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Women Involved in Farm Economics (WIFE), Records

Title: Women Involved in Farm Economics (WIFE), Records

Creator: Women Involved in Farm Economics, 1976-

Dates: 1967-2009

Quantity: 56 boxes (26 linear feet)

Collection Number: MS 0032

Language: English

Restrictions: None

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Preferred Citation: Women Involved in Farm Economics, Records (MS 0032). Archives & Special Collections, University of Nebraska–Lincoln Libraries.

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Biography:

Women Involved in Farm Economics (WIFE) is a grass-roots, non-profit, non-partisan agricultural organization that is dedicated to "improving profitability in production agriculture through educational, legislative, communicative, and cooperative efforts."

WIFE began in Sidney, Nebraska, in December 1976 after the election of United States President Jimmy Carter, when nine women met to discuss the increasing problems facing their family farms and ranches. Two of these women, Marilyn Spiker and Frances Grant wondered what they could do as farm wives to help impact future farm legislation and put in a notice in the Sidney Telegraph (Sidney, Nebraska) urging women to join together to help influence Carter on his choice for Secretary of Agriculture. Their second meeting attracted over 70 women, and several associations and chapters were founded in 8 states shortly after Carter's inauguration in 1977. On March 1, 1977, 85 women dressed in red (to symbolize the red ink on their farm ledgers) joined their first delegate to testify before the United States Senate and House Agriculture Committees in Washington, D.C.

In 1985, WIFE partnered with the National Farmers Union and the National Farmers Organization to create the Family Farm Defense Fund to offer legal assistance to family farmers and specialized advice to attorneys handling agricultural credit cases. They organized a benefit concert with country artist John Conlee in Omaha, Nebraska, on June 2, 1985, and were given $500,000 from the first Farm Aid benefit concert in September 1985.

In 1987, with the legal assistance of the Family Farm Defense Fund, WIFE filed a lawsuit against the United States Department of Agriculture for sexual discrimination against farm women. Under the rules of the federal farm program, if a woman owned a farm and then married, she would lose the right to receive benefits on her land. The WIFE lawsuit claimed that the "marriage penalty" regulation did not see the farm’s spouse as a person, and treated married women differently than unmarried people in the same situation. The district court agreed, but their decision was reversed by the U.S. Court of Appeals in June 1989. However, WIFE members still continued to press for change, and a 1991 Farm Bill provision by U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Clayton Yeutter did not automatically consider spouses as separate people, but did lessen the federal payment limitations to allow spouses to be treated more equitably, like siblings.

Scope and Content:

The Women Involved in Farm Economics (WIFE) records consist of the organization’s constitution and bylaws, Board of Directors meeting minutes, national convention promotional and planning materials, Officer’s papers and correspondence, membership directories, procedure manuals, legislative policy summaries and research, lobbying materials and trips, state associations and local chapter materials, and national “Wifeline” newsletters.

Significant materials include a letter to WIFE from Ronald Reagan (see box 21, folder 12), Family Farm Defense Fund papers and correspondence, Foundation for Agricultural Education and Development agricultural grant proposals, 1990 Farm Bill testimonies, and the WIFE vs. United States Department of Agriculture lawsuit.

Subjects:

Agricultural economics

Agricultural laws and legislation—United States

Ethanol as fuel

Farms--legislation

Farm life--Nebraska

Gasohol

Women Farmers

Women Involved in Farm Economics

Series Description: Series 1: Nebraska Association Files, 1976-2005

This series consists of materials from the Nebraska Association of WIFE, including constitution and bylaws, state convention programs and planning materials, membership lists, meeting minutes, newsletters, president’s papers and correspondence, and reports.

Series 2: National Organizational Files, 1967-2009

National organizational files include constitutions and bylaws, Board of Directors meetings minutes, financial reports, membership directories and lists, National Steering Committee minutes, Officer’s papers and correspondence including Marian Lenzen, Betty Majors, Nita Gibson, Naioma Benson, Sydney Beck, Elaine Stuhr, Norma Hall, and various others, policy summaries, press releases, procedure manuals, and Wifeline newsletters and distribution.

Series 3: National Subject Files, 1975-2006

National subject files includes agricultural policy research materials, Coffee for Celebrities event, Concerned Farm Wives survey, Congressional Legislative Issues Breakfast and Staff Pizza Party, Family Farm Defense Fund meeting materials, financial statements, and correspondence, Farm Aid, farm crises hearings, Foundation for Agricultural Education and Development grant proposals and documentations, and Gasohol hearings. Materials also include Washington, D.C. lobbying materials and testimonies, media tour reports, National Action Crisis Rally articles and planning materials, Sharing Global Harvests Project, WIFE promotional materials, and WIFE vs. United States Department of Agriculture lawsuit legal documents and testimonies.

Series 4: National Conventions, 1977-2008

This series includes national convention programs, promotional materials, meeting minutes, and planning materials, arranged chronologically by convention.

Series 5: State Associations, 1977-2008

This series consists of WIFE state associations other than Nebraska. Materials include state newsletters, minutes, promotional materials, and officer’s papers, arranged alphabetically by state.

Series 6: Newspaper articles, 1976-2003

Newspaper and magazine articles featuring WIFE events, lobbying trips, member interviews, and policy summaries, arranged chronologically by year.

Series 7: Audiovisual materials, 1979-1989

Audiovisual materials include audio reels, audio cassettes, videocassettes, and VHS recordings of national conventions, interviews, panels, and public service announcements.

Series 8: Photographs, 1977-2005

This series contains photographs of national conventions and events, Foundation for Agricultural Education and Development grant photo albums, and presentation slides.

Series 9: Artifacts, 1984-1993

This series includes national convention pins and name tags, WIFE promotional buttons and signs, and Jacque Cunningham appreciation plaques.

