
29 36 Archuleta/La Plata County. 1975-1977.
29 37 Baca County - minutes. 1963-1967, 1970, 1980.
29 38 Bent County. 1969, 1975-1977.
29 39 Boulder County. c. 1965.
29 40 Campbell County. 1976-1977, 1980.
Chaffee County.
29 41 Bank check registers. 1926-1959.
30 1-3 Bank statements. 1926-1939, 1955-1956.
Community Hall Association.
30 4 Bank deposit slips 1945-1949
30 5-9 Bank statements 1945-1958
30 10 Certificates 1959, undated
30 11 Correspondence 1956, 1958
30 12 Dance account book 1945-1951
30 13 Financial report 1956
30 14-15 Minutes 1945-1955, 1957
30 16-17 Receipts 1945-1960
30 18 Taxes 1945-1952
30 19-22 Correspondence. 1933-1939, 1945, 1963, 1968-1969.
30 23-24 Expenses and receipts. 1934-1939, 1956, 1961-1969.
30 25 Financial statements. 1955-1957.
30 26 Membership. undated.
30 27-28 Membership dues receipts. 1928-1939, 1969.
31 1-6 Minutes. 1924-1936, 1969.
31 7 Minutes and lease. 1970.
31 8 Resolutions. 1924, 1927, 1931, 1932.
31 9 Youth program. 1970.
31 10 Cheyenne County. 1964, 1967, 1969.
31 11 Crook/Weston County. 1951, 1974-1975.
31 12 Crowley County. 1966-1970, 1977, undated.
31 13 Curry County. 1965-1969, 1974.
31 14 Delores/Montezuma County. 1966-1969, 1975.
31 15 Delta County. 1976.
31 16 Espanola Valley. 1965.
31 17 Estancia Valley. 1965.
31 18 Fremont County. 1965, 1975-1977, 1981.
31 19 Garfield County. 1961, 1966-1969.
31 20 Goshen County. 1973-1977, undated.
31 21 Jefferson County. 1965, 1969.
31 22 Kiowa County. 1965, 1973-1976.
31 23 Kit Carson County. 1977.
31 24 Larimer County - correspondence. 1919-1930, 1945, 1961-1969.
31 25 Larimer County - minutes. 1962-1967, 1969, 1972, 1975, 1977.
31 26 Las Animas County - minutes. 1919-1935, 1978.
31 27 Lincoln County. 1975, 1977.
31 28 Logan County. 1972-1977.
31 29 Mesa County. 1969, 1976-1977.
31 30 Moffatt County. 1975.
31 31 Montrose County. 1966-1970, 1976.
31 32 Morgan County. 1974-1977, undated.
31 33 Mount Sopris area. 1975, 1977.
31 34 Otero County. 1966-1969.
31 35 Park/Big Horn County. 1966, 1972, 1975-1977.
31 36 Phillips County. 1971, 1976.
31 37 Platte County (Wheatland, Wyoming) secretary's reports. 1987-2000, undated.
31 38 Prowers County. 1966-1967, 1975.
31 39 Pueblo County. 1965, 2001.
31 40 Routt County. 1976-1977.
31 41 San Luis Valley. 1966.
31 42 Sedgwick County. 1976.
31 43 Sedgwick County - minutes. 1983-1998.
31 44 Sheridan County. 1966, 1976.
31 45 Socorro County. 1965.
31 46 Taos County. 1943-1946.
31 47 Washington County. 1966-1969, 1976-1977.
31 48 Weld County. 1953, 1975-1976.
31 49 Yuma County. 1976-1977.
31 50 Yuma County - minutes. 1946-1954.
31 51 County unions - leaders. c. 1960.
Subseries 11.3: Local unions. 1909-2003 and undated.
Materials in this subseries consist mostly of routine correspondence between local union leaders and RMFU staff during the 1960s, but there are also early meeting minutes for several of the local unions, including Kelly, Canfield, Fort Collins, Peetz, Fort Morgan, and Wray. Folders are arranged alphabetically by title.
31 52 Local Association 1, Peetz - minutes - National Union Security Association (NUSA). 1938.
31 53 Local Association 5, Kelly (Sterling) - minutes - NUSA. 1938.
31 54 Local Association 10 (Cedaredge) - minutes - NUSA. 1938.
31 55 Local Association 12 (Pomona) - minutes - NUSA. 1938.
31 56 Local meeting reports to headquarters. 1951-1952.
31 57-61 Local officers. 1960-1964.
32 1 Local officers. 1979-1980.
32 2-4 Local union 83 (Kelly) - minutes. 1917-1944.
32 5-6 Local union 112 (Canfield) - minutes. 1909-1912. (photocopy)
32 7 Local union 122 (Headquarters local). 1951-1965, 1979.
32 8 Local union 139 (Appleton). 1967, 1970.
32 9 Local union 141 (Brush). 1967-1968.
32 10 Local union 148 (Big Thompson). 1965-1968.
32 11 Local union 149 (Fruita). 1966-1969.
32 12 Local union 162 (Berthoud). 1966-1967.
32 13 Local union 170 (Longmont). 1966-1967.
32 14 Local union 179 (Paonia). 1966-1968.
32 15 Local union 180 (Palisade). 1966-1970.
32 16 Local union 181 (Olathe). 1966-1970.
32 17 Local union 182 (Delta). 1966-1967.
32 18 Local union 186. 1966.
Local union 209 (Fort Collins).
32 19 Membership and financial records. 1922-1931.
32 20 Minutes. 1922-1933.
32 21 Stock certificate, bond document. 1919-1921. Legal-size folder, on the side
32 22 Tenney correspondence. 1925-1928, 1931, 1933.
32 23 Local union 213/215 (Eaton/Galeton). 1966-1969.
32 24 Local union 216 (La Grange). 1968.
32 25 Local union 218 (Nunn). 1974, 1977.
32 26 Local union 221 (Ault). undated.
32 27 Local union 230 (Darlow). 1966-1969.
32 28 Local union 232 (Eastlake). 1966-1967.
32 29 Local union 236 (Cedaredge). 1975.
32 30 Local union 238 (Nucla). 1967-1970.
32 31 Local union 245 (Willard). 1966-1968.
32 32 Local union 246 (Sedgwick). 1967, 1969.
32 33 Local union 248 (New Haven). 1975.
32 34 Local union 249 (Fort Lupton). 1966-1970.
32 35 Local union 250 (Cheyhoe). 1966-1970.
32 36 Local union 257 (Peetz). 1917, 1963, 1967-1970, 1973, 1983, 1992.
Local union 257 (Peetz).
32 37-38 Correspondence. 1920-1921, 1928-1944, 1947-1948, 1952, 1961.
32 39 Historical information. 1937, 1940, 1990, undated.
32 40-58 Minutes. 1914-1952, undated.
32 59 Receipts and financial reports. 1919-1921, 1926-1930, 1944.
32 60 Reports of delegates to the state convention. 1928-1935, 1939.
32 61 Local union 260 (Otis). 1967-1968, 1970.
32 62 Local union 261 (Cope). 1967.
32 63 Local union 269 (Bowen). 1966-1967.
32 64 Local union 274 (Fort Morgan). 1918-1927, 1965-1970.
74 1 Local union 274 (Fort Morgan) - minutes. 1918-1927.
32 65 Local union 279 (Center). 1966-1967, 1970.
32 66 Local union 280 (Stoneham). 1969-1970.
32 67 Local union 284 (Wiggins) - includes history. 1966-1970.
32 68 Local union 291 (Wray). 1965-1970.
32 69-73 Local union 291 (Wray) - minutes. 1916-1925, 1944-1946.
33 1 Local union 302 (Yuma). 1966, 1968, 1971.
33 2-3 Local union 302 (Yuma) - minutes. 1957-1963.
33 4 Local union 305 (Waverly). 1968-1970.
33 5 Local union 307 (McGee). 1966.
33 6 Local union 321 (Briggsdale). 1926, 1970.
33 7 Local union 324 (Akron). 1965-1969.
33 8 Local union 329 (Bellvue). 1966.
33 9 Local union 334 (Harmonial). 1969-1970.
33 10 Local union 339 (Granada). 1966-1968.
33 11 Local union 341 (Wauneta). 1966, 1969.
33 12 Local union 351 (Sidney). 1966-1970.
33 13 Local union 353 (Walsenburg). 1966-1969.
