Roy Peterson Interview, 1973
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Peterson Residence, Benson, Minnesota
Benson (Minn.); Minnesota--Politics and government; Benson (Minn.)--Politics and government; Minnesota Nonpartisan League; Minnesota Farm Holiday Association; Depressions--1929; Farmer-Labor Party; National Farmers Organization (U.S.)
Roy Peterson was a Benson area milkman who was active in a number of liberal political movements in West Central Minnesota since the 1930s. His mother was from Sweden and his father was from Denmark.
In this interview, Roy Peterson discusses the political attitudes in Benson, Minnesota, the Non-Partisan League, the Farmer's Holiday movement, accounts of violence with the Farmer's Holiday Movement, the Depression in Swift County, the Farmer-Labor Party, and the National Farmer's Organization (NFO).
West Central Minnesota Historical Research Center (WCMHRC)
Peterson, Roy, "Roy Peterson Interview, 1973" (1973). All Minnesota Oral Histories. 90.