Container List: Series 1: Nebraska Association Files, 1976-2005Box 1. Folder 1. Achievement list, 1976-1977 Box 1. Folder 2. Chapters lists, Nebraska area divisions, 1979-1982 Box 1. Folder 3. Constitutions and bylaws, 1977-1991 Box 1. Folder 4. Constitution amendments, 1979-1981 Box 1. Folder 5. 1st Annual State Convention, 1977, Oct. 28-30 Box 1. Folder 6. 2nd Annual State Convention 1978, Sept. 29-30 Box 1. Folder 7. 3rd Annual State Convention, 1979, Sept. 28-29 Box 1. Folder 8. 4th Annual State Convention 1980, Sept. 26-27 Box 1. Folder 8. 5th Annual State Convention, 1981, Sept. 18-19 Box 1. Folder 9. 6th Annual State Convention, 1982, Sept. 16-18 Box 1. Folder 10. 7th Annual State Convention, 1983, Sept. 15-17 Box 1. Folder 11. 8th Annual State Convention, 1984, Sept. 20-22 Box 1. Folder 12. 9th Annual State Convention, 1985, Sept. 19-21 Box 1. Folder 13. 10th Annual State Convention, 1986, Sept. 18-20 Box 2. Folder 1. 11th Annual State Convention, 1987, Sept. 19-20 Box 2. Folder 1. 12th Annual State Convention, 1988, Sept. 17-18 Box 2. Folder 2. 13th Annual State Convention, 1989, Sept. 16-17 Box 2. Folder 3. 14th Annual State Convention, 1990, Sept. 22-23 Box 2. Folder 4. 15th Annual State Convention, 1991, Sept. 21-22 Box 2. Folder 5. 16th Annual State Convention, 1992, Oct. 2-3 Box 2. Folder 6. 17th Annual State Convention, 1993, Oct. 1-2 Box 2. Folder 7. 18th Annual State Convention, 1994, Sept. 30-Oct. 1 Box 2. Folder 8. 19th Annual State Convention, 1995, Aug. 26 Box 2. Folder 9. 20-23rd Annual State Conventions, 1996-1999 Box 2. Folder 10. 24-25th Annual State Conventions, 2000-2001 Box 2. Folder 11. 26-32nd Annual State Conventions 2002-2008 Box 2. Folder 12. Duties of officers, 1983, Mar. Box 2. Folder 13. KRVN Farm Radio programs, 1984 Box 2. Folder 14. Membership lists, 1977 Box 2. Folder 15. Membership lists, 1978-1979 Box 3. Folder 1. Membership lists, 1980 Box 3. Folder 2. Membership lists, 1981 Box 3. Folder 3. Membership lists, 1982 Box 3. Folder 4. Membership lists, 1983 Box 3. Folder 5. Membership lists, 1984 Box 3. Folder 6. Membership lists, undated Box 3. Folder 7. Membership lists, undated Box 3. Folder 8. Minutes, 1976-1977, Apr. Box 3. Folder 9. Minutes, 1977, May-Dec. Box 3. Folder 10. Minutes, 1978-1980 Box 3. Folder 11. Minutes, 2004 Box 3. Folder 12. Nebraska Panhandle Estimated Crop Production Costs report, 1977 Box 3. Folder 13. "Nebraska Agriculture 2000" informational placemat, 2000 (see oversized box 56, folder 19) Box 3. Folder 14. "Nebraska Agriculture in the Classroom," teaching materials, undated Box 3. Folder 15. Nebraska Women’s History week Celebration event, 1981, Mar. 9 Box 3. Folder 16. Newsletter, Sidney Telegraph WIFE Special Edition, 1977, Oct. 25 (see oversized box 56, folder 18) Box 3. Folder 17. Newsletters, 1978 Box 3. Folder 18. Newsletters, 1979 Box 3. Folder 19. Newsletters, 1980 Box 3. Folder 20. Newsletters, 1981 Box 3. Folder 21. Newsletters, 1982 Box 4. Folder 1. Newsletters, 1983 Box 4. Folder 2. Newsletters, 1984 Box 4. Folder 3. Newsletters, 1985 Box 4. Folder 4. Newsletters, 1986 Box 4. Folder 5. Newsletters, 1987 Box 4. Folder 6. Newsletters, 1988 Box 4. Folder 7. Newsletters, 1989 Box 4. Folder 8. Newsletters, 1990 Box 4. Folder 9. Newsletters, 1991 Box 5. Folder 1. Newsletters, 1992 Box 5. Folder 2. Newsletters, 1993 Box 5. Folder 3. Newsletters, 1994 Box 5. Folder 4. Newsletters, 1995 Box 5. Folder 5. Newsletters, 1996 Box 5. Folder 6. Newsletters, 1997 Box 5. Folder 7. Newsletters, 1998 Box 6. Folder 1. Newsletters, 1999 Box 6. Folder 2. Newsletters, 2000 Box 6. Folder 3. Newsletters, 2001 Box 6. Folder 4. Newsletters, 2002 Box 6. Folder 5. Newsletters, 2003 Box 6. Folder 6. Newsletters, 2004 Box 6. Folder 7. Newsletters, 2005 Box 6. Folder 8. President’s papers, 1978-1984 Box 6. Folder 9. President’s papers, Elaine Stuhr incoming correspondence, 1982-1984 Box 6. Folder 10. President’s papers, Elaine Stuhr incoming correspondence 1985 Box 6. Folder 11. President’s papers, Elaine Stuhr incoming correspondence 1983-1984 Box 6. Folder 12. Standing rules, 1986, Sept. Box 7. Folder 1. State Steering Committee, 1977-1982 Box 7. Folder 2. State Steering Committee, 1983-1984 Box 7. Folder 3. State Steering Committee, 1987 Box 7. Folder 4. Telephone trees 1978, 1984 Box 7. Folder 5. "What's Going on Here: Teacher’s Study Guide for Students 4th through 6th grades," 1999 Box 7. Folder 6. "WIFE celebrates 25th years" article, Nebraska Farmer, 2001, Oct. Series 2: National Organizational Files, 1967-2009Box 7. Folder 7. Achievements and accomplishments, 1978-1980s Box 7. Folder 8. Board of Directors annual report 1985 Box 7. Folder 9. Board of Directors meeting, 1991, Jan. 25-27 Box 7. Folder 10. Board of Directors meeting, , 1991. June 9-12 Box 7. Folder 11. Board of Directors meeting, 1992, June 7-10 Box 7. Folder 12. Board of Directors meeting, 1992, June 7-10 Box 7. Folder 13. Board of Directors meeting, 1993, June 5-9 Box 7. Folder 14. Board of Directors meeting, 1993, June 5-9 Box 8. Folder 1. Board of Directors meeting, 1994 Box 8. Folder 2. Board of Directors Executive Committee meetings, 1995 Box 8. Folder 3. Board of Directors Executive Committee meetings, 1996 Box 8. Folder 4. Board of Directors meetings, 1996-2000 Box 8. Folder 5. Board of Directors meeting, 1997 Box 8. Folder 6. Board of Directors meeting, 2001 Box 8. Folder 7. Chapters list, 1977, 1982 Box 8. Folder 8. Constitution and bylaws, 1978-2005 Box 8. Folder 9. Financial Reports, 1978-1991 Box 8. Folder 10. Goals committee, 1983-1984 Box 8. Folder 11. Guidelines, 1984-1985 Box 8. Folder 12. History of WIFE 1980-1987 Box 8. Folder 13. Honorary membership certificate, undated Box 8. Folder 14. Incorporation, 1980 Box 8. Folder 15. Internal Revenue Service income tax returns, 1983-1986 Box 9. Folder 1. Internal Revenue Service tax exemption, bonds, 1977-1985 Box 9. Folder 2. Legislative updates, reports, 1990-1991 Box 9. Folder 3. Marketing board, undated Box 9. Folder 4. Membership directory, 1977-1978 Box 9. Folder 5. Membership lists (dues paid), 1977-1978 Box 9. Folder 6. Membership lists (dues paid), 1979 Box 9. Folder 7. Membership lists (dues paid), 1980 Box 9. Folder 8. Membership directory, 1980-1981 Box 9. Folder 9. Membership directory, 1982 Box 10. Folder 1. Membership directory, 1983 Box 10. Folder 2. Membership directory, report, 1983 Box 10. Folder 3. Membership report, 1983, June Box 10. Folder 4. Membership survey study, 1983-1984 Box 10. Folder 5. Membership directory, 1984 Box 10. Folder 6. Membership ideas, 1984-1985 Box 10. Folder 7. Membership directory, 1985 Box 10. Folder 8-9. Membership directory, 1986 Box 10. Folder 10. Membership directory, 1987 Box 10. Folder 11. Membership directory, 1988 Box 10. Folder 12-13. Membership lists, 1988 Box 11. Folder 1. Membership lists, 1988-1991 Box 11. Folder 2. Membership directory, 1989 Box 11. Folder 3-4. Membership lists, 1989 Box 11. Folder 5. Membership directory, 1990 Box 11. Folder 6. Membership directory, 1991 Box 11. Folder 7. Membership directory, 1992 Box 11. Folder 8. Membership directory, 1993 Box 11. Folder 9. Membership directory, 1994 Box 11. Folder 10. Membership directory, 1995 Box 