33 14 Local union 354 (Sunflower). 1966-1969.
33 15 Local union 355 (Strasburg). 1966, 1969.
33 16 Local union 365 (Holyoke). 1966-1970, undated.
33 17 Local union 369 (Rye). 1966-1970.
33 18 Local union 372 (Idalia). 1967-1968.
33 19 Local union 376 (Orchard City/Cory). 1966, 1969.
33 20 Local union 379 (Elizabeth). 1966.
33 21-22 Local union 408 (Sedalia) - correspondence. 1934-1939, 1966-1969, undated.
33 23 Local union 409 (Walks Camp). 1966-1970.
33 24 Local union 409 (Walks Camp) - minutes, certificate. 1940-1941, 1957.
Local union 410 (Sterling).
33 25 Correspondence. 1966-1970.
33 26 Expense receipts. 1979-1995, 2003.
33 27-28 Minutes. 1966, 1971-1993.
33 29 Tax return forms. 1975, 1979-1997.
33 30 Treasurer's reports. 1980-1991.
33 31 Local union 416. 1966, 1968.
33 32 Local union 417 (Kirk). 1964, 1967.
33 33 Local union 418 (Fort Collins). 1943-1945, 1966-1970.
33 34 Local union 419 (Colorado State University Young Adults). 1966-1970, 1982.
33 35 Local union 420 (Haxtun). 1966-1969.
33 36 Local union 421 (Weldon Valley). 1966-1968, 1970.
33 37 Local union 423 (Lone Star). 1967-1970.
33 38 Local union 424 (Elk River). 1966-1970.
33 39 Local union 425 (Hayden). 1967, 1969.
33 40 Local union 426 (Yampa). 1968.
33 41 Local union 432 (Grand Valley). 1966-1969.
33 42 Local union 433 (Carbondale). 1965-1969.
33 43 Local union 435 (Southside). 1968.
33 44 Local union 436 (Aspen). 1951-1965.
33 45 Local union 438 (Craig). 1953, 1955, 1968.
33 46 Local union 441 (Prairie View). 1966-1967.
33 47 Local union 449 (Eads). 1965-1969.
33 48 Local union 453 (Holly). 1965, 1968-1969.
33 49 Local union 460. 1966, 1969-1970.
33 50 Local union 464 (Pritchett). 1965-1967.
33 51 Local union 468 (Wheatland). 1966.
33 52 Local union 470 (Torrington). 1965-1969.
33 53 Local union 473 (Clearmont). 1966-1970.
33 54 Local union 479 (Gillette). 1966-1969.
33 55 Local union 480 (Recluse). 1967-1969.
33 56 Local union 482 (Upton). 1966-1970.
33 57 Local union 487 (Montrose). 1965-1969.
33 58 Local union 493 (Veteran). 1966-1969.
33 59 Local union 494 (Hawk Springs). 1966-1968.
33 60 Local union 498 (Pavillion). 1966-1970.
33 61 Local union 500 (Otto). 1965-1966.
33 62 Local union 502. 1966-1967.
33 63 Local union 510 (Whistle Creek). 1965-1970.
33 64 Local union 517 (Parker). 1966-1967.
33 65 Local union 521 (Riverton). 1965-1968.
33 66 Local union 524 (Cornelia). 1965-1968.
33 67 Local union 529 (Highland). 1966, 1969.
33 68 Local union 531 (Vernon). 1966-1969.
33 69 Local union 535. 1967-1968.
33 70 Local union 537 (Gill). 1967, 1969.
33 71 Local union 538 (Englewood). 1966-1967.
33 72 Local union 540 (La Jara/Sanford). 1965-1968.
33 73 Local union 542 (Westcliffe). 1966-1970.
33 74 Local union 546 (Vineland). 1966, 1969-1970.
33 75 Local union 547 (Beulah). 1969.
33 76 Local union 548 (Canon City). 1965-1967.
33 77 Local union 551 (Durango). 1966-1968.
33 78 Local union 552 (Boone). 1966.
33 79 Local union 553 (Unity). 1976.
33 80 Local union 553 (Unity) - minutes. 1955-1960.
33 81 Local union 554 (Mancos). 1969.
33 82 Local union 560 (Dove Creek). 1966-1967, 1970.
33 83 Local union 561 (Cortez). 1966-1968.
33 84 Local union 565 (Pleasant View). 1966, 1968.
33 85 Local union 566 (Wellington). 1965-1968.
33 86 Local union 570 (Platteville/Gilcrest). 1966-1970.
33 87 Local union 572 (Huntley). 1966.
33 88 Local unions - inactive. 1969.
33 89 Local unions - lists. 1961, 1964, 1969.
33 90 Local unions - membership data. 1943-1955, undated.
Subseries 11.4: Other related organizations. 1904-2005 and undated.
This subseries contains materials relating to cooperative enterprises created by the Farmers Union, including a grain terminal, a livestock commission, a lumber company, a marketing association, and a number of insurance companies. Files are arranged alphabetically by title.
33 91 Farmers Educational Foundation. 1961.
33 92 Farmers Union abbreviations. 1954.
33 93-94 Farmers Union Distributing Corporation - minutes. 1957-1964.
33 95 Farmers Union Employees Federal Credit Union. 1950-1951.
33 96 Farmers Union Exchange Company certificate and statement. 1919, 1920.
33 97 Farmers Union Grain Terminal Association. 1956-1960.
Farmers Union Live Stock Commission.
33 98 Denver. 1928-1929, 1932-1933, 1940.
33 99 Missouri - operating statement. 1952.
33 100 Omaha. 1940-1955.
33 101 St. Joseph. 1941-1955.
Farmers Union Lumber Company.
33 102 By-laws and articles of incorporation. 1943.
33 103 Lawsuit. 1941-1949.
33 104 Minutes. 1943-1950.
34 1-3 Purchase and sale of lumber mill. 1940-1948.
34 4 Farmers Union Mutual Life Association forms. 1932, 1937.
Farmers Union Mutual Protective Association.
34 5 25th anniversary. 1939.
34 6 Bank book. 1924-1936.
34 7 By-laws. 1927.
34 8 Lists of losses paid. 1915, 1921-1925, 1927-1935.
34 9 Minutes and correspondence. 1928, 1930, 1939-1942, undated.
34 10 Farmers Union Products, Incorporated. 1959-1963.
34 11 Farmers Union Reservoir and Ditch Company. 1904.
FUMA (Farmers Union Marketing Association).
34 12-16 Correspondence and reports. 1941-1944, 1948-1959, 1962-1967.
34 17-22 Dues checkoff. 1950-1958.
34 23-26 Dues checkoff, including FUTE (Farmers Union Terminal Elevator). 1959-1965.
34 27 Investments. 1948.
34 28 Reports. 1961-1962.
34 29 Transfer notes. 1945-1949.
FUMIC (Farmers Union Mutual Insurance Company).
34 30 Correspondence and reports. 1950, 1953, 1965, 1970, 1981, undated.
34 31 Dissolution. 1989.
34 32 Financial reports. 1944-1945.
34 33 Minutes. 1948-1953.
FUMIC (Farmers Union Mutual Insurance Company) of Wyoming.
34 34 Articles of incorporation and by-laws. 1947-1948.
34 35 Board minutes. 1948-1949.
34 36 Correspondence and reports. 1948-1952.
FUSA (Farmers Union Service Association).
34 37 Agreement. 1942.
34 38 Board of directors and agents. 1998-1999.
34 39 By-laws and minutes. 1961, undated.
34 40 Financial audit report, memoranda, dues. 1951, 1956, 1964.
34 41 Investments. 2002.
FUSI (Farmers Union Service Inc.).
34 42 Contracts. 1944-1952.
34 43 State compensation insurance fund. 1950-1951.
34 44 Stock letters. 1944, 1946-1952, 1964.
34 45 National Union Security Association (NUSA). c. 1940.
34 46 National Union Security Association (NUSA) Auto and Casualty Company. 1945-1951.
34 47 NFUIC (NFU Insurance Companies) service contract. 1996.
34 48 NFU Property and Casualty Company Sale. 2005.


