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Includes the files of Albert S. Goss (1924-1951) and Herschel D. Newsom (1943-1958),
National Masters; Charles B. Bowling (1938-1966), Transportation Consultant; Lloyd C.
Halvorson (1941-1957), Economics Consultant; C.W. "Jack" Jackson (1948-1961), Public
Relations Director; Wib Justi (1949-1967), Director of Youth Services; the Executive
Committee (1867-1959); and the Diamond Jubilee Building Fund (1940-1942). Consists of
correspondence, memoranda, notes, financial records, minutes, agenda, constitution and
bylaws, resolutions, reports, speeches, certificates, legislative bills, clippings,
pamphlets, a volume of Grange melodies, a scrapbook, photographs, and broadsides
concerning the administration of the national and state granges, other agricultural
organizations, farm credit, insurance, bonding, prices and price control, parity,
taxation, Grange history, conferences, the "National Grange Monthly", and the building
of the National Grange headquarters.
Also included are personal papers (1847-1929) of William Saunders, horticulturist,
landscape architect, and first National Master, consisting of correspondence, a diary,
journals, notes, articles, pamphlets, scrapbooks, plans, sketches, stereoscopic slides,
photographs, and memorabilia regarding the U.S. Experimental Gardens, the introduction
of new plants to the U.S., his designs for the national cemetery at Gettysburg, the
grounds of the Lincoln Monument at Springfield, Illinois,U.S. Department of Agriculture
exhibits at various international exhibitions, and the National Grange; and personal
papers (1842-1926) of Oliver H. Kelley, founder and first National Secretary, consisting
of correspondence, notes, newspaper clippings, and memorabilia regarding the U.S.
Department of Agriculture, the National Grange, and the Kelley family.
Correspondents include D. Wyatt Aiken, Spencer F. Baird, Patrick Barry, Roy Battles,
Ezra T. Benson, Earl L. Butz, Harry B. Caldwell, Horace Capron, Richard C. Carrick,
Roscoe Conkling, C. Jerome Davis, Dwight D. Eisenhower, Charles M. Gardner, C.M. Hall,
Alvin E. Hanson, L. James Harmanson, Jr., T. Harvey Hedgepeth, Harold E. Heldreth, John
D. Hervey, Warren G. Magnuson, Thomas Meehan, Isaac Newton, Franklin C. Nixon, Richard
M. Nixon, Franklin D. Roosevelt, William H. Seward, E.R. Shankland, George A. Smathers,
John W. Stokes, W. Stuart Symington, Louis J. Taber, George Thurber, Luther C. Tibbets,
Mortimer Whitehead, William Whitsitt, and Oliver F. Winchester.