Papers, 1927-1959.


Papers, 1927-1959.

Papers of Hones, president, 1933-1959, of the Wisconsin Farmers Union, including organizational records, correspondence, a tape of John Baker II's speech to the 1954 convention, convention and meeting records, financial records, membership lists and publications of the Union; and correspondence and financial records of William E. Sanderson, WFU secretary-treasurer from 1930-1934, and Administrative Assistant to Congressman Merlin Hull, 1934-1952. Includes information on the WFU's youth program and Kamp Kenwood; on Communists in the Union, including a legal file concerning National Farmers Union Northeastern Division President Archie Wright, and correspondence from Fred Blair, Wisconsin State Chairman of the Communist Party; and material of the Committee for a Better Wisconsin Farmers Union, which opposed Hones' leadership. The processed portion of this collection is summarized above, dates 1927-1959, and is described in the register. There are additional accessions that are described below.

0.8 c.f. (2 archives boxes) and.1 tape recording; plusadditions of 12 photographs and14 negatives.

Related Entities

There are 9 Entities related to this resource.

Hones, Kenneth W., 1898-1972. (person)

Committee for a Better Wisconsin Farmers Union. (corporateBody)

Sanderson, William E., 1902-1952. (person)

National Farmers' Union (U.S.). Wisconsin Division (corporateBody)

Wisconsin Communist Party. (corporateBody)

Blair, Fred Bassett, 1906- . (person)

Wright, Archie T. (person)

National Farmers' Union (U.S.) (corporateBody)

Baker, John. (person)