Flat box Master Tapes 4
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The Kathy Bollin interview follows her life chronologically from a challenging childhood in a prosperous southern California suburb to a wife and mother in an alternative lifestyle in rural Iowa. The bulk of the interview describes the Bollin family struggles with the Federal Land Bank in the 1980s . In the interview, Linn candidly relates her sense of delight in family life and the devastation of her family as a result of the crisis. She believes that the publicity around her family’s struggles spurred reform legislation, but the reforms came too late to help them.
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.