Series 12: Scrapbooks and clippings, 1942-2000 (3+ linear feet)

This series consists of three oversized scrapbooks created by RMFU members in Weld County and a scrapbook of youth camp activities, as well as newspaper clippings concerning a variety of topics of interest to farmers. The scrapbooks are arranged alphabetically in an oversize box, and the clippings are arranged alphabetically by topic.
Box Folder
Scrapbooks (Oversize).
75 1 Camp scrapbook. 1998-2000.
75 2 Weld County Farmers Union 75th anniversary. 1947-1983.
75 3 Weld County, Galeton Local #215. 1955-1976.
75 4 Weld County, Galeton Local #215, Junior education scrapbook. 1960.
Clippings.
35 1 Agricultural facts. 1978.
35 2 Building construction and dedications. 1942, 1951.
35 3 Bus trips. 1950.
35 4 Communism accusations. 1950-1951.
35 5 Conventions. 1965, 1974, 1983.
35 6 Cooperative tax. 1951, undated.
35 7 Dairy. 1961-1965, 1969, 1972, 1998.
35 8 Drought. 1953-1954, 1977, undated.
35 9 European farming. 1989.
35 10 Farm Bureau. 1951-1952, undated.
35 11 Farmers Union activities in Mesa County. 1950-1951.
35 12 Farm legislation. 1947, 1954, 1965-1974, 1983-1991, undated.
35 13 Farm prices. 1952, 1982, 1989-1991, undated.
35 14 Fruit. 1961-1963, 1970, 1972.
35 15 Government agencies. 1952, 1969, 1982-1983, 1991, undated.
35 16 Meetings and workshops. 1983-1984, undated.
35 17 Organic farming. 1998.
35 18 Parade floats and fairs. 1958, 1961, undated.
35 19 Peetz local union activities. 1990-1991.
35 20 People. 1958, 1991, undated.
35 21 Potash. 1963, 1965, 1966.
35 22 Rain-making articles by Roscoe Fleming. 1950.
35 23 Sustainable agriculture. 1989.
35 24 Water. 1974.
35 25 Wyoming agriculture. 1982.
35 26 Youth programs and awards. 1961-1963, undated.


