Project description: These eighteen interviews explore Minnesota farm life, particularly during the early 20th century. Interviewees discuss their roles and those of various agricultural organizations, and their work in banking and business development on Minnesota’s agricultural economy.
Regulatory significance: Some of these interviews explore the links between financial regulations and agriculture. They also address issues of private regulation through agricultural organizations and lobbying efforts to change agricultural regulatory practice, including price setting. Migrant labor and labor regulation also comes in a few interviews.
Repository: Minnesota Historical Society
Interview dates: 1988-1992
Digital access: Transcripts, as well as audio and in some cases video, are available online.
Physical access: Audio tapes are kept at the Federal Reserve Bank Library in Minneapolis.