11. Folder 11. Membership lists, 1995-1996 Box 11. Folder 12. Membership directory, 1996 Box 11. Folder 13. Membership directory, 1998 Box 11. Folder 14. Membership directory, 1999 Box 11. Folder 15. Membership lists, 2000 Box 11. Folder 16. Membership directory, 2001 Box 11. Folder 17. Membership directory, 2002 Box 12. Folder 1. Membership directory and policy summaries, 1990-1993, 1997-2000 Box 12. Folder 2. Membership directory and policy summaries, 2002-2004, 2007-2009 Box 12. Folder 3. National Steering Committee meetings, 1978 Box 12. Folder 4. National Steering Committee meetings, 1979 Box 12. Folder 5. National Steering Committee meetings, 1980 Box 12. Folder 6. National Steering Committee meetings, 1981 Box 12. Folder 7. National Steering Committee meetings, 1982 Box 12. Folder 8. National Steering Committee meetings, 1983 Box 12. Folder 9-10. National Steering Committee meetings, 1984 Box 13. Folder 1-2. National Steering Committee meetings, 1985 Box 13. Folder 3-4. National Steering Committee meetings, 1986 Box 13. Folder 5-6. National Steering Committee meetings, 1987 Box 14. Folder 1-2. National Steering Committee meetings, 1988 Box 14. Folder 3. National Steering Committee meetings, WIFE Reporting Forum, 1988, June 7 Box 14. Folder 4. National Steering Committee meetings, 1989 Box 14. Folder 5. National Steering Committee meetings, 1990 Box 14. Folder 6. National Steering Committee meetings, Legislative Issues Breakfast and Staff Pizza Party, 1990, June 12 Box 14. Folder 7. National Steering Committee meetings, 1991 Box 14. Folder 8. National Steering Committee meetings, 1991 Box 14. Folder 9. National Steering Committee officer binder, part 1, 1982-1984 Box 15. Folder 1. National Steering Committee officer binder, part 2, 1982-1984 Box 15. Folder 2-3. Officer’s papers binder, 1967-1993 Box 15. Folder 4. Officer's papers, Marian Lenzen incoming correspondence, 1975-1977, June Box 15. Folder 5. Officer's papers, Marian Lenzen incoming correspondence, 1977, July-1978, undated Box 15. Folder 6. Officer's papers, Marian Lenzen outgoing correspondence, 1976-1977 Box 15. Folder 7. Officer's papers, Marian Lenzen testimonies, news articles, 1977-1978 Box 15. Folder 8. Officer's papers, Marilyn Spiker correspondence, articles, funeral program, 1976-1977, 1991 Box 15. Folder 9. Officer's papers, Betty Majors incoming correspondence, 1977-1979 Box 15. Folder 10. Officer's papers, Betty Majors outgoing correspondence, 1977-1978 Box 15. Folder 11. Officer's papers, Betty Majors papers and newspaper articles, 1977-1979 Box 16. Folder 1. Officer's papers, Nita Gibson incoming correspondence, 1979, Nov.-1980, June Box 16. Folder 2. Officer's papers, Nita Gibson incoming correspondence, 1980, July-1981, undated Box 16. Folder 3. Officer's papers, Nita Gibson outgoing correspondence, 1980-1981 Box 16. Folder 4. Officer's papers, Nita Gibson papers and newspaper articles, 1980-1981 Box 16. Folder 5. Officer's papers, Naioma Benson incoming correspondence, 1980-1984 Box 16. Folder 6. Officer's papers, Naioma Benson incoming correspondence, 1985-1987 Box 16. Folder 7. Officer's papers, Naioma Benson outgoing correspondence, 1980-1990 Box 16. Folder 8. Officer's papers, Naioma Benson binder, part 1, 1978-1989 Box 17. Folder 1. Officer's papers, Naioma Benson binder, part 2, 1978-1989 Box 17. Folder 2. Officer's papers, Naioma Benson binder, part 3, 1978-1989 Box 17. Folder 3. Officer's papers, Naioma Benson speeches, testimonies, 1979-1987 Box 17. Folder 4. Officer's papers, Naioma Benson papers, news articles, 1986-1987 Box 17. Folder 5. Officer's papers, Naioma Benson Wifeline articles, 1986-1987 Box 17. Folder 6. Officer's papers, June Saylor, 1982-1983 Box 17. Folder 7. Officer's papers binder, 1983-1987 Box 17. Folder 8. Officer's papers, Sydney Beck, 11984-1985 Box 17. Folder 9. Officer's papers, Sydney Beck speeches, testimonies, 1984-1985 Box 17. Folder 10. Officer's papers, Catherine Scherler, publicity chairman, 1986-1987 Box 18. Folder 1. Officer's papers, Alice Parker, 1986-1989 Box 18. Folder 2. Officer's papers binder, 1987 Box 18. Folder 3. Officer's papers, Joyce Spicher, 1988-1994 Box 18. Folder 4. Officer's papers binder 1989-1990 Box 18. Folder 5. Officer's papers binder, 1990 Box 18. Folder 6. Officer's papers, Elaine Stuhr incoming correspondence binder, 1986, 1990-1991 Box 18. Folder 7. Officer's papers, Elaine Stuhr outgoing correspondence binder, 1990-1991 Box 18. Folder 8. Officer's papers, Elaine Stuhr outgoing correspondence binder, 1991 Box 18. Folder 9. Officer's papers, Elaine Stuhr president’s binder 1988-1990 Box 19. Folder 1. Officer's papers, Elaine Stuhr news articles, 1987-1994 Box 19. Folder 2. Officer's papers, Elaine Stuhr binder, 1991, Mar.-Oct. Box 19. Folder 3. Officer's papers, Elaine Stuhr papers, 1983-1993 Box 19. Folder 4. Officer's papers binder, 1991-1993 Box 19. Folder 5-6. Officer's papers, Mary Ann Shepherd binder, 1994-1995 Box 19. Folder 7. Officer's papers binder, 1994-1996 Box 19. Folder 8. Officer's papers binder, 1995 Box 20. Folder 1. Officer's papers, Jennifer Felzien, 1996-1997 Box 20. Folder 2. Officer's papers, Sheila Massey, 1997-1998 Box 20. Folder 3. Officer's papers, Cindy Cruea, 2000-2002 Box 20. Folder 4. Officer's papers, Norma Hall binder, 1997-1998, 2001 Box 20. Folder 5-7. Officer's papers, Norma Hall secretary binder, 2000-2002 Box 20. Folder 8. Officer's papers, Ina Selfridge calendar, 2006 Box 20. Folder 9. Organization, committee guidelines, glossary of terms, officer duties, 1979-1984 Box 20. Folder 10. Organization, early constitution drafts, organizational outlines, standing rules, 1983-1986 Box 20. Folder 11. Policy position papers, 1988-1989 Box 20. Folder 12. Policy position of WIFE, 1987 Box 20. Folder 13. Policy summaries, undated Box 21. Folder 1. Press releases, 1978-1985, 1991 Box 21. Folder 2. Priority brochure, 2002 Box 21. Folder 3. Procedure manual, 2001? Box 21. Folder 4. Procedure manual, officers directory, 2003 Box 21. Folder 5. Procedure manual, undated Box 21. Folder 6. Producer Price and Production Board proposal, undated Box 21. Folder 7. Promotional brochures, undated Box 21. Folder 8. Proposal voting sheets (Naoima Benson, Carra Callies, Sara Fiedler) 1989, Jan. 10 Box 21. Folder 9. Publicity chairman, 1986-1989 Box 21. Folder 10. Resolutions, 1991 Box 21. Folder 11. Resolutions, 1993-1994 Box 21. Folder 12. Trip reports (Ronald Reagan letter), 1984-1985 Box 21. Folder 13. WIFE Legislative newsletters, 1981, 1984 Box 21. Folder 14. Wifeline distribution, planning, 1978-1980 Box 21. Folder 15. Wifeline newsletters, 1977-1978 Box 21. Folder 16. Wifeline newsletters, 1979 (see oversized box 55, folder 1) Box 21. Folder 17. Wifeline newsletters, 1980 (see oversized box 55, folder 2) Box 21. Folder 18. Wifeline newsletters, 1981 (see oversized box 55, folder 3) Box 21. Folder 19. Wifeline newsletters, 1982 (see oversized box 55, folder 4) Box 21. Folder 20. Wifeline newsletters, 1983 (see oversized box 55, folder 5) Box 21. Folder 21. Wifeline newsletters, 1984 (see oversized box 55, folder 6) Box 21. Folder 22. Wifeline newsletters, 1985 (see oversized box 55, folder 7) Box 21. Folder 23. Wifeline