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National Farmers Union records

Identifier: COU:1127


The University of Colorado holds the official archive of the National Farmers Union (NFU). Founded in Texas in 1902, the NFU soon had locals throughout the South. It spread through the Mid-West in the 1920's, becoming especially strong in North Dakota. Headquartered in Denver since 1940, the NFU has 17 chartered state unions and locals in non-chartered states. It has been the voice of the small farm operator for many years, maintaining offices in Washington, D.C. and many state capitals in order to better advocate legislation beneficial to the family farm. Guide available in Special Collections and Archives for 1st accession, preliminary inventories available for 2nd-4th Accessions and three other additions.


  • Creation: 1902 - 1990

Conditions Governing Access

Research access to original moving image films in this collection is restricted, due to preservation concerns. Contact with a list of desired items and a statement of intended use, which will be evaluated by the Moving Image Archivist based on preservation condition of the desired items and staff availability; please note that access may not be guaranteed for all items. All analog sound recordings, video formats, and badly deteriorated film held by the Archives must be digitized for research access, due to preservation concerns. If these materials have not previously been digitized, the researcher is responsible for the cost of digitization. Researchers may request access to previously-digitized audiovisual materials that are not online on the CU Digital Library by contacting

Copyright Statement

The University Libraries do not own the copyright to this collection. Researchers are responsible for contacting the copyright holder(s) for this material and obtaining permission to publish or broadcast. The University Libraries will not grant permission to publish or broadcast this material and are not responsible for copyright violations resulting from such use.


591.5 linear feet

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Part of the University of Colorado Boulder Libraries, Rare and Distinctive Collections Repository

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