Series 13: Printed material, 1915-2007 and undated (9+ linear feet)

In addition to creating educational, informational, and promotional materials of their own, Farmers Union leaders utilized publications created by other organizations as well as by government agencies to instruct their membership. This series is divided into three subseries, consisting of Rocky Mountain Farmers Union publications, National Farmers Union publications, and reference materials published by other entities.
Box Folder
Subseries 13.1: Rocky Mountain Farmers Union materials. 1919-2007 and undated.
This subseries includes newsletters, pamphlets, and informational booklets created by the Rocky Mountain Farmers Union, as well as unbound copies of the monthly newspaper, the Colorado Union Farmer (after 1942, called the Rocky Mountain Union Farmer). Files are arranged alphabetically by title.
35 27-28 Buzzer (leadership newsletter). 1969-1974.
35 29 Cookbook. 1983.
35 30 Leader Letter. 2006.
35 31 Leadership information packet - Roald Harbo. 1964.
35 32 Legis-Letter - Colorado. 1974-1986, 2002-2007.
35 33 Legis-Letter - Wyoming. 1975-1986, 1997-1998.
35 34 "Little Black Book - Answers to Questions about Farmer's Union". undated.
35 35 Membership materials packet. 2003.
35 36 Membership pamphlets. 1984, 1985, 2001.
35 37 Officers' Update. 1994-2001.
35 38 Pamphlets, general. 1976, 1991, undated.
35 39-40 Policy programs. 1970, 1972, 1975, 1978, 1979,1986-1988.
35 41 RMFU/FUMIC building booklet. 1978.
RMFU newspaper.
Drwr 17 1-4 Colorado Union Farmer. 1919, 1921, 1925-1928, 1932 (incomplete).
76 1 Colorado Union Farmer. 1934-1942 (incomplete).
76 2 Rocky Mountain Union Farmer. 1943-1945.
77 1 Rocky Mountain Union Farmer. 1946-1961 (incomplete).
Subseries 13.2: National Farmers Union materials. 1939-2007 and undated.
In addition to the study guides for Farmers Union education leaders published by the national organization, this subseries contains newsletters, pamphlets, and printed histories. Arrangement is alphabetical.
35 42 25th Anniversary chronology. 1966.
35 43 Catalog - Farmers Union Family Services. 1959.
35 44 Denver Farmers Union Building. 1954, 1955.
35 45 History of the NFU Insurance Companies. 1995.
35 46 History of the NFU Insurance Companies. 1995. 2 copies
35 47 NFU newsletter. 2004-2007.
35 48 NFU newsletter - Prospector. 1954, 1955.
35 49 NFU oral and photographic histories - South Dakota. undated.
Pamphlets.
35 50 About Farmers' Union. 1950, undated.
35 51 Cooperatives. 2002.
35 52 Credit Money. undated.
35 53 Farmers Union in Washington. 1948.
35 54-55 General/informational. 1968, 1976, 1978, 1980, undated.
35 56 Insurance. 1940, 1948, 1954, 1968, 1989, undated.
35 57 Legislative. 1955.
35 58 Membership. undated.
35 59 "The Oracle." Introducing Tony Duchant as NFU president. 1966.
35 60 Staff guidelines and regulations. undated.
36 1 Reprints - "The Red Smear that Failed". c. 1953.
Resources for education leaders.
36 2-6 Adult study subjects. 1941-1958, 1968, undated.
36 7 Communications packet with teacher's guide. 1977.
Junior Program booklets.
36 8 Activity with teacher's guide. 1961.
36 9 Communications for Teaching and Meetings. 1976.
36 10 Economic Forces. 1964.
36 11 Ethics and Environmental Issues. 1954, undated.
36 12 Farm Movement: Social, Economic, and Political Issues. 1956.
36 13 Historical Perspective. 1955.
36 14-20 Junior youth study units. 1944, 1950, 1955, 1957, 1963, 1974-1981, undated.
36 21-26 The Lantern. 1939, 1944-1949.
36 27 Leaders' Action Letter. 1945-1948, 1951-1955, undated.
36 28 Living with Power and Machines. undated.
36 29 Our World, by Doris Stadig. undated.
36 30 Senior youth project - NFU Triangle. 1975.
36 31-33 Senior youth study units. 1961, 1967-1968, 1980-1985.
37 1-3 Song books. 1944, 1947, 1957, undated.
37 4 Teachers' resource packet - Human Values in Economics. 1979.
37 5 Triangle. undated.
37 6 Who Owns America, by David Carter. 1991.
37 7-18 Washington Newsletter. 1954, 1966, 1973-1979, 1983, 1989.
Subseries 13.3: Non-Farmers Union reference materials. 1915-2006.
This subseries consists of reference materials which illustrate the interests of RMFU leaders and members, arranged alphabetically by folder title.
37 19 Agricultural production brochures. 1941, 1950, 1954, 1955, 1971.
37 20 ALCOGAS Fuel Alcohol Project application. 1978.
37 21 Alcohol Fuels Production Workshop. 1979.
37 22 American Farm Project - "Countryside: Mirror of Ourselves". 1980, undated.
37 23 American Farm Project - "Great Life" (oral histories). 1981.
37 24 Capper-Volstead Impact on Cooperative Structure. 1975.
37 25 The Case for Farmers, by James Patton. 1959.
37 26 Ethanol and alcohol reports. 1978, 1983.
37 27 Farm Bureau News. 1951-1952.
37 28 Farmers Guide to FmHA. 1985.
37 29 Folk Dances of Denmark. (Esther Harbo's personal copy). 1915.
37 30 Joint Committee on Atomic Energy. 1954.
37 31 Journals, digests, and agendas. 1952, 1953, 1961, 1963, 1974, 1975, 1987.
37 32 Line/solo dance manual. 1988.
37 33 Making Alcohol Fuel workbook. 1979.
37 34 Newsletters, pamphlets, flyers on agricultural topics. 1932, 1944-1957, 1972, 2002, 2005, undated.
38 1 Newsletter - Progress, Problems, People in Mid-America. Numbers 40-45. undated.
38 2 Pamphlets, general topics. 1959-1967, 1972-1976.
38 3 Report: 21st Century Rural America - New Horizons for U.S. Agriculture. 2006.
38 4 Report of Alcohol Fuels Policy Review. Department of Energy. 1979.
38 5 Reprints. 1945, 1972.
Resources for education leaders (Non-Farmers Union).
38 6 America's Oil. 1942.
38 7 Energy with Supplements, CSU Extension Services. Grades 4/6 Lessons. undated.
38 8 Family Farm Children. 1941.
38 9 Games, Festivals, Recreation. 1936, 1947, 1956, undated.
38 10 Insects. 1941, 1943.
38 11 Natural Resources. 1941.
39 1-2 Our Freedoms series. 1940, 1941.
39 3 Parliamentary Procedure. 1974.
39 4 People of the Earth. 1948.
39 5 Soil, Water. 1941-1943.
39 6 Song Book. undated.
39 7 Things to Make. 1951.
39 8 Wild Animals. 1941, 1944.
39 9 "SERI-AG Sector Impact, Ethanol from Grain". 1980.
39 10 Understanding Your Cooperative. 1979.


Series 14: Photographic prints, 1900-2006 and undated (13.5 linear feet)

The editors of the Colorado Union Farmer began illustrating their articles with portraits in 1928, and within two decades photographs had become a significant part of the newspaper. Myron Schober and Dave Carter, RMFU communication directors of the 1970s and 1980s, were also skilled photographers who provided many human interest photographs for articles published in the Union Farmer. The photographic prints series consists mostly of black-and-white prints, with color snapshots becoming more common after the 1980s. Approximately half of the photographs have identifying information; some can be identified by researching issues of the Union Farmer newspaper. This series is divided into five subseries dealing with photographic subjects and dates.
Box Folder
Subseries 14.1: People. c. 1930s-2003 and undated.
This subseries consists of photographs of people, divided into six categories of individuals, groups, RMFU officers, Torchbearers, members of related organizations, and state or federal officials. The folders are arranged alphabetically within these categories.
Individuals.
40 1 "Annan, Jack". 2001.
40 2 Brophy, Rick (in his store). 1973.
40 3-8 Individuals. c. 1930s-1970s, 2000-2001, 2004, undated.
40 9 Insurance agents. 1999 February.
40 10 Kissells. 1999.
40 11 "Lauridson". c. 2000.
40 12 Palser, Dwight. 2001, 2003, undated.
40 13 Petty, Charles. 1991-1992.
40 14 Rauch, Rocky (folk singer), KTLN Radio. 1951.
40 15 Schloo, A. J. (Fred) - FMA. c. 1970s.
40 16 Stencel, Marie and John. undated.
40 17 Taylor, Bob - Insurance agent from Fort Morgan. 1992.
Groups.
40 18-19 Children. 1996, 1999-2002, undated.
40 20-21 Fellows. 1988, 1992.
40 22 Class 4. 1991.
40 23 Reception in Fort Collins. 1991.
40 24 Stock show and legislative drive-in. 1988.
40 25 Wyoming. 1988.
41 1-5 Groups. c. 1930s-1980s.
41 6 Groups. 2003, undated.
41 7 Groups - Surplus commodities distribution. undated.
RMFU officers, board of directors and staff.
41 8-12 Board members. 1946, 1970, 1987, 1990, 1993, 2001-2003, undated.
Presidents. undated.
41 13 Carter. 2001-2002, undated.
41 14 Kelley. undated.
41 15 Patton. undated.
41 16 Solberg. undated.
41 17 Stencel. 1966, 1970-2003, undated.
42 1 Staff. 2002-2003, undated.
Torchbearers.
42 2-4 Torchbearers. 1940s-1970s.
42 5 Torchbearers (individuals). 1963.
People from related organizations.
42 6 "Affiliated people". 1939, 1943, 1968, 1975, 1981, 1995, undated.
42 7 Weld County Farmers Union founders and presidents. 1958, 1972, undated.
State and federal officials.
42 8 Carter, Jimmy (President). c. 1977.
42 9 Humphrey, Hubert. 1965, undated.
42 10 Johnson, Byron. 1959, undated.
42 11 Johnson, Edwin (Governor). 1959, undated.
42 12 Lamm, Richard (Governor). 1981, 1985, undated.
42 13 Other officials. 1961-1972, 1979, 1990, undated.
Subseries 14.2: Events. c. 1930s-2007 and undated.
The bulk of this subseries is made up of photographs of conventions and other meetings, as well as youth programs and camps. There are also travel photographs from educational bus tours and organized trips to meet with state and federal legislators (called "drive-ins" and "fly-ins") and snapshots of picnics, rallies, and other events. Arrangement is alphabetically within these categories.
Conventions, conferences and meetings.
42 14 "Catch-a-Calf winner and January leadership meeting". 1991.
42 15 Colorado presidents' conference. 1973.
42 16-17 Convention. 1971-1972.
43 1-17 Convention. 1973-1976, 1978, 1987-1988, 1990-1993, 1998-1999, 2001, 2004, undated.
44 1 Convention awards. 2002, 2004.
44 2-5 Convention participants. c. 1940s-1970s.
44 6 Convention speakers. undated.
44 7 "GATT and convention". c. 1990s.
44 8 "GATT rally". 1991 December.
44 9 General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT). 1987.
44 10 Governor's Agricultural Outlook Forum. 1993.
44 11 "Hudson Ranch and Tax Commission meeting". 1999-2000.
44 12 "Hungary, Cheyenne County speech contest, Farmers Union Canal". 1993.
44 13 Insurance agents meeting. 1973 March.
44 14 Kiowa County fair - Farmers Union booth. 1981.
44 15 "Laramie and Colorado; Eisenach meeting". 1992.
44 16 Leadership meetings. 1991.
44 17 Leadership meetings (New Mexico) and drive-in. 1991.
44 18-19 "Leadership round-up". 1997, 2001.
44 20 "Leadership round-up, Wyoming". 2001.
44 21 Leadership training meeting. 1973.
44 22 Logan County Farmers Union meeting. 2002.
44 23 Managers' meeting - Farmers Union Central Exchange, Billings. undated.
Meetings.
44 24 Cheyenne/Kit Carson. undated.
44 25 "Cheyenne Wells - Charlie Hanavan and Steve Horn". 1988.
44 26 "Dolores, Montezuma". 1993.
44 27 Executives. 1976.
45 1 Lordsburg. 1996.
45 2 Lusk. 1998.
45 3 New Mexico. c. 1960s and 1980s.
45 4 Park and Bighorn County. 1975.
45 5 New Mexico (with Dale Petty photographs). 1992.
45 6 "Phillips County, Wyoming and New Mexico". 1993.
45 7 "Pueblo - with Bergland". c. 1988.
45 8 "Ron Wilson and Bob McLavey". 1988 April.
45 9-22 Unidentified. 1975, 1985-1991, 1996-2006, undated.
46 1 Meetings with county leaders. 1970, 1972, 1991, 1999, undated.
46 2-14 NFU convention. 1942, c. 1950s, 1970-1973, 1976, 1987-1993, 1999-2005.
NFU convention.
46 15 100th anniversary. 2002.
46 16 Des Moines. 1992.
46 17 Kansas City. 1992.
46 18 Portland. 1975.
46 19 San Antonio, Texas. 1978.
47 1 Washington. 1977.
47 2 Ogalalla Commons. undated.
47 3 Sound Off Seminars (SOS). 1972.
47 4 Team meeting. 1996.
47 5 World Trade Organization (WTO), Seattle. 1999.
47 6 "Wyoming coal strip conference". 1974.
47 7 Wyoming conference. 1972.
47 8 "Wyoming update meeting". 1988.
47 9 Young couples seminar. 1969, 1972, undated.
47 10 Young Farmers convention. 2002.
Travel.
47 11 Asian statues and paintings. undated.
47 12 Beef tour. 2006.
47 13 Bus tour. 1999, undated.
Bus tours.
47 14 Durango and southwest Colorado. c. 1988.
47 15 Field trips. c. 2000-2006.
47 16 "Oil shale fields, apple harvest" (western slope). 1974.
47 17 Strip mines, Colorado. c. 1972, 1981.
47 18-19 Bus trips. 1950-1953, 1958, 1961, 2002, undated.
47 20 Bus trips - Washington campaigners' delegation. 1953.
47 21-22 Drive-in - Colorado legislators. 1975-1976, 1991.
47 23 Drive-in - Colorado workers' compensation hearings. 1972.
47 24 Drive-in, with FFA. 1988.
47 25-27 Fly-in. 1958, 1970s, 1971.
48 1-9 Fly-in. 1973-1975, 1990, 1992, 1998-1999, 2006, undated.
48 10 Fly-in - September 11 in Washington. 2001.
48 11 Fly-in and golf in Washington. c. 2000.
48 12 Hawaii trip. 1973.
48 13 "IFAP - Ottawa and Saskatchewan". 1972.
48 14 International conference. 1999.
48 15 Japan trip. 2000.
48 16 Kentucky trip. c. 2005.
48 17 Korea - John Stencel visit. 1993.
48 18 "NCAR". 1972.
48 19 New Mexico Farmers Union. undated.
48 20 Other travel photographs. undated.
48 21 Plymouth. undated.
48 22 San Juan pueblo. 1996.
48 23 Wyoming - Lusk, Cheyenne, and Pine Bluffs. 1993, 1996, 1997.
Youth programs and camps.
48 24-26 All States camp. 1972, 1998-2000.
48 27 All States camp - Tyler, Minnesota. 1946.
48 28-31 Camp. c. 1930s-1970s.
49 1-12 Camp. 1971-1992.
50 1-12 Camp. 1993-1999.
51 1 Camp. undated.
51 2 Camp grounds. 1999.
51 3 Camp pictures - Bailey. undated.
51 4 Camp staff. 1999.
51 5 Camps - County presidents meeting. 1987.
51 6-16 Junior camp. 1991-1992, 1996-2000.
52 1 Old camp pictures. undated.
52 2-8 Senior camp. 1994, 1997-2000.
52 9 Senior youth conference and torchbearers. 1989.
52 10 Staff. 1997.
52 11 Women's camp. 1975.
Picnics, rallies and other events.
52 12 Ag Day at Colorado State University. 2006.
52 13 "Always Buy Colorado (ABC) and Strawloggs". 1988.
52 14 Agriculture hall of fame. 1990 October.
52 15 Arsenal groundwater contamination. 1974.
52 16 "Ball peaches - Palisade". 1972.
52 17 "Board sacking groceries". 2001.
53 1 Celebration - "Charles and Betty anniversary". 2006.
53 2 Centennial celebrations (RMFU). 2006.
53 3 Chinese visitors. undated.
53 4 Colorado Agriculture Hall of Fame. undated.
53 5 Colorado state fair. 1992.
53 6 Colorado state fair, Weld County meeting. 1991.
53 7 "Colorado FFA convention in Kersey". undated.
53 8 "CTLR". 1999 May.
53 9 Dolores - Montezuma picnic scenes. undated.
53 10 Dinner, unidentified. undated.
53 11 Eisenach fundraiser. 1992.
53 12 Exhibits. 1953-1954, 1961, undated.
Exhibits.
53 13 Farmers Union booth at the Kiowa County fair. 1981.
53 14 Photographs used for conference display. 1990.
53 15 State fair booth. 2001.
53 16 Expo - Wyoming Agriculture Unity. 1988.
53 17 Fairs and county activities. 1991.
53 18 Future Farmers of America (FFA) at the stock show. c. 1988.
53 19 Focus group. 1999.
53 20 "German visitors". c. 1970.
53 21 Governor's Agricultural Outlook Forum. 1993.
53 22 "Greeley sugar rally". undated.
53 23 International agricultural agreements. undated.
53 24 Japanese visitors. 1974, undated.
53 25 Lamb hearing. undated.
53 26 Laramie River station groundbreaking. 1976.
53 27 Larimer County. 1992.
53 28 Legislative hearing, Colorado State University. 1988.
53 29 Legislators. 1988.
53 30 Legislators in the park, Washington County. undated.
53 31 Logan County Farmers Union picnic. 2001.
53 32 "Logan county picnic and Judy Wunschel". 1992.
54 1 Morgan County picnic ("cream can supper"). 2001.
54 2 National Cooperative Roundtable, St. Paul. 1991.
54 3 National Press Club. undated.
54 4 National Western Stock Show. 1988.
54 5 "New Mexico Farmer Appreciation Dinner, Lee Swenson". 1993.
54 6 New Mexico state fair. 1988.
54 7 Open house and food donation. 1990.
54 8-10 Other events. c. 1950s-1970s.
54 11 Parades. 1955, 1958, undated.
54 12 Picnic. 1999.
54 13 "Picnic photographs for RHA Reporter". undated.
54 14 Picnics, unidentified. c. 1980s, c. 2000s.
54 15 Political rally. 2004.
54 16 Pueblo County picnic. 2001.
54 17 Rally for Michael Dukakis. 1988.
54 18 Rally for Rural America. 1999.
54 19 "Rally - Rural Coloradoans for Dukakis/Bentson". 1988.
54 20 Rodeo photographs. c. 1970.
54 21 "Routt County 100th anniversary". 2007.
54 22 "Russian-German researchers visit". 2006.
54 23 "Salazar fundraiser". c. 2000.
54 24 "Save Our Water" demonstration. 1999.
54 25 Soil and water award. undated.
54 26 Speech contests. 1992-1993, 2002-2003, undated.
54 27 State fair booth. 2001.
54 28 State speech contest. 2000.
55 1 Stencel fundraiser. 1988 January.
55 2 Summer co-op conference. 1998.
55 3 "Update - Colorado - Hefley". 1988.
55 4 Water and dam tour. 1999.
55 5 Water project referendum protest. 2003.
55 6 "Weld County reception for Paul Hoshiko - 4H". 1990 October.
55 7 Western States Water and Power Consumers Conference. 1984.
55 8 West Fest. 1999-2000.
55 9 "West slope update". 1988 January.
55 10 World Farmers Congress (36th annual). undated.
55 11 Wright-Ingraham grasslands field day. 1975.
Subseries 14.3: Agricultural scenes. 1935-2006 and undated.
This subseries contains photographs of animals, farm equipment, and pastoral scenery, arranged alphabetically.
55 12 Agricultural storage facilities. undated.
Animals.
55 13 Cattle. 1976, undated.
55 14 Other animals. undated.
55 15 Sheep. undated.
55 16 Cooperative activities. c. 2000.
55 17 Crops. 2001, undated.
55 18 Dust storms, wind erosion. 1935, 1940, undated.
55 19 Farm buildings. 2007.
55 20 Farm equipment. 1982-1983, undated.
55 21 Field scenes. undated.
55 22 Fires. 1965, undated.
55 23 Flooded fields. undated.
55 24 Harvest scenes. 1975-1976, undated.
55 25 "Irrigation and floods". 1965, 1975, undated.
55 26 Mountain scenes. 1984, 2001, 2006, undated.
56 1 Outdoor scenes. c. 1975, 1997, 1999, undated.
56 2 Rural scenes. c. 1950s, 1974-1978, 2001, 2006, undated.
56 3 Wheat harvest. 1973.
Subseries 14.4: Locations. c. 1960s-1988 and undated.
This subseries includes photographs of Farmers Union buildings in various locations, cooperative grain elevators, and cityscapes, arranged alphabetically.
56 4 Alcohol plant in Weld County (from poster). undated.
56 5 Building dedication - Farmers Union office on Paris Street. 1978, undated.
56 6 Buildings. undated.
56 7 Buildings - Farmers Union office on Sherman Street. undated.
56 8 Buildings - Groundbreaking for offices on East 46th Street. 1941.
56 9 "CENEX and church". undated.
56 10 "CF & I - Pueblo". 1976.
56 11 Chicago. c. 1960s.
56 12 Colorado Springs. c. 1960s.
56 13 New Mexico - Westcliffe, Silver Cliff, Espanola, San Juan Pueblo. 1996.
56 14 "Riverton Co-op and Denver Farmers Marketing Association". undated.
56 15 Strassburg, Colorado. c. 1970s.
56 16 Wyoming state house. 1977, undated.
Subseries 14.5: Photographs for the Union Farmer. 1971-1995.
This subseries consists of images photographed by RMFU communication directors Myron Schober and Dave Carter for use in specific monthly issues of the Rocky Mountain Farmers Union newspaper. Subjects include people, events, scenes, and locations. Arrangement is alphabetical by folder title, and chronological within groupings of the same folder title.
56 17 "Carter's best". undated.
56 18-19 Photographs for the Union Farmer. 1971-1972.
57 1-9 Photographs for the Union Farmer. 1974, 1978-1980.
58 1-8 Photographs for the Union Farmer. 1980-1982.
59 1-16 Photographs for the Union Farmer. 1983-1985.
60 1-17 Photographs for the Union Farmer. 1985-1988, 1990-1992, 1995.
60 18 Photographs with humorous captions. undated.
60 19 "Union Farmer paste-ups. Dec. 1989-Jan. 1990". 1989-1990.