newsletters, 1986 (see oversized box 55, folder 8) Box 21. Folder 24. Wifeline newsletters, 1987 (see oversized box 55, folder 9) Box 21. Folder 25. Wifeline newsletters, 1988 (see oversized box 55, folder 10) Box 21. Folder 26. Wifeline newsletters, 1989 (see oversized box 55, folder 11) Box 21. Folder 27. Wifeline newsletters, 1990 (see oversized box 56, folder 1) Box 21. Folder 28. Wifeline newsletters, 1991 (see oversized box 56, folder 2) Box 21. Folder 29. Wifeline newsletters, 1992 (see oversized box 56, folder 3) Box 21. Folder 30. Wifeline newsletters, 1993 (see oversized box 56, folder 4) Box 21. Folder 31. Wifeline newsletters, 1994 (see oversized box 56, folder 5) Box 21. Folder 32. Wifeline newsletters, 1995 (see oversized box 56, folder 6) Box 21. Folder 33. Wifeline newsletters, 1996 (see oversized box 56, folder 7) Box 21. Folder 34. Wifeline newsletters, 1997 (see oversized box 56, folder 8) Box 21. Folder 35. Wifeline newsletters, 1998 (see oversized box 56, folder 9) Box 21. Folder 36. Wifeline newsletters, 1999 (see oversized box 56, folder 10) Box 21. Folder 37. Wifeline newsletters, 2000 (see oversized box 56, folder 11) Box 21. Folder 38. Wifeline newsletters, 2001 (see oversized box 56, folder 12) Box 21. Folder 39. Wifeline newsletters, 2002 (see oversized box 56, folder 13) Box 21. Folder 40. Wifeline newsletters, 2003 (see oversized box 56, folder 14) Box 21. Folder 41. Wifeline newsletters, 2004 (see oversized box 56, folder 15) Box 21. Folder 42. Wifeline newsletters, 2005 (see oversized box 56, folder 16) Box 21. Folder 43. Wifeline newsletters, 2006 (see oversized box 56, folder 17) Box 21. Folder 44. Wifeline newsletters, 2007 Box 22. Folder 1. Wifeline newsletters, 2008 Box 22. Folder 2. Wifeline newsletters, 2009 Series 3: National Subject Files, 1975-2006Box 22. Folder 3. Adams fruit decision (worker's compensation), undated Box 22. Folder 4. Ag Issues for the 90’s Conference, Tampa, Florida, 1990, Jan. 23-25 Box 22. Folder 5. Agricultural church service, undated Box 22. Folder 6. Agricultural exports and imports articles, 1979-1981 Box 22. Folder 7-9. Agricultural Women's Leadership Network officer's binder, 1987-1995 Box 22. Folder 10. Agricultural Women's Leadership Network, Secretary's Forum on Farm Income and Agricultural Policy, Washington, D.C., 1993, Aug. 2 Box 22. Folder 11. Agricultural Women's Leadership Network, Rural Health Care Symposium, Washington, D.C., 1994, June 8 Box 22. Folder 12. Agri-Environmental meeting, 1988 Box 22. Folder 13. American Agriculture Group, 1977 Box 22. Folder 14. American Agriculture and Rural Economy "Domino Effect" promotional card, undated Box 23. Folder 1. American Agri-Women, 1977-1985 Box 23. Folder 2. Animal rights, 1977-1987 Box 23. Folder 3. Beef, 1975-1985 Box 23. Folder 4. "Biofuels 2001" WIFE reference guide, 2001 Box 23. Folder 5. Bumper stickers, undated Box 23. Folder 6. Ciba-Geigy TV commercials in support of American agriculture, 1983-1984 Box 23. Folder 7. Coalition for Sensible Pesticide Policy (Henry Waxman letters), 1991, June 18 Box 23. Folder 8. Coffee for Celebrities, Washington, D.C., 1985, May 6 Box 23. Folder 9. Committee for Preserve the Family Farm, undated Box 23. Folder 10. Concerned Farm Wives survey, 1979-1980 Box 23. Folder 11. Congressional Legislative Issues Breakfast and Staff Pizza Party summary report, 1990, June 12 Box 23. Folder 12. Congressional Legislative Issues Breakfast and Staff Pizza Party contact directory, 1996 Box 23. Folder 13. Dairy Trade Coalition honorary membership, 1992-1993 Box 23. Folder 14. Daughters of American Agriculture, 1991-1992 Box 23. Folder 15. Dupont Farm Safety "Farm Safety: A Matter of Attitude" presentation transcript, 1980s (see also photo slides box 52, folder 33) Box 23. Folder 16. "Economics of Agriculture" articles, 1981-1988 Box 23. Folder 17. Embargo on grain, 1979-1980 Box 23. Folder 18. Estate planning, 1978-1979 Box 23. Folder 19. European Farm Women's tour, 1984, Sept. 8-22 Box 23. Folder 20. "Faces of Agriculture" calendar 2005 Box 23. Folder 21. Family Farm Defense Fund, Board of Director meetings, 1985-1986 Box 23. Folder 22. Family Farm Defense Fund, Board of Director meetings, 1985-1987 Box 24. Folder 1. Family Farm Defense Fund correspondence, 1986 Box 24. Folder 2. Family Farm Defense Fund correspondence, 1987-1988 Box 24. Folder 3. Family Farm Defense Fund financial statements, 1985-1986 Box 24. Folder 4. Family Farm Defense Fund news articles, 1985-1987 Box 24. Folder 5. Farm Aid, 1986-1987 Box 24. Folder 6. "Farm crises and stress" articles, 1985 Box 24. Folder 7. Farm Crisis Hearing, Denver, Colorado, 1985, Oct. 29 Box 24. Folder 8. Farm policy and legislation, 1984-1989 Box 24. Folder 9. Farm wife research, news and journal articles, 1983-1987 Box 24. Folder 10. Farm Women's Leadership Forum, Washington, D.C., 1989, June 8-10 Box 24. Folder 11. Foundation for Agricultural Education and Development (FAED), Agriculture Chemical Information Pilot Program, Shell Foundation grant, 1986 Box 24. Folder 12. FAED, Avon Brest Health Access fund proposal (breast health screening program), 1996 Box 24. Folder 13. FAED, Board of Directors correspondence, 1984-1987 Box 25. Folder 1. FAED, Board of Directors meetings, 1983-1985 Box 25. Folder 2. FAED, Board of Directors meetings, 1986-1990 Box 25. Folder 3. FAED, Board of Directors meetings, 1991-1999 Box 25. Folder 4. FAED, Board of Directors meetings, 2000-2006 Box 25. Folder 5-6. FAED, Board of Directors officers binder, 1983-1992 Box 25. Folder 7. FAED, Board of Directors officers binder, 1983-1993 Box 25. Folder 8. FAED, grant proposal documentation, Juan Lee project, 1985-1986 Box 26. Folder 1. FAED, Board of Directors officers binder, 1988-2007 Box 26. Folder 2. FAED, Corn Culture Film project, 1989-1990 (see also photo box 52, folder 22) Box 26. Folder 3. FAED, Farm Aid grant, "Farm Women Making the Urban and Rural Connection," 1987 Box 26. Folder 4. FAED, grant proposals, Alabama, 1992 Box 26. Folder 5. FAED, grant proposals, Arkansas, undated Box 26. Folder 6. FAED, grant proposals, Colorado, 1988 Box 26. Folder 7. FAED, grant proposal documentation, Colorado "Have you Had your Ag. Fact Attack Today?," 1991, June Box 26. Folder 8. FAED, grant proposal documentation, Juan Lee project, 1985-1986 Box 26. Folder 9. FAED, grant proposal and documentation, Kansas Waggles chapter “A Action for Agriculture Advocacy," 1995 Box 26. Folder 10. FAED, grant proposal and documentation, Kansas "Photo Album Additions to Cyberspace Farm website," 1999-2000 Box 26. Folder 11. FAED, grant proposal, Minnesota "WIFE Leadership Retreat," 2004 Box 26. Folder 12. FAED, grant proposal and documentation, Montana Wolf Point chapter, "Small Grains from the Field to the Products We Use," undated Box 26. Folder 13. FAED, grant proposals, Montana chapters, undated Box 26. Folder 14. FAED, grant proposals and documentation, Montana chapters, undated Box 26. Folder 15. FAED, grant proposals, Nebraska chapters, 1986-2000 Box 27. Folder 1. FAED, grant proposal and documentation, Nebraska York chapter, "Q's and A’s of Agriculture," 1992-1993 Box 27. Folder 2. FAED, grant proposal and documentation, Nebraska Fillmore