Roy Peterson Interview, 1973

Title

Roy Peterson Interview, 1973

Authors

Roy Peterson

Files

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Interviewer

Jo Antonson

Interviewee

Roy Peterson

Date Recorded

8-14-1973

Date Digital

7-7-2020

Location Recorded

Peterson Residence, Benson, Minnesota

County

Swift County

Keywords

Benson (Minn.), Minnesota--Politics and government, Benson (Minn.)--Politics and government, Minnesota Non-Partisan League, Minnesota Farm Holiday Association, Depressions--1929, Farmer-Labor Party, National Farmers Organization (U.S.)

Description

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).

Run Time

01:30:23

Language

English

Original Format

Reel-to-Reel

Digital Identifier

SWCPeterson01

Repository

West Central Minnesota Historical Research Center (WCMHRC)

Local Identifier

288

Roy Peterson Interview, 1973

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