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Guide to the Adolph Maassen Agricultural Reformers and Farmers’ Union Collection, 1935-1937, 1963, 1966, 1968

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Overview of the Collection

Repository:
Special Collections & Archives
McIntyre Library
University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
P.O. Box 4004
105 Garfield Ave.
Eau Claire, WI 54702-4004
(715)-836-2739
http://www.uwec.edu/Library/archives/info.htm

Reference Code: USGZE UHC 298

Accession Number:

Collection Number: UHC 298

Creator: Adolph Maassen

Title: Guide to the Adolph Maassen Agricultural Reformers and Farmers’ Union Collection

Dates: 1935-1937, 1963, 1966, 1968

Quantity: 0.4 linear feet (1 archives box)

Location of Collection: A10/3b

Languages: Collection materials are in English.

Summary: Contains interviews with politicians that worked on the Rural Electrification Act (R.E.A.) during the Great Depression as well as notable members of the Farmers’ Union. Also contains notes for Maassen’s masters thesis in history, published in 1968.

Biographical/Historical Note

Adolph Ralph Maassen was born in 1915 and taught for 20 years at Bradford High School in Kenosha, WI, where he was head of the social studies department. He received his masters degree in history from UWEC (taken from his obituary). He wrote his thesis in 1968 on the growth, development, and effect of the Rural Electrification Act Program in West Central Wisconsin. The Rural Electrification Act provided federal loans to set up electrical distribution systems in rural parts of the United States.

Content Description

This collection contains interviews with Kenneth Hones, former president of the Farmers’ Union, Tom Amnlie, a former congressman who worked on the Rural Electrification Act, biographies of several notable members of the Farmers’ Union, and notes for Maassen’s masters thesis, published in 1968.

Administrative Information

Acquisition Information: Donated to the Special Collections & Archives, University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire prior to April 2006.

Access Restrictions: Collection is open to the public.

Use Restrictions: Researchers are responsible for using in accordance with 17 U.S.C. Copyright owned by the University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire.

Preferred Citation: Adolph Maassen Agricultural Reformers and Farmers’ Union Collection, 1935-1937, 1963, 1966, 1968. UHC 298. Special Collections & Archives. McIntyre Library. University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire. Eau Claire, WI.

Processing Note: Processed by Brice Vircks in February 2020.

Arrangement: Flat.

OCLC #: 1243279034

Subjects

Maassen, Adolph
Hones, Kenneth W., 1898-1972
Agriculture--Wisconsin
Farmers--Political activity--Wisconsin
National Farmers' Union (U.S.)
National Farmers' Union (U.S.)--Wisconsin Division.
Rural electrification--Wisconsin
Eau Claire, Wis.--History

Detailed List of Contents

Dates: 1935-1937, 1963, 1966, 1968

Extent: 0.4 linear feet

Container

Contents

Dates

Box/Folder

1/1

Collection History

1963

Box/Folder

1/2

Biographical Information

1963

Box/Folder

1/3

Maassen Correspondence

1963

Box/Folder

1/4

Maassen’s interview with Tom Amnlie

1963

Box/Folder

1/5

Interview with Ken Hones

1963

Box/Folder

1/6

Interview with Ken Hones (with Maassen’s notes)

1963

Box/Folder

1/7

Ken Hones’ interview with M.W Thatcher

Undated

Box/Folder

1/8

Interview with Tom Amnlie (with Maassen’s notes)

1963

Box/Folder

1/9

Interview with Harold Burns

Undated

Box/Folder

1/10

Rural Electrification Notes

1/2

1935-1937, 1963, 1966, 1968

Box/Folder

1/11

Rural Electrification Notes 2/2

1935-1937, 1963, 1966, 1968

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