chapter, "Progressive Farm Safety Day Camp," 1997 Box 27. Folder 3. FAED, grant proposal and documentation, Nebraska membership promotion project, 1993 Box 27. Folder 4. FAED, grant proposal, Nebraska-Kansas in the World newsletters, 1985-1987 Box 27. Folder 5. FAED, grant proposal, Nebraska-Kansas in the World, 1983-1986 Box 27. Folder 6. FAED, grant proposal, Nebraska-Kansas in the World promotional folder, 1984-1986 Box 27. Folder 7. FAED, grant proposal, Nebraska-Kansas in the World, 1986-1987 Box 27. Folder 8. FAED, grant proposals, North Dakota-West River chapter, 1986, 2003 Box 27. Folder 9. FAED, grant proposals, North Dakota "Experience Agriculture: Agriculture in the Classroom," 2000s Box 28. Folder 1. FAED, grant proposal and documentation, North Dakota "Agriculture in the Classroom-Cotton," 2000s Box 28. Folder 2. FAED, grant proposals, Texas Caprock chapter "The Farmer is the One," Texas Hale Chapter "Farmer is the One Puppet Show," 1989 Box 28. Folder 3. FAED, grant proposal, Vermont "Farm Safety," 1989, May 2 Box 28. Folder 4. FAED, grant proposal and documentation ,Washington State Tri County chapter, "Integrating Agriculture in the Curriculum," 1994 Box 28. Folder 5. FAED, grant proposal, "Women at Risk: A Rural Health Dilemma," 1991-1992 (see also floppy disc, box 48, folder 15) Box 28. Folder 6. FAED, grant proposal undated Box 28. Folder 7. FAED, potential grants, finished projects, 2000s Box 28. Folder 8. FAED, incorporation, 1983 Box 28. Folder 9. FAED, IRS 501 status, 1983 Box 28. Folder 10. FAED, Marilyn Spiker memorial scholarship, 2001-2004 Box 28. Folder 11. FAED, media tour, Aker Associates, 1985 Box 28. Folder 12. FAED, membership lists, 1986-2002 Box 28. Folder 13. FAED, Nebraska Committee for the Humanities "Ours and Theirs" Project, 1985 Box 28. Folder 14. FAED, Wallace Genetic Foundation grant, 2000-2001 Box 29. Folder 1. Food prices articles and research, 1976-1987, undated Box 29. Folder 2. Gasohol hearings, 1977-1984 Box 29. Folder 3. Gasohol hearings, newspaper articles, 1977-1984 Box 29. Folder 4. Gasohol hearings, research articles and fact sheets, 1977-1984 Box 29. Folder 5. Grant funding proposals, 1987-1990 Box 29. Folder 6. "History of Farm Legislation" article, undated Box 29. Folder 7. International Network for Women in Enterprise and Trade, 1992 Box 29. Folder 8. Kearney Convention Center vs. Buffalo County Board of Equalization court case, Nebraska Supreme Court, 1984 Box 29. Folder 9. Lobbying, elected official addresses, 1980s Box 29. Folder 10. Lobbying, guide packet, undated Box 29. Folder 11. Lobbying, "Reach Out Speak Up for Agriculture," handbook for Spokespersons for Agriculture, 1984, July Box 29. Folder 12. Mantooth vs. Rushville Production Credit Association case, 1985-1986 Box 29. Folder 13. Media list, 1986-1988 Box 30. Folder 1. Media tour, 1985, July 29-Aug. 2 Box 30. Folder 2. Media tour final report, 1987, July Box 30. Folder 3. Midwestern States Agricultural Conference, Lawrence, Kansas, 1983, Oct. 9-11 Box 30. Folder 4. National Action Crisis Rally (Ames, Iowa), 1985, Feb. 27 Box 30. Folder 5. National Action Crisis Rally (Ames, Iowa) newspaper articles, 1985, Feb. 27 Box 30. Folder 6. National Agricultural Women Research Project, 1992-1993 Box 30. Folder 7. National Corn Growers Association National Corn Growers event, Phoenix, Arizona, 1990, Feb. 21-23 Box 30. Folder 8. National Farm Coalition meetings, 1983-1985 Box 30. Folder 9. National Organization for Raw Materials, undated Box 30. Folder 10. National Women in Agriculture secretary of agriculture Clayton Yeutter proclamation, 1991, Mar. (see oversized box 56) Box 30. Folder 11. National Women in Agriculture Day congressional resolution, 1992, Mar. 19 (see oversized box 56) Box 30. Folder 12. National Women in Agriculture Day presidential proclamation, 1992 (see oversized box 56) Box 30. Folder 13. New School for Democratic Management Seminar, 1980 Box 30. Folder 14-15. Parity research and newspaper articles, 1976-1986 Box 30. Folder 16. Payment-in-Kind (PIK) program, 1983-1986 Box 31. Folder 1. Policy summaries (U.S. Presidents), 1980-1982 Box 31. Folder 2. Prairiefire Rural Action newsletter, winter, 1991-1992 Box 31. Folder 3. Republican Agriculture platform, 1980 Box 31. Folder 4. Rural Urban Action Campaign, 1986-1987 Box 31. Folder 5. Sarah McClendon Scholarship fund 1990 Box 31. Folder 6. Sharing Global Harvests Project, 1984-1988 (see also audio recording box 49, folder 28) Box 31. Folder 7. Sharing Global Harvests Project, 1986-1987 (see also audio recording box 49, folder 28) Box 31. Folder 8. Sharing Global Harvests Project, promotional handouts, 1984-1988 Box 31. Folder 9. Sharing Global Harvests Project, WIFE leadership guide, 1984-1988 Box 31. Folder 10. Special event invitation list, 1988 Box 31. Folder 11. Sugar, 1978-1985 Box 31. Folder 12. Sugar, "Natural Sweetness: American's Best Grocery Buy," WIFE report, 1985? Box 31. Folder 13. WIFE talent show, undated Box 31. Folder 14. Task Force on the Right to Eat, 1985 Box 31. Folder 15. Testimonies, 1977-1980 Box 31. Folder 16. Testimonies, 1981-1985 Box 31. Folder 17. Testimonies, undated Box 32. Folder 1. Testimonies, 1990 Farm Bill, 1990 Box 32. Folder 2. Testimonies, 1990 Farm Bill, 1991 Box 32. Folder 3. Testimonies, 1995 Farm Bill, 1994-1995 Box 32. Folder 4. Testimonies, Lower Mississippi Delta Development Commission hearing on Agriculture, 1989, Dec. 14 Box 32. Folder 5. Testimony, Public Meeting with Secretary of Agriculture Bob Bergland, 1979, Dec. 11 Box 32. Folder 6. Texas Agricultural Forum, 1983, Dec. 15-16 Box 32. Folder 7. Thesis "Exchange Theory Analysis of Satisfaction with Membership in an American Voluntary Organization," Anne Perry-Barnes, 1985 Box 32. Folder 8. "This Year's Fashions for the Farm Wife," satire, undated Box 32. Folder 9. Tobacco, 1982-1987 Box 32. Folder 10. Transportation, railroad boxcar shortage, 1978 Box 32. Folder 11. Transportation reports, 1977-1978 Box 32. Folder 12. United Farmer and Rancher Congress, sponsored by Farm Aid, 1986, Sept. 11-13 Box 32. Folder 13. United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) history, 1986 Box 32. Folder 14. USDA lawsuit correspondence, 1987-1990 Box 33. Folder 1. USDA lawsuit, legal documents, 1987-1989 Box 33. Folder 2. USDA lawsuit, newspaper articles and press releases, 1987-1988 Box 33. Folder 3. USDA lawsuit, WIFE vs. USDA court brief, 1989, Jan. Box 33. Folder 4. United States Farm Policy research, articles, 1977-1984 Box 33. Folder 5. "Wartime measures" stocks, undated Box 33. Folder 6. Washington, D.C., trip, 1977, Feb. 26 (see also photos box 52, folder 13) Box 33. Folder 7. Washington, D.C. trips, 1984-1985 Box 33. Folder 8. Wheat, 1980s Box 33. Folder 9. WIFE "farm sayings" songs, prayers, and poems, 1992, Feb. 12 Box 33. Folder 10. "WIFE" poem, Alma Kaps, 1987-1990 (see oversized box 56) Box 33. Folder 11. "Woman in Agriculture" speech, Signe Besinger, 1981, Feb. 12 Series 4: National Conventions, 1977-2008Box 33. Folder 12. Convention rules, 1979-1984 Box 33. Folder 13. 1st National Convention, Sidney, Nebraska, 1977, Oct. 29-30 Box 33. Folder 14. 2nd National Convention, Billings, Montana, 1978, Nov. 3-5 Box 34. Folder 1. 