Series 15: Photographic negatives, 1963-2005 and undated (3 linear feet)

This series contains negatives for some of the photographic prints in Series 14. Less than half of the negatives have identifying information. A preliminary inventory is available in the collection file.
Box Folder
61-62 Negatives for some of the above photographic prints. A preliminary inventory is available in the collection file.


Series 16: Photographic slides, 1953-1994 and undated (3 linear feet)

This series consists of mostly unidentified color slides, divided into three subseries corresponding to subject matter and a fourth subseries of slide shows created for various RMFU functions.
Box Folder
Subseries 16.1: People. 1974-1983 and undated.
This subseries includes images of individuals and groups, arranged alphabetically by folder title.
63 1 "Art Isgar and Jennings Graubercer". 1977.
63 2 County presidents. 1976.
63 3 Groups. 1953-1956, 1961, 1972-1975, 1978, 1980, 1983, undated.
63 4 Individuals. 1955, 1958, 1969, 1972-1978, 1980, undated.
Subseries 16.2: Events. 1954-1988 and undated.
Divided into the four categories of conventions and other meetings, travel, youth programs and camps, and other events, this subseries is arranged alphabetically by folder title within each category.
Conventions, conferences, and meetings.
63 5-6 Conventions. 1973-1980.
63 7 Convention activities. 1978, undated.
63 8 "CSU agronomy". 1975.
63 9 Farm-church conference. 1982, undated.
63 10 "Farmers Union buying co-op". 1954, 1975.
63 11 Field trips. 1972, 1974, 1978, undated.
63 12 Leadership conference. 1973-1975.
63 13 Meetings. 1954, 1972-1975, 1977-1980, 1988, undated.
63 14 News conference. 1973, 1975.
63 15 North Dakota Farmers Union. 1976, undated.
63 16 Palmer Lake conferences. 1954-1956.
63 17 Strip mining conference. 1974, 1980, undated.
63 18 Wyoming legislature. 1976-1977.
Travel.
63 19 Drive-ins. 1973, 1975, undated.
63 20 European travel. undated.
63 21-22 Fly-in to Washington. 1971, 1974-1975, 1978, 1983, undated.
63 23 National education conference in Kansas. 1954.
Youth programs and camps.
63 24 All States camp. 1972-1978, 1981, 1991, undated.
63 25-28 Camp. 1953-1957, 1962, 1972, 1974, 1977-1978, 1988, undated.
63 29 Couples camp. 1972, 1974, undated.
63 30-31 Junior camp. 1974, 1976.
63 32 Senior camp. 1972, 1975-1976.
63 33 Youth events. 1953, 1956, 1958-1959, 1962, 1966, 1972, undated.
Other events.
63 34 Insurance. 1973-1974.
63 35 "Wiggins - old pictures". 1962, undated.
63 36 Wright-Ingraham institute. 1975.
Subseries 16.3: Agricultural scenes and locations. 1953-1994 and undated.
The scenic slides in this subseries include images of farm animals, crops, harvesting operations, and pastoral scenery. Arrangement is alphabetical by folder title.
63 37 City scenes. 1974, undated.
63 38 Coal, oil, and fuel activities. 1972, 1974, 1980.
63 39 Colorado scenes and buildings. 1972-1975, 1978, 1980, undated.
63 40 Co-ops, harvest scenes. 1964, 1972-1975, undated.
63 41 Crops and harvest scenes. 1972-1974, 1978-1979, undated.
63 42 Farm life. 1973, 1978, undated.
63 43 Farmers Union buildings in Denver. 1953-1955, 1974, 1977-1978, undated.
63 44 Livestock. 1972-1973, 1975, 1978, 1980, undated.
63 45 Outdoor landscapes. 1972-1974, undated.
63 46 Outdoors with people. 1975, undated.
63 47 Scenery - Ranchos de Caballeros home sites. 1994.
63 48 Wheat, potatoes, beans. 1975, 1979, undated.
63 49 Wyoming scenes. 1975.
Subseries 16.4: Slide shows. 1965-1988 and undated.
This series consists of slide show presentations used at annual conventions, training meetings, and conferences. Arrangement is alphabetical by title of presentation.
64 1 "Accent Colorado Co-ops" with transcript. undated.
64 2-3 "Beyond the Crisis: Solutions for Rural America (parts I and II)" with transcripts. undated.
64 4 "Canadian grain marketing system" with notes. undated.
64 5 Charts, diagrams, illustrations. 1970, 1972-1975, undated.
64 6 "Coalitions: We Never Walk Alone". 1976.
64 7 "The Common Good". 1977.
64 8 "Cornucopia in Distress" with notes. undated.
64 9 Correspondence and notes on slides. 1976.
64 10 Cross-topic subjects. 1973-1975.
64 11 "Discover America: 160-acre limitation". 1978.
64 12 Farm Bill. 1981.
64 13 "Farmers Union Plan for Parity and Abundance". 1976.
64 14-16 "Farming: Everyone's Bread and Butter" with transcripts and notes. undated.
64 17 "FU triangle". undated.
64 18 Historical slide shows. 1976, 1983.
64 19 "Jim Patton Show - Rocky Mountain Farmers Union". undated.
64 20-21 "Legislative I, II". undated.
64 22 "The National Farmers Union is You". undated.
64 23-25 "Project: Food Policy" with transcript, notes and incomplete duplicate set. 1976.
64 26-28 "RMFU slide show". 1988, undated.
64 29 "Save Our Co-op Campaign". undated.
64 30-31 "Standing Proud". 1981.
64 32 "This We Believe". undated.
64 33-34 "Young couples". undated.
64 35 "Young Fellows slide show". 1965, undated.


Series 17: Audio materials, 1956-1988 and undated (6+ linear feet)

