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Vermont Farm Bureau Papers

Collection Summary

Repository:
University of Vermont Libraries. Special Collections Burlington, Vermont 05405-3596
Creator
Vermont Farm Bureau.
Title
Vermont Farm Bureau Papers
ID
mss.006
Date [inclusive]
1895-1968
Extent
10.0 Linear feet 8 cartons
Shelf location
Special Collections, Bailey/Howe Library
Language
English; eng
Abstract
Collection includes correspondence, reports, newspaper clippings, and printed matter, relating to farming in Vermont and the U.S., chiefly 1919-30.

Preferred Citation:

Identification of item, Vermont Farm Bureau Papers, The Bailey/Howe Library, University of Vermont, Burlington, Vermont.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

University of Vermont, Bailey/Howe Library, Special Collections

Access

Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Curator of Manuscripts.

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Historical Note

The Vermont Farm Bureau was organized in 1915 with Ellsworth B. Cornwall as its first president. Prior to 1915 only independent county farm bureaus existed. The Vermont Farm Bureau has been instrumental in bringing about legislation beneficial to farmers, and it has served the farmer as an educational and social institution.

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Scope and Contents Note

The Vermont Farm Bureau Papers contain correspondence, reports, newspaper clippings and printed matter. Although the material spans the period 1895-1968, most of the papers fall between the years 1919-1930. The overall arrangement is chronological, and topics with each year are arranged alphabetically. In addition to the statewide concerns of the Bureau, the collection includes correspondence with county and out-of-state farm bureaus, and the American Federation of Farm Bureaus. Some of the more prominent subjects in the collection are dairy, livestock and grain marketing; the Muscle Shoals Project; minutes of the annual meetings of the Vermont Farm Bureau; publicity, and relevant legislation. Pre-1915 material consists of a few clippings and publications.

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Controlled Access Headings

Genre(s)

  • Correspondence
  • Clippings
  • Reports

Subject(s)

  • Agriculture -- Vermont -- History

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