3rd National Convention, Lubbock, Texas, 1979, Nov. 16-18 (see also audio recording box 48, folders 2-7) Box 34. Folder 2. 4th National Convention, Spokane, Washington, 1980, Nov. 14-16 (see also audio recordings box 49, folders 1-16) Box 34. Folder 3. 4th National Convention transcripts, Spokane, Washington, 1980, Nov. 14-16 (see also audio recordings box 49, folders 1-16) Box 34. Folder 4. 5th National Convention, Lincoln, Nebraska, 1981, Nov. 5-8 (see also photos box 52, folder 1, audio recordings box 48, folders 8-12) Box 34. Folder 5-7. 6th National Convention, Northglenn, Colorado, 1982, Nov. 11-14 (see also photos box 52, folder 2, audio recordings box 49, folders 17-27) Box 34. Folder 8. 7th National Convention, Charleston, South Carolina, 1983, Nov. 3-6, (see also photos box 52, folder 2) Box 35. Folder 1. 8th National Convention, Great Falls, Montana, 1984, Nov. 9-12 (see also photos box 52, folder 3) Box 35. Folder 2. 8th National Convention, chairman’s binder, Great Falls, Montana, 1984, Nov. 9-12 (see also photos box 52, folder 3) Box 35. Folder 3. 8th National Convention minutes, Great Falls, Montana, 1984, Nov. 9-12 (see also photos box 52, folder 3) Box 35. Folder 4. 8th National Convention voting delegates and credential reports, Great Falls, Montana, 1984, Nov. 9-12 (see also photos box 52, folder 3) Box 35. Folder 5-6. 9th National Convention, Montgomery, Alabama, 1985, Nov. 8-11 (see also photos box 52, folder 3) Box 35. Folder 7-8. 9th National Convention chairman’s binder, 1985, Nov. 8-11 (see also photos box 52, folder 3) Box 35. Folder 9. 9th National Convention voting delegates and credentials report, Montgomery, Alabama, 1985, Nov. 8-11 (see also photos box 52, folder 3) Box 36. Folder 1. 10th National Convention, Lubbock, Texas, 1986, Nov. 6-10 Box 36. Folder 2. 10th National Convention handouts, Lubbock, Texas, 1986, Nov. 6-10 Box 36. Folder 3. 10th National Convention invitations, replies, thank you notes, Lubbock, Texas, 1986, Nov. 6-10 Box 36. Folder 4. 10th National Convention press clippings, Lubbock, Texas, 1986, Nov. 6-10 Box 36. Folder 5. 10th National Convention programs, Lubbock, Texas, 1986, Nov. 6-10 Box 36. Folder 6. 10th National Convention reports, Lubbock, Texas, 1986, Nov. 6-10 Box 36. Folder 7. 10th National Convention voting delegates and credential reports, Lubbock, Texas 1986, Nov. 6-10 Box 36. Folder 8. Ethanol Conference participants handouts, Denver, Colorado, 1987, Nov. 9-10 Box 36. Folder 9-10. Ethanol Conference planning materials, Denver, Colorado, 1987, Nov. 9-10 Box 37. Folder 1. Ethanol Conference follow up report, Denver, Colorado, 1988, Jan. 7 Box 37. Folder 2. 11th National Convention, Denver, Colorado, 1987, Nov. 13-15 Box 37. Folder 3. 11th National Convention follow up binder, Denver, Colorado, 1987, Nov. 13-15 (see also photos box 52, folders 4-5) Box 37. Folder 4. 11th National Convention media promotion binder, Denver, Colorado, 1987, Nov. 13-15 (see also photos box 52, folders 4-5) Box 37. Folder 5. 11th National Convention media promotion binder, newspaper clippings, Denver, Colorado, 1987, Nov. 13-15 (see also photos box 52, folders 4-5) Box 37. Folder 6. 11th National Convention press clippings, Denver, Colorado, 1987, Nov. 13-15 (see also photos box 52, folders 4-5) Box 37. Folder 7. 11th National Convention voting delegates and credentials report, Denver, Colorado, 1987, Nov. 13-15 (see also photos box 52, folders 4-5) Box 38. Folder 1. 12th National Convention, Syracuse, New York, 1988, Nov. 17-20 Box 38. Folder 2. 12th National Convention programs, voting delegates, and credential reports, Syracuse, New York, 1988, Nov. 17-20 Box 38. Folder 3. 12th National Convention reports, Syracuse, New York, 1988, Nov. 17-20 Box 38. Folder 4. 13th National Convention, Kennewick, Washington, 1989, Nov. 9-12 Box 38. Folder 5. 13th National Convention President's reports, Kennewick, Washington, 1989, Nov. 9-12 Box 38. Folder 6. 13th National Convention voting delegates and credential reports, Kennewick, Washington, 1989, Nov. 9-12 Box 38. Folder 7. 14th National Convention, Lincoln, Nebraska, 1990, Nov. 14-17 Box 38. Folder 8. 14th National Convention President's report, Lincoln, Nebraska, 1990, Nov. 14-17 Box 39. Folder 1. 15th National Convention, Bismarck, North Dakota, 1991, Nov. 13-16 (see also photos box 52, folder 6) Box 39. Folder 2-3. 15th National Convention chairman’s binder, Bismarck, North Dakota, 1991, Nov. 13-16 (see also photos box 52, folder 6) Box 39. Folder 4. 15th National Convention President's report and press packet, Bismarck, North Dakota, 1991, Nov. 13-16 (see also photos box 52, folder 6) Box 39. Folder 5. 16th National Convention, Little Rock, Arkansas, 1992, Nov. 18-21 Box 39. Folder 6. 16th National Convention President's report, Little Rock, Arkansas, 1992, Nov. 18-21 Box 39. Folder 7. 18th National Convention, Montgomery, Alabama, 1994, Nov. 9-12 (see also photos box 52, folder 7) Box 39. Folder 8. 19th National Convention, Dodge City, Kansas, 1995, Nov. 15-19 (see also photos box 52, folder 7) Box 40. Folder 1. 20th National Convention, Rapid City, South Dakota, 1996, Nov. 20-23 Box 40. Folder 2. 22nd National Convention, Amarillo, Texas, 1998, Nov. 11-14 (see also photos box 52, folder 8) Box 40. Folder 3. 23rd National Convention, Spokane, Washington, 1999, Nov. 3-6 (see also photos box 52, folder 8) Box 40. Folder 4-5. 24th National Convention binder, Colorado Springs, Colorado, 2000, Nov. 15-18 (see also photos box 52, folder 9) Box 40. Folder 6. 24th National Convention financial analysis, Colorado Springs, Colorado, 2000, Nov. 15-18 (see also photos box 52, folder 9) Box 40. Folder 7. 25th National Convention, Sidney, Nebraska, 2001, Nov. 15-17 (see also photos box 52, folder 10) Box 40. Folder 8. 25th National Convention programs, Sidney, Nebraska, 2001, Nov. 15-17 (see also photos box 52, folder 10)) Box 40. Folder 9. 26th National Convention, Colombia, South Carolina, 2002, Nov. 14-16 Box 41. Folder 1. 27th National Convention, Fargo, North Dakota, 2003, Nov. 20-22 Box 41. Folder 2. 28th National Convention, Wichita, Kansas, 2004, Nov. 18-20 Box 41. Folder 3. 29th National Convention, Las Cruces, New Mexico, 2005, Nov. 17-19 Box 41. Folder 4. 30th National Convention, Sioux Falls, South Dakota, 2006, Nov. 9-11 Box 41. Folder 5. 31st National Convention, Rapid City, South Dakota, 2007, Nov. 8-10 Box 41. Folder 6. 32nd National Convention, Nebraska City, Nebraska, 2008, Nov. 20-22 Series 5: State Associations, 1977-2008Box 41. Folder 7. Alabama constitution, bylaws, testimonies, 1979-1981 Box 41. Folder 8. Alabama newsletters 1982-1985 Box 41. Folder 9. Alabama newsletters 1986, 1992 Box 41. Folder 10. Alabama state conventions, 1980-1983, 1985-1986, 1990-1991 Box 41. Folder 11. Arkansas constitution, state conventions, 1983-1992 Box 41. Folder 12. Arkansas ethanol conference, 1991 Box 41. Folder 13. Arkansas newsletters, 1985-1987 Box 41. Folder 14. Colorado constitution, state conventions, articles, 1977-1988 Box 41. Folder 15. Colorado newsletters, 1979, 1984-1986 Box 42. Folder 1-2. Colorado officer's binder, 1977-1984 Box 42. Folder 3-4. Colorado officer's binder, 1978-1986 Box 42. Folder 5-6. Colorado officer's binder, 1978-1988 Box 43. Folder 1. Colorado officer's binder, 1978-1988 Box 43. Folder 2. Colorado agriculture balance sheet report, 1982 Box 43. Folder 3. Colorado officer's binder, 1985-1987 Box 43. Folder 4-5. Colorado officer's binder, 1987-1992 Box 43. Folder 6. Florida correspondence, newspaper articles, 1991-1992 Box 43. Folder 7. Idaho chapter announcement, Utah-Idaho Farmers Union Convention, 1979, 1991 Box 43. Folder 8. Indiana brochures, programs, 1986 Box 43. Folder 9. Indianhead newsletters, 1985, Aug.