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Papers of Louis John Taber, dealing mainly with his interest in the Grange and in politics, and including correspondence, speeches, and various publications. Subjects include his work as Master of the National Grange, 1923-1941; his participation in the International Institute of Agriculture Conference, 1926; his campaign as the Republican candidate for U.S. Senator from Ohio, 1932; his recommendation for the post of Secretary of Agriculture, 1932; his opposition to many New Deal programs; the Farm Bureau-Grange controversy, 1939; his work on several federal agricultural commissions; and early Grange history. Also, correspondence and other records of the Farmers and Traders Life Insurance Company, Syracuse, 1926-1958; files pertaining to the operation of joint-stock land banks, 1922-1947; correspondence as Director of Agriculture for the State of Ohio, and related speeches, reports, and printed material, 1921-1923; diaries, 1907-1957; photographs and personal correspondence, including papers relating to his work with national and international civic and relief organizations; and family papers and MS. and printed material concerning the Taber-Pickett, Bailey family genealogy, 1844-1901.

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