Processing Information: Collection processing completed 2015/04/02 by Nikki Stoddard Schofield. EAD finding aid created2015/04/02 by Nikki Stoddard Schofield. EAD finding aid revised 2015/08/13 by Brittany Kropf.
Restrictions on Access Note:
This collection is open for research.
Thic collection contains a copy of a typed petition of the Indiana Farm Bureau circa 1928, in support of the McNary-Haugen Farm Relief Bill.
Preferred Citation of Described Materials Note:
Indiana Farm Bureau petition, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library
Terms Governing Use and Reproduction Note:
Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.
Biographical or Historical Data:
The Indiana Federation of Farmers' Association was founded on March 25, 1919 by farmers determined to solve problems of low commodity prices and a diminished farm labor force caused by the United States entering World War I. The organization headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana and later changed its name to the Indiana Farm Bureau.The Indiana Farm Bureau supported the McNary-Haugen Farm Relief Bill, a controversial plan from the 1920s to subsidize American agriculture by raising domestic prices of farm products. The bill never passed in Congress, even though it was submitted in 1924, 1926, 1927, and 1928. The bill was sponsors was sponsored by two Republicans, Sentator Charles L. McNary of Oregon and Congresman Gilbert N. Haugen of Iowa.Sources:Items in the collection. Indiana Farm Bureau. "Our History." About Us. Accessed August 13, 2015. https://www.infarmbureau.org/infb/about-us/history. Library of Congress. "McNary-Haugen Farm Legislation." Coolidge-Consumerism Collection. Accessed August 13, 2015. http://lcweb2.loc.gov:8081/ammem/amrlhtml/dtmcnary.html.
Ownership and Custodial History:
This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation.