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The University of Vermont (UVM) is a major repository for Vermont Congressional papers, holding the records of over 30 Members of Congress from 1791 to the present. The Congressional Papers collection will provide access to digitized content from these papers. The intent is to document selected aspects of the legislative history of Vermont's members of Congress. In particular, we look at issues that were important for a particular member as well as issues that have been important over time such as support for dairy farmers, water quality, and slavery.

Time Period Covered: 1818-2004 

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Letters Home From Congress
Dairy and the US Congress
Congressional Portraits
Congressional Speeches

Related Archival Collection(s)

Collamer Family Papers
George D. Aiken Papers
Warren R. Austin Collection
Crafts Family Collection

Published:  October 07, 2006,  University of Vermont, Bailey/Howe Library, Special Collections

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Title:   Dairy price supports - correspondence, 1958

Creator:  Aiken, George D. (George David), 1892-1984.

Date:  1958

Resource type:   text

Topics include Secretary of Agriculture Ezra Benson's proposal to reduce dairy price supports; Aiken's response to Benson's proposal; proposed legislation from Senator Hubert Humphrey (MN).

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    Title:   Dairy – Legislation – Correspondence, 1963

    Creator:  Aiken, George D. (George David), 1892-1984.

    Date:  1963

    Resource type:   text

    Topics include Class I milk marketing order proposals by Senator Proxmire (WI) and Senator McCarthy (MN), both of which were opposed by Senator Aiken; proposed changes to the Agricultural Adjustment Act by the USDA; milk prices; milk surpluses.

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      Title:   Dairy – Legislation – Correspondence, 1963

      Creator:  Aiken, George D. (George David), 1892-1984

      Date:  1963

      Resource type:   text

      Topics include Class I milk marketing order proposals by Senator Proxmire (WI) and Senator McCarthy (MN), both of which were opposed by Senator Aiken; milk sanitation legislation; remarks of Rep. Samuel Stratton (NY) in the House of Representatives on federal dairy legislation; milk prices; milk production and surpluses; comments of Elmer Towne, Vermont Commisssioner of Agriculture, on Kennedy administration’s proposed dairy legislation.

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        Title:   Dairy, 1953

        Creator:  Aiken, George D. (George David), 1892-1984.

        Date:  1953

        Resource type:   text

        Topics include cost of feed; door-to-door delivery of milk and automatic dispensers; price support for dairy; decline in livestock values; surplus butter and the armed services; dairy industry advisory committee called by Secretary of Agriculture Ezra Benson; oleomargarine; large purchases of butter by the Commodity Credit Corporation; President Dwight Eisenhower; Milk Producers Federation banquet; two-price system; price of Class I milk; low fat content butter; shipment of unregulated milk into the New York-New Jersey marketing area; milk surplus.

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          Title:   Dairy, USDA Proposed Amendment to Class I Prices, 1963

          Creator:  Aiken, George D. (George David), 1892-1984.

          Date:  1963

          Resource type:   text

          Topics include hearing Federal Milk Order pricing, particularly proposed amendments to Class I milk pricing; letter from Elmer Towne, Vermont Commissioner of Agriculture, supporting continuation of Class I milk pricing.

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            Title:   Dairy: Abernethy "Self-Help" bill (Library), 1958

            Creator:  Aiken, George D. (George David), 1892-1984.

            Date:  1958

            Resource type:   text

            Topics include H.R. 10043 by Representative Thomas Abernethy (MS), which is the same as a bill in the Senate by Senators Hubert Humphrey (MN) and Alexander Wiley (WI); bill would establish a "Dairy Stabilization Board" which would be empowered to fix prices, control production, establish the level of price supports for manufacturing milk, and conceivably take over all the processing functions; response of Vermont farm organizations to the bill; Aiken's estimation of the chance of the bill in Congress; current balance between consumption and production of milk; fertilizer payments; Vermont hearings on the "Self-Help" bill.

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              Title:   Dairy: Correspondence and Dairymen's League vs. Teamsters, 1959

              Creator:  Aiken, George D. (George David), 1892-1984.

              Date:  1959

              Resource type:   text

              Topics include New England Milkshed Price Committee; letter from Elmer Towne, Vermont Commissioner of Agriculture, on a variety of dairy issues in Vermont; continuation of dairy support prices; National Conference on Interstate Shipments of Milk and a proposed national milk standards act; USDA General Counsel's opinion of proposed limitations on dairy price supports in the Department of Agriculture and Farm Credit Adminstration Appropriation Act for the fiscal year 1960; "Swedish Treatment" for mastitis; pesticide and antibiotic residues in milk.

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                Title:   Dairy: Correspondence, 1954

                Creator:  Aiken, George D. (George David), 1892-1984.

                Date:  1954

                Topics include proposal relating to the parity equivalent of manufacturing milk; disposal of powdered milk surplus in foreign countries; Richard Aplin, Milk Marketing Administrator for the Boston Area; price supports and government surpluses of dairy products; marketing quotas and reduced output of milk; fluid milk purchases; export of dairy products; herd culling program; proper use of diverted acres; price of grain used for dairy rations; milk rations for Armed Services; size of dairy farms and government support for small farms; Commodity Credit Corporation; Senate Committee on Agriculture hearings on dairy support price; decreasing demand for milk; role of Democratic party in creating current dairy industry problems; milk vending machines for office buildings and factories; strawberry milk; Brucellosis; sale of milk in two and four quart cartons; importation of hay and cattle from Canada; field dairy hearings; proposed dairy program; President Eisenhower's flexible price support program; Agricultural Agreement Act of 1937 and domestic trade barriers affecting milk and milk products; meeting of all farm organizations in Vermont interested in dairy to consider general policy questions.