This series consists of audio recordings of speakers, oral histories, slide show narrations, radio programs, and dance music, divided into three subseries according to format.
Box Folder
Subseries 17.1: Audio cassette tapes. 1968-1988 and undated.
Most of the cassettes in this subseries contain recordings of speakers at regional and national Farmers Union conventions, conferences, and other meetings, but there are also oral history interviews, radio feeds, slide show narrations, and music. The tapes are divided into four categories: RMFU conventions; NFU conventions; conferences and other meetings; and slide shows, music, and miscellany. Arrangement is alphabetical by title within categories, and chronological within groups of the same title.
Rocky Mountain Farmers Union (RMFU) conventions.
65 1 RMFU Convention 1968. Radio feed (Denver). Quotes of George Stone (Oklahoma). 1968. 1 audiotape
65 2 RMFU Convention 1971. Speakers: Lowell Watts, Harrison Welford, Tony Dechant, John Stencel, Craig Barnes, Jim Patton. 1971, undated. 10 audiotapes
65 3 RMFU Convention 1972. Keynote Speaker Montoya, Fred Simonsen on power. 1972. 2 audiotapes, plus 2 copies of Ray Novak's insurance report; 4 audiotapes total
65 4 RMFU Convention 1973. Speakers: Stencel, Rhode, Knowlton, Novak, Swenson, McGee, Hightower, Dechant, Leach , Poe, Johnson. Schober interview, Torchbearer ceremony, convention summaries. 1973. 13 audiotapes
65 5 RMFU Convention 1974. Speakers: Stencel, Dechant, Jaenke, Lamm, Hart, Knutson Carpenter. News transmissions and media discussion. 1974. 12 audiotapes
65 6 RMFU Convention 1975. Speakers: Stencel, Duchant, Bourret, Kobell, Domenico, Naman, Stefanski, Romer. Banquet, Youth Night, radio summaries. 1975. 27 audiotapes in 1 box
65 7 RMFU Convention 1976. Speakers: Stencel, Dechant, Stone, Solberg, Haskell, Lamm, Thomas, Goulding. Topics: Youth program, FUMIC, tax panel, radio feed on farm prices. 1976. 16 audiotapes, plus duplicates of Solberg and Dechant speeches
65 8 RMFU Convention 1979. John Stencel, U.S. Representative Thomas Daschle, NFU President George Stone, Colorado State Treasurer Roy Romer, CSU President Ralph Christoffersen, Victor Ray on gasohol, Colorado Agriculture Commissioner Morgan Smith, Wyoming Agriculture Commissioner John Orton, Congressman Smith, Senator Gary Hart, Tony Dechant. 1979. 13 audiotapes
65 9 RMFU Convention 1980. John Stencel, U. S. Senator John Melcher, Colorado AFL-CIO President Norm Pledger, NFU President George Stone, Laural Smith of Farm Journal magazine, Colorado Agriculture Commissioner Morgan Smith. 1980. 6 audiotapes
65 10 RMFU Convention 1982. John Stencel, U.S. Representative Ray Kogovsek, Wyoming Governor Ed Herschler, NFU lobbyist Ruth Kobell, Dr. Richard Gilmore. 1982. 7 audiotapes
65 11-13 RMFU Convention 1987. Speakers (11 tapes), business sessions (12 tapes), radio feeds (5 tapes), duplicates (7 tapes). 1987. 35 audiotapes total in 3 cases
66 1 RMFU Convention 1989. Speakers: John Stencel, Alan Bergman, Ben Campbell, Jim Hightower, Eldon Cooper, Duane Woodard, Lee Swenson. 1989. 12 audiotapes
66 2 RMFU Convention, undated. Radio feeds. Craig Thomas, energy bill, Governor Lamm. c. 1975. 2 audiotapes
National Farmers Union (NFU) conventions.
66 3-4 NFU Convention 1974. Milwaukee. Topics: Energy news conference, Farm Program news conference, summary of news transmissions. Speakers: Tony Dechant, Jerry Tvedt, Mayor Meier, William Kolberg, Ed Smith, Gale Johnson, John Messer, Governor Pat Lucey, B. Malusky, Bob Lewis, Lee White, Frederic Johnson, Barry Commoner, Jim McHale, Harold Malmgren, Weldon Barton, Lynn Adair. 1974. 22 audiotapes in 2 cases
66 5 NFU Convention 1974. Food Crisis. 1974. 1 audiotape
66 6 NFU Convention 1974. Minnesota. Summary. 1974. 1 audiotape
66 7 NFU Convention 1976. Membership drive kick-off, Dechant, Stencel, radio advertising spots. 1976. 2 audiotapes
66 8-9 NFU Convention 1977. Sessions. 1977. 20 audiotapes in 2 cases
66 10 NFU Convention 1978. Sessions. George Stone, Tony Dechant. 1978. 12 audiotapes in 1 case, plus 1 additional audiotape
66 11-12 NFU Convention 1979. Speakers, business, presentations. 1979. 20 audiotapes in 2 cases
66 13 NFU Convention 1983. Speakers. 1983. 8 audiotapes in 1 case
66 14 NFU Convention 1983. Tony Dechant. 1983. 1 audiotape
66 15 NFU Convention 1985. Youth and Couples program. Speakers: Montana Governor Ted Schwinden, NFU Vice President Stanley Moore, U.S. Congressman (Texas) Edward Andersen. 1985. 3 audiotapes
66 16 NFU Convention 1987. Speakers, business. 1987. 10 audiotapes in 1 case
67 1 NFU Convention 1988. Endorsement of John Stencel by Tony Dechant. 1988. 1 audiotape
67 2-3 NFU Convention 1988. Speakers, business. 1988. 10 audiotapes in 2 cases
Conferences and other meetings.
67 4 Aspinall. undated. 1 audiotape
67 5 Award presentation: Flossie Harris Nichols, Guy Pogue. undated. 1 audiotape
67 6 Ben Nighthorse Campbell speech. 1989. 1 audiotape
67 7 Byron Dorgan. 1984. 1 audiotape
67 8 CBS Food Crisis. 1974. 1 audiotape
67 9 Chalmers, Dr. Lee. Montana. Questions and answers. 1974. 1 audiotape
67 10 Colorado Committee for National Health Security. Representative Pat Schroeder, Dr. Jesse Steinfeld, Stencel news conference. 1974. 4 audiotapes
67 11 Colorado Rural Electric for Energy Legislation, DeChant. 1974. 1 audiotape
67 12 Committee for National Health Insurance, "NHI: What and when?". undated. 1 audiotape
67 13 Cranshaw. undated. 1 audiotape
67 14 DeChant in Lamar. 1976. 1 audiotape
67 15 Farm Bill. Schober (KBTR). 1973. 1 audiotape
67 16 "Farmers Union Plan for Parity and Abundance". undated. 1 audiotape
67 17 Farmers Union regional land-use meeting. Ft. Collins. 1974. 2 audiotapes
67 18 "Farming: Everyone's Bread and Butter". undated. 1 audiotape
67 19 Food production Policy. Lewis. undated. 1 audiotape
67 20 Ford economic message. 1974. 1 audiotape
67 21 Horticulture meeting. 1973. 1 audiotape
67 22 Jim Johnson. CCA. undated. 1 audiotape
67 23 KOA. Schober. 1973. 1 audiotape
67 24 KOA. Schober. undated. 1 audiotape
67 25 Leadership roles. Schober. 1973. 1 audiotape
67 26 Legislative script. undated. 1 audiotape
67 27 Legislative Session - State Board of Agriculture appointment discussion. 1987. 1 audiotape
67 28 Livestock vested interests. St. Paul. DeChant, Melcher, Chalmers. undated. 1 audiotape
67 29 Membership Kick-Off Drive. DeChant, Stencel. 1976. 2 audiotapes
67 30 "Montoya (for duping)". undated. 1 audiotape
67 31 MX Missile briefing. Yuma, Colorado. Air Force Major Savsovitz. 1978. 1 audiotape
67 32 National Crisis Action Rally. Ames, Iowa. 1985. 4 audiotapes
67 33 "National Farmers Union Is You". undated. 1 audiotape
Oral history interviews.
67 34 Eurick, Mr. and Mrs. Harold by Stormy Skurick. Castle Rock, Colorado. 1987. 1 audiotape
67 35 Fehringer, Dorys and Roelle, Francis, by Scott Schumacher. 1987. 1 audiotape
67 36 Henderson, Grandma by Darin Naibauer. undated. 1 audiotape
67 37 Mais, Don by Alan Mais. 1979. 1 audiotape
67 38 Parsons, Mr. and Mrs. Delbert by Rita West; Baxter, Mabel by Jim West. Briggsdale, Colorado. 1979. 1 audiotape
67 39 Rauth, Elevena by Monica Harless. New Raymer, Colorado. undated. 1 audiotape
67 40 Stencel, Marie by Joey Skvrich. 1987. 1 audiotape
67 41 Van Kampen, Eugene. undated. 1 audiotape
67 42 Project Food Policy. Schober. undated. 3 audiotape copies
67 43 Radcliffe (President, South Dakota Farmers Union). undated. 1 audiotape
Radio feeds.
67 44 Breimmyer, Stencel. undated. 1 audiotape
67 45 Stencel, Farm Industry; "FCS Actuality to Nation: Happier New Year". 1988. 2 audiotapes
67 46 "Tony DeChant on price problems". c. 1977. 1 audiotape
67 47 REAP news conference. Schober. 1973. 1 audiotape
67 48 RMFU building dedication. 1978. 1 audiotape
67 49 RMFU Fellows. 1988. 1 audiotape
67 50 RMFU. Tony T. DeChant. 1979. 1 audiotape
67 51 Ron Knutson, Kansas State. 1974. 1 audiotape
67 52 Sound-Off-Seminars. Lamar, Sterling, Torrington. 1972. 5 audiotapes
67 53 Statehouse Roundup. 1983-1986, 1988, undated. 59 audiotapes
67 54 Stencel-Barker Show. 1975. 1 audiotape
67 55 Unity Panel. undated. 1 audiotape
67 56 Washington Fly-In 1973. Support of the Farm Bill. Brunthaver, Poage, Evans, Armstrong, Haskell, Schroeder, McGee. 1973. 8 audiotapes
67 57 Washington Fly-In 1978. Gail Harrison, Alex McCurie, Kathleen O'Reilly, Senator Gary Hart. 1978. 4 audiotapes
67 58 Wyoming Conference - First transmission. 1973. 1 audiotape
67 59 Wyoming Conference. Hertzler, Cranshaw interview (Schober). 1973. 1 audiotape
67 60 Wyoming District Conference, Riverton. Carl Olson, Harold Meier, Mary Thomas Moore. 1974. 3 audiotapes
67 61 Wyoming Strip Mine Conference. Stencel opening remarks, Dobson presentation; Legislation panel: Wallop, Turner, Swartz; Stencel summary; DeChant speech (partial recording); panel on impacts. 1974. 5 audiotapes
67 62 Youth Leaders Luncheon. 75th Anniversary. 1983. 1 audiotape
Slide shows, music, and miscellany.
67 63 Case 1: After lunch comments (1987); "Beyond the Crisis: Solutions for Rural America," RMFU Fellows (1988); "Accent Colorado Co-operatives," "America's Stake in the 1985 Farm Bill," Canadian grain marketing system, farm songs with kids talking, "Project Food Policy" (undated). 1987-1988, undated. 12 audiotapes in 1 case
68 1 Case 2: "Farmers Strike 77 and Farmers Plea," (1977); NFO programs, radio recording "Planting" (1987); Chuck Mueller, John Stencel, "It's Wyoming - Bernard the Mule," NFU Charles Barrett slide show, "Save Our Co-op," "Standin' Proud," "We Came From the Earth" (undated). 1977, 1987, undated. 12 audiotapes in 1 case
68 2 Farm Strike 77 and Farmers Plea, by John Allen. 1977. 2 audiotapes
68 3 Public service announcements by the League of Rural Voters and the Colorado Grain and Livestock Producers. undated. 5 audiotapes in 1 case
68 4 Tunes. 1977. 1 audiotape
Subseries 17.2: Audio reel-to-reel tapes. 1953-1977 and undated.
This subseries consists of recorded convention speeches, reports, and dance music, arranged alphabetically by title.
68 5 Banquet; informal meeting about Golden Jubilee; comments about speakers. c. 1959. 1 reel
68 6 Carter, Dave - unfinished radio report on gasohol. undated. 1 reel
68 7 Dance audiotape, Roald and Esther (fragile). 1957. 1 reel
68 8 Harbo, Roald and Esther in Indiana (fragile). undated. 1 reel
68 9 Harbo, Roald and Esther. Riverton Radio (fragile). 1954. 1 reel
68 10 Hearst family history and castle, San Simeon, California. (unrelated conversations at end of reel). 1958. 1 reel
68 11 NFU Convention 1958. Harry Truman, Doris Fleeson, "Power Panel." (fragile). 1958. 1 reel
68 12 NFU Convention 1960. Sessions and addresses, Jim Patton (fragile), Denver. 1960. 1 reel
68 13 NFU Convention 1967. Tony Dechant radio address, Oklahoma City. 1967. 2 reels
68 14 NFU Convention 1969. Dechant and Hardin. Hot Springs, Arkansas. 1969. 1 reel
68 15 NFU Education Center's first birthday. Jim Patton. 1961. 1 reel
68 16 Patton, Jim - motivational speech. 1959. 2 copies on 2 reels
68 17 Reserve Camp program, Douglas Pratt. 1956. 1 reel
68 18 RMFU Convention 1959. Golden Jubilee pageant, Jim Patton, old timers' night, fire reports, county president comments. 1959. 5 reels
68 19 RMFU Convention 1977. Dale Lyon, Teno Roncalio, Floyd Haskell, Wayne Aspinall, John Stencel, Tony Dechant. Grand Junction. 1977. 5 reels
68 20 RMFU meeting - Jim Patton and Wayne Morse. c. 1957. 1 reel
68 21 RMFU Weld County square dance music; Brennan's address (fragile). 1956. 1 reel
68 22 Square dance and other music (fragile). 1953-1956. 2 reels
68 23 Third Farm - Ranch Conference (fragile). c. 1955. 1 reel
Subseries 17.3: Phonograph records. 1953-1989 and undated.
This subseries is divided into three categories according to format. Most of these recordings consist of music used for dance instruction and programs, but there are also theme songs composed for NFU programs and booth recordings of radio broadcasts. Arrangement is alphabetical within categories.
45 RPM records.
68 24 Dance music. 1953, 1976-1989, undated. 30 records
68 25 Harrison. Ralph. "Prairie Gold." Colorado Wheat Administrative Committee. Great American Music Machine, Inc. 1978.
68 26 Harrison, Ralph. "Standin' Proud / In America." NFU. Great American Music Machine, Inc. 1976. 7 copies
Booth recordings (flexible records - square hole).
68 27 Grand Junction broadcast. undated. 2 copies
68 28 Introductory disc. undated.
68 29 Radio. undated.
Album set recordings.
78 1 Ester Harbo. Folk Games and Folk Dances to Tunes of Yesteryear. HARBO Records. undated. 1 oversize album set of three records, plus one incomplete set


