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Collection Number RG0986.AM
Collection Name RG0986 Farmers' Holiday Association (Neb.)
Identifier Organizational records
Size and Materials 1 folder
Title Farmers' Holiday Association collection
Date or Date Span 1932-1934
Year Range from 1932
Year Range to 1934
Admin/Biographical History The Farmers' Holiday Association (Neb.) was an organization formed by farmers in northeast Nebraska to protest the low prices they were receiving for their products.
Scope & Content The manuscript portion of this collection consists of articles relating to the farm rebellion of 1932-1933. Of special interest is the Farmers' National Weekly from March 3, 1933. Also included is an article from the November 1952, America Bar Association Journal titled, "Mother Bloor and the Communist Revolution in America."
Finding Aids Farmers' Holiday Association finding aid.
Related units of description The photo component of this collection [RG0986.PH] consists of news pictures taken during the Farm Holiday movement, when farmers marched on the Nebraska Legislature demonstrating for the Farm Mortgage Moratorium. Photographs show a large group of people with picket signs outside the capitol and Farm Holiday pickets along the route to Omaha stopping trucks.

The audio component of the collection [RG0986.AU] includes seven cassette and reel-to-reel tapes of oral history interviews relating mostly to the Loup City, Nebraska, riots of 1934. Interviewees are Dee Minshull, Cecil Travis, Richard Dinsdale, Orville Sell, Bert Sell, Eric Olson, Ernest Moehnert, and Harry Lux.

See State Archives collection RG0229: Sherman County District Court - State of Nebraska vs. Ella Bloor et. al., Sept. 18, 1934. See the Nebraska History index and the NSHS Library catalog for additional articles and publications about the Farmers' Holiday Association.
Subjects Agricultural laborers
Agricultural price supports
Farmers' groups
Fraternal organizations
People Bloor, Ella (Reeve), 1862-1951
Dinsdale, Richard
Lux, Harry
Minshull, Dee
Moehnert, Betty Belle (Parker), 1901-1975
Moehnert, Ernest W., 1891-1966
Olson, Eric
Sell, Bert
Sell, Orville
Travis, Cecil
Search Terms Agriculture -- Nebraska
Farm holiday movement
Farm mortgage moratorium
Farmers -- Nebraska
Farmers' Holiday Association (Neb.)
Fraternal organizations -- Nebraska
Loup City (Neb.) -- History
Loup City Riots (Loup City, Neb.)
Women -- Nebraska -- Loup City