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                  Title:   Dairy: General Correspondence, 1962

                  Creator:  Aiken, George D. (George David), 1892-1984.

                  Date:  1962

                  Resource type:   text

                  Topics include USDA study on probable effects on prices and consumption of quota plans to restrict farm marketings of milk and cream; remarks of President Kennedy to the National Conference on Milk and Nutrition; milk and grain surplus figures; press release from Senator Proxmire (WI) on milk price supports; memo from Charlie Weaver to Aiken about a plan proposed by Bill Welden of Hood to fight proposed quota legislation.

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                    Title:   Dairy: General Correspondence, 1962

                    Creator:  Aiken, George D. (George David), 1892-1984.

                    Date:  1962

                    Resource type:   text

                    Topics include Senator Aiken's correspondence to constituents on small dairy farms; processing tax on feed grain; dairy farm surpluses; milk dating; marketing quotas; roller dried skim milk powder; proposal to collect milk promotion funds through federal milk market orders; bulk tanks; Milk Marketing Program; improving milk quality and production methods.

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                      Title:   Dairy: H.R.12138 Lehigh Valley Case; Amendments to NY NJ Milk order; Jesse Stalker Case,1962

                      Creator:  Aiken, George D. (George David), 1892-1984.

                      Date:  1962

                      Resource type:   text

                      Topics include Lehigh Valley Coop. v. United States, Supreme Court case; H.R. 12138, a bill to amend the Agriculture Marketing Act of 1937 to permit certain payments under milk marketing orders; amendments to New York-New Jersey milk order; Jessee Stalker case, a New York producer-handler

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                        Title:   Dairy: Misc. (Library), 1957-1958

                        Creator:  Aiken, George D. (George David), 1892-1984.

                        Date:  1957-1958

                        Topics include New England milk market and its different marketing orders; New York milk strike and New York milk market; responsibility of state governments in improving circumstances for dairy farmers; Federal Milk Order; effect of the New York milk strike on the Republican Party; Secretary of Agriculture Ezra Benson; differences in milk production around the country; consumption of dairy products; loans for milk tanks; opinions on dairy price supports by various Vermont farm constituencies as reported by Vermont Commissioner of Agriculture, Elmer Towne; Abernethy "Self-Help" bill; effects on Vermont farmers of a New England wide milk marketing order; proposal to extend the present export price assistance program to dry whole milk, and to evaporated milk; report on Eastern Milk Marketing Order; price war in the Boston market; growth of Hood Co.; Whiting Milk Company's economic difficulties and proposal to have operating cooperatives buy it; Southeastern New England milk order; milk production and pricing in Connecticut.

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                          Title:   Dairy: Northeast Milk Marketing Order, 1962

                          Creator:  Aiken, George D. (George David), 1892-1984.

                          Date:  1962

                          Resource type:   text

                          Topics include Secretary of Agriculture Orville Freeman's decision on proposed amendments to milk marketing orders; response to decision from the Northeastern Association of State Departments of Agriculture; milk prices.

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                            Title:   Defense of the clergy : speech of Hon. James Meacham, of Vermont, in the House of Representatives, May 17, 1854.

                            Creator:  Meacham, James, 1810-1856.

                            Date:  1854-05-17

                            Resource type:   speech

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                              Title:   E. P. Walton Portrait

                              Resource type:   image

                              Resource type:   engravings (prints)

                              Portrait of Eliakim Persons Walton, 1812-1890.

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                                Title:   Educational fund : speech of Hon. Justin S. Morrill, of Vermont, in the Senate of the United States, April 26, 1876.

                                Creator:  Morrill, Justin S. (Justin Smith), 1810-1898.

                                Date:  1876-04-26

                                Resource type:   speech

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                                  Title:   Environmental speeches of the Honorable Robert T. Stafford, United States Senator from the state of Vermont : delivered in the Senate of the United States, September-October 1988.

                                  Creator:  Stafford, Robert, 1913-

                                  Date:  1988

                                  Resource type:   speech

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                                    Title:   Ezra Meech Portrait

                                    Creator:  Hartley

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                                    Portrait of Ezra Meech, 1773-1856.

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                                      Title:   Frank Greene Portrait

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                                      Portrait of Frank Lester Greene, 1870-1930.

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                                        Title:   Frank Greene Portrait

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                                        Portrait of Frank Lester Greene, 1870-1930.

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                                          Title:   Frank Plumley Portrait

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                                          Portrait of Frank Plumley, 1844-1924.

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                                            Title:   Frederick E. Woodbridge Portrait

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                                            Portrait of Frederick Enoch Woodbridge, 1818-1888.

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                                              Title:   Free trade and protective tariffs tested by official statistics : speech of Hon. E.P. Walton, of Vermont, delivered in the House of Representatives, February 7, 1859.

                                              Creator:  Walton, Eliakim Persons, 1812-1890.

                                              Date:  1859-02-07

                                              Resource type:   speech

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                                                Title:   Freedom of the seas or else : speech of Hon. Charles A. Plumley, of Vermont, in the House of Representatives, October 17, 1941.

                                                Creator:  Plumley, Charles Albert, 1875-1964

                                                Date:  1941-10-17

                                                Resource type:   speech

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                                                  Title:   George Franklin Edmunds Portrait

                                                  Creator:  Burgess & Co.

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                                                  Portrait of George Franklin Edmunds, 1828-1919.

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