Series 18: Videotapes, films, and compact discs, 1959-2006 and undated (3 linear feet)

This series consists of conference and convention speeches, informational and promotional recordings, music, and digital photography, divided by format into four categories: Videotape cassettes (VHS format), videotape cassette (Umatic format), compact discs, and 16mm films. Arrangement is alphabetical within categories.
Box Folder
Videotape cassettes (VHS format).
69 1 "The Agriculture Crisis." Office of Governmental Ministry. 1985.
69 2 "America's Hidden Truth." Larry Jones International Ministries. undated.
69 3 "The Beef Check-off: The Beef Producers' Investment in Beef Producer Profits". undated.
69 4 "Beyond the Crisis: Solutions for Rural America". 1988. 2 copies
69 5 "The Choice is Ours: The Alliance for a Working America". 1988. 2 copies
69 6 "Common Ground." National Audubon Society. NAS and TBS Productions. 1987.
69 7 "Congress Acts: But, It's Our Future." Kathy Ozer, Cheryl Cook. undated.
69 8 "Courage to Change." National Farmers Organization. undated.
69 9 Dr. Jon Wefeld. Ames Rally. 1985.
69 10 Dr. Wefeld and news clips. 1985.
69 11 "National Farmers Union and Feed the Children". undated.
69 12 "A New Taste of the Old West." N.M.S.V. Cooperative Extension Service. undated.
69 13 NFU Convention. Speech of Congressman Richard Gephardt. 1987.
69 14 NFU Convention. Speech of Congressman Henry B. Gonzales. 1987.
69 15 NFU Convention. Reports of Stanley M. Moore and Cy Carpenter. 1987.
69 16 NFU Fly-In. Reverend Jesse Jackson and Richard Gephardt. 1987.
69 17 Presidential Forum on Agriculture and Rural Life. Prairiefire, Iowa farm Unity. 1988.
69 18 "Railroad Shipper Protection - A Promise Unfulfilled." Consumers United for Rail Equity. 1986.
69 19 RMFU. Alan Merson on Chapter 12. undated.
69 20 RMFU Media Training. 1987.
69 21 Rural Coloradans for Dukakis-Bentson. Jacobucci Farm news conference. 1988.
69 22 "Rural Vote 88: One Voice." League of Rural Voters. undated.
69 23 "The Time Is Now: Building Farmer-Labor Unity." Ohio Farmers Union. Harkin on the "Save the Family Farm" bill. 1986.
69 24 "Torn from the Land: Rural Urban Action campaign". undated. 2 copies
69 25 "Where Do We Stand?" Intro by Bob Bergland. undated.
69 26 Wirth Tape. undated.
Videotape cassette (Umatic format).
69 27 "Tape #3. Stress management, nutrition, legislative policy, eminent domain. Ruth Kobell, skit". undated.
Compact discs.
Audio CDs.
69 28 RMFU. Farm Bill listening session. 2006. Set of 3 discs
69 29 RMFU music. undated.
Digital photographs on disc.
69 30 Colorado Water Workshop. 2005.
69 31 Harvest Moon dinner. 2006.
69 32 John Stencel biographical photographs. undated.
69 33 National Farmers Union Rally for Rural America. 2000.
69 34 "West Slope HET". 2005.
16mm films.
70 1 Convention. 1959.
70 2 NFU. Bus trip to Washington, filmed by Bill Suchanek. 1949.
70 3 RMFU. This is the Farmer's Union. undated.


Series 19: Artifacts, 1910-2006 and undated (3 linear feet)

This series contains numerous promotional items such as key chains, stickers, calendars, meeting folders, pendants, and tie clasps, as well as convention buttons, ribbons, guest books, and artifacts from the Diamond Jubilee convention of 1983. Items in folders are arranged alphabetically by folder title, and artifacts in box 73 are arranged by shape and size, and listed alphabetically.
Box Folder
71 1 Bumper stickers. undated.
71 2 Calendars, spiral bound. 1989, 1990, 2005, 2006.
71 3 Centennial celebration calendar. 2006.
71 4 Centennial celebration napkins, Weld County. c. 2006.
71 5 Certificates of recognition in cases. 1995, 1996, 2003.
71 6 Creed card/blotter. undated.
71 7 Desk plaque - Insurance acquisition announcement. 1989.
71 8 Diamond Jubilee convention banner. 1983.
71 9 Diamond Jubilee convention foam "diamond". 1983.
71 10 Diamond Jubilee convention program scrolls. 1983. 2 items
71 11 Envelope with RMFU letterhead. undated.
71 12 "Farmer's Yearbook" expense book. 1959.
Guest books.
71 13 RMFU building dedication. 1978. 2 books
71 14 RMFU and FUSA, including agenda and 2 letters. 1990.
71 15 Insurance calendar card. 1937.
71 16 Insurance rules, rates, premiums notebooks. 1955, undated.
71 17 Insurance stickers, matchbook. undated.
72 1-4 Lapel buttons, including identification, booster, and junior buttons. 1976-1990, 1992-1994, 1997-2006, undated. 52 items, including duplicates
72 5 Lapel pins, including identification, awards, organization logos, service years and youth pins. undated. 24 items
72 6 Lapel pins from Anton Nelson. undated. 3 items
72 7 Life membership card (metal) of Ron McClain. undated.
72 8 Marketing items. undated.
72 9 Membership sign-up portfolio. undated.
72 10 Notepad - Farmers' Educational and Cooperative Union of Colorado. undated.
72 11 Presentation folders. undated.
72 12 Promotional New Mexico license plate. undated.
72 13 Ration token holder with tokens. undated.
Ribbons for RMFU events.
Drwr 16 1 Award ribbons for livestock purchase at state fair. 1982, 1984, 1987, undated. 6 oversize items
72 14 Convention ribbons, including delegate, staff, committee, member, visitor, and membership service years. 1959. 21 items
Ribbons with individual names.
72 15-16 Bailey, N. 1938-1952, undated. 33 items, including a related clipping
72 17-18 Collins, J. M. undated. 31 items
72 19 Fehringer, Dorys. 2001-2003. 3 items
72 20 Nelson, Alma and Delmar. 1983. 2 items
72 21 Price, Clara. 1971. 7 items
72 22-24 Stencel family members. Ribbons, lanyards, pins, tickets, and nameplates. 1971, 1983, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1992, 1998, 2004, 2006, undated. 28 items
72 25-26 Suchanek, William and Sarah. 1953-1981. 21 items
72 27 Vawter, Max. 1961-1962. 2 items
72 28 Walks Camp Old Settlers Association. 1910. 2 items
72 29 T-shirt, "Cooperatives: Meeting People's Needs". undated.
73 1 Belt buckle. undated.
73 2 Bolo tie. undated.
73 3 Desk nameplate for John Stencel. undated.
73 4 Key chains and pendants, including building and tree medallions. undated. 7 items
73 5 Lapel pins. undated. 2 items
73 6 Tie clasps. undated. 2 items
73 7 Type block. undated.