-Oct. Box 43. Folder 10. Kansas correspondence, news articles, reports, 1981-1994 Box 43. Folder 11. Kansas newsletters, 1979, 1983-1987 Box 43. Folder 12. Montana newsletters, 1977-1980, 1982 Box 44. Folder 1. Montana newsletters, 1983 Box 44. Folder 2. Montana newsletters, 1984-1985 Box 44. Folder 3. Montana newsletters, 1986-1988, 1991-1992 Box 44. Folder 4. Montana officer's binder, 1980-1982 Box 44. Folder 5. Montana Liberty County Times WIFE Special Edition, 1987, Mar. 18 (see oversized box 56, folder 18) Box 44. Folder 6. Montana news articles, reports, state conventions, 1990-1991, undated Box 44. Folder 7. Montana "Keep America Healthy-Support Agriculture" placemat, 2003 (see oversized box 56, folder 19) Box 44. Folder 8. Montana "Agriculture Adventure with Lewis and Clark" activity book, undated Box 44. Folder 9. New Mexico newsletters, correspondence, officer lists, 1981-1983 Box 44. Folder 10. New York statements, news articles, 1989-1991, undated Box 44. Folder 11. North Dakota newsletters, 1985-1987 Box 44. Folder 12. North Dakota correspondence, reports, meetings, 1989-1991 Box 44. Folder 13. North Dakota "Agri-bits" placemat, 2000s Box 44. Folder 14. South Carolina newsletters, 1982-1984 Box 44. Folder 15. South Carolina state convention, newspaper articles, 1983, 1986, 1991 Box 44. Folder 16. South Dakota correspondence, news articles, newsletters, 1980-1986 Box 45. Folder 1. Texas state convention programs, 1978-2000 Box 45. Folder 2. Texas directories, correspondence, reports, 1978-2001 Box 45. Folder 3. Texas South Plains chapter cookbook, 1979 Box 45. Folder 4. Texas newsletters, 1982-1987, 1996 Box 45. Folder 5. Texas directory, 1988 Box 45. Folder 6. Vermont-New Hampshire update, undated Box 45. Folder 7. Washington newsletters, 1977-1980 Box 45. Folder 8. Washington newsletters, 1981-1984 Box 45. Folder 9. Washington newsletters, 1985-1988, 1992 Box 45. Folder 10. Washington correspondence, state conventions, testimonies, news articles 1977-1987 Box 45. Folder 11. Washington chapter summary, 1991 Box 45. Folder 12. Wisconsin brochure, 1986 Box 45. Folder 13. Wyoming newsletters, news articles, state conventions, 1978, 1982, 1996 Series 6: Newspaper articles, 1976-2003Box 46. Folder 1. News articles, 1976 Box 46. Folder 2-3. News articles, 1977 Box 46. Folder 4. News articles, 1978 Box 46. Folder 5. News articles, 1979 Box 46. Folder 6. News articles, 1980 Box 46. Folder 7. News articles, 1981 Box 46. Folder 8. News articles, 1982 Box 46. Folder 9. News articles, 1983 Box 46. Folder 10. News articles, 1984 Box 46. Folder 11. News articles, 1985 Box 46. Folder 12-13. News articles, 1986 Box 47. Folder 1. News articles, 1986 Box 47. Folder 2-4. News articles, 1987 Box 47. Folder 5-7. News articles, 1988 Box 47. Folder 8-9. News articles, 1989 Box 47. Folder 10. News articles, 1990-1993 Box 47. Folder 11. News articles, 1994-2003 Box 47. Folder 12. News articles, undated Series 7: Audiovisual materials, 1979-1989Box 48. Folder 1. 7" audio reel, WIFE organization, Washington, D.C., Melba Lift, 1977, Mar. Box 48. Folder 2-7. 7" audio reel, 3rd National Convention, 1979, Nov. 16-18 (see also box 34, folder 1) Box 48. Folder 8. 7" audio reel, 5th National Convention sessions 501-502, 1981, Nov. 5-8 (see also box 34, folder 4) Box 48. Folder 9. 7" audio reel, 5th National Convention sessions 503-504, 1981, Nov. 5-8 (see also box 34, folder 4) Box 48. Folder 10. 7" audio reel, 5th National Convention sessions 505-506, 1981, Nov. 5-8 (see also box 34, folder 4) Box 48. Folder 11. 7" audio reel, 5th National Convention sessions 507-508, 1981, Nov. 5-8 (see also box 34, folder 4) Box 48. Folder 12. 7" audio reel, 5th National Convention sessions 509, 1981, Nov. 5-8 (see also box 34, folder 4) Box 48. Folder 13. Evatone soundsheet, "Farm Wife presents 'I am a Farm Wife' by Nancy Nielsen," undated Box 48. Folder 14. Floppy disc, Rural Health Grant, undated (see also box 28, folder 5) Box 49. Folder 1. Audio cassette, 4th National Convention, 1980, Nov. 14 (see also box 34, folders 2-3) Box 49. Folder 2. Audio cassette, 4th National Convention, 1980, Nov. 15 (see also box 34, folders 2-3) Box 49. Folder 3. Audio cassette, 4th National Convention, opening, 1980, Nov. 15 (see also box 34, folders 2-3) Box 49. Folder 4-9. Audio cassette, 4th National Convention, 1980, Nov. 15 (see also box 34, folders 2-3) Box 49. Folder 10. Audio cassette, 4th National Convention, 1980, Nov. 16 (see also box 34, folders 2-3) Box 49. Folder 11. Audio cassette, 4th National Convention resolutions, 1980, Nov. 16 (see also box 34, folders 2-3) Box 49. Folder 12. Audio cassette, 4th National Convention, 1980, Nov. 16 (see also box 34, folders 2-3) Box 49. Folder 13. Audio cassette, 4th National Convention resolutions, 1980, Nov. 16 (see also box 34, folders 2-3) Box 49. Folder 14. Audio cassette, 4th National Convention, 1980, Nov. 16 (see also box 34, folders 2-3) Box 49. Folder 15-16. Audio cassette, 4th National Convention resolutions, 1980, Nov. 16 (see also box 34, folders 2-3) Box 49. Folder 17. Audio cassette, 6th National Convention opening and bylaws, 1982 (see also box 34, folders 5-7) Box 49. Folder 18. Audio cassette, 6th National Convention constitution and bylaws, 1982 (see also box 34, folders 5-7) Box 49. Folder 19. Audio cassette, 6th National Convention rules of order, 1982 (see also box 34, folders 5-7) Box 49. Folder 20. Audio cassette, 6th National Convention resolutions, 1982 (see also box 34, folders 5-7) Box 49. Folder 21. Audio cassette, 6th National Convention stress, 1982 (see also box 34, folders 5-7) Box 49. Folder 22. Audio cassette, 6th National Convention commodity, 1982 (see also box 34, folders 5-7) Box 49. Folder 23. Audio cassette, 6th National Convention, Mary Dora, 1982 (see also box 34, folders 5-7) Box 49. Folder 24. Audio cassette, 6th National Convention, commodity-cotton, 1982 (see also box 34, folders 5-7) Box 49. Folder 25. Audio cassette, 6th National Convention, Sister Thomas More Bertels, 1982 (see also box 34, folders 5-7) Box 49. Folder 26. Audio cassette, 6th National Convention, Gibson-cotton, Benson-finance report, Karen-wheat, 1982 (see also box 34, folders 5-7) Box 49. Folder 27. Audio cassette, 6th National Convention railroads, 1982 (see also box 34, folders 5-7) Box 49. Folder 28. Audio cassette, Sharing Global Concerns 1985 (see also box 31, folders 6-7) Box 49. Folder 29. Audio cassette, WIFE Promotional slide show, 1986, June (see also box 53, folder 1) Box 49. Folder 30. Audio cassette, American Feed/WIFE, Dan Baker's Live on Stage Series, 1986, Sept. 26 Box 49. Folder 31. Audio cassette, annual