MS 40 - American Agriculture Movement, State Headquarters
|Title||MS 40 - American Agriculture Movement, State Headquarters|
On-third linear foot of newspaper clippings, correspondence, bumper stickers, press releases, and booklets documenting the National Farm Strike were deposited at the Center for Archival Collections in May 1978 by Debra Bernhardt, Co-Director of the Ohio Labor History Project, with the cooperation of the American Agricultural Movement with State Headquarters in Spencerville, Ohio. The material covers the months from September 1977 through February 1978, and documents some of the activities of the American Agricultural Movement. Materials were inventoried and processed by Joanne Passet, a graduate assistant employed by the Ohio Labor History Project. Literary and property rights have been dedicated to the public and duplication is permitted for preservation and scholarly research.
The American Agricultural Movement was organized to preserve the family farm system and to seek 100% parity for all agricultural products. The strike resulted when farmers demands were not met by midnight, December 13, 1977. The strike subsided by March 1978 without the farmers accomplishing their goals.
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The material in this collection documents the activities of the American Agricultural Movement during the months from September 1977 to February 1978. Newspaper clippings, the major component of the collection, are arranged alphabetically by the name of the city and title of newspaper. These newspaper clippings will enable the researcher to determine each local town or city's reaction to the strike. The correspondence includes photocopied letters written by agencies such as the National Catholic Rural Life Directors Conference; the J. I. Case Company; Northrup, King and Company; Allis-Chalmers Company, and others directed to the President, senators, and congressmen in support of the farmers' efforts and demands. Press releases and bulletins shed additional light on the progress of the strike. The collection also includes a few bumper stickers.
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