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Hodne, Carol, October 22, 2001; November 5, 2001; December 8, 2001

 Item — Multiple Containers
Identifier: Sub- 4

Scope and Contents

3 interviews. The Carol Hodne interviews begin with her childhood memories of her father’s resistance to large scale agriculture while on the board of directors of the Iowa Farm Bureau Federation in the 1950s and 1960s. She describes her value formation during her student years at ISU and her maturing as a grassroots organizer in the following years. The bulk of the interviews center on the ideological and political position of various Midwestern farm organizations during the 1980s. These included the Farmers Union, American Farm Movement, Rural America, Minnesota COACT, Groundswell, PrairieFire Rural Action, and Iowa Family Farm Coalition. Her interviews also provide valuable insight into women’s roles in farm organizations during the 1980s and the annual farm women’s conference, Harvesting Our Potential.


  • Creation: October 22, 2001; November 5, 2001; December 8, 2001


Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.


12 audiocassettes

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English