Convention, Naoima Benson, Commodity report, President report, chapter president reports, nomination reports, bylaws and amendments, undated Box 49. Folder 32. Audio cassette, annual convention, bylaws and amendments, Chuck Schroeder, Kathleen Severens panel presentation, undated Box 49. Folder 33. Audio cassette, annual convention, farm panel, Gerald McCathern, undated Box 50. Folder 1. VHS, Farm Day (2 shows), Today Show-Thanksgiving, 1986 Box 50. Folder 2-3. VHS, Save American Industry and Jobs Day selected clips, United Steel Workers of America, 1986, June 19-21 Box 50. Folder 4. VHS, WIFE interviews, Today Show, 1986, Nov. 27 Box 50. Folder 5. VHS, WPGH "FYI Pittsburgh" Mary Ann Miller, 1987, June 3 Box 50. Folder 6. VHS, Chappel, Nebraska talk, 1987 Box 50. Folder 7. VHS, Alice Parker, C-Span breakfast, 1988, June Box 50. Folder 8. VHS, National Farmers Organization Corporate Consolidation panel, 1989, Dec. 6 Box 50. Folder 9. VHS, National Farmers Organization Corporate Consolidation panel, Naioma Benson 1989, Dec. 6 Box 50. Folder 10. VHS, Agriculture Jeopardy game, undated Box 50. Folder 11. VHS, WIFE "Speaking Out for Agriculture," undated Box 51. Folder 1-2. Videocassette, WIFE public service announcement, undated Series 8: Photographs, 1977-2005Box 52. Folder 1. 5th National Convention, 1981, Nov. 5-8 (see also box 34, folder 4) Box 52. Folder 2. 6-7th National Convention, 1982-1983 (see also box 34, folders 5-9) Box 52. Folder 3. 8-9th National Convention, 1984-1985 (see also box 35, folders 1-9) Box 52. Folder 4-5. 11th National Convention, 1987, Nov. 13-15 (see also box 37, folders 2-7) Box 52. Folder 6. 15th, 17th National Convention, 1991, 1993 (see also box 39, folders 1-4) Box 52. Folder 7. 18-19th National Convention, 1994-1995 (see also box 39, folders 7-8) Box 52. Folder 8. 22-23rd National Convention, 1998-1999 (see also box 40, folders 2-3) Box 52. Folder 9. 24th National Convention, 2000-2001 (see also box 40, folders 4-6) Box 52. Folder 10. 25th National convention, 2002 (see also box 40, folders 7-8) Box 52. Folder 11-12. National Convention, undated Box 52. Folder 13. Washington, D.C. trip, 1977 (see also box 33, folder 6) Box 52. Folder 14. Washington, D.C. trip, 1979, Oct. 4 Box 52. Folder 15. Various events, 1979-1997 Box 52. Folder 16. Montana chapter, 1970s, 1980s Box 52. Folder 17. Virginia Smith, Ruth Meisner, 1980 Box 52. Folder 18. Nebraska chapter, Congressman Bereuter office, 1981 Box 52. Folder 19. Nebraska chapter events, 1981-1986 Box 52. Folder 20. John Conlee portrait, National Farmers Organization benefit concert, 1985, May Box 52. Folder 21. Texas 70th legislature visit, 1987 Box 52. Folder 22. "Corn Culture: is a Marriage Penalty Constitutional?" slide, 1988, Jan. 19 (see also box 26, folder 2) Box 52. Folder 23. Officers group photos, 1987, 1997-2002, 2007-2008, undated Box 52. Folder 24. Texas state chapter breakfast, 1990, June Box 52. Folder 25. Nebraska state conventions, 1993-1994, 1997 Box 52. Folder 26. Kathy Haller, Cathy Koneeny, Jeri McKnight speaking event, 1997 Box 52. Folder 27. Farm Day hosts, Charlotte Nichols, Tom Armbruster, undated Box 52. Folder 28. S. Hayes, June Saylor, Ruth Ourecky portraits, 1990s, undated Box 52. Folder 29. Legislative day event, undated Box 52. Folder 30. Texas chapter event, Pete Laney, undated Box 52. Folder 31. Washington, D.C. trip, undated Box 52. Folder 32. Various events undated Box 52. Folder 33. Dupont "Farm Safety: a Matter of Attitude" slideshow, 1973, June (see also box 23, folder 15) Box 52. Folder 34. Gasahol presentation slideshow, Solar Thermal Distributed Receiver Systems, 1981-1982 Box 53. Folder 1. WIFE presentation slides, 1986, June (see also box 49, folder 29) Box 53. Folder 2-3. FAED grant documentation, North Dakota "Agriculture in the classroom" photo book, 1997-1998 Box 53. Folder 4. FAED, Alabama chapter "Pictorial account of Alabama WIFE seminar on Food Safety," undated Series 9: Artifacts, 1984-1993Box 54. Folder 1. 8th National Convention flower pin, 1984 Box 54. Folder 2. Embroidered invitation, Texas state convention dinner, Texas spokeswoman Sheila Massey name tag, 1991, Sept. 14, undated Box 54. Folder 3. Jacque Cunningham Area 2 spokeswoman recognition and appreciation plaque, 1992 Box 54. Folder 4. Jacque Cunningham Area II Director recognition and appreciation plaque, 1993 Box 54. Folder 5. "farm dollars" stamp, undated Box 54. Folder 6. Farm women's project, USDA button, undated Box 54. Folder 7. Rural America, Ethanol HR3906 bill buttons, undated Box 54. Folder 8. WIFE buttons, undated Box 54. Folder 9. WIFE handheld sign with Florida agriculture facts, undated Box 54. Folder 10. WIFE "3 cents of wheat in a loaf of bread" sign with brochure, Agriculture Week, undated Box 54. Folder 11. Women in Agriculture buttons, undated Series 11: Oversized MaterialsBox 55. Folder 1. Wifeline newsletters, 1979 Box 55. Folder 2. Wifeline newsletters, 1980 Box 55. Folder 3. Wifeline newsletters, 1981 Box 55. Folder 4. Wifeline newsletters, 1982 Box 55. Folder 5. Wifeline newsletters, 1983 Box 55. Folder 6. Wifeline newsletters, 1984 Box 55. Folder 7. Wifeline newsletters, 1985 Box 55. Folder 8. Wifeline newsletters, 1986 Box 55. Folder 9. Wifeline newsletters, 1987 Box 55. Folder 10. Wifeline newsletters, 1988 Box 55. Folder 11. Wifeline newsletters, 1989 Box 56. Folder 1. Wifeline newsletters, 1990 Box 56. Folder 2. Wifeline newsletters, 1991 Box 56. Folder 3. Wifeline newsletters, 1992 Box 56. Folder 4. Wifeline newsletters, 1993 Box 56. Folder 5. Wifeline newsletters, 1994 Box 56. Folder 6. Wifeline newsletters, 1995 Box 56. Folder 7. Wifeline newsletters, 1996 Box 56. Folder 8. Wifeline newsletters, 1997 Box 56. Folder 9. Wifeline newsletters, 1998 Box 56. Folder 10. Wifeline newsletters, 1999 Box 56. Folder 11. Wifeline newsletters, 2000 Box 56. Folder 12. Wifeline newsletters, 2001 Box 56. Folder 13. Wifeline newsletters, 2002 Box 56. Folder 14. Wifeline newsletters, 2003 Box 56. Folder 15. Wifeline newsletters, 2004 Box 56. Folder 16. Wifeline newsletters, 2005 Box 56. Folder 17. Wifeline newsletters, 2006 Box 56. Folder 18. Newsletter, Sidney Telegraph WIFE Special Edition, 1977, Oct. 25 Box 56. Folder 18. Montana Liberty County Times WIFE Special Edition, 1987, Mar. 18 Box 56. Folder 19. "WIFE" poem, Alma Kaps, 1992, Feb. 12 Box 56. Folder 19. National Women in Agriculture Day congressional resolution, 1992, Mar. 19 Box 56. Folder 19. National Women in Agriculture Day presidential proclamation, 1992 Box 56. Folder 19. "Nebraska Agriculture 2000" informational placemat 2000 Box 56. Folder 19. Montana "Keep America Healthy-Support Agriculture" placemat, 2003
Related Material and Resources: Biographical information for WIFE came from the following sources: Family Farm Defense Fund, news articles, 1985-1987 (see box 24, folder 4). USDA Lawsuit, news articles, press releases, 1987-1988 (see box 33, folder 2) ."WIFE is…" WIFELINE - Non-partisan policy making dedicated to improving profitability in production agriculture. Accessed 2017. "Women Involved in Farm Economics"” promotional brochure, undated (